#antiprotip series includes existing patterns or behavior that need to be avoided. If you find yourself inclining towards any of these things, please reconsider.
#antiprotipHarm to others is trumped by serious profits in pockets.
#antiprotipTake the quick road to mastery by declaring irrelevant all you don’t already know.
#antiprotipWant your subjects to do something they aren’t already? Declare it illegal.
#antiprotip“Dear Allah: You’re just a tool to gain power & authority over the Muslim masses & to submit them to our will.—The Party”
#antiprotipSince you can’t challenge a verse’s authenticity, declare it a misunderstood parable with you as its oracle of truth.
#antiprotipWhen picking a parking spot, always take the one that reduces the most options available to other drivers: maximize blockage
#antiprotipdemand tawakkul from others while keeping tawaakul for yourself.
#antiprotipIf at first you don’t succeed, lie, lie again.
#antiprotipFirst get them to reduce the Shari’ah to matters of consensus, and then pull the “no consensus on consensus” card.
#antiprotipIt is said that sincerity is when public & private actions match—not that offline and online behavior match.
#antiprotipRevile Muslims who disagree with you as misguided enemies of truth; embrace non-Muslims as partners in Truth Faith.
#antiprotipThe only true, valid test of principles, methods & paradigms is whether they arrive at your conclusion.
#antiprotipWhat we do is ijtihad; what they do is pure guesswork & wishful thinking.
#antiprotipThe possibility that a Muslim might be doing something questionable justifies ignoring our own abominations.
#antiprotipThere is no such thing as a legitimate difference of opinion. Everyone else is willfully misguided.
#antiprotipProhibitions of the tongue are of the tongue—not the fingers! All are fine online so long as you’re just typing!
#antiprotipYour success is from you & your failings from circumstances. Their success is from circumstances & failings from themselves.
#antiprotipIgnorance is a sin; so you never have to admit it, just say anything and add “…but there are differences of opinion on this”
#antiprotipBlame Islam and ulema for everything: even for the failing of individuals that contradict well-known, core teachings.
#antiprotipWhen they engage modernity, say they’re unfaithful to tradition; when they use tradition, say they’re antimodern & backward.
#antiprotipAlways blame it on the ulema.
#antiprotipDeep understanding of Arabic and reading classic texts are less important than narrative-building & creative writing skills.
#antiprotipWhy change yourself when you can lobby & campaign to change Islam?
#antiprotipA few years at the academy & a single dissertation make me master of all who spent lifetimes & wrote encyclopedias.
#antiprotipChanging times always justifies relaxing laws; changing times never justify increasing structure.
#antiprotipInvoke respect for differences of opinions to secure your voice when minority;parade defeated straw men to deny them theirs.
#antiprotipInvoke subjective & relative truth to secure your voice; invoke objective & absolute to deny them theirs.
#antiprotipApologize or deny; good PR is more important than presenting & defending inconvenient or unpopular truths.
#antiprotipYour iman should increase and decrease commensurate with Islam’s geopolitical dominance.
#antiprotipDisagreement with the values of the dominant culture is an indicator of hadith fabrication, weak evidence, bad use of usul.
#antiprotipAlways remember that it’s “Brother Christian” but never “Brother Salafi” or “Brother Sufi”.
#antiprotipDaily rituals and awrad are for mere commoners. And you are no mere commoner.
#antiprotipBrotherhood: I’ve got your back while you’re getting me in mine.
#antiprotipWho needs usul al-fiqh when we can just do a market survey and give people what they want?
#antiprotipDon’t let things like criteria of reporting & witnessing complicate & hamper your gathering of information.
#antiprotipDon’t let things like the science of reports (mustalah al-hadith) get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.