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Salamalekum dear brother Burhan.
I was pleased to get your reply.
You took a lot of pain to go through my quires and tried to answer them,shukriya.
If you are a bohri i want to know what steps have you taken to create awarwness amongst the wrong believes the bohras have?
i am a bohri but i am literate of the wrong practise going on in the community,but as you know Do as Romans do in Rome.And if you are outcasted life becomes hell .We have experienced it.Is there no way to expose these so called priests in any way who in the name of religion loot and misguide innocent people?
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Expose bohra priest
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Statement: You took a lot of pain to go through my quires and tried to answer them,shukriya.
May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.
Your Question: If you are a bohri i want to know what steps have you taken to create awarwness amongst the wrong believes the bohras have?
Beloved brother, it is indeed true that I was born to parents who staunchly believed in the ‘Bohra’ way of life; but Allah Subhanah had mercy on me, guided me to read His Glorious Quran with understanding and from his Infinite Grace and Mercy allowed and honored me to choose ‘Al-Islam’ as my way of life.
My father died before I had a chance to invite him to the Truth of the Quran, and to date, even after many years of striving my mother, my two sisters and their families, and one of my three brothers and his family still staunchly follow the ‘Bohra’ belief. All Praise is due to Allah Subhanah Alone who had mercy on two of my brothers and their families and guided them all to the Truth of the Quran, Alhamdolillah.
Your Question: what steps have you taken to create awarwness amongst the wrong believes the bohras have?
Although I have been trying and striving for years as an individual to invite my family, relatives, friends and my beloved Bohra brethren who were willing to listen to good caution, to read the Glorious Quran with understanding and submit their wills unconditionally only to their One and Only True Lord Creator; I am the first to admit that I have fallen short and not fulfilled my duty as it should have been done. I pray and hope that the Lord Most Merciful forgives me my severe short-comings and takes me and all the believers into His Infinite Mercy and Grace.
By the Grace and Mercy of Allah, a few years ago, when the eldest of my brothers and two of my sincerely beloved cousins were guided to Islam, they initiated and strove to start and moderate this humble forum on the internet whereby we could propagate the Truth of the Quran and Sunnah to any of our brethren who was willing to listen to good caution. Although my name is associated with the articles and answers, I swear by the One who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the full credit for this humble work on the internet goes to these three brothers who selflessly devote countless hours in moderating and running this humble forum in absolute anonymity; only in the hope that one brother or sister might benefit from this guidance of Truth and come closer to their Lord Creator. May Allah Subhanah accept their striving and honor them with His Mercy and Forgiveness. Ameen.
Amongst the innumerable favors my Lord has done on me, if I were to count the one single biggest favor other than the honor of being guided to the Truth of Islam, is that He has allowed and honored me to associate myself with the brothers who moderate this humble forum on the internet.
Your Statement: i am a bohri but i am literate of the wrong practise going on in the community,but as you know Do as Romans do in Rome.And if you are outcasted life becomes hell .We have experienced it.
Beloved brother, we can only imagine the pressure and arm-twisting the hierarchy do or are capable of doing on their followers who wish to denounce their misguidance and accept the True Guidance of their Lord Creator.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 66 Surah Tahreem verse 6:
O you who have believed, save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel shall be men and stones; over which shall be appointed fierce and stern angels, who never disobey Allah’s Command, and they only do as they are commanded!
But my dear and beloved brother, I assure you in the name of the One in Whose Hands is the Dominion of the Heavens and the Earth, the life of ‘hell’ the Bohra priests can create on this short and transient life on earth is no comparison to the Eternal and Everlasting Hell which the Majestic and Supreme Lord has prepared for those who submit their wills to anyone other than HIM! Allah is our witness brother, if one were to die in the state of ‘shirk’, no ‘romans’ and no multiples of justifications would avert them from the Wrath and Anger of their Majestic Lord on that Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Judgment!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:
Whoever commits ‘shirk’ (invoking anything with Allah), Allah shall forbid for him Paradise, and Hell shall be his abode. And for such wrong doers there will be no one to help.
says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48
Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 65-66:
If you commit ‘shirk’ all your works will be rendered vain and you will be among the losers. Therefore, you should worship Allah Alone, and be among His grateful servants.
Your Question: Is there no way to expose these so called priests in any way who in the name of religion loot and misguide innocent people?
The All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord bestowed two things upon His best creation (ie. mankind) which He did not bestow upon any in His Supreme Creation, and thus put mankind to a test:
Whoever amongst man studies and ponders over the innumerable wonders and Signs in the various creations of the Majestic Lord, and uses his bestowed intelligence and power of reasoning to understand his mission of creation, recognize His Supreme Lord and Creator, and of his own ‘free will’ chooses to submit his will to the Will of his Creator, and chooses to live his life in accordance with the guidance of his Creator, passes the test of life and is promised the Eternal Mercy, Grace, and Rewards of Allah Subhanah.
And whoever amongst man uses his bestowed intelligence and power of reasoning to do everything else but does not recognize or denies his Supreme Creator, refuses to submit his will to the Will of His Creator, and of his own ‘free will’ chooses to live his life in accordance with any guidance other than that of His Supreme Creator, miserably fails the test of life and will have a severe accounting in the Presence of His All-Mighty and Majestic Lord on an Inevitable Day.
Beloved Brother, Allah has bestowed on each human being intelligence and the power of reasoning, and a ‘free will’ to choose whatever path of life he wishes to live. Instead of striving to expose the multitude of falsehoods invented in the name of religion by unscrupulous priests, Allah Subhanah has commanded and made it a duty upon those who believe to invite mankind to the Truth and True Way of their Lord Creator.
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125:
Invite to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.
When the person who wishes to be guided reads, understands, obeys and follows the Guidance and the Criterion (The Al-Quran) which Allah Himself has revealed, the Truth of Allah will become evidently clear from every falsehood created by man; and falsehood is a thing that must by its nature, vanish!!!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 185:
Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down: this Book is a Perfect Guidance for mankind and consists of clear Teachings which show the Right Way, and are a Criterion of the Truth and falsehood.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Bani Israel verse 81:
And declare, “The Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. And falsehood is a thing that must by its nature, vanish!”
My dear and beloved brother, the ‘power-base’ of these unscrupulous self-declared ‘holy men’ is their scared and unsuspecting followers; and when our brethren wake up and gather the courage to read the Glorious Quran with understanding even only once, the Truth will become absolutely clear from the falsehood. And when our beloved brethren recognize and submit to the Truth from their Lord, the falsehood they have allowed their self-declared ‘holy priests’ to invent will be exposed by itself, Insha Allah.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,