The first article in this series is presented on This is a brief biographical article of the 34th Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Ismail Badruddin bin Mulla Raj RA highlighting his lineage, and his early life and tarbiyat. It also touches briefly upon just one of the many glorious aspects of his 20-year Dai-ship: his shaan in ilm of Aale Mohammad, his priceless contribution to Dawat learning, and his shafaqat upon talabat ul ilm.

Syedna Ismail Badruddin’s urus Mubarak is on the 23rd of Jamadil Ukhra.