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.