Maulana Fakhruddin addressed Mumineen as the ones who follow the millat of Nabi Ibrahim and are on the walayat of his two descendants, Mohammed SA and Ali SA. Once, Rasulullah said to Amirul Mumineen “You and me, O Ali, are the Dawat of our father Ibrahim.” The chain of mustaqar Aimmat is in the progeny of Nabi Ibrahim and the progeny of Rasulullah and Amirul Mumineen which will continue until Qiyamat.
Maulana explained that there should be no doubt whether the Imam is present or not: Just as we know that the sun rose yesterday (din thayo), it has risen today (din che) and a rational individual will deduce that it will rise again tomorrow (din aawse). There is no doubt in that yesterday there was an Imam, today there is an Imam present and tomorrow there will be an Imam. Nishani (proof) of Imam is the continued chain of succession from father to son. Although there are times when the Imam is in seclusion, the chain of Imamate continues. Similarly during the Imam’s seclusion, the chain of succession continues in the Duat. Alamat (proof/sign) of a true Dai is that he is appointed by his predecessor by Nass and he will appoint a successor before passing away. Rasulullah, during Ghadeer-e-Khum, asked for ismat 3 times. This means that a Dai will not pass away until he has appointed his mansoos (successor). Maulana further explained that a Dai is called Dai-llah-il-amin - he has been given an amanat and there will never be any changes in that. Maulana expounded what haqq no aqeedo means - to follow the millat of Nabi Ibrahim and his son Rasulullah and to do bara’t (disassociate) with the enemies of Dawat.
Maulana quoted Imam Jafar us Sadiq when he told the Shia “O Shia, you are the one’s who are on the millat of Nabi Ibrahim and because of that, your Hajj is accepted and your sins are forgiven.” Another time, the Imam said addressing the Shia “Our nufoos (souls) love your nufoos (souls) and we like looking at you and meeting you.” Yet another time Imam said “Our Shia are with us” (shia’tona minna).
Maulana said that the zikr (remembrance) of Imam is the zikr of Allah. By their remembrance and the remembrance of Imam Husain our hearts find peace and solace “ala bizikrillahi tatma’innul qulub”.
Maulana quoted a few abyaats from Ibn Hani’s qasida. He wrote many qasaid in praise of Moiz Imam. In one such qasida Ibh Hani said that
- remembering (zikr) the Imam is the hamd (gratitude) of Allah.
- zikr (remembrance) of the Imam is like tasbeeh and due to that our sins are forgiven.
Maulana prayed yet another bayt from Syedna Mu’ayyad’s qasida
- If madeh (praise) is done for anyone except the Imam, it is in vain
- Only your praise is our deen and fazl
Maulana quoted a bayaan from Syedna Taher Saifuddin that the progeny of Nabi Ibrahim (aale Ibrahim) is Rasulullah and the progeny of Rasulullah is the progeny of Nabi Ibrahim. They are aalullah (progeny of Allah). Maulana prayed salaam on them by praying the Quranic ayat “praise be to Allah and peace upon his servants whom he has chosen.” (27:59).
Maulana did Ibrahim Nabi’s zikr in great detail. He said that Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim are fathers (abaa) and Musa, Isa and Rasulullah are sons (abna). Qaim Imam, 7th natiq, has a nirali shaan (special status) in that he is father and son.
Nabi Ibrahim had 2 sons, Ismail and Ishaaq. Ismail, who was his wasi and mustaqar Imam, was in Baitullah and Ishaaq, who was mustawda Imam was in Bait-ul-Muqaddas. Two streams separated (be neher alag thai) until Rasulullah who was mustaqar Imam.
Maulana did bayaan of ‘Al-Salaam’ in great detail. With the ta’eed of Imamuz zaman,Maulana explained 7 fasl (meanings) of the word ‘Al-Salaam’ expounding each with Quranic aayats. The name of Allah is ‘Al-Salaam.’ Allah is salaam from any human imagination and if one takes his name - ‘Al-Salaam’ - he has peace from everything (amaan thai jai). Maulana further explained that jannat is dar us salam (house of peace) because there is no taklif (problems) there and there is salaam from death. The greeting of the people of jannat is salaam. Maulana further emphasized that often, people today say “good morning”, rather when we meet a Mumin or Muslim, we should greet him by praying salaam audibly. Then Maulana did the zikr of manjaniq (catapult) and emphasized Ibrahim Nabi’s tawakkul (faith) and rida bil qadr (contentment in Allah’s decision), The aag (fire) turned to baag (garden) for Ibrahim. Similarly, Haris-e-Hamdan obtained salamati (protection) from aag due to Amirul Mumineen’s walayat.
Maulana recounted the time when Syedna Qutbuddin visited the place where Ibrahim Nabi was put in the Manjaniq (Sanli Urfa). Maulana did zikar of Syedna Qutbuddin’s tawakkul (faith). After Syedna Burhanuddin’s wafaat Allah Ta’ala protected his Dai and made the fire of fitnat ignited by the enemies of Dawat in the a garden. Syedna Qutbuddin was in the garden of Darus Sakina. When Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin visited Darus Sakina many years ago he said aa ghani paak zameen che (this is a very pure place).
Then, Maulana emphasized on ummate wasat (the community of the middle path), and prayed the Quranic ayat “we made you a community of the middle path” (2:143) Maulana explained that the Imams are the ummate wasat.
Maulana emphasized to follow the middle path in our daily lives. One should stop eating while a little hunger remains and not overeat. Maulana recalled when Syedna Taher Saifuddin met a doctor and told him of this practice, to which the doctor replied “if everyone did so, we (doctors) would be out of work.”
Maulana said in business, one should also maintain balance - not be so busy that he forgets to drink water or forgets to pray namaaz.. Maulana quoted a saying of Amirul Mumineen “do little but do it consistently.” Maulana also advised to maintain balance in one’s expenditure. Spend well - not so much that you have no money left and not so little that you become stingy. Maulana commented on time management, to spend it wisely, and just as Syedna Taher Saifuddin had done so, he asked children to make timetables for their day so that their time is not wasted. He also advised that we divide our time into three parts: 1) Allah Ta’ala’s bandagi, 2) seeking halaal ni rozi (livelihood) and 3) seeking halaal ni lazzat (family and pleasure time).
Maulana emphasized that one should perfrom sajdo and pray salaam (al salaam o alaika ya dai allah) when visiting the Imam, or the Dai and in his. He recounted Salman doing sajdo to Rasulullah. Maulana then did doa that may we soon get to pray salaam near Husain Imam’s qabr mubarak.
Maulana bestowed maw’izat (counsel) to Mumineen that Rasulullah has said: to pray salaam audibly when we meet someone, this is the sunnat of Islam. Along with that, we should feed people (jaman jamaro) as that garners a lot of sawaab. Connect with and help your family members and relatives (silat-ur-rehm). Rasulullah said ‘the one who does silat-ur-rehm, his age increases.’ Finally, pray namaaz in the middle of the night. If a Mumin does the above, then he will enter Jannat with salaam.
Maulana prayed hamd, salawaat and bestowed doa for Mumineen. Maulana beseeched doa that may there be peace in the world. May Allah protect the ne’mat that he has bestowed upon us of this world and the Hereafter. May Allah keep you safe from those people who went against Ahle Bayt. Maulana ended the waaz praying heartrending shahadat of Abbas and Imam Husain, continuously doing doa with the wasilo the two bazu (arms) of Abbas. “May you always do khidmat of Dawat and may you have so much strength in your bazu that you sacrifice yourself in Husain’s matam.”