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
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered a moving waaz on 4th Muharram 1440H in Darus Sakina, Mumbai, in which he did zikar of the meanings of the Ayat in the Quran Majeed in which Ibrahim Nabi SA asks Allah Ta’ala to show him how He brings the dead to life.
Maulana began the waaz by addressing Mumineen as those who follow the tradition (millat) of Ibrahim Nabi SA, by answering the Dawat of his two sons, Nabi Mohammed SA and his Wasi Ameerul Mumineen SA. Rasulullah SA stated that “me and you, O’ Ali, we are the Dawat of our father Ibrahim.” We are truly the children of this Dawat, because in the progeny of our Nabi and Wasi, today, on this earth, an Imam – Imamuz-zamaan - exists.
Maulana explained the position of Du’at Mutlaqeen and explained that Du’at were appointed in the seclusion of the Imam. Maulana did a unique bayaan from Syedna Qadi Noman’s RA Taweel-ud-Da’aim about the birds (parinda) of Madina which are described as being different from the birds of Makkah. Maulana explained in detail the meaning of this bayaan.
Maulana then recalled the riwayat of Rasulullah’s AS son Ibrahim, and how he sacrificed him on Husain Imam, who is the cause of our salvation (najaat). Such is the imtehaan that our Awliyaa Kiraam pass through.
Maulana did many zikr about the significance of Friday and prayed qasida abyaat explaining how the day of Friday is based on Rasulullah AS and Saturday on Amirul Mumineen AS, who is in qaimi shaan. Maulana remarked that there are very few things that all people throughout the world agree upon. One of those things is that a week has seven days. This was taught by the first Imam on Earth. Maulana instructed that one should pray extensive salawat on Mohammed Rasulullah SA and Aal-e Mohammed on Friday, as the Quran instructs us to and in the manner which Rasulullah SA directed, including Aal-e-Mohammed in the salawat. Maulana explained in detail the importance of salawat and the sawaab Mumineen garner from praying it. Maulana also explained other significances of the day Friday and four types of amal that apply on Friday.
Maulana continued with bayaan on Ibrahim Nabi SA, explaining how he did hujjat with the idol worshippers by dropping all their idols except the largest one. When they questioned who did this, he responded to ask the big idol. Our Hudaat perform hujjat with dushmano, as Musa Nabi AS did so against the Pharaoh’s people and Rasulullah SA did in his time as well. Similarly, Syedna Qutbuddin RA called upon people from the other side, right after the wafaat of Burhanuddin Aqa RA, to mubahalat (debate) even in public, but they refused to do so. Maulana TUS stated that he himself also sent a letter after Syedna Qutbuddin’s RA wafaat but they remained silent.
Maulanathen expounded on four chapters (fasl) regarding Ibrahim Nabi’s SA question to Allah Ta’ala, as narrated in the Quran Majeed, to show him how He brings the dead to life. Allah Ta’ala instructed him to place four birds, one on each mountain and then to call them and they would come walking back to him. Maulana explained the Ta’wil meaning of this Ayat in the context of Ibrahim Nabi SA, Sulayman Nabi AS and Tayyib Imam SA.
Maulana recounted many zikrs throughout the explanation of the four chapters. Maulana remembered Syedna Qutbuddin RA and the mojiza that occurred in Ujjain, when a child had fell and doctor at the time proclaimed him dead, but Syedna Qutbuddin RA prayed shifa on pani and instructed to give to the child, which brought him back to life. The everlasting life that Du’aat Mutlaqeen grant us is even more miraculous.
Maulana noted at the JNU Taqreeb conference that people of all religions agree than faith is a matter of heart, matter of free will in which there can be no coercion. If everyone accepted such a view, no disputes would remain. Mukhalifeen continue their pressure on the people, which they would not do so were they on haqq.
Maulana recalled his visits to Indore during Eid-ul-Fitr and Dubai during Eid-ul-Adha, where he performed neher of a camel. He also recalled his safar to JNU Taqreeb conference in Delhi, where the Dalai Lama and other religious leaders noted the importance of such gatherings that bring together people of different faiths. He noted the various khidmats done by the different committees in Dawat, especially the niyaaz in the mazaar of Syedna Qutbuddin’s RA roza which has been in operation for ten months and served 39,747 meals. He also noted that Faiz-e-Husaini organized trips to Karbala and Nafaj as he had instructed them to do so every year, and also enable Mumineen who are unable to afford the costs to do ziarat. He also did doa for the legal case and its expediency, and for Mumineen who perform khidmat in these matters, who stay by their Moula’s side, day or night. He bestowed priceless doa for Mumineen, for their provisions (rozi), marriage (shaadi), children (farzando), their education (taalim) and their hereafter (akherat).
Maulana ended the waaz praying a heart rending shahadat of Maulana Abbas Alamdar, Aqa Husain’s SA brother, whose two hands were cut down yet he persisted in carrying the water (mashki), so that he may be able to deliver it to Husain Imam’s haram. Alas, that was not to be! Maulana took the wasilo of Abbas Alamdar’s two hands and prayed: may we have strength in our hands to do Imam Husain’s SA maatam. May we have strength in our two hands to perform Dawat’s khidmat. Maulana ended the waaz on Husain Imam’s shaadat, and on his final sajdo, when he did doa for Duat, firishta personified, and the Mumineen who remain steadfast to them.