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Sijill-ul-Bisharat – The Announcement of Imam Tayyib’s SA Birth

23 January 2015

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). The 19th Dai Syedna Idris Imaduddin in his kitab Uyun ul Akhbar presents the text of the Sijill. 

In the Sijill, Imam Aamir informs Maulatuna Hurratul Malika AS that he has been blessed with a son and successor whom, “Allah Ta’ala has brought forth from the essence of prophecy, light brought forth from light.” This is a powerful image of one Imam coming after another from a unified source of light. 

On the occasion of Milad we are pleased to present a full translation of the Sijill by Shz. Dr. Tahera baisaheba including a preface to the Sijill in Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA Risaalat Daw’u Nooril Haqqil Mubeen 1385H (pp. 58). The full document and English translation is presented here.