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by Michigan
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohras in the media 2017-18
Replies: 304
Views: 47204

Re: Dawoodi Bohra in media 2017

Affluent Bohras move out of old mohallas, pushing home sales in South Mumbai [/b] https://scroll.in/article/831710/rich-bohras-move-out-of-old-mohallas-pushing-home-sales-in-south-mumbai I read this article too. I can say for a fact that the general outlook of the majority of these people have chan...
by Michigan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra WhatsApp duniya 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 54401

Re: Bohra WhatsApp duniya 2017

I dont think these dinosaurs understand the full power of new forms of communication. If nothing wrong was being said, what is there to hide? Perfect definition of a cult, control of information by citing foul play. Also arent they insulting the intelligence of their followers by saying they will be...
by Michigan
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

I apologize if I came across as arrogant and disrespectful. My retort wasn't pertaining to this post but to the general direction in which most posts on this forum go. My reason for asking questions right away wasn't my inability to conduct research or laziness either, but to get feedback from folks...
by Michigan
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

Can somebody please tell me if other muslim communities also practice iddat to the extent we do? If yes, I do not believe how is it still a commonplace thing. How are we justifying ourselves in view of accusations of being from the middle ages and having no place in modern society? Are we slowly tur...
by Michigan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

The barbaric form of iddah

Iddah as prescribed in scripture is the duration in which the widow cannot marry another man and another man is forbidden from proposing marriage to the widow. If the prescription is so simple, why is the bohra form of this practice so cruel and barbaric towards the widow. As if the loss of her husb...
by Michigan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court
Replies: 2332
Views: 456974

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

After the Case Management Information System date is assigned, there is a daily board drawn up of cases that will be undertaken that day. Being on the board does not necessarily mean there will be a hearing. "High on Board" means there is a very good chance of a hearing that day. Basically, taarikh ...
by Michigan
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Will notes ban affect cash flow of Kothar?
Replies: 29
Views: 11914

Re: Will notes ban affect cash flow of Kothar?

Another plot point added to the current demonetization drive by the govt.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... mpaign=TOI
by Michigan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: Concept of nass
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Re: Concept of nass

Also puts into perspective that we are a smaller group (Bohra) of a smaller group (Tayyibi) of a smaller group (Mustali) of a smaller group (Ismaili) of a smaller group (Shia).
by Michigan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: Concept of nass
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Re: Concept of nass

Read the entire paper and it has raised more questions for me than answers. The paper emphasizes on supposedly changed decision of succession based on circumstance however traditional Fatimi thought does not allow for this phenomena. The title of ruler of mumineen as described is confusing to say th...
by Michigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: Trump as the POTUS
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: Trump as the POTUS

SBM, the wet feet dry feet policy was made in 1995, a pre 9-11 world, a different time. Those people were fleeing from communism and had no underlying ideological corruption. Very recently, doors have been opened to Cuba and after 2014 its not a "terrorist state" anymore. That being said, I think th...
by Michigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Will notes ban affect cash flow of Kothar?
Replies: 29
Views: 11914

Re: Effect of cash ban on religious entities

Biradar, I agree the thread title seems misleading in hindsight. I didnt put enough thought into what I should call it instead. Also a little click-bait never hurts anyone. :wink: I also agree that they will not be affected by this at all, what they have stashed now is safe. On the other hand, Bakra...
by Michigan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Will notes ban affect cash flow of Kothar?
Replies: 29
Views: 11914

Will notes ban affect cash flow of Kothar?

How will the new development affect bodies like D-e-H whose primary income source is cash collection. Will it all be deposited in a bank? How will key clerics from other sects be paid off? How will crooked journalists be bought to run articles? I'm assuming they would be in the know for some time no...
by Michigan
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Board Lurching Towards Oblivion?
Replies: 45
Views: 24503

Re: Board Lurching Towards Oblivion?

I think this has more to do with how people gather information these days than anything else. Nobody has the patience to check resources and read sticky posts, much less participate in prolonged discussions on a forum. Forums in general are waning, even some of the hobby forums I'm a part of have di...
by Michigan
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra Muharram 2016 and related topics
Replies: 208
Views: 65970

Re: Bohra Muharram 2016 and related topics

Hi,
Can you please pm me the location for the said sabaqs in English. I would like to attend if possible. Any FD events in Chicagoland?

Thank you
by Michigan
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Stages in Leaving a Cultic System
Replies: 30
Views: 7988

Re: Stages in Leaving a Cultic System

I'm personally at stage eight. The missus however is at stage one. She is mostly unaware of my inner turmoil but knows I visit this forum and it doesn't sit well with her. I avoid reasoning with her though, I tend to get carried away and later feel guilty for my insolent behavior. I'm in the process...
by Michigan
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Stages in Leaving a Cultic System
Replies: 30
Views: 7988

Stages in Leaving a Cultic System

From: http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/recovery/leave.htm STAGES IN LEAVING THE CULTIC SYSTEM THE WITHDRAWAL PROCESS The control in the cultic system is so strong that people report they have been affected for years afterwards. It is for this reason that the WITHDRAWAL STAGES should be well underst...
by Michigan
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: Masjid ke adaab
Replies: 30
Views: 4828

Re: Masjid ke adaab

Seeker, if a child with mental disability bothers you, you are the problem.
by Michigan
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra ramzan 2016 and related topics
Replies: 76
Views: 22784

Re: Bohra ramzan 2016 and related topics

^^Even before opening the link I knew it had to be George Carlin.
by Michigan
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Khozema Qutbuddin is no more?
Replies: 410
Views: 53828

Re: Khozema Qutbuddin is no more?

Let me begin by saying that I dont have a horse in this race. I enjoy my pepperoni pizza and love visiting my local brewery. I have given up this charade some time ago and invite you to do the same. The world is a nice place when your day to day activities are not governed by any megalomaniacs whims...
by Michigan
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Few steps towards freedom
Replies: 20
Views: 3377

Re: Few steps towards freedom

My $0.02
>Make friends within the current power structure who are not extremists(tough to find), to ease your way into/out of certain situations.
by Michigan
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mail regarding Mumineen who have not taken Misaak
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Mail regarding Mumineen who have not taken Misaak

I received a mail today morning which had an excel sheet of names, addresses and details of people who have not taken misaak in their respective "sectors". My name is also in the list, notwithstanding my belief in the current system(or the lack thereof), but because now I live two time zones away fr...
by Michigan
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: How many Adams did God create ?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: How many Adams did God create ?

I believe this exact verse has been discussed before in this forum.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8610

Regards