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by Aarif
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohra Jaman starts and ends with tasting of Salt
Replies: 77
Views: 3211

Re: Dawoodi Bohra Jaman starts and ends with tasting of Salt

Kaka, Looks like you missed my point. I was more interested in knowing why bohris taste a bit of salt before and after every Jaman. I have seen bohri parents very strict about this. They tell their children to taste a bit of salt before eating Jaman. Even in Jamaat Khana without salt nobody can dare...
by Aarif
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Pearls from Waaz
Replies: 150
Views: 6797

Re: Pearls from Waaz

You said earlier that you live in Gulf state but your posting at 4.24 pm which is almost mid night in Middle East so exactly where are you located? Why it is important I will let you after I get your reply. I know why you are asking him this question. Your guess is that he is in US. And if he is he...
by Aarif
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Pearls from Waaz
Replies: 150
Views: 6797

Re: Pearls from Waaz

Brother Truemumin, My two cents.. I think that books can be just used as guides. You cannot verbatim go by books all the times. You also have to use your own judgement when it comes to believing or not believing in something. E.g. if a religous book says that if you will kill 100 people you will def...
by Aarif
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Pearls from Waaz
Replies: 150
Views: 6797

Re: Pearls from Waaz

Brother Porus, Your knowledge about the history of Dawoodi Bohra Dais and Imams is excellent. I am sure you would be having some good sources for the same. For the benefit of people like me can you please let us know any literature in terms of books etc that is available and which can be purchased f...
by Aarif
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Dawoodi Bohra Jaman starts and ends with tasting of Salt
Replies: 77
Views: 3211

Dawoodi Bohra Jaman starts and ends with tasting of Salt

We dawoodi bohras have a tradition of tasting bit of salt before we start eating and also after we finish eating the Jaman. Is there any islamic significance to this? Do any other muslim communities follow this practice? I have been to shia mosque few times and they do not follow this practice.
by Aarif
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Pearls from Waaz
Replies: 150
Views: 6797

Re: Pearls from Waaz

Imam did not authorized you to police bohras. It is the job of Dai who is authorized by imam Asking how my money is used for the benefit of the community = Policing bohras Your logic is extra-ordinary. I give up brother. You win... Also, you are right about kotharis policing bohras. They definitely...
by Aarif
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Fasting on the day of Ashura.
Replies: 23
Views: 1525

Re: Fasting on the day of Ashura.

Also brother Turbo

What is the Ismaili stand on Panjatan which includes Mohammed, Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husain.

Dawoodi Bohras call them Panjatan Paak
Do you people also have similar belief? It would be nice to know.

Thanks,
Aarif
by Aarif
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Fasting on the day of Ashura.
Replies: 23
Views: 1525

Re: Fasting on the day of Ashura.

Brother MF and Turbo,

Thanks for inputs..

Aarif
by Aarif
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Pearls from Waaz
Replies: 150
Views: 6797

Re: Pearls from Waaz

and you are a true non-mumin. Definition of true non-mumin according to true mumin 1) One who wants to know the truth and is not afraid of asking questions. 2)One who wants to know where does his hard earned money go (which is nothing according to True-Mumin). 3) One who has compassion for his fell...
by Aarif
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Pearls from Waaz
Replies: 150
Views: 6797

Re: Pearls from Waaz

Money is nothing. Are you sure TM? If money is nothing according to you then why do we end up giving so much "Nothing" to Kothar? Why is kothar so much interested in nothing? Why does everyone work so hard every day for nothing... Your philosophy is unique. "Full of nothing" BTW: e=mc2 is the key f...
by Aarif
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Fasting on the day of Ashura.
Replies: 23
Views: 1525

Re: Fasting on the day of Ashura.

Thanks Hussain bhai..
by Aarif
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Pearls from Waaz
Replies: 150
Views: 6797

Re: Pearls from Waaz

brother TrueMumin AS My two cents.. According to you everything that is done by the dai and his administration popularly known as Kothar is justified. It is the only truth and one has to accept it unconditionally as a true dawoodi bohra or as a true mumin like you. However before accepting anything ...
by Aarif
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Fasting on the day of Ashura.
Replies: 23
Views: 1525

Re: Fasting on the day of Ashura.

Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge. Just out of curiosity would also like to know whether Ismailies fast on the day of Ashura. Turbo, Pardeshi and others can comment on it.
by Aarif
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Intro
Replies: 128
Views: 6388

Re: Intro

Hi all My name is Aarif. It looks like my original profile got corrupted and hence had to create this new ID. So please excuse the spelling of my ID.. I am 32 yrs old male from India. I currently live in USA. Since my two master's degrees have become a talk of the site I will as well expose them. :)...
by Aarif
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Fasting on the day of Ashura.
Replies: 23
Views: 1525

Fasting on the day of Ashura.

Dawoodi Bohras fast on the day of Ashura..

Do other Shia Muslims fast on this day as well?

Also, is there any mention of this anywhere??
by Aarif
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: HUSSAINI BRAHIM SECT?
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: HUSSAINI BRAHIM SECT?

take a look at this..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datt

Talks about warrior brahmins who supported Imam Husain.

Does anyone else know more on this? Please share.