The Birth of Imam Tayyib - Syedi Mukasir Saheb Bayan 1440H
Mukasir-o-Dawatil-Haqqil-Mubeen Syedi wa Maulaya Husain Bhaisaheb Burhanuddin AAB presided over Milad Khushi Majlis of Imam-uz-Zaman SA in 1440H and explained to Mumineen in beautiful detail the significance of this day and the Imam's fundamental part of our identity. Click here to view the bayan.
Syedna TUS Milad 1440H - Bayan Highlights
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered Bayan Mubarak on the Milad night on 26th Rabiul Aakhar 1440H (2nd January 2019) at Darus Sakina, Mumbai. Click here to view the bayan.
Syeda Burhanuddin Milad 1435H - Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin's Speech
Shz Dr. Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin delivered a forceful and enlightening speech on Syedna Mohammed Burhannudin’s Milad. Drawing from Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin’s words of naseehat and wisdom, he said that today is a day for mumieen to do shukur of countless ihsanaat and bounties of Syedna Burhanuddin, and ended the speech with Imam Husain's AS shahadat. Click here to view the speech.
Sijjil-ul-Bisharat - The announcement of Imam Tayyib's AS Birth
On 4th of Rabiul Aakhar 524H, the 21st Imam, Imam Tayyib Abul Qasim SA was born. The 20th Imam, Imam Aamir sent the good tidings (bishaarat/bushra) of the birth of his noble son to his Hujjat Maultuna Hurratul Malika in Yemen in an iconic Sijill (epistle/letter) which is famously known as the Sijill-ul-Bisharat (the Epistle of Good Tidings). Click here to read more and a translation of the sijill.
Biography of 54th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS
Al-Dail al-Ajall al-Fatemi Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS succeeded our most beloved and forever remembered Muqaddas Maula Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA as the 54th Dai al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Click here to read further of the sincere khidmat of Syedna Fakhruddin in the eras of Syedna Burhanuddin RA and Syedna Qutbuddin RA
The Month of Milads
The month of Rabiul Aakhar is indeed the month of Milads: the Milad of Imam-uz-Zaman on the 4th and the Milad of three Dais, the 52nd, 53rd and 54th Dai-z-zaman TUS (20th, 29th and 26th Rabiul Aakhar respectively). Click here to read about the auspiciousness of this month and the significant miqaats it contains by Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin.
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.
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.