The Salafi Movement Unveiled
The "Salafi" Movement Unveiled is a refutation of attacks upon the legitimacy of the Naqshbandi Sufi Way within the context of traditional Islamic beliefs and practices.
The attempt to delegitimize mysticism by established or ruling "orthodoxy" is nothing new, and the fact that the Naqshbandi Order is the most prominent and visible face of classical Islamic spirituality makes it a prime target for such attacks.
Although the nature of the landscape has changed significantly with the political events of the beginning of the 21st century, it is still not unlikely that Sufism will be criticized by more radical and extreme interpreters of religion. For those who would like to better understand the dynamics of such conflict within the Islamic tradition, this little handbook is an excellent primer into the finer points of the debate between the classicalists and the fundamentalists.
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