I am teaching in madrasa tus saifya tul burhaniya indore & its really hurts me that all the bohra staff r away from islam (Quran &sunna)
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dear brother burhan,
my sincerest wishes that may Allaha help u accomplish this holy mission . as i am teaching in madrasa tus saifya tul burhaniya indore & its really hurts me that all the bohra staff r away from islam (Quran &sunna),& i wish that i had someone who could help me kindle the fire of Islam in them, or ihad some literature available so i could distribute to them .I am approaching them individually & telling them about Islam but they want to read on the same topic . I wish that initially i could give them small booklets on islam which is not available in indore i would like u to help me on this matter as where i can order the books for the bigenners .
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Which books to give 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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, when one is born into a set of beliefs, grows up seeing his loved ones, elders, and family following a particular set of beliefs, it is only natural that one will accept those beliefs to be the truth.
One may try with reason, and logic, or even by giving good books, booklets, and cassettes on the Truth of Al-Islam to our Bohra brethren, but because their unscrupulous priests, who control absolutely all aspects of their lives, have warned them time and time again regarding accepting or studying anything to do with Islam except from them alone, our Bohra brethren are very reluctant to engage in talking about their beliefs, leave alone accepting a book or booklet about Islam!
Thus, in our humble experience and opinion, the only book which they might accept to read is the Glorious Quran, for they do truly believe that the Quran is indeed from Allah Subhanah. If you can somehow convince them to read the Glorious Quran with understanding, even if only once, and if Allah Wills and Pleases, that Bohra brother or sister will be well on their way to the Path of Truth, Insha Allah.
In our humble opinion, there is no better book to give a disbeliever or even a misguided believer, than the Book which none but the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord Himself has authored and revealed for the guidance of mankind.the one and only, the Al-Quran al-Kareem.
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
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 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 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 7 Surah Aaraaf verses 2-3:
This is a Book which has been sent down to you. So, let there be no hesitation in your mind about it. This has been sent down that you may thereby warn (the disbelievers), and that it may be an Admonition to the believers. O people, follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow other auliyaas besides Him. But you seldom take Admonition!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs 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,