Al-Dai Al-Ajal Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA

(d. 1305/1888-1385/1965)

In 1333/1915, at the age of 28, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA became the 51st al-dāʿī al-mutlaq. He initiated his tenure with an emphasis on the educational and spiritual reclamation of his followers.


He introduced comtemporary disciplines to Aljamea's curriculum

In line with Fatimi philosophy, Syedna introduced educational practices and subjects in Aljamea that were vital for contemporary students. The study of arts and sciences was encouraged as part of the efforts to produce graduates capable of rising to the challenges of the age. 

Educational Spirit

Today, Aljamea along with three hundred and fifty other schools, colleges and technical institutes and their alumni bear testimony to his educational spirit. Throughout his 53 year reign, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA consistently visited educational institutions to assist them with advice and support.


Upon the request of Aligarh Muslim University, he accepted its chancellorship and was unanimously re-elected to consecutive terms up until his sad demise in 1965. Syedna accepted an honorary doctorate in theology on 14th Jumād al-Ūlā, 1365 (15th April, 1946) from Aligarh Muslim University.

It has also been my effort to improve the quality, the standard and the diversity of the knowledge imparted in this institution so as to raise it to the status of a respected academy which would attract scholars from all places and from which would radiate rays of sober wisdom and light.

Al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA welcoming the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to the Surat campus
Surat Campus

Devri Mubarak,
Zampa Bazaar, Begampura,
Surat, Gujarat, 395003, India


Karachi Campus

St-8 Block-C, North 
Nazimabad, Karachi,
74700, Pakistan

Nairobi Campus

Saifee Park, Syedna Mohammed 
Burhanuddin Road, Nairobi,
00100, Kenya

Mumbai Campus

3 Bori Colony
Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai,
Maharashtra, 400059, India

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