In 1381/1961, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA constructed a new campus for Aljamea in Surat. The educational re-orientation and new campus heralded a fresh chapter in the history of the academy.
Reflecting current realities, beneficial educational practices and subjects were welcomed through the inclusion of courses in English, sciences and humanities. Preserving the old and enduring, whilst incorporating the new and beneficial yielded immediate and long-term results as Aljamea continued forward on its path of mutually imparting spiritual and temporal education.
It was appropriate that this transformation of Darse Saifee be commemorated with a modification to its name. Jāmiʿa, the Arabic word for university, reflects the university calibre education brought to the institution and Saifiyā pays due tribute to the efforts of both Syednas, the original founder Syedna Abdeʿali Saifuddin RA and Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA.
What was previously Darse Saifee now became Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah.