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|Died||17 January 2014 (aged 98)|
|Resting place||Raudat Tahera, Mumbai|
|Home town||Mumbai, India|
|Predecessor||Syedna Taher Saifuddin|
|Aai Saheba Amatullah|
|Children||Mufaddal Saifuddin, Qaidjoher Ezzuddin|
|Parent(s)||Taher Saifuddin |
|Awards||Star of Jordan, Padma Shri, Order of the Nile|
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (6 March 1915 - 17 January 2014) was the 52nd D?'? al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohras, a subgroup within the Mustaali, Ismaili Shia branch of Islam. He was appointed as the 52nd D?'? al-Mutlaq at the age of 52 in 1967. He was the longest living D?'? al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Compared to those of his predecessor, Syedna Burhanuddin's policies were aimed at Islamization of his sect.
|SMB 00||?||Hikmat al-Ghaybah al-Haqiqiyyah||1385H|
|SMB 01||? ?||Isteftah Zubad al-Ma'arif||1385H||1386H|
|SMB 02||Fuyoodhaat al-Jannah||1386H|
|SMB 03||? ?||Salaam Nadrah al-Na'eem||1387H|
|SMB 04||Zaat al-Noor||1388H|
|SMB 05||?||Zuhoor Majd al-Fatimiyeen||1389H|
|SMB 06||? ? ?||Barakah Sibghah Allah||1390H|
|SMB 07||||Nashr al-Khayr||1391H||1437H||2017|
|SMB 08||||Nad? al-F?y?d?t||1392H||1438H||2018|
|SMB 09||||Salsab?l Rawd al-Quds||1392H||1439H||2019|
Syedna Burhanuddin issued a dress code, calling for male Bohras to grow a beard and wear a white topi and kurta, and for women to wear a colorful two piece abaya, known formally as a Rida. This Islamization countered a trend toward assimilation into the larger culture of their ancestors that was also prevalent under his predecessor, Syedna Taher Saifuddin and the previous Du'at before them. The history of this culture can be traced back to the medieval Fatimid dynasty in Egypt.
In October 1999, Syedna Burhanuddin was elected Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, a position that his father also held. He is credited with expanding the two century old Arabic university Al Jamea tus Saifiyah. In 1983, a new campus of "Al Jamea tus Saifiyah" was built by him in Karachi. He built the "Burhaniyah Business Counseling Center" in Mumbai to provide modern business solutions. He also built the Raudat Tahera, a mausoleum of his father Syedna Taher Saifuddin in Mumbai, India. It is one of a kind, having the entire Quran inscribed on its inner white walls in letters decorated with of gold leaves and with precious stones. It was inaugurated in 1975 by the erstwhile President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin is credited with the establishment of community kitchens to provide meals everyday to the Dawoodi Bohra families, thus providing free time for women to pursue economic, educational or religious activities. The community kitchens don't discriminate between the privileged and the underprivileged sections, both getting the same "good quality and hygienically-prepared" food, while the community members have the provision of paying for their own family, and for sponsoring those who cannot afford it.
Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin is also credited with conceptualizing and establishing Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. The hospital is a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty, 250-bed hospital dedicated to providing modern medical care. It was inaugurated in 2005 by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the erstwhile prime minister of India.
|City||Country||State / Province||Continent||Gregorian Year||Islamic Year||Start Date||End Date|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||1976||1397||23 December||31 December|
|Mecca||Saudi Arabia||Hejaz||Asia||1977||1398||12 December||20 December|
|Surat||India||Gujarat||Asia||1978||1399||5 November||13 November|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||1979||1400||5 November||13 November|
|Karachi||Pakistan||Sindh||Asia||1980||1401||5 November||13 November|
|Cairo||Egypt||Greater Cairo||Asia||1981||1402||5 November||13 November|
|Sidhpur||India||Gujarat||Asia||1982||1403||5 November||13 November|
|Karachi||Pakistan||Sindh||Asia||1983||1404||5 November||13 November|
|Nairobi||Kenya||Nairobi County||Africa||1984||1405||5 November||13 November|
|Surat||India||Gujarat||Asia||2013||1985||5 November||13 November|
|Indore||India||Madhya Pradesh||Asia||1986||1407||5 November||13 November|
|Karachi||Pakistan||Sindh||Asia||1987||1408||5 November||13 November|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||1988||1409||5 November||13 November|
|Surat||India||Maharashtra||Asia||1989||1410||5 November||13 November|
|Dar es Salaam||Tanzania||Coastal Indian Ocean||Africa||1990||1411||5 November||13 November|
|Colombo||India||Maharashtra||Asia||1991||1412||5 November||13 November|
|Pune||India||Maharashtra||Asia||1992||1413||5 November||13 November|
|Mombasa||Kenya||Coast Province||Africa||1993||1414||5 November||13 November|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||1994||1415||5 November||13 November|
|Mombasa||Kenya||Coast Province||Africa||1995||1416||5 November||13 November|
|Karachi||Pakistan||Sindh||Asia||1996||1417||5 November||13 November|
|Surat||India||Maharashtra||Asia||1997||1418||5 November||13 November|
|Nairobi||Kenya||Nairobi County||Africa||1998||1419||5 November||13 November|
|Colombo||Sri Lanka||Maharashtra||Asia||1999||1420||5 November||13 November|
|Surat||India||Maharashtra||Asia||2000||1421||5 November||13 November|
|Houston||United States||Texas||North America||2001||1422||5 November||13 November|
|Indore||India||Madhya Pradesh||Asia||2002||1423||5 November||13 November|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||2003||1424||5 November||13 November|
|Dubai||United Arab Emirates||UAE||Asia||2004||1425||5 November||13 November|
|Surat||India||Gujarat||Asia||2005||1426||5 November||13 November|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||2006||1427||5 November||13 November|
|Colombo||Sri Lanka||Western Province||Asia||2007||1428||5 November||13 November|
|Colombo||Sri Lanka||Western Province||Asia||2008||1429||5 November||13 November|
|Mombasa||Kenya||Coast Province||Africa||2008||1430||5 November||13 November|
|Marol||India||Maharashtra||Asia||2009||1431||18 December||26 December|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||2010||1432||8 December||16 December|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||2011||1433||27 November||5 December|
|Surat||India||Gujarat||Asia||2012||1434||15 November||23 November|
|Mumbai||India||Maharashtra||Asia||2013||1435||5 November||13 November|
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin died of cardiac attack at his home Saifee Mahal in Mumbai on 17 January 2014. The Bohra community announced a 40-day mourning period in respect of the departed leader. He was buried at Raudat Tahera Mausoleum in Bhendi Bazar, Mumbai beside his father Syedna Taher Saifuddin. His second son and his successor Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin led the Salat al-Janazah (funeral procession) of his father at the Saifee Mosque. Half mast of Flag and state honor was given by Indian Government during his funeral.
The day after his death, a crowd of supporters assembled outside his residence to pay their respects; when the gates were opened to let them in, a human stampede ensued, killing eighteen people. A commemoration service held one year after Syedna Burhanuddin's death drew an estimated three hundred thousand bohras to Mumbai; two dedicated townships were built specially to accommodate them.
|Family tree Moulai Tarmal/Bharmal to Syedna Burhanuddin|
|Broken lines indicate multiple generations|
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, died in January 2014. As per the tenets of the sect each predecessor is required to nominate his successor during his lifetime. His death sparked a succession crisis where two rival claimants emerged for the title of 53rd D?'? al-Mutlaq: his son, Mufaddal Saifuddin, and his half-brother, Khuzaima Qutbuddin, who was previously Mazoon  of the Dawoodi Bohra.
The challenge created a divide in the community with the vast majority aligning with Mufaddal Saifuddin whilst a small number aligned with Khuzaima Qutbuddin.Mufaddal Saifuddin assumed control of the Dawoodi Bohra administration and infrastructure. He is largely accepted as the Bohras' leader by government and other public bodies. The UK Charity Commission has stated in writing, that "our view is that His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin is the current incumbent of the office of Dai al-Mutlaq."
His Holiness Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin belongs to family of Moulai Fakhruddin and Moulai Hakimuddin.
|Shia Islam titles|
| 52nd D?'? al-Mutlaq