Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, originally built in Surat, India in 1810 for the teaching of religious lore and jurisprudence under the direct supervision of the al-dāʿī al-mutlaq of the time, has been greatly expanded under Syedna Saifuddin TUS and his predecessors. They introduced modern facilities and contemporised teaching methodologies while retaining the academy’s essential and original features.
At the same time, Syedna TUS oversees the functioning of hundreds of schools and educational institutes across the world, in which religious education is combined with the secular. This gives students the ability to creatively meet the challenges of career and society, while their core Islamic values and beliefs are strengthened.
The beneficiaries of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS efforts in the field of education are not limited to members of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Apart from schools under his own administration, there are a number of educational establishments across South Asia, East Africa and the Gulf states which have benefitted from His Holiness’s TUS and his predecessor’s generosity and patronage, a prime example being the Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Department of Genetics at Karachi University. Syedna TUS also recently donated 1000 computers to a group of high schools affiliated with Aligarh Muslim University, one of which is the Syedna Taher Saifuddin High School at Minto Circle. The school’s buildings are listed heritage monuments and Syedna TUS has sponsored a programme for their complete architectural restoration. In this way, Syedna’s TUS educational endeavours and trusts have helped countless students in their academic journeys.