This website is for the followers of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin Saheb TUS, the 54th Dai al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, who wish to learn more about imamat namaz, majaalis, miqaats, and other related activities that take place in Boston under the nazaraat of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS.
Shere Ramadan al-Mo’azzam
Fasting and Forbearance: Self-Discipline not Self-Denial
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُوَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۗ يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
Ramadaan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.
(Surat al-Baqara: 185)
The month of Ramadaan is recognized predominantly through the act of fasting from dawn till dusk for 30 days. The 5th Pillar of Islam (di’aamat) is fasting (sawm – roza). It is incumbent upon us as per our pledge in the Misaaq to do roza for the full 30 days of Ramadaan, completing the count of days according to the hidayat of our Mawali Tahereen, following the path they have shown us. Imam Ja’far us Sadiq SA asserted that “fasting is compulsory (farizat) in the month of Ramadan.” He added that “The obligation of fasting is minimally fulfilled by a Mumin doing so with conviction in his heart and pure intent, forsaking food, drink and sex in the day time for the duration of month, and making all senses and faculties abstain from the things Allah Ta’ala has made haraam.” Maulatuna Fatema AS emphasized the importance of fasting with all our senses and faculties, declaring, “What good is fasting if you do not safeguard your tongue, ears, eyes and limbs.”
Shere Ramadan al-Mo’azzam Mubarak
With Raza and Dua Mubarak of Aca Moula Taher Fakhruddin Saheb (TUS), Imamat Namaz, iftaar and jaman will be held daily in Boston, Inshallah.
We especially invite you to join us for Imamat Namaz and Niyaz on all Faadil raats and on Eid ul Fitr.
Second 10 Days of Shehrullah: Maghferat no Dasko
The second ten days of Shehrullah are known as the ten days of Maghferat based the khutba of Rasulullah SA. Click here for the khutba and translation.
It is in light of this hidaayat of Rasulullah that our Hudaat Kiraamhave made it a custom to recite “allahumma haadha shahru Ramadan” after each farizat namaz, ending with the prayer “la ilaha illa allah, astaghfirullah, allahumma inni as’alukal jannah, wa a’uzu bika min an-naar”
Ashara Mubaraka 1440 H – Boston
It is the unique and auspicious tradition of our Hudaat that we begin each year with zikr and noha of Imam Husain SA. And by the virtue of Imam Husain’s remembrance we receive the barakaat of ‘ilm of Aal-e-Mohammed SA in the ten days of Ashara Mubaraka. It is indeed a great ne’mat to receive these barakaat from the Dai of Imam-uz-zamaan. It strengthens and rejuvenates our spirits for the upcoming year and increases our darajaat in Aakherat.
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