In Qur'an e Karim, Allaah Ta'aala gives command to construct His house – Ka'batullaah il Haraam, that in which Maulaana Ali Ameer ul Mumineen AS was born on 13th Rajab ul Murajjab, 30 Aam ul Feel. It was constructed by M. Ibrahim Khalilullaah AS and his son M. Isma'il Zabihullaah AS and it is the first divinely guided building or house in and around which there are many Ilaahi Aayaat that symbolises the oneness of Allaah.  Among these Maqaam e Ibrahim is more evidently demarcated for those doing tawaaf of Ka'bah.

This radiant building is more precious and prime than all other buildings in the world. This building is outstanding due to it being heavenly blessed and the Barakaat of Ambiyaa AS who did tawaaf for Tawbah and Maghferat for several thousand years. This  six faced cube structure is a means of Du'aa and prayers for the worldly people. For everyone of us this worldly life is approaching towards its end and is going to vanish one day but the Hereafter is meant for building, developing and prospering in an everlasting life. But this could be possible only if we build our physical worldly life full of devotion and sincerity.  Every individual establishes his house on this land for his livelihood. That house then becomes a mark of his identity and a symbol of peace and contentment for his family.  A house is made only once in an individual’s lifetime, therefore he puts best efforts and does excellent arrangements for its architecture and beautification.

A Mu'min’s house maybe small but due to the love of Ahl ul Bayt AS, there is Noor, Barakat and Rahmat (blessings) in it.  Are those staying in huge bungalows, pent houses, farm houses, big flats happier and more satisfied than those staying in a small room or chawl or tiny tenament? Such kind of thought is incorrect. A house having all amenities may not necessarily give the guarantee of also having hearty happiness, respect and mutual love. It all depends on the family members how they make the house a better place to live in. Whenever a mu'min searches for a new house, he must make sure whether there is a masjid and madrasah nearby or not. Following the tradition of getting together in one area to protect cultural values and our societal atmosphere, our Jamaa’at population is increasing in Ajwa Road and Pratapnagar Road. From both these localities our masjid, madrasah, shrines and community hall are nearby, therefore our Alavi Bohra customs and social rituals are followed and protected from being compromised.

The construction of a well-built house is a slow, step by step process that requires expertise and involvement of various agencies. It is not an overnight activity. Firstly selection of a proper piece of land is done having clear title with needed certifications and secondly capital are raised to meet extensive expenses. After that following steps are undertaken for making a liveable and lovely house:

  1. The foundation is laid with strong pillars and then comes walls, doors and windows.
  2. The position of specific places such as hall, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen etc. is decided followed by construction of floor and ceiling.
  3. Then comes furniture, painting, electrical work which is followed by decorating the room with required electronic appliances for designated spaces.
  4. Next step is decorating the floors, beds and windows with carpets, bedsheets, curtains, covers etc.
  5. After that furniture, corners, shelves, walls are adorned with beautiful show pieces or photo frames.
  6. In order to sustain life and make house stayable, the family members arrange for the basic food facilities and appliances that help in making meals.
  7. At last the power and water supply, drainage connection, parking and lift facility is taken care of and in this way the construction of the house is termed as to be completed.

The above scenario indicates how to build a house on the land to sustain our worldly life.   But if we notice with the eyes of our heart then we will find that Allaah Ta'aala has given us "Deen e Islaam" – a supreme and strong building which helps in spiritual enlightenment in this world and also provides us peaceful abode in the Hereafter. Its construction was commenced by M. Aadam Safiyullaah AS and the final nail was laid by M. Ali Ameer ul Mumineen AS.  It took 6000 years for completion and the magnanimous building of Islaam that we witness today has its roots settled deeply in the earth and its top branches spread high into the heavens.  This beautiful eternal structure is supported by 10 strong pillars.

In the previous paragraph, seven stages of constructing an ordinary building made up of concrete, cement, bricks, metals, wood, stones, glasses, polymers, fabrics has been described. Following a similar analogy with a unique building of Deen e Islaam, each Nabi has a unique and important responsibility in its establishment:

  1. M. Aadam Safiyullaah had the responsibility of laying the foundation and raising walls that denotes Walaayat-devotion and submission to Imaam
  2. M. Nooh Najiyullaah’s duty was to build floor, ceilings and choosing of proper spaces for various rooms that denotes Tahaarat-purity of every aspects.
  3. M. Ibrahim Khalilullaah played the role of setting up useful things in the building relating to colour and furniture that denotes Salaat-evident or hidden prayers 
  4. M. Musaa Kalimullaah was liable to decorate the floor and walls with different accessories that denotes Zakaat-purity of wealth by the permission of Imaam.
  5. M. Isaa Roohullaah had to adorn the furniture with beautiful, radiant and colourful items that denotes Sawm-fasting as per the strict rules 
  6. M. Mohammad al-Mustafaa SAWS obligation was as follows: The model (structure) of Deen e Islaam was ready by that time, so he had to make necessary arrangements both material and spiritual for its dwellers-mumineen so that they attain peace of soul, mind and body in this Islamic edifice that denotes Hajj-major pilgrimage to get rid of all evils.  Rasoolullaah SAWS has done this job with utmost perfection. But he was aware of the fact that in this building one thing is missing and if the people of the Ummah would obey it only then this building would be considered as a house in real sense. Otherwise it would be a lifeless, barren and uncomfortable building.

O Mumineen Mushfiqeen! In this grand building one thing was remaining. The month of Rajab ul Asabb reminds us of the grandeur of our Maulaa's personality. He is born on 13th Rajab ul Asabb in this divine Nooraani building which is the direction of Qiblah for the prayer for entire Islaamic world. This building is Ka'batullaah il Haraam . And the Master of Faithful Mumineen is Maulaana Ali ul Murtuzaa Ameer ul Mumineen AS. The recognition, obedience, love and respect towards Maulana Ali AS play a vital role in establishing this building as the most preferable house to stay in. For building up the religion of Islaam, the master of its final 7th stage is Maulana Ali AS, Saaheb e Zulfiqaar. 

Just as a house needs most necessary things of light, water and drainage connections similarly the glorious building of Deen e Islaam also needed connection with the devotion of Maulana Ali AS and with his Da’i Saiyedna saheb TUS – his blessings and consent (rahmat o razaa). Only with this holy things, the construction of Imaarah Islaamiyah-Islaamic Superstructure is said to be completed and its seventh stage is attained that denotes Jihaad-Abstinence from Shaytaani deeds, Sabr-Patience, Yaqeen-Certainty and Adl-Justice. Otherwise such structure invites evil and all sorts of mischievous elements dwell in it.

In any house where people stay, many modifications are being made in form of either renovations of useful items or removal of unwanted things termed as Trash. If we compare this with Deen e Islaam we find that there are many who would initially join this splendid Deen but looking at its responsibilities, rules and regulations, very few would obey and continue following it. The ones who became a part of Islaam but remained ignorant towards the faith of Maulaana Ali AS and disbelieved it, they are like those unwanted items in the house which need to be discarded. That means the 7th stage of building completion has been not carried out.  They call themselves members of Deen e Islaam but since they are not obeying the conditions of it , they are considered as having illegal rights over it.

This holy month of Rajab ul Asabb gives us the message that: Allaah Ta'aala has given us this supremely glorified Deen e Islaam, so we must keep in mind the above mentioned points and remain steadfast in protecting its glory. We pray that just as Ambiyaa AS have been guarding this treasure since ages and just as our Da’i Saiyedna saheb TUS have been guiding us always, we may be prosperous and successful in our lives by following this Deen i.e. staying in it with respect and reverence.

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