Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'an Majeed, "and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you..." On the mubarak occassion of Eid-ul-Fitr we are pleased to present and audio recording Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS doing takbeera in the morning of Eid.
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered bayaan mubarak on pehli raat of Shehrullah al Mu'azzam 1440H, in which he did zikr of Rasullulah's SA khutba about the significance of Shehrullah and encouraged Mumineen to observe this holy month in the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala in bandagi and ibadat.
Upon request of Mumineen, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS graciously delivered the second general sabaq on the 15th of Shehrullah. In this sabaq, Syedna TUS continued the explanation of Imam Zainul Abideen's SA Fajr Doa. In this sabaq, Syedna also did zikr about preparing for Lailatul Qadr and taking barakaat in the most auspicious night in the year.
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. To read further click here.
In this Sijill article, Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin explains how Ramadaan al-Mo'azzam ends with the Day of Eid-ul-Fitar, a day in which we celebrate the conclusion of the thirty days of fasting. He quotes the doa of Imam Ali Zainul Aabedin, and Syedna Qutbuddin's RA wasila on this mubarak day. To read more click here.
It seems like just yesterday that we looked upon the month of Shehrullah like a small child looks up on a tall, steep, mountain to climb. It was a month in which we were reminded of our fundamentals beliefs and values. We, mumineen, are fortunate that we have someone to help us and guide us, someone who shows us the path to reach the top of the mountain. To read more click here.
Like prayer, fasting, and hajj, zakaat is one of the seven da’aim, or foundational pillars, of the Shari’at of Islam. Zakaat khuda no haqq chhe. For every Mumin, it is compulsory to offer zakaat once every year. Du’aat Kiraam have encouraged Mumineen to araz zakaat during the holy month of Ramadan, in order to gain abundant sawaab. For details on how to araz zakat, please click here.
Recognising the unique challenges of the time where Mumineen cannot always travel to be with Syedna Fakhruddin TUS personally, bethak via videoconferencing will be arranged on a weekly basis for Mumineen who wish to have an audience with Syedna TUS. For further details, click here.
Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA was a beacon of light. It is befitting that Syedna Qutbuddin’s roza, as Syedna Fakhruddin TUS said, “shines for the people of the sky as the stars shine for those on earth.” To contribute, please click here. Mumineen participate in the khidmat of niyaaz and also contribute regularly to join in the sawaab of Mazaar-e-Qutbi Niyaaz. If you would like to participate, click here.
(Amirul Mumineen SA)
Today is the day of training, and tomorrow is the race
This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2016.
As many of us marvel at the physical dexterity, strength and fitness of the Olympians in Rio, we are amazed at what human beings can achieve if only they put their mind to it.
The few seconds of the competition which determine their success are a result of years of commitment, discipline and training. In one article the author argues, “it’s not just that most Olympians are born with a certain set of physiological gifts, although that’s a big part of it. It’s also their commitment to their sports and, perhaps most important, the way they train.
The Arabic word for “sports” or “athletics” is riyadat – riyadat involves discipline and training of the body. Based on this word, in our tradition there is also the concept of riyadat al-nafs, which is the discipline and training of the mind and soul. The concept of halaal and haraam food, the five farizat prayers, the thirty days fasting of Shehrullah are all examples of the riyadat al-nafs – the training and discipline of the mind and soul.
In a sense, as Amirul Mumineen SA has said in the following quote, throughout our lives we train for the race towards Aakherat: “Indeed, this world has turned back and declared its farewell. Indeed, the hereafter has come forward and has almost arrived. Today is the day of training, and tomorrow is the race.”
In the words of an Olympian, “training for the Olympics is a lifestyle.” Shari’at is also a lifestyle. Our Hudaat Kiraam help us, coach us, and prepare us for the ultimate race. But the commitment and discipline we bring to the trials throughout our life is up to us.