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by Mkenya
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohra in media 2017
Replies: 242
Views: 29144

Re: Dawoodi Bohra in media 2017

It is indeed farcical to read ad infinitum posts on topics as bowl relief, 'purity' of post-nikah venues, STS' ground-breaking appearance with Dalai Lama, etc. One must see them as diversionary tactics; as the court case grinds on, the outcome of which is in the ever-receding horizon. At stake is th...
by Mkenya
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2454

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018

Bohrabhai: I commend you for the excellent post!
by Mkenya
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohra in media 2017
Replies: 242
Views: 29144

Re: Dawoodi Bohra in media 2017

Commendable. Though many might say: it is window-dressing; but a need is recognized and fulfilled. Please do not try to extrapolate and say: "Lalo labh wagar na lote".
by Mkenya
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1086
Views: 115066

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

Hanh! English mein samjha nahin shakte to bhai Gujarati, Urdu ya to 'Lisane Dawaat' mein likkho.
by Mkenya
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: Latest news/stories/current events..
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Latest news/stories/current events..

I have been travelling in Kenya and thought it topical to share a few of my observations. As with any visitors from abroad I try to meet family members and friends, renew aquaintances and so on. I have been back after almost 6 years and much has changed. There has been a huge rural to urban migratio...
by Mkenya
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan
Replies: 67
Views: 18260

Re: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan

Please visit:
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to enlighten yourself about Panjatan Paak, Muharram and Aashura.
by Mkenya
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan
Replies: 67
Views: 18260

Re: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan

think: you post - also news that mumineen travelling with cash are being looted left and right by the mobs as soon as they get out of the airport in karachi. Pakistani gangs know bohris have a lot of money. Please quote your news sources, if authentic. Do you want people to believe that mobs are wai...
by Mkenya
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan
Replies: 67
Views: 18260

Re: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan

As on Ghadirul Khuum, Rasulullah (SAW) proclaimed Maulana Ali (AS) by saying "Mun kuntu maula..........", Abdes waited with maatam-poised hands for SMS to announce the location of next year Ashara; this time in Karachi. Abdes from the world over will descend on Karachi with overflowing bags of cash,...
by Mkenya
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra WhatsApp duniya 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 45481

Re: Bohra WhatsApp duniya 2017

What is OHBAT!
by Mkenya
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: Funeral rites to one who commits suicide
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Funeral rites to one who commits suicide

I believe the funeral rights - janaza namaaz, burial, ritual, etc. - of someone who commits suicide are different from those who expire due to natural causes, illness or accident. A few years ago the janaza namaaz of a young man who had committed suicide was performed in the mosque. His qabr was wit...
by Mkenya
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015
Replies: 1215
Views: 221659

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015

SBM: I agree. As with all deviations Kothar says that Imamat namaaz can be performed only in a masjid and lead by an Amil. Only Bohras follow this. Add this to the growing list of other Fatwas like calculations for Zakaat, sajda for SMS, 2-rakat namaaz for 51 and 52, maatam with prayers, fakhir najw...
by Mkenya
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra WhatsApp duniya 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 45481

Re: Bohra WhatsApp duniya 2017

gulam_parinda:
I, and I hope many, would like to see a translation of your post into English or at least Gujarati.
by Mkenya
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: What is happening in your Jamat?
Topic: Dogs are roaming in Burhani Maszid Udaipir
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Dogs are roaming in Burhani Maszid Udaipir

Wah bhai Wah! Next time please post photos of kitchens were vegetable and meat etc. is cut, washed and cooked; where 'ration' like rice, daal and spices are stored; where thaal, plates and cutlery is washed and stored. In and around these vital areas you will notice gross violations of basic food hy...
by Mkenya
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The moral authority of various SXX
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: The moral authority of various SXX

When STS visited East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) in 1963 he approved the constitution of the East African Bohra Central Council. Among the powers it was granted were collect the revenue from its real estate portfolio and spend it on the maintenance of mosques, jamaatkhanas, kabrastans, etc....
by Mkenya
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1086
Views: 115066

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

yfm: I have read your posts on this and other topics. Also, I have read posts from others too. In following them I can 'pigeon-hole' their leanings in one of four slots: 1: Progressive, 2: SMS, 3: SQS, 4: Shit-disturber. I do not know under which category I should file your posts. Please feel free t...
by Mkenya
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1086
Views: 115066

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

I am not computer savvy but was able to figure out how to post the actual link to my post.
Try this:
https://nyti.ms/2t6ha1V
by Mkenya
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Waajebaat amounts
Replies: 14
Views: 2513

Re: Waajebaat amounts

ajamali: I stand corrected. And that is quite a relief for the followers SQS. May be because it is a recent offshoot and wants to tread lightly lest its clan might feel like: "Ul mathi chul ma".
by Mkenya
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1086
Views: 115066

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

The above article appeared in the New York Times. It is copied verbatim. Read it but remember I am not its author.
by Mkenya
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1086
Views: 115066

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

Michigan Case Adds U.S. Dimension to Debate on Genital Mutilation By PAM BELLUCKJUNE 10, 2017 Nazia Mirza of Texas is a member of the Dawoodi Bohra religious sect, which has a long tradition of cutting girls’ genitalia. “This Michigan case made me think I want to speak out,” she said. Credit Michael...
by Mkenya
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Waajebaat amounts
Replies: 14
Views: 2513

Re: Waajebaat amounts

This topic is an annual event on this site. SMS and SQS are heads (or Dais, if you prefer) of a "unique" sect of Shias who decide the various amounts levied on Jamaat members. Amils, at times under pressure from Kothar and also for selfish reasons, collect as much Wajebaat as possible. Allah forbid ...
by Mkenya
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: What is happening in your Jamat?
Topic: Karachi saddar masjid fiasco.
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

Re: Karachi saddar masjid fiasco.

think: So ridas and Sayas were dumped. No reason or intention is mentioned. It could be they were accidentally soiled by food or were damaged beyond repair. Speculation as to some sort of protest is far fetched.
by Mkenya
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1086
Views: 115066

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

How is it that only MEN are discussing this topic! The British would say: "It's no skin off their (nose) genital"!
by Mkenya
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: SAHIFA AND CHOGADIA
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: SAHIFA AND CHOGADIA

I emailed this question to Fatemi Dawaat and received the following reply: Many people believe in the astrological significance of different planets and stars although many people take it to extremes in daily life. Different denominations within Islam have different interpretations of this concept. ...
by Mkenya
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: SAHIFA AND CHOGADIA
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: SAHIFATUL-SALAAT AND CHOGADIA TABLE

I emailed this question to Fatemi Dawaat and received the following reply: Many people believe in the astrological significance of different planets and stars although many people take it to extremes in daily life. Different denominations within Islam have different interpretations of this concept. ...
by Mkenya
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: SAHIFA AND CHOGADIA
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

SAHIFATUL-SALAAT AND CHOGADIA TABLE

Most Bohras' use Sahifatul-Sallat as a manual for all Dini activities; from birth to date and everything in between. Again, most Bohras look up the Chogadia Table before implementing important tasks. I have always been perplexed by these topics. I have summarised my questions in Gujarati with Englis...
by Mkenya
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: SAHIFA AND CHOGADIA
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

SAHIFATUL-SALAAT AND CHOGADIA TABLE

Most Bohras' use Sahifatul-Sallat as a manual for all Dini activities; from birth to date and everything in between. Again, most Bohras look up the Chogadia Table before implementing important tasks. I have always been perplexed by these topics. I have summarised my questions in Gujarati with Englis...
by Mkenya
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Board Lurching Towards Oblivion?
Replies: 45
Views: 23376

Re: Board Lurching Towards Oblivion?

Thanks Biradar and others. This Board is in ICU and no amount of intervention will revive its past glory when posts generated meaningful debates and provoked the status quo. One may blame cyber overload, but the fact remains that the Board is on its death bed.
by Mkenya
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya -2016
Replies: 1065
Views: 251814

Re: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya -2016

A good friend sums up his transition from Bohraism to Islam in these simple words:

I have reverted to Islam. I don't feel I can criticise others as bohras are others to me.
by Mkenya
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya -2016
Replies: 1065
Views: 251814

Re: Bohra WhatsApp Duniya -2016

A good friend sums up his transition from Bohraism to Islam in these simple words:

I have reverted to Islam. I don't feel I can criticise others as bohras are others to me.