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Article # 1
True repentance is not merely a feeling, or proclamation of words without sincerity of purpose, but a honest effort on one's part to feel the guilt.... more
Article # 2
During this Ay’yamul Ta’abudaat a concerted effort is being made by mumineen throughout the world, to inculcate the noble virtue.... more
Article # 3
As stated in my first ‘write up’ during Ay’aamul Ta’abudaat that I would try to read and share my views with netizens on the subject of..... more
Article # 4
In the previous ‘write up’ I had made a reference that -the first and foremost is recognition of one’s sin as sin, which largely depends upon..... more
Article # 5
Life is a journey, and all religions of the world ascribe to this view. This world (hayula’h) is viewed as a turbulent ocean, froth with many...... more

Article # 5
Life is a journey, and all religions of the world ascribe to this view. This world (hayula’h) is viewed as a turbulent ocean, froth with many dangerous and perils, and each individual has to navigate the un-chartered waters.

We mumineen are fortunate and blessed to have our Aqa Moula(TUS)as ‘shafina na kaptaan’ who reassures us endlessly to sit in the ‘shafina’ with ‘tamaqqun’. He is the commander of the flotilla, who knows best to ride the choppy waters and navigate us all – in our own small life boats to our journey’s end, in peace, joy and without fear and peril.

I was reflecting on this 95th Milad Mubarak logo of a dhow, with sails fluttering and proudly proclaiming that our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) has covered 95 years of his blessed life journey, and leading us, riding the waves, facing the storms, and saving us from the turbulence, so that we may swiftly and easily reach ‘dar-ul karar’ which each soul, aspires, and which each mumin will surely reach. Insa Allah.

Searching the net I came to know that the generic name of ship in Arabic is markab and shafina. Fulk is the term used in holy Quran. Dhow are boats, used extensively by the Arabs , where the wooden planks are not nailed, but tied with ropes etc: The word comes from the original Swahili word ‘daw’ (http://nabataea.net)

Reading further I came to learn that in these dhows, two main sails are carried, one for night time and bad weather, and the other for day time and fair weather, so that the dhow can gain maximum speed.

Inferring from this knowledge, I would like to share a few thoughts with my readers.

Aqa Moula (TUS) has with karam and ehsans included us in his flotilla, and in order to keep pace, and hasten our journey in our own life’s boat, we have to unfurl the sails of repentance and forgiveness, because, sails generate thrust by being placed in the wind, and give propulsion.

The sails of repentance will protect us from the night storms and bad weather, and by readily forgiving our fellow mumineen, who may have wronged us, we are becoming magnanimous, a quality trait of all our Awliya’h Kiram sahebs.

In so doing we are in fact letting go the hurt and pain, and thereby, by unfurling the sails of ‘forgiveness’, we are receiving favorable winds, which help us in achieving top notch speed.

If we find ourselves drifting away from course at times, the jibbing and tacking of the sails of repentance and forgiveness, will help us in correcting the course and staying with the flotilla.

During Ay’yamul Ta’abudaat a very favorable wind is blowing my friends!! Unfurl your sails of repentance and forgiveness, take in maximum draft, which will give your boat the desired lift to ride the choppy waters, and be ahead in the flotilla.

AHOY! My dear friends! Unfurl the sails, ride the waves with a thankful heart, with joy and in humility, and get refreshed spiritually, as you ride the waves of life.

May Allah grant our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) sehato afiyat –ta-kiyamat. Ameen.

Abde Syedna (TUS)
Asgar Fakhrudin.

To know more about the terms ‘jibbing’ and ‘tacking’ log on to http://en.wikipedia.org.
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