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by kseeker
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 184
Views: 24281

Re: Coronavirus

All the doctors I speak to give me a timeframe of atleast 6 months for the Covid to come under control.. unless they find a cocktail of anti-virals which can do the trick.... given this lengthy duration, I wonder what will the situation at Ashara.. with hardly any travel allowed and people all para...
by kseeker
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: Syedna "The Gau Mata of Dawoodi Bohras"

Yes, your above writeup shows that you are awaal chela and member of Ustadi Bohras. Instead of the da'i you have your own "Gau Mata of Ustadi Bohras", i.e. Shaikh Ahmak One, Shaikh Ahmak Two, Shaikh Ahmak Three and Shaikh Ahmak Four. Not sure who your current Gau Mata is as you seem hell-...
by kseeker
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ismah- Is Dai al Mutlaq in Daur As Satr Infallible?
Replies: 67
Views: 4352

Re: Ismah- Is Dai al Mutlaq in Daur As Satr Infallible?

Could you tell me where I could access the case details and notes of the Chanda bai galla case and Burhanpur Dargah case? India Ni Advocates services ni ghani sites chey. Ahna par senior advocates help advise de chay. Aap malum karjo ke AIR LAW REPORTS MA Aa beway cases published thaya chay, beja L...
by kseeker
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ismah- Is Dai al Mutlaq in Daur As Satr Infallible?
Replies: 67
Views: 4352

Re: Ismah- Is Dai al Mutlaq in Daur As Satr Infallible?

Afsus Aa Waat Par Thaey Chey Ke DB Progressive Website Par Ismaili Tayyabi Aqaid par Tanqid ane Bahass Karnar Ahwa Lugu Chey Je Dawat Ni Kitaboo Tu Door Ni Waat basic Aqaid ni details pan nathi janta. Progressive movement Ibtida ma Dawat Na Ulama si guidance leta. Burhanpur Dargah Case ane Chanda B...
by kseeker
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ismah- Is Dai al Mutlaq in Daur As Satr Infallible?
Replies: 67
Views: 4352

Re: Ismah- Is Dai al Mutlaq in Daur As Satr Infallible?

Infallible is a very broad term - If you mean it in the sense that someone who cannot fail then no, absolutely not.. Dai-al-Mutlaq are not infallible.
by kseeker
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 96
Views: 8816

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

@Humsafar and @Biradar... Just because I think an authoritarian system is the right one, doesn't mean I condone the administration of TS MB MS KQ or TF in any way... I don't believe they are the correct ones..but just because they are not correct, it does not mean any or all authoritarian systems ar...
by kseeker
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: On the Progressive Movement
Replies: 34
Views: 3174

Re: On the Progressive Movement

The progressives 'failed' because they did not develop an institution.. there was a revolution, people got high.. rallied behind the revolutionaries.. but then that high faded.. a core group always remained. But they could not develop something...they did not focus on building a long lasting institu...
by kseeker
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: On the Progressive Movement
Replies: 34
Views: 3174

Re: On the Progressive Movement

So I want to clarify a few more things..... You say the 47th Dai was rightful.. the Ulemas were in the wrong.. but you also say SMB was a crook like his father and brother and his grandfather.. So where did it start to go all wrong? where did the chain break? who is the rightful one? We both agree ...
by kseeker
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 96
Views: 8816

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

I am glad to see that a progressive community outside the mainstream versions is thriving however there is no room for 'democracy' in Islam.. atleast not in a sense where common members decide who will lead them... Please explain how there is "room no for 'democracy' in Islam". I'm really...
by kseeker
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 96
Views: 8816

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

So we will try and remake a community and what will you do? Keep complaining on this forum? Inaction is not revolution, whinging about past wrongs at the hands of perceived culprits is not it, waiting at the altar of some idealistic liberation in not a revolution. It is nothing more than providing ...
by kseeker
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 96
Views: 8816

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

The Bohra history includes imams who were kings and lived like kings and were known as tolerant and just rulers. Why focus on the duat who were poor? There is nothing in the books written by Syedna Hatim and his successors that says that one should not live well if one has wealth... why do you want...
by kseeker
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 96
Views: 8816

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

@Biradar & Kseeker, If I may ask, 1. could there be some tawil or Haqiqat explanation for this duration? 2. If pregnancy determination was the only reason for iddah then why would there be different waiting period Iddah(mourning) and Iddah(divorce)? from what I Know the way Iddah is practised i...
by kseeker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 96
Views: 8816

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

I do remember asking an elderly Jamia teacher about this.. I think he is still teaching there.. anyways, his answer was that this method helps get rid of all sorrow from the woman's heart... I told him that if that was the case, why aren't men told to do it? Moreover, the amount of sorrow one has de...
by kseeker
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Dawoodi Bohra religion, rituals and customs
Topic: Consumption of Meat
Replies: 0
Views: 1188

Consumption of Meat

Dear members, I am looking for information with regards to the rules of consumption of meat as a form of diet and it's history. I came across a piece of literature quite a while (over a couple of decades ago or so) saying that Ibrahim (AS) was the first natiq to allow meat consumption and before tha...
by kseeker
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The barbaric form of iddah
Replies: 96
Views: 8816

Re: The barbaric form of iddah

It is rather amusing that in 2011 the very first comment that SBM made was: This topic has been discussed in length on this forum, Please do a search under Iddat and you will get to thread. That thread goes on for 8 pages. Then we had more people on this forum, with radically different views. There...
by kseeker
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mojiza
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

Re: Mojiza

Can the learned members on the forum @Kseeker @Biradar @Adam @James etc.. with reference to primary sources from Fatimi Literature, define what event or action qualifies to be termed as Mojiza/Miracle? Coz, currently as per regular followers every move or action that Syedna does is a "Moula no...
by kseeker
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Taher Fakhrudin and related topics
Replies: 791
Views: 281421

Re: Taher Fakhrudin and related topics

Biradar However, the Ismailis are not unique in this and Sufis (both Sunni and Shi'a) also interpret the Qu'ran and shariaa in similar symbolic manner Br Biradar If we accept Ismailis and Sufi's version of Interpretation of Quran and still consider them Muslims then why the Muslim world calls Ahmed...
by kseeker
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: “Daaim ul Islam”, Vol I & II, Ebooks as a Gift to Generations.
Replies: 31
Views: 5637

Re: “Daaim ul Islam”, Vol I & II, Ebooks as a Gift to Generations.

It is morally wrong to prevent poor women from getting jobs to support their family. It is morally wrong to tell women they should sit in corner of the house, and only cook, sew, make topis, cook rotis and not pursue ambitious career goals. It is morally wrong to tell husbands to throw out their wi...
by kseeker
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: “Daaim ul Islam”, Vol I & II, Ebooks as a Gift to Generations.
Replies: 31
Views: 5637

Re: “Daaim ul Islam”, Vol I & II, Ebooks as a Gift to Generations.

Thank you Kseeker and Biradar for underlining the importance of intellectual property rights and, more specifically, putting this site and forum at risk when pirated material is posted here. most of the videos of huzurala(tus) are copyright of jamea(stolen while telecasted)am sure this law applies ...
by kseeker
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: “Daaim ul Islam”, Vol I & II, Ebooks as a Gift to Generations.
Replies: 31
Views: 5637

Re: “Daaim ul Islam”, Vol I & II, Ebooks as a Gift to Generations.

Did oxford press take permission of Qadi Nauman before translating his book? Anyways... books are out there now... you deleting them won't make any difference. And I will keep posting them using newly created IDs.. sk goodluck trying to stop me from doing so on this forum. There was no copyright on...
by kseeker
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Origin of Tayyibi Da'wah after Seclusion of Fatimid Imam(as)
Replies: 11
Views: 3460

Re: Origin of Tayyibi Da'wah after Seclusion of Fatimid Imam(as)

In his biography of his father, Ja'far bin Mansur al-Yaman says that in the absence of the Imam the dawa is established by three ranks: da'i mutlaq, ma'dhun al-mutlaq and ma'dhun al-mashur (i.e. the mukasir). In such times the Imam, Bab, hujjas and da'i al-balagh accompany the Imam into seclusion. ...
by kseeker
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Origin of Tayyibi Da'wah after Seclusion of Fatimid Imam(as)
Replies: 11
Views: 3460

Re: Origin of Tayyibi Da'wah after Seclusion of Fatimid Imam(as)

The origin of the dawaah in Yemen, which eventually led to the formation of the Tayyebi dawah is long and complex. It did not originate with the letter of Imam Aamir to M. Hurratul Maleka, but much, much before that. In fact, the original goal of the Imams, before they established the empire in Egy...
by kseeker
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 34
Views: 10689

Re: Legacy of Muawiyah in Saifee Mahal.

can you tell us what things you have witnessed with your own eyes? My personal episodes and experiences are not vastly different from those numerous ones which have already been shared on this forum and they will not add any 'value' to the discussion - they will just be used as fuel for more gossip...
by kseeker
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 34
Views: 10689

Re: Legacy of Muawiyah in Saifee Mahal.

Also, thanks for highlighting that there is no dawat text that says a Dai cannot passaway without nominating someone in his place, this is the basis of their claim. A claim not supported by any credible evidence. However, I would like to clear my point of view on this topic... I don't believe for c...
by kseeker
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 34
Views: 10689

Re: Legacy of Muawiyah in Saifee Mahal.

My best guess about you is this, you are an STF promoter... a planted agent on this Forum... your angle is that you have adopted persona of someone who comes out as personal enemy of STS and its off-shoots.. but vehemently defend the creed developed by STS and its off-shoots... so the net result is...
by kseeker
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Where is Maula?
Replies: 218
Views: 35264

Re: Where is Maula?

I am an oldman over 90 Alhamdolillah. Have seen the times of 3 dai (s) now. I have seen the increase in greed progressively and continuously in our Dawat administration and i do not like what i see is happening. But in defense of Maula i must say he is not hiding from us in luxury villas, which he ...
by kseeker
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Where is Maula?
Replies: 218
Views: 35264

Re: Where is Maula?

I am an oldman over 90 Alhamdolillah. Have seen the times of 3 dai (s) now. I have seen the increase in greed progressively and continuously in our Dawat administration and i do not like what i see is happening. But in defense of Maula i must say he is not hiding from us in luxury villas, which he ...
by kseeker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The 4 Ustaads of Jamia
Replies: 54
Views: 23428

Re: The 4 Ustaads of Jamia

Adam - you mention: I have personally not heard about this but I have heard about SKQ asking SMB to handling many other bara'at situations (there have been very many of these) in a more light handed, diplomatic and smart manner to which SMB just said " I agree with your thoughts" and left...
by kseeker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The 4 Ustaads of Jamia
Replies: 54
Views: 23428

Re: The 4 Ustaads of Jamia

When you have been around for as long as I have, you will tend to find people easily who love to get things off their chest. If you don't mind me asking, when you clearly don't believe STS, SMB, SKQ as dai, what is your rationale behind supporting STF? I do not 'support' STF.. I do not believe him ...
by kseeker
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The 4 Ustaads of Jamia
Replies: 54
Views: 23428

Re: The 4 Ustaads of Jamia

It's a bit of both. I will share what I have learnt about the 4 Ustaads and the movement itself... To answer your question, The 4 Ustaads (any many others in the Jamea at that time and very few even now) believed that there was no Nass after the 46th Dai and Syedna Yousuf Najmuddin was ELECTED as a...