Saturday, 8th Rabīʿ al-Ākhar
He (Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA) lended beauty to the environs of Dawat with his countenance and decimated the adversaries of faith with his presence and awe. Imam al-Zaman, Allah’s beloved, appointed him as his translucent veil during his seclusion and placed his closely guarded secrets in the grand repository of his noble chest. Glad tidings are for those who acquire heaven by submitting themselves to his covenant and pledge to him an oath of allegiance, choosing to reside in the Misr and Taibah [Medina] of his Dawat.
He was and continues to be such that the clouds of his munificence pour incessantly upon the children of his Dawat and the plantations of felicity and prosperity grow and flourish by his exalted presence. He quenched the thirst of countless parched souls with the rivers of his knowledge and elevated them in lofty ranks and stations. His numerous merciful glances protected and continue to protect Mumineen from the ravages and upheavals of time, while incinerating the faces bearing hatred and acting out of animosity in blazing hellfire. He (Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA) rose like a full moon in the firmament of Dawat and illuminated each and every corner of the lands of guidance. By his watering the farmlands of Dawat sprouted and bloomed. He was a resplendent sun whose radiance dazzled and mesmerised and the swords of its good fortune severed the arteries of adversaries. The community of the faithful, Mumineen, grazed in the lush pastures of his blessings, benedictions and goodness, and their provisions and sustenance under his all-encompassing shade were ample and abundant. Their necks lowered themselves in humility before his lofty stature and his gracious benevolence raised their value and status in accordance with their ranks. By his sanctified hands, the will of the Prudent Creator placed everything in the position that befits it. Blessed are those ears that heeded his call and adhān. Fortunate are those hands which seek his happiness by uprooting the seedlings of satan. Undoubtedly the springs of blessings gush forth from his exalted courtyard. Aah! Upon him and aah! He passed away from our sight and our tears will flow for eternity. Each devotee grief-stricken by this separation is heartbroken. How remorseful is this agony on the loss of a Maula who endlessly bestowed upon us his bountiful and merciful compassion. Great is my grief upon him! The glorification of his auspicious name will continue to be the best of duties and responsibilities for each Mumin and Mumina.
Aah! Aah! and aah! Woe unto my soul! How my heart pines and suffers in anguish! On the parting of someone like him! Noble personage, sovereign, oft-repenting and ever-turning to Allah. A magnanimous king whose superior attributes are worthy of the expression: Waah! He was a paramount scholar who found Allah, a divine philosopher enamoured of Allah. He was distinct and unique with no one like him; Indeed there was no doubt or ambiguity about his uniqueness and distinctiveness.
Oh how I yearn for the Maula of exalted stature, who constantly sent towards us gift after gift of his valuable counsel and insightful thoughts. He perpetually enlightened our hearts with his extraordinary erudite derivations and astounding literary deductions with original and novel perspectives. If only Allah had delayed his passing and favoured us with his prolonged life and not denied us continuing to seek the blessings of the beauty of his shining and auspicious countenance. May Allah elevate his station and may He sustain him with eternal life and exalted salutations. May He be pleased with him and grace him with happiness and joy. May He bestow him with the most pleasing divine grace and eternal light and may He grant him proximity and closeness to His Great Throne and may He confer upon him preeminent honour and everlasting distinction.
He is the solemn Fatemi Dai and the vicegerent of Hashimi station – our beloved Maula, Syedna Abu al-Qaidjohar Mohammed Burhanuddin. May Allah prolong the life of his forbearance, reverential respect, munificence and valour until the day of qiyāmat.
Great is my affliction upon a dāʿī who unceasingly called out, ‘Ya Husain! Ya Husain.’ His benevolent eyes were always generous with tears of intercession for Mumineen. The elegy composed by his father, Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Yā Syyed al-Shuhadāʾ [O Sovereign of Martyrs], was always before him. He would always recite it on every occasion:
O sovereign of the martyrs,
o fifth of the people of the cloak,
on the intense calamity,
that befell you in Karbala,
I shall weep for all time,
great is my sorrow, O Husain!
O sovereign of the martyrs.
May Allah increase his sacredness and may he shower upon us his intercessory blessings and benedictions.