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I want to ask about married. Is that that dawoodibohrapeople can't marry from other muslim people except the people from the dawodiibohra people. Because in Indonesia the dawodiibohra people never accept other muslim. And i want to ask about, why don't bohra people have friday prayer?
Thank you from Rizuana
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Maidah verse 5:All the good and pure things have today been made lawful for you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful for you, and your food for them. Likewise, you are permitted to marry chaste believing women, or chaste women from among the People who were given the Scriptures before you, provided that you give them their mehr and become their protectors in wedlock.
Allah clearly says in the Holy Quran that a believer is permitted to marry any chaste believing women. If a people of one particular sect refuse to marry with the believers only because they do not belong to their sect, and only want to marry among their own sect; it is obviously their choice and nothing to do with Islam and its guidance. Islam absolutely does not permit the breaking of the Muslim Ummah into sects, thus segregating oneself from the mainstream Islamic community. Whoever does so, will be severely accountable in the Court of Allah.
Your Question: Why don't bohra people have friday prayer?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 62 Surah Jumuah verse 9:O you who have believed! When the call is made to the Prayer on Friday, hasten to the remembrance of Allah and leave off your trading. This is better for you, only if you know.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) after his Hijrah to Medina, always gave the khutba or sermon and led the believers in the Jumua prayers every Friday. The believers have followed this command of Allah and His Messenger (saws) until this very day, and will follow it until the end of time, Insha Allah. If some particular sect does not perform Jumuah prayers as commanded by Allah and practiced by the Prophet (saws), then obviously they are not following the commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
We really do not know the exact reason, why the Bohras do not perform Jumuah prayers. Almost all the other sects and schools of thoughts in Islam are absolutely unanimous about the Jumuah prayers, as is clearly evident from the above aayah of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws). Thus whatever other reason for Bohras not praying the Jumuah prayers be, it is certain that the Bohras are disobeying the clear command of Allah and His Messenger (saws), by not praying the prescribed Jumuah prayers.
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