Question: Does Islaam permit persecution on a religious basis? Bohras are Muslims who believe in all the teachings of Islaam and the Qur’aan. All Muslims should believe in the Qur’aan.
Answer: Islam does not permit persecution against true Muslims who are truthful in their faith and in following the Qur’aan and the guidance of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him. Moreover, doing so is prohibited and may be considered Kufr (disbelief)… read more here.
Question: He claims that he has the right to announce repudiation and social boycott from those who object to these deeds.
Answer: If these are the traits of the senior scholar as is mentioned in the question, Bohras then he is not permitted to announce repudiation from those who object to what he commits of kinds of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship)… read more here.
Question: The leader of Bohras, India, claims that he owns all the Waqf (endowments) properties and he will not be called to account for all the Sadaqah (voluntary charity). He was claimed to be Allaah on earth, by the late scholar, Taahir Sayf Al-Deen, during a case in the High Court of Bombay, who said that he has complete power over his followers.
Answer: What was mentioned in the question, regarding the claims of the leader of Bohras, that he owns all the Waqf properties, that he will not be called to account for all the Sadaqah, and that he is Allaah on earth, all these are false claims, whether they were made by him or by others… read more here.
Question: The grand scholar of Bohras claims to be the overall controller of the soul and faith – meaning, religious beliefs – on behalf of his followers.
Answer: If it is true that the grand scholar of Bohras claims to be as such, his claim is false. However, his claim denotes one of two possible meanings, both of which are false. First, by claiming that he is the controller of the souls and faith he might mean that the hearts and souls are controlled by him so that he directs them wherever he likes either guiding them to faith or leading them astray… read more here.
Question: It is a tradition for women to kiss the hands and feet of the leader of their sect. They even kiss the hands and feet of each one of his family members. Is it permissible in Islaam for women to touch the hands of these non-Mahram men?
Answer: Firstly, what you have mentioned in regards to women who belong to Bohras and kiss the hands and feet of their leader and each of his family members, is impermissible. There is no report affirming that this act was done to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or any of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs… read more here.
Question: The chief scholar of Bohras urges his followers to prostrate before him each time they visit him. Was this a practice in the lifetime of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or the Rightly Guided Caliphs? A recent photo has been published of a man prostrating to the Chief scholar of Bohras in the well-known Pakistani newspaper “Man” on 6/10/1977. Find attached a photocopy of the issue.
Answer: Prostration is one of the acts of worship which Allaah has ordained His Servants to offer exclusively for Him, and a means by which a servant can draw closer to Allaah alone. Allaah (Glorified be He) stated… read more here.