More and more Bohras chant “Apne su fikar, Mola je keh te karvanu” અપને સુ ફીકર, મોલા કેહ તે કરવાનુ”
This is nothing but a psychological escape from harsh reality of life-struggle or Jadd-o-Jehat. Such Bohra children’s minds will never develop out-of-box thinking and critical thinking, the ingredients needed becoming inventors. Currently, there is no eminent Bohra inventor or Nobel Prize Winner from those Mola-Mola group. It pains to see that highly educated Bohras, in Waez and Majlis, accept stupid stories and Mojeza that even would fail time-line test. Scientifically those Mojezas/stories/interpretation are like fantasies and are so untrue. Bohra Amils, who are in-charge of large towns and cities, have no qualification, except they are Syedna’s relatives. Few intelligent among them have to keep quiet and tow official line.
During last several decades, Bohras have lost most thinking power. Thinking is gradually being lost because Syedna and Kothar punish those who speak with independence and with intelligence. Here is a beautiful article. Please read and forward to all; at least few could be awakened.
Declining I.Q. of Dawoodi Bohras !!!
By Ghulam Mohammad.
The Dawoodi Bohras were once proud of their intellectual heritage. In every city and town there were Dawoodi Bohra literary geniuses, writers, poets and journalists writing in Gujarati, Urdu and English languages.
Even Bohra women were not left behind. They used to compose Ghazals, Poems, Nohas, Marsiyas, Salaams and Quasidas and recite in Mehfils. In 19th and beginning of 20th century several dailies and monthlies like Bauge-Momin (Khan bhai Amiji), Gulzare-Hakimi (Hasan Ali Gulzar), Gulistane-Daudi (Ali Akbar Alamdar), Munsif (Abbas Aurangabadi), Aage-Kadam (Ahmed Ali Adamji Jivaji), Salahkar (Yusuf Surti), Vohra Hirdey (Abdul Qadar), Duatul-Akrameen (seth Ismailji, Vohra Samachar (Nooruddin Kapadia), Manzil (Hatim Chirag), Vatan (Saif Palanpuri), Tamanna (Qutub Azad), Dawoodi Bohra Bulletin (Husaini Sanchawala), Gulshane-Dawoodi (Jileesgar) etc. had become popular and a Bohra household item. Names of Badri Kanchwala, Shamsheer Godhervi and Ameen Azad's papers are not in my memory.
This community had produced a Gujarati poet like Abdul Husain Mareez who was honored by a title of “Gujarat-no-Ghalib” and internationally famous painter like “Tayyeb Mehta”. But because of clergy's domination on social and intellectual lives of Bohras since Syedna Taher Saifuddin Saheb's time, there is taking place a sharp and dangerous decline in intelligence quotient of Dawoodi Bohras.
In last 100 years every aspect of Dawoodi Bohra Community has changed, moral, values, belief, behavior, family and Jamat life, relationship, appearance, dress, communication. The coming generations of Dawoodi Bohras would not even know how bright and intelligent this community once was. As the trend continues, they would see only dull, timid, terrorized, selfish, bootlicking and show off baboon Bohras around them. Like brainless puppets they would be dancing to the tunes of their selfish masters.
They would say and do what their masters would like them to say and do. As history books are seized and destroyed they would not know that their Dais prior to 51st Dai, Syedna Taher Saifuddin, lived a simple and exemplary life. They lived like Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib.
They remained poor and indebted. They were quite benevolent towards the Community and generally did not extort any money from the community and whatever voluntary contributions were offered to them they spent on the welfare of the community.
Earlier Dais restricted their authority to the religious affairs only and never interfered with the worldly secular affairs of the Bohras. Their time was mostly spent in worship of Allah, imparting religious knowledge to their followers and writing books for the guidance of future generations. Though Intelligence is inborn and gifted, but it can be increased by problem-solving, discovering, creativity techniques, deep thinking, learning from past experience, practice, improve memory, attention, concentration, reasoning, social skills, decision making and planning. Then there are men with Super-brain who can perform/ process complicated tasks in a relatively faster speed.
High Intelligence Society usually refers to a community where people with higher I.Q/ geniuses meet and exchange their ideas for the benefit of humanity and encourage the uses of intelligence. History shows that the Dawoodi Bohras in 18th and 19th centuries were quite educated, (there was a class of ulemas, learned persons), honest, fearless, intelligent, hardworking, enterprising, benevolent and of independent thinking. So were their Dais who lived a simple and exemplary life, like Hazrat Ali, who remained poor and indebted and quite benevolent and caring towards the Community. Dawoodi Bohras too centered around them as they were their guide, protector and well-wisher, mostly spending their time in worship of Allah and imparting religious knowledge to their followers.
However in the beginning of 20th century in 1915 Syedna Taher Saifuddin Saheb became Dai who was very intelligent, ambitious and materialistic. He very cleverly terrorized and enslaved the community and started dominating it. Right from the beginning he started building his Financial Empire by all means without caring whether they were legal or illegal, moral or immoral. He started certain practices in the community which were unheard in Islam and in Dawoodi Bohra history. 'Salam-bandh, Jamat Kharij, Abde-Syedna, Sajda to Dai, Tasleemat, NKD, MKD, Huzure-Aala, Sultan, Shahzada, Shahzadi, Darbar, Raza, Mafi (apology) etc. The list is very long. Thus he changed the whole character of the Dawate-Hadiyah and of the community and turned the Dawat in to Sultanate making it his own family's domination, controlling all religious, social and private lives of Bohras.
The Dawoodi Bohras were excluded from any decision making process. They were banned from asking any question regarding community and Jamat affairs. The Ulema-class was eliminated replacing them by often ignorant black-marketeers by making them Mullas and Shaikhs depending on how much lakhs or crores of Rupees they could offer.
Ever since Dawoodi Bohras are kept busy in arranging welcome parties for Sultan and his Shahzadas and Amils, the birthday celebrations, Moharram sermons in far away places with hi tech recordings and relays, meetings with politicians and corporate kings, in Burhani Expos, Band-competitions, Rasme-Saifee, Kadambosi, Jamans, Matam, Ziyarat tours etc.
Any philanthropy, like establishing school/college, hospital, scholarship trust, building Mosque, Musafirkhana if a Dawoodi Bohra wishes to do he/she has to do it in Syedna's name and control. Today a Dawoodi Bohra is not allowed to think, do any creative writings, ask accounts and plan his life independently.
Bohra men and women were famous for their cooking. Food plays an integral part of Bohra's daily life. Apart from the detectable and distinctive cooking style, there are certain traditional ways in which food is prepared and served. Bohra women’s creativity can be seen in variety of Bohra dishes like Sodanna, Malida, lacchka, Kalamro ,Kheema Khichdi, Laganya Seekh, Mutton Kari Chawal, Sarki, Dal Chawal Palidu, Kefti Dal, Patwalya, Hariso, Halem, Dabba Gosht etc.
Now even that creative talent has been eliminated by providing mass-manufactured meals to Bohra houses from common Jamat kitchens. Bohras meals were so tasty that even late Syedna Taher Saifuddin tried to monopolies by spreading a concept that Bohra foods are so tasty and unique as they are cooked by Raza of Syedna. Thus because of clergy's domination on social and intellectual lives of Bohras there is a sharp and dangerous decline in “Intelligence quotient” of Dawoodi Bohras.
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