- (Q5)When mumineen were asked about their faith/imaan/akeedo/spirituality, given the current events that have unfolded after wafaat of Aqa Burhanuddin Maula and referring to dispute over NASS in particular, 66% (266/399) of them acknolwdeged feeling spiritual pain, being in a state of spiritual paralysis, feeling betrayed, confused, quite shaken, or weaker in their faith. Only 11% felt reassured by their Maula while about 14% felt stronger in their faith. Around 19% felt fine spiritually, no different from before.
- (Q6)When mumineen were asked about their own family, social and community environment, given the current events that have unfolded after wafaat of Aqa Burhanuddin Maula and referring to dispute over NASS in particular, 64% (256/398) were “deeply pained and hurt by hearing utteranbces of laanut toward anyone in the community”, 52/398 acknolwedeged that either they themselves or someone close in their family/friend circles were object of Laanunt, and only 3% acknolwdedged thtat they had no problems saying laanut, baraat or social boycotting on anyone from the community. Furthermore it is noteworthy that 136/398 acknolwedged that there was more “stress, worry, anxiety or conflict” in their own families after wafaat, referring to NASS dispute in particular
- (Q7)Of the 324 Mumineen who gave reasons to stay within the larger Bohra community, 40% stayed due to “family, 24% stayed due to identifying with Bohra “cultural identity”, 12% stayed out of “fear”, and 23% stayed due to “Faith”.
- (Q8)Of the 80 Mumineen who gave reasons for leaving the larger Bohra community, 12% left because of family, 29% left because they “don’t identify with the Bohra Culture”, 53% left due to “Faith”, and 6% left due to being “Excommunicated”.
- (Q9)When asked to give a ranking on what’s most important right now, “Family” came out as the most highest rank (average ranking of 4.06), with “Faith” being second highest in rank
- (Q10)Regarding giving Misaaq after Wafaat of SMB: (Note: the question did not ask who they had given Misaaq to – it can be reasonably assumed that most gave Misaaq to SMS, unless other filtering of the questions show otherwise). Of the 216 who had given Misaaq, 38%(83) have done so freely and whole heartedly. Of those 216 who have given Misaaq, 62% (133) have given Misaaq reluctantly or because they felt they had no other choice, even though they object to it on moral grounds.
- Of the 140 who had not given Misaaq at the time of taking this survey, 4.2% (6) said they would do so freely and wholeheartedly; 24% (34) would do so reluctantly or because they felt they had no other choice, even though they object to it on moral grounds; 25% (35)will only do so when they are ready; 27% (38) will not do so because they object to it on moral grounds and another 19% (27) said they will Not give Misaaq for other reasons (see Q.10 Comments).
- (Q13)This optional question asked respondents whom they believed and accepted as the rightful successor to Maula Burhanuddin as the 53rd Dai’l Mutlaq. This optional question allowed the respondents to simply skip to the next question if they chose not to answer. 319 respondents answered this question. Among those who did attempt the question, they had an additional option of “unwilling to disclose”, and therefore opt out of answering the question. Another 53 opted out of this 2nd option, leaving 266 who responded to the remaining choices. There were 4 possible options each, for SKQ and SMS that respondents could chose to answer. The findings are below:
- 21% were “Absolutely Sure” Mufaddal Saifuddin is the rightful successor, and 17% were “Absolutely Sure” Khuzaima Qutbuddin is the rightful successor
- 11% declared “Have my doubts, but most likely he is” for Mufaddal Saifuddin.
- 29% declared “have my doubts, but most likely he is” for Khuzaima Qutbuddin
- For Mufaddal Saifuddin, 25% were “Absolutely sure he is not” rightful successor; For Khuzaima Qutbuddin, 11% were “Absolutely sure he is not” rightful successor”
- 25% of the respondents (266) declared that “it doesn’t matter who” is the rightful successor to Maula Burhanduddin as the 53rd Dai.
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