25th Dai Al-Mutlaq Syedna Jalal Shamshuddin Bin Maula Hasan RA
Date of Wafat (Death) : 16th Rabi-Ul-Akhar 975 AH, Ahmedabad
Duration of the Dawat : 4 Months.
Dai Al-Mutlaq Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin (R.A) succeeded the 24th Dai Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) on Arsh-Ud-Dawat.
He had the good fortune of doing deedar of Imam-Uz-Zaman twice in his dreams - once when Syedna Yusuf (R.A) had declared Nass on Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin (R.A), Imam-Uz-Zaman in his dream informed Syedna Jalal (R.A) that Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) had departed from this transitory world. The second time was when Imam-uz-Zamaan informed him to confer Nass upon the two Dawoods, Syedna Dawood Bin Ajabshah (R.A), and Syedna Dawood Bin Qutubshah (R.A).
Syedna Jalal (R.A) visited Yemen during the period of Syedna Mohammed Izzuddin (R.A), the 23rd Dai. He acquired knowledge from Syedi Hasan Bin Nooh (R.A). When Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) reached Yemen from Sidhpur after ascending the Arsh-Ud-Dawat, he gave sabak to Syedna Jalal (R.A) from Qitab-Ul-Haqaiq. At his behest Syedna Jalal (R.A) returned to India and reached Ahmedabad during the period of Sultan Mahmud-III in whose time 'fitnat'(subterfuge) had reared its ugly head.
Syedna Jalal (R.A) wanted to have a spacious house built for himself at Sarangpur but the insufficient funds at his disposal did not warrant its completion and was left incomplete. When Miya Mamaji Shaikh Mujal came to know of this, he undertook the responsibility of its completion under his supervision and attention.
The enemies of Dawat started spreading ill-faith in Yemen, consequently Syedna Yusuf (R.A) was forced to spend thousands of rupees for the cause of Dawat. Debts mounted on Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) for twenty years continuously. Syedna Jalal (R.A) managed to remit to Yemen, funds collected from India to facilitate Syedna Jalal's (R.A) mission there. When Syedna Yusuf (R.A) declared Nass in favor of Syedna Jalal (R.A) in Yemen, Syedna Jalal (R.A) was in Ahmedabad. When the Hudud in Yemen were called upon to stand witness to the Nass, some of the Mumineen from India present in Yemen in Hazrat Imamiyah suggested to Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) that Syedna Jalal (R.A) was seriously ill at the time they left India for Yemen and it was doubtful he could have survived this illness. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (R.A) declared emphatically, "I have faith that by 'Tayeed'(spiritual contact) of Imam-Uz-Zaman, my 'Nass'(handing over of the seat of Dawat to the rightful successor- next Dai) will reach Syedna Jalal (R.A) and Syedna Jalal (R.A) will be Dai-Al-Mutlaq on Arsh-Ud-Dawat". Syedna Jalal (R.A) recieved the nass and handed it over to Syedna Dawood bin Ajab Shah (R.A). A pristine, marble mausoleum was dedicated to his memory and inaugurated by Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(T.U.S) in the year 1401.
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