His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA

It was to this historic office of al-Da`i al-Mutlaq (also known as al-Da`i al-Fatimi) that Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA, became the 52nd incumbent. His period in office began in 1385/1965, and saw an efflorescence in the community’s sense of purpose and dedication to faith.

The half century era of Syedna Burhanuddin was one of fulfilment and progress for the community. The capacity to grow in faith has been evoked and fostered. Venerated practices have been reaffirmed and harmonised with contemporary exigencies and the moral, spiritual and mental attitude necessary to lead a meaningful life in the 21st century were forged.