Haatim Zakiyuddin saheb is the 45th Saiyedna of Alavi Bohras and Naa'ib-representative, vicar, legatee and deputy of the progeny of 21st Fatimid Isma'ili Imaam Abul Qaasim at-Taiyeb during the time of his Concealment from Cairo in 528 AH/1132 AD which is called Daur us Satr. He is on the noble rank of Da'i al-Mutlaq or ad-Da'i ul-Mutlaq or Da'i-e-Mutlaq enjoying the absolute spiritual and temporal authority under the secreted guidance of the Imaam of Time. Anyone who gives him Oath of Allegiance and Covenant on the name of Imaam at-Taiyeb then only he is regarded the member of Alavi Bohra Community. Saiyedna's words, commands and guidance is regarded that of Imaam and likewise of Muhammad and Allaah. Believers hold him in high esteem as his life is based on the holy life of Imaam (progeny of Wasi), Wasi (legatee of Nabi) and Nabi (prophet with divine decree and powers).

Saiyedi Nuhji bin Mohammadji was a very close associate and assembly member of Da'wat e Haadiyah during the time of 31st Da'i al-Mutlaq Saiyedna Hasan Badruddin (d. 1090 AH/1679 AD) in Ahmedabad. He was a pious and learned man and pure-heartedly served the mission. Looking to his sincere service and nobility Saiyedna Hasan Badruddin said to him that, " Allaah will bless you with the bounty of noble children who will become the stars of my Da'wat." This wise words of Saiyedna came with the glad-tidings as he was blessed with the son named "Jivabhai".

Saiyedna Hasan Badruddin himself gave the primary religious and other necessary education and learning to Jivabhai and due to his cleverness and wisdom at a very tender age he memorized the Qur'an. Saiyedna saheb gave him special sessions and imparted him deep understanding of Islamic Principles and Isma'ili Tenets. To reward Saiyedi Nuhji for his service and to establish the right rank of Jivabhai among other Ashaab (associates) due to his sincerity and knowledge, Saiyedna saheb bestowed Jivabhai with the honorific title of "Ziyauddin" - the light of religion and ascended him on the high rank of Da'i ul-Mutlaq.

Saiyedna Jivabhai Ziyauddin became the 32nd Da'i al-Mutlaq and he migrated from Ahmedabad to Vadodara in 1110 AH/1699 AH and established his Da'wat in the area called Miya Mahmood Wadi on the outskirts of the Walled city of Vadodara. Saiyedna Hasan Badruddin's grace was so much on Saiyedna Jivabhai Ziyauddin that not only he but in his progeny 12 saheb reached on the holy throne of Da'i al-Mutlaq during the period (1090-1438 AH/1679-2017 AD). The present Da'i Abu Sa'eed il-Khayr Haatim Zakiyuddin Saheb (tus) or Saiyedna saheb is the 13th Saheb of Aal-e-Jivabhai.

  Q&A of Muqaddas Maulaa Saiyedna saheb (AQ)

Focusing on the migration of Muqaddas Maulaa from Ahmedabad to Vadodara in 1110 AH, Aqaa Maulaa TUS addressed Mumineen in the majlis of Behram that, "In the entire Islamic history, Prophets-Awliyaa-Du'aat migrated from one place to another due to attacks or oppression from the enemies, political holdings or realignment, search for better livelihood, safety of Da'wat affairs as well as believers.  When we talk about this the best example that comes to our mind is the migration of Rasoolullaah SAWS from Makkah to Madinah.  Then comes the migration of Kufah, Salamiyah, Mehdiyah, Cairo, Yemen and Western India.  The city of Vadodara has continuously remained Daar ul Hijrat for our Du'aat since 335 long years.  Till now no other single place has got this unique status and distinction.  It is the Aal e Athar of Saiyedi Noohji that its 13 Du'aat has put up their strong efforts in protecting the standards of our small close-knit community."

  Video: Cutting of the Tongue with Forgiveness & The Foundation of Badri Mohalla. During the Mubaarak mawqa' of the death anniversary ('Urs Mubaarak) of 32nd Da'i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Jivabhai Ziyauddin bin Saiyedi Noohji saheb (aq), Mukaasir Maulaa (dm) said in his bayaan that, "The Truthfulness of the Da'wat is when the rich people are hypocrites and against the principles of Truth. Our hisroty points out to this fact very clearly and it is our 'Aqeedah." "Muqaddas Maulaa migrated from Ahmedabad to Vadodara along with mumineen in 1110 AH/1699 AD and the first thing he did is he constructed masjid on the entrance of Badri Mohalla and also built a well. Mumineen first got settled between Devdi mubaarak and Masjid e Ziyaai. The second Mohalla of Alavi Mumineen got its form from Badri Mohalla that started from Masjid till Bustaan e Badri after 30 years of Migration." Mukaasir Maulaa quoted 2 Waaqe'aat of our Imaams, 1. The reason behind the Laqab of "Zain ul 'Aabedeen" given to our 3rd Imaam 'Ali bin Imaam Husain AS. 2. Imaam Husain AS gifted many things to a person who every time defamed Imaam by using foul language. This way Imaam gave Sabaq of compassion.
  Da’i does hijrat-migration for the spiritual and temporal upliftment and progress of the Community | Saheb e Da’wat bestows eternal life to his followers by stirring the Rooh of knowledge and light | Hijrat has proved the turning point for the community’s well-being | Since 1110 AH Vadodara has remained the city of Peace when 32nd Da’i Saiyedna Jivabhai Ziyauddin (aq) did hijrat from Ahmedabad | Imaam Husain (as) did hijrat from Madinah to Karbalaa, the greatest-historic migration and full of hardships | The most valuable thing a Shi’a has with him is the Love, Respect and Spiritual Attachment with Ahl ul Bayt (as) | With this asset he is the wealthiest among all | 5th Imaam Maulaana Ja’far us-Saadiq (as) explains a poor person about the riches he is having in form of Walaayat-e-Ahl ul Bayt (as)
  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.
Audio: Riwaayat of Maulaana Salmaan al-Faarsi (as) which establishes our Yaqeen and Imaan that those who are buried in graves are never dead but are always alive and present near us whenever we call them
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Video: Muqaddas Maulaa Saiyedna Ziyauddin saheb (aq) has bestowed us with 4 valuable gifts all beginning with "Haa", i.e. Hijrat (migration from Ahmedabad to Vadodara), Himmat (arrangement of livelihood), Hidaayat (establishing the pillars of Shari'at) and Hunar (inculcating craftmanship)

  Bayaan-e-Mufeed: Audio - 19:50 minutes
  • Awliyaaullaah is the cause of spiritual, intellectual and social movement among mumineen due to which the faith and deeds remains pure and clean
  • Deen-e-Elaahi and Deen-e-Khaalis is propagated right from Aadam Safiyullaah (as) till today and thus different places have become ziyaarat-gaah for mumineen
  • Du’aat nurtures mumineen  in every aspect and Allaah bestows mumineen with all the ne’mat before he asks for
  • Maulaana Imaam Mohammad al-Baaqir (as) gives admonition for 4 things to Abu Haashim Ja’fari i.e. 1) Faith (imaan), 2) Health (‘aafiyat), 3) Contentment (qanaa’at) and 4) Devotion for the Imaam (walaayat)
  • Historical account of Saiyedna Qaazi un-No’maan saheb (aq), the chief justice of 14th Faatemi Imaam Maulaana Mo’iz (as)
  • What were the reasons behind the migration of Saiyedna Ziyauddin saheb (aq) from Ahmedabad to Vadodara

URS-E-MAYMOON - Saiyedna Ziyauddin Jivabhai bin Saiyedi Nuhji Saheb (QR) - Baroda

Allaah Ta’aala has created human-beings above all other creatures making him “ashraf ul-makhluqaat” – the best of all creations, by bestowing him with intellect and power of reasoning.  He tames and controls everyone but to tame him Allaah has sent Nabi or Rasool who is like him with the exclusive characteristic of granting Shafaa’at-advocacy for the forgiveness.

Qabr is the way towards Aakherat and it is the abode for Accounts of deeds.  Every mumin who dies is Shaheed and his death is physical not spiritual.  Da’iyullaah who is the head and master of mumineen is the witness of all their deeds and he is the majma’-union and meeting place of their souls where Da'i makes them ascend towards the holiest place of Imaam uz-Zamaan (as).  The qabr-e-aqdas i.e. holy grave of a Da'i is the place of Noor, Rahmat and Shafaa’at.

It is the big mistake for a mumin if he assigns a tag of ‘wali’ to any person who is famous among people for his piousness or devotion.  ‘Wali’ is the one with whom ‘walaayat’ is attached and he is granted the complete authority of Shari’at.  Walaayat is the spiritual guardianship held by a single person from Aal-e-Mohammad (sa) physically present in all times as an Imaam or his representative.  He is called “Maulaa”.


URS-E-MAYMOON - Saiyedna Ziyauddin Jivabhai bin Nuhji Saheb (QR) - Baroda
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Bayaan-e-Mufeed in Audio:
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  Bayaan of 300th Urs Mubaarak
Mazoon ud-Da'wat Saiyedi Haatim Zakiyuddin Saheb (DM) doing chadar and ghilaaf-poshi on the Qabr-e-Anwar of Muqaddas Maula in Bustaan us-Sawaab
  Madeh-Khwaani & Kalaam in shaan of Muqaddas Maulaa

Following are the Nikaat-e-Mufeedah (important points) which Mazoon ud-Da'wat mentioned in the Bayaan of Shab-e-‘Urs of Muqaddas Maulaa:

•  28th Da'i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin saheb and Shaheed-e-Aazam 29th Da'i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Ali Shamsuddin bin Ibrahim (qr), who were born in Vadodara used to visit the city frequently to meet the aqaarib (relatives). They resided in a locality in the walled city area near Mandvi which is now called as “Fakhri Mohalla”.

•  Our mumineen used to live near the Fakhri Masjid of Saiyedi Musanji Taaj saheb (ra) which was constructed by the Razaa Mubaarak of Saiyedna Dawoodji bin Ajabshah (qr). During the time of Saiyedna Badruddin Hasan bin Wali (qr), the aamil of Vadodara carried out the ruhaani umoor of mumineen and headed the imaamat in namaaz in this historic masjid.

•  In order to safeguard the mumineen and protect the jamaa'at from the deadly and fearful attacks from Sunnis and disloyal Bohras of Taiyebji's faction, Saiyedna Badruddin Hasan bin Wali (qr) spent the last 19 years of his life in an underground shelter. During this time he instructed and did wasiyat to Saiyedna Ziyauddin saheb (qr) to migrate and make Vadodara as “Daar ul-Hijrat” i.e. the centre of Da'wat Haadiyah.

•  Saiyedi Nuhji, the father of Saiyedna Ziyauddin saheb played a pivotal role in supporting the cause of truthfulness and became the backbone in elevating the confidence among mumineen in Ahmedabad and Vadodara who were facing constant threat from the enemies of Ahlul Bayt (as). He was among the hudood of Saiyedna Badruddin Hasan bin Wali (qr). To avenge the martyrdom of Saiyedna Ali (qr), Saiyedna Badruddin Hasan bin Wali (qr) initiated an elusive and strong movement against the culprits.

•  Following the wasiyat of Saiyedna Badruddin Hasan bin Wali (qr), Saiyedna Ziyauddin saheb migrated to his hometown Vadodara in 1110 AH with 250 mumineen along with all belongings especially protecting the khazaanah of Da'wat which consisted of valuable manuscripts of Du'aat ul-Akrameen. Our Saiyedna took unimagnable pains to protect our community and migrated on bullock carts that took days and nights to reach Vadodara from Ahmedabad.

•  Mumineen of Vadodara gathered in the outskirts of the city to welcome and greet the cavalcade of Saiyedna Saheb. A person named Miya Mehmood was so impressed by the nobility and generosity of Saiyedna that he gifted a portion of his Wadi (land) to Saiyedna which we call as Badri Mohalla at present. The city of Vadodara was limited in a walled fort. The Wadi (land) of Miya Mehmood Shi'a was situated in the ourskirts of the city surrounded by fruit orchards and charming gardens.

•  Allaah Ta'aala bestowed Saiyedi Nuhji saheb with an eternal ne'mat of his khidmat of Da'wat Haadiyah with 12 Du'aat Mutlaqeen in his nasl-e-paak of which Huzoor-e-‘Aali Saiyedna Taiyeb Ziyauddin saheb (tus) also holds this distinction of the esteemed member of Aal-e-Nuhji. It is the barkat of our Du'aat that today we have prospered and flourished in Vadodara which is the burial place of our 11 Du'aat.

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