Taher Fakhruddin

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Taher Fakhruddin
Born (1968-06-21) 21 June 1968 (age 52)
Mumbai, India
OrganizationDawoodi Bohra
Known forClaimant to the title of 54th Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community
PredecessorKhuzaima Qutbuddin

Taher Fakhruddin is a claimant to the 54th Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras, a sect within Shia Islam. He is the son of Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the claimant to the position of 53rd Da'i al-Mutlaq. After the death of the 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq, Mohammed Burhanuddin, due to the succession controversy two claimants emerged, Mufaddal Saifuddin and Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Followers of Qutbuddin regard Fakhruddin as a rightly appointed Da'i al-Mutlaq whereas follows of Mufaddal Saifuddin do not recognise him as the Da'i al-Mutlaq.[citation needed]

One of Taher Fakhruddin's major decisions was regaring the burial arrangements of his father and predecessor in office, Khuzaima Qutbuddin who passed away on 31 March 2016, where Fakhruddin decided to bring Qutbuddin's body to India for burial.[1]

Qutbuddin had filed a case at the Bombay High Court against Saifuddin in 2014 in order to determine which claimant had a received a valid appointment of succession from Burhanuddin.[2] It is expected that Fakhruddin will continue his father's efforts against Saifuddin at the Bombay High Court.[3]


  1. ^ "Rival Bohra leader to be buried in India | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Bombay High Court to hear Syedna successor case on April 29". DNA India. 8 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Rival Dawoodi Bohra leader may fight on | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India.