In the previous Majlis, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS explained that in the time of the 27th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Dawood bin Qutubshah Burhanuddin RA, the Sulaymani faction were led astray by the false claimant Sulayman bin Hasan, the grandson of the 24th Dai. In this Majlis Syedna TUS continues to address the split of the Sulaymani faction.

Sulayman was in Yemen when he falsely claimed the Daiship. What are the events that transpired after he arrived in India from Yemen? Who were those people from the household of the 26th Dai who followed Sulayman? Why did they do so? How did Syedna Dawood RA establish his rightful claim?

What are the lessons that we can learn from understanding the history of Sulayman’s fitnat?

How could the family of the 52nd Dai revolt? What has Syedna Burhanuddin RA said about the veracity of all Mazoons?

Syedna TUS answers these questions in this Majlis, the 63rd in the Majalis al Hikma series. In the next Majlis, Syedna TUS will speak about Syedna Dawood RA’s victory in the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s court.


In Majlis 47-49, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS explained the cause of the Sunni Shi’a split (and the split of the Zaydis in time of Mohammed al-Baqir SA (Majlis 50). He then addressed the split of the Isna-Ashari (Twelver Shi’a) faction following Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq SA (Majlis 51-52) and the Nizari split after al-Mustansir billah SA (Majlis 56). Syedna then discussed the split of the Majeedi faction after the 20th Imam al-Aamir bi-ahkaamillah SA (Majlis 60). In this Majlis Syedna discusses the split of the Sulaymani faction in the time of the 27th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Dawood bin Qutubshah Burhanuddin RA.