On 3rd Moharram, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS delivered the 2nd waaz for Ashara 1438H. Maulana began the bayaan with zikar of safinatun najat (ark of salvation). On Ghadeer-e-Khum, during the same khutba (sermon) in which Rasulullah pronounced Amirul Mumineen as his wasiyy, he also stated that his Ahle Bayt are like Nuh’s safina, whoever boards it is guaranteed salvation and one who defers from boarding will drown, just as it is not possible to remain alive at sea without a ship. Maulana related that when he lived in Misr, he noticed that this hadith of Rasulullah was displayed in masjids such as Rasul Hussain and Syeda Zainab, so they accept the authenticity of it but do not act accordingly. Quoting Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s qasida, Maulana stated that in times of satr, Duat Mutlaqeen themselves are safinatun najat.
Maulana related that after his misaaq was taken by Syedna Burhanuddin, Syedna Qutbuddin hosted a ziyafat in shukr with a backdrop of safina. Syedna Qutbuddin stated in his speech on the occasion that the Dai’s persona is the safinatun najat itself, Syedna Burhanuddin was very pleased with the sentiments expressed. The Dai saves us from destruction and brings us to salvation, giving spiritual & eternal life to our nufoos (souls). Maulana Taher Saifuddin used to express the legendary words in his waaz, that “I’ve taken several to quds na kathe (shore of heaven) and now I’m taking you.” The same words were used by his successors and Syedna TUS said that today I am taking you to Jannat.
Maulana did zikar of the deep meaning in two Surats of the Quran, the mua’wwizatain (derived from isti’azat, to seek refuge in Allah Ta’ala from Shaitan) - Surat al-Falaq and Sural al-Nas. People of tafseer (exegesis) say that these were revealed since Rasulullah was afflicted by the spell of a Jewish lady, and that reciting these Surats alleviated him. Syedna Moayyed Shirazi questions how such a spell could affect Rasulullah. Rather the indication is towards batin. Maulana explained in great detail the meaning of these Surats, drawing from the kitaabs and bayaans of our Hudaat Kiraam.
Finally, similar to yesterday’s waaz, Maulana recalled another sikhaman from Eisa Nabi AS, stating that do not be fearful of people who would kill your body, rather be fearful of those who would kill your soul. The reference is to such ulema (scholars), who preach galat tasawwur (incorrect doctrine).
Maulana ended the bayaan with a heart rending recounting of the shaadat of Ali Asghar AS, the 6 month old son of Imam Hussain who was slaughtered in his arms.
Syedna Fakhruddin TUS 3rd Muharram 1438H Excerpt - Aliasghar AS Shahadaat
3rd Moharrum 1438H - Shukur Araz to Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS