Taher Fakhruddin

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Taher Fakhruddin
Born (1968-07-21) 21 July 1968 (age 53)
Mumbai, India
OrganizationDawoodi Bohra
Known for54th Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Qutbi Bohra community
PredecessorKhuzaima Qutbuddin

Taher Fakhruddin[1][2] is the 54th 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, Mohammed Burhanuddin, due to the succession controversy, two claimants emerged, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and Khuzaima Qutbuddin. Followers of Khuzaima Qutbuddin regard Taher Fakhruddin as a rightly appointed Da'i al-Mutlaq whereas followers of 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 Burhanuddin.[4] It is expected that Fakhruddin will continue his father's efforts against Saifuddin at the Bombay High Court.[5]


  1. ^ "Syedna 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. ^ "Rival Dawoodi Bohra leader may fight on | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India.