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Old 09.01.2015, 11:46
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Well that is partly my point. Who is judging Saudi Arabia, by what measure and value system? Who is judging their practice of Islam, and who is to say it isn't Islam?

The House of Saud comes from the Emir of Mecca. Is there or was there someone more rightfully in that place? If its wrong, where did it go wrong? And again, who is judging?
AFAIK, Mohammed never appointed a succesor or provided directions over who was to lead his religion or clarify points of doubt after his death.

Thus no Muslim has through reasons of location or bloodline any greater claim to posess the "true Islam" than any other.

In Christianity, at least Jesus did appoint Saint Peter as his successor, although what happened after that is more contentious as the Catholic Church claims this authority has continued to pass from one pope to the next to this day, whereas the protestants claim it expired with Peter's death and that pronouncements of later popes are thus of no validity. The Sedecacantists say that many subsequent popes were valid but that the lineage of succesion was lost somewhere along the way and that there is thus presently no true pope.
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