The Khojas – Part II

by Marhum Mulla Asgherali Jaffer (Extracted from ‘Outline History of the Khoja Shia Ithnasheri Community in Eastern Africa – published courtesy the World Federation) Read Part I here The earliest attention paid to the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheris dates back to the days, of Sheikh…

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Leniency Versus Principles

By Martyr Murtaza Mutahhari Contributed by Sheikh Muslim Bhanji “It was by the mercy of Allah that you were gentle with them (O, Muhammad) for if you had been harsh and hard of heart they would of dispersed from around you. So pardon them…

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The Khojas – Part I

(Extracted from ‘Outline History of the Khoja Shia Ithnasheri Community in Eastern Africa – published courtesy the World Federation) The arrival of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheris and other Shias coincides with the resurgence of Islamic influence In the early nineteenth century. Although Arabs had regained…

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History of the Khojas: Arabs, Africans & Islam

Marhum Mulla Asgherali M M Jaffer (Extracted from ‘Outline History of the Khoja Shia Ithnasheri Community in Eastern Africa – published courtesy the World Federation) The role of Shia Ithna-Asheris in Eastern Africa is both impressive and interesting. But since it is a part…

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Muharram Insights

Sheikh Muhammad Khalfan – Qum, Iran Ardent Lovers Whosoever wishes to learn the lesson of true love must reflect on the warriors of Karbala.  According to one account they were called ‘Ushshaaq by Amir al-mu’minin (‘a), which meant love for Allah had coiled their…

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