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by mcmazda
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 148410

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

Ateka, not sure how you come to that conclusion, but it seems deeply flawed.

Ruqaiyya, sad about the response you got from the arzi. Why shouldn't it be watched and shared? After all it was said in front of thousands during ashara.
by mcmazda
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 148410

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

Alam, Please note that I didn't make a generalisation - I clearly stated that I spent time with "some" jamea folk and I compared them to one qasre Ali in particular - not making a sweeping statement whatsoever. I also would not be a diplomat just to get qadambosi, it was merely an observation of my ...
by mcmazda
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 148410

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

Alam, Please note that I didn't make a generalisation - I clearly stated that I spent time with "some" jamea folk and I compared them to one qasre Ali in particular - not making a sweeping statement whatsoever. I also would not be a diplomat just to get qadambosi, it was merely an observation of my ...
by mcmazda
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 148410

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

On one of the days there were 3 diplomats...1 did salaam - I suppose he was briefed on it. While watching it I thought "how much would it cost a bohra to be able to have that opportunity?!" It's sad when outsiders have more respect than followers, even those who dedicate their lives to dawat. On ano...
by mcmazda
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1305
Views: 205570

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

Let's not devalue and slander each other, after all, Ali Ali is willing to learn and ask questions and is open enough to do so, much more than a lot of others. To answer your question, I am living in the US, where it is illegal. The type of circumcision performed removes the hood of the clitoris, wh...
by mcmazda
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1305
Views: 205570

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

I have clearly stated that I have undergone Khatna and even went into detail of my own experience. I urge you to re-read my post. I don't see what difference it makes, but to answer your question I am a liberal and not particularly attached follower of SMS. As per whether it inhibits pleasure, there...
by mcmazda
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 148410

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

Thanks humanbeing. Before, bohras were able to eat non halal meat as it was from "ehle-kitaab" - Jews, Muslim or Christians. This meant that as long as it wasn't a pork product we could have it. Now it has been specified that we are only allowed halal. So basically, if you are eating out, now no sea...
by mcmazda
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: Throwing away Mola photos
Replies: 56
Views: 16757

Re: Throwing away Mola photos

Another issue is disposing of old photos. While renovating I wanted to throw out photos we have had for years that were faded. Not allowed to throw them out. Of course these were going to be replaced in the house with new photos of SMB and SMS together as I live with a family that have many bohra fr...
by mcmazda
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 148410

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

Hi all, This was a great thread when it started but I feel like it has gotten side tracked with slander from both sides. My takeaway from Houston ashara: The waazes were written to cater to a western audience, making it more engaging and interesting as compared to normal. Whoever wrote them did at t...
by mcmazda
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1305
Views: 205570

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

Dear Ali Ali, Thank you for being open and honest and willing to learn. With male circumcision, it is performed as babies where the male has no memory of it. It is performed by doctors and it is legal. It has many proven hygienic benefits and is clearly and indisputably sanctioned by Islam. It also ...
by mcmazda
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1305
Views: 205570

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

Ali Ali,

Please refer to the above. There are also many ayats that negate the purpose of FGM too. Basically, sayinf that it is sunnat or fareezat is grossly incorrect.
by mcmazda
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1305
Views: 205570

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

Quoted: Those who advocate for FGM from an Islamic perspective commonly quote the following hadith to argue that it is required as part of the Sunnah or Tradition of the Prophet: Um Atiyyat al-Ansariyyah said: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (pbuh) said to her: Do not cut...
by mcmazda
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1305
Views: 205570

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

What rubbish, there are plenty of clerics who have said that this practice is now outdated. Whatever the Dai says will be followed without questioning, as history has repeatedly shown. It's just a matter of caring for the wellbeing of followers, which has not been the norm until date (think of the c...
by mcmazda
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1305
Views: 205570

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

Ali Ali, The Hadith is that Rasullulah saw a mother performing khatna on her daughter. They were doing the very severe method of khatna, where the entire labia manora and majora are removed. Upon seeing this, Rasullulah said that if you are going to do this, then only remove the hood. This is not su...