foreign scholars

Discussion in 'Bickering' started by Aqdas, Oct 17, 2014.

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  1. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    that's maybe why they find so much time to be over here so much!
  2. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    I did write the other one in the post but forgot to paste it: ghar ki murghi daal baraabar
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  3. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    door ke Dhol suhaney
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  4. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    I get the feeling that here in the UK, there's a mentality that just because a scholar is foreign, he is a celebrity and very famous.

    I've been told some of the 'celebrity' scholars who turn up on our shores periodically are largely unknown in their own lands.

    this rant isn't out of thin air. a guy said to me about a renowned indian scholar [and his own pir!] that, "he has no influence" but for an arab scholar who comes here often, I think he thinks that he's much more influential.

    firstly, being influential isn't the mark of being on truth anyway.

    secondly, influence has to be measured across the board. the arab, Anglophone scholar will pack out ghamkol sharif and his murids will go away telling everyone of the fact. whereas, an indian scholar already based in the UK may not even get 200 heads.

    conversely, the arab Anglophone in india won't get many but the same indian scholar will easily get 50,000.

    so young murids who've recently joined a tariqa mustn't look down upon other scholars for this reason.

    I just wanted to mention this is I feel scholars are being wrongly measured.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014
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