The chamber had gone faint when a friend of mine stepped in. I think she spoke something which made the chatters low down; I think I saw tragedy strike on the faces of the girls as they said Shehzada Huzefa Bhaisaheb expired in Ahmadabad. My heart started to thump right away, the first thought which came was how is my Maula TUS? Hysteria and perplexity had exhausted our faces. A teacher came and told us about it officially and told that the paper was postponed for the time-being. We lined up and went into a hall, where everyone was settled already. I could hear silent murmurs from everywhere, but didn’t have the strength to look around.
I don’t recognize this Shehzada of Maula TUS well. I just have those vague descriptions of him in my mind which kept on revolving. I was filled with grievous loss when my Janab told us about his attributes. He’s the fourth son and the 7th child of Aqa Maula tus. And he’s done limitless things for us, the MSBians. And he was the one who initiated the concept of tabudaat which we every year do without any excuse for the long life of His Holiness. Doing khidmat all his life, he got the fruit today; when he closed his eyes in the serenity of Aqa Maula’s TUS shadow.
A tear rolled down as Janab said this with a mournful lamentable voice “aap ek chamakta tara tha dawat haadiya na.”
I felt like crying my heart out, for my Maula, for His TUS loss. But as I sat there diving into my thoughts, my friend beside me chanted one of the very best marasiya’s which took me back to Karbala and I gained sabr.
To have 2 of your children pass away in the same year, it’s heartbreaking. The deep weight of loss that covers you is indescribable. May my Maula TUS receive sabr.
May the Shehzada rest in the gratifying shade of Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin RA!