Dr. Syedna Mohammed Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin born March 6, 1915 is the 52ndDa‘i l-Mu? laq of the Dawoodi Bohras. The Dawoodi Bohras are a sub group within the Isma‘ili-Shi‘ah sect ofIslam Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin was born in Surat, He was appointed to be the future Da‘i at the age of 52 by his father, the previous, Syedna Taher Saifuddin. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin succeeded his father, upon the latter’s death, when he was 53 years of age.
He has seven sons and three daughters. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin completed recitation of the Quran at the age of six in 1921 At around the age of 13, he escaped an accident when bridge railing collapsed while on travel in Colombo, where his vehicle got hung on one wheel. He got lakab of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin at age of 15 on his occasion of mishaq. He received the designation of hadiyath(Sheikh) from 51st Dai at the age of 17(1931 A.
D. ) and later designated as mazoon at the age of 20 He became hafiz at age of 21(1935 A. D. ) and married Amatullah Aai two years later. Much later (1381 AH) he made a trip to Yemen to visit the earlier Dais of Yemen and consequently received the designation of “Mansural-Yaman”. At the age of 53(1965 A. D. ) he became 52nd Dai on death of his father Taher Saifuddin.
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin organised Ashura (Imam Husain’s) at various locations and addressed the gathering of Dawoodi Bohra (invited from all over world): * Mecca (1969) * Cairo (1980 and 1981) * Karachi (1977, 1983, 1987, and 1996), * Nairobi (1984 and 1998) * Darussalam (1990) * Mombasa (2008 and 2009), * Houston (2001) * Colombo (1970, 1991, 1999, 2007, and 2008) * Dubai (2004) ALLAH GIVE SYEDNA MOHAMMED BURHANUDDIN A LONG LIFE TILL THE DAY OF QAYMAT (AMEN)