In 1998/1419 H. Aqa Moula Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin al-Hayy al-Muqaddas visited Dallas, Texas for the Iftitah of Saifee Masjid. My father, Dr. Sh. Hussamuddin (al-Marhoom), had received the sharaf of Aqa Moula al-Hayy al-Muqaddas’s utara mubarak when Aqa Moula RA had come to Dallas for ta’sees two years earlier in 1996/1417 H. In preparation for the visit to Dallas for the masjid’s iftitah and with the hopes of receiving the sharaf of utara once again, both of my parents had done extensive preparation in their home for Aqa Moula’s RA arrival. However, the day before Aqa Moula RA arrived to Dallas, Dr. Moiz Bhaisaheb decided that our house was a little far from masjid and mumineen would benefit more in the safr if Aqa Moula’s RA utara was nearer to the masjid.
At that moment and despite the logical decision, we were naturally shattered and heartbroken. We felt like our numerous prayers and vows, our pleas had all been crushed. At that time – as we always did – we took Aqa Moula Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s TUS wasila mubarak. We were told that we had the sharaf of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS utara and Shehzada Aali Waqar Ammar Bhaisaheb’s utara together. My parents, however, were still saddened – and at the time were not fully aware of Aqa Moula Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS maqam.
However, despite not receiving the sharaf of utaro, Moulana Burhanuddin RA gave us more than we could ever ask for. On the day of the masjid’s iftitah, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS called me and told me to find my father. When I couldn’t find him, he told me to tell my father that on the ziyafat thaal that afternoon, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin TUS had decided that he would perform Maghrib-Ishaa namaaz on the night of Imamuz Zaman’s Salgira at our house. Aqa Moula TUS, from his previous visit, remembered the size of our backyard and said that all Mumineen should attend namaz. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS then told me, “I did not do araz to Moula RA to do so, rather Moula RA said this himself.” He repeated this to me again and told me to quickly inform my father. We felt honored that despite there being a new masjid in our city, we along with thousands of Mumineen would receive the barakat of namaz at our home. Throughout our lifetimes we have seen that Moulana Mohammed Burhanuddin RA had the ability to uplift our spirits when we were at our lowest points – and this he could do with just one smile. However, we were yet to come to know the extents of the ihsaanaat of Aqa Moula Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA.
On the night of Imamuz Zaman’s Salgira, after Aqa Moula RA performed and led maghrib and ishaa namaaz in front of several Mumineen our ziyafat began with the women of my immediate family privately doing qadm bosi in the room with Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, Aisaheba, Shehzada Ammar Bhaisaheb Jamaluddin, Zahabiyah Baisaheba, Shehzadi Ruqaiya Bhensaheba, Zahra Bhensaheba, and Shabbir Bhaisaheb. One by one, everyone did qadam bosi and then my mother did. She began to cry as she was near to Moula RA. Moula RA placed his hand over hers, and asking my father, said “Tamne bhaari tow nathi lagu ke maru tamara yaha utaro na theiyu?” My father, gesturing towards my mother replied, “Moula, aa ne thoru bhari lagu che.” Aqa Moula Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA looked at my mother and while smiling said,
“Kem, Bhai Mufaddal Nu Tow Utaro Theiyu…”
My father, mother, and three brothers, as well as the other above mentioned sahibo were present in the room at that time and witnesses to this sentence. Considering that there was more than one Shehzada staying at our house at the time and also that Aqa Moula Syedna Burhanuddin RA had given us the azeem sharaf of Imamuz Zaman ni Salgira ni Raat ni Namaz as well as ziyafat, we all immediately knew that this sentence was an ishaara to Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS aala shaan.Aqa Moula RA compared his own self to his mansoos, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS and chose to reveal this on the night of Imamuz Zaman’s Milad in 1419 H. He indicated that his presence in our home was at the same maqam as his own. He entrusted our family with this ishaara and this perhaps is the biggest sharaf that we could have ever expected and ever experienced in our entire lifetime. Fifteen years later, I am most happy to share this with everyone who might read this. Khuda Taala hamara Moula ane Aqa Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS ni Umr Shareef ne Qiyamat na din lag baqi rakhjo. Ameen.