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.
Your like did not exist in ages past, and in the eons to come, will not be born – Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS in praise of Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA
Maulana Fakruddin addressed Mumineen as Mohammed Rasulullah ni khaas ummat and Amirul Mumineen’s Shia kholosa (sincere Shia). We maintain the aqeeda (belief) that Rasulullah and Maulana Ali are humpalla, humshaan (the same in every shaan). There is no difference in them. They are meem and ain, ma’a (together). Maulana quoted a few abyaats from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s qasida.
Two Rasuls (Mohammed and Ali) have come,
like the sun and the moon, they brought ibdai (divine) faiz
Rasulullah said (for Fatema AS) fatema minni bada’a (Fatema is a part of me).
Maulana prayed the Quranic ayat “I do not ask of you any repayment for it (guiding you) only love for my kin” (42:23) Imam Sadiq explained that a group from the ansaar came to Rasulullah and said we were misguided and you guided us so take what you want from our wealth. This verse came to Rasulullah at that time. Then the people asked “who is the qurbat whose walayat is made mandatory?” Rasulullah answered Ali wa Fatema wa banuha (Ali, Fatema and the sons of Fatema). Maulana emphasized that walayat is compulsory (ehma koi option nathi). Syedna Qazi Nu’man says alwalayat’o hiya ta’at (walayat is ta’at, obedience).
Maulana Ali says that walayat of Rasulullah is for Allah and the walayat of aale Mohammed is for Rasulullah. Maintain walayat and do good for our Shia (ehsaan). Maulana advised us to always do good and not maintain grudges against anyone, especially family members. Forgive them, as we have to stay together in jannat.
Maulana further explained that we are the ummat of Rasulullah who is rehmat ul-lilalameen (mercy for the entire world) and similarly Maulana Ali is also rehmat ul-lilalameen. Syedna Mu’ayyed elaborates in one of his majalis that Rasulullah is mercy personified and every Imam is rehmat na waris (inheritors of mercy). In every age, there is a saheb who is mercy personified - that is Allah Ta’ala’s adl (justice).
Maulana said we are the ones who keep this walayat by doing walayat of Duat. Walayat of Duat is for Imam and Duat are the ones who show us true marifat (recognition) of Imam. Dai does rehmat (mercy). Dawat is for doing rehmat.
Today, Maulana did bayaan of Rasulullah and explained 3 facets of the Quranic aayat “O Prophet, indeed, We have sent you as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner. And one who invites to Allah, by His permission, and an illuminating lamp.” (33:45-46). From Syedna Qazi Nu’man, from Syedna Taher Saifuddin and from Maulana TUS.
In above aayat Allah Ta’ala describes Rasulullah with 5 characersitics (sifat).
Rasulullah gave shahadat (witness) for Allah by praying kalemat-u-shahadat and he takes shahadat from his ummat on Ghadeer-e-Khum when he appointed Ameerul Mumineen.
Rasulullah gave bisharat (glad tidings) that if you keep my walayat, then you will be kings on this earth and your sins will be forgiven.
Rasulullah warned (inzaar) the people against idol worship
Rasulullah does jihad with the enemies with Allah’s command to establish Dawat.
Rasulullah was a siraje muneer (shining lamp). Jabir did zikr that Rasulullah had so much noor that his eyes would not stay on him (aankh na there), just like a naked eye cant see the shining sun directly. Rasulullah is noorullah and every Imam is noorullah.
Then Maulana did zikr in great detailof Rasulullah’s wiladat. Maulana explained Rasulullah’s Me’raj and said that no Nabi before Rasulullah had such sharaf (honor). Rasulullah does me’raj in roohaniyat (spirt), embarking on a buraq (carriage) of ilm. When someone asked Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA that why in the Quranic ayat “And was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer.” (53:9) is there an ‘or’ and not one clear statement. Syedna answered “Rasulullahitna nazdeek thaya ke khuda ye aankho ma wasawi lidha.”
Maulana emphasized ke wajib to ghanu che (we must do a lot) and quoted Ameerul Mumineen’s kalam “the journey is very long and provisions are very little.” Maulana explained that our mawali are the ones who make provisions for their Shia. Rasulullah used to pray so much that his feet would get swollen and the feet complained to Khuda Ta’ala. Imam Ali Zainulabideen used to pray 1000 raka’ats everyday.
Maulana TUS emphasized to pray namaaz on it’s proper time as well as sunnat and nafilat as much as possible. Our deeds are accepted if we have prayed namaaz on it’s time. Then Moulana TUS explained the tawil of each namaaz.
Zuhr - on Rasulullah
Asr - on Ameerul Mumineen
Maghrib - on Maulatena Fatema. The first two raka’ats points towards the chain of Imamate in Fatema’s progeny and the third raka’at points towards Dai-satr. That’s why maghrib cannot be prayed qasr.
Isha - on Imam Hassan
Fajr - on Imam Husain
Maulana emphasized that there is a lot of sawaab in praying fajr in the masjid, more sawaab than if one has stayed up in prayer all night. Tawil of namaaz is to do Dawat. Maulana TUS emphasized to wear suitable clothes pray namaaz as we are standing in front of Allah. Not to hasten while praying rather dil par asar hoi. Not to pray for showing others, otherwise namaaz does bad’doa for that person. Pray with a high intention that one wants to pray, not with the intention that one has to pray. Also children should be raised such that it becomes in their habit to pray namaaz.
Maulana did zikr of mawazeen of Yemen and India and said that Syedna Ali b. Mohammed the 5th Dai, who authored Taj ul Aqaid, wrote that a Mazoon will always speak the truth whether, it is for him or against him. Then Maulana, remembering Syedna Qutbuddin, said that he would perform immense doa and whenever he would recieve a letter from the Dai, he would stand up and call his family members and put that letter on his forehead and do hamd (gratitude), and perform sajda of shukr.
Maulana prayed hamd, salawaat and bestowed doa on Mumineen. May Allah keep Mumineen safe from the enemies of Dawat. May you spend your life in ibadat. May you always help another Mumin. May Allah grant us with the honor of Rasulullah’s ziyarat at Medina, along with Maulatena Fatema’s ziyarat and ziyarat of Imams. May we have the honor to do ziyarat in Raudat Tahera and perform sajdo there. Maulana prayed shahadat of Husain Imam along with Rasulullah’s shahadat with great fervor such that all eyes were wet with tears.