44th Ad-Da’i al-Faatemi al-‘Alavi



Ism-e-Mubarak (Name):- Taiyeb.

Laqab Mubarak (Title):- Ziyauddin.

  1. Kunniyat (Agnomen):- Abu Hatim.

  2. Wilaadat (Birth):- 4th Rabi-ul-Aakhar 1351 AH - 6th August 1932 AD Vadodara.

  3. Taarikh-e-Takht Nashini (Date of accession to Da’wat.):- 17th Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1394 AH.

  4. Bawaaji Saheb (Father):- 43rd Da’i-e-Mutlaq Saiyedna Yusuf Nuruddin Saheb (QR).

  5. Maa Saheba (Mother):- Umm-ul-Mumineen Marhooma Maa Saheba Khadeejat ul-Kubra Mithibu binte Rajabali (QR).

  6. Zauja Motahhera (Wife):- Umm-ul-Mumineen Mohtarema Maa Saheba ‘Azeemabu binte Saiyedi wa Maulaai Bhaisaheb Nazarali (RA).

  7. Shahzaada Saheb (Sons):-
    1. Maazun-ud-Da’wat Saiyedi wa Maulaai Hatim Zakiyuddin Saheb (DM).
    2. Mukaasir-ud-Da’wat Husain Mo’inuddin Saheb (ZI).
    3. Raas ul-Hudood Mohammed Nuruddin Saheb (ZI).
    4. Shahzaada Bhaisaheb Zulqarnain (ZI).

  8. Ustaaz-e-Mohtaram (Teacher):- 42nd Da’i-e-Mutlaq Saiyedna Fida’ali Badruddin Saheb (QR).

  9. Mansoos (appointed as the successor through the propagation of Nass-e-Jali):- Saiyedi wa Maulaai Hatim Zakiyuddin Saheb (DM).

  10. Taarikh-e-Nass-e-Jali (Date of the appointment of the successor):- 4th Rabi ul-Aakhar 1404 AH - 7th January 1984 AD.

  11. Maqaam Mubarak (Residence):- Daar us-Salaam, Vadodara.

The pen that quotes the praise and admiration for His Holiness Saiyedna Taiyeb Ziyauddin Saheb (TUS), the 44th Dai in succession amongst the Du’at ul-Mutlaqeen of Alavi Da’wat, is helpless in continuing, as the virtues are limitless and words are few to extol them!

In the year 1425 AH, Saiyedna saheb has completed 31 years of long tenure as the Naaib-e-Imam uz-Zamaan on this Masnad-e-Taiyebi, and the whole community implores and exhorts Allah to grant him life of Khizir Nabi (AS). Because all these years have witnessed great strides of progress, achievement, advancement, prosperity & modernization of the well knit Alavi Bohra community both here and abroad, not only in terms of education, wealth & religion but also in awareness in youth about our identity and our religious roots! This has been made possible due to the able leadership, guidance, advice and above all, the qaabil-e-qubool Du’a-e-Khair of Saiyedna Taiyeb Ziyauddin Saheb (TUS).

The present Saiyedna whose honorable Laqab is Taiyeb (meaning pure, untarnished), is derived from the name of 21st Imam, Imam Taiyeb (AS), who went into Ghaibat (seclusion, concealment), in 528 AH in Cairo, due to the indescribable oppression and tyranny of the people of other communities at that time, when he was just 4 years old. Following the direct guidance of Imam uz-Zamaan (AS), Maulatana Hurrat ul-Maleka who was a Hujjat of 20th Imam al-Aamir (AS), appointed Saiyedna Zoeb bin Moosa (QR) as the first Da’i-e- Mutlaq in Yemen. So from the 1st Da’i solemnized in 532 AH in Yemen till the present 44th Badr-e-Muneer of Falak-e-Da’wat Saiyedna Taiyeb Ziyauddin (TUS) residing in Vadodara, Gujarat, the Da’wat mission is still alive and will remain eternal according to the Hadees-e-Shareef of Saiyed ul-Ambiya Mohammed Rasulullah (SAW), these direct descendents of Maulatana Fatemat uz-Zahra (AS), will come one after another in succession till Qaaim ul-Qeyaama will descend before the Day of Judgement!

The childhood name of Saiyedna Saheb is Ayyubali exemplifying the virtue of patience and forbearance that has been immortalized by Ayyub Nabi (AS). The memoirs of childhood of Saiyedna are replete with descriptions of his strenuous training with respect to schooling and religion, by 42nd Da’i Saiyedna Badruddin Saheb (QR) who was his teacher and mentor. Daily daras comprised of preaching, anecdotes, stories, references, quotes & advices from Quran-e- Majid, Hadees-e-Nabawi, Fiqh, Tawarikh and Akhbaar. If a child did not offer morning prayer, he was not given breakfast and if he did not recite Quran on getting up he was awarded with severe and stern punishment.

The prophecy of the 42nd Da’i, Saiyedna Badruddin Saheb (QR), who was the teacher and closely attached and emotionally involved with the present Saiyedna saheb, that the Alavi Da’wat will attain unparallel heights & culmination at the hands of Taiyeb Ziyauddin Saheb, started becoming true and factual immediately on his accession to the Da’wat’s throne on 17th Rajab, 1394 AH. At that time the 43rd Da’i, Saiyedna Yusuf Nuruddin Saheb (QR) went for heavenly abode, after doing Nass-e-Jali i.e. explicitly appointing Huzoor-e-‘Aali (TUS) as the 44th Da’i-e-Mutlaq.

In 1395 AH, Huzoor-e-‘Aali (TUS) went for Hajj-e-Baitullah with 27 mumineens, exactly the same number which were present with Saiyedna Ali (QR) in Ahmedabad during the mutiny by the usurper of Ahl-e-Motaghallib. This honor of Hajj was bestowed upon by Allah to our Maula, again in 1412 AH, the only Da’i till now of having performed Hajj twice! And who has the honor of becoming the first Mansoor ul-Yamane and Zaair il-Mashhadain il-‘Azeemain, Huzoor-e-‘Aali (TUS) who went to Karbala, Shaam, Najaf, Kufa, Bait ul- Muqaddas, Cairo & Yemen in an encompassing tour, spanning over a period of 11/2 month, in the year 1420 AH. Despite some physical constraints, Huzoor-e-‘Aali (TUS) with karam-e-Rehmani and roohani taaeed from Imam uz-Zamaan (AS) accomplished the most difficult part of safar-e-mubaarak in perfect health and well being!

This epoch making era called “Taiyebi Daur” in the language of Da’wat is characterized by the following achievements:-

  1. ILMI DAUR (Knowledge and Enlightenment)
  2. TA'MEERI DAUR (Community Civic Developments)
  3. INQELAABI DAUR (Taiyebi Award, Direct Relay of Wa’az, Matrimonial facility, Majlis-e-Nikaah)


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