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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]

History, Shia Islam and, Hafizi

Note: Kaysani's Imam Hanafiyyah is descendant of Ali from Ali's wife Khawlah, not Fatimah

List of Hafizi Ismaili Imams

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

21. Abul-Maymun Abdul Majeed Al-Hafiz Li-Dinillah, b. c1076 - 1149 AD

22. Abu Mansur Ismail Az-Zafir Bi-Amr-Allah, b. 1133 – 1154 AD

23. Abul-Qasim Isa Al-Faiz Bi-Nasr-Allah, b. 1149 - 1160 AD

24. Abu Muhammad Abdullah Al-Adid Li-Dinillah bin Yusuf, b. 1149 - 1171 AD, Grandson of Al Hafiz-li-dinillah, Yusuf was the son of Al Hafiz-li-dinillah. Died imprisoned in the Fatimid palace in Cairo under Saladin

25. Daud Al-Hamid-lil-lah, d. 1207 AD. Died in prison under the Ayyubid dynasty.

26. Sulayman Badruddin, d. 1248 AD without issue. Died in prison under the Ayyubid dynasty. The last Imam of the Hafizi Ismailis.

The Hafizi sect lived on into the 14th century AD with adherents in Northern Egypt and Syria but had died out by the 15th century AD.

See also


  1. ^ The Institute of Ismaili Studies
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