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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


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Hello Burhan,

Can you tell more about your father and mother. I have a friend who says that you will not reply


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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.


My father was a simple man, who unfortunately died on the Bohra faith and belief about 13 years ago.  Had he been alive, I would have done my best to invite him to the Truth of Al-Islam.   My elderly mother is alive, and a devout believer in the Syedna and the Bohra way of life.  We have tried our best to invite her to the Truth of the Holy Quran,  to read it or hear it and understand it;  but she says that she is not allowed by the Bohra priests and hierarchy to understand the Quran,  nor do they teach it themselves!  She is old of age, and has a multitude of ailments,  but she devoutly adheres to every rite and ritual of the Bohra way of life.  She has been commanded by the local ‘aamil’ to completely disassociate herself from us, because we have left the Bohra way of life…she used to live happily in my house,  and I was honored to serve her for many years…but the ‘kothaar’ would regularly taunt her and ultimately commanded her to leave my house as it was ‘haraam’ for her to stay in my house, or eat the food from my house, or take the money I earned, or associate with me in any way!  And one tumultuous day a couple of years ago,  she left my house never to return and now stays with one of my brothers who follows the Bohra way of life.


I still try to meet her regularly, and as long as I don’t mention anything about Islam or Quran and Sunnah, she is fine with me.  But whenever any topic on Islam starts, she gets very angry and tries to prove that the Bohra way of life is correct from the stories of falsehood she has heard all her life in the ‘waaz’!   But when we try to tell her the Truth is what Allah and His Messenger (saws) have declared,  she absolutely refuses to believe anything from the Glorious Quran and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).  


We have tried everything in our power and ability to invite her to the Truth of the Quran,  and fear Allah Subhanah Alone and the Last Day…but she is confident in the false promises made to her by her Maulana,  and has the false delusion that Paradise is guaranteed to the Bohra believers of the Syedna!  And we take solace only from the Guidance of the Merciful Lord when He Says in the Glorious Quran:


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 28 Surah Qasas verse 56:You cannot guide whom you love,  but Allah guides whomever He Pleases.  And He best knows those who would accept guidance.


May Allah Subhanah have Mercy on my mother, and open her heart to accept the Truth of the Glorious Quran.  May Allah Subhanah give her the wisdom and the courage to recognize the Truth of the Quran from the falsehood of her beliefs.  May Allah Subhanah have Mercy on her and take not her life,  except as a true believer in the clear verses of the Glorious Quran.  Ameen.


Beloved brother, I really don’t know what inspired you to ask this question about my parents; and whatever it is, we have nothing to hide except their identity because of the pain and suffering the ‘kothaar’ may cause my aged and sick mother.   If there is anything else you would like to know about my parents,  except their identity,  please do not hesitate to ask….I really do not know how this might help,  but if this helps in anyway to bring you closer to the Truth of the Glorious Quran,  we will be more than honored to reply to your queries.


We ask for absolutely no reward or thanks from you or anyone else for this our humble effort that we do in the propagation of the Truth from the guidance and teachings of Allah and His Messenger (saws).  We only seek the Pleasure and Good-Will of our Merciful Lord on the Day when nothing but His Mercy and Grace will be the difference between the eternal life of Bliss,  and the ever-lasting torture of Hell Fire.  We humbly hope,  beg,  and pray the Merciful Lord  accepts our humble and weak efforts,  forgives us our shortcomings,  and saves you, us,  and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire.  Ameen.


Your Statement: I have a friend who says that you will not reply

It is indeed obvious that your friend does not know me,  for if he had, he would know that I would not hesitate to reply your simple question in the least.  I really hope and pray that the information I have provided is sufficient and useful to your friend, for whatever purpose he might have any interest in my parents.  If the information is not sufficient, he is welcome to ask me anything, and I will be honored to answer to his queries.   If this information about my parents can bring him even a step closer to the Truth of the Quran and Sunnah; this would indeed have been a worthwhile exercise.   Although I don’t know your friend, please do convey to him my best regards and salaams from his brother in faith and humanity.  May Allah Subhanah bless him from His Grace,  bestow upon him contentment in the life of this world,  and honor him with Paradise in the Hereafter.  Ameen.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s 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,









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