Sadaq Allah 38

‌Monday,‌ ‌24th ‌Rabīʿ ‌al-Ākhar

He (Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA) revived with his extensive efforts the traditions of glorification and exaltation, enlightened with his divine wisdom the standards of haram and halal, and explained the Quranic verses elaborately. Allah appointed him as his dāʿī and he established His faith by expending all his effort. He showered upon all those devoted to him, the precious and priceless pearls of his blessings. He was a Maula, whoever became his servant was indeed blessed and fortunate in this world and the hereafter in all ways and each day spent in his obedience was like that of Eid for him. O the wretchedness of those who seceded from the noose of his allegiance, deviating from the path of his rightly guided Dawat becoming amongst those who ‘avert from the way of Allah, seeking crookedness. Indeed they are in apparent astrayment.’

He was the dāʿī who shone like a resplendent sun in the firmament of heavenly virtues of the duʿāt mutlaqīn and he was a lush shoot in the branch of their eternal praiseworthy feats and glorious deeds. His noble origin was firmly-rooted in the elements of divinity and he was a continuous downpour that bestowed eternal blessings and benedictions. His exalted presence was always surrounded by noble angels and he was a garden lush and verdant with heavenly grace. He was a pure and pristine soul showing compassion and kindness to Mumineen and delivering them from the pangs of hellfire. He was the defender of the territory of the righteous faith like a lion protecting its den and a keen sword that severed the veins of disbelief. He counseled Mumineen to clasp his handhold, becoming sincere and pure in their faith. He was appointed by his imam as a refuge and a shelter for the people of his Dawat, and a fortress and sanctuary to protect those Mumineen who came to reside in its blessed courtyard from the arrows of oppressive adversaries.

He initiated a scholarly resurgence in the copying by hand of venerated manuscripts and revived lofty scripts and letterings. He embellished the masjids of Mumineen all over the world with the blessed remnants of the Fatimi aʾimmat and their sacred inscriptions and enlightened the hearts of Mumineen with the radiance of the pure and exquisite mishkāt (lantern) of al-Anwar. Indeed his standing was renowned in narrating the battles of Rasul Allah and in visiting and observing their sites by the divine command of Allah. His glory was distinguished in elucidating the marvels and the miracles of awliyāʾ Allah, Allah’s salaam upon them, especially when he would recite the miracle of inshiqāq al-qamar (the sundering of the moon), it was as if the past was unfolding before our eyes. The radiance of the Moon of Quraish: Rasul Allah in his luminous countenance was seen by all who beheld it, be they villagers or city dwellers. Kings and leaders who entered in his imamī presence would glance at his noble countenance, seeking its blessings.

When his form was such, then upon his absence one misfortune after another has struck us from every direction. ‘And the earth and the mountains were lifted and levelled with one blow,’ (69:14) and it was befitting that on that fateful day each eye shed tears, nay blood. And our innards were compelled to melt as though they were a ‘flowing spring,’ (88:12). Indeed, the state we are now in is like the state of those for whom ‘two springs are flowing,’ (55:50). ‘From them both (bodies of water) emerges the pearl and the coral,’(55:22). (Through shedding tears) we attain nearness to the station of our dāʿī, who was a precious, unique pearl. ‘And He was, upon Mumineen ever-Merciful.’ Rather, say that our hearts in our chests are left in tatters due to the unceasing grief and endless agony. (Surely this is a resolve to aspire to) (31:17). We lay restless upon a bed of thorns in sorrow and anguish due to the parting of our guide who ensured ‘for us the right path in all our affairs,’ (18:10). He was our benefactor; time has surely made us swallow gulps of this calamity. We have been burdened by ‘that which we do not have the ability to bear.’ A burden that even if a part of it were to be cast upon mountains they would be fraught with fear and trepidation and ‘mountains will be reduced to shifting dunes of sand.’ It is a tragedy due to which souls have reached the collar bones ‘and it is said, is there any healer who can save him and the dying one is certain of separation and one shin is bound together with another shin: the constraints of hardships and difficulties grow tighter,’ (75:27-29).

We call out: Aah! Upon the loss of our beloved dāʿī. Aah! Upon the demise of our father. Aah! Upon our sovereign and our Maula. Aah! Upon our support in both our temporal and spiritual affairs. We quench our burning thirst with our expressions of Aah! In that we are content with Allah’s decree. We submit ourselves to Allah’s will and place our faith in Allah’s justice. We proclaim, ‘There is no judgement, but only for Allah.’ He was the confluence of the glories and virtues of the duʿāt mutlaqīn, the singular of their preeminence, the spring of their blessings and good fortune, the essence of their merits and guidance, the locus of their gestures of indications and testimonies. The solemn dāʿī, the sagacious, our sovereign and our beloved Maula Abu al-Qaidjohar Mohammed Burhanuddin. May Allah prolong the life of his convening the congregations of grief upon the sovereign of martyrs, Imam Husain, the tyrannised in the land of Karbala until the Day of qiyāmah.

By Allah how noble was he, a Maula in whose thoughts the steed- that has goodness intertwined in its locks- was etched. Particularly, the noble stallion of Imam Husain, which revealed the standards of trust and sacrifice when at rest and when in motion. How eloquently he states:

‘By Allah, how eminent was Imam’s horse,

who submitted to his will,

soaking (its mane), due to its faith,

in his blood for its provision (for the hereafter).

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!

It reached the camp in this state,

and started to neigh,

drawing out the Ahle Bayt (People of the House),

its words were conveyed.

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!

They rushed out, but where is the horseman!

They looked around, where is the horseman!

They screamed, where is the horseman!

They wailed, where is the horseman!

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!

May Allah increase his sacredness and may He shower upon us his intercessory blessings and benedictions.