"I personally have views that run against
all of the orthodox schools of law on the status of women, on the court
testimony of non-muslims, on the law of apostasy....I don't accept the
condemnation of Salman Rushdie. There are moral injunctions of how women and men
should dress, but that is not part of the law."
Hasan Turabi in "Foreign Affairs", p.53-55.
The brief excerpts from Milton Viorst's interview with
Turabi are enough to make any sincere Muslim's stomach Squirm.
The man is careful, precise and wise in his choice of
words, which is precisely how he has managed to dupe many millions of Muslims
into trusting him in his quest to define and outline an Islam 'Fit for the
Just to clarify, he has stated his denial of the 'Hud' on the
Murtad (Capital Punishment), something he re-affirms here. Oh, by the way,
Shari'ah gives us LAWS not moral principles. It's not immoral to walk around
one's Awra, it is HARAM, as in a LEGISLATIVE injunction prohibiting it.
Now I realize that some from among us have an irrational
attatchment to the man, and I have read the replies of some brothers asking me
my vicious attack on Turabi's thoughts. Further, I realize that the above quotations may not be quite enough to label
him Ummah's enemy No. 1. So, I have pulled out a handfull (believe me there's
tons more where this came from)of qoutes and refernces from HIS own book "Tajdeed Usul Al Fiqh Al Islamiyyah" (Redefining/modernizing the Usul ul Fiqh Al Islamiyyah).
p12 "Old fiqh was influenced by greek philosophy...
This modernization must be in the roots. (usul)......In economics,
......(a number of things)... and IBADAAT"
The man is calling not only for Ijtihad in Ibadaat, but a
redefining of the Usul
used for it!!!
p 19 "We need new Ijtihad in the Ibadaat...." there he goes again !
p 20 "The Muslims are in need of new laws for
divorce and marriage and we must take advantage of what the west has to
references to sociology)"
There is a principle which states that any thing which disagrees with
Islam is Kufr. Meaning, If it disagrees with Islam, it's source is outside
of Islam, and that is what is absolutely intolerable - Referring to other
than shara' sources as the origin and base of law.
p22 "We need Usul wasi'ah for new
ie. to produce the new fiqh, we need 'Broader' usul.
p22 "We need Qiyas wasi'ah.." ie. Quran and
Sunnah are too restrictive
on the Qiyas, therefore we need to define new parameters for Qiyas.
p22 "The Sahaba's Qiyas was bounded by Greek
Oh, and his isn't shaped and directed by the kuffar at Notre Dame?
This guy is Ummah's enemy Number One. This guy is the
enemy within. He and His protege are carrying the intellectual attack on Islam
to a new front. (Ganouchi is his
protege- believe me he's even worse.)
We must keep in mind that this is just the latest phase
in the intellectual ideological attack which the kuffar, individuals and
institutions, have been waging against the mindset of the Muslims for
generations. They think that by us sipping a little poison (sugar coated) at a
time, we won't be aware
until the accumulative effects are far to strong to resist.
What further legitimizes the Turabi-esqe stance is the
availability of resources to prop up personalities and centers who espouse and
exhort turabi-esqe rhetoric to sweteen his precision oriented poison.
This guy, Turabi, has no right to lead this Ummah into
the twenty first century. He is only leading us to a west-toxified collapse into
of Bernard Lewis and his merry men.
You will not succeed, Turabi, We have many sons and
daugters who are
wise to your lies.