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"Allah would not place a burden on you, but He would purify you and would perfect His grace upon you, that ye may give thanks." — Holy Qur'an 5:6


Thirty Traits of an Ismaili Dā'ī

Project Description: Thirty Traits of an Ismaili Dai
Project Duration: 30-days—Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 to Sunday, Dec. 17, 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 Nov 18, 2023

Religious Foundation and the Profession of the Dā'ī

Day 2 Nov 19, 2023

Dā'īs Uphold Righteousness

Day 3 Nov 20, 2023

God's Call Has Three Conditions

Day 4 Nov 21, 2023

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

Day 5 Nov 22, 2023

Dā'īs Have to be Just and Trustworthy

Day 6 Nov 23, 2023

The Dā'īs must be Knowledgeable Role Models

Day 7 Nov 24, 2023

The Dā'īs Distinguish Between Doubt and Certainty

Day 8 Nov 25, 2023

The Dā'īs Must be Agents of Good

Day 9 Nov 26, 2023

A Believer's Heart is Examined by God

Day 10 Nov 27, 2023

Dimensions of the External Knowledge

Day 11 Nov 28, 2023

Dimensions of the Inner Knowledge

Day 12 Nov 29, 2023

The Soul's Recognition of the Oneness of God

Day 13 Nov 30, 2023

God-fearing Piety

Day 14 Dec 01, 2023

Governance of the Individual

Day 15 Dec 02, 2023

Governance of the Household

Day 16 Dec 03, 2023

Governance of the Community

Day 17 Dec 04, 2023

A Dā'ī Should Know the Exterior and the Interior

Day 18 Dec 05, 2023

The Dā'ī Must Be Chaste and Upright

Day 19 Dec 06, 2023

The Dā'ī Must Be Kind, Merciful and Forgiving

Day 20 Dec 07, 2023

The Dā'ī Should Be Humble

Day 21 Dec 08, 2023

The Dā'ī Must Be Intelligent

Day 22 Dec 09, 2023

The Dā'ī Must Be Truthful

Day 23 Dec 10, 2023

The Dā'ī Should Do What He Says

Day 24 Dec 11, 2023

A Dā'ī Should Be Forgiving and Merciful to Believers

Day 25 Dec 12, 2023

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

Day 26 Dec 13, 2023

A Dā'ī Ought to be Patient and Gentle

Day 27 Dec 14, 2023

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

Day 28 Dec 15, 2023

A Dā'ī Should Have a Good Social Disposition

Day 29 Dec 16, 2023

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

Day 30 Dec 17, 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