Is the 53rd Da’i al- Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community. The late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin proclaimed Nass ( pronounced him his successor) on Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin on Saturday, June 4, 2011 in London.
The Syedna’s successor, 53rd Dai al- Mutlaq Syedna Muffadil Saifuddin, was in Colombo when his father passed away, and returned to India quickly.
There was a small controversy last Saturday when the late Syedna’s bother, Mazoon Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS, who till now was second- in command, said that he was the true successor of the community, and pronounced himself as the Syedna at a gathering in Thane.
But on that very afternoon, when Muffadal Bhaisaheb Saifuddin made his first public appearance after the demise of his father at bridge connecting Saifee Masjid and Raudat Tahera mausoleum, lakhs of his followers standing on the streets of Bhendi Bazaar chanted “ Maula”. This stood out and gave a clear indication of the community’s faith in the 53rd Dai al- Mutlaq.
Muffadal Bhaisaheb Saifuddin was born on 20th August 1946. As a child, during the era of Syenda Taher Saifuddin, he began the recitation of the Quran in Saifee Villa; Colombo, Sri Lanka. Later on, he learnt the whole Quran, thus becoming a Hafiz. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin solemnized his Nikah with Jawharat- u- sharaf Aai Saheba, the daughter of Late Amir ul- Jamea’ Syedi usuf Najmuddin, on the 1 of January 1970. He has five children.