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In the wake of recent attacks in Different Parts of the World where innocent people have been targetted and killed; Maulaanal Min'aam Saiyedna Haatim Zakiyuddin saheb, the Spiritual Head 45th Da'i ul-Mutlaq (tus) of Alavi Bohras and the community members along with whole of the Muslim Community of Vadodara strongly condemn the attacks.
Indeed it's an act against Humanity. Terrorism has no Religion. Such heinous act is in no way the facet of Islaam and it's followers. We favour Peace and Harmony all over the World.
The Times of India: The Fruits of Wisdom
The Speaking Tree
Religion is built upon Character:We are ingrained with the quality of following others right from the beginning. In following others, we have lost our own Legacy and Heritage of Religion and Spirituality. In the past, West and other developed countries looked down upon us for being Religious and Spiritual. But the things have turned upside down in the recent past. We now have more Non Indian followers of Religion and Spirituality than our native fellows.
Seeking Grace and Blessings through Meditation - an Islamic Dimension:Prophet Mohammad said, "Realizing One's Self is Realizing his God". This sentence is very small but it encompasses the Wisdom of the Universe. It is easy to speak and preach but most difficult to practice. Recognition is not always centered to knowing of one's self but it is Multidimensional. It encompasses the Recognition of Self, Recognition of One's Spiritual Leader who is the Face of God on the Earth; and the Recognition of God.
Huzoor-e-'Aali Saiyedna saheb (tus) said that, Saiyedna Haatim saheb (aq) quotes an interesting account of a goat in the form of parable, in which Saiyedna describes the pity condition of a goat when she goes astray deprived of her own group and shepherd. She loses her life at the hand of a predator in spite of a temporary refuge in some other group. Saiyedna says that, “O Mumineen! Never go away from your Da’i and never ever do a mistake to leave your group-jamaa’at as you will gravely lose your identity. You will surely let your faith be killed miserably by our enemies. We as a jamaa’at are your guardian, groomer and protector.”
Saiyedna Haatim (aq) further strengthened the Da’wat in Yaman by showering the priceless jewels of knowledge for the mumineen. He used to lead a very simple life. He wore simple clothes. He spent nights in the worship of Allaah. He sent his subordinates for the guidance of the mumineen in small localities and villages around Yaman. He used to respect the learned men of any religion or caste and welcomed them to his assembly (Majlis). He hated ignorance and always advised mumineen to keep away from the ignorant people. He helped poor in every way. He was the Messiah (Redeemer) for the needy. He adopted the way of life of Maulaana ‘Ali (as) and practised his sayings in real life.
Audio: A Riwaayat by Imaam Ali Zayn ul-'Aabedeen (as)
Mo'jezah of the Waseelah of Maulaana Imaam Husain (as)
A Mo’jezah during the time of Imaam ‘Ali Zayn ul-Aabedeen (as) when a Shi’ah stopped doing the majlis and maatam of Maulaana Imaam Husain (as) on the death of his son. The Yaqeen of Shi’ah’s wife on Maulaana Imaam Husain (as) never dies as she keeps on insisting for Majlis. Rasoolullaah (saws) comes in the dream and guides Imaam to do Masihaayi and Mushkil-kushaayi of Shi’ah. Likewise Maulaana Imaam Husain (as) tells that Shi’ah in the dream about the ne’mat of awlaad and Allaah Ta’aala will sure bestow him with a noble beautiful child. Imaam goes near the qabr where Shi’ah and his wife had buried their son and in their presence makes their child alive. Witnessing this mo’jezah Shi’ah does intense aah-o-bukaa on Maulaana Imaam Husain (as). “Husain Wa’da-e-Tifli nibha diya Tu ne, Razaa-e-Haqq pe Sar apna Kata diya Tu ne”, Ash’aar composed by Saiyedna saheb Aqaa Maulaa (tus).
Mukaasir Maulaa (dm) said that, “You all are working under the graceful guidance of Saahebaat of Da’wat-e-Shareefah, which earns you a great respect among our muminaat. You are a single ladies group bringing a huge rush of muminaat in this type of exhibition and using the generated funds directly for the different welfare activities related to ladies, is a great idea. To work more effectively you should always try to induct young people in your group which could open the way for new ideas and new avenues.”
By the grace and blessings of ‘Isaa Nabi (as) and Rasoolullaah (saws) we are gifted by this ne’mat of thaal-Maa’edah. So we should welcome this month which also include the grief and sorrow of the zulm-o-sitam on our beloved Maulaana Imaam Husain (a.s) with full faith and belief. This thaal also includes fresh fruits and dry fruits. It should also have salt, sugar, fish, tarkari, rice and even those things which we have regularly in our diet. But one should consider that if you are having financial problem then the things which you cannot afford should not be purchased under compulsion. One can avoid anything if one can’t afford it.
Video: Aqaa Maulaa's Du'aa and Bayaan at the Qabr-e-Anwar of al-Maulaa al-Muqaddas al-Hayy Saiyedna Taiyeb Ziyauddin saheb (aq) on the Chamasi Occasion in Mazaar-e-Yusufi - 19-12-1436
Video: Bayaan of Aqaa Maulaa Saiyedna saheb (tus) outside the Rawzah Mubaarakah of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Saiyedna Jalaal saheb (ra): Witness to the Nass-e-jali of 29th Da'i ul-Mutlaq al-'Alavi Saiyedna 'Ali Shamsuddin Shaheed saheb (aq)
"I am your Da’i and Ruhaani Bawaji to elevate you, to make you ascend in all the aspects of your life. I am your well-wisher and always there to help you but this is possible only when your heart is full of Ikhlaas and Mahabbat. Misaaq is not only saying “Na’am” but it is purely seeing of the Noor of Imaam uz-Zamaan (as) in me so that I could make you Nooraani with that very Noor by entering in your heart the “Dot of Divine Light” called “Nutqat un-Noor”. Come, I invite you to this Great Da’wat of Divinity and Pureness, be a part of it and get that divine strength-ruhaani taaqat by the Waseelah of our Awliyaullaah (as).”
Deep insight into every façade of knowledge and its rational and logical understanding is necessary which connects with the basic Tenets of our Isma’ili Faith. This could only be achieved in this type of majlis when Saheb-e-Da’wat personally guides you and he asks you if you have got his point, understood it and if not he again explains you in other simple words and as per your comprehension. How can one ask questions or raise a doubt if he not used to such ‘ilmi majlis and deeni lectures?
The first 10 days of Zul Hijjah marks the role of 3 great personalities | All of them have the deep relation with Water and this way there lies naseehat and admonition for every mumin | Maulaana Moosaa Kaleemullaah (as) and the people of Banu Israa’eel | Due to their disobedience how Allaah Ta’aala tormented them in 9 different ways | Every Azaab is deemed as the aayaat-nishaani of Allaah and a danger mark for those who ignore the guidance of Allaah’s Nabi | Khizir Nadi is present in every daur-time and assist Saheb-e-Haqq by offering Aab-e-Hayaat of Ilm-e-Ladunni i.e. the Heavenly Knowledge.
Saiyedna Ali Shamsuddin bin Saiyedi Ibraaheem ash-Shaheed (QR) - 1436 AH
The mubaarak name of our Maulaa is “Ali” and like his name is his exalted status and darajah | The Shafaqat and grace of Shaheed-e-‘Aazam is present on every mumin and at every place whenever he calls him | The reason why we are ‘Alavi Mumin and how our Aqaa Maulaa Saiyedna ‘Ali saved everyone of us from the dark dreadful sea of Ignorance and Falsehood | Our relationship with Maulaana ‘Ali Ameer ul-Mumineen (as) | Shaah-e-Mardaan, Shayr-e-Yazdaan, Quwwat-e-Parwardigaar | Aqaa Maulaa Saiyedna ‘Ali was like Shamsheer and Zulfiqaar of Maulaana ‘Ali during the time of his grand-father 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin saheb (aq) | Like the waaqe’ah of Ghadeer-e-Khumm Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam saheb knew the people who will do fitnat after his death and will not accept Saiyedna 'Ali as their Da'i | A huge number of zaa’ereen has come on 3 occasion in the past and this time too
Food is the foundation of a better life and this becomes a stepping stone for the life in Hereafter. Parents should inculcate good eating habits in their children and avoid junk food. “FOOD” becomes “Foundation Of Orderly Diet” and one should take serious and conscious note of their dietary plans and food items which could be finely handled by eating home-made food. You become what you Eat. Connect each and every actions of your children with our Deeni Ta’leemaat and make them aware that what they do is our Basic Deeni Values.
Migration of Saiyedna Ziyauddin saheb to Vadodara around 1110 AH, Miyaa Mehmood gifted his Wadi and Maulaa made hard efforts to settle migrant mumineen in a form of Mohalla, Maulaa’s qabr-e-mubaarak could be seen directly from the Mohalla itself, Huzoor-e-‘Aali Saiyedna saheb (tus) is the 11th Da’i in the Aal-e-Athar of Ziyauddin Maulaa, After the migration Vadodara city remained our centre except for a brief period of 20 years when Nuruddin Maulaa was in Surat, This historic place has witnessed 12 generation of mumineen coming here for the maqsad of barakaat and hasanaat.
Ka’batullaah is the place where Aadam Safiyullaah (as), the first Nabi of Daur us-Satr erected Khaymat un-Noor (the Tent of Light) | This is the month of the martyrdom-Shahaadat of 29th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna ‘Ali Shamsuddin saheb (aq) on whom 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Dawoodji Burhaanuddin bin S. Qutubshah (aq) did Shafqat and showed signs of Great Darajah (i.e. Da’i) to 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin saheb (aq) | What happened when Rasoolullaah (saws) took Maulaana ‘Ali (as) into his lap during his birth in Baytullaah | Imaam witnesses Noor and does Nass on his child among his children, only a single child gets this Noor-e-Ilaahi from his Father | With the medium of this Noor Nabi appoints Wasi, Wasi appoints Imaam and Imaam appoints his blessed child as a Imaam before his intiqaal.
Tadbeer Counselling Team had carried out Career Guidance Aptitude Test on the students of 12th class of Convent of Jesus and Mary Girls High School, Vadodara. The students were of Science and General Stream; which in all 112 participated in the test. Prior permissions were taken and pre preparations were done by the members of the team. The test was taken to measure the seven aptitudes of an individual.
Alavi Counselling Team and members of Tadbeer had participated in this event. All the members took the responsibility of representing our Alavi Jamaa'at in the complete cosmopolitan crowd unaware of our Alavi culture and practices. Along with that they very efficiently managed the program by volunteering in it and presenting our culture by wearing Noorani Deeni attire throughout the event, which had some of the distinguished identities among the crowd of 500 above delegates.
Da’i ullaah il Ameen Saiyedna saheb (tus) said in his beseeching speech that, “O Mumineen! Allaah Ta’aala has not created you without Maqsad. With your life everything has been given life with a special character and role to play. Like other living things your life is not limited to birth, family, eating and death. But your life is in the cradle of Imaan which is protected by the Da’i of Allaah.
Saiyedi saheb added that, “Rasoolullaah (saws) did naseehat to ahl-e-Islaam that Allaah Ta’aala has not decided the reward of these three things meaning it bears huge reward when done keeping in mind the importance of the service to Makhlooq-mankind. 1) Planting Trees for better environment, 2) Constructing Roads for better commuting and 3) Digging Wells for better household. If people follow this with sincerity and cooperation then there will remain no doubt that it will help in creating strong base for social and environmental benefit. Surely “PLANTS” stands for “Please Let A Nature To Survive” and “TREE” stands for “Treasure and Resource for Environmental Enrichment”.
The program started around 9 am at both the places, where at Ajwa Road the program began after the arrival of Mukaasir ud Dawat (DM) with the Tilaawat of Surat ul Faatehah. A play (Drama) was also prepared and enacted by the children who showed the importance of time management and balancing our lives between “DEEN and DUNIYAA”. Followed by the play the seminar was taken over by the Counselling team member who showed and explained the time management skills to the kids through a power point presentation. The seminar became an interactive session as the children took participation in answering the questions posed by the team.
“The Art of Living” representatives of Vadodara Circle invited Huzoor-e-‘Aali Saiyedna saheb (tus) to deliver a lecture on “The Art of Living-An Islamic Perspective” on 7th Shawwaal 1436/23-7-2015, Thursday.
Aqaa Maulaa said in his speech that, “Everybody knows the art of how to live; even animals and birds around us have an inbuilt ability and mastery to lead their lives. But we as a human being are above all living things, so we should definitely know the art of living with perfection embellished with discipline, morals and purity."
Since then, the succession of Du’aat ul-Mutlaqeen continued in the pious lands of Yaman and India – and will continue till the Day of Qeyaamah – from one Da’i to another – through the spiritual appointment and carrying on the tradition of Nass. Every Da’i appoints his successor either publicly (Nass-e-Jali) or in private (Nass-e-Khafi) on various occasions among the mumineen. Following this Divine Sunnah, the 44th Da’i ul Mutlaq Saiyedna Abu Haatim Taiyeb Ziyauddin Saheb (aq) appointed his eldest son as his successor on numerous occasions – publicly as well as privately. His eldest son Saiyedi Haatim Zakiyuddin Saheb (dm) remained on the rank and darajah of Izn as Mazoon ud-Da’wat il-‘Alaviyah for 32 yrs. since 1404 AH.
INTIQAAL ILAA DAAR IS-SALAAM Spiritual Journey of Maulaa al-Muqaddas to the Ever-lasting Abode
44th Da'i ul Mutlaq Saiyedna Abu Haatim Taiyeb Ziyauddin saheb (aq)
Allaah Ta’aala says in the Qur’an-e-Kareem, “Every Soul will get the Taste of Death…” and “When Death arrives it neither delays nor comes early for a moment…”. Indeed, Death of a Learned is the Death of Universe. Saiyedna wa Maulaana Abu Haatim Taiyeb Ziyauddin Saheb (aq) – the 44th Da’i ul Mutlaq and Siraaj um-Muneer of Alavi Bohra Jamaa’at commenced his Spiritual and Eternal Journey on 5th Sha’baan ul Kareem 1436 AH/ 23rd May 2015, Saturday from Daar-e-Fanaa to Daar-e-Baqaa. Wave of Huzn and Bukaa spread throughout the Jamaa’at. Mumineen started gathering at Devdi Mubaarak Taiyebi Mahall from the morning itself to give the payghaam of Ta’ziyat to Ahl ul-Da’wat.
The succession of the true and blessed Da'wat, which exists on the facade of the earth from the beginning of creation till the Day of Resurrection (Qayaamat) , continues to disengage us from the bodily confinement and personifies our deeds, abiding to the shari'at, and ascends us to the sanctity and sacredness through the path of salvation (najaat). The competent authority of Allaah (Hujjat) is always present on this globe below the skies, either publicly (zaahir) or in the veil (satar, baatin). Allaah Ta'aala says in the Qur'an that, ‘This practice (sunnat) has been continuing from timeless periods and there is no possibility of change or alteration in it; and in every era there is a fiend, infernal and hellish Satan (Shaitaan) against the divine and saintly authority of Allaah (Hujjat).'