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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.

Imam Husain’s AS Dai, the 53rd al-Dai al-Mutlaq, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS continues to call Mumineen to strengthen their resolve and adherence to Islam and Imaan by attending the majalis of Ashara mubarakah.

Ashara Mubarakah starts from the 2nd of Moharram and culminates on Aashura, when the entire day is spent in bukaa’ and matam on Imam Husain SA. During the preceding eight days, along with Imam Husain’s SA zikr, discourses are delivered that; speak about the lofty values that Imam Husain SA didn’t compromise even in the face of the most atrocious cruelties and elucidate about the faith for which the Imam SA sacrificed his life. Attending waaz only on the day of Ashura, while foregoing the preceding days, results in one failing to understand Imam Husain’sSA unparalleled position in the eyes of Allah Ta´ala and his generosity on Mumineen, leads to a lesser degree of attachment towards Imam HusainSA and therefore a reduced involvement in bukaa’ and matam: the two things that guarantee a Mumin his deliverance.

Attending the majlis only on a few days or coming in late reveals a lack of seriousness and giving preference to other mundane worldly matters over what should be the pivot of a mumin’s life in this world and hereafter. Time is the most precious thing in life, because time lost is never regained. A wise person is one who does what the right thing at the right time. A Mumin will realise that the nine days of Asharah offer him an opportunity like no other to renew his faith, revitalise his soul, rewrite his destiny, receive showers of  heavenly blessings, be counted amongst the angels and above all earn the dua  mubarak and happiness of his Maula.

No one knows better than Maula what is best for a Mumin. Therefore answering his call to attend the majaalis on time from day one is imperative on all of us. Attending these majaalis during these days is the most appropriate thing to do for the present. It also secures forgiveness for past sins and ensures a future filled with barakaat. May Allah grant our Maula, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS a long life till the day of Qiyaamat.