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45th Dai Syedna Tayyeb Zainuddin RA

28 August 2015

The 15th of Zilqada is the Urus of great 45th Dai al-Mutlaq, Syedna Tayyeb Zainuddin – Surat.

After Syedi AbdulQadir Hakimuddin, the brother and Mansoos of the 43rd Dai Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin, passed away in his lifetime, detractors and enemies of Dawat scoffed “who will he (the 43rd Dai) appoint now?”. Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin, replied in one of his poems “I will do what my maula Imamuz-zaman inspires me to do”. Soon after, he called the two sons of Syedi Jivanjee from Burhanpur and personally began their tarbiyat and education. The two sons, Syedna Mohammed Izzuddin (the younger brother) and Syedna Tayyeb Zainuddin (the elder brother), became the 44th and 45th Dai. A testament to the fact that the chain of Du’at will continue and that the light of Allah will never be extinguished.

On the occasion of Urus we are pleased to present this biographical article on Syedna Tayyeb Zainuddin RA. The article is written by Shz. Dr. Bazat Saifiyah baisaheba who researched and wrote her PhD thesis at Oxford University on the history of the Du’aat Mutlaqeen in Yemen and has extensively studied the history of Du’aat Mutlaqeen in India. The full PDF of the article is published here.