Tuesday, May 19, 2009

History of Khoja Shia Isna Asheri

Twelver Khojas:

A number of Khoja families resented the direct control of the Imam on community affairs and formed a reform movement, some even claimed that Khojas were originally a sunni community which resulted in a court case which ruled in favor of the Aga Khan I.

In the early 1800s, some Khojas went for Ziyarat and while in Najaf, they met the Twelver Mujtahid of the time, Sheikh Zainul Aabedeen Mazandarani. During their discussions they converted to Twlever Shi'ism, at the behest of Sheikh Mazandarani, Mullah Kader Hussein arrived in the subcontinent several more Khoja families left the Ismaili sect and learnt from Mullah Kader, the principles of the Twelver Shi'a faith.

A student of Mullah Kader Hussein, Haji Ghulamali Haji Ismail, remembered as Haji Naji was born in Bombay (now Mumbai, India) was a Gujarati speaking Twelver scholar who was instrumental in converting many Ismaili Shi'a to Twelver Shi'a Islam. He published magazines like Rah-e-Nijat and books of supplications in the Gujarati language. One such book, Majmuaa, is an integral part of Twelver Khoja literature to date. His speeches, his preaching, and his simple way of explaining the faith has earned him respect and he is revered by Twelver Khojas all around the world.

27 comments:

  1. Interesting ...

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  2. hey thats informative,w as so ignorant abt jammats history :( thanx

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  3. The Khojas are an ethnic group in India and Pakistan, formerly a Hindu trading caste, founded in the fourteenth century by a famous saint, and followers of the Agha Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect.Khoja" is the form used in India for the Persian term "Khwajah," meaning "a rich or respectable man; a gentleman; an opulent merchant."
    Khojas are the major Muslim trading caste of western India. The Khojas of the Punjab are Sunni and are largely derived from the Hindu caste Khatri. The Khojas of Bombay, however, derive largely from the Hindu Lohana caste in Sind, and they are Shia and followers of the Agha Khan.
    Taken from Enthoven, Reginald E. (1921). "Kojah." In The Tribes and Castes of Bombay, edited by Reginald E. Enthoven. Vol. 2, 218-230. Bombay: Government Central Press.

    After this History the above details comes.

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  4. I need a reply must...
    can any one tell me that this jamaat and ismaili are same????

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    1. gadhyyy we khojja are totally diffrnt from ismailis!!!
      from sehar

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    2. Wrong Answer. Ismailis are Khojas. They are called Shia Imami Ismaili Khoja Muslims.

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    4. SEHAR BIBI kiya cheez hein aap....! wesy ab aap tasali rakhiye kyunki ab tak mein bhut kuchh research kar chukaa hoon, aur alhamd-0-lillah mere mind se kaafi saary mis-concepts khatam ho gye hein...

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  5. I want to become Khoja!
    kindly inform me the details

    Regards,
    Dr Khazi
    Pune
    www.drkhazi.webs.com

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    1. U canbecome......

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    2. why u want to become khoja,instead become muslim

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    3. astagfar padh lo iya.....tum musal man ho allah k siwa or koi maabud nhi or uske siwa koi ibbadat k layek nhi....

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  6. Salaam. No both sects are different. Khojas are converted from Ismaili sect. And now they have there own identity.

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  7. kya khoja main syed hotay hain ????

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  8. Khoja, ismailis, and bohra are not Syed but they are the bleavers and followers of ahululbait. Any one is calming syed themselves from these jammat are not a Syed.
    Syed's are the real blood of Moula -a- kainaat
    Hazrat Ali ellah salat o wassallam

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  9. Hi,
    I don't know about Khojas, but I know many Syed Ismailies and Bohras and they donot use name Syed with their names, both sects belong to Fatmid Daynasty (please read the history). And how could you reject if any one call himself Syed. We should respect every one's faith and values.

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  10. As per the article above, the Khojas were originally one Community before reformist movements, however splintered into three groups after, largest today being the Khoja Shia Ismaili Jamat (Khoja Ismailis), second after are the Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri Jamaat (Khoja Ithnaasheris), and the lesser of the three, the Khoja Sunni Jamaat (Sunni Khojas).

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  13. I need some details on mauji and hemani families. What occupation did each have and what origin do they have?

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  14. I need some information about Late Haji Ghulam Husain Jetha Bhai Gokal who was a Shia Khoja of Pakistan. If anyone can provide the contacts of any of his descendants I shall be grateful to them. I am on the lookout for some of my lost relatives and probably this family knows about them. Please help. Inform me on bio_notes@rediffmail.com

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  15. khoja log chultye hain.....or kuch nhi

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  16. khoja log chultye hain.....or kuch nhi

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  17. Khoja Jaamat and Dawoodi Bohra Jaamaat's maniyata Ek hai

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