53rd Dai al-Mutlaq Aali Qadr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS)
We are the followers of the 53nd Dai al-Mutlaq, His Holiness
Aali Qadr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS).
We are known all over the world as the Dawoodi Bohras, We profess Islam and
adhere to the faith by entering the fold of Dawat-e-Hadiyah, the centuries old
mission of Allah, whose Lord is the Fatemi Imam, a direct descendant of Prophet
Mohammed al-Mustafa (SAW),
During the seclusion of the Imam, the mission is carried on and conducted on his
behalf by al-Dai al-Mutlaq as the Imam's vicegerent and representative, AI-Dai
al Mutlaq guides and leads his followers to practice their faith in accordance
with the principles of Islam and the tenets of Dawat- e- Hadiyah.
The 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq is the pivot around which the Dawoodi Bohra community
flourishes, His serenity, inspired leadership and practical guidance have
greatly influenced them to be staunch followers, His word is sacred to them who
love and venerate him with unquestioning devotion, This has strengthened their
bond of loyalty and dedication to Dawat-e- Hadiyah, has ensured the unity of
faith amongst them throughout the world, has bound the community together as a
single entity and preserved its identity, He has ushered in a spiritual reawakening by guiding his followers to
adhere closely to Quranic injunctions in their everyday lives.
With the encouragement and blessings of the 51st Dai Syedna Taher Saifuddin (RA), 52nd Dai Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(RA) and thereafter
the 53nd Dai al-Mutlaq, a few thousand Dawoodi Bohras made their homes in the
United States of America over the last five decades, Several of them came here
to acquire knowledge for professional and career needs, and some to carry on
business and trade, As a tradition, Jamaats evolved in various States of the
United States of America knitting them together and thereby enabling them to
secure their faith, customs, traditions and culture, To administer, manage and
organize the affairs of each of the
Anjumans have been incorporated as religious or not-for-profit corporations in
various States, These Anjumans function independently as a network under the
umbrella of Dawat-e-Hadiyah (America), a Corporation Sole.
The 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq visited the United States of America seven times. In these
visits his followers received guidance and directions covering all aspects of
spiritual, religious, educational, economic and social, affecting the
individual, the family and the Community. His Holiness also examined and set up
new schemes and institutions for the progress and wdl-being of the Community. He
reminded them of the noble teachings of Islam that "love for the land of abode
is part of faith" and that "religion is not just prayer and fast but also the
striving for betterment in this World and the Hereafter". He guided them to
strive for the betterment of their neighbors and for the common good of all the
peoples of the United States of America.