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Dawat-e-Hadiyah Act 1993 (c. x)

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1Short title

This Act may be cited as Dawat-e-Hadiyah Act 1993.

2Incorporation of Dai al-Mutlaq

The person who for the time being holds the office of the Dai al-Mutlaq shall be a corporation sole by the name of the Dai al-Mutlaq with perpetual succession and the powers conferred by this Act; and references to the Dai al-Mutlaq in the following provisions of this Act are, except where the context otherwise requires, references to him in his corporate capacity.

3General powers of Dai al-Mutlaq

The Dai al-Mutlaq shall have the capacity—

(a)to acquire and hold any property whether situated in England and Wales or in any other part of the world with full power to manage, sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise deal with, divest or dispose of the same;

(b)to sue and be sued;

(c)to enter into contracts or other legal engagements;

(d)to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary or expedient for, or incidental to, the performance of the functions of the office of the Dai al-Mutlaq.

4Vesting of property

All property in England and Wales to which, immediately before the commencement of this Act, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin was entitled in his capacity as the Dai al-Mutlaq, and all rights, liabilities and obligations having effect under the law of England and Wales to which he was then entitled or subject in that capacity, are without further assurance hereby transferred to the Dai al-Mutlaq.

5Reference in deeds to Dai al-Mutlaq

Where after the commencement of this Act a conveyance, transfer, deed or other document in respect of any property in England and Wales refers to the Dai al-Mutlaq, it shall be deemed to refer to him in his corporate capacity unless it expressly provides that the reference is to the Dai al-Mutlaq in his personal or individual capacity.

6Restriction on use of property

No property or income of the Dai al-Mutlaq shall be used for any purpose not directly related to the functions of the office of the Dai al-Mutlaq.

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