Survey from Neutral Platform: Mumineens.com

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mumin4mumin
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Survey from Neutral Platform: Mumineens.com

#1

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:34 pm

A new platform for Making Your Voice Heard from http://www.mumineens.com for All Dawoodi Bohras

They offer a comprehensive and all inclusive survey which promises anonymity called "MyVoiceAsAMumin"
Here's the link to the survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin

An Excerpt from the website http://www.mumineens.com says "
We are not affiliated in any way with any of the following organizations in the creation of this website:
Ejamaat.org
Its52.org
Progressive Dawoodi Bohras
Alvazaratus Saifiyah
Dawat e Hadiya official offices
Fatemidawat or “Qutbi” Dawat
Any official or unofficial offices of the 53rd Dai
We are not appointed or consulted by any of the above, NOR ANY other entity or website connected with the offices named above.
The survey takes about 10-15 minutes and has some built-in validity checks.



M Taha
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#2

Unread post by M Taha » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:17 pm

Thank You so much for taking initiative, I have just wrote an email to you with my suggestions.



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#3

Unread post by Bohra spring » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:30 am

Good job and good luck



mumin4mumin
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#4

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:31 pm

There are some new updates on this website http://www.mumineens.com

The survey is still on - please help spread the word via social media, email, whatsapp, word of mouth.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin



M Taha
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#5

Unread post by M Taha » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:48 am

pleasecomehome wrote:There are some new updates on this website http://www.mumineens.com

The survey is still on - please help spread the word via social media, email, whatsapp, word of mouth.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin
you are doing some remarkable job, can u please add DONATION button on your website? if u need some donation to keep things running?

adding up a FORUM will be a great IDEA.



adna_mumin
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#6

Unread post by adna_mumin » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:51 pm

Great work. Found a typo on one of the questions - "... and referring to disupute over NASS ..." please correct it. Thank you again.



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#7

Unread post by alam » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:51 pm

pleasecomehome wrote:There are some new updates on this website http://www.mumineens.com

The survey is still on - please help spread the word via social media, email, whatsapp, word of mouth.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin
Whats the status of this survey?
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin

Please update.



Bori85
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#8

Unread post by Bori85 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:06 pm

alam wrote:
pleasecomehome wrote:There are some new updates on this website http://www.mumineens.com

The survey is still on - please help spread the word via social media, email, whatsapp, word of mouth.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin
Whats the status of this survey?
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin

Please update.

Hi
What's the status of this survey, Will this survey be used in this court case , I hope the court looks at the outcome of this survey



mumin4mumin
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#9

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:19 pm

The Survey from http://www.mumineens.com with the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin is ON and growing in responses daily. We still have a long way to go before we can close the survey or provide any results of the survey that could bias future respondents' answers.

There are some comments from survey takers that have been posted and updated, look in the "Condolences" section of the website.

We welcome short articles, essays and or feature articles for publishing on our website. We are strong in our commitment toward maintaining neutrality of the website, and most of all, maintaining the integrity of your voice.

Over 400 people have taken the survey so far. Please pass on the survey link as you deem appropriate.



mumin4mumin
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#10

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:27 pm

That is - mumineen with an "s"

http://www.mumineens.com

We have over 400 respondents who have already taken the survey. If you haven't already taken the survey, you can do so now, and you can now pass on the link to others as you deem appropriate: Remember, you can only take the survey once.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin



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#11

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:50 pm

See newly uploaded content on http://www.mumineens.com with comments from those Dawoodi Bohras who took the survey.

You can view the entire website in any language- Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic or any other by using the - Translate button, and selecting your language.
Survey continues to be Open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin
survey is currently available only in English



adna_mumin
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#12

Unread post by adna_mumin » Thu May 08, 2014 11:52 am

What is the outcome of this exercise? Can the results be analyzed and presented?

Thanks



mumin4mumin
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#13

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Mon May 12, 2014 3:18 pm

Survey has 501 respondents to date. Please everyone continue to spread the word via social media, whatsapp, etc.

Here's the link you can use for easy copy and pasting:
Https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin

We are looking for at least 1000 responses before we start analysing the results. Please help spread the word.



alam
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#14

Unread post by alam » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:11 am

What are results of this survey from mumineens.com?



mumin4mumin
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#15

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:08 pm

mumin4mumin wrote:Survey has 501 respondents to date. Please everyone continue to spread the word via social media, whatsapp, etc.

Here's the link you can use for easy copy and pasting:
Https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin

We are looking for at least 1000 responses before we start analysing the results. Please help spread the word.

We will be closing the survey soon - and publishing the findings. If you you have not already taken the survey, here's the link:

Https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyVoiceAsAMumin



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#16

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:11 am

Worldwide Survey for Dawoodi Bohras 2015
In light of current events in the Bohra community, http://www.mumineens.com has launched another survey. Takes 5 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. Please send the link to your social circles:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Worldwid ... Bohras2015

Recall that the previous survey conducted by mumineens.com "MyVoiceAsAMumin" in 2014 garnered over 600 responses and was covered in the Indian news media, the results of which are also on the website.



mumin4mumin
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#17

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:36 pm

Here's another chance to make your voice heard in this short survey put up my http://www.mumineens.com

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Worldwid ... Bohras2015

Survey results will soon be reported here and on our website.



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#18

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:14 pm

Key Findings From the Worldwide Survey of Dawoodi Bohras 2015 _Section1
Conducted by http://www.mumineens.com - A neutral platform to assist in making your voice heard

1. Overall for all respondents N=757, 76% of the respondents are Dissatisfied with the Dawoodi Bohra Community as it functions, while 16 % are satisfied.

2. 74% felt that their religious and spiritual needs for inspiration, upliftment and character development were fulfilled in either a “below average” or “poor” manner by their local Jamaat office or Central headquarter of Dawat-E-Hadiyah/ITS office, while only 12% felt the same was either “excellent” or “above average”

3. Of those who endorsed (224 or 31%) having done “azam”, (meaning “intended PUBLICLY in writing or verbally to at least one other person in an official capacity to attend 1 or more days of Ashara this year):
a. Less than half of them (94 out of 224) indicated having done so because they “wanted to, are proud to attend every year, and had no qualms whatsoever about making azam as requested”. This means that only 12% of all 757 respondents have indicated their unqualified willingness and pride in declaring their intent for attending Ashara this year.
b. A fifth of those who did declare their intent (49 out of 224) did so because they felt they had no other choice, even though they object to being asked.
c. Another one-fifth (44/224) did it because they feared their ID or ITS card might be blocked, or laanuts thrown on them or their family, resulting in undue stress.

4. Of the more than 1900 Comments made by respondents:
a. More than 700 were reflective of suffering comprising of either shame, disgust, desperation, disappointment, disillusionment, hopelessness, isolation, no choice, fear, pessimism, being bullied, discriminated against, segregation, injustice, spiritual vacuum, invasion of privacy at the hands of the Dawat, or Kothar or Amils in their respective jamaats or central office
b. 400 comments pertained to money demands, lack of accountability.
c. More than 130 comments pertained to force, compulsion and coercion
d. 150 comments referenced cult, brainwashing, high demand, time consuming

For More detailed view of the results kindly check http://www.mumineens.com/all-survey-results/



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#19

Unread post by araz5253 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:11 pm

Please get this published in a newspaper so that it can be cited



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#20

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:25 pm

Article In Hindustan Times Oct 3rd 2015

‘Dawoodi Bohras against order to compulsorily attend Muharram sermons’
by Manoj R Nair
manoj.nair@hindustantimes.com

MUMBAI: There is resentment among Dawoodi Bohras against the order by their spiritual leader to compulsorily attend Muharram sermons later this month, said a survey.

A survey comprising 757 respondents was conducted between August 18 and September 24. The surveyors said they were a neutral group not aligned to the offices of the current head or his opponents, nor with the reformist section.

The ‘Worldwide Survey for Dawoodi Bohras 2015’ is the second annual online study to gauge opinion about community issues after the death of their last head, or Syedna, in January 2014. Mufaddal Saifuddin, the current leader, is his son, but his uncle, Qutbuddin, half-brother of the last Syedna, has disputed the succession.

The Syedna’s office dismissed the survey and said the findings did not represent the community’s views. “Muharram rituals are a vital part of our faith; there is no question of compulsion,” said the spokesperson. Muharram will start on October 12 and the 10th day marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, during the fight for succession after his death. The events led to the schism that created the two main sects of Islam. As Shias, the Dawoodi Bohras mourn the incident. Recently, the Syedna asked his followers to compulsorily attend the sermons in their mosques on all nine days; community members were asked to declare their intention in writing or orally, which would be recorded in the e-jamaat cards they carry. The survey indicates many community members do not want attendance at the sermons to be compulsory. Only a third of the respondents (224) said they put their intent in writing, and a little less than half of these (94) said they did so because they wanted to. A little more than a fifth (49) said it was out of compulsion. A fifth (44) said they did it because they feared their identity cards might be blocked.

The Syedna’s spokesperson said the views of a few hundred people did not represent views of the one-million-strong community. “Who gave them (surveyors) the authority to conduct the study? We do not know whether the people who responded to the survey are Dawoodi Bohras,” the spokesperson said. “Anybody is free to do a survey.” However, some community members said there was resentment against the order. A resident of Fort said there was resentment against compulsory attendance even during the last Muharram. “How can they force everybody to attend? Last year, people had to leave their work, college and school to go for the sermons. I know a person who was warned at work after he remained absent from office,” said a member of the Bohra community, requesting anonymity.

http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/ ... 1914-46b1-
Attachments HT Oct 3 2015.jpg



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#21

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:29 pm

To statement from Syedna's spokesperson " Who gave them the authority to conduct the survey?"

Response from http://www.mumineens.com :
With the use of e-jamaat and ITS cards as ID cards being used to record, retain and review a Dawoodi Bohra's
• presence/absence of members at events, by scanning ITS ID cards as proof of attendance
• Registration of intent to attend event
• Misaaq (Oath of Allegiance) taken, hen and how many times in recent past
• Recording of your "amaal details" which means "select religious practices performed, completed"
• Declaration of intent to attend Muharram Ashara 2015

To study the impact of such practices of intense scrutiny, data mining and intrusion by Synedna's office, an independent and neutral platform is needed with no ties to its Administration. In the absence of any other viable entity with the necessary experince and knowledge of data colleciton methods, mumineens.com emerged as a grassroots efforts to provide a platform for Bohras to air their views in a safe way without fear or risk of retaliation or humiliation or shame.

As such the authority to conduct the survey came from:
1. Professional knowledge and experience in data collection, survey methodology
2. Personal experiences as being part of the Dawoodi Bohra community


To statement from Syedna's spokesperson "We do not know the people who responded to the survey are dawoodi bohras?"

Response from http://www.mumineens.com :

The people have self-selected their identity as a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community who has been impacted under the administration and leadership of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. The members who responded did so while being assured that their responses would not be recorded in a permanent self-identifying way in the database recorded by Syedna's ITS e-jamaat office.

To statement from Syedna's spokesperson "The views of a few hundred do not represent the million strong"

Response from http://www.mumineens.com :

If the survey were to be given to the entire estimated true population of 1 million people, there is a 95% chance that the results of this survey are true, within a margin of 3.5 percentages points below or above the true scores obtained on each of the question items. 

There is a another chance: If there is a concern about the representativeness of this particular sample, we have section 2 of the same survey opened up which the Syedna's office is free distribute to the entire Bohra population via the following link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Worldwid ... 5SectionII



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#22

Unread post by mumin4mumin » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:31 pm

The findings from the The Worldwide Survey of Dawoodi Bohras 2015 may have triggered this follow-up report by Hindustan Times, as is evident from the highlighted citations below
Bohra e-jamaat cards raise privacy concerns, just like India’s UID

9 Oct 2015 Hindustan Times (Mumbai)MANOJ R NAIR

THE CARDS WERE ISSUED NEARLY A DECADE AGO, BUT RECENTLY THE DOCUMENTS WERE UPGRADED AS ‘SMART CARDS’ WITH THE RADIO-FREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY

India’s Aadhaar card project continues to face logistical and legal hurdles, especially over concerns that it could breach privacy rights.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to change its own order in August that restricted the card’s use to only track food and cooking gas subsidies. The apex court said a constitutional bench needs to look at the issue whether the biometric card can be linked to other services.

While the country debates the benefits and risks posed by its Unique Identification number (UID) card project, a small but closely-knit sect largely based in western India, too, is arguing over the possibility that the identity cards issued by their religious establishment could be prying into their private lives.

Every member of the Dawoodi Bohra community has to carry what are known as ‘e-jamaat cards’.

The cards were issued nearly a decade ago, but recently the documents were upgraded as ‘ smart cards’ with the incorporation of radio- frequency technology.

The cards are used to record a person’s attendance at community events and to ensure that the holder completes all religious sacraments, including the controversial oath of allegiance to their spiritual leader and religious taxes.

The card is also used to gain access to community mosques, mausoleums and graveyards.

The card will also be used to record the declaration by members to attend the compulsory sermons during the coming period of Muharram.

“The card is expensive [it reportedly costs Rs5,000 to get one], but every Bohra is supposed to have the card if he or she want to access community properties or attend functions,” said a member of the community.

Last week, a group of community members released findings from an annual “Worldwide Survey for Dawoodi Bohras” that tracks opinion about community issues after the death of their last hereditary head, or Syedna, in January 2014.

Mufaddal Saifuddin, the current leader, is his son, but his uncle, Qutbuddin, half- brother of the l ast Syedna, has disputed the succession. The dispute is being heard by the Bombay high court.

While the survey said that there was widespread resentment against the order to attend the sermons, the Syedna’s office has dismissed the survey and said that the views of a few hundred people cannot represent the views in a million-strong community.

The organisers of the survey, on the other hand, have said that the sample survey was designed to have a low margin of error.

The survey has also raised concerns about the e-jamaat cards.

This is what the survey had to say about the document: To study the impact of such practices of intense scrutiny, data mining and intrusion by Syedna’s office, an independent and neutral platform is needed with no ties to its administration.

When this writer contacted the Syedna’s office for a comment, officials there declined to comment, saying they were busy with the preparations for the Muharram discourses.

But the community is rife with rumours that the cards can track every aspect of their lives.

A member of the community who spoke to this writer said there was concern that the card was used to track the whereabouts of members.

“Earlier, it was just an identity card; now it has GPS features,” said the Dawoodi Bohra who was once an ardent supporter of the community religious leadership.

http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx