39th Dai-Al-Mutlaq Syedna Ibrahim Vajihuddin Saheb RA

Miqat Date: 
17 Moharramul Haram

 

39th Dai-Al-Mutlaq Syedna Ibrahim Vajihuddin Saheb (RA)

Birthdate : 22 Rabiul Awwal 1101 H. (1690 AD)
Date of Wafaat : 17 Moharramul Haram 1161 H. (1754 AD), Ujjain
Period of Dawat : 18 years

Syedna Ibrahim Vajihuddin (R.A), the revered son of Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin (Q.R) was a person of erudition and procured his initial education from his learned father. At the young age of twenty-one, Syedna Vajihuddin (R.A) was sent by his father for the 'Khidmat' (servitude) of the Dai in Ujjain . Syedna Vajihuddin (R.A) served Syedna Kalimuddin (R.A) and Syedna Nooruddin (R.A) in the most adverse of times.

In 1143H, Ujjain was affected by a severe drought. Followers of different religions prayed for rain but in vain. Syedna Vajihuddin (R.A) along with Mumineen (faithful) proceeded to the banks of river Sipra and prayed to Allah for rain. On conclusion of his prayers, the people of Ujjain were indeed relieved as it soon started raining heavily.

It is said that Syedna Vajihuddin (R.A) was concerned about appointing his successor . One day, on being taken ill Syedna Vajihuddin (R.A) while asleep raised his hands and performed Tasleem (humble gesture of respect). Aaisaheba Jiwna, wife of Syedna Ismail Badruddin (R.A) on observing this phenomenal action asserted that Syedna Badruddin(R.A) had similarly acted on nearing his death. On regaining consciousness, Syedna Vajihuddin (R.A) said "I saw Maulana Ali (S.A), Syedna Kalimuddin (R.A), Syedna Nooruddin (R.A) and my revered father Syedi Hakimuddin(R.A) in my sleep. They all instructed me to appoint my son (Syedna Moaiyad R.A) as my successor. Later Syedna Vajihuddin (R.A) was bestowed with health and in 1158H, on the eve of Ghadir-e-Khum he performed Nass (successor) upon his son Syedna Moaiyad (R.A). In 1167H Syedna Vajihuddin (R.A) once again took ill and expired in the beginning of the subsequent year.

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