On Friday March 24, 2017, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS graced the first press meet by a Dai-l-Mutlaq in recent Dawat history. Syedna Fakhruddin’s presence and dialogue was immensely impactful and left an impression of confidence, clarity, vision, strength and graciousness on everyone’s heart.

The press meet began with an introduction to Dr. Fehmida Ben Chipty who emceed the event. Then Mr. Anand Desai, the lawyer representing Syedna Fakhruddin, gave a brief statement about the main issues of the succession suit in the Bombay High Court. Mr. Desai answered questions concerning the status of the case and the evidence presented by Syedna Qutbuddin.

After Mr. Desai’s statement, Dr. Fehmida Ben introduced Syedna Fakhruddin. Click here to read further highlights about the press meet and to view photographs.

This week we are pleased to present the following video excerpts from the press conference:

  1. 10:58 min - Syedna Fakhruddin delivered a 15-minute speech about the strong legacy of leadership in Dawoodi Bohra history, and stated that leadership is not just about “staying with the times,” but about being “ahead of the times”
  2. 1:16 min - Syedna answered questions from a journalist about the division in the community
  3. 1:30 min - Syedna answered questions from a journalist about the court case

A large number of print and digital media outlets reported on the press meet including Times of IndiaDNAFree Press JournalMid-DayIndia TodayBusiness Standard, The HinduAsian Age among others. A selected number of articles are published on FatemiDawat.com.