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  • Pearls of Wisdom 1 1440

    Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Aqa’s TUS waaz mubarak during Ashara Mubaraka 1440 will center on the seats of da’wat within Yemen. On 2nd Moharramul Haram, Maula chronicled the establishment of Zi Jiblah, da’wat’s first capital in Yemen and the resting place of Maulatana Hurratul Maleka RA. Colloquially, Zi Jiblah is also known as ‘Madinat al-Nahrain,’ or the ‘City of the Two Rivers.’

    Rivers are prominent geographical and cultural features throughout the world. They are the birthplace of prosperous ancient civilizations, such as Ancient Egypt along the Nile River, and Mesopotamia along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (present day Iraq). Rivers are harnessed for their sources of fresh water, which sustain livelihoods and agriculture; rivers are a form of transport and generators of electricity. In their most basic form, rivers are a source of water; metaphorically speaking, they are also sources of knowledge or ilm. Both water and knowledge are essential for our worldly and spiritual existence and survival.

    All rivers have a source. The source of all knowledge flows from Hawze Kausar through Panjatan Paak AS, Aimmat Tahereen AS, and Doat Mutlaqeen RA. The knowledge that flows from the rivers of Kausar, and by extension, our Mawali Kiraam AS is so sweet, that, like water, it quenches our thirst in this world and the hereafter. The river of Kausar is said to be pure and luminescent, so full of noor, that it is whiter than milk.

    Rivers flow throughout different continents, through different geographies and environments; some flow year-round, while others are only in existence during certain seasons. Some, such as the Nile and Amazon Rivers, are so long that they reach millions of people, while some are hidden away, deep underground. As such, their waters are not accessible to all. Mohabbat is the key through which mumineen access ilm. The ilm of Kausar and of Mawali Kiraam AS is for those who acknowledge, believe in, love, and stay united with their Maula; only mumineen within da’wat-ul-haq have the privilege to drink from Kausar and prosper.

    On a trip to Canada, when Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA visited Niagra Falls, he commented on the sheer force of the waterfall. He also pointed out that despite the force and volume of water within the fall itself, behind the waterfall were countless large stones that remained dry as a bone. Maula RA remembered Ashura, when Imam Husain AS asked Shimr LA whether he knew whose son and whose grandson Imam Husain AS was. Despite being so close to Imam Husain AS and knowing that he was the grandson of Nabi Mohammed and Ameerul Mumineen AS, he failed to receive the benefits of Kausar. This demonstrates that walayat and mohabbat, are keys to unlocking the waters of Kausar and the true knowledge. Mere proximity is not enough.

    The essence of all ilm, and the convergence of all sources of knowledge is the zikr of Imam Husain AS. Imam Husain’s zikr is the meeting of two rivers: of the blood of Imam Husain AS, his Ahl Bayt and Ashaab; and of tears – the tears of mumineen who wept and continue to lament his ultimate sacrifice. Every day, every night, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS strives to ensure that each mumin understands the significance of Imam Husain AS’s sacrifice and attain Jannat. Maula TUS shows us how to express noha wal aweel and to call out Ya Hussain with every maatam and every breath. We thrive and prosper in our pure mohabbat for him as he quenches the thirst in our souls with the sweet waters of Kausar.

    December 4, 2018 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 16

  • No Israaf

    Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS recently instructed mumeneen to limit their meals to 1 kharas and 1 mithaas per thaal. Be it a wedding, a shitabi, misaq, fateha or any other occasion.

    These instructions by Maula may have been for mumeneen, but they carry a universal message for a universal problem. Let’s have a closer look. Continue Reading

    March 31, 2016 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 1043

  • Aayat shareefah related to Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA

    During Asharah Mubarakah 1437 H, al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS expounded upon the various aayat shareefah from the Quran Majeed which al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA related to his mansoos al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. Continue Reading

    November 12, 2015 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 982

  • Ikhtiar: Choice

    In every choice that they make, the Awliya KiraamAS ascertain Allah’s happiness and accept it as their own; they act accordingly, no matter how difficult their plight, no matter how intense their suffering.  For us adna mumineen, AwliyaullahAS’s choices and actions enlighten the path towards making the right choice and the rewards inherent within.

    AllahTA gives all of us intellect and moral agency; we are free to make our own choices. Choices determine our path; they determine our destiny. Awliya KiraamAS’s mohabbat is a moral compass that leads us to our ultimate goal—Jannat. Awliya KiraamAS constantly counsel us, support us and steer us along sirat e mustaqeem. Thus, when we choose, we do so with faith, confidence and itme’naan.

    In the history of Islam and Iman, the choices of Awliya AS and their mohibbeen serve as beacons of moral agency. Continue Reading

    September 30, 2015 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 788

  • Labbaik ya Dai al-Allah

    The name of Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA echoes along with the name of Imam HusainSA. It is due to his efforts that every mumin mourns and performs matam on Imam HusainSA; even little children have the shahadat etched in their hearts. The supreme sacrifice of Imam HusainSA was for the cause of Islam and Imaan and for the salvation of all mumineen who will come till the end of time. No mumin will ever forget Imam HusainSA or the events of Karbala. Continue Reading

    August 1, 2015 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 556

  • Nabi na Naam

    Alaika al-Salaam Ya Shahra Ramadan! Alaika al-Salaam Ya Shahra Ramadan! Alaika al-Salaam Ya Shahra Ramadan! As we recite these words, we bid farewell to this holy month. Over its final week, we have recited Nabi na Naam – praying salawaat on the six prophets: Moulana Adam Safiyullah AS, Moulana Nuh Najiullah AS, Moulana Ibrahim Khalilullah AS, Moulana Musa Kalimullah AS, Moulana ´Eesa Ruhullah AS, and Moulana Mohammed Rasulallah SA, the leader and last of Allah Ta´ala’s messengers. This was followed by salawaat upon all Anbiyaa’ Kiraam and Mursaleen AS. Continue Reading

    July 17, 2015 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 532

  • Sunnat Nafelat

    Shehrullah al Mo’azzam’s Layali Fadila are amidst us. The second dasko – maghfirat – has almost come to a close. During these days, we have spent countless hours in ibaadat: doing roza, reciting Qur’an, and especially, praying namaz. Continue Reading

    July 5, 2015 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 494

  • Shafa´, Watr, Julus

    The month of Shehrullah al Mu´azzam is upon us once again. Our days are spent cleansing our bodies and purifying souls, while, our nights are spent in ´ibaadat.  Rasulullah SA states, ‘spread goodwill and peace by reciting salaam, engage in feeding others, ensure good relations with kin and pray namaaz at night while others sleep; you will enter jannat in peace. Of the countless salaams we pray throughout each night of Shehrullah, Shafa´, Watr and Julus hold a unique significance. Continue Reading

    June 24, 2015 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 749

  • Urus Mubarak – 1436H. Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA

    It has been a year since Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA left us for his heavenly abode. It has been a year since that fateful morning that plunged an entire community into mourning. It has been a year since we saw that smiling face and radiant countenance. The face that, for 50 years, was the guiding star for every one of us man, woman and child. The face whose radiance illuminated the lives of every individual who saw it’s warm smile. A smile that now remains etched in our memories, a smile that we long to see again. Continue Reading

    January 4, 2015 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 608

  • Khitaabaat of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA

    In 1386 H, al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA delivered his first Asharah Mubarakah as Dai Mutlaq in Mumbai. His waaz mubarak over the ten days were replete with the zikr of his naas al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA. Following in his naas’ footsteps and upholding his values, al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS made the zikr of his naas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA the foundation of his waaz mubarak during his first Asharah Mubarakah in Surat this year.

    The table below lists the khitaabaat (titles and names) bestowed upon Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddn RA by Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA. Continue Reading

    December 2, 2014 • Pearls Of Wisdom • Views: 1359