Reason # 48: Re: Khuzaima’s Press Release
Re: Khuzaima’s Press Release
Khuzaima and his followers have repeatedly tried to stake their claim on the moral high ground. The latest development in their smear campaign has seen them directly accuse Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS of “the basest form of defamation and slander”, whilst they have claimed to be courteous and civil.
How dare they claim to be respectful when they have done nothing but hurl accusations and insults at Moulana through their website, YouTube videos and press releases? Khuzaima has openly prayed la’nat on Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin in his videotaped speech going so far as to mention that ‘he will burn in hell’!
In the face of such abuse, has anyone heard Moula utter a single word which is derogatory, abusive or insulting? Has Dawat e Hadiyah issued a single press release slandering him? In fact Vazarat instructed Mumineen, who have been shocked and distressed to learn of his actions, to reign in their emotions and remain in silent prayer!
Khuzaima has lacked even the most basic of human traits and has not let Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin or his family, let alone Mumineen, to mourn in peace. The sheer audacity to make a claim, issue statements in an attempt to secure Dawat’s properties and the activation of a website, all the while when Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin has yet to be buried is beyond comprehension. No matter how spiteful or malevolent, there is no human being, who would not let an orphan and his family be to grieve in peace. He is not fit to even take Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s name. He does not deserve to.
Despite the grave nature of the issues at hand and the very personal attacks on Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s integrity and character, Moula has responded in the most genteel of ways, offering his hand for reconciliation. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS has remained silent, immersed in preserving the memory of father, visiting his tomb everyday and praying for Mumineen and their well-being. This was his only concern and only priority – it was not to “engage in a debate” with a delusional claimant who sought to tarnish the memory of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.
Out of reverence for Imam ul Zaman, he conducted waaz mubarak majlis on the occasion of Imam ul Zaman’s Milad last Tuesday, just as Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin did in 1994, when Busaheba, his companion of 60 years passed away yet he held khushi ni majlis and did waaz on the Milad of Rasulullah. This was his first public address since 16th Rabi ul Awal. It was filled with tears and sorrow, as he relived the countless blessings of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin and the heartbreaking events of that fateful Friday. There was no hate-filled torrent of abuse, no call to arms, no rousing speech to retaliate. Instead, born out of the noble upbringing of his father, he displayed a love and affection so profound that even the most hardened souls were softened. He called his uncle to return, referring to him as ‘aap’, recognising the esteemed position he had held for fifty years at the side of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin and said he would embrace him the moment he returned. Where was the “slander”? Where was the “insult”? Where was the “la’nat”? Where was the “defamation”? There can be no comparison, no single parallel with the magnanimity of this Moula.
In spite of such generosity, such immense humanity, Khuzaima, blinded by his delusional claims, ‘outrightly rejected’ this gesture of kindness by a harshly-worded press release. Khuzaima says that it was Shahzada Qaidjoher bhaisaheb who ‘rescinded’ a request for an appointment; nothing could be further from the truth. Any and all requests to meet were rejected by Khuzaima up front.
Even if he had decided to reject Moula’s gesture, why resort to public venting? Moula did not extend his offer through the media, but rather in the private setting of a majlis of Mumineen. He could have discretely sent his rejection. He chose to issue a press release precisely with the intention to blame and shame, to slander and humiliate – not that he ever could. It is he who is guilty of all the allegations he’s made against Moula. It is his actions, his caustic press releases which aims “to destroy the legacy” of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.
It has been the tradition that when a Dai passes, a majlis is convened for forty consecutive days from the day of his passing. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has diligently, along with thousands of Mumineen, been presiding over these majalis on a daily basis. How can Khuzaima or his ilk claim to know what is said during these congregations? Is he there when thousands gather to catch a glimpse of their Moula as he gives salaami like his Moula before him over the bridge? Is he there when Moula kneels before the qabr mubaraks of both Moulas, head bowed in piety? Is he there to lay the wreaths of flowers on the qabr mubarak? Is he there to pray Quran along with the thousands who have gathered? Is he there in Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s masjid to hear Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin grieve on his father and the father of a million, as he expounds the virtues of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin? Is he there when the masjid and all who have congregated engage in matam and shed tears on Imam Hussain? Is he there when members of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s family recount personal experiences of his affection? Is he there when mumineen stand in unison behind Moula to offer their namaaz?
No. He relinquished that privilege the moment he walked out on Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin. Yet he has the insolence to claim that these daily commemorations have “degenerated into hate-sessions” without having attended a single one! It is he who is filled with hate and burning envy which fuel his insanity.
He has again and again berated and belittled Mumineen as illiterate, overcharged zealots whilst he and his like have claimed to be courteous and civil. Let not appearances and false pretences draw away from the gravity of what they have done.
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA meant the world to mumineen. His passing away has rocked Mumineen to their core. His Mansoos, Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS holds equal status in the hearts of all his devoted followers. When Moula’s RA ghusl has still not been undertaken, his body still unburied, Khuzaima initiated his vendetta against Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS. At such a time when Mumineen are engulfed in their grief at the loss of a Moula who was their meaning in life, Khuzaima cannot expect any other reaction from mumineen. Mumineen have been left flabbergasted and shocked by his actions.
From mumineen’s perspective they have attacked Haq na Saheb, slandered him and falsely accussed him with a whole series of spurious claims. This is considered heresy and a sin akin to murder. It is a direct offensive on the core tenets of our faith and a direct act of aggression on hundreds of thousands of mumineen.
Hence, mumineen are compelled by their own faith and mohabbat for Moula to voice in the strongest possible terms, their disdain and contempt at the actions of Khuzaima. If they voice ‘la’nat’ then it is nothing but a spontaneous reaction to what he has done, not because they have been told to do so but because it is a byproduct of their faith. There are no conspiracy or orchestrated “hate-sessions” which are encouraging Mumineen to attribute la’nat to Khuzaima. Such ideas just stem from Khuzaima’s band of conspiracy theorists.
The definition of la’nat and its derivative, ‘mal’oon’, is one who is distanced from ‘rehmat’. As Syedna Ali bin Mohammed bin WaleedRA states, it is the Dai Mutlaq who is the ‘rehmat of Al Rahman’. Khuzaima left Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA at Saifee Mahal of his own accord. No one forced him. He distanced himself from both Moulas and hence if Mumineen are proclaiming la’nat on him, they are just stating the obvious truth. Haq is truth whose embodiment is the Dai and as followers of Haq, they are merely voicing the facts.
He claims that Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and his family “took advantage of a severe debilitating stroke”, yet not once did he pay a visit to Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin after his stroke or enquire in any way as to his health. He is no position at all to comment on the causes, effects and degree of the stroke. He claims that a “unilateral and untenable” claim was made by Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. Yes, it was unilateral – it was the sole, unilateral decision and decree of the 52nd Dai Mutlaq on instruction from Imam ul Zaman on five carefully documented, recorded, witnessed and attested occasions, proof of which is there for anyone who sincerely wishes to know the truth.
If Khuzaima genuinely felt anything for the children of Dawat, he would not have acted in this way or issue press releases. It is his actions that attempt to “tear away at the very fabric of our faith” – not Moula’s.