Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Urus 19th Rajab 1385H/1965 AD Mumbai
We are pleased to present this updated photo narrative of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA on FatemiDawat.com that highlights some of these extraordinary facets of his life. Click here to view the gallery and a brief biographical article on Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA.
"What is the meaning of Eid? What is the wisdom in it?" - Syedna Fakhruddin TUS Majalis al Hikma Series
It is well known that Eid ul Fitar is a very special day, a day of happiness, of celebration; but why? What is the wisdom in it? Why did Rasulullah SA proclaim the merit of Eid? Click here to watch the video in English, Dawat-ni-Zaban, and Arabic.
Sherullah Daily Zikr - Syedi Mazoon Saheb AAB
Syedi Mazoon Saheb AAB does a short Daily Zikr each day in Shehrullah from the anecdotes in Histories of Panjatan, Imam & Duat to benefit our souls & bodies, our lives & our Hereafter.
Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA Biograhphical Article
This is a brief biographical article of the 51st Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA highlighting his accomplishments in his unprecedented 50 years as Dai. The virtues of all previous Du’aat were encompassed in Syedna Taher Saifuddin.
The Sun among the Du‘āt – Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s Milad
Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA authored over 40 Risalats, composed over 10,000 verses of Arabic poetry, delivered 1000’s of waaz sermons, taught 1000’s of sabaqs, and gave 1000’s of personal and private audiences to mumineen. He traveled far distances to Mumineen’s home towns, sometimes even on bullock-cart. Click here to read the full article.
43rd Dai Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin (RA) - Surat
This biographical article is about the 43rd Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin RA. The article is an excerpt from the MA Thesis written by Dr Syedi Mazoon Saheb Abdeali Bhaisaheb Saifuddin AAB on the “Meaning of Love in the Poetry of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin”.
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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.
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.
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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.