Epitome of a Mazoon of Dawat – Syedi Al-Shaikhadam Safiyuddin (qr)

Syedi Shaikhadam Safiyuddin (qr) was the son of the 35th Dai Syedna Abduttayyeb Zakiyuddin (ra) and was born in the era of Syedna Ismail Badruddin (ra) (34th Dai).

When the glad tidings of his birth were relayed to Syedna Badruddin Molana stated that, “My beloved son will become a luminary amongst the learned, attaining a lofty status.”

Syedna Badruddin (ra) sent him to Ahmedabad to be tutored by Al-Shaikh Khanji Feer Sab (qr).

Syedna Badruddin (ra) bestowed him with the honour of haddiyat and he was later invested as Mukasir by his father Syedna Zakiyuddin (ra). At the time Syedi Al-Shaikadam (qr) was on a tour of dawat in Ujjain and when news came of this investiture Syedi Hasanji Badshah (qr) served him with celebratory sharbat. He submitted arz, “Remarkable is the glory of our Dai Zaki; all three lofty ranks have been convened in his house. In the post of itlaaq is Dai Zaki, in that of izn is Al-Mola-l-ajal Kalimuddin and in that of kasr is Al-Mola-l-ajal Safiyuddin. This is an exemplification of our Dai’s loftiness.”

Thereafter, Syedna Zakiyuddin’s shahzada and mansoos – Syedna Musa Kalimuddin (ra) – elevated his brother Syedi Safiyuddin (qr) to the rank of mazoon where he would then epitomize the peak of devotion in the manner of Syedna Ali bin al-Mola Mohammed al-Waleed (ra).

Syedi Safiyuddin’s (qr) nephew¬† – his brother Syedna Kalimuddin’s shahzada – was Syedna Nur-Mohammed Nuruddin (ra) whom he tutored until he was alike to him. He then submitted arz to his brother Syedna Kalimuddin (ra) that, “Your shahzada is unequalled, he is the shahzada of Huzur – honour upon honour. Place the crown of nass upon Shahzada Nuruddin, make him your mansoos.”

Syedna Kalimuddin (ra) placed the crown of nass upon Shahzada Nuruddin (ra) and invested him in the lofty rank of Mazoon. Molaya Safiyuddin (qr), who was the Mazoon, now became Mukasir.

It seems fitting to recall this remarkable exemplification of a true Mazoon-e-Dawat, his utter devotion and the purity of his faith, especially today; just after the Urs of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (ra) and on the eve of impending court proceedings against the Dai of our age.

The ironies and parallels are replete.

The ironies.

A fraudulent case and abuse of a legal system conjured to discredit the truth of a Dai – Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (ra).

That someone who claims to be both the namesake and heir to Syedna Qutbuddin (ra) – should launch legal proceedings against the Dai.

The parallels. Syedi Shaikhadam (qr) was a Dai’s brother and mazoon, that Dai’s shahzada was his nephew. That son and nephew – Syedna Nuruddin (ra) – and this son and nephew, Syedna Saifuddin – are both mansoos. One mazoon recognizes the loftiness of his Dai’s shahzada, goes forward to promote the conveying of nass upon him and in doing so himself goes from being mazoon to mukasir.

The coincidence perhaps? That the Urs Mubarak of that esteemed shahzada, Dai, nephew; Syedna Nur-Mohammed Nuruddin (ra) is also the day of the declaration of public nass upon the shahzada of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (ra), nephew of the mazoon of that time and now Dai – Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (tus).

The parallels – between that mazoon and the former one of this day are striking; the contrast in their actions however – is stark.

May Allah t’aala grant our beloved Aqamola Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (tus) long and healthy life until Qiyamat and may he prevail over every enemy and imposter. May we have the tawfeeq to recognize and follow the footsteps on the path of true devotion to Mola (tus) as left by these noble huduud fodhalaa.