Reason #6 Khuzaima Qutbuddins absence during the Janaza Namaz and final rites
In one of Syedna Taher Saifuddins RA Risalah Shareefah “Khazaain Imam al Muttaqeen” (page 275), referring to the demise of the 28th Dai, Syedna Shaikh Adam Safiyuddin RA, he states:
“On the demise of Syedna Shaik Adam Safiyuddin RA, his Mansoos Syedna Abdut Taiyeb Zakiuddin RA performed the Janaza namaaz. This has been the “Sunnat of Dawat”, and this has been tradition followed till date; that the Mansoos must perform Janaza Namaaz on the Dai. Unless if the Mansoos is not present in the area the Dai passed away in.”
Khuzaima Qutbuddin was in Mumbai on the death of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, furthermore, he had even visited Saify Mahal before he left for Thane Dar us Saqifa (Sakina).
The Risalah Shareefah clearly states that this action (Mansoos praying Janaza Namaz on the Dai) is the Sunnat of Dawat. And the Quran repeatedly says that the Sunnat of Allah cannot be changed.
If Khuzaima Qutbuddin claims to be the True Mansoos of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, why didn’t he uphold and fight for the Sunnat of Dawat, which is clearly the biggest responsibility of a Dai?
Why did he only decide to send a PDF letter via email to Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, and Syedi Mukasir Saheb claiming his right? (He even forgot to insert the “Bismillah” in the letter to Mukasir Saheb, which was removed from their site!). Why did he run-away to Thane and focus on recording videos and designing websites? Just like after the death of Rasulullah SAW, while the True Syedna was involved in Ghusul, Kafan & Dafan, Khuzaima was busy in his Dar us Saqifa (Sakina) launching the fithnat he had been planning many years in advance.
In his video, he claims that he didn’t want bloodshed, thus refrained from attending the funeral. Why didn’t he exercise his political, legal and media clout (which he clearly has at his disposal) to make this a reality? Surely he could have done this for the 52nd Dai, for whom he claims to be his most loyal and beloved successor. Furthermore, he had almost 24 hours to make it happen. The Sunnat of Dawat must be upheld at all costs. Why didn’t he assert his rights? In my opinion he should have stayed in Mumbai and exhausted all possible means to complete this amal, had he been the lawful person for this rite. If we read history, Rasulullah SAW was stopped from entering Makkah during the Umrah al Hudaibiyah, but he still made an effort to leave Madina and traveled the entire distance to Makkah to enforce his right, and then camped out of Makkah negotiating with the Mushrekeen of Makkah, and then was later refused to enter, after entering into a pact. Khuzaima Qutbuddin didn’t even get up from his seat from which he made his video statement. The truth is, he didn’t even care about Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA & the Sunnat of Dawat, let alone come to his Janaza.
Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, though away at the time of Syedna’s demise, moved heaven and earth to be by his father and Naas’s side, in a very short time. Such is the power of the magnet of true love, where distance has no boundaries.
Quoting the true words of a Mumin Muklis:
“He who does not come to my fathers Janaza, I refuse to call him my friend. He who does not attend my Moulas Janaza, how can I consider him my leader?”