Qutb Syed Abutahir Madani Shaheed
Qutb syed Aboothahir madhani Shaheed Radiyallhu Ta’ala anhu was the elder son of Qutb Sulthan Syed Ibrahim Shaheed badhusha and Seyyida Zainab @ Syed Ali Fathima Radiyallah ta’ala anha. Qutb Syed Abutahir was born in Madinah al Munawwara while his father Sulthan Syed Ibrahim Shaheed was the emperor of Madinah. Syed Abuthahir Shaheed spent his childhood days in Madinah for the cause of education. Syed Abootahir Shaheed felt very ecstatic and proud to be brought up in the soil of Madinah, the home of Prophet Muhammad, their ancestral forefather. When Sulthan Syed Ibrahim Shaheed quit the Empire of Madinah to spread Islam in the South Asian countries like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he took his family amidst stringent hardships. Qutb Syed Abootahir was around 16 years old during this travel. Qutb Syed Abootahir madhani Shaheed spent his entire life for the sake of spreading Islam. He participated in the rigorous war with the pandiya kings of Bouthiramanickapattinam in the age of 18, like his forefathers Imam Ali Akbar and Imam Qasim ibn Hasan raziyallah Ta’ala anhumaa did in the battle of Karbala. Hazrath Qutb Syed Abutahir presided a wing in the war without any hesitation. In the war many ministers of King Vickram Pandiyan and finally the only prince of Pandiya Kingdom, Indra Pandiyan was killed by Hazrat Syed Abootahir shaheed, because of which the war was stopped for a while. King Vikrama Pandiyan, after discussing with magicians again started the war, in which Qutb Syed Abutahir Raziyallah Ta’ala anhu was martyred in the age of 18. As Allah says in Quran “Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord; Al-Qur’aan 3:169”. Hazrat Syed Abootahir Shaheed is alive blessings thousands of pilgrims daily. As Khlaifa Haroon Rasheed Levvai a Huqdhar (Share Holder) says in his Tamil poetry, Um vaasal munnaley mannum marundhu aagudhayya..!!!, which means (Even) soil (of Madinah) turns a medicine in your campus, lakhs of people who come to seek refuge from magical maladies and other incurable illness find their remedy from the soil of erwadi dargah.