His Holiness Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin Saheb called on the President of India His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on Friday 13th of February to convey the greetings of the Dawoodi Bohra Community. In the hour-long meeting matters pertinent to the role of the community in the future of the nation were discussed.
His Holiness said, as presented in detail above, that he continues the legacy of the recently passed-away 52nd His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb to guide the community men and women toward education, values and character building; to live as peace loving, contributing and socially active model citizens of India, in the service of the nation.
The meeting was scheduled at 1pm and Syedna TUS led Imamat Namaz in the Visitor’s Room at Rashtrapati Bhavan before the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting Syedna presented the President a bouquet of flowers conveying his greetings and the greetings of the Dawoodi Bohra Community. After conveying the greetings, Syedna TUS prayed for the progress of our nation, Hidnustan (India) and for the good health of the President for continued service to the nation. At the end of the meeting, Syedna gifted a traditional shawl to the President and also a copy of Treasury of Virtues, the sayings of Imam Ali compiled by al-Qadi al-Quda’i and translated by Shz. Dr. Tahera baisaheba. The President appreciated the book and said that, “I will read it with great interest.”
Photos of the meeting and a selection of the media coverage of the meeting is presented on Fatemidawat.com. To read about the issues discussed during the meeting and Syedna Qutbuddin's discussion with the President, click here.