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No human can produce another Quran, likewise no human can interpret the Quran in its true sense. So don't turn into a Bin Laden stereotype trying to use the Quran as a shield, like the Osama tried to misguide people in the name of Jihad.

You say the Bohras deen is not true and they are not on the path of Islam. Well wise man produce me an Aayat in the Quran that quotes Sunni, Shiaa, Ismaili, Jaferri  are true deens and are on the path of Islam. Nevertheless who has given you the authority to judge other people. All muslims (be it a Bohra, Sunni, Shiaa, Ismaili or Jaferri) shall be judged by Allah alone on the Day of Judgement. You follow your faith and let us follow our own. You don't have to profess your teachings on the 150,000 subscribers.

 

No one is compelled in religion. Its by all faith and devotion of an individual one practices a religion. I feel all the pride to be a Dawoodi Bohra. No Burhan  of the dawoodibohrahelpline can change my thoughts. As well if you are not a Bohra than why use the dawoodibohra coat. An identity less person like you has no right to speak ill of our Maula. Check out your own deeds before pointing to others. Your speaking reveals your true character.


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Proud to be a Bohra

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: No human can produce another Quran, likewise no human can interpret the Quran in its true sense.

We would humbly disagree with you here that no human can interpret the Quran in its true sense! Allah Subhanah, in His Infinite Mercy and Grace, did not just send down this Glorious Book for the guidance of mankind; but He also appointed a Messenger amongst mankind in the person of the noble Messenger of Allah, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws). He was indeed no more than a human being; and he lived his life as an example for the believers to follow until the Last Day! Thus, your statement that no human can interpret the Quran is not true; because the Prophet (saws) understood the Quran completely, lived his whole life in accordance with the guidance of the Quran, and taught the Quran to his companions and the believers.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21:There is indeed the best example for you to follow, in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.

 

Let alone produce another Quran, even if the all the jinns and the humans got together, they would not be able to produce even one small Surah like in the Glorious Quran!

 

Allah Subhanah revealed the Glorious Quran for the guidance of all mankind. He himself says that He made it easy, plain, direct, clear, a guidance for the believers and a warning to those who deny the Revelations of the Lord of the Worlds!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 44 Surah Dukhan verse 58:We have made this Book easy in your own tongue so that they may ponder and take good counsel.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 12 Surah Yusuf verse 1-2:These are the verses of the Book that makes its object perfectly clear. We have sent it down as a Quran in Arabic, so that you may understand it well.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 89:We have sent down to you this Book, which makes everything plain, and is a guidance, blessing and good news to those who have surrendered themselves entirely.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verse 97:O Prophet, We have made this Quran easy, and sent it down in your tongue so that you should give good news to the pious, and warn the stubborn people.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Ha Mim As Sajdaah verse 2-4:This is a Revelation from the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful Allah. A Book whose verses are well-expounded, an Arabic Quran for the people who want to understand, and a giver of good news and a warner.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 1-3:All praise is for Allah Alone, Who has sent down this Book to His Servant (Mohamed (saws), and assigned nothing crooked to it. This Book says everything directly, so that he may warn the people of the severe chastisement of Allah, and give good news to the believers, who do righteous deeds, that they will have an excellent reward.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 99:We have sent down to you Revelations that clearly expound the Truth, and none but the disobedient reject them.

 

But some unfortunate people, who call themselves muslims, have tried to obtain guidance from books other than the Quran like the Daim ul Islam, and have tried to obtain guidance from their self-appointed leaders rather than follow the example of the Messenger of Allah, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws)! These unscrupulous leaders have warned their followers that if they tried to understand the Holy Quran, they would be mis-guided! They tell them to obey and follow them and their families unconditionally, and they will show them the straight path! They tell them the Quran has many meanings of zaahir and baatin and taaweel, which can only be understood by some special people chosen by Allah! They tell them to submit themselves to the high priest and his ancestors to attain salvation! They tell them to bow down in sajdah to the high priest and at the graves of his ancestors! They tell them to become abde-syedna (slaves of Syedna) rather than guide them to become Abd-Allah (slaves of Allah)!

 

And the common people, because they have absolutely no knowledge of what the Glorious Quran is guiding to, obey and follow the false promises and statements of their self-appointed leaders! Little do they realize, that by doing the things that these leaders have commanded them to do; they are going against the very principle of Tauheed, and are guilty of committing the heinous and unforgivable sin of shirk! Little do they realize that the very same leaders whom they bow down in sajdah to and invoke sitting, standing, and lying down, will deny their invocation and worship in the Court of Allah; not only that, they will infact become opponents and enemies of each other on that Inevitable Day!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaf verses 4-6: Prophet, say to them, "Have you ever seen them with open eyes those whom you invoke instead of Allah? Show me what they have created in the earth? Or have they any share in the creation and control of the heavens? Bring me a Book revealed before this, or produce some remnant of knowledge in support of your beliefs if you are truthful." And who could be further astray than the one who invokes, instead of Allah, those who cannot answer him till the Day of Resurrection. Nay, they are even UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE BEING INVOKED. And when all mankind shall be gathered together (on the Day of Qiyamah), they (the so called leaders and intercessors) will become enemies of those who invoked them and they will DISOWN THEIR WORSHIP!!!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verse 190-194:They associate with Allah partners who do not create anything, but are themselves created! Who cannot help them nor have the power to help themselves! If you invite them to follow the Right Way, they will not follow you! It will be all the same for you whether you call them or keep silent. Those whom you invoke with Allah are MERE SERVANTS OF ALLAH LIKE YOU! Just invoke them, and if what you say of them be true, they will answer your prayers!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 66-68:On the Day their faces are rolled about on the Fire, they will say, Would that we had obeyed Allah and His Messenger! And they will say, O our Lord, we obeyed our CHIEFS and our GREAT MEN, and they led us astray from the Right Path. O our Lord, give them a double chastisment and curse them severely.


 

Read the Quran, brother! Read the Quran! And then decide who deserves to be followed unconditionally! Allah and His Messenger (saws), or some self-made holy men and the book written by a person called Qadi Noaman 350 years after the death of the Messenger of Allah (saws)?

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 13:Then, instead of Allah, he invokes those who can do him neither harm nor good. This is the last extremity of deviation. He invokes those who are more likely to do him harm, than good! What an evil MAULA he chooses, and what an evil companion.

 

Your Statement: You say the Bohras deen is not true and they are not on the path of Islam. Well wise man produce me an Aayat in the Quran that quotes Sunni, Shiaa, Ismaili, Jaferri  are true deens and are on the path of Islam.

Never have we claimed to belong to any sect! We have always declared that we invoke and worship Allah Subhanah Alone, and obey and follow only Allah and His Messenger Mohamed ar Rasool Allah (saws)! We solemnly declare that we are muslims, and belong to no sect whatsoever! We are proud to be recognized by the name that Allah Subhanah has chosen for the believers; and not by the names that men have created themselves!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 77-78:O you who have believed, do rukooh (bow down) and do sajdah (prostration), and worship your Lord Allah Alone, and do righteous deeds: it may be that you attain true success! Exert your utmost for the cause of Allah, as one should. He has chosen you for His service, and has not laid on you any hardship in your religion. Therefore, be steadfast in the religion of your father Abraham. Allah had named you muslims before this, and has named you (muslims) in this Quran also, so that the Messenger may be a witness in regard to you, and you may be witnesses in regard to the rest of mankind.

 

No sect can dare claim that the Prophet of Allah (saws) was a Sunni, or a Shia, or an Ismaeli, or a Dawoodi Bohra, etc. He was a muslim, and the true believers follow the deen that was followed by Prophet Mohamed (saws), his noble ahle-bayt, and his noble companions!

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 171 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell the people of Isra'il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who openly committed fornication with his mother there will be among my Ummah one who will do that, and if the people of Isra'il were fragmented into seventy-two sects my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects. All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect. They (the Companions) said: Allah's Messenger, which is that? Whereupon he said: It is one to which I and my companions belong.

 

Just look at the anger and wrath of Allah on those people who have broken away from the Truth of Islam and formed their own sects!

 

Allah says in Chapter 30 Surah Rum aayat 31-32:"This (Islam) is the right and true faith, but most people do not know. (Be steadfast on this) turning wholly and sincerely towards Allah Alone, and fear Him, and establish the Salat, and do not be like the mushriks, who have set up their separate creeds and divided themselves into sects, each sect rejoicing in what it has."

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 23 Surah Muminoon verse 52-55:And you all belong to one and the same ummah, and I (Allah) am your Lord; so fear Me Alone! Yet afterwards the people divided themselves into different sects, and each sect rejoicing in what it has. Well, leave them deeply involved in their heedlessness up to an appointed time. What? Do they think that, by continuing to provide them with wealth and children, We are solicitous for their welfare? Nay, they do not understand the reality of the matter!

 

Your Statement: Nevertheless who has given you the authority to judge other people. All muslims (be it a Bohra, Sunni, Shiaa, Ismaili or Jaferri) shall be judged by Allah alone on the Day of Judgement. You follow your faith and let us follow our own. You don't have to profess your teachings on the 150,000 subscribers.

Allah has revealed the Glorious Quran as a Furqaan (a Criterion is something that differentiates between right and wrong)! And Allah has declared clearly in the Holy Quran, who are the people who are on the Straight Path, and who are the ones who are astray! Allah has made it a duty unto every believer to propagate the Truth from the Holy Quran, however much the disbelievers may hate it!

 

Allah says in Chapter 2, Surah Baqarah aayat 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 Furqaan(Criterion) of the Truth and falsehood."

 

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.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anam verse 70:And leave alone those who have taken their deen as a sport and past time, and have been deluded by the life of this world. Nevertheless, you go on admonishing them by reciting the Quran to them, lest any person should be seized because of his own deeds; and that too, at a time, when there would be no protector, no helper and no intercessor to rescue him from Allah; when no conceivable amount of ransom would be accepted from him. This is because such people shall be seized, in consequence of what they themselves had earned.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 33:He is Allah, Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the Right Way so that He may make it prevail over all the other deens, even though the pagans be much opposed to it.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 12 Surah Yusuf verse 108:(O Mohamed) tell them plainly, This is my Way! I invite you to Allah. I myself see my Way in full light, and my followers see it too. And Allah is absolutely free from defect, and I have nothing to do with those who invoke others with Allah.

 

Allah says in Chapter 45 Surah Al-Jathiyah aayat 17:"Then they differed amongst themselves after the knowledge (of Islam) had come to them, only because they wanted to wrong one another. Your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning the matters in which they have been differing."

 

In light of the above clear aayahs of the Glorious Quran, it is Allah Subhanah Himself who has given the authority to declare the Truth from the falsehood!

 

Your Statement: No one is compelled in religion. Its by all faith and devotion of an individual one practices a religion.

Indeed, no one should be compelled to believe in Islam! But if one accepts Islam and wants to be part of the Muslim Ummah, it is a condition that he follows and obeys Allah and His Messenger (saws)! If someone calls himself a muslim and wants to remain part of the Muslim Ummah; how dare he invoke and worship human beings and the graves of their holy men? How dare he call himself a believer and bow down in sajdah to his high priest and at the graves of their holy men? How dare he call himself a muslim and submit himself to a created being rather than to the Creator Himself? How dare he call himself a mumin and commit the heinous crime of shirk after Allah and His Messenger (saws) have warned the believers about its consequences? How dare he call himself a muslim and become abde-syedna (slave of syedna), rather than becoming Abd-Allah (slave of Allah)?

 

Your Statement: I feel all the pride to be a Dawoodi Bohra.

Allah has given man the free will to choose whatever deen or way of life he wishes to follow. You may be proud today to declare yourself with a sect who commit the heinous sin of shirk. But on the Day of Judgement, we assure you with clear authority from the below aayahs of the Quran, that you will wish that you had followed Allah and His Messenger (saws), and had never associated another being with Allah Subhanah!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter16 Surah Nahl verses 86-87:When the people who had committed shirk in this world will see those whom they had made associates with Allah, they will say, Our Lord, here are those associate-deities whom we used to invoke besides You. At this their deities will retort, You are liars! At that time, all of them will proffer submission before Allah, and all that they used to forge in this world shall vanish from them.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verses 103-106:Tell them (O Mohamed), Should We tell you who are the most unsuccessful people and miserable failures in regard to their deeds? They are those, all whose edeavours in the worldly life, had gone astray from the Right Way, but all along they were under the delusion that everything they were doing, was rightly directed! Those are the people who rejected the Revelations of their Lord and did not believe that they would ever go before Him. Therefore all their deeds were lost, for We shall assign no weight to them on the Day of Reserruction. Their recompense is Hell for the disbelief they showed, and for the mockery they adopted in regard to My Aayahs and My Messengers!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verses 26-30:The Real Kingdom on that Day will belong only to the Merciful. And it will be a very hard Day for the disbelievers. The unjust man will bite at his hand and say, Would that I had stood by the Messenger! Oh, woe to me! Would that I had not chosen so and so for a friend! For it was he, who had deluded me to reject the Admonition which had come to me. Shaitaan has proved indeed very treacherous to man. And the Messenger will say, O my Lord, my people had made this Quran the object of their ridicule.

 

Your Statement: No Burhan  of the dawoodibohrahelpline can change my thoughts.

My beloved brother, our duty as your brothers-in-faith was never to change your thoughts! Allah Subhanah, in His Infinite Wisdom and Knowledge, only made it a duty unto the believers to declare the Truth of the Quran from the falsehood invented by men; and invite the people who want to listen to good caution to the Truth of the Holy Quran. To guide someone to Islam, or to leave them astray is in the Power and Domain of Allah Subhanah Alone! You bear witness, and Allah suffices as a witness, that we have invited you to align yourselves with the clear guidance of the Glorious Quran.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 28 Surah Qasas verse 56:You cannot guide whom you love, but Allah guides whomever He Pleases. And He best knows those who would accept guidance.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Ha Meem As Sajdah verses 4-5:Yet most of these people have turned away from it (The Quran), and they pay no heed. They say, Our hearts are covered with veils from that to which you are calling us; our ears have become deaf; and between us and you there is a curtain, so do as you please, and we shall do as we will!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 82:But if they turn away, your only responsibility is to convey the plain Message of Truth! They recognize the blessing of Allah, yet they deny it, for the majority of them are not inclined to accept the Truth!

 

Your Statement: As well if you are not a Bohra than why use the dawoodibohra coat. An identity less person like you has no right to speak ill of our Maula. Check out your own deeds before pointing to others. Your speaking reveals your true character.

Just for your information, almost all the brothers who volunteer their time and effort on this humble forum were born into Dawoodi Bohra families. Our Merciful Lord, guided us at various times in our lives to read the Holy Quran with understanding. And after reading the Quran with understanding, we were left with only one of two choices! Either we believe in what the Holy Quran was guiding towards; or we believe in the words of some self-appointed holy men. And with the Grace and Mercy of Allah Subhanah, we chose to be guided by the clear teachings of the Glorious Quran!

 

We have submitted ourselves to our Merciful Lord, Who created us, Who gave us life, Who will cause our death, Who will give us life again and gather us all on an Inevitable Day for a full accounting! In Him we have believed, and to Him we have submitted! We do what He ordains; and we abstain what He commands us to abstain from! We love what He loves; and we hate what He hates!

 

The sin of shirk is so hated by Allah Subhanah, that He has termed it as a dhulm-un-adheem (a grave injustice) to Him! He hates this heinous sin to such an extent that He has declared this sin unforgivable for the one who dies in that state! This sin of shirk is so monstrous in the sight of Allah Subhanah, that He has solemnly declared that He has made Paradise haraam for those who die in the state of shirk! Thus, if anyone who calls himself a muslim, and invites people to this heinous and hated shin of shirk is a criminal and hated in the sight of Allah!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 13:Then, instead of Allah, he invokes those who can do him neither harm nor good. This is the last extremity of deviation. He invokes those who are more likely to do him harm, than good! What an evil MAULA he chooses, and what an evil companion.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verses 34-35 :O you who believe! There are indeed many among the priests and the holy men who devour the wealth of others by evil means, and debar the people from the Way of Allah. Give them the good news of a painful torment, who hoard up gold and silver and do not expend these in the Way of Allah. The Day shall surely come when the same gold and silver shall be heated in the fire of Hell, and with it will be branded their foreheads, their bodies and their backs. (And it will be said): Here is that treasure you had hoarded up for yourselves! Taste now the evil of your hoarded treasure!

 

Dear brother in Islam, we have done our duty and invited you to the clear guidance of the Holy Quran. Neither will we be asked for the deeds you do; nor will you be asked for the deeds we do! Each individual will be presented alone in the Just Court of Allah Subhanah, to give a full accounting of his deeds!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anam verse 94:(And Allah will say), So, you have come before Us all alone, as We created you at first. Now, you have left behind all that We gave you in the world. Now We do not see with you those shufaa(intercessors), who, you believed, had a share in moulding your destinies! All the relations between you and them have been cut off, and all those, in whom you trusted, have left you in the lurch.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 40-44:Some of these people will believe in (The Quran), and others will not. Your Lord knows these mischief-makers very well indeed. If these people deny you, say to them: I am responsible for my deeds and you for yours. You are not accountable for what I do, nor am I for what you do. There are many among them who hear what you say, but will you make the deaf to listen to you, even though they be incapable of understanding this? Then there are many others among them who see you. But will you show the way to the blind, even though they be bereft of sight? The fact is that Allah does not in any way wrong the people, but they wronged themselves!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 29:Proclaim, This (Quran) is the Truth from your Lord: now whosoever wills may accept it, and whosoever wills may reject it. (As for those who reject it) We have prepared for such workers of iniquity a fire whose flames have encircled them. There, if they ask for water, they will be given a drink like the dregs of oil, which will burn their mouths! What an evil drink, and what an evil abode!

 

We have tried to give you clear evidence from the Holy Quran for each of our views and answers to your statements! Believe, obey and follow the clear guidance and teachings of the Holy Quran if you wish to be guided aright! Or believe in the promises made by your high priests, without any authority from Allah and His Messenger (saws); and await the events which will unfold on an Inevitable Day exactly as Allah and His Messenger (saws) have promised! The choice is yours!

 

May Allah have mercy on you and us all, and guide us to the Straight Path of Islam.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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