Ali to Karim – Act II: The Fatimids (909 – 1094)
Imam al-Mahdi and his son al-Qaim emerge from their refuge in Salamiyya to lead an advance into Mahdia, a strategic naval base on the Mediterranean Sea, from where Imam al-Muizz ultimately builds Cairo and the great Fatimid Empire.
A phoenix rises from the ashes – grace follows persecution; Imam Shams al-din Muhammad miraculously survives the destruction of Alamut at the hands of the Mongols. The Imams eventually move to Anjudan in Southern Iran where they become Sufi masters; emissaries spread the Ismaili faith to the Indian sub-continent.
A group of actors discover a world of books from which they share events of Ismaili history such as at Ghadir-e-Khum where Prophet Muhammad makes a pivotal statement about Hazrat Ali. This Act also depicts the Legend of the 7 Sleepers as it foretells the Cycle of Concealment.