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by Mkenya
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: stopped going to jamat
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: stopped going to jamat

Whereas Bohras of all stripes are reeling from the highjacking of the Nass and the current tug-of-war between SMS and STS, a clique has thrown in the khalifas into the volatile mixture.
Yetu mwenyewe situ jui; tuna jaribu ya mwenzetu.
by Mkenya
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Where is Maula?
Replies: 168
Views: 14540

Re: Where is Maula?

Momino ne mushkil ma muki ne aap kahan sidhara, aei Maula!
by Mkenya
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020
Replies: 1298
Views: 243272

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020

Echo from the five who left us:

Insaan hein ghir gaya hein zameen ke ḳhudaon mein
Hum ne bhi din guzare thei daraḳhton ki chaanw mein
Sar rakh ke so gaye hei ghamon ki salib par
Hum ko sukoon hei hijr ki thandi khizaon mein
by Mkenya
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Need of Dawoodi Bohra Spring
Replies: 53
Views: 5101

Re: Need of Dawoodi Bohra Spring

qutub_mamajiwala: I look forward to your response to Humsafar above.
by Mkenya
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Need of Dawoodi Bohra Spring
Replies: 53
Views: 5101

Re: Need of Dawoodi Bohra Spring

Bohra spring: Naomba sameho radhi kwa wewe. "Bohra Spring" sio wewe. "Bohra Spring" ni topic katika Forum hio tuna teteana.. Eh! mzee wangu, sitaki ulete mikuki, ngao, panga kwa wakati huu. Haitakiwi sasa. Weka akiba paka tuta pambana na wa haramu wale wame hijack imani hasaa ya Bohora.
by Mkenya
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Where is Maula?
Replies: 168
Views: 14540

Re: Where is Maula?

abde53: I thought he was 'HIND, SINDH ANE YEMEN NA DAI"
by Mkenya
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Where is Maula?
Replies: 168
Views: 14540

Re: Where is Maula?

Let me assure you that he is alive and well. Elsewhere on this forum there are posts of Jamea students phoning Mumins inquiring about displaying 'Ya Hussein' flags, doing 1000 'Ya Hussain' tasbi, etc. Here in our city Mumins are told to wear topi and women to don rida when they come to collect thaal...
by Mkenya
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020
Replies: 1298
Views: 243272

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020

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by Mkenya
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020
Replies: 1298
Views: 243272

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020

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by Mkenya
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020
Replies: 1298
Views: 243272

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020

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by Mkenya
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020
Replies: 1298
Views: 243272

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020

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by Mkenya
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020
Replies: 1298
Views: 243272

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020

Qadir: The word 'bol' means 'to speak or utter'; and 'chal' means 'to move or start'. When one says 'bolu', the person is asking permission to speak or utter; and 'chalu', the person is asking permission to leave or move. In the context of our topic neither words are inapplicable. 'Bolwu': 'my utter...
by Mkenya
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020
Replies: 1298
Views: 243272

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018

zinger: If you must use Gujarati then be correct.

Your: "Bolu Chaalu Maaf" should be "Bolwu Chaalwu Maaf".
by Mkenya
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: How can we stop Kothar’s juggernaut?
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: How can we stop Kothar’s juggernaut?

Kothar's reach is long. In the instances that I related, it was me that required their services. They had my ba*ls in their grip and were probably gloating. Enough said!
by Mkenya
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: How can we stop Kothar’s juggernaut?
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: How can we stop Kothar’s juggernaut?

Correct: Should read 'Bhai deen SI bahot DUR che'.
by Mkenya
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: How can we stop Kothar’s juggernaut?
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: How can we stop Kothar’s juggernaut?

Salaam Sheikh_Sajjad_Husain: Baraat happened during my time in Kenya. And the simple reason I did not mention it was the wounds never healed. Outspoken that I was my reputation preceded me to Canada. My son's nikah was performed by a lowly mullah in the 'sehen' of the communal kitchen simply because...
by Mkenya
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read
Replies: 16
Views: 3391

Re: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read

I venture to ask if Ruksana's enlightenment, liberation and achievements could have been realised if she has had not moved to the U.S. Although the same environment did nothing to diffuse her husband's allegiance to Kothar's dictats. Any thoughts?
by Mkenya
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court
Replies: 3002
Views: 654266

Re: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court

Qadir, you say: "Also SMB used to say and SMS says that if you sit facing qibla and remember them then they'll listen to you and come to your help quickly".

THAT IS SHIRK.

I suggest you read Surah 'Ikhlaas'!
by Mkenya
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read
Replies: 16
Views: 3391

Re: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read

I had the pleasure yesterday of participating in a Zoom discussion hosted by Shaukat Ajmeri. It was quite enlightening and insightful. I was impressed by the input from different people and realised that they in fact represent the crux of the disenchanted. I commend them in their quest to bring this...
by Mkenya
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras
Replies: 32
Views: 4040

Re: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras

bohra_manus: You are right. While I do not want to generalise, the demographics of the Bohra scene has changed drastically over the last decades. Sweet-talking 'haan saab, haan saab' chamchas have by their presence emboldened local Amils. SBM: I agree that higher up Dons are not visiting USA and Can...
by Mkenya
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras
Replies: 32
Views: 4040

Re: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras

Br. awakenedsoul: I quote a sentence from your earlier post; which is "From what I've heard our community in Canada is liberal." I am not sure what you mean by 'liberal'. I live in Canada and way back in the past when our numbers were small we organised religious activities ourselves. There was so m...
by Mkenya
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read
Replies: 16
Views: 3391

Re: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read

Udaipuri bhai: I commend Ajmeri's effort, as you say, to attempt to bring the issue to light to a wider public. The phrase 'wider public' to me means you, me and those critical of the Kothar. The book's conceptual plot plays out in real terms in hundreds of Bohra homes daily. Lives have been torn ap...
by Mkenya
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read
Replies: 16
Views: 3391

Re: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read

I have just started reading this book. So far it has not gripped me but I am hopeful. I feel this book will have a limited readership as the plot revolves around a pitiful small community, its corrupt leader and his dealings. Its circulation will be limited to gloating separatists simply because it ...
by Mkenya
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Current state of mainstream madressa
Replies: 16
Views: 2092

Re: Current state of mainstream madressa

When my son and daughter were growing up in Kenya I had a 'Muallim', a locally-trained ethnic teacher who taught them the Arabic alphabet, meanings of words, grammar, structure and recitation. I am not saying this in a 'bragging' way but to convey that it was an all encompassed teaching. They have c...
by Mkenya
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras
Replies: 32
Views: 4040

Re: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras

awakenedsoul: Societal pressure aside, you have to search deep in your heart as to what you want. Both contenders and thousands of sadhus, aalims and others attract the human mass to follow their ways; be it to achieve jannat, or nirvana OR peace of mind. Posters on this forum would gladly advise yo...
by Mkenya
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Need of Dawoodi Bohra Spring
Replies: 53
Views: 5101

Re: Need of Dawoodi Bohra Spring

Bohra Spring?! What a sick joke.
by Mkenya
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras
Replies: 32
Views: 4040

Re: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras

awakenedsoul: On second thought you will be well-advised to wait for the judgement in the High Court of Mumbai. For your information, two imposters are pleading to a Hindu judge to authenticate which one is lying less.
by Mkenya
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras
Replies: 32
Views: 4040

Re: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras

There are some useful suggestions posted here. From reading up and understanding the writings of the Quran, Nahjul-Balagha, Daaimul Islam, etc. Perusing these will fortify your faith based on authentic sources. The dilemma of reconciling that with the drool that is dished out at gatherings, that is ...
by Mkenya
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras
Replies: 32
Views: 4040

Re: I feel kinda stuck, need advice from those who have left mainstream bohras

awakenedsoul: I am a former Kenyan now living in Canada for the past 50 years. I last paid my wajebbat fifteen years ago. I do not possess a Jamaat ID card. I am 80 years old and enjoyed years and years participating in ALL things Bohri. They were exceptionally good; in that the community in my city...
by Mkenya
Sat May 23, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018-2020
Replies: 1298
Views: 243272

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018

Three months advance planning. We are informed that the show must go on.