sunniskeptic, on 09 June 2012 - 07:52 PM, said:
This is a very good post overall but compared to where we were 15 years ago there ARE Sunni/Sufi/Barelvi scholars (home-bred not Pakistani or Indian imports) coming through and though we are well behind in book translations it is better than it was. So, though progress is painfully slow, it is not non-existent.
Honestly, I think that the real danger is not from Salafis but from people leaving religion altogether or becoming 'cultural Muslims' only. This is something our myopic ulema have not considered at all (with the exception of people like AHM etc.)
Carry on the way you are then what you call "cultural muslims" will be a reality. And to be honest i wouldnt blame them. i have friends who are doctors and solicitors and the only time they will be seen in a mosque is when there dead! Precisely for the reasons we have seen highlighted in this thread.
What we see above is a mirror of what we accuse the wahabi's of. Its those within us who dont have the ability to give their own a little benefit of doubt. They are wearing the salafist clothes without even realising it.
The wahabi's call brelvi's shia. The brelvi's call us shia. This leads to the question - whats wrong with shia's!
All in all a stupid discussion without an ounce based in love for rasool allah s.a.w or respect for the creator. This is pure ego.
I prodded the discussion thinking we may get some insight into whats going on and instead it became a free for all ur pir is this and ur pir is that.