Varas Amir Chand (1837-1911) sprang from a noble household of gupti Ismailis in Punjab. He was employed in a governmental division in Amritsar and retired in 1880. He inherited land from his forefathers, and have become probably the most famous landlords in Punjab. In 1882, Imam Aga Ali Shah appointed him Kul Kamadia for Punjab, Frontiers and few areas close to Afghanistan. He performed his duties with such marked distinction that in his first go to to Amritsar in 1897, Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah appointed him Mukhi on January 1, 1897 with a title of Varas for Punjab and Frontier province, together with the areas lying on the borders of Afghanistan. He also travelled with the Imam in Sialkot between January 2, 1897 and January eleven, 1897. Varas Amir Chand visited Bombay several instances. His last go to befell in the middle of 1908 and gave beneficial and informative statements twice in court in the course of the Haji Bibi Case on July 28 and July 29, 1908. He's also credited to have transformed a portion of the depressed class to Ismailism, as well as serving to them financially to run their cottage industry.
In 1911, he died at the age of seventy four years. Varas Amir Chand was additionally consigned to collect the tithe from village to village. His process pushed him to bask in a daily meticulous procedure, which consisted of washing his arms and fingers. And one meritorious illustration, whose equal seems to have not but came on report, was that he made a secret will to a certain individual that after the ritual bath of his lifeless physique, he should wash his arms and fingers at the very least thrice with cleaning soap, in order that no scent emaning from the Imam's coins remained before interment.
Varas Amir Chand's son Bhagvandas mostly served the native jamat in Amritsar. His son Panalal was nevertheless much active, who saved the torch of service burning.
On January 20, 1914, the Imam summoned about eight outstanding leaders of the gupti jamats of Punjab at his residence in Poona, through which Panalal, the daddy of Abu Aly was also included to debate the revelation of the gupti Ismailis as Muslims in Punjab.
There was a minor group of Hindus in Kabul, headed by Bairam Diyal, who professed the Ismaili religion secretly. The local Ismailis in Afghanistan, nevertheless, knew them effectively and deposited their tithe to them, who in flip remitted it to the Imam in Iran, then in Bombay. In 1915, Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah despatched a special message by way of Panalal, asking them to put on Muslim costumes and assume Islamic names. The Imam's call created a salutary impact upon the individuals and Mukhi Fakir Chand in Kabul was the primary one to use the Imam's suggestions. With the efforts of Panalal, the Ismailis in Kabul acquired a new lease of life and immersed themselves into Islamic traditions via Ismailism.
On November 18, 1916, the Imam commanded them once once more to undergo their faith publicly and to desert the Hindu customs by assuming Muslim names. On that juncture, the Imam gave new names to these eight leaders, including the names of their fathers and kids. Abu Aly's father, Panalal was named as Ali and his grandfather, Bhagvandas became referred to as Aziz. Alibhai Aziz also dedicated all of his time to serve the group. He was chosen as a member of The Aga Khan Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee from Punjab, whose first assembly was held on October 12, 1935 in Aga Hall, Nesbit Street, Bombay.
Abu Aly, the son of Alibhai Aziz, the world-famend senior missionary was born in Amritsar, India on August 21, 1919. His early education started on the age of 4 years at a Hindu non-public nursery college, performed by a Brahmin pandit. He then attended a non-public Major College located within the Government Excessive School in Amritsar, and eventually followed the science stream in Saint-Xavier College, Bombay. He also attended a Madressa to study the Koran and Hadith on the age of 7 years as an additional-curricular exercise. He also studied architecture, agriculture and regulation, notably the Islamic jurisprudence.
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