KARACHI - Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin, aged 102 died during treatment at a Mumbai hospital on Friday.

A spokesman of the Dawoodi Bohra Community confirmed the news making announcement that Syedi Mufaddal Bhaisaheb Saifuddin has assumed as the new head of the Bohra community. Dawoodi Bohra community has also announced to observe three-day mourning. Prayers and condolence meetings would be held in all of their Jamaat Khanas. Besides business activities of the community would remain suspended during the mourning.

Following the news about the death of Dawoodi Bohra community spiritual leader Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin the community members started gathering in different Jamaat Khanas for mourning in Karachi.

Business activities were suspended in various parts of the port City including Jama Cloth Market, Light House, Saddar Bohri Bazar, Kathiwar Colony and others areas while the community members rushed to Bohri headquarter Tahiri Masjid Saddar. Following the security risk Rangers and Police personnel were deputed in the surrounding of the area.  

On the death of Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin political leaders have expressed grief and sorrow, eulogising spiritual leader’s services.

They termed the death of Syed Burhanuddin as a great loss for people of Pakistan and said that his services would be remembered till centuries.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah in a statement on Friday has expressed his grief over the death of Syed Burhanuddin, the spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat and offered condolence with his successors and community.

Praising services of Syed Burhanuddin for the welfare of his community and people of Pakistan specially in difficult times the CM Sindh said that the Sindh Government was with the Dawoodi Bohra community at time of this grief, and announced that national flag will remain at half mast on all government buildings to express solidarity with the bereaved community

Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan in a statement on Friday condoled the death of Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin.

He said that Syedna Burhanddin had always spread the message of peace, love and brotherhood ,adding, that late spiritual leaders would be remembered till centuries. 

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron in Chief, PPP in a condolence message to the bereaved family, eulogised the long-time services of Dr. Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin for the welfare and spiritual guidance to the Dawoodi Bohra community in the Sub-continent and beyond.

Bilawal sympathised with the bereaved family and the followers of Dawoodi Bohra Community and prayed to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and courage and fortitude to them to bear this irreparable loss.

Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain in a condolence message, has said that Syedna Burhanuddin spent his entire life for preaching peace, brotherhood and dignity for mankind. He worked tirelessly for spreading this message and served the humanity greatly.

Altaf Hussain said that Syedna Burhanuddin was a beacon of light for everyone who loved humanity. He said that the MQM was with the Bohra community in this hour of grief and sorrow. He prayed to Almighty Allah to give patience to the members of the Bohra community to bear this great loss.