A Reading Guide by Fayaz S. Alibhai
It is well that you should follow the Imamate, For the Light of God is within his pure heart.
Through that Light you will be freed from darkness. Follow that Light and may peace be with you! -Nizari Quhistani, Dastur-nama
Thus begins Nadia Eboo Jamal’s book entitled Surviving the Mongols: Nizari Quhistani and the Continuity of Ismaili Tradition in Persia. Presented in two parts, this moving and highly readable book cannot but evoke not only a proud memory of Ismaili history, but also a sense of the place of the Ismailis in, and their contributions to, the developments of Muslim history, thought, cultures and traditions.