but if you continue with your misguided zeal you might end up alone, bereft of your heritage and identity.
Humsafar why is it that you accuse my idea as misguided...Islam is full of democratic systems, I have in my other post given you evidence based that Quarn also permits democracy...most successfult Silamic sects practise a form of democracy.
You are confusing the succession of the Prophet SAW with democratically selecting a community leader.
Do you not realise the contradiction with the PDB agenda...you disagree with how the current Diai runs the office, does nass on mansoos. If you accept his appointment process why then object to his instructions ! Unless you are saying you want to choose what instructions to listen and what not to ? Is that not a form of democracy ?
It is obviously strange that PDB will not go the step to ensure in future a Diai is selected fairly so that he can operate fairly and if he does not there is a method to remove him. The ducking and excitement in your reaction indicates there is something that is not trasparent in your motives...I am not sure this your personal position or a PDB agenda ...I do not think we should be fooling people who come on this site to validate their faith. And I notice the silence from other PDB members and I can understand this is a new concept in Bohraism, but democracy is sweet, sustainable, human behaviour, and feared by those few who are going to loose power and control.
PDB members and myself are happy to trash the Diai's reputation, and some go as far as promote Qutbdudin as a potential diai when there is no proof that Mazoon was nominated by a Imam or righfully selected Diai , when you have no access to Imam. Why is it ok for you or PDB to write big white papers and talk about suppression, oppression , ask for accountability but not have a strategy to fix the problem.
You claim there is no historical basis of misuse of power, power and leadership also means how has the Diai protected and promoted the faith...if you look at our history the Diai's have infact lost passengers through history...a complete Dynasty got wiped out and only remnants are left who survived as a minority in various parts of the globe ... I would question the capability and competency of the Diais, how can the Imam hide behind the excuse of seclusion when they inherited the Prophets religion which in relative terms was a large empire across continents is now a mono-tribal cult in a state in India.
If the Diai was a CEO of a corporation and the Imam the Board, the shareholder Ahlul Bayt would have fired them long ago for not growing the business.
You also imply eg Mahatma Gandhi should have reformed the British Raaj and allowed a some freedom for the colonial subjects. Even Muhammad SAW had to resetablish the establishment and create a new team...he did not reform the pagan Makkah Chiefs . Bohraism is not in need of reform it is need of complete refurbishment...
I am promoting and looking for a leader who will march so that leadership must be changed, the process of selection must be changed, scriptures have to be revisited so the polluted ideology is removed, madrasah books have to reviewed and remove the shirk, misuse of terms, ideology aligned to Islam and Shia Islam. It is not a simple deck chair change...50 years of distortion in every aspect has to cleansed.
You may want me to disappear with such a radical proposition and you are right may be the PDB is a group of people hoping for minor reforms and it is not the right group. But I will continue promoting the bohra spring...my only concern is PDB as it stands have a few choices...you can proceed with small pussy footing and hope the a Diai ( you have not explained how he will be chossen and how you will make sure he is authentic) you have faith will listen to your demands...good luck ! , meanwhile tolerate diversity of views !
Or revisit your vision, change the method and be more assertive, attract new orthdox youth, offer a real alternative where the future freedom and prosperity is guranteed , and try to go back to Islam. When you change I will be back in your camp.
There is a really bad and easy option, and this may be more likely Bohras enjoy the cult religion and the mystisim as it is , and as a prominent PDB member wrote in milligazette , divert from Islam and go their own way. If that is the case PDB in its current form will be unsuccessful.
So as this topic says yes the ship is sinking ...but there ship that is around to jump on...so I and others will use it to reach saftety and when we reach the shore the captain at sea is not the automatic village chief, we will sort out it then ..the survivors will decide !