haqniwaat wrote:The History of Saifee Mahal That Needs To Be Told
After the Africa incident, SKQ’s maternal family abandoned him. But what’s interesting is that before the incident, these same family members were responsible for highlighting him in every way possible and in many instances, it was obvious to many that these family members were giving him more importance than they were to SMB. This behavior is what initially laid the foundation for bringing down SKQ.
After the wafaat of SMB, meetings were held daily in Saifee Mahal led by Idris bs. In these meetings, SKQ was bad-mouthed by various family members. One of the maternal sisters actually accused SKQ’s immediate family of being very ruthless in their dealings with her and her children. This is the same complaint raised by other maternal SKQ siblings and their children (who are the children of Amena Aisaheba, STS’s fourth wife). Especially the grandchildren of Amena Aisaheba are vehemently anti-SKQ and have been for decades. They complain of being disrespected by SKQ’s children and hence breaking away from them entirely.
While all this movement from pro-SKQ to anti-SKQ developed within Amena Aisaheba’s family, SKQ’s children became more and more isolated and participation in family activities with SMB and Saifee Mahal in general became almost zero. This self-isolation eventually led to the rest of Saifee Mahal actually isolating them on purpose and not only avoiding them, but name-calling and laughing at almost everything that they did. The rest of Qasre Aali (family members of SMB and children of STS aka Saifee Mahal) began a campaign to downplay the role of mazoon during this time. Ridiculing SKQ’s family had gone down to such a level that even their dress habits were criticized.
This is what laid the foundation to the split we are seeing today. All of this time, the shehzadas of SMB were becoming stronger and almost god-like in the eyes of the public – especially Mufaddal bs. At the same time, the sons of SKQ were becoming the opposite. A campaign in Saifee Mahal against SKQ’s sons was amplified when Aziz bs refused to marry Umama bs (Huzaifa bs’ daughter) in Surat – leading to a hateful campaign led by Qasim bs to label SKQ as “not being with Mola” and being against “Mola’s khushi”. This Surat episode was the beginning of an all-out public campaign against mazoon himself. This campaign also included a major criticism by the powers that were that SKQ and his children made little mention of SMB in any of their speeches.
To come back to the present time, the sons of SKQ have an uphill battle – as is obvious from their perception described above. To go from persona-non-grata to shehzada in a matter of days is a daunting task. So in Saifee Mahal, it is not only the downgrading of SKQ that impacts any possible support for him, but the perception and deep resentment of the sons of SKQ that makes SKQ himself downgraded especially in the eyes of the young generation of bhaisahebs.
And due to "Royalty", pride, self-importance, greed and jealousy, the community is held hostage - where family relationships have been compromised, where laanut said by one party on another is same as saying laanut to your brothers, sisters, sons and daughters, uncles and aunts, or parents, who happen to accept one instead of the other, due to convenience, pressure manipulation or free choice.. whatever.
Let us have love and peace reign our hearts once again.