A thousand years ago, every Thursday, Syedna al-Mu’ayyad al-Shirazi RA answered the questions of his time in the Majalis al Hikma (Wisdom Seminars). Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS will answer the questions of today, in today’s language in a weekly video series entitled 'Majalis al-Hikma', to be published on the Fatemi Dawat YouTube channel in English, Dawat ni Zaban, and Arabic, and will be available as an audio podcast.
“My Soul is Sacrifice for Imam-uz-zaman” - Syedna Qutbuddin RA Bayan Excerpt
Syedna RA declared: The successor of the 51st Dai and 52nd Dai is amongst you, and on this day of Aashura, keeping Allah Ta’ala as my witness, keeping Imam Husain AS as my witness, and keeping Imam-uz-zaman AS as my witness, with the Qur’an Majeed in my hand – the Qur’an from which my bawajisaheb has prayed, that is with me, keeping that Qur’an in hand I declare to you that the 53rd Dai – the servant of Imam-uz-zaman – is Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Click here to watch the excerpt.
The Tongue of Truth: Syedna Qutbuddin RA
The Truth is expounded upon in Syedna’s Qutbuddin's RA Qasida in two parts: the knowledge of Divine Truths (Haqiqat nu ‘ilm) and Syedna’s assertion of his position, the Dai of Imam-uz-Zaman. Click here to read further.
The Risalah Ramadaniyya Tradition: A Brief Introduction
In the midst of the hurricane of events that we are going through, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS began composing his first Risalah Ramadaniyyah. The Risalah is titled ‘Barakaatu ‘irthi-du’aat’, (بركاتُ إرثِ الدُّعاة)– the Barakaat of the Heritage of the Du’aat. The numerical value of the title is 1435H (just as Bismillah is 786 and Ali is 110). Syedna explained that the word irth means wiraasat or heritage. In the Arabic lexicon, irth is defined more particularly as the inheritance of knowledge, while wiraasat is defined as physical inheritance. Click here to read further.
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.
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.
I have resolved (formed the niyyat) to construct Bawajisaheb’s Roza Qutbiyyah. May this Roza shine like Syedna Qutbuddin’s luminescent and shining persona – Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS
On the day of Aashura, Aqa Husain’s Dai, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS, delivered the morning waaz in Darus Sakina, Mumbai. He addressed Mumineen as those who have mohabbat of Panjetan Paak, Aimmat Tahereen and their Duat, from Syedna Zoeb RA to Syedna Qutbuddin RA, and Dai-z-Zaman, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS. Angels (malaikat) attend the majlis where zikr of Aal-e-Mohammed takes places, especially that of Imam Hussain SA, recording the names of every Mumin and Mumina who attend and weep on Husain Imam’s tragedy - this will be a treasure for each Mumin on the day of Qiyamat. Maulana narrated the incident when an elderly Shia named Aba Baseer came to Imam Jafar-us-Sadiq SA, fearing for what would happen to him after death, and the Imam eased his fears by bestowing various nemats, stating that angels have been commanded to have the sins of Shia forgiven.
Maulana TUS said that this year, Ashura is on a Thursday, known as Yawmul Khamees in Arabic, the 5th day of the week, just as Husain Imam SA is the 5th of Panjetan. Maulana recited the qasida from Syedna Mo’ayyad Shirazi RA “Ya Sabah Hal Khameese Ahlan Wa Sahlan” and narrated the zikr of Hussain Imam SA through the various abyaats of the qasida. Maulana explained that Husain Imam argued against the enemies of Dawat and placed the Quran on his head and argued in favor of his high stature (maqam-e-mahmood) as waris of Rasulullah and son of Amirul Mumineen. He is the Imam of justice (adl) and even people of other sects and religions agree that his fight was one against injustice and oppression. His grandfather, Mohammed Mustafa SLA and his father Wasi Ali SA both wept for him. Maulana explained that Husain Imam is the sahib of miracles (mojizat), narrating an incident when Husain Imam momentarily brought back a woman to life so she would complete her wasiyat. Today, the fact that we are Mumin, is Husain Imam’s miracle .
Maulana TUS then prayed Quranic ayat (40:7-9) and explained 3chapters (fasl) on hamalat-ul-arsh (lit. “those who carry the throne”) and hawlo-ho (lit. “those around it”). Maulana explained in great detail and did many zikrs including a brief historical account of all 53 Duat. Syedna Hatim RA (3rd Dai), mojeza na sahib, Maulana prayed abyaat “Naseem-us-sabah” from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA qasida and advised Muimneen to take his wasila, which will open the doors to rozi. Syedna Idris RA (19th Dai) is known as “Idris of Daur-e-Mohammed”, after Idris Nabi SA, who had a very high stature (alaa maqam). He has authored many alaa kitab while stationed at Shibam, Maulana bestowed doa that may we obtain barakat by praying them. Mumineen of Hindustan were tested in that era, recounting the zikr of Maulaya Adam and the water bearer (sakka) and that Dawat would now come to Hindustan. Maulana TUS prayed the shahadat of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed RA (32nd Dai), recounting Ahmedabad as small Karbala. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin RA (42nd Dai) became Dai at the young age of 23 years. . One person as the time wrongfully assumed that likely others in the administration must maintain the affairs, but was surprised to learn otherwise when he attended the Dai’s hazrat and pled forgivesness for such a thought. His successor was his brother, Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin RA (43rd Dai), whom people mocked when his mansoos Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin RA passed away. He responded to them in qasida, “O’ ignorant ones, what do you know of this rutba? My Imam has not left me, he will inspire (ilhaam) me as to what to do next.” He called the 2 brothers and prepared them, younger Syedna Mohammed Ezzuddin RA (44th Dai) and elder Syedna Tayyeb Zainuddin RA (45th Dai). He wrote the nasihat “Kika bhai jaldi parho” for his son, Syedna Mohammed Badruddin RA (46th Dai), who was very young at the time and also stated that he should only receive his inheritance if he remains obedient to the Dai. Syedna Abdul Qadir Najmuddin’s RA (47th Dai) period of reign was 47 years, the first Dai to perform Hajj while in office. Similarly, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA (49th Dai) also performed Hajj while in office and whilst passing through the bazaar of Mina, the Muslimeen were astonished upon seeing the qudsi firishta, kissing his feet. Syedna Abdullah Badruddin RA (50th Dai) strived in repayment of Dawat’s debts, ones that had accumulated since the time of the 43rd Dai. Maulana Fakhruddin TUS did immense doa that may we obtain the barakat of Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s (51st Dai) ziyarat, along with that of his successor, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA (52nd Dai), very soon. We heard Syedna Burhanuddin’s RA angelic voice the prior night, in a recorded bayaan from Ashura night, where he states that “I am not doing any favours on you, O’ Mumineen, by bestowing doa. That is incumbent on me to do so.” Such were his ehsanat.
Maulana recalled Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA (53rd Dai)’s nemat and ehsanat – expressing that each tree and leaf in Darus Sakina remembers him fondly., they were raised in his nemats. May we soon build his qubba mubarak. He was at the reign of Dawat for just 2 years, like his namesake Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed RA, but steered it’s ark (safina) at such a critical time.
Syedna Fakhruddin TUS then, bestowing immense ehsaan on Mumineen, stated that “With Imam-uz-Zaman’s inspiration (taeed), Syedna Qutbuddin RA appointed me. He left me amongst you, so that I may do zikr of Husain Imam and his shehzada Imam-uz-Zaman, so that I may deliver you to the shores of jannat. I am fida on my Maula Imam-uz-Zaman. And I am thankful that I have mohibbeen like you. People of the world are attracted towards it, but you, for deen, have remained with the true Dai. Just as Husain Imam’s ashaab did so at Karbala. Jannat is for you. I plead my Maula Imam-uz-Zaman for yaari and taeed, may we obtain Nasre-Azeez and Fateh-Mubeen in our jihaad. With Imam-uz-Zaman’s wasilo, may the assemblage of faith become one again.”
Maulana TUS also took the barakati names and did brief zikr of the hudood fodala of Duat, both, those in Yemen and in Hindustan. Each of them strove for the sake of Dawat, sacrificing their jaan and maal.
Maulana bestowed mowizat from Rasulullah’s RA hadees that faith is not complete without these 5 qualities:
(1) Faith in Khuda Ta’ala
(2) Give the amr (i.e. control of the situation) to Khuda Ta’ala
(3) Accept Khuda Ta’ala’s amr (i.e. outcome of the situation)
(4) To be happy with Khuda Ta’ala’s destiny (qaza)
(5) Remain patient (sabr) at time of distress, and do doa towards Khuda Ta’ala
Maulana TUS prayed hamd and salawat. He prayed qasida abyaat “Agheesu Aya Ala Nabiye Agheesu”, asking Imam-uz-Zaman for aid. He bestowed doa and ended the morning waaz on the shahadat bayaan in the words of Imam Ali Zainul Abedin SA, who recounted Aqa Husain’s SA shahadat when he first arrived at Madina. At the entrance of the city, a chair was placed for the Imam, and all the people of the city had gathered there to console him. At that time, he delivered a bayaan, recounting the difficulties that befell Aqa Husain, his Ahle Bayt and Ashaab in the land of Karbala.
Maulana TUS then proceeded towards leading Zohr namaaz and praying various tawassul namaaz. Shehzada Abdeali Bhaisaab Saifuddin prayed Ashura doa and took wasilo, recounting, in detail, the events that took place at night, prior to Ashura day. Maulana TUS then lead Asr namaaz.
At 4.30 PM, Maulana TUS returned to deliver the maqtal bayaan. He began the waaz reciting “Ya Syedus Shohadai”. He recounted the zikr of Amash and people of his tribe, who at the time Yazid came to the caliphate and people would go to congratulate him, they preferred to come to Aqa Husain SA for his qadambosi. Upon hearing this, Husain Imam SA was very pleased and asked them to wait for a few minutes, while he prayed 2 rakaat namaaz bestowing doa on them. He told them that “truly, you have come here with sincere intentions and have done the right thing. For it is only due to our mohabbat that deeds are accepted.”
Then, prior to beginning the shahadat bayaan, Maulana TUS continued bestowing ehsanat on Mumineen, stating that “Even in these difficult times, you O’ Mumineen, have chosen to come to the true Dai. It is only befitting that first I bestow you with doa.” Maulana took wasila of Mawali Tahereen, especially 51st, 52nd & 53rd Dai and did immense doa. He recalled that whenever Maulana Taher Saifuddin RA would leave a town, he would tell the people that “I always do doa for you. If you ever need me, remember me, and my doa will come to your aid.”
On Ashura day, at the time of Asr, Husain’s Dai, Maulana Fakhruddin TUS did heartfelt doa. Words fall short in attempting to describe Maulana’s doa. He did doa for Dawat, for it’s victory and to safeguard it from those who wish to destroy it. He did doa for Mumineen: for our families, shaadi, children, education, rozi, all aspects of our lives. Rasulullah SA has said that 5 things make a man victorious: (1) good wife, (2) good children, (3) good friends who come to his aid, (4) his rozi is within the land he resides and (5) walayat of the Imams due to which he obtains Jannat. Maulana TUS did doa that may you have all 5.
Maulana TUS then proceeded to recite Husain Imam’s SA shahadat. Mumineen saw the noor of Husain himself, in his Dai’s foreheard (peshani). Maulana’s bayaan brought the events to life. Muminen felt as if we were transported to Karbala, witnessing first hand what Ahle Bayt and Ashaab suffered through.
Maulana TUS prayed the heart wrenching shahadats, first of the faithful Ashaab who never left Husain’s side, and then of Rasulullah’s Ahle Bayt. He prayed the shahadat of Abdullah, the newly wed groom. Of Abbas, who had both his hands cut in his attempt to bring water to the thirsty children. Of Ali Akbar, Husain Imam’s 18 year old son and the last person standing under the banner. Of Ali Asghar, Husain Imam’s 6 month old son, suffering of thirst like a fish out of water. And finally, of Aqa Husain SA himself, Rasulullah’s grandson who sacrificed absolutely everything in the way of Allah. For the sake of Mumineen and for the sake of Dawat. Maulana TUS ended the waaz in sajdo, showing where laeen Shimr applied his blunt dagger when he beheaded our beloved Maula Husain.