Baba Ismail: The First Shamsi Convert in the History of the Gupti Ismailis of Punjab by Khizar Hayat

Baba Ismail: The First Shamsi Convert in the History of the Gupti Ismailis of Punjab

In 1910 a young man in twenties went to see the 48th Ismaili Imam, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III (1877 – 1957), in Bombay at his Walkeshwar bungalow. Fortunately, he got the opportunity to have a personal audience with the Imam of the time. When asked for the purpose of his visit, he said (in Urdu) “Ya Mawla, I am a Shamsi Ismaili from Multan and wish that Mawlana Hazar Imam give me a Muslim name…..”

One thought on “Baba Ismail: The First Shamsi Convert in the History of the Gupti Ismailis of Punjab by Khizar Hayat

  1. Dear Khizar bhai

    A good one.

    I am really happy that you that you are documenting this wealth of information and making it public. Keep it up. As always, I am really proud of you.

    Nelofar

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