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No intermediaries in Islam

Reader comment on item: CAIR Instructs the Police about Islam

Submitted by David Pinto (Canada), Jun 3, 2010 at 17:41

You mention: Prayer in Islam serves as a direct link between the worshipper and God. There are no intermediaries between God and the worshipper" (p. 21). Sufis, it appears, are not welcome in CAIR.


The real problem with the "no intermediaries" part is not with the Sufis, it is with the Shi'a. Because the Shi'a venerate the 12 imams -- that is why, incidentally, the Shi'a of Iran are known as Twelvers -- there is an unconscious tendency after a while to, well, elevate the 12 imams. That is, IMHO, one of the reasons -- there are others -- for the state of tension between Sunni and Shi'a.


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