On 8 July 2016, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS, leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community, met with the Honourable President of India, His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Syedna Taher Fakhruddin presented a bouquet to His Excellency and conveyed greetings on behalf of the entire community, and appreciation for the Honourable President’s long and distinguished service to the country. Syedna Fakhruddin also conveyed his community’s commitment to the fostering of universal brotherhood, service and loyalty to the nation, and the promotion of tolerance and pluralism. He then presented the President with a PhD Thesis on Islamic finance, “The Principles of Finance in Fatemi Tayyibi Law,” by Shz Dr Abdeali Bhaisaheb.
Syedna Fakhruddin 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. The President 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. He especially appreciated Syedna’s unique background of being steeped in the faith tradition as well as being an astute and successful businessman.