More than 1 million Dawoodi bohras of world will celebrate the 100th birthday of their spiritual leader and one of the highest authorities of Shia Dawoodi Bohra sect of Islam, Dr. Sydena Mohammad Burhannudin on 25th March 2011.
Dr. Sydena Mohammad Burhannudin is the 52nd Dai –ul-Mutlaq of Dawoodi bohra community. He was born on Saturday, the 20th Rabiul Akhar 1333h, 06th March 1915 in Surat, Gujarat, India. His father, Sydena Taher Saifuddin was 51st dai of bohras, his mother‘s name was Hussaina Aaisaheba.
He holds doctorate from the Aligarh Muslim University – India, Al Azhar University – Cairo and University of Karachi – Pakistan.
Sydena Saheb completed his Quran recital at the young age of 6. His early education was conducted in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
There are various international acknowledgments awarded to Sydena Saheb. He was also Honored Jordan’s top civic award, “Star of Jordan”.
Egyptian president honored him with the highest civic award, “Wisah un Nile”. He is known as “Azamat us Sultan” meaning the “great sovereign” in many Middle Eastern countries.
Sydena’s 100th Birthday is not less than a celebration of lifetime for any Dawoodi bohra, the era under Sydena’s dai-ship is known as the Golden Era of Dawoodi Bohra. In the past 50 years, Bohra community has flourished socially, culturally and economically in the leadership of Sydena Mohammad Burhanuddin.
Today a mass procession was conducted by more than 15000 Dawoodi Bohras of Udaipur at 2pm from Bhandari Darshak Mandap which passed through various streets of Udaipur and reached to Moiadpura Mosque in Boharwadi at around 6:30pm.
Today, on the eve of Syedna’s 100th Birthday UT wishes all its readers heartiest congratulations. Here are more than 100 photographs of today’s beautiful procession.