2.9 Sufi Law Form
Article 93 - Amir (Emir)
The title Amir, also known as Emir is an ancient 5th Century BCE Persian term resurrected in the 8th Century by the Umayyad dynasty in exile to mean “chief, leader, ruler or monarch”. It remains one of the most popular titles defining the leaders of unelected hereditary Islamic monarchies.
The title Amir was first created under the Achaemenid Empire by King Cyrus the Great (559-530 BCE) as “Amir-I-Il” denoting the head of a tribe with traditional claims of land rights and custom in distinction to the Persian governors called “satraps”. The title was abolished by 335 BCE by Alexander the Great on his conquest of Persia.
The title Amir (Emir) was resurrected by Umayyad leader Abd al-Rahman I following the defeat of the Umayyad at the hands of the Abassid Dynasty and upon Rahman I re-establishing the remnants of the family dynasty in Córdoba (southern Spain) from 755.
While the title Amir (Emir) was resurrected by the Umayyad and then promoted by the Abassid, the title has never been a valid title of honor of Islam, nor Sufism but elitism, exclusivity and hereditary monarchy which Prophet Muhammad proclaimed is an abomination in the eyes of Allah and therefore a fundamental heresy of Islamic law.
As the title Amir (Emir) as resurrected by the Umayyad is an abomination to the memory and teachings of the founder of Islam, any Islamic leader and family who proclaim the title of Amir (Emir) must be considered the very worst of heretics of Islam and Sufism.
In honor of the true teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and in accordance with these Canons, the title of Amir (Emir) is forbidden, reprobate, to be suppressed and not permitted to be revived.