Sheikh Adam Safiuddin

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Entry gate of Mausoleum Syedna Shekh Adam Safiuddin with his grave visible

Syedna Sheikh Adam Safiuddin[1] (died on 7 Rajab 1030 AH AH/1622 AD; born on 6th Jumad-il-Akhar [unknown year]), Ahmedabad, India) was the 28th Da'i al-Mutlaq (Absolute Missionary) of the Dawoodi Bohra sect of Musta‘lī Islam. He succeeded, the 27th Dai Syedna Dawood Bin Qutubshah to the religious post.[2]


Syedna Sheikh Adam was born in 1548 in Vadodara. His father's name was Taiyib Shah. Syedna Sheikh Adam obtained elementary education in Vadodara and went to Ahmedabad to pursue further education. He further studied in Yemen under Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin ibn Sulaiman. After the death of Syedna Yusuf, Syedna Sheikh Adam returned to India and served under Syedna Dawood Bin Ajabshah who sent him to Deccan Plateau to review affairs. One of the most noteworthy service was to debate Sulayman bin Hassan claims.


His tenure lasted 9 years and 21 days and is buried in Ahmedabad. Syedna Sheikh Adam Safiuddin appointed or gave nass to Syedna Abduttayyeb Zakiuddin.


  1. ^ List of Syednas Archived 2012-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-08-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Further reading[edit]

  • Daftary, Farhad, The Ismaili, Their History and Doctrine (Chapter -Mustalian Ismailism- p. 300-310)
  • Lathan, Young, Religion, Learning and Science
  • Bacharach, Joseph W. Meri, Medieval Islamic Civilisation

Preceded by
Dawood Bin Qutubshah
28th Dā'ī al-Mutlaq
1021–1030 AH/ 1612–1622 AD
Succeeded by
Abduttayyeb Zakiuddin