(Surat al-Baqara: 106)
We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it.
This article has been written by Taha bhai R: I have had the immense privilege to attend Ashara Mubaraka 1438H majalis with al-Dai al-Fatemi Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS. As an adna mumin and humble ghulam of Maulana TUS, I offer thousands of thanks and gratitude to Maulana for granting this great and immense blessing. As a small token of my gratitude to Maulana, I wish to share my initial impressions of Maulana’s waaz majalis.
Our aqeeda teaches us that every Dai is the same in all respects as his predecessor - this is reinforced and proven in religious doctrines and through historical precedents of Awliyaullah. I have had the privilege of attending waaz majalis of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA and Syedna Taher Fakhruddin. After observation of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin’s waaz, my belief that he is the 54th Dai-l-Mutlaq is resolute – my ilm ul yakeen is strengthened by ain ul yakeen.
The josh (fervor) with which Maulana narrates historical events or riwayats, or prays shahadat is exactly the same as previous Du’at Mutlaqeen. Furthermore, Maulana recites past events – some of which have occurred hundreds of years ago – with such precision, depth and insight that it is as if he was actually present in person during that time. He attributes his every bayaan to past Awliyaullah, by copiously and often extemporaneously quoting from the Qur’an, hadith, kalaam, qasidas and kitaabs. This is a manifestation of the continuously flowing tayeed (inspiration) of Imam-uz-Zamaan towards Syedna Fakhruddin, just as it flowed towards previous Du’at Mutlaqeen.
He is truly the successor of Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA and the inheritor of the 'ilm of Aal-e-Mohammed as reflected by his recitation of the shahadat of Imam Husain SA with the same depth and heartfelt distress as Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA and previous Duat Mutlaqeen and Aimmat Tahereen. Full Stop.
If one has not had the chance to attend the waaz of previous Du’aat Mutlaqeen, or if one simply misses them immensely like I do, and would like to relive and reinvigorate their memories in their mind - I invite you to come and listen to the waaz of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin with an open mind and an open heart. Wallah (I swear by God), you will walk away with the same experience that I did with and will feel transported to the majalis of our beloved previous Duat Mutlaqeen.