We welcome back Brother David Livingstone for another great discussion, the esteemed scholar and investigator for over 30 years in the area of occult influence in history. This time we cover sections of his seminal work “Black Terror White Soldiers: Islam, Fascism & the New Age.” Our discussion focuses on influence of occultism in segments of early and modern Islamic history.
Topic of this podcast’ discussion concerning his works:
Chapters of (1) Shariah (2) The Sufis (3) Ibn Taymiyyah & the Qadiriyya (4) The Wahhabis (5) The Salafis, Jihad & The New Left (6) Petrodollar Islam (7) Pan-Turkism & the Neo-Caliphate (8) Islam & Democracy of https://www.amazon.ca/Black-Terror-White-Soldiers-Fascism/dp/1481226509
Some notes/references of some of the salient points covered in this podcast:
Muslim scholars continued to exercise Ijtihad, but refrained from founding schools of law — Western Orientalists could not distinguish “legal Ijtihad” from “legal schools.” — see Wael Hallaq’s “Continuity, Authority, and Change in Islamic Law”
Abu Bakr al-Turtushi (Maliki Fiqh Jurist from Al-Andalus): “The ideology of Sufism abounds in ignorance, falsehood and error. Islam is no more than what is found in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam. …. This is the adopted opinion of Maalik, Abu Haneefah, Ash-Shaafi‘i, Ahmad ibn Hanbal and other Muslim Imams may Allaah have mercy upon them. Verily, success is granted by Allah, The Exalted.’” (Fath al-`Ali al-Malik fi al-fatwa `ala madhhab al-Imam Malik radiya Allah `anhu)
Imam al Bayhaqi, a scholar of the Shafi school of the tenth century AD, related that Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal is to have said: “a person commits an act of apostasy (Kufr) if he says God is a body, even if he says: God is a body but not like other bodies.” (Manaqib Ahmad)
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