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.
On no soul does Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear
(Surat al-Baqara: 286)
In a recent Fatemi Dawat Islamic Finance Seminar, one of the questions asked was, “How much leverage is appropriate? If I have 100 rupees, how much business should I do with it: 50 rupees, 100 rupees, 200 rupees - how much?” Shehzada Dr. Abdeali Bhaisaheb Saifuddin, the head of the seminar, replied and said that he himself had presented this same question to Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS. Syedna referred to the ayat “On no soul does Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear” (Surat al-Baqara: 286). In the context of finance, Imam AS has interpreted this to mean that one should expose oneself to less than what one can bear. Maulana said therefore, the amount of leverage should be less than the ability to bear a loss. If anything more is leveraged it enters the realm of excessive speculation, which is haram.
The ayat uses the word ability (wus’) which is slightly different than capacity (taaqat). Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA said that “ability” is less than “capacity.” If one has the capacity to run 10 kilometers but he would be exhausted and depleted at the end of it, then his ability is probably around 8 kilometers. If he runs till his capacity he may not be able to run again the next day and may even hurt himself in the process. But if he runs as per his ability, the next day he will still have energy to run again and eventually he will become stronger through sustainable training.
Our Hudaat Kiraam guide us in every aspect of our life. They show us how to lead a balanced life. Syedna Fakhruddin has clearly showed us how the general principle of working within one’s ability can be applied to financial planning with his answer to the question on leverage. Just as important as the divine text is its correct interpretation and application. We are fortunate to receive Syedna Fakhruddin’s continuance guidance in this and all other matters of life.