Andalib Akhter / New Delhi
At the time when the Muslim community in the country is at the crossroads, the supreme leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin has appealed all the section of society to maintain peace and tranquillity and work for the progress of the nation.
He said that his community is committed to the fostering universal brotherhood, service and loyalty to the nation, and the promotion of tolerance and pluralism.
Syedna was in New Delhi last week where he met top leaders of the country including President Parnab Mukherjee.
In his meeting with President, Syedna emphasised the importance of education, the empowerment of women, and role of religion as a force for good, in bringing the best values of universal brotherhood, philanthropy and good character in the modern world.
He also presented a PhD Thesis on Islamic finance, “The Principles of Finance in Fatemi Tayyibi Law,” by Dr Abdeali Bhaisaheb to the President.
The President Mukherjee appreciated Syedna’s adaption of traditional knowledge and values to modern times in his efforts to foster good character and a more humane, harmonious, peaceful and prosperous society.
The President also appreciated Syedna’s unique background of being steeped in the faith tradition as well as being an astute and successful businessman.