Sadaq Allah 34

‌Thursday,‌ ‌20th‌ ‌Rabīʿ al-Ākhar

On the auspicious day of al-Dāʿī al-Ajal Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin’s Milād Mubārak. May Allah increase his sanctity in His eternal heavenly abode‌

He (Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA) chose to reveal himself on this blessed, sacred day manifesting the glories of zuhūr, dispelling from this world the darkness of oppression. Through his sanctity, he banished all hardships and difficulties from Dawat al-Haqq. Allah made him the delight of the eye of his revered father, the solemn Dāʿī Syedna Taher Saifuddin, who through him, revealed each concealed and intricate secret which was inscribed upon the lawḥ maḥfūz (preserved tablet). Verily, due to his auspicious birth the meanings of the following verses of the solemn Dāʿī, Syedna Ali bin Hanzala, the one of lofty station, became apparent:

‘And the earth increased in radiance, becoming adorned and embellished.

Its flowers bloomed and became verdant, while its birds chirruped, swaying in joy.

Its trees move in a proud, swinging gait as if they were brides.’

He (Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA) was the firm rope of Allah, His all encompassing shelter for those who sought it, His unfailing handhold for those who clasped it and His boundless all embracing mercy for all creation. He was the sacred sanctuary of Allah for the fearful and the embodiment of His house for those who circumambulate. He was Allah’s apparent and conclusive proof upon all naysayers and a resplendent lamp for the followers who profess His Oneness. The pillar for those who extol and exalt Allah and negate Him of all qualities. The standard of guidance for the rightly guided, the qibla for those who bow and the mihrab for those who prostrate. He was the crown of sages and their disciples and the doorway of repentance for those who approach. He was the place of atonement for wrongdoers seeking contrition and the forgiver of sins for those who erred. He overlooked the shortcomings of the miscreants, a refuge for orphans and a cavern for asylum seekers. The support of widowers and the sustainer of the deprived and the destitute. The guardian of Mumineen, the solemn dāʿī, the erudite scholar, possessor of momentous virtues, our sovereign and our beloved Maula Abu al-Qaidjohar Mohammed Burhanuddin. May Allah prolong the life of the auspiciousness of his blissful Milād and the felicities of its conferments until the day of qiyāmah.

His 103rd Milād Mubārak has come upon us. How eagerly we awaited the opportunity to extend our felicitations. How ardently we longed to sanctify congregations with the fragrance of panegyrics in his praise. How intensely we yearned to call out ‘Maula Mubārak, Maula Mubārak’ on this blissful day. Indeed, such is his glory that it is renewed with each coming day. Aah! Aah! And Aah! Upon his absence, one that revives the meanings of the wisdom of the true ghaiba (absence) and rekindles the signs of the noble imāmiyya, wasaviyya and nabawiyya presence. Oh, what sorrow, what grief! How can he whose glad tidings were conveyed by noble angels pass away? How can the one who is our support in all our matters, in motion or at rest, be distant from us? Nay! Never! Indeed his radiance is ever increasing.

Angels heralded the glad tidings of the day in which he ascended to the heavens. Hence, the day of his demise is called ʿurs ( happiness and joy).

He is the Maula who cultivated the fields of guidance. We recite salaam upon him, seeking his blessings:

‘Aah! Our salam upon you,

aah! Our salam upon you,

how did you come to meet your demise!

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! Upon your immaculate person,

how did it get buried, covered

in the grave?

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! Upon your intellect,

with its illuminating radiance,

as if it were a full moon.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! Upon you! You were indeed,

the successor of the Maula,

who was the sword of Imam.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

You spoke his speech,

you acted his deeds,

you were as he.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! Upon you, is there,

anyone like you, my master?

You were the most distinguished of the virtuous.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Surely, By Allah! you did not leave,

oh our sovereign, but (for us),

all creation has passed with your passing.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Time has terrified us, nay,

its vagaries have affrighted us, nay,

it has brought upon us the Day of Reckoning.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

What is left for me to say? For indeed,

the tongue is dry,

rendered speechless, without sensation.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! Upon your last ritual ablution,

aah! Upon your bier,

as we proceeded with it amongst the masses.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

I shall always weep upon you, my master,

I shall always weep upon you, my lord,

till I flavour the taste of death.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! Upon your lofty virtues,

aah! Upon your eloquent speech,

aah! Upon your warm smile.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! How my heart grieves,

the munificence of your generous hands,

pouring like the blessings of clouds.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! For not only faith,

and its bearers weep you,

but the Imam himself is in tears.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! Upon your remembrance,

ff the grandson of Mustafa, Taha, Ahmed,

the one slain by tyrants.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Countless proofs you revealed,

to establish the truth and reinforced many,

edifices of order and statutes.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

We shall never forget your expression,

when remembering Imam Hussain: Aah!

Aah! One after another.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

And especially whenever we,

recite your verse,

narrating the farewell of Imam Husain.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! he entered the camp,

while bidding farewell, the Imam pronounced:

O my noble kith and kin!

Salam upon you, from the son of Fatema.

I will continue to weep upon you, my Maula Husain!

My tafādī (sacrifice) for you is eternal, my Maula Husain!

My Maula! My Maula Husain!

Oh, those present in this congregation,

of Dawat, pronounce with me:

Aah! Our salam upon you.

Aah! Our salam upon you.

May Allah elevate his eternal abode. And may He sustain us with his intercession and solace.