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Volume :16 Issue : 45 2001      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Al-Ibrahimi’s Attitude Towards Deviating Sufi Groups in Algeria

Auther : Dr. Muhammad Zarman

 

Al-Ibrahimi had announced his great campaign against Sufism and absolutely refused it because of its derivation from foreign philosophies, its deviation from the course of Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah and the way of life of the pious forerunners (Al- Salaf Al-Salih), practicing illegal innovations and its falling in the maze of disbelief and atheism.

Al-Ibrahimi even neither approved the phenomenon of Sufism even if its followers had remained committed to the rulings of Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah and had not drift into the currant of corruption, nor recognized it as a positive movement in the Muslim society, because he was of definitive belief that there was no alternative to the sound spiritual, balanced and moderate Islamic type of life which the Prophet (PBUH), his Companions and their followers had. All of his efforts had, therefore, been directed to fighting the deviated Sufi groups in Algeria seeing them as an extension of the old Sufi trends in most of their wrong practices, belief deviations and straying concepts in addition to their role in dividing and hideous exploitation of the Algerian people as well as their acceptance to become tools in the hands of the French imperialism and serve its objectives and projects.

Against all these trends, Al-Ibrahimi offered the good Islamic alternative reform based upon commitment to Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah, following the life of the Prophet (PBUH) and the pious forerunners, the Companions and their followers, who represented that ideal course in the best form and deserved to be the best of nations as Allah has described them: “ You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin good and forbid bad and believe in Allah…” (3:110).

In fact, Al-Ibrahimi’s stand from the deviated Sufi trends in Algeria, was a typical example of the stand of Society of the Algerian Muslim Scholars, and was characterized by some sort of severity, extremity and exaggeration, a basic characteristic of his style of writing in general. Taking that stand in its historical and civilizational context, we will find that such severity and exaggeration were quite necessary because the influence of those Sufi groups on the Algerian society in that period was extreme and that confronting them was not possible except in that way.

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