The Ismaili Imamat’s Guidance against Drinking Alcohol

Ismaili Gnosis

four aga khans

The Imam’s word on the Faith is taken as an absolute rule. Every Ismaili is expected to accept it.”
– Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV

The greatest danger to every Muslim citizen – I have not the least hesitation in saying it – is alcohol.”
Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III

“Our belief is that the thing which separates man from the animals is his power of thought. Anything that impedes this process is wrong. Therefore alcohol is forbidden. I have never touched alcohol.”
– Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV

“Indeed our value systems are massively important for the future.”
– Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni

In the below speech from the 1976 Seerat Conference, the Ismaili Imam of the Time – Mawlana Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV – depicted the dramatic shift in moral attitudes that have taken place in the Western world over the…

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