I'm defending Islam
What do you defend dear debunker? I would like to know if you don't mind. If you should say you came not to defend Muslims, can I assume it is to bury them?
(freed from the of the power of the scholars).
Is it any existing version or are you for reinventing one?
I am asking this because it is evident from your posts that you are in quest of spirituality. The same thing that paved the way for a sect called Sufism in Islam. Sufism has quite a little or almost nothing to do with the real, unadulterated Islam. The doctrinaire of this Arabian cult never confers with the elemental spiritualistic podium of Sufism which is set to get to the length of disagreeing the accepted norm (or call it) essential facet of Islam. Sufis (mostly) reject the external means of Jihad to resign to its passive version of internal struggle. Many existing religious ideas have helped in the formation of this entrancing code of struggle within, like the influence of Zoroastrian fundamental concept of right and wrong is undeniably evident in this very notion of Jihad-within. However, Sufism helped Islam to sustain as an ideology by recompensing what Islam originally lacked and what human beings began to ask for. Constituting some rituals shrewdly designed to structure a political bunch, well organized to fight round the clock, Islam was (is) nothing short of a materialistic ideology. When it was almost to meet the inevitable fate of such notions past the history, Sufism emerged from within as a redeemer. The quest for spiritual satisfaction of beings blessed with the power of conscience has its roots in the pre-historic animists suggesting the fact, worldly pleasures seldom withstands or further beyond a limit.
This is to say, what we call sentiments, the exalted human emotions such as love, compassion, mercy all are strictly compressed in Islam. Music has colossal power to arouse one’s sentiments. Poetry is also the same. Muhammad abhorred both these because to consort to sentiments was the last thing he wanted his followers to be. Clever enough, he sensed the danger of music and poetry possessed and effectively kept them in check.
But, humanity is still far beyond this Arabian nomad. Wherever human beings survive; do their means of sentiments too. Since, lacking this essential element of a human being, Muhammad failed but both music and poetry survived.
So, Muhammad fails Mozart and Shakespeare.