Sunday, January 29, 2012

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A Sufi Asked

by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths

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     Sufis belong to an unusual branch of Islam that stresses acceptance instead of war. They enjoy the mystical aspects of their religion, and are best known for their “whirling dervish” practice. They are often ostracized by the “mainstream” Muslim world. An Arabic speaking Sufi liked my music video Bringing Shabbat into the Week and wrote;

     “Your Jewish harp is great. Sort of off topic but can you by chance make a clip where you can advise on how to bring peace among the Muslim and the Jewish community?”

Gutman’s advice;

     The world should support the local Arabs by providing them with decent lives in other countries. This would improve their lot tremendously, and would cost the world no more than they are spending on them now. Then there will be peace between us. Even the Koran calls this land the homeland of the children of Israel.

     “Peace” (Shalom) is one of G-d’s names. Let all the world live in peace.

Be well

From the koran: 

Suras 5:20-21 "O my people [Children of Israel], enter the holy land that GOD has decreed for you, and do not rebel, lest you become losers."

Suras 17:104 “And we said to the Children of Israel afterwards, "Go live into this land. When the final prophecy comes to pass, we will summon you all in one group."

1 comments:

josh said...

Muslims don't like Zionists because of the same reasons the Satmars and NK and maybe most of the Haredim. Zionists are considered secular, and secular Jews make the holy land impure. Hezbollah was saying this during the Lebanon War II. If we talked to Muslims from a religious point of view, like Rav Guttman, we'd have a chance. Muslims also do not respect our turn the other cheek appeasement. Internally, between Jews, we are supposed to be merciful, but not with foreigners. As long as we 'negotiate' with them from a secular/western stance, we are doomed.

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