We always remember the calamity of Aashura. There is no grief like it. There is no sorrow like it. It was such a tragedy that Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA said, “toolaz zamaane bukaai” (I will grieve the tragedy of Imam Husain SA throughout my life). Especially as we approach Imam Husain’s Chehlum, we also remember those who survived Karbala and the calamities that befell them. Imam Ali Zainul Aabedeen SA survived Karbala despite all odds. It is said that not for forty days, but for forty years after Aashura, whenever a cup of water was placed before the Imam, his tears would not stop... Click here to read the full sijill article from last year, by Shz Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb.
On the 7 of Muharram Syedna beseeched doa for mumineen in a unique manner. As this was the waaz of Maulatuna Fatema AS, he took the wasila of each of the meaningful letters in the name “Fatema”. Just as there is meaning in the set of letters with which several surats of Quran begin (alif laam meem for example), our hudaat kiraam have often elaborated on the meaning of the letters of the names of Panjetan paak, Tayyib Imam etc. Click here to read the full Sijill Article, or click on the left to play the video.
50 years ago on the 17th of Shabaan 1385H (10 December 1965), Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA took the first Misaaq as Dai-l-Mutlaq in Saifee Masjid, Mumbai. We are pleased present (once again) the audio of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA publicly appointing Syedna Qutbuddin TUS as his Mazoon, and indicating to men of learning that he was also his Mansoos, on 17 of Shabaan 1385. Click here to read the written translation of the transcript.
In his declaration Syedna’s conviction and strength is manifest. His fervor to serve the Imam’s Da’wat and his care for the children of his Da’wat is apparent. His confidence in the veracity and truthfulness of his statement is self-evident. This year, on the day of Aashura, after doing the tasbeeh of the names of the 21 Imams and 52 Dais as per the tradition of Da’wat, Syedna took the Qur’an Majeed in his hand and declared just as Imam Husain declared on the day of Aashura. Imam Husain rode out to the assembled army with the Qur’an Majeed and placed the Quran Majeed on his forehead. He declared, “between me and you is the Book of Allah Ta’ala.”
In Mumbai, Shz. Dr. Husain bhaisaheb will lead Maghrib Isha Namaz and preside over Chehlum Majlis on Chehlum Raat (Monday 30 November) at Darus Sakina inshaallah. The Majlis will be broadcast live through this link and will be available for replay immediately after the completion of the waaz. In London, Shz. Dr. AbdeAli bhaisaheb will preside over Chehlum majlis of Imam Husain on 20th Safar (Monday 30th November 2015) at 7:00pm. Click here for further announcement details. All mumineen are urged to follow these amal details.
Sincere repentance entails seeking Allah Ta’ala’s forgiveness with a recognition of the sin committed and an earnest commitment that it will not happen again. To repent and then to repeat the infraction is not right...As we approach Imam Husain’s chehlum we remember that on the eve of Ashura Imam Husain spent the night with his Ehle Bayt and Ashaab in ‘ibaadat and seeking forgiveness for mumineen. Click here to read the full article by Shz Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb.
This is the ninety-fourth issue of the Sijill newsletter. This newsletter includes the latest news and instructions from Syedna Qutbuddin’s office.
Maulatuna Zainab delivered this heart rending khutba after Ahle Bayt were driven as prisoners from Karbala to Kufa and then Shaam, the Umayyad seat of power. The khutba was presented with translation and annotation by Shz. Dr. Tahera baisaheba at Columbia University, New York, in February 2013, it is published here.
On the occasion of Imam Husain SA Chehlum we are presenting a marsiya written by Shz Dr. Bazat Tahera Baisaheba in Ashara this year titled “Ay Karbala tu hi bata”. The marsiya was recited in Syedna’s TUS Majlis. The text and audio of the Marsiya are presented on Fatemidawat.com. Click here to read listen and view PDF.
Many years ago, shortly after the wafaat of Syedna Taher Saifuddin Aqa RA, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS purchased a piece of green land at the outskirts of Thane near Mumbai. The payment for this land came from the monetary gifts (Shehrullah Silat inayat) that Syedna Taher Saifuddin had bestowed Syedna Qutbuddin and other savings. Click here to read the article by Shz Dr Husain Bhaisaheb and view the photograph.