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It is most unfortunate that Sufees will disrespect and malign Islam for the sake of stories. At some point Sufees must realise that there are Muslims first and Sufees second.
Believing this story implies that Islam lets:
This is EXACTLY what the Western media portrays Islam to be, senseless stupid barbaric people.
The Islam of Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) on the other hand instructs to avoid oppression, has a system of Courts and Qadhi who will follow due process and instructs Qadhi to avoid criminal punishment as soon as their is some doubt.
The practise of Islam is EXCAT OPPOSITE to what the Western mind and this story portrays:
ادْرَؤوا الحُدُودَ بالشُّبُهاتِ
Ward off hadd punishments by means of doubts (i.e., do not carry out hadd punishments if there is any doubt).
There is consensus of all 4 Madhabs on this principle.
If an Ulama organisation of South Africa wishes to indulge in Sufi stories they should have put a footnote that the events in this story are against the principles of Islam.
Most English speaking readers of this forum may not any clue on how Criminal Justice system of Islam works and may actually believe that under Shariah Police can beat up people and then chop off limbs!
Isn't this what ISIS is doing? Rounding people up, beating them up and then chopping off limbs, burning/killing them?
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.