Sure. This is a well known fact and is the truth. However, the point is there were two prophets and there were imams who were kings and ruled and behaved in a way that demands them to based on worldly requirements. So if the DAIs are living a certain lifestyle than why is it such a big thing.seriousnessisamess wrote:Extract from Late Dr,Asger ali engineer.
All prophets in the Qur'an were from very poorer sections of people. <br>They were mostly from amongst those who grazed cattle in pastoral economy <br>or those who were carpenters, masons etc. There are only two <br>exceptions: Prophets Daud and Sulayman who were kings. Allah made them prophets <br>to show that even kings, if they do not oppress and lead exemplary life according to His teachings, can be entitled to be prophets. Otherwise Allah made all other prophets from weaker sections of society to help weaker sections. Muhammad Rasulullah (PBUH) also was from weaker section of the society.<p>Imam Moiz was also a ruler like other Fatimid rulers who were Imams. But if you study his private life it was full of zuhud (piety). Syedna Qadi al-Numan has written his diary Al-Majalis wa al-Musairat which <br>describes some of the conversations with Imam Moiz which gives us insight about his life. Frtankly speaking the Imams and dais should have nothing to do with politics to provide real guidance and for enriching spiritual life of their followers. That is why all prophets with two exceptions were from weaker sections of socety.
I know the argument is going to be that we are "forced" to pay certain wajebaat. Honestly, that i think is the problem of the jamaat and not the DAI!
However, as per ISLAM we have to give back 2.5% of our earnings to the haq na saheb to be used in the way of Allah. Anything over and above that is you wish and if the jamaat pushes you, than you should reason and contact the DAI if necessary.
Now why should we give even 2,5%, because this is Islam! Also, pay to haq na saheb, since we are all DB (whether PG or no) our haq na saheb is the DAI. So we give 2.5% to him. Again reiterating the point that anything over and above that is your will and if there is a push by the jamaat that is the fault of the individual jamaat and not the DAI!