Vbohra wrote:and just to give you my background of belief. .. I had lot of akida n was believer of sayadna M. Burhanudin. .but not I am lost n confused. ....n feel sorry for my community n specialy people who r blind fold.....
In light of the recent events from the past few weeks with controversy over true Dai, in the context of ones stong aqeedo that is instilled in the hearts of mimineen fron the Burhanuddin Maula era, I would say that "if someone was Not bothered, and not suffering or not feeling lost and confused, then THAT would be not normal" . Any ordinary person using commonsense would feel a bit lost, given the present circumstances. (Some rationalize it away with invoking the concept of "dushman" and use anger and lashing out - but that's a different point altogether, which I won't get into now)
The problem is that, in my opinion, our community, with it's so many positive and uplifting aspects, have been also
systematically and very deliberately manipulated by selfish and ruthless and power hungry motivations by a few people on the top in the Saifee Mahal family. In all fairness, a lot of good has been done, in a lot of projects, by the memebers of the saifee mahal family and through the regime. AND a lot of bad things were and are also being done. The system has become too bureaucratic and corrupt, which happens in large corporations anyway. What complicates the ordinary Mumin Bhai and behen is that in the name of Imaan, in the name of aqeedo, in the name of religion, their psyche automatically brings into action loads of goodwill and noble intentions always on the forefront. This psyche and inclination and the Bohra Goodwill has been taken advantage of, and bullied. Yes, bullied, much like an innocent child gets bullied at the school playground. What happens that over the years, given human nature, we adapt and adjust, even to punishment. There is research that supports this. But that's a different story.
My point here is that we as individuals and as a community have been systematically rewarded for:
Not using common sense and independent thinking
Blind obedience to oppressive practices - which is cunningly framed as "Taa'at" to Allah or Allah naa Dai
Not engaging in healthy debate.
AND AT THE SAME TIME, we as individuals and as a community have been systematically punished by humiliation, threat of excommunication, and more recently, laanuts etc for:
Using common sense and independent thinking
Less than perfect obedience to any authority such as Shehzada, bhaisaheb, Aamil, jamaat ayaan, etc
Asking questions, engaging in healthy debate and dialogue
That feeling of restlessness and confusion during this time is a good thing. That's the heart and nafs or soul, or the seat of every ones own wisdom, that tells you when something is not right, yet the mind cannot explain it away. The mind cannot rationalize it away, because we have been habituated and grown accustomed to accepting the rewards AND the punishments - however capricious and oppressive they maybe. Habits are just plain hard to give up.
Doesn't mean we can't change that. Change will need to happen at different levels.. However, it's not going to happen overnight, and it definitely won't happen without an activist approach on many, many, many peoples's part.
We just have to do what we can, what is possible for us, and at least try what's impossible for us. It's going to take a village. We each have to do our part.