I have written numerous times about this particular group of khidmat guzars, but every time there is something momentous they take up and without fail everytime their challenges puts each one of us awestruck, which compels momineen like me to keep updating of them and boosting about them to the world.
What I had witnessed in the last 18 days is efforts untiring, withered, wilted, heat burnt skins, uniforms drenched with perspiration, dried throats and tongues parched with thirst yet I see humble expressions, caring, generous characters, smiling faces never declining a question nor leaving any querry unanswered.
The above may seem a repetitive description of them but the fact is that every time they are worthy of the same and I know of no other khidmat guzars who could ever be awarded in the world and hereafter for a khidmat of such description, calibre and expectation.
To put words to their deeds will always be a compromise, yet I struggle and try to be as honest without exaggerating much. So to say I am repeating every time the same words in their honour is just me paying my respects again for what they do and have been doing throughout, which for many like me is something we wouldn’t opt for the second time…
But this group never surrenders, they never stop, they bear lashes of all kinds, physical and verbal however they never seem to lift their brow to remarks which are outright rude and yet with challenges like these they with every passing day are getting more and more patient and professional in their endeavours to serve Maula TUS, which is their lone vision and mission, both.
After the fasal of Maula TUS in Karachi, the one group of khidmat guzars who were and had been on their foot, up and about, day and night, come hail come storm were the Burhani Guards. To prepare for Ashara Mubarak in any city is no simple task. To the making of the Tutak (adding another floor in masjid ) and decor of the Masjid to the management of roads and traffic our heroes were seen on their duties everywhere. They spent sleepless nights to guard all these preparations, the management of people, clearing the pathways and setting up ramps, the Burhani Guards facilitated and worked as the spine to a body in the successful completion of this historic event of Ashara Karachi, 1439.
One of the most controversial set of khidmat guzars, and understandably so because their duty deals a lot with the management of people, and any job that deals with human resource is bound to have some unpleasant tales attached to it. This is rather inevitable. But having said that the Burhani Guards are the ones who are the most yelled at, kicked, pinched and smacked!
We momineen understand the colossal responsibility they take up on their shoulders and take accountability for assisting us in achieving what we so dearly seek. Today I feel we must stop, think and thank these Khidmat Guzars who are spread out in the city, at the airport, railway station, at the border, at the traffic signals, at that dingy dark lane, in a shade less area standing for hours burning under the scorching heat of the sun, just to ensure that every event of Maula TUS is a success. While we are struggling for a glance of Maula TUS, for a space to spread out our prayer mats in an air conditioned masjid, they are the ones on guard ensuring we get all we want while they busy themselves in their duties, keeping themselves deprived of any such barakat or facility. But that is indeed just a limitation of our thought. It is only Maula TUS who truly awards and rewards them. No words or any material possession can put a value on the efforts they make, they sacrifices they give and of course the ultimate Dua of Maula TUS they receive.
Thank you Burhani Guards! JazakAllah Khairun
Amate Syedna TUS,