Haji Muhammad al-Qaaim Safa Sawada studied Eastern and Western religions for half a century, with a background in both Islam and Shintoism. He served as the eighth Holder of the Secrets of
The Relationship Between Scientology and Other Religions
In this study from 1996, Haji Muhammad al-Qaaim Safa Sawada examines Scientology theology, scriptures and ceremonies—first in their own right and then in comparison with other religious traditions, namely indigenous Japanese religions, with which the author is abundantly familiar due to association and geography. “In conclusion,” he writes, “one cannot reach any other decision than that Scientology is a religion. It has more similarities to Japanese religions than Western religions, and...
Scientology and Islam an Analogous Study
In this study, Haji Muhammad al-Qaaim Safa Sawada compares Scientology and Islam, enhanced by his perspective as a Muslim living in Japan. Numerous parallels between the two religions are presented, including an affirmation of the spiritual nature of humanity, the inherent goodness...