On 7th Muharram, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS delivered the 6th waaz of Ashara Mubaraka 1438H. Maulana began the bayaan with the zikr of Maulatuna Fatema SA and the Imams who are the sons of Fatema, quoting from Maulana Taher Saifuddin’s qasida how the Imams are a string of pearls and in that, Tayyeb Imam is the center pearl, the largest one.
Such was the shaan of Fatema that Rasulullah SA said “may I be fida on you, Fatema, Syedat-un-Nisaa’-il-Alameen - you are the sayyida of all women”. Fatema is born of noor and even things associated with her become noorani. Maulana narrated the incident when Amirul Mumineen SA left Fatema’s soof ni pichori (woolen shawl) with a Jewish person as collateral for a loan, which shone brightly with noor in the dark night and 80 folks brought Islam as a result. Maulana Taher Saifuddin RA said that even today, that pichori is present, it is the Fatemi Dawat. The Dawat shines with the same noor. Even though Shams-ul-Imamat (sun of Imamat) is in seclusion, the Qamr-e-Muneer (luminous moon) Dai takes the noor and delivers it to Mumineen. Syedna Taher Saifuddin added “those with two eyes can see and take hidayat (guidance) (je ni be aankh hoi te dekhe).”
This chain of noor continues today, one Dai’s name was noor, Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin (37th Dai). Maulana Taher Saifuddin wrote in a qasida in madeh of the 37th Dai “I give shaadat (testimony) that you are the noor of Allah, who came to us in human form.” Quran Majeed states that people said for Yusuf Nabi AS, he is no human, rather a firishta (angel). Similarly, after Eisa Nabi AS was given the cross and buried, Eisa had told them he would return on the 3rd day on Mount Olive. When Eisa did tajalli, he asked his wasiyy Shamoon-as-Safa, what he saw. Shamoon-as-Safa responded “I give shahadat that you are the noor of Allah.” When Syedna Taher Saifuddin visited Africa and Mumineen saw him for the first time, they said we see in him a lot more than what we expected. When Maulana Burhanuddin visited Australia, a local said in English “he looks like an angel.” Maulana then related an incident with Syedna Qutbuddin in Baitul Muqaddas (Jerusalem). While walking out on a street outside Masjid-e-Aqsa in darkness, a man came and said to Syedna Qutbuddin that I have never seen a face as noorani as yours. Maulana also narrated another similar incident in Mumbai.
Maulana recited bayts from a qasida he had composed for Maulana Burhanuddin when in Misr in which he said that the noor of Tayyib Imam is in your wajeh - your wajeh is like the sun and the moon in brilliance.
Syedna Qutbuddin would succinctly say that from the whole world, millions of people, only one Imam-uz-Zaman has direct contact with the Heavens. Even for the blink of an eye, the world will not be void of this noor.
Maulana recited bayts from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s qasida “Al Aqlo fil insaane a’al jawhari”, where it states that similar to eyes that need light to see, they are of no use in the darkness, so does the aql needs the noor of the sun of revelation - Rasulullah and A’immat. On occasion, people would say we have blind faith and Syedna Qutbuddin would be upset, that is not how it is, we pray namaaz with our eyes open, we respond to the call of Dawat with ma’refat, with rational understanding. Otherwise, we see the case in the world today, where the blind lead the blind. Rasulullah has embodied this noor in both Quran, one who prays seems like the stars to the heavens, and in Shariat, we should strive to follow it. For a Mumin, nuqtat-un-noor is granted at misaq that connects with Imam-uz-Zaman. Then with good deeds, this noor continues to increase, until we reach majma-ul-anwar (the collection of all light).
Maulana then began the main bayaan, reciting and explaining ayat-un-noor “Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light.” (allahu noorus-samawaati wal ard - Surat al-Noor: 35). Since it was Fatema’s majlis, Maulana did bayaan of Fatema’s shehzadas, 21 Imam in 21 minutes as time was short. Then in a unique manner, Maulana split the ayat in 7 parts and connected each to an Imam from each satra (unit of seven), covering 3 satras of Aimmat, atimmaa’, kholafaa’ and ash-haad.
Maulana completed the bayaan on maw’izat (teachings), Mumin’s divine parents are father noor and mother rehmat. Similarly, Rasulullah and Ali, Imam and Hujjat, and in satr, Dai and Mazoon. Referencing Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s Risalat, Maulana gave guidance regarding the manner in which a wife should be with her husband, listing her duties and responsibilities. He then said that it is not the wife alone who has duties and responsibilities towards her husband, the hubsnd also has duties and responsibilities towards his wife. He said that continuously blaming one another is a cause much distress. Instead each should treat the other as a life partner and help each other in the journey of life.
Maulana ended the bayaan remembering Syedna Qutbuddin, noorun ala noor, noor of both Taher Saifuddin Aqa and Burhanuddin Aqa was captured in him. Noorani chehro, we remember him deeply especially when doing ziyarat. Maulana prayed poignant shaadat of Imam Hussain, Fatema came to Karbala to sweep the plains where Hussain would suffer shahaadat. And Maulana prayed the shahaadat of Hussain’s mother, Maulatena Fatema, recalling the zulums she endured after the passing away of Rasulullah. Fatema, in whose shehzada’s madeh, Khuda has carved on his arsh (throne).