On Friday March 24, 2017, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS graced the first press meet by a Dai-l-Mutlaq in recent Dawat history. Syedna Fakhruddin’s presence and dialogue was immensely impactful and left an impression of confidence, clarity, vision, strength and graciousness on everyone’s heart.
On Tuesday afternoon, Rajab 27 1437H/ May 3 2016, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin presided over Mab’as day Majlis at 4pm in Darus Sakina, Thane and performed bayaan mubarak. After bayaan mubarak, Syedna Fakhruddin, took Misaaq of Mumineen on the mubarak occasion of Mab’as Day. We are pleased to present 7 short clips from Syedna's TUS waaz.
Maulatuna Hurratul Malika’s example shines forth like a beacon. She achieved the highest ranks in Deen and Dunya. She set the benchmark, especially for Muminaat, for centuries to come. Click here to read the full article by Shehzada Dr Aziz Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin.
It is indeed an effort and a task to pray the 15th raat washeq: to stand straight and focus on ‘ibaadat for so long. The washeq is a manifestation of the effort required to stand firm in the walaayat and taa’at of Awliyaa’ullah and their Hudood.
On the occasion of Urus we are pleased to present this biographical article on Maulatuna Hurratul Malika. The article is written by Shz. Dr. Saifiyah baisaheba who researched and wrote her PhD thesis at Oxford University on the history of the Du’aat Mutlaqeen in Yemen. Read the full article presented 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.
We are pleased to present this fascinating paper by Shzd Dr Tahera Baisaheba that explores one of the primary themes of Amirul Mumineen’s SA orations (khutbahs): the contemplations on this world and the Hereafter. Click here to download the PDF.
The article entitled “Ali's Contemplations on this World and the Hereafter” was published in Essays in Islamic Philology (ed. Ali Reza Korangy et al 2016). (To purchase the collection of essays click here.)
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Discussing ʿAlī’s oration defending this world, Ibn Abī al-Ḥadīd implicitly refers to the context as justifying the 180-degree turn from ʿAlī’s usual approach, and he comments: “This piece is in praise of the world, and it illustrates ʿAlī’s ability to control his themes, maneuvering them in any which way he wished. Almost all his orations are in censure of the world, whereas here, he praises it. But he is true there, and he is true here.” Even in the orations that contain harsh condemnation of this world, if we look closely, the approach is more complex than meets the eye. Although ʿAlī is saying that the world deceives, through his castigation of the world, he is, in fact, metonymically castigating the people of the world— humans, who by their own volition have become enamored of her, to the degree that they have become oblivious to the hereafter. Knowledge of the context is vital in interpreting these oratorical texts. Just as ʿAlī’s orations help explain his times and scenes, his times and scenes help explain his orations. Understanding the background of his orations gives us a fuller awareness of why they were said and what they meant to their original audience. As we have seen, the orations discussed in this article are firmly grounded in the political reality of ʿAlī’s time, as well as in the literary scene of early Islamic Arabia. Contextualization provides us with a richer sense of those associations.