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Thirty Traits of an Ismaili Dā'ī

Project Description: Thirty Traits of an Ismaili Dai
Project Duration: 30-days—Monday, May 22, 2023 to Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2023

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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Ya Ali Madad. For this project, I have used the book ‘A Code of Conduct’, a Treatise on the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission edited and translated by Verena Klemm and Paul E. Walker, published in 2011. This book is a critical edition of the Arabic text and English translation of Ahmad b.Ibrahim al-Naysburi’s ‘al-Risala al-mujaza al-kafiya fi adab al-duat. This Arabic book was written in the Fatimid Period and all references go back to the Holy Quran.

The start date for this project can be customized so it can be conducted in a 30-day format during Holy Ramadan. A schedule page and 30 posts for each auspicious night of Holy Ramadan have been prepared. Please bookmark this page if you are interested to do this project.

Posts for each day can be accessed the links in the left column. Each post consists of five parts:

  1. Enlightenment teachings from the Holy Qu'ran;
  2. Excerpt(s) from 'A Code of Conduct—A Treatise of the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission';
  3. A dhikr tasbi for each night;
  4. Angelic salwat which is the anchor tasbi for the project; and
  5. Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations.

This is one more tool to ignite the flame into each individual soul and convert it to a roaring Divine fire as described by Imam Ja'far as-Sâdiq (a.s):

The definition of divine love is this: "a divine fire that devours man completely".

Please take a moment to read the Niyat and Prayer List before you embark on this project.


The Schedule Page

Day Date Title
Day 1 May 22, 2023

Religious Foundation and the Profession of the Dā'ī

Day 2 May 23, 2023

Dā'īs Uphold Righteousness

Day 3 May 24, 2023

God's Call Has Three Conditions

Day 4 May 25, 2023

Summon the Way to Your Lord Lord with Wisdom and Fine Words

Day 5 May 26, 2023

Dā'īs Have to be Just and Trustworthy

Day 6 May 27, 2023

The Dā'īs must be Knowledgeable Role Models

Day 7 May 28, 2023

The Dā'īs Distinguish Between Doubt and Certainty

Day 8 May 29, 2023

The Dā'īs Must be Agents of Good

Day 9 May 30, 2023

A Believer's Heart is Examined by God

Day 10 May 31, 2023

Dimensions of the External Knowledge

Day 11 Jun 01, 2023

Dimensions of the Inner Knowledge

Day 12 Jun 02, 2023

The Soul's Recognition of the Oneness of God

Day 13 Jun 03, 2023

God-fearing Piety

Day 14 Jun 04, 2023

Governance of the Individual

Day 15 Jun 05, 2023

Governance of the Household

Day 16 Jun 06, 2023

Governance of the Community

Day 17 Jun 07, 2023

A Dā'ī Should Know the Exterior and the Interior

Day 18 Jun 08, 2023

The Dā'ī Must Be Chaste and Upright

Day 19 Jun 09, 2023

The Dā'ī Must Be Kind, Merciful and Forgiving

Day 20 Jun 10, 2023

The Dā'ī Should Be Humble

Day 21 Jun 11, 2023

The Dā'ī Must Be Intelligent

Day 22 Jun 12, 2023

The Dā'ī Must Be Truthful

Day 23 Jun 13, 2023

The Dā'ī Should Do What He Says

Day 24 Jun 14, 2023

A Dā'ī Should Be Forgiving and Merciful to Believers

Day 25 Jun 15, 2023

A Dā'ī's Words Must Captivate Souls of Novices

Day 26 Jun 16, 2023

A Dā'ī Ought to be Patient and Gentle

Day 27 Jun 17, 2023

A Dā'ī Ought to Possess a Refinement of Soul and Lofty Aspirations

Day 28 Jun 18, 2023

A Dā'ī Should Have a Good Social Disposition

Day 29 Jun 19, 2023

A Dā'ī Should Love Knowledge and Those Who Have It

Day 30 Jun 20, 2023

The Traits and Role of the Dā'ī


Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)


Traits of an Ismaili Dai