Bay News Network, Visakhapatnam: The Dawoodi Bohra community worldwide is celebrating the 100th Milad M.tharak (birthday) of their spiritual leader His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin TUS on Friday. This year His Holiness will celebrate the joyous occasion in Mumbai, according to a press release.
Thousands of Dawoodi Bohras from all over of India, USA, UK, Canada, France, Australia, Sweden, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar and Reunion are attending to greet and seek blessings of their beloved leader. Starting from the auspicious birthday of Prophet Mohammed, (peace be upon him) the community members since the last forty days have been engaged in various social development and spiritual enlightenment activities that culminate on Syedna’s birthday on Friday.
On the historic occasion of Syedna’s 100th Milad Mubarak, the Dawoodi Bohras in over 700 community centers all over the world have undertaken unique and record-breaking projects and activities. A Guinness Book of World Records event of distributing 52,000 sparrow feeders across the world was organized by the Burhani Foundation (India), an environment institute established by Syedna. Over 500 medical camps and health seminars were held under the guidance of Burhani Medical Idarah, an umbrella medical body of the community. As part of the celebrations, the prestigious SBUT 4000 housing project in Greater Mumbai was also started during these auspicious days. Apart from that, projects of highly subsidized green houses projects such as Burhani Centenary Park in Surat and Mohammedi Centenary Park in Karjat was also part of the celebration. Apart from that mass marriages known as Rasrne Saifee, trade fairs and business seminars and various self-development programs had also been organized world over. Special workshops and competitions for adults and children on memorization of Quran and an international athletics meet in Indore and an international car rally was also organized by the community. Various public functions wherein dignitaries, politicians, government officials, prominent citizens and members of the sister communities attended it and hence, provided a forum to spread Syedna’s message of loyalty to one’s nation and that of peace. In the functions a special visual presentation on Syedna was also shown to enlighten people of all communities.
On the auspicious day, His Holiness will deliver a discourse and impart moral and spiritual teachings and bestow benedictions upon the community members. Syedna in his discourse will convey the message of love and give advice to the followers to abide by Islamic social values and to be loyal and faithful citizens as well as pray for international peace and harmony.
Thousands of Dawoodi Bohra community members have expressed their joy and happiness by organizing colourful processions in different cities of the world and illuminated their institutes, residences, neighborhoods and community centers with light in expression of their love and affection for their revered leader.