With the raza and doa Mubarak of Syedna Qutbuddin, a sabaq series began on the first of Rabiul Awwal behamdillah.  The series presents the teachings and hidaayat of Shari’at and our mawali tahereen about a Mumin’s life from the time he is born in this world until the time he leaves it. The sabaq series will elucidate how we can abide by the Shari’at and be good human beings while living a full life in this world. 

The first sabaq (Part 1) in this series is an introduction to the series. In the 12 min video Shz. Taher bhaisaheb begins by discussing what it means to be a Muslim and a Mumin and purpose of our being in this world. He quotes the ayat from the Qur’an: “And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play” (Surat al-Dukhaan: 38). Syedna al-Mu’ayyad asks the question, “did Allah Ta’ala create the heavens and earth, did He create such a brilliant being with such a tremendous intellect, all of this so that you may live your lives as cattle and sheep? No, the wisdom of the Wise and all-knowing Creator in creating you will not go unfulfilled.” Indeed, there is a greater purpose in creation. In another ayat, the Qur’an proclaims “And I did not create the jinn and mankind except that they may worship Me” (Surat al-Zaariyaat: 56). The Shari’at and the teachings of Mawali Tahereen guide us to lead our lives in worship, and guide us so that by following Shari’at, even our wordly dealings and activities become part of worship, and that worship in turn leads us to divine grace and paradise. Shz. Taher bhaisaheb emphasized that every stipulation of Shari’at is based on reason and appeals to the intellect, and indeed that is the basis of our religion. The sabaq will cover the four stages of a human’s life: childhood, young age, middle age and old age. 

Part 1 of the sabaq series is now available for viewing on Fatemidawat.com.  It is also available as a podcast on the iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/from-cradle-to-grave-shz-taher/id954162802?mt=2 and Direct Podcast link for Android/3rd party players: http://www.mumineenaudio.com/podcast/fctg-sabaq-podcast.xml on the Mumineen audio channel. 

Shz Taher bhaisaheb has received the ‘ilm Aale Mohammed from Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA and from Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS. He has also received secular education from Mumbai University (BA) and University of London (MA). Shz Taher bhaisaheb also has a vast experience in business and finance for over 15 years.  His waaz during Ashara mubaraka this year have inspired many and we hope that mumineen will take this opportunity to enrich their lives with the knowledge and guidance of our hudaat