Syedi Mukasir Saheb narrated 5 fasl bayaan of wal-Asr Surat and explained, "In science we make conclusions about what we cannot see from what we can see - like gravity. In our religion, our leaders give proofs as they do in science." Syedi Mukasir Saheb presented irrefutable arguments about religion and the Truth...click here to watch the clip.
A thousand years ago, every Thursday, Syedna al-Mu’ayyad al-Shirazi RA answered the questions of his time in the Majalis al Hikma (Wisdom Seminars). Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS will answer the questions of today, in today’s language in a weekly video series entitled 'Majalis al-Hikma', to be published English, Dawat ni Zaban, and Arabic, and will be available as an audio podcast.
Syedi Mazoon Saheb AAB does a short Daily Zikr each day in Shehrullah-il-Mu'azzam explaining the philosophy of this life and the next, a mumin's outlook on life, anecdotes from the history of our Mawali Kiraam, and gives practical advice from the teachings of our Mawali Kiraam to benefit our souls & bodies, our lives & our Hereafter.
Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA was born on 27 Zil Qa’da 1305H. When his father the 49th Dai Syedna Burhanuddin RA took him to the hazrat of Syedna Husamuddin for the first time, Syedna Husamuddin gave him the name ‘Taher’ and gifted him a sword, foreseeing that this child would become the great Dai Saifuddin, who would protect this Dawat and fight its enemies...click here to read further.
This article is an excerpt from the MA Thesis written by Syedi Mazoon Saheb AAB on the “Meaning of Love in the Poetry of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin”. The excerpt presents a brief biographical sketch of the life of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin and an introduction to his Diwaan (collection of Qasidas).
During the course of his 53 years as Dai, the impact Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA had on our community is immeasurable. His contribution in the sphere of ‘ilm was unparalleled; he authored over 40 risalats, over ten-thousand verses of poetry in the Arabic language, thousands of sabaqs, sermons (waaz) and bayaans...click here to read further.
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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