Dubai got the Barakaat of Da’wat ul-Haqq with the Aamad-e-Ahmad and Qadam mubaarak of Naa’ib-e-Imaam uz Zamaan (as), 45th Da’i ul Mutlaq Haatim ul-Khayraat Rabee’ ul-Barakaat Saiyedna Abu Sa’eed il-Khayr Haatim Zakiyuddin saheb (tus).  Maulaa visited Dubai on the miqaat of the ‘Urs Mubaarak of Khayr-o-Nisaa il-‘Aalameen Maulaatona Faatemat uz-Zahraa (as) and stayed for a week 18-25 Feb 2016 AD, 11-18 Jumaadi ul-Ulaa 1437 AH.  Maulaa accepted the izn-e-khaass of the Mumineen of Dubai to shower his blessings by taking their Bay’at and give them an opportunity for the Khidmat of Da’i-e-Haqq in Dubai.  Faiyaaz ud-Da’wat il-‘Alaviyah Husainbhai Mulla Ziyauddin Adenwala spearheaded and organized the entire visit and Maulaa did Qiyaam at his place in Bur Dubai.  Maulaa did Nawaazeshaat on Faiyaaz ud-Da’wat for his sincere khidmat right from the first day till the wadaa’ at airport.

About 50 mumineen gathered in the flat of Faiyaaz ud-Da’wat on 12th Jumaadi ul-Ulaa 1437, Friday, before zohr namaaz where Aqaa Maulaa presided over the Majlis-e-Faatemi.  Maulaa and Mukaasir ud-Da’wat took oath of allegiance-Misaaq of mumineen and muminaat respectively.  Ra’s ul-Hudood did marsiyah-khwaani in the Zikr of Maulaatona Faatemat uz-Zahraa (as).  Maulaa addressed the gathering and said that,

“Maa Faatemah is in the centre of Panjatan-e-Paak (as) and it is due to her that the Rahmat of Nabi Mohammad (saws), the Maghferat of Wasi ‘Ali (as) and the Shafaa’at of Imaam Hasan and Husain (as) carries meaning and is executed for the Mumineen.  In the name of M. Faatemah (as), the Arabic alplabet “Toi” is in the centre and from this the sublime qualities of mumineen i.e. “Taiyebeen and Taahereen” has been derived which means “Pure and Chaste people”.  This Da’wat is Faatemi Da’wat and you all are Faatemi mumineen.  With each and every ‘amal you do you have to remember the paakizah Zindagi and noble actions of our Maa Faatemah who stayed in this world for a short period of 18 years.  But in the age of 18 years she paved the way of nobility, modesty and simplicity till the Day of Judgement.”

“O my Mumineen! You all are away from your family for kasb-e-halaal and Rizq.  May Allaah Ta’aala give you Lutf as the lutf with your family.  Help each other during shortcomings, for namaaz and social activities meet frequently especially on Faazil days and nights.  I wish that, Dubai mumineen should form an anjuman to carry out such tasks and remain in contact with other mumineen.”

The Director of Isma’ili Centre al-Mo’azziz Amiruddin Thanawala welcomed Aqaa Maulaa at the markaz and had a fruitful meeting, exchanged akhbaar and did mushaahedah-mo’aayenah of the entire markaz.  In the main hall of Jamaa’at-khaana, Maulaa did zikr of Kitaab Shawaahid wal Bayaan in which there is the bayaan for the importance of the number 7.  The markaz is the beautiful blend of water, sunlight, air circulation, open spaces, meeting areas, domes and arches reflecting the Fatimid style of art and architecture.

Some of the members of Dawoodi Bohra Community who were close to Faiyaaz ud-Da’wat, invited Aqaa Maulaa to their places and did Ikraam, Ziyaafat and Qadam-aawri.  Maulaa blessed all of them with the Zikr of the Tareeqat of Ahl ul-Bayt (as) and in their Haqq did Du’aa-e-khusoosi.   Dignitaries from Dawoodi Bohra Community lead by al-Mo’azziz Shabbirbhai ‘Izzi met Maulaa and exchanged greetings and akhbaar.  Maulaa honoured all of them with Tabarruk and they offered hadiyaat and did arz for Du’aa and well-being.  Maulaa said that,

“We as the Bohras have a precious Jawhar of Mahabbat and this is the force which keep us together in respect of dress, aamaal, language, rasm, aqaa’id and the Da’wat towards Imaam uz-Zamaan (as). For us Shi'ayaan-e-Ahl ul-Bayt (as) there are many challenges as our books and aqaa'id have been discussed by non-Taiyebis and they often misunderstand and creates misconception and confusion against us among world readers.”

Adnaanbhai Adenwala, Abbaas Ajabshah and Ronaqali Daruwala got sharaf to invite Aqaa Maulaa for Ziyaafat and Qadam-bosi.  Maulaa visited their places, offered namaaz-e-imaamat, did Zikr-e-Maulaana Imaam Husain (as), prayed for ibaadat, parhaizgaari, shukr and rozi.  Maulaa said that,

“It is the duty of Da’i uz Zamaan to remain accessible, open and homely to all his mumineen and it is he with whom the aamaal of a mumin is attached and he should be simple and sincere enough to give audience to everyone and to solve problems as per his capacity.  I do Shukr in the Baargaah of Rabb ul-‘Izzat that He has granted our Da’wat that simplicity and tolerance.”

Dubai-based Indian Artist, al-Azeez Akbar Saheb, a renowned and distinguished painter, got a golden opportunity to have a meeting with Saiyedna saheb (tus) at the residence of Adnaanbhai Adenwala.  He presented a canvas painting depicting the Jihaad of Maulaana Imaam Husain (as) in the land of Karbalaa against the falsehood of Yazeed La’een.  Aqaa Maulaa appreciated his works and expressed his wish to make a canvas reflecting the progress of Alavi Bohra Community.  Akbar Saheb is currently working on the project of the Hukkaam of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  He has also painted the aim and vision of the Prime Minister of India, al-Mukarram Narendra Modi showing the progress and development of India.