Dear Bohraji,<br>"To make it short,I am just wondering what is the Kothar doing to stop this sudden wave of wahhabism and fundamentalism. Are the innocent Bohra folk prepared to answer back any of their allegations.The answer is no!""<p>---This is just not a phenominon with Bohras..but in early madhab of Islam. If your looking for a rebuttal to them look at their own sunni madhab brethren..who say the are fanatics. <p>"This is because the Amils dont teach us enough in the waaez's anymore.To the unlearned bohra sometimes it is enough for a former once staunch follower to lead them astray."<p>---Unfortunately, is this the fault of the clergy or the unlearned bohra for following another follower. We are to take examples from Sayedna (tus) not "a stauch follower". A bohra learned sheikh once told me ask question...from anyone you think knows proper (sure) knowledge. Do not just follow the mullah, shiekhs, or amils..they are human and will fault in their practice. But learn the knowledge from them.<p>Its like the old adage..practice what you preach...many don't do this..even though what they preach is correct.<p>"If This worries me then what about the people higher up? Do they care about the people going astray? If so then what are they doing about it?"<p>---The clergy preach and preach. Islam is not complex..it is not strange. We just confuse our ownselves by only following others. <p>"Remember the Pious Dai of Ahmedabad who would go door to door under the cover of darkness to lead people back to the right path."<p>---Why do you think Sayedna (tus) at the zayif age of 90, with poor health, constantly goes to the where the community is to preach and preach. Is it still the fault of Sayedna that mumin don't listen or enact the ilm.<p>"My dad tells me that during his days the Amil would go down to the mosque with Nazar Al Mukam for woe to the Amil who would make a mistake during a sermon. The listeners would shout back to correct him.This shows that the people were taught a lot of things 40-50 years back."<p>---I can attest to this. My parents are not Islamic learned by anyways..yet they know just as much (if not more) than I. Why? Because they took what they were taught and enacted it..and remembered it. They might not know from what source but they knew the hadith. We are taught the same today...but we don't enact or remember. This is the state we are in. We mimick from our friend and society. We follow blindly other people (the culture norm) and not what we are taught and preach at.