Saturday, January 28, 2006

Do you want your Scot Shayken or stirred?

I recently mentioned a message for the Pope from one Shaykh Dr Abdalqadir.

It seems that the good Shaykh is a convert who
For most of his life, the sheikh went by the proper Scots name Ian Dallas.
In the 1960s, he worked as an actor and promoter, making the scene in London and Paris and hanging with Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles, and other hippie icons. Increasingly disillusioned with the counterculture, Dallas wound up in Morocco, where he met the Sufi spiritual leader Sheikh Muhammad ibn al-Habib and became a Muslim. Sheikh Muhammad had a vision: The modern revival of Islam, he believed, would come from, as he put it, "the people who pee standing" - from Westerners. Ian Dallas, now Abdalqadir, was anointed to take the lead. "Go to your land and see what will happen," Sheikh Muhammad told him, and he went.

Imdb have two entries for Ian Dallas here and here. He appears to have had only small acting success, with a high note of being cast in Fellini's 8 1/2. I guess all that hobnobbing paid off.

He has, however, had more success with Islam, and is apparently the strongest opponent of suicide terrorism in the whole of the Muslim world.

That may be, but he also has managed to upset other Islamic leaders.

According to GF Haddad, Dr Abdalqadir is a bit on the heretical side.

Even better, there is a whole site devoted to exposing the erstwhile Mr Dallas as having ties to the Nazis and Freemasons. Check out The Murabitan Files for some interesting reading. Whether this is fact or fiction, is debatable.

In my opinion, it looks like the Dr found Islam suitable to his needs at the time, and has since built himself quite a niche. With his selection of books for sale, and an annual subscription to his newsletters of 120GBP he's got something good going on.


At 4:41 PM, Blogger Newvictorian said...

Wondeful links in this post. I was entertained and educated and baffled...

Nice work!

At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

try reading some of his books...

then you may get beyond your own opinion


p.s. 120 quid for letters? some things are priceless... and free.

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GF Hadda himself is a heritic(deviator in Islam) as he claimed several times about dates of coming of Jesus as wgich were wrong.Shaykh Abdal Qadir alias Ian Dallas has been firm in his work as a sufi shaykh since he converted to islam some 40 years ago.His circle is growing all over the world.

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy who set up the Murabitun Files website tried to kill his own father in law by stabbing him repeatedly. He's crazy. His website contains absolutely meaningless nonsense. You're right, in your opinion, when you say that whether the information on the site is debatable.

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Musalman Yahya said...

The guy who wrote the Murabitun files did was not crazy. His father in law came to "fetch" his daugther, that guys wife, after the Cultist Shaykh Abdulqadir gave the "fatwa" to dissolve the marraige! Othman the Italian as he was called has since dissapeared. Wonder what happened to him???

Anyway this Shaykh is a liar. He did not really spend time with Shaykh ibn Habib. His disciples Bewly and Fadullah Haeri roamed morroco taking Muslims for tours there and concocted many contradictory stories about his supposed "origins". The guy up to this day cannot understand or speak a word of Arabic (he speaks broken french to morrocans making it look that he can converse with Arabs)
Well choreographed, "Durses", talks by the Shaykh, where he does preposterous tafsirs and the arabic content is well planned with a group of translators and hafidth reciters present, appears to the novice as "spontaneous" teaching. It is a well oiled acting career coming to the for.

His disciples have terrible and attrocious behaviour. And none of them have even given "baya" to the Worshipfull Master. "the Shaykh does not take baya," baya must be given to Amirs. How romantic. This is certainly a complete BREAK in the darqawi silsila if ever I saw one. Would ibn Habib have sanctioned such a move? Ha ha. These Amirs, like Vadilo and Reiger, themselves dont bother with bayas in most cases. So the movement is really just around populist MYTH BUILDING in the name of Ian Dallas, the Shayk of all Shayks.

At 12:11 AM, Blogger Musalman Yahya said...

The Madhouse on Castle Street:
Note the word Murabitun, which this mason used for his own movement, is based on an arabic form Ribat (castle). An what a madhouse did he not create! The madhouse on castle street IMDb entry says: "A man mysteriously locks himself in a room in a boarding house leaving only a note saying he has decided to "retire from the world". His worried sister and the other boarders then try to discover why." Ha ha again. If you have ever been with this group of Ian Dallas, you will always remain in a state of confusion and wonder. Trying to discover why or what the shaykh meant here, or there and having a myraid of Muqadims with different interptretations and Amirs with oposing interpretations running about.
It is stange that IMDb is not very reliable as a source of trivia. Mostly a spin excercise for actors written by Aliases like John Morgan (who is he) to give it a supposed legitimacy. It must have been only created post 2004, in time for Dallas book launch of "time of the Beduin". All BBC archives of these supposed enries have been convenienly deleted? Why? Othman the Italian sites have been hacked to death, even CyberUmmah and Anglefire where Othman exposed this evil sect have been put up for sale, How and why? Seems the Shaykh has influence in high places (CIA?). How safe is your blogg my China!

At 3:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Shaykh may be shaky(no pun intended) in his fataawa on Islamic issues but his political analysis is dead on target. I would suspect agent provocator activity trying to discredit him because of his devastating politcal analysis and his critique of the international system of compound debt interest which has virtually enslaved entire countries with a debt formula they can never get out of paying. Note: the international financial crisis we are in now!

At 4:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim. You all must be careful discoursing about, and particularly criticising, things you do not understand. The Shaykh is one of the very few most important men alive today and will remain thus for a very long time to come, insh'Allah. You have been clouded by the externals of things, perhaps confounded by the idea of an actor-turned-Shaykh, but Allah knows best and He knows what you do not know. Perhaps, for starters, you should read the Shaykh's books - do not rely on another's intepretation of the books for you - and pray that shaytan is not your reading guide - and if Allah wills it for you, perhaps you will understand what this man is about. But what you will 'understand' from that encounter will only be a glimmer; for still waters run (very) deep.


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