Syedna Dawood bin Qutubshah Burhanuddin (RA), 27th Dail Mutlaq

Tohfato L’aali Akhbaaril Hudaat

Wilaadat: 23rd Rabiul awwal 946H/ 1539 AD

Wafaat: 15th Jamadil aakher 1061H/ 1612 AD
Reign: 22 years, 1 month and 17 days

Background information

The last Daii of Yemen was Syedna Mohammed Ezzuddin (RA) who’s wafaat was in 946H. He was succeeded by Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (RA), first Daii of Hind who returned to Yemen after 5 years as Daii and passed away there in 976H).

Syedna Dawood bin Qutubshah (RA) memorized the entire Qur’an at a very early age. After completing Haj Molana Burhanuddin progressed to the hazrat of Syedna Yusuf in Yemen and was tutored by him.

Molana Burhanuddin assumed the takht of D`awat after the passing of Syedna Dawood bin Ajabshah (997H) and this news was spread throughout the realm of D`awat. The Naib in The Yemen was also informed and letters of tehniyat were received from Huduud Kiraam.

Suleymaan bin Hasan (l.a.) also wrote letters of congratulation in which he admitted to the authenticity of Syedna’s Daiship. Three years on, however, he embarked on subterfuge causing great trouble for Molana and Mumineen. Syedna had to remain secluded for four years.

During this time Syedna Sheikhadam Safiyuddin (RA), Syedi Alimohammed bin Firoze (qs) and other huduud kiraam expended great efforts. Syedna himself proceeded to the court of the Emperor Akbar in Lahore. There, Molana’s virtues shone resplendent and he left victorious.

Thereafter Molana remained in Ahmedabad for 15 years during which time enemies of the D`awat continued to create trouble, Molana was even imprisoned at one stage.

Towards the end of his life Molana took ill and conferred nas upon Syedna Sheikhadam before passing away.

Tohfato L’aali Akhbaaril Hudaat

Forwarded by: Shk Mustafa Feeroz