Once the Quran came to be deemed not self-sufficient and the need was felt to supplement it with hadiths and ijtihads, the rise of numerous sects was inevitable. The four sects prevalent today of the Sunni and Shii sects have had the largest followers among many that have emerged in history.
According to one hadith a man’s calf should be covered, according to another it might be uncovered; according to a commentary of a hadith bleeding would render a man canonically unclean, according to another, touching a woman’s hand would have the same effect. Those who were responsible for corrupting religion by reverting to sources other than the Quran tried to come to a settlement of such issues by having recourse to sects. In this way, the Islam of the Quran was transformed to the Islam of the sectarians. On the other hand, it so happened that the founder of a sect took into his head to enjoin the covering of a man’s body from the waist down to his knees based on a certain hadith, while another denied the authenticity of it. The founder of another sect thinks otherwise and disregards such a prohibition. The fact is that a given hadith was liable to be interpreted differently, but not the Quran since it is the unique source of Islam.
PAGE 2: RESEMBLANCE BETWEEN ISLAMIC AND CHRISTIAN SECTS
PAGE 3: THE SAME PERSON’S DESTINATION IS HEAVEN ACCORDING TO A GIVEN SECT AND HELL ACCORDING TO ANOTHER
PAGE 4: SECTUAL DIVISION IS NOT SALVATION BUT DAMNATION
PAGE 5: THE ONLY WAY TO FREE ONESELF FROM THE ASCENDENCY OF SECTS
PAGE 6: NAKED WARNING
PAGE 7: THE PLIGHT OF A HANAFI WITH TOOTH DECAY
PAGE 8: WOMEN AS SEEN BY THE KHARIDJIS
PAGE 9: SECTARIAN IMAM WHO SAW GOD IN HIS DREAM!
PAGE 10: SHAFI LAID DOWN THE FOUNDATIONS OF A PSEUDO-RELIGION
PAGE 11: ARE YOU STILL FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF YOUR ANCESTORS?
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Despite the fact that there is no mention either in the sects or in the hadiths, we shall try to show the superstitions, believed by ignorant people to form a part of the religion and exploited by bigots and opportunist publishers.
Page 2: HELP EXPECTED FROM SAINTS
Page 3:THE QURAN IS NOT A BOOK OF SPELLS
The book, edited and published by Bedir Publishing House with a laudatory introduction about its author, Erzurumlu Ibrahim Hakký, is an example of work produced by an abysmally ignorant and biased author, greatly acclaimed by many as being the scholar of the Sunnis. We shall be drawing on this Marifatnama and quoting some invaluable information from the incredible working of the author’s imagination:
Page 2: SERPENT WITH RUBY EYES THAT TERRIFY ANGELS
Page 3: ANGEL WITH SIX HUNDRED WINGS AND SIX THOUSAND FEATHERS
Page 4: SUN WITH HANDLES AND SHEATED MOON CARRIAGES
Page 5: ADVICE TO WOMEN
Page 6: CAUSES OF POVERTY
Page 7: TABARI, THE GREAT SCHOLAR AND GUIDE OF IBRAHIM HAKKI
Page 8: BACKGROUND OF BACKWARDNESS IN SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT
Page 9: WHEN PEOPLE CHANGE THEMSELVES
Page 10: HAD THE WORLD BEEN ROTATING
There have been in the past instances of idolization of prophets and saints, concoctions of manuals and divisions among the devotees into factions against the explicit warning of God’s admonitions.
The objection raised by the clergy to printing and translating the Bible is an example of the biased approach of fanaticism. “It is true that by the invention of printing, the number of books marked a tremendous increase, contributing to the education of the public at large; however, it is also a fact that differences of opinions and dissensions among the public followed a similar trend. Men were henceforth asking questions and calling to doubt the tenets inculcated into their brains. They read, understood and prayed in their own tongues. Under the circumstances there was no more need to consult priests to be enlightened on religious issues. This was naturally to the detriment of the clergy. In order to keep them immune, the religious precepts should be the exclusivity of the clergy.” It was the clergy that had forestalled and retarded the development of sciences. The division into factions and sects of the clergy led to untold bloodshed. The public who tried to pray in its own tongue was subjected to the ordeal of excommunication, of granting of indulgences, of papal inquisitions to combat so-called heresies.
The Suras The Cattle, 154, and The Purgatory, 145 are in the same vein. Despite the fact that the Jews had in their hands the revelation that had been sent down to them through Moses, they created additional authorities under the names of Mishna and Gamara. The fanatics of Judaism had much in common with those of Islam.
44 – Surely we have sent down the Torah, having guidance and light. By it did the prophets who submitted themselves (to God) judge for the Jews and the rabbis and the doctors of law, because they were required to guard the Book of God and they were witnesses…
5 The Feast, 44
47 – The people of the Gospel shall judge in accordance with God’s revelations therein. And those who do not judge in accordance with what God has revealed are transgressors.
5 The Feast, 47
Page 2: TRINITY
Page 3: THE CHURCH IS THE MAIN RESPONSIBLE BODY
Page 4: ALLUSIONS TO MUHAMMAD IN THE TORAH AND THE GOSPELS
Page 5: WHO CAN BE THE ONE THAT IS SAID TO COME AFTER CHRIST AND PREACH ONE GOD?
Page 6: TRUE AND FALSE PROPHETS
What was the driving force behind the wish to kill prophets for the sake of handmade idols, if not traditions?
170 – When they are told: “Follow what God has revealed,” they say, “No, we follow only the ways of our fathers.” What if their parents lacked understanding, and were not guided?
2 The Cow, 170
We understand from the above verse that people were obsessed by their ancestral heritage of traditions they could not abandon despite clear injunctions of the Quran to the contrary. The Quran addressed man to use his intelligence and not to follow what he received from his forefathers.
Page 2: PROPHETS ARE REFORMISTS
Page 3: GLORIOUS ANCESTORS
Page 4: PURSUE NOT THAT OF WHICH YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE
Page 5: PLURALITY AMONG THE HINDUS
Page 6: FOR THE SAKE OF TRUTH