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Summary and Photos - 4th Waaz Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS

7 October 2016

On 5th Moharram, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS delivered the 4th waaz for Ashara 1438H. Maulana began the bayaan on the zikr of Panjetan. Maulana quoted a bayt from Ibn Hani’s qasida addressed to Moiz Imam in which he says that it is as if Moiz Imam is Mohammed Rasulullah and it is as if the Imam’s Ansaar are Rasulullah’s Ansaar. Quoting Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s qasida, Maulana explained how amaan (peace) is qaim in the world due to the presence of Imam. Maulana also explained that Du'at are referred as Aalim-e-Ahle Bait (scholars of Ahle Bait), who delivered to Mumineen the 'ilm they received from Ahle Bait.

Since the day was khamees (5th day, Thursday), Maulana especially remembered Syedna al-Moayyad al-Shirazi who used to pray majalis on khamees. Syedna al-Moayyad al-Shirazi was Bab-ul-Abwab of Imam and a nirali shaan, as he states in a qasida that, “if I was alive in the time of Rasulullah, I would be no less than Salman al-Farsi,” the Bab-ul-Abwab of Rasulullah. The stronger the conviction, the harder the hardships one has to endure, and Syedna al-Moyyad al-Shirazi exemplified this. Maulana narrated in detail some of the trials and tribulations  (imtihaan) Syedna al-Moayyad faced.

Maulana narrated in great historical detail how tamheed (preparation) for satr was done through Syedna al-Moayyad. Maulana narrated historical anecdotes of the inheritance and flow of ‘ilm from Imams to Duat - starting from Lamak bin Malik who came who Yemen to pray in the hazrat of Imam with Syedna al-Moayyad. Maulana also narrated the preparation of the transfer of the center of Dawat from Yemen to India. The first four Dais in India all travelled to the Dai’s hazrat in Yemen to seek ‘ilm. Maulana also recounted the continuity of ‘ilm from one Dai to another and the shaan of Hudud Fuzala’ such as Syedi Khanji-fir, Syedi Khoj bin Malak, Syedi Abdeali Imaduddin especially Syedi Abdeali Mohyuddin, the mufeed  (teacher) of Syedna Taher Saifuddin. Syedi Mohiyuddin once saw a painting of Syedna Abdulqadir Najmuddin (47th Dai) and tears flowed from his eyes. Syedna Taher Saifuddin did araz that you must remember him a lot, if only I would’ve seen him. Syedi Mohiyuddin responded that I have tears in my eyes that if only, he would’ve seen you. Maulana stated that such was Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s shaan. People similar to Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s age like Akbar Bhaisaheb recalled that when he was young, even while attending jaman from various izn, he would always have a kitaab in his hand. Syedna Taher Saifuddin prepared his two sons, Syedna Burhanuddin and Syedna Qutbuddin in sabaqs and in private. When teaching the sabaq of lub, Syedna Taher Saifuddin instructed Syedna Qutbuddin to sit in front, despite elder brothers being present.  Unlike the Majlis tarteeb which starts from the right of the gaadi, the sabaq tarteeb  begins from the front.

Maulana quoted from the Quran, Rasullulah’s hadith, and Maulana Ali’s kalaam to assert the importance of ‘ilm. He explained in detail Amirul Mumineen’s kalaam that there are 6 prerequisites for learning 'ilm

(1) azam (conviction) 

(2) hazm (curiosity) 

(3) ijtihad (effort) 

(4) bulghat (aptitude and ability) 

(5) ustaaz (teacher - mufeed

(6) tul zamaan - (a long time)

Socrates told his disciples when you find mufeed-e-haq (true teacher), never leave him. A true teacher is necessary. Learning on his own, one cannot surpass a certain limit. 

There are also 4 conditions for learning 'ilm:

(1) stay silent

(2) listen carefully

(3) revise & memorize

(4) after attaining a certain level, teach others

Maulana continued bayaan on 'ilm in great detail and asserted that Mumineen must make determined efforts to seek it in their daily lives. 

Maulana then began the main bayaan, reciting the ayat "O Allah, our Lord, send down to us a maidat from the heaven to be for us a eid for the first of us and the last of us and a sign from You. And provide for us, and You are the best of providers." (Surat al-Ma’idat: 114). Maulana explained 5 fasl (chapters).

Finally, Maulana did immense doa for Mumineen. Thalo bharela hoi. Maulana related with yesterday’s bayaan on baitullah, may we do Hajj with the mamsool of baitullah, Imam-uz-Zaman. Maulana ended on the heart rending zikr of Abbas Alamdar and Imam Husain. He did doa that by the wasila of Abbas, may Khuda Ta’ala quench our thirst for 'ilm. Maulana also stated that Syedna Qutbuddin had passed on the ‘alam of Dawat to him. He then beseeched doa‘Abbas ‘Alamdar na wasila si mara Maula Imam-uz-zaman par qurban thai jaaw.”  Maulana also beseeched doa for Mumineen that by wasila of Abbas’ hands, may our hands be immersed in the khidmat of Dawat. Maulana ended on Syedna Qutbuddin’s kalaam: Husain was afflicted with 1000 wounds, will you not perform matam 1000 times over?