25th Dai Al-Mutlaq Syedna Jalal Shamshuddin Bin Maula Hasan(R.A)
Date of Wafat(Death) : 16th Rabi-Ul-Akhar 975 AH.
of the Dawat : 4 Months.
Dai Al-Mutlaq Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin
(R.A) succeeded the 24th Dai Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) on
He had the good fortune of doing deedar of
Imam-Uz-Zaman twice in his dreams - once when Syedna Yusuf (R.A) had
declared Nass on Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin (R.A), Imam-Uz-Zaman in his dream
informed Syedna Jalal (R.A) that Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) had departed
from this transitory world. The second time was when Imam-uz-Zamaan
informed him to confer Nass upon the two Dawoods, Syedna Dawood Bin
Ajabshah (R.A), and Syedna Dawood Bin Qutubshah (R.A).
(R.A) visited Yemen during the period of Syedna Mohammed Izzuddin (R.A),
the 23rd Dai. He acquired knowledge from Syedi Hasan Bin Nooh (R.A). When
Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) reached Yemen from Sidhpur after ascending
the Arsh-Ud-Dawat, he gave sabak to Syedna Jalal (R.A) from
Qitab-Ul-Haqaiq. At his behest Syedna Jalal (R.A) returned to India and
reached Ahmedabad during the period of Sultan Mahmud-III in whose time
'fitnat'(subterfuge) had reared its ugly head.
(R.A) wanted to have a spacious house built for himself at Sarangpur but
the insufficient funds at his disposal did not warrant its completion and
was left incomplete. When Miya Mamaji Shaikh Mujal came to know of this,
he undertook the responsibility of its completion under his supervision
The enemies of Dawat started spreading ill-faith in
Yemen; consequently Syedna Yusuf (R.A) was forced to spend thousands of
rupees for the cause of Dawat. Debts mounted on Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin
(R.A) for twenty years continuously. Syedna Jalal (R.A) managed to remit
to Yemen, funds collected from India to facilitate Syedna Jalal's (R.A)
When Syedna Yusuf (R.A) declared Nass in favor of
Syedna Jalal (R.A) in Yemen, Syedna Jalal (R.A) was in Ahmedabad. When the
Hudud in Yemen were called upon to stand witness to the Nass, some of the
Mumineen from India present in Yemen in Hazrat Imamiyah suggested to
Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) that Syedna Jalal (R.A) was seriously ill at
the time they left India for Yemen and it was doubtful he could have
survived this illness. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) declared emphatically,
"I have faith that by 'Tayeed'(spiritual contact) of Imam-Uz-Zaman, my
'Nass'(handing over of the seat of Dawat to the rightful successor- next
Dai) will reach Syedna Jalal (R.A) and Syedna Jalal (R.A) will be
Dai-Al-Mutlaq on Arsh-Ud-Dawat". Syedna Jalal (R.A) recieved the nass and
handed it over to Syedna Dawood bin Ajab Shah (R.A).
marble mausoleum was dedicated to his memory and inaugurated by Syedna
Mohammed Burhanuddin(T.U.S) in the year 1401.