This article needs additional citations for verification. (July 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin
عـالي قـدر مُـفـضّـل سـيـفُ ٱلـدّين
|Assumed office |
17 January 2014
|Preceded by||Mohammed Burhanuddin|
Aali Qadr Mufaddal
20 August 1946
Jawharatusharaf (née Najmuddin)
|Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University|
|Assumed office |
11 April 2015
|Preceded by||Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi|
Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (Arabic: عـالي قـدر مُـفـضّـل سـيـفُ ٱلـدّين) is the spiritual leader and 53rd Da'i al-Mutlaq of two million Dawoodi Bohras, a subgroup of the Tayyibi, Mustaali, Ismaili Shia branch of Islam. He is the second son of the 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq, Mohammed Burhanuddin, whom he succeeded in 2014. Saifuddin led the restoration of medieval Fatimid architecture, notably Al-Anwar Mosque, Al-Aqmar Mosque, Al-Juyushi Mosque, and Lulua Mosque in Cairo. He also discovered the burial places of the 5th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 30th Da'i al-Mutlaq in Yemen in the years 2018 and 2019.[a]
Mufaddal Saifuddin was born on 20 August 1946 (23 Ramadan 1365 A.H.) in Surat, India, and was given the name Aali Qadr Mufaddal (Arabic:عالي قدر مفضل, Abjad value 1365, which corresponds to his Islamic year of birth) by his grandfather Taher Saifuddin. His kunya is Abu Jafar us Sadiq and his laqab is Saifuddin.
During the era of his grandfather Taher Saifuddin, he began the recitation of the Quran in Saifee Villa, Colombo. He received much of his spiritual tutelage from his father, Mohammed Burhanuddin and his father-in-law Yusuf Najmuddin the rector of Al Jamea tus Saifiyah. In 1969 he graduated from Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah with the al-Faqih al-Jayyid degree (the Distinguished Jurist). In 1971 he was conferred with the degree of al-Aleem al-Baari' (the Outstanding Scholar).
At 22 years of age, his father Burhanuddin designated him as his successor by performing nass (appointment by designation) on him in 1969, following that, in 2005 and 2011.
Saifuddin was appointed Amirul Hajj by his father Burhanuddin in 1390 AH (1970 CE). After Hajj, he travelled to Karbala, Najaf, Syria, Misr and Yemen. In Yemen, he laid the foundation for the 3rd Da'i al-Mutlaq's Hatim's mausoleum. After that journey Burhanuddin bestowed upon him the honorific title Aqeeq-ul-Yemen in 1391 AH/1971 AD.
Saifuddin often accompanied his father Mohammed Burhanuddin, meeting heads of state and notable personalities.
Saifuddin led numerous projects for the restoration of medieval Fatimid mosques in Egypt and other Islamic edifices. Projects include the restoration and revival of Al-Hakim Mosque (al-Jamea al-Anwar), the restoration of the masjid of Zoeb bin Moosa in 1406H, the restoration of Aqmar Mosque in 1408H, construction of the mosque of Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Ismail in Salamiyah in 1414H, restoration of the Lulua Mosque and Juyushi Mosque in 1416H, construction of the zareeh of Zaynab bint Ali in Cairo in 1416H, construction of the Mashhad Ras al-Husayn in Ashkelon in 1421H, the construction of the Mazar and Mosque of Hatim bin Ibrahim in 1425H, and the discovery of the burial places of eight Da'i al-Mutlaq in Yemen.
During his centenary birthday celebrations, in 2011, Mohammed Burhanuddin announced that a new Aljamea tus Saifiyah campus would be built in Nairobi, Kenya. The construction of this 14 acre campus commenced in 2013, and was inaugurated by Mufaddal Saifuddin and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta on 20 April 2017.
Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust
Saifuddin's father, Mohammed Burhanuddin, conceived the Bhendi Bazaar Redevelopment Project and a public charitable trust named the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust was created on 23 January 2009 with an initial corpus provided by settlors Shahzada Qaidjoher Ezzuddin and Shahzada Abbas Fakhruddin. The first phase was inaugurated by Saifuddin on 18 May 2016. "About 250 dilapidated buildings in Bhendi Bazaar will be replaced with 17 new towers with wide roads, modern infrastructure, more open spaces and highly visible commercial areas." This ambitious philanthropic enterprise "aims to rehabilitate 3200 families and 1250 business which are currently living in poor conditions." It is expected to reach completion by 2020.
Saifuddin donated AED 21 million ($7 million) in Qardan Hasanah or interest-free loans to the Dawoodi Bohra community of UAE in 2012. On Mohammed Burhanuddin's posthumous 103rd Birthday, Saifuddin donated INR 103.53 crore (US$15.53 million) to the Qardan Hasana Scheme in the name of his father.
In October 2016 Saifuddin donated USD 53,000 to Tanzanian public schools. The same month, a local community led by Saifuddin donated TZS 545 million toward earthquake relief efforts in Tanzania.
On 19 July 2018 Saifuddin met Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and expressed interest in investing in Egypt. Saifuddin also donated 10 Million Egyptian Pounds (US$621,553) to the Long Live Egypt Fund (Tahya Misr), matching his own donation from 2014.
In September 2019 Saifuddin met with President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka and donated LKR 10 million (US$53,553) to National Kidney Fund of Sri Lanka to enhance facilities and improve welfare and preventive care for patients impacted by chronic kidney disease. In the same month, Saifuddin made a "significant contribution" to the Relief Fund of Chief Minister of Maharashtra to aid with rehabilitation efforts post 2019 Indian floods. In October 2019 Saifuddin donated LKR 5 million to National Cancer Institute, Maharagama towards infrastructure and capacity expansion of its Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
In October 2019, Saifuddin donated 60,000 seed balls to Kenya, and a month later, on the occasion of his 76th birthday per the islamic calendar, he donated 76,000 more which were utilized to grow over 35,000 indigenous tree species at Amboseli National Park.
Faiz al-Mawaid al-Burhaniyah
To reduce food wastage, Saifuddin introduced a regulation to strictly limit the number of dishes served in any community, social or personal gathering where Dawoodi Bohras are present. This was launched under the motto of ek kharaas, ek mithaas, no israaf (one savoury, one desert and no wastage). Approximately 7000 Dana Committee volunteers world-wide are tasked with eliminating food wastage at community dinners.
To ensure that not a single community member goes hungry, Saifuddin has actively expanded worldwide the community kitchen scheme, named Faiz al-Mawaid al-Burhaniyah (Arabic:فيض الموائد البرهانية). Everyday, a Tiffin or Thali consisting of a fully prepared and cooked meal is delivered to each Dawoodi Bohra community household free-of-cost.
In December 2016 Saifuddin initiated a social 'Upliftment Program' (Arabic: رفع مستوى معيشة مؤمنين, romanized: Rafo Mustawa Maishate Mumineen, lit. 'Raise the standard of living of mumineen'), to improve the living standards of his community members. Over 4,100 volunteers from India, East Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East were spread out over 200 towns and cities. The 5-day upliftment drive consisted of free renovation of houses, planting of trees and shrubs, upgrading sanitation of community properties and grounds, building playground and sports facilities, dental hygiene and vaccination camps, a sports day and a community breakfast on New Year's Day.
He has also launched a global initiative named Project Rise to help improve the lives of people that are marginalized, neglected or living in poverty. In partnership with government bodies and local organizations around the world, Project Rise's upliftment programs span a range of policy areas, including healthcare, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene, environmental responsibility and conservation, and education. These initiatives are activated during natural disasters such as COVID-19 pandemic
Saifee Burhani Medical Association
Saifuddin, on his first visit to North America, established Saifee Burhani Medical Association (America), on 14 March 2015, chaired by his brothers, Qaidjoher Ezzuddin, Qusai Vajihuddin, Ammar Jamaluddin, and his son, Husain Burhanuddin. The mission of the Association, which is self-sufficient, is to run free medical clinics for the community, to mentor students, and to network and facilitate professional development.
Recognition and awards
|Awards & Recognition|
|The Misaq of Mufaddal Saifuddin was taken by his grandfather Taher Saifuddin on the 27th of Zil al-Qa'da 1379H (22 May 1960 AD), during the 75th birthday celebrations of Taher Saifuddin.|
|Mufaddal Saifudddin has memorized the entire Quran (known as a Haafiz al-Quran (Arabic: حافظ القران)).|
|Following his journey to Yemen, he was awarded the honorific title Aqeeq al-Yemen (Arabic: عقيق اليمنl translation: the agate of Yemen) on 12 Rabi' al-awwal 1391 AH/1971 AD.|
|Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin conferred upon him the title of (Arabic: ثقة الدعوة الطيبية; Thiqat al-D'awat al-Tayyibiyah, meaning 'The Trusted of the Tayyibi Mission') and bestowed upon him the cognomen of "Saifuddin" (Arabic: سيف الدين, meaning 'Sword of Islam') on the 27th of Zil al-Qa'da 1385H corresponding to 18 March 1966.|
|He was conferred one of the highest degrees of Al Jamea tus Saifiyah (Arabic: العليم البارع; al-'Aleem al-Baare', meaning 'The Outstandingly Learned') on 20th Rabi al-Akhar 1391H corresponding to 14 June 1971.|
|He was appointed rector of Al Jamea tus Saifiyah (Arabic: امير الجامعة; Ameer al Jamea) on the 26th of Ramadan 1407H corresponding to 24 April 1987.|
|He was awarded the 'Global Peace Award' in September 2015 by the All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice in recognition of his outstanding worldwide contributions in the promotion of human rights, social justice, protecting minorities from discrimination and religious freedom.|
Awards and Accolades
Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has been recognized in the following awards and accolades:
|Year & Date||Country||Award & Honour|
|26 June 2014||United States||Certificate of Commendation at Tampa, Florida|
|3 March 2015||Resolution California Legislature|
|6 March 2015||Certificate of Appreciation - City of Bakersfield|
|7 March 2015||US Senate Certificate of Recognition.[b]|
|9 March 2015||Certificate of Appreciation - Ontario, California|
|12 March 2014||Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition - United States House of Representatives.|
|October 2015||Key to the City of Houston - Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker.|
|9 September 2015||Pakistan||Governor of Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan conferred an honorary doctorate degree upon Mufaddal Saifuddin in a convention organized by University of Karachi (KU) at Governor House.|
|2015 & 2018||India||Mufaddal Saifuddin, was elected as Aligarh Muslim University's new Chancellor on 11 April 2015. He was re-elected as the Chancellor for a second term on 2 December 2018.|
|2014 to 2020||Jordan||Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin was named one of The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.|
|23 June 2014||Madagascar||He was awarded the Grand-Croix de Deuxième Classe in Madagascar.|
|18 August 2014||Egypt||President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received Mufaddal Saifuddin on his first visit to Egypt since he took office. Saifuddin donated 10 million pounds for the Long Live Egypt Fund.|
|2015||India||He was awarded the "Global Peace Award" for 2015 "In recognition of his outstanding contribution in the promotion of human rights and social justice". He was also awarded a Lifetime Global Patronship of All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties And Social Justice (AICHLS).|
|28 February 2016||He launched the poster of "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" under the theme "Mai Tulsi Tere Angan Ki" during his presence in Islamic Cultural Centre New Delhi on 28 February 2016 and in Al Jamea tus Saifiyah University on 4 May 2016.|
|29 August 2015||Tanzania||During his visit to Moshi, Tanzania, Mufaddal Saifuddin was presented the "Key to Moshi - The Land of Kilimanjaro" by the Mayor Japhary R Michael on 29 August 2015.|
|August 2015||Egypt||On the invitation of the Government of Egypt, Mufaddal Saifuddin participated in inauguration ceremony of the new Suez Canal. Saifuddin commented that "The Suez Canal is the miracle of mankind which should be venerated rightfully."|
|20 April 2017||Kenya||Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart, Second Class by President Uhuru Kenyatta on the inauguration of the Al Jamea tus Saifiyah campus in Nairobi.|
|30 September 2017||Pakistan||Key to Karachi by the Mayor of Karachi, Waseem Akhtar.|
|30 April 2018||Singapore||A new species of orchid[c] was named as Dendrobium HH Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin.|
|13 January 2019||Sri Lanka||Key to City of Colombo by the Mayor of Colombo, Rosy Senanayake on 13 January 2019|
Academic and literary works
Rasāʾil Ramaḍāniyya (Epistles)
A list of Risalah composed by Mufaddal Saifuddin, or started by Taher Saifuddin and Mohammed Burhanuddin but completed by Mufaddal Saifuddin:
|ID||Title||Trans title||Orig AH||Pub AH||Pub CE|
|Taher Saifuddin's Rasa'il|
|STS48||شموس بركات الربانيين||Shumūs Barakāt al-Rabbāniyyīn||1383||1435||2015|
|STS49||انهار فيوض الفاطميين||Anhaar Fuyūz al-Fatimiyyeen||1384||1436||2016|
|Mohammed Burhanuddin's Rasa'il|
|SMB07||نشر الخير||Nashr al-Khayr||1391||1437||2016|
|SMB08||ندى الفيوضات||Nadā al-Fūyūdāt||1392||1438||2017|
|SMB09||سلسبيل روض القدس||Salsabīl Rawd al-Quds||1393||1439||2018|
|SMB10||بركات دعاة الستر||Barakāt Duāt al-Satr||1394||1440||2019|
|Mufaddal Saifuddin's Rasa'il|
|SMS00||حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية||Hikmah al-Ghaybah al-Qudsāniyyah al-Abadiyyah||1435||1436||2016|
|SMS01||شكر نعم اصحاب البركات||Shukr Ne’am As’hāb al-Barakāt||1436||1437||2017|
|SMS02||جامعة ثمرات العلوم||Jāmiʿah Samarāt al-ʿUlūm||1437||1438||2018|
|SMS03||فيوضات يمنية طيبة||Fūyūdāt Yamaniyyah Taiyyebah||1438||1439||2019|
|SMS04||ملتقى سفينة البركات||Multaqā Safīnah al-Barakāt||1439||1440||2019|
|SMS05||دفينة مفاخر ال النبي الطهر||Dafīnah Mafākhir āl al-Nabi al-Tuhr||1440||1441||2020|
|1||الم بدين الله ادهى الشدائد||Arabic||Elegy|
|2||اے الله نا داعي نبي نا پيارا||Lisan al-Dawat||Elegy|
|3||اناجيك رب العالمين مبسملا.||Arabic||Munajat||Laylat al-Qadr|
|4||سلام على ال النبي الاكارم.||Arabic||Qasida||Eid al-Fitr|
|5||عليك سلام الله و الصلوات||Arabic||Elegy||Urs|
|6||اناجيك ربي اليك التجائي||Arabic||Munajat||Laylat al-Qadr|
|7||اتيت بابك كعبة القبل.||Arabic||Qasida||Eid al-Fitr|
|8||چلو اے پیارا عزیزو چلو||Lisan al-Dawat||Nasihat||Eid al-Adha|
|9||علم الانسان ما لم بعلم ايك اعزاز ہے||Urdu||Nazm||Aligarh Muslim University|
|10||جئتك ربي تائبا عابدا.||Arabic||Munajat||Laylat al-Qadr|
|11||يا بني الخمسة انتم وزري||Arabic||Qasida||Eid al-Fitr|
|12||دعوت اله العالمين مناجيا.||Arabic||Munajat||Laylat al-Qadr|
|13||يا طيب العصر طيب طوبى||Arabic||Qasida||Eid al-Fitr|
|14||روجو برادر حسين نے روجو||Lisan al-Dawat||Nasihat||Eid al-Adha|
|15||ا مالك يوم الدين اياك نعبد||Arabic||Munajat||Laylat al-Qadr|
|16||اھل بيت النبي خذوا بيدي||Arabic||Qasida||Eid al-Fitr|
|17||يا حسينا پر هميى قربان چهے قربان چهے||Lisan al-Dawat||Nasihat||Eid al-Adha|
|18||يابن الحسين يا امام العصر * بفضلك اقبل سجدات الشكر||Arabic||Qasida||Muharram|
|19||ايا رب اوزعني لاشكر دائبا||Arabic||Munajat||Laylat al-Qadr|
|20||فديتك يا طيب العترة||Arabic||Qasida||Eid al-Fitr|
|21||اناجيك يا رازق العافية||Arabic||Munajat||Laylat al-Qadr|
|22||اهل بيت الوحي اهل الكرم||Arabic||Qasida||Eid al-Fitr|
|23||ذكر الحسين خير زاد الذاكرين||Arabic||Marasiya||Eid al-Ghadeer|
Ashara Mubaraka (Arabic: عشرة مباركه, lit. 'the blessed ten') is an annual mourning of Husayn ibn Ali's martyrdom at Battle of Karbala. In the tradition of the Fatimids, the Da'i al-Mutlaq delivers ten wa'az (Persian: وعظ, lit. 'sermons') on Islamic philosophy, history, liturgy, expository, horatory over 9 days: One wa'az each day for 8 days starting 2nd Muharram and two on the final day of Ashura (Urdu: عاشوراء), the 10th of Muharram. Every year the Da'i al-Mutlaq selects a city to host the Ashara at which, at times, attract 100,000 to 200,000 azadar-e Husayn (Urdu: عزادارِ حسين, lit. 'mourners of Husayn'). The ashara wa'az from the host city is, on occasion, broadcast to various venues around the world. Arrangements are made to provide the travelling pilgrims with free accommodation, transportation, and meals. Elaborate Tazyeen (lit. 'decor') of the host venue is undertaken by faculty and members of Funun al-Quran, a department of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah.
|Surat||India||Asia||2014||1436||25 October||2 November||200,000|
|Houston||United States||North America||2015||1437||14 October||22 October||25,000|
|Dar es Salaam||Tanzania||Africa||2016||1438||3 October||11 October||32,000|
|Karachi||Pakistan||Asia||2017||1439||22 September||30 September||65,000|
|Indore||India||2018||1440||12 September||20 September||210,000|
|Colombo||Sri Lanka||2019||1441||1 September||9 September||28,000|
|Worldwide[d]||2020||1442||20 August||28 August||NA|
Saifuddin travels extensively to various Dawoodi Bohra community centers year-round to meet his followers, deliver sermons, organise local communities, kickstart social projects, and commemorate important religious functions.[unreliable source?]
Surat, the erstwhile seat of Dawat and home to the principal Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah campus, and Mumbai, the current seat of Dawat and home to Raudat Tahera, are host to most miqaats; whilst Karachi, owing to large presence of followers outside India, sees more visits from Saifuddin than average. Colombo, Tanzania, and Kenya are other rather smaller community centers to which Saifuddin travels often.
Saifuddin visits centers in Yemen, Egypt, and Iraq for their religious and historical importance. Saifuddin also often travels to various places of pilgrimage within India like Udaipur and Taherabad in Rajasthan; Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Mandvi, and Delmal in Gujarat; Burhanpur and Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh; especially to commemorate annual remembrance of the Duaat and Hudood Kiram buried there.
The first miqaat Saifuddin presided over following the death of his predecessor and father, Mohammed Burhanuddin, was at Saifee Masjid in South Bombay on the occasion of Milad Imam al-Zamaan (lit. 'Birthday of the present-day Imam, At-Tayyib') on 4 February 2014 which was relayed to Dawoodi Bohra community centers world-wide. His first pilgrimage was to Al-Husayn Mosque in Karbala and Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf via Karachi; and to Zijibla and Haraaz in Yemen where he inaugurated Mansoor al-Yemen masjid built by his father Mohammed Burhanuddin. For his first Ramadan, Saifuddin traveled from East Africa to Hutayb, Yemen where he spent the first 10 days of the month. He then spent the next 10 days in Karachi, Pakistan; and the final 10 days including Laylat al-Qadr and Eid al-Fitr in Mumbai, India.[unreliable source?]
In the tradition of his father Mohammed Burhanuddin and grandfather Taher Saifuddin, Mufaddal Saifuddin leads Laylat al-Qadr prayers at Badri Mahal mosque in Fort, South Bombay. Mufaddal Saifuddin has also consistently held urs mubarak of his father and grandfather in masajids (lit. 'mosques') of South Bombay since his accession.
|Milad Imam uz Zaman||Mumbai||Maharashtra||India||Asia||4 February 2014|
|70th Milad Mubarak||20 February 2014|
|Moulatena Fatimah AS Wafat||Sana'a||Sanaa Governorate||Yemen||11 March 2014|
|Yaumul Mabas||Mumbai||Maharashtra||India||26 May 2014|
|Milad Syedna Taher Saifuddin||Réunion||City-state||Réunion||Africa||21 September 2014|
|Imam Hussain AS Chehlum||Dubai||Emirate of Dubai||United Arab Emirates||Asia||12 December 2014|
|Imam Hasan AS Shahadat||Abu Dhabi||Emirate of Abu Dhabi||20 December 2014|
|Milad Imam uz Zaman||Banswara||Rajasthan||India||24 January 2015|
|71st Milad Mubarak||Udaipur||9 February 2015|
|Moulatena Fatimah AS Wafat||Los Angeles||California||United States||North America||28 February 2015|
|Yaumul Mabas||Surat||Gujarat||India||Asia||15 May 2015|
|Milad Syedna Taher Saifuddin||Karachi||Sindh||Pakistan||10 September 2015|
|Imam Hussain AS Chehlum||Coimbatore||Tamil Nadu||India||1 December 2015|
|Imam Hasan AS Shahadat||Ranala||Maharashtra||9 December 2015|
|Milad Imam uz Zaman||Pune||13 January 2016|
|72nd Milad Mubarak||Burhanpur||Madhya Pradesh||29 January 2016|
|Moulatena Fatimah AS Wafat||Bhopal||17 February 2016|
|Yaumul Mabas||Surat||Gujarat||3 May 2016|
|Milad Syedna Taher Saifuddin||Karachi||Sindh||Pakistan||29 August 2016|
|Imam Hussain AS Chehlum||Surat||Gujarat||India||20 November 2016|
|Imam Hasan AS Shahadat||Vadodara||28 November 2016|
|Milad Imam uz Zaman||Vasai||Maharashtra||2 January 2017|
|73rd Milad Mubarak||Surat||Gujarat||18 January 2017|
|Moulatena Fatimah AS Wafat||Nagpur||Maharashtra||6 February 2017|
|Yaumul Mabas||Nairobi||Nairobi County||Kenya||Africa||23 April 2017|
|Imam Hussain AS Chehlum||Kolkata||West Bengal||India||Asia||9 November 2017|
|Imam Hasan AS Shahadat||Rajnandgaon||Chhattisgarh||17 November 2017|
|Milad Imam uz Zaman||Mumbra||Maharashtra||22 December 2017|
|74th Milad Mubarak||Surat||Gujarat||7 January 2018|
|Moulatena Fatimah AS Wafat||Dubai||Emirate of Dubai||United Arab Emirates||26 January 2018|
|Yaumul Mabas||Surat||Gujarat||India||12 April 2018|
|Imam Hussain AS Chehlum||Kuwait||City-state||Kuwait||30 October 2018|
|Imam Hasan AS Shahadat||Bahrain||Bahrain||7 November 2018|
|Milad Imam uz Zaman||Bharuch||Gujarat||India||12 December 2018|
|75th Milad Mubarak||Surat||28 December 2018|
|Moulatena Fatimah AS Wafat||Bangalore||Karnataka||16 January 2019|
|Yaumul Mabas||Karbala||Karbala Governorate||Iraq||2 April 2019|
|Imam Hussain AS Chehlum||Secunderabad||Telangana||India||19 October 2019|
|Imam Hasan AS Shahadat||Hyderabad||27 October 2019|
|Milad Imam uz Zaman||Dar es Salam||Coastal Indian Ocean||Tanzania||Africa||1 December 2019|
|76th Milad Mubarak||Surat||Gujarat||India||Asia||17 December 2019|
|Moulatena Fatimah AS Wafat||Pune||Maharashtra||5 January 2020|
|Urs Syedna Qutubuddin Shaheed RA||Sharjah||Emirate of Sharjah||United Arab Emirates||21 February 2020|
|Imam Hasan AS Shahadat||Burhanpur||Madhya Pradesh||India||Asia||15 October 2020|
On 18 Dhu al-Hijjah 1435 (12 October 2014 AD), Saifuddin elevated his uncle Husain Husamuddin to the rank of Mazoon al-Dawat and appointed his uncle Qasim Hakimuddin as Mukasir al-Dawat at a religious gathering held in Mumbai.
On 20 Rabi' al-Thani 1439H (7 January 2018 AD), Saifuddin elevated Qasim Hakimuddin to the rank of Mazoon and appointed his uncle Ali Asgar Kalimuddin as Mukasir at a religious gathering in Surat.
On 27 Jumada al-Thani 1440H (4 March 2019 AD), Saifuddin elevated Ali Asgar Kalimuddin to the rank of Mazoon and appointed his brother Qaidjoher Ezzuddin as Mukasir at a religious gathering in Ahmedabad.
The 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, died on 17 January 2014. As per the tenets of the faith each predecessor is required to nominate his successor during his lifetime. His death sparked a succession crisis where a rival emerged for the title of 53rd Dā'ī al-Mutlaq: against Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, Khuzaima Qutbuddin of the Dawoodi Bohra.
The challenge created a divide in the community with the majority aligning with Mufaddal Saifuddin and a smaller number aligned with Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Mufaddal Saifuddin assumed control of the Dawoodi Bohra administration and community infrastructure. In March 2014, Khuzaima Qutbuddin filed civil suit 337/2014 in the Bombay High Court against Mufaddal Saifuddin in which he sought a declaration that he was validly appointed as the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq. The UK Charity Commission has taken the view "that His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin is the current incumbent of the office of Dai al-Mutlaq."
- اكتشاف ٤ قبور الدعاة في حصن افئدة (دعاة ١١ ١٢ ١٣ ٣٠) (١٦ صفر - اعلان يوم العرس ١٦ ربيع الاول)، اكتشاف قبر سيدنا علي بن المولى محمد الوليد في اغمور (ظهر ١٧ جمادى الاخر ١٤٤٠ و فصله مولانا في ١٩ رجب ١٤٤٠)، اكتشاف قبر دعاة ٢٠ ٢١ ٢٢ في مسار ١٠ شعبان ١٤٤٠ و فصله مولانا في ١٩ رمضان ١٤٤٠ 
- For the inauguration of the Palo Alto Masjid in California.
- A cross-breed between Bangkok Fancy and Adisakdi White.
- As Mosques remained closed inline with government regulations to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Dawoodi Bohras observed Ashara Mubaraka from their homes. Previous years sermons by Taher Saifuddin, Mohammed Burhanuddin, and Mufaddal Saifuddin were broadcast online to the community world-wide.
- Lineage through Mir Mahamad Ali Khan and Jafar al-Sadiq.
- The family tree of Tarmal and Bharmal
- "Know more about Dawoodi Bohra chief Mufaddal Saifuddin". indiatvnews.com. India TV. 11 August 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2016.
- "Know more about Dawoodi Bohra chief Mufaddal Saifuddin". indiatvnews.com. India TV. 11 August 2014. Archived from the original on 5 July 2020.
- Abdel-Rahim, Mohamed Sabry (17 August 2014). "سلطان البهرة في الهند.. منع الربا في تعاملات البنوك ويطعم مليون شخص يوميا حول العالم" [Sultan of Bohra in India .. prohibiting usury in banking transactions and feeding one million people daily around the world]. elabalad.news (in Arabic). Cairo: El Balad. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020.
- "وزيراعظم سان سيدنا عالي قدر مفضل سيف الدين جي ملاقات" [Prime Minister Meeting with Syedna High Honorable Mufaddal Saifuddin] (in Sindhi). Islamabad: Associated Press of Pakistan. 9 October 2017. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020 – via pakistanpoint.com.
- "His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS". jameasaifiyah.edu. Archived from the original on 25 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
His Holiness TUS appeared for the examinations of the historic Dawoodi Bohra educational institute Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah in Surat where he graduated with the highest honours. He completed his undergraduate education in India and Egypt where he was privately tutored by distinguished professors from Cairo’s leading universities including Cairo University and al-Azhar.
- Kamaal, Saiyed (7 June 2011). "Spiritual head of Dawoodi Bohras names second eldest son as heir". archive.indianexpress.com. Surat. Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
Muffadal Saifuddin is the second eldest among seven children of Dr Burhanuddin. Born in Surat, he moved to Mumbai for his school education and graduated from Mumbai University. He is presently a rector in Arabic University in Surat.
- Al Shula, Abdulnabi (18 November 2018). "جهود متواصلة لدعم قيم السلم والتعايش" [Continuous efforts to support the values of peace and coexistence]. albiladpress (in Arabic). Bahrain: Al Bilad. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020.
- "البهرة "شيعة الحاكم بأمر الله".. النشأة والتاريخ" [Bohra "Shiite ruler by the command of God" .. Origin and history]. beruitme.com (in Arabic). Lebanon: Beirut News. 6 July 2014. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020.
- Kappal, Bhanuj (28 July 2019). "The battle for the leadership of the Dawoodi Bohras". Retrieved 21 November 2019.
- Schleifer, S Abdallah, ed. (2019). "The Muslim 500: The World's 500 Most Influential Muslims" (PDF). themuslim500.com. Jordan: The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. ISBN 9789957635459. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 June 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
- "What is Shia Islam? A Visual Chart of Different Shia Communities". IsmailiGnosis.com. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- "End of an era: Syedna Burhanuddin is no more". The Express Tribune. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
- "Syedna suffers stroke, names son successor - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- "Dawoodi Bohra leader visits Uganda: His Holiness cherishes peace and social equality". newvision.co.ug. Kampala. 3 July 2018. ISSN 1564-037X. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2020). دفينة مفاخر ال النبي الطهر [Dafīnah Mafākhir āl al-Nabi al-Tuhr] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- "Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin". Free Press Journal. 26 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- The 53rd al-Dai al-Fatimi: 75 Momentous Years in Retrospect. Mumbai: Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Educational Trust. 2019.
- The 53rd al-Dai al-Fatimi: 75 Momentous Years in Retrospect. Mumbai: Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Educational Trust. 2019. p. 57.
- Editor. "Dr Shahzāda Yusuf Najmuddin QR". Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah. Retrieved 18 November 2019.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- "Profile of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin". GulfNews.com. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
- Public discourse of Mufaddal Saifuddin at Saifee Masjid, Mumbai on 4 Rabi-al-Akhar 1435AH (4 February 2014)
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin (2015) . نشر الخير [Nashr al-Khayr]. Mumbai: Badri Mahal. p. 524.
- "Sad Demise of International Dawoodi Bohra Community Spiritual Leader". coastweek.com. Mombasa: Coastweek. 17 January 2014. ISSN 1564-0272. Archived from the original on 8 July 2020.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (1436H). رسالة اننعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية. His Holiness Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 593.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (1436H). رسالة اننعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية. His Holiness Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 595.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (1436H). رسالة اننعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية. His Holiness Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 613.
- Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust Deed (clauses 2 and 3) dated 23 January 2009
- "Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community welcomes successor to leader". gulfnews.com. Dubai: Gulf News. 5 July 2013. Archived from the original on 26 July 2020.
- "Burhani Qardan Hasana".
- "Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin donates over Rs 103cr to provide funding for interest-free loan | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "Magufuli praises Bohra community, calls for investments". ippmedia.com. Dar es-Salaam. The Guardian. 9 October 2016. Archived from the original on 5 July 2020.
- "Tanzania: Bohra Community Aids Quake Victims". 14 October 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016.
- "Kenya's First Lady visits Nairobi Jamea Campus". thedawoodibohras.com. Nairobi. 27 April 2017. Archived from the original on 3 July 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
- "First Lady Receives Sh 5.2 Million From The Dawoodi Bohra Community Towards The Beyond Zero Initiative". president.go.ke. 27 April 2017. Archived from the original on 3 September 2019.
- "Egypt's Sisi meets with Dawoodi Bohra community leader - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online". english.ahram.org.eg. Archived from the original on 22 June 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin contributes LKR 10 million to National Kidney Fund of Sri Lanka". Adaderana Biz English | Sri Lanka Business News. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- Sadriwala, Murtaza (12 September 2019). "Dawoodi Bohras Support Flood Victims in India: Spiritual Leader of Bohras Makes Significant Contribution to Relief Fund". thedawoodibohras.com. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020 – via globalnewswire.com.
- "Head of Bohra community donates to National Cancer Institutes' Bone Marrow Transplant Unit". island.lk. The Island (Sri Lanka). 7 October 2019.
The donation given by Syedna will provide the much needed superior stem cell transplant procedures and care for patients with life threatening blood conditions such as leukemia and thalassemia said Mufaddal Adamjee, local public relations co-ordinator.
- Shelar, Jyoti (24 January 2020). "Syedna donates seed balls to re-green Kenya". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
- "Burhani Foundation".
- His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin – A brief profile. the Department of Statistics & Informai, Dawat-e-Hadiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. September 2015. p. 16.
- "Tree Planting Africa".
- "Save our Sparrows".
- "Reduce Food wastage".
- Wajihuddin, Mohammed (27 May 2018). "In holy Ramzan, Muslims urged not to waste food". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 July 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
- "Food Insecurity".
- "Community Kitchen". 9 March 2012.
- "Welcome to Al Faizul Mawaid il Burhaniyah". www.faizulmawaidilburhaniyah.com. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "Global Food Initiative". 11 October 2015.
- Swapnil, Mishra. "Mumbai: Dawoodi Bohra community launches drive to uplift their own". www.freepressjournal.in. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
- "Dawoodi Bohras initiate community welfare project". Retrieved 8 January 2017.
- "Mumbai: Dawoodi Bohras initiate community welfare project". asianage.com. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
- Rajdeep Sardesai [@sardesairajdeep] (9 April 2020). "Good to see these pics of the Dawoodi Bohra community orgns doing mass community kitchens that are providing 25,000 meals a day. Yday, they were part of a global initiative to distribute 500,000 meals in a day across their kitchens! Well done!" (Tweet). Delhi. Retrieved 1 June 2020 – via Twitter.
- Aamer Jamali (25 March 2015). "Ahlan wa Sahlan!". sbmedical.org. Archived from the original on 26 July 2020.
- "Ashara Scholarship Grant Program". sbmedical.org. 13 September 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2020.
- "Mission". sbmedical.org. Archived from the original on 26 July 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
- "SBMAA Directors, Management, and Advisory Board". sbmedical.org. Archived from the original on 24 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
- His Holiness, Syedna Taher Saifuddin Saheb (1390H). الرسالة الشريفة بركات اصحاب التطهير. His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 399.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (1437H). نشر الخير 1391. His Holiness Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 524.
- His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin – A brief profile. the Department of Statistics & Informai, Dawat-e-Hadiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. September 2015. p. 5.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (1436H). رسالة اننعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية. His Holiness Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 552.
- His Holiness, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb (1434H). الرسالة الشريفة فيوضات الجنة. His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 375.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (1436H). رسالة اننعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية. His Holiness Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 574.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (1436H). رسالة اننعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية. His Holiness Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. p. 559.
- "Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin bestowed with 'Global Peace Award'". The Economic Times. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
- His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin – A brief profile. the Department of Statistics & Information, Dawat-e-Hadiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai India. September 2015. pp. 31–32.
- Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin with World Leaders & Dignitaries. youtube.com. The Dawoodi Bohras. 24 June 2019. Event occurs at 6m 28s. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
- "Doctorate degree conferred upon Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin".
- "Leader of Bohra community awarded honorary degree". The Express Tribune. 9 September 2015.
- "Chancellor". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
- "Aligarh Muslim University -- AMU News".
- "Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin is new VC of AMU". Zee News. 11 April 2015.
- "Aligarh Muslim University -- AMU News".
- "Aligarh Muslim University || AMU News". www.amu.ac.in. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- Tajbhai, Mustafa. "Syedna Elected for Second Consecutive Term as AMU Chancellor | The Dawoodi Bohras". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- The Muslim 500: The World's 500 Most Influential Muslims, 2014/15. The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. 2014. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-4679-9976-2.
- "The Muslim 500: Most influential Indian Muslims in the world".
- The Muslim 500: The World's 500 Most Influential Muslims, 2016. The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. 2015. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-4679-9976-2.
- "The 500 Most Influential Muslims 2016" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2016.
- "Announcing the 2017 Edition of The Muslim 500". themuslim500.com. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- "Welcome to the 2018 Edition". The Muslim 500. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- "Download | The Muslim 500". www.themuslim500.com. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
- "The Muslim 500 – 2020 (Print)". The Muslim 500. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
- "Leader spirituel Bohras : Elevé au rang de Grand Croix de 2e Classe – Midi Madagasikara" [Spiritual leader Bohras: Raised to the rank of Grand Cross of 2nd Class]. www.midi-madagasikara.mg (in French). 23 June 2014. Archived from the original on 10 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
- "سلطان البهرة في الهند.. منع الربا في تعاملات البنوك ويطعم مليون شخص يوميا حول العالم". El Balad. 17 August 2014.
- "سلطان البهرة يتبرع بعشرة ملايين جنيه لصندوق تحيا مصر". Ahram.
- "AICHLS Award". 2 March 2016.
- "Beti Bachao".
- A Legacy of Knowledge - A Collection of Speeches by His Holiness Dr Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS - Head of the Dawoodi Bohra Community. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. 2016. p. 136.
- "Key to Moshi".
- "Dawoodi Bohra chief His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin participates in the new Suez Canal inauguration at Egypt government's invitation". KOEE USA.
- "Suez Canal is miracle of mankind: Syedna Mufaddal". MAEESHAT. 11 August 2015.
- Capital News; Opening of Al Jamea tus Saifiyah, 20 April 2017, retrieved 21 April 2017
- "Mayor gifts city's key to Bohra leader". Daily Times. 1 October 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
- "Dendrobium H H Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin". www.orchideya.ca. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2015). شموس بركات الربانيين [Shumūs Barakāt al-Rabbāniyyīn] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2016). انهار فيوض الفاطميين [Anhaar Fuyūz al-Fatimiyyeen] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2016). نشر الخير (Nashr al-Khayr) 1391 [Nashr al-Khayr] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2017). ندى الفيوضات ١٣٩٢ [Nadā al-Fūyūdāt] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2018). سلسبيل روض القدر [Salsabīl Rawd al-Quds] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2019). بركات دعاة الستر [Barakāt Duāt al-Satr] (in Arabic). Mumbai: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2016). رسالة النعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية [Hikmah al-Ghaybah al-Qudsāniyyah al-Abadiyyah] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2017). شكر نعم اصحاب البركات [Shukr Ne’am As’hāb al-Barakāt] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2018). جامعة ثمرات العلوم [Jāmiʿah Samarāt al-ʿUlūm] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2019). فيوضات يمنية طيبة [Fūyūdāt Yamaniyyah Taiyyebah] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2019). ملتقى سفينة البركات [Multaqā Safīnah al-Barakāt] (in Arabic). Mumbai, India: Badri Mahal.
- His Holiness, Syedna Mufadddal Saifuddin (1435H). سلام على ال النبي الاكارم. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India.
- Syedna Mufadddal Saifuddin, His Holiness (1436H). عليك سلام الله و الصلواتلله. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India.
- His Holiness, Syedna Mufadddal Saifuddin (1436H). اتيت بابك كعبة القبل. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India.
- His Holiness, Syedna Mufadddal Saifuddin (1437H). يا بني الخمسة انتم وزري. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India.
- Dawoodi Bohras (16 June 2017), 1438 Munajaat by Syedna AaliQadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS - نعيم المناجاة الرمضانية, retrieved 21 June 2017
- His Holiness, Syedna Mufadddal Saifuddin (1438H). يا طيب العصر طيب طوبى. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India.
- His Holiness, Syedna Mufadddal Saifuddin (1439H). ا مالك يوم الدين اياك نعبد. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India 1439H.
- His Holiness, Syedna Mufadddal Saifuddin (1439H). اھل بيت النبي خذوا بيدي. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India 1439H.
- His Holiness, Syedna Mufadddal Saifuddin (1439H). يا حسينا پر هميى قربان چهے قربان چهے - اغر عزاء الحسين. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India.
- (Unpublished) Recited by Mufaddal Saifuddin during the Urus sermon dated 16 Rabi al-Awwal 1440H (24 November 2018), Mumbai, India.
- "Ashara Mubaraka: A Journey Towards Humanity". thedawoodibohras.com. Archived from the original on 1 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
- Mahajan, Neeraj (ed.). "Modi & Imam Husain's sacrifice". taazakhabarnews.com. Indore. Archived from the original on 19 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- Sanders, Paula (1994). "Ceremonial as Polemic". Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo. SUNY. p. 125. ISBN 9780791417812 – via books.google.com.
- Walker, Paul Ernest (2009). الخطب الفاطمية [Sermons of the Fatimids] (in Arabic). I.B Tauris. ISBN 9781845119911 – via books.google.com.
- "In a first, 35,000 Dawoodi Bohras observe Muharram in Chennai". The Times of India. Chennai. 10 September 2020. Archived from the original on 20 June 2020.
- Muiz, Sarah (10 September 2020). "Ashara mubaraka in all its glory". dailymirror.lk. The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka. Wijeya Newspapers. Archived from the original on 22 June 2020.
- "100,000 Dawoodi Bohras in Mumbai for discourses by Syedna". Indo-Asian News Service. 22 December 2009. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020 – via twocircles.net.
- "200,000 Dawoodi Bohras attend Mumbai's Moharram discourses". The New Indian Express. Indo-Asian News Service. 13 November 2013. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
Nearly 200,000 Dawoodi Bohras from all over the world attended the 10-day Moharram observance which culminated here Wednesday as Ashura, under the guidance of their 102-year-old spiritual head Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin...Elaborate arrangements for lodging, boarding, transportation, medical and other requirements of the visitors were made...For the benefit of the global community members, the discourses were relayed live via internet to over 650 community centres.
- Saiyed, Kamal (30 October 2014). "Dawoodi Bohra head praises PM Modi in Muharaam speech". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
- Shelar, Jyoti (25 August 2018). "Dawoodi Bohras to flock to Indore for Syedna's Muharram sermons". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
- Najmi, Quaid (14 December 2010). "Thousands Weep as Bohra Chief, 99, Conducts Moharram Discourse". Indo-Asian News Service. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020 – via daijiworld.com.
- De Alwis, Nathasha (6 September 2019). "Annual congregation of Dawoodi Bohra Community in Sri Lanka". newsfirst.lk. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
Community members in Colombo have opened their homes to foreign guests, many of whom they’ve never met before. Bus companies have been hired to ferry attendees from different parts of the city. Over the course of the nine days, hundreds of thousands of meals will be served.
- Shelar, Jyoti (6 September 2016). "A journey of faith". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
Syedna holds the waaz at different venues every year with the Bohra jamiats or groups, from across the world, requesting him to select their city as the host. When they send their requests, it means that they are sure that they have the facilities to support the requirements of the gathering. This includes the local travel of visitors between their place of accommodation and the venue, and also their meals
- Farzana Contractor, ed. (25 August 2003). "Syedna At Saifee Masjid". Upper Crust India. Archived from the original on 19 June 2020 – via uppercrustindia.com.
- "Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah and the Radiant Arts Exhibition in Mumbai". jameasaifiyah.edu. Mumbai. 22 March 2018. Archived from the original on 28 June 2020.
- Saiyed, Kamal (30 October 2014). "Dawoodi Bohra head praises PM Modi in Muharaam speech". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
- "Gathering at Muslim mosque draws tens of thousands – and traffic". khou.com. 14 October 2015. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
- Shelar, Jyoti (6 September 2016). "A journey of faith". India Times. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.
- "JPM thanks Bohra Community leader for cooperating with govt". 9 October 2016.
- "Bohra community leader selects Karachi for Ashara Mubaraka". 19 September 2017.
- Shelar, Jyoti (25 August 2018). "Dawoodi Bohras to flock to Indore for Syedna's Muharram sermons". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
- "First major international convention to be held in SL after Easter Sunday attacks". DailyFT. 21 August 2019.
- Ameen, Azzam (23 August 2019). "Sri Lanka Tourism is expecting over 20,000 tourists from around 40 countries for the Bohra Global Convention that is set to take place from 1 Sept to 10 Sept in Colombo. Around 3,000 hotel rooms have been booked so far. US$50 million income expected". @AzzamAmeen. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
- Sarkar, Gaurav (27 August 2020). "Dawoodi Bohras watch sermons at home, recreate spiritual ambience". mid-day.com. Mumbai: Mid-Day Infomedia. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020.
- "Akhbar Archive | Huzurala (TUS)". zeninfo.in. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
- "Imam uz Zaman (AS) Salgirah". chicagojamaat.org. 3 February 2014. Archived from the original on 7 July 2020.
- "The 53rd Dai-il-Mutlaq Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS Blesses Karachi". faizehakimi.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
- "Dawoodi Bohra Leader Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Receives Warm Welcome from Thousands of his Followers on his Return from Historic First Pilgrimage as 53rd Dai Al-Mutlaq". businesswireindia.com. 22 March 2014. Archived from the original on 7 July 2020.
- "Akhbar Archive". zeninfo.in. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
- History and Fatemi Architecture: Badri Mahal. Mumbai: Dawat-e-Hadiyah. Archived from the original on 8 July 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020 – via mahadalquran.com.
- "Obituary: Mazoon al-Dawat, Syedi Qasim bhaisaheb Hakimuddin. | The Dawoodi Bohras". 5 April 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- "Badre Muneer". Badre Muneer (in Gujarati). Mumbai: Neelam Publications. 6 April 2019. pp. 20–24. Retrieved 15 July 2020 – via magzter.com.
- "Leader of Bohra community Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin dead at 102". The Express Tribune. 17 January 2014.
- Blank, Jonah (2001). Mullahs on the Mainframe : Islam and Modernity Among the Daudi Bohras. University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (15 April 2001). p. 135 & 165. ISBN 978-0-226-05676-0.
- Daftary, Farhad (2007). The Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines. Cambridge University Press. p. 275. ISBN 978-1-139-46578-6.
- Daftary, Farhad (2011). A Modern History of the Ismailis: Continuity and Change in a Muslim Community. I. B. Tauris. p. 333. ISBN 978-1-84511-717-7.
- Mawani, Rizwan (30 January 2014). "The Intricacies of Succession: Two Claimants Emerge for Dawoodi Bohra Leadership". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- "Farewell, Mr People". Mumbai Mirror. 2 April 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "Dawoodi Bohras stage a peace march".
- "Bohras make anti-Syedna faction's ex-communication official, stick by Mufaddal Saifuddin". 31 January 2014.
- "Leadership Battle Splits Dawoodi Bohras | Outlook India Magazine". Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- Shukla, Ashutosh M. (29 April 2014). "Dawoodi Bohra succession battle in Bombay High Court today". DNA India. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
- Dave, Sachin (9 March 2017). "Bombay High Court allows Taher Fakhruddin to be substituted in Dawoodi Bohra community suit in place of his father". The Economic Times. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
- "20151207 FOI req 294807 Idris Jamaluddin.docx". www.whatdotheyknow.com. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- Barakat Bayaan Fadleel Kabir. Mumbai: Alvazaratus Saifiyah, Badri Mahal. 2011. p. 14.
- His Holiness, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (2016). رسالة النعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية [Hikmah al-Ghaybah al-Qudsāniyyah al-Abadiyyah]. Mumbai: Aljamea-tus-saifiyah.
- Saifuddin, Aali Qadr Mufaddal (2016). رسالة النعي المسماة - حكمة الغيبة القدسانية الابدية [Hikmah al-Ghaybah al-Qudsāniyyah al-Abadiyyah] (in Arabic).
|Shia Islam titles|
| 53rd Dā'ī al-Mutlaq
2014 - till date