Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'an Majeed, "and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you..." On the mubarak occassion of Eid-ul-Fitr we are pleased to present and audio recording Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS doing takbeera in the morning of Eid.
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered bayaan mubarak on pehli raat of Shehrullah al Mu'azzam 1440H, in which he did zikr of Rasullulah's SA khutba about the significance of Shehrullah and encouraged Mumineen to observe this holy month in the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala in bandagi and ibadat.
"What needs to be done, must be done" - Syedna TUS advises with regards to roza and namaaz in Shehrullah Sabaq Video
Upon request of Mumineen, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS graciously delivered the second general sabaq on the 15th of Shehrullah. In this sabaq, Syedna TUS continued the explanation of Imam Zainul Abideen's SA Fajr Doa. In this sabaq, Syedna also did zikr about preparing for Lailatul Qadr and taking barakaat in the most auspicious night in the year.
Eid-ul-Fitar Celebrations in the time of the Fatemi Imams in Cairo
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. To read further click here.
The 'Shamal' if Eid & the Unity of Mumineen
In this Sijill article, Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin explains how Ramadaan al-Mo'azzam ends with the Day of Eid-ul-Fitar, a day in which we celebrate the conclusion of the thirty days of fasting. He quotes the doa of Imam Ali Zainul Aabedin, and Syedna Qutbuddin's RA wasila on this mubarak day. To read more click here.
Sadness and Rejoice: Farewell to Sherullah & the Dawn of Eid
It seems like just yesterday that we looked upon the month of Shehrullah like a small child looks up on a tall, steep, mountain to climb. It was a month in which we were reminded of our fundamentals beliefs and values. We, mumineen, are fortunate that we have someone to help us and guide us, someone who shows us the path to reach the top of the mountain. To read more click here.
Like prayer, fasting, and hajj, zakaat is one of the seven da’aim, or foundational pillars, of the Shari’at of Islam. Zakaat khuda no haqq chhe. For every Mumin, it is compulsory to offer zakaat once every year. Du’aat Kiraam have encouraged Mumineen to araz zakaat during the holy month of Ramadan, in order to gain abundant sawaab. For details on how to araz zakat, please click here.
Request audience with Syedna Fakhruddin TUS
Recognising the unique challenges of the time where Mumineen cannot always travel to be with Syedna Fakhruddin TUS personally, bethak via videoconferencing will be arranged on a weekly basis for Mumineen who wish to have an audience with Syedna TUS. For further details, click here.
Niyaz and Roza Qutbiyyah Contribution
Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA was a beacon of light. It is befitting that Syedna Qutbuddin’s roza, as Syedna Fakhruddin TUS said, “shines for the people of the sky as the stars shine for those on earth.” To contribute, please click here. Mumineen participate in the khidmat of niyaaz and also contribute regularly to join in the sawaab of Mazaar-e-Qutbi Niyaaz. If you would like to participate, click here.
The last ten days of Shehrullah are known as the ten days of‘itqun-minan-naar (freedom from hellfire)based on the khutba of Rasulullah SA in the last days of Shabaan. In these ten days, as in Shehrullah as a whole, Mumineen are encouraged to do the following:
1 – ROZA: Continue Shehrullah Roza.
2 –NAMAAZ: Pray all five farizat namaz on time with their respective sunnat and naafilat. As Rasulullah SA has said, in Shehrullah the sawaab for praying one farizat is the equivalent of praying 70 farizat in other months and praying sunnat in Shehrullah is equivalent in sawaab to praying farizat in other months.
Fajr: Sunnat 1 salaam before faraz
Zohr: Sunnat 3 salaams before faraz and Nafilat 2 salaams after faraz
Asar: Sunnat 2 salaam before faraz
Maghrib: Sunnat 3 salaams after faraz and 1 salaam for ‘daf’il aafaat’
Isha: Sunnat 2 salaam before faraz and Nafilat 2 salaams after faraz
6 –QURAN: Pray at least one sipara of Quran Majeed a day so that you can complete one full Quran in the month. Some dedicated banda-s of Allah complete one full Quran recitation every single day in Ramadan. For those who are not fluent, there are many websites which have full audio of Quran-e-Majeed so you can recite alongside the recitation. For those who cannot read the Arabic script at all, there are transliterated Quran (the Arabic Quran written in English script), which you can use until you are able to master the Arabic script.
Mumineen are also encouraged to read these Sijill articles that discuss the importance and significance of Shehruallah from a historical and contemporary perspective
Sijill Article 22 - Bihori- Alone in the Darkness of the Night "As we approach the Layali Faazela in Shehrullah (17mi, 19mi and 21mi raat), and then Lailatul Qadar, we must occupy ourselves with the ‘ibaadat of Allah Ta'ala in these auspicious nights..." by Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin.
Sijill Article 73 - Maulana Ali’s Wasiyyat –Advice and Wise Counsel – Before His Shahaadat "During his last Shehrullah Amirul Mumineen SA lived in Kufa, Iraq. On the morning of the 19th of Shehrullah, Ibn Muljim -- one of the Kharijites who escaped from the battle with the Khawaarij (those who abandoned and denounced Amirul Mumineen after the battle of Siffeen) -- struck a deadly blow with his sword to Maulana Ali while he was praying Tahiyyatul Masjid in Jame’ Kufa..." by Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin