(Surat Saad: 84)
And He said. Such is the Truth (Haqq). And the (Haqq) Truth I shall always speak.
This article was written by Shehzada Dr Aziz bhaisaheb Qutbuddin in 2015.
Throughout the ages, our awliya’kiram have battled for the Truth: Musa Nabi’s hujjat in front of Pharaoh; Rasulullah’s hujjat in front of the mushrikeen of Quraysh; Maulatuna Fatema’s hujjat in front of Awwal; Imam Husain’s SA hujjat against the army of Yazeed; Syedna Dawood bin Qutubshah’s RA hujjat against Sulayman in the Court of Akbar; Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed’s RA hujjat in front of Aurangzeb; Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA hujjat against the enemies of Dawat in the Court of Law. Though the times were different and the contexts were different, the Sahib-uz-zaman established the hujjat of Truth, regardless of the situation, regardless of the consequences. These are just a few of the many instances.
While in Africa, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA stated when referring to Syedna Qutbuddin’s visit to Mombasa after he himself visited a few days earlier “may kahyu thu ne ke may pacho aawis” (did I not tell you that I will return). Today we are seeing a glimpse of that as Syedna Qutbuddin TUS attended the Bombay High Court to establish the hujjat, just as Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA did so nearly 100 years ago. The same confidence. The same tawakkul. The same Truth.
In the qasida Syedna Qutbuddin TUS composed in Eid-ul-Fitar 1435H he began with the words “O honest tongue, speak Truth. And offer salaams on the divine vessels of Truth”. In bayt 19, describing himself, Syenda TUS adds, “a man of integrity, my tongue speaks true, my lips are habituated to nothing but pure Truth.”
According to our doctrine, the Mazoon’s words always ring with Truth. When asked in court by the senior advocate appearing for Shz Mufaddal Saifuddin, “is it correct that the Mazoon’s veracity, according to you, is beyond doubt?”, Syedna Qutbuddin answered “Yes”(refer also to Sijill article 60 and the quoted text within it in which the 41st Dai Syedna Abdut-Tayyib Zakiuddin RA describes the Mazoon as a ‘true and sincere friend”–sadiqan saadiqan).
By the wasila of Panjetan, A’immat and their Du’aat –especially the wasila of Syedna Taher Saifuddin and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA –we pray: may the word of truth prevail. May Allah Ta’ala grant Nasre Aziz and Fathe Mubeen to Imam-uz-zaman’s Dai, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS.
Throughout the ages our awliya’have spoken the Truth. Throughout the ages, mumineen have believed and confirmed it (tasdeeq). Throughout the ages, misguided people have rejected and denied it (takzeeb).
We offer hamd and shukur to Allah Ta’ala that we are among those who accept the truth when they hear it.