19 codes for Code 19 cult
Apr 24, 06 2:19pm
I would like to propose the following statement as a proposition concerning an inquiry into the ‘bamboozling of the paroxysm of the Anti-Hadis cult’ as recently mentioned in two letters (Azly Rahman’s paroxysm troubling) and (Azly out to bamboozle) concerning my article on the roaming of this idea in cyberspace.
I am sure many may wish to comment on it:
“While Muhammad the prophet of Islam build and empire of faith and opened doors to human liberation, members of the post-modern industrial tribe of the McDonaldising Anti-Sunnah cultish group build a windowless prison house of linguistic incoherencies, locked themselves in the glass-bubble and argued endlessly who should swallow the key”.
I invite scholars in this field to contribute intellectually in whatever forum they wish to engage in, concerning the debate on the ‘pro-Hadis versus anti-Hadis, pro-Quran versus anti-Quran’ problematique. I think it will be a great exercise in dialogical thinking. Only a kaleidoscopic view of this issue will help the younger generation of Muslims to understand some of the major fundamental flaws of the work of the Anti-Hadis cult, which has mutated like a Mandelbrott set.
Much of the arguments that have been produced by this cult revolved around an internal critique of the authenticity of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), without a clear understanding of the theories that inform what linguists might call, “orality and literacy” and a cluster of major paradigms of thinking about religion, philosophy, and science as these attempt to explain human spiritual experience.
I maintain, as in my previous article that members of this cult are actually “a band of careless touch-and-go thinkers” who do not yet have a comprehensive view of the complexity of the relationship between the Quraan and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) let alone have a good grasp of the latest theories surrounding new areas of understanding of the religion of Islam."
19 codes to explore
I suggest those interested in the debate look “grand theorizing” and “codes” in order to have a sustained dialogue not only on the internal complexities of the debate but also, to look at the semiotic dimension of the debate. These are, I maintained, not merely big words to bamboozle the readers, nor are they “tongue twisters” or tsunamical terms” but current perspectives into looking at a particular phenomena.
Twenty years after the phenomena of the emergence of the “Code 19 Anti-Hadis” cult, transplanted from an obscure masjid in Arizona, bodies of knowledge to crack this DaVinci-like code have emerged, aiding Muslims in understanding why Malaysian intellectuals studying the Quran remain good followers of this sub-altern cult. This cult is first obsessed with “mathematical truths” and next with “calling each other “messengers of Allah” when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had completed his task for humanity and warned against “false prophets”.
I hope the themes below will stimulate the brain cells of the members of this cult that is keen in exploring merely a post-Cartesian and cybernetic view of “truth verification”.
They can be conveniently tailored to needs of weekly study sessions of the highly intelligent members of this cult group:
• Orality and literacy problematique
• Genealogy of the Cult
• Psychological problematique
• Epistemological problematique
• Pattern of Existentialist thought of the Code 19 Regime of truth
• Paradigmatic poverty of this cultish movement
• Politics of identity of the cultish meovement
• Dialectics and the Mind of the Cult Members• The Structure of Mental Colonialism of the Cult
• Transcultural Flow of Anti-Hadisism and the Nature of Altered Consciousness
• Cult members as Homo Economicus and Homo Cybernetic-Spiritus
• Benchmarks of Spirituality and its relationship to the Cult of Code 19
• Muhammad (PBUH) and the Inner Journey of Humanity
• Utopianism of the Muslims the nature of the “Ummah”
• Grand Narratives versus Sub-altern problematique in the conceptualization of the debate
• The Disacknowledgement of the Possibility of Imamite Rule by the cult
• Notions of Self in Society and the quest for Spiritual Beingness
• A Vision of the Tauhidic Self Reconstructed
• Anti-Hadisism: A Recantation"
50 essay questions to answer
• What are the tenets of the Code 19 cult?
• How do they pray?
• How do they acquire their understanding of God?
• Do they know how to pray as how the majority of Muslims does?
• Where would “Muhammad” be in their prayers?
• What would be the nature of their shahadah
• How do they fast in the month of Ramadhan, give the zakat, and perform the Hajj?
• Is believing in this cult a good excuse not to follow the way the majority of Muslims perform their obligations?
• Is the belief system of this cult foundationed upon misinformed perspective altogether masked as a modern “revelation”? Why or why not?
• What is troubling with their belief system?
• What is troubling the mind of the believers of this cult?
• What is their issue with the authority of the Ulama?
• Why must we take this cult seriously if they ado not take prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH) seriously?
• Is this a ploy to erode one’s reverie for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?
• Is this a conspiracy to put the best Quranic interpreter on the spiritual pedestal, amongst the cult members?
• Can a good Muslim be a believer in the Quraan only and not in the Sunnah/Hadis of the prophet?
• Where would the source of practice and ethics as Muslim be derived from if they are not from the Sunnah too - would they be freewheelingly invented by the members of this cult?
• Who help their potentially feeble mind interpret the Quraan?
• What research methodologies inspire the way members of this banned cult understand the Quran?
• Do they believe in Muhammad as the last prophet? Why or why not?
• What problems do they have in honoring the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?
• Are the Grand Teachers (Mahagurus) of this cult more superior to Prophet Muhammad?
• Is the life of the prophet of Islam too difficult for the cultish group to learn from?
• Why are members of this cult group shying away from honoring the prophet? Do they believe in prophets that came after Muhammad (PBUH)?
• Do they really understand the struggles of Prophet Muhammad?
• Are members of this cultish group clear-headed enough to understand the concepts of the “historical” and “symbolic” Muhammad?
• Is the mind of this cult group controlled by the cult of blind reasoning?
• Can reason alone be trusted as a source of knowledge? • Are they rejecting the Hadis merely as a reason to be blind deviants?
• Are they trapped in their own logic bubble or in the language game created by others?• Do their interpretations make sense?
• Are grand masters and interpretation workers of this cult massaging their data to fit their “boxed-set” worldview?
• By rejecting the Hadis, are they actually mentally fatigue to venture into other realms of creativity?
• Are they merely followers of the teachings of a Hungarian Jewish scholar?
• Are they believers of the Islamic numerology of Rashad Khalifa (Code 19).
• Is Code 19 that profound of a revelation - or is it merely a good yet disputable conclusion to a finding of years of data crunching job? Will a better computer yield or speak a “better truth”?
• Can this group be classified as a similar genre to that of Ayah Pinn-ism or any other cult groups that do not make much spiritual sense?
• Is their poor understanding of the science hermeneutics and heuristics a reason to be cultish?
• Is there a spiritual dimension in the doctrine of this Anti-Hadis cult group?
• Who invented the word “Quranist”? Is there a Quranist-Muslim and a non-Quranist Muslim then? Or a Quranist and non-Hadis Muslim as opposed to say, a Quranist-Hadiist Muslim? What does all these mean?
• How many permutations does a believer need in order to view the spiritual world as a “shopping mall”?
• If this cult thinks that the Quran is for everyone and anyone can interpret the Quraan, then and an agnostic and an atheist and a Communist can interpret the Quraan and have it used by the Anti-Hadis cult?
• How many versions of the Quraan will the Anti-Hadis Quranist cult have then, say a hundred years from now?
• In 300 years time, who will these “Quranist” scholars deploy worldwide as scribes to collect the sayings/sunnah/hadis of the Grand Master/Maha Guru of the Anti-Hadis cult, whoever he/she may be?
• Will there still be an issue of authenticity in the chain of narrations (isnad) of he body of work produced by this cult?• How will the Internet, with its possibility to ‘cut and paste verses’ impact the authenticity of the texts produced by Grand Masters of this Code 19 cult?
• How is the emergence of this cult a phenomena of urban-religious myth making and how is it a result of the impact of cybernetic philosophy on the mind of the struggling soul searcher?
• Cui bono? Or ‘who benefits’ from the existence of this cult?
• How is this cult another form of “post-industrial” tribalism?"
My hope as a student
As a student of transcultural philosophies, I am very interested in reading what the programme of study is for I have outlined above would yield. I hope to read the responses in forums in cyberspace.