Khuzaima Qutbuddin Dismisses the Testimony of Shahzadas.
The Definition of a Witness in Da’aim al-Islam is as follows:
Syedna al-Qadi al-Noman RA in his argument against those who deny the occurrence of nass on Moulana Ali AS, claiming that they did not see or hear anything themselves, provides the definition of a witness:
“A witness is one who verifies and confirms something that has happened.” In addressing those Muslims who reject the nass upon Moulana Ali, he says, “You claim that Rasulullah SAW failed to appoint a single individual to succeed him or appoint an Imam who would lead his Ummah, yet you were never privy to witness anything (from that time). You dismiss and deny that which you have no knowledge [nor were you present to see]. Whereas the testimony of one who actually witnesses that particularevent is in a greater position to be accepted… A witness who has seen and heard an event is the witness whose word should be taken and whose testimony should be accepted. The one who has not heard or seen anything cannot be considered a witness, nor can his word be used against the one who stands witness by both sight and hearing.” (Zikr al-Bayan bi al-Tawqeef ‘ala al-A’imma Min Aale Mohammed SA)
On Fatemidawat.com Khuzaima Qutbuddin and his children have allegedly brought doubt upon the sequence of events of the nass proclaimed by Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. They argue how things that have actually transpired are improbable. They propound that their doubts regarding the transpiring of an event that they were not present for should outweigh the testimonies of the eyewitnesses of that same event. Syedna al-Qadi al-Noman’s RA words above help identify the fallacy of their argument.