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Noun1.Ismailism - the branch of Shiism noted for its esoteric philosophy
Shiism - the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
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One knows from the documented history of Sindh that during the eleventh century, when Soomras were the rulers of Sindh, Ismailism was the state religion.
The book devoted a large part to Shiite philosophy, and within that there was a section on Ismailism, a branch of Shiite Islam.
In fact, his utopia would be realized through Ismailism.
Most of region's population of 250,000 is followers of Ismailism, a branch of Shi'ite Islam, while most people in the rest of Tajikistan consider themselves Sunni Muslims.
As his father is the spiritual leader of the Shia denomination of Nizari Ismailism, Spears converted to Islamism ahead of the nuptials.
The more orthodox version of Nizari Ismailism, meanwhile, is still around, numbering as many as 15 million adherents and headed by the Aga Khan.
Mortada wrote that the soldiers he met in northern Lebanon are predominantly Sunnis, however they told him that Alawite, Christian and Kurdish officers have joined the Syrian Free Army in addition to others affiliated with Ismailism, which is a branch of Shia Islam.
He has published prolifically throughout his seven-decade career: His first scholarly article--on the origins of Ismailism, a branch of Shia Islam--came out in 1937 when he was 21, and his most recent book, The End of Modern History in the Middle East, hit bookstores earlier this year.
However, Ismailism strengthened after Taj Mughal's invasion of Gilgit and Hunza-Nagar in 1320 AD.
According to local traditions, famous Ismaili dai, Nasir Khusrow also traveled to the Lot Kuh Valley of the Chitral District during his stay in Yamgan, and converted many people to Ismailism.
De Smet's analysis of the epistles from the perspective of Fatimid Ismailism brings new light to our understanding of the origins of the Druze faith and stresses the serious limitations of our understanding of its early doctrine.
In fact, on two important occasions in the past, such movements led to the establishment of powerful and relatively durable states: the Fatimid Empire, which was founded through the radical Shiite movement known as Ismailism, whose ultimate base was Egypt and whose formal existence lasted from 909 to 1171; and the Safavid Empire of Iran, which was launched by the Safaviya Sufi Shiite order, and which formally lasted from 1501 to 1722.