Taher Fakhruddin

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Taher Fakhruddin
Born (1968-07-21) 21 July 1968 (age 55)
Mumbai, India
OrganizationQutbi Bohra
Known forSpiritual leader of the Qutbi bohras
PredecessorKhuzaima Qutbuddin

Taher Fakhruddin[1][2] is the 2nd Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Qutbi Bohras, a sect within Shia Islam. He is the son of Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the 53rd Syedna succession controversy (Dawoodi Bohra). After the death of the 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq, syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, due to the succession controversy, one claimant emerged, Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Followers of Khuzaima Qutbuddin regard Taher Fakhruddin as a rightly appointed Da'i al-Mutlaq whereas followers of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin do not recognise him as the Da'i al-Mutlaq.[citation needed]

One of Taher Fakhruddin's major decisions was regarding the burial arrangements of his father and predecessor in office, Khuzaima Qutbuddin who died on 31 March 2016, where Taher Fakhruddin decided to bring Qutbuddin's body to India for burial.[3]

Qutbuddin had filed a case at the Bombay High Court against Saifuddin in 2014 in order to determine which claimant had received a valid appointment of succession from Syedna Burhanuddin.[4]The Bombay High Court on 23rd April 2024 upheld Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin's position as the leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community while dismissing Taher Fakhruddin's claim.[5]


  1. ^ "Taher Fakhruddin reveals how fear is used to control Dawoodi Bohras' lives". 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Indian activists hail minister's call to end female genital mutilation".
  3. ^ "Rival Bohra leader to be buried in India | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Bombay High Court to hear Syedna successor case on April 29". DNA India. 8 April 2014.
  5. ^ "No change in Dawoodi Bohra leadership, High Court settles succession dispute | India Today". India Today. 23 April 2024.