Maulana Fakhruddin started the waaz by adressing Mumineen as those who adhere to Islam and Imaan, the most special ummat of our Nabi Mohammed, who is Imaan personified. At the time of Maulana Ali and Maulatena Fatema’s shaadi, Rasulullah stated that today Islam and Imaan have come together, since through Fatema, the chain of Imamate continues in the progeny of Mohammed and Ali.
Maulana prayed a bayt of Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s qasida stating that the progeny of Taha are the most perfect protectors of Islam and Imaan. Then Maulana quoted a bayt from Ibn Hani’s qasida addressed to Moiz Imam, in which he states that it is as if Moiz Imam is Mohammed Rasulullah, and it is as if the Imam’s ansaar (companions) are Rasulullah’s ansaar.
At the time of Imam’s seclusion, it is their Duat, their ansaar, who protect Islam & Imaan and remain steadfast in their misaq to Imam. Maulana did zikr of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed, how when told that he should accept that he is rafzi (apostate), Syedna replied “We are not rafzi, those who call us rafzi are rafzi. We follow the true sunnat (tradition) of our Prophet Mohammed.” This is how Duat protected Islam & Imaan.
Maulana quoted Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin that “we Duat are no less than the shohada of Badr, Ohad and Karbala.”
Maulana did zikr of Syedna Taher Saifuddin when he visited Ajmer. The Muslims of Ajmer had a tradition to ask notable visiters to the “dargah” to open faal from the Quran, so they asked Syedna to do the same. When he opened the Quran, the ayat that came was “those who follow the rasool” (7:157). Muslimeen said “Allaho Akbar” in coherence. Maulana said that Syedna Burhanuddin would often say that we pray namaaz just like Rasulullah used to pray. Syedna Qutbuddin similarly spent his whole life in the sincere service of Islam and Imaan.
Maulana quoted from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s bayaan regarding the bisharat (glad tidings) that Rasulullah gave to Shia. Maulana expounded that the rasam (tradition) of expressing huzn (grief) for Husain was present from the time of Imam, as early as Imam Ali Zain ul Abideen. When Fatema asked Rasulullah who will cry on Husain, he answered my ummat. Rasulullah said that the eye that will have cried on Husain will be happy on the day of Qayamat (judgement), Rasulullah will hold the hands of those men, and take them into jannat, and Maulatena Fatema will do so for women. Maulana also recalled that Syedna Qutbuddin would say that one should do matam understanding its deeper falsafat (philosophy), our sins are forgivven due to it and the calamities of this world pale in comparison. Performing matam is no less than ibadat.
Maulana explained how Mumineen receive barakat of ilm of Aale Mohammed during Ashara Mubaraka, a treasure far greater than the world’s riches.
Then Maulana did zikr of the word ‘Islam’, which is derived from Khuda Taala’s name ‘Al-Salam’. It is rooted in truth and is the path to true guidance. Nothing is more honorable than Islam. Syedna Taher Saifuddin would say that Islam is like a body, one which encompasses all good of this world. Maulana did bayaan regarding the word ‘Islam’ occuring in 6 ayats. He explained their meaning, 5 of them indicating towards Panjetan and the 6th on Aimmat, and during seclusion, their Duaat. Maulana did bayaan of the deeper meaning of each of the six ayats.
Maulana explained how Rasulullah established Islam by praying Kalema-tush-Shahadat, doing dawat towards tawheed (monotheism). One who literally prays it has entered Islam. Rasulullah waged jihad for Islam’s establishment, but there is no compulsion for Imaan. One enters Imaan after giving misaq withsincere belief.
Maulana explained the importance of Friday and did nasihat to pray salawat at least 1000 times every Friday. He expounded on the meaning of salawat, both at a literal level and explaing it’s taweel (esoteric meaning).
Maulana bestowed mowizat (counsel) to Mumineen. Syedna Taher Saifuddin said that our religion is our constitution and that religion is not only submission but it is a commitment to Shari’at, to the seven pillars of Islam, and to a way of life. By living life according to Shari’at all deeds garner sawaab.
Maulana recounted akbhaar from the preceeding year and noted that people are continuously flowing in to give their misaq. Mumineen who are unable to come to Maulana in person have done araz for Maulana’s bethak through the Internet, for which he bestowed raza. Mumineen also araz their questions and inshallah, Maulana will address them through the video. Maulana commented how Islam encourages questions, it is the path to obtain ilm, as long as one asks sincerely with the intention of understanding, not to question accusatively.
Maulana prayed hamd, salawat and bestowed immense doa on Mumineen, advising them to maintain good character. Maulana ended the waaz on the zikr of Imam Husain. He did nasihat to Mumineen to do more matam and buka of Husain this year than any years before.