Ruqaiyya wrote: To be honest I haven't heard this kind of preposterous speech from anyone before, attended a lot of events in my life so far, Majalis, miqaats other waaz etc but to be very honest I have not gone through this before bhai.
Sure no worries ! … Dilli door nahi hai ! from now onwards, listen carefully to sabaks, majleeses and bayaans and random speeches from commoners, which has become a norm that lead to badri lace wala rantings. Only if you have clear understanding of what is SHIRK. Many a times their glorified exaggeration fail common sense also.
Such glorified exaggeration started with harmless praise, expression of walayat, personal tasawwurs to becoming a norm, belief and then ritual.
In Fatimid civic structures of governance, DAI were administrative assistance that Imams coordinated, after they going in seclusion, Dai are care takers of the community or fatimid empire ! .. from caretakers they have become jaan and maal na maalik .. and nowdays we hear .. they are Dai of Allah, Dai of Hussein, Dai of Prophet Muhammed etc etc. it does make sense to say these titles out of praise, appreciation or love. But these titles are insidiously installed in people’s mind as fact, a belief system.
The concept of SHIRK is pretty strict. Now I am saying these out of my learning from a bohra sabak. Baal barabar bhi khata na thaavi joyye. Praises attributed to Allah cannot be used to praise anyone else .. sabak mullahs take pride in expressing the baarikee and gehraai of tauheed, yet they themselves would not follow their own preachings.
SMB, SMS, Amils, Sheikhs and mullahs have repeatedly thumped with confidence that abdes are going to jannat. These statements are now a fundamental fact in abde’s minds.. There are abde men and women in their amazing jahaalat .. beat chest with pride and say that they are going to be in jannat and despise non abdes insidiously. Badri Lace wala’s speech is one such example
The jannat business has become so serious with abdes and kothar .. that there are paperwork such as rukku chitti .. these are not some administrative clearance for Duniyavi needs .. but a requirement, where such chitti is kept in grave for abde’s access to jannat.
Discussion on marriage ceremonies during muharram … the sanctity of marriage is not the debate here .. the show, pomp, opulence and tamasha that goes on before and after ashara is despicable. Really .. really ask your conscience.. watch . observe .. relate .. activities of SMS with that of austerity, humility, simplicity.
Ziyafats, nikaahs, nisbats, kadams, hadiyat, mafsoosiyat, kadambosi are products that Kothar sells. These are meticulously planned targets, seasons like ashara muharram, Ramadan, salgiraahs are fully exploited to make as much hay until sun shines !
You seem to present very logical thoughts and responses. yet I am surprised that you have not noticed such flagrant show of arrogant commercialization of bohra beliefs !
You have expressed 2 major objections with SMS’s leadership so far, that nullifys your misaak ;
(1) abusing badri lace wala to great lengths, who has been blessed with khushi and rahmat of SMS, who gave this speech with complete raza Mubarak of SMS and was allowed to continue with this speech in presence of other important raza-na-saheb, who did not object to his rantings. By this objection, you have doubted, raised a finger on SMS’s judgement. In your misaak .. you have sworn naam to the condition that .. Dai can promote or demote anyone his wishes and you would not object to any of his judgement. It is been several days that has passed since badri lacewala’s speech, there is no statement from SMS’s office. That means, SMS has no objection with what badri said that day in shanaat of SMS.
(2) you personally feel that marriage ceremonies should not take place in muharram, and one should observe sobriety in solemn days of muharram. Your POVs are against what SMB and SMS preached. SMB encouraged people to go on tafree right after ashara .. these DAIs had grand welcome and parades organized in month of muharram, lavish decorative ziyafats, flashy nikaahs and ofcourse .. hunting safari trips .. yet again, your opinions are against sahib-e-zamaan. So how does your misaak qualify ?