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62) The Two Portions of Rehmat – Imam Husain & Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed

17 April 2015

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَآمِنُوا بِرَسُولِهِ
يُؤْتِكُمْ كِفْلَيْنِ مِن رَّحْمَتِهِ * 

(Surat al-Hadid: 28)

O you who believe, fear God and believe in His Messenger, and He will give you a twofold portion of His mercy

Each ayat of the Qur’an Majeed has many meanings. As Amirul Mumineen SA said, the Qur’an’s text (zahir) is elegant (aneeq) and its meanings (batin) are very deep (ameeq). Literally the above ayat states that those who believe in Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger will receive two portions of Allah Ta’ala’s rehmat. In his bayan on the solemn occasion of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed RA Urus Mubarak, his successor and namesake, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS recited this ayat and explained one aspect (wajeh) of its many meanings. 

Syedna TUS stated that we are fortunate that we are among those who truly believe in Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger as we believe in Rasulullah’s SA successor and the succession of Imams in their progeny and the succession of their Da’is in the Imam’s seclusion. 

As believers, we receive the plentiful rehmat from the remembrance of the shahaadat of Imam Husain SA. Rasulullah SA has said that he who sheds a tear in the remembrance of Imam Husain will receive Jannat. Indeed that is bountiful rehmat. That is one portion of Allah’s rehmat. The shahaadat of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed a thousand years later is like the shahaadat of Imam Husain. As Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA states: “Maulana Qutbuddin is a martyr, shaheed Like Imam Husain, martyred on the soil of Karbala”. 

 و قطب الهدى اضحى شهيدا كمثلما ال

  حسين شهيدا في ثرى كربلا غدا

The remembrance of the sacrifice and shahaadat of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed RA is the second portion of rehmat. 

That these shahaadats are harbingers of Allah’s rehmat is established by the fact that it was because of Imam Husain’s SA shahaadat that the kalimat-ush-shahaadat (la ilaaha illa allah) endures and Imam’s Da’wat continues to exist. And Da’wat is the gateway to Allah Ta’ala’s rehmat.  Similarly, it is because of the sacrifice and shahaadat of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed that during this time of the Imam’s seclusion, the kalimat-ush-shahaadat endures and the Da’wat of the Imam continues to exist. And indeed, it will continue to exist either until the Imam’s zuhoor or till Qiyamat.

Today this Da’wat continues despite the vicissitudes of time. The Da’i of the Imam continues to establish his Da’wat which is gateway to Allah Ta’ala’s rehmat. 

Today, those who take the barakat of the recitation of the Shahaadat of Imam Husain and his Dai Qutbuddin from his successor Syedna Qutbuddin are those who receive these two portions of rehmat (marhoomeen). And those who have gone astray are the one’s who are deprived (mahroomeen).

Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed was the fourth of the 5th saatra (group of seven) of Du’aat and Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin is the fourth of the 8th saatra of Du’aat. He is the Dai who Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA gave the laqab Qutbuddin stating that he does so to honour him (takreeman lahu) with the virtues of the noble laqab of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed. 

We praise and thank Allah Ta’ala that we have the clarity of thought, belief and courage to be with the successor of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed, our Dai, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin. We praise and thank Allah Ta’ala for the rehmat and ne’mat we continue to receive from him night and day