Taher Saifuddin

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Syedna Taher Saifuddin
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51st Da'i al-Mutlaq Syedna Taher Saifuddin
51st Da'i al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohra sect
Remained as Da'i al-Mutlaq 50 years
Became Da'i al-Mutlaq at the age of 27 years
Predecessor Syedna Abdullah Badruddin
Successor Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin
House of Da'i al-Mutlaq Surat, later Mumbai
Spouse Aaisaheba Husaina Aaisaheba
Full name
Syedna wa Maulana Abu Mohammad Taher Saifuddin
Era name and dates
Saifee: 1915 - 1965
Father Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (49th Da'i al-Mutlaq)
Mother Aaisaheba Amatullah Aaisaheba
Born (1888-08-04)4 August 1888
Surat
Died 12 November 1965(1965-11-12) (aged 77)
Matheran
Burial 12 November 1965
Raudat Tahera, Mumbai

Syedna Taher Saifuddin (4 August 1888 – 12 November 1965) was 51st Da'i al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohra community, a subgroup within the Mustaali, Ismaili Shia branch of Islam. Saifuddin was appointed 51st Da'i at the age of 27, in 1915.[1][verification needed]

Early life[edit]

Saifuddin was born to the Mohammed Burhanuddin and Aaisaheba Amatullah Aaisaheba in Surat in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Activities[edit]

Saifuddin was appointed chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University from 12 April 1953 to 28 April 1965.[2]

Death[edit]

Saifuddin died on 12 November 1965 at the age of 77.

Da'i al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohra sect
Preceded by
Syedna Abdullah Badruddin
Da'i al-Mutlaq
1915-1965
Succeeded by
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hozefa Mohiyuddin, Tufatuh ale Akhbaare Hudat, Al Jamea tus Saifiyah Publication, 1995, pg. 109
  2. ^ (Dr. Rahat Abrar (PRO), Chancellors of AMU, www.amu.ac.in, 22 February reverted)