Other reformist jamaats in India
Pockets of resistance and reason
There are now about 30 families of the reformists. Their leader is Zulfeqar Husaain. He is a businessman and a leading social activist from Aurangabad. He is connected with many social organisations and is highly respected. The reformist Jamaat in Aurangabad runs an important trust called Faiz-e-Aam Trust which provides educational and medical help to people, and runs ambulances and hospitals. Its beneficiaries are all, Bohras, Muslims and Hindus and Christians. They have earned a great deal of name for these charitable activities. The president of the Jammat in Aurangabad is Zulfekhar Husain, a businessman.
There are about 40 families. They are all Urdu speaking and are highly educated - businessmen, doctors, lawyers, professors etc. All of them have made name in their respective fields. They run some charitable trusts for educational and medical help. Recently they have constructed a beautiful building which is multipurpose - serves as a mosque, Jamaat Khana and Musafirkhana. It is a major reformist centre in the area. Many reformists from Hyderabad have migrated to the USA to pursue their professions.Sajjad Ali Hyder is the president of the reformist Jamaat. Iftekhar Husain, who is a businessman, is the secretary of the jamaat and Faiz-e-am trust, Hyderabad.
There are about 40-50 families of the reformists in Bombay. Most of them are engaged in small businesses. Its president is Husaina Blockage, a houswife and Yunus Baluwala is treaurer. The Bombay Jamaat, besides religous activities distribute scholarships to the needy students and gives ration to the poor Bohras from slum areas during Ramadan.
About 25 families belong to Roshan Khayal Jamaat in Malegaon. They carry out routine religious activities. They have constructed a hall of their own for all religious and social activities.They also publish a fortnightly paper in Urdu called Jurrat which represents reformist views.ructed a hall of their own for all religious and social activities.They also publish a fortnightly paper in Urdu called Jurrat which represents reformist views.