49th Dai-al-Mutlaq Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(RA)
Date of Birth : 24th Ramazan 1256H / 1840AD
In the year 1272H, he was conferred Hadiyat and laqab of Burhanuddin on Ashura. Syedna Najmuddin(RA) prepared him to undertake the responsibilities of being Dai.
Syedna Najmuddin(RA) made him Rasul Hudud. Syedna Husamuddin(RA) appointed him as Mukasir and he was Wali of Mumbai.
After performing nass on him, Syedna Husamuddin(RA) passed away in Ahmedabad. Syedna Burhanuddin(RA) was in Bombay and couldn't go to Ahmedabad at the time due to heavy rains.
Syedna Burhanuddin(RA) was Dai for 15 years. 5 years were of intense hardship, in which the debts of Dawat were settled. The next five years, he regularised and organised the working of the order and for the next five, he ensured that Dawat was safe and the banner of Dawat was raised aloft in all directions .
He constructed many 'Masajid' (Mosques), 'Madrasah' (Schools to impart religous education) and 'Musafirkhanas'(Place for travellers to stay). He also instituted the rasm of providing meals to 'Zuwwar' (travellers) at the places of Ziyaarat.
In 1320H, he went to Kerbala. His wife, Amatullah Aaisaheba was expecting Syedna Taher Saifuddin(RA). He asked her to gather the barakat of Imam Husain's zarih for the unborn child by touching her stomach to the Zarih.
In 1321 H, he went for Haj and arrived at the Ka'aba on 29th Zilqad. The King of Hijaz, gave him a warm welcome and a ceremonial procession was taken out in Mina , where everyone was amazed at the radiance emanating from Syedna(RA), just like an angel.
In 1323, his health deteriorated and on the 11th of Zilhaj, he conferred nass upon Syedna Abdullah Badruddin(RA) and passed away.