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.
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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.
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.