Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, BJP leaders wish Dawoodi Bohra leader on his birthday


The 78th birthday of Dr. Syedna Aliqadar Mufaddal Saifuddin, the religious leader (53rd midwife) of Dawoodi Bohra community, was celebrated with great pomp in Surat on Wednesday and Thursday.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, State BJP President CR Patil, Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi, Surat BJP MP Darshan Jardosh and several BJP MLAs were in the Deodi area on Wednesday night to greet the religious leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community and seek his blessings. The religious leader welcomed CM Patel by presenting him with a shawl.

The celebrations also included processions by community groups from Gujarat and Maharashtra, accompanied by a concert by Saifee Scouts and around 25 bands.

On Thursday, the 53rd midwife of the community was engaged in preaching religion to a large number of people. “Every year, we celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Syedna Burhanuddin (52nd midwife) and the midwife, Dr. Aliqadar Mufaddal Saifuddin in the city of Surat. Dawoodi Bohra Community Trust spokesman Hatim Fakhar said, “Thousands of people from Gujarat and other states and even abroad participated in His Holiness’s various programs and religious sermons and received his blessings.”

The Zampa Bazar area in Surat is the headquarters of the community. In the last few days, the region has been witnessing huge influx of community members from different parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and also from foreign countries like Gulf Countries, Africa and Europe, to participate in their programs and religious events. . Traditional attire such as Rida (coloured burqa for women) and koti with a special type of kafni and pajama (for men). Sources said that only the Bohra community is allowed to attend the events in traditional clothes.

The Deodi area of ​​Zampa Bazaar is decorated with lights and flags to mark the 53rd Dai’s birthday celebrations. The local economy has also seen a boom on this occasion. Many residents rent out their spare space to community members. All the shops in Jampa Bazar area remain open till late night to cater to the crowd.