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by Mkenya
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

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: 11
Views: 1663

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: 1041

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: 26
Views: 1789

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: 36
Views: 2400

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: 26
Views: 1789

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: 26
Views: 1789

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: 26
Views: 1789

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
Replies: 1107
Views: 219579

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018

Three months advance planning. We are informed that the show must go on.
by Mkenya
Thu May 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Khums on Stimulus Checks
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: Khums on Stimulus Checks

SMB: Be prepared for carloads of ayyans with horns blaring circling your house. They will be bringing thaal-loads of the best of Bohri cuisine. And the reason: you showed the thekedars of US jamaats that you suffer their pain. Imagine, with a ban on communal gathering during Ramzan they are sufferin...
by Mkenya
Sun May 10, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Taher Fakhrudin and related topics
Replies: 742
Views: 233007

Re: Taher Fakhrudin and related topics

Sunnis waiting for Mahdi......!?
by Mkenya
Sat May 09, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Khums
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: Khums

malgudidays bhai: Zabaan ne farfararwi bahu sehlu che. Aa loko ma spine che ane ghani majboot che. Teo mualana na ketla mohíb che te to teona dil ni andar ni waat che. Kheir, jyare khums, zakaat, wagere na hisab karwa ma shariat mutabik amal nathi thato te samne jara pan dalil karo to tamne kadwa sh...
by Mkenya
Thu May 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Khums
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: Khums

Tame loko Khums ni bariki wagere ni charcha karo cho to tamne ano jawaab Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania wala aune pucho ke teo shariat pramane badhi wajebat aapache ke kem? Aa trane desho ma Ramzan mahina ni pehli taarikh thi tame jyare masjid ma namaaz athwa jaman mate jao tyare badhaone 'statement' jewu ...
by Mkenya
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Imamat Namaz at Home
Replies: 59
Views: 6029

Re: Imamat Namaz at Home

SBM: I like your sarcasm!
by Mkenya
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 177
Views: 11384

Re: Coronavirus

Why the h%$* hijack the topic and use it to fan your obsession with raza, imams, sabaq, etc. Please drain away if you have nothing to enlighten people on this topic.
by Mkenya
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Letter to Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Re: Letter to Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin

Nafisa: You are playing an old 78rpm record whose grooves and contents have long been erased. Tens of thousands of Bohras are so in awe of the Dai that they will continue to throng his Waez, do sajda, perform sychronised maatam, hand over fat envelopes, spend fortunes to partake in Ashara. It is fun...
by Mkenya
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 177
Views: 11384

Re: Coronavirus

"How dare you?" for stating the obvious. Poor Amil is now jobless. The penitence for that is to not lick spoons, but #*@ of Kothar.
by Mkenya
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: Request for Lai Latul Qadr Duas
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Request for Lai Latul Qadr Duas

The month of Ramadhan with its fasts and fadhila raato including Lai Latul Qadr will soon be with us. Traditionally around Lai Latul Qadr, Kothar's coffers brim over with a lot of money. With the current restrictions on gatherings, lockdowns, etc. Kothar must be devising back-plans. Any speculations?
by Mkenya
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 177
Views: 11384

Re: Coronavirus

As much as availing Barakat in 'maatam majlis', it should be emphasised to the congregants to maintain physical distance, wear masks, wash hands regularly, etc. Truly a formidable demand but imperative to follow. May Allah guide us through these difficult times.
by Mkenya
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court
Replies: 2875
Views: 629829

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

UnhappyBohra Bhai: It has to be 'Aqeeda'. These people were born surrounded by the Bohra faith; its rituals, social interaction, familial and extra-familial links, the list goes on. These followers pay their dues, however exorbitant, allow themselves to be pushed around, participate in maatam, crowd...
by Mkenya
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court
Replies: 2875
Views: 629829

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

RedBox: My age has no relevance to the topic under discussion. To satiate your curiosity I am in the early eighties; probably a lot older than you. Your suggestion 'to read any books from an Islamic perspective on Imam', sounds like the 'sabak ma aao', an often-used curtain to fudge the topic when '...
by Mkenya
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court
Replies: 2875
Views: 629829

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

I was told that Tayeb or his descendant had revealed himself to 51st. At that time, 51st., had absolute control and had consolidated his power. He explained to the claimant of his enormous sway over the community. 51st. offered him a substantial sum to disappear or face the wrath of the community as...
by Mkenya
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court
Replies: 2875
Views: 629829

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

What gives?
There is an Imam present today, the Bohras are awaiting Tayeb and the Twelvers are awaiting Mahdi.
by Mkenya
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 177
Views: 11384

Re: Coronavirus

"Farishtoo ki Fooj bhej dayn takay koee bohra virus ka shikaar na hu".
AUR UNKA DHANDHA BANDH NA HO JAYE!
by Mkenya
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 177
Views: 11384

Coronavirus

It will be of interest to read any directives issued by Jamaats for safeguarding against the virus.
by Mkenya
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court
Replies: 2875
Views: 629829

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

The present Aga Khan is the 49th. Imam of the Ismaili Sect. Is there not going to be conflict when 'our' Imam finally reveals himself!
by Mkenya
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Retracted
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Re: Ugly Truths of Daudi Dai's from 47th till 52nd by Ismail Bhaisaheb Luqmani(Mamaji of 52nd Dai)

'Ugly truth' ko to SMS, STS aur us ke gadharon ne sadio pele dafna diya. Beshumar kitabe chap gayi aur napunsak commissions raddi ke kaghaz ban gayi fir phi yeh forum ke kahin log Vohraji ka nara pakadte bhage jate hein. India ke aaj ke naazuk halaat per koi baat karo ya to koi thos vishai uper char...
by Mkenya
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Taher Fakhrudin and related topics
Replies: 742
Views: 233007

Re: Taher Fakhrudin and related topics

SMS and STF are both different sides of the same alloy coin.

Bohra Spring: I like your choice of the phrase: "useful threat". A threat Reformists believe will someday translate into .....?
by Mkenya
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Protests in India
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: Protests in India

A modern-day Hindu is a unifying force that unites Hindus from Sabarimala to Ayodhya — from Patel to Kapu to Jaat to Kashmiri Pandits — unification is the key element of a modern-day Hindu. This is the foe that Muslims and others must confront in its quest for justice. But, and it is a big BUT, Musl...