Patani Bohras

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Patani Bohras are Bohras that follow Sunni Hanafi fiqh. Most other factions of the Bohras community follow Mustaali Ismaili Shia fiqh.


In fifteenth century, there was schism in Bohra community of Patan in Gujarat as large number converted from Mustaali Ismaili to mainstream Hanafi Sunni Islam. The leader of this conversion movement to Sunni was Syed Jafar Ahmad Shirazi who also had the support of Mughal governor of Gujarat. Thus this new group is known as Jafari Bohras and Patani Bohras. In 1538, Syed Jafar Ahmad Shirazi convinced Patani Bohras to cease social relations with Ismaili Bohras. The cumulative results of these pressures resulted in large number of Bohras converting from Ismaili Shia fiqh to Sunni Hanafi fiqh.[1]

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  1. ^ N. Hanif. Islamic concept of crime and justice: social religious and economic. Crime and justice, Volume 2 . Sarup & Sons, 1999. ISBN 81-7625-063-5, ISBN 978-81-7625-063-4. Pg 283