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By Farhad Daftary

The Ismailis have loved a protracted, eventful and complicated heritage relationship again to the 8eigth century CE and originating within the Shi'i culture of Islam. through the medieval interval, Ismailis of other regions--especially in relevant Asia, south Asia, Iran and Syria--developed and elaborated  their very own distinct literary and highbrow traditions, that have made a very good contribution to the tradition of Islam as a complete. whilst, the Ismailis within the heart a long time cut up into major teams who varied non secular leaders. The Nizari Ismailis got here to have a line of imams now represented through the Agha Khans, whereas the Tayyibi Ismailis – recognized in South Asia because the Bohras – got here to be led via da'is (vicegerents of the hid imams).

This assortment is the 1st scholarly try to survey the fashionable heritage of either Ismaili groupings because the heart of the nineteenth century. It covers numerous topical concerns and issues, equivalent to the modernizing guidelines of the Aga Khans, and in addition contains unique reports of neighborhood advancements in Ismaili groups all over the world. The members concentration too on how the Ismailis as a non secular neighborhood have spoke back to the dual demanding situations of modernity and emigration to the West.

A glossy historical past of the Ismailis can be welcomed because the so much entire evaluation but released of the hot trajectory of this attention-grabbing and influential Shi'i community.

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In the 1910s and early 1920s, conflicts in the mountains caused many to flee from the smaller villages, or even entire valleys, and hundreds of refugees arrived in Salamiyya. Among the Ismailis they included both Hajawis and Suwaydanis. A number of Suwaydanis settled in Salamiyya in the Qadamisa quarter named after Qadmus, the place of origin of most of these migrants. Qadmus was a trouble spot in the late Ottoman period. The frequent conflicts over land and other resources caused a large portion of the Ismaili population of Qadmus to leave their homes for Salamiyya.

In the 1910s and early 1920s, conflicts in the mountains caused many to flee from the smaller villages, or even entire valleys, and hundreds of refugees arrived in Salamiyya. Among the Ismailis they included both Hajawis and Suwaydanis. A number of Suwaydanis settled in Salamiyya in the Qadamisa quarter named after Qadmus, the place of origin of most of these migrants. Qadmus was a trouble spot in the late Ottoman period. The frequent conflicts over land and other resources caused a large portion of the Ismaili population of Qadmus to leave their homes for Salamiyya.

30–93. part i nizari ismailis : syria , centr al asia and china 2 Modern History of the Nizari Ismailis of Syria Dick Douwes The history of the Ismailis of Syria in the 19th and 20th centuries is characterized by two processes of reorientation: the first is spatial, resulting from migration from the Mediterranean mountains to the inland plains, and the second is spiritual and related to the recognition of Aga Khan III as Imam by what has become the majoritarian Nizari Ismaili community of Syria.

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