Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA
Your Dawat is the ark of salvation
it carries on cutting through the waves of its enemies.
This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2016.
As we approach the 27th of Muharram we recall that on 27th Muharram 1437H (8th November, 2015), the Urus day of Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed QR, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA delivered a unique bayaan in the Urus Majlis, in the Poconos, USA.
In the bayaan that day Syedna Qutbuddin explained precisely the importance of Nass from one named Imam to another (min Imamin musamman ila imamin musamman). He then explained clearly the sanctity of Nass and its importance in the succession of Du’aat Mutlaqeen. He explained that the Dai appoints only one who is like him through the ilhaam of Allah and his waliyy, that the one who he appoints he has imparted to him the divine knowledge that only he has, the name of the one whom he appoints is in the Kitabul-‘Ilm that Amirul Mumineen SA gave to Hasan Imam SA and Husain Imam SA, and that the Dai is deputed to sit and lead Dawat from the gaadi of the Imam.
Syedna Qutbuddin RA also said, “thus the chain (of Dais one after another) is continuing O Mumineen. And on this auspicious day, the doer of ‘the good deed’ (amal salih) is the Dai. Every period’s Dai does ‘the good deed’ (amal salih), and that is the anointing of his successor. I pray that this chain of Dawat continues until the Imam reveals himself … one (Dai) after another. If the 51st comes only then does the 52nd come; if the 52nd comes only then does the 53rd come, and then further, and this will certainly continue until (the Imam) reveals himself. … As the Imam relies (has Tawakkul) on Allah Ta’ala, similarly the Dai relies (has Tawakkul) on Allah Ta’ala. The waves of fitnat may come. Many have come in the past and today also they continue…May Allah Ta’ala protect [Dawat]. The ark of salvation (najaat nu safinu) carries on. As Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA has said in his qasida “your Dawat is the ark of salvation, it carries on cutting through the waves of its enemies”.
On that day before the Majlis, Syedna Qutbuddin RA appointed his successor Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS. Syedna Qutbuddin established the Dawat of Imam-uz-Zaman and ensured its continuity. Syedna Qutbuddin fulfilled his amaanat to Imam-uz-Zaman SA.
May Allah Ta’ala grant Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin the highest station in Jannat-ul-naeem and fulfill his aspirations in his successor, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin.