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Legal Update - January 2020

22 January 2020

The cross-examination of His Holiness Syedna Taher Fakhruddin Saheb TUS (the Plaintiff) concluded on 29th January 2019, after hearings on 27 days at the Hon’ble Bombay High Court.

This was followed by the cross-examination of the Plaintiff’s expert witness, Professor Dr. Devin Stewart, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Emory University, USA. Professor Stewart is an independent expert on Ismaili Shia and Islamic history. He is also an expert in Arabic Studies and philology.

Professor Stewart’s cross-examination concluded on 6th December 2019 after 6 days of cross-examination. This was widely covered in online and print media by publications such as Mumbai Mirror, Indian Express, Free Press Journal, and others.

The cross-examination of the Plaintiff’s next witness, Mukasir-e-Dawat Dr. Syedi Husain Bhaisaheb Burhanuddin Saheb AAB, PhD in Quranic Studies from the University of Cambridge, who has translated documents in the Arabic and Lisan-ud-Dawat languages into the English language has been scheduled on the 23rd, 24th, 27th, and 28th January 2020 by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court.

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