Who are Dawoodi Bohras, why PM Modi met them in Indore?

  • | Friday | 14th September, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the religious head of Dawoodi Bohra community, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, at a mosque in Indore on and addressed the community members. Also Read | At Indore mosque, PM Modi praises Dawoodi Bohra community for its contribution to ‘Mission of Vikas’Around 2.5 lakh Dawoodi Bohras are estimated to live in Madhya Pradesh, mainly in Indore, Ujjain and Burhanpur districts. Here are things to know about Dawoodi Bohra community:Dawoodi Bohras, a sub sect within the Ismaili branch of Shia Islam, are traders hailing predominantly from Gujarat. Thousands of community members have arrived here from various parts of the world to hear their religious head's sermons. "The concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam gives a distinct identity to India from the rest of the world and the Bohra community is an example of it," Modi said.

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