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What is the process of becoming Ismaili?

hello, I was wondering if someone could tell me the process of becoming Ismaili. I was raised catholic by my parents but not go to church every Sunday hard Catholic. Ive been in a long term relationship with a Muslim boy and we’re engaged, wedding is next year. I was just wondering what the process is to switch to Ismaili. I have a copy of Quran and I have been reading it. When we start having kids I want to be apart of their religion, I want my kids to grow up respecting the Ismaili Prince as much as their father does! I really find the Ismaili religion interesting and I’d really like to be apart of teaching my kids their religion! How long is the process of switching religions? Should I start soon? And by the way, my fiancé and I have dicussed this and he would never make me switch religions, that doesn’t matter to him, I’m doing this strictly on my own and he doesn’t know that I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while.


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  1. Bro, first of all I congratulate you that you discovered yourself and also what truth is, secondly, not everything is truth.

    I don't know why you are saying How to become an ismaili, and on the hand you said you have got a copy of Quran, and if you are truly reading it, didn't you find in Quran, Allah says, dont divide yourself in sects, then Why you are saying Ismaili.


    Research the truth before you meet your Lord Allah.

    Follow the quran and sunnah be a muslim, see online lectures,
    Search for these great Scholars

    Dr zakir naik,
    Anwar al awlaki
    DR Israr Ahmed,
    Noman Ali khan.

    Dont divide your self and dont kill your generations by diving them in Ismali, aghakhani,ahmadi,sunni,Shia, deobandi,bravelii etc.

    Follow the only Prince and who is one and only PROPHET MOHAMMAD ( PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM )


  2. You will probably not find a lot of answers to your questions on here, since there is a lot of disagreement about whether or not Ismailis can be considered Muslim or not. It's very straight forward to convert to Islam, though.

    1. Have genuine faith in Allah
    2. Have genuine desire to be a Muslim, and to follow Islamic doctrine to the best of your ability
    3. Recite the shahada

    If your boyfriend is Ismaili, why don't you talk to him about Ismailism? Surely, he knows his own religion and can help you?

  3. May Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You, Sister.

    All of those who belong to Islam and bear witness that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah recite the Qur’aan and affirm that salaah, fasting, zakaah and Hajj are obligatory. But they are divided into different groups, each of which has its own way as regards beliefs and acts of worship. The best of these groups is Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah, who adhere to the Qur’aan and Sunnah both outwardly and inwardly, and who follow the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and the first Muslims, the Muhaajireen and Ansaar. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If you (really) love Allaah, then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’ششn and the Sunnah), Allaah will love you” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:31]

    “And the foremost to embrace Islam of the Muhaajiroon and the Ansaar and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allaah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success” [al-Tawbah 9:100]

    The worst of these groups are the hypocrites (munaafiqeen) who make an outward display of faith whilst concealing kufr (disbelief). They speak words which do not reflect what is in their hearts. They are the ones of whom Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: ‘We believe in Allaah and the Last Day,’ while in fact they believe not…

    And when they meet those who believe, they say: ‘We believe,’ but when they are alone with their Shayaateen (devils — polytheists, hypocrites), they say: ‘Truly, we are with you; verily, we were but mocking’” [al-Baqarah 2:8, 14]

    Between these two groups are others which vary in their degree of closeness to good and evil. The Ismailis are an extreme Raafidi group who make an outward display of loyalty to Ameer al-Mu’mineen ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) whilst concealing disbelief in Allaah, His angels, His Books and His Messengers. Hence some of the scholars said concerning the Faatimis, who were same as the Ismailis, that they make an outward display of being Raafidis, but they conceal in their hearts pure kufr. They are also called Baatinis because they claim that the texts and laws have hidden (baatin) meanings other than those which are known to the Muslims. For example, they say that the five prayers refer to the knowledge of their secrets, the fast of Ramadaan is the concealment of their secrets, and Hajj is travelling to meet their shaykhs. But the baatini school of thought – which includes the Ismailis – is based on secrecy. Their real beliefs are secrets which are known only to their leaders, and these leaders are deluding the ordinary people, enslaving and exploiting them, demanding from them sums of money to be paid at certain times, expecting absolute obedience from them and scaring them by telling them that if they go against them they will be stricken with calamities. They command them to be different from the Sunnis with regard to fasting, ending the fast and Hajj, although they may show some tolerance and act friendly in order to deceive them. Your fiance might be one of the ordinary Ismailis, and you do not know the secrets that the leaders have. They do not think that you are qualified to know them, because they know that if you and others like you were to discover these secrets, you would be disgusted and would have nothing more to do with them, and you would reject their beliefs. They want you to continue being a follower, enslaved to them, and they want to retain their leadership over you. Fear Allaah and free yourself from this enslavement to someone other than Allaah and following someone other than the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), because there is no one who should be followed apart from the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). May Allaah bless you with guidance to the Sunnah and keep you away from the path of bid’ah; may He open your eyes to the truth that He is Able to do all things.

    Regarding marrying an Ismaili, It is not permissible for a muslim woman to marry an Ismaili man, because the Ismailis are heretics who are beyond the pale of Islam.

    The scholars said concerning their madhhab (school of thought): “It is a way which outwardly is Raafidi but inwardly conceals pure kufr…”

    Ibn al-Jawzi said: “What they say is a denial of the Creator and of Prophethood and of the acts of worship, and denial of the resurrection. But they do not manifest this openly at the beginning. Rather they claim that Allaah is true and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, and that the religion is true. But they say that these concepts have a hidden meaning which differs from the apparent meaning. Iblees has deceived them and has made their way attractive to them.”

    Similar rulings were applied to other groups besides the Ismailis who follow bid’ah and who were deemed to be kaafirs, such as the Nusayris and the Raafidis. So it is not permitted to marry any of them, or for them to marry any of the Muslims.

    It was narrated that Talhah ibn Musarrif (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “The women of the Raafidis should not be married, because they are apostates.”

    Shaykh al-Islam (Ibn Taymiyah) said in his discussion of the extreme views of the Raafidis and of the Nusayris and Ismailis concerning ‘Ali, that all of these kuffaar are worse kaafirs than the Jews and Christians. If one of them does not make an open display of that, then he is one of the munaafiqeen (hypocrites) who will be in the lowest level of Hell, and those who do make an open display of that are the worst of the kaafirs in kufr. And he said: it is not permitted to marry their women, because they are apostates and are the worst kind of apostates.

    Concerning the Nusayris he said: the scholars are agreed that it is not permitted to intermarry with them, or for a man to marry his female relative to one of them, or to marry one of their women.

    Mutawaatir reports from the righteous salaf indicate that it is forbidden for a Muslim woman from among Ahl al-Sunnah to marry someone from among the followers of bid’ah who has been judged to be a kaafir, and that this type of marriage is null and void.

    On this basis, it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry an Ismaili, because he is not a Muslim, even if he claims to be, as was stated above concerning their madhhab. She should not continue thinking of this haraam matter.


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