Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438
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  • 10thMoharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    Aashuraa’s waaz mubarak expounded upon the eighth and ninth miracles of Jami´ Anwar: the relocation of the school from its courtyard and the removal of the Qurqumash mausoleum from in front of the masjid’s main portal. Centuries of neglect had left the masjid in ruins, and gradually the noble ideal of it being a sacred place of worship was lost to a succession of abuses. One such abuse was the construction of a school, its basketball court and football pitch all in the masjid’s courtyard.    Continue Reading

    November 2, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 390

  • 9thMoharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    The Mishkat al-Anwar, and its design, is ubiquitous. It is found in dawat buildings all over the world. Be it a masjid or a qubbah or a madrasah, this lantern illuminates the path of guidance for the faithful. Along with Libaas al-Anwar, it is one of the most apparent symbols of Jami´Anwar’s barakat. During hajj, Mumineen pilgrims converge under the symbol of the mishkat, a symbol that distinguishes us from the hundreds of thousands of others undertaking this sacred journey.    Continue Reading

    October 10, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 692

  • 8thMoharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    He is Unto I

    In 1411 H, 27 years ago, al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA graced Dar es Salaam for the first ever Asharah Mubarakah on its soil. It was an Asharah Mubarakah during which Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA gave another clear indication of his mansoos al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS by directing him to deliver the first three waaz mubarak in Mumbai when he was taken ill. Continue Reading

    October 9, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 394

  • 7th Moharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    The 6th aayat revealed during the restoration and revival of Jami´ Anwar was the discovery of a Fatemi shubbaak: a stucco grille with floral patterns from the original masjid. This grille had long been hidden behind another grille from the Mamluk period, and it was only upon close inspection of the Mamluk grille that the original Fatemi grille was seen, after a period of 698 years. Al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS mentioned that there was a bird’s nest in front of the Mamluk grille.
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    October 9, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 503

  • 6thMoharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    One of the many glories of Prophet Mohammed SA is that he is the ‘gatherer of dispersed strengths’. This ability remains with Aimmat Tahereen AS, and in their seclusion, with Duat Mutlaqeen. Al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA revealed the very same glory when he assembled the lost pieces of Jami´ Anwar’s historical tablet: Continue Reading

    October 7, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 1014

  • 5th Moharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    The Revelation of the bi’r

    The bi’r, well, of al-Anwar was the fourth aayat (auspice) that was revealed during the revival and restoration of the masjid. The discovery came about during the clean-up operation when one of the bulldozers being used to shift the mounds of dirt and rubble struck something solid, causing it to tilt inwards. This object turned out to be a covering of some kind with a massive cavity beneath. Continue Reading

    October 6, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 1088

  • 4th Moharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    Foundations are essential not only in the construction of structures of steel and brick but also for the edifices of one’s life. The firmness and depth of these foundations influence the ability of a structure to endure the vicissitudes of time. The taller a structure aspires to be, the deeper and firmer its foundation should be. Continue Reading

    October 5, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 1468

  • 3rd Moharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    ‘Not even in fifty years’, was the then Egyptian Home Minister’s response upon hearing Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s RA intention to complete the restoration and revival of Jami’ Anwar in just 27 months. Likewise, the then prime minister, when informed of the intended date of completion was also taken aback. He commented that completing such an immense task within such a limited time defied logic. He like many others was unaware that the restoration of this luminous masjid was being undertaken by the Maula in whose service are time and space. Continue Reading

    October 5, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 728

  • 2nd Moharram al-Haraam, 1438 H

    In every rak´at of every namaaz one recites the aayat shareefah  اهدنا الصراط المستقيم – [O Lord,] guide us towards Siraat-e-Mustaqeem (the Straight Path). In every day and age by following the guidance of Awliyaa’ Allah AS and repenting for our sins and transgressions we remain steadfast upon this path, attain perfect tahaarat and ensure our ultimate salvation. Continue Reading

    October 5, 2016 • Reflections : Ashara Mubaraka 1438 • Views: 792