Hasanfeer Shaheed (QS)
Date of Wafat:
23rd Moharramul-Haram 795 H. (1392 A.D)
Just as Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (R.A) was
the first Dai to be martyred, Syedi Hasanfeer (Q.R) was the first amongst
Hudud Kiram (Q.R) who sacrificed his life for the sake of Islam and Dawat.
Syedi Hasanfeer (Q.R), an ascendant from the lineage of Maulaya Abdullah
(Q.R), was appointed Wali of Hind by Syedna Abdullah Fakhruddin (R.A).
An erudite scholar, he was frequently consulted by the Sultan of Patan
for matters pertaining to various issues. Earlier, the Sultan of Patan was
left perplexed about the in-depth meaning of the Quranic verse that
pronounced that "One cannot enter Jannat unless a camel passed through the
eye of a needle". Many a wise man had been consulted but none could
satisfy the Sultan with their answers. Eventually, Syedi Hasanfeer (Q.R)
was approached. He laid a condition that the Sultan exchange his cloths
with his and stand infront of him while he, Syedi Hasanfeer (Q.R), occupy
the Sultan's place on the throne. On acceptance and implementation of
these conditions by the Sultan, Syedi Hasanfeer (Q.R) asserted that this
submissive gesture of the Sultan in its self was the answer to the query.
He further enunciated that likewise, if one abide's by and follows the
path shown by Wali-ul-Amar (person with spiritual authority) with total
commitment, faith and devotion, than only would one enter Jannat (heaven).
Pleased and sufficed by these answers, the Sultan presented Syedi
Hasanfeer (Q.R) with the Jagir of Denmal.
Envied by his popularity and
closeness with the Sultan, some ministers of the Sultan plotted Syedi
Hasanfeer's (Q.R) execution. He was martyred soon after on 23rd Muharramul
Haram 795 H at Denmal. It is said his parrot, which accompanied him, flew
and informed Mumineen the death of its master.
Zainuddin (R.A) is the first Dai from the progeny of Syedi Hasanfeer
Hundreds of thousands of people have fulfilled their desires
and found solace while visiting the Qabar Mubarak (grave) of Syedi
Hasanfeer's (Q.R) over the centuries. Syedi Abdulqadir Hakimuddin (Q.R)
frequently used to visit Denmal for Ziyarat (pay respects and homage) and
even authored a Qasida (poetic verses) in praise of Syedi Hasanfeer (Q.R).
Syedna Taher Saifuddin (R.A) laid the foundation stone of the Roza Mubarak
(mausoleum) of Syedi Hasanfeer (Q.R) on 13th Safarul Muzaffar 1339H. The
construction was completed within eight years and was inaugurated by
Syedna Taher Saifuddin (R.A) on 27th Shavvalul Mukarram 1345 H.