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ABKIKA MOLAYAL HUSAIN
ABKIKA MOLAYAL HUSAIN is the crowning jewel of Fatemi eulogy.
Each verse is a precious and rare gem, full of pathos, pain, yearning and
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
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.
For us mumineen it is a great boon, the recitation of marasiya ABKIKA in
Arabic and simultaneously reading the accompanied lisan ul dawat text,
which in it self is so poignant and moving, to bring one to tears, and in so
doing we get the sawab of doing zikr e Husain (SA).
Just sharing one example : In verse 27 the liasan ul dawat translation of
lines 4 & 5 read as follows: ' ke jeh Imam na a'la maqam par – hajaro
sitarao dalalat kare chhe' but the boon I am referring to is evident that Aqa
Moula (TUS) shares his thoughts by giving us more insight into the most
exalted station (a'la maqam) of Imam Husain (SA) 'Kem ke…. He is that
galaxy that firmament, that gives rise to thousands of stars, and that
process is continuing, thousands of stars are being raised even today.
Recent scientific discoveries are stating that the galaxies are expanding
at rapid pace. I am not a science student , but the thought process shared
by my Aqa Moula (TUS) confirms the fact in the spiritual realm, that yes
indeed the galaxies are for ever expanding, more and more luminous
stars are being raised, and ABKIKA adds to the luster and radiance.
In my earlier post I had shared my 'taffakur 'on verse 10.
So this is the beauty and power of ABKIKA.
The a'la niyat, the desire the yearning of Muqaddas Syedna Taher Moula
Saifuddin (RA) expressed in the Marsiya 'Ya Sayyed- us - Shodaee' that
the zikr of Karbala, for ever remain in the minds of humanity, and through
this 'zikr' may we full fill our desire to sacrifice on Moula Imam Husain
(SA) has found its fulfillment and realization, in the most poignant and
moving ilteza repeated at the end of each verse of ABKIKA.
' My Moula Husain ! for ever on you, I will shed tears O my Moula Husain !
for ever on you, I will sacrifice O my Moula ! O my Moula Husain ! 'The
poetic repetition (takrar) ' Moula Husain ', at the end of all the verses, is so
very effective and is the essence – the 'ruh' of ABKIKA. In reminds one of
the famous plea for succor verses of Syedna Al-Mu'ayyad al – Shirazi
(RA) which we recite in the 'Bawisa” - ya banil Mustafa alykum, alykum”
( in you, in you, from you, from you etc : ) In ABKIKA, the mumineen
receives the sawab of doing the tasbih of the name of Moula Husain (SA).
The spiritual depth, the power, the motivation it gives to reflect and the
beauty of ABKIKA has benefited me. It has inspired me, and resulted in 2
Fulkul – Husain
Which goes to justify that in ABKIKA each verse , nay each line and each
word contains, a sea of knowledge. What Sayedna Al- Mu'ayyad alShirazi (RA) addressed to the IMAM holds true in this context.
Addressing the IMAM he says:
Your knowledge is the sea and the knowledge possessed by all the world
is like a drop from your overflowing sea.
(Book Ref: Al-Muaayad al Shirazi and Fatimid Dawa Poetry – Dr. Tahera
One is bound to move to tears if he reads the accompanied lisan ul dawat
translation. The yearning, the pathos, the vivid and poignant imagery
takes one on a spiritual journey and takes him/her back to the burning
plains of Karbala on that fateful Ashura Day.
How can one not be able to visualize the tragic events as they unfold in
real time, if one is to read the verse 30. –'rahu faayna faresu……
The state of the 'haram' on the day of Ashura is so poignantly depicted in
the form of seeking answer to questions.
The haram came out of their tents.
The horse is there but where is the savar ? (rider)
They started to look around ( how very moving, how true, it seems as if
Aqa Moula was there, a witness to the events being unfolded)
The question is repeated but the imagery is different, truly depicting the
emotions and feelings of those, who are waiting for the loved one to
return triumphant from the battlefield.The horse is there but where is the
savar ? (rider) In fear and frustration they started to call out aloud The
horse is there but where is the savar ? (rider) In deep sorrow and anguish
they lamented ( My translation does not do justice, but even if it moves
you a little to reflect, you can well understand the power and depth of
In verse after verse, the tragic events of Karbala are infused with life and
vitality in the minds of mumineen. In one verse, in anguish and pain he
The hearts of muminen will not be shaken ? Tears will not gush forth from
their eyes ?
In another verse, he addresses the Day of Ashura. In one verse, directly
addressing Imam Husain (SA) he affirms and declares, that Moula Imam
Husain ! I always remember you, offering shukr, for your azeem bounties,
and I am there ready and willing to carry out your commands. Do
command me !
At the age of 101 Aqa Moula (TUS) is standing firm in the presence of
Imam Husain (SA) in remembrance, doing shukr and awaiting his
May ALLAH grant Aqa Moula (TUS) and his crowning jewel, his repose
A'li Qadr Moulaya Mufaddal Saiufuddin Moula (TUS) the strength to
stand for ever in the radiant presence of Imam Husain (SA) for our
emancipation and ascend. Ameen.
FULKUL HUSAIN e be' KARBALA
On the glorious 99th Milad Mubarak and at the onset of Ayya'mul
Ta'budaat I share with you my thoughts on FULKUL HUSAIN
NUH NABI'S fulk was so built by the Command of Allah to withstand the
surging waters resulting from 40 days of incessant rain that engulfed our
planet to be safely anchored at JUDI - thus humanity, animals and plant
life were saved from extinction.
IMAM HUSAIN'S fulk had a profound and greater divine purpose, which a
layman like me fails to comprehend, a purpose which Aqa Moula (TUS)
fully understands, his composing of the Marasiya ABKIKA MOLAYAL
HUSAIN at the time of approaching his 99th year of age, is a living
miracle, which we are blessed to witness.
I had expressed my tassavurat on the 10th verse in the earlier post
entitled 'OUR SULTAN AND HIS MESSAGE FROM MAROL' In all
humility I share my thoughts on IMAM HUSAIN'S fulk.
The purpose of fulkul Husain is Amr bil Maroof wa naha anil munkar till the
day of Qiyamah, the purpose of fulkul Husain is the emancipation of
humanity, the purpose of fulkul Husain is to turn the baser elements of
humans into angelic traits, the purpose of fulkul Husain is to set free the
Islamic values from the yoke of tyranny and oppression.
The purpose of fulkul Husain is to continuously teach humanity, the
lessons of striving for the hereafter, in the face of setbacks and loss in this
To remain steadfast and patient, to be submissive before the Divine
Decree, placing absolute and unwavering trust in ALLAH above all else,
to guard one's faith at all cost. to full fill one's word to the last, sacrificing
one's all in the name of ALLAH, forgiving all in the view of His
The fluttering sails of this fulkul Husain, till the day of Qiyamah will
proclaim to humanity at large for the continuation of jihad at the individual
and social level.
Aza e Husain is akin to the fast and rhythmic beat of the oars propelling
the fulk, and for every tear shed, we mumineen pledge to resist the
oppression of injustice, immorality, inequity and falsehood.
Al-qoos (muqadama't-ul-safina)is to overpower the temptations that try
to entrap, on the onward journey, the bow designed to reduce the
resistance of the hull cutting through water.
Al-hajiz – the bulkhead is so encompassing and at the same time like a
fortress, that one feels safe and secure in their onward journey.
Al-halq (safina-tul-mustahat) the keel together with al-dafat – rudder
helps in navigating through the ups and downs of life, and keeps the
course in torrid seas of entrapping materialism, so that finally one
disembarks rejoicing with Hamd and Shukr for our beloved Aqa Moula
‘kathe kudoos na pohchave - haq nu safina chhe
ehma sava’r chhe hamein Moula na saath saath’