“A chill would run down my spine if I met his gaze, as if my entire self had turned into a book which was open for him to read.” That wasn’t just my experience of a brief encounter with Mazoon-ud-Dawat Syedi Qasim Bhaisaheb Hakimuddin but an experience of many momineen worldwide. The probing penetrative look, the splendour of his presence, the vessel of knowledge that he was, left many of us awe struck and dumbfounded around him.
Born to Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA and Ummul mumineen Fatema aisaheba, Syedi Saheb’s birthdate was 16th of Rajab 1350H. With valour and determination he performed khidmat of 3 Dais, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA, Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin RA and Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS.
Syedi Saheb was incharge of Al Vazarat tus Saifiya and took great deal of interest in the training of Ummal Kiram. Later he was appointed by Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin RA as one of the rectors of Al Jamea tus Saifiya in 1407 after the sudden demise of Syedi Yusuf Bhaisaheb Najmuddin.
Eversince his contributions to Al Jamea tus Saifiya remained incessant and notable. He was deeply involved in the affairs of the university especially the academic administration. He was instrumental in bringing in modern methodology of teaching to the university adhering to the principle of “blending the established old with the useful new.”
He was a scholar par excellence with a deep knowledge of taweel and haqiqat. Mumineen flocked to his asbaaq. The momineen of Karachi were also blessed numerous times with his knowledge and wisdom showered during ashara waaz and the asbaaqs he taught. Momineen would visit Karachi from various cities of Pakistan to partake the barakat of the Ilm of Aale Mohammad, taught by the great scholar himself.
Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin elevated him to the position of mukasir in 1435, and in 1439 bestowed upon him the position of Mazoon.
Syedi Saheb left the material world for the better one on the night of 19th Rajab ul Asab 1439, the same day as his father Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA.
The loss of Syedi Saheb is an irrecoverable one, a massive void is felt today in the mechanics of Dawat e Hadya. May Allah grant our Maula forbearance to bear this loss and grant Him a life of health and prosperity ta qayamat.
Amate Syedna TUS,
(With inputs from sources)