Monday, 19th Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1435H
He (Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA) is the namesake of Nabi Mohammed SAW and the vicegerent of the descendants of Allah’s beloved, Maulana Ali AS. He is evidence of the intercession of Moulatona Fatema AS, who is for the Prophet Mohammed SAW, his very heart. He (Syedna Burhanuddin) emanates the fragrant character and disposition of Imam Hasan AS and Imam Husain AS, the grandsons of the benevolent Prophet SAW. He was a beacon that shone with the radiance of Allah’s immaculate, pious, select servants, the Aiʾmmat Tahereen AS. He is the essence of the Duʿat Mutlaqeen AS and a part of Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA heart. His esteemed father articulated Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s RA unequivocally high station with the statement, “There lies a treasure beneath Bhai Burhanuddin’s feet”. With these words, he also established the pre-eminence of those who held fast to these blessed feet. He (Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA) is the sun amongst all resplendent suns. He is the possessor of outstanding virtue and immaculate character. He is the ‘Pre-eminent Person’ and the ‘Perfect Lord’. He is a pillar of all those who profess the oneness of Allah and a beacon for all those who seek guidance. He is our beloved Maula, Syedna Abu al-Qaidjohar Mohammed Burhanuddin. May Allah prolong the permanence of his glories and the proof of his intellectual and artistic endeavours till the Day of Qiyamat. And may He perpetuate the magnanimity of his blessings forevermore. And may we continue to recite with complete knowledge and conviction, that which his father, Syedna Taher Saifuddin extoled:
0 Allah! Lengthen the life of the proof of your faith (Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin), who has acquired a variety of lofty glories.
May the Lord of the Throne sustain him in all sorts of bounties, and may the foreheads of his foes be seared with fire.
He chose seclusion in accordance with Allah’s divine wisdom, He who is Exalted and Omnipotent. His (Syedna Burhanuddin) ascension to the firmament of the station of Imamat was that of an ‘enlightened sage’ (ʿālim khabīr) and a ‘discerning observer’ (nāqid baṣīr). Our souls are his ransom, and we remember him always; we will never forget him no matter the expanse of time which passes. If each follicle of hair had the ability to speak and rose together in a chorus of gratitude for Syedna Burhanuddin, they would be unable to articulate the gratitude required for even a hundredth of his great munificence and unparalleled beneficence. Seeking his grace and benedictions, Mumineen call out his name: O Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin! O Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin! O Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin!
The radiant martyrdom of Imam Husain, the one tyrannized in the land of Karbala, shines in his (Syedna Burhanuddin’s RA) brilliant countenance. His poignant elegy‘Fulk al-Husain bi Karbala’ has left the faithful weeping incessantlyand reminds them of the virtues of its author, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin — may Allah exalt his place in the highest of heavens.And outpouring of love for him bursts forth from the hearts of his followers whenever they recite his following words:
Abkīka Maulaya al-Husain
I will continue to weep upon you, my Maula Husain!
Afdīka Maulaya al-Husain
My tafādī (sacrifice) for you is eternal, my Maula Husain!
Maulaya Maulaya al-Husain
My Maula! My Maula Husain!
His passing is a heart-rending calamity. How great is my grief over his departure! How immense is my agony in his absence and his loss. And why should this not be? For the one we grieve is a Maula whose prominence is renowned, and whose standards and banners are recognized far and wide. He approached his Maula, the Imam of the Age, and drew near, growing as close as ‘the distance of two bow-lengths or even nearer (53:9)’. May Allah exalt his sacredness in heaven, and shelter him in the abode of everlasting bliss and pleasure.