The Sulaymani branch of Tayyibi Isma'ilism is an Islamic community, of which around 70 thousand members reside in Yemen, while a few thousands of Sulaymani Bohras can be found in India. The Sulaymanis are headed by a da'i al-mutlaq from the Makrami family.
The Sulaymanis split off from the Tayyibi community, following a succession dispute upon the death of Da'ud bin Ajabshah in 1589. While most of the Tayyibis in India recognised Da'ud Burhan al-Din as his successor and thus forming the Da'udi Bohras, the Yemeni community followed Sulayman bin Hassan. Starting from 1677, Sulayman's successors almost always came from the Makrami family. The da'is made Najran their headquarters and ruled the area, supported by the Banu Yam, until their power waned under the successive rules of the Ottomans and Saudis.
Sulaymani da'i al-mutlaqsEdit
- Sulayman bin Hassan
- Ali bin Sulayman
- Ibrahim bin Muhammad bin al-Fahd al-Makrami
- Muhammad bin Isma'il
- Hibat-Allah bin Ibrahim
- Isma'il bin Hibat-Allah
- Hasan bin Hibat-Allah
- Abd-al-Ali bin Hasan
- Abd-Allah bin Ali
- Yusuf bin Ali
- Husayn bin Husayn
- Isma'il bin Muhammad
- Hasan bin Muhammad
- Hasan bin Isma'il
- Ahmad bin Isma'il
- Abd-Allah bin Ali
- Ali bin Hibat-Allah
- Ali bin Muhsin
- Husam-al-Din al-Hajj Ghulam Husayn
- Sharaf-al-Din Husayn bin Ahmad al-Makrami
- Jamal-al-Din Ali bin Sharaf-al-Din Husayn al-Makrami
- Sharafi Hasan bin Husayn al-Makrami
- Husayn bin Isma'il al-Makrami
- Al-Fakhrī ‘Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Husain al-Makrami was the 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Sulaymanis. Al-Fakhrī Ad Dai' Sayyadna ‘Abdullāh ibn Muhammad bin Husain al-Makrami died on 7 April 2015.
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