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Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS Ashara Mubaraka 1438 Waaz 1 Through 10 Photos and Summaries

18 October 2016

Syedna Fakhruddin TUS performs Ashara Mubaraka 1438H waaz on Takht-e-Imami in Darus Sakina, Mumbai with great shaan, and delivers deeply meaningful orations about faith in Allah, and Panjetan Paak, Imams, and Dais and guidance in this world and the next. We have presented here a brief glimpse of some of the priceless and countless pearls of wisdom imparted to Mumineen.

1st Waaz: Syedna Fakhruddin's first waaz was broadcast worldwide, click here to view.

Maulana began the bayaan and stated our belief in Imam-uz-Zaman AS, our conviction that he is present, in this age and emphasizing that today, on this day, on this earth, Imam-uz-Zaman is present. Maulana recounted the recent passing away of Syedna Qutbuddin RA and did shukr for the multitude of nemats he bestowed upon us, the prime one of maintaining us on the path of Haq, even in these turbulent times.

Maulana recited and expounded on the ayathe who does niyyat for the Hereafter (aakherat) and strives for it and he is a Mumin - they are the ones whose efforts Allah accepts and rewards (sa’ye mashkoor)” (Surat al-Isra’: 19). He explained that Aakherat is known as “Hereafter”, one that is after this life, lasting forever. Death is inescapable as our Hudaat have repeatedly preached. Maulana also presented 3 chapters (fasal), starting with Panjetan and their sa’ye mashkoor, then the sa’ye mashkoor of A’immat Tahireen and Du’aat Mutlaqeen. Maulana gave many examples of how our Hudaat Kiraam themselves strived for Aakherat and in doing so guided Mumineen to strive for Aakherat.

In the zikr of Amirul Mumineen, Maulana explained that when Rasulullah informed Amirul Mumineen about his times he said, “you will be alone among lowly people, nobody will support you, friends will turn their back, they will refuse your call for jihad and they will murder you with their treachery, they will call you bad names, like they called me a magician and liar.”

Maulana continued with Panjetan zikr, recounting the sa’ye mashkoor of Maulatena Fatema AS, Imam Hasan SA and Imam Husain SA. Maulana then continued with zikr of A’immat Tahireen, especially Imam Ali Zainul Abideen and Duat Mutlaqeen, especially Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA.

Maulana recounted a bayaan from Eisa Nabi AS, who advised the hawariyeen that if you need to leave dunya for deen, do so happily, just as people of this world would leave deen for dunya. Maulana stated that such are times, people are unwilling to give misaaq due to family or social matters, they say they will see when the path is clear. Maulana advised to not let deen go today, for the sake of worldly matters, since the latter is bound to perish one day. Maulana ended with poignant remembrance of Imam Husain’s SA shahadat. Maulana addressed Mumineen that by Allah Ta’ala’s witness, for each Mumin that sheds at least one drop of tear in the remembrance of Imam Husain, he would araz to Imam-uz-Zaman to include this Mumin in his zumra (union).

For the longer summary in English and Dawat ni Zaban and more photos of first waaz click here.

2nd Waaz
Maulana began the bayaan with zikr of safinatun najat (ark of salvation). On Ghadeer-e-Khum, during the same khutba (sermon) in which Rasulullah pronounced Amirul Mumineen as his wasiyy, he also stated that his Ahle Bayt are like Nuh’s safina, whoever boards it is guaranteed salvation and one who defers from boarding will drown, just as it is not possible to remain alive at sea without a ship.

Maulana related that after his misaaq was taken by Syedna Burhanuddin, Syedna Qutbuddin hosted a ziyafat in shukr with a backdrop of safina. Syedna Qutbuddin stated in his speech on the occasion that the Dai’s persona is the safinatun najat itself, Syedna Burhanuddin was very pleased with the sentiments expressed. The Dai saves us from destruction and brings us to salvation, giving spiritual & eternal life to our nufoos (souls).

Maulana did zikr of the deep meaning in two Surats of the Quran, the mua’wwizatain (derived from isti’azat, to seek refuge in Allah Ta’ala from Shaitan) - Surat al-Falaq and Sural al-Nas. People of tafseer (exegesis) say that these were revealed since Rasulullah was afflicted by the spell of a Jewish lady, and that reciting these Surats alleviated him. Syedna Moayyed Shirazi questions how such a spell could affect Rasulullah. Rather the indication is towards batin. Maulana explained in great detail the meaning of these Surats, drawing from the kitaabs and bayaans of our Hudaat Kiraam.

Finally, similar to yesterday’s waaz, Maulana recalled another sikhaman from Eisa Nabi AS, stating that do not be fearful of people who would kill your body, rather be fearful of those who would kill your soul. The reference is to such ulema (scholars), who preach galat tasawwur (incorrect doctrine). Maulana ended the bayaan with a heart rending recounting of the shahadat of Ali Asghar AS, the 6 month old son of Imam Husain who was slaughtered in his arms

For the longer summary in English and Dawat ni Zaban, photos, video excerpt of second waaz click here.

3rd Waaz

Maulana began with the bayaan of Nabi Ibrahim SA, whose millat (tradition) we follow. Rasulullah SA stated to Amirul Mumineen SA that “I and you, Ali, we follow the Dawatof our father Ibrahim.” The Dawat of Rasulllah and his progeny A’immat Tahereen SA is the same Dawat Ibrahim established, the same Dawat mentioned in the ayat “His is the Dawat of Haqq” (Surat al-Ra’d: 14), due to the presence of an Imam from the progeny of Ibrahim. Quoting Syedna Qutbuddin RA, Maulana explained how the sun was present yesterday, yesterday was a day, today it is another day and a discerning person would conclude that tomorrow a new day will follow. Similarly, an Imam was present yesterday, he is present today and will be present tomorrow.

Maulana related the riwayat of Imam Jafar-us-Sadiq SA that is often recited in Ashara waaz, where he does tremendous nawazish (favors) on Shia. Maulana then recited and expounded on the ayatwajjahtu wajhi - indeed, I have turned my face toward He who created the heavens and the earth, believing in One God, and I am not of those who associate others with Allah" (Surat al-An’am: 79).

Before beginning a bayaan from Syedna Qutbuddin RA, Maulana did immense shukr of his father who prepared him. Maulana related a unique incident that occurred after his second Ashara waaz khidmat, where he was sent to the town of Mohammadiyya, near Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed mazaar in Galyakot, by Syedna Burhanhuddin. An elderly person returned from there to Mumbai, and did sanaa (compliments) to Syedna Qutbuddin in private regarding Maulana’s waaz. Syedna Qutbuddin was immensely happy, and told Maulana to kiss the misaal of Syedna Taher Saifuddin (in which he references Syedna Qutbuddin’s first waaz in Udaipur as “performed with the tayeed of the Imam). Syedna Qutbuddin also told Maulana that “prior to your birth, Maulana Taher Saifuddin came in my dreams and informed me I would have a son of such shaan". Syedna Qutbuddin advised Maulana that “son, you have to do khidmat of dawat.

Maulana then explained in great detail 3 fasal (chapters) of Nabi Ibrahim; zahir, taweel & haqiqat. The zahir was pertaining to Ibrahim’stawakkul when his enemy threw him into the fire. Maulana also recounted Amirul Mumineen’s kalaam that 4 types of people have tawakkul: (1) on their money, (2) on their health and body, (3) on other people and (4) on Khuda Ta’ala. On each topic, Maulana imparted priceless jewels of wisdom. Maulana also encouraged Mumineen to seek their sustenance and rozi with himmat and tawakkul on Allah Ta’ala. Maulana drew from his own extensive experience and gave practical advice (inshallah this clip will be published soon). The taweel chapter was pertaining to the deeper meaning of Allah’s command to Ibrahim, as narrated in the Quran, to slay his son Ismail. Maulana completed the haqiqat bayaan with tawjeeh of the word Ibrahim. Maulana ended the bayaan with a heart rending recounting of shaadat of Aun & Mohammed (sons of Maulatuna Zainab) and Qasim (son of Imam Hasan). Finally, he prayed Imam Husain’s shahadat remembering that today is the fourth of Muharram and from 4 you can extract 10 (4+3+2+1=10).

For the longer summary in English and Dawat ni Zaban, photos, video excerpt of third waaz click here.

4th Waaz
Maulana began the bayaan on the zikr of Panjetan. Quoting Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s qasida, Maulana explained how amaan (peace) is qaim in the world due to the presence of Imam. Maulana also explained that Duat are referred as Aalim-e-Ahle Bait (scholars of Ahle Bait), who delivered to Mumineen the 'ilm they received from Ahle Bait. Since the day was khamees (5th day, Thursday), Maulana especially remembered Syedna al-Moayyad al-Shirazi who used to pray majalis on khamees. Maulana narrated in great historical detail how tamheed (preparation) for satr was done through Syedna al-Moayyad. Maulana narrated historical anecdotes of the inheritance and flow of ‘ilm from Imams to Duat - starting from Lamak bin Malik who came who Yemen to pray in the hazrat of Imam with Syedna al-Moayyad. Maulana also narrated the preparation of the transfer of the center of Dawat from Yemen to India. Maulana quoted from the Quran, Rasullulah’s hadith, and Maulana Ali’s kalaam to assert the importance of ‘ilm. He explained in detail Amirul Mumineen’s kalaam that there are 6 prerequisites for learning ilm:

  1. azam (conviction)
  2. hazm (curiosity)
  3. ijtihad (effort)
  4. bulghat (aptitude and ability)
  5. ustaaz (teacher - mufeed)
  6. tul zamaan - (a long time)

Socrates told his disciples when you find mufeed-e-haq (true teacher), never leave him. A true teacher is necessary. Learning on his own, one cannot surpass a certain limit. There are also 4 conditions for learning ilm:

  1. stay silent
  2. listen carefully
  3. revise & memorize
  4. after attaining a certain level, teach others

Maulana continued bayaan on ’ilm in great detail and asserted that Mumineen must make determined efforts to seek it in their daily lives. Maulana then began the main bayaan, reciting the ayat "O Allah, our Lord, send down to us a maidat from the heaven to be for us a eid for the first of us and the last of us and a sign from You. And provide for us, and You are the best of providers." (Surat al-Ma’idat: 114). Maulana explained 5 fasl (chapters). Finally, Maulana did immense doa for Mumineen. Thalo bharela hoi. Maulana related with yesterday’s bayaan on baitullah, may we do Hajj with the mamsool of baitullah, Imam-uz-Zaman. Maulana ended on the heart rending zikr of Abbas Alamdar and Imam Husain. He did doa that by the wasila of Abbas, may Khuda Ta’ala quench our thirst for 'ilm. Maulana also stated that Syedna Qutbuddin had passed on the ‘alam of Dawat to him. He then beseeched doa‘Abbas ‘Alamdar na wasila si mara Maula Imam-uz-zaman par qurban thai jaaw”. Maulana also beseeched doa for Mumineen that by wasila of Abbas’ hands, may our hands be immersed in the khidmat of Dawat. Maulana ended on Syedna Qutbuddin’s kalaam: Husain was afflicted with 1000 wounds, will you not perform matam 1000 times over?

For the longer summary in English and Dawat ni Zaban, photos, video excerpt of fourth waaz click here.

5th Waaz
Maulana TUS began the bayaan by explaining that Imam Tayyeb’s kunyat is Abul-Qasim, just as Rasullulah’s SA kunyat is Abul-Qasim. Syedna Fakhruddin then explained that Syedna al-Moayyad al-Shirazi states that an Imam is present in every age who personifies rahmat (Allah’s mercy), and in satr, the Dai is among Mumineen as the personification of rahmat. Since the day was jumoa (Friday), Maulana prayed salawaat on our mawali. Maulana noted how the whole world agrees on the days of the week, and that there are 7 days in a week. It is rare for billions of people to agree on one thing, this is due to the very first Imam (Adam-e-Kulli) who established this. Each day is masl (symbol) on a natiq (Prophet) and Friday is a mathal on Rasulullah SA. Syedna Fakhruddin also prayed salaam on Anbiyaa’ Kiraam, Aimmat Tahereen, Aal-e-Mohammed Du’at Mutlaqeen and did doa that we may be fortunate to do their ziarat soon - he stated that through our salaam on Imam-uz-Zaman all our previous salaams are qabool (accepted). Maulana then began the main bayaan, relating the daur (age) of the previous 5 natiq-s to the daur of Rasulullah. Maulana recited and explained the ayat “There was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding. Never was the Qur'an a narration invented, but a confirmation of what was before it and a detailed explanation of all things and guidance and mercy for a people who believe” (Surat Yusuf: 111). The stories of past anbiya are not just to please the heart, they are true and hidayat (guidance) for those who believe. Syedna al-Moayyad al-Shirazi states that what occurred in past ages has occurred in Rasulullah’s age, not just stories but relevant today. With great detail, Syedna Fakhruddin explained the historical parallels between these Anbiya, Rasullulah SA and the current zamaan. In each bayaan Syedna also related zikr of Syedna Qutbuddin’s shaan. Maulana ended the waaz on Rasulullah’s shahaadat, and especially recounted the zikr of hanoot, which all Panjetan were given, except for Aqa Husain.

For the longer summary in English and Dawat ni Zaban, photos, video excerpt of fifth waaz click here.

6th Waaz

On 7th Muharram, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS delivered the 6th waaz of Ashara Mubaraka 1438H. Maulana began the bayaan with the zikr of Maulatuna Fatema SA and the Imams who are the sons of Fatema, quoting from Maulana Taher Saifuddin’s qasida how the Imams are a string of pearls and in that, Tayyeb Imam is the center pearl, the largest one.

Such was the shaan of Fatema that Rasulullah SA said “may I be fida on you, Fatema, Syedat-un-Nisaa’-il-Alameen – you are the sayyida of all women.” Fatema is born of noor and even things associated with her become noorani. Maulana narrated the incident when Amirul Mumineen SA left Fatema’s soof ni pichori (woolen shawl) with a Jewish person as collateral for a loan, which shone brightly with noor in the dark night and 80 folks brought Islam as a result. Maulana Taher Saifuddin RA said that even today, that pichori is present, it is the Fatemi Dawat. The Dawat shines with the same noor. Even though Shams-ul-Imamat (sun of Imamat) is in seclusion, the Qamr-e-Muneer (luminous moon) Dai takes the noor and delivers it to Mumineen. Syedna Taher Saifuddin added “those with two eyes can see and take hidayat (guidance) (je ni be aankh hoi te dekhe).

This chain of noor continues today, one Dai’s name was noor, Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin (37th Dai). The Quran Majeed states that people said for Yusuf Nabi AS, he is no human, rather a firishta (angel). Similarly, after Eisa Nabi AS was given the cross and buried, Eisa had told them he would return on the 3rd day on Mount Olive. When Eisa did tajalli, he asked his wasiyy Shamoon-as-Safa, what he saw. Shamoon-as-Safa responded “I give shahadat that you are the noor of Allah.” When Syedna Taher Saifuddin visited Africa and Mumineen saw him for the first time, they said we see in him a lot more than what we expected. When Maulana Burhanuddin visited Australia, a local said in English “he looks like an angel.” Maulana then related an incident with Syedna Qutbuddin in Baitul Muqaddas (Jerusalem). While walking out on a street outside Masjid-e-Aqsa in darkness, a man came and said to Syedna Qutbuddin that I have never seen a face as noorani as yours. He prayed the ayat “by the star they seek guidance” (wa bin-najmi hum yahtadun – Surat al-Nahl: 16). Maulana also narrated another similar incident in Mumbai.

Maulana recited abyaat from a qasida he had composed for Maulana Burhanuddin when in Misr in which he said that the noor of Tayyib Imam is in your wajeh - your wajeh is like the sun and the moon in brilliance.

Syedna Qutbuddin would succinctly say that from the whole world, millions of people, only one Imam-uz-Zaman has direct contact with the Heavens. Even for the blink of an eye, the world will not be void of this noor.

Maulana recited abyaat from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s qasidaAl Aqlo fil insaane a’lal-jawhari”, where it states that similar to eyes that need light to see, they are of no use in the darkness, so does the aql needs the noor of the sun of revelation - Rasulullah and A’immat. On occasion, people would say we have blind faith and Syedna Qutbuddin would be upset, that is not how it is, we pray namaaz with our eyes open, we respond to the call of Dawat with ma’refat, with rational understanding. Otherwise, we see the case in the world today, where the blind lead the blind.

Rasulullah has embodied this noor in both Quran, one who prays seems like the stars to the heavens. He also embodied the noor in Shariat, we should strive to follow it. For a Mumin, nuqtat-un-noor is granted at misaq that connects with Imam-uz-Zaman. Then with good deeds, this noor continues to increase, until we reach majma’-ul-anwar (the collection of all light).

Maulana then began the main bayaan, reciting and explaining ayat-un-noor “Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light.” (allahu noorus-samawaati wal ard - Surat al-Noor: 35). Since it was Fatema’s majlis, Maulana did bayaan of Fatema’s shehzadas, 21 Imams in 21 minutes as time was short. Then in a unique manner, Maulana split the ayat in 7 parts and connected each to an Imam from each satra (unit of seven), covering 3 satras of Aimmat, atimmaa’, kholafaa’ and ash-haad.

Maulana completed the bayaan on maw’izat (teachings), Mumin’s divine parents are father noor and mother rehmat. Similarly, Rasulullah and Ali, Imam and Hujjat, and in satr, Dai and Mazoon. Referencing Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s Risalat, Maulana gave guidance regarding the manner in which a wife should be with her husband, listing her duties and responsibilities. He then said that it is not the wife alone who has duties and responsibilities towards her husband, the husband also has duties and responsibilities towards his wife. He said that continuously blaming one another is a cause much distress. Instead each should treat the other as a life partner and help each other in the journey of life.

Maulana ended the bayaan remembering Syedna Qutbuddin, noorun ala noor, noor of both Taher Saifuddin Aqa and Burhanuddin Aqa was captured in him. Noorani chehro, we remember him deeply especially when doing ziyarat.

Maulana prayed poignant shahadat of Imam Husain, Maulatuna Fatema came to Karbala to sweep the plains where Husain would suffer shahadat. And Maulana prayed the shahadat of Aqa-Husain’s mother, Maulatuna Fatema, recalling the zulm she endured after the passing away of Rasulullah.

7th Waaz

On 8th Moharram, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS delivered the 7th waaz for Ashara1438H. Maulana addressed Mumineen as those who holdfast the walayat of Amirul Mumineen, the one for whom Rasulullah gave bisharat (glad tidings) of nasre azeez (great help) and fateh mubeen (clear victory). “Shi’ato Aliyyin Humul Faizoon”, it is through this walayat that Mumineen obtain victory and success.

Maulana related the riwayat (episode) of the A’rabi who asked Rasulullah what is habl-ul-lah (rope of Allah) that the Quran Majeed states one should hold fast to. Rasulullah indicated towards Amirul Mumineen who was at his side, and the A’rabi instantly embraced Amirul Mumineen and gave shahadat that “I have held fast to habl-ul-lah.” Maulana Taher Saifuddin has said in a wasila that it is our fortune that today, we holdfast the same hablul-lah, through holding fast to Imam-uz-Zaman, and his Dai.

Imam Jafar-us-Sadiq relates that when Ziyad bin al-Aswad came to visit his father Imam Mohammed al-Baqir, Imam inquired why Ziyad’s feet were torn. Ziyad replied “Maula, I came here on a small carriage, I slowly earned to pay for it, it could not bear my weight so I often walked.” Imam had tears in his eyes, Ziyad did further araz “Maula, I have many sins, I fear I will perish, then I recall your mohabbat, I came to ask for forgiveness.” Imam Mohammed al-Baqir said with force, “There is no deen but mohabbat. There is no deen but mohabbat. There is no deen but mohabbat.”

There is no leeway in walayat – other da’aim (pillars), there is, namaaz can be prayed sitting, wuzu can be done with dust, roza can be deferred if sick, zakaat is only to be paid if one has the capacity, Hajj is to be done if only one has the means and Jihad is not mandatory on the elderly. Surat al-Hamd is known as Surat al-walayat: if this surat is forgotten in namaaz, the namaaz must be repeated, unlike if any other Surat is forgotten. Even then, the namaaz is only valid if the other Surat is forgotten unintentionally and not if one intentionally skips it.

Je che te ta’at (obedience),” Quran states that obey Allah Ta’ala, His Rasul and ulil-amr, those who succeed Rasulullah. The obedience is linked. Through ta’at, other deeds are accepted. The Quran states that Jannat won’t be attained until a camel is threaded through a needle, and our Hudaaat explain that this ayat is in reference to ta’at and its difficulty.

Just saying one has mohabbat is not sufficient, one should act on it. Syedna Fakhruddin emphasized that one should repeatedly come in the hazrat of the Dai. Syedna Qutbuddin would say bring your children and make them recognize who the Dai is.

Maulana then began the main bayaan by reciting and explaining the ayat “Indeed, We have given you, a clear victory (inna fatahna laka fathan mubina). That Allah may forgive for you what preceded of your sin and what will follow and complete His favor upon you and guide you to a straight path. And Allah may aid you with a mighty victory.” (Surat al-Fath: 1-3). People of zahir say ayat was revealed after the peace treaty at Hudaibiya.

Syedna Qadi al-Noman and Syedna Taher Saifuddin explain that this refers to 3 kinds of wahy (revelation). Syedna Fakhruddin explained these three types of wahy in detail.

Then Syedna Fakhruddin explained that both Rasulullah and Amirul Mumineen were created with one noor. Rasulullah has said “Ali is the soul of my body.” Rasulullah has said, “Ali is from me and I from him.” Syedna Ali bin Mohammed al-Walid (5th Dai) states that upon Rasulullah’s wafaat, Amirul Mumineen said he was taught 1000 baab (doors) of ‘ilm by Rasulullah, each of which opened 1000 more. Amirul Mumineen obtained ‘ilm from Rasulullah so similarly, he also inherited Rasulullah’s ‘ilm. Amirul Mumineen’s maqam was such that only he could say “ask me what you wish, under Allah’s arsh (throne).” When Abdullah bin Abbas, who was extremely learned, was asked how he compared against Ali in “ilm, he responded, “Don’t compare me with Ali. But if you must know, there are 6 parts of ‘ilm and 5 only Ali exclusively knows. On the 6th, also Ali knows, if it was a sea, I would have a mere cup full.”

Maulana continued with the bayaan by stating 7 fasals (chapters) of fathe mubeen.

Maulana recited hamd ibarat from Syedna Qutbuddin’s alaamat. He prayed salawaat and salaam on Imam-uz-Zaman and recited abyaat from qasidaYa Ameeral Mumineena”. Amirul Mumineen ibn Amirul Mumineen, grant us fathe mubeen. Maulana then did immense doa for Mumineen.

Maulana also delivered a moving bayaan in Arabi addressed towards the Mumineen of Yemen, those who reside near the mazaars of Du’aat Mutlaqeen. Mumineen at Darus Sakina felt as if they were transported back in time to Yemen, witnessing Syedna Hatim or Syedna Idris performing bayaan. He prayed salaam on them, did zikr of the nass of Burhanuddin Aqa towards his Mazoon, Syedna Qutbuddin son of Syedna Taher Saifuddin and the recent passing away of Syedna Qutbuddin, Dawat-e-Hadiyah faces “mauj-an baad mauj” (storm after storm) but the safinatun najat (ark of salvation) persists. “Syedna Qutbuddin ascended to the jiwaar of Rabb-il-Alameen, after performing nass on mey.” Maulana prayed a heart wrenching shahadat, and remembered Abbas who was murdered at Furat, Ali Akbar, Ali Asghar who was murdered in the hands of his father and finally recited the shahaadat of Aqa Husain. Maulana did immense doa for the Mumineen in Yemen, to keep them in hifazat and amaan, protect them from the enemies. He did doa for hifazat of all Muslimeen and of people residing in all countries. He did doa that may the zuhoor of Imam, from the progeny of Husain, son of Mahdi, occur soon inshallah. He ended that may Allah protect you from the fitnat of muddai (false claimant), he who has usurped the minbar (pulpit) and mehrab

8th Waaz

On 9th Muharram, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS delivered the 8th waaz for Ashara1438H. Maulana addressed Mumineen as Haq ni Dawat na farzando (children of the true Dawat), Dawat which Quran Majeed states is for ‘Him’. Panjetan, who established Dawat, arbab-us-siqd (masters of truth), as Taher Saifuddin Aqa states in a qasida, shaan of their like hasn’t occurred and nor will occur. Others left Rasulullah’s sunnat (practices), they left Ahle Bayt and safinatun najaat (ark of salvation), thus perished. “It isn’t surprising that those that perished, how did they perish, it is surprising that those that gained salvation, how they gained salvation.” Rasulullah clearly stated at Ghadeer-e-Khum that “amongst you, I am leaving two things, Quran and my progeny those of you that retain both won’t go astray.”

Maulana began the main bayaan by reciting the ayat “Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction” (ud‘u ila sabile rabbika bil-hikmati wal maw‘izatil hasanah – Surat al-Nahl: 125). He continued to explain that the first Imam was Adam-ul-Kulli who established Dawat of tawheed in this world as it was established in the spiritual world. Maulana then did bayaan of the Daur of previous 5 natiq-s: Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Moosa, Eisa. The names of their wasiy and anbiya in each Daur, their ages and the ages of their Daur. Finally, Maulana came to Rasulullah, who spent 13 years in Makkah and 10 years in Madina and established Dawat.

Maulana explained that in one context, hikmat is a reference to ilm and mawaizat hasana to amal. Hikmat can be translated as wisdom, knowledge or philosophy. Quran states that Allah Ta’ala grants hikmat to whom He wishes. The actions of a hakeem are not void of hikmat. Amirul Mumineen established Islam with his sword and sheathed the same sword for its preservation, this was hikmat. Muslimscholars admit in their books that if Ali had not done so, Islam would not be preserved. Then Amirul Mumineen came to zahiri khilafat and after his shahaadat, Hasan Imam signed a peace treaty with Muawiyah with hikmat, since lots of Ashaab were martyred and the intent was to safeguard the remaining ashaab. Rasulullah stated in Ghadeer-e-Khum, “Hasan and Husain are true Imams, whether sitting or standing”, reference to whether they establish truce with the enemy or go to war. Hasan Imam returned to Madina from Kufa and advised the residents of Kufa “take care of your neighbor, welcome your guests and maintain mohabbat of Nabi’s progeny.” Hasan Imam established Dawat from Madina and Muawiya was envious (“ankh ma rai pisai gai”). Husain Imam drew his word and did jihad, we remember him in every majlis. After Husain, Imam Ali Zainul Abedein returned to Madina and established Dawat. Imam Ismail was hidden, Imam Jafar-us-Sadiq sent Mohammed ibn Ismail to Iran. Then Fargana, then Silmiya in Syria where 3 mastureen Imams stayed, Maulana Burhanuddin built a masjid there. Then Mehdi Imam did zuhoor at Siijlmasa, and then Imamate proceeds to Qahera (Cairo). Finally, Tayyeb Imam went into seclusion.

Maulana then went through all 53 previous Duats, taking their name for barakat and doing a brief zikr. Du’aat will remain established until qayamat or until the return of Imam who takes back the amaanat he gave for safe keeping. Maulana referred to himself, Mamlook-e-Aale Mohammed (servant of the progeny of Mohammed), Taher Fakhruddin, waris of 53 Duat, establishes Imam-uz-Zaman’s Dawat. Calls Mumineen towards the mohabbat of Imam-uz-Zaman. “Syedna Qutbuddin prepared me, my life is sacrifice on Imam-uz-Zaman, ‘Dawat is for Him’, Mumineen, adhere to the 7 da’aim, do khidmat of Dawat, remain immersed in bandagi and zikr of Awliyullah, do zikr and maatam of Aqa Husain.” Maulana counseled with various teachings about how we should live our daily lives.

Maulana prayed hamd ibarat from Syedna Qutbuddin’s Risalah Barakaatu-irthid-Du’aat (1435H) which had been published as Syedna had pledged. Syedna stated that those who wish for a nuskha of the Risalat may araz and that a talkhis (summary) in English would also be published inshaallah.

He noted how tomorrow, we will come with lagan, remembering Husain’s hunger and thirst, to buy Jannat. Maulana completed on the doa that Syedna Qutbuddin prescribed when short on time, it is the most succinct dua: “Rabbana aatina fid-dunya hasanatan, wa fil aakhirate hasanatan, waqina azaban-naar berahmateka ya arhamar rahemeen.”

Maulana ended on the shahaadats of Imam Husain and Imam Hasan.

9th Waaz

On Aashura - 10th Moharram, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS delivered the 9th and 10th waaz for Ashara 1438H. Maulana addressed Mumineen as those who holdfast mohabbat of Panjetan, Aimmat Tahereen, Du’aat Mutalqeen and the Dai of our age, mohabbat ma ikhlaas na karnar, due to which we gain shafa’at of these awliyullah. Once upon a time, Imam Mohammed al-Baqir said three times with josh (fervor), “By Allah, we will do your shafa’at.” For shafa’at, they sacrificed themselves, such was the shaan of the 5th one in Panjetan. In one riwayat, Rasulullah noticed a child playing in the street, took him in his arms and kissed him. Ashaab did araz “who this child was that was granted such honor”, Rasulullah replied “this young child, he placed his head near Husain’s feet, he has such mohabbat, he will go with Husain to Karbala. Because he holds mohabbat of Husain, I have mohabbat for him. I will do shafa’at for him on qayamat.” We maintain yaqeen (conviction) that due to Husain’s matam, we will be blessed with Rasululllah’s shafa’at.

Maulana began the main bayaan reciting and explaining the ayat: “Those who carry the Throne and those around it exalt with praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who have believed, ‘Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who have repented and followed Your way and protect them from the punishment of Hellfire. Our Lord, and admit them to gardens of perpetual residence which You have promised them and whoever was righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their offspring. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. And protect them from the evil consequences. And he whom You protect from evil consequences that Day - You will have given him mercy. And that is the great attainment.’ " (Surat Ghafir: 7-9).

On the night of Ashura, Aqa-Husain his Ahle Bayt and Ashaab (hamalat-ul-arsh and wa-man-hawlaho), to spend the night in bandagi, spend the night pleading for forgiveness for the sins of Shia. They applied kastoori (fragrance), walwalo and josh to be fida on their Maula. And Imam Husain, Syed-ul-Abraar and Sahib-ul-Arsh, remained immersed in bandagi in khaimah. He ordered Joon to sharpen his sword. Imam Husain recited abyaat commenting on the difficult zaman, that takes with it so many lives every morning and night. Imam Ali Zainul Abedin heard the words and understood the reference to shahaadat. Maulatuna Zainab could not bear and came running, “Husain, what are you saying, due to you, Panjetan are present.” Husain, thirsty for three days, wept and told Zainab to take care of Ali Zainul Abedin, perform his khidmat. She stood with ajab shaan, in Ubaidullah’s court, when Ali Zainul Abedin was in shackles and Ubaidaullah said “what, Allah did not kill Ali?” Imam responded with an ayat from Quran Majeed “Allad does not kill, rather gives wafaat to souls.” Ubaidullah was furious and ordered for Imam to be killed, Zainab came in between, protected Ali Zainul Abedin by saying “if you want to kill him, you must kill me first.”

Similar to Karbala shuhadaa’ are Duat Mutlaqeen, Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin (43rd Dai) once said in josh (fervor) “we, Du’aat, are no less than shuhadaa’ of Karbala, Uhud and Badr.” Similar to Husain’s arsh, Du’aat are established for Imam Tayyeb’s arsh of shari’at, they guide Mumineen to maintain shari’at. 53 Dais, we remember their favors that due to them, today we remember Husain. Khuda Ta’ala states in Quran that “perform doa and I will answer.” Perform doa with yaqeen, bayaan states that if not fulfilled here, it will be fulfilled in akherat (hereafter) at which point Mumin will hope if only all my doas were fulfilled in akherat.

We take Aqa-Husain’s wasila in these days and do doa in sajda, bando is closest to Allah Ta’ala in sajda. There is no strength other than doa, it can even repel death, as Quran states “Khuda has the kitab and He can remove what He wishes, retain what He wishes.” Syedna Qutbuddin had shaan in doa, he would do so tirelessly for Mumineen, Maulana Taher Saifuddin placed his seal when he said during Lailatul Qadr: “Khuzaima ni doa mustajab che.”

When Qabeel killed Habeel, Adam Nabi cried for 40 days. Imam Ali Zainul Abedin did not cry for 40 days, or for 40 months, he cried for 40 years. Water or food was not offered but tears would flow. People would araz, Maula we fear for your life, Imam would respond “I cannot help it. I remember my father Husain’s hunger and thirst, gala ma ducha avi jai (lump forms in the throat).” When Imam Ali Zainul Abedin arrived at Madina, the crowd gathered, a chair was placed and Imam had a red rumaal (handkerchief) in his hand. He cried profusely; people would offer taziyat (condolences). He asked them to remain silent and then addressed them as ‘ay Madina na logo’ (people of Madina). “How do I tell you, my Maula, your Maula and the Maula of the world, Husain was kept hungry and thirsty and was killed in Karbala. On the 7th date, they cut off water. On the night of Ashura, Husain spent the night in bandagi. On the day of Aashura, Ashaab and Ahle Bayt were fida. Husain wed my sister Sakina with Abdullah. Abbas went to Furat with a mashki (waterskin) to obtain water but was killed after both his hands were cut. Ali Akbar was killed with a spear and sacrificed himself. My young brother Ali Asghar was murdered in the arms of Aqa Husain. What is the surprise that you cry? The 7 heavens cried, the Earth cried, fish in the sea cried, leaves on the trees cried, malaikat did matam.”

The people addressed the Imam, “son of Rasulullah, maintain sabr.” Sasa bin Suhan did seven tawaf (circumambulation) of the Imam, then the Imam rode on a horse into the city and performed ziyarat of Rasulullah. Maulana ended the waaz on the shahadat of Imam Husain

10th Waaz

Maulana then resumed the bayaan and performed the 10th waaz, arriving for maqtal and shahaadat bayaan. Maulana explained that it is this hour of Asr when Husain was killed that the Quran Majeed swears by in Surat al-Asr.

Maulana narrated Aqa Husain’s journey from Madina to Makkah and onwards to Karbala. Muslim bin Aqeel was sent to Kufa, there, him and Hani bin Urwah, Hujjat’s of Husain, were killed. Qais bin Mushhir was also sent and he was told to pray lanat on Husain – when on the minbar (pulpit) Qais prayed salawaat on Husain and lanat on the one who asked him to pray lanat. Qais was killed. As the news of these killings reached Husain’s caravan, it became apparent as to what would happen. Most people who were with the caravan in the hopes that Husain would establish a caliphate (temporal rule) and they would reap the rewards left. Only 72 remained, 72 who would be remembered till qayamat.

Maulana then prayed the heart rending shahaadats of Ashaab and Ahle Bayt. Bani Aqeel, then Aun, Mohammed, Qasim. Abbas, who lost his 2 hands in the khidmat of Husain. Ali Akbar, who was the flag bearer after Abbas, but the sole person under the flag. With Ali Akbar’s wasila, at the moment of Ashura shahaadat when emotions are at their apex during the 10 days, Maulana did the poignant dua: “Mumineen, with the wasila of the young Ali Akbar, I am addressing the youngsters (“naujawan”) of Dawat. Perform khidmat of Dawat and Dai. Be fearless of dushmano.”

Maulana culminated Ashara 1438H on the shahaadat of our Aqa, Imam Husain. Maulana performed sajda on takht and indicated the place where Shimr applied his buthu khanjar. Mumineen cried profusely with their Aqa and Maula, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin, and did purjosh matam until Magrib.

After namaaz, Maulana prayed “Ya Mohsino Qad Ja’akal Musi” and broke the laagan. Mumineen obtained sharaf of qadambosi, where all were in shukur of their Dai, who performed his first Ashara as Dai with such shaan, one which only the true inheritor of the 53 Duat Mutlaqeen could do so.

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