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by ozmujaheed
Wed May 15, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Asghar Ali Engineer sahab passes away
Replies: 192
Views: 37131

Re: Asghar Ali Engineer sahab passes away

May Allah bless his soul.. This is truly a major loss to the Bohra world , his commitment and contribution to freedom, intellect and justice will be always remembered. My condolences to his family , friends and loved ones. He inspired me personally , I am at a loss. His ideals will always be kept al...
by ozmujaheed
Sun May 12, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Do we have the right to criticise
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: Do we have the right to criticise

The reform movement is greater than the PDB agenda....this is fact like it or not. There are reformists in the zada group as well if Qutbi issues are an indication. So not group has monopoly of reforms because we are 1 million people with different aspirations, desires and tolerance. Truth can be a ...
by ozmujaheed
Thu May 09, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1291
Views: 201161

Re: FEMALE CIRCUMCISION

PDF printable version of National Summit on Female Genital Mutilation (PDF 210 KB) Minister Plibersek's speech at the National Summit on Female Genital Mutilation 9 April 2013 Check Against Delivery Acknowledgements ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY Other acknowledgements – My ministerial colleagues Senat...
by ozmujaheed
Thu May 09, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1291
Views: 201161

Re: FEMALE CIRCUMCISION

The FGM reports of Bohra practising it has finally reached the records of the US State Department http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2012/eap/204186.htm American Progs can remind their homeland security the next time a Zada or Muffy applies for a visa! I am still waiting for Muffy to say something...
by ozmujaheed
Thu May 09, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: What is happening in your Jamat?
Topic: Police investigating FGM in community
Replies: 295
Views: 93824

Re: Police investigating FGM in community

The noose tightens PDF printable version of National Summit on Female Genital Mutilation (PDF 210 KB) Minister Plibersek's speech at the National Summit on Female Genital Mutilation 9 April 2013 Check Against Delivery Acknowledgements ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY Other acknowledgements – My ministeria...
by ozmujaheed
Thu May 09, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: enslavement of children by parents.
Replies: 145
Views: 19479

Re: enslavement of children by parents.

The bohri rasam of missak is a ritual where the parents are elated with joy and partying. The child is completely unaware that he is making a solomn promise to the dai that he will be a bonded slave of his . All the money he earns, his wife, his children and his life is now the dai's if he wants it...
by ozmujaheed
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohras Of Dubai Will Now Have Their Worst Nightmare.
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Re: Bohras Of Dubai Will Now Have Their Worst Nightmare.

So the man is Syedul Kher....There are daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney from Dubai ...tell him to come down under I am waiting for him with a reception party ....after his najwa and zaifats ..the customs and border security will organise a strip sxxxxxxx...Those minority moderate abdes...put hi...
by ozmujaheed
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: Religion overrule in court
Replies: 0
Views: 746

Religion overrule in court

Days when people can get away claiming it is their right are over...If one wants to live in this world follow world rules and law. Unusual case: The NSW Supreme Court is ordering a 17-year-old boy to undergo a blood transfusion . A 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness suffering from a lethal form of blood ...
by ozmujaheed
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: What is happening in your Jamat?
Topic: Australia Jamaats
Replies: 6
Views: 3227

Re: Australia Jamaats

If Kothar is reading this they better take serious legal advise because they will face the full force of law and media if they trample, using disguised farmans to preach extreme ideology and impose a form of shariat on Bohras and deny them freedom provided by law and Australian values. They better r...
by ozmujaheed
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: What is happening in your Jamat?
Topic: Australia Jamaats
Replies: 6
Views: 3227

Australia Jamaats

This message has been doing the rounds , some disrguntled group is standing up. ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Yvonne Michael To: Sent: Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1:19 PM Subject: Sydney Momeenin Hi I agree with you. You need to go a bit further. As Australia borrows money to pay for baby bonus, ...
by ozmujaheed
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: What is happening in your Jamat?
Topic: Police investigating FGM in community
Replies: 295
Views: 93824

Re: Police investigating FGM in community

Two pieces examining the taboo topic of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also won awards. World News Australia's Katrina Yu picked up Best Investigative Story of the Year. Her television report broadcast last March looked at the difficult transition many women from FGM-practicing countries make when ...
by ozmujaheed
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Re: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

Because your ramblings is exhausting my patience. Why am I not surprised by comments and reaction... Stay focused we get our inspiration and guidance from the Hero who went through the same taunts ... According to Ibn Sad, the opposition in Mecca started when Muhammad delivered verses that condemne...
by ozmujaheed
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship
Replies: 156
Views: 18281

Re: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship

The point is valid that has PDB reviewed its existing setup and taken on board the aspirations of the youth and voices of reason. It is naive to assume everything is perfect on the ship and just sail along since someone many years ago decided on the route so she should be fine mate. What many are st...
by ozmujaheed
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Re: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

When we have decided to move forward to choose the next leader, create a new model and are aready for change, infrastructure mobilsation should be considered. People fearing loss of tradition and their position in the new world will get in the way of democracy, freedom and change, Worry more about y...
by ozmujaheed
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1291
Views: 201161

Re: FEMALE CIRCUMCISION

BJ my name means fighter...I fight for the children who are undergoing abuse in the name of unIslamic rituals. They do not have the strength to say no or push you a users off because they trust you. Yes mumineen if they mean abdes are the abusers they are my enemy. Who are backing the movement again...
by ozmujaheed
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship
Replies: 156
Views: 18281

Re: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship

Sometimes the same feeling crosses my mind too....sometimes I do get really tempted to say pack-up, and go, if I placed the same effort I put blogging here and trying to talk sense into abdes, into perfecting my religion while in another sect would I be better off . Some are born to lead many are b...
by ozmujaheed
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Re: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

Gmbhai, ....that was a good article, there is enough material around to support the concept of democracy, let us see how many enlightened Bohras see the sense , once we have a critical mass we can discuss the stages of implementation.

Anyone has sought Mr A Engineers position on democracy
by ozmujaheed
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Are Bohras safe in Pakistan?
Replies: 115
Views: 20917

Re: Are Bohras safe in Pakistan?

bro gm, all this outrage from the all india muslim council of ulamas notwithstanding, what is the statement from our syedna and his mansoos? so far over 3 dozen bohras have been shot, killed or kidnapped in pakistan. can you please report on their stance? have you by any chance missed the official ...
by ozmujaheed
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Re: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

This topic about democratisation of the dawaat has evolved over the last few days. I am delighted to see comments that I interpret eg AZ acknowledging there is need for democracy but not right now and Humsafar who has shifted too. GM has sent signals that are positive too. I think it is not that I r...
by ozmujaheed
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship
Replies: 156
Views: 18281

Re: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship

I may have mistaken that humsafar's comments were the official PDB position on anti democracy, I take back any such inference. I urge PDB to think through this issue and make an informed position soon. The benefits outweigh the legacy.
by ozmujaheed
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Re: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

Hamsafar and badrijanab Your response indicates you are placing more emphasis on the history of Ismaili diai rather than a simple guidance given in Quran . Can you still deny that Quran allows democracy ...I have given you some handful of Ayats justifying the cause. I may have mistaken that humsafar...
by ozmujaheed
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Are Bohras safe in Pakistan?
Replies: 115
Views: 20917

Re: Are Bohras safe in Pakistan?

I think we cannot sit back and watch fellow Bohras loose their lives. We cannot sit back and watch Shia suffer. First we need to make Bohras safer then we can assist Shia too. This is concern for our fellow Bohra brothers regardless they are Abdes or Progs. Our political issues are nothing compared ...
by ozmujaheed
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship
Replies: 156
Views: 18281

Re: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship

Those who claim we are not a government or political is uninformed read this...we are a remnant of a political civil war! The end of the Fāṭimid state Badr and his successors saved the Fāṭimid state from collapse and postponed its end for nearly a century. Responding to the Seljuq challenge from the...
by ozmujaheed
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Re: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

Badrijanab thank you for the courtesy How would you explain the Quran quotes mentioned above, our historical ideology if contradicts the Quran then Quran statements should be considered superior. What I am saying God has given us the right to choice , discussion, debate and if we cannot agree refer ...
by ozmujaheed
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Re: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

This topic needs very intellectual commentary....but regrettably it will end into a pub style brawl! Anyway I am trying to engage the silent majority who visit this site to read and digest that thinking. It will not be easy, comfortable but needs to be discussed. If one looks at the growth of Sunni ...
by ozmujaheed
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Re: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

Reconciling Islam and Liberal Democracy Muslim advocates of religious democracy strongly support the conception of a democratic political system possessing a religious framework drawn by Shari’ah. In other words, a judicial (fiqhi) based model of democracy that respects the authority of the people ...
by ozmujaheed
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines
Replies: 58
Views: 15044

Democracy, Bohra future and Islamic guidelines

Smoothing the Path to Religious Democracy The advocates of Islamic democracy usually refer to the shura (consultation) as the most important Islamic teaching that supports and justifies the authority of people in an Islamic government. Rashid al-Ghannouchi (Tunisia, born 1941) writes: The Islamic g...
by ozmujaheed
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship
Replies: 156
Views: 18281

Re: Only on board Passengers can save this Sinking Ship

Hum safar mis understood my remark to Az...any way I will start a new topic ...
Democratic aspirations within the New Bohra Community...