Certainty is not necessarily with the many.
Truth is not necessarily confined to the majority.
And I believe that the consensus of the learned
Does not contradict this, ergo;
If a bad idea is followed by 1 billion men,
It is still a bad idea,
If a good idea is practiced by just one man instead of 1 billion men,
It is still a good idea.
Not Political - Generally, I think that the Sufis of all shade and colour are not political. At least not in the ordinary sense of the word.
Not Electable - If politics is about being popular and getting elected to office, then it is certainly not a particularly spiritual pastime. Although there are of course important exceptions to the rule.
Who cares about your Ideology? - Sufis observe and they cringe from the extremes of ALL political ideologies and religions. Because Sufis are actually students of the human soul and its internal conflict with the ego. Who cares about a man's ideology when they see human action as either being motivated by the heart or the ego?
God does not work in a Committee - A committee, conference or seminar will not bring the Caliphate into existence. Nor any ad hoc working group of any organization of God-botherers. Despite their best of intentions, a broad-based Caliphate movement will not lay the egg of the Caliphate. God kinda likes to decide these things Himself actually. You would think that people who espouse deep affection for God and the Caliphate can accept this readily. But I understand the reticence of people after investing time and resources into the cause of 'creating' a New Caliphate.
A Proclamation, not a Consensus - The Caliph of Islam, Commander of the Believers, Shadow of God on Earth was recently reveiled to be King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The proclaimer, an old Shaykh in Lefke, Cyprus then called upon the scholars of Islam the world over to confirm the proclamation.
It all begins this way if you look at God's previous handiwork. With one man - our common great-grandfather, Adam. Right up to the Seal of the Prophets, Muhammad ibn Abdullah (pbuh) of Mecca. Of course through out all the lineage of the Prophets, there would be a smattering little groups of people in-the-know. But theirs is to maintain the knowledge and await the arrival of the particular prophet. They did not sit around with the like-minded and concluded, "Hey, guys! We need to make a Prophetdom, or a Caliphate!" Like the wise sages of old, they submitted to the trials and tribulation of their time and prayed for Divine Grace, in whatever form it may come. Because really, if they start thinking on their own accord and 'deciding' things, who is then the Lord and who is the servant?
When news of the New Caliph reached our friends, they were gratified and happy. Not because they think that finally, the Great Islamic Revival has come! Not because they think that finally, Islam will rise above and take its rightful place in leading the World! Nothing of this sort. They were just happy that God and the Prophet loves us and has not forsaken us. They understand the importance of detaching themselves from the distractions of geo-politics. However this will play out, only God knows... but today for the first time in almost 100 years there is a living breathing Caliph of Islam. And that is enough really.
Thank you for coming by, sunshine.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way.