A thousand years ago, every Thursday, Syedna al-Mu’ayyad al-Shirazi RA answered the questions of his time in the Majalis al Hikma (Wisdom Seminars). Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS will answer the questions of today, in today’s language in a weekly video series entitled 'Majalis al-Hikma', to be published on the Fatemi Dawat YouTube channel in English, Dawat ni Zaban, and Arabic, and will be available as an audio podcast.
“My Soul is Sacrifice for Imam-uz-zaman” - Syedna Qutbuddin RA Bayan Excerpt
Syedna RA declared: The successor of the 51st Dai and 52nd Dai is amongst you, and on this day of Aashura, keeping Allah Ta’ala as my witness, keeping Imam Husain AS as my witness, and keeping Imam-uz-zaman AS as my witness, with the Qur’an Majeed in my hand – the Qur’an from which my bawajisaheb has prayed, that is with me, keeping that Qur’an in hand I declare to you that the 53rd Dai – the servant of Imam-uz-zaman – is Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Click here to watch the excerpt.
The Tongue of Truth: Syedna Qutbuddin RA
The Truth is expounded upon in Syedna’s Qutbuddin's RA Qasida in two parts: the knowledge of Divine Truths (Haqiqat nu ‘ilm) and Syedna’s assertion of his position, the Dai of Imam-uz-Zaman. Click here to read further.
The Risalah Ramadaniyya Tradition: A Brief Introduction
In the midst of the hurricane of events that we are going through, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS began composing his first Risalah Ramadaniyyah. The Risalah is titled ‘Barakaatu ‘irthi-du’aat’, (بركاتُ إرثِ الدُّعاة)– the Barakaat of the Heritage of the Du’aat. The numerical value of the title is 1435H (just as Bismillah is 786 and Ali is 110). Syedna explained that the word irth means wiraasat or heritage. In the Arabic lexicon, irth is defined more particularly as the inheritance of knowledge, while wiraasat is defined as physical inheritance. Click here to read further.
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.
Bihamdillah Imamat namaz and majalis are conducted all over the world by the raza mubarak of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS. To find out more about majalis and events near you, and to connect with your local mas'ul and other mumineen 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.
Salaam to you Mawla Qutbuddin! Salaam to you, our refuge from perdition – Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS in praise of Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA
On 8th Moharram, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS delivered the 7thwaaz for Ashara 1438H. Maulana addressed Mumineen as those who hold walayat of Amirul Mumineen, the one for whom Rasulullah gave bisharat (glad tidings) of nasre azeez (great help) and fateh mubeen (clear victory). “Shiato Aliyyin Humul Faizoon”, it is through this walayat that Mumineen obtain victory and success.
Maulana related the riwayat (episode) of the A’rabi (villager) 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 this side, a’rabi instantly embraced Amirul Mumineen and gave shahaadat that “I have held fast to habl-ul-lah.” Maulana Taher Saifuddin has said in a wasilo that it is our fortune that today, we hold fast to the same habl-ul-lah, through holding fast to Imam-uz-Zaman, and through their Duat Mutlaqeen. Imam Jafar-us-Sadiq relates that when Ziyad 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 to be done if means allow & Jihad is not mandatory on the elderly. Surat al-Hamd is known as Surat al-walayat, if that is forgotten in namaaz, the namaaz must be repeated, unlike if any other Surat is forgotten. Even then, only permissible if forgotten, not if one intentionally skips it. Similarly, one cannot believe in some maratib and not others, believe in Dai but not in Mazoon. Je che te ta’at (obedience), Quran states that obey Khuda, Rasool and ulil-amr, those who succeed Rasulullah, and the obedience is linked. Through ta’at, other deeds are accepted. Quran states that jannat won’t be attained until a camel is threaded through a needle, reference is to ta’at and its difficulty.
Just saying one has mohabbat is not sufficient, one should act on it. Repeatedly come to the Dai, Syedna Qutbuddin would say bring your children and make them recognize who the Dai is. Maulana continued with an episode when Maulana Burhanuddin once visited a farm in Madhya Pradesh for tafreeh (sightseeing), people were diving in deep well :-) .
Maulana then began the main bayaan by reciting and explaining the ayat “Indeed, We have given you, a clear conquest. 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.
Both Rasulullah and Amirul Mumineen were created with one noor. Rasulullah has said in my body, Ali hold’s the maqam of soul. Rasulullah has said Ali is from me and I from him. Syedna Ali bin Mohammed al-Walid (5th Dai) states in an a’la kitaab 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 knows on what will transpire until qayamat. 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 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 bayts from qasida “Ya Ameeral Mumineena”. Ameerul Mumineen ibn Ameerul 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 Duat 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 me, one like him in every way.” Maulana prayed a heart wrenching shahadat, and remembered Abbas who was murdered at Furat, of Ali Akbar, of 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, 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.
(Maulana also gave izan to all Mumineen for Niyaz Jaman)
Maulana ended the waaz on Amirul Mumineen’s shahadat, who spent 25 years of his life after Rasulullah’s wafaat to protect Islam and Imaan. He narrated the last Shehrullah where Amirul Mumineen spent in ibaadat, the sahil who came to Imam Husain & cried profusely after witnessing Amirul Mumineen in the mehrab, and culminated on Ibn Muljim who struck Amirul Mumineen while in sajda.