Old Roads: Martyn Smith on From the Two Holy Sanctuaries

March 2, 2007

A review of Shaikh Gibril’s Hajjnama, From the Two Holy Sanctuaries.

It is interesting to read this thumbnail sketch of the channels of “disinformation” that are open for Wahhabi teaching: short pep talks in the mosque, hour long talks after evening prayer, audio cassettes, and free handbooks. It is a list of the kinds of informal methods of mass communication that pass under our radar screens.. literature that does not make it into any library and speeches that are not recorded or broadcast anywhere.

I imagine Shaikh Gibril might appreciate the blog’s name:

The name Old Roads came from Jeremiah 6.16:

Stand at the crossroads, and look,
and ask for the old roads,
where the good way lies; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.

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