Dawoodi Bohra community's leader Mufaddal Saifuddin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)
Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met early Tuesday the spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra community Sultan Muffadal Saifuddin in Cairo, the Egyptian presidency announced.
During their meeting, the Egyptian president praised the efforts of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Egypt to restore ancient mosques.
The head of the famous Shiite sect also praised the stability and religious freedom achieved in Egypt over the past two years.
The Dawoodi Bohra community has already restored the famous Faitmid ancient Al-Hakim Mosque, Juyushi Mosque, Aqmar Mosque and Al-Lolola Mosque in Cairo.
Sultan Muffadal Saifuddin also discussed in his meeting the contribution of the Dawoodi Bohra community in India in developing informal settlements. The Indian leader also expressed his interest for investments in Egypt.
The spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohara donated during his visit EGP 10 million to Long Live Egypt Fund.
This is not the first time the Indian Shiite leader donated to the Long Live Egypt fund, as in 2014 he donated EGP 10 million to the fund.
According to the a statement released by the Egyptian Presidency, El-Sisi met with Saifuddin, his brother and his sons princes Hassan and Jafaar Al-Sadar as well Mofdal Hassan, the representative of the Dawoodi Bohra sultan in Egypt.
Dawoodi Bohras are a sect within the Ismaili Shia branch of Islam.
Located mainly in India and Pakistan, Egypt has been home to a Dawoodi Bohara community since the 1970s.