Our Exemplars

From Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed QR to the Dai Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS - A tradition of knowledge, compassion, and sacrifice

On the occasion of the urus of Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed QR, we remember his great endeavors and the ultimate final sacrifice of life for Dawat. Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA records his history in his risalat, and says that it is because of the unequivocal efforts and sacrifice of of Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed that today there are Muslim and Mumin in Wagardh (a region in modern day Rajasthan having a dense population of Dawoodi Bohras).

Syedna Al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi: Shz Bazat Tahera BS Encyclopedia of Islam article

Al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi was a "mighty peak of knowledge" during the height of the Fatimid Dynasty. He was the chief dai and bab ul abwab to Imam al-Mustansir for over 20 years, in which he administered the dawat and propelled our religion forward. His legacy remains to this day, and his majalis and hikmat are still taught to Mumineen.

Our Imams and Dua’t - Exemplars Of Virtue, Piety, Prayer, Self-Restraint, And Selflessness

Article by Shehzada Dr. Abdeali Bhaisaheb Saifuddin Shehre Ramadaan is a month of prayer, piety, selflessness, and self-restraint. Our Awliya Kiraam have always been our muqtada and our exemplars in this aspect and in all aspects. Rasulullah SA prayed at night until his feet complained to the Almighty and asked Him for relief. Amirul Mumineen SA spent all his considerable wealth to provide food for the entire city of Kufa.

Syedi Abdul-Qadir Hakimuddin QR (Burhanpur)

Mazoon of the 38th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Ismail Badruddin (Sani) RA
, Urus 5th / 27th Shawwaal, 1142 AH / 1730 AD,

Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin RA


32 Dai Syedna Qutub Khan Qutbuddin Shaheed RA


Syedna Ismail Badruddin (Bawa) RA Bin Maula Raj


Syedna Hatim bin Ibrahim RA 3rd Dai al-Mutlaq

On the occasion of the Urus Mubaraka of Syedna Hatim Mohyuddin RA, we are pleased to present a brief history of this great Dai as part of this series

Maulatuna Hurratul Malika Arwa binte Ahmad RA

Maulatuna Hurratul Malika Arwa binte Ahmad RA, the Hujjat of the Imam and the spiritual mother of the Du’aat Mutlaqeen. Maulatuna Hurratul Malika was also the Sulayhid Queen who ruled a large part of present day Yemen...

45th Dai Syedna Tayyeb Zainuddin RA

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

Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed QR (Galiakot)

The 27th of Muharram is the Urus of Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed QR- Galiakot...

50th Dai Syedna Abdullah Badruddin RA (Surat)

On the auspicious occasion of the Urus Mubarak of the 50th Dai Syedna Abdullah Badruddin RA (10th of Rabiul Awwal) we are pleased to present a biographical article written by Shehzadi Dr. Bazat Saifiyah Baisaheba...

Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS

On the auspicious occasion of the Urus Mubarak of the 50th Dai Syedna Abdullah Badruddin RA (10th of Rabiul Awwal) we are pleased to present a biographical article written by Shehzadi Dr. Bazat Saifiyah Baisaheba...

Quotes about the Prophet Mohammed from Bernard Shaw's Work

Mumineen and Muslims believe in Rasulullah SA as the greatest Prophet. Other notable thinkers and writers have also expressed their admiration and respect for Rasulullah SA. The following are some quotes by the renowned author George Bernard Shaw:

The Shaheeds of Ahmedabad: Lessons to Learn

Sijill Issue 11 – 25th Jamadil Ukhra 1435H

Dedication of ‘Saifee Villa’ to the Nation in 1961

In 1961 Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA dedicated Saifee Villa in Dandi to the Indian Government in the presence of PM Nehru. This was the historic villa where Gandhiji stayed in Dandi at the end of the Salt March in 1930. This is an excerpt from 'The Foundation' a monthly publication of the Saifee Foundation .......

“Why do you hold back your words? Compose. Even in the face of blameful criticism”

Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin’s RA stature amongst the Du’aat is that of a shining sun – shamsud-du’aatil-mutlaqeen. In the introduction of his Master’s thesis on Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin’s diwan, Shz Dr. Abdeali Bhaisaheb Saifuddin writes:

Impressions of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS Ashara Waaz – A Continuation of Past Duat Mutlaqeen

I have had the immense privilege to attend Ashara Mubaraka 1438H majalis with al-Dai al-Fatemi Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS. As an adna mumin and humble ghulam of Maulana TUS, I offer thousands of thanks and gratitude to Maulana for granting this great and immense blessing. As a small token of my gratitude to Maulana, I wish to share my initial impressions of Maulana’s waaz majalis...

Impressions of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS Ashara Waaz – Presence of Taqwa

I have had the immense privilege to attend Ashara Mubaraka 1438H majalis with al-Dai al-Fatemi Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS. As anadna mumin and humble ghulam of Maulana, I offer my khidmat-us-shukr to Maulana for this azeem ne’mat by sharing my impressions of the recently concluded Ashara Mubaraka 1438H.

“The Ark of Salvation Carries On”

As we approach the 27th of Muharram we recall that on 27th Muharram 1437H (8th November, 2015), the Urus day of Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed QR, Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA delivered a unique bayaan in the Urus Majlis, in the Poconos, USA.

Kings Forever

Dirar b. Damrah, one of Maulana Ali’s SA companions, described Amirul Mumineen and said, “Wisdom speaks upon his tongue.” Amirul Mumineen’s wisdom and eloquence resonate as powerfully today as they did hundreds of years ago...

“Winter is Coming”

This article is written by Dr Shehzada Abdeali Bhaisaheb Saifuddin: As we prepare for the onset of winter we remember the many harsh winters that Dawat has faced through its turbulent history. One such winter was the seclusion of Imam Tayyib AS early in the 12th century AD....

Determination in Despair – the Example of Maulatuna Zainab AS

As we commemorate the Chehlum of Imam Husain’s SA shahadat, we recall that these are the days in which Husain Imam’s haram was marched from Karbala to Kufa and from Kufa to Shaam (Damascus).

Protecting the Traditions of Dawat

In the time of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, there were those in the administration, who opposed his Mazoon, Syedna Qutbuddin, and who tried to corrupt and alter the traditions of Dawat for their own gains...They have corrupted and altered compassion to persecution, tolerance to inquisition, social welfare to extortion, enlightened guidance to unfounded diktats, integrity to self-enrichment, fairness to nepotism and favoritism, and graciousness to crassness.

How Syedna Fakhruddin TUS Does Dawat

In the Quran, Khuda Ta’ala clearly states and emphasizes how Dawat should be done: with wisdom and good instruction (see above ayat). This key principle is the basis of our deen – invite and attract people towards Khuda Ta’ala via logic and reasoning...

Syedna Qutbuddin’s Shafaqat: Our Loving Father

As we approach the first Urus of Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA, we take solace in the Quranic Ayat above. Our Awliyullah are with us, both in this World and the Hereafter, a favor from Khuda Ta’ala unto Mumineen. Syedna Qutbuddin was an affectionate father to Mumineen, his memory will live with us for the rest of our lives...

To Conquer Fear

Explaining of the meanings of the last ayat of Surat Quraysh, Syedna Fakhruddin maintained that Allah Ta’ala “provides food against hunger and security against fear” through His Awliya’. In past times our Awliya’ have provided physical nourishment and safety. For example...

A Patent on Truth

When Yaqutatu Da’watil-Haqq Shehzadi Dr. Tahera Baisaheba was pursuing her PhD at Harvard University, one of her professors hosted Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA, and over the course of the lunch, he asked Syedna questions on many subjects, particularly Islamic history and Fatimid philosophy.

To Win – Against All Odds

When Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA passed away, waves of fitnat crashed upon the ship of Dawat as the usurpers grabbed control of the Dawat infrastructure. Syedna Qutbuddin RA, the lion of Imam-uz-Zaman, defended the ship of Dawat, and not only ensured its survival, but set a path for ever-lasting victory. Then in the middle of the battle, this Champion of our Imam, Syedna Qutbuddin, passed away.

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