For almost 400 years from the appointment of the 1st Dai-al-Mutlaq Syedna Zoeb(AQ), after the 21st Imam Al-Imam al-Tayeb(AS) went into seclusion, the establishment of Dawat remained in Yemen. As one Dai succeeded the other, each carefully preserved the faith and nurtured the faithful, effecting a cultural and religious revolution in a once backward community. Guiding the followers in all matters, spiritual and temporal, the Duaat in Yemen were able to foster the Fatemid faith and ensure economic well being.
In 946/1539 the seat of Dawat had to be transferred to India following persecution by religious antagonists. In India, the seat of Dawat had been shifting from time to time from Ahmedabad to Jamnagar, to Mandvi, Ujjain and then Burhanpur became the seat of Dawat for a while, from where it shifted to Surat and then at present Bombay; thus completing a cycle of seven centers as Seat of Dawat. FOUR HUNDRED YEARS LATER in 1381/1961 Syedna(TUS) visited Yemen and restablished links with the followers of Dawoodi Bohra faith. So successful were Syedna(TUS)s endeavors and efforts, that Syedna Taher Saifuddin (AQ) conferred upon Him the title of MANSUR-AL-YEMEN, a title which was conferred 1000 years ago upon Dai Abul Qasim. It is because of the serious endeavour of Syedna(TUS) that today there reside in Yemen about 12,000 Dawoodi Bohra Yemenites, pure and proud of cultural heritage and loyal to His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin(TUS) or SULTAN-UL-BOHRA as He is fondly called there.
Syedna(TUS) has been kind and gracious enough to visit His followers time and again to gather and preach to the loyal and to contribute to their social and economic welfare. It is as a reuslt of His frequent visit and keen interest for the welfare of His loyal mumineen that once remote and inaccessible place Al-Hutaib-al-Mubarak where Syedna Hatim(AQ) the 3rd Dai-al-Mutlaq rest in peace, has become easily and conveniently accessible and religious traffic has been on rise year after year, and once barren envirous of Al-Hutaib-al-Mubarak have changed due to landscaping, rock gardens and electrical lighting. Roza Mubaraka of Syedna Hatim(AQ) has been beautified with marbles both on the inside and outside; inscribed with Ayats from Al-Quran. New constructions, alterations and extensions have been done by using Yemenite stones while respecting and preserving the characteristics of the countrys architectural style. One prominent addition is Al-Mawaaid-al-Hatimiyah, which serves the purpose of dining hall for the Bohra visitors. Non else than MANSUR-UL-YEMEN could have made all these things possible to happen.