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Wahid Azal makes his debut appearance on Truth Jihad Radio discussing his critique of “Shills, Spooks, and Sufis in Service of Empire,” and the larger question of the political dimensions of religion in general and Sufi Islam in particular.

Wahid Azal (BAs, MA, BL) is a recent widower and is an independent scholar specializing in the historiography and philologies of Islamic esoteric and occult texts. He has been described as a practicing Islamic Theurgist (white sorcerer) within contemporary global occulture. He is also the foremost Western authority on the post-Islamic religion of the Bayān (Azalī Bābism) and is founder of the Fatimiya Sufi Order (a Bayānī Sufi order branching off from the Shiʿite Iranian Khāksār-Jalālī, Niʿmatullāhī-Ṣafīʿalīshahī and Qādirī orders). His personal and professional interests also include the sacramental use of entheogenic (psychoactive) plants in ritualized religious contexts throughout history, and especially in MENA, as well as indigenous cosmologies and spiritualities throughout the world. Wahid Azal stands with First Nations sovereignty movements. He is a committed eco-socialist as well as theoretician to his own political theory of Theophanocracy (where Karl Marx meets Ibn ʿArabī). He has lived in Iran, the United States, Germany and is presently residing in the east-coast of Australia. His work can be found on his academia.edu page https://independent.academia.edu/NimaAzal , on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/wahidazal , his blog http://wahidazal.blogspot.com/ and on archive.org https://archive.org/details/@wahidazal66 .

(Republished from Truth Jihad by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Islam, Religion 
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  1. Barret, such a primitive darwinist, it’s beyong believe people fall for this fraud.

  2. A Muslim whose interests include sorcery, the sacramental use of psychoactive plants, and tantric sex.

    Needless to say, he does not live in a Muslim country, where such activities are serious crimes, often carrying the death penalty.

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  3. @James N. Kennett

    Not to forget, what he’s drawn to is the simpleton’s single predestination, which he admires so much, no matter if in Hinduism, Calvinism or Islam.

  4. @James N. Kennett

    Needless to say, he does not live in a Muslim country, where such activities are serious crimes, often carrying the death penalty.

    I’ve lived in more than one Muslim country and can speak to this.

    I won’t bother to try and convince anyone here of sorcery. I’m reminded of once meeting an avowed atheist who attested to an out-of-body experience best categorized as “astral travel,” since — without ingesting, inhaling, injecting, infusing, or incorporating any substance — he “visited” a place at several hours distance to which he’d never been, then confirmed it was the same place by actually traveling there. He was convinced that there’d be a perfectly empirical explanation for it discovered in his lifetime. What he called “science” had yet to catch up to all the facts.

    Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.

    You’ll note that Azal is described as a “white sorcerer.” These individuals are typically sought out to neutralize the effect of “black magic” and would not be held criminally liable for their service — however much you think they should be.

    It’s true that, on the books, Muslim countries have stiff penalties for the possession and use of what we’d call Schedule I — and thus illegal — substances in America. Sometimes an example is made of users and dealers, though in reality, hash and other psychoactives are everywhere and very little is done to prosecute their use, provided it is discreet.

    And only in the unlikely event that one would engage in it publicly before multiple witnesses would tantric sex Islamically categorized as extramarital adultery possibly warrant a death sentence in a minority of Muslim countries.

    I’ve met expats who married Muslims, had children and lived nearly a quarter of a century overseas without learning the native tongue or having a great deal of experience with the very country of their residence. That was always baffling to me.

    Even if Azal turns you off, you should ask around before making too many assumptions.

  5. anon[182] • Disclaimer says:

    His name was Nima Hazini before he changed it. Go to town in usenet archives to see the full picture of this creature. Try Iran, Bahai forums, to start, starting back in 2000.

    This is a wanna be Alistair Crowley for “Muslims”; certified Kook; possibly also a Spook. Recently making appearances on certain media venues that now include unz.com.

    As to this ‘white’ and ‘black’ magic dichotomy, it was, is, and remains the notion of individuals that sink to the trap of “magic”.

    http://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=20&verse=69

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