Our Imams and their Dai’s chose to use Maulatuna Fatema’s SA name to identify their Da’wat. The Imams are known as a’immat fatimiyyeen (singular al-Imam al-Fatemiyy), the Dai’s are known as du’aat fatimiyyeen (singular al-Da’i al-Fatemiyy), and the Da’wat is known as Da’wat fatimiyya or Fatemi Dawat. The Dawat is recognized as Fatemi Dawat because Maulatuna Fatema is the crucial link through which the noor of Mohammed and Ali is reunited in the succession of Imams. It is through Fatema SA that the Imam is the son of Rasulullah SA and the son of Amirul Mumineen Imam Ali SA. Click here to read more.
On 13 Feb Syedna Qutbuddin was warmly received by the President of India His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. In this hour-long meeting, Syedna Qutbuddin recounted the 51 and 52 Syednas’ legacy of leading the community towards education, prosperity and being contributing citizens to our nation. Syedna Qutbuddin also emphasized the importance of good character and education as the impetus for his vision for the progress of the community and the nation at large. Click here to read further. Photos of the meeting and a selection of the media coverage of the meeting is presented on Fatemidawat.com.
Syedna Qutbuddin lead Maghrib Isha Namaz on Milad raat, this was followed by muminaat behno Wadhawanu program in the beautifully illuminated grounds of Darus Sakina, Thane. Syedna’s chair was placed in a ‘tent of light’ (khaymatun-nur). The atmosphere was one of happiness and love.
On Milad day, Syedna arrived for Waaz Majlis in the afternoon. Click here to read further, view photos and video.
In his declaration (quoted above) 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 – the Da’wat-ul-Haqq 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 Qutbuddin TUS took the Qur’an Majeed in his hand and declared just as Imam Husain declared on the day of Aashura. Imam Husain SA 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’ (bayni wa baynakum kitaab Allah).”
Syedna Qutbuddin TUS will preside over the shahaadat Majlis of Maulatuna Fatema SA on Saturday, 10th Jumadal-Ula (28th February) at 4PM inshaallah. Amal details and Bakersfield program details are now published
On 29th Rabiul Akhar, the days of Syedna’s Milad, Aqa Maula TUS delivered waaz Mubarak in which he showered mumineen with the barakaat of ‘ilm of Aale Mohammed. During the Bayaan, Syedna also beseeched doa to Allah Ta’ala for himself and for all mumineen. The video excerpt of that heartfelt doa (2 min) is presented here.
This is the fifty-fifth issue of the Sijill newsletter. This newsletter includes the latest news and instructions from Syedna Qutbuddin’s office.
This is the second part from a talk by Shz. Dr. Tahera baisaheba entitled, “The Experience of Being a Muslim Woman: Spiritual, Social and Intellectual Aspects.” This part presents the sections on Veiling and Women’s role in the family and public life. Click here to read.
The Free Press Journal recently reported on the efforts of the Qutbi Jubilee Scholarship Program (QJSP) to promote Higher Education in the Dawoodi Bohra Community and society in general, particularly education for girls. Click here to view.
During Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s zamaan, Syedna Qutbuddin compiled a book for children (khazeenat Tohfat Tahera) on the occasion of his daughter Shz Tahera’s first birthday. Syedna Qutbuddin had written the Arabi Alphabets and with each letter, such as Alif he had written a Sifat (praise) of the Dai. Click here to read further.