Prosperous Bohra community under Syedna
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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Dear Sirs, Having gone thru several of your E Newletters I have inferred that under the guise of imparting knowledge abt Islam you are full of malicious propaganda against our beloved Moulana Taher Saifuddin.
He has never claimed to be a God person as you falsely allege. Under his leadership to day the Bohras are most properous and enlightened community in entire world as well as among Muslims. The extremist Jehadis who call them Muslims are the total antithesis of What our Prophet taught us.They are curse to entire humanity and this is the direct result of lack of any central religious authrority like of which is provided by our Moulana. I suggest you do some constructive work istead of indulging in malice and mudslinging.
I hope you care to reply me.
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Prosperous Bohra community under Syedna
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.
Dear Brother, you might not have realized, but regret to inform you that your beloved Moulana Tahir Saifuddin died almost 37 years ago!
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 2 Surah Baqarah verse 134: They were a people who passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned, and you shall have the reward of what you will earn. And you will not be questioned as to what they did.
But the Real Maula of the believers is alive, and He will never die; for He is Allah Subhanah, the Ever Living Lord of the Universe!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 78: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 deen. Therefore, be steadfast in the religion of your father, Abraham. Allah had called you Muslims before this, and has called you (by the same name) 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. Therefore, establish the salaat and pay the zakaat, and hold fast to Allah. He (Allah) is your Maula: what an excellent Maula and what an excellent Helper!
Wealth and prosperity in this worldly life is never a sign that Allah is pleased with the people and they are on the Right Path! The community of the Jews are probably the wealthiest and most influential people in the world today, but Allah Himself declares in the Holy Quran that they are astray from the Siraat-al-Mustaqeem! If Allah has bestowed some people with wealth, prosperity and power; then they must realize that Allah is only testing them in the life of this world to see whether they are grateful or ungrateful to the One Who is the Real Owner of everything that exists!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 85:And let not the abundance of their wealth and their children delude you: for Allah wills only to chastise them by means of their wealth and children in this world, and their souls depart while they are still disbelievers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 8 Surah Anfaal verses 36-37:Those who have denied, spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the Way of Allah, and will go on spending still more of it. But in the end, these very efforts of theirs will become a cause of their regret; then they will be overcome, and the disbelievers shall be gathered and driven towards Hell; so that Allah may separate the filthy from the pure, and gather together every sort of filth, and then throw the whole heap into Hell. These are indeed the real losers!
Allah says in the Holy
Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verses 48-49:Then the people of the heights will
recognize by their characteristics some big personalities of the inmates of
Hell, and will call out to them, saying, You have seen that today neither your
followers have availed you anything, nor your wealth and property, of which you
were so proud. And, are not these
Thus, my beloved brother, this same wealth and prosperity of which the people are proud today in this transitory worldly life, might become a cause of regret if one does not obey Allah and His Messenger (saws), and takes other auliyaas besides Allah. Brother if your suggestion to the believers is to break themselves off from the Ummah of Islam and start forming their own sects and creeds, and appoint and invoke those as deities for whom Allah has sent down no authority; then please note the below aayah of the Quran and see for yourself the Wrath and Anger of Allah on those who do so:
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!
This wealth and this prosperity of which some sects are so proud and arrogant, have absolutely no weight in the sight of Allah Subhanah. The one who will be honored in the Just Court of Allah, is the one who spent his life fearing his Lord, and obeyed and followed the clear commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 49 Surah Hujurat verse 13:O mankind, We created you from one man and one woman, and then divided you into nations and tribes so that you may recognize one another. Indeed, the most honorable among you in the sight of Allah is he who is the most pious of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Allah is our witness, we only mean to invite our brethren to read the Message of Allah with understanding and take the Straight Path of Siraat-e-Mustaqeem. All we are inviting towards is to obey Allah and His Messenger (saws), and recognize the heinous and unforgivable sin of shirk by understanding the Quran, so that they may abstain from it. Allah has made it the duty of every believer to invite mankind to the Truth of the Quran; to believe or deny the Revelations of Allah is upto each individual, who will have to answer for his own deeds in the Just Court of Allah on an Inevitable Day!
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 as 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!
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.
May Allah Subhanah guide you and us all to the Straight Path of Islam, and take us out of the slavery of man (abde-syedna), and guide us to become the slaves of Allah (Abd-Allah).
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,