It's all a matter of perception and delusion that at times can come across as the absolute truth for some when they are brainwashed day in, day out by cleverly worded emotional rousing speeches by those who themselves imagine their self’s to be the saviors of this world.
There are many cases around us where such delusional individuals have come up with grandiose plans and visions for themselves and in doing so, inadvertently drag hundreds of thousands if not millions of the clueless ones with them to the land of the lost causes.
Take the deviant Al-Arqam Sect for the matter. They started out with good intentions to lead the wayward amongst the Malaysian Muslims back to the true path of Allah the Almighty and the Sunnah of the Final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.
Ustaz Haji Ashaari Muhammad was a religious teacher. His delusional claims to be the ‘Chosen One’ to lead the wayward Muslims of the Last Ages here in
I don't have to reinvent the wheel here by rewriting what's already common knowledge as to the history of the now banned Al-Arqam sect as there are many sources for you to read up about them online.
One of them which exposes the sect to be nothing but a deviant movement is here. All relevant fatwa's banning the deviant sect is there. You can download the fatwa's from there.
The Al-Arqam (now Rufaqa ) movement attempts to take over the Malaysian Government by way of a popular uprising against the ruling BN coalition but have discovered again and again that such uprisings will never happen here in this 'tidak apathy' stricken nation!
Malaysians are just not passionate about anything.
This is probably due to the fact that the majority of the Malays are very docile accommodating beings who seldom get riled up to do anything against anyone because of their natural inclinations to live and let live.
So, Al-Arqam got itself banned when it got too big for its breeches so to speak in 1994.
Ashaari and his top followers were bundled off to a rehabilitation centre where they pretended to repent and make confessions that they admit being deviant and all that.
The reality is that deviant sects are just like the proverbial lallang @ roadside elephant grass. No matter if you burn them to the ground, they will prop up again and grow back with a vengeance!
Al-Arqam resurfaced as the repentant and purely business oriented organizational network labeling itself as the Rufaqa Corporation.
Even I got fooled into thinking that the deviants have truly repented but I did have my reservations about endorsing them in full, even then.
As I feared, the Al-Arqam folks have not repented in total, not just yet. They are too far gone to be able to reverse their deviant spiritual ego trip!
Different mode of attires and appearances but same old beliefs and wayward creed.
I guess that the Aurad Muhammadiah doctrine has been so deeply infused into their DNA that they will remain as diehard Ashaari followers even if the Abuya breathes his last one of these days?
I figure that you know who are the diehard Al-Arqam members just by looking at the photo here?
No more serbans but a unique banded songkok and normal Baju Melayu's to complete the total makeover.
These charming young followers of Ashaari weren't born yet when Al-Arqam reached its peak of influence back in the 80's but here they are all looking so pretty and colorful.
These are the members of the Mawaddah all female nasyid group of 'Rufaqa Corporation'.
Good natured young women but destined to be taken for a ride to be amongst the numbers of the polygamous Al-Arqam movement now rebranded as Rufaqa Corporation.
Guess you can't eliminate Al-Arqam in total, eh?
Well, the rest is history and we all know that only those who are either too obsessed with Ashaari's ideals will follow him blindly no matter where he takes them?
Do your comparative read up on them here, here, here and here.
Just be advised that you must take precautions against believing any of their teachings as they are so cleverly designed to draw the ignorants ones deep into their midst without the fools realizing that end result!
There is also another innovative concept introduced to the Islamic world by none other than our present Imam Hadhari.
These Last Ages are surely interesting to see so many 'false prophets' crop up exactly as Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam prophesied.
That is another topic to be written and exposed to be what it is, soon. Insya Allah.