In Sijill #159, Abdeali Saifuddin offers his thoughts about the wafaat of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. Unfortunately, it is evident that Abdeali is disconnected from the facts and is in desperate need of a reality check.
His words are in red, followed by my comments in black.
“The darkness of the night after Syedna Burhanuddin RA passed away lasted for many days - the sun of our lives, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin was no more.”
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA indeed was the sun of our lives, he was the sun amoungst the Duat Mutlaqeen RA. The Qutbi children were born, bread and brought up during his golden era. However, they didn’t even spare to shed a tear on his wafaat. If one were to compare their greif for Khuzaima Qutbuddin’s death, and the absence of it after Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s RA tragic wafaat, the hypocrisy couldn’t be more evident. In their speeches, they continuously forget to mention Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. The Taqreeb speech by Aziz Qutbudddin is one of the latest examples; Aziz speaks for 15 mins, makes detailed references to Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA, KQ and TQ, and doesn’t even once mention Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s RA name. So much for being the “sun” of their lives.
“Our beloved Dai’s janaza mubaraka was to be taken to Saifee Masjid from Saifee Mahal the morning after wafaat. The usurpers had done their homework - they had planned the takeover meticulously”
Abdeali makes it seem as if the succession of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS was a secret conspiracy that was being done in the shadows. However, the Nass & Tawqeef on Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS had taken place 3 years prior to that. Public events were held, including his own proclamation, even the Qutbuddin’s were aware of it, and offered their congratulations.
The moment mumineen heard the tragic news of the Syedna’s RA demise, there wasn’t a shred of doubt as to who his successor was. If at all, it was the Qutbuddin’s that has made their own plans in the shadows, by preparing their 'Fatemi Dawat' fitnat months in advance. 
“They had shamelessly abused the person of the Dai for their own ends, both in the years before Syedna Burhanuddin’s wafaat and then in the hours after wafaat. Before wafaat, they took Syedna Burhanuddin from place to place in an extreme state of infirmity to fulfil their self-serving agenda of trying to legitimize their fraud in the eyes of people.”
The Qutbuddin’s have passed accusations in the passed that Syedna RA was brought to India from London against his own will. However, Syedna’s RA own doctor, Dr. John Francis Costello testified that the Syedna RA himself, on many occasions, expressed his wish to go to Mumbai. He further testified that one year later, in London, Syedna RA was delighted to meet him and shook his hand for a long time.
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA happy to meet Dr Costello 2 years later in 1434H
Let us also not forget that Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA conducted the first waaz mubarak of Ashara 1433H.
However, If things were as Abdeali alleges they were, then it begs the question as to where KQ, and the Qutbuddin clan was to help and sacrifice themseleves for the Dai and the Dawat? Surely Syedna’s health and the “Dawat Hijacking” was more important to them than spending time on their farm in Bakersfield. Please read: Where was the Hero & Champion in this critical time?
“Four days before wafaat, they even brought him to Rozat Tahera for a program which was hours long, all through which Syedna Burhanuddin’s eyes were closed.”
Firstly, the Qutbis weren’t even present in Raudat Tahera to comment. Secondly, if the Dai’s eyes were closed momentarily, have they forgotten the Fatemi tasawwur that ‘even when their eyes are shut, they are indeed alert”? Read:
https://qutbibohras.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... art-1.html
https://qutbibohras.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... art-2.html
https://qutbibohras.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... art-3.html
Such comments are proof of how shallow their belief in the Dai is.
It’s ironic that they talk about this occassion 4 days prior to wafaat, when they conveneiently forget that around the same time, in Saify Mahal, KQ and his clan barged in do salaam to the Syedna RA. Where was their alleged consideration for Syedna RA then?.
“After wafaat they put our beloved Dai’s janaza mubaraka out in the open, displaying it for the world to see – this had never been done before in the history of the Imams and Du’at Mutlaqeen.”
The Qutbis need to do their homework and read up on their Fatemi history. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA in his Risalah Shareefah, states that Rasulullah’s wafaat was on a Monday. Moulana Ali AS prepared the janaza Mubarak and then instructed mumineen to enter the room, do deedar and and recite salwaat on Rasulullah SAW. This continued from Monday to Wednesday, and Rasulullah SAW was buried on Thursday (3 days later).
There are other examples in Fatemi history. The most recent being that of of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA states that when Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA jussah mubarakah was brought to Mumbai by train, crowds of mumineen gathered. ‘They would shift their gazes toward the jussah mubarakah and then turn toward Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA’.
Finally, as usual, the Qutbis shoot themselves in the foot, because Khuzaima Qutbuddin in his own video says that after Syedna’s RA wafaat, KQ entered his ghurfah mubarakah, and did “deedar” of the Syedna RA. Husain Qutbuddin later clarifies that KQ proceeded to kiss the Syedna’s RA forehead. Why is it okay for KQ to do it and not others? If he thought anything was unislamic, he didn’t need to be a part of it. He is accusing others of something he himself did.
This sharaf of doing deedar of a Dai’s jussah mubarakah is a Fatemi practice. The 53rd Dai, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin RA did not limit it to his royal family, but extended this azeem sharaf to all mumineen.
“That morning tens of thousands of people gathered for the janaza mubaraka… Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA spent the previous eve (17 Rabiul Awwal 1435H/ 18 January 2014), with one overwhelming concern: leading the janaza namaaz of his beloved predecessor Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. Syedna Qutubuddin wrote a letter to Shz Qaid Johar Bhaisaheb and Shz Mufaddal Bhaisaheb informing them that he was the true successor of Syedna Burhanuddin and that he was the 53rd Dai-l-Mutlaq, and therefore it was his right to lead the janaza namaaz of his predecessor Syedna Burhanuddin. There was no reply to the letter.”
First of all, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA passed away during the morning hours on the 16th of Rabi al-Awwal 1435H. KQ didn’t need to wait until the the next day, on the 17th for his “one overwhelming concern: leading the janaza namaaz”. After wafaat Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin RA was still enroute to Mumbai and reached a few hours later in the evening. KQ had enough time to lead the rituals, or at the least make his claim public. Why didn’t he inform the others of his position before Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS arrival? Why did he first choose to elope and make his claim a day later? Was he scared?
Secondly, the letter. The Qutbis make no reference as to when this letter was delivered, and moreso, IF it was delivered. This poorly formatted letter was carelessly written - so much that it was edited 3 times. In the first version, they forgot to write the Bismillah (deleted from their website), in the second KQ signs of as اقل عباد الله (deleted from their website), and in the last version which finally stuck, KQ signs of of مملوك ال محمد - clearly indicating that the Qutbis were just as confused as he was. The letter didn’t even bear an original signature; KQ’s signature was scanned from another document and inserted in the letter as an image.
Later, “at around 2.30am on this same night” KQ revealed his claim to his private gathering in Thane. It was not made public “to the world” until the next day.
Although the drafting of the letter may have started after KQ reached Thane on Friday night, the PDF version of this letter was sent via email to Dawoodi Bohras at around 10am on Saturday 18th January, roughly around the time the Janaza had left Saify Mahal already enroute to Raudat Tahera.The Qutbis vehemently assert the existence of this letter, however, they do not confirm when nor how it was sent - and whether the intended letter delivered or read by the intended recipient.
Forget the fact that such a carelessly drafted letter would be taken seriously by any academic, it begs the question as to why a letter was written in the first place? Why couldn’t KQ have just spoken up, or after he ran-away spoken directly and confirmed his position? Since we have no details of the method of delivery, considering the emotional atmoshphere, how would the alleged recipient have even known if it was authentic?
Did the Qutbis really expect that while the janaza mubarakah was moving through the crowds, people would would be in the frame of mind to be checking their emails let alone respond to it? Further, later that day, whenever people did start to read the letter emailed to them, did the Qutbis really expect someone to take this letter - a poorly formatted rushed-job document, with a doctored image of a signature - seriously? It could have been forged by someone trying to take advantage of the situation - as it was along the lines of munafiqeen parchawo that have been published in the past.
“From Darus Sakina, Syedna Qutbuddin’s bayaan was made available to all Mumineen all over the world, in which he conveyed that he was the true successor of Syedna Burhanuddin, he was the 53rd Dai-l-Mutlaq, and it was his right to lead the janaza namaaz of his predecessor Syedna Burhanuddin.”
Later that day, the Fatemi Dawat site went live, with the letter and a message stating KQ’s claims, and a note saying that a video would be uploaded soon. Until that moment, many people including myself did not take it seriously, and continued to give KQ the benefit of the doubt, and hoped that this was not his doing, and there would be some other reason for his absence. It was only after 4pm on Saturday evening that KQ’s video was uploaded the his website - and only then did people hear his claim “from the horse’s mouth”.
Yes. KQ’s statement went live, but Abdeali conveniently forgets that it was after 36 long hours! After the dafan had already taken place.
“In the face of such an enormous tragedy, immense heart crushing difficulties continued to arise – the 53rd Dai-l-Mutlaq was denied the right to lead the janaza namaaz of his predecessor.”
Correction. No one denied KQ, because no one knew his position (and to be fair, hardly anyone noticed he was missing). KQ didn’t bother to turn up. He could have easily been a part of the janazah namaaz by camouflaging himself between the thousands, or hid in one of the hundreds of apartments from which the imamat janzah namaaz stretched till. It praying janazah namaaz behind Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin would not have affected his claim according to Fatemi fiqeh.
“The usurpers continued to misuse Syedna Burhanuddin’s janaza mubaraka. In yet another self-serving step with no historical precedent, they unashamedly placed the janaza mubaraka on a truck, and sat next to it. Syedna Burhanuddin had walked behind the janaza mubaraka of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA all the way from Saifee Mahal to Saifee Masjid, and Mumineen carried the janaza mubaraka on their shoulders the entire journey. The sunnat of Rasulullah is that a janaza should not be put on a vehicle unless it is necessary. After Syedna Burhanuddin’s wafaat, there was no shortage of people to carry the janaza mubaraka – Syedna Burhanuddin was our beloved Dai, the loving father of all Mumineen.”
All of the above-mentioned allegations have been refuted in the past (from the truck to walking in front of a janazah). Please read: http://qutbibohras.blogspot.com/2014/11 ... l?q=Janaza
Since the time of the Africa Episode, whenever KQ disagreed with Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s RA judgements, he would claim that the Syedna RA was unaware of the facts, or influenced by liars. Throughout Abdeali’s article he refers to the Dawoodi Bohras as usurpers, and relates to them as a group that hijacked the Dawat, forced the Dai to say and do things things against his wishes. I request the Qutbi clan to look at these pictures and videos from the years 1432 to 1435H and think for a moment: Does this portray the Syedna RA in complete peace or being forced against his will? Read:
"Guidance through history"
http://qutbibohras.blogspot.com/2014/12 ... story.html
The Qutbi Bohras continue to believe that Syedna was wrongly influenced before, during and after the nass on Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin RA. They maintain that Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s RA subsequent majalis - hijacked by usurpers - were ones of deception and lies. They refuse to believe that the Syedna RA was the مقعد صدق (the seat of truth), and that his majlis pure of lies.
In this regard, the words of the 5th Dai, Syedna Ali bin Moula Mohammed b. al-Waleed RA are most apt. It is narrated that certain munafiqeen had accussed Syedna Hatim RA of being influenced by liars. Syedna Ali RA exclaims:
انى يكون بسوح سمع مقامك الـ *ـسامي لقول الافكين مخيم؟
ضلت عقولهم و قهقر سعيهم * أ بنفخ ريح يستفز يلملم؟
Translation: How is it possible that liars ‘pitch their tents of deception’ in your august presence? [Never!]
[Those who claim this,] their intellect has gone astray, and all their efforts are invain. [Do they think that] a puff of air would shake the mountain of Yalamlam?
Their fitnat is a too weak to be referred to as a wave. The continuous mutterings of the Qutbi Bohras are nothing but hopeless 'puffs of air' from those who have surely gone astray.
 Youtube video: Taqreeb Conference 2016 - Shehzada Dr Aziz Qutbuddin's Opening Speech
 Read Article: 'Attended majlis where successor was announced'. KQ even confirmed the good news on their website: https://believesyednaqutbuddin.files.wo ... t_then.jpg
 http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai/ta ... kHUkJ.html
 https://believesyednaqutbuddin.com/2014 ... t-of-nass/
 (Page 337, Risalah Fuyoozaat al-Jannah, Published in 1430H)
 (Page 176, Risalah Hikmah al-Ghaybah al-Haqiqiyah, Published in 1429H)
 Youtube video: Bayaan of Nass by 53rd Dai Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS at 4m:30s.
 Q&A Part 4 Why should you believe Qutbuddin Moula TUS at 00m:37s
https://believesyednaqutbuddin.com/2014 ... of-essays/
http://qutbibohras.blogspot.com/2015/03 ... l?q=Africa
http://qutbibohras.blogspot.com/2015/12 ... l?q=Africa