Sustenance for the Soul: The Global Food Initiative of His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin

The spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, will conduct Ashara Mubaraka in the United States for the first time. This is a guest post by Durriya Badani, a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community.Of the many international projects which Syedna Saifuddin has undertaken, it has been the global initiative of Faiz al-Mawaid al-Burhaniyah, also known as thaali, which has touched me most deeply on a personal level. As a mother with petite Indian daughters, none of … [Read more...]

No schism, just sadness: A Dawoodi Bohra responds

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (tus), the 53rd Dai ul-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community

IntroductionShireen Hamza has written an oped here at Patheos alleging that there is a schism in my community, the Dawoodi Bohras. Shireen is in fact my first cousin, a passionate intellect, and I do not doubt the sincerity of her belief. No one can or should deny that she has a right to believe whatever she wants.What Shireen does not have the right to do, however, is to make false claims about the beliefs of those who disagree with her, or to claim victimhood and persecution where … [Read more...]