The Birth of Imam Tayyib - Syedi Mukasir Saheb Bayan 1440H
Mukasir-o-Dawatil-Haqqil-Mubeen Syedi wa Maulaya Husain Bhaisaheb Burhanuddin AAB presided over Milad Khushi Majlis of Imam-uz-Zaman SA in 1440H and explained to Mumineen in beautiful detail the significance of this day and the Imam's fundamental part of our identity. Click here to view the bayan.
Syedna TUS Milad 1440H - Bayan Highlights
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered Bayan Mubarak on the Milad night on 26th Rabiul Aakhar 1440H (2nd January 2019) at Darus Sakina, Mumbai. Click here to view the bayan.
Syeda Burhanuddin Milad 1435H - Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin's Speech
Shz Dr. Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin delivered a forceful and enlightening speech on Syedna Mohammed Burhannudin’s Milad. Drawing from Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin’s words of naseehat and wisdom, he said that today is a day for mumieen to do shukur of countless ihsanaat and bounties of Syedna Burhanuddin, and ended the speech with Imam Husain's AS shahadat. Click here to view the speech.
Sijjil-ul-Bisharat - The announcement of Imam Tayyib's AS Birth
On 4th of Rabiul Aakhar 524H, the 21st Imam, Imam Tayyib Abul Qasim SA was born. The 20th Imam, Imam Aamir sent the good tidings (bishaarat/bushra) of the birth of his noble son to his Hujjat Maultuna Hurratul Malika in Yemen in an iconic Sijill (epistle/letter) which is famously known as the Sijill-ul-Bisharat (the Epistle of Good Tidings). Click here to read more and a translation of the sijill.
Biography of 54th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS
Al-Dail al-Ajall al-Fatemi Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS succeeded our most beloved and forever remembered Muqaddas Maula Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA as the 54th Dai al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Click here to read further of the sincere khidmat of Syedna Fakhruddin in the eras of Syedna Burhanuddin RA and Syedna Qutbuddin RA
The Month of Milads
The month of Rabiul Aakhar is indeed the month of Milads: the Milad of Imam-uz-Zaman on the 4th and the Milad of three Dais, the 52nd, 53rd and 54th Dai-z-zaman TUS (20th, 29th and 26th Rabiul Aakhar respectively). Click here to read about the auspiciousness of this month and the significant miqaats it contains by Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin.
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.
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.