This week’s article is the fifth article in a 10-part-sequence of articles on ‘ilm. This article outlines the Ikhwan’s emphasis on the value of all types of knowledge, whether religious or secular. “The Ikhwan us Safa maintain that all the many types of knowledge, secular and religious, practical and philosophical, are noble and confer respect and honour. Knowledge is life for the heart from the death of ignorance as rain is life for the dead earth… but by far they say, the most noble, subtle, exalted and wondrous of all knowledge is the knowledge of deen...” Click here to read the article by Shzd Bazat Tayyeba Baisaheba.
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin presented a bouquet to His Excellency and conveyed greetings on behalf of the entire community, and appreciation for the Honourable President’s long and distinguished service to the country. Syedna Fakhruddin also conveyed his community’s commitment to the fostering of universal brotherhood, service and loyalty to the nation, and the promotion of tolerance and pluralism. He then presented the President with a PhD Thesis on Islamic finance, “The Principles of Finance in Fatemi Tayyibi Law,” by Shz Dr Abdeali Bhaisaheb. Click here to read further.
On the joyous occasion of Eid ul Fitar, following the tradition of Du’aat Mutlaqeen, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS bestowed the Shehzadas of Syedna Qutbuddin RA with laqabs (honorifics). Syedna Fakhruddin related how he was given the laqab Fakhruddin when Syedna Qutbuddin anointed him as his successor on the 27th of Muharram 1437H – the Urus day of Syedi Fakhurddin Shaheed. Syedna attributed the bestowing of this honor to his predecessor Syedna Qutbuddin. Watch the video of Syedna's bayaan mubarak or click here to read the summary and watch the video.
Maulana Ali's teaching is a great lesson in altruism, “Live among people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they long for your company.” There are people who by their virtue and conscious efforts achieve this goal in their life. In all aspects of our lives we set goals – we often have financial, educational, and even recreational goals. But this teaching is about a moral goal. Click here to read this article by Shz Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin.
The Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa were composed by the ninth Imam, Imam Ahmad ul Mastur SA, at a time when religion was pitched against or in contradiction to the advances of science and the ‘enlightenment’ of philosophy. This article outlines the Ikhwan’s emphasis on the value of all types of knowledge, whether religious or secular. Click here to read the article written by Shzd. Tayyeba Baisaheba.
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Following Syedna Taher Fakhruddin’s TUS teaching that doing good during the month of Ramadan is as important as praying namaaz and fasting, dedicated members of Fatemi Dawat assembled to distribute over 100 Iftar packets to fellow Muslims and non-Muslims at one of the labor camps in Al Quoz, Dubai. Click here to read the further details
On 8 July, Syedna Fakhruddin met with the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Syedna Fakhruddin presented a bouquet to His Excellency and conveyed greetings on behalf of the entire community, and appreciation for the President’s long and distinguished service to the country. He presented the President with a PhD Thesis on Islamic finance, “The Principles of Finance in Fatemi Tayyibi Law,” by Shz Dr Abdeali Bhaisaheb...Click here to read further and view photos. The meeting was covered by various prominent news sources, click here to view.
The former Prime Minister of India the Honorable Dr. Manmohan Singh gave a warm reception to Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS, head of the worldwide Dawoodi Bohra Community, at his official residence in New Delhi on Friday the 8th of July. The open and deep discussion on varied subjects lasted for more than an hour. Syedna quoted Imam Ahmad al-Mastur who said that all creatures are God’s children, and the most beloved of them to God is one who benefits His children the most. Dr. Manmohan Singh heartily agreed and... Click here to read further and view photos.
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin composed this qasida mubaraka in Eid-ul-Fitar 1437H. It is presented this week with English and Dawat ni Zaban translation. Click here to read.
We are pleased to present an album of photos that attempts to offer a glimpse into the raunaq and barakaat received by mumineen throughout Shehrullah al-Mo’azzam. The album also includes photos of Misaq shukur ziafat by Qutub-Khan bhaisaheb in which Syedna bestowed him with Mafsuhiyat. Click here to view.
30th Ramadan al-Moazzam 1437 AH/ 4th July 2016, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin's TUS open letter to Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin. Click here to read the Arabic original and English translation of this letter. (Read the Sijill article by Shz Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin about the historical context of mubahalah.)