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For the city in Iraqi Kurdistan, see Sulaymaniyah.

Sulaymani Bohras (Sulaymanis) are a Musta‘lī Ismaili community that predominantly reside in Saudi Arabia (Najran), Yemen, Pakistan and India. They are also called Makrami.[1] They number between several hundred thousand and one million in Saudi Arabia alone.[2] They belong to Tayyibi Ismailis, which bifurcated into various Bohras including major group Dawoodi Bohra.

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  • Farhad Daftary The Ismailis Their History & Doctrines1990
  • Hollister. John N. The Shi'a of India London 1953
  • Lokhandwalla. The Bohras. a Muslim community of Gujarat 1955
  • Hazrat Mohammed Shakir Zia "Urdu translation from Arabic: Biography of Dai- Mutlaq Sayedna Sulayman B. Hasan 1357H".
  • Mulla Saadullah bin Sayyadi Almansub Nasrullah Saheb,- References from scores of History books of Da'wa, including letters from Duat and Manaaseeb by and between them.
  • Mulla Masood M. Ali "Sulaymani Census and Survey in India & Pakistan"
  • Mulla Masood m. Ali "Extracted and translation in English of "Seerat-ul-Manaseeb" 1346H.
  • Asif A. Fyzee "Three Sulaymani Dai's"
  • Hussain B. Tyabji " History of Badarbagh Trust" 1947
  • Syed Amin Jafri "Sulaimani Bohras" an article in Newtimes Hyderabad 1984
  • Zia-ul-Eimaan No.40 A in house sulaymani Journal
  • Mulla Ameeruddin "Urdu translation of Nuzhat-ul-Azhaan", the AutoBiography of Dai-mutlaq Sayedna Jafar b. Sayedna Sulayman B. Hasan