- Majalis al Hikma
A thousand years ago, every Thursday, Syedna al-Mu’ayyad al-Shirazi RA answered the questions of his time in the Majalis al Hikma (Wisdom Seminars). Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS will answer the questions of today, in today’s language in a weekly video series entitled 'Majalis al-Hikma', to be published on the Fatemi Dawat YouTube channel in English, Dawat ni Zaban, and Arabic, and will be available as an audio podcast.
Syedna RA declared: The successor of the 51st Dai and 52nd Dai is amongst you, and on this day of Aashura, keeping Allah Ta’ala as my witness, keeping Imam Husain AS as my witness, and keeping Imam-uz-zaman AS as my witness, with the Qur’an Majeed in my hand – the Qur’an from which my bawajisaheb has prayed, that is with me, keeping that Qur’an in hand I declare to you that the 53rd Dai – the servant of Imam-uz-zaman – is Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Click here to watch the excerpt.
The Truth is expounded upon in Syedna’s Qutbuddin's RA Qasida in two parts: the knowledge of Divine Truths (Haqiqat nu ‘ilm) and Syedna’s assertion of his position, the Dai of Imam-uz-Zaman. Click here to read further.
In the midst of the hurricane of events that we are going through, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS began composing his first Risalah Ramadaniyyah. The Risalah is titled ‘Barakaatu ‘irthi-du’aat’, (بركاتُ إرثِ الدُّعاة)– the Barakaat of the Heritage of the Du’aat. The numerical value of the title is 1435H (just as Bismillah is 786 and Ali is 110). Syedna explained that the word irth means wiraasat or heritage. In the Arabic lexicon, irth is defined more particularly as the inheritance of knowledge, while wiraasat is defined as physical inheritance. Click here to read further.
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.
Bihamdillah Imamat namaz and majalis are conducted all over the world by the raza mubarak of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS. To find out more about majalis and events near you, and to connect with your local mas'ul and other mumineen 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.
Syedi Abdeali Imaduddin QS
“If you wish to transform the copper of your soul into gold, then quieten the liquid mercury of your desires…”
This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2016.
During the shukr ziafat offered by Halqa Saifiyah(students taking sabaq with Shehzadi Saifiyah Baisaheba), Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS delivered a short bayaan in which he emphasized the importance of the ‘ilm of Aale-Mohammed, its requisites and its results. In the bayaan Syedna TUS quoted this bayt composed by Syedi Abdeali Imaduddin QS – the great scholar who received the ‘ilm of Aale-Mohammedfrom Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin RA:
If you wish to transform the copper of your soul into gold, then quieten the liquid mercury of your desires (lit. senses).
Referencing the age old tradition of alchemy, the bayt suggests that as copper can be turned to gold, the alchemy of the soul can be achieved by calming the mercury of desires. Rising above the obsession with worldly desires is a pre-requisite for seeking ‘ilm and for the alchemy of the soul. Obsession with worldly desires leads one to materialism while rising above them opens the horizon to the true knowledge and the Hereafter (Aakherat).
Through their sayings and through their examples, our Hudaat Kiraamhave always guided us to lead our lives and prioritize Aakherat. It is this mindset that determines the matters in which we spend the most precious commodity each one of us has: time.
May Allah Ta’ala give us the tawfeeq and strength to prioritize Aakheratand achieve the miraculous alchemy of our souls. May Allah Ta’ala grant longest life to Syedna TUS to continue to guide and impart the alchemical knowledge of Aal-e-Mohammed to Mumineen.
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