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Explaining Past Events

This section features articles explaining and contextualising anectodes from the history of Dawat, and Islamic history in general.

Rasulullah’s SA waari

Rasulullah’s SA waari

01 November 2014

Syedna al-Muayyad al-Shirazi, the Bab al-Abwab of the 18th Imam Mustansir Billah in Cairo says that this ayat of the Quran, quoted above, describes the tragedy of Imam Husain in Karbala - would you not want that such tragedy never befell you and your loved ones.

The Significance of Eid-e-Ghadeer-e-Khum

14 October 2014

Sijill Issue 35 – 16th Zilhaj 1435H

Eid-e-Ghadeer-Khum Celebrations in the time of the Fatemi Imams in Cairo

14 October 2014

The article first offers a brief historical setting of Fatimid Cairo and then continues to describe in great detail the nature and significance of processions and banquets
For Truth, Justice, and the Future of the Dawoodi Bohra Community

For Truth, Justice, and the Future of the Dawoodi Bohra Community

25 September 2014

This is the reason for which His Holiness Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS has approached the Indian Judiciary. Prior to this Syedna Qutbuddin made repeated attempts to resolve this internally, including by an invitation to debate this matter and establish his rightful claim based on nass conferred on him by His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb RA

Mab'as and Me'raj - A Brief History

21 September 2014

The day of Mab’as, 27th Rajab, Monday, is the birth date of Islam. It is the day when Muhammad Rasulullah SA became Prophet and Messenger of God. When Jibraeel came with the Message to Rasulullah
“Minal Mumineen” Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s leading role in the historic renovation of Masjid-e-Aqsa

“Minal Mumineen” Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s leading role in the historic renovation of Masjid-e-Aqsa

21 September 2014

Masjid-e-Aqsa in Baitul-Muqaddas, Jerusalem, had not been renovated in over 400 years - it had been in the hands of the Ummayyads, the Abbasids, the Fatimids, the Crusaders, the Ayyubids, and the Ottomans. Additionally it had suffered through numerous earthquakes. In the 20th century

Eid-ul-Fitar Celebrations in the time of the Fatemi Imams in Cairo

21 September 2014

This is an excerpt from a captivating historical account of Fatimid celebrations and customs. The article first offers a brief historical setting of Fatimid Cairo and then continues to describe in great detail the nature and significance of processions and banquets

The Mihrab Zarih in Masjid al-Mua'azzam Kufa

21 September 2014

It is in the Mihrab in al-Masjid al-Mu’azzam in Kufa that Maulana Ali SA claimed Shahaadat and uttered the extraordinary words ‘fuztu wa rabbil Ka’ba’ – I swear by the Lord of the Ka’ba that I have won

Maulatuna Fatema SA Khutba Arabic and Translation

03 March 2014

The khutba that Maulatuna Fatema AS delivered after Rasulullah’s SA wafaat is presented with a side by side English translation.

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