On the 5th of Muharram 1440H, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS commenced waaz by thanking Khuda Ta’ala for His ne’mat uzma (biggest blessing) - for providing mankind with the guidance (hidayat) of his Nabi Mohammed (SAW) and his progeny (aal / itrat), Aimmat Tahereen. And Maulana TUS clarified that in every age Khuda Ta’ala’s ne’mat uzma is present in the form of Imam uz zaman.
Maulana TUS recalled that in today’s satr no zaman, where Imam uz zaman is in parda (seclusion), mumineen are facing tremendous hardship (musibat). However, along with this hardship, Khuda Ta’ala has provided immense succor – in the form of the Dais (Duat Mutlaqeen). Maulana TUS prayed Quran’s ayat, where Khuda Ta’ala says that after every hardship, there is ease. Maulana TUS recounted that while in Imam’s zuhoor (when the Imam is among the people) only a few individuals of high standing (hudood) receive ilm (knowledge) of the highest levels, during Imam’s seclusion this knowledge has been disseminated by Duat mutlaqeen more openly among mumineen to build / increase the deep awareness (maarefat) of Imam uz zaman.
Maulana TUS then recounted the virtues of the Duat Mutlaqeen by quoting a verses of poetry (qasida) of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA that states that the Dais are surats (chapters) from the Quran – some in the shaan (standing) of Surat ad Duha and some in the shaan of Surat al Fajr – while Imam uz Zaman is the complete Quran (Quran e kul). Maulana Ali (AS) saidthe Quran is silent (samit) while I am the speaking Quran (Quran e natiq). Maulana TUS further recalled that after the enemies that martyered Imam Husain (AS) and separated his head (matha mubarak) from his body (Jussa mubarak) and had elevated his head on the tip of a spear, Imam Husain’s (AS) shaan was such that he was reciting Surat al Kahf. And with this, Maulana TUS also advised mumineen that there is immense sawab (reward) in reciting the Quran: doing matam of Imam Husain AS carries the same virtue and reward. The meaning of reciting the Quran is to give allegiance and have love (walayat) of Imam uz Zaman and in satr, when the Imam is in seclusion, walayat of his Dai al-Mutlaq.
Maulana TUS gave good tidings (bushra) to mumineen that have walayat of the Imam uz Zaman – Maulana TUS recounted a report by Imam that on the day of resurrection (qiyamat) their shia (followers) will have no hardship (shiddat), no fear (khauf), no grief (huzn), and they will be residing in cool shade of the throne of Allah taala (arsh na saya), while others are in fear and will be undergoing accountability (hisaab) for their actions (amal). When a mumin reaches Jannat (heaven), he will have all the fruits of heaven available to him.The mumin will say that he has tasted all these fruits before. These are the fruits of the knowledge of the Imams, given to them by the Dais during the satr of Imam.
Maulana TUS then narrated from Ikhwan us Safa regarding the philosophy of shukr (thankfulness), by recounting the parable (hikayat) of a Zoroastrian (majusi) and Jew (Yahudi) who got together during their travels, and one of them was always thankful of God by helping others, while the other was selfish for himself and his community only (kaum). Maulana TUS also recited from the Ikhwan us Safa a parable of three people afflicted by different physical conditions - Abras, Akra, and Aama – who were tested by Khuda Ta’alay. While the first two, when cured of their ailments and given all the riches in the world were unthankful and refused to help others in need, the third person (aama, blind) was thankful for all his bounties from Khuda Ta’ala by always being willing to help others in need. The first two lost all they had, and the last continued to prosper. Maulana TUS also recalled Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA in a waaz, where Syedna RA instructed mumineen to offer thanks to others for the smallest of favors, even some thing as small as a sim sim seed.
Maulana TUS then did bayaan of 5 sections (fasal) on the word maidat (a thaal filled with food) which is in the Quran
First fasal: Maulana TUS did bayaan on Nabi Musa (AS) and how Allah taala gave Maidat to his community (ummat) of manna (sweet food) and salwa (a kind of bird). Explaining the taweel, Maulana TUS recounted that manna referred to Khuda Ta’ala’s ehsaan on Musa Nabi’s (AS) community (kaum) while salwa referred to the sukoon, peace and reassurance that people felt in being part of Musa Nabi’s (AS) ummat. However, the community of Musa Nabi (AS) was not thankful and demanded other different kids of foods.
Second fasal: Maulana TUS narrated that the immediate disciples (hawaariyyun) of Isa Nabi (AS) supplicated to him to ask Khuda Ta’ala for maidat.
Third fasal: Maulana TUS narrated that the five letters of the word maidat (when written in Arabic) apply to Panjatan Pak. Meem for Nabi Mohammad (SAW). Ain for Maulana Ali (AS). Hamza for Maulatena Fatema (AS). Daal for Imam Hasan (AS) and te for Imam Husain (AS)
Fourth Fasal: Maulana TUS did zikr of the thaal of maidat that Khuda Ta’ala granted Maulatena Fatema (AS) after being hungry for three days. Maulana TUS recalled that Khuda Ta’ala granted maidat to Maryam (mother of Isa Nabi AS), so there is no surprise that Khuda Ta’ala also granted maidat to Maulatena Fatem (AS) as she is the saiyadat un nisa al alameen (leader of the women in the worlds)
Fifth fasal: Maulana TUS narrated that the fifth fasal is on Imam Taiyeb (AS). Imam does dua to Khuda Ta’ala that he grants maidat to all his Dais. Khuda Ta’ala accepts the dua of the Imam and says that ones that are unthankful of His maidat (i.e. people that do not recognize the high station (ala’a shaan) of the Dai) will be dealt a severe punishment (azab). Syedna TUS recalled how previous Dais have delivered maidat to mumineen in the past. Syedna Ismail Badruddin RA provided food and shelter for talabat ul ilm (seekers of knowledge) while Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin fed 12,000 mumineen for months during a period of extreme drought, despite the heavy debt that resulted on Dawat as a result.
Maulana TUS delivered guidance (nasihat) to mumineen to not waste anything (israaf), including food and other items such as clothing.These are all bounties(ne’mats )from Khuda Ta’ala and we should be forever thankful for all ne’mats rather than wasting any of it.
After hamd, salawat and dua, Maulana TUS ended the waaz by praying the shahadat of Abdulla AS (dulha) and of Syedus Shohoda Imam Husain AS, and Rasulullah SLA Mumimineen wept unstopping tears.