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Udaipur bohra incident

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salaam i heartly appriciate ur sincere service.
may allah reward u best. ur comments on this incident according QURAANQ highly appriciated.
kindly describe who is rsponsible 4 this generation
blow.
Udaipur incident of bohra community in early 1973.
where one master mind man who lost local municpal election in 1972,took revange and made this issue as religious war and some how he involved the religious leadership in the despute.
The leadership fully misguided and ordered the Udaipur people residing worldwide to renew MISAAQ
This setback proved big big blow and heavey heavey lose 4 the people relating to the perticular place worldwide.The baraat (SOCIAL BOYCOTT)had been imposed to those who did not take misaaq.
In order to that the innocent people suffered lots lots.The situation reached to its end.The community devided.The thirst ,the hunger and the sleep of concerning people flew away,their eyes darkened,their peace removed.The followers were forced not to meet with opposite one, even very closed relatives were not allowed to meet with their opposite beloved.Due to that some husbands divorced their wives,some wives asked 4 divorce from their sposed,some who were working abroad
suffered extra pain.People were not allowed to check their patients,or shared their fueneral ceremon.Some been arrested withot any crime.The mosques been colsed and no imamat namaaz been offered for few years.Many people passed away leaving the hope of solution in their heart aside.
Some sincere tried their best for solution of despute and approached to the high commands but they never compromised.They were always forced to take misaaq with any pre condition.
During these 25 years,the soft hearted people become strong hearted.They deeply hated the leader ship. Finally after 25-26 years the high commands arrived to Udaipur to compromised but could not successed.Only 15-20/: people surrendered themselves to the leader ship.
The community is still devided in two group.
The opposition group who were claiming and boosting for progress did nothing in last 31 years.
In the matter of fact they are in worst condition as far ISLAMIC values and teachings concern.
You might have know more better abt this incident. Eagerly waiting for ur comments in the light of HOLI QURAAN.with regards.

 

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Udaipur bohra incident

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.

 

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.


 

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, the incident and the conditions described by you in the Udaipur incident and its aftermath have more to do with sectism, power, and control rather than the guidance of Islam from the Quran and Sunnah.

 

Whenever one involves oneself in sects, or creeds, or castes, etc., and moves away from the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah; it is a foregone conclusion that both the parties would base their actions on personalities, power, control, etc. rather than following the path of Truth as guided by Allah and His Messenger (saws).

 

It is indeed unfortunate that muslims today wish to be associated with self-invented and man-made sects and be recognized as Shias, or Sunnis, or Bohras, or Reformists, etc., when Allah Subhanah has guided the believers to be united as One Ummah and has Himself named them muslims!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 23 Surah Al-Muminun verse 52: And this Ummah of yours is one Ummah, and I (Allah) am your Lord, so fear Me alone!

 

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.

 

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."

 

Thus my dear and beloved brother in Islam, this sort of in-fighting and discord between the Bohra leadership and the so-called reformists have absolutely nothing to do with Islam, or the Quran, or the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws)! Regardless of who amongst the two parties gets the upper hand, it is evident that it is the believers who will suffer; unless and until they have the courage and the wisdom to disown the allegiance to these self-made leaders and priests; and submit their unconditional obedience to none but Allah and His Messenger (saws).

 

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."

 

Thus my dear and beloved brother in Islam, the only honorable way out for the true believers is to have the courage and wisdom to realize and recognize the falsehoods these self-invented sects propagate in the guise of Islam! And the only way to build this courage and wisdom is to read the Glorious Message of Allah Subhanah with understanding. Only then would one realize the insignificance and irrelevance of these self-invented leaders and High Priests in the sight of Allah Subhanah who debar people from the Straight Path.

 

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!

 

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 Children of Israeil, 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 Israeil 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: O Allah's Messenger (saws), which is that? Whereupon he (saws) said: It is one to which I and my companions belong.

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he 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), he can be assured of being led astray.

 

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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