In the United States of America, the affairs of Dawat-e-Hadiyah are carried out in accordance with the wishes and directions of the Dai al-Mutlaq, inter alia, through a non-profit legal entity, being a Corporation Sole, functioning under the name and style of Dawat-e-Hadiyah (America), a Corporation Sole.
With the blessings of the 51st Dai Syedna Taher Saifuddin (RA), the 52nd Dai Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA), and thereafter the 53nd Dai al-Mutlaq, a few thousand Dawoodi Bohras made their homes in the United States of America over the last five decades.A congregation of Dawoodi Bohras are settled in Dallas, Texas and its vicinity and are known as the Anjuman-e-Najmi Jamaat of Dallas. We are the devoted followers of our beloved spiritual leader, the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS).
In accordance with the wishes and directions of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA), a non-profit corporation was incorporated to organize and conduct the affairs of the Jamaat. This Corporation is known as ANJUMAN-E-NAJMI, DALLAS, INC.
As the primary religious institution, the Masjid has the greatest role in community building, allowing us to practice our faith with zeal and fervor. The Masjid’s architecture enlightens and welcomes the surrounding community.
Back in the early 70’s there were only a handful of families here. “When I came to Dallas in the year 1974 with my family I met Brother Mustansir Shafiq. I clearly recall we met at his apartment and we established our first social contact. He was the only Zaakir-e-Husain (A.S.) at that time. Both of us found more mumineen residing in Arlington as students. Soon we were two thaals of mumineen,” says Brother Taher Hamid, another pioneer member of the Dallas jamaat.
Within no time the community grew larger and in the year 1419 H (1998) by the blessings and guidance of His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA), after the renovation of Jame’ – Anwar, we obtained permission to build a beautiful masjid in DFW.
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It is here that the community binds together as they share a meal in the Mawaid or jamaat-khana. Deep emotional and social bonds are formed here and further strengthened. Many students who study abroad find their grounding, their home away from home in the masjid,” stresses Brother Mohammad-ul-Baqir Mushir, a forerunner and stalwart of the Dallas Jamaat.