What does ismaîlis mean?

Definitions for ismaîlis

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ismaîlis.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ismaîlis

    one of the Mohammedan sects which support the claim of the house of Ali, Mahomet's cousin, to supremacy among the faithful; originating about A.D. 770, they rose to importance in the 10th century under Abdallah, a Persian, who introduced Zoroastrian ideas into their creed and prophesied the appearance of a Madhi or Messiah who should be greater than the Prophet himself; becoming latterly extremely rationalistic the sect lost its influence in the 13th century, and its representatives in Syria and Persia are now comparatively obscure; in Turkey and Egypt, however, several Madhis have arisen, of whom the last, Mohammed Ahmed, b. 1843, gained possession of the Soudan, defeated the Egyptian army in 1883, two years later captured Khartoum, but died at Omdurman shortly afterwards.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ismaîlis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ismaîlis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


Find a translation for the ismaîlis definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ismaîlis definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"ismaîlis." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 20 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/ismaîlis>.

Are we missing a good definition for ismaîlis? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ismaîlis:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.