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Islam's Fifth Column
Throughout the history of Islam, schisms and other forms of fitnah have unfortunately divided the Muslim flock. Such divisions are not unknown to any religion. Paul spoke about "ravenous wolves" scattering the "flock" in Acts of the Apostles. In modern-day Islam, this sentiment of division has unfortunately become more pronounced as each and every major political event occurs within the horizon. Is it a coincidence--not really! The hadeeth repeatedly warns the faithful and honest, that such events are sure to occur.
As we embark through the concourse of the twenty-first century, we draw even closer to "uncharted waters," of political turmoil and religious "deception." The Islamic Umma is in a state of confusion. Liars and deceivers are at every turn to fool the unwise -- the people who do not know any better. They come in all forms and colors. Yes, they are your neighbor next door, who claims they have a new revelation, surely to uplift our tortured souls to new heights of spiritual perfection. The Christian world knows them by a better name--televangelists. In Islam of today, many so-called imams are emulating the hypnotism and sheer lunacy of the prosperity gospel crowd. They too dance up and down, and convey all so nice Sufi charms to convince us of our lack of religious faith.
Okay, let's not continue with what some may call a lot of intellectual mumbo jumbo, but let's just cut to the chase. We have liars and frauds, religious charlatans, and fools, who claim to be Muslims nowadays. Hamza Yusuf, Feisal Abdul Rauf, Irshad Manji, Asma Gull Hasan, and the list goes on and on. Oh, they are so pious--not! They are Sufi magicians, closet--not out of the closet--lesbians, new thinkers, etc., who want to change the relgion to make their haram halal. The hadeeth talks about this. It says that these deceivers will make halal what is haram and haram what is halal.
But to get a clearer potrait of what they say, let's peruse some of the garbage they expouse. Yes, we have dear Hamza Yusuf. He is popular, he has moustache, oh, and he is sooooo very white!! No, being white or any color is not bad. In Islam we are all equal, but he is the type of person that the State Department knows captures the attention of the crowd. He is soooo religious, that he sanctioned George Bush's illegal wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. Wars that have left scores of our Muslim brothers and sisters dead and in a literal state of enslavement through the American military colonization of those respective countries. Yusuf styles himself the pope of Islam, but in reality he seems more an offshoot of the hippie days of the 1960's of popular American culture. His Zaytuna institute has been severly reprimanded for being more like an "ashram," then a place of Islamic learning and guidance.
Oh, let's not forget Irshad Manji. She is a defiant and unwholesome lesbian, who wants through the process of Ijtihad to change Islam's foundational beliefs to make it acceptable for her to date Susan. No coincidence, she is actively being promoted by the Bilderbergers and various Jewish feminist organizations. For further reference, please look into Henry Makow's articles.
But that is not all. We also have women who believe that women should be able to lead prayers. Such are the diatribes of Amina Wadud and her ilk, who believe that women have been indeed oppressed in Islam. In addition, to the aforementioned foolish, Wadud also strongly promotes lesbianism--just like a feminist--and gay marriage. Her close darling is Asma Gull Hasan, a wannabee American, who shrugs off her Islamic clothes and advocates dating, premarital sex, and other indecencies.
Such are the times we live in. The Bible spoke about "perilous" times, and they are here. Muslims and Christians, and all other people of religious faith be forewarned. We live in a time of mass upheavel and mass delusion. Religious charlatans, who think they can play God, want to change your long held views and beliefs. They want to foster religious transformation, not reformation of our evil deeds and ways. Islam came to change society, not cater to society. It changed a barbarous civilization by upholding the torch of righteousness, not any nonsense of racial superiority or lineage. Piety is the litmus test and it should definitely be the standard bearer to determine the liars from the truthful.
I'm happy to come across this sight. I am a member of the Community of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, and usually websites produced my members of that community is of other facets, like the notions of citizenship and faith or transformation of the Black or African-American people.
I enjoy a website of the community that focus on what the Imam also mentioned and that is social manipulation.
I do have to disagree on some things you have conveyed in this article. I hope I don't offend you.
Let us start with Hamza Yusuf and Zaytuna Institute. Quiet as it's kept, on the night of george dubya's state of address shortly after 911, the wife of Hamza Yusuf opened the door to federal agents asking for Hamza's whereabouts.
All she could say was that he was with the president. Indeed dubya and co. wanted to make it appear that there is no war against Islam and have islamic apologists at their side, it is the reason why Hamza Yusuf was ushered in the auditorium and put on the spot light before he had his wits about him as if he sanctioned what dubya was about.
It is true that afterwards Hamza and Zaytuna did tone down their language of condemnation toward the US government. This is so evident if you have the opportunity to listen to their material before and after.
It is true that the Zaytuna crowd can come off like coffee shop hippie beatnicks. But we have to give credit where credit is due. Zaytuna is a keeper and disseminators of classical Islamic knowledge.
Imam WD Mohammed was big on classical Islamic knowledge and wished that all his Imams sought after it.
Hamza Yusuf has helped raised money for the Oakland community of Imam Mohammed and has shared classical Islamic knowledge in the masjid of the Oakland community of Imam Mohammed. This must be said.
Remember there was a time when a slanderous document was being distributed around calling Imam Mohammed a government agent. Remember when many in the greater Islamic community considered Imam Mohammed too tame or even a sell out.
We as a community should be careful at throwing stones at glass houses.
I also ponder at your unpleasant tone toward Sufi. I wonder if you are making distinction between say "pop corn sufi" and authentic Tasawwuf.
It is very clear that there is a significant presence of inclination toward Tasawwuf in Imam Mohammed's community, and Imam Mohammed was absolutely no stranger to the Naqshabandi Tariqa by way of Sheikh Ahmed Kuftaro who served as Imam Mohammed's murshid and classical Islamic and Arabic teacher in the latter years of Imam Mohammed's life.
Sheikh Ahmed Kuftaro arranged for many of the youth, some coming of age now and serving as the new generation Imam's in Imam Mohammed's community, to come to Abu Nour Institute in Damascus, Syria to study Islam and Arabic.
Again I don't want to offend, it is my intention to clear some things up, and again I do like your website.
Thanks for your comments. This particular article was written by Syed Saboor and not the ascertainthetruth.com website. Your comments about the article should be directed towards him not the website. We have great respect for brother Syed Saboor and I know he will be happy to respond to you.
We have many articles, audios, videos and radio programs on this website from a large variety of authors, thinkers, Muslims and non-Muslims. It is their views and concepts being expressed in their works. We post on this site to help people become aware of truths from a variety of sources. These authors are the best ones to respond to comments about their works. I am forwarding your comments to Syed Saboor so that he can respond to them.
At the same time I want to thank you for your insightful comments left. It is greatly appreciated. I pray that you will take time to explore this website fully to really see the broad spectrum that we address. You mentioned Sufism and I think before you judge this site based on one article you should check out the following section on this website that addresses Sufism more fully:
Spirituality & the Soul
May ALLAH keep you and your family well.
As for Sufism, most of the Sufism that is practiced today is not authentic Islam. And I will be writing an upcoming article also about that subject matter in regards to the real origins of Sufism.
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner. Insha ALLAH I will call you. We look forward to the work you also will do in sharing the document about the Aryans and Dravidians of India. I have been waiting a long time and enough time has passed by. Please fulfill your promises...