Urs Mubarak Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin RA
4th Rajab al-Asab 1441H, Mandvi
Al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS addressed the congregation of Mandvi with the aayah sharifa:
From it (the earth) we were created and to it we will return and from it we will be drawn out once again. (Taha, 55)
The earth touched by the feet of Mawaali Kiraam SA and the earth in which they are buried is blessed with immense barakat.
Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA thus describes the barakat of the Qabr Mubarak of Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin RA :
Perform sajda by his Qabr Mubarak and kiss the earth you will find
The musk of Al-Quds and Ridwaan or mandal (a fragrant wood)
Rasul Allah SA had said to Maulana Ali AS, “Were it not that I feared that my people would say in you what the Christians said for the Masih AS then I would say about you such words that you would pass by no people but they would all take the earth of your steps and the water of your wudhu for blessings.”
Quoting Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, Syedna TUS stated, “Today I, the dai of Abu Turab, observe that the radiance in your souls is because of the blessing of the earth of Abu Turab and the blessings of the drops of his wudhu!”
That these Mawaali Kiraam SA should make us the earth of their feet is the essence of our good fortune. As Syedna Al-Moayyad al-Shirazi RA writes to the imam:
The earth beneath thine sandals, alas were it the kohl of mine eye
Or thine two sandals, alas were I to be their soil
Moula TUS also advised that anyone having an eye ailment should recite the following verse:
When my eyes are infected then my kohl
Is the earth that touches the sandal of Abi Turab
Syedna TUS related the well-known instance of the shaikh who took some earth from the grave of Syedna Hatim RA and upon reaching home found it to be dinars as an answer to his prayer to alleviate his financial distress.
On the eve of Hijrah Amirul Mumineen SA lay in Rasul Allah’s SA room and as Rasul Allah SA made his way through the ranks of the encroaching enemy he took the earth beneath his feet and flung it at them, blinding them. When earth (turab) has this power, what of the power of Abu Turab SA ! The chronicles of the battles of Rasul ullah SA are testimony to this power, especially Khandaq, where Abu Turab SA slayed Amr bin Abd e Wad LA – a man who could fight a thousand men – with a single blow.
It is related that a dai of Imam Mehdi Billah AS took earth from the ground where Imam AS had been standing. He did this after Imam AS had left and travelled a distance. Yet Imam AS turned and saw him, and blessed him for his actions.
Syedna al-Dai al-Ajal also related the narrative of Ibrahim bin Abi Salama, grandfather of Syedna Ali bin Mohammed bin al-Waleed, who had travelled to Cairo with Syedna Lamak bin Malik RA. Ibrahim had a fever and could not attend Imam Mustansir SA court. Imam SA sent him an earthen vase of water with his blessing. The clay of this vase became wetted with this water of shifa and thus blessed in itself. Ibrahim, after returning to Yemen, willed that this blessed clay should be put in his grave.
The earth of Karbala desired to come to the grave of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA; Moula TUS counseled us to take the sandal (fragrant wood) that is placed on the graves of Duaat RA and ask our children to put it in our graves.
Speaking of Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin RA Syedna al-Dai al-Ajal TUS stated that he was light embodied. When Syenda Nooruddin’s RA grandfather Syedna Abdul Tayyeb Zakiuddin RA passed away he indicated towards Syedna Nooruddin’s RA ascent as Dai by gifting him a ring and instructing his son Syedna Musa Kalimuddin RA to confer nass upon him. Circumstances caused him to leave Jamnagar for Morbi where he constructed homes for students, dug a well and built a masjid before the new ruler of Jamnagar Rajsingh called him back to Jamnagar.
Syedna Nooruddin RA eventually settled in Mandvi where, one day, he passed upon a piece of land belonging to a Brahmin. Syedna instructed that it be purchased, as it would be of use some day, and it was in that land that he was eventually buried. This land became a Garden of Eden. His successor built his qubba mubaraka there.
On this auspicious day of urs mubarak, Syedna TUS recalled the public ‘nass’ conferred upon him by al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA in London.
Syedna TUS read from Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA bayaan:
“O’ brothers, the Imam of the age is calling you, proceed with good deedsImam has sent me to call you; come along with me!”
Reverse the (Arabic) spelling of ‘arsh’ (throne) and you have ‘shar’a’ (shariah). There is no escaping the need for shade in this world, one has to live within the shelter of some society or other. From when a child is born to when it dies it is inextricably linked with shariah and after death it is in the shade of the ’arsh’. The child grows according to its parents’ nurturing – it is the order of the shariah that one not shave the beard, nor cut it; why forsake the shade of ‘arsh’ and venture into the sun’s glare?
He that wishes to live under the shade of ’arsh’ should live under the shade of the shariah.
Syedna TUS spoke of the upcoming imtehaan of Aljamea tus Saifiyah, in which students are taught the knowledge of Aale Mohammed and their Du’aat. Syedna TUS mentioned that ikhlaas (purity) is essential in comprehending knowledge.
When Syedna TUS recited Imam Husain’s SA shahaadat, he blessed mumineen with this dua:
O’ dedicated people of Kutch and Mandvi, of Kathiyawaar, of Jamnagar! You all live in the shade of Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin RA and the Duaat of Jamnagar. May your tears on Imam Husain SA never dry!
May Allah t’aala grant our beloved Aqa Maula long life and eternal good health until qiyamat.