Many years ago, shortly after the wafaat of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS purchased a piece of green land at the outskirts of Thane near Mumbai. The payment for this land came from Shehrullah Silat inayat that Syedna Taher Saifuddin had bestowed Syedna Qutbuddin and other savings. Syedna Burhanuddin RA bestowed his doa and raza, and with the ilhaam of God and his Wali, bestowed the name “Darus Sakina” to this land. “Darus Sakina” has several meanings in the Arabic language, including “House of God-given Peace and Tranquility”, “House of Victory”, and “House of Compassion and Mercy”. Dawat Kitabs also provide a higher and lofty meaning: “House of Divine Inspiration (ta’īd)”. Click here to read the full article by Shz Dr Husain 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.”
Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin strongly condemns the attacks on innocent lives in Beirut, Paris, and Kenya during this sad week of November. Syedna prays for all those who have lost friends and relatives and for those who have been injured. Syedna prays for the safety and wellbeing of all people who are the victims of conflict in all parts of the world. Syedna hopes and prays for the prevalence of justice and peace.
Syedna stated in his bayaan that one should not think of ‘ibaadat as a huge burden... He said that there are those who feel that they have to do something and so they constantly feel that it is a burden. On the other hand, there are those who feel that they want to do and should do something and so they constantly strive to do more. That latter is the true spirit of ‘ibaadat. Click here to read the full article by Shz Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb.
This is the ninety-third issue of the Sijill newsletter. This newsletter includes the latest news and instructions from Syedna Qutbuddin’s office.
We are pleased to present the final complete Misri Calendar for 1437H along with the main miqaats, parallel Gregorian dates. The calendar is presented in printable (A4) PDF format. We are happy to send versions with namaz times for specific cities upon request. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the calendar.
In the eighth waaz, Syedna opened with glad tidings of salvation for all who bear love for the Awliya kiraam, culminating in their successor Imam uz-Zamaan and his Dai. In the ninth waaz, Syedna began with Rasulullah’s hadith “Whosoever weeps for my grandson Husain, or moves another to weep, or endeavors to weep, is assured Paradise.” In the tenth waaz, Syedna ascended the takht-e-imami with grief and mourning for Imam Husain, in order to recite Imam Husain’s shahadat ‘maqtal’. Click here to read further and view photos.
Syedna Qutbuddin delivered a powerful 2-hour bayaan on the occasion of Urus Mubarak of Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed Maula QR, on 27th Muharram ul haram, Sunday 8 November 2015, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (USA-East Coast). A summary that aims to quote and paraphrase some of the salient points of the bayaan has been published this week, click here to read and view the photographs.