email@example.com wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>…
>What if … this is not a new phenomenon, but there is a lot more > in Islam (and in particular the Sufi type) which really > comes Christian source, even though Muslims have a hard > time acknowledging it?
This Orientalist fiction of Islam, sufism, the Qur’an, the Prophet etc. as Christian outgrowths is the swan song of missionaries. It reads like a dismissal, but is actually a petition for acceptance: You are so much like us! Can’t we be a bit like you? It seems to stem from a psychological need to (a) remain on familiar ground, (b) reassure oneself with delusions of spiritual paternity and (c) stifle a hidden thirst to accept Islam as the one true Religion.
© 2012 As-Sunnah Foundation of America