I refer to the letter True Islam Hadhari the only way forward.
Cutting to the chase, whilst I agree with some of the points written, I disagree with the ones below.
Quote: 'Our Islamic teachers were brainwashed by the Wahhabi movement with hateful and fascistic Islamic interpretations.' Unquote.
Firstly, in my opinion, from what little research I have made, I have not found any evidence for the concept 'Wahabism' or of Muhammad Abdul Wahab himself having claimed it. I request the writer's help on the reference if he be so kind.
Secondly, in my opinion, I feel Muslims run the risk of 'similiarising' themselves as history has recorded for some faiths. I guess 'Hadhari' Muslims who agree to the idea of 'Wahabism' or 'Muhammadenism' will run themselves open to the label of 'Hadharism' or in time, probably be called a 'Hadharee' instead of just a Muslim.
Having said the above, I believe, as most progressive Muslims believe, that Islam is one. There are differences of opinion and most progressive Muslims respect that. After all, agreement and disagreement within bounds is how knowledge proceeds.
Islam has been recorded in history as a dynamic religion. However, what comes with it was, and probably still is, its dynamic politics. From which, in a nutshell, I understand arose the many dimensions of Islam. With the many dimensions, naturally came the many names.
Also, may I request, as quoted in the same letter the reference for Islam Hadhari's modern-day ulama. I thank the writer in advance for assisting me in my understanding.