The succession of the true and blessed Da'wat, which exists on the facade of the earth from the beginning of creation till the Day of Resurrection (Qayaamat) , continues to disengage us from the bodily confinement and personifies our deeds, abiding to the shari'at, and ascends us to the sanctity and sacredness through the path of salvation (najaat). The competent authority of Allah (Hujjat) is always present on this globe below the skies, either publicly (zaahir) or in the veil (satar, baatin). Allah Ta'aala says in the Qur'an that, ‘This practice (sunnat) has been continuing from timeless periods and there is no possibility of change or alteration in it; and in every era there is a fiend, infernal and hellish Satan (Shaitaan) against the divine and saintly authority of Allah (Hujjat).'

After the seclusion of Imaam Taiyab (AS) even in the time of Du'aat-e-Mutlaqeen (AQ) there were many malevolent and evil attempts to harm and break up the firm and flawless foundation of Da'wat. Allah has revealed and created this Da'wat under the silhouette of reputation and guidance and He has taken the responsibility to protect it. This is the citation and status of Allah, His book and the light of lamp which will never extinguish even in the times of extremes and hardships. There were many futile and fruitless endeavors to shatter the chain of succession Da'wat and there were many conspiracies and plots to disrupt the perpetual and everlasting practice of Nass (appointing the next Da'i by Da'i uz-Zamaan al-Mutlaq). In spite of all the odds and cursed forces, Allah has protected and saved this heavenly Da'wat which is the nucleus of guidance for mumineen and which will remain as a blooming flower in the divine garden of Allah; on the face of this earth.

The first martyr of the succession of Du'aat ul-Mutlaqeen (AQ) in India, Saiyedna wa Maulaana ‘Ali Shamsuddin bin Ibraaheem (AQ) quotes in one of his lectures that, “The day I was born, my grandfather 28 th Da'i ul-Mutlaq Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin Saheb (AQ) told and he used to repeat the same thing on many occasions that; Allah has calmed and cooled my eyes with the birth of Miyaa ‘Ali”. Saiyedna ‘Ali was appointed as the 29 th Da'i ul-Mutlaq by the divine ritual of Nass; which was done both publicly and among selected assembly members (hudood and fuzalaa). During the same time, being an eloquent speaker and litterateur; he wrote a letter to Ash-Shaikh Shamsuddin bin Ash-Shaikh ‘Ali Raees bin Ash-Shaikh Hasan who was his confidant. In his letter Saiyedna ‘Ali clearly stated that our pillar of guidance and quintessence, my grandfather Saiyedna Shaikh Aadam Safiyuddin Saheb (AQ) had never passed off from this world before doing Nass and appointing me as his successor and declaring me as the Da'i of three regions viz. Hind, Sind and Yemen. Nass on Saiyedna ‘Ali was done on 3 rd Rajab ul-‘Asab 1030 A.H. by Saiyedna Safiyuddin Saheb (AQ) in the presence of all ashaab (members) of Da'wat, tolabaa (students) of madrasa, and huge crowd of mumineen. Names of some Maulaaii who witnessed this event were; Ibraaheem bin Shaikh Mohammad, Mohammadji bin Khaanji, Khaanji bin Mohammadkhaan, Ameenji bin Jalaal, ‘Ali Mohammad bin Dawood, Qaasimji bin Feer, Taiyabji bin Saiyedna Dawoodji Qutubshah (AQ), Ya'qoob bin Nizaam Dakhkhani and Shahooji bin Dawood.

On 4 th Rajab ul-‘Asab 1030 A.H. after the prayer of nisfillayl, Saiyedna Safiyuddin Saheb (AQ) called his brother in law Miyaa Hasankhaan in whose presence he again repeated the words of Nass on Saiyedna ‘Ali (AQ). He said to Miyaaji that being his staunch follower, loyal companion, close confidant and unconditional assistant I know that you will obey my each order. He also cautioned Miyaaji about the cursed person who will claim himself as a Da'i ul-Mutlaq after him.

Besides the accounts from the lectures of Saiyedna ‘Ali (AQ) we find the whole description of the Nass on Saiyedna ‘Ali at innumerable places in the books of Da'wat. Insha Allaah we will continue to unleash the gems of truth from the lump of dirt and ignorance; the accounts and extracts which prove the truthfulness and legibility of Saiyedna ‘Ali (AQ) as 29 th Da'i ul-Mutlaq and as a bead in the rosary of Du'aat ul-Mutlaqeen.

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