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by LFT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Death of SMS Mazoon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4532

Re: Death of SMS Mazoon?

but at this occasion, I would like to honor him that non of his kids are into drugs/alcoholism/gambling. at least he kept them away from all this even when they have lots of power and money at their display all the time. Do you know this for sure? I think its overall pretty secretive - would we ever...
by LFT
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Marrying a Bohra
Replies: 20
Views: 3434

Re: Marrying a Bohra

I have married a non-bohra muslim girl. It was not easy for her but we did it. Misaq is a pain and quite unnecessary but you will not be able to proceed without it. However, once its done and you can just say the words without meaning it then no one will bother you after that. Think of it just as a ...
by LFT
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan
Replies: 67
Views: 23051

Re: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan

Why is this being discussed in a waaz? Dont all muslims above the age of 5 already know this?
by LFT
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015
Replies: 1215
Views: 239604

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015

Last year, I went to darees in masjid for some child's birthday. The darees was the usual time of around 30 mins with matam/madeh etc. After that, imamat namaaz (maghrib and ishaa and two rakaat for Moula) including azaan given in lehan (maybe 2-3 mins) by someone took a total of 8-9 mins . What doe...
by LFT
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra Ramzan 2017 And Related Topics
Replies: 50
Views: 12786

Re: Bohra Ramzan 2017 And Related Topics

While I am not a bohra apologist by any stretch; I think criticism needs to responsible and reasonable. Don't see anything wrong with cricket match on a screen while people are eating. Considering its Ramadhan, it was most likely after prayers. While person watching TV on masalla could arguably in t...
by LFT
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 14
Views: 1802

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

This is a pet peeve for me too. The Quran does specify 4 months and 10 days of mourning specific to women only. Can anyone throw light on other sources which would explain what this mourning is. I understand the logic of not getting married in that time frame but what about staying inside the house.
by LFT
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Marrying outside bohras...
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

Re: Marrying outside bohras...

Follow your heart and do it. I have done it. Both families (including extended family) had issues and now both are perfectly fine with us and our children. They dont socialise with each other but will definitely be nice to each other when the families meet. Allah has been kind to us. But, as Brother...
by LFT
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya -2016
Replies: 1065
Views: 273023

Re: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya -2016

I beg to disagree - br HB. While on the surface, there seems to be nothing wrong with this as Amil (so it seems) went through proper channel and got married. However, this is wrong on many levels. - Amil was in a position as a teacher to this 19 year old child. He should have stopped any such develo...
by LFT
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Khuzema Qutbuddin (and related topics) - 2016
Replies: 293
Views: 52975

Re: Khuzema Qutbuddin (and related topics) - 2016

You are so right. In fact, the only people that dont welcome other muslims with open arms are bohras. In bohra masjid, any outsider is made to feel very very weird with a million questions and "looks."
by LFT
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Future of Dawoodi Bohras
Replies: 493
Views: 76888

Re: Future of Dawoodi Bohras

Also, the yoga campaign is very strong but only in India. Havent heard anything about it where I live - maybe others can correct if this is not true for their jurisdiction..This is contrary to the uniform policies applied globally for all other things.

Therefore, motive is certainly questionable.
by LFT
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 128252

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

Biradar bhai,

you hit the nail on the head. Bahen Ruqqaiya has basically been put here to try and distance Badri from Dawat. She is working for Dawat and is part of damage control - I have been thinking the same thing for some time now.
by LFT
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 128252

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

Thanks - so you mean non-zabiha is no longer halal. Good to know.. Thanks for the clarification
by LFT
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 128252

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

Pls mention what was the new change to halal? I missed that...

Thanks,
by LFT
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Women's status in Muffadal Saifuddin raj
Replies: 119
Views: 23632

Re: Women's status in Muffadal Saifuddin raj

If you look at the ad carefully, then you see the true marketing point in it. Usually, in any such event, the most important person is the speaker and is the reason why people attend. In this case, the speaker's name is not mentioned as they are not relevant. What is in bold is that Qasre Aali ladie...
by LFT
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya - 2015
Replies: 1241
Views: 260421

Re: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya - 2015

Non-bohra mosque - Sunni mosque is where I go once in a while.
by LFT
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya - 2015
Replies: 1241
Views: 260421

Re: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya - 2015

Jazak Allah - Hope you have a good Ramadhan. But, if possible, try going to another mosque for Ishaa prayers. Lots of sukoon there and no drama...
by LFT
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015
Replies: 1215
Views: 239604

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015

Thats very interesting - can you provide approximate date of both events?
by LFT
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: What is happening in your Jamat?
Topic: Fatwas For Houston Jamaat.
Replies: 167
Views: 52332

Re: Fatwas For Houston Jamaat.

Mulla Juzer is probably paying for whole thing.. And he gets an honorable mention at end!

Does anyone know what is Tasmiyat?
by LFT
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015
Replies: 1215
Views: 239604

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015

I think the heavy security is a show. It increases the importance of the person in eyes of common bohra. A lot of people talk about the fact that Maula was a state guest and was given this type of welcome as a head of state. That image is valuable.
by LFT
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Why Mufaddal did not accept MUBAHILA challenge?
Replies: 175
Views: 16499

Re: Why Mufaddal did not accept MUBAHILA challenge?

In my opinion, the central issue here is about inheritance and control over millions of dollars of property. That is what is at stake for SMS and whole family machinery.. If you were in their position, would you agree to a debate between SMS and SKQ (who is widely known to be the most knowledgeable ...
by LFT
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Why Mufaddal did not accept MUBAHILA challenge?
Replies: 175
Views: 16499

Re: Why Mufaddal did not accept MUBAHILA challenge?

I think an important distinction here is also the fact that Taher B Saheb is not saying he is Dai but SMS is the Dai.. Whose mistake is easier to overlook?
by LFT
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ashara 1436 Surat
Replies: 450
Views: 66715

Re: Ashara 1436 Surat

Disillusioned I never said that the 4 year old was the son of Mohammad ul baqir I was just intended to say that like Mohammad ul baqir who was the grandson of imam Hussain , this 4 year old was the grandson of imam Hasan. Just asking to clarify. If he was Grandson of Imam Hasan, what was his father...
by LFT
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ashara 1436 Surat
Replies: 450
Views: 66715

Re: Ashara 1436 Surat

Interesting audio. And certainly the photos & pomp/show is getting sadder by the day. I am frustrated that most people cant see whats obvious.. One question that I struggle with is this - Was SMB (RA) so unapproachable that someone from his family put out this whole website on controversy and reache...
by LFT
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Wajebaats 2014
Replies: 79
Views: 13440

Re: Wajebaats 2014

Yes, Allah sees all. But, I am sure that he will question us as well on why we continued to do this and give Zakat to these guys even though we knew this was going on.

Thanks for the approx breakdown. I had no clue but knew that Zakat was getting minimal.
by LFT
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Wajebaats 2014
Replies: 79
Views: 13440

Re: Wajebaats 2014

As I see it, the wajebaat form is nothing but an open season. They have all these different heads in the form. You go in with the aqeedah of paying your zakat but thats only one column in the form. They put down your amount of zakaat as wajebat in the total's column. Even after arguing with Amil, he...
by LFT
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics)
Replies: 2215
Views: 308972

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics)

while the pic is funny due to the stupidity of those wearing the dumb costumes, it is also extremely sad to see where this is going with no end in sight. Seems like complete about turn from Islam from the so-called Fatemi Dai. Inshallah, as always, this hubris will end one day.
by LFT
Wed May 21, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra SMS Duniya
Replies: 2710
Views: 438528

Re: Bohri SMS Duniya

Did the message really quote the Quranic Ayat? If so, then that is shirk clear cut. But, of course, the blind will remain blind..
by LFT
Fri May 16, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Malikul Ashtar
Replies: 425
Views: 103524

Re: Malikul Ashtar

For us the shahadat e Maula Hussain is the shahadat e uzma this is not a historical incident that happened then and now its bygone this is the core belief of islam, had this qurbani not been given by Imam Hussain you might be sitting in a church and i might be sitting in a pagoda, this shahadat dre...
by LFT
Mon May 05, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra SMS Duniya
Replies: 2710
Views: 438528

Re: Bohri SMS Duniya

Obviously - you cant do anything in his mohalla without his "cut." He controls our food supply, our entertainment, our prayers, our social gatherings, our clothes, our friends.. And, I am sure lots of other things.. So, how can you send an sms in his mohalla without giving him his cut. Same theory a...
by LFT
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Live Relay Majlis in all cities of Saudi Arabia today.
Replies: 13
Views: 3869

Re: Live Relay Majlis in all cities of Saudi Arabia today.

It seems that they are collecting signatures as this will likely go to a court of law. Otherwise, no real reason to collect signatures - just verbal meesaq should suffice. Is there any precedence of people being asked to commit to paper?