Saturday, July 26, 2014

RAMAZAN 1435 H

This Sehrullah was blessed to read and reflect, and make two slide share presentations, which I humbly offer as Hadiyah to my blog readers.

In the beginning of the month made  VALAYAT  - a tribute presentation to our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) on his 1st Sehrullah as 53 rd Dai ul Mutlaq, based on my reading of the Book ' The Prophet' by Khalil Gibran.

The slide share was based on an earlier article written by me on the joyous occasion of the 88th Milad Mubaraka of our for our ever revered Hay'ul Muqadaas Sayedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Moula (RA) whose loving memories are so fresh in our hearts.

The niyat behind the presentation was to show that our valayat - our feelings  - our thoughts, each passing day are more intense - more deep - more refreshing - more uplifting and ever more rejuvenating.

 http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/valayat 

With the passing of each day of Sehrullah in Ibadat, as Layali Fazela approached I engrossed my self in reading about interesting scientific discoveries propounded by Dr. Michio Kaku, co-founder of String Field Theory, saw his numerous interesting videos and read articles about Biocentrism as propounded by Dr. Robert Lanza and other scientists, and at the same time reflected on lessons learnt from Spirituality.

The niyat behind this Presentation was to show that at long last Science is converging towards
Spirituality, and in the process helping in the better understanding of the Spiritual Truths.
An exiting times ahead for proponents of Spirituality.

It is only when ALLAH  WILLS TO REVEAL HIS SOURCE than and only than can one stand on the threshold of Divine Knowledge, be in amazement and in awe.  To one who is humble,  His Knowledge will be revealed to the limit HE ALONE SETS  to the true seeker of both Spirituality and Science.

http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/multi-37234695






Monday, May 5, 2014

SLIDE SHARE PRESENTATIONS



A humble presentation - a spontaneous result of awe and inspiration on my reading - THE SUFI PATH OF LOVE. The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi by William C. Chittick



A compilation of 100 articles from my writings as commemoration
on the Glorious 100 th Milad Mubarak 


Saturday, May 3, 2014

SLIDE SHARE POSTS



A reflection based on an observation of seeing and how a particular common sight is seen in different perspective, depending upon who is SEEING



Many scientific studies have been made in recent years, which go to prove that we have the capacity to make ourselves happy, contended and satisfied.








SLIDE SHARE POSTS



SHAITAN is an interesting enigmatic character. Find out all about him. The presentation is based on my belief system.




SLIDE SHARE POSTS


The shahadat of Imam Husain (s.a.) on the burning sands of Karbala is the essence of a mumin's life.
A  mumin is born in this world to perform matam and do aho-zari on the zulm and sitam that befell Imam-ul-Haq the beloved of Rasullalah (s.a.)
Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Moula in his munajaat sharifa has beautifully articulated the sentiment of, forever remembering Husain (s.a.) in the following words:
WA AZKURU MOULAYAL HUSAINA DAA LANA, BE SAJDATEHE INDASH SHAHADATAY SAEELA (I always remember Moula Husain (s.a.) who during his shahadat remembered us in his Doa)

http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/the-tragedy-of-karbala-in-the-context-of-maya-sayyedus-shodayee
http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/the-tragedy-of-karbala-in-the-context-of-maya-sayyedus-shodayee




ABKIKA MOLAYAL HUSAIN is the crowning jewel of Fatemi eulogy. Each verse is a precious
and rare gem, full of pathos, pain, yearning and vivid imagery.

Each verse is infused with spirituality – the esoteric meanings, the haqaiq – the universal truths
radiate in many verses, and the fluidity of narration takes the one who is blessed to recite,
through the tragic events of Karbala.

One important aspect of ABKIKA that I would like to dwell on in particular, is that the
accompanying translation of each verse in lisan ul dawat, is not merely the translation of the
Arabic, but it encompasses the thought process of Aqa Moula (TUS) – as he dwelt on the
tragic events of Karbala. As he pictured in his minds eye, the thoughts, that arose to me seems
to be coming from al-haykal al noorani (the pillar of Light of the effervesce souls) The ta’eed of
Imam uz Zaman (SA) is evident.




Friday, May 2, 2014

SLIDE SHARE POSTS.




In the early 19th Century in Surat, Sayedi Sadiqali Saheb entombed in his lucid and easy to understand and relate to Nashihats for Posterity - Haqaiq truths- Noble and desirable human traits -A’maal ma’roof - The pitfalls of this world and most importantly the valaayat and maa’refat of Dai ul Mutlaq


http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/nashihat
http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/nashihat


Monday, January 27, 2014

BURHANUDDIN AQA - our object of nostalgia and desire.



Burhanuddin Aqa was the centre of our universe, his mere deedar washed away our sorrows and pains.
His dua mubarak  transcends the boundaries of time and space and reaches us instantly.

 Just in the month of Sept: 2013 my family was witness to this when my grandson Murtaza  Dr. Aliasgar Lokhandwala, aged 10 years, was about to be be wheeled for his fourth operation at KMC – Abu Dhabi. It was Moula’s doa mubarak that resulted in  a miraculous recovery, when the best equipped medical facilities and the best medical professionals, seemed helpless. 

Moula was noor -  the light of our lives
Our hearts are torn and in anguish.
He was the object of our nostalgia and desire
His mere noorani nazar released cascades of emotions, the flowing tears
Outpouring of love, the heart rending cries MOULA ! MOULA ! MOULA !

http://mindmints.blogspot.in/2010/08/isharaats-in-my-moulas-kalam-and-salaam.html

Quote:

 'Burhanuddin sidahara – dil kem kare gavara
Moula no ya Hussain no awaz yaad chhe
A'soo na behta dhara  - Burhanuddin sidhara

Moula ha've thi aap chho -  (Muffadal Moula )
Aqa bhi aap chho
Moula Burhanuddin na jem bawa bhi aap chho 

Sabr Moula ! Sabr ! adna a'rabi  ni  dua chhe ke dawat na umoor shitabi sahal tahi jaye - a'pna khaki gulamo ne sanbhali lejo Moula - hamara sagla na A'shir aap chho - aa haq ni dawat ni khilqato si aja'aib nufuso ne ijjad Moula aap ne karvanoo chhe. 

We are not so naive, we can well understand and empathize what gale force torrents of emotions and feelings, you must be braving in these most difficult time of our Dawat history.  Today, I asked a young relative of mine, who had returned after attending Khatmul Quran Majlis in Saifee Masjid. I asked how was my Moula looking, he must be looking tired  and drained and he replied " Uncle, to me he looked very serene and composed.'

 I am simply in awe and wonder, how a human can withstand all these pressures, and be composed and serene. 

I reflected and let me share with readers the Anw'ar I gathered from Akhbar of Nabi (SA) 
http://eidizahabi.blogspot.in/2014/01/akhbar-is-anwar-part-6.html

This Akhbar of the distribution of booty after the fiercely fought battle of Hunain brings out the following points :

The Anwa'r I see in the Akhbar is that Nabi (SA) was epitome and a living example of 'salama'  which in primary sense means - to be tranquil - at rest - to be in perfect peace - to be in absolute submission of the WILL OF ALLAH. The last mentioned is the most important, NABI (S.A.) was always living in the NOW. (Indebted to the teaching of Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now )

NABI (S.A.) was here to enable the Divine Purpose of the Universe to Unfold.

Like wise Muffadal Moula (TUS) is accepting the NOW and going about performing the khidmat that has been entrusted to him, in full submission of the Will of Allah.

ACCEPTING WHAT IS. If we turn the pages of history our community has been through many such far worse atrocities and helplessness. The laeen Jafar fitnat in the middle of fifteenth century, resulted in mass and forceful conversation.

According to historian Satish C. Mishra ( Academic Paper -  Muslim Communities in Gujrat ) more than a million became Sunni. Only around a quarter of a million - nine mohallas out of 22 mohallas of Ahmadabad remained Tayyibi Shi's. Our forefathers suffered torture, deprivation and death for upholding their faith.

In many of my earlier 'posts' I have written about the azeem sacrifice made by Moylai Raj saheb - his khidmat of approaching mumin households in the dead of the night dressed as a 'fakir' and with compassion and love making those wayward see the 'light' is well known, and his ultimate sacrifice of sahada't - his body dismembered !

The present times are really difficult times indeed. Our peace loving, progressive outlook oriented community of more than a million strong, who has been looked upon as an IDEAL by other minorities, is standing at a  crossroad. These are challenging and turbulent  times indeed. The implications of our actions will have long lasting and deep impacts - and history will judge our actions.

The need of the hour is PASSION but with COMPASSION. Moylai Raj saheb has shown the way, how way wards can be brought 'to the fold'

In this internet driven age, all our 'outpourings' in what ever form they may be are documented and cannot be reversed and denied, and at times, can prove detrimental to our cause. So due caution has to be exercised. Do not be heedless, do not take law in to your own hands. Your bravado can at times, cause great harm to the Dawat.

Muffadal Moula (TUS) is there, the ta'eed of Imam uz Zaman is there - as adna gulam we should not become overzealous, but stand firm in faith, come forward when called for, do tilawat  a plenty - dua is the shield of a mumin and perform good deeds, and become shining examples. In this way by our small day to day acts and shunning negativity, we will be strengthening the Dawat.

All the same, this is  not the time to bury our head in the sand and be passive, inert or quiescent. If you have talent and resources, do come forward to serve the community.  The community needs people of moderation, compassion , and having positive result oriented thinking, whose personal example can have a deep and lasting effect on others.

Bhai Yousuf Rangoonwala, who is the Advertisement field, feels and rightly so - Quote ' that as the renegade is trying to use so-called human rights and pseudo liberal media to couch fraudulence - we have to use the same medium to make objective arguments and defeat him on the same playing field. I think all the effigy burning and cursing is only going to strengthen his case, that we are closed to any factual debate. ' (Unquote)

With his permission I am attaching a link of his response to the unwarranted and biased 24th Jan: 2014 front page Bombay Mirror Report.  

This is just one example of how in this internet driven age -  where everything is documented and preserved,  free speech,  freedom of professing one's faith, upholding of human rights, has one to carry on the fight, with decency, decorum and at the same time devastating effect.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12WSOojiUnYlwnefPHZ58DV88zOrEuvRhS_NELQuPMHI/edit?usp=sharing