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Abde Ali Saifuddin

Syedna Moulana Abdeali Saifuddin[1][2] was the 43rd Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra. He was the son of 41st Da'i al-Mutlaq Syedna Abduttayyeb Zakiuddin and the brother of the 42nd Da'i al-Mutlaq Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin. He was a Dai, scholar and poet and one of the most venerated Dawoodi Bohra Dai's.

Life

He was born on 12 Safar 1189 Hijri, succeeded the 42nd Da'i al-Mutlaq on 18 Jumada al-Thani 1213 Hijri, died on 9 Dhu al-Qi'dah 1232 Hijri[3] and is buried in al-Qubbah al-Najmiyah in Surat. He was only twelve when his father died. He was then brought up by his eleven- years elder brother Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin in Surat. Syedna Najmuddin himself was a great scholar. He trained and educated Abde Ali Saifuddin in the tradition and learning that was the treasured inheritance of the Fatimid-Ismaili community.

Legacy

Works

His Diwan of poetry, compiled by his student Abdeali Imaduddin, comprises over 500 poems in Arabic and is an integral part of the curriculum at Al Jamea tus Saifiyah. His also composed the famous work "Ilm na moti jaro" (Arabic: علم نا موتي جرو)[10] in Lisan al-Dawat which is memorized by every single Dawoodi Bohra member.

He penned a series of epistles known as the al-Rasail al-Saifiyah. Isma'il books such as Muntaza' al-Akhbar[11] and Kitab al-Najah were written under his directives.

References

  1. ^ [1]; Al Aqmar: A Living Testimony to the Fatemiyeen, Ja'far us Sadiq Mufaddal Saifuddin; p122
  2. ^ [2]; Al-Dai Al-Fatimi, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin: An Illustrated Biography, Mustafa Abdulhussein, Al-Jamea-Tus-Saifiyah, p.49
  3. ^ Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb, His Holiness (1434H). الرسالة الشريفة تسبيح ذهب القدس. Mumbai, India. 
  4. ^ a b c d His Holiness, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb (1433H). الرسالة الشريفة كمال النعم السابغة. Mumbai, India: His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb, Badri Mahal, Mumbai, India. 
  5. ^ "Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah | Official Website  » Al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin RA". jameasaifiyah.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
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  7. ^ "Masjid Al Moazzam - Wikimapia". wikimapia.org. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  8. ^ "An Explanatory note on the Famines in India". Jambudveep's Blog. 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  9. ^ "Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah | Official Website  » Al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin RA". jameasaifiyah.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  10. ^ "Kika bhai jaldi parho - SAUT UL IMAN - The Voice of Iman". Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  11. ^ "Muntaza' al-akhbar : fi akhbar al-du'ah al-akhyar : min al-da'i al-Dhu'ayb ibn Musá al-Wadi'i ilá al-da'i Dau'd'ji ibn Qutb Shah by Burhanpuri, Sulayman'ji [d. 1826 CE] [ Tarabulsi, Samir Faruq ; editor : ]: Dar al-Gharb al-Islami, Bayrut orig. wrappers, al-Tab'ah 1.. - Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark". www.abebooks.com. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
Da'i al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohra
Preceded by
Yusuf Najmuddin
43rd Da'i al-Mutlaq
1213–1232 AH/ 1799–1817 AD
Succeeded by
Mohammed Ezzuddin