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

In this Majlis, Syedna recounts the events that led to Syedna Dawood’s victory over Sulayman in the court of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor.

How did Sulayman entice one of the ministers in Akbar’s court to support him? Why did Syedna Dawood go into concealment in Ahmedabad? What kind of torture and oppression did the Hudood of Dawat and Mumineen endure?

What are the events that transpired until Syedna Dawood decided to travel to Akbar’s court? How was the dispute settled and what are the arguments that were presented? How did Syedna Dawood’s shaan become manifest in Akbar’s court?

Syedna TUS answers these questions in this Majlis, the 64th in the Majalis al Hikma series.


In the previous Majalis, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS has explained the cause of the Sunni Shi’a split (Majlis 47-49) 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 continues to discuss the split of the Sulaymani faction in the time of the 27th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Da’ud bin Qutubshah Burhanuddin RA (Majlis 62-63).