Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered waaz full of wisdomon 9th Muharram 1440H in Darus Sakina, Mumbai. Maulana began the waaz by addressing Mumineen as those who maintain mohabbat of Aal-e-Mohammed: Mohammed SA, Ali SA, Fatema SA, Hasan SA, Husain SA and Aimmat Tahereen SA in their progeny, one Imam after another, in continuous succession of nass. After the 21st Imam went into seclusion, we believe that Imamate remains in his progeny, from father to son. Maulana TUS explained Rasulullah’s hadith that “There will be no Imamate in brothers, after Hasan and Husain,” Imamate will always be from father to son after Husain Imam SA. A sign of a true Imam is that his father is an Imam, and his son is an Imam. Similarly, a sign of a true Dai is his predecessor Dai performed nass on him and prior to his wafaat, he has performed nass on his sucessor Dai.
Referring from Syedna Qutbuddin’s RA bayaan, Maulana TUS explained the philosophy of Imam Hussain’s SA matam due to which: our sins are forgiven, our trials and difficulties of this world fall pale in comparison, we obtain sabr on our difficulties & we accumulate provisions (tosho) for hereafter due to which we will return to our true watan, jannat.
Maulana TUS then prayed Quranic ayat (2:269), explaning it’s meaning that Allah Ta’ala gives wisdom (hikmat) to whom He wishes. Wisdom here is a reference to alaailm, that which is beneficial to one’s soul (nafs). A wise person can be recognized by the quality that he is always thankful (shukr) for Khuda Ta’ala’s nemats. Anbiya such as Luqman Nabi and Dawood Nabi were known for their wisdom. Maulana TUS narrated the zikr when a wise person (hakeem) was imprisoned and he gave 6 teachings to his pupils at the time:
1 – Always trust in Khuda Ta’ala. Maulana gave the example of Ibrahim Nabi SA, and also Syedna Qutbuddin RA, who maintained tawakkul in Khuda Ta’ala, even when storms of fitnat had gathered around him.
2 – That which is decried will occur.
3 – The best of deeds is to maintain patience (sabr).
4 – At certain times, if you do not maintain sabr, what else can you do? There is no other course of action possible.
5 – Recall that there are others who are suffering even more than you. This will lead to sabr.
6 – Over the passing of time, the difficulties will come to an ease. Maulana prayed Quranic ayat (94:6-7), promising that with hardship comes ease. Maulana also prayed abyaat from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA qasida.
Eesa Masih SA gave a wise teaching: if there comes a time in life when one has to make a choice between deen and dunya, always choose the path of deen. One should not rush after dunya (para pari na kare), you will surely receive whatever is destined (naseeb ma hase te milse). From Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin’s RA (43rd Dai) bayaan, Maulana delivered a parable of Eesa Masih AS, expressing the futility of those whose sole goal is that of obtaining material wealth of this world.
Maulana then prayed Quranic ayat (16:125), explaining that the calling Dawat towards Khuda Ta’ala should be done with wisdom and good counsel (hikmat and mowizat hasana). Maulana also explained several esoteric (taweel) meanings of this ayat, emphasizing that the struggle (jihad) with one’s nafs is the greater jihad. One should always be cognizant of how they are spending their time and earnings, taking account of their nafs and not leaning solely towards worldly pleasures, as this world is fleeting and death is inevitable. As Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA advised, earnings should be split in 3 portions: 1 on themselves, 1 on good deeds (khair na kaamo), and 1 on savings. Similarly for time, 3 portions: 1 on prayer and ibadat, 1 on earning halal ni rozi, and 1 on engaging in halal pleasures (spending time with family, etc.).
Maulana TUS narrated the incidents that occurred after Ameerul Mumineen’s SA passing away. Hasan Imam SA signed a peace treaty with Muawiyah, and Jabir, a close companion of Rasulullah SLA, was unable to accept this act. Hasan Imam SA did doa andthrough mojiza, Rasulullah SLA appeared, confirming the correctness of Hasan Imam’s SA actions and did doa that “may you be forgiven for doubting him.” There is a teaching for us in that there is no room for questioning the actions of haq na saheb, they act per divine inspiration (taeed).
Maulana then did brief zikr of all 21 Imams. He narrated a unique zikr of Jafar-us-Sadiq Imam SA with a judge (qazi). He also narrated the struggles Mansur Imam SA undertook in jihad against Dajjal, praying abyaat he wrote to his son, Moiz Imam SA, where he recalls the struggles but also emphasizes that it is pale in comparison for what is truly due, in the way of Allah Ta’ala.
Maulana TUS bestowed guidance to Mumineen from Syedna Hatim’s RA (3rd Dai) kitaabTohfat-al-Quloob, which quotes Dai Ahmad al-Naysaburi’s risalat. He expounded that hikmat is performing ilm and amal together, mowizat is the understanding of esoteric meanings (batin) while hasana is maintaining sincere walayat of Amirul Mumineen. Maulana narrated the incident when Rasulullah described the lofty qualities of a Mumin. Maulana TUS also bestowed mowizat from Syedna Qutbuddin’s RA bayaan.
Maulana ended the waaz on hamd ibarat, salawat, and shahadat bayaan of Husain Imam SA, followed by that of Hasan Imam SA.