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A Year On…

In a few weeks the month of Rabi al-Awwal will dawn upon us. The wounds which have not yet healed will burst open; the moist eyes which have not yet dried will overflow; the hearts which are still coming to terms with the reality will once again refuse to believe it; the experiences which have not yet turned completely into memories will once again be re-lived through feelings and emotions. The month of Rabi al-Awwal will never be the same again.

For years, Mumineen eagerly awaited the advent of the twin months of spring: Rabi al-Awwal and Rabi al-Akhar which brought forth showers of joy, happiness and barakat. During Ayyaam al-Ta´budaat, Mumineen engaged, with zest and fervour, in acts of ´ibaadat, charity and khidmat as a means of intercession to pray for the longevity of Maula. These noble deeds resulted in an increased glow of imaan and mohabbat in their hearts. This Rabi al-Awwal will bring back to memory the outpouring of this mohabbat which the world beheld with awe and disbelief on the 16th of Rabi al-Awwal, 1435 H. The city of Mumbai was flooded with Mumineen. The land had turned into a vast sea of grief that throbbed and surged with love. On it sailed gently, like a ship, the janaazah mubarakah of the 52nd Dai, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, securing redemption and salvation for every Mumin who shouldered it, or touched it, or walked along with it, or simply looked at it with tearful eyes. The souls of those present had become, as Aqa Maula TUS said more than once, precious jewels. They have become immutable for no force on earth can weaken their adherence to their Maula, the son and successor of Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA, the 53rd Dai Mutlaq, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS. In him, Mumineen seek and find Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA.  Only his true mohabbat is proof of mohabbat of Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA, and the mohabbat of all Doat Mutlaqeen RA and Aimmat Tahereen AS.

Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA and his mansoos Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS are one; the one who performs the ziyarat of Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA with purity of heart will find his heart filled with the mohabbat of Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS and the one comes to the latter will see in him the personification of Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA. May Allah grant our Maula a long and healthy life till the day of Qiyaamat.