Dawat-e-Hadiyah Act 1993

1993 CHAPTER x

An Act to incorporate the Dai al-Mutlaq as a corporation sole; and for related purposes.

[1st July 1993]

WHEREAS His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin is the fifty-second incumbent in the office of the Dai al-Mutlaq, having been duly appointed by an act of designation in accordance with the canons and principles of the mission known as Dawat-e-Hadiyah:

And whereas the Dai al-Mutlaq is the supreme head of Dawat-e-Hadiyah and its people professing Islam distinguished as the Shiah Fatimi Ismaili Tayyibi Dawoodi Bohras known as the Dawoodi Bohra Community:

And whereas Dawat-e-Hadiyah promotes and fosters the interests of the Dawoodi Bohra Community:

And whereas the principles and tenets of Dawat-e-Hadiyah require that the Dai al-Mutlaq hold, control, administer and protect all properties and institutions of Dawat-e-Hadiyah and all such properties and institutions of the Dawoodi Bohra Community as are dedicated for the purposes of Dawat-e-Hadiyah and are recognised as such by the Dai al-Mutlaq:

And whereas it is expedient that, for the purpose of holding property in England and Wales and related purposes, the Dai al-Mutlaq be incorporated as a corporation sole:

And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions of this Act be enacted:

And whereas the objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament:

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—