The only Iranian scholar Syed Jalaal al-Ja’fari who is doing extensive research on Isma’ili Taiyebi communities especially Bohras and is planning to publish a book in Persian language, visited the centre of ad-Da’wat ul-Haadiyah here at Vadodara on 10-11 May 2011. He is attached to World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought having its activities spread across the globe. He first met Syedi Maazoon ud-Da’wat (dm) in Tehran in January this year and this meeting proved so fruitful that it paved the way for long journey of knowledge and culture.
He had prepared a rough draft for his work on Bohras which needed serious edition and correction. On his humble request Syedi Maazoon ud-Da’wat (dm) took all the pains to accomplish this task. To understand the intricacies and depth of Isma’ili faith and tenets he accepted Da’wat’s invitation and during his stay he discussed various aspects of his work and Syedi Maazoon ud-Da’wat (dm) explained him in detail the preliminary sources of the Isma’ili literature written during the time of A’immat-e-Taahereen (as) between 275-525 AH. It is for the first time that comprehensive history and tenets of Bohras is going to be published in Iran with a detailed account of Alavi Bohras and his experience during his visit at Vadodara. He has already translated in Persian the whole introduction of Alavi Bohras given on this website and will do so in Arabic too. After this book he wishes to write elaborately on the beliefs and doctrines of Bohras which are purely based on the teachings of Ahl ul-Bayt (as). The introduction is now becoming the stepping stone for research scholars to study the faith, life and culture of Alavi Bohras.
Syed Jalaal al-Ja’fari said that, “I am really amazed to see such a large collection of Isma’ili-Taiyebi literature at the hands of Maazoon ud-Da’wat il-Alaviyah and that all these literary gems are studded in the ornamental articles and discourses meant for the understanding of common believers. I am too glad to witness that this centre of Taiyebi Da’wat is bustling with the activities aiming for healthy learning and education. The objectives of this centre which was set right from the office of 1st Da’i-e-Mutlaq in Yaman is till day maintained in its right spirit and soul.”