- Majalis al Hikma
(Surat al-Ra’d: 14)
His is the call of truth; and those upon whom they call, apart from Him, do not answer them anything; save as one who stretches forth his hands towards water, that it may reach his mouth, but it would never reach it; and the call of the disbelievers goes only astrays
This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2014.
On eve of 27th Zil Qa’da (Saturday, 20th October), the eve of Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA Milad Mubarak of, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS delivered waaz mubarak in Darus Sakina after Maghrib Isha Namaz.
Syedna Qutbuddin TUS began by reciting and explaining the first few lines from the first Risala Sharifa written by Syedna Taher Saifuddin, “Daw’u Nooril Haqqil Mubeen”: “We offer praise and gratitude to Allah Ta’ala who is Great and most elevated, the Lord of magnificence and majesty, the One who is Great in Might (shadidul mihaal)”. Syedna continued that Allah Ta’ala grants time (muhlat) to those who go against Him and His awliya’, but then the Almighty’s vengeance is formidable, He is shadidul mihaal. This vengeance is exacted either in dunya or in aakherat as per Allah Ta’ala’s hikmat.
Syedna then recited the ayat Sharifa quoted in the Risalah “lahu Dawat ul Haqq” – the Dawat of Haqq is Allah Ta’ala’s Dawat, the Dawat of Imam-uz-zaman. Syedna added that, “when I was graced with the khidmat of the Imam’s Dawat, I opened a faal in the Quran Majeed. Syedna Burhanuddin RA had also similarly opened the Quran and he had also shared with me the ayat that appeared. Following his example, I also opened the Quran, the word of Allah Ta’ala. The belief of people of baseerat is ‘al-faalu haqqun’ – that the Faal from the Quran contains Truth. When I opened the Quran, the ayat that appeared at the beginning of the page was ‘lahu Dawatul Haqq’ – Khuzaima Qutbuddin is the one who will establish the Dawat of Haqq, the Dawat of Imam-uz-zaman”.
Syedna then recited the second part of the ayat about those who make false claims. The Quran describes these people as those who take a handful of water and attempt to drink it, but alas their hand does not reach their lips – they are ultimately unsuccessful. They are given a brief period of grace (muhlat) by Allah Ta’ala, symbolized by their attempt to drink, but ultimately His vengeance is forbearing.
Syedna imparted jewels of the knowledge of Aale Mohammed and consolidated the aqeeda of mumineen in the Dawat of Imam-uz-zaman and his Dai. Syedna gave many examples from the time of Rasulullah SA and the Imams regarding those, ‘who make false claims’. He stated that the animosity against Amirul Mumineen SA did not suddenly emerge after Rasulullah’s SA wafaat in the Saqeefa. Syedna cautioned that greed of this world captures people and leads to damnation:
“Your Imam and your Dai advise you to stay away from material greed. There is nothing worse than greed. Be grateful for Allah Ta’ala’s ne’mat, seek your livelihood/sustenance but do not become greedy.” Syedna also advised: “remain steadfast on the walaayat of Mohammed and aale Mohammed and their Du’aat, the 51st and the 52nd Dais, and now the 53rd Dai is amongst you and his walaayat is imperative. And then seek knowledge (‘ilm) and do good deeds (amal). Seeking knowledge with walaayat elevates you in darajaat here and in Jannat. With knowledge (‘ilm) action (amal) is a must…adhere to the Shari’at… as followers of the Pure Panjetan we must live a pure life, away from what is haram, following the example of your Mawali Tahereen, particularly those who are giving you guidance in this day and age”.
Syedna recited several verses from the Qasida Mubaraka, ‘Noor Muhayyaka ya Saifal Huda Lami’u’, written by Syedna Burhanuddin RA on Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA milaad in 1352H. Syedna then recited verses from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s qasida in the madeh and praise of Imam-uz-Zaman SA ‘Ya Ayyuhat Tayyibu wat-Taheru’ and explained the depths of meaning in each bayt.
Syedna said that the composition of this verse was undoubtedly with the inspiration and ta’yeed of Imam-uz-zaman SA. Syedna Taher Saifuddin addresses the Imam – who is Tayyib and Taher –(pure and immaculate), and 51st Dai is also Taher – this is a literal manifestation of the unity and harmony between the Imam and his Dai. One who answers the Dai’s call has answered the call of the Imam. The Dai’s shafaa’at assures the intercession of the Imam. The Dai is connected with the Imam. The Imam’s inspiration to the Dai is uninterrupted.
Reciting other abyaat Syedna added that Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin RA wrote in a Qasida that, “I am always close to my Imam, no matter how many jungles and savannas separate us.” When the Imam says that, “there are those who are far from us but yet very near” – those near are specifically the Du’aat Mutlaqeen in the time of satar.
Towards the end of the bayaan Syedna recited this verse:
Syedna added that the Dai remembers his Maula Imam-uz-zaman with every breath. His freshness and vitality is because of the Imam’s nazaraat. He then addressed mumineen and said that “in today’s circumstances, there is a lot of enmity, but in my heart I am at peace (dil par ghano qaraar che), the Imam’s nazaraat are ever flowing. You are mumineen – others who meet me and see me also say that they see such a serene and tranquil countenance. This is the barakat of Allah Ta’ala’s waliyy – Imam-uz-zaman. There is peace (sukun). There is serenity (itmi’naan). Nafs Mutma’inna. The barakat of Imam-uz-zaman”
This was but a glimpse of the bayaan on the 27th of Zil Qa’da. The bayaan ended with the Shahaadat of Imam Husain SA.
May Allah Ta’ala grant us peace and serenity through the nazaraat of our Imam’s Dai. May Allah Ta’ala strengthen our aqeeda and resolve through the barakaat of the conviction and peace that is personified in Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS.
For all those present Syedna’s bayaan was invigorating and enriching. They came out with a clear vision of the flow of the Imam’s ta’yeed to his Dai. They came out with an urge to follow Syedna’s advise against greed, jealousy and apathy and anxious to follow his guidance to pursue ‘ilm, ‘amal and inner sukoon.
Photos of the waaz Majlis have been presented on fatemidawat.com/events
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