Moulai Adam Bin Moulaya Suleman bin
Wafat : 13th Safar-Ul-Muzaffar 836 AH.
After Syedi Hasanfeer Shaheed (Q.S.), Maulai Adam Shujauddin
(Q.S.), who hailed from Neharwala (Patan), became the Vaali-ul-Hind.
Maulai Adam (Q.S) received Ilm from Maulai Ali bin Maulai Ishaq (Q.S) at
At the time when Sultan Ahmed Shah founded Ahmedabad in 810
AH, he made an 'Araz'(invitation) to Moulaya Ali (Q.S.) to encourage the
Bohra community to settle in Ahmedabad. Moula Ali sent Moulai Adam
(Q.S.), Maulai Khwaja Kalan (Q.S.), and Shaikh Mujaal (Q.S.) from Patan
to Ahmedabad. Moulai Adam (Q.S.) became the Vaali of Ahmedabad. It was
an excellent age of prosperity. Mumineen were known as Bohra, all
proverbially known for their honesty integrity and straight forwardness.
They frequented the Masaajid regularly and without any fear.
Adam (Q.S.) performed khidmat of five Duat Mutlaqeen, from the 15th Dai
Syedna Abbas (R.A), to the 19th Dai Syedna Idris Imaduddin (R.A). The
incident of ‘Saqqaa’ also took place in his time.
Syedna Idris (R.A)
sent Misaal Sharif to Moulai Adam (Q.S.) written as “I appoint 'Saqqa'(
humble water carrier) as the Vaali , all of you perform
'Taa-At'(respect) of Saqqaa”. On receiving the Misaal Sharif, Moulai
Adam (Q.S.) and all the Hudud went to Saqqa and performed Qadambosi.
Saqqa was perplexed. All Mumineen did araz to Saqqa that, “By the
Farmaan of our Dai, we are pleased to accept you as Vaali”. Saqqa cried,
“I am an 'Adnaa khadim'(ordinary person), Adnaa khadim”. All explained
to Saqqa that it was the "Farmaan of our Maula". Then Maulai Adam (Q.S)
taught Saqqaa a small Sura, to recite in Namaz. Maulai Adam (Q.S) and
all Hudud prayed Namaz behind Saqqaa. When Syedna Idris (R.A) came to
know of this, he was extremely pleased with 'Ikhlaas'(faith) of the
Mumineen of Hind. Syedna Idris (R.A) called all the Hudud of Yemen and
told them about the incident. Syedna Idris then said, “This Barakaat and
this Khair(Dawat) shall be transferred to Hind in near future”.
Though aged 80 Moulai Adam (Q.S.) was courageous despite physical
weakness. He passed away on the 13th of Safar-Ul-Muzaffar 836 AH, during
the era of Syedna Idris Imaduddin (R.A). His 'Qabr mubarak' is at old
Raipur Qabrastaan near Kankaria.
Moulai Hasan Bin Moulai Adam (Q.S.)
Wafat : 29th Moharram 883 AH.
Moulai Hasan Husamuddin(Q.S) became the Vaali after His
father Moulai Adam (Q.S). He strived hard for the cause of Dawat and
served with sincerity of heart, soul and wealth. He established a
Madresa at Ahmedabad, and made arrangements for 'Mawaid'(eating
facilities) of the 'Talebat-Ul-Ilm'(students).
The Fitnat of Laeen
Jafar started during his time. Laeen Jafar bin Khwaja hailed from
Mehsana. He came to Ahmedabad for Ilm and then did Araz to Maulai Hasan
for Razaa Mubarak to go to Yemen in Hazrat Aaliyaa to gain more Ilm.
Moulai Hasan (Q.S) told him to first gather knowledge in India and then
go to Yemen, but Laeen Jafar disobeyed Maulai Hasan (Q.S) and proceeded
to Yemen without 'Razaa' (permission). After leaving Yemen, he returned
to Diu in India. In the villages there, he led namaaz and accepted
‘Vajebaat’ and ‘Huquq’ from Mumineen. On meeting Moulai Hasan in
Ahmedabad and on being reprimanded by him, he apologised and asked for
pardon. Moulai Hasan (Q.S) said that to gain pardon, he would have to
write to all those that prayed behind him, to repeat the namaaz. Jafar
refused and went away without permission to Patan.
Moulai Raja (Q.S)
was the Aamil of Patan. Moulai Raja (Q.S) called Laeen Jafar and warned
Laeen Jafar against defying the Hudud. Laeen Jafar challenged him that
he would renounce the ‘Deen’ tomorrow and join the ‘Nasebeen’. (Nasebeen
are those who are enemies of Amir-ul- Mumineen (S.A) and Ahl-e-Bait
(S.A).) Moulai Raja (Q.S) thought it would be safer to leave, so he left
in the night with all his belongings, family, and the books of Dawat .
Safety of the 'Qutub'(books of Dawat) was his sole concern. But Jafar
got hold of many books, destroyed them, slandered property, wealth, and
harassed the mumineen with the help of other enemies
and some Mumineen killed laeen Jafar near Champaner.
(Q.S) and His son Moulai Raj (Q.S) strived hard to survive against heavy
odds and guide Mumineen back to the right path of Imaan. Moulai Hasan
(Q.S) passed away on the 29th Moharram-Ul-Haram 883 AH.
Moulai Raj Bin Moulai Hasan
Wafat : 1st Moharram 925 AH.
Moulai Raj (Q.S) became Vaali-ul-Hind after his father Moulai
Hasan (Q.S)passed away. Consequent to the dissension stirred up by the
laeen Jafar, many Mumineen were swayed over to Naasebin. Moulai Raj
(Q.S) displayed unparalleled courage of conviction under such adverse
conditions. He used to disguise himself and wander around the houses of
Mumineen of Ahmedabad and knock at the doors. When some one came out to
give him some alms, Moulai Raj (Q.S) used to tell him “I am not a
'Saail'(beggar), I have come to give you 'Hidayat'(good teachings) to
guide you towards 'Siraat-e-Mustaqim'(the right path)."
As a result
of Moulai Raj's (Q.S) endeavours, thousands of Mumineen returned to
Imaan. When the Munaafeqin came to know of these efforts of Moulai Raj
(Q.S) they plotted and then martyred Moulai Raj (Q.S) at midnight, and
cut Jisam Mubarak into many pieces on the 1st of Moharram 925 A H.
Because of the khidmat of Moulai Raj (Q.S) we are on the right path of
Din-ul-Haq and have survived as mumineen today.
Moulai Jafar Bin Moulai Raj (Q.S)
Moulai Jafar strived very hard, just like His father Moulai
Raj (Q.S) for the cause of the Dawat, during the dissension stirred up
by Laeen Jafar. Moulai Jafar (Q.S) performed Khidmat of Dawat for twenty
years after Moulai Raj (Q.S), along with Moulai Abdul Wahhab (Q.S) and
Moulai Qasim (Q.S). It was during this time when the Dawat was
transferred to India from Yemen, when the 23rd Dai-al-Mutlaq Syedna
Mohammed Ezzuddin (R.A) performed Nass on Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A)
Syedna AbdeAli Saifuddin (R.A) said about Moulai Jafar
(Q.S) that, “Moulai Jafar was really a Moon during the dark night of
trial and was unique in every way." He passed away at a very late age.
Moulai Abdul Wahhab Bin Moulaya Firoz
Maulai Abdul Wahhab (Q.S) became Vaali-ul-Hind after Moulai
Raj bin Moulai Hasan (Q.S.). By the farmaan of the 21st Dai-Al-Mutlaq
Syedna AbdulHussain Husamuddin (R.A) , he shifted to Ahmedabad and gave
up worldly wealth for the khidmat of Dawat. Syedna Husamuddin (R.A)
wrote' Misaal Sharif'(a message) to Maulai Abdul Wahhab (Q.S) that Dawat
was in heavy debt and he should try to raise the required sums from
mumineen with all his efforts.
After a few days Moula Abdul Wahhab
(Q.S.) passed away.
Moulai Shaikh Qasim Bin Hasan (Q.S.)
Wafat : 27th Jamad-Il-Ula 950 AH.
Maulai Qasim (Q.S) became
Vaali-ul-Hind after Maulai Abdul Wahhab (Q.S). He hailed from Ahmednagar
was a scholar in Ilm. He performed khidmat with his soul and
wealth for the cause of Dawat. During the 'fitnat', Maulai Qasim (Q.S)
shifted from Ahmedabad to Rajputana. By the farmaan of Hazrat Aliya,
Maulai Qasim (Q.S) constructed a house in Ahmedabad, and renovated the
old Masjid. All Hindus and Muslims respected Him. Maulai Qasim (Q.S.)
established Madresa for Nashar of Ilms. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) and
Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin (R.A) received Ilm from Him.
khidmat of 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Duat Mutlaqeen. By seeing this
khidmat of Maulai Qasim (Q.S) Munafeqin burnt with envy.
falsely instigated Hakim Khan Jahan against Maula. Khan Jahan imprisoned
Maulai Qasim (Q.S) for a long period. At that time Shaikh Munjal’s
family strived for the release of Maulai Qasim (Q.S).
Dai-Al-Mutlaq sent Adnal-Mafaaseeh from Yemen to take the
'Imtehaan'(test) of Maulai Qasim (Q.S). Maulai Qasim (Q.S) was the last
Vaali-Ul-Hind. Thus , the seat of the Dawat was transferred from Yemen
to India during the era of Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A). At that period
Maulai Qasim (R.A) expired and his 'Qabr Mubarak'(tomb) is in the
Qabrastaan of Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin (R.A).
Raj Bin Dawood Bin Mohammed Soni (Q.S.)
Wafat : 2nd Rajab-Ul-Asab 925 AH.
Moulai Raj Soni (Q.S) performed Khidmat of Moulai Adam (Q.S),
Moulai Hasan (Q.S), and Moulai Raj (Q.S). Moulai RajSoni (Q.S) guided
Mumineen to the right path of Imaan. During the fitnat of Laeen Jafar,
Moulai RajSoni (Q.S) served Dawat with total devotion. He manufactured
soap, and led a contended life. Moulai Rajsoni (Q.S) was Alam in the Ilm
of Dawat. During the fitnat of Laeen Jafar, Moulai Raj Soni (Q.S)
purified 'nufuss'(vicious doubts) of Mumineen by the Ilm of Dawat.
Syedi Khoj bin Malak (Q.S) says zikar “That the king of Khurasan
asked certain questions and asked Sultan Muzaffar to get it answered by
the 'Olama of Awaam'(wise men of the people) there. Sultan Muzaffar
passed it on to the Olama of Awaam for solution. All their answers
failed to satisfy the King. Some of the persons informed the Khurasan
about Moulai RajSoni (Q.S) being a very clever person and capable of
answering his queries. Khurasani came to Moulai RajSoni (Q.S) but on
seeing Moulai Raj (Q.S) wearing worn out clothes, and making soaps he
doubted whether he would answer his queries. But when the questions were
put to Moulai RajSoni (Q.S),the wisdom in his answers amazed Khurasani.
He went to Sultan Muzaffar and said, “ It is surprising that you are
unaware of an Aalim like Moulai RajSoni (Q.S) in your Kingdom”. The
Olama of Awaam were jealous. They hatched a conspiracy against Moula Raj
(Q.S) on the ground of his being a Shia, imprisoned him and killed him.
At the time of Shahadat of Moulai Raj Soni (R.A) the Sun was
eclipsed, and stones rained from the sky. A few days before his
Shahadat, Moulai RajSoni (Q.S) informed his nephew Mulla Masood and
instructed him not to try for his release as he was destined to be Qatal
after 40 days.
Moulai Raj Soni’s (Q.S) Jisam Mubarak remained lying
on the earth for three days. There were earthquakes. Miya Taj Fakhruddin
(Q.S) of Kapadvanj brought his Laashaa Mubarak from the place of
execution to the Bibipura Qabrastan.
Syedi Khoj bin Malak (Q.S) used
to say that the dust of His Qabar Mubarak is an antidote against all
Moulai Khwaja Kalaan Bin Abdullah (Q.S.)
19th Zilqad-Il-Haram 872 AH.
In accordance with the wishes of Wali-E-Hind, Al Maula Ali bin
Ishaq (Q.S) and at the request of Sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of
Ahmedabad city, Moulai Khwaja Kalaan (Q.S) left Patan for Ahmedabad for
the khidmat of Moulai Adam.
Syedi Khoj bin Malak (Q.S) said that,
Moulai Khwaja Kalaan (Q.S) established a locality (Mohallah) and
constructed a Masjid at Ahmedabad. Most of the Mumineen take ‘Mannat’ Of
Moulai Khwaja Kalaan. His Qabar Mubarak is in the Kabrastaan of Moulai
Adam Saheb (Q.S)
Moulai Khwaja Mohammed Bin Ishaaq (Q.S.)
Wafat : 17th
Moulai Khwaja Mohammed (Q.S) was in Khidmat of the Vaali-ul-Hind.
All his brothers deserted Deen during the fitnat of laeen Jafar, but he
remained unflinchingly steadfast to the faith of Imaan. The enemies
executed him. His holy Qabar Mubarak is in the vicinity of Mulla Shaikh.
The enemies have repeatedly tried to destroy his holy Qabar. The
grill around the Qabar was fixed during the period of Syedna Abdullah
Maulaya Miya Maamji Bin Shaikha Mujaal (Q.S.)
Miya Mamji (Q.S.) was a generous person and did khidmat of Dawat
with his wealth and regularly gave 'Ziyafat'(feasts) in honour of
Vaali-ul-Hind and noble Hudud’s and gifted them 'Faakhir'(excellent)
Hadiyah. Miyaa Maamji (Q.S) was a very powerful landlord and wielded
considerable influence in the government. He performed khidmat of Syedna
Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) and Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin (R.A) and received Dua
Mubarak of both.
Miya Mamji (Q.S) built a Masjid in Ahmedabad at
Qutbi Mazar. It is considered to be one of the oldest Masjids of
Ahmedabad which was, reconstructed by 52nd Dai-Al-Mutlaq Syedna Mohammed
Burhanuddin (T.U.S) and Inaayat the name as ‘Burhani Masjid’.
Mamji (Q.S) was martyred by enemies when he was performing
'Vuzu'(ablution) on Friday during the era of Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin
Miya Mamji’s (Q.S) Qabar is situated in the
'Qabrastaan'(cemetery) of Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin (R.A).
Moulai Miya Ahmed bin Ajab Shah (Q.S)
Wafat : 17th Ramazan-Ul-Moazzam 980 AH.
Moulai Ahmed (Q.S) was the brother of Syedna Dawood bin Ajabshah
(R.A). He performed Khidmat of Duat Mutlaqin. After performing Hajj ,
Moulai Ahmed (Q.S) went to Yemen in Hazrat Aaliyaa of Syedna Yusuf
(R.A). Suddenly Syedna Yusuf (R.A) was falsely imprisoned by the ruler
due to false propaganda against Syedna by the enemies, and the houses
owned by Syedna were plundered. The ruler demanded seven thousand Abrami
(Rupees) to release Syedna. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) asked Ashaab
for loan but none obliged. At this time, Moulai Ahmed (Q.S) came forward
and sold some goods that he had brought for sale and paid the sum.
Moulai Ahmed (Q.S) did a lot of khidmat during the period of Syedna
Jalal (R.A) and Syedna Dawood bin Ajabshah (R.A). Moulai Ahmed's (Q.S)
Qabr Mubarak is situated near the Qabr Mubarak of Moulai Malak bin Firoz