Nimira’s Blog: Fatimid art incorporated the doctrine of Imamat

Named after the Prophet’s daughter, the Fatimids were a major Ismaili dynasty that established their rule in 909 in modern-day Tunisia. In 973, they transferred their seat to Cairo, a city founded by Fatimid Caliph-Imam al-Mu’izz. In Cairo, the Fatimids promoted intellectual activities, founding major institutions of learning and libraries. Cairo became a major centre of Islamic scholarship, sciences, art, and culture in addition to playing a prominent role in international trade and commerce. The Fatimid dynasty developed a distinctive visual language, prominently displaying their doctrine of Imamat.

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Nimira’s Blog (Nimira Dewji) comprises short articles on Ismaili history and various topics of Muslim civilisations including art, architecture, devotional and other literature, and quotes by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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