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Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin elected as Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia


Members of the Court (Anjuman) of the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have unanimously elected Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin as the Chancellor (Amir-e-Jamia) of the university for a period of five years with effect from 14th March, 2023.

The meeting of JMI Court was held today where the important decision was taken. Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin succeeds Dr. Najma Heptulla who has completed her five-year term as Chancellor of the university. An illustrious leader with meritorious and laudable credentials, the 53rd al-Dai al-Mutlaq, Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin is head of the one million strong global Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community since 2014.

Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, who leads by his exceptional examples has dedicated his life to the betterment of the society at large with special focus on education, environment, socio-economic aspects and so on. The most lauded Global programmes overseen by Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin include Saifee Burhani Uplift Project, Turning the Tide, Project Rise, FMB Community kitchen work towards eradication of hunger, reduction of food waste, protecting the environment and so on. Acclaimed internationally, he is committed to make positive contributions to the society, produce ideal citizens and establish amity, peace and harmony.

Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has been honoured with a number of prestigious awards and accolades. He has featured in the 500 Most Influential Muslims list. A citation was read in the celebration of his contributions in the US House of
Representatives at the US Capitol. He is received as a reverent state Guest in several countries.

Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has been a distinguished alumnus of the historic Dawoodi Bohra educational institute Al-jamia-tus-saifiya in Surat. He is also the well-known alumnus of the world famous Al-Azhar University and Cairo University, Egypt. He inaugurated a new campus of Al-jamia-tus-saifiya in Mumbai on 10th February, 2023.

A prolific writer Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has authored the annual treatise over the last five years. He has brilliant and insightful Arabic, Urdu poems to his credit. He has also written excellent literary pieces and poems in the community’s
vernacular, Lisan al-Dawat. He has been doing philanthropic work in the country and across the world. He introduced sustainable agricultural systems, enhancing local infrastructure and providing equal access to education to both girls and boys in Yemen.

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