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Assalamalekum Mr Burhan if you r a dawoodi bohra and pointing out the shortcomings of our community then you are doing some thing which many,many of our community people want to do but they are not able to do it because they are scared that they will be penalised as "salaam band"by amil saheb.i appreciate your efforts and wish you all the success.

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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Assalamalekum Mr Burhan if you r a dawoodi bohra and pointing out the shortcomings of our community then you are doing some thing which many,many of our community people want to do but they are not able to do it because they are scared that they will be penalised as "salaam band"by amil saheb.i appreciate your efforts and wish you all the success.

 

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Fear of Community

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.

 

Beloved brother, you have indeed written the Truth! It has always happened, that although one may recognize the truth, but because of social or economic fears, the people sometimes are unable to take a stand. It has always happened in the annuls of history, that whenever someone proclaimed the Truth, the people of means always turned against them!


 

But the matter in religion is such, that not taking a stand on the side of the Truth, may jeopardize the whole eternal and ever-lasting life of the Hereafter. Whatever the sect leaders might do, and whatever types of baraat they use, and whatever trouble and injustice they might bring upon the people declaring the Truth; one must realize that all these are just transitory trials of this worldly life, and all troubles will end with death! Those who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day, do not fear these transitory worldly trials; but rather, they fear the standing in the Court of Allah on an Inevitable Day!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 175:It was Shaitaan who was frightening the people with the fear of his awliyaas; therefore, in future, do not fear men, but fear Me (Allah), if you are true believers.

 

We must always remember that these worldly trials are nothing compared to the Trial of the Hereafter, where each individual will be brought alone in the Court of Allah to give a full accounting of his deeds. That is something that one should really fear!; not what will happen if one takes the side of Truth in this world; or what will his society think; or how will one get married; or how will one get buried; or what will be the consequences of salaam-bandh; or whatever other trials that may come in the Way of Allah.

 

The Truth is that all Power and all Strength belongs to Allah Subhanah Alone! If all the aamils sahibs and all the human beings of the world would get together to bring some harm upon you; they would not be able to do so, without the permission of Allah Subhanah! Therefore, do not fear men; but fear the Lord, Who Created everything in existence; and to Whom we must all be returned One Day!

 

May Allah give you and us all the courage to always stand with the Truth. And the Truth is only what Allah and His Messenger (saws) have guided the believers towards. Only the promises of Allah and His Messenger (saws) will come forth as Truth in this world and the hereafter and the all the promises made by man, with no authority from the Quran and Sunnah, will vanish on the Day of Judgment!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 165-167:There are people who set up equals and rivals with Allah and adore them with the adoration due to Allah! Whereas the believers adore Allah most ardently. Would that these transgressors could realize now what they will realize, when they see the chastisement before them: that power and authority wholly belong to Allah, and that Allah is severe in punishment! When He will inflict punishment, those very leaders and guides whom they followed in the world will disown them. But punishment they shall get and all their bonds shall be cut off. Then those who followed them will say, Would that we were given another chance to return to the world. Then we will disown them just as they have disowned us today! Thus Allah will bring before them the deeds they did in the world, in such a manner, as to make them wring their hands in regret, but they shall be unable to come out of the Fire.

 

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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