This is the first visit by His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin after he became the 53rd Dai-ul-Mutlaq, after the sad demise of his father and previous Spiritual Leader Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.
Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, was grandly welcomed by his followers on Monday evening and a three day program has been organised in the island.
Several Bohra followers from lndia, Pakistan, Kuwait and other countries have arrived in the island to seek blessings from His Holiness.
Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin was appointed as the 53rd Spiritual Head to succeed Dr. Syedna Burhanuddin by his late father, Dr. Syedna Burhanuddin who visited Sri Lanka several times during his leadership and maintained strong ties with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, passed away on 17 January, 2014 in Mumbai. He was 103 years of age at the time of his death.Soon after the Leader’s demise, President Rajapaksa had visited the Bohra Mosque in Colombo to offer his condolences to the 3,000 strong Bohra followers.