Amirul Mumineen’s AS Dai, Aqa Maula, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS, delivered waaz on 8th Muharram 1440H in Darus Sakina, Mumbai, giving glad tiding (bisharat) to Mumineen, addressing them as Maula Ali’s SA true Shia, for whom Rasulullah SA declared victory (Shi’ato Aliyun Humul Fa’izoon). Maulana began the waaz by addressing Mumineen as those who maintain mohabbat of both Rasulullah and Amirul Mumineen and believing Ali to be Maula just as Rasulullah AS was Maula. The noor from prophets and legatees (ambiya, awsiya) of past eras is present in them. Amirul Mumineen is the 9th wasi and he has said that my mohabbat was made mandatory on all past ambiya and awsiya. Syedna Hatim (3rd Dai-l-Mutlaq) states in Tuhfoot Al Quloob, that Rasulullah emphasized that one who has been granted the wealth of Ali ibn Abi Talib’s mohabbat has obtained khair in this world & Hereafter and there is no doubt that he will enter Jannat.
Maulana TUS prayed abyaat from Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA qasida “Banul Mustafa Gurrul Kirame Mawaleena” and reiterated that we, Mumineen hold mohabbat of Panjetan Paak SA and Aimmat Tahereen SA, who are our Maula. Their heir, Imam-uz-Zaman Tayyeb-al-Asr SA, is present today on this Earth, we testify to this daily just as we pray Kalema-tus-shahadat in namaaz daily, since it is haqq. Just as Allah Ta’ala cannot be seen by eyes, but His creation all around us is proof of His existence, similarly Imam-uz-Zaman is in seclusion and cannot be seen by eyes, but his Dawat is established & his Dai is present amongst us, providing proof of the Imam’s existence. The Imam has seated his Dai on his throne, thus the Dai is now Mumineen’s Maula.
Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA was asked in court testimony that since you state to be malik of your followers’ jaan & maal, if you were to ask them to hand over all their belongings, is one realistically expected to do so? Syedna RA replied that yes, per doctrine, one would do so; however, I would never make such a request. Maulana Fakhruddin TUS explained that Duat establish Dawat to bestow nemat & jannat on Mumineen, not to hoard worldly wealth.
Once in Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA era, Syedna Qutbuddin RA did araz to Syedna Burhanuddin RA, who was Mazoon and Mansoos at the time, that “you are Maula just like Syedna Taher Saifuddin is Maula”, quoting abyaat “Maulan Le-maulan Yushai” from “Ya Qutbadin-illahe” marsiya. Our doctrine is that each Maula is exactly like the previous Maula. In Arabic, the wording of the bayaan is “la yuqimu illa mislehi” – “they will not appoint unless he is like them”. There have been 8 Duat for whom both their sons rose to the rank of Dai. Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA repeatedly performed nass on Syedna Burhanuddin RA and gave indications toward nass on Syedna Qutbuddin RA. After a few days of Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA wafaat, Syedna Burhanuddin RA performed nass on Syedna Qutbuddin RA, appointing a Maula like himself.
We hold mohabbat of each Maula, one after another, since it is in our substance (maddo, khamiro). Rasulullah once told Amirul Mumineen that “me and you, O’ Ali, we were created from one dust (noor ni mitti), and with the excess, Shia were created.” On another occasion, Rasulullah arrived to find Amirul Mumineen AS at rest, with a blanket over him covered with dust. He called him “Abu Turab”, literally “father of dust”. Rasulullah’s words are full of wisdom – dust is a reference to Mumineen created with this maddo of barakat and Amirul Mumineen AS is their spiritual father.
Maulana TUS related that Syedna Qadi Noman RA was with Imam Mehdi AS and when the Imam walked ahead, Syedna Qadi Noman picked up dust under the Imam’s feet for barakat. The Imam noted this and was very pleased with this action. Similarly, in Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA era, Syedna Qutbuddin RA went along with Syedna Burhanuddin RA to Ghadeer-e-Khum and when Syedna Burhanuddin RA walked ahead, Syedna Qutbuddin RA took the dust from under his feet as barakat. Syedna Burhanuddin RA was very pleased with this act.
Maulana TUS emphasized that it is this paak khamiro of ours that pulls us towards Imam Husain’s SA matam in these days. At Karbala, dushmano’s intention was that by killing Aqa Husain SA, a Maula would not remain but they could not accomplish any such thing. A Maula like Husain is present at all times.
Maulana TUS then began the bayaan, about the Quranic ayat (47:11) – “Allah is the Maula for Mumineen and for Kafireen, there is no Maula.” Maulana expounded on 4 chapters (fasl) of this ayat. Maulana TUS narrated many zikrs about nass from Aimaat Tahereen and Du’at Mutlaqeen during this bayaan.
Maulana TUS ended the waaz on hamd, prayed shahadat & salawat and bestowed doa on Mumineen. He prayed shahadat of Syed-us-Shohada Imam Hussan AS and Abus-Shohada, Ameerul Mumineen AS. Maulana exclaimed that “O’ Mumineen, keep reciting ‘Ya Ali, Ya Ali’ and keep doing doa. With Muskhil-Khusha Ali’s wasila, all your doas will be answered, doa for yourself, your family, your children, your parents, your life and hereafter.”