Isma'ili


Isma'ili
n. member of the Isma'iliya branch of Shiite Islam which views Ismail as the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession of Ali and maintains an esoteric philosophy

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Ismā{ʽ}īlī — Member of a sect of the Shīite branch of Islam. It came into existence after the death of the sixth imam, Jafar ibn Muhammad, in 765. His son Ismāʽīl was accepted as successor only by a minority, who became known as Ismāʽīlītes. Their doctrine,… …   Universalium

  • isma'ili — is·ma· i·li …   English syllables

  • isma'ili — noun see ismaili …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isma‘ilis — (isma‘iliyya)    An important and influential division of Shi‘ite Islam, the Isma‘ilis branched off from the Twelver Shi‘ites over the identity of the last imam. The Isma‘ilis identify him as their seventh imam, Isma‘il ibn Ja‘far (who is… …   Islamic philosophy dictionary

  • Isma'il ibn Jafar — (Arabic: إسماعيل بن جعفر, c. 721 CE/103 AH 755 CE/138AH) was the eldest son of the sixth Shia Imam, Jafar as Sadiq. Isma il bin Ja far is considered to be the seventh Isma ili Faatemi Imaam. He was born in Shawwal 100 AH/719 AD. To protect him… …   Wikipedia

  • Isma'ilian — /is may il ee euhn/, n. Islam. a member of the Isma iliya sect. Also, Isma ili /is may il ee/. Also called Sevener. [1830 40; < Ar isma ili (equiv. to Isma il (died A.D. 760), elder son of the imam Ja far, but disinherited by his father + i… …   Universalium

  • Isma'ilian — /is may il ee euhn/, n. Islam. a member of the Isma iliya sect. Also, Isma ili /is may il ee/. Also called Sevener. [1830 40; < Ar isma ili (equiv. to Isma il (died A.D. 760), elder son of the imam Ja far, but disinherited by his father + i… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Darazī, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl ad- — ▪ Druze religious leader born , Bukhara, Turkistan [now in Uzbekistan] died 1019/20       propagandist for the Ismāʿīlī sect of Islam and the man for whom the religion of the Druze sect is named.       Ad Darazī was probably at least part Turkish …   Universalium

  • Ismaili — For the Egyptian city, see Ismaïlia .The Ismāʿīlī (Urdu: إسماعیلی Ismāʿīlī , Arabic: الإسماعيليون al Ismāʿīliyyūn ; Persian: إسماعیلیان Esmāʿiliyān ) branch of Islam is the second largest part of the Shī‘ah community, after the Twelvers (… …   Wikipedia

  • Nizari — Main article: Ismailism Part of a series on Shī‘ah Islam …   Wikipedia


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