Mon, 15 Aug 1994

Pomposity (2)

From Republika

The issue of the Arqam movement which has been in the news for some time, has drawn a number of comments from the society.

Obviously each comment is based on different argument.

I am not particularly interested in the Arqam's teachings, but judging their way of life, I cannot help but to respect them.

Therefore, I am particularly amazed by K.H. Hasan Basri's comments on the Arqam group. He apparently underestimated the Arqam people and thus did not want to hold a dialog with them.

And the fact that he thought he was far more Islamic than the Arqam is sheer arrogance.