List of Dai of Dawoodi Bohra

According to Fatimid (Taiyabi, Mustali, Ismaili) tradition, after the death of Imām Al-Amir, al-Malika al-Sayyida (Hurratul-Malika) instituted the Dā'ī al-Mutlaq to run the da'wah from Yemen in the name of Imām Taiyab abi al-Qasim. This article gives the list and details about the Dawoodi Bohra Dā'īs, their Mawazeen/Mukasir (associates) and Indian Walīs ("representatives" or "caretakers" when the Dais were seated at Yemen).

Short History

The Dā'īs

Al-Malika al-Sayyida (Hurratul-Malika) was instructed and prepared by Imām Mustansir and following Imāms for the second period of satr. It was going to be on her hands that Imām Taiyab abi al-Qasim would go into seclusion, and she would institute the office of Dā'ĩ al-Mutlaq. Syedna Zoeb bin Moosa was first to be instituted to this office, and the line of Taiyabi Dā'ĩs that began in 1132 has passed from one Dā'ī to another, continuing to the present time. The sect which follows these Fatimid Dā'īs is the Dawoodi Bohra dawat.

Until the 23rd Dā'ī, the center of the dawat was in Yemen. The 23rd Dā'ī, Syedna Mohammed Ezzuddin designated Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin ibn Sulaiman in Sidhpur, Gujarat, India, as his successor. Upon becoming the 24th Dā'ī, Yusuf Najmuddin ibn Sulaiman stayed in India for a few years before going to Yemen. He died and was buried there. Because of the intense persecutions against the dawat by the Zaydi rulers of Yemen, the 24th Dā'ī designated Syedna Jalal Shamshuddin in India as his successor, and the center of the dawat then moved permanently to India. The 25th Dā'ī also died in 1567 CE, and is buried in Ahmedabad, India, the first Dā'ī to have his mausoleum in India. Even though his time as Dā'ī was short – only a few months – he was Walī al-Hind under the 24th Dā'ī for 20 years.

The Walī-ul-Hind

Up to the 23rd Dā'ī, the center was at Yemen; for India, a "Walī al-Hind" (representative/caretaker for India) was designated by the Dā'ī to run the dawat in India. Moulai Abadullah was the first Walī al-Hind in the era of Imam Mustansir (427–487 AH). Moulai Abadullah (originally named Baalam Nath) and Moulai Nuruddin (originally named Roop Nath) went to Cairo, Egypt, to learn, and went to India in 467 AH. Moulai Ahmed was also their companion.

Dā'ī Zoeb appointed Maulai Yaqoob (after the death of Maulai Abadullah), who was the second Walī al-Hind of the Fatimid dawat. Moulai Yaqoob was the first person of Indian origin to receive this honour under the Dā'ī. He was son of Moulai Bharmal, minister of Hindu Solanki King Siddhraja Jaya Singha (Anhalwara,Patan) (487–527 AH/1094–1133 CE). With Minister Moulai Tarmal, they had honoured the Fatimid dawat along with their fellow citizens on the call of Moulai Abdullah. Moulai Fakhruddin, son of Moulai Tarmal, was sent to western Rajasthan, India, and Moulai Nooruddin went to the Deccan (death: Jumadi al-Ula 11 at Don Gaum, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India).

One Dā'ī after another continued until the 23rd Dā'ī in Yemen. Persons were appointed to the position of Walī al-Hind one after another up to Walī al-Hind Moulai Jafer, Moulai Abdul Wahab, and Moulai Qasim Khan bin Hasan (the last one being the 11th Walī al-Hind, and who died in 950 AH/1543 CE in Ahmedabad). The Awliya al-Hind were champions of the Fatimid dawat in India, who were instrumental in maintaining & propagating it on instructions of the Dā'ī at Yemen, and it is because of them that the Fatimid dawat was able to survive the persecutions in Cairo and Yemen. A list of them is also given below along with the relevant Dā'īs. The dawat was transferred to India from Yemen when the 23rd Dā'ī Syedna Mohammed Ezzuddin designated as his successor (and, thus the 24th Dā'ī) Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin ibn Sulaiman in Sidhpur, Gujarat, India.

In the generation of Moulai Yaqoob, Moulai Ishaq, Moulai Ali, Moulai Hasan fir continued one after another as Wali-ul-Hind. Moulai Hasan Fir was fifth Wali in the era of 16th Dai Abadullah (d.809 AH/1406 AD) of Yemen. Names of Wali al-hind are also given along with concerned Dai below.

List of Da'i al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohra

The following is a list of the Da'i al-Mutlaq.[1][1]

1. Syedna Zoeb bin Moosa

Served as Da'i: 530–546 AH/1138–1151 CE
Place: Houth, Yemen
Died: Moharram 10, 546 AH/April 28, 1151 CE
Mawazeen(Associate): Syedna Khattab bin Hasan, Syedna Ebrahim bin Husain Al Hamidi
(1st Wali al-Hind: Moulai Abdallah at Khambat, Gujarat. Died: Moharram 1.)
(2nd Wali al-Hind: Moulai Yaqub bin Moulai Bharmal at Patan, Gujarat. Died: Rajab 14.)
Mausoleum Syedna Hatim,Yemen Dai era 1130 AD onward
Mausoleum of 1 st Wali–ul–Hind:Moulai Abadullah, Khambat, Gujarat
Mausoleum of Moulai Fakhruddin Shaheed, Galiakot,India

2. Syedna Ibrahim bin Husain

Dai period: 546–557 AH/ 1151–1162 AD
Place of dai office : BANI HAMID,YEMEN
Death: 10 Shawwal, 557
Mawazeen: Syedna Ali bin Husain bin Ahmad bin Waleed, Syedna Hatim bin Syedna Ibrahim Al Hamidi
Mukasir: Syedna Mohammad bin Taher Al Haresi

3. Sayedna Hatim Bin Syedna Ibrahim

Dai period: 557–596 AH/ 1162–1199 AD
Place of dai office : AL HUTEIB,YEMEN
Death: 16 MOHARRAM, 596
Mawazeen: Syedna Mohammad bin Taher, Syedna Ali bin Mohammadinil Waleed

4. Syedna Ali Bin Syedna Hatim

Dai period: 596–605 AH/ 1199–1209 AD
Place of dai office : SANNA,YEMEN
Death: 25 Zilqad, 605
Mazoon: Syedna Ali bin Mohammadinil Waleed

5. Syedna Ali Bin Syedna Mohd. Bin Waleed

Dai period: 605–612 AH/ 1209–1216 AD
Place of dai office : SANNA,YEMEN
Death: 27 Shaban, 612
Mazoon: Syedna Ali bin Hanzala
(3rd Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Ishaq bin Yaqub, Patan, Gujarat.)

6. Syedna Ali Bin Hanjala

Dai period: 612–626 AH/ 1216–1229 AD
Place of dai office : HAMADAN,YEMEN
Death: 22 Rabi-ul awwal, 626
Mazoon: Syedna Ahmad bin Mubaarak
Mukasir: Syedna Husain bin Syedna Ali

7. Syedna Ahmed ibn Mubarak

Dai period: 626–627 AH/ 1229–1230 AD
Place of dai office : HAMADAN,YEMEN
Death: 28 Jumadil akhir, 627
Mazoon: Syedna Husain bin Syedna Ali
Mukasir: Syedna Al Qazil ajal Ahmad

8. Syedna Husain Bin Syedna Ali

Dai period: 626–667 AH/ 1230–1269 AD
Place of dai office : SANAA,YEMEN
Death: 28 Safar, 667
Mawazeen: Syedna Al Qazil ajal Ahmad, Syedna Ali bin Syedna Husain
Mukasir: Syedi Mohammad bin Assad bin Mubaarak
(4th Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Ali bin Ishaq, Patan, Gujarat)

9. Syedna Ali Bin Syedna Husain

Dai period: 667–682 AH/ 1269–1283 AD
Place of dai office : Sanaa,YEMEN
Death: 1 SAFAR, 682
Mawazeen: Syedi Husain bin Syedna Ali bin Hanzala, Syedna Ali bin Syedna Husain
Mukasir: Sheikh Assad Hatim Sanjani

10. Syedna Ali Bin Syedna Husain

Dai period: 667–686 AH/ 1283–1287 AD
Place of dai office Sanna,YEMEN
Death: 13 Zilkad, 686
Mazoon: Syedna Ibrahim bin Syedna Husain

11. Syedna Ibrahim Bin Syedna Husain

Dai period: 686–728 AH/ 1287–1328 AD
Place of dai office Hamadan,YEMEN
Death: 16 SHABAN,728
Mazoon: Syedna Mohammad bin Syedi Hatim
(5th Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Hasan Fir bin Ali,Den mal, Gujarat)

12. Syedna Mohammed Bin Sayedi Hatim

Dai period: 728–729 AH/ 1328–1329 AD
Place of dai office Hamadan,YEMEN
Death: 16 Juma-dil-Ula,729
Mazoon: Syedna Ali bin Syedna Ibrahim

13. Syedna Ali Shamshuddin Bin Syedna Ibrahim

Dai period: 729–746 AH/ 1329–1345 AD
Place of dai office Hamadan,YEMEN
Death: 18 Rajab,746
Mazoon: Syedna Abdul Muttalib

14. Syedna Abdul Muttalib Najmuddin Bin Syedna Mohammed

Dai period: 746–755 AH/ 1345–1354 AD
Place of dai office : Zimarmar,YEMEN
Death: 24 Rajab,755/ 13th Aug, 1354AD
Mazoon: Syedna Abbas

15. Syedna Abbas Bin Syedna Mohd.

Dai period: 746–779 AH/ 1354–1377 AD
Place of dai office : Hamadan,YEMEN
Death: 8 Shawwal,779
Mazoon: Syedna Abdullah Fakhruddin

16. Syedna Abdullah Fakhruddin Syedna Ali

Dai period: 779–809 AH/ 1377–1406 AD
Place of dai office : Zimarmar,YEMEN
Death: 9,Ramazan, 809/ 16 Feb, 1407AD
Mawazeen: Syedna Ali ash-Shaibani, Syedna Husain Syedna Hasan
Mukasir: Syedi Abdul Muttalib bin Syedna Abdullah
(6th Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Adam bin Suleyman, Ahmedabad (kankariya), Death; 13 Safar,836 AH)

17. Syedna Hasan Badruddin Syedna Abdullah

Dai period: 809–821 AH/ 1406–1418 AD
Place of dai office : Zimarmar,YEMEN
Death: 6 Shawwal, 821 AH / 5 Nov, 1418AD
Mawazeen: Syedi Abdul Muttalib Najmuddin, Al Maula Mohammad bin Idris
Mukasir: Syedi Ahmad bin Syedna Abdullah

18. Syedna Ali Shamshuddin Bin Abdullah

Dai period: 821–832 AH/ 1418–1429 AD
Place of dai office : Shareka,YEMEN
Death: 2 Safar 832
Mazoon: Syedna Idris Imaduddin
Mausoleum Syedna Idris,Shibaam,Yemen,1429AD

19. Syedna Idris Bin Syedna Hasan

Dai period: 832–872 AH/ 1429–1467 AD
Place of dai office : Shareka,YEMEN
Death: 19 Zilqad 872
Mazoon: Al Maula Masad bin Abdullah
(7th Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Hasn bin Adam, Ahmedabad, Death; 28 Moharram,883 AH)

20. Syedna Hasan Badruddin Syedna Idrees

Dai period: 872–918 AH/ 1467–1512 AD
Place of dai office : Massar,YEMEN
Death: 15 Shaban 918
Mazoon: Al Maula Abdullah Fakhruddin
Mukasir: Syedna Ali Shamsuddin bin Syedna Husain
(8th Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Raj bin Hasan, Death; 1 Moharram, 925 AH)

21. Syedna Husain Husamuddin Syedna Idrees

Dai period: 918–933 AH/ 1512–1527 AD
Place of dai office : Massar,YEMEN
Death: 10 Shawwal 933
Mazoon: Syedna Ali Shamsuddin
Syedna Ali Rauza 1
(9th Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Jafer bin Raj,Ahmedabad ),
(10th Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Wahhab bin Firoz ),
(11th Wali-ul-Hind : Moulai Sheikh Qasim bin Hasan,Ahmedabad, Death; 27th Jumadil ula,950 AH)

22. Syedna Ali Shamshuddin Syedna Husain

Dai period: 933–933 AH/ 1527–1527 AD
Place of dai office : Zabeed,YEMEN
Death: 21 Zilqad 933
Mazoon: Syedna Mohammad Izzuddin
Mausoleum Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin ibn Sulaiman,Tayba,Dai Yemen era end 1567Ad

23. Syedna Mohammad Ezzuddin

Dai period: 933–946 AH/ 1527–1539 AD
Place of dai office : Zabeed,YEMEN
Death: 27 Safar 946
Mazoon: Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin

24. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin ibn Sulaiman

Dai period: 946–974 AH/ 1539–1567 AD
Place of dai office : Taiyyeba,YEMEN
Death: 16 zilhazza 974
Mazoon: Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin
Mukasir: Maulai Miya Musaji
(Dawat already shifted to India)
Ahmedabad, Indian Dai era 1567 AD–1657 AD

25. Syedna Jalal Shamshuddin Bin Hasan

Dai period: 974–975 AH/ 1567–1568 AD
Place of dai office : Ahemdabad,India
Death: 16 Rabi-ul-akhir 975 AH
Mazoon: Syedna Dawood bin Ajabshah

26. Syedna Dawood Bin Ajabshah

Dai period: 975–999 AH/ 1568–1591 AD
Place of dai office : Ahemdabad,India
Death: 27 Rabi ul akhir 999
Mazoon: Syedna Dawood bin Qutubshah

27. Syedna Dawood Bin Qutubshah

Dai period: 999–1021 AH/ 1591–1612 AD
Place of dai office : Ahemdabad,India
Death: 15 Jumadil akhir 1021
Mawazeen: Syedi Qazi Aminshah, Syedi Aminji bin Jalal, Syedna Sheikh Adam Safiyuddin
Mukasir: Al Maula Ali Mohammad bin Firoz

28. Syedna Sheikh Aadam Safiuddin

Dai period: 1021–1030 AH/ 1612–1622 AD
Place of dai office : Ahemdabad,India
Death: 7 Rajab 1030 AH
Mazoon: Syedna Abdultayyeb Zakiuddin
Mukasir: Syedi Alimohammad bin Firoz

29. Syedna Abduttayyeb Zakiuddin

Dai period: 1030–1041 AH/ 1622–1633 AD
Place of dai office : Ahemdabad,India
Death: 2 Rabi-ul-avval 1041 AH
Mazoon: Syedna Ali Shamsuddin
Mukasir: Syedna Kassimkhan Zainuddin

30. Syedna Ali Shamshuddin Bin Molai Hasan

Dai period: 1041–1042 AH/ 1633–1634 AD
Place of dai office : Yemen
Death: 25 Rabi-ul-akhir 1042 AH
Mazoon: Syedna Kassimkhan Zainuddin

31. Syedna Kasimkhan Zainuddin Bin Feerkhan

Dai period: 1042–1054 AH/ 1634–1646 AD
Place of dai office : Ahemdabad,India
Death: 9 Shawwal 1054
Mazoon: Syedna Qutubkhan Qutbuddin

32. Syedna Qutubkhan Qutubuddin Shaheed

Dai period: 1054–1056 AH/ 1646–1648 AD
Place of dai office : Ahemdabad,India
Death: 27 Jumadil akhir 1056
Mazoon: Syedna Phirkhan Shujauddin

33. Syedna Feerkhan Shujauddin Bin Ahmedji

Dai period: 1056–1065 AH/ 1648–1657 AD
Place of dai office : Ahemdabad,India
Death: 9 zilkad 1065
Mazoon: Syedna Ismail Badruddin

34. Syedna Ismail Badruddin Bin Molai Raj Saheb

Dai period: 1065–1085 AH/ 1657–1676 AD
Place of dai office : Jam Nagar,India
Death: 23 Jumadil akhir 1085
Mawazeen: Syedi Najamkhan, Syedna Abdultaiyyeb Zakiyuddin
Mukaserin: Al Maula Abdul Waheed, Al Maula Shams Khan

35. Syedna Abduttayyeb Zakiuddin bin Syedna Badruddin

Dai period: 1085–1110 AH/ 1676–1692 AD
Place of dai office : Jam Nagar,India
Death:12 Zilkad 110
Mazoon: Syedna Musa Kalimuddin
Mukasir: Al Maula Sheikh Adam Safiyuddin

36. Syedna Musa Kalimuddin Bin Syedna Zakiuddin

Dai period: 1110–1122 AH/ 1692–1711 AD
Place of dai office : Jam Nagar,India
Death: 22 rabi ul akhir 1122
Mawazeen: Syedi Sheikh Adam Safiyuddin, Syedna Noor Mohammad Nooruddin
Mukasir: Syedi Khanji Phir

37. Syedna Noor Mohammad Nooruddin Syedna Kalimuddin

Dai period: 1122–1130 AH/ 1711–1719 AD
Place of dai office : Mandvi,India
Death: 4 Rajab 1130
Mawazeen: Syedi Qasimkhan bin Syedi Hamzabhai, Syedna Ismail Badruddin bin Sheikh Adam
Mukaserin: Syedi Hakimuddin bin Bawa Mulla Khan, Syedi Esamkhan, Sheikh Dawoodbhai
Mausoleum of Dais of Ujjain, era 1738–1780 AD

38. Syedna Ismail Badruddin II Bin Sayyedi Sheikh Aadam

Dai period: 1130–1150 AH/ 1719–1738 AD
Place of dai office : Jam Nagar,India
Death:7 Moharram 1150
Mawazeen: Syedi Kassim Khan bin Syedi Hamzabhai, Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin bin Bawa Mulla Khan
Mukasir: Syedi Shams bin Sheikh Hasan Khan

39. Syedna Ibrahim Wajiuddin Bin Sayedi Abdul Qadir

Dai period: 1150–1168 AH/ 1738–1756 AD
Place of dai office : Ujjain,India
Death: 17 Moharram 1168
Mawazeen: Syedi Sheikh Adam bin Syedna Nooruddin, Syedna Hebatullah al-Moayyed fid-Deen
Mukasir: Syedi Ali bin Phirji

40. Syedna Hebatullah-il-Moayed- Fiddeen bin Syedna Vajiuddin

Dai period: 1168–1193 AH/ 1756–1780 AD
Place of dai office : Ujjain,India
Death: 1 Shaban 1193
Mawazeen: Syedi Lookmanji bin Sheikh Dawood, Syedi Khan Bahadur, Sheikh Fazal Abdultaiyyeb, Syedi Hamza
Mukasir: Syedi Abde Musa Kalimuddin
Mausoleum Dawoodi Bohra Duwat,Burhanpur era 1780–1787 AD

41. Syedna Abduttayyeb Zakiuddin Bin Syedna Badruddin

Dai period: 1193–1200 AH/ 1780–1787 AD
Place of dai office : Burhanpur,India
Death: 4 Safar 1200
Mawazeen: Syedi Sheikh Adam Safiyuddin, Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin
Mukasir: Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin

42. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin Bin Syedna Zakiuddin

Dai period: 1200–1213 AH/ 1787–1799 AD
Place of dai office : Surat,India
Death: 18 Jumadil akhir 1213
Mawazeen: Syedi Sheikh Adam Safiyuddin, Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin
Mukaserin: Syedi Qamruddin, Sheikh Adam

43. Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin Bin Syedna Zakiuddin

Dai period: 1213–1232 AH/ 1799–1817 AD
Place of dai office : Surat,India
Death: 12 Zilkad 1232
Mawazeen: Syedi Sheikh Adam Safiyuddin, Syedna Mohammad Ezzuddin
Mukaserin: Syedi Qamruddin, Sheikh Adam

44. Syedna Mohd. Ezzuddin Sayedi Jivanjee

Dai period: 1232–1236 AH/ 1817–1821 AD
Place of dai office : Surat,India
Death:19 Ramjan 1236
Mazoon: Syedi Sheikh Adam Safiyuddin
Mukasir: Syedna Taiyyeb Zainuddin

45. Syedna Tayyeb Zainuddin Bin Sayedi Jivanjee

Dai period: 1236–1252 AH/ 1821–1836 AD
Place of dai office : Surat,India
Death: 15 Zilkad 1252
Mawazeen: Syedi Sheikh Adam Safiyuddin, Syedi Hebatullah Jamaluddin
Mukasir: Syedna Mohammed Badruddin

46. Syedna Mohammed Badruddin Bin Syedna Saifuddin

Dai period: 1252–1256 AH/ 1836–1840 AD
Place of dai office : Surat,India
Death: 29 Jumadil akhir 1256
Mazoon: Syedi Hebtullah Jamaluddin
Mukasir: Syedna Abdulqadir Najmuddin

47. Syedna Abdulqader Najmuddin

Dai period: 1256–1302 AH/ 1840–1885 AD
Place of dai office : Ujjain,India
Death: 26 Rajab 1302
Mawazeen: Syedi Hebtullah Jamaluddin, Syedna Abdulhusain Husamuddin
Mukaserin: Syedi Abdeali Imaduddin, Syedi Ismail Badruddin

48. Syedna Abdul Husain Husamuddin

Dai period: 1302–1308 AH/ 1885–1891 AD
Place of dai office : Ahmeda bad,India
Death: 27 Zilhaj 1308
Mazoon: Syedi Ismail Badruddin
Mukasir: Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin

49. Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin

Dai period: 1308–1323 AH/ 1891–1906 AD
Place of dai office : Surat,India
Death: 27 Zilhaj 1323
Mazoon: Syedi Ismail Badruddin
Mukasir: Syedi Hasan
Grave Dai Taher Saifuddin,Mumbai, era 1915–1965 AD

50. Syedna Abdullah Badruddin Bin Syedna Husamuddin

Dai period: 1323–1333 AH/ 1906–1915 AD
Place of dai office : Surat, India
Death: 10 Rajab 1333 AH
Mawazeen: Syedi Ismail Badruddin, Syedi Dawood Shehabuddin
Mukaserin: Syedi Ibrahim Vajihuddin, Syedi Taiyyeb Zainuddin

51. Syedna Taher Saifuddin

Dai period: 1333–1385 AH/ 1915–1965 AD
Place of dai office : Mumbai,India
Death: 19 Rajab,1385 AH
Mawazeen: Syedi Dawood Shahabuddin, Syedi Fazal Qutbuddin, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA)
Mukaserin: Syedi Ishaq Jamaluddin, Syedi Saleh Safiyuddin

52. Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin

Dai period: 1385 AH-1435 AH/ 1965 AD— Jan 2014
Death: 16 Rabiul Awwal,1435 AH, Jan 17,2014
Mazoon: Syedi Khuzaima Qutbuddin.
Mukaserin: Syedi Saleh Safiyuddin, Syedi Husain Husamuddin

53. 53rd Syedna succession controversy (Dawoodi Bohra)

Two claimants Khuzaima Qutbuddin and Mufaddal Saifuddin

See also

References

References

  1. ^ a b List of Syednas (according to Dawoodi Bohras)