32nd Dai-Al-Mutlaq Syedna Qutubkhan Qutbuddin Shaheed Bin Syedna Dawood Qutubshah RA
Birth : 30th Zilqad-il-Haram 985 H., Ahmedabad
Shahadat : 27th Jamad-il-Ukhra
Duration Of Dawat : 2 Years
Dai-Al-Mutlaq Syedna QasimKhan Zainuddin (R.A) bestowed 'Nass' on Dai-Al-Mutlaq Syedna Qutubkhan Qutbuddin (R.A). He is the only Dai with the honour of 'Shahadat'(martyrdom) amongst Duat Mutlaqeen. Just as Imam Husain(AS) was bestowed with the honour of saving Islam through martyrdom, so also Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) got the honour of martyrdom at Ahmedabad, which is also known as small Karbala(the place of martyrdom of Imam Husain(AS)).
He accompanied Syedna Dawood bin QutubShah (R.A) to Lahore as a trusted aide and confidant. Syedna Shaikh Adam Safiyuddin (R.A) had bestowed on him the Rutbah of Haddiyat. Syedna Qasim Khan Zainuddin (R.A) had appointed him in Rutbah of Mazoon, and then later, bestowed Nass on Him.
Syedna Zainuddin (R.A) when performing Nass on Him gave 'Bushra of Shahadat'(foretold of his martyrdom). Similarly His father Syedna Dawood bin QutubShah (R.A) also gave Bushra of Shahadat.
The Mumineen of Syedna QasimKhan Zainuddin's (R.A) era were very pious, writes Syedi Hasanji Badshah (Q.S.)in his 'Tazkerat'. When Syedna QasimKhan Zainuddin (R.A) bestowed Nass on Syedna Qutbuddin (R.A) , the jealous enemies plotted to assassinate Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A). They made false allegations in the court of Aurangzeb, that Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) is Maula of 'Rafzi' so he should be executed. Abdul Gavi, on their behest, took permission from Aurangzeb to arrest Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A). Syedna(RA) knew that Rasullullah (A.S) had predicted that in one thousand years, a Dai will be martyred and that he was the chosen one.
When they came to arrest him, Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) was in the house of Ajabbu Saheba giving 'sabak'(lessons). Hudud Fozala tried to suggest that he should go into seclusion but he refused and said he was destined to be martyred and protect them all. As the enemy came in closer led by Qasim Andhla, Maulana gave 'razaa'(permitted)all the Hudud to leave. Ajabbu Saheba enquired why Syedna had sent the Hudud away? On hearing Maulana tell his beloved daughter that the enemies had come to arrest him, Ajabbu was very much perturbed and asked him to come inside her room and that she would shut the door. He answered her by saying that martyrdom was his destiny. He bade her farewell, and asked her to go to her room. Ajabbu Saheba asked Syedna(RA) " Bawaji Saheb when will we meet"? Maulana said "At Roz-e-Qayamat".
Shah Beig who was a Shia forced his way into the house. He brought out books which filled 6 carts and forced Syedna(RA) to ride in the cart. Allah Subhanahu had guided Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) to take Mansus Syedna Feer Khan Shujauddin (R.A) along, just as Imam Hussain (S.A) had taken Imam Zain-Ul-Abedin (S.A) in Karbala. Aurangzeb had ordered the Ulmaa to interpret the books of Dawat, but they could not comprehend anything.
It was the beginning of a long, dark night. Shah Beig asked Abdul Gavi to keep Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) and Syedna Shujauddin (R.A) under his vigil. Mumineen and Mumenaat of Ahmedabad from 22 Mohallah's stood in the bazaar crying.Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) said, "My beloved Sons of Dawat go to your houses and take rest. The enemies have arrested me for 'Shahadat'". Thereafter the enemies put a black rope in the neck of Maulana Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) and made him stand before Laeen Aurangzeb. Laeen said "O Qutbuddin, admit that you are a Rafzi"!! Maulana Qutbuddin (R.A) was old but roared with the strength of a lion. "Neither am I a Rafzi nor My forefathers. We are on 'Aein Sunnat'(the Right path)". Abdul Gavi ordered him to confess or be ready to be executed. Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) said "You cannot frighten me with threats of execution. I am ready to sacrifice even my life for the love of Aal-e-Mohammed (S.A)". Laeen Abdul Gavi became angry and ordered them to be taken to prison. The enemies of Dawat on seeing that Syedna Qutbuddin (R.A) had not confessed and did not succumb to our threats, made a false 'Mehzaraa'(writ petition) and took a forged signature and made arrangements for the execution of Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A).
Finally, on the 27th day of Jamad-al-Ukhra, the day of Shahadat arrived. Just as Imam Zain-Ul-Abedein (A.S) accompanied Imam Husain(AS), Syedna Shujauddin (R.A)also accompanied Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A). He performed Nass on Syedna FeerKhan Shujauddin (R.A) and then fearlessly and without worries, went to his martyrdom. On the order of Qatl, Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) asked to pray 2 Rakaat Namaz. After finishing Namaz, Syedna asked them on what basis they were executing him even though he prayed the 'Kalemat-Us-Shahadat'. Laeen ordered Jallad to execute Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A). Maulana Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) said to Jallad "Let me perform Sajdaah" . Syedna Qutbuddin (R.A) bowed down in Sajdaah and was martyred.