بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
يَا أيها الطيب والطاهر * يا من سناه في الورى زاهر
You are Tayyib you are Taher. Your noor shines amongst the people.
(Syedna Taher Saifuddin)
The month of Rabiul Aakhar is indeed the month of Milads: the Milad of Imam-uz-Zaman on the 4th and the Milad of three Dais, the 52nd, 53rd and 54th Dai-z-zaman TUS (20th, 29th and 26th Rabiul Aakhar respectively). The flow of barakaat continues from the beginning of the month right until the end.
In 1437H, Syedna Qutbuddin RA delivered his very last bayaan on the occasion of his Milad in Bakersfield, California. Excerpts of the bayaan’s audio recording were published here on Fatemidawat.com. In that bayaan, Syedna Qutbuddin said that it was his 79th Milad and bestowed priceless doa for Mumineen. He then stated, “my most radiant son Taher, his birthday is on the 26th of this month, between the Milad of two Dais, the 52nd and the 53rd. He received both barakaat. I am also celebrating that occasion.”
Today we understand the full meaning of Syedna Qutbuddin’s words - he was not only celebrating the birthday of his son, but he was demonstrating his nazaraat on his successor. He was alluding to his high station and the confluence of the barakat of the Milads and personas of the 52nd and 53rd Dai in his son and successor, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS.
As we celebrate 50 years of Syedna Fakhruddin’s life between the two auspicious Milads, we pause to remember the benevolence of the 52nd and 53rd Dais. We rejoice in the presence of their successor in our midst and pray that as we are celebrating the 50 years of his life this year, may we and our children and our children’s children, one day celebrate 100 years of his life. May the barakaat of the Du’aat Mutlaqeen, especially the 52nd and 53rd Dais, continue to flow to us through their true successor, the 54th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Taher Fakhruddin.
We also pray, that as we are celebrating Syedna’s Takht Nashini on the joyous occasion of his Milad, may we very soon celebrate Syedna’s Fath-e-Mubeen.