15 August, 2020

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Emergence Of Wahhabism – In Light Of Darwinism

By Mufizal Aboobucker –

Mufizal Aboobucker

Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic country where the arrival of Muslims occurred in several ways.  We have to spot the flourishing period of Muslims in Sri Lanka and the crisis period as well. An in-depth analysis is needed to resolve the prevailing situation of the country.

Islam and Middle East

Islam was formed and spread in the Middle East at the beginning. Growth of the religion took place with the influence of various factors such as culture and environment of many other countries. We could observe in countries like Turkey, Egypt, and Iran. These countries still follow their cultural values. Islamic countries have adopted a lifestyle balancing both teachings of Islam and the cultural values of the nation.

Emergence of Radicalism

Ideologies of Abdul Wahhab (Wahhabism) were created by the Saudi Arabian rulers to seize the government and sovereignty of the descendants of Prophet Mohammed. Wahhabism consisted of fanaticism and extremism which ruined the cultural and historical values of the society.

Sri Lanka and Radical Organizations

Sri Lankan radicalized Islamic groups mostly express monotheism than preaching about Prophet Mohammed. Their campaigning area is restricted to theology. They expound radicalism leads to the concept of International Sovereignty. They deeply implant their thoughts to their followers. These types of radicalized organizations are inappropriate for a multi-cultural country like Sri Lanka. Several Muslim countries have banned these types of radical organizations.

Destructive Activities

Penetration of radical organizations into Sri Lanka has immensely damaged the historical identities, cultural values and archeological evidences of Sri Lankan Muslims. Radical organizations have isolated Sri Lankan Muslims from other communities. Abolition of shrines, “Meelad” ceremonies and “Kandoori” events curtailed the prospects of National Integrity and togetherness.

Separations

Radical organizations who speak monotheism have divided Sri Lankan Muslims. They are functioning under different names. They carried monotheism but they could not build unity due to their untruthfulness.

Darwinism and Radicalism

Darwin highlighted the notion of “survival of the fittest”. He stated, “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” Likewise, radicalized people claim that they are not fundamentalists. They have negatively been responding since their inception.

Suggestions

Sri Lankan Muslims have been living as a respectable society in Sri Lanka. Majority of the Sri Lankan Muslims desire peaceful living in the native land. They do not support extremists. They request government to prohibit all these radicalized organizations methodically. All the Sri Lankan Muslims and other communities should extend their fullest support to the government. Proper measures should be taken immediately to reinstate the regular arrangement of the country.

Mufizal Aboobucker, Senior Lecturer – Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

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    I’m sorry to say that this piece of writing does not have any logical arguments or any substance in this writing. I expect some solid from any senior lecturer. I’m shocked to see how poor quality of education in Peradeniya now in the filed of arts and humanity. Why should we people waste time in reading articles like this. CT please avoid unauthentic or nonacademic writing. You should publish some quality articles. Many of your contributors are good but please avoid all poor quality articles please.. some people write about some subjects that they do not have deep knowledge..

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      I agree 100%! First of all, the term, “survival is the fittest” is not Darwin writings. It was invented by his contemporary Herbert Spencer. Survival is the fittest is a circular argument that doesn’t explain Darwin’s theory of evolution by adaptation to Natural environment. Second, the quotation is found nowhere in Darwin’s writings. On the contrary, Darwin in the chapter iv of the Origin built the argument that the most improved species will exterminate its less improved ancestors and thereby cause the “progressive” evolution. By the way, this is not the first time I came across meaningless writings by Peradeniya dons on Geology & Evolution.

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      Mufazil Aboobaker,

      An interesting summary.

      “Religion is the opium of the masses” said the Philosopher (lover of wisdom) Karl Marx.

      What did the Islamic Philosophers say over the years, in their battles against the Ulama? Reason, data, and demonstrated evidence is above Revelations. Just read up on the works of Ibn Rushd, aka Averroes .
      Also from Islamic Sources read about the Hadith of Najd, and Wahhabism, a Satanic Faith.

      It is thus Satanic Faith and it’s clones, following the Stan, that commuted the Terrorist bombing, of you interpret the Hadith.

      Just Google, Hadith of Najd, and the Theory of Evolution. Print it out and throw on the faces of the Wahhabis and the Ulama.Please report their reaction. Make sure you have security around you.

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      Mufizal Aboobaker,

      Edited Summary

      The Sri Lankan State should declare based on the Islamic Sources, the Hadith and Najd and the interpretations of Islamic Scholars, and well as the brother of Abdul Wahhabi, Suleiman Wahhab, that Wahhabism and it’s clones such as ISIS and All Tauheed groups follow, the Satan, Devil, Iblis, and they Are all Terrorists.

      Therefore these groups are banned. Anyone adhering to this terrorist ideology, will be considered a terrorist.

      The State requests the full cooperation from the normal Muslim community. These Satan following Wahhabies, love death, and have been attacking the Sufi, Shia and Ahmedia Muslims for years, and recently started attacking Christians as well.

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      Yes, you may be right.
      But the simple message being given by the article is not to support any kind of rabblerousers.
      As you know many in the country would support even Ghanasara the monk that is being kept in jailed for his previous high crimes, to be released and pave ways to create an another blood pool.
      :
      As you know it perfectly the manner our mobs behaved in 83, we cant expect any thing milder to that in today s context.
      So, I think the senior lecturer, as the writer of the article, has articulated it in a simple form.

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      Senior lecturer at Varsity.I feel sorry
      for his students. But then it is philosophy. Any bull shit is accepted..
      Name sounds Muslim but does not
      appear to know basics of Islam.
      Waste of time reading this thesis.

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    Obviously Darwin got it wrong….these guys are devolving into Neanderthals

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      Not evolving in to Nandithal but to homo Argusta wildest Hominids to be evolved from brutal monkeys in African Jungles.

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        I really don’t know where you got this news. Humans evolve not from monkeys but from chips and the very first homo like bipedal were Australopethicus to which Luci’s belongs.

        About Mufizal’s attempt use Darwinism to explain human behavior, all I can say is that it is a result of utter misunderstandings of Darwin’s theory. This types of attempts are also known as “social Darwinism”, a misuse of Darwin’s theory leading all the way to Nazism via the biogenetic theory of German anatomist Ernst Haechel. Darwin theory of evolution cannot be applied to explain human behavior b’cos the two systems evolve via very different mechanisms: Darwin’s system is based on an adoption of new traits by trial & error method that requires millions of years (even though that is not evolution really works) while social changes works by Lamarckian evolutionary method of passing acquired traits to the next generation. Unlike with Darwin’s method where large scale trends are imperceptible to humans, except for organisms with very short lifespan such as bacteria, Lamarckian evolution is generational & therefore observable.

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          D.P. How do you explain the passing of acquired traits from one generation to the next, do explain, I don’t believe you understand evolution.

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            Mr Wannihami,

            I didn’t say Lamarckism is a valid evolutionary theory. As matter of fact, Darwin’s theory was good enough to disprove Lamarck’s theory. All I was saying is that the model can be used to explain cultural change which often works by copying others (acquired traits) and then passing them to the next generation.

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      taraki

      “Obviously Darwin got it wrong….these guys are devolving into Neanderthals”

      That has been the special feature of this island since 1948.
      Did you mean the little islanders are evolving into Sinhala/Buddhist fascist majority?
      Indeed a worrying trend, should be stopped and rollbacked.
      What should we do?

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    Dear Mr Aboobucker

    I am curious to know which language you teach philosophy in at the University of Peradeniya.

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    Nonsense

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    Emergence of Wahhabism in light of Darwinism.

    The title to this piece and the contents of the essay itself is neither Fish,Flesh nor Fowl.
    Snr: Lecturer in Philosophy? The beauty of Peradeniya lingers on not withstanding Aboobucker Esqr!

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    If it managed to act in such a spectacular manner in Sri Lanka, it’s because the Intelligence services were turned entirely towards the Hindu minority, and were not paying attention to the Muslims. It is perhaps also because these services had been trained by London and Tel-Aviv, or perhaps because of the opposition between the President of the Republic, Maithripala Sirisena, and the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, which hindered the circulation of the intelligence.

    Sri Lanka is particularly vulnerable because it imagines that it is too refined to be able to produce such bestiality. This is wrong – the country still has not thrown light on the way in which more than 2,000 Tigers of Tamil were executed in 2009, although they had been defeated and had surrendered. But every time we refuse to look clearly at our own crimes, we expose ourselves to the danger of committing new crimes because we believe that we are more civilised than the others.

    In any case, the horrors in the Congo and Sri Lanka demonstrate that the jihadists will not disarm, and that the Western powers will continue to use them outside of the Greater Middle East.

    Thierry Meyssan
    Translation
    Pete Kimberley

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    This fellow being a lecturer does not what is Wahabism. This word was coined by a European and promoted so there will be splits among followers. Who is Ibn Wahab? He was just an educated ordinary man like you and me but when he saw the innovations and un-Islamic practices that were taking roots, with the influence of the rulers he eradicated those and preached Islam in its purest form. During his days saint worshipping promoted and there were many tombs of saint which they got hold of and made the people fools by making false conception like getting healed, getting wealth etc. etc. if you visit the tomb and request from the saint purely to fill the till there and make money. Now everybody knows a dead and gone person cannot give anything to the living. So what can these tombs give. Now see how much money the Muftis of this Dewatagaha mosque make. They are living a rich life making us fools. I heard Indian Ajmeer Dargha makes billion of rupees since good majority for Non-Muslim too visit there. So like an expanding business these will expand and only people are fools believing and spending money there. Islam says Allah is supreme without any partners and worship only him. If you don’t believe this you are not a Muslim. Only those promoting Wahabism can clean SL Muslims to be a pure Muslim.

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      ralli hamid,

      Abdul Wahhab originated from Najd of Saudi Arabia, and according to the Hadith of Najd, Prophet Mohamed presciently predicted that the Horn of Satan, will come from Najd. They are called Wahhabies, followers of Satan, Iblis.

      Abdul Wahhabis Own Brother, Imam Sulaymaniyah Ibn Abdul Wahhab (d. 1299 AH) wrote a book, The Divine Lightning, exposing the Satanic Ideology of Wahhabism. ISBN:978-1-926635-52-1.

      Can you comment on going around the Kabba, 7 times , why 7 times, the pagan practice, will do fit the Muslims? Is that the concession given to the Qureshi tribe to win over them , so that they can retain the pagan pilgrimage business? Christmas is celebrated on Dec 25th, because the Church adopted the pagan Winter solstice celebrations , and Jesus was not born in December, but at s different time.

      Is the Earth spread out like a carpet? It was for the inhabitants of Arabia in the 7th Century. So, it makes it easy to get the direction of prayer in a spherical world, and those who fast. Forget about those living in the Arctic circle. They can’t fast. If they follow the rules, they die. What did Abdul Wahabi say about the above?

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        Amarasiri

        Hadith of Najd did not predict Wahab but the rise of Shiaism. Wahab did not bring any innovation to Prophet Muhammed’s revealations or Hadith. Wahab was fighting the Muslim to follow only what Muhammed’s revealed and Hadith. Well documented history of Islam and Prophet is there. Don’t try to twist here and only ignorant will follow you. What Muslims doing is in respect of Abraham or Ibrahim. Whether you are in North pole or South there is a direction to Kabba and if you follow that direction is enough. Whatever direction you look earth will appear flat unless you reach space. Fasting is not relative to direction so you can fast wherever you are.

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      Why cant the Wahabis like yourself keep their noses out of other people’s business? Let others believe what they want to believe. What concern is it of yours? You then take the law (Shariah) into your own hands and go blowing up all those who’s beliefs you don’t endorse. That is what we call Wahabism. A Moslem who is unable to live and let live. It is just a matter of time before the rest of the world says “to hell with this. We are not prepared to sit and die”. ….. Just a matter of time.

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        dingiri or dingiri Banda? As the name suggest you are a brainless fool. I am not poking my nose on other peoples business but correcting misconception they have about Wahab. Wahab said to follow only Quran and Hadith and not go for innovations like tomb worshipping, celebration etc. Anybody not following this is not following Islam but Satanism.

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    I am able to understand what the author wants to say. It is not necessary that an academic has to use an academic style of writing in these pages.

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    Dear Writer Is Islamism religion or military doctrine ??????????? If it is a religion There can not be lots of ism in it. If final goal is to make whole world adhere to Allah followers have rights to choose ways and means to achieve that. That is the main cause of those brutalities. I think this so called religion or military doctrine should be banned if we want to have peaceful society within Sri Lanka. Koran basic literature of Islamism is guiding document of Islamic terrorism. That should be outlawed first.It says the other religion worshipers or non believers are vile animals ( 8:55). That means if killed in halal way believers can consume human flash even That was what ISIS did to foreign journalists bodies. I heard lanken Muslims joined ISIS demand heart of journalists killed for their consumption. Is it true ??? I do not know why our Authorities still keep Islamism as one of official religion here. In near future Muslims gang may start killing our school children & start consuming their heart if this trend continue.. .

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      Ranjith(SPRRW) just because you are jealous and hate Islam do not write nonsense here, be sensible. Oh I forgot you all are born out of animal the lion. So you will have only beastly brain. Do you know recently they carried out a survey to find out which book in the world best and taking first place. Quran became first. So if the selectors were donkeys like you this would have not happened. See your last two lines. Will a civilized and intelligent person write like that? Only those having cannibal’s blood will write like that.

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        Ha….ha……….ha…………….ha………………………….ha………………………ha…………………………………………….If you can confirm your pet ISIS did not kill journalist in Halal way and did not eat their flash say it. I am quoting very reliable source. Likewise can you say your ISIS pets will not kill our school kids in halal way & will not consume their hearts ???? Truth may hurt but realities has to be faced.

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          You must be a cannibal. A civilized person will not write about eating another human being. The readers here will gauge your brain.

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    Dear Ranjith,

    Weber did you to think learn exactly the way the Jihadists think. Killing and eating their body parts. Scary isn’t it?

    If Ranjith can think all these inhuman things then think about the Jihadists who are busy thinking new
    ways or inventing new methods of killing innocent like Ranjith more and more scary.

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      I am quoting actual incidents took placed in Syria as per the information I received from my friends..if you have real facts deny them. No issue at all. Inhuman…….ha…….ha……..ha…………ha…..Ask your almighty to absorb back your so called revelation or verses in your holy book koran read its 8:55 verse and tell me meaning of it.

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    what a poor article is this ? Why CT has gone this low level. Soon people will stop reading it.

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    Only one thing matters for evolution, reproductive success, over tens and thousands of years if a trait causes a group to die before they reproduce that group will disappear eventually, similarly if a trait causes a group to be exceptionally successful in reproduction that group and that trait will survive. I do not believe Whabism has a real evolutionary effect. Although a certain trait may cause fanatism, most fanatics reproduce and pass that hypothetical trait to the progeny before they commit suicidal acts, so in that context if there is such a genetic trait/s that causes fanatism which leads to extremism and terrorism that trait will still survive.

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      wannihami:-
      You say that “if a trait causes a group to be exceptionally successful in reproduction that group and that trait will survive”

      The Trait in question in question seems to be Blind Faith in Wahabism!

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    Theirs not to reason why (about the survival of the fittest)
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    Theirs but to Do and Die
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    Into the Zenith of Egotism; into the Jaws of Hell
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    Rode the Jihadists!
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    Christ have Mercy.

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    On the path of evolution Muslims have to do some catching up.

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      When their lands parched up into desert about 23-thousand years ago, all Arabic happy-intellect was forced to turn inwards.
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      Forced to live in tents in the midst of parched deserts, the only avenue for art was in the poetic and vocal form.
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      Coming out of the desert was an assault on the senses.
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      The mind focused and focused and it evolved into singularity. In the fullness of time, it finally burst to release such pent-up intellect that all who heard it were thunder-struck and awed.
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      Yet the mind was a good one. For after the jihadi carnage on all that it perceived as unnatural, did the realization dawn of their actual God-given intrinsic artistic values.
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      Hence the prophet gave his final scripture : That churches and their artifacts be preserved and protected.
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      This final form is the purest form of Islam.

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