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Haqeeqat of 'Alavi Tareekh from Kutub ud-Da'wat ish-Shareefah
Historic Facts of Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) from 'Alavi Manuscripts

 
 

Part 1: Du'aa of Saiyedna Dawoodji Burhaanuddin bin Saiyedi Qutubshah (aq) for Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) when he was in his Grand-father's Lap

  Part 2: Discrepancies about the Year of Demise of Abd ut-Taiyeb Zakiyuddin and the Reason about our Hujjat
  Part 3: 'Ilmiyat of Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) in front of Saiyedna Dawoodji Burhaanuddin bin Saiyedi Qutubshah saheb (aq)
 
   
   
   
   
 
 
The Kirdaar (role) and Status (darajah) of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal saheb (aq) during 29th Da'i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq)
   
 
Rawzah Mubaarakah of Saiyedi saheb - Ahmedabad
   
 

The beginning of the first half of 11th century AH marks the most sensitive part of the history of Bohras.  The hypocrites of that time left no stone unturned in manipulating and altering the very sequence of the historic events relating to the most important institution of Isma’ili-Taiyebi Faith for the propagation of Nass i.e. the appointment of Da’i ul-Mutlaq openly or secretly.  Because of the greed, envy and arrogance mixed with the desire of getting more material gains and public support, be it a son of Da’i or an ordinary Shaikh, the mudda’i (false claimant) raised his head of disobedience against Da’i uz-Zamaan.  At the Intiqaal of 28th ad-Da'i al-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin Saheb (aq) in 1030 AH, being the small group of mumineen, Alavi Bohras became a soft target of this large conspiracy to usurp the darajah of Da’i ul-Haqq.  Alavi Bohras in Ahmedabad were severely persecuted and were forced to remain indoors by the agents and Mughal establishment who were greased with the promise of getting great wealth and acting in favour of Abd ut-Taiyeb Zakiyuddin and against the 29th ad-Da'i al-Alavi al-Faatemi Shaheed-e-Aa’zam Saiyedna 'Ali bin Saiyedi Ibraahim (aq).  This resulted into the Martyrdom of  Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) in 1046 AH, which proves the Hadees Shareef of Rasoolullaah (saws) that, “At the juncture of 1000 yrs of my Hijrat, my wali will be martyred in Hind for the cause of Truth.”

The Rawzah Mubaarakah of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) in Ahmedabad stands the witness of the storm of Disbelief and Turmoil sponsored by Hizb ush-Shaitaan (group of devils).  The enemies of Da’i ul-Haqq always tried to weaken the foundation of Da’wat and confidence of mumineen by their dirty plots and venomous acts.  They have not even spared the ‘azeem khidmat and kirdaar of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) in fortifying Da’wah Shareefah through ‘ilm and hikmat. 

After highlighting the occurrences of manipulation done with the historic facts by the publications of other Bohra communities, the account of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) also seem to be shrouded in the mystery. In this article we will make a serious attempt to bring forth the manipulations done with the historical facts about Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra). Role of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) is of utmost importance as far as the Haqqaaniyat of Nass of 29th Alavi Da’i Saiyedna ‘Ali bin S Ibraahim ash-Shaheed (aq) is concerned. We would first like to ask certain questions which have arose from the historical accounts found in the publications of other Bohra communities about Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (aq). In the last part of the article we will emphasize the role of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) during the time of Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq) as a prime witness of the Nass done on him by his grand-father Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin Saheb (aq) in the month of Rajab, 1030 AH. 

   
 
Taqtee' on the Qabr-e-Mubaarak of Saiyedi saheb
 
Taqtee'-Tomb Stone at the Ra's Mubaarak of the Qabr
  It reads like this.....
 
Types version of the Taqtee'
  What it states.....
 

Taqtee’ starts with “Bismillaah”, then there is the aayat of Surat ud-Dukhaan regarding pious and trustful people, then the mention of the darajah of Ameenji saheb as “Mazoon” and his Rawzah as a place of refuge from the vicissitudes of life, lastly there is a date of his demise as 13 Shawwaal with the year consciously erased above the word “Senah” to hide the correct year

   
  Below are some of the points regarding the hayaat-e-paak of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) which needs to be addressed as they reflects the wrong-doings of the enemies of Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq):
   
  Q1 In the hierarchy of the ranks of Da’wat-e-Haadiyah, was Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) Mazoon or Mukaasir? And in whose period?
   
  Q2 In the hierarchy of the Hudood of 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Dawoodji Burhaanuddin bin S Qutubshah (aq), was he above the darajah of 28th ad-Da'i al-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin saheb (aq) or below him? 
   
 

   
  As mentioned in the book Muntaza' ul-Akhbaar, In the Tarteeb (hierarchy) of the Hudood of 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Dawoodji Burhaanuddin bin S Qutubshah (aq), Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam saheb is above Saiyedi Ameenji. So saying that Saiyedi saheb was Mazoon and Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam saheb was assigned this post after his said demise in 1013 AH is wrong.
   
  Q3 There is a controversy regarding the year of the intiqaal of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) as propounded by other Bohra communities – 1010 AH and 1013 AH. Which one is true?
   
 

   
  A Risaalah "Ne'm ul-Sibghat il-Ilaahiyah" written by Taahir Saifuddin and printed in 1371 AH mentions the date of Intiqaal of Saiyedi Ameenji saheb as 13 Shawwaal 1010 AH, while on the Qabr Mubaarak the year is 1013 AH. Which one is correct is not known. Mystery is that none is correct. The correct year of intiqaal is 1031 AH.
   
  Q4 Surprisingly, in the Qubbah Mubaarakah of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra), the Taqtee’ – Lawhato Ra’s il-Qabr near the Ra’s Mubaarak reads “Mazoon ud-Da’wat” and the name plate over the Qabr reads “Mukaasir ud-Da’wat”? Which one is true?
   
 
Taqtee' of the Qabr  
 
On the Marble Taqtee' "Mazoon" is written and on the same Qabr on top of the Ghilaaf in the Steel plate "Mukaasir" is written
   
 

Q5 If we regard the year 1010 AH or 1013 AH to be true of the demise of Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) then, in the ar-Resaalat ul-Kabeerat ul-Jadeedah it is narrated that Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) stood witness for the Nass on ‘Abd ut-Taiyeb Zakiyuddin and was sent to take Misaaq of Bohras in different Dholka and Khambhaat by his orders. If this account is true then it proves that Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) was alive even after 1030 AH? Also ‘Abd ut-Taiyeb Zakiyuddin ordered him to compose a Qaseedah in his praise. If these accounts of ar-Resaalat ul-Kabeerat ul-Jadeedah are true then how is it possible that Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal (ra) died in 1010 or 1013 AH?

   
 
Page from the Da'wah Manuscript
   
  Q6 The marble Taqtee’ on the Qabr Mubaarak is with the date 13 Shawwaal but without the year of the death and it seems from its existing ‘ibaarat (text) that it has been deliberately erased.  Is it an evident attempt to hide the real year of his intiqaal?
 

 

 
 
At the end of the Taqtee', surely there was a year written in the word "Senah" with the day and month. It has been intentionally removed
   
  What 'Alavi Taareekh says about Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal saheb (aq).....
   
 

1. Saiyedi Ameenji saheb (ra) remained witness to the Nass of 3 Du’aat i.e. 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Burhaanuddin Dawoodji bin S Qutubshah saheb (aq) in 997 AH, 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq  Saiyedna Safiyuddin Shaikh Aadam bin S Taiyeb shah (aq) in 1021 AH and 29th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shamsuddin ‘Ali bin S Ibraahim Shaheed Aa’zam (aq) in 1030 AH in Ahmedabad.

2. There are two rutbah after the status of Da’i ul-Mutlaq, the rutbah of “izn” (the person on this rutbah is called Mazoon) and the rutbah of “kasr” (the person on this rutbah is called Mukaasir).  Mazoon once assigned the rutbah of “izn” is never degraded to Mukaasir.  But Da’i ul-Mutlaq, could confer upon the Mukaasir of his time, the higher rutbah of Mazoon. 

3. Saiyedi Ameenji saheb (ra) was Mukaasir when Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq) was Mazoon during the Da’wat of 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq  Saiyedna Safiyuddin Shaikh Aadam bin S Taiyeb shah (aq) when he ordered Saiyedi Ameenji saheb (ra) to compose Qaseedah regarding the spiritual status of Da’i ul-Mutlaq, beginning with

“Lama’az Ziyaao Lumoo’a Noorin Baahir” which means, "The Face of Da’i uz-Zamaan has the shimmering light with the Radiance of Brilliant Noor". 

Da’i uz-Zamaan is Saaheb ul-Hille wal 'Aqd and has complete discretionary power to raise and lower anyone from his Hudood irrespective of the will or Da’wat hierarchy of his predecessor.

4. Saiyedi Ameenji saheb (ra) was Mazoon till his iltiqaal on 13 Shawwaal 1031 AH during the Da’wat of Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq) and 30th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Zakiyuddin Taiyeb bin S Shaikh Aadam saheb (aq) was Mukaasir.  After the intiqaal of Saiyedi Ameenji saheb (ra), 30th Da’i ul-Mutlaq was elevated to the martabah of Mazoon.

   
  Books of Saiyedi Ameenji saheb (ra)
   
 

1. Masaa’il-e-Saiyedi Ameenji bin Jalaal: Depending on the books of Isma’ili Jurisprudence written by Saiyedna Qaazi No’maan saheb (aq) around 350 AH, Saiyedi saheb wrote answers methodically of numerous Fiqhi Masaa’il – Question asked focusing on different condition of Indian Subcontinent, which otherwise not found among the living habits of Arabs.  He never answered by himself but by asking Da’i uz-Zamaan, be it the ta’eed of 26th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Burhaanuddin Dawoodji bin S ‘Ajabshah saheb (aq) or 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Burhaanuddin Dawoodji bin S Qutubshah saheb (aq) or 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq  Saiyedna Safiyuddin Shaikh Aadam bin S Taiyeb shah (aq).  This is the clear proof that he was still there during the Da’wat of Saiyedna Safiyuddin saheb which is between 1021-1030 AH.

2. Hisaab ul-Miraas: This books contains the Shari’ah rules pertaining to the Inheritance.  How a mumin should come to the Da’i uz-Zamaan and take directions in distribution of his wealth among his heirs.

3. Different Epistles (risaalah) containing the simple understanding of various books of Haqaa’iq.  For eg. He wrote a beautiful insight on the book “al-Iftikhaar” of Saiyedna Abu Ya’qoob as-Sijistaani saheb (aq).

 

 
  Part 3:
 
'Ilmiyat of Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) in front of Saiyedna Dawoodji Burhaanuddin
bin Saiyedi Qutubshah saheb (aq)
   
 
   
 

Authentic and undistorted factual narrations are aplenty in the Kutub of the Nass propagated on 29th Da’i ul-‘Alavi al-Faatemi ash-Shaheed Saiyedna ‘Ali  saheb (aq) by his grand-father 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin saheb (aq). These books are preserved in the ad-Da’wat ul-‘Alaviyah Library. Above is the image of a page of one such Manuscript which narrates sequential events about the Haqqaaniyat of the Nass on Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq).

History has been fabricated and manipulated by other communities to such an extent that no one can get to the nucleus of the events that happened during 1030 AH. The above text of the Manuscript highlights the Fazeelat and Martabat of Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq) during the time of 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Burhaanuddin Dawoodji bin Saiyedi Qutubshah saheb (aq). 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin saheb (aq), who paid visit to Saiyedna Dawoodji saheb (aq) everyday for istefaadah-e-‘ilmiyah, taking along with him Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq) on several occasions.  One day Saiyedna Dawoodji saheb (aq) told Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq) to read the text of the book “Ta’weel ud-Da’aaim”. He was left spellbound on listening to the flawless recitation of the text of the Kitaab and its comprehension.  Saiyedna Dawoodji saheb (aq) did the Du’aa for Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq) for his ‘Umr daraazi-long life and rise in the Darajaat of ‘Ulomm-e Da’wat.

In the same text, it is narrated that at very early age Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq) had an unparallel command over the Kutub-e-Da’wat like “Asaas at-Ta’weel” and “Ta’weel ad-Da’aaim”. Abd ut-Taiyeb Zakiyuddin, son of 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq was nowhere near the high standard of ‘Uloom-e-Da’wat of Saiyedna ‘Ali saheb (aq). Even Saiyedna Dawoodji saheb (aq) was aware about this fact. And this was the only reason why he preferred Saiyedna Safiyuddin saheb (aq) on the sublime Maqaam of Da’i ul-Mutlaq and propagated Nass-e-Jali on him. If at all his son Abd ut-Taiyeb Zakiyuddin deserved the qualities of becoming a Da’i (with respect to the ‘Uloom-e-Da’wat), Saiyedna Dawoodji saheb (aq) would have directly done Nass on his son with the fact that at the Intiqaal of Saiyedna in 1021 AH his son was not a neophyte but 49 yrs of age.  It is the Itaa’at, ‘Inaayat, acquisition of the ‘Uloom-e-Elaahiyah and Nass which makes one liable to become a Da’i – and not mere being a son of a Da’i.

 

 
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Huzoor-e-‘Aali Saiyedna saheb (tus) has said in his Bayaan several times on various occasions, ‘O Mumineen, people on the path of Haqq never needs to prove their Haqqaaniyat and Truthfulness.’  Ameer ul-Mumineen Maulaana 'Ali (as) was on the path of Haqq.  He is the Wasi of Rasoolullaah (saws) – not by himself but by Allaah Ta’aala. There was no need for him to prove among the people that he is the Wasi of Rasoolullaah (saws) – the fact which was known to the people during the time of Rasoolullaah (saws). Even though very few believed in the Wasaayat of Maulaa 'Ali (as), the paucity or the number of people following him did not annul his Martabah.

Huzoor-e-‘Aali Saiyedna saheb (tus) emphasizes in his Bayaan that it is the Barkat and Rahmat of Allaah that we are been bestowed with the Noor of Two 'Ali : Maulaana 'Ali (as) and Saiyedna 'Ali (aq) – the 29th ad-Da'i al-Alavi al-Faatemi and the first Martyr of Ahmedabad. We don’t need to prove ourselves and our Haqqaaniyat in front of anyone. Why should we? Because it is the Ne’mat of “Haqq ni Nass” done on Saiyedna 'Ali (aq) by 28th ad-Da'i al-Alavi al-Faatemi Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin Saheb (aq) which is from the amr of Allaah and ilhaam of Imaam uz-Zamaan.  We have exercised patience and remained silent till now. Because it is the Sabaq given to us by Saiyedna 'Ali (aq) in the Wiraasat. Saiyedna 'Ali (aq) has taught us to defend ourselves in the demanding time. We have never learned to offend anyone just to fulfill unrealistic aims and prove false claims.

Maulaana 'Ali (as) remained silent in Madeenah till 36 AH. He never uttered a word or unleashed his Zulfeqaar, but when Zulm crossed its limit he has to fight back to save the Daulat of Imaan and Islaam. He then fought Jamal, Siffeen and Naharwaan – to protect the Deen of Allaah.

Huzoor-e-‘Aali Saiyedna saheb (tus) said,

‘O Mumineen, following the footsteps of Rasoolullaah (saws) and his Wasi Maulaana 'Ali (as), when Zulm crosses a limit then unveil the secrets of your Haqqaaniyat in front of them by the Sword of Knowledge.’

Many erroneous and doctored reports and baseless narratives have cropped up since last 2 months regarding the Haqqaaniyat of the 29th ad-Da'i al-Alavi al-Faatemi Shaheed-e-Aa’zam Saiyedna 'Ali bin Saiyedi Ibraahim (aq) in the form of websites, press releases, text messages, audio and video clips etc on the internet and mobile platforms alike.

We do understand that certain communities outside of Alavi Bohras do not hold this view point and we do not mean to offend them in any way. Let them quote from their sources to prove their beliefs. We are free to quote from our sources and bring forth unheard facts about the history.

It is incumbent upon us to highlight the few historic facts which have been doctored and manipulated by non-‘Alavi people with the passing time. Insha Allaah, in the coming days we will highlight the Martabah and Fazeelat of Saiyedna 'Ali (aq) during the time of 27th ad-Da'i al-Mutlaq Saiyedna Burhaanuddin Dawoodji bin Qutubshah (aq) and 28th ad-Da'i al-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin Saheb (aq).

The facts which we will highlight in the coming days, Insha Allaah, will be the excerpts taken from the original manuscript of the Resaalah of the Nass-e-jali on Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) written to the ‘Alavi Mumineen residing in the Nadiad City around 1030 AH. We will also quote from the original manuscript the facts of Nass done on Saiyedna 'Ali (aq) by his grand-father Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin Saheb (aq) in the month of Rajab 1030 AH. We will also bring forth the Martabah and Fazeelat of Saiyedna 'Ali (aq) during the time of 27th and 28th ad-Da'i al-Mutlaq narrated lucidly in the Resaalah written by the 31st ad-Da'i al-Alavi al-Faatemi Saiyedna Badruddin Hasan bin Saiyedi Wali saheb (aq) in Ahmedabad after his return from Lahore and the Shahaadat-e-‘Uzmaa of Saiyedna 'Ali (aq). Maulaa Muqaddas in his “Diwaan-e-Hasan” brings the minutest details of the historic events that unfolded after the Shahaadat of Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) in form of poetry (nazm).

Historical facts narrated should always be authentic, undistorted and narrated by the one who is the witness to the events or the one who belongs to its nearest period. It is useless to quote the incidents which occurred between 1030-1046 AH and quoted in the book written around 1231 AH. The Akhbaar book under question contains distorted and false accounts of Historic episodes as the writer didn't had the primary sources which could have furnished him with right inputs and unbiased accounts. But this never happaned and the people till today followed it blindly and were wrongfully carried away by their history.

Abd ut-Taiyeb Zakiyuddin, son of Saiyedna Burhanuddin Dawoodji bin Qutubshah (aq) who claimed to be the Da'i died on 2nd Rabi ul Awwal 1031 AH during the Da'iship of Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq). This date is confirmed in the following images taken from 4 different Sahifah printed by various Bohra publishers in which first 3 fall in a stretch of 21 yrs i.e. in 1273 AH, 1277 AH and 1294 AH. Interestingly, after 50 years this date was changed to 2nd Rabi ul Awwal 1041 AH mentioned in the last Sahifah printed in 1344 AH . This manipulation negates and nullifies some historic narrations given against the Haqqaaniyat of Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) elsewhere on the internet and electronic media.

 
  Part 1:
 
Du'aa of Saiyedna Dawoodji Burhaanuddin bin Saiyedi Qutubshah (aq) for
Saiyedna 'Ali saheb (aq) when he was in his Grand-father's Lap
 
 
 
 
   
  In his bayaan Mazoon Maulaa quoted the riwaayat of Maulaai Yusuf bin Khaanji (ra) which is recorded in different Da’wat Shareefah books and it is preserved in our Khazaanah ‘Aamerah.  The riwaayat reveals the dialogue between the 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Dawoodji Burhaanuddin bin Saiyedi Qutubshah (aq) and 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin bin Saiyedi Taiyebshaah (aq) before 1000 AH in Ahmedabad when 29th Da’i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna ‘Ali Shamsuddin bin Saiyedi Ibraahim (aq) was born in Vadodara.  It is the most credible account where 29th Da’i ul-Mutlaq is in the blissful lap of his grand-father, the 28th Da’i ul-Mutlaq in front of 27th Da’i ul-Mutlaq, saying that, “O Shaikh Aadam! Don’t worry, this child being your grandson will become your Eye-sight (Qurrat ul-‘Ayn) and will become one of the pillar of your Da’wat.”
 
 
 
   
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