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Majlis 62: "How did the Sulaymani faction split off from Haqq?" - Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS

31 October 2021

In the 62nd Majlis, Syedna TUS explains the Sulaymani faction which followed the false claim of Sulayman bin Hasan, the grandson of the 24th Dai. When the 26th Dai Syedna Dawood bin Ajabshah RA passed away, Sulayman initially gave Misaaq (the Oath of Allegiance) to the 27th Dai Syedna Dawood bin Qutubshah RA. Three years later he claimed the Daiship for himself. This was based on a fabricated letter of Nass by the scribe of the 26th Dai. The sons of the 26th Dai also colluded with Sulayman and enticed the ruler of Ahmedabad to support them. The dissension and fitnat of Dawat’s enemies grew so powerful that 27th Dai was forced into concealment.

What were the circumstances that arose within Dawat due to which people within the Dai’s home and family supported Sulayman? Who conspired with the scribe of the 26th Dai? Why did the ruler of Ahmedabad support Sulayman?

Why are we known as Dawoodi Bohras? What is the greatest proof of Syedna Dawood bin Qutubshah RA’s truthfulness?

What are the echoes of Sulayman’s fitnat in our day and age?

Syedna TUS answers these questions in this Majlis, the 62nd in the Majalis al Hikma series. He will expand further on this in the next Majlis inshaallah.

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.

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