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.
Is there any hardship which is not dispelled when “Ya Ali, Ya Ali” is recited?! – Syedi Abdeali Imaduddin QA
Maulana Fakhruddin addressed Mumineen as the ones who do sincere walayat of Fatema AS. The ones who do tasbeeh of Panjetan day and night. The shaan of Panjetan is very high such that Adam took their wasilo and due to that Khuda Ta’ala forgave him. Imam’s are known as Aimmat Fatimiyin. Duringthe Imam’s seclusion, Duaat are also known as Duat Fatimiyin. The Dawat is also known as Fatemi Dawat.
Maulana explained in detail that Syedna Taher Saifuddin made the zarih mubarak for Ras ulHusain in Egypt. Originally, it was to be placed in Karbala in Abbas Alamdar zarih but it could not be placed there because of certain issues. Syedna Qutuddin was given the responsibility to take the zarih from Iraq to Cairo and place it in Ras ul Husain. It was a very difficult task to take the zarih outside Iraq since the officials and other Shia’s did not want that. Syedna Qutbuddin accomplished the task with utmost secrecy and tact. Syedna Taher Saifuddin had said for Syedna Qutbuddin that “Khuzaima pukhta che.” The inscription on the zarih reads al-Dai al- Fatemi. Following this, Syedna Taher Saifuddin passed away after making known his intention to visit Cairo to Syedna Burhanuddin and Syedna Qutbuddin. Syedna Burhanuddin then visited Cairo and performed iftetah (opening) of the zarih. Maulana emphasized that a Dai will always fulfill the wasiyat of his naas (predecessor). Syedna Qutbuddin did khidmat of Syedna Burhanuddin’s visit to Cairo, which was on official State level, which set the tone and precedent for the shanaat to be seen in Syedna Burhanuddin’s era.
Maulana then said that the Dai is the naib (representative) and qaim maqaam (one present in place)of Imam and due to him “tamaro bero paar che.” Then Maulana gave bisharat (glad tidings) that Imam Sadiq told his Shia that we will go to Jannat inshallah. This ne’mat is for us.
Imam Sadiq further said that the ones who maintain our walayat, their faces will be shining like a full moon (lailatul badr) during Qiyamat and will be given the opportunity to do Rasulullah’s deedar.
Today, Maulana did zikr of Fatema AS. Rasulullah said “my soul is sacrifice for you O Fatema (fadatke nafsi).” He also said Fatema is the queen of all the women in the world (sayyidatu nisaa il alameen). He gave Fatema in marriage to Amirul Mumineen. Their marriage first occurred in Jannat and then Rasulullah performed it in this world. Because of this marriage the Shia, Mumineen, are safe from hell fire. Because of it the Imamate is in the progeny of Rasulullah.
Maulana then quoted a saying of Rasulullah and explained it in detail: “Tooba (Jannat) for the one who saw me, for the one who saw the one who saw me, for the one who saw the one who saw the one who saw me.” Syedna Mu’ayyed explained this is detail in his majalis. Everyone, including the enemies of Rasulullah, saw him so how can Jannat be for them. Rather this points towards Amirul Mumineen who saw Rasulullah with marifat, towards the Imam’s who saw Amirul Mumineen with marifat and towards Duat who saw the Imam with marifat.
Maulana remembered Syedna Qutbuddin and said “hamara nufoos ne tayyar kida” (he prepared our souls). Maulana beseeched Syedna Qutbuddin to do shafaat for us to Imam and give us fath-e-mubeen.
Maulana explained the deeper meanings of “Inna Anzalnaho” Surat. Lailatul Qadr occurs three times referring to Imam Hasan, Imam Husain and Mohsin. Also Qadr is Amirul Mumineen and Lail is Fatema AS, who is Amirul Mumineen’s hujjat. Maulana further did bayaan from Syedna Taher Saifuddin showing three facets of Lailatul Qadr.
Maulana said that when Rasulullah was asked when is Lailatul Qadr, he replied in the last ten days of Ramadan. He did not explicitly mention the day although he could if he wanted to. This honor of knowing the exact date is for us, the ones who are on the true walayat of Fatema AS, Imams and their Duat.
Maulana did zikr of Imam Ali Zain ul Abideen, that he would ask the people of his house to prepare extra food. At night, when everyone would sleep, he would go out into the streets of Medina and feed a 100 families. Maulana emphasized the sawaab that is garnered by hosting meals and asked Mumineen to never stop hosting meals (jaman jamaro).
Then Maulana did zikr of Imam Baqir and emphasized that we should do mehnat (hardwork) towards acquiring halal rozi (livelihood) which also garners a lot of sawaab. A person who leaves his house to acquire means of livelihood is as if he is going for jihad in the path of Allah. Maulana said that we are a wyapari qaum (business community). We should first learn the business and ask for advice, especially in this age where everything is changing, rather that going into something without knowing it well. Maulana said that one should know how to be able to use his money well. We should strive to make three parts of our wealth: (1) savings (2) spending on family and (3) spend on good deeds and on helping others.
Then Maulana prayed the Quranic ayat “Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction” (16:125) and bestowed mow’izat (counsel). Never forget that Allah is raziq (provider) and never forget Him. Maulana encouraged youngsters to get married at the peak of their youth, not to wait to finish studies, or establish a career, rather have faith in Allah. That is what nature intends.
Maulana prayed hamd, salawaat and bestowed doa on Mumineen. May Allah fulfill your wishes. With the wasilo of Fatema, may he fulfill the wishes of those who wish to get married. May you have barakat in your business. May you be maal a maal and may you recieve sa’adat in this world and the Hereafter. Maulana narrated the heartrendering incident of shaadi that Husain did in Karbala of Abdullah with Sakina. Imam Husain fulfiled the wasiyat of his brother Hasan Imam. Maulana ended the waaz by praying the shahadat of Husain along with the shahadat of Fatema AS in detail. Mumineen wept in a rain of tears, and did purjosh matam.