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by Humsafar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Saifuddin Insaf: A tribute to the unsung hero of reform momvement
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Saifuddin Insaf: A tribute to the unsung hero of reform momvement

It is only fitting that one remembers at this time Mirza Ghalib's couplet in which he laments the hardships in this world: Kaid-e-hayaat aur banda-e-gham, asal me dono ake hae, Moat se pehle aadmi gham se najaat paye kyon? I hope that he finds najaat in the presence of the Prophet and lives eternal...
by Humsafar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Saifuddin Insaf: A tribute to the unsung hero of reform momvement
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Saifuddin Insaf: A tribute to the unsung hero of reform momvement

With the passing of Saifuddin Insaf saheb another reformist stalwart is gone. I have not met anyone who was so passionate about the cause of reform. He had connections inside Kothar and had watched the "royal family" up close from an young age. He knew their secrets and their private rivalries. On t...
by Humsafar
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The movement is dying
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: The movement is dying

It is sad and I have to grudgingly admit that it is true. I agree with Biradar's points for most parts. I think the biggest failure of the Movement was not being able to respond smartly to the mafia clergy's consolidation of the community which they astutely began soon after the Udaipur revolt in 19...
by Humsafar
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Muharram in Indore 1440/2018
Replies: 139
Views: 15610

Re: Muharram in Indore 1440/2018

mushrik.jpg It appears to me that Mufaddal Saifuddin has done befarmani of his own mother by bringing the mushrik Butcher of Muslemeen of Gujrat to the masjid. A page from Busaheba's sahifa 8) 8) 8) She instructs us not to bring any mushrik to a masjid, let alone one who has the blood of Muslemeen ...
by Humsafar
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Muharram in Indore 1440/2018
Replies: 139
Views: 15610

Re: Muharram in Indore 1440/2018

Absolutely, Biradar. Every time you think that the Iblis Toli has touched the nadir, that they cannot fall any further, they spring a surprise. My mind really boggles at their utter shamelessness. And look at the jahil Bohras, how they lap it all up like those keyed-up toys who play their programmed...
by Humsafar
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018
Replies: 494
Views: 57111

Re: Bohra whatsapp duniya 2018

I hope not a situation arises with any of us where people have to find food on road, and where you do not have the luxury to choose if it is left from a dogs mouth or a human, just the condition in syria and yemen, every grain of food is utmost important, alot of people here are in the Guroor of i ...
by Humsafar
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin Coming to Canada
Replies: 27
Views: 3315

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin Coming to Canada

I wont sign this petition for 2 reasons. 1) no one is forced to pay this amount which is mentioned in first post, and no one actually can force any one to pay any thing. 2) those who are inviting they are inviting by their own and I respect their freedom for life. My friend, we expect nothing bette...
by Humsafar
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin Coming to Canada
Replies: 27
Views: 3315

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin Coming to Canada

Can someone please send me the link to the petition. I tried signing the petition through the link in the posts; but it does not send me an acknowledgement to my email. Please help! Here's the link again: https://www.change.org/p/immigration-minister-ahmed-hussen-stop-sayedna-mufaddal-saifuddin-fro...
by Humsafar
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin Coming to Canada
Replies: 27
Views: 3315

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin Coming to Canada

Done. Here's the challenge people! Sign the petition and say "done" here to encourage others. All of us who have been agitating against this mafia clergy for years have an obligation to do something. Please, please add your vote. Your privacy is ensured. There is nothing to lose. As Reporter said wi...
by Humsafar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: March 1 - Black Day: Galiyakot atrocity
Replies: 17
Views: 3014

Re: March 1 - Black Day: Galiyakot atrocity

I pray you understand this one question of mine which will answer all your questions!! Do you think that Muffy has the talent to rule gullible masses or do you think the masses want someone to put on a pedestal and worship ? Since moses and the golden calf nothing has changed. The kothar is not res...
by Humsafar
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohras Reformist Vs Orthodox: Community Vs Cult
Replies: 8
Views: 3490

Re: Dawoodi Bohras Reformist Vs Orthodox: Community Vs Cult

Well said gazenfer! Udaipur has been the torch-bearer of reform in modern times. And it has made many path-breaking strides and we have a lot to be proud of. But despite all our achievements, the reform movement we spawned has remained isolated. Our numbers and influence have depleted with every pas...
by Humsafar
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: March 1 - Black Day: Galiyakot atrocity
Replies: 17
Views: 3014

Re: March 1 - Black Day: Galiyakot atrocity

I am asking respectfully: Isn't there a difference of opinion in-terms of whether rida is compulsory? Dressing modestly for men and women is incumbent on all mumineen, as best as I understand it. But does dressing modestly necessarily mean a rida? After all, rida is a bohra modification. This momee...
by Humsafar
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: March 1 - Black Day: Galiyakot atrocity
Replies: 17
Views: 3014

March 1 - Black Day: Galiyakot atrocity

On this day in 1973 Bohras from Udaipur were attacked in Galiyakot in the presence of Sayedna Mohammed Burhannudin who is reported to have witnessed the beatings and did nothing. That day we in Udaipur recognised that our Mola whom we worshipped had feet of clay, that he was part of the problem, tha...
by Humsafar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Muffadal Saifuddin and related topics 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 31203

Re: Muffadal Saifuddin and related topics 2018

And if that is what they want, if that is what makes them happy, who are we to protest ... :( You are missing a fundamental point. Of course, nobody would protest if this "Bohradom" was some private cult, like so many other cults where the Gurus can make their devotees do whatever the hell they wan...
by Humsafar
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sticky: Dawoodi Bohra's Succession of Dai Case in Mumbai High Court
Replies: 2342
Views: 466509

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

The most hilarious thought crossed my mind yesterday. Kattar reformists have been, some might say foolishly, clamoring for a democratically elected Dai , instead of nepotism and heredity. And now they have one!!! SMS claim is only bolstered by the peoples support of it! Even if 2-5-20 years down th...
by Humsafar
Thu May 11, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015
Replies: 1215
Views: 237606

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015

What these few modern day reformists have done is what FD or cases upon cases have been unable to do for 50 years. Kothar is absolutely powerless. They have no face in public or echelon of powers. Sahiyo would not have managed this on their own and benefited this level of attention on their own, if...
by Humsafar
Wed May 10, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Is 'Jihad' Terrorism ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Is 'Jihad' Terrorism ?

I wouldn't touch swarajyamag with even a ten-foot stick. Expecting this Hindutava rag to explain the link between Islam and terrorimsm is like expecting a rabid dog to explain the link between its bite and cure for cancer!!!!
by Humsafar
Mon May 01, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: The lighter side
Topic: jokes (keep it clean)
Replies: 306
Views: 80501

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

A friend of mine used to say that when this Hamsafer talks from his bottom then make sure the bottom is clean. God has given us two ends, one to think with and the other to sit on. But if the bottom to sit on is unclean then the top must be an empty vessel like Humsafar. If we make him the dai mutl...
by Humsafar
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: The lighter side
Topic: jokes (keep it clean)
Replies: 306
Views: 80501

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

yfm wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:27 pm
Is there a way or a time when the Progressive Dawoody Bohras will elect/select/nominate a dai and this DAI will not be from the family of the Seyednas but a commoner?
We need a dai who will take care of us here on earth.
I humbly nominate myself as the new Dai ul Mutlaq. I swear I'm infallible!
by Humsafar
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohras in the media 2017-18
Replies: 304
Views: 49640

Re: Dawoodi Bohra in media 2017

Agreed, Biradar, it is not "one man's" misdoing. But this one man has the power to make a difference, change the course of history. But does he have the acumen to do it, that is the question. At least, FD's Taher Fakhruddin took a more reasonable, non-commital stand. Non commital? STF has Eliminate...
by Humsafar
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohras in the media 2017-18
Replies: 304
Views: 49640

Re: Dawoodi Bohra in media 2017

Agreed, Biradar, it is not "one man's" misdoing. But this one man has the power to make a difference, change the course of history. But does he have the acumen to do it, that is the question. At least, FD's Taher Fakhruddin took a more reasonable, non-commital stand.
by Humsafar
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The Empire Crumbles II
Replies: 36
Views: 6191

Re: The Empire Crumbles II

Yes, excellent post. You nailed it Biradar.
by Humsafar
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The Empire Crumbles II
Replies: 36
Views: 6191

Re: The Empire Crumbles II

As someone who perhaps suffered social boycott during the Burhanuddin era. I can see how you would have that perspective. However, those of us who moved to the West and raised families here during his reign, have experienced his glory first hand. This is such a disingenuous thing to say. Are you go...
by Humsafar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The Empire Crumbles II
Replies: 36
Views: 6191

Re: The Empire Crumbles II

Mufaddal is our goofball Trump who has goofed up big time on FGM issue. I was with Unhappybohra until: Bohraism become a mere of a shadow of the glory days of the Burhanuddin era. Then he lost me and his credibility. There was nothing glorious about Burhanuddin era. Period. And Biradar, what is it w...
by Humsafar
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Tired
Replies: 64
Views: 14323

Re: Tired

Humanbeing, my friend you misunderstand. I've no problem if you remain inside so long as you are actively orgainsing opposition to the system. Your lone-ranger act of bravado may give you personal satisfaction of not "bending to the kothar" but it will not change anything in a 100 years. Try to unde...
by Humsafar
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Tired
Replies: 64
Views: 14323

Re: Tired

Oh my, you don't give up, do you? Okay, if you insist the legal route was a waste of money and time, then so be it. Your opinion does not count. Come in the trenches and fight with us then we might lend your ears to you. Yes, I know it is tiresome to be told "people like you...", it is getting damn ...
by Humsafar
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: Esoteric sermons of Maulana Ali
Replies: 66
Views: 21277

Re: Esoteric sermons of Maulana Ali

Taawil comes from God who informs His chosen ones about it. This Taawil is specific. It is not a creation of human beings. Human interpretations of Quran are ordinary taawil. They can be many versions of it and are often the origins of disputes. Taawil that God lets know to whoever He wills may or ...
by Humsafar
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Tired
Replies: 64
Views: 14323

Re: Tired

Strategies to go legal route respective to their local jamaat is beneficial. I mentioned that reformist were successful in creating (retaining) their own control and system. The benefits of that legal route was/is limited to local jamaat only and did not dent kothar’s hold over majority communities...
by Humsafar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Tired
Replies: 64
Views: 14323

Re: Tired

The thing is no matter how much you plead helplessness and family issues and the rest, so long as you do not take a stand not much is going to happen. In that I agree with Biradar, there's been a lot of talk and little action. Of course, leaving the fold is not the option for everyone, but if you ha...
by Humsafar
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Board Lurching Towards Oblivion?
Replies: 45
Views: 24947

Re: Board Lurching Towards Oblivion?

Kimanumanu, Thank you, that is a very thoughtful post. I'm glad that you finally opted to participate in this forum. Yes, this Forum is still very relevant for those who care about self-dignity, freedom of conscience and are opposed to the cult of the Dai. It's only that people's priorities seem to ...