Ḵel’at or khil’at, meaning ‘robe of honour’ is an Arabic term to refer to gifts in general, but in particular to a robe of honour given by the ruler to a subordinate.
In addition to the pilgrimage to Mecca, visitations to the tombs (ziyarat) of great Muslim saints (awliya-i Allah) have formed an important aspect of religious life in various Islamic cultures
The teaching sessions related to the esoteric Ismaili doctrines, or hikma, were designated as majalis al-hikma, or “sessions of wisdom.”
Qadi al-Nu‘man, passed away on March 27, 974 in Cairo
The Dar al-Ilm (House of Knowledge) was inaugurated on March 24, 1005
Named after the Prophet’s daughter, the reign of the Fatimid Caliph-Imams (909-1171) is often referred to as a ‘golden age’ in Ismaili history.
Named after the Prophet’s daughter, the Fatimids established their empire in 909 in North Africa.
The city of Mahdiyya, founded by the Fatimid-Caliph Imam al-Mahdi, was inaugurated on February 20, 921.
Poetry has always been central to the spiritual life of Islam, particularly among the Sufis and other esoteric traditions of the faith.
Al-Mu’ayyad was eventually granted an audience with the Fatimid Caliph-Imam al Mustansir bi’llah (r. 1036-1094) on February 18, 1048 in Cairo.
The Fatimid Caliph-Imam al-Hakim bi Amr Allah was succeeded to the Imamat by his sixteen-year old son, al-Zahir li-I’zaz Din Allah, on February 13, 1021
Discussion on provenance behind the seven known Fatimid rock crystal ewers from Egypt.
The mosque and the early Qur’an schools were the first Muslim educational institutions.
After the Fatimids moved to Egypt in the year 973 the palace in Cairo acquired a library unmatched anywhere in the contemporary world.
Al-Masry Al-Youm continues to monitor the tolerance between religions and the message of peace that…
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The Fatimid Caliph-Imam Abu Ali Mansur, who took the caliphal title of al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah,…
Named after the Prophet’s daughter, the Fatimids established their empire in 909 in North Africa…
Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and…