yfm wrote:It is time we stop talking and doing something.
What can we do ******
You can do many things.
First, stop going to the Iblisi Toli events
. That is absolutely a must. If you go, please don't complain.
Second, you can either pray alone at home with your family if you wish. This is better than being all stressed out at the markaaz or Bohri mosque. If you are worried about not knowing something, there are plenty of resources online to help you out. Visit fatimidawat website if you desire to get audio and translations of the various du' as. There are other online resources too, specially for Quran recitation. Don't worry if you make mistakes. Allah forgives.
Third, pay zakaat either to a local charity or some other Muslim group. If you want, you can also pay zakaat to Fatimidawat people. There are huge number of online tools to calculate how much zakaat you owe, and you can use this and pay. Now, I am not advocating that you actually give your money to Fatimidawat, and you can do local charity if you wish. In fact, local charities are better as they have lower overhead and the impact of your contributions will be felt when it is needed: in your neighborhood.
Fourth, tell your friends about why you don't come to markaaz. Encourage them to join you at your house or take turns at their house and yours. Be at peace with them. Don't argue about religion and don't get into heated debates. Just relax, be at peace and try and enjoy Ramadan. Don't judge them if they do something peculiar, or they can't read the Quran or they don't know how to say some prayers. Be positive.
Fifth, try and learn about Islam and our Bohra/Ismaili culture as much as you can. There are huge amount of online resources for this. You can take turns to read up something and tell others about it. I have used this with my friends and it is surprising how useful it can be. Knowledge is there real weapon you have against the Kothari monsters. So bone up on it.
Lastly, don't despair! You don't need anyone to take you to heaven. At this time, it is more important to do what is right, rather than be part of a hated group of money-grubbing monsters. Leave them to their devices, but actively work towards rebuilding the Bohra community to what it really is: a group of friendly, moderate and brotherly community.