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Sunday, November 3, 2013

RIDA - OUR IDENTITY

RIDA - OUR IDENTITY
A HUMBLE INITIATIVE TO PROTECT OUR IDENTITY


RIDA is our Identity, Apna Bewe Maula TUS aapni khushi haasil karva nu sabab chhe.It gives us a unique identity, makes us stand out in the crowd. Gives us a sense of Security and Respect, When we see a woman wearing RIDA, the instant reaction is "APNAWALA", and we are the only ones to use this term, Right, kem ke "Apna panu" chhe. At times, at a new place or while travelling alone,when we see apnawala, we have a feeling like as if we are not alone, Apnawala chhe saathe, that feeling gives us a Sense of Security, even though that apnawala is a total stranger to us. This bond is unexplainable, words are not enough to describe it.We have to feel it, Experience it, to understand this bond.

Here, I want to Highlight the misuse of our RIDA. These days in T.V. serials and commercials , we see actors wearing our RIDA. It breaks my heart. It is our own unique identity, How can they use it ? How can they Commercialise our RIDA ?

And to be frank, we are only responsible for this, Otherwise how they will get it ? Our RIDA is not sold in markets that it can become accessible.There can be many reasons behind this. We have to be extra careful while discarding our old RIDAS. Please do not give to the people, who give you money or any item in exchange of clothes, Maybe they are the culprits.

Imagine if RIDA will start becoming accessible to anyone and everyone, what will be the scenario? Su ae Apna panu rehse?

RIDA is our Identity, We are the Fortunate ones, the Blessed ones.It is Our Beloved Aqa Maula TUS's gift to us, Aapna Ehsaan chhe.Hope my humble initiative in protecting Our RIDA, Our Identity, makes some difference to the mind and heart of the people who are unknowingly misusing it. Just wish ke Khuda ae Logo Ne Naik Tawfiq Aape, Aameen.

I do not wish or intend to hurt anybody's feeling, Just a thought came in my mind and wanted to throw some light on it for my own satisfaction,to do my bit to save Our RIDA from being misused.

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    1. beautiful just too good. a few sisters like you and things will start to sort out hopefully

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    2. I agree that rida is our identity but apnawalas are the one who dont have any apnupan.

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    3. You have initiated to put it among all of us through this massage . I have also been discussing this issue in small groups, in my relations and acquaintances. it is not only through commercial aspect it is so easily seen in t.v. etc. But I feel it may also be for the sake of publicity, and also tv film.etc .people might be taking advantage by showing respected and prestigious community in what ever they try to put before the viewers.

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    4. You are saying that rida is not available in market this statement is totally wrong because it is easily available

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    5. su siveli RIDA market ma available chhe? Ane agar chhe available toh ae kaun kari rahyu chhe?

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    6. Right Sakinaben it is in all of us, ke sukam koi parkom apni RIDA pehne? Yes you are right they are trying to attract audience because we are known as a peace loving community, and if we select something that has to be the best.......

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    7. How does Anyone plan to enforce any Rida copyrights and
      Who will enforce that legal entitlement? What authority can be responsible for that work ?
      Will this require a financial budget to operate and who will bear that burden?
      What penalty can be imposed for the offenders of Rida copyrights ?
      A debate has to be intelligent, and must bear logic.
      It cannot be an exercise for emotional comfort.
      A consultation with a lawyer or an attorney will help end this debate instantly.

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  2. Very true, as we are to be blamed for commercializing it. Think about those poor or middle class who can't afford all these fancy & expensive RIDAs.

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    1. Thank you... But my point is not about who can afford and who can't, but that our RIDA should not be misused at any cost.....

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  3. I also feel the same...jeware RIDA sathe koi ger lady ne add ma ke bus na upper slogan ma joyu..thankx for writting this....m fully agree with your views rashidaben n will try to help in this regard..farida ratlamwala

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  4. Heartening to read your concern for the Rida. As with all concepts which reach a wide audience, the propensity for abuse increases. Along with the dive to inculcate in muminaat behno the need to don the rida, there should also be a drive to respect and protect it.

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  5. I agree.. this is a very nice step u are taking.. i hope people get naik tofeek.. ameen.. good post .. keep it up .. :)

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  6. Bein i completely agree wid ur opinion on this misuse....khuda apna beve moula ne ta kayamat baaki raakhe....Aameen

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  7. U r absolutely right
    Bt its also possible dat they buy our rida frm our boutiques.so there shud b some identity e.g its card then only the owner shows d ridas to mumenaat

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    1. Thank you.... Su boutiques ma siveli rida mali jai chhe? agar yes toh aapsi mein sehmat chhu....

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  8. Very true. Pls b carefull. Its a great message.

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  9. Few points to ponder...making rida is easy. Media ppl an easily make some. Anyone can easily buy topi widout any questions asked....
    I do agree tht while discarding we shud b more careful

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    1. My question is ae logo ne apni RIDA sivta kaha si aavi, somewhere we are in fault, Right?

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  10. Very well thought

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  11. extremely true...
    that IDEA cellular commercial needs nothing to do in showing RIDA for promoting thier ad.

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  12. Very well written.

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  13. I Agree With This.. Peoples Are Misusing Rida..

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  14. I Agree With This.. People Are Misusing Rida.. There Will Be No Apnu Pan If Rida Gets Common..

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    1. Thank you....Exactly my point....Apna panu chalu jaase...

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  15. Awesome.......ur article is superb.....i agree it......2dy in masjid one aunty ws tlkin 2 me dat hr phone ws stolen in d rush by a non apnawala & evn she wz wearin a rida.she cme 2 neo dat coz dat lady cald hr partner who ws also a non apnawala by hr nme wich ws neha.....so its vry imp 2 protect our libas......our precious libas

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    1. Thank you....much appreciated.....yes true, je crowd maula ni ek nazar maate pyasu hoi, su ae chori karse? hargiz nahi kare.....

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  16. I totally agree with you.. but they might have stitched their own rida... after all its not rocket science to stitch a rida

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    1. Thank you.... Right absolutely agree with you that it is not rocket science but from where do they get to learn RIDA stitching, koi apna walu toh aa kaam ma somewhere shamil hovuj jove ne ?

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  17. Plz do reply to my comment

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  18. Plz do reply to this comment .... Main b Apnawaloj chu ..

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  19. I think this is quite true and somebody had to take an initiative to protect our "identity".

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  20. I salute you rashidabein... n I second to each word that you wrote... Rida is our jewel... lets not lay it in the hands of non mumeen. Khuda moula tus ni umar shareef ne daraaz kare.ameen

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    1. Aameen.....Thank you so much.....your words are very encouraging....Thank you.....

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  21. Dear Rashida,
    Your concern is appreciable, apna wala has to learn that when discarding old ridas they should cut the upar part of it in a way that it becomes useless for others to employ in the same manner as ours.

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    1. Thank you so much.....yes that is a good idea.... Thank you...

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  22. Very true nd nice thinking

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  23. Would you kindly mention few incidents wherein you find that Rida has been misused?

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    1. Our RIDA has been misused many times, in Idea add. where they do 1-2-1, in another place in a T.V. serial an actor playing negative role was shown wearing our Rida to conceal her identity.....and now I think this should and must stop here....

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  24. I have not seen it used on amy commercials or by any actors etc.

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    1. Our RIDA has been misused many times, in Idea add. where they do 1-2-1, in another place in a T.V. serial an actor playing negative role was shown wearing our Rida to conceal her identity.....and now I think this should and must stop here....

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  25. Shocking to learn our rida is being used by actors. Yes, this is very serious as our rida is OUR identity...why should an outsider use our identity? There has to be a safe way to discard old ridas...any suggestions anyone?

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  26. Yes its our Identity! Rashida you r right, we should do something about this before its too late....
    Juzer Pardiwala (SEZ-member, Sharjah)

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    1. Thank you bhai, yes bhai some strict action has to be taken to protect our RIDA, Or as suggested by other mumin bhai bahen our RIDA should be patented.

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  27. Congratulations rashida. The article is really good and has been written by you in good faith and love for aqua maula and his mansoos who have time and again warned our ladies to hide their zeenat from gair mehram mardo. Rida does give a sense of security and respect and use of the same in tv serials is definately not acceptable. as you are planning to patent the same with raza mubarak is a good thought. i think you should go ahead with the same. all the best

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    1. Thank you so much bhai for the encouragement.......Bhai just one thing I want to say that RIDA PATENT karvi joye apna ne to save from misuse, aa mane mumin bhai behno si suggestions aavi rahi chhe......I am not doing it...And also received messages in my inbox saying Patent apna ma na karavu jove.

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  28. good initiative inshallah ur cause will lead to the betterment of our community

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    1. Aameen.......Thank you so much....

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    2. I think we can go for trademark or copyright of rida n topi .... aftr that we can b safe atleast its misuse in public domain .... we have good set of lawyers who can assist us in this ....

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    3. I received a message from a mumin bhai saying that Patent should be avoided...And I agree with him totally...

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  29. Well said and very good initiative taken by you.

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  30. I have read all the comments. When any community becomes famous people tend to copy. Appey toh moula na gulamo che. Moula jey chahey kari sakey che. If he wants to ger it patented he he will, or he will provide us with new identity. We should not worry.

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    1. Thank you very much bhai....Yes barabar saglu Maalik nu chhe ane jem apna Maula TUS chahe em aap kari sako chho.....RIDA bhi Maula TUS aapnaj ehsaan chhe, jo ae apne na sambhali saka ane hamna precautions na lidha toh apni biji unique identity ni bhi aaj halat thase....Think about it bhai.....

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  31. RASHIDA WELL COMMENT WE MUST DO SOMETHING

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    1. Yes something has to be done to put an end to this Be-adabi of our RIDA.

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    2. well .... all talks are fair enough ... but practically and legally i dont see any negative points of getting it patented

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  32. We r also agree wid the issue nd hope it will resolve earlier.khuda hm sb ne hifazat kare .Ameen

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  33. A really grt thought which should be taken forward and taken action upon, I'm really glad some1 stood up for it! Go ahead and we all are with you!

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  34. I dont know about thé commercials but some non bohris who get thé old ridas from their employer have done à lot of stealing in homes by entering thé building pretending to be à
    bohri and have fooled thé people.

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    1. Thank you for writing this, yes these things are happening....Because our RIDA is easily available....

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  35. thanks for concern about our traditional rida at the same time we have to be concern about our traditional topi also

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    1. You don't have to thank me for the concern.....Because its OUR RIDA and not mine or yours alone.....Yes OUR TOPI has also been used by a known actor in a film, that time I thought ehna paase Raza hase....

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  36. You can only decide and control what you choose to respect or not, for yourself.
    And everyone else has that same right as well. The day others loose that right to decide, control and choose for themselves, then you TOO WILL NOT HAVE that right from that day. What goes around will come around and return to you.

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    1. Please if possible explain what you are trying to say, Humble Request.....

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  37. Rightly said behen rashida. Ridas should only be worn by true mumenaat beheno who also have the personality and character which go inline with the dress. Giving our ridas to outsiders to wear only discredits our own identity. Especially if the person wearing it is not of good character. Aapne apna Haq na dai syednah Mohammed bhurhanudin t.u.s. na dua si, and naiq and khair sikhamano si apnu akhlaq achu kariye che. Ghair logo ne aa khazano nahi milto. So why wear our dress. And more importantly why give Ghair people our dress to wear. Well done for speaking out.
    Amate Syedna Tahera

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    1. Thank you so much Tahera ben, I wish and hope ke je bhi aa post read kare, aapni aa comment zaroor read kare, taake ehne mafhoom thai jai ke apne gairon si kevite alag chhe ane apni RIDA ni hifazat apne sukaam karvi jove. Once again Thank you very much Tahera ben....:)

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  38. I completely see your point, but not giving away old ridas or cutting them up to prevent those who are less fortunate from getting them, when there are people with no clothes just seems completely wrong. Yes, other people are wearing the rida, why is everyone so offended? I think that it is great that more awareness and glorification is being brought to Aqa Moula (TUS). And yes, the experience of going to a foreign countries and seeing someone with a rida and meeting them is something that i absolutely cherish, but what about all the times you meet Bohras that don't wear rida/topi? For me those times were just as special. Our shared values, language and Aqa Moula (TUS) bring us together, not the rida/topi.

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    1. You will not understand the importance of RIDA unless and untill you start wearing it and seeing the Respect and Security a Muminah Bahen gets in wearing it....And there is no harm in givivg RIDAS to Muminaat if they need it, you don't have to give our libas to parkom people to cover themselves....Khuda har ek ne Naik Tawfiq aape....

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    2. Salaam bhen, i happen to stumble by your post and found it very appreciating, your concern for our libas is worth a thought. But i believe if it is being used in a electronic media in some good sense than it should be a matter of pride for us, yes if it is being misused as u said in some comercials then thats wrong. A lot of bohra people are associated with the media world, instead if saying that our rida should not be focussed on television i want to urge those apnawalas who work with the electronic media and news agencies (not actors)to wear rida and let the world know we move ahead with the world but still abide by our bawa shafiq maula (tus) farman and his khushi.

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  39. How about we worry less about the others who wear rida and worry more about our sister muminaat that don't?

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    1. Yes worry if anybody at your place is not wearing RIDA, force them to wear, kem na pehne ane jem pahenvi jove em pehne......But if parkom is wearing our RIDA better worry more because you never know whom you are talking to is a MUMINAH or a fraud, Imagine on social network, the profile pic. of a woman is in RIDA and you keep taking her as Muminah and keep sharing our information, what mess can be done then....Humble Request, Please be careful....

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  40. I don't understand what the problem is if RIDA is portrayed on TV. That's great free publicity for our community!

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    1. We don't need any publicity, and just by chance you are one who is giving our RIDA to parkom, Humble Request karu chhu, STOP IT....

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  41. Fully agree Ben , we should make every efforts to stop this or else we cant differentiate ourselves.
    Jazakalllah.
    Abde Syedna
    Huzefa

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    1. Thank you so much bhai, I hope sagla aap na jem soche....

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  42. This is a very valid point, mumenaan should be fully aware while discarding their unused ridas and this should not be given to anybody else before it cut down in pieces so that there is no use of it. Furthermore one point is also there that the pump and show of now a days for Bhari Ridas should be totally banned and this should be in a very simple manner of clothes like Mumineen's whilte cloth of Kurta Saya etc.

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    1. Yes bhai you are right, discard karva na time par bav sambhalvu jove....And about pump and show in RIDA, I can't say much, but yes I prefer to wear soft and simple RIDA.

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    2. I Agree With This.. People Are Misusing Rida..

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  43. Sagla mumineen aa waat samji lai to Maula ne kitni khushi thaay..... Maula m kahi dai K MUMINEEN ME GHANU KHUSS CHU. to apne kitni khushi thaay..... Khuda sagla ne yaari aapjo

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  44. Aameen....Khuda apan sagla ne ae din shitaab naseeb kare....

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  45. Ridas Stitched by Tailors who are not Apnawala Media ppl could have easily got stitched from them,these Tailors stitch clothes for money.

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    1. Yes Right, itle toh Aali Qadar Maula TUS aapye shuru kidhu hatu 5 days ma RIDA sikhva na classes taake apna bairaon sikhe ane khud aj stitch kare, aa tailors ne RIDA stitch karta aavri kaha si? Sochva ni vaat chhe ne?

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  46. Wa Afzalus Salaam,

    Thank you so much Fatemaben.....Yes totally agree with you, instead of misusing our Rida, these people working in media should start wearing Rida to work....

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    1. In-sha-allah one day all our Bohra Sister's will be seen in Rida. Khuda Sagla Ne Naik taufeeq Aape.

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