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Sayfiyah Educational Center that officially called Jami'ah Al-Sayfiyah, is the center of education and training of Bohras, a branch of Davoodi Ismailis. This educational center, from the formation up to now, has been considered as an important institution for training of the members of Bohra Community across the world and responsible for training and teaching the forces required in Daavat, the an organization of this group of Ismailis. The main center of Jami'ah Al-Sayfiyah is located at Surat a city in Gujarat state in the west of India. In addition, three branches of this educational center are active in Mumbai, Karachi, and Nairobi. Davoodi Bohras were intended from 17th century AD to provide their traditional educational activities in the form of ordered and regular organization which was consistent with new needs. Their educational center was later, at the time of the evolutions of modern era, freshened and then new sciences were involved together with old sciences of Islamili religion in education. Du’at Mutlaqeen, (Absolute Daies) as the leaders of Davoodi Bohras, play the main role in educational changes and new pathway of Jami'ah Al-Sayfiyah. Today, those people who believe in Davoodi religion, goes into the different branches of this educational canter from all over the world, after finishing academic period and learning new and old sciences, would have important roles whether in Daavat organizational structure or in the protection of their cultural heritage. The article first investigate the history of establishment and development of Jami'ah Al-Sayfiyah, and then explain its educational structure and the role of this center in the community of Davoodi Bohras in India and other regions where Bohra lived.
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