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Philosophy behind Ismailimail (IM).
The symbol of IM uses ‘o’ or “vaav”. ‘O’ comes from the words like Muhammad or Ali in Calligraphy and shows the subject or the doer of an action and ‘vaav’ is ‘and’ which shows connection. It is to depict “I’m” I am. I am a proud Ismaili and that I am strong and confident in my faith and my community to be identified as an Ismaili Muslim.
The logo is exclusively designed by one of our readers, an architect by profession. The logo features Fatimid Imam-Caliph Nizar’s Gold Dinar depicting the major historical event. The English letter “I” and “M” portrays contemporary existence of Ismailis, having a personal impact in the world(s) – spiritual and material.
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The Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, generally known as the Ismailis, belong to the Shia branch of Islam. The Shia form one of the two major branches of Islam, the Sunni being the other. The Ismailis live in over 25 different countries, mainly in Central and South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as in Europe, North America and Australia.
His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.