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.
His word is the Truth
(Surat al-An’am: 73)
This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2017.
When Yaqutatu Da’watil-Haqq Shehzadi Dr. Tahera Baisaheba was pursuing her PhD at Harvard University, one of her professors hosted Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA, and over the course of the lunch, he asked Syedna questions on many subjects, particularly Islamic history and Fatimid philosophy. Syedna Qutbuddin answered with confidence and with firm belief in the wealth of knowledge of Aal-e-Mohammed. The professor commented “You speak as if you have a patent on truth!” Syedna Qutbuddin did not apologize or qualify his previous answers. Instead he said, “Yes! If I do not believe my statements and answers to be the Truth then on what basis am I leading my life, on what basis am I guiding my followers? I have full conviction that what I believe is the Truth.” Moved by Syedna’s wisdom, the professor invited him to speak at the University, saying, “Just as I benefitted from your insights today, I want my students to benefit from your insights too.”
Syedna Qutbuddin’s confidence and conviction were exemplary. He was also a beacon of humility. Through his directions as well as his own actions, he taught us that we must respect other people and other beliefs. But he also taught us that doing so does not mean that we are in any way tenuous or insecure about our own beliefs.
The teachings and example of our Awliyaa’ Kiraam, especially Syedna Qutbuddin, inspire us to embrace our beliefs with confidence and conviction and to embrace others with respect and regard. In remembrance of these invaluable teachings, we are pleased to launch Taqreeb.org.
Click here to view glimpses of the 2017 Taqreeb Conference and Syedna Taher Fakhruddin's TUS 12 minute address.