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Zul Hijjat il-Haraam 21, 1441
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.”
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.
The gardener was astonished and said, “So little sparrow with such big talks!” The sparrow pleaded the gardener, “Kindly listen to me first. After listening to my three virtues, you may do whatever you wish to do with me. And if at all you are impressed by my virtues, then please free me from the clutches of your hands. If you do this favour to me then I will never turn back to your garden. The gardener said, “Now tell which are your three virtues.”
“Firstly, do not regret anything that goes out of your hands. Secondly do not believe in the impossible. And lastly do not desire that which is beyond your reach." The gardener was stunned after hearing these words of the sparrow. He got engrossed in his thoughts and left the sparrow free from his hands.
12 most revered Traditions of Rasoolullaah SAWS: Ill-mannered people will mislead you
Exemplary Stories of Bani Israa'il – In every Decree of Allaah Ta'aala, the Goodness of Creation is hidden - Part 47
Alavi Principles: 16 & 17: * Allaah Ta'aala is One. * Allaah Ta'aala could not be Two.
Isma'ili Jurisprudence: Lawful & Unlawful - Sickness - Part 5
Dars-e-Qur'an-e-Kareem - Surat ul Baqarah - 18, 19 & 20 Aayats
Historical account of 40th Da'i ul Mutlaq Saiyedna Ameeruddin saheb AQ: 20/12/1296 AH
Forgetfulness is a calamity
Urs-e-Maymoon - Videos
Saiyedna Fakhruddin saheb (QR): On this ruhaani occasion of 94th Urs e Maymoon of Muqaddas Maulaa, Mukaasir Maulaa (dm) delivered a bayaan after Maghrib namaaz in Nooraani Masjid. During the time of Covid pandemic, the majlis of behram was held in the masjid itself. Mukaasir Maulaa (dm) along with selected ashaab went for the Ziyaarat in Bustaan e Badri. Mukaasir Maulaa said that, “The contagious disease that we are facing now is not new. During the time of Muqaddas Maulaa before 125 years, tuberculosis was at its peak and the patients were kept in isolation. Muqaddas Maulaa did Du’aa and serious efforts in inviting and accepting the people of Nagoshiya under the fold of Alavi Jamaa’at. He guided mumineen in different fields for Halaal Rozi and encouraged bewa-muminaat to do second marriage. Mumineen used to do Arz to Muqaddas Maulaa for the rules governing Wasiyat and Viraasat.”
Saiyedna Ziyauddin saheb (QR):"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."
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.
Various Videos of Du'aa, Urs & Surahs
Surat ul Qaare'ah: Qiyaamat, Accounts, Paradise & Hell-fire.
Rasoolullaah SAWS says that, 7 types of people will be in the holy shadow of 'Arsh. Those outstanding people will have very unique khaslat and characteristics. The people of Qiyaamat will envy them. Qiyaamat is the day of producing accounts to Allaah Ta'aala. Hasanaat (good deeds) and Saiye'aat (bad actions) will be deciding factor for becoming Jannati or Jahannami. Qaare'ah is one of the names of Qiyaamah. It is the harshest torment and the mother of fire.
Surat ul Ikhlaas: A short Surah consisting of only 4 aayat but it's recitation has greatest Reward in this World and the Hereafter. Translation of the Surah and its Tafseer. Reward and Fazeelat of recitation.
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.
On the beautiful occasion of Friendship Day, the motto and the theme of this Cycling event was to take our City and its Environs as a Friends. The members of VCC conceded and univocally vowed that, Only we can save our City and become a force of the movement and mission to protect it from congestion, pollution, concretization, diseases, encroachments, commercialisation etc. The small effort towards this heartfelt service is to go for Cycling and develop it as a hobby or practice. Routine work of small distances around our house could be wilfully and enthusiastically done on a Cycle. Take it as a pride and don't ever feel shy to take on to cycling for work.
"O Mumineen! During each and every arkaan and manaasik of Hajj you will have to seek pardon and beg in front of your Rabb, the redemption from the small-big sins you committed for yourself and the discord that has taken place between you and your Rabb or your relatives and brothers. Without this it is as good as wasting such a large amount of money. Seeking Maghferat and Salvation is one of the Utmost Important things which every mumineen has to follow who intend to go for Hajj, ‘Umrah or Ziyaarat. After returning home from the holy journey mumineen should strictly adhere to the Schedule of ‘Ibaadat and Namaaz.
Since quite long time Mukaasir saheb is an active member of Nature Walkers of Vadodara. Due to the relationship of Environmental Peace and Safety, a Nature Walk was held at Daar us Salaam, 14-7-2019, Sunday, in the early morning where 120 Nature Lovers participated. It was presided by Aqaa Maulaa Saiyedna saheb (tus) who gave Qur'anic references for the beautiful creation of Allaah Ta'aala in Nature, Trees and Water. Maulaa is an avid supporter of saving Nature and Natural Resources as the future of Mankind is dependent on it.
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.
Eid ul Fitr is greatly Eid un Ne’mat-the Celebrated Day of Bounties, that comes after the fasting of 30 days of Ramazaan. After every hardship there comes relief and comfort. Allaah Ta’aala wishes for mumineen the relief of every kind in Aakherat after the hardships faced here in this world. Ramazaan teaches mumineen on how to get freedom from the bondages of the worldly life. Eid is the second name of freedom where a believer is freed from the impurity of badness and evil. Eid is the Takbeer of Allaah and His Imaam. Imaam uz Zamaan (as) is the Soul of Eid and with his Didaar, the Barakaat of Eid begins and without this Eid would have lost its brilliance and essence.
“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.”
Akhbaar - Ziyaaraat of Karbalaa-Najaf-Kufah Misbaah ul Hudaa 09-8-1440/14-4-2019
Aqaa Maulaa addressed the Zaa’ereen and said that, “You are going to the Land of Jannat, the Saheb of Jannat Imaam Husain (as) is beckoning you from Aalam-e-Ruhaani that, O Mumineen! Come and meet me, every penny you spend in coming to meet me, I will sure bestow you with the beauties of reward when I will welcome you to Kawsar.”
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.
These Ambiyaa are friends and companions of the Deen of Allaah and their Habits and Character is such that people can definitely follow their examples and walk on their footsteps making them their role-model. Any person can adopt their Knowledge, Companionship, Practicality, Experience, and Inherent noble qualities and form his character based on his personal, financial, educational or social status with the best of his intentions and goals. This could be definitely accomplished by following the Ambiyaa, who are the backbones of the Deen of Allaah. The life should be shaped in such a manner by shouldering Truth, Efforts, Responsibility, Consequences and Honesty then for sure his character-personality will be meaningful and fruitful.
“Allaah Ta’aala created humans as a final and complete being which is the sign of His Supreme Authority. The position of humans is above all His creations. Unlike others he needs society, education and work to survive. He, the Exalted made manifest from the hidden knowledge and the stored judgement in Aadam and Hawwaa (Eve), the two parents, a male and a female, as a cause for the creation of mankind and society to reveal His mighty power. He paired them and they procreated, and the children and the number increased. They were transferred through the chaste loins and pure approved wombs. Alavi Society is based on 6 steps like everything which has 6 dimensions. They are 1. Madrasah, 2. Misaaq, 3. Masjid, 4. Mazaar, 5. Majlis and 6. Maa'edah. These 6 steps is further rooted in 6 distinguished things created by Allaah Ta’aala for His divine mission-دعوۃ.
It is 1. Qur’an (القرآن) – the divine book, 2. Nabi-نبي (warner) – prophet, 3. ‘Aalim-عالم (learned) – the vicegerent of the prophet, 4. Shaahid-شاهد (witness) – the imaam of the descendants of prophet, 5. ‘Aabid-عابد (pious man) – missionary in the place of imaam, and 6. Khalq-خلق (universe) – things into existence.
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).'