Officials pose for a picture with Sultan Al Bohra in Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Sultan Al-Bohra, the 53rd Al-Dai Al-Mutlaq Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, Head of the worldwide Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community, arrived in Sharjah on Sunday evening from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
On his arrival at the Dubai airport, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin was accorded a warm welcome by Dr Hamad Bin Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD), senior government officials and foreign diplomats, along with representatives of the Dawoodi Bohra community in the UAE.
Mustafa Taher, Sharjah PR coordinator of the Dawoodi Bohras said, “We’re honoured to host Sultan Al Bohra, his family and other guests who have arrived in the city.
All the arrangements have been planned with the support of government authorities and in keeping with the COVID-19 protocols.”
“During his stay in the city, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin is expected to meet with the Rulers of the UAE and senior government officials.
As is the practice of Syedna wherever he travels, he will interact with local Bohra community members and enquire about their well being. Senior UAE Officials have also extended a special invitation to Sultan al Bohra to attend Dubai Expo 2020,” he added.
The Dawoodi Bohra community has a long history in the UAE with approximately 20,000 community members living and working in the country.
They are at the forefront of the UAE’s socio-economic development by contributing as industrialists, traders and professionals across varied fields, along with being present in various service sectors.
The newly expanded Masjid Al Fatimeen Al Bohra in Al Manakh, Sharjah was inaugurated by Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the leader of the worldwide Dawoodi Bohra community.
All the activities were undertaken under the banner of Project Rise which is the global philanthropic arm of the Dawoodi Bohra community.
He was received by Members of the Protocol Department, officials of Sharjah Civil Aviation, diplomats, and Dr. Syedna's Representatives of the Community in the Emirates.
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