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15) Mab'as and Me'raj – A Lesson for Today

24 September 2014
Sijill Issue 15 – 24th Rajab 1435H

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا

Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from Masjid-e-Haram to Masjid-e-Aqsa, whose precincts We did bless, in order that We might show him some of Our Signs

(Surat ul Isra’ – 1)

Indeed it is the true Dai who is upholding today the Shari’at which Rasulullah began to establish on Mab’as day. While others have twisted or forgotten the Shari’at, devalued it to the degree of irrelevance and propagated the worship of humans, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS has emphasized Shari’at and continues to establish Da’wat according to its principles. The True Dai can never and will never undermine the Shari’at. On the day that we remember Rasulullah, we must strengthen our conviction to follow his Shari’at – that can only be done if we follow the successor of Rasulullah, Imam-uz-zamaan and his Dai, who guide us towards the Shari’at. May Mumineen abide by Shari’at and may they follow the haafiz of the Shari’at, the Imam and his Dai. On the night of Me’raj, Rasulullah was informed by Jibra’eel that the angels of the highest heavens (mala’e a’la) are arguing about what is most virtuous of these three things: performing wuzu in the bitter cold, walking to imamat namaaz and pious gatherings, and waiting for one namaaz after the other.

The last of these virtuous actions is particularly relevant today. One of the meanings of namaaz is the Da’wat of the Imam and his Dai. Waiting for one namaz after the other then means that after one Imam or Dai passes, we are the first to accept the Da’wat of the succeeding Imam and Dai. After the sad demise of the 52nd Dai our beloved Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, many Mumineen have accepted the Da’wat of his true successor the 53rd Dai Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Those who were eager to the follow the Da’wat have come forth, and we hope and pray that our brothers and sisters who have been held back for any reason, find the tawfeeq, courage and himmat to answer the azaan of Rasulullah’s Dai. May Allah Ta’ala grant a long life to Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin to continue to guide us to the Shair’at of Rasulullah in a time of darkness and turmoil.

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