Reason #13: Humility Vs Self Centeredness

(Response to Khuzaimas Reference to “Firishta Karta Wadhi Gaya”)

It is appalling how Khuzaima misreads history. He uses the words which Syedna Hatim mentioned in favour of Syedna Ali b Mohammed that “arba ala l-mala’ika,” higher in station than the celestial angels.”, to underpin the status of a mazoon. However it was precisely because Syedna Ali b Mohammed, despitebeing mazoon, put forward the son of Dai al-Zaman as being more worthy of the rutba of mansoos. The reference to the zikr of firishta, (see Quran, Sura Al Baqara, Ayat 30-32) is that when Allah created Adam, they exhibited their hesitation to submit to Adam, hinting that Adam and his descendants would wreak havoc on earth and cause bloodshed and they would suffice in carrying out the ibadat of Allah, hence why was there a need to create Adam and humanity? The angels were mistaken on a number of points. They assumed that Allah did not know what Adam and his descendants would do, questioning the omniscient entity that is Allah. Secondly, by implication, they were more knowledgeable and more aware of what the future held for humanity. This was a direct contestation of Allah’s authority. Thirdly, they held a narcissistic view that somehow Allah required their ibadat and since they were fulfilling that function, there was no need to create others.

Syedna Ali b Mohammed RA held the complete opposite view. Instead of basking in self-adulation and being self-centered, he thought of himself as nothing but a humble servant of Syedna Hatim and that another individual, the son of a Dai was far more worthy of the rutba of mansoos. It was for this reason – his ability to pass over his own achievements and focus instead on the qualities of others – that Syedna Hatim RA said “firishta karta wadhi gaya”.

This individual has always been an example of hubris and vanity. In hardly any of his unintelligible discourses or in his actions, has he attributed anything to Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin. On the other hand, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has NEVER spoken about himself and instead the focus of his every thought, every sentence, every action, every bayaan, every waaz has been “Moulana Mohammed Burhanuddin”. Even now, when he is the undisputed 53rd Dai al Mutlaq, his every moment revolves round the zikr of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin. When Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin recited Shahadat of Imam Hussain last Friday, it was within the context that “this is how Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin recited the Shahadat of Imam Hussain”. The angels realised the error of their ways and repented, but here the claimant continues to be intoxicated with his own delusional claims to angelic virtue.

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