#JeSuisSufi

o-SUFI-ISTANBUL-900.jpg26sufi3-1511627606852-superJumboThe attack by the savages of ‘IS’ and their Salafist Saudi patrons on Sufis and on what Sufism represents is nothing short of an attack–to paraphrase Manicheo-Zoroastrian theological parlance–on the sons of light by the bastards of darkness.
For the uninitiated, Sufism is the love centric/intoxicated mystical core within the realms of Islam. It fulfills a similar role in Dar al Islam as the Gnostics, Templars and Troubadours did in historic and contemporary Christiandom. It’s exemplified my such renowned masters as Rumi, Attar, Hafez and Ibn Arabi. Its esoteric roots can be traced to Hellenistic Neo-Platonism, Aryan Zoroastrianism, Christian Gnosis of the Levant, Sassanian Mazdakitism, with a good dose of good old fashioned perennial philosophy thrown in. Sufis have always been only just tolerated by literal and illiterate fundamentalists (read; supercicialists [my word]) of orthodoxy as they try to nudge their host toward the light, from inside. On this day in Egypt, the light doesn’t seem to have been a match for the savage salafist throat cutters of ISIL.
Long Live light!  
#JeSuisSufi  @jesuissufi

A. Darius Kamali

Extremism wouldn’t be that bad if the religion was…that good ;-)

A mealy mouthed media informs us that the problem with religion is to found in its extremists. This is a mendacious and meaningless mantra. Were the religion truly good, it would follow that an extreme version of said religion should be…EXTREMELY good.
It’s only when something sits rotting at the core that we do and must insist on tolerating only the mildest of varieties.

A. Darius Kamali