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Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s telegram in reply to account of Syedna Qutbuddin's waaz

29 November 2014

In the year 1384H (1964), Syedna Taher Saifuddin (RA) had sent Qutbuddin Mola (TUS) to Indore for khidmat of Ashara Mubaraka waaz. Syedna Burhanuddin (RA), who was at the time the Mazoon and Mansoos of Syedna Taher Saifuddin, sent his two eldest sons, Shehzada Qaid Joher Ezzuddin and Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin to attend waaz with Qutbuddin Mola in Indore. During their time in Indore, they sent several letters and telegrams to Syedna Taher Saifuddin and Burhanuddin Mola, in which they expressed their profound reverence for Qutbuddin Mola and his waaz. Some examples of what they wrote are presented below, followed by some of Burhanuddin Mola’s replies to them

Some excerpts (see translation below excerpts) from Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin’s hand written letter to Syedna Taher Saifuddin and Burhanuddin Mola, on 20 Muharram, 1384H:

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In Indore on Ashura day Kakaji Saheb [Qutbuddin Mola] conducted the mourning and matam [on Imam Husain] with amazing fervour. It appeared to us servants just as if Taher Saifuddin Mola TUS was sitting amongst us delivering the sermon, and it appeared to us as if this is Burhanuddin Mola TUS delivering the sermon amongst us.

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Whenever the people or we servants used to say to him that you deliver the sermons with amazing shaan, Kakaji Saheb [Qutbuddin Mola] would just say, “this is just because of the barakat of doa of Huzurala TUS [Syedna Taher Saifuddin] and Mazoon Maula TUS [Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin]. 

There is great eagerness among the believers, men and women, and also great zeal for tafadi/khidmat.

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When Kakaji Saheb goes for Ziyarat [in Ujjain] a huge crowd gathers and everyone cries out “Maula, Maula” and asks for shifa/blessings.

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It is not possible to relate everything, but this I will say, that everything about Kakaji Saheb is very similar to both of you [i.e. Syedna Taher Saifuddin and Burhanuddin Mola]. And everywhere people also say the very same thing that this is Taher Saifuddin Maula TUS or Burhanuddin Maula TUS who has come.

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Here Kakaji Saheb Khuzaima Bhaisaheb looks after us with great care and affection. Whenever we servants kiss the hand of Kakaji Saheb he pats us with affectionate hand and lays a kiss on our foreheads.

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[Your] servant, Mufaddal

Some of the telegrams sent from Indore by Shehzada Qaid Joher Ezzuddin and Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin to Syedna Taher Saifuddin and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin:

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A thousand prostrations. May God grant longest life to Akamola [Syedna Taher Saifuddin], Bawajisaheb Mola [Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin] and Qutbuddin Mola [Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin] and give us strength to weep and do matam on Ashura and to do Dawat khidmat. Humbly beseech blessings for Qutbuddin Mola and all of us specially [in] Ashura


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Received. A thousand prostrations. Kakaji Saheb’s [Qutbuddin Mola’s] wisdom and sermons of deep knowledge beyond description. On 8th [Muharram] unique sermon on “ali-e-hakeem”. [He delivered] Husain Imam’s and Amirul Mumineen’s Shahaadat with tremendous power, and weeping and matam continued even after the late afternoon (asar) prayer. Humbly beg blessings for Kakaji Saheb and all.


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A thousand prostrations. Kakaji Saheb’s [Qutbuddin Mola’s] sixth [and] seventh sermon excellent indeed. Discourses unique style, best way, loud and powerful voice, audience abundant. Discourses, way, style, voice, expression, magnetism as Huzur-e-ala [Syedna Taher Saifuddin]. May Allah grant long long life to Akamola [Syedna Taher Saifuddin], our father [Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin], and Kakaji Saheb Qutbuddin Saheb. Beg blessings.


Upon receiving these letters and telegrams, Taher Saifuddin Mola and Burhanuddin Mola replied, expressing their joyousness at hearing these akhbaar of Qutbuddin Mola and his waaz. Below is an example of a reply telegram sent by Burhanuddin Mola to Shehzada Qaid Joher and Shehzada Mufaddal:

Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Telegram


Recd. Thanks God. Very much delighted with your charming account of Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin’s  enchanting oratical delivery of Vaaz and all Momineen’s enthusiastic and affectionately [w]arm reception for him.


Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin telegram


Recd. Much pleased hearing Bhaisaheb Qutbuddin’s excellent Vaaz report. Hope you all well = Burhanuddin 



More letters and telegrams will be posted inshallah.