Syedna Fakhruddin presided over Khatmul Quran Majlis and recited Sadaqallah every night until Chehlum. On 4mi raat of Shabaan (9th May, Monday), the Chehlum night of Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA, his successor Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS led Maghrib Isha Namaaz in Darus Sakina. After Namaaz Syedna Fakhruddin presided over Khatmul Quran and Sadaqallah Majlis in the saya of Syedna Qutbuddin’s roza.
This week we present the video of Shz Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb’s heart rending speech, in which he recalled and recollected Syedna Qutbuddin’s countless blessings. He narrated the events surrounding Syedna Qutbuddin’s wafaat, and did zikr of the shaan of Syedna Qutbuddin’s successor, Syedna Fakhruddin. Through his numerous accounts of shukr and sabr, Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb’s speech caused each Mumin’s eyes to be filled with tears and uplifted their souls by sharing memories of Syedna Qutbuddin.
Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb began his speech by quoting a verse from Syedna Fakhruddin’s qasida, and he said that the rains of divine barakaat pour down on Syedna Qutbuddin’s qabr mubarak. He then quoted the ayat, “remember God, as you remember your father – if not more (Surat al-Baqara: 200)…”
Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb then elaborated on many of Syedna Qutbuddin’s shanaat. In Africa, Mumineen did araz to Syedna Taher Saifuddin that when Syedna Qutbuddin came to their town it was as if Syedna Taher Saifuddin himself had graced their city. Syedna Taher Saifuddin told them, “didn’t I tell you I would come again?” Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb reflected, “although I have not seen Syedna Taher Saifuddin myself, today I can tell you that we have all seen and experienced Syedna Taher Saifuddin…”
Then Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb reflected on the fact that Syedna Qutbuddin always prayed for mumineen and bestowed doa mubarak. He narrated some anecdotes from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s zaman. Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb reminded Mumineen that Syedna Taher Saifuddin also said in Lailatul Qadar “Khuzaima ni doa mustajab che.” Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb continued and said that the night of Chehlum is a night of shukr, especially for this doa we received. With great sorrow he said, “The voice of Syedna Qutbuddin’s doa still echo’s in my ears…”
Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb recounted that Syedna Fakhruddin stated in his bayaan just as Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed’s time as Dai was a few years, similarly Syedna Qutbuddin’s time as Dai was a few years. But Syedna Qutbuddin’s each day was equal to another’s lifetime, and his life time was equivalent to an era. In his speech, Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb narrated a few incidents in which Syedna Qutbuddin’s shaan was manifest…
Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb then narrated with very personal detail the events surrounding Syedna Qutbuddin’s wafaat on 23 Jamadil Ukhra, Syedna Ismail Badruddin’s urus night. He drew many parallels between Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s wafaat and Syedna Qutbuddin’s wafaat…
Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb explained that our sabar is grounded in the fact that Syedna Qutbuddin has left his successor, Syedna Fakhruddin, who is exactly like him. Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb prayed that just as we did khidmat of Syedna Qutbuddin that we may today be able to do Syedna Fakhruddin’s khidmat. He prayed for Busaheba who was at Syedna Qutbuddin’s side for over 50 years, and that she may be able to do sabar. Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb prayed that may we always receive Syedna Qutbuddin’s nazaraat and may we always have the wealth of his remembrance. He prayed that we can live by the lessons he taught us.
Shz Aziz Bhaisaheb ended his bayaan and said that some say that the 4th of Shabaan, (the day of Chehlum), is also the birth date of Imam Husain. He prayed the shahadat of Imam Husain and led Mumineen in matam of Ya Husain.
Click here to view the full video of his speech.