Mumbai, 20th February 2014: The Dawoodi Bohra Community celebrated the 103rd birth anniversary of the late His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin SahebRA, who passed away on the 17th of January, 2014.
On this occasion the 53rd Dai-al-Mutlaq, Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS delivered a discourse at Saifee Masjid, Bhendi Bazaar, Mumbai.
Even as the Dawoodi Bohras world over are mourn the passing away of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA the community celebrates his life’s achievement by coming together and renewing the Dawoodi Bohras involvement and commitment to all the initiatives started by him.
The community since two decades has observed from Prophet Mohammed’s (SAW) birthday to Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb’sRA birthday (40 days) with much enthusiasm and indulged in environmental, educational, economical, spiritual and medical development.
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin passed away during these 40 days known as Ayyamud Taabbudaat (days of Ebadha).
The late Syedna’s birthday occasion is highly revered and hence his numerous blessings and benevolence was demonstrated in a procession of 103 groups of 53 community members to offer gratitude to himthat was followed by offering their homage at Raudat Tahera where he lays in rest.
The celebration of the occasion is a continuity of this benevolence led by his son and successor Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS .
On the occasion, in memory of late Syedna, a grant of Rupees 103 crore, 51 lakh and 52 thousand was declared by his successor Syedna Muffadal SaifuddinTUS towards Qardhan Hasana Trust (interest-free loan)
During the discourse today, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS extensively narrated from the personal notes of late Syedna regarding occurrences during his pilgrims, meeting with non-community members and his travels.
It is a day of renewal of solidarity and continuity for the Dawoodi Bohras just as one Dai has followed another for 900 years till the present day and structured the community what it is today.
The sermon by Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS was telecasted live to 800 centers worldwide with one million members attending it.