The Janazah Mubarak of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA
Post 5 – Lack of tawfeeq
Husain Qutbuddin claims that Syedna Burhanuddin’s janazah mubarakah ‘ma faraq parhi gayo’; that it did not happen as it should have, because KQ, the haqq na saheb, was not allowed to be there. This does not make sense. Why would Allah Ta’ala demonstrate his anger at people for abandoning KQ, the alleged haqq na saheb, by allowing disrespect and behurmati of another haqq na saheb? How could a mansoos even think that not accepting him as the true mansoos would result in the behurmati of his naas’ janazah, the very person who appointed him to that position? If anything, Allah’s anger would befall those who did not accept Syedna Burhanuddin’s wishes in his successor, not Syedna Burhanuddin himself! How is that justice? Why would Allah Ta’ala do that?
Further, if KQ stayed away from the janazah in fear of behurmati, in all his wisdom and insight, why did he not realize that his absence was inexcusable according to our basic tenets?
The truth, then, is that there was no behurmati or faraq (compromise) in the janazah mubarakah of Syedna Burhanuddin. Allah’s anger did befall those who did not accept Syedna Burhanuddin’s true mansoos. He distanced them for His mercy, the very being of the Dai, and did not give them the tawfeeq, strength or understanding to attend his janazah mubarakah. And He, through His ilhaam and the ilhaam of His Wali to his Dai Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, ensured that Syedna Burhanuddin’s RA janazah mubarakah would be carried to his final resting place like no other Dai in the history of Dawat cementing in the eyes of all true believers his true maqaam and demonstrating for all the unparalleled love in the hearts of his sincere followers. Let us recall this historic day:
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s RA janazah mubarakah, the janazah mubarakah upon which heavenly barakaat and grace was constantly showered, and the manner by which it was carried and brought to its final resting place are indications of his great maqaam and the nazaraat of Imam al-Zaman upon his Dai. Firstly, generations of Mumineen benefitted with the final deedar of the chehra mubarak of Syedna Burhanuddin RA: a barakat that they will cherish and take blessings from for the rest of their lives and even after they die. Which child would not wish to see their father’s radiant, beaming face once more before it was taken from their sight for the remainder of their lives?
After ghusl and takfeen, Syedna Burhanuddin’s RA janazah mubarakah was carried on the shoulders of his son and successor, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS and other members of his family and Mumineen from Taheri masjid to the Saifee Mahal portico. There, the Indian state paid its final respects to Syedna Burhanuddin RA with a 21-gun salute. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, barefoot, followed closely behind the janazah mubarakah until Syedna Burhanuddin RA left the gates of Saifee Mahal for the very last time on the shoulders of his beloved children. Despite the police barriers, uniformed officers and military presence, thousands of Mumineen had managed to reach the restricted area outside the gates of Saifee Mahal. Despite having just left Saifee Mahal, the janazah mubarakah could not move forward in the huge crowd of Mumineen.
With great effort and care, it was placed on a vehicle specially prepared to carry Moula’s janazah mubarakah. Syedna Saifuddin TUS boarded the carriage and sat behind the janazah mubarakah. As it made its way in the sea of thousands and thousands of Mumineen, the sheer numbers of people that had gathered was astonishing. Ultimately, the janazah mubarakah reached Saifee Masjid. There, throngs of Mumineen, in the masjid, and the streets surrounding it partook in the janazah namaz of the 52nd Dai. An event they never imagined could happen; an event they gave lakho shukr na sajadaat to have participated in. After the namaz, they saw his shahzadahs and children give ta’ziyat to his successor and tears poured from Mumineen’s eyes at this heart-breaking sight. And finally, as Moula’s mubarak janazah made its way to the splendid, mausoleum he built for his father to take his place at his side for eternity, Mumineen gazed upon their Dai for the very last time.
KQ’s accusations of acting against the sunnat and not knowing the ahkaam of shari’at are all baseless. They are meant to be a smokescreen that would hide the truth: the fact that Khuzaima did not come to Syedna Burhanuddin’s janazah. If anything is to be taken as indication of lack of tawfeeq, lack of mohabbat, lack of ‘ilm it is this: history will give testament to the undisputable fact that Khuzaima Qutbuddin, his kin and his followers failed to come to the janazah mubarakah of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA.