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The Prophet Mohammed SA has stated that it is obligatory on every Muslim man and Muslim woman to seek knowledge. This obligation is one the Bohras have taken to heart throughout their history.

For Dawoodi Bohras there is no discrimination against any knowledge or any faith. We see ourselves as honey bees - whose aim in life is to take the best that every flower has to offer and reconstitute it as pure and beneficial honey. To that end the Bohras' core philosophy is to preserve the tried and true from the traditional and amalgamate it with the most beneficial of modern life.

The Bohras' collective culture and focus on education has meant that in the last century the community's literacy rate is close to 100%. The proportion of professionals, academics, high achieving businessmen and women is quite considerable.

This has been brought about in no small part particularly due to the efforts of the two da'is of the 20th Century, Dr Syedna Taher SaifuddinRA and Dr Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA who have left a modern day legacy of education and learning - both religious and secular - through the establishment of numerous, community-wide institutions. Their successor, the present Syedna Saifuddin, continues to place great importance on education so that the legacy of learning and education is enhanced further.

One such undertaking addresses the need for basic religious instruction for children. This department, called Attalim, remains the most far reaching and has teaching centres in every town where Dawoodi Bohras live, with full-fledged schools in several of them.

Another is a chain of schools called the MSB Educational Institutes, which provide both secular and religious education from primary to secondary level. There are now 22 such schools in cities all over the world. The children emerge, able to creatively meet the challenges of career and society, with their core Islamic values and beliefs strengthened.

The priests, teachers and administrators of the community are invariably drawn from the graduates of Al-Jamea-tus-Saifiyah, the prestigious, age-old Arabic academy in Surat, which remains the mainstay of the community's learning tradition, producing individuals prepared for positions of community service and leadership. So great is the demand for enrolment that after a second campus was opened in Karachi in 1983, two additional campuses were founded within a short span of two years: a campus in Nairobi in 2011 and another in Mumbai in 2013. From after the fourth year of the eleven-year course, students aged between 15 and 17 are sent to lead congregations and deliver sermons. They bear the cloak of religious responsibility and experience the challenge of leadership.

For Bohras there is no discrimination between the education of boys and girls. All of the community's madrasahs and schools and the Al Jamea tus Saifiyah Academies cater to both and in virtually equal numbers. The same is true of the sons and daughters of Bohra parents in secular education. Girls are encouraged to pursue the highest level of education they wish as much as boys are. This has led to a high number of women from the community becoming professionals in a variety of fields, a great number of businesswomen and many, many more in gainful employment.

Women are unreservedly encouraged to pursue their education and careers whilst at the same time, in the family centric tradition of the Bohras, the women will always be the 'masters' of their household. Their value as homemakers, wives and mothers, stitchers of the fabric of society is one that the community is at pains to highlight and uphold.

For the larger society, a number of schools, colleges and faculties across South Asia, the Middle East and East Africa owe their existence to His HolinessRA, one of which is the Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Department of Genetics at Karachi University. Three successive da`is, Dr Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin and Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin have all been elected as Chancellor to the renowned Aligarh Muslim University in India.

Thousands of students have benefitted from these establishments and other educational endowments and trusts and continue to do so under the incumbent da'i Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin.


MSB Students go from Pyramids to Space Centre in summer tour

Fifty three MSB students from around the world embarked on a fourteen day educational trip that spanned five countries this summer.

Never Too Young to be an Author

From buds to full bloom, nine young girl authors from MSB Chennai came together for a joint book launch

The Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat calls on His Holiness at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah

Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani partakes in Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah's viva voce examinations before meeting with His Holiness.

Emirates MSB student tops Cambridge Results

Moiz Talib is feted by Cambridge International for topping IGCSE in Maths and Accounting

Pakistan PM meets with Bohra School Students

PM meets and talks with students from Husamiyah and Saifiyah Schools

Kolkata Karate Kids shine in tournament

MSB Youngsters pack a punch in North Zone Championship

Artist & Designer Yousuf Bashir Qureshi visits Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin

Renowned artist & designer Yousuf Bashir Qureshi visited Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin at the latter's residence in Karachi during Syedna's Muharram visit to the city

Artist & Designer Yousuf Bashir Qureshi visits Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin

Renowned artist & designer Yousuf Bashir Qureshi visited Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin at the latter's residence in Karachi during Syedna's Muharram visit to the city

A meeting of chancellors

Manipur Governor discusses trilateral educational initiative with Syedna in Mumbai

Pakistan Minister for Interior impressed by Karachi Jamea Saifiyah

After tour of the campus and meeting with students, Mr Ahsan Iqbal expressed the wish that he had visited the 'marvelous institute' much earlier

Syedna inaugurates Kuwait MSB

Brand new and state-of-the-art MSB educational institute can accommodate 1600 students

Kenyan President HE Uhuru Kenyata's speech at the inauguration of Nairobi's Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah; Langata, Nairobi

In April 2017 His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya accepted the invitation of His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS to inaugurate the new campus of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah in Langata, Nairobi.

"Studying the Quran as well as Einstein", a profile of Aljamea Nairobi

Journalist Jyoti Shelar attended the inauguration of Aljamea Nairobi and shares her profile in The Hindu newspaper.

Kenya's First Lady visits Nairobi Jamea Campus

Her Excellency Mrs Margaret Kenyatta toured the new campus and met the girl students in a visit that bred warmth, respect and affection all around.

News Coverage - Inauguration of Al Jamea tus Saifiyah, Nairobi

News Coverage - Inauguration of Al Jamea tus Saifiyah, Nairobi

Photos: Al Jamea tus Saifiyah Nairobi

A special set of photos of the newly inaugurated Al Jamea tus Saifiyah campus in Nairobi

President Kenyatta inaugurates new Aljamea campus in Nairobi

President Kenyatta commended the Dawoodi Bohra Community for promoting tolerance and peace, noting that the community truly represents what Islam stands for.

Ammar Talib

Shahzada Ezzuddin attends AMU's 64th Annual Convocation

Shahzada Ezzuddin was the chief guest at Aligarh Muslim University's 64th Convocation.

Governor and children of Rawdat al-Quran

Maharashtra Governor receives Rawdat al-Quran youngsters

A group of 40 students and teachers from the Rawdat al-Quran al-Kareem School met the Governor of Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Monday, 20 Sept.


An Intellectual Renaissance

A look at Al-Imtihan al-Sanawi, the Annual Examinations at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, taking place in Surat

'Patriotism' at heart of Rawdat al-Quran al-Kareem Annual Day

Rawdat al-Quran al-Kareem's third Annual Day program focused on patriotism

International Women's Day - IVS Students present artwork Theses

In December, Bohra students from the Indus Valley School of Architecture were among those featured by Pakistan's 'The News'

Annual Planning Meeting of MSB Schools convened in Mumbai

Annual meeting for exchange of ideas takes place at Badri Mahal

Dubai Primes for Syedna's Visit with New Structures for Inauguration

Renovated masjid, expanded MSB school and a residential complex will be inaugurated during Syedna's current visit to the Emirate

Kolkata School has gift for mothers in the festive season

Saifee Golden Jubilee English Public School opens creche for employees' children

First Inter-MSB Art Competition takes place in Nasik

Children from MSB institutes around India take part in art competition

A Pound of Twist, Hasanat takes to the A.I.R. for Shakespeare Play

Hasanat High School brought in Ahmedabad-based Artist in Residence team for production of Merchant in Venice play

A Class Apart - Hasanat High School is highlighted in Forbes India feature

Article on XSeed Educational Company watches it in action in Attalim School in Andheri

Whizzo Art competition at MSB Kolkata

Kolkata MSB hosts inter-school art competition

Video: And yet more on dates! On 'BohraTalks', Husain Dalal gets to the heart of the fruit.

'BohraTalks' - Writer Husain Dalal explains the health benefits of the date; especially as a fast (breaking) food

The Jamea of Africa - a millenium of Fatemi learning comes to life in Kenya

Fatemi learning established itself in Africa on the banks of the Nile in Cairo. A thousand years later it is rekindled once more in Africa - near the source of the Nile - in the form of Nairobi's Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah.

The Inauguration of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Nairobi – A Personal Perspective

Dr Mustafa Izzuddin, adjunct professor at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Surat, teaches at the National University of Singapore. Here he gives his reflections on his experience of the annual exams.

Peace Campus

Times of India writer Mohammed Wajihuddin's editorial piece on Nairobi Jamea on Speaking Tree.

Arabic academy of Dawoodi Bohra community inaugurated in Nairobi

The Al Jamea-tus-Saifiyah academy in Nairobi

Mumbai MSB girls win science research competition

Mumbai MSB girls win science research competition

MSB students top Mumbai research project competition with survey on quality of packaged milk

MSB students win top awards

MSB students win top awards

A student of the year in Mumbai and a bronze in a multi-school science quiz earned laurels for MSB

Shahzada Husain bhaisaheb Burhanuddin views an exhibit  at Mumbai MSB

MSB Educational Institutes hold 'Business & Leadership' exhibitions

Students of MSB Educational Institutes across the world hold programmes on how to do business in the modern age based on time-honoured principles of honesty and integrity

Prince Ezzuddin felicitates Physics Nobel Laureate at AMU convocation

Prince Ezzuddin felicitates Physics Nobel Laureate at AMU convocation

Shahzada (Prince) Dr Qaidjoher Bhaisaheb Ezzuddin, representative of His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, presented the community's customary shawl to honour Nobel Laureate Professor Takaaki Kajita.

Pune’s bustling Bohri Ali market

Young hands reach out in Indian money squeeze

Rawdat al Quran students bring relief to public in Mumbai ATM queues

msb pune art exhibition

MSB Pune Art Exhibition

An Inter-School Art Spectacle was held at Madrasa Saifiyah Burhaniyah Pune from 29th August to 1st September 2016.

Save the tiger theme

Partapur students' Independence Day cycle rally

Students hold cycle rally on Indian Independence Day, 2016