Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (RA), 24th Dai

Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin ibne Sulaiman (ra)’s native city was Sidhpur (Gujraat). When the 23th Dai-ul-Mutlaq Syedna Mohammed Izzudin (ra), the last Dai from Yemen, saw the ever growing ‘ikhlaas’ and ‘tafaadi’ of the mumineen of Hind, he started the preparations to shift the Dawat from Yemen to Hind.

Many bright students from Hind went to yemen, to study the ilm of aal-e-Mohammed. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (ra) was one of them. Under the guidance of Syedi Hasanji bin Nooh, Syedna’s tarbiyat was completed. When Syedna Mohammed Izzudin(rd) saw the brightness and the capability of Syedna Yusuf (ra), Syedna (qs) personally started to give Him ‘asbaaq’.

After completing the studies, Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin returned to Sidhpur, by then He was the master of all ‘uloom’ and ‘funoon’, and His soul was luminating by the noor of aal-e-Mohammed. Here in Yemen strength of enemies of Dawat was rising day by day. In the year 942H. Syedna Mohammed Izzudiin (ra) did ‘Nus’ on Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (ra), He was in Sidhpur at that time. He succeeded the Arsh of Dawat, and lived in Sidhpur for five years, there Syedna built a beautiful masjid, which until now shows the glory of that reign. Built 24 shops for mumineen to establish a perfact society in the city.

After five years, Syedna decided to travel to Yemen, where enemies have captured many fortresses belong to Dawat-e-Hadiya. The situation at that time was very difficult in Yemen, a time came when Syedna was taken in the custody by the Hakim too. But by the ‘ta’eed’ and ‘yaari’ of Imamuzamaan He recaptured most of the forts, and the dignity and glory of Dawat was back in yemen. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin left Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin in Ahmedabad incharge of Dawat there, He did khidmat in Ahmedabad for 20 years. Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin did ‘Nus’ on Syedna Jalal Shamsuddin. After doing khidmat of Imaamuzaman nearly 28 years 9 months and 23 days, syedna passed away from this fani duniya to the place where every thing is forever. His turbat mubarak is in Taiba in Yemen. May Allah give him darajaat aaliya in Jannat-un-Naeem.

The august office of the Dai al-Mutlaq, set up over 800 years ago in Yemen, found its seat move to Hind (India) about four centuries ago, Syedna Yusuf Najmuddin (ra) was the first Dai al-Mutlaq of Hind. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (t.u.s) the 52nd incumbent to the office of al-Dai al-Mutlaq preserving the great heritage of Duat Mutlaqeen and doing Khidmat of Imamuzaman like a Shabaab. May Allah give Him a very healthy life till day of Judgment (AMEEN).

by: Ibrahim