‘Guide like stars, enhance like salt, nourish like rain’

Bohra community head shares universal values of humanity

Our Correspondent July 11, 2024


Continuing his exploration of Quranic and prophetic analogies as the theme of this year's Ashara Mubaraka in Karachi, the leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin on Wednesday highlighted universal themes of community, friendship, and personal growth, drawing inspiration from three hadith of Nabi Mohammed SAW regarding his companions and ummah.

These hadith used powerful natural analogies: stars as sources of guidance, salt as a key element in food, and rain as a universal provider of good.

Building on these metaphors, Syedna Saifuddin emphasised the importance of unity and mutual support within society.

He encouraged the community to guide each other like stars, enhance each other's lives like salt improves food, and provide universal benefits like rain. His Holiness stressed the value of consistent support in joyous and difficult times, echoing the hadith's wisdom.

Syedna also shared insights on discernment in relationships, cautioning against harmful friendships using parables and historical examples. He touched on balancing spiritual and material pursuits, suggesting that worldly success often follows sincere devotion to one's faith and values.


Asgar Fakhruddin | 1 day ago | Reply Muffadal Moula our guiding star The salt of our deeni and dunyavi endeavors The beneficial rain that harvests our parched souls Counsels us mumineen in his Ashara vaaz on friendship and how to live a life worth living. Aahin an exclamatory cry of pent up anguish Etched deep in Karbala s sands This Muharram 1446 H will resonate in the Sind lands A tale of sacrifice which in each mumin s heart never dies A timeless legacy noble and bold In the days of Muharram will be retold The Masjids of Karachi in reverence and sorrow adorned Aahin Aahin will echo from its walls
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