# 61: The Essence of al-Jamea-tus-Saifiyah

(In reply to Husain Qutbuddin’s Youtube video)

Though grudgingly acknowledging al-Jamea tus-Saifiyah’s value, Husain downplays the importance of him and his siblings not having attended Jamea. He states that because they were tutored by al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA and Khuzaima directly, it was unnecessary for them to affiliate with Jamea since they accessed Ilm Aale Mohammed SA at its source.

This is why he is wrong.

Al-Jamea-tus-Saifiyah: Ideal and Concept

Nothing encapsulates the concept and ideal of Jamea better than Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s profound statement: Jamea mari zaat che (Jamea is my entity, my being, myself). This eloquent sentence merges two separate but interrelated standpoints. Firstly, this sentence shows us that Syedna Burhanuddin’s zaat mubarakah, his entity and being is Jamea, which means “all encompassing”. Every aspect of Dawat Hadiyah, be it belief, knowledge, practice or character is represented in his thoughts, words and actions. Furthermore, his entity is such that it assimilates all Mumineen within itself, becoming a sanctuary for them all. This very ideal of encompassment and assimilation is embodied within the institution, Al-Jamea-tus-Saifiyah both in its physical structure and within the thoughts, words and actions of the Mumineen that adhere to it. Every Mumin in this regard is part of Jamea.

Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA: Mufeed Aalaa (Prime Preceptor)

Therefore, Syedna Burhanuddin’s association of his pristine and pure being with this institution is testimony that regardless of direct means of tutelage, he is in fact the mufeed aalaa (prime preceptor) of all that study in Jamea. This is the belief of every student and teacher within the institution. It is only Moula’s faiz that nourishes Jamea and no other institution is accorded this privilege. Only the ignorant would differentiate the entity from the institution. If instruction depended on the merit of individual teachers, then the vile four manaahis (dushmano in the guise of teachers) would have corrupted generations of students, but they could not. This is because Moula’s faiz was reaching students regardless of whatever poison they oozed out within the environment. Similarly, Khuzaima and his children have given many asbaaq to many Mumineen but not all who heard their babble were corrupted by them. On the other hand, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA personally tutored Shaddaad (one of the four manaahis) but this direct tutelage did him no good. Fresh spring water filled into a dirty vessel will become dirty, while the same, even if flowing through countless channels will benefit when it reaches a clean vessel. The distinction is obvious.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Even If they were direct beneficiaries of Syedna Burhanuddin RA as they claim, they certainly were not the only ones. Many of their peers despite their direct tutelage chose to, or were advised to, study at Jamea. If this were unnecessary why would they have done so? If Syedna’s Burhanuddin’s direct mustafeeds (students) could attend Jamea, then students of other personages below him should have had no objection doing so. Even if we overlook this issue and take their word at face value, that Husain and his siblings had imbibed what they claim to have imbibed from the wellsprings of Ilm Alle Mohammeed SA, why is there still no sanctity for Jamea, no linkages or affiliation to it seen in their actions. If they have indeed benefited from proximity to Syedna Burhanuddin, the embodiment of Jamea, why are their contributions to his institution next to nothing? Their privileged tutelage would have dictated that they participated within Jamea if not as students than as contributors or leaders.

Absence from the Shafahi Imtehaan

Husain’s father was one of the first to sit for the shafahi (oral examination) of Jamea. Why were the bulk of his children so conspicuous in their general absence from it? Especially, since there are many from the Qasr Aali who participate even if they are unable to undertake full time study? Being seated in front of the Dai al-Zamaan, where the voices of past Doat resound and benefitting from a privileged opportunity of presenting one’s belief, one’s ikhlaas, and one’s tasawwur to Moula is the ultimate honour. That is why all categories of Mumineen are allowed representation and participation in that sacred space. Their so called proximity, privilege and learning should have demonstrated exemplary performance there. Instead, their recurrent absence spoke volumes about their true beliefs and intentions. This is evident when Husain speaks of his father’s pride in attending his Cambridge convocation but that same father denied the bulk of his children the greater honour of participating in the shafahi imtehaan in front of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA.

Learning to Serve

Husain and his siblings, who claim distinction in deeni and secular knowledge, could have rendered service to Jamea in many other ways as well. Not that Jamea needs them, but they could have taught, delivered lectures, helped in curriculum implementation, improved pedagogy etc. They chose not to.  Those who were truly close to Moula and benefitted from his teachings seized every opportunity they could to work for the development of the institution. With the level of sincerity and perceptivity that they claim they have, should they have waited to be told to affiliate themselves with Jamea or should they have come forward to serve? Is the fact that none of them were ever told by Syedna Burhanuddin to join Jamea directly in their favour or against them, while at the same time he was encouraging others in his household to do so? If they claim that ‘Jamea’ prepared and instructed them, then after such maturity how did they render ‘Jamea’ service? If they claim that such affiliation or service is unnecessary, then they have never affiliated themselves with Jamea at all, neither with the Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin nor with his institution.

 

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5 comments

  • Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA doing dua for al-jamea-tus-saifiyah in most of his Munajaat Shareefah underlines the stature of this institution. I personally think that khuzaima and his sons did not even pray Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddins RA munajaat shareefah with the intent of seeking guidance, rather they just read for the sake of reading it.

    Khuzaima also claims that he always remembers his father Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA in all his so called deeni expeditions. Why he forgot that the father he remembers all the time, personally took halqaas (classes) in al-jamea-tus-saifiyah day and night.

    Speaking about the barakat of acquiring Ilm e Aale Mohammed AS in Jamea Saifiyah. The arguments done by Khuzaima and his sons can be easily refuted even by a talabat studying in standard 4 (Rabea) or 5 (Khamesa) putting forward zikrs from kutub al dawat as they are.

  • Amate Sayedna Muffadal Saifuddin TUS

    Although Husain Qutbuddin might have (had to) acknowledge the significance of Jamea, his father has never done so. Many mumineen have come forth with stories of how they were told by Khuzaima NOT to attend (or send their children) to Jamea. They were advised that their children would be “brainwashed”, that ‘western education’ would be more useful, and even that Jamea only graduates ‘gundao’ (criminals). What reason does Khuzaima have for turning away others from Jamea – Moula’s RA zaat mubarak? Even in the era of manahis in Jamea, students were never advised not to attend.

    This might just be heresay but since Khuzaima is basing his whole nass on heresay, I believe that this should more than meet his ‘standard’ of evidence.

    ~a proud follower of Muffadal Moula Saifuddin TUS, and a proud muntaseba of Al Jamea Tus Saifiyah.

  • Amate Sayedna Muffadal Saifuddin TUS

    hearsay*

  • If husain had direct access to khuzema (the source of Ilm Aale Mohammed SA according to him), then why did he see the need to go to the University of Cambridge to get a ‘PhD in Quran’??
    Surely khuzema should know the Quran better than any Cambridge proffessor.

  • Before speaking ill about Jamea Saifiyah, khuzema and his children should have thought thousands of time. By doing this they have wounded their own legs with their own hands. Being an adna mumin and mamluk of Aaliqadr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Aqa (Tus) i have tried to give only 5 reasons in my hadd (limit) and trying to justify and prove on the face of Khuzema and his illiterate family to know how Jamea to mumeneen is Jamea to Maula.
    1) If you speak ill about Jamea Saifiyah then you speak ill about Burhanuddin Maula because Jamea is the zaat mubarak of Burhanuddin Maula.And the one who speaks ill about Burhanuddin Maula’s zaat mubarak (ra) how you can he claim his successor?(from this very point khuzema and his family can be sued.)
    2) Jamea is a distinguished and special University in its own way from other University because its name has the barkat of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin Aqa and Syedna Taher Saifuddin Aqa. ”Al Jamea Tus Saifiyah (adamallaho bahajataha vabaha’aha)”. An institution which got two Dai’s name barakat and which’s name had been provided by Syedna Taher Saifuddin (ra), how can you speak ill about such a reputed and class university whose name and care has been done by Doat mutlaqin and Syedna Taher Saifuddin (Ra), his own father? By speaking ill about Jamea, Khuzeima is speaking ill about Syedna Taher Saifuddin, his own father. Dai al mutlaq is the only ma’asoom zaat(innocent personatlity) amongst all human beings.Evn Dai’s small work,kalaam(wordings),actions and deeds are not empty without hikmat and reason (hope khuzema and his group atleast believes this point). If a person doesnt have respect for his own father’s spiritual work, who is 51st Dai al Mutlaq, how can he claim to be 53rd Dai mutlaq? That obviously means that khuzema doubts and dared against the Dai Syedna Taher Saifuddin Aqa (ra).
    3) Jamea is not only an University but a sacred place since the era of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin Aqa. An institution founded by Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin (ra). Its the place where Doat Mutlaqin has studied and did waaz mubarak and nashar aale Mohammed ‘s (saw) ILM and graced the institution with uncountable Barkaat.To such a sacred place which is commenced and established by a Dai al Mutlaq, how can he speak ill about it? That certainly means that Khuzeima doesnt care,respect and fear for neither Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin Aqa nor any Doat Mutlaqin (ra).
    4) Syedna Taher Saifuddin Aqa and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa did effortless work in making Jamea Saifiyah a top class University, and today Jamea Saifiyah is undoubtedly world’s most Top,Renowned, Reputed, Leading and Prestigious University. Eminent dignitaries and scholars form various fields visit Jamea and are amazed by the discipline,environment, infrastructure, aura, pedagog and many other salient features of Jamea Saifiyah. I dont think there is any other historical university in world so reputed and sublime neither any University where khuzeima’s children studied is so profound and ancient in its administration, pedagogy or other characteristics. An infidel man like husain qutbuddin should think about this point.
    5) The masjid of Jamea Saifiya is specially constructed for the Zuhoor of Imam uz Zaman. In the buildings and premise of Jamea there are many Fatemid arts and architectural work and design taken from the Aimmat Taherin’s Jawamea(masajid) in Egypt(Misr). Jamea has the barakat of Aimmat Taherin (sa). If one does dare to speak ill about Imam’s Jawamea he disrespects the work and shaan of Imam.

    Thus by speaking ill about Jamea khuzema and his children spoke ill about Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (ra), Syedna Taher Saifuddin (ra), Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin (ra), all the Doa Mutlaqin, all the Aimmat Taherin (sa). And the one who disrespects Dai direspects Imam, and one who disrespects Imam disrespects Ameerul Mumeneen Maulana Ali ibne Abi Talib(as) and Rasullullah (saw) and Allahtala the Almighty. And So by disrespecting Rasullullah (saw), khuzema and his children henceforth are not even liable to call muslim, then how can he dare to claim 53rd Dai al Mutlaq?
    However i can list ample of events when Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula (TUS) graces, acknowledges and honour Al Jamea tus Saifiya, but I wont mention here because there can be no Comparision between Syedna Mufaddal Maula with
    Munafiq Khuzeima.

    I am neither any scholar nor hold any big PHD degrees but just an adna mumin like an atom. If by gaining PHD degrees one becomes arrogant and baseless like khuzema’s children, then such education is futile. Finally i conclude that, A Year spent in studies in Jamea Saifiya is more worthy than years spent in studies in worldy universities.

    A Proud follower and mamlook of Aaliqadr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Aqa (TUS).

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