Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'an Majeed, "and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you..." On the mubarak occassion of Eid-ul-Fitr we are pleased to present and audio recording Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS doing takbeera in the morning of Eid.
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered bayaan mubarak on pehli raat of Shehrullah al Mu'azzam 1440H, in which he did zikr of Rasullulah's SA khutba about the significance of Shehrullah and encouraged Mumineen to observe this holy month in the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala in bandagi and ibadat.
"What needs to be done, must be done" - Syedna TUS advises with regards to roza and namaaz in Shehrullah Sabaq Video
Upon request of Mumineen, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS graciously delivered the second general sabaq on the 15th of Shehrullah. In this sabaq, Syedna TUS continued the explanation of Imam Zainul Abideen's SA Fajr Doa. In this sabaq, Syedna also did zikr about preparing for Lailatul Qadr and taking barakaat in the most auspicious night in the year.
Eid-ul-Fitar Celebrations in the time of the Fatemi Imams in Cairo
This is an excerpt from a captivating historical account of Fatimid celebrations and customs. The article first offers a brief historical setting of Fatimid Cairo and then continues to describe in great detail the nature and significance of processions and banquets. To read further click here.
The 'Shamal' if Eid & the Unity of Mumineen
In this Sijill article, Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin explains how Ramadaan al-Mo'azzam ends with the Day of Eid-ul-Fitar, a day in which we celebrate the conclusion of the thirty days of fasting. He quotes the doa of Imam Ali Zainul Aabedin, and Syedna Qutbuddin's RA wasila on this mubarak day. To read more click here.
Sadness and Rejoice: Farewell to Sherullah & the Dawn of Eid
It seems like just yesterday that we looked upon the month of Shehrullah like a small child looks up on a tall, steep, mountain to climb. It was a month in which we were reminded of our fundamentals beliefs and values. We, mumineen, are fortunate that we have someone to help us and guide us, someone who shows us the path to reach the top of the mountain. To read more click here.
Like prayer, fasting, and hajj, zakaat is one of the seven da’aim, or foundational pillars, of the Shari’at of Islam. Zakaat khuda no haqq chhe. For every Mumin, it is compulsory to offer zakaat once every year. Du’aat Kiraam have encouraged Mumineen to araz zakaat during the holy month of Ramadan, in order to gain abundant sawaab. For details on how to araz zakat, please click here.
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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.
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered a waaz full of pearls of Aal-e-Mohammed’s knowledge on 6th Muharram 1440H in Darus Sakina, Mumbai. Maulana began the waaz by addressing Mumineen as those who maintain love (mohabbat) of Rasulullah SA and Amirul Mumineen SA, believing in them as brothers of equal stature (shaan). Mohammed’s meem and Ali’s ain – combine them
and you get ma’a, which means “together” in Arabic.
Maulana explained that Rasulullah SA is the "Leader among the prophets and messengers" (Sayyedul ambiya wal mursaleen) and Amirul Mumineen is the "Leader among the legatees’ (sayyedul wasiyeen). Maulatuna Fatema SA, Rasulullah’s daughter and Amirul Mumineen’s SA wife, is "Leader of all the women in the world" (Sayyedatul nisa al alameen) and their two sons, Hasan and Husain Imam SA, are the "Leader of heaven’s youths’ (sayyeda shabab ahlal jannat). And their progeny, the Imams (Aimmat Tahereen) SA, are leaders (sultan) amongst the people. And in their progency is Qaim SA, the "Leader of the leaders’ (Sultan as salateen). Such is the shaan of Panjetan Paak SA and Aimmat Tahereen SA.
Maulana TUS continued to describe Rasulullah’s exalted qualities, as the Quran states he is ‘mercy for both worlds’ (rehmatul lil alameen). Syedna Mo’ayyad RA argues that it would be against Khuda Ta’ala’s justice (adal) for there to be compassion (rehmat) personified in one era, but not in others, for surely there are pious and religious people in all eras, during Rasulullah’s lifetime and after his passing (wafaat). Thus, there has to be one that is heir to Rasulullah’s position as rehmatul lil alameen at all times, and it is none other than the Imam-uz-Zaman SA in Rasulullah’s progeny. And during the seclusion of Imam, it is the Imam’s Dais who are rehmat personified, delivering Imam’s rehmat to Mumineen.
Maulana recalled the immense kindness (shafaqat) and rehmat the Dais maintained over Mumineen, and especially recalled the benefactions (ehsanaat) of the 51st, 52nd and 53rd Dais. Through multiple bayaans, Maulana TUS conveyed the glad tidings (bushra) Mumineen would receive at the time of death. He emphasized the importance of Aqa Husain SA's sacrifice in Karbala so that this linege of rehmat continues to us today.
Maulana then related a unique parable (hikayat) from Ikhwan-us-Safa of Imam Ahmed Al Mastur SA about the Imam and Dai’s rehmat and the severe punishment enacted on those who, after receving such numerous bounties, persist in their ungratefulness. In this parable it is described what happens after they follow their selfish inclincations, and leave the fold of the Imam and Dai’s obedience (ta’at).
Maulana then related 7 chapters (fasl) of the meaning of Surat Ar-Rahman from the Quran and its first 4 verses (ayats): Maulana related many zikrs including one about the 3 types of sins (gunah):
Against Khuda Ta’ala
Against Imam and their Dais
Against other people.
Our Imam will intercede on our behalf to have the first type of sin forgiven, and he will forgive the second, and in the third case - if the person against whom we have committed the sin does not forgive us - the Imam himself will bear the burden of restitution. Maulana also explained a zikr about the meaning of mercy (rehmat) and the Imam's instruction to sit on his "Throne of Mercy" (rehmat ni gaadi) when he is in seclusion. The higher meaning of rehmat is that of divine inspiration (tayeed), and therefore the Dai is ever connected to the Imam through this spiritual bond, one which does not sever even for the blink of an eye (ankh ni michkar).
Maulana related several incidents of Dais whose prayers for rain were promptly answered, explaining that with our Dais’ rehmat, we obtain both physical and spiritual sustenance. They bestow knowledge (ilm) and prepare Mumineen, especially imparting the highest philosophical truths (haqiqat), transforming us to become heavenly (jannati) in the process.
Maulana bestowed guidance to Mumineen to remain steadfast to 7 pillars of Islam and hold the character qualities worthy of Amirul Mumineen’s SA Shia –
always speak the truth,
abstain from wastefulness,
answer the call of Dawat,
pray namaaz at their designated time,
Maulana emphasized that the effects of religion should be visible on their faces and Mumineen should never be cruel to another. Maulana TUS ended the waaz on hamd, salawat (praying a unique doa of Maulana Taher Saifuddin RA) and shahadat of Husain Imam and his grandfather Rasulullah. He narrated the event of when the sand (mitti) Rasulullah SA gave to Umme Salama turned red, indicating Husain Imam had been killed. When narrating Rasulullah’s shahadat, Maulana recalled the incident of the "fragrance of heaven" (Jannat nu hanoot), which Rasulullah divided nto 4 pieces: one for himself, one for Amirul Mumineen, one for Maulatena Fatema and one for Hasan Imam. Husain Imam was a small child at the time and began crying, Rasulullah told him that, "O my beloved son you will go to Karbala and will be killed after three days of thirst and hunger, you will not receive even a burial." Panjetan themselves wept for Husain Imam and what would take place at Karbala, during Rasulullah’s final moments.