Saifuddin, Syedna Mufaddal


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Saifuddin, Syedna Mufaddal

Source of Influence: Preachers & Spiritual Guides

School of Thought: Dawoodi Bohra, Traditional ismaili Shi'a

Status: Featured in current year

The 53rd Dai Al-Mutlaq, or “Unrestricted Missionary”, of the Dawoodi Bohras, a subgroup within the Mustaali, Ismaili Shia branch of Islam. He succeeded, not without dispute, to the office after his father, Syed Mohammed Burhanuddin, passed away in 2014. Mufaddal Saifuddin is also one of the four Omara (Rectors) of Al Jamea tus Saifiyah. He is the spiritual leader of 2-5 million people living in 100 countries.