Posts Tagged ‘Unity’

h1

And Then They Came For Me: Barelwis in the Crossfire

January 21, 2011

By CoolnessofHind

UnityIn a previous post concerning the paradox facing those who proclaimed the Barelwis as the “moderate” face of Islam, it was stated that it would be in the interest of the Muslims to unite, putting aside differences for the purpose of addressing a greater problem – the increasing anti-Muslim sentiment being created by the mass-media and the setting of a reformist, assimilationist agenda for Islam.  Once these sycophantic groups and their use had become obsolete, the collective group, i.e. Muslims, would then be attacked.

This is starting to happen now.  The use of the Barelwis has now subsided, since the inception phase of subverting and subduing Islam has passed.  The phase now is of open xenophobia, anti-Muslim rhetoric and bigotry in order to arouse the British public.

Read the rest of this entry ?

Advertisements
h1

Moderates: The Barelwi Paradox

January 5, 2011

By Saiful Islam

The assassination of one Salman Taseer has rocked Pakistan. All the big Western guns are up in arms about the demise of the “moderate” Salman Taseer.  But the West and particular Britain, is now faced with a paradoxical situation.  Allow me to elucidate.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

The Too-Hot-to-Touch Topic: Unity in Islam

February 17, 2010

By Saiful Islam

The spiel of unity is a bit of mission. Because when one person speaks of unity, there are about 100 people chopping at the poor man’s legs. Its a mission.

So, lo and behold I have conditioned and hardened my legs by kicking a tree everyday; I am going to speak about unity.  But my purpose is to clarify what is meant by unity – not necessarily encourage although, I guess I will inevitably do so at some point.

Unity is a tricky thing.  The moment you say, “brothers, sisters lets leave differences”, you have the inevitable, repeatedly rehashed petty arguments such as “akh, unity is with the Salaf(i)”, or “sidi Unity is on believing in mawlid”.  Okay may be I’m satirising the issue, but hey I’m not exactly far from it either.  “The Aqeedah needs to be sound before there can be unity”.  Now this is a statement I have heard from loads of different groups.  O, and lets not forget the “Khilafa can only bring unity” brigade.  All fair dos and respect to all the perspectives.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

What does Unity actually mean?

June 12, 2009

The importance of Unity. For one second don’t you dare think that this is a blog about unity. This is written for those in Islamic Societies and others who do work for this Ummah.

Importance of Unity? Let me give you this to start with. How can you believe in one Ummah the importance of one Ummah, when people go around cussing each other thinking they are on the Haq?

Want to know what this is about? This is about brothers and sisters who believe in unity and then behind the scenes with their inner circles they cuss others and have a real hate for people. Examples? People saying them dam Barelvi’s at it again, or the Salafia are from Najd. (Note how Shaykh Abdul Wahab’s name is not mentioned – I will not be the one on Qiyammah giving up my good deeds for taking his right away). Let me also say that I don’t mean that I write about the Barelvis or the Debandis and say about their Ulama. May ALLAH(SWT) give them what they deserve. I pray that ALLAH(SWT) forgives all the deceased of their sins and grants them Jannah.

Read the rest of this entry ?