Our new year’s resolution, Syedna said, should be to redouble our efforts in amal saaleh (good deeds) – specifically remembrance and worship of Allah Ta’ala (bandagi), love his Awliya’ andremembrance of Aqa Husain SA....the video has been published with Arabic, English, Lisan ud-Dawat, Hindi, and Gujarati Subtitles.
Rasulullah SA said, “Whoever weeps, or causes someone to weep, or simulates weeping for my son Husain, Paradise is mandated for him.”Why do we mourn Imam Husain SA? Why has Allah Ta’ala promised Paradise if we weep for his martyrdom in Karbala? What is the philosophy behind it? Watch the majlis here.
On the day of Urus Mubarak, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS presided over Khatmul Qur’an Majlis in the afternoon at Darus Sakina and prayed Sadaqalla Doa. Following this Syedna presided on the Takht-i-Imami and delivered Waaz Mubarak. Watch the excerpt here.
We remember Syedna Burhanuddin’s RA profound words of doa “Husain na gham siwa koi gham na dikhawe.” While there is no solace for the grief of Karbala, in and of itself is solace for all grief...click here to read further.
Our Dai is showing us the way, all that we need to do, as we remember the sacrifice of our Aqa Husain in these days of Ashara and especially Ashura, is to live by the example set for us, by our Imam, and by his Dai today; and stand up for the defense of Dai and Dawat, and the future of our children and our community...click here to read further.
Remembering Imam Husain SA and his unequalled suffering and ultimate sacrifice, causes us to pause and reflect. It forces us to reflect on the reasons for which Imam Husain SA chose to sacrifice his companions, his family and his life. Imam Husain did so to for the sake of Truth and as a result of his unwavering belief in Allah Ta’ala’s promise...read further 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.
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.
On no soul does Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear
(Surat al-Baqara: 286)
This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2017.
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.
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