Yusuf Najmuddin ibn Sulaiman

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Tomb of Yusuf Najmuddin ibn Sulaiman,tayba,yemen

Yusuf Najmuddin bin Sulaiman (death: June 23, 1567 CE or 16 Dhu al-Hijjah 974 AH, Taiba, Yemen)[1] was the 24th Da'i al-Mutlaq (Absolute Missionary) of the Taiyabi Ismailis. He succeeded Mohammad Ezzuddin to the religious post.

Yusuf Najmuddin's native city was Sidhpur, Gujarat, India. He was one of many bright students who went to Yemen, to study Islamic education. The 23rd Da'i, Muhammad Izzudin, personally began to educate him. In 942 AH, Muhammad Izzudin gave his nass to Yusuf Najmuddin when he was in Sidhpur. For five year he stayed at Sidhpur, built a mosque and 24 Nos shops for community to establish. After this he decided to travel to Yemen, where enemies have captured many fortresses belonging to the Dawah. He recaptured most of the forts, and the dignity and glory of Dawat was back in Yemen. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin appointed Jalal Shamsuddin in Ahmedabad as Wali al-Hind: leader of the dawah in India.

His tenure of da'i was for 28 years 9 months and 23 days. His grave is located at Taiba in Yemen.[2]

Yusuf Najmuddin gave nass to Jalal Shamsuddin of Ahmedabad as his successor, the 25th Da'i.

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  • List of Syednas (according to Dawoodi Bohras)
  • A Chronological List of Duatil Mutlaqin
  • Daftary, Farhad, The Ismaili, Their History and Doctrine(Chapter -Mustalian Ismailism-p. 300-310)*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
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