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by Mkenya
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Muffadal Saifuddin and related topics 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 21897

Re: Muffadal Saifuddin and related topics 2018

I would love SMB to visit Mississauga to perform 'iftitah' of the new mosque. It does not matter whether he uses his 'diplomatic' passport or Prepaid Visa credit card. Toronto and Mississauga Bohris love circuses. Why would we, Reformists, be disappointed of SMB's visit. Bohris in Toronto and Missis...
by Mkenya
Thu May 31, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018
Replies: 391
Views: 38827

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018

Appended below is a poignant exposure of the "johukmi" behaviour of the Hebatullah brothers in Nairobi, Kenya. Sherebanu and her ex-husband are descendants of the famous Sheikh Yamani, who was the right-hand man of 51st. I Sherbanu Yamani who is a Dawoodi Bohora and a believer of Holiness Syedna Ali...
by Mkenya
Sun May 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Udaipur - Bohra Reform movement
Replies: 37
Views: 4808

Re: Udaipur - Bohra Reform movement

Interesting photo: Can someone tell me, approximately, the year when the photo was taken.
by Mkenya
Sun May 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018
Replies: 391
Views: 38827

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018

Sau chue mar kar billi haj ko chali!
by Mkenya
Thu May 03, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Muffadal Saifuddin and related topics 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 21897

Re: Muffadal Saifuddin and related topics 2018

On my recent visit to Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar I had the good fortune to meet and enjoy very open conversations with some Bohras residing there. Most wore topis and had beards - even if a few had the 'majboor' cut. The majority had misgivings with the ways of the Amils behaviour. In addition to ...
by Mkenya
Thu May 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018
Replies: 391
Views: 38827

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018

Someone please enlighten me as to the population of Bohras in Singapore; what is their occupation - business people, ITs, service and so on.
by Mkenya
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Death of SMS Mazoon?
Replies: 23
Views: 3989

Re: Death of SMS Mazoon?

This is the person who when he visited a city in Canada was not, according to him, given appropriate welcome (dollars), treatment (white towel on his car seat), prestige (a car procession accompanying him to Rocky Mountains), ziafat (dollars, again), etc. He was so p****d of that on his return to Mu...
by Mkenya
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohras in the media 2017-18
Replies: 304
Views: 45525

Re: Dawoodi Bohra in media 2017

He self-healed!
Wah, Maula(?) aap to chupe Rustom nikle.
Tumhe hum sabki kasam, batao ke aap aur kis kis hunner mei yakta ho.
by Mkenya
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: March 1 - Black Day: Galiyakot atrocity
Replies: 17
Views: 2697

Re: March 1 - Black Day: Galiyakot atrocity

Humsafar: What a magnificent write-up. I commend you.
by Mkenya
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohras in the media 2017-18
Replies: 304
Views: 45525

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: 391
Views: 38827

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 Bohras in the media 2017-18
Replies: 304
Views: 45525

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: 1129
Views: 134306

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: 522

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: 21834

Re: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan

Please visit:
azadari.com
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: 21834

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: 21834

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: 53195

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: 866

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: 231186

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: 53195

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: 1355

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: 2318

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: 1129
Views: 134306

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: 1129
Views: 134306

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: 3101

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: 1129
Views: 134306

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: 1129
Views: 134306

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: 3101

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 ...