Triumphal Moments in Ismaili History: Jawhar’s Conquest of Egypt and Imam al-Muizz’s Resplendent Darbar in Cairo

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“I WISH I’D BEEN THERE”

1970: Mansoor Ladha, veteran award winning journalist, writer and author, interviewing His Highness the Aga Khan for Tanzania’s daily, The Standard (now Daily News). Photo: Mansoor Ladha Collection. Copyright.

BY MANSOOR LADHA

As a journalist, a writer and an author, what better time to be than reporting milestones and significant events during the Fatimid Period or the “Golden Age” of Ismailism, when Ismaili Imams ruled over a vast empire and when Ismaili literature, philosophy and law flourished. It was during the Fatimid Period that the Ismaili scholars and authors produced what were to become the classic texts of Ismaili literature dealing with a multitude of exoteric and esoteric subjects. I think I might have made Ismaili fiqh (jurisprudence) my area of specialization, because it had not existed during the pre-Fatimid period. It was codified and became catalogued during the early Fatimid period. It was during the Fatimid…

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Islamic Home Finance

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Islamic Home Financing

Islamic Home Financing at a minimum involves 2 contracts that are usually an Ijarah Wa Iktana (Islamic leasing) and diminishing Musharakah (reducing partnership). This structure involves 2 steps:

1) An Individual and an Islamic Financial Institution enter into a Musharakah (Partnership) contract to buy a house, where the individual provides, let’s say 20% of the price of the house, and the Islamic Financial Institution  80%. The legal title of ownership is left to the Islamic Financial Institution, for the time being holding the individuals share in trust.

2) Then the Islamic Financial Institution enters into an Ijarah contract with the lessee, where the Islamic Financial Institution rents out its share (80%) of the house to the lessee. At this point the legal title of the house is still held by the Islamic Financial Institution; and the Individual gets an ownership of the usufruct (right to use) of…

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Islamic Home Finance

Islamic Home Financing Islamic Home Financing at a minimum involves 2 contracts that are usually an Ijarah Wa Iktana (Islamic leasing) and diminishing Musharakah (reducing partnership). This structure involves 2 steps: 1) An Individual and an Islamic Financial Institution enter into a Musharakah (Partnership) contract to buy a house, where the individual provides, let's say…