Syedna Phir-khan Shujauddin (RA), 33rd Dai

Tohfato l`aali akhbaaril hudaat

Wafaat: 9th Zilqadatul haraam 1065 H (1655 AD), Ahmedabad, India

Syedna Phir-Khan Shujauddin’s (RA) era (immediately after the shahadat of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (RA))was one faced by oppression and turmoil. His enemies placed him in chains, persecuting Mumineen; forcing them to wear ivory ornaments and shaving their beards amongst other dislikable actions that were imposed upon them.

Yet, through the endeavours of the Du`aat Kiraam (RA) of Aale Mohammed (SA) in these troublesome times, the faith of Mumineen and their steadfastness was secured.

The enemies attacked and vandalised both graveyards damaging graves and the Qubbas themselves.

After Aurangzeb (l.a.) came the Nawab Sha’esta and the oppression was relieved.

Aurangzeb (l.a.) took Syedna Shujauddin and many of his huduud as prisoners from Ahmedabad to Lahore. There his stables caught fire and everything burned down except for the part in which Syedna was held which remained untouched – Allah (ta) had protected him.

It was in this period that the faction known as Hujuumiyah, separated (from D`awat).

Syedna conferred nas upon Syedna Ismail Badruddin bin Mulla Raj (RA). The duration of Molana Shujauddin’s reign was 9 years, 4 months and 11 days.

Tohfato l’aali akhbaaril hudaat
Translated by: Shk Mustafa Feeroz