Why Hard Core Cults members cannot break up and revert so easily to their senses? Please refer to my article posted at this website – “Cults in the making ” which explains adequately the subject matter.
The Yusuf Cult Hard Core Members or this new Deviant group obviously are also going through the same process as observed – It takes a very strong commitment and understanding of religion to recover from the spell they have been living and enjoying for so long – Obviously, If they had the right knowledge of the fundamental issues of Islam and status of Prophet Muhammad (sav) of desired level they would not have been entrapped or gone astray – It is the surface and shallow knowledge and the fascination impregnated by their leader , Peer o Murshid and via self suggestion that they are the Chosen ones for a great cause will keep them going with the same distorted belief and they will not like to come out from this dream or illusion. It works almost like being in Disney Wonder Land. I have come across many Cult leaders and members like this who like to promote a new version of Islam which in it’s essence had or has many ideologies other than Islam hence to me it appeared as Mushakkal Islam i.e. a Charbah of Islam mixed with self driven aspirations and wishful thinking supported by external and internal forces in the vested interest.
If such a group is approached to rectify themselves, they would normally react by criticizing all institutions, religious schools, negate all evidences of immoral and illogical behavior because that is the only way they can console themselves to be different and thinking right – They have to feel special. This is their psychological need to survive – Accepting the reality and Truth will be like Self Denial to them and loss of their identity & integrity.
It is the loss of their mental balance that they will appear Arrogant, Hysterical but they would still consider themselves a Savior of the nation and proclaim the same by using beautiful quotations of famous Poets, Writers, Historians, Warriors, Leaders and Prophets. – They will capitalize on others words and slogans because this is the only way they will hide their true faces and make people feel that they also belong to a group of Thinkers and a person or a group which will bring a Revolution and Change in the Society or in a Country.
It is also to be noted that, such group at time do also bring some change with a smaller group of people and at a smaller scale but the affect is not long lasting simply because the divine blessings are not with them, this is what the history of the growth of human civilization has proven time and again.
How ever , life is a struggle by itself and there has to be a useful purpose of living and those who are conscious of their responsibility entrusted upon by Allah ( swt ) have to face the consequences. Allah ( swt ) may bless those who are spending their time and energy against all evils to establish HIS sovereignty on this earth.
Sateezah kaar raha hai azal sey taa am-roaz
Chiraagh e Mustafawee sey sharar e bu Lahabi
And let this struggle be selfless and purely for the sake of Allah ( swt ) and for Hurmatey Rasool ( sav ) , His most beloved One – the biggest Fazal Allah ( swt ) has bestowed upon mankind and Jinns and the ultimate Rahama ( kindness & Mercy ) to the entire universe – The real positive change will only come once we emancipate ourselves from all superstitions & evil temptations , trust Allah ( swt ) and follow the guidelines of Rasool ( sav ) and work to establish the socio economic justice in the society. We need to establish a system and inculcate the discipline within ourselves for a better future. We all must understand the basics that nothing belongs to any but Allah ( swt ) and the role of Human being is nothing but of a Trustee to all the bounties provided by Allah ( swt ) , therefore let us be watchful and careful as at the end of the day we are all accountable to Allah ( swt ).
Author: Hesham A Syed