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This factor, which was the main reason for the erroneous epithet “devilworshippers” being applied to the Yezidis, is more evidence of the Islamic mystical roots of this sect. Such apologia for, or rehabilitation of, Satan (and among the Yezidis there is even a taboo on this word) is typical of early Sufis, who consider Eblis (the Devil) more monotheistic than God.
Such is Mansur al-Hall„j, who (like Ahmad al-Ghaz„li) appealed to learn tawhid (monotheism) from Satan (cf. also ‘Ayn al-Qoz„t Hamad„ni, who emphasized that “not everyone can fathom that both Eblis and Mohammad claim to be guides on the Path. Eblis guides one away from God. God appointed Eblis the gatekeeper of His court, saying to him: ‘My lover, because of the jealousy-in-love that you have for me, do not let strangers approach me’” [‘Ayn al-Qoz„t Hamadani, apud WILSON 1989-90, 45]).
Originally posted by VelvetSplash
Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by Dr Cosma
Perhaps its a performance art piece?
I'm doing an interpretive dance right now in reply to this thread.