Al Wada! Al Wada! Ae Pyare Mehman, Alwada!
Hamare Aqa, Hamare Maula,
Hamare Haq Mai Duae Karna,
Waha Pe Ja Kar Na Bhool Jana,
Al Wada! Al Wada! Ae Pyare Mehman Al Wada!
Last Monday night, ecstasy had filled the air with the news of Aali Qadar Maula TUS’s arrival. This Monday night, each being was saddened with the words that Maula TUS will be bidding farewell and leaving for Mumbai.
In just one week, Mufaddal Maula TUS granted us mumineen with plenty of barakaat. Mumineen of Karachi, and from different cities in Pakistan were blessed with Deedar Sharaf, almost all the mumineen got Qadambosi Sharaf too, some even twice and thrice. Many people got the chance to give zyafat to Huzur-e-Aala TUS and have Qadam in their homes. Mumineen were designated with title of ‘mafsuhiyat’ and ‘hadiyat’. We got what we hadn’t imagined to get in our lives. It was truly a miracle!
As the week came to an end, in the last Magrib Isha namaz, mumineen gathered at Yusufi Masjid. After namaz, Maula TUS addressed us. Maula TUS reminded us of where we belong and what we must do; how one should live among every one and treat them. Maula TUS emphasized on forgiving and forgetting the times someone might have hurt us. As Maulana Ali A.S states:
And, also to ask for forgiveness to people who we may have hurt. This is because we are humans, and, deliberately or accidentally we hurt others. So, this is my apology to all those people I have hurt with my words or acts. I hope you would forgive me.
Maula TUS told us to stay together and take care of each other. And then He TUS asked us; ‘tame karso na mumineen?’ There were loud cries of ‘Maula Maula’ all around me. Thousands of mumineen were there, in the Masjid, in Sehen, in the parking lot and in the Jamaat Khana.
In the end Maula TUS quoted Burhanuddin Maula R.A’s words when he would bid farewell to mumineen. I felt as if it was Burhanuddin Maula R.A who was speaking at that moment, because, after Maula R.A’s wafaat, when we heard the Wada Bayan of Burhanuddin Maula R.A, the last time Maula R.A had Qadam in Karachi, it was in the same way. Only the difference was when Mufaddal Maula TUS stated ‘Yaha si Mumbai jaes, Roudat Tahera ma Syedna Taher Saifuddin ni zyarat ane Bawaji Saheb ni zyarat karis , tamara sagla ni taraf si bhi zyarat karis’. At each aspect in our life we remember Burhanuddin Maula R.A, we never forgot and will never forget our Maula R.A who took care of us, listened to our problems and was always there for us.
At last, after Maula TUS bestowed with words of wisdom, and recited the Salaam of Wada. Proceeding outside towards Sehen (I was sitting there), I saw sadness in Maula TUS’s eyes, that ‘Aik Nazar’ told everything. Looking at each mumin, Maula TUS cleansed each soul with just a glimpse. That moment cannot be put to words.
During this whole time I prayed that, may He TUS bestow this land with barakaat again and again, and may we always stay under his Saya Mubarak of protection and care. Ameen.
May Allah, grant us Taufeeq to work and act according to Maula TUS’s expectations at all times, in all aspects of life. May Allah take us to Roudat-Tahera soon so that we do zyarat of Syedna Taher Saifuddin R.A and Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin R.A. Ameen.
May Allah, grant our Maula our Saya, a long, healthy and prosperous life till the end of time. Ameen.
Amate Syedna Maulanal Mannan TUS,
Ruqaiya M Mustafa Lokhand Wala.