Sunday, October 25, 2009
COUNT DOWN - 40 DAYS TO EID E GADIR E KHUM
Each year for the past three decades, come Eid e Gadir e khum, mumineen the world over, and in particular, we mumineen of Kolkata, wait with eager anticipation, for the fasal Mubarak of Ashara Mubaraka for that particular year.
For the past 30 years and more, we mumineen are more concerned with booking of Air/Rail tickets , at earliest opportunity, some even manage to book reservations for two or three cities or a different country, where they anticipate Ashara Mubaraka will be held, in that particular year. We in Kolkata have all these 30 long yers been busy speculating on which city or country will get the sharaf and barakat of Ashara Mubaraka.
However, this year it has to be different. Believe me friends, it is different. With the ongoing ohbat, the intensity of purpose, reflected in the daily hectic schedule of Janab Amil Saheb Yunusbhai Saheb (DS), who has single handedly, managed to enthuse the community, specially youngsters, the question I ask now is – how many of you are now thinking otherwise ?
Each day positive developments are being witnessed, the fence sitters are fast coming round into the mainstream. Each day, we witness new enthusiastic young faces, coming forward, to put their heart and mind, wealth and expertise to make the ‘moment’ happen. Bhai Qaid Mandasurwala of K K Jwellers, is a recent case in point.
A quote from my Face Book :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. In order to create those moments, we have to be focused and work hard. That is precisely what the mumineen of Kolkata are doing. Hope we are blessed with those moments, that will take away our breath, but give us a blissful eternal life.
Yes, in order to have this blessed ‘moment’, which will for ever enrich our lives, and that of our generations to come, we have to be focused, we all have to work hard. I salute the dedication of the core Masjid Tameer Committee, who have all these past 2 years overcome many obstacles.
This post has a meaningful purpose. I request my young friends to forward it to all those whom you know, so that more and more can be motivated. As I only have a few mail i/d's in my mailing list, forwarding this post will greatly help.
The numerical 40 has a great significance in our belief system. Click on the link provided by Mulla Husainbhai Kheriwala.
Friends 9th Zilkad – Tuesday 27th October , is the first day of the 40th DAY – 41stis Eid e Gadir e khum. So as you read this post, reflect on it intensely, close your eyes for a few moments, and think how you will make this ‘moment’ happen. How you will be contributing.
The best way is to be at the Masjid Tameer site often, spend some quality time there. Janab Amil Saheb and the core tameer committee members will be there, each day to guide you. Make self assessment of your actions, based on your niyat. On the 40th Day you will be surprised to find, how much you have achieved.
It is theorized that once a critical mass number (it is 40 I suppose according to our belief system ) is reached, the same behavior shows up in all other members of the same group/ species. It seems to be true , that once the critical mass is reached, all members begin to think and act in a certain way, so does all other members of that group.
The invisible connection between all members of a group/species is more verifiable now than it was a few years ago.
Scientists report that when atoms within a molecule align in a certain way and a critical mass number is reached, the rest of the atoms spontaneously, line up the same way. (Ref: Nick Herbert’s ‘ Quantum Reality’ F. Capra’s ‘ The Tao of Physics – Lewis Thomas’s ‘ The lives of Cells’ are a few books, that establish the connection between – the principles of physics and a ‘collective consciousness’
‘ek jan banvu’ as being repeatedly emphasized by Janab Amil Saheb
Fortunately I have been reflecting on this a lot, and now I can say with confidence, that magical critical mass, has been reached – I am a witness to it.
I was invited to attend the first meeting of Aya’n ul Jamaat at Badri Hall during Sehrullah, and since than what a tremendous progress has been made. It is all solely because of the doa mubarak and ‘nazarat e rahima’ of our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS), the zeal and single minded dedication of Janab Amil Saheb, his family members and all the dedicated mumineen, who are confident that – yes they will sacrifice to achieve this blessed ‘moment’
I am indebted to and Bhai Khoj Badami – Pune for placing the widget showing that time, is fast ticking away, and now is the time for action and also the digital image photograph.
Friends, you are free to share your aspirations and actions on my blog. I know many are hesitant to write in, you may call me up and share your thoughts.