- Majalis al Hikma
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 on the Fatemi Dawat YouTube channel in English, Dawat ni Zaban, and Arabic, and will be available as an audio podcast.
Syedna RA declared: The successor of the 51st Dai and 52nd Dai is amongst you, and on this day of Aashura, keeping Allah Ta’ala as my witness, keeping Imam Husain AS as my witness, and keeping Imam-uz-zaman AS as my witness, with the Qur’an Majeed in my hand – the Qur’an from which my bawajisaheb has prayed, that is with me, keeping that Qur’an in hand I declare to you that the 53rd Dai – the servant of Imam-uz-zaman – is Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Click here to watch the excerpt.
The Truth is expounded upon in Syedna’s Qutbuddin's RA Qasida in two parts: the knowledge of Divine Truths (Haqiqat nu ‘ilm) and Syedna’s assertion of his position, the Dai of Imam-uz-Zaman. Click here to read further.
In the midst of the hurricane of events that we are going through, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS began composing his first Risalah Ramadaniyyah. The Risalah is titled ‘Barakaatu ‘irthi-du’aat’, (بركاتُ إرثِ الدُّعاة)– the Barakaat of the Heritage of the Du’aat. The numerical value of the title is 1435H (just as Bismillah is 786 and Ali is 110). Syedna explained that the word irth means wiraasat or heritage. In the Arabic lexicon, irth is defined more particularly as the inheritance of knowledge, while wiraasat is defined as physical inheritance. 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.
They are either your brothers in faith or your peers in creation.
(Amirul Mumineen SA)
This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2017.
We cannot let the voices of intolerance, exclusion and discrimination drown out the voices of tolerance, acceptance and understanding. In this regard, Syedna TUS made a strong statement this week against discrimination on religious grounds.
In the statement, the focus on “acceptance and understanding” asks for more than tolerance. This philosophy is not one of political expediency – it is a fundamental value embedded in the core of our belief system. It has shaped our history and guides our actions in the present as it teaches us how to behave towards those who share our beliefs and also towards those who do not.
When Amirul-Mumineen SA assumed the temporal rule of Muslim Ummah, he assigned new governors and instructed them to be fair and kind to their subjects, both Muslim and non-Muslim. In one letter to Malik-ul-Ashtar, Amirul-Mumineen’s governor to Egypt, he exhorted him to be fair and kind to all his subjects, saying “they are either your brothers in faith or your peers in creation/humanity” (Nahjul Balagha). Click here to view Shzd Dr Tahera Baisaheba's UNESCO Talk on Maulana Ali.
Amirul-Mumineen’s statement is so simple and yet so profound. Our Imams and their Du’aat continued to guide Mumineen through the centuries based on these principles of acceptance and understanding.
In this age of intimidation and intolerance, Syedna leads by example and fosters the spirit of taqreeb, acceptance and understanding.
May Allah Ta’ala grant us the strength to follow his guidance.
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