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Press Conference March 11, 2014 11/03/2014 | Press Releases

After the sad and tragic demise of our Beloved and revered Moula, Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Saheb RA, 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, Syedna Qutbuddin Saheb TUS revealed that Syedna Burhanuddin Saheb RA had anointed him as his successor on the 10th of December 1965, when he also…

Online Madrasa 8/03/2014 | Announcements

Online Madrasa for children in India (and similar time zones) will be started via video over the internet the following weekend. The madrasa classes will be conducted once a week on Saturday inshaallah. The groups will be as follows: Age 6-10, age 11-14 and age 15-18. Madrasa in the USA has been ongoing…

Maulatana Fatema SA Shahadat Majlis 7/03/2014 | Announcements

Mumineen are urged to gather on this auspicious occasion and pray the qasidas and salaams in remembrance of the shaan of Maulatuna Fatema. Click here for amal details.

2. Nass, once conferred, cannot be retracted 4/03/2014 | Syedna Qutbuddin’s Rightful Succession

According to our doctrine, once a successor is designated, that designation can never change and will never change. Nass is done by Imam-uz-zamaan’s ilhaam, and that ilhaam can never be wrong. The Imam according to our faith is infallible, ma’sum, and his Dai is kal-ma’sum and cannot make a mistake…

3. Position of Mazoon in the hierarchy of Dawat 4/03/2014 | Syedna Qutbuddin’s Rightful Succession

The rutba of Mazoon is the highest rutba in the dawat of satr after the Dai al-Mutlaq. The rutba is fully named Mazoon al-Mutlaq because of the high platform that it shares with the Dai al-Mutlaq. It is a rutba for which we give an oath of allegiance in the misaaq alongside the Dai. See further below…

4. Syedna Burhanuddin’s statements and actions for Syedna Qutbuddin indicating Nass 4/03/2014 | Syedna Qutbuddin’s Rightful Succession

On many occasions, Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin RA made public statements and performed actions for Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin that in our Deen indicate Nass and Dai-ni-shaan (and which go beyond physical closeness or dunyavi nazar): Appointment as Mazoon and Mansoos: In the misaaq majlis, just before…

1. Private Nass is valid according to Dawat doctrine 4/03/2014 | Syedna Qutbuddin’s Rightful Succession

Syedna Qutbuddin has stated that Syedna Burhanuddin proclaimed Nass on him in private 50 years ago right before he publicly declared his appointment as Mazoon. Syedna Burhanuddin also said at that time that it will become known in the future (jiware zahir thaase tiwaare thaase). Nass in private from…

Material showing Shz Mufaddal Bhaisaheb’s False Claims 4/03/2014 | Recent Succession Dispute

Golden Panorama: A Pictorial Commemoration of the Life and Service of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s Esteemed Mazoon, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin 3/03/2014 | Our Exemplars

The Golden Panorama aims to highlight to mumineen the zeal with which Syedna Qutbuddin has performed the khidmat of Syedna Taher Saifuddin and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, their nazaraat on Syedna Qutbuddin; to highlight Syedna Qutbuddin’s major contributions to Da’wat; and to highlight a life spent…

History of the Da’udi Bohra Tayyibis in Modern Times: The Da’is, the Da’wat and the Community 3/03/2014 | Our Identity

A chapter authored by Dr. Bazat Saifiyah Baisaheba Qutbuddin on the modern history of the Dawoodi Bohra community. This chapter was published in the book entitled A Modern History of the Ismailis: Continuity and Change in a Muslim Community, edited by Farhad Daftary, I.B.Tauri, 2010. The chapter presents…

The Da’udi Bohra Tayyibis: Ideology, Literature, Learning and Social Practice 3/03/2014 | Our Identity

A chapter authored by Dr. Bazat Tahera Baisaheba Qutbuddin on the ideology and cultural aspects of the Dawoodi Bohra Community. This chapter was published in the book entitled A Modern History of the Ismailis: Continuity and Change in a Muslim Community, edited by Farhad Daftary, I.B.Tauri, 2010. The…

Maultana Fatema SA Khutba Arabic and Translation 3/03/2014 | Explaining Past Events

The khutba that Maulatuna Fatema AS delivered after Rasulullah’s SA wafaat is presented with a side by side English translation. The khutba is heart rending oration in face of Rasulullah’s wafaat and the calamitous events that followed, the least of which was the denial of her rightful inheritance. The…

The Unity of Science, Philosophy and Religion 3/03/2014 | Philosophy of Life

The first article in the series introduces the Rasa’il and addresses the fundamental framing of the Rasa’il and the notion of the unity of science, philosophy and religion.

Excerpts from Syedna Taher Saifuddin's Testimony 3/03/2014 | Explaining Past Events

In the present circumstances we wish to highlight the challenges that previous Dais faced in establishing and maintaining the rights of the Dai al-Mutlaq. In the 1918-1919 Chanda bhai Gulla Case, Syedna Taher Saifuddin himself gave testimony for over a month. The hearings took place at the residence…

Syedna Ismail Badruddin (Bawa) RA Bin Maula Raj 3/03/2014 | Our Exemplars

The first article in this series is presented on Fatemidawat.com. This is a brief biographical article of the 34th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Ismail Badruddin bin Mulla Raj RA highlighting his lineage, and his early life and tarbiyat. It also touches briefly upon just one of the many glorious aspects of his…

Respect All Faiths, Respect All Knowledge 3/03/2014 | Respect all Faiths

The Ikhwan-al-Safa, The Brethren of Purity, warn their brothers to avoid ta’assub (prejudice) against any faith or any of the sciences in their intellectual pursuits as it blinds men to the truth. This open-mindedness, this willingness to see the good in all schools of thought, this spirit of understanding…

32 Dai Syedna Qutub Khan Qutbuddin Shaheed RA 3/03/2014 | Our Exemplars

This is a brief biographical article about the 32nd Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Qutub-Khan Qutbuddin al-Shaheed ibn Syedna Daud ibn Qutub-Shah RA highlighting his paak sirat and his shahadat (martyrdom).  It is written by Shz Dr Bazat Tahera Baisaheba

Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin RA 3/03/2014 | Our Exemplars

This is a brief biographical article about the 37th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Noor-Mohammad Nooruddin RA, highlighting his noorani sirat, his shafaqat-bhari tarbiyat of mumineen, and the travails that he faced at the hands of the ruler of Jamnagar, such that he had to leave his home and hometown and live…

“Bohras” – Encyclopedia of Islam 3rd Edition 3/03/2014 | Our Identity

The Encyclopaedia of Islam is considered the most authoritative and comprehensive compilation of articles on the subject of Islam in the English language. The second edition of the Encyclopaedia was a 16 volume work that was the first port of call for any researcher in the field of Arabic and Islamic…

Wajjahtu Wajhi Do’a 3/03/2014 | Frequently Recited Do’as

‘Wajjahto wajhi’ is the first doa we recite as soon as we start any of the five farizat or cumpolsary namaaz – Zohor, Asar, Maghrib, Isha, Fajer. The doa is inspired by the verses or aayats in the Qur’an recited by Ibrahim Nabi SA and Mohammed Rasulullah SA in which both prophets profess their faith…

Syedna Qutbuddin TUS Milad Mubarak 2/03/2014 | Announcements

Mumineen are urged to celebrate this auspicious day. Syedna Qutbuddin will preside over majlis in Darus Sakina Thane.  Click here for amal details 

Syedna Qutbuddin Qadambosi and Araz Behtak 2/03/2014 | Announcements

As earlier stated in the philosophy of Da’wat and the Guiding Principles, access to the Dai is available for all mumineen, not just a select few. For this reason, bethak audience with Syedna Qutbuddin will be scheduled every weekend inshaallah. The only condition for coming to this bethak is the belief…

Syedna Qutbuddin TUS Milad Majlis 1/03/2014 | Events

Dai-z-Zaman Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS presided over Milad Majlis on the eve of 29 Rabi ul Akhar, 1435H, in Darus Sakina, Thane. Mumineen mukhliseen and muminaat mukhlesaat had gathered there to araz tahani in Hazrat Imamiyyah. The Majlis began with a recitation of Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA Qasida…

Chehlum Majlis 27/02/2014 | Announcements

On the auspicious occasion of the Chehlum Mubarak of Maulana al-Muqaddas fi Ala Illiyyeen, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA), Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS will preside over Chehlum Majlis in Darus Sakina, Thane, at 11am on Wednesday, 26th Rabiul Akhar 1435H (26 FEB 2014). Mumimeen mukhliseen who are…

Interim Administrative Measures 27/02/2014 | Announcements

Qabrastan: It is important for a mumin when s/he dies that s/he be buried in the ground as per the hidayat of Shari’at. Followers of the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Qutbuddin have full rights to make use of all Dawoodi Bohra Qabrastans, as per principles of Da’wat and the law of the land. However, in immediate…

Syedna Burhanuddin RA Chehlum Majlis 26/02/2014 | Events

After observing Khatmul Qura’n every single day for 40 days, on the auspicious occasion of Syedna Burhanuddin’s RA Chehlum, his true successor, Syedna Qutbuddin TUS presided over Khatmul Qur’an Majlis here in Darus Sakina. After Qur’an Majeed tilawat, Syedna Qutbuddin recited the Sadaqalla Doa, remembering…

Syedna Burhanuddin Milad Majlis: Shehzada Dr. Aziz Bhaisaheb’s Speech 20/02/2014 | Sermons

20 Rabiul Aakhar 1435H This video is of Shz Dr. Aziz Bhaisaheb’s forceful and enlightening speech on Syedna Mohammed Burhannudin’s Milad. He said that this is usually a day of celebration, but today we are mourning the loss of Syedna Burhanuddin.  Drawing from Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin’s words of naseehat…

Syedna Burhanuddin RA Milad Majlis 20/02/2014 | Events

On the auspicious occasion of al-Dai al-Ajal al-Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s RA Milad Mubarak his esteemed successor Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS presided over Khatmul Quran Majlis and thereafter Milad Majlis. Maulana Qutbuddin delivered heart rending recital of Sadaqallah. Afer Khatmul…

Bohras who refuse to denounce Qutbuddin face boycott, threats 20/02/2014 | News Articles: Community

"Bohras who refuse to denounce Syedna Qutbuddin face boycott." - Mumbai Mirror

Madrasa 17/02/2014 | Education

Sabaq 17/02/2014 | Education

Directory of Masjids & Markaz 11/02/2014 | Connect Locally

The Markaz directory has been updated and will continue to be updated as new centers are formalized.  These community centers will help and support mumineen for religious and social activities.  Each Markaz has a Mas’ul(Coordinator) who is responsible for organizing and facilitating the following: Ibaadat…

Qasidas, Marsiyas, Salaams, Munajaats 7/02/2014 | Prayers

These section includes selections from the vast literary heritage of Da‘wat including Qasidas in the praise of Panjetan, Ai’mmat and Du’at, Marsiyas in the remembrance of Awliya’ and especially Imam Husian, and Salaams on our Hudaat. Munajaats in supplication to Allah Ta’ala are also available here.…

Bayaans 7/02/2014 | Watch

Mumineen, Muminaat and children listening to the bayaan mubarak of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS should do so observing the adab and etiquette it deserves. Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA once said that listening to bayaan is no lesser than being in namaaz.   

Syedna Qutbuddin’s response to the supposed reconciliatory message 7/02/2014 | Press Releases

After the sad and tragic demise of our Beloved and revered Moula, Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Saheb RA, 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, Syedna Qutbuddin Saheb TUS revealed that Syedna Burhanuddin Saheb RA had anointed him as his successor on the 10th of December 1965, when he also…


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