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. To watch the video please click here.
During the mubarak ayyam of Sherullah 1439H, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS graciously granted raza for mumineen to attend sabaq from the source of the ilm of Aal-e-Mohammed, the Dai al-Mutlaq himself. Syedna TUS explained in great detail passages from the fajr dua of Maulana Ali Zainul Aabedin AS and elucidated its esoteric meanings. To watch the video please click here.
During the mubarak ayyam of Sherullah 1439H, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS graciously granted raza for mumineen to attend sabaq from the source of the ilm of Aal-e-Mohammed, the Dai al-Mutlaq himself. In the second sabaq, Syedna TUS continued to explain the fajr dua of Imam Ali Zainul Aabedin AS. To view the sabaq click here.
The collection of Imam Ali Zainul Abedeen’s SA doas, known as the Saheefa Sajjadiyya, is an unmatched resource Mumineen. Here we present a video of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin's TUS recitation of the dua Imam AS wrote to be prayed every morning during Sherullah. It is presented here with English and Dawat ni Zaban translations.
In this Sijill article, Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin outlines the structure one should aim for during the holy month of Sherullah, taking inspiration from the priorities outlined by Imam Zainul Aabedin AS in his fajr dua. To read more click here.
In his waaz on the eve of 19thRamadan, the night of Amirul Mumineen SA shahaadat, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS prescribed three sets of deeds, each set with three actions. Syedna introduced the three sets by stating that the 19mi of Ramadaan is the night of Amirul Mumineen, and the name “Ali” has three letters - hence three sets of deeds. To read further 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
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.