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THE JOURNEY OF OBTAINING KNOWLEDGE: The Six prerequisites defined by Amirul Mumineen – speech by Shz Dr Abdeali Bhaisaheb 27/09/2014 | Bayaans

In the function organized for the felicitation of Shz Dr. Abdeali bhaisaheb’s completion of PhD, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS had invited the Governor of Maharashtra Mr. Mohammed Fazal for a luncheon at Evan-e-Husaini, Mumbai. Syedna TUS had also invited all the college going students in Mumbai so that this…

Sijill 33 - 2 Zilhaj 1435H 27/09/2014 | Sijill

Congratulation and Doa: Indian Mars Mission 27/09/2014 | Syedna Doa Messages

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Syedna Qutbuddin TUS congratulates the Indian nation on the successful entry into orbit of “Mangalayaan” (Mars Orbiter Mission). On 24th September 2014, it was sent into orbit around Mars by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It is a proud moment for all Indians that…

The Legacy of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin – Knowledge, Nurture and Structure 25/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وَيُرِيدُ اللَّهُ أَن يُحِقَّ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَيَقْطَعَ دَابِرَ الْكَافِرِينَ *لِيُحِقَّ الْحَقَّ وَيُبْطِلَ الْبَاطِلَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُجْرِمُونَ (Surat al-Anfal: 7-8) Allah Ta’ala wills to establish the Truth according to His words and to cut off the roots of the…

The Business of this World and the Hereafter 25/09/2014 | Islamic Finance

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوا مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ (Surat al-Jumo’a: 10) And when the Prayer is finished, then may you disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate…

The Tree of Islam: A Mumin’s Muslim Identity 25/09/2014 | Our Identity

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم إِنَّ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ وَالْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَالْقَانِتِينَ وَالْقَانِتَاتِ وَالصَّادِقِينَ وَالصَّادِقَاتِ وَالصَّابِرِينَ وَالصَّابِرَاتِ وَالْخَاشِعِينَ وَالْخَاشِعَاتِ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقِينَ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقَاتِ وَالصَّائِمِينَ وَالصَّائِمَاتِ وَالْحَافِظِينَ…

The Barakaat of the Heritage of of the Du'at Mutlaqeen: Syedna Qutbuddin’s Risalah Ramadaniyyah 25/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قَالَ يَا مُوسَىٰ إِنِّي اصْطَفَيْتُكَ عَلَى النَّاسِ بِرِسَالَاتِي وَبِكَلَامِي فَخُذْ مَا آتَيْتُكَ وَكُن مِّنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ (Surat al-A’raaf: 144) Allah Ta’ala said, Musa, I have chosen you above others by the Risalahs' I have given you and the Words I have given you. So…

The Tongue of Truth: Syedna’s Eid ul Fitar Qasida 25/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

 يسم الله الرحمن الرجيم وَاجْعَل لِّي لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ (Surat al-Shu’ara: 84) And appoint me a tongue of Truthfulness among the others This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014. The virtue of Truth (Sidq – sachchaai) is that which defines Allah Ta’ala’s…

Sadness and Rejoice: Farewell to Shehrullah & the Dawn of Eid 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Prayer


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم رَبَّنَا أَنزِلْ عَلَيْنَا مَائِدَةً مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ تَكُونُ لَنَا عِيدًا لِّأَوَّلِنَا وَآخِرِنَا وَآيَةً مِّنكَ ۖ وَارْزُقْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ (Surat al-Ma’ida: 114) O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a thaal set (with viands), that there may be for us –…

Lailatul Qadar: Syedna Qutbuddin Munajaat & Risaalat 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ * وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ * لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ We revealed it (the Quran) in Lailatul Qadr, do you know what is Lailatul Qadr, Lailatul Qadr is more precious than a thousand months. (Surat al-Qadr:…

Bihori: Alone in the Darkness of the Night 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَتَهَجَّدْ بِهِ نَافِلَةً لَّكَ عَسَىٰ أَن يَبْعَثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَامًا مَّحْمُودًا And for a part of the night, pray Tahajjud (keep vigil) therewith as a Nafilat (supererogatory devotion) for you. It may be that your Lord will raise you to a praiseworthy station. (Surat…

Prayer and Zakaat: Inextricably linked 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ ۚ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُوا لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ اللَّهِإِنَّ اللَّهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ And pray namaaz and submit zakaat: And whatever good you do for your souls, ye shall find it with Allah, for Allah sees Well all…

Fasting and Forbearance: Self-Discipline not Self-Denial 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُوَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۗ يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ…

Approaching the Month of 'Ibadaat 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ And I did not create the jinn and mankind except for ‘ibaadat [that they may worship Me]. (Surat al-Dhariyaat: 56) This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014. Ramadaan al-Mo’azzam – Shehrullah…

What Did Syedna Burhanuddin Want? 17 Shabaan 1385H – First Misaaq Bayaan by the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq 25/09/2014 | Explaining Past Events

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

 إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُبَايِعُونَكَ إِنَّمَا يُبَايِعُونَ اللَّهَ يَدُ اللَّهِ فَوْقَ أَيْدِيهِمْ ۚ فَمَن نَّكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنكُثُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَوْفَىٰ بِمَا عَاهَدَ عَلَيْهُ اللَّهَ فَسَيُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا (Surat ul-Fath: 10) Verily those who plight their…

15th Shabaan - Significance, Prayer, Thumm Washeq 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم  فَوَلِّ وَجْهَكَ شَطْرَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ وَإِنَّهُ لَلْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَمَا اللَّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ (Surat ul Baqara – 149) From wheresoever you start forth, turn your face in the direction of the Masjid-e-Haram (Baitullah); that is indeed the truth from…

Mab'as Waaz: Believe in the Truth 25/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن كَذَبَ عَلَى اللَّهِ وَكَذَّبَ بِالصِّدْقِ إِذْ جَاءَهُ ۚ أَلَيْسَ فِي جَهَنَّمَ مَثْوًى لِّلْكَافِرِينَ * وَالَّذِي جَاءَ بِالصِّدْقِ وَصَدَّقَ بِهِ ۙ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُتَّقُونَ Who, then, is more wrong than one who utters a lie concerning Allah, and…

Mab'as and Me'raj – A Lesson for Today 25/09/2014 | Interpreting the Qur’an

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from Masjid-e-Haram to Masjid-e-Aqsa, whose precincts…

Ayyamul Barakatil Khuldiyya: The Days of Heavenly Barakaat – The Urus of Syedna Taher Saifuddin 25/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم يس (Surat Yaseen: 1) This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014. "(Surat) Yaseen is the heart of the Quran” (يس قلب القران). According to our belief, the Imam is Quran-e-Naatiq, the speaking, animate, or live, Quran who expounds and explains the…

Ayyamul Beez: The Days of the Full Moon - Days of Supplication and Prayer 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me (Surat al-Baqara: 186) This article was written by…

The Unextinguishable Light of Allah: Syedna's Bayaan on the Urus of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed 25/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ Their intention is to extinguish Allah’s Light (by blowing) with their mouths: But Allah will complete (the revelation of) His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest…

The Shaheeds of Ahmedabad: Lessons to Learn 25/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الَّذِينَ قَالَ لَهُمُ النَّاسُ إِنَّ النَّاسَ قَدْ جَمَعُوا لَكُمْ فَاخْشَوْهُمْ فَزَادَهُمْ إِيمَانًا وَقَالُوا حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ (Surat Aali-Imran: 173) Men said to them: "A great army is gathering against you": And frightened them: But it (only) increased…

A Dai's Commitment: Sacrifice to Fulfill the Promise to Allah and the Imam 25/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ ۖ فَمِنْهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ ۖ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلا Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow, and…

The Concept of Da'wat 25/09/2014 | Our Identity

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم رَّبَّنَآ إِنَّنَا سَمِعۡنَا مُنَادِيً۬ا يُنَادِى لِلۡإِيمَـٰنِ أَنۡ ءَامِنُواْ بِرَبِّكُمۡ فَـَٔامَنَّاۚ رَبَّنَا فَٱغۡفِرۡ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَڪَفِّرۡ عَنَّا سَيِّـَٔاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ ٱلۡأَبۡرَارِ (Surat Aali Imraan: 193) This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz…

For Truth, Justice, and the Future of the Dawoodi Bohra Community 25/09/2014 | Explaining Past Events

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وَاللهُ غَالِبٌ عَلى اَمْرِهِ وَلكِنَّ اَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لا يَعْلَمُونَ (Surat Yusuf: 21) This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014. This is the reason for which His Holiness Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS has approached the Indian Judiciary. Prior…

The ‘Ilm of Aale Mohammed 25/09/2014 | The Importance of Knowledge

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم يَرۡفَعِ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مِنكُمۡ وَٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمَ دَرَجَـٰتٍ۬‌ۚ  (Surat al-Mujadala: 11) Allah Ta’ala raises in ranks and darajaat [in heaven] those who have imaan and those who have been given ‘ilm and knowledge This article was written by Shehzada…

We are Dawoodi Bohras Part 2 25/09/2014 | Our Identity

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم  This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014.  Our community today is defined by its history. We are identified as Dawoodi Bohras because we believe in the line of Dai-s since Syedna Zoeb bin Musa. We are ‘Dawoodi’ Bohras because our predecessors…

We are Dawoodi Bohras Part 1 25/09/2014 | Our Identity

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014. We are Dawoodi Bohra Muslims who believe in the Oneness and Mercy of Allah. We are Dawoodi Bohras who have in their hearts the walaayat of Panjetan, the Imams and the Du’at. We are Dawoodi Bohras who remember…

When Your Conviction is Strong, then Trust in Allah Ta'ala 25/09/2014 | Philosophy of Life

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم فَإِذَا عَزَمۡتَ فَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِۚ When you take a decision with conviction put your trust in Allah  (Surat Aali Imraan: 159) This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014. The Qur’an Majeed is the book of guidance. In such times we hold…

No Fear but the Fear of Allah 25/09/2014 | Philosophy of Life

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم أَلَآ إِنَّ أَوۡلِيَآءَ ٱللَّهِ لَا خَوۡفٌ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَلَا هُمۡ يَحۡزَنُونَ For the Awliya’ of Allah, there is no fear and they shall not grieve (Surat Yunus: 62) This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014. They are the Du’at mutlaqeen Awliyaa’…

A Maula Has Passed, A Maula Remains 25/09/2014 | Our Identity

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم  This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014.  The grief of Syedna Burhanuddin’s is wafaat ever present. How can one find sabar? When Mansur Imam SA passed away, Syedna Qadi al Nu’man RA, who was very close to the Imam, was not able to contain his…

Syedi Abdul-Qadir Hakimuddin QR (Burhanpur) 22/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

This is a biographical article about the noble Mawla, Syedi Abdul-Qadir Hakimuddin QR, who is buried in Burhanpur, azeem-ush-shaan Mazoon of the 38th Dai-l-Mutlaq Syedna Ismail Badruddin RA. His Urus mubarak is 5th / 27th Shawwaal, 1142H (1730 AD). The article highlights Syedi Hakimuddin’s qudsani seerat,…

“Minal Mumineen” Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s leading role in the historic renovation of Masjid-e-Aqsa 21/09/2014 | Explaining Past Events

Masjid-e-Aqsa in Baitul-Muqaddas, Jerusalem, had not been renovated in over 400 years - it had been in the hands of the Ummayyads, the Abbasids, the Fatimids, the Crusaders, the Ayyubids, and the Ottomans. Additionally it had suffered through numerous earthquakes. In the 20th century, Mufti Amin al-Husayni…

Mab'as and Me'raj - A Brief History 21/09/2014 | Explaining Past Events

The day of Mab’as, 27th Rajab, Monday, is the birth date of Islam. It is the day when Muhammad Rasulullah SA became Prophet and Messenger of God. When Jibraeel came with the Message to Rasulullah, Rasulullah called Maulatuna Khadija to Islam and she became the first to answer the Da’wat; she is the first…

The Mihrab Zarih in Masjid al-Mua'azzam Kufa 21/09/2014 | Explaining Past Events

It is in the Mihrab in al-Masjid al-Mu’azzam in Kufa that Maulana Ali SA claimed Shahaadat and uttered the extraordinary words ‘fuztu wa rabbil Ka’ba’ – I swear by the Lord of the Ka’ba that I have won. Indeed ‘Shi’atu ‘Aliyyin humul faa’izun’ – the Shi’a of Ali will indeed win. The Shi’a of Ali will…

Eid-ul-Fitar Celebrations in the time of the Fatemi Imams in Cairo 21/09/2014 | Explaining Past Events

This is an excerpt from a captivating historical account of Fatimid celebrations and customs. The article first offers a brief historical setting of Fatimid Cairo and then continues to describe in great detail the nature and significance of processions and banquets. The article also contextualizes the…

The Risalah Ramadaniyya Tradition: A Brief Introduction 21/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

Several centuries ago the Risalah Ramadaniyyah became more or less an annual tradition. They were written ahead of, or during, Ramadaan. They were sent to Bilad Imaninyah during the month of Ramadaan to impart pearls of wisdom to Mumineen and to encourage them to take barakaat in the holy month. The…

The 51st 52nd and 53rd Dais with the Leaders of the Nation 21/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

On the occasion of the 68th Indian Independence Day we have presented a photo gallery of the 51st, 52nd and 53rd Syedna’s meetings with dignitaries of the Indian Republic. The very first Prime Minister of India, PJ Nehru visited Syedna Taher Saifuddin in Surat in the Jamea Saifiyyah and in a warm hearted…

Syedna Da'ud bin Qutubshah (RA) 21/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

In the time of Syedna Da’ud bin Qutubshah RA, Sulayman created turmoil in Da’wat. He colluded with the ruler of Gujarat and severely persecuted Mumineen. Syedna Da’ud himself had to go into hiding for a period of time. But due to Syedna’s iqbaal and continued efforts, and the efforts and sacrifices of…

“Woh Jab Yaad Aaye Bahut Yaad Aaye” – A collection of first-hand experiences with Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA compiled by Mudar Patherya 21/09/2014 | Our Exemplars

"This is a collection of interviews with the ostensible objective to perpetuate Syedna Taher Saifuddin's memory and the latent desire to just say ‘thank you’. If one could only be a minstrel singing his praise to generations that never saw him and do little else, that in itself would be a fulfilling…


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