42nd Dai-al-Mutlaq Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin(RA)
Birthdate : 23rd
Zilhaj 1177 H/1765 AD
Date of Wafaat : 18 Jamadil-Ukhra 1213 H/ 1798
Period of Dawat : 13 years , 4 months 14 days
Najmuddin(RA) ascended the Arsh-ud-Dawat at the age of 23 years. He
brought about radical changes in the working system of Dawat.
Majdu started fitnat in his tenure and harassed mumineen very much. Syedna
(RA) had to strive hard to deplete his effect, and the enemy was
After the wafaat of Syedna Abdul Tayeb
Zakiyuddin(RA) (41st Dai), Syedna (RA) stayed in Burhanpur for sometime.
He visited many villages where mumineen were residing. In 1209 H He
visited Surat and settled there. The seat of Dawat shifted to Surat, after
a span of 264 years, and after remaining in the Indian cities of
Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Mandvi, Ujjain and Burhanpur.
to Jamnagar and Ahmedabad and repaired the Qabr mubarak of the Duat
Qiraam(RA) that were destroyed by Aurangzeb in Ahmedabad.
His was a
very generous nature. During drought, he helped mumineen and during the
flood in Surat, he distributed food grains to mumineen. He also
financially assisted all those who had lost their houses in the flood. He
called Syedi Abdul Qader Hakimuddin(QS) and Syedna Abdeali
Saifuddin(RA)(43rd Dai) and imparted 'Ilm'(knowledge) to them. He willed
his Qabr Mubarak to be made next to Syedi Lookmanji bin Habibullah(QS).
He appointed Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) as his successor and
declared nass upon Him.
Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) 43rd Dai
Birth Date: 9th Safar 1189 H
of Wafaat : 12th Zilqad 1233 H
Period of Dawat : 19 years , 4 months ,
Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) is known as "Moiyyed-e-Asger" because of his
extensive work in the literary field and the vast number of
'Qasidas'(Islamic poetry) written by him.
He erased the wrong notions
that Majdu had spread about Imaan and got the mumineen back on the right
path of Imaan. He succeeded as Dai at the age of 28 years. Many
'Taameerat' (constructions) were done in his era. Amongst them is
Al-Masjid-ul-Azam which was funded by his personal wealth and the famed
Al-Darsus-Saifee which was later renamed as Al-Jamea-Tus-Saifiyah by
Syedna Taher Saifuddin(AQ). His zamaan witnessed many scholars who wrote
books on many subjects( which are still astutely referred to) and which
were written under his guidance.
Jamnagar and Kutch fell prey to severe drought. 12,000 mumineen migrated
from there and came under his shelter. Syedna(RA) looked after them for
one year and helped them to become self-reliant. He did nass on Syedi
Abdul Qadr Hakimuddin, but he expired. He was grief-stricken. The
'munafeqin' started taunting him that the person you had so proudly
appointed and were counting on has passed away. Whom will you turn to now?
He angrily retorted that it was not for him to worry but Imam-uz-Zamaan
would guide him spiritually and he would do as he directed.
Syedna Mohammed Badruddin, was born in the year 1232 H. The nasihat "Ilm
na Moti Jaro" was written for him by Syedna(RA). He took ill after that
and on the 7th of Zilqad, he called the Hudud Kiraam and did nass on
Syedna Mohammed Ezzuddin(44th Dai) in their presence and later passed
Mohammed Ezzuddin(RA) 44th Dai
date : 1203 H / 1789AD
Wafaat : 19th Ramazan 1236 H/ 1821 AD
Period of Dawat : 3 years, 10 months, 6 days.
Jeevanji had served the duat with great devotion and sincere dedication,
and as a reward, Duat Kiraam have been born in his lineage of which His
Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(TUS) is the eighth amongst them. The
first in this line of Duat is Syedna Mohammed Ezzuddin(RA). He, alongwith
his brother Syedna Taiyib Zainuddin 45th Dai, came in the presence of
Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) to attain 'Ilm'(knowledge). After the wafaat
of Syedi Abdul Qader Hakimuddin(Surat), Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin was
spiritually guided by Imam-uz-Zamaan to pass on the nass to Syedna
Mohammed Ezzudin(RA) and Syedna Taiyib Zainuddin(RA). Syedna Abdeali
Saifuddin personally educated Syedna(RA), and was very rigid in his
training. Once he asked him to go to Mumbai secretly, so he left
immediately without informing even his family. He was asked to travel and
spread Imaan be it rain or dry. He succeeded as Dai at the age of 29 years
and according to the will of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA), made Syedna
Tayeb Zakiyuddin the Mukasir.
He got the knowledge that some mumineen
invested in Insurance and lotteries, he called them and asked them to get
rid of these nasty habits.
He bought some plots opposite Qubba
najmiyah and got them cleared. After his wafaat, his qabr mubarak was made
in the same place.
|Syedna Taiyib Zainuddin(RA) 45th Dai
Birth date : 16th zilhaj 1198 / 1784 AD
Date of Wafaat
: 16th Zilqad 1252 / 1837 AD
Period of Dawat : 16 years 1 month and 26
He had approached the holy presence of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA)
even before Syedna Mohammed Ezzuddin(RA). Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) was
very fond of him and trusted him with the confidential and important work
of Dawat. He became the Dai at the age of 38 years. In 1238, there was a
massive flood in Surat, and he supported the families of all those
affected. His advice was respected and always acted on even by non-mumin
ministers of state. He was a member of the Governer council of Bombay
In 1239, he visited villages where mumineen resided and they
served him with great devotion. When he went to Mandsaur, the enemies
there burnt with envy and started a 'fitnat'(subterfuge) from there. They
also attacked him physically. But Allah Ta'ala protected him and mumineen
and the enemy was defeated. The British rulers sent the army to protect
him. Then he came to Indore and Ujjain. There he was given a warm welcome
by the commander-in-chief of Maharaja Holkar, Tatya Saheb. Finally, he
came to Surat. He was very kind towards the seekers of Ilm and made sure
that they were well looked after. The memorial(Qubbah) to Syedi Fakhruddin
Shahid(QS) (Galiyakot) and the Qubba Ezziya were constructed during his
The Qubba of Syedna Hatim(RA) was constructed by non-mumineen in Yemen,
and was destroyed the next day. This kept occuring until the mumineen
advised them that if 'Haq na Saheb'(Dai) will build the Qubba, will it
remain. Then Syedna Taiyib Zainuddin built the Qubba of Syedna Hatim(RA).
He did nass on 46th Dai, Syedna Mohammed Badruddin(RA) on the 11th of
Mohammed Badruddin(RA) 46th Dai
Date of Birth
: 27th Rabi-ul-Akhar 1226H / 1811AD
Date of Wafaat : 29th
Jamad-ul-Akhar 1256 H/ 1840AD
Tenure of Dawat : 3 yrs 7 months 14 days
Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) thanked Allah Subhanahu on the birth of Syedna
Mohammed Badruddin(RA).He wrote a 'Qasida'(Islamic poem imparting a
message) - Ilm na Moti Jaro in which he mentioned about the Mansus and
advised Syedna(RA) to bow down before him.
At a tender age of 4, his
father Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) passed away, and when he was only 7
years old, Syedna Mohammed Ezuddin(RA) passed away. Syedna Taiyib
Zainuddin(RA) then took care of him. Syedna Abdul Qader Najmuddin(RA) and
he studied under Syedi Abdeali Imamuddin(QS).
Ashara Waaz, Syedna Tayeb Zainuddin(RA) did nass on him. He succeeded as
Dai at the age of 26 years.
Once, there was a massive fire, in which
several houses were burnt down. Syedna AbdulQadir Najmuddin(RA) struggled
hard to save the books of Dawat. Syedna Badruddin(RA) migrated to Pune and
sent Syedna AbdulQader Najmuddin(RA) to rebuild the houses that were burnt
On the 27th of Zilqad 1253 H, Syedna Abdul Qadir Najmuddin(RA)
laid the foundation of Dars-e-Saify.
During the Ashara Mubaraka of
1253 H in Pune on 9th Muharram, Syedna Mohammed Badruddin(RA) did nass on
Syedna AbdulQader Najmuddin(RA).
In 1256H, During the Ashara Mubaraka
in Surat, again he declared nass. After that he frequently announced that
Syedna AbdulQadir(RA) would be the next Dai.
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(RA) 49th Dai
Date of Birth : 24th Ramazan 1256H / 1840AD
27th Zilqad 1323 H/ 1906 AD
Period of Dawat : 15 years
In the year 1272H, he was
conferred Hadiyat and laqab of Burhanuddin on Ashura. Syedna Najmuddin(RA)
prepared him to undertake the responsibilities of being Dai.
Najmuddin(RA) made him Rasul Hudud. Syedna Husamuddin(RA) appointed him as
Mukasir and he was Wali of Mumbai.
After performing nass on him,
Syedna Husamuddin(RA) passed away in Ahmedabad. Syedna Burhanuddin(RA) was
in Bombay and couldn't go to Ahmedabad at the time due to heavy rains.
Syedna Burhanuddin(RA) was Dai for 15 years. 5 years were of intense
hardship, in which the debts of Dawat were settled. The next five years,
he regularised and organised the working of the order and for the next
five, he ensured that Dawat was safe and the banner of Dawat was raised
aloft in all directions .
He constructed many 'Masajid' (Mosques),
'Madrasah' (Schools to impart religous education) and
'Musafirkhanas'(Place for travellers to stay). He also instituted the rasm
of providing meals to 'Zuwwar' (travellers) at the places of Ziyaarat.
In 1320H, he went to Kerbala. His wife, Amatullah Aaisaheba was
expecting Syedna Taher Saifuddin(RA). He asked her to gather the barakat
of Imam Husain's zarih for the unborn child by touching her stomach to the
In 1321 H, he went for Haj and arrived at the Ka'aba on 29th
Zilqad. The King of Hijaz, gave him a warm welcome and a ceremonial
procession was taken out in Mina , where everyone was amazed at the
radiance emanating from Syedna(RA), just like an angel.
In 1323, his
health deteriorated and on the 11th of Zilhaj, he conferred nass upon
Syedna Abdullah Badruddin(RA) and passed away.
Syedna Abdullah Badruddin(RA) 50th
Birth : 18th Rajab 1262 H / 1846AD
Wafaat : 10 Rabi-ul-Awal 1333H /
Period of Dawat : 9 years 2 months 14 days
Syedna Abdullah's(RA) radiance
spread in full glory like that of the full moon. He did khidmat of Syedna
Najmuddin(RA), Syedna Husamuddin(RA) and Syedna Burhanuddin(RA). Syedna
Najmuddin(RA) was very kind towards him and Syedi Abdeali Imamuddin. He
strived a lot during, his father, Syedna Abdulhusein Husamuddin's(RA) time
and worked hard to pay off the debts during Syedna Mohammed
He built many masjids and reconstructed Dar-
Syedi Luqmanjee bin Habibullah(RA)
Wafaat : 8th
Jamadul-Ukhra 1173H/ 1760AD
Syedi Luqmanjee recieved knowledge of 'Fiqh' from Syedi Khanjee
Feer(QS) and Syedi AbdulQader Hakimuddin(QS).
Syedi Luqmanjee was
entrusted with imparting education to 'Talabat'(Students of Islamic
Studies). He used to make a copy of all the books taught to him by
Syedna(RA). Syedi Luqmanjee is famous for referring to
'Daim-Ul-Islam'(Basic book describing 7 tenets of islam in Detail)
whenever question of Fiqh arose.
He always used to pray namaz in the
masjid. Even when a persistent pain started in his leg, he used to
regularly perform Namaaz by tying a rope in the Qibla and getting up with
Once there was a difference of opinion among mumineen in
Sironj, so Syedna Badruddin(RA) asked Syedna Vajihuddin(RA) to deal with
the situation. Syedi Luqmanjee was of the opinion that it should be solved
by justice, while Syedna Vajihuddin(RA) wanted it to be solved by mutual
understanding. So Syedna Vajihuddin(RA) postponed the matter. After 3
months, Syedna Badruddin(RA) passed away and Syedna Vajihuddin(RA) became
Dai. Once again, he asked Syedi Luqmanjee how the Sironjee case must be
solved. He asked for Syedna's(RA) forgiveness.
He took Syedna's(RA)
permission to go for Hajj. On permission, he started preparations and went
to Surat, but then Syedna(RA) sent an immediate message not to proceed on
the journey. Syedi Luqmanjee(QS) passed away in Surat thereafter.
Syedi AbdulQader Hakimudin(QS) Wafaat : 7th Zilhaj 1217 H/ 1803
Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin(RA) appointed him Mukasir. He usually
consulted him and Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) on discussions about
After Syedna Najmuddin(RA), Syedna Abdeali
Saifuddin(RA) always entrusted Syedi Abdul Qader Hakimuddin(RA) with
important and confidential work. He even did Nass on him but unfortunately
he passed away before becoming Dai.
Wafaat : 25th Shaban-ul-Kareem 1076 H/
Syedi Shamskhan is from the progeny of Syedi Fakhruddin
Shaheed. He is the grandfather of Duat Qiram. When Syedna Qutbuddin
Shaheed(RA) and Syedna Feerkhan Shujauddin(RA) were in prison, Syedi
Shamskhan and his son Syedi Hasanji Badshah served them with total
devotion and sincerity.
Syedna Feerkhan Shujauddin(RA) sent him to
Ujjain for Dawat and was called again by Syedna Badruddin(RA). Syedna
Zakiuddin(RA) went personally to welcome him.
Then he was sent to
Ahmedabad for Dawat. There he faced many hardships from the enemies,
On the 25th of Shaban-Ul-Karim, he bathed and
came and told his grandson Abdul-Raheem that my time has arrived, get the
'Kafan'(shroud) given by Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed(RA) and he passed away.
Surat was established by him as a 'markaz'(main center) of Dawat.
Syedi Abdeali Imamuddin(RA)
Syedi Abdeali Imamuddin(QS) was fortunate to do khidmat of 5 Duat
Kiram. Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) trusted and chose him to pass
Ilm-Ale-Mohammed to the future Duat.
He did praiseworthy and sincere
khidmat of Syedna Ezzuddin(RA) and Syedna Zainuddin(RA).
Zainuddin(RA) entrusted the education of Syedna Mohammed Badruddin(RA) and
Syedna Abdulqadir Najmuddin(RA) in his hands.
Inspite of being the
teacher of Syedna AbdulQadir Najmuddin (RA), he humbly served under him
when he became a Dai. Syedi Abdeali did khidmat of Syedna AbdulQadir(RA)
for 15 years. No one dared to challenge the 'nass' on Syedna Najmuddin(RA)
as long as he was alive.
He passed away in Syedna AbdulQadir's(RA)
Syedi Qasim Khan Zainuddin(QS)
Wafaat : 26 Shawwal, 1136H
Syedi Qasim Khan Zainuddin is from the progeny of Syedi
Fakhruddin Shaheed(QS). He had the good fortune of serving Syedna Moosa
Kalimuddin(RA), Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin(RA) and Syedna Ismail
Badruddin(RA). He was the Wali of Ahmedabad and Surat. He explained to the
Hujumiyah Sect about coming back to the right path of Dawat and many of
them gave their Misaq to the Dai under his guidance. He was appointed as
mazoon before his wafaat.
|Syedi Sadiqali Saheb(QS)
Wafaat : 22nd Zilqad 1233H/ 1818
He did khidmat in the Zamaan of three Duat(RA)- Syedna Yusuf
Najmuddin(RA), Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) and Syedna Mohammed
Ezzuddin(RA). He authored many 'Nasihats'. Syedi Sadiqali saheb's nasihats
incorporate much of the bayaan he had heard from Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin
(RA). The nasihats (written in D`awat ni zabaan) cover subjects such as
the sublimity of the Shari`ah, its laws, history, wisdom and philosophy.
There are also references to taawiil and haqiqat. His description of Imam
Husain's (a.s.) shahadat is particularly moving. Syedi Sadiqali saheb has
also written eloquently and richly in Arabic and Urdu. He was amongst the
witnesses to the nas upon Syedna Mohammed Ezzuddin (RA).
Maulai Syedi Abdeali Mohyuddin(QS)
Wafaat : 7
Rabi-ul-Awal 1326H/ 1908AD
He was educated along with his brother Syedna Abdullah
He wrote many 'marasiyas' in memory of Imam
He recieved 'Ilm' from Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin(RA) and
transferred it to Syedna Taher Saifuddin(AQ).
Saheb Syedi Ismail bhaisaheb Badruddin(QS)
Wafaat : 18th Ramazan
1325 H/ 1907 AD
He was Mazoon during the time of Syedna Husamuddin(RA),
Syedna Abdullah Badruddin(RA) and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(RA).
Syedi Taiyeb Bhaisaheb Zainuddin
Wafaat : 9th Safar 1333 H/ 1914
He took initial education with Syedna Taher Saifuddin(RA) from Syedi
When Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(RA) returned
from Haj, they both were given laqab.
He was appointed as Mukasir by
Syedna Abdullah Badruddin(RA). He passed away at a very young age.
|Umul Mumineen Huseina Aaisaheba(QS)
Wafaat : 5th Shabaan 1338
Aaisaheba was the mother of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(TUS). She
passed away when Aqa Moula(TUS) was only 5 years old.
|Syedi Dawood bhaisaheb Shehabuddin(QS)
Wafaat : 17
Jamadil-Ukhra 1336 H/ 1918 AD
Dawood Bhaisaheb was appointed as Mazoon,
by Syedna Abdullah Badruddin, after his father Syedi Ismail bhaisaheb
He was very kind and generous towards mumineen but very
stern with the enemies.
He was witness to the nas of Syedna
Husamuddin(RA) by Syedna AbdulQadir Najmuddin(RA).
He passed away
during the tenure of Syedna Taher Saifuddin(RA).
He was appointed as Mukasir by Syedna
Taher Saifuddin(RA) during misaq majlis on 4th Rabi-ul-Akhar 1333 H. He
was appointed as mazoon after demise of Syedi Dawood bhaisaheb.
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