Planet Bohra

April 17, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Whats in a Name?

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Every morning after the men leave for work, I set up my little mobile office consisting of my laptop, diary and two cell phones on the dining room table. I flip channels on the TV for my one-and-a-half-year old so that we might stumble upon one of her favorite ads so that she may be engrossed for a while and I might get to meet one of my looming writing deadlines.

I choose this space because it helps me keep an eye on the maids, keep my ears perked for the doorbell, answer to my little one’s needs of snacks, milk and pamper change. (Multitasking-thy name is woman!) And in this hum drum of activity I try to let my grey cells churn out words and cast them into soft copy with a clickity clatter of my laptop keys.

Yesterday as I was seated on my dining table with my laptop, trying to distract my one and a half year old daughter into playing with her toys or by watching one of her favorite advertisements on TV, I happened to stumble upon one of the rambling morning shows. I usually have no patience for them-courtesy of the over-excited and over-dressed hosts who seem to be on a constant high and the mundane topics being discussed.

But this morning the topic under discussion caught my fancy. A name analyst had been called and a few guest celebs, callers and audience quizzed him on whether the names they had were right.

“My name is Henna,” one woman said. “I have heard that those with this name are always down trodden. Just like the plant henna is crushed to make mehndi. Is it true?”

The name analyst agreed.

As people threw their names at him, he told them whether their names were ‘positive’ or ‘negative’.  He claimed that in the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet, there are letters of water, fire, air and land. If a name has a perfect balance between all these four elements, the name is ‘positive’ otherwise ones name can have a negative effect on ones personality, success or relationships. Arguments raged about how names affect destinies and personalities.

I watched in awe as mothers asked if they should change their infant’s names because of some ailment. And all I could think about was how lucky we were– being blessed with a Maula TUS who has made naming a child so simple and so utterly perfect. When Maula TUS bestows a new born’s name, imagine the fortune of that child! When Haq na Dai is the first to utter his/her name it is sure to herald the best of good fortune for his/her life in this world and the hereafter.

It always amuses people that there is a repetition of names in my family. My sister and I–our first born’s name bestowed by Maula RA is Alefiya. My younger daughter’s name is Jumana-which is my sister’s name as well as my sister-in-law’s name! My husband’s name is Murtaza while my sister-in-law is also married to a Murtaza. So many namesakes! My sister Jumana is here for a few weeks and the confusion reaches its crescendo when someone hollers the name ‘Jumana’! But so blessed are we. Our destinies are shaped by Maula’s words–shaped by Maula’s TUS vision.

May our names always have the precursor ‘Amate/Abde Syedna TUS’–for undoubtedly, that title is the true worth of our name!

Amate Syedna TUS

Maryam


by Xeemarmar at April 17, 2014 08:31 AM

April 16, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Our Pain Defies Time

Its the 16th of the month and a cloud of gloom binds each one of us again; reminding us of the heart wrenching incident that occured just 90 days back.

Our sorrows no doubt aren’t limited to the dates on the calendar. There are just sudden frequent moments when we find ourselves bowed with grief, anguish, pain and longing of our beloved Maula RA. Silent tears are shed in our loneliness and sometimes while we together discuss the magnificent Burhani Daur.

Many times I think this pain, this sorrow is a permanent one and it shall only end with our lives, till the day we see our Maula RA, till the day we get the prestigious sharaf of deedar and  qadambosi of the sahib who taught us walayat and then based every pillar of Islam staunchly on it, carving in our hearts the  essence of Islam and the true eternal love of the Haq na Dai.

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Alaikas Salato Alaikas Salam!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at April 16, 2014 08:31 AM

April 15, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Changing to Appreciate

“Wow! What a perfect egg you made mummy!” my son complimented as I presented him his breakfast plate this morning. All of a sudden the early morning drowsiness had evoporated as I examined the egg and then felt proud of it. I was happy and that compliment was an instant morning energizer.

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My father in law occasionally remarks, “I have misers in my house. They seldom appreciate” which is so true. We as a society have become pessimistic in our approach.  We have become so accustomed to looking at the half empty glass of water that we never notice and care to first appreciate it’s half full! We jump and first complain about the empty part.

So to speak of myself my son is so lavish with praises that he has actually motivated me to iron my clothes well, choose the right colors and do the same for him. It’s his jubilant remarks like, “Oh wow those are beautiful papra mummy! [he used to call kapra (clothes in Urdu) papra a few months back :) ] and it made me so happy. His happiness with my choice and remark while his eyes glittered swept me away and made my day. That is when I learnt to appreciate.

I have witnessed that appreciation is a unique power. Children who wouldn’t ever bother to put effort and listen became not only listeners but generated results in application. They felt cared and loved. They just needed the right attention and motivation. Simple. This is what simple loving words of appreciation did. Today they became the monitors and responsibility takers. Same goes for the toddler, teenager, young adult, adult till the very last stage of age. Appreciation breaks the ice.

Aqa Burhanuddin Maula RA in an entire talk of Shk Hebatullah stopped him and appreciated him whenever he talked of positive aspects in his conversation, which was an exemplary and an act of extraordinary patience while listening to the toughest details Sheikh Sahib gave.

Recently Janab Shk Ammar, The Masool MSB Trust shared that when he presented his note book in Jamea Saifiyah to Aqa Maula RA there were mistakes in the very first three pages but the first thing Maula RA did was He RA appreciated his hand writing.

I recently attended a workshop on leadership by Mr. Abbas Hussain and Mr. Zahir Siddiqui in which they prominently emphasised on the fact how culturally we are miser and poor of appreciation. One of the best leaders are the ones who know how, when and where to appreciate.

Its been long that we bring appreciation as a key instrument of motivation in our strategies and plans as it is the first undoing procedure always successful.

Objectives like change management which is the global focus in every arena of life today could be tackled better with the wise and honest use of appreciation.
So lets unlearn the pessimism and learn to appreciate and celebrate for a better happy and motivated US!

Cheers,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at April 15, 2014 02:01 PM

April 14, 2014

Mumineen.org Akhbar

Lunar Eclipse: 14th/15th April – N/S America, Australia, Pacific, W. Europe

A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the early morning hours of April 15, 2014 and is visible from most of North and South America. For observers in westernmost North America and Hawaii, the eclipse actually begins on the…

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by DBNet Editor (mf) at April 14, 2014 03:45 PM

Articles in the Press

The Week | On their guard - Indian cricketers return to Sharjah after 14 years

It is difficult to miss the scorekeeper at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, who wears the traditional attire of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Assisted by his wife, Nafisa, Jariwala has the unique distinction of having kept scores in every ODI in Sharjah. A native of Mumbai, Jariwala came to Sharjah in 1980, when he was 18. His face lights up when he talks about the glory days of cricket in Sharjah.

by azizhp at April 14, 2014 03:16 PM

Mumineen.org Akhbar

Lunar Eclipse: 14th/15th April N. & S. America, W. Europe, Australia/Pacific

A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the early morning hours of April 15, 2014 and is visible from most of North and South America. For observers in westernmost North America and Hawaii, the eclipse actually begins on the…

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by DBNet Editor (mf) at April 14, 2014 03:15 PM

April 12, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

The Tree

I am a tree. My leaves are lush green and flowers pink. My fruit is ripe and its very sweet. I am loved by everyone around me but I do have a tale to tell…

When I was young and had just sprout out, I was very ambitious.  I was in a hurry to get the maximum nutrition to grow and develop so that I may become a strong fruit bearing tree one day. Hence I worked hard. I would be ready to take in the most of the nutrients and would actively involve myself in generating food for myself. I was clearly better than the rest.

Pride became my inevitable companion.  I would consider myself better than rest of my friends who weren’t as strong as me and would just concentrate on becoming stronger and better. I was selfish. In doing so I became arrogant and as a result lost many friends. I was young and impulsive but one day I did realise that life isn’t about becoming all tall and strong alone. It is about helping others to do so also. It was then when I made true friends. I would help them to become strong and share my food and water. It made me very happy and satisfied to see them grow and flourish with me.

Now today we are a whole family of big trees. We have grown up together tall and strong. I have beautiful fresh leaves and wonderful fruit. The fruit that I bear has caused my trunk and branches to bend but I have to bear fruit for the benefit of mankind. I have to offer my best and then get the most love from the world around me.

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I love to give. The more fruit I bear, the heavier it gets for me to stand straight. I am now totally bent but I dont mind it at all as I am there where I wanted to be since many years. I am a tree; a satisfied one with all my ambition served.

(Xeynab)


by Xeemarmar at April 12, 2014 07:31 PM

April 10, 2014

Malumaat

Shahzada Malekul Ashter Bs Shujauddin Saheb DM presided 10mi Raat Majlis in Houston - USA

Shahzada Malekul Ashter Bs Shujauddin Saheb DM presided 10mi Raat Majlis in Houston - USA

April 10, 2014 10:42 AM

April 09, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

No Traditional Essays Please!

“Man is a social animal.” Numerous essay books of many authors use this punch line to start their essays. It is one of the most conventional lines used in textbooks and those resource ones.

However the current trends and mediums of communication has rendered us helpless to customize ourselves according to the needs of the time.

Today to get your audience you have to present a captivating line and really prove you have a solid, valid point. Not only the print media but electronic as well. People are simply not interested in what you want to say, people would like to see what you have to offer to them! In the form of information or entertainment,  your point should be apt and put across crystal clear.

Today readers really want solid concrete stuff. Hence even a simplistic mode of language used is not really an issue if you have a matter of genuine interest for the audience to offer.

Much debate is going on the social mediums about the ethics of blogging. Today the world of business looks for customization,  connectivity and retention seeking tactics which bonds the customer to their client. To achieve that the world of business marketing wants true honest feelings communicated to the customers.  They want their writers to share their customer’s concerns and answer to their target interests by forming a personal bond with them. Today they do not require traditional essays. They want direct,  short focused strategies and material which makes the audience visit their page time and again for the highly empathic material they have on the site.

Many students of O, A Levels and higher learners of the English Language really have to struggle in the current times to cater to this new realm of business ethics. Many brilliant writers are simply told, “Honey,  I want fashion blogging! not essays on the vitality of the spring colors!”

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There is an increasing sect of writers today who are trying to become as chirpy and vivid as possible.  Some are nailing it while some do struggle with the genuineness of the material to be presented.

The point behind all this debate is that times are changing and so are the requirements of us but it is this time that flexibility of one’s ability pays off. It is time we show our elasticity to this trend and give the world of business exactly what they want!

Back & Forth,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at April 09, 2014 01:46 PM

April 07, 2014

Malumaat

Shahzada Malekul Ashter Bs Shujauddin Saheb DM presided Madrassa Ezziyah's Shahadat Competition in Houston - USA

Shahzada Malekul Ashter Bs Shujauddin Saheb DM presided Madrassa Ezziyah's Shahadat Competition in Houston - USA

April 07, 2014 09:27 AM

April 05, 2014

Malumaat

Shz Qusai BS Vajihuddin Saheb Dm Gave Qadam Sharaf at Skh Fakhruddin mehsana wala in hasnfeer Saheb

Shz Qusai BS Vajihuddin Saheb Dm Gave Qadam Sharaf at Skh Fakhruddin mehsana wala in hasnfeer Saheb

April 05, 2014 11:58 AM

Saheb E Dawat Syedi Mukasir Saheb DM in Hussaini Masjid Mumbai

Saheb E Dawat Syedi Mukasir Saheb DM in Hussaini Masjid Mumbai

April 05, 2014 11:58 AM

Saheb E Dawat janaab Muder Bs ISTIQBAL In RAJKOT

Saheb E Dawat janaab Muder Bs ISTIQBAL In RAJKOT

April 05, 2014 11:58 AM

April 04, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Back to Makkah; Back to Masjid ul Haram!

I couldn’t believe the worth of my eyes, the strength of my fate and the assurance of what laid ahead of me. It seemed a myth, an experience too much for my senses to realize, a dream too much to be actualized, for I was to experience, not an experience of ‘a’ lifetime but an experience which certainty carries the worth of a struggle of lifetimes.

I was to enter the gates of the Masjid ul Haram. I was to enter the majestical presence, the realms which promises utmost proximity to Allah. My feet wobbled as I made my way, with anxiety at its peak- to witness; to see the Kaaba for the very first time in my life.

Back in 2010 I prayed Hajj. Never a moment of that journey could be compared to any collection of moments or even the best of my entire life. Being close to Allah is an irreplaceable,  incomparable larger than life experience.

Every single tawaaf is unforgettable. In the heat- or in the glorious nights of Makkah, the divinity of every single moment is etched in my soul.

Prayers, peace and accomplishment; happiness, love and confidence; strength, will power and immense gratitude are only a few words of my limited diction certainly unjustifying the enormity of the limitless emotions felt there. I would sometimes just sit and encapsulate in me the visual that lay just in front of me- The Holy Kaaba; The House of Allah.

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Someone had to click it too ;)

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The group

Today as I walk down the memories of my pilgrimage, my heart aches to reach that best land- the best of the many worlds. I wish to orbit around the Kaaba one more time;  just like the planets do around the sun; just like the angels do in the heavens above; above and beyond…

For my Lord knows; and knows ALL,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at April 04, 2014 12:01 PM

Malumaat

Saheb E Dawat Janab Taha BS in Mohammdi Mohallah Mumbai

Saheb E Dawat Janab Taha BS in Mohammdi Mohallah Mumbai

April 04, 2014 09:13 AM

Shz Ammar Bs in Sector 1 of Jamali Mohalla Mumbai Qadam Sharaf in Munineen Homes

Shz Ammar Bs in Sector 1 of Jamali Mohalla Mumbai Qadam Sharaf in Munineen Homes

April 04, 2014 09:13 AM

Saheb E Dawat held Misaaq Majlis in Mohammadi Masjid Mumbai

Saheb E Dawat held Misaaq Majlis in Mohammadi Masjid Mumbai

April 04, 2014 09:13 AM

Saheb E Dawat Janab Taha BS Hakimuddin Saheb Istiqbal at Mohammadi Masjid Mumbai

Saheb E Dawat Janab Taha BS Hakimuddin Saheb Istiqbal at Mohammadi Masjid Mumbai

April 04, 2014 09:13 AM

April 02, 2014

Taher Suratwala

Waiting for the memories

I just finished driving up route 1 with the family and it was BEAUTIFUL.  Every few minutes there seemed to be a vista to stop and take in the views.  Vistas a few minutes apart weren't even enough.  It was wondrous and so beautiful...and so easy to appreciate on vacation.  That last part is kind of sad.

I wrote this almost a decade ago.  It was when Zahra and I first moved to Bangkok.  We visited a bunch of the sites and there was one memory that so vividly returned as we drove along the coast. 

We saw a flower market.  It was beautiful just like this drive was beautiful.  There were thousands upon thousand of flowers and all different colors.  The flowers were overflowing and there were so many petals that some fell in the gutter and were floating to the sewer.

The market was bustling and people were going from here to there doing their work.  They seemingly had become immune to this explosion of color and beauty.  I also vividly remember how I felt.  I had my new camera and resolved then to not stop noticing and trying to capture the wonder around me.

A LOT of great stuff has happened for me this last decade; most of the stuff wasn't on vacation.  I re-resolve to have my proverbial camera ready (and my phone camera) to capture the memories and beauty right in front of me everyday.

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at April 02, 2014 06:41 PM

Maryam and Xeynab

Sharing via Social Media

The amazing thing about WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media is the exchange of illustrations and pictures with matchable quotes. I have been receiving and saving many some wonderful ones and read it from time to time. It is wonderful how we relate to them and share amongst eachother. Of the little joys, these pictures and illustrations offer a definite source of energy, motivation or sometimes sheer lifting of spirits.

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The above are just some I have been saving since yesterday. I loved each message and hence want to preserve them here on Xeemarmar.

Inspired,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at April 02, 2014 05:31 PM

April 01, 2014

Malumaat

Shz Ammar Bs Dm Visited TNC Taisurr ul Nikah Office of Jamali Mohallah at Narielwadi, Mazgaon Mumbai

Shz Ammar Bs Dm Visited TNC Taisurr ul Nikah Office of Jamali Mohallah at Narielwadi, Mazgaon Mumbai

April 01, 2014 07:29 PM

AqaMoula tus Led Magrib Isha namaz on 18 Jamadil awal in Masjid Al-Hatemi Aden

AqaMoula tus Led Magrib I namaz on 18 Jamadil awal in Masjid Al-Hatemi Aden

April 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Shz Ammar Bs Dm did Iftetah of Newly Renewed Madrasa e Jamali Narielwadi, Mazgaon Mumbai

Shz Ammar Bs Dm did Iftetah of Newly Renewed Madrasa e Jamali Narielwadi, Mazgaon Mumbai

April 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Saheb E Dawat Shz Ammar Bs DM in Jamali Mohallah Mumbai

Saheb E Dawat Shz Ammar Bs DM in Jamali Mohallah Mumbai

April 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Articles in the Press

Dawoodi Bohra head visits Sri Lanka | Colombo Gazette

The Spiritual Head of the International Dawoodi Bohra Community His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin was in Colombo last evening on a short visit. This is the first visit to the island by His Holiness after he became the successor following the death of His father and the previous Spiritual Head Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.

by azizhp at April 01, 2014 01:31 PM

Maryam and Xeynab

Maula TUS and that Pearl shaped Island

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Sri Lanka is a little tear shaped island dangling right below the Indian subcontinent like a hanging pearl. I have had the blessed fortune of having traveled there twice–both consecutive Asharas with Hayyul Muqaddas Maula RA. My sister had just gotten married there and her in-laws were remarkable hosts to more than 25 guests.

Both Asharas were memorable, more so now in hindsight, because since then I have been unable to attend Ashara with Maula RA. Even though this was some 7 years ago (My Alefiya was one year old then), memories of this island’s capital city Colombo, its balmy breeze, its aquamarine skies, its enthralling shopping malls; Kandy’s winding roads, Nuwara Elai’s hill station-ish climate is firmly embedded in my mind.

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Sri Lanka’s worth has amplified to no bounds ever since Aqa Maula Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS has repeatedly blessed this country with His TUS presence. And each time, believers the world over have gasped in wonder at the tremendous fortune of the momineen who live here and have taken barakat time and again.

It is clear that Maula feels rested there. And anyone would need rest–the itinerary Mufaddal Maula TUS follows is impossible to pertain to by a human. It is only in Maula’s TUS celestial capacity, that bound by the shackles of time, Huzoorala TUS spends every moment in blessing momineen and emancipating them; bringing them closer and closer to the showers of barakat of Burhanuddin Maula RA.

I wonder what that land holds–the same soil where Adam Nabi AS had first stepped on. What magnetic treasures lie in that earth that Waliullah TUS has blessed it with His TUS Aqdaam Tahera four time since Nass? For nothing is just chance; there is no randomness in this existence. Everything has a deeper meaning-a loftier purpose, especially if it is the action of Haq na Dai TUS. This musing delights me.

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Today too, the first time since Maula TUS has become Dai, after a week long stay at Bandarawila, Momineen of Colombo will get the bounty of Huzoorala’s TUS waaz mubarak. I get news from my sister, about Maula’s TUS schedule and it makes my heart fill with joy that someone so close to me-nay, a part of me-is there reaping barakat. Someone is there who is praying for me and performing deedar on my account. It is as if I am an there too spiritually. I can imagine it all. The honey coloured walls of the Husaini masjid in Colombo, the glass doors of Qutbi Hall, the alley which leads to the masjid gates, the view of the crashing waves from the masjid windows and the whistle of the train who’s track is just at the shore.

I have the most incredible memories of this beach and train track. On the occasion of the end of the second Ashara in Colombo, Burhanuddin Maula RA was travelling to a hill station by train. My sister in law had just got married the night before and after a late night of wedding revelry, we were sleeping the sleep of the dead the next morning in our seaside apartment. The shrill ring of my phone woke me. It was my sister. “Are you at the tracks? Maula RA is leaving in the train.” That snapped me out of my slumber. I yelled at everyone to wake up. Throwing on our ridas, the men fumbling with their kurtas, a two-year old Alefiya in her kitten nightie clasped in my arms, we ran to the tracks in five minutes flat.

We heaved a sigh of relief when we saw momineen still gathered at the tracks. Suddenly Maula RA stepped into the train amidst cries of ‘Maula Maula’. As the train chugged to a start, I ran after it. I ran with Alefiya in my arms. I ran until my chest ran out of breath. I ran as the train pulled away until it was just the train with Maula RA in it and me and my daughter and Burhanuddin Maula RA gazed at us. I knew Maula RA was looking at me. I can still feel that gaze. It makes my eyes prick with tears and I can feel the goosebumps even today.

“Maula TUS looked at me!” I gasped to everyone in exhilaration, panting for breath to fill my lungs.That was my final deedar of Maula RA in Colombo. Had I known it, I wouldn’t have stopped running after that train.

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Today, on the first of Jamadil Sani I wish fervently that I be in Colombo whenever Mufaddal Maula TUS sojourns there.

Amate Syedna TUS

Maryam


by Xeemarmar at April 01, 2014 04:46 AM

March 31, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

The ‘Homework’ Syndrome!

Homeworks could be such a turn off! Even for a 5 year old! That I realized today…

After his friend’s birthday party I told my son to finish off the Math task. Reality struck him like a lightening bolt and his whole excitement seemed to be replaced with haggardness and boredom. He did some and after that he gave up saying he was tired. I didn’t push him either as I don’t believe in overburdening a 5 year old with things he would rather not do. Yet it was rather amusing to see how he struggled with 1-100 digits and with every milestone gave off wary signals.

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I guess the pictures speak louder than words… :)

However on a serious note, these kids of 2014 deserve to be given a homework which matches their calibre and level of interest,  more like captures their interest. Effective use of technology may do the trick. Tapping and innovating on new ways to make learning effective could do wonders to the young minds of today. Also creative motivational techniques can prove healthy in getting their noses hooked to the books from time to time…

Till then as they say ‘we gotta do what we gotta do!’

Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 31, 2014 05:46 PM

March 30, 2014

Malumaat

Shahzada Malekul Ashter Bs Shujauddin Saheb DM Kher Maqdam Majlis was held in Houston - USA

Shahzada Malekul Ashter Bs Shujauddin Saheb DM Kher Maqdam Majlis was held in Houston - USA

March 30, 2014 09:49 AM

Shahzada Malekul Ashter Bs Shujauddin Saheb DM arrived in Houston - USA

Mumineen long awaited & Welcomed their beloved Shahzada Malekul Ashter Bs Shujauddin Saheb DM who arrived in Houston after his long journey for Hajj as Amir-ul-Hajj, then Ashara in Karbala & finally from Mumbai!

March 30, 2014 09:44 AM

March 29, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Maryam and Xeynab

Alaikas Salato Alaikas Salam

Once Aqa Burhanuddin RA visited Niagra Falls, there just besides the Falls were trees. Those trees were so close yet they remained mostly dry and aloof from the great Falls. At that moment Maula RA commented that although the trees are so near to the source yet they remain dry and unaffected.  Similarly one may physically be very close to the source of Haqiqi water I.e. Waliullah but may remain unaffected.On the contrary those far away may be physically away but remain lush and green with the love and blessings of them.

A fact it is, in the world Maula RA was demographically far away and today worlds apart; but the barakaats in both times, the love and blessings in both eras never ceased to be felt. Today, again a Friday takes us back to that Friday when we bode adieu one last time to our Haqiqi Parent RA, that day when our hearts and lives suffered an irreparable dent whose marks shall remain  and resonate in our souls till eternity.

A physical distance there is undoubtedly, but the truth of the matter is that only the utterance of His RA name “Burhanuddin” proves a source of therapy, help, joy and peace.  The name is present in every aspect of our lives. Like the name of Ali AS the dai of Ali AS displays the same shaan, and provides the same help and guidance with just an utterance,  an utterance of His RA name with love, longing and remembrance.

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Today maybe just another Friday to the world, but to us momineen every Friday takes us back into the alleys of remembrance; remembrance of that Friday when our lives were taxed heavily with the fateful price we paid. Yet we remain calm and sure of the eternal blessings, of His RA dua, His RA nazar in His RA Mansoos TUS which eradicates the notion of distance altogether.

In Him TUS we see You RA and inshAllah will see Him TUS in You RA till the very last day, till eternity. Ameen

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

Causing Distaste through Bad Marketing

I had to rephrase the entire content because I intend not to hurt,  pinpoint or blame. Nevertheless first hand experience and observation has what has made me compelled to write that the the application of marketing concepts are outdated and actually corrupt in the country.

Yes, corrupt because they are conflicting with the values of the country and acting negatively with not only the sentiments of the majority of people but also the true quality of the intellectual set up of the business done.

I will hereby speak only of my current observation…

The billboards throughput the main Shahra-e-Faisal Karachi; (connecting Clifton) marketing local brands specifically of apparel are doing injustice to the culture, tradition and values of the state. Sheer display of heaving bossoms, provocative styles and an incomplete dress (lacking a dupatta) poorly depicts a poor fashion sense with respect to regarding the rich heritage of culture and norms of the society.

I in no way intend to make a debate on religious grounds. I just want to comment on the marketing ethics. If there is any arena of business most effected with the age of communication, I believe that has to be marketing.  Today one has to be extra cautious on the demands, quality and honesty with which the product is delivered. Today’s consumer is not only much smarter but is well informed with the word ‘google’ on its tips.  If someone offers a flawed product,  then a few flashy marketing gimmicks might had proved fruitful for a while in the past but today due to an epidemic of social sites, the word of mouth, conclusions derived, experiences shared and comments made it has become increasingly possible with these devices a make or a break of a company.

So, my dear marketeers of the country if we are selling our products disregarding the ethics, promoting shamelessness and a confused imagery in the name of business, it will eventually face its deserved fate.

The other common site is that its a shame that we need celebrities from across the border to endorse our local national brands. Having said that let’s pay attention to where are we trying to position ourselves. What are we trying to portray our national image as? Are we trying to say we lack the celebrities of the caliber that could endorse our own national product or are the image we wanting to create doesn’t support our belief and value system? Why then? We should first justify the ethical need first.

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Apart from that the city of Karachi seems that the only thing it is meant for is lawns, soaps and celullar phones. Is this the limit of our intellect? Using a sexually suggestive photograph of a woman to sell even a soap with a tag line of irresistibility and then blaming with a huge hue and cry of indiscrimination against women! Is this all women are meant to be? I am not saying anything my loved ones, I am merely asking!

It’s a shame to see amidst the local brands, international ones showing much concern and consideration towards their land of host. So, to sum up I am giving out no religious fatwa. I am not saying there should be no billboards of women but what my point is the gestures, incomplete apparells and unnecessary display of male-female proxomity should be avoided to stop the confusion, hatred and discrimination around. Considering marketing ethics and remaining at par and receptive to the modern trends of communication and then applying marketing concepts would do wonders to your product’s image and would initiate a revolutionary trend of quality growth in the field.

Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

Blind I am NOT!

“Decent is the one (in my country) who didn’t get a chance (for corruption)” is one of the famous lines quoted by Mr. Shahzad Roy in one of his ironical yet thought provoking poetry. Ironically, today with the given state of affairs of Pakistan, the statement holds genuine weight.

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Corruption has become the norm, an acceptable liveable, communicatable reality of the state. In every setting of the day, given any circumstance, from the most formal to the least ranging to a mere road side discussion we in our conversations don’t awe over while narrating incidents of them but infact we just discuss them like general knowledge and evidently awe over the ones who aren’t in the process, giving them a reason to be marked and look different from the rest of the crowd.

From the clichéd political level corruption to corruption in running an elementary school or even a small household setting, it has become a sad ingrained hereditary reality of the generation.

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Unfortunate is the fact that we don’t even accept that the promise made will be let alone practiced, even be worked or thought about after hearing simple statements like these from the people who hold power, “By the end of the year, your roadside rubbish problem will be solved.” is one of the simplest examples of the genre of a mountain of unfulfilled promises.

“You really don’t need to worry, just fill in the fee and the formalities will be taken care of.” another statement to which we give a passive heed to and just do as told.

From the birth to death, and I wonder even after that a Pakistani today has become immune to corruption. It is this immunity to which actually we should draw our attention and that for the sake of Allah let’s atleast realise if something is wrong. Lets open our eyes to the sad realities which we have deliberately and conveniently accepted and chose to live in our own fools paradise.

It is the last stage of human behaviour to become blind to the difference between right and wrong. Little wonder for the heavy price of lives we are paying every day for just unjustifiable inhumane acts.

By definition; a nation is a collection of people sharing a common identity, religion,  interest and culture etc. so I will say its not the country but the entire nation that has gone to sleep and like Mr. Shahzad Roy states with sarcasm “The nation is sleeping for important unknown reasons, so they are not to be distributed !”

Today is the 23rd March, which makes us go back to the year 1940 when history was made for Pakistan, when leaders like The Quaid, Liaquat Ali Khan, Johar brothers laid the foundation for realizing the dream of Iqbal and paid heavily for this soil, this motherland of which we today are children of. The nation-the country is our heritage, our belonging and it is us who is accountable of every positive or negative contribution we make. Even on grounds of religion, being Muslims and living in Islamic Republic of Pakistan our religion talks of patriotism.  It talks about working for the benefit of its people and land.

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So, look into ourselves we must and ponder; ponder over what is our role? What is our contribution?  Leave apart contribution lets measure our outlook, thought and the approach we have towards it.

Let’s today for a minute, think…

Hopeful still,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

The Divine Turbat of Khaak-e-Shifa

What peace?

Like balm on aching sores, like a blanket in a cold night, one after another the Dai of Imam uz Zaman TUS keeps listening to our broken hearts, keeps healing them…

Today present in the shan of Imam Moez, the savior, the solace, the noor e nazar of Imam uz Zaman TUS laid Khak e Shifa… the Khak of Imam Hussain on our hearts, yes on our hearts, as our hearts lay where He RA rests.

There lay no manner, no better way to comfort us, the momineen, the children born, bred and fed on the hands of Burhanuddin RA to see the Divine Father RA, the Divine Mother RA lay in the safe heavens, lay in the Paak Khaak, rest in the peace of the Khaak of Hussain AS;for Hussain AS, for whom He RA spent his entire life, His entire102 years…

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Today enveloped with extraordinary serenity, I comfort my heart for the justice the earth did today; the justice to the divine turbat, the turbat where the heaven rests and what more the turbat of the 52nd Dai whose foundation the 53rd Dai TUS laid with his own hands with Khaak e Shifa…

Measure my peace today and an end would be found none;

Shukran Maula TUS!
Shukran! Shukran!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

The Lost Plane

While days and nights are spent trying to uncover the international mystery of the missing Malaysian airline MH-370, millions of people around the globe are making every speculation possible of the lost plane.

Amidst such frenzy, our household remains also amongst the thousands, excitedly discussing the subject in awe and wonder. Now its easy for elders to reason and question each other but its odd when children also come up with the most thought provoking questions.

My five year old had a comment to make about the missing plane which was,  “You never give a reason for the one you burry and say he is no more and that you can’t take him/her out from the earth, then why do you worry so much about the plane which went in the sky and cannot be taken out?”

Of course,  logic and reason could have answered the question but I couldn’t help but smile at the thought of his. Such is the psychic of humans. The law of associating things and making analogies is not novel and hence juxtaposing both concepts of burial and remaining aerial, he made up his own theory.

Today we had a frame making competition,  and so he made along with his bicycle, house, trees and pond the plane which was the Malaysian MH-370.

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MH-370 written with yellow

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Well for those who are wondering what happened to the opponent of the competition, well I guess the opponent wasn’t too open to creative thoughts and innovative ideas, hence the result was a conventional girly frame with lots of colors and pret.

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he wrote my name on it so it could be 'identified'

Well so much for being a conventional ‘flowery’ mom while the son is covering his life, interests and current affairs well in his frame. His victory this time was a clear sweep!

Lesson learnt:
Not to underestimate the wit of a 5 year old in 2014!

Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

The 16th of the Month

It seems years have passed. Every day that went by without Muqaddas Maula RA was unusually longer, painful and straining than the normal ones.

Today when it was announced, “Its been two months since Burhanuddin Maula RA left us for the better world “,apart from the usual painful jab in the heart, there was shock, utter disbelief in me. I thought “What? Only two months? It seems two years have passed” was all I could say. It just seems that we have been mourning Muqaddas Maula RA since years. The pain with all its freshness, feels like a pain which has been carrried in the heart for years. Such is the haggardness and sadness inside.

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So, to say only two months have passed has engulfed everyone in a different gloom altogether; as we worry about the reality, as we worry about the freshness of the incident and as we worry about the meagre offerings of prayer and deeds.

If this was only two months, I worry about the rest of the time. And why not? The love of Burhanuddin RA was such. The truth of the fact that to live a moment without His RA presence would be an ordeal; today has been hence proved.

Burhanuddin Maula’s RA love, His nazar, His prayer and His presence we shall miss till the very end of time…

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

I am ‘The Fan’

I am a fan. (Not the one which humans become of their like but the one which hangs on the ceiling and has three oar like wings which rotate at a desired speed, run by electricity.)

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Hence, I am that fan. I want to today tell the world today that I may appear very insignificant  to be talked and written about especially when the humans have developed better substitutes for me like the pompous Air Conditioner,  I still feel my purpose for existence is much higher and fulfilling.

First of all, I am a friend to your environment.  I dont work with gases which cause problems to mother nature. I am simply recycling the air around you and providing you with the best circulation ever.

In this era of teamwork and coordination I am the best team player coordinating well with fresh air and providing you with much improved productivity.  I may not be able to give you cooler results in hotter times but I do work well with my competitors also to serve the human race.

One of the best example is I multiply the effect of the air conditioner  when teamed together with it.

I have many loyal human friends usually the ones who are asthmatic and have various lung and respiratory diseases prefer to have a combination of me with fresh air in their lives.

Although I have a look alike of me but it has a stand up posture and is called a pedestal fan. Usually in large open gatherings where I cant reach, it does my job.

People usually like me to be painted white and honestly I prefer to be that way as I am pure and chose to remain clean. I don’t like it when humans forget about me and I am stuck with dirt and dust for years. It makes me feel lethargic.

I have a few funny human friends alsp who use me for different purposes.  One friend uses me to ensure that I make such a loud noise that she couldn’t hear anything outside which may disturb her peaceful sleep.

Another one uses me to dry all the paintings and beautiful art work he does. I have a rare capacity to dry and ventilate which makes me a practical option especially when my food electricity is expensive thesedays.  I consume less hence even in this modern age of man, I am loved by many.

I think I can write a book about myself and convince many humans who consider me conventional and orthodox that I am to them a much healthier,  economical, peaceful and satisfactory option.

Plus, not only that I am much active, fit and I believe cuter than those bulky bodied stationary rivals of mine who emit junk to the environment ;)

Going strong,

Sincerely yours,
The Fan

(Xeynab)


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

Mansur ul Yemen RA

“Aqeequl Yemen TUS prayed in the masjid of Mansur-ul-Yemen RA. The wonders of the Duat Mutlaqeen are such, awe inspiring and beyond our capacity of comprehension.”

“True, the glory of Muffadal Aqa RA is just so evident, the signs of a clear descendency, is visible to a blind eye! It’s amazing how can it be any more clearer to those who deny it?”

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“While looking at the recent pictures of Aqa Maula’s TUS safar to Yemen, it seems that Muffadal Maula TUS is truly blessed with the beauty of Yousuf Nabi AS. One just cannot look at the Noorani Sahib for a longer instant.”

“Burhanuddin Maula RA… “

& the whole conversation takes a u-turn; every eye moists and heart breaks. Amidst life, work and tick tocking time the name taken just stops everything in its tracks. The name makes us realize once again the reality which sometimes we try to mask but everytime, everyday, moments in the day, any and every where we realize the agony life and time placed on our hearts. Like an iron rod it hits us and leaves us helpless, in a reverie which disconnects us from everything at that moment and we get lost in the time… in the past and with audios and videos of  Muqaddas Maula RA we try to find the solace, the solace and serenity of the voice, the vision and presence which we crave for night and day… with every beat of the heart and every breath we take…

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With a note of joy our conversation initiated but with a distant forlorn look we ceased and pretended to continue doing our work…

Kaisay hum apne dil ko manaye?
Ghum judaye ka kaisay uthaye?

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

The Lego Movie, 2014

“The love for disorder!” Would be a perfect tag line to the most well thought, yet comedy driven animated movie of my time.

The Lego Movie 2014 did justice to the sophistication of the toy itself and the essence of its play theme of building and order.

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Interestingly, however thinking out of the box the movie stressed on how important disorder is for the existence of creative thought and flexibility in a fulfilling, happy Lego life.

Championing the idea around creativity, empowerment of thought and building; the movie artfully steered by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord justifies the 3-D venture of the film.

Building around principles of morality of feelings and emotions Emmet plays the lead role of a simplistic construction worker whose ‘just ordinary’ presence makes him the ‘special kind’ amongst the multi-talented Masterbuilders.

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Teaming leading super characters like Green Lantern, Superman, and specifically the Batman added the definite element of recognition and entertainment. The bad cop and the Lord business add just the right element of spice and twist to the story.

Enjoying the witty remarks and especially well thought ones instigate a feeling of motivation in every spectator for realizing that ‘special potential’ exists in each one of us, only that it needs to be realized.

The Lego Movie; for the young and the adults alike was a complete package of learning combined artfully with entertainment of the highest 3-D standards. The movie shall definitely mark its presence in the world of entertainment.

A Lego Lover,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

Desperate ‘Blending’ Measures

Well, they say,”Desperate times call for desperate measures” so I took one, a  rather technological measure in the desperate moment to blend the white sauce to a uniform paste and so used a Braun rod instead of depending on my weak aching joints to prepare it.

It seemed a rather timely and energy preserving action giving a quicker and definitely a rather smoother result to the quick-fix Sunday lunch. Mix ketchup or any kind of sauce or vegetables you like. I’d say its an open-ended dish which looked like this:

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Heavy stuff !

Enjoying the cheese and the laze,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at March 29, 2014 03:16 AM

March 28, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS is welcomed in Aden by Wakil ul Muhafadha Al-Sayed Naif albakri and Alsayed Sheikh Salem Banafa'a (Mudir Mudiriyat Seira)

Aqa Maula TUS is welcomed in Aden by Wakil ul Muhafadha Al-Sayed Naif albakri and Alsayed Sheikh Salem Banafa'a (Mudir Mudiriyat Seira)

March 28, 2014 09:30 AM

Aqa Maula TUS isteqbal in Aden Masjid Yemen

Aqa Maula TUS isteqbal in Aden Masjid Yemen

March 28, 2014 09:30 AM

Aqa Maula TUS meets with Aden Governor Mr.Wahid Rasheed

Aqa Maula TUS meets with Aden Governor Mr.Wahid Rasheed

March 28, 2014 08:56 AM

Shahzada Aliwaqar Idris bs Badruddin Saheb DM in SECUNDERABAD

Shahzada Aliwaqar Idris bs Badruddin Saheb DM in SECUNDERABAD

March 28, 2014 08:56 AM

Saheb E Dawat Shz Ammar Bs DM Khair Maqda in Jamali Mohallah Mumbai

Saheb E Dawat Shz Ammar Bs DM Khair Maqda in Jamali Mohallah Mumbai

March 28, 2014 08:56 AM

Solar Street Lights in Kaka Akela roza complex in Khambat, India

Solar Street Lights in Kaka Akela roza complex in Khambat, India

March 28, 2014 08:56 AM

Solar Street Lights in Maulayi Abdullah (Q.R.) roza, in Khambat, India

Solar Street Lights in Maulayi Abdullah (Q.R.) roza, in Khambat, India

March 28, 2014 08:56 AM

March 27, 2014

Taher Suratwala

Random hug

I picked up a random book from the bookshelf.  After reading a few pages that seemed oddly familiar I realized that I had read this back in my school days and it was one of my contributions to the library.  It's a mathy book so it didn't take long to realize:P

The book has some interesting analogies about different ways to think about randomness.  I've learned and thought a lot about the random nature of things since I last read this.  All sorts of things happen from the everyday to the unthinkable.  Some things are expected and some things are a complete surprise.  There are all sorts of adjectives that could apply like beautiful, horrible, catastrophic, wondrous, and the list could just go on.

Thinking about randomness and expectation occupies much of my workday.  At work, I mostly spend my time thinking about bad things that could happen.  I make sure that I spend more time in the day thinking about good things that have happened.

I've come to the conclusion that there's really two main views - thinking things are just random or thinking things happen for a reason.  The first thinking is based in part that stuff just happens and there's little to no relationship or meaning.  The other end of the spectrum is thinking there's a plan and an order.  Things that happen follow a pattern and they are predictable.

No matter what the view the same things happen.

The book has a very illustrative story that helped me to see just how much where a person falls on this spectrum is a matter of choice.

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A person walks past a wall with seemingly random holes in the wall and thinks nothing of it.  Another person comes by and draws a target around each hole with each hole as a perfect bulls-eye and then marvels at the wall.
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I find myself drifting on this spectrum.

When it comes to Zahra, Yusuf, and Nooriya I'm usually the giver of hugs. Today I got random hugs from all of them!  That's a bulls-eye.


by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at March 27, 2014 02:13 PM

March 24, 2014

Articles in the Press

Mumineen rush to aid French victim of attack near Fort - Mumbai Mirror

While Mulla was caught within seconds of the attack, two men, Idris Sathalia, 32 Husain Saylawala, 34, who were on their way home after attending a Dawoodi Bohra rally at Azad Maidan, rushed a bleeding Claudon to St George's Hospital.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

Thousands to show allegiance to Syedna's successor today - The Times of India

MUMBAI: Thousands of Dawoodi Bohra community members from Mumbai and suburbs will assemble at Azad Maidan on Thursday (today) to pay condolence at the death of 52nd spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin and show allegiance to his successor Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

New Bohra leader arrives at Karachi | Pakistan Today

Sayeedna Mufaddal Saifuddin was received warmly by a large crowd of the community members, amid tight security, at the Karachi Airport.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

Dawoodi Bohras stage a peace march - The Times of India

The half km long procession was completely silent with the entire community in a sombre mood after the passing away of their 52nd Dai, His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. There were no banners on display, nor any sloganeering.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

Bohra’s spiritual leader receives state protocol | Pakistan Today

The new spiritual leader of the Bohra community, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, arrived in Karachi from Mumbai on a day-long visit on Thursday morning. He was received under state protocol from the airport to the Tahiri Mosque in Saddar, where thousands of Bohra followers warmly welcomed their spiritual leader. The government had made strict security arrangements for him.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

A fund of Rs 103.5 crore set up for Dawoodi Bohra community | DNAIndia.com

The members of the Dawoodi Bohra community can avail, as interest free loans, from a corpus fund of Rs 103.51 crore, the money they require to do business, build homes or for education. The fund was declared by the new Syedna, Muffadal Saifuddin, on the occasion of late Syedna, Mohammed Burhanuddin's 103rd birth anniversary on Thursday.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

Condolence reference: Fond remembrances of a scholar, who was an institution – The Express Tribune

For his services in the fields of religion, education and international trade, he was awarded prestigious titles including the Star of Jordan and the Order of the Nile by the governments of Jordan and Egypt, respectively. He was also conferred honorary doctorates for his efforts in social and educational development by renowned institutes like Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Aligarh Muslim University and the University of Karachi.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

Bohras make anti-Syedna faction’s ex-communication official, stick by Mufaddal Saifuddin | www.dnaindia.com

Thousands gathered in support of the new Syenda and 53rd Dai-ul-Mutlaq, Mufaddal Saifuddin at Azad Maidan on Thursday after the demise of his father, late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin. The ex-communication of a breakaway faction was made public and a memorandum given to the chief minister so that the community’s support to the new leader is proven and no one else is recognised as the new Dai.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

Bohra community's spiritual leader pays short visit to Karachi | Business Recorder

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin was warmly received at the Karachi Airport by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqui, former federal minister Halim Siddiqi, Bohra community's leader in Karachi, Nooruddin Bhai, and a large number of the community members.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

No schism, just sadness: A Dawoodi Bohra responds

the actions of the Qutbi Bohra organization show that they are determined to undermine the Dawoodi Bohra faith, deceive the Dawoodi Bohra people, insult the Dawoodi Bohra leader, and even threaten to take control of our religious infrastructure. By these actions, they deny to us the same freedom that they have.

by azizhp at March 24, 2014 09:31 PM

March 20, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS delivers Waaz Mubarak in Aden

Aqa Maula TUS delivers Waaz Mubarak in Aden.

March 20, 2014 12:24 PM

Aqa Maula TUS visits Masjid built by Amirul Mumineen AS in Janad

Aqa Maula TUS visited Masjid built by Amirul Mumineen AS in Janad.

March 20, 2014 12:24 PM

Huzurala TUS performs ziyarat of Maulatena Hurratul Maleka RA

Huzurala TUS performed ziyarat of Maulatena Hurratul Maleka RA in Zijibla, Yemen.

March 20, 2014 12:01 PM

March 19, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Trip to Burhanpur

I was scheduled to travel to Burhanpur for two days during this Holi holidays. The trip had to be postponed.

Hope to be there soon, Inshallah. Ameen.

by SP at March 19, 2014 06:01 AM

Burhani Boutique — Domain for sale

I own the domain burhaniboutique.com — and now am putting up for sale. For further queries, please email me: shabbir at abdeali dot org

by SP at March 19, 2014 05:47 AM

March 16, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS performs ziyaarat in Zabeed

Aqa Maula TUS performs ziyaarat in Zabeed.

March 16, 2014 01:32 PM

Solar Street Lamps in Kaka Akela roza complex in Khambat

Solar Street Lamps in Kaka Akela roza complex in Khambat

March 16, 2014 01:32 PM

March 15, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS performs ziyarat of Doat Mutlaqeen in Yemen

Huzurala TUS performs ziyarat of Doat Mutlaqeen in Yemen.

March 15, 2014 01:47 PM

Aqa Maula TUS delivers Waaz Mubarak on Shahadat of Maulatena Fatema AS in Hutaib Mubarak

Aqa Maula TUS delivered Waaz Mubarak on Shahadat of Maulatena Fatema AS in Hutaib Mubarak in Masjid Mansur ul Yemen.

March 15, 2014 01:47 PM

Aqa Maula TUS performs iftitah of Masjid Mansurul Yemen in Hutaib Mubarak

Aqa Maula TUS performs iftitah of Masjid Mansurul Yemen in Hutaib Mubarak.

March 15, 2014 01:47 PM

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyaarat at Syedna Hatim Mohiyuddin Qubba Mubarak

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyaarat at Syedna Hatim Mohiyuddin Qubba Mubarak.

March 15, 2014 01:47 PM

Huzurala TUS gets grand reception upon arrival in Sanaa Yemen

Huzurala TUS gets grand reception upon arrival in Sanaa Yemen.

March 15, 2014 01:47 PM

Aqa Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS meets with Yemeni President in Sanaa

Aqa Maula Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS met with Yemeni President Honorable Honorable Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Sanaa after arrival in Yemen.

March 15, 2014 01:47 PM

Huzurala TUS Karbala Waaz mubarak video recording talakki on Maulatena Fatema AS shahadat raat in fakhri masjid

Huzurala TUS Karbala Waaz mubarak video recording talakki on Maulatena Fatema AS shahadat raat in fakhri masjid in Jhalod.

March 15, 2014 01:47 PM

Maulatena Fatema A.S Shahadat Raat Majlis Held In Bhopal And Huzurala T.U.S Karbala Waaz Video Recording In bhopal haidery mohalla

Maulatena Fatema A.S Shahadat Raat Majlis Held In Bhopal And Huzurala T.U.S Karbala Waaz Video Recording In bhopal haidery mohalla

March 15, 2014 01:47 PM

March 13, 2014

Mumineen.org Akhbar

Glimpses of Maulatena Fatema AS Shahadat Waaz Mubarak – Al-Hutaib al-Mubarak 1435AH

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS delivered the waaz mubarak of Molatena Fatema (as) shahadat day in the newly inaugurated Masjid Mansuril Yemen in Al-Hutaib al-Mubarak, Yemen. Molana (tus) addressed the gathering as the people of faith, devotion and steadfastness; those who…

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Glimpses of Maulatena Fatema AS Shahadat Waaz mubarak – Al-Hutaib al-Mubarak 1435AH

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS conducted the waaz mubarak of Molatena Fatema (as) shahadat day in the newly inaugurated Masjid Mansuril Yemen in Al-Hutaib al-Mubarak, Yemen. http://akhbar.mumineen.org/archive/fatemi-dawat/glimpses-of-molatena-fatema-as-shahadat-waaz-mubarak-al-hutaib-al-mubarak-1435ah/

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March 11, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Goa

Goa is the party capital of India with its marvelous beaches and Exotic locales it is an ideal destination to have fun or to simply relax. Like any tourist hub the city offers a choice of Hotels and Resorts in the Luxury Segment which define the height of hospitality in the region. Here are our top 5 picks of Luxury Hotels in Goa

1. Taj Exotica – This Jewel in the crown of Taj Group of Hotels is located in the south coast of Goa right across the Benaulim Beach. This resort boasts of personal beach frontage area of 700 meters which includes a seafood shack of its own. Taj Exotica has 140 rooms, in different luxury categories and also includes 24 hour coffee shop, 3 exclusive restaurants, 2 Bars and 2 Spa. The hotel has all the facilities you will expect from a premium luxury hotel like a fitness and Business center and is spread among 56 acres of gardens.

2. The Leela- The Leela is situated in Cavelossim and is nearly 50 kms from the capital Panjim, 40 kms from the Goa Airport. This stellar piece of attraction is situated between blue lagoons and boasts of 206 rooms in different luxury categories. The hotel has a mini-bar in every room along with a balcony facing the lagoon so you can enjoy the view while holding on to your drink. With an option to choose among 7 different options to eat and drink a guest will surely not be bored with cuisine offerings at The Leela.

3. Resort Rio- Who can miss this star attraction right near the famous Baga Beach. Resort Rio is an all time popular among crowd frequently coming to Goa. The property has 127 rooms divided among the deluxe room and the Royal suite and includes balconies or patio in each one of them. The Resort also boasts of 5 specialty restraints located in premises, an ideal place for people looking to stay in the heart of Goa.

4. Goa Marriot Resort & Spa – When its luxury, how can the Marriot stay behind. Located near the Miramar beach this property has 180 rooms. The star attraction at this property is known for its spa ‘Quan’, which is famous for its massages and treatments. The Goa Marriot also has a very popular outdoor barbeque restaurant, which people visiting Goa must definitely give a try.

5. Heritage Village Club – The heritage village club is located near the Arossim beach in Cansaulim. It’s known for its unique architecture and design apart from its best in class services. The hotel has 95 rooms all of which include balconies. The Arossim beach and Cansaulim beach are located 2.6 and 1.8 kms from the heritage Village Club.

Online Bookings
Gone are the days when you had to look across the pages of Lonely Planet to find hotel details and then call the hotels for reservations or bookings. With the presence of Internet, hotel bookings can be done on a click or a swap. Sitting in your home or checking your Smartphone on the go a hotel booking over the net is convenient, thanks to the online portals that not only provide a comprehensive range of hotels to choose from but also fabulous discounts and offers on them which can be availed by applying coupon codes. A user can visit-
www.yatra.com/hotels
www.makemytrip.com/hotels
Goibibo.com/hotels
Expedia.co.in/hotels
Musafir.com
And others online travel portals. One can search for the best deals on these websites for a hotel of choice and can also find great hotel discount coupons through the coupons portals like couponzguru.com etc. which when included can get you the best of the luxury rooms at the most affordable prices. Musafir is also a great online travel portal which is doing good and promoted by legend Sir Sachin Tendulker . You can also book hotels through musafir.com using musafir coupons to save the money while booking hotels online.

by SP at March 11, 2014 04:46 AM

March 09, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS does Wadah ziyaarat in Imam Hussein AS and Amirul Mumineen AS

Aqa Maula Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS performed Wadah ziyaarat in Imam Hussein AS in Karbala and Amirul Mumineen AS in Najaf on Saturday.

March 09, 2014 03:02 PM

Rabeha Solar team visits villages near Ahmedabad for survey

Rabeha Solar team visits villages near Ahmedabad for survey

March 09, 2014 03:02 PM

March 06, 2014

Malumaat

Solar System installation in Kaka Akela roza complex in Khambat, India

Solar System installation in Kaka Akela roza complex in Khambat, India

March 06, 2014 06:25 PM

March 05, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS presides over Waaz Majlis in Karbala Moalla and perform ziyaarat of Imam Hussain AS and Maulana Abbas Alamdar AS

Huzurala Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Aqa TUS presided over Waaz Majlis in Najmi Masjid in Karbala Moalla today and afterwards performed ziyaarat of Imam Hussain AS and Maulana Abbas Alamdar AS.

March 05, 2014 06:57 PM

Huzurala ( T.U.S ) tashreef awri Preparation to Karachi Pakistan

Huzurala ( T.U.S ) tashreef awri Preparation to Karachi Pakistan

March 05, 2014 06:57 PM

Al Hayyul Muqaddas Saydna Mohammad Burhanuddin R.A. Chehlum MAJLIS Live Relay at fakhri masjid jhalod

Al Hayyul Muqaddas Saydna Mohammad Burhanuddin R.A. Chehlum MAJLIS Live Relay at fakhri masjid jhalod

March 05, 2014 06:57 PM

March 03, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala (TUS) arrived in Karachi - Pakistan

Huzurala (TUS) arrived in Karachi - Pakistan

March 03, 2014 04:29 AM

Huzurala (TUS) presided over Waaz Majlis in Taheri Masjid Karachi

Huzurala (TUS) presided over Waaz Majlis in Taheri Masjid Karachi

March 03, 2014 04:29 AM

News Paper Coverage of Huzurala TUS Arrival in Karachi_Pakistan

News Paper Coverage of Huzurala TUS Arrival in Karachi_Pakistan

March 03, 2014 04:29 AM

March 02, 2014

Mumineen.org Akhbar

Milad Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (ra) Waaz Mubarak Glimpses

Glimpses from Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Aqa’a (tus) Waaz Mubarak on the occasion of the 103rd Milad Mubarak of Al-Hayy al-Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (ra) in Mumbai, 20th Rabiul Aakhar 1435AH – 20/2/2014. http://akhbar.mumineen.org/archive/fatemi-dawat/milad-syedna-mohammed-burhanuddin-ra-waaz-mubarak-glimpses/

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by DBNet Editor (mf) at March 02, 2014 07:45 AM

February 27, 2014

Mumineen.org Akhbar

Milad Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (ra) Waaz Mubarak Glimpses

Bitter, bittersweet. The two words milad and mubarak just don’t seem to go together the way they should at the moment. The annual celebration of our beloved Aqamola Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s (ra) milad this year became a commemoration of his…

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February 26, 2014

Malumaat

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera on 25th Rabi ul Aakher 1435. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee Masjid for Khatmul Quran majlis and Sadaqallah.

February 26, 2014 03:36 AM

February 24, 2014

Malumaat

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded 22nd Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai. During the majlis, the advisor to Yemeni President gave a speech of Taaziyat and invitation to Huzurala TUS to Yemen.

February 24, 2014 05:03 PM

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera on 22nd Rabi ul Aakher 1435. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee Masjid for Khatmul Quran majlis and Sadaqallah.

February 24, 2014 05:03 PM

Live Relay on Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H - Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

Live Relay on Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H - Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

February 24, 2014 04:45 PM

Live Relay on Lialtul Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H - Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

Live Relay on Lialtul Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H - Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

February 24, 2014 04:45 PM

Misaaq Majlis held in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Misaaq Majlis held in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

February 24, 2014 11:10 AM

Live Relay on Yaume 103 Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Live Relay on Yaume 103 Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

February 24, 2014 11:10 AM

Live Relay & Majlis on Lailatul 103 Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Live Relay & Majlis on Lailatul 103 Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

February 24, 2014 10:51 AM

Live Waaz Relay on Yaume 103 Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA in Houston - USA

Live Waaz Relay on Yaume 103 Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA in Houston - USA

February 24, 2014 10:13 AM

Mumenaat Behno Making GILAF for Syedna Taher saifuddin Maula RA & Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Maula RA in Bilaspur, Chattisgarh - India

Mumenaat Behno Making GILAF for Syedna Taher saifuddin Maula RA & Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Maula RA in Bilaspur, Chattisgarh - India

February 24, 2014 10:13 AM

Live Relay on 103 Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA in Bilaspur, Chattisgarh - India

Live Relay on 103 Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA in Bilaspur, Chattisgarh - India

February 24, 2014 09:51 AM

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for 23rd Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai.

February 24, 2014 05:09 AM

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera on 21st Rabiul Aakhar 1435. Then Maula TUS proceeded for Khatmul Quran majlis at Saifee Masjid.

February 24, 2014 05:09 AM

Janab Abdeali Bs bin Shz Malik-ul-Ashter Bs Shujauddin DM Presided over Misaaq majlis at Saifee Masjid (KANDIVALI) Mumbai.

Janab Abdeali Bs bin Shz Malik-ul-Ashter Bs Shujauddin DM Presided over Misaaq majlis at Saifee Masjid (KANDIVALI) Mumbai.

February 24, 2014 05:09 AM

Kandivali Jamaat Mumbai,(Marol Jamiat) As organised a condolence prayer meeting

Kandivali Jamaat Mumbai,(Marol Jamiat) As organised a condolence prayer meeting

February 24, 2014 05:09 AM

Janab Aliasgar BS bin Shz Qaidjohar BS Ezzuddin saheb did inauguration of Road Named His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (R.A) in Mumbai (KANDIVALI)

Janab Aliasgar BS bin Shz Qaidjohar BS Ezzuddin saheb did inauguration of Road Named His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (R.A) in Mumbai (KANDIVALI)

February 24, 2014 05:09 AM

February 23, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Thats Life.. Mumbai once again

Once again landed in Mumbai for 12 hours.

Extremely happy with Life.

by SP at February 23, 2014 02:31 PM

Malumaat

Consulate General of Pakistan, Harris County Judge & Sherrif along with many other Dignitaries visited Mohammedi Mawaid for Aqa Burhanuddin Maula RA Taziyat in Houston - USA

Consulate General of Pakistan, Harris County Judge & Sherrif along with many other Dignitaries visited Mohammedi Mawaid for Aqa Burhanuddin Maula RA Taziyat in Houston - USA

February 23, 2014 10:21 AM

February 22, 2014

Mumineen.org Akhbar

Misaal mubarak regarding Karbala ziyarat – update your info at ITS52

Al Dai Al Ajal Al Hayy Al Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin ra was always eager to do ziyaarat of Amirul Mumineen as and Imam Husain as. Thousands of Mumineen received the grand honor of doing these ziyaarat in his august…

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by DBNet Editor (ap) at February 22, 2014 03:30 PM

February 21, 2014

Malumaat

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee masjid for Khatmul Quran Majlis on 197th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai.

February 21, 2014 05:37 PM

Darees Majlis Live Relay on Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H. - Nalasopara

Darees Majlis Live Relay on Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H. - Nalasopara

February 21, 2014 05:37 PM

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS delivers Waaz Mubarak on 103rd Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin AQ

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Khatmul Quran majeed at Saifee masjid on 20th Rabi ul Aakher and then delivered Waaz Mubarak on 103rd Milad Mubarak of Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin AQ. The Waaz Mubarak was relayed worldwide.

February 21, 2014 05:00 PM

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee masjid for Khatmul Quran Majlis on 18th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai.

February 21, 2014 05:00 PM

Waaz Relay on Yaume Milad Sayedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Saheb (RA) in Nalasopara

Waaz Relay on Yaume Milad Sayedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Saheb (RA) in Nalasopara

February 21, 2014 05:00 PM

Live Relay on Laitatul Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H - Nalasopara

Live Relay on Laitatul Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H - Nalasopara

February 21, 2014 05:00 PM

Waaz Relay on Yaume Milad Sayedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Saheb (RA) in Jhalod

Waaz Relay on Yaume Milad Sayedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Saheb (RA) in Jhalod

February 21, 2014 05:00 PM

Live Relay on Laitatul Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H - Jhalod

Live Relay on Laitatul Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H - Jhalod

February 21, 2014 05:00 PM

Darees Majlis Live Relay on Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H. - Jhalod

Darees Majlis Live Relay on Milad Mubarak Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa RA, 1435H. - Jhalod

February 21, 2014 05:00 PM

February 20, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

February 18, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Ziyarat — Mumbai

Ziyarat Special Train ran from Bilaspur to Mumbai (CSTM) reaching Mumbai on Monday, Feb 17, 2014. I was part of the train. We reached Mumbai at about 9am and left at 5.45pm the same day.

Got the sharaf of sitting in Khatmul Quran Majlis — in the fourth line on the second block on right side. Abdeali was seated in the first line in the same block. After that, all present got sharaf of Muroor. Alhamdolillah.

It was a great travel and a superb experience.

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by SP at February 18, 2014 07:02 PM

Malumaat

Janab Abdulqadir bs bin Dr Moiz bs Nuruddin presided over misak majlis at Saifee Burhani Park Transit - 2

Janab Abdulqadir bs bin Dr Moiz bs Nuruddin presided over misak majlis at Saifee Burhani Park Transit - 2

February 18, 2014 09:22 AM

February 17, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Malumaat

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee masjid for Khatmul Quran Majlis on 17th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai. Mumineen got sharaf of Misaq Safaqat and also Taaziyat.

February 17, 2014 04:37 PM

Khatmul Quran Majlis 17th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 - Khapoli India

Khatmul Quran Majlis 17th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 - Khapoli India

February 17, 2014 03:52 PM

Misaaq Majlis at Mohammadi masjid Mumbai

Misaaq Majlis at Mohammadi masjid Mumbai

February 17, 2014 03:52 PM

Letter Of Congratulation To Aqa Maula (TUS) From President Of Tanzania

The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has long been a muhib of Al Hayyal Muqaddas Aqa Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. He has admitted he owes his success to the doa mubarak of Aqa Maula RA.

February 17, 2014 03:52 PM

Misaq Majlis In Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

On Lailatul Jumoa,, 13th Rabi ul Aakhar, Al Masjid ul Hakimi was packed with mumineen who had come for ehed and misaq of Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS), the 53rd Dai al Mutlaq.

February 17, 2014 03:52 PM

Misaaq Majlis at Imadi Masjid Bhiwandi Mumbai

Misaaq Majlis at Imadi Masjid Bhiwandi Mumbai

February 17, 2014 03:52 PM

February 16, 2014

Malumaat

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee masjid for Khatmul Quran Majlis on 16th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai. Dignitaries from other communities had come to offer their condolences to Huzurala TUS.

February 16, 2014 01:19 PM

Rajkot Mumeneen Depart To MUMBAI For Ziyarat & Khatamul Quran Majlis

Rajkot Mumeneen Depart To MUMBAI For Ziyarat & Khatamul Quran Majlis

February 16, 2014 01:19 PM

Misaq Majlis held in Houston - USA

Janab Amil Saheb Shk Nooruddin Bhai Yamani read Misal Shareef & took 1st Misaq of Mumineen in Houston - USA

February 16, 2014 07:53 AM

On Feb 11, 2014 Janab Amil Saheb Shk Nooruddin Bhai Yamani read Declaration to City Council members and Mayor of Houston - USA

On Feb 11, 2014 Janab Amil Saheb Shk Nooruddin Bhai Yamani read Declaration to City Council members and Mayor of Houston - USA

February 16, 2014 07:53 AM

February 15, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS meets with dignitaries at Saifee Mahal

Dignitaries from various communities had come to meet Huzurala TUS and offer their condolences at Saifee Mahal today on 15th Rabi ul Aakher 1435.

February 15, 2014 04:01 PM

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee masjid for Khatmul Quran Majlis on 15th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai.

February 15, 2014 04:01 PM

Live Majlis Relay -Lailatul Milad Imaam Uz Zamaan at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

Live Majlis Relay -Lailatul Milad Imaam Uz Zamaan at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

February 15, 2014 04:01 PM

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee masjid for Khatmul Quran Majlis on 14th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai. Dignitaries from various communities had come to offer their condolences to Huzurala TUS.

February 15, 2014 03:49 AM

February 13, 2014

Mumineen.org Akhbar

Aql (intellect) and Religion

Type the word ‘aql’ in Arabic into an electronic format Quran search and – you might be surprised to know – it will tell you there are no results found. The same applies to its plural form ‘uquul’. Try ‘aaqil’…

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Aql and Religion

It does seem a bit baffling, the Quran-e-Majeed, Book of Allah and yet this common word, ‘aql’ meaning amongst other things; rationality, intelligence or intellect, is not there in its root form anywhere at all. Derivatives are found, for sure…

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by DBNet Editor (jsy) at February 13, 2014 05:30 PM

Malumaat

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee masjid for Khatmul Quran Majlis on 13th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai. Many dignitaries from various communities had come to offer their condolences to Huzurala TUS.

February 13, 2014 12:53 PM

Khatmul Quran Majlis 11 Rabi-al-aakhar 1435 Amravati

Khatmul Quran Majlis 11 Rabi-al-aakhar 1435 Amravati

February 13, 2014 12:53 PM

February 12, 2014

Malumaat

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrives for ziyarat and Khatmul Quran Majlis on 12th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 - Mumbai

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Maula TUS arrived for Ziyarat at Raudat Tahera. Then Maula TUS proceeded towards Saifee masjid for Khatmul Quran Majlis on 12th Rabiul Aakhar 1435 in Mumbai.

February 12, 2014 03:08 PM

February 11, 2014

Taher Suratwala

Where is everyone?

At work and in my statistics education I am asked a lot to think about what will happen.  This is mostly math-y and a lot of scribbling on paper.  It's all pretty nerdy and uninteresting to most, at least when I talk about it.

I've learned over time in work and study the truism that something doesn't happen until it happens.  At work the unthinkable storm or earthquake or fire or event happens and it happens often.  It happens every couple years unfortunately and is still a surprise to most people.

Another truism that I often hear comes to mind, we don't know until we know.  I believe we can get so used to something that we are unaware of what's around us on so many levels.  Someone once explained a sort of complicated physics concept with a parable of a fish in the ocean.  The fish is in the middle of the ocean.  It never sees the shore or the sky or the ground.  All the fish knows is water; it doesn't know there is a world it doesn't know...until it knows.

Wondrous.

The difference between a theory, a law, an axiom, a hypothesis, a conjecture is sometimes very slight and things fit in these categories.  The things in those categories can change over time as they have over time in many math areas of study and probably physics too.  Being one or the other is a matter of knowing or not knowing.  Sometimes we just don't know yet.

Statistics is used to argue for and sometimes simultaneously against many things.  For example, arguments of scale are often made.  The existence or not of aliens is one of those things where this logic is used.  Earth is so small and there is so much out there.  As a result, there is this overwhelming probability that there's something somewhere.  This last sentence is sound and so full of holes at the same time.  A long time ago, a bunch of smart scientists basically on their lunch hour equivalent talked about this very thing.  A great scientist responded with something like, then where are they?

These are some random thoughts that come together for me.  They all are about wonder.  I forget that there is a wonder here that is the reason I love math and am pretty sure it's why I've always been drawn to it.

The statistics part of me reminds me that we just haven't seen it yet.  I love being Yusuf and Nooriya's parent.  They've renewed a sense of wonder in me the same sense of wonder that motivated me to study in the first place.  Now I wonder what they will see.




by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at February 11, 2014 05:43 PM

February 10, 2014

Mumineen.org Akhbar

Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (ra) Nass diary entry 1388AH by Miyasaheb Shaikh Ibrahim al-Yamani; a rendering in English

This is a record of the nass conferred by Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (ra) upon Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (tus) in 1388H/1969 CE. The memo was written by Shaikh Ibrahim al-Yamani who maintained a diary of events that he had seen during…

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by DBNet Editor (ap) at February 10, 2014 04:00 PM