Dai's wife is now getting involved in issuing fatwas and farmans is nothing. Now local Aamils and their wives are also issuing fatwas and farmans. There are so many jamea graduates but brain dead people around who act like the local aamil is demigod and his every word should be followed and obeyed. The current dai(53rd) and the last two dai(s) are treated like God, as if no Imam or other 50 dai(s) ever existed.
I am an old geezer who has seen the era of 51,52, and now 53rd dai. I have noticed a distinct change in dai's behavior towards his people since 1974 when there was an uprising in Udaipur, since then things have become increasingly difficult for the faithfuls. Colored safai chitti also started the same time, raza for everything and every move you make was also instituted forcefully about the same time. Prior to that the religion was very easy to follow and was in a relaxed atmosphere, dai was not worshipped like today, darees was not invented as yet.
53rd's era has started with daily fundraising in one shape or form, there are 6 qarzan hasanah schemes and envelopes are handed out unabashedly every time we go to masjid, but no one can explain what happens to the amount collected. they call it qarzan hasana to impress and emphasize to by using the ayats from quran majid, but is it really qarzan hasan, a if you don't get it back?? even if they loan it out to someone they make sure to get it back but people who donated do not, they keep the returned money for their own ayyashi, so how is it qarzan hasana. it is the biggest scam and some one should let IRS look into it. but then they hide behind the tax-exempt non-profit religious organization and can not be questioned even by government authorities. in the current dai's era there are so many activities, darees, ijtemas, school fund raisings, faiz fundraisings and on and on that people are getting frustrated, now a new thing started, right after ramzaan the ashara ohbat started and farman came that there should be a majlis in every moin's home every night, this keeps the faithful so busy they have no time for anything fun or social within or out side the community. we are totally bound to the community financially and 24/7 meeting the same people every where we go. Soon after ashara is over they will start another round of ohbat for the following year. infact this year lailatul qadr was mystifyingly was connected to ashura and imam Husain A S and right from 23 rd ramazaan ohbat started, mominin need some breather, we are running from ashara to ashara doing ohbat all year. I wonder if Imam uz zamaan also does that much ohbat? just saying.
Since I have seen the peaceful times in my early years so now I get highly frustrated with so much activity and most of it is artificially created and much un-needed. All this foolishness that is going on in our community must stop, I don't know what are they afraid of to keep us so busy, may be they think if we had too much time on our hand we might join KQ group or some other group and get out, so they don't give a moment to think and reflect on our plight. I am writing all this for what reason I don't know, but I want younger generation to know that things were different a long time ago, every time there is bifurcation in the community the screws are tightened some more on the faithfuls, this happened in 1974 split and now it is happening due to KQ split. Imam uz zamaan is not helping so we pray to Allah, iyyaka naabudo va iyyaka nastaeen.