Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Method is Innovation

There is a growing number of people who concur that mystic methods (tariqas) are innovations (bidah). Wahhabi-Salafi-Ahl-e-Hadith are the titles that these people have chosen for themselves. They do have fervent differences among themselves. They also try to impose their view on others. Islam is all about obedience and obedience if painful on our Baser Self. This new ideology caters to this urge to revolt against any injunction from power, including the Source of All Power. hence the youth and many of those who have been endowed with higher levels of intellectual facilities fall prey to this trap. One pet peeve of these friends is against mysticism. See here for an example. Here is one post that should be reassuring to those who follow the Path (sulook) in face of the persistent onslaught by the so called progressive people.