September 16, 2013 by Nahida Exiled Palestinian
وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ
Taking Qur’an as the yardstick by which we measure our thoughts, words and actions, it can easily be noticed that the emphasis on the idea that the Ummah should follow the MIDDLE PATH, and not to allow itself to be lead astray by deviating from the natural way, the middle way. Being grounded in moderation, and accepting with dignity and courage, personal responsibility by using one’s own intellect , rather than being a blind follower of another human-being, is an essential part of the Qur’anic message.
However, humans being what they are, -fallible and imperfect, we were unable to live up to this standard, and often surrender our own intellect to others in order to avoid taking responsibility of our thoughts, words and actions.
Many Muslims of today have abandoned their responsibility and surrendered their faculty of thinking to others, call them imams, mullas, scholars or whatever other name.
Emerging out of this many splinter groups and schools of thoughts, including the well known; Salafi and sufi, presenting two opposites on the spectrum of Islamic interpretations.
On the one hand some Wahabbi teachings and practices often exhibit literal, law-like, rigid, hair-splitting, superficial, almost void of understanding the essence of the message, narrow minded interpretation, often dismissive of the mind and intellect in favour of inflexible, literal interpretation” of inherently rich text, attempting to squeeze a universal vast and glorious message into an obsessionally controlled set of rules. Such interpretation eeringly resembles Talmudic methods and Talmudists mindset.
While on the other hand, some Sufi teachings and practices often exhibits vague, esoteric, hierarchal, superstitious interpretation, elevating mortal beings into sacred, holy and infallible beings, often dismissive of the mind and intellect in favour of heart and intuition. Such interpretation eeringly resembles Qabbalistic methods and Qabbalists mindset
I got the shock of my life when I discovered lately that one “Salafi preacher” and another “Sufi master” have actually come together preaching the same sinister message.
So, what do “Salfis” and “Sufis” managed to have in common?
Two opposing poles of Islamic interpretation, Salafism and Sufism have magically merged, meeting in the most peculiar places. They agreed on one thing; the Zionist, traitor and corrupt King Abdullah of Jordan is the long awaited hero who is going to unite the Ummah and liberate Palestine and Al-Aqsa. His son allegedly is going to be the “Mahdi” .
When two opposing poles meet on something so bizarre and so erroneous, is to me a strong enough evidence suggesting these two movements have been long infiltrated and misguided.
Beware my Ummah, some grey individual with sinister agendas have infiltrated Islam.
Here is someone who claims to be a “salafi”, and he calls upon all Muslims to give allegiance to King Abdullah of Jordan:
Here is someone who poses as a “sufi master”, and he also calls upon all Muslims to give allegiance to King Abdullah of Jordan (Minute 33 onwards):