Behold! For Allah’s Awliya’ there is no fear, nor shall they grieve
(Surat Yunus: 62)
This article was written by Shehzada Dr. Abdeali Bhaisaheb Saifuddin in 2017.
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Let those who sacrifice everything for two moments of worldly glory be fearful forever. They sacrifice their future, their children’s future, the future of the community, their Aakherat and Jannat. It is only right that they are afraid.
Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur'an, “Behold, it is surely the Awliya of Allah, who have no fear, and who do not mourn.” The Awliya are the Panjatan, the Imams, the Dais, and their Shia. As the Imam said with gracious kindness, “Our Shi’a are with us.” We, Mumineen, followers of the Dai of Haq— on whom Syedna Burhanuddin bestowed Nass and was his Mazoon for 50 years—Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA, and followers of his Mansoos, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS – we do not have anything to fear.
One of our brothers, a dignified businessman, whose family and he himself have been doing continuous and much khidmat of Dawat since the time of Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, and Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin – recently said to me that he was attending the wedding of a Mumin in a city where many Mumineen live. All of the big Dawoodi Bohra families of that city were in attendance, and he is well-acquainted with most of them. They all had a similar refrain: “We know that Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin and Syedna Taher Fakhruddin are true, and others are false, but what can we do, we are afraid of social repercussions.” They further lauded him by saying, “We admire your courage a great deal, in these times you have stood steadfast for what you believe in and honored the names of your forefathers.”
Our brother replied to them,
“No, it is you all who are courageous, for I am sitting very comfortably in the ship of Dawat, which has protected me and my family for centuries, which has ensured that my children today are good Mumins and good human beings, and which will ensure that my grandchildren and their children will continue on that same straight path of Sirat-e-Mustaqim in their lives, and come and meet me in Jannat. I have nothing to fear. You are courageous, because you are braving the choppy waters of the hayula, the chaos of this world, not thinking about your future, your children’s and grandchildren’s future, not thinking about eternity in Jannat, you have left everything so courageously to the wind and the sea. As for me, I am safe, and I am playing safe. I and my family and generations to come, are safe. We have nothing to fear.”
Syedna Ali bin Mohammed al-Walid (5th Dai-l-Mutlaq) says that a Mumin is in the Haram-e-Amin, the sanctified sanctuary of the Kaaba, the Dawat and Dai of Imam-uz-zaman. And as the Qur’an Majeed says, “Enter it [the sanctuary of Dawat] with peace and in safety.”