Hafizi

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The Hafizi was a branch of Mustaali Ismailism that believed the current ruler of the Fatimid Caliphate after the reign of Al-Amir Bi-Ahkamillah, Al-Hafiz was also the Imam of the Time as well as his descendants. The Hafizi sect disappeared completely after the collapse of the Fatimid Caliphate in 567 AH/1171 CE as they joined the Taiyabi sect.[1]

List of Hafizi Ismaili Imams[edit]

Al-Hafiz is the son of Abul Qasim Muhammad a son of Al Mustansirbillah and an uncle of Al Musta'alibillah.

  1. Abul-Maymun Abdul Majeed Al-Hafiz Li-Dinillah, b. c1076 - 1149 AD
  2. Abu Mansur Ismail Az-Zafir Bi-Dinillah, b. 1133 – 1154 AD
  3. Abul-Qasim Isa Al-Faiz Bi-Nasrallah, b. 1149 - 1160 AD
  4. Abu Muhammad Abdullah Al-Azid Li-Dinillah bin Yusuf, b. 1149 - 1171 AD, Yusuf was the son of Al Hafiz-li-dinillah.
  5. Abu Sulayman Daud Al-Hamidlillah, d. 1207 AD
  6. Sulayman Badruddin, d. 1248 AD without issue.

Two grandsons of Al-Azid-li-Dinillah are known, they were Abul Qasim Imadadin and Abd al Wahhab Badruddin, known to be alive in 1262 AD as noted by Al Maqrizi. The Hafizi sect lived on into the 15th century with adherents in Egypt and Syria but died out after the 16th century.

Ismāʿīlī tree[edit]

Tree of the Ismāʿīlī Shia Islam.

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