Rasme Saifee is the most prominent event in our calendar. This event is attended by Mumineen from all over the world and all wakes of life. This mass marriage ceremony was started by Addail Ajal Syedna Taher Saifuddin Aqa RA in the Hijri year 1380. This sacred ceremony therefore takes its auspicious name (Saifee) from Maulanal Muqaddas RA.
In the year 1380H, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA travelled to Jamnagar on the 9th of Jumadal Ula. On the 18th of that month (Monday, 7th of November, 1960 AD) the first Rasme Saifee Majlis was held in which 44 Nikahs were performed.
After that, many mass Nikah Majlises were held by Maulanal Muqaddas RA, like the one held in 1381H in Saifee Masjid – Mumbai, when he performed 55 Nikahs of Baite Zainee Farzando and Mumineen. That same year a similar Majlis was held and another 50 Nikahs were performed. Maulanal Muqaddas RA also performed the Nikah of Shahzada Shabbir Bhaisaheb Nooruddin DM in such a Majlis of Rasme Saifee.
Huzurala TUS has stated a number of times that Rasme Saifee is now held just as it were held in the time of Maulanal Muqaddas RA. Despite a packed schedule, Huzurala TUS always performs a Majlis of Rasme Saifee whenever there is a Safar Mubarak to the many Bilaad of Mumineen.
Syedna Taher Saifuddin Aqa RA states that Rasme Saifee is held so that “Mumineen can effortlessly fulfill the sacramental ceremony of Nikah after which they can hold the Shaadi reception at their own convenience.” Also that “I have not made this Sunnat, but after what I have seen, with the Ta’eed and Taufeeq of Allah, of the many advantages and benefits in it for Mumineen.”
Truly, many Barakaat and Sa’adaat are gained by those Mumineen who have their Nikah performed in it. When else would Maula TUS grace the marriage of an average Mumin along with a huge number of Mumineen guests?
Joras also get the rare privilege of the Qadambosi of Huzurala TUS and the Dulhas get a singular opportunity to get a Group Photo with Huzurala TUS which becomes a memory to treasure for life. This is after all attendees get the Barakat of Kalemaat Nooraniyah of Huzurala TUS and the Matam & Buka of Imam Husain AS.