The Dawoodi Bohra community traces its spiritual heritage to the Prophet Mohammed SA and his wasi (legatee) Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali AS, continuing through their successors, the imams >


The 20th Fatemi imam, Al-Aamir be Ahkaam AllahAS recognized that the time had come for the imam to keep away from the public eye and made elaborate preparations for his successor, his son Al-TayyibAS, to go into seclusion at the appropriate moment and also for the preservation and continuation of the Fatimi tradition in Yemen. >


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Dazzlingly Luminous

Tilāwah: Sūrah al-Nūr Verses 36 – 40; Sūrah al-Fajr Qirāʾah: Base Khalaf ʿan Ḥamzah, al-Dawrī ʿan Abū ʿAmr, Al-Kisāʾī Today, was a luminous day for the followers of tajwīd....

Worthy of Praise

Tilāwah: Sūrah Luqmān 8 – 22, Sūrah al-Ḥamd Qirāʾah: Qālūn & Warsh ʿan Nāfiʿ; Assortment of Readings No words of praise would do justice to the...

Prime Minister Modi Partakes in Ashara Mubaraka

On Friday the community was graced by a visit from India's Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji. With the express intention of meeting with His Holiness...

Reciters, Narrators and a Hint of Melody – Part 3

Tilāwah: Sūrah al-Fatḥ Verses 1 – 10 & 27 – 29, Sūrah al-Balad  Qirāʾah: Qunbul ʿan Ibn Kathīr, al-Sūsī ʿan Abū ʿAmr, Abū al-Ḥārith ʿan al-Kisāʾī Today Shehzada Saheb...

The Acclaimed Pearl

Tilāwah: Sūrah al-Baqarah Verses 260 to 266 & Sūrah Ibrāhīm Verses 32 to  41 Qirāʾah: Ibn Wardān ʿan Abī Jaʿfar and Warsh ʿan Nāfiʿ Today, the 4th of Muharram was...

Reciters, Narrators and a Hint of Melody – Part 2

Today’s recitation (Day 3): Sūrah al-Rūm Verses 17 to 27 & Sūrah al-Burūj(full). Today’s tilāwah brought about a pleasant change in the base qirāʾah from Ḥafṣ ʿan Āṣim to Warsh ʿan Nāfiʿ,...