Milad Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA
20 March 2023
27mi Raat Zilqadatil Haraam | Wednesday 14 June
Mumineen should do the following amal on this auspicious occasion:
Mumbai Program: Mazoon-e-Dawat Syedi wa Maulaya Abdeali Bhaisaheb Saifuddin AAB will preside over Milad Majlis after Maghrib Isha Namaaz in Mazaar-e-Qutbi Complex, insha’Allah. Mumineen Muminaat are thereafter invited for Khushi Jaman.
- Pray the qasida mubaraka “Ya ayyuhat-Tayyibu wat-Taheru” composed by Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA in the shaan of Imam-uz-zaman.
- Pray the qasida mubaraka “Nooru muhayyaka ya sayfal huda laami’u” composed by Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA in shaan of Syedna Taher Saifuddin on his Milad in 1352H.
- Pray the Dawat ni Zaban salaam “Ay saifedin sarwar hazaaro salaam” composed by Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA
- Mumineen should also do tasbeeh of the name of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA.
- Pray the Dawat ni Zaban madeh "Masarrat Ma Deen Nu Jhoome Misar" by Yaqutato Da'watil Haqq Shehzadi Dr. Bazat Tahera Baisaheba
Woh Jab Yaad Aaye Bahut Yaad Aaye - "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 existence. This booklet then is the first step in that direction. Created with awe. Produced with respect. But more importantly, with love, love, love, love and love."
Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA authored over 40 Risalats, composed over 10,000 verses of Arabic poetry, delivered 1000’s of waaz sermons, taught 1000’s of sabaqs, and gave 1000’s of personal and private audiences to Mumineen. He travelled far distances to Mumineen’s hometowns, sometimes even on bullock-cart. He consolidated the organization of Da’wat and raised the stature of the community amongst the Muslim Ummah and world leaders (he was unanimously elected chancellor of Aligarh Muslim university for three terms and remained chancellor until his wafaat). Read, The Sun among the Du‘āt –Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s Milad, by Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb.
When Syedna Taher Saifuddin was conferred the Chancellorship of Aligarh Muslim University, the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Zakir Husain introduced him to the audience at the start of the day’s program. Dr. Zakir Husain said in his speech that, “until now, all those who had held the Chancellorship had their own seal or coin (sikka).” [He was referring to all the Nawabs and local rulers who had coins stamped in their name in their emirate or kingdom]. Dr. Zakir Husain went on to say that, “Syedna TaherSaifuddin has no such seal” (inka koi sikka nahi hein). As the hall was rendered silent, Dr. Zakir Husain concluded, “his seal is on the hearts of all Muslims” (inka sikka musalmaano ke dil pein hein). Soon after, Dr. Zakir Husain became the Vice-President and then President of India. Read, Syedna Taher Saifuddin – “Betterment of Humanity” by Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb.
Syedna Taher Saifuddin's era was defined by a transformation from an earlier prevalance of doubt and tumult to full certainty in belief and devotion, by a renaissance of the knowledge of Aal-e-Muhammad and by acknowledgment of the Dawoodi Bohra Community worldwide as an educated, peaceful and enterprising community. We are pleased to present this updated photo narrative of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA that highlights some of these extraordinary facets of his life.