Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's SOME Islam, Not All

Interesting breakdown of Islamic 'sects' and the genesis thereof.

...Islam is similar to Judaism in the importance it gives to legal interpretation. ... Unlike Christianity in the West, where divisive debates often have focused on theological doctrines, in Islam the most important schools of thought reflect differences in jurisprudence. There are four main schools of law for Sunnis (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali schools) and one for Shi’ites (Ja‘fari). The main distinctions between these schools lie in divergent opinions about authoritative sources or roots of law. All accept the Qur’an and the sunnah (Muhammad’s example) as foundational but differ on the importance of consensus in collective scholarly reasoning (ijma) and individual analogical reasoning (qiyas). The most conservative school, Hanbali, tends to emphasize the Qur’an and sunna and is suspicious of ijma and qiyas, while the most liberal, Hanafi, tends to emphasize qiyas and individual opinion....

OK so far?  Good.  Here's more.

...Wahhabi and Salafi thought in their modern expression derive from Islamic jurist-theologians Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 1328) and Muhammad Abd ­al-­Wahhab (d. 1792). They are both renowned students and teachers of the Hanbali school of law. Salafi teaching upholds the first three generations of Muslim history (salaf) as sacrosanct alongside the prophetic example. Not all Salafis are Wahhabis. The latter brand any practice or teaching later than the third century of Islam (salaf) as satanic innovation (bida‘). Wahhabism is the most literalist and iconoclastic branch of Hanbalism, which itself is the most conservative of the four main schools. For instance, while other Muslims might urge abstention from alcohol, Wahhabis also prohibit stimulants, including tobacco. Not only is modest dress prescribed but also the type of clothing that should be worn, especially by women (a black abaya, covering all but the eyes and hands). Religious education includes training in the use of weapons. Wahhabism emphasizes the importance of avoiding non-Islamic cultural practices and non-Muslim fraternity on the grounds that the sunna and the central importance of Muhammad as exemplar forbid imitating non-Muslims. Wahhabi scholars have warned against taking non-Muslims as friends and against smiling at or even wishing them well on their holidays....

And, you guessed it, the Muzzie terrorists are Wahhabi.

Which also happens to be the inclination of Saudi Arabia as a whole.  That's why the money for these cretins flows from......ahhh.....oil revenues.

There's a lot more at the link, including a section which demonstrates that the terrorists are actually breaking even Wahhabi laws.


Anonymous said...

There's a lot more at the link, including a section which demonstrates that the terrorists are actually breaking even Wahhabi laws.

Just remember, every major branch of Islam fully justifies the jihadist breaking of Islamist law in the furtherance of the Jihad.

Dad29 said...

Not according to the linked essay. But that info is WAAAAAAYYYYYY near the end.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, Pope Francis ushered in a new age of relations with Islam. And, you'd better learn the new protocol.

No more jokes about Islam!