If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them
From the very beginning, the Zakiuddin's have been awe-struck and jealous of the Najmuddin's. Zakiuddin's are the children of Abdut-Tayyeb bs and we all know who the Najmuddin's are. Always in the forefront of everything, always outdoing everyone else - especially the Zakiuddin's, the Najmuddin's were idolized and at the same time despised by the jealous Zakiuddin's. The sons of Yusuf bs - and daughters - are educated, bhaisaheb-like,
larger-than-the-room-you're-in, outspoken, and idolized by thousands. Whereas the Zakiuddin brothers - having two mothers who were no match for Yusuf bs' wife in stature or royalness, were many times laughed upon in private by not only Qasre Aali's but even Baite Zaini's and Kothar. Refer to the Royal Family Tree for a who's who
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Yusuf bs Najmuddin was a million times bigger in stature and larger-than-life compared to his half-brother Abdut-Tayyeb bs Zakiuddin. The former was the total opposite of the latter and the latter was meek, soft-spoken, and timid. When Yusuf bs passed away in Egypt, it was like the sky had fallen in Saifee Mahal. He was referred to with all sorts of grand titles including Al Muqaddas Najmuddin Saheb.
But when Tayyeb bs passed away in Fremont, California, hardly anyone was there although Burhanuddin Mola sent Idris bs to the funeral. Wazira Aisaheba's previous marriage children were especially angered by the low respect given to the step-kakajisaheb. Some would outright question why Tayyeb bs was not referred to as Al Muqaddas Zakiuddin Saheb.
Then, closer to the present time, things started to change. Behlul Zakiuddin, son of Tayyeb bs, had his son Mustansir marry the daughter of Koser Ali Najmuddin. The admittance of defeat by the Zakiuddin's had been etched in stone. The interesting twist is that Samina bs, wife of Qaid Johar bs is the daughter of Tayyeb bs Zakiuddin and the sister of the Zakiuddin's. Hence, the constant - and sometimes unthinkable - support of Qaid Johar bs of his brothers-in-laws.
Mudreka Zakiuddin, the well know lawyer who passed away in a sudden heart attack at a fairly young age, had his daughter marry Al Anwar Badruddin, son of Johratul Majd and Idris bs. Al Anwar was having personal issues and his new wife was not liking it. To keep this new wife away from divulging the inside stories of Idris bs' household, Johratul Majd accused her of infidelity with one of the young men of Kothar and even went as far as accusing her of stealing! This poor girl was divorced and sent back to her father Mudreka. Of course, no father can take such an insult and such pain and the poor fellow died with a heart attack sitting on a sofa at home.