(Literally) I was this Years old, when I found-out that it’s Mahrūm/Islāmically-Prohibited to be a Lackey, a Groupie, a Dick-Rider, etc. Muhammad (Peace be upon him) stated, Word4Word, “Don’t be an Imma`ah (Lackey, Groupie, Dick-Rider, etc.).”.(at-Tirmidhī) This Hadīth/Narration is listed/cited as Hadīth# 2007 via the Musnad (Hadīth/Narration-Collection) of at-Tirmidhī. The Irony, as per my Personal Life-Experience, is that I abandoned my Allegiance to a Hizb/Religio-Sectarian Group in “2007”, C.E./1428, AH.
My Personal-Experience being an Adherent to a Hizb taught me that any/all Ahzāb/Religio-Sectarian Groups are Inherently-Similar in that:
a. All-Ahzāb lay Unwarranted/Unjustified-Claims to Religio-Monopolies/Superiority, predicated upon Islāmic-Concepts which ironically existed prior to the Revelation of The Qur’ān.
b. All-Ahzāb, in order to sustain their Survival, must rely upon (almost exclusively) al-Imma`tiyyah (Lackey/Dick-Rider Culture).
“My Imām/Leader”…”My Shaykh/Teacher”…”My Tarīqah/Path”…”My Minhāj/Methodology”…”My Madhab/Religio-Legal School”…”My `Aqīdah/Religio-Theological School”…”My Political-Party”…”My Gang”…”My Hood”…”My Clique”…”My Country”…”My City”…”My Tribe”…etc.: any/all of this literally spawns&incubates, facilitates, etc. al-Imma`tiyyah.
Why bring this up…#Anwer: the Entire-World, via the Entirety of Human-History almost, has been immersed in al-Immatiyyah, particularly/especially relative to the Revelation of The Qur’ān. There’s even Ahādīth/Narrations like those found via Abī-Dāwud, which Muhammad had stated, “Whomever imitates any People are of them.”. This Issue of al-Immatiyyah directly is addressed via that Aforementioned-Hadīth/Narration. We, as Muslims, must pay Close-Attention to the Clear&Present-Dangers of al-Imma`tiyyah, or else we will be destroyed by it, just like the Umam/Nations before us were destroyed because of it.
1442, A.H./2020, C.E