Syedna Qutbuddin bestows the greatest blessing of Ilm-e-Aale-Mohammad to mumineen and delivers waaz mubarak that inspires each and every soul to achieve greater heights in aqeedah (conviction) and akhlaaq (character). It is impossible to capture the essence of Moulana TUS waaz mubarak on paper, but here we would like to briefly narrate the contents of each waaz. We will offer a more detailed summary of each waaz and videos in upcoming Sijill issues insha’aallah.
In the first waaz mubarak, Syedna TUS began with explaining that the new year (1436H) is a day of happiness, but it is immediately followed by Ashara mubaraka’s days of mourning and remembrance of Imam Husain. Syedna then narrated hamd ni ibarat from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s Risalat sharifah, Masarraat ul fath il mubeen, (celebrations of “Fath e Mubeen”, great victory). This waaz marked the beginning of Syedna’s series of four waazs in zikar of Fath-e-Mubeen, explaining in elaborate, breathtaking detail its historical anecdotes. The first zikar of Fath-e-Mubeen was of Rasullulah’s Fath-e Makkah. Syedna narrated Rasulullah’s SAW early history until hijjatul wadaa.
In the second waaz, Syedna TUS narrated the Battle of Khandaq in great detail and discussed the concept of “mubarazat” (dual in battle) in this historical context (i.e. between Amirul Mumineen and Amr bin Abde Wadd) as well as in today’s context. Syedna also explained the fitnat of Majdu during Syedna Hibatullah al Mu’yyad’s zaman. During this time, Syedna Mu’ayyad had instructed mumineen to do, every day, 2000 times tasbeeh of “Yaa Ali”; in today’s time of dark fitnat, Syedna Qutbuddin instructs mumineen to do the same: every day, 2000 times tasbeeh of “Yaa Ali”.
In the third waaz, Syedna addressed mumineen as the millat of Ibrahim Nabi, 3rd Natiq and mustaqarr Imam. Syedna related that Mohammed Rasulullah is in the same nasal as Ibrahim AS. Mohammed Rasullullah is the one who gives both good tidings and warnings. Syedna also narrated in great detail Mansoor Imam’s fateh against Dajjal. Dajjal was a ruthless rebel who terrorized the people living in the realms of the Fatimid Imams, falsely taking the name of Islam; his army had overtaken most of the Fatimid empire when Mansoor Imam finally defeated him— as Mahdi Imam (his grandfather) had predicted he would even before he was born.
In the fourth waaz, Syedna explained that the Imam has been in concealment (satar) for over 900 years, and he is represented by his Dai during this satar. When Tayyib Imam went into satar, his cousin Abdul Majid was given temporal responsibility of the Fatimid Empire. Shortly after Tayyeb Imam’s concealment, Abdul Majid wrote a letter to Maulatuna Hurratul Malika in which he claimed that he himself was the Imam. Maulatuna Hurratul Malika sharply rebuked him for this claim, and told him that she knew very well the true Imam. Rasulullah SAW promised that for each age there would be a guide, and today the Dai is this guide, who shows mumineen how to recognize and do ma’rifat of the Imam. Syedna also narrated zikars about Musa Nabi AS and Isa Nabi AS from the Kitab Ikhwanus Safa. Syedna elaborated on a specific tale in which Isa Nabi is traveling with a man who lies, and ultimately falls prey to his own greed for bricks of gold; the man is unable to see the shaan of Isa Nabi although he himself has personally experienced his karaamaat and miracles.
In the fifth waaz, the waaz of Rasullulah, Syedna asserts that the miracles of Rasullullah are not only allegorical, they occurred in reality. Rasulullah is the sahib of mo’jiza, and Syedna Burhanuddin RA was very fond of the zikar of inshiqaq ul qamar, when the moon split and half and came to Rasulullah. Then Syedna narrated the fourth fateh zikar of Moiz Imam’s fateh Misr. Moiz Imam had a dream in which there were many swords lying in front of him and one sahib is behind Moiz Imam, one is to his right, another to his left. On his right is Moulana Ali, with zulfiqar, on his left is Moulana Hamza who strikes down three enemies with one blow. Another man stands in the distance, the munafiq Abu Musa al Ashari to whom Moiz Imam refuses a sword. The sahib behind him laughs out aloud--Moiz Imam turns to this sahib and asks, who are you? He says, I am your grandfather, Rasulullah. Syedna then explained the fifth fateh - Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s fateh in court. Syedna then explained the sixth fateh - Syedna Daud bin Qutub Shah’s fateh against the pretender Sulayman, and the Mughal emperor Akbar’s reverence for and khidmat of Syedna Daud. Syedna Daud had to stay in full hiding for three years in a cave in Ahmedabad and then went to Akhbar Badshah who, convinced that Syedna Daud was the sahib of truth, officially declared that he was the true haqq na Dai. Syedna then explained the seventh fateh - Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin does iltija to Imam uz zaman for nasr-e azeez and fath-e mubeen, and he does iltija to the Imam for zuhoor. Inshaallah o taala. Syedna concluded the waaz with the shahadat of Rasulullah.
In the sixth waaz, the waaz of Maulatuna Fatema, Syedna explained the shaan of Maulatuna Fatema, for whom Rasullulah said “Fatema minni min bad’ah” (Fatema is part of me), and “Fatema ummo abiha”, (Fatema is the mother of her father). Rasullallah said that Fatema was born from a jannat apple. Syedna elaborated on the haqiqat meanings of these praises and many others. Syedna also narrated in beautiful detail the shaadi of Moulatuna Fatema AS and Moulana Ali, both in the heaven and on earth. Syedna emphasized the importance of a strong, supportive, respectful relationship between husband and wife. There are five letters in the Arabic name “Fatema”—Syedna did bayaan of two shaan of Fatema (1-Rasulullah ni shahzadi, and 2-Maulana Ali ni dulhan), and promised to do bayaan of the remaining three shaan in the next waaz. There are seven letters in the Arabic name “Al-Zahra”—seven after seven Imams in Fatema’s progeny till the Day of Qiyamat. Syedna concluded the waaz with the shahadat of Moulatuna Fatema.
In the seventh waaz, the waaz of Amirul Mumineen, Syedna explained the shaan of Amiral Mumineen. There are 3 letters in the Arabic name Ali—Syedna did bayaan of 3 shaan of Maulana Ali: (1) Nabi and Wasi bring together the dawr of all previous anbiya and awsiya—12 khajoori na mo’jiza, (2) Uhud ni larai, Rasulullah said “Ali is a part of me, and I am a part of him”, (3) Ali sends Jabir in a stream of noor from Kufa to perform Rasulullah’s ziyarat in Medina. Syedna also completed the 5 shaan of Fatema: (3) mother of Hasan Husain, (4) Tasbeeh-e Fatema, Rasulullah’s gift to her, to be prayed after every farizat namaaz, and (5) Salmaan ul Farisi zikar, who came for pursa to Maulatuna Fatema, and to whom she recounted the visit of four hoor ul een from Jannat, who are consorts of the four shaandaar sahabi: Salmaan, Abi Dharr, Miqdad, and Ammar. Syedna did pur dard bayaan of shahadat of “Maulana Ali’s two shehzada: one, Abbas, was killed by the dushman cutting off his two hands, and the other, Shabbeer, was killed by the dushman cutting of his head. Syedna ended the waaz with pur josh shahadat bayaan of Maulatuna Fatema and Maulana Ali.
In Ashara mubaraka, Mumineen mukhliseen have been gathering every day for Syedna’s waaz mubarak, Husain Imam matam majlis, and niyaaz-e Husain in Darus Sakina—with Husain Imam’s zikar, and in Syedna’s saya, a true Baagh-e Iram.
We will post summaries of the remaining two days—Tasu’a and Ashura—in the next Sijill inshaallah.