Reason # 14: Khuzaima as the Son of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA
Many have pondered around the fact that Khuzaima was the son of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA especially since he [Khuzaima] has exploited that relationship to express validity for his claims. However, the spiritual relationship between father and son far outweighs the same physical relationship. This fact is attested to by not only the Kutub of Da’wat but by the Qur’an itself. On his website, Khuzaima tries to use this relationship of spiritual father and son, both with Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, to prove that he is righteous in his claims as their successor. However, we must look at the wisdom left to us by Aqa Moula al-Hayy al-Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA who clearly taught us the interpretation of many zikrs from the Qur’an. For instance, Aqa Moula RA often compared the era of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA to that of Nabi Nuh SA in terms of its longevity. Among all the Mursaleen (messengers/prophets), Nuh Nabi had the longest era (dawr). Similarly, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA’s era was fifty-three years long – the longest era on the ‘arsh of Da’wat for any previous Dai. Therefore, Moulana Mohammed Burhanuddin RA would say that –
Nuh Nabi was considered Shaykh ul Mursaleen and Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA was considered Shaykh ul Duat il Mutlaqeen
This comparison possibly further reminds us of the main zikr of Nuh Nabi’s era – that of his building of a safina (ark) of which its zikr appears in the Quran in Surat al-Hud (41-43). Khuda Taala says,
And [Nuh Nabi] said, “Embark in the safina; in the name of Allah is its course and its anchorage. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving and Merciful.”
And it (the safina) sailed with them through waves like mountains, and Noah called to his son who had separated from them, “O my son, come aboard with us and be not with the disbelievers.
The son said, “I will take refuge on a mountain to protect me from the water.” Nuh said, “There is no protector today from the decree of Allah , except for whom He gives mercy.” And the waves came down between them, and he was among the drowned.
And it was said, “Oh earth, swallow your water, and oh sky, withhold [your rain].” And the water subsided, and the matter was completed, and the safina came to rest on the Mount Judee. And it was said, “may the unjust be made to go far away.”
And Nuh called upon his Lord and said, “My Lord, indeed my son is of my family; and indeed, Your promise is true; and You are the most just of judges!”
Khuda said, “Oh Nuh, indeed he is not of your family; indeed, he is one whose deeds are not righteous (‘amal ghayr salih), so do not ask me for that about which you have no knowledge. Indeed, I advise you, lest you be among the ignorant.”
What the Qur’an Majid teaches us here is that biological kinship becomes meaningless when the spiritual relationship between father and son is severed through disobedience. Khuda Taala explicitly states in these abovementioned ayats that Nuh Nabi’s son is no longer his kin because of the deeds he has done, chiefly refusing to join Nuh in the safina and instead taking refuge on a mountain. Therefore, Khuzeima’s claims that he is the son of Moulana Taher Saifuddin RA are no longer relevant or valid according to Da’wat’s philosophy. He severed those ties many years ago as we all have come to learn.
As for mumineen, we are greatly blessed that Taher Saifuddin RA reminded us that he was the qaptan of Da’wat’s safina. Furthermore, Aqa Moula Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA also continuously reminded us that he was steering the safina of Da’wat and not to ever worry about the colossal waves that might try to rock it. He heeded us to rest assured because he was our qaptan and was steering us through this life. Today, the admiralship of Aqa Burhanuddin TUS’s safina is in the hands of his mansoos, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS because Aqa Moula al-Hayy al-Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA publicly and privately appointed him as his heir and the 53rd Dai, not once but several times. We shall all sit with a peace of mind in his safina with no worries for the present fitnat which hasn’t even rocked this vessel. We know that soon all stormy waters will be clear. However, those who refused to climb aboard this safina, like Khuzaima, have deprived themselves of any real kinship with the qaptans and passengers of this glorious vessel.