بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
ما اَظْهَرَتْ أعصَارُ آبائِهِ * شَاناً كَمَا اَظْهَرَهُ عَصْرُهُ
(Syedna AbdeAli Saifudin RA)
The glory manifested in my Imamuz zamaan’s age was never seen before
The bayt quoted above is from a Qasida composed by Syedna AbdeAli Saifuddin RA in the shaan of the Imam of his age in which he declares, “The glory manifested in my Imam-uz-zamaan’s age was never seen before.”
On the 75th Milad of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS delivered a speech offering shukur on the auspicious occasion. In this speech, Syedna Qutbuddin did araz to Syedna Burhanuddin and quoted this verse composed by Syedna AbdeAli Saifuddin. Syedna Qutbuddin then recounted some of the great milestones of Syedna Burhanuddin’s era including the construction of Jame’ Anwar and the expansion of Jame’a Saifiyyah. Twenty-five years later on the 100th Milad of Syedna Burhanuddin, Syedna Qutbuddin offered shukur ziafat in which he recited the Qasida-Me’awiyyah, in which he has listed the shanaat and the unmatched legacy of Syedna Burhanuddin’s reign (click here to read the photo eBook with English translation of Qasida Me’awiyya).
As Syedna Burhanuddin’s Mansoos and Mazoon, Syedna Qutbuddin always did zikar of Syedna Burhanuddin’s shanaat and guided Mumineen to recognize his great maqaam and position. Soon after Syedna Qutbuddin had performed Ashara waaz in Ahemdabad, Syedna Burhanuddin travelled to Ahmedabad on one occasion in the 1400’s H (1980’s), because of Syedna Qutbuddin’s araz that Syedna Burhanuddin grace the town. A procession was held to receive Syedna Burhanuddin when he arrived and such was the vigour and enthusiasm of Mumineen (especially following Syedna Qutbuddin’s Ashara) that upon arriving at the point where the procession was to start, Syedna Burhanuddin exclaimed to Syedna Qutbuddin, “the whole of Ahmedabad is here” (akhu Ahmedabad aawi gayu). During the procession, a learned man approached Syedna Qutbuddin and said, “su shanaat nu zuhoor che.” Syedna Qutbuddin immediately replied, “balke zuhoor ni shanaat che.”
We remember Syedna Burhanuddin’s legacy and we offer shukur for the great bounties that he showered upon us, not least of which was his priceless doa for us every day and night. We also offer shukur to Syedna Burhanuddin for leaving in our midst his successor who continues to bless us with his doa-e-mustajaab.