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Rabi’ ul-Awwal 13, 1442
Ad-Da'wat ul-Haadiyat ul-'Alaviyah(A'lallaaho Manaaraha wa Zikraha)
The Official Website of the 45th ad-Da'i al-Mutlaq al-Haqq Haatim ul-Khayraat, Rabee' ul-Barakaat Saiyedna Abu Sa'eed il-Khayr Haatim Zakiyuddin saheb (tus)
This mubaarak writing is of 37th Da'i ul Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikhali Shamsuddin saheb AQ presenting the couplet of Qaseedah of Saiyedna Ali saheb AQ composed by 31st Da'i ul Mutlaq Saiyedna Hasan Badruddin saheb AQ in 1075 AH in Ahmedabad. It means, “O Lord! Protect Da’wat e Alaviyah and its ashaab-people wherever they are in different cities-towns, with the waseelah of Rasoolullaah SAWS, his progeny and his loyal associates who are his most chosen and blessed.”
We faithfully recollect our Muqaddas Maulaa’s wise words pertaining to this worrying trend, “Previously houses were smaller in size but members were large in number, still there was support, love and Barakat in the house. But in the present situation, houses are large in size with too many rooms but members are few to occupy it. Too many walls in the house acts like barriers in the hearts of the family members. Only namesake love prevails and there is no trace of Mahabbat-o-Barakat in the house. This is a reality of revolution with decaying family values.”
The inquisitive group members asked questions related to the plants and were answered by Mukaasir saheb with all the knowledge & experience which he had in his journey to this beautiful garden. The plants their names – local name or botanical name – in different catagories – for eg- flowering plants, fruiting plants, bushy plants, creepers, runner, climbers, decorative plants etc.
Mukaasir saheb told us during the visit the practicality of gardening for example – different plants have different fruiting season, they have their own requirement of water, sunlight, (full/partial/shade) fertilizers, and medicinal value of each plant along with its usage in food preparation/salads, tea, health drinks (immunity boosting). At Daar us Salaam, they also have pets like pigeons, cock, hen, rabbits and goats – their excretion is also used as fertilizer for the plants. Mukaasir saheb also told, how cattle grazing and its hitting damages or acts as an inhibitor for the plants growth and development. Members also saw a vines of Surti papdi and Valore papdi which was damaged by worms due to unseasonal cultivation.
This we are speaking of Worldly Connectivity, but do we ponder upon the Spiritual aspect of it? Yes, this aspect is far more stronger and wider than the physical connectivity. We are mumineen and our faith is deeply attached with our Imaam uz Zamaan AS. This faith is our Spiritual Connectivity with our Imaam. Aqaa Husain AS is in the centre of Truth and Justice. Spirituality revolves around him. His Zikr, Ma'tam and Weeping gives us the gift of Purity and Piety. This proves the best high-rise and elevated platform to reach to the full spiritual connectivity. Asharah Mubaarakah of Moharram ul Haraam is the divinely assigned days and highly graceful period for us, so that we can connect with the morals and sacrifice of the Shohadaa-e-Haqq in Karbalaa. The Barakaat of this spiritual connectivity till Yaum-e-'Aashuraa will remain in our Jism-o-Jaan and its Noor will continue throughout the remaining days of this year.
On the occasion of the World Kitchen Garden Day (25-8-2020), an interview was held of Mukaasir Maulaa at Daar us Salaam to give insight and inculcate interest for Kitchen Garden among denizens. Vadodara News Magazine (Miss Gayatri Vyas) did the excellent coverage and released the Video of 36 minutes. During the course of the shoot Mukaasir Maulaa explained the minuteness of different plants and the care it requires. His hidaayaaat and special comments became instant hit among the nature lovers who always search for new ideas and experiments. It was equally appreciated by the members of Alavi Nature Group.
Surely “PLANTS” stands for “Please Let A Nature To Survive” and “TREE” stands for “Treasure and Resource for Environmental Enrichment”. Since the creation of Humans, trees hold an undisputed place in bringing liveliness, peace and tranquility to their lives. The tree of “Tooba” in paradise is such that every jannati gets an opportunity to have a taste of its fruits and every fruit has a different taste and aroma.
Muqaddas Maulaa is known by the name “Ameeruddin” and by the title “Ameenuddin”. Both of these words differ only by 'R' and 'N'. “Ameen” means trustworthy (faithful) and “Ameer” means Master, Head, Chief. Clearly, Maulaa is a Faithful Master and the Trustworthy Chief of the Faithfuls, "Ameer ul Mumineen" and "Ameer ul Amaanat". The mumineen (believers) bow down devotedly and sincerely on his holy grave whenever they visit Maulaa's Rawzah and ask for their Haajaat and Needs. His Rozah Mubarakah is located in the centre of Jannat ul Mumineen, Qabrastaan. It symbolizes that the centrality and leadership of the paak graves of our Qabrastaan is carried out by himself. He is the centre of the Shafaa'at and Najaat of mumineen.
Muqaddas Maulaa Saiyedna saheb AQ passed away at the age of 50 years in 1296 AH. At that time Saiyedna Fakhruddin saheb AQ was 26 years old. He had trained his son so well in Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages that big Shi'a- Sunni scholars always desired to meet him. Religious meetings and healthy discussions were held between scholars of different sects. Saiyedna saheb AQ participated in it enthusiastically and open-mindedly.
In the scary and unexpected situation of Covid-19, when many critically ill patients need some special care and attention to save their life, Plasma Therapy is said to be Elixir and effective treatment for such patients. For this Plasma Donation is required where only that person can do it who had been Covid +ve. Many of them are not willing to go for this essential procedure due to some fear and misinformation. During Shahrulaah 1441 when along with Aqaa Maulaa TUS, 4 of his family members were diagnosed with Corona Infection including Mukaasir saheb and Ra’s ul Hudood saheb, by the Karam of Allaah Ta’aala all of them got Shifaa.
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."
Since the time when Da'wat was in Ahmedabad 975 AH/1568 AD, Alavi Bohras read, write and speak an Arabicized form (blended with Arabic vocabulary) of Gujarati language, called Lisaan ud-Da'wat il-'Alaviyah (LDA) i.e. the language of the mission of 29th Da'i Saiyedna Ali (aq), which is an amalgamation of Arabic, Urdu and Persian words and written in Arabic script. All the Da'wat correspondence, orders and documentary affairs are exclusively carried out in Lisaan ud-Da'wat il-'Alaviyah and the sectarian learning and education system is completely based on it. Religious discourses and congregational lectures during the prayers are held in it. The language of Allaah, His angels, His Prophets and His book is Arabic, so is the language of His Da’wat (divinely governed mission). The missionaries or propagandists of this mission who came to India (Gujarat) from Egypt and Yemen to promulgate and preach Isma’ili faith, mainly during the reign of the 18th Faatemi Imaam, Maulaana Ma'ad al-Mustansir billah (as) (427-487 AH/1036-1094 AD), spoke Arabic language as it was their mother tongue.
Work From Home is synonymous to Namaaz From Home (NFM). Our Aqaa Maulaa Saiyedna saheb TUS ordered us to offer Namaaz of Shahrullaah at our homes itself because of Government directives for ongoing Covid-19. Da'wat e Shareefah has arranged Online Audio Relay for Namaaz so that mumineen can feel the environs of Masjid by listening to the blissful voice of Da'i uz Zamaan TUS. Today house of every devout mumin is like a “Masjid”. This Lockdown or self-imposed Imprisonment at our own houses offers us valuable time to do actions-Aamaal of Shahrullaah and seek forgiveness from Baargaah-e-Ilaahi.
If Allaah Ta'aala were to afflict you, there is no one who could stop the affliction but He, and if He were to bestow upon you some favour, He has power to do all that He wills. We have revealed through the Qur’an for the believers what is the best for them as far as Wellness and Mercy is concerned. There is no being but has a guardian over it. We have adorned the lowest heaven with the beauty of the stars and have guarded it against all rebellious demons. If the disbelievers turn away and don't heed to the advice then tell them, Sufficient for me is Allaah Ta'aala. There is no God but He. In Him do I put my Trust. He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.
It was Prophet Aadam (as) who first revealed the basic Islamic divine commandments to the people in order to make them pious and humble beings in ture sense. These tenets, principles and societal traditions was so perfect, just and impressive that no amendments, alterations or modifications are required to be done in them till now. 6000 years had passed from the era of Prophet Aadam (as) to the nubuwat of Prophet Muhammad (saws) but these 14 principles of Islamic civilization and culture are such that every Saheb of the true mission of Islam - da'wat ul-haqq has followed it.
Imaam Ja'far us-Saadiq (as), the fifth Imaam was once asked, “Does Allaah’s existence have any meaning or reason? Was He there since the beginning of everything? We know that the universe, the planets and all living beings didn’t exist at all until they were created. Could we use this explanation of the formation of the universeto justify Allaah's existence? Does the creation of the universe give recognition to the oneness and omnipresence of Allaah?”
During this turbulent time of Covid-19 (Corona virus) which has gripped the entire world, we as a believers should keep strong faith in this hard test thrown upon us by the decree of Allaah Ta’aala. It is a golden opportunity for us to rediscover, revamp and rewind ourselves when we are unwillingly caged in our homes. In absence of our presence outside our homes every other creatures, trees, ponds, lakes, fields, oceans, jungles are returning to their beauty, glamour, youth and grandeur. It seems now the turn is theirs to rule the world. The mighty humans are today are helpless and horrified. What is in the store no one knows. Allaah Ta'aala and Allaah's Wali have the knowledge and wisdom of all these things.
By the joint venture and efforts of ad-Da’wat ul-Haadiyat ul-‘Alaviyah and Heritage Trust of Vadodara, on 9th Feb 2020, 15th Jumaadi ul-Ukhraa 1441, Sunday evening, the Alavi Heritage Walk was organized in which around 50 heritage enthusiastics participated. They got a great opportunity in knowing the cultural, historic and religious aspects of our Alavi Bohras. Apart from Devdi Mubaarak and Nooraani Masjid, the group visited different houses that were constructed before 80 years during the time of 42nd Da'i ul Mutlaq Saiyedna Badruddin saheb (aq).
Saiyedna saheb Aqaa Maulaa (tus) addressed the gathering at Devdi Mubaarak and said that, “We should work as a Team for the preservation of our city Vadodara’s rich and unparallel heritage. You all people of Heritage Trust are doing well-planned great job by culturally bringing all the communities of Vadodara together and spearheading the awareness drive for the importance of safe-guarding our splendid heritage. Our city is 2000 yrs old and so its historical impact on Indian social arena. I hope, you and we have a common path to see our city throbbing with cultural liveliness.”
The theme of the Cyclothon was "Nationality First" promoting and emphasizing the importance and precedence of Nationality over other differences. Children dressed in costumes of various religions stood beside Huzoor e 'Aali TUS on stage denoting unity of religions under the Tricolour Flag-Tiranga of our Nation.
Huzoor e 'Aali TUS gave an enthusiastic speech calling everyone as the Son of this Pious Land of Da'wat-Hindustaan. History of Bohras is 900 years old. Love of Nation is a part of Faith. No one can snatch away our identity from us.
“Nikaah” is the basic tenet of Islamic family structure. It is the symbol of Purity. It is the source of Rizq. All Ambiyaa advocated and practiced this holy Sunnat of Allaah Ta’aala. The prosperity of Ummat is because of this. It is needed for healthy life and society. Rasoolullaah (saws) said that, “The Mohibb of my Ahl ul Bayt (as) will be due to the virtue of the Sunnat of Nikaah, not by the vice of Sifaah.” The progeny will survive only because of Nikaah.
Today, for their convenience and greed people have devised different formats and ways of marriage. Every marriage other than Nikaah as prescribed by our Shari’at is void. The couples living together without marriage is fornication, hypocrisy and Zinaa. The couple staying in one roof but following different sets of religious practices is purely deceit, disaster and unislamic. Marriage is not only a social knot but every thing should be shared physically and spiritually. The religion of a wife should be abiding with that of her husband.
The Coach gave the Technique of how to hit in this Line of Pain. After that gave the basic Safety guidelines of being safe every day which includes:-
1. Children should know their Parents Mobile Numbers and Area Police station numbers by heart.
2. Children should not hesitate in Calling Police for Complaint.
3. Children should not go out without informing their parents and should give phone number of 2-3 friends to their parents.
4. Children should always walk on the opposite side of the Traffic. So it becomes very difficult for anyone to attack from back.
5. Rather use your common sense as per the situation and Run if you feel that you can't escape or Fight with the attackers.
On this Mubaarak day 4th Rabi' ul Aakhar 1441 AH/1st December 2019 AD, the 917th Saalgirah of Imaam uz Zamaan AS Imaam Taiyeb AS and 91th Milaad of al-Maulaa al-Muqaddas Saiyedna Taiyeb Ziyauddin saheb AQ, the Beautiful Garden of the Residence of Aqaa Maulaa Saiyedna saheb TUS "Daar us Salaam" has been conferred the best Garden of Vadodara under the title "Green Awards". Plants of great numbers of Fruits, Vegetables, Medicinal Plants have been grown in the city area. Involvement of the owner of the garden, zero use of pesticides, home-made manure and cleanliness were the main criteria of judging the best garden.
Mumineen praised the endeavour of Da’wat e Alaviyah in appointing Ra’s o Hudood id Da’wat il ‘Alaviyah Dr Zulqarnain Hakeemuddin as their leader and guide who would assist the Mumineen in performing all Arkaan of Umrah Mufradah with Ma’refat and Devotion. Mumineen would get timely understanding and significance of the Arkaan in the form of short Bayaan throughout their entourage.
Umrah Mufradah concluded on 10th November 2019 – 13th Rabi’ ul Awwal 1441 AH with completion of all Arkaan in its totality and understanding. We present a short report of all important events and milestones of Umrah Mufradah in the Khidmat of Mumineen so that they would get a fair idea that why Saheb e Da’wat is necessary for them to guide in all Arkaan – may it be Umrah Mufradah or Karbalaa Ziyaaraat.
Addressing the Majlis of Iftitaah, Maulaa said that, "During the inauguration of a new makaan, I often request mezbaan to get me "Paani ni Ghadi". What is the reason behind this important rasm? A small vessel of clay called Ghadi is a part of earth and Paani-water has its source from skies. Clay and water is the origin of life and knowledge. Maulaana Ali AS is the master of life and knowledge. I am his Da'i and the representative of his Aal. While inaugurating the makaan by the grace of Allaah Ta'aala I bestow a mumin with the Du'aa of a peaceful life and perpetual knowledge. Mumin drink this water from clay vessel and sprinkle it in his makaan thereby warding off the darkness of death and ignorance and filling his life with the light of Truth and Knowledge. This is the true mahabbat and ma'refat of Maulaana Ali AS".
After Maghrib Namaaz and Misaaq, Aqaa Maulaa addressed the gathering collectively that, “This is the ‘azeem karam of Allaah Ta’aala that mumineen are spending wholeheartedly in the noble cause for the Didaar and Arkaan of these Maqaamaat e Muqaddasaat. Otherwise, people lavishly spend lots of money for outings and exploring new tourist destinations only for worldly pleasure and to get some break from their routine work. But before getting indulged in such a huge expenditure, mumineen should first think of something that gives them spiritual boost by undertaking blissful and soulful journey. This is called wise spending. Spiritual gain is far more long-lasting than physical comfort as it has a direct relation with the life hereafter.”
A person has an addiction of chewing tobacco but simultaneously he is very steadfast in offering Namaaz. He goes to the Mosque and offers Namaaz daily. The Imaam says, “Tell him to renounce the habit of tobacco first, only then will the Namaaz benefit him.” Ignorance is like a dreadful disease. This disease is rooted and it grows when a person do not do any effort to be with his Imaam and acquire things that are utmost necessary for him to maintain and strengthen the spiritual relationship with his Imaam. If this regular nourishment of knowledge is not done then he will become an easy victim of ignorance. So, if someone wants his spiritual relationship with the Imaam to flourish then he has to first close all the doors of ignorance and also the bad agents who makes him apart and isolated from the grace and blessings of Imaam which is like an effective medicine for ignorance.
Shari’at, the divine canonical law that powers a Believer to attain ascension in all fields of life, is the path of Purity and Mercy to be treaded only at the hands of Divinely endorsed Authority. It is this authority that sets the perfect match between knowledge and actions. Between these two things there comes the intension of a Believer based on the strong faith on Divine Authority appointed by the Holy Progeny of the Divine Prophet. The Prophet gives full command and rule to his appointed authority-missionary over the entire life of a Believer. This authoritative person trains and teaches his followers in acquiring the rightful knowledge and the righteous actions based on it. If this happens then, it is said that, For a Believer his Master has opened a Window of Wisdom.
“Since the time immemorial, the mumineen of Jamaa’at ul Haqq are associated with the masjid, where “Haqq na Saheb” offered namaaz along with mumineen and this remained in the centre-stage for building Imaani environment and social progress. This masjid stands witness to the challenging time of our community when 32nd Da'i ul Mutlaq Saiyedna Ziyauddin saheb (aq) left Ahmedabad and settled in the outskirts of this Vadodara city named “Miya Mehmood Wadi”. At the entrance of Badri Mohalla, Maulaa built Ziyaai Masjid whose Mehraab and Qiblah were on the same pattern as that of Musanji Masjid. Before 50 years during the Da’wat of 43rd Da'i ul Mutlaq Saiyedna Y Nuruddin saheb (aq), that Ziyaai Masjid got replaced with the newly built Nooraani Masjid. But, for this Masjid, each and every thing has been retained and restored while beautifying it with Sang-e-Marmar.”
Aqaa Maulaa said that, “You all are my family, my ruhaani farzando. I am your Waalid and I treat you equally and affectionately so I too expect from you that you all work together for the holy cause of Da’wat and the deeni progress of mumineen. Unity, understanding and selflessness is the stepping stone to defeat the evil forces and plans. Truth is with us, with the followers of Ahl ul Bayt (as), their Imaams and Da’is, but the need of time is that we should reveal our truthfulness at right place and time. A simple way of precise dialogue is enough to uproot and shatter the baseless arguments of bid’ati people.
Lisaan ud Da'wat - The Language of the Alavi Spiritual Mission and the most versatile dialect of Alavi Bohras has its interesting history and long journey of expression and development dates back since the Imaamat and Caliphate of Faatemi Imaams in Cairo i.e. 1100 years. It originated from its mother language Arabic with the help of its supportive languages Urdu and Persian. Its structural and grammatical formation largely depends on Gujarati language.
Tanzeel-تنزیل or Tafsir-تفسیر (outer meaning or commentary on the Qur’an) is completely based of Ta’weel-تأویل (inner meaning) without which Tanzeel becomes void and meaningless. The everlasting beautiful outward appearance is from inside and that which could not be seen and could not be understood by everyone. The belief that each and every Qur’anic verse has both outer and inner meaning as the same is the case with the sayings of Prophet Mohammad which are applicable and acceptable in all times till the last Day of Doom.
Ahl uz Zikr is an Exclusive Mobile Application of Alavi Bohras. It is available on Google Play Store as well as Apple iTunes Store. By the Razaa of Huzoor e 'Aali TUS it was launched in Shahrullaah 1437 AH. There are 1800 Mumineen users at present. This is a major update after the launch of the Application.
New Features of this Update includes...
Exhaustive Collection of Ahaadees
New User Interface
New Categories of Messages are Classified
Mumineen can advertise their Skills, Profession, Home Business etc through the Application
Further Details of the New Features will be updated regularly through the App itself. This is an introductory Video of the New Features. Mumineen should DOWNLOAD our Application now...
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).'