- To ensure that all deserving Dawoodi Bohra students are able to fulfill their academic aspirations, especially higher education
- To raise awareness about the importance of obtaining education and especially to encourage women to explore these opportunities (QJSP has earmarked at least 1/3 of its higher education scholarship fund for distinguished women scholars)
- To network distinguished professionals and the well-educated especially within the community to mentor students so that they may benefit from their experience
- To instill an importance of good character through community service so that he or she is inspired to give back to society and help other students to achieve their potential and become a better human being (QJSP’s scholarship contract requires a minimum amount of hours of community service from each student to be eligible for renewal)
- To establish an accountable, efficient, and compassionate scholarship program that offers transparency to its donors
Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA, the 53rd Dai-l-Mutlaq, founded the Qutbi Jubilee Scholarship Program on the eve of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2011. These celebrations commemorated Syedna Qutbuddin’s completion of 50 years of service of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA as the 52nd Dai-l-Mutlaq and also the 50 years of Syedna Qutbuddin as the trusted Mazoon-l-Mutlaq of Syedna Burhanuddin. With a gracious grant from himself he began the scholarship fund and many Mumineen also participated. Click here to read the Golden Panorama: A Pictorial Commemoration of the Life and Services of Syedna Burhanuddin’s Mazoon Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin.
Syedna Qutbuddin’s RA passionate commitment to education is evident in every aspect of his legacy, and it is especially manifest in his 9 children. He encouraged all of his five daughters and four sons to pursue undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies in universities including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, University of Manchester and University College of London.
After Syedna Qutbuddin’s RA sad demise in March 2016, his Mansoos and successor, the 54th Dai-l-Mutlaq, Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS, continues the vision of this program. Syedna Fakhruddin inspires the community to achieve the highest standards of success in this world while adhering to one’s principles and values. Syedna Fakhruddin has been trained in Islamic sciences, Fatimid philosophy by his predecessors the 52nd Dai-l-Mutlaq Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, and the 53rd Dai-l-Mutlaq Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA, and also has a Masters in Arabic literature from the University College of London.
In a recent press meet in Mumbai, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS referred to a recent survey in which found that the percentage of boys who had completed primary education in the community was 88% while the percentage of girls who had completed primary education was 92%. The percentage for higher education however was not as equal. He expressed his hope that in coming years the ratio would demonstrate the same level of achievement in higher education for both men and women. Syedna Fakhruddin TUS also expressed his wish that the QJSP program would support and foster higher education in the community and extend its efforts to the wider Muslim community and humanity at large.