Monday, January 27, 2014

BURHANUDDIN AQA - our object of nostalgia and desire.

Burhanuddin Aqa was the centre of our universe, his mere deedar washed away our sorrows and pains.
His dua mubarak  transcends the boundaries of time and space and reaches us instantly.

 Just in the month of Sept: 2013 my family was witness to this when my grandson Murtaza  Dr. Aliasgar Lokhandwala, aged 10 years, was about to be be wheeled for his fourth operation at KMC – Abu Dhabi. It was Moula’s doa mubarak that resulted in  a miraculous recovery, when the best equipped medical facilities and the best medical professionals, seemed helpless. 

Moula was noor -  the light of our lives
Our hearts are torn and in anguish.
He was the object of our nostalgia and desire
His mere noorani nazar released cascades of emotions, the flowing tears
Outpouring of love, the heart rending cries MOULA ! MOULA ! MOULA !


 'Burhanuddin sidahara – dil kem kare gavara
Moula no ya Hussain no awaz yaad chhe
A'soo na behta dhara  - Burhanuddin sidhara

Moula ha've thi aap chho -  (Muffadal Moula )
Aqa bhi aap chho
Moula Burhanuddin na jem bawa bhi aap chho 

Sabr Moula ! Sabr ! adna a'rabi  ni  dua chhe ke dawat na umoor shitabi sahal tahi jaye - a'pna khaki gulamo ne sanbhali lejo Moula - hamara sagla na A'shir aap chho - aa haq ni dawat ni khilqato si aja'aib nufuso ne ijjad Moula aap ne karvanoo chhe. 

We are not so naive, we can well understand and empathize what gale force torrents of emotions and feelings, you must be braving in these most difficult time of our Dawat history.  Today, I asked a young relative of mine, who had returned after attending Khatmul Quran Majlis in Saifee Masjid. I asked how was my Moula looking, he must be looking tired  and drained and he replied " Uncle, to me he looked very serene and composed.'

 I am simply in awe and wonder, how a human can withstand all these pressures, and be composed and serene. 

I reflected and let me share with readers the Anw'ar I gathered from Akhbar of Nabi (SA)

This Akhbar of the distribution of booty after the fiercely fought battle of Hunain brings out the following points :

The Anwa'r I see in the Akhbar is that Nabi (SA) was epitome and a living example of 'salama'  which in primary sense means - to be tranquil - at rest - to be in perfect peace - to be in absolute submission of the WILL OF ALLAH. The last mentioned is the most important, NABI (S.A.) was always living in the NOW. (Indebted to the teaching of Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now )

NABI (S.A.) was here to enable the Divine Purpose of the Universe to Unfold.

Like wise Muffadal Moula (TUS) is accepting the NOW and going about performing the khidmat that has been entrusted to him, in full submission of the Will of Allah.

ACCEPTING WHAT IS. If we turn the pages of history our community has been through many such far worse atrocities and helplessness. The laeen Jafar fitnat in the middle of fifteenth century, resulted in mass and forceful conversation.

According to historian Satish C. Mishra ( Academic Paper -  Muslim Communities in Gujrat ) more than a million became Sunni. Only around a quarter of a million - nine mohallas out of 22 mohallas of Ahmadabad remained Tayyibi Shi's. Our forefathers suffered torture, deprivation and death for upholding their faith.

In many of my earlier 'posts' I have written about the azeem sacrifice made by Moylai Raj saheb - his khidmat of approaching mumin households in the dead of the night dressed as a 'fakir' and with compassion and love making those wayward see the 'light' is well known, and his ultimate sacrifice of sahada't - his body dismembered !

The present times are really difficult times indeed. Our peace loving, progressive outlook oriented community of more than a million strong, who has been looked upon as an IDEAL by other minorities, is standing at a  crossroad. These are challenging and turbulent  times indeed. The implications of our actions will have long lasting and deep impacts - and history will judge our actions.

The need of the hour is PASSION but with COMPASSION. Moylai Raj saheb has shown the way, how way wards can be brought 'to the fold'

In this internet driven age, all our 'outpourings' in what ever form they may be are documented and cannot be reversed and denied, and at times, can prove detrimental to our cause. So due caution has to be exercised. Do not be heedless, do not take law in to your own hands. Your bravado can at times, cause great harm to the Dawat.

Muffadal Moula (TUS) is there, the ta'eed of Imam uz Zaman is there - as adna gulam we should not become overzealous, but stand firm in faith, come forward when called for, do tilawat  a plenty - dua is the shield of a mumin and perform good deeds, and become shining examples. In this way by our small day to day acts and shunning negativity, we will be strengthening the Dawat.

All the same, this is  not the time to bury our head in the sand and be passive, inert or quiescent. If you have talent and resources, do come forward to serve the community.  The community needs people of moderation, compassion , and having positive result oriented thinking, whose personal example can have a deep and lasting effect on others.

Bhai Yousuf Rangoonwala, who is the Advertisement field, feels and rightly so - Quote ' that as the renegade is trying to use so-called human rights and pseudo liberal media to couch fraudulence - we have to use the same medium to make objective arguments and defeat him on the same playing field. I think all the effigy burning and cursing is only going to strengthen his case, that we are closed to any factual debate. ' (Unquote)

With his permission I am attaching a link of his response to the unwarranted and biased 24th Jan: 2014 front page Bombay Mirror Report.  

This is just one example of how in this internet driven age -  where everything is documented and preserved,  free speech,  freedom of professing one's faith, upholding of human rights, has one to carry on the fight, with decency, decorum and at the same time devastating effect.