Intra-Sunni Polemics in Light of an Apostasy Crisis

Those loud voices today that are denouncing and bitterly fighting over the minutiae of being deobandi, salafi, sufi, barelwi, etc., etc., will have a rude awakening in 5, 10, 15 years when they see what kinds of issues and doubts their children are facing. I have yet to meet a teenage Muslim questioning his faith or considering leaving his faith on an issue like “Is it bid`ah to exclusively follow a single madhhab.” And I am not saying the questions of bid`ah, innovation, etc., are not important to discuss, but there are limited resources in the community, limited intellectual capital, limited attention spans and many of these bitter disagreements fall under religiously acceptable differences of opinion anyway. So are we apportioning our limited resources wisely?

 

Those loud voices today that are denouncing and bitterly fighting over the minutiae of being deobandi, salafi, sufi,…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Friday, September 2, 2016

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