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Q & A: What Does Mawlana Hazar Imam Do with the Religious Dues given by the Community? ~ Ismaili Gnosis, NanoWisdoms

The Question What does Mawlana Hazar Imam do with all the religious dues and offerings — such as dasond and mehmani — made by the community? Shouldn’t there be financial transparency or disclosure over these funds? The Answer We consider … Continue reading Q & A: What Does Mawlana Hazar Imam Do with the Religious Dues given by the Community? ~ Ismaili Gnosis, NanoWisdoms

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Q & A: Why Does Joining a Majlis Require a Monetary Offering? ~ Ismaili Gnosis

The Question Why do certain majlises cost certain amounts in “entrance fees”? How does this relate to the notion of “equality” and “equal opportunity” in our faith? Isn’t this practice discriminatory against those Isma’ilies who cannot afford to join majlises? … Continue reading Q & A: Why Does Joining a Majlis Require a Monetary Offering? ~ Ismaili Gnosis

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Q & A: Why is Bandagi performed in the early morning? ~ Ismaili Gnosis

The Question Why is Bandagi practised in the morning and not a more regular aspect of our faith practiced in evening Jamatkhana ceremonies, particularly if Ismailism is focused on spirituality? The Answer Firstly, Baytul Khayal Bandagi, according to Mawlana Hazar … Continue reading Q & A: Why is Bandagi performed in the early morning? ~ Ismaili Gnosis