46. SYEDNA MOHAMMED BADRUDDIN (R. A) (1252-1256/1836-40)
The noble son of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin , Syedna Mohammed Badruddin remained for four years on the seat of Dawat. Unfortunately, in the parts of his period, that is on 19th Moharram 1253 AH, a horriblle fire erupted in Surat. This fire which started from a house of a parsi, moved towards Devdi and engulfed the houses situated there. A part of Syedna's Qasr and Ders e Saifee also suffered due to this fire. Kutub of Dawat were saved, Hudud Kiram and Talabat spent great strive in this regard. Consequently, Syedna Budruddin (R. A) had to leave Surat with all his family members and office of Dawat to Poona. He stay there till the houses in Surat were rebuilt. In Poona, he was accorded a warm welcome by the Government of Bombay. Numerous meeting took place between him and the Governor of Bombay. He received the distinguished privilege of yoking four horses to his carriage.
During the period of Syedna Mohammed Budruddin (R. A) Abdul Majeed became sulltan of Turkey in 1839. In the same Year, first opium war erupted between Britain and Chine. Samuel Morse (1791-1872) exhibited his electric telegraph in 1837 in New York. Charles Dicken published his best selller 'Oliver Twist' in 1838.
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