The spiritual and temporal Head of over a million Dawoodi Bohra Muslims, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS) is the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq – Vicegerent and Representative of the Imam on earth who is in seclusion. His Holiness encompasses piety, devotion, sincerity, patriotism and servitude to the cause of Islam and humanity. Syedna is regarded as the Ambassador of Peace and Goodwill. He has made rich contributions by promoting international harmony and fostering multilateral ties amongst nations of the world. His numerous philanthropic works across the world are exemplary.
His rich inheritance of spiritual magnetism and scholarly allure of his revered predecessors has added new dimensions and luster in the spheres of thought, scholarship, organization, and action. Due to the enormous developments in the international economy, Syedna has repeatedly urged the faithful to conduct business in synchrony with present-day mercantile basics and explore modern investment strategies that are in accordance with Islamic principles.
The Dawoodi Bohras community traces its spiritual heritage from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his vasi Amirul Momineen Moulana Ali (AS), son-in-law of the Prophet, and continuing through their successors, the Imams, who functioning first from Madinah, spread over to North Africa and Egypt in succeeding centuries. The great kingdoms these Imams founded, the noble traditions of thought and philosophy they fostered, the immense wealth of literature they produced and guarded, the resplendent civilisation they established and the wise way of life they pursued have all come to be called “Fatimi” after Moulatena Fatema (AS), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the consort of Imam Ali, thus linking two venerable personalities together.