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    Sufi Foundation: Hatred for the Scholars

    by: Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool

    Al-Imaam al-Qayrawaanee [d. 750 AH], may Allah have mercy on him, said: The first foundation that they (i.e. the Soofiyyah) instill in you according to their methodology is hatred for the scholars and chasing people away from them.(1)

    Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool, may Allah protect him, commented: Why do they lay this foundation?

    The Answer: They lay this foundation because the scholars distinguish between truth and falsehood. They are the inheritors of the Prophets, and they guide people from darkness to light. Likewise, the scholars are opposed to what they propagate.

    So, the first thing the people of falsehood are intent on doing is to cloud the minds of their followers with evil descriptions of the scholars. This is how all the people of falsehood and innovation are: They must give the scholars evil descriptions. They do this so when the scholars warn against them and clarify their misguidance, their followers will be unaffected [by what they hear]. This is a dangerous affair.

    This is why they speak ill of Salafee scholars and Salafee students of knowledge; they even speak ill of the Salafee youth, because the youth spread the speech of the scholars. They say: ‘Don’t listen to so-and-so; He is from the extremist, etc.’ – They warn against him. So, take notice of this agreed upon technique that all the people of falsehood employ.

    They call the Salafees ‘extremist,’ ‘Haddaadees;’ ‘they promote dictatorship,’ etc. They use these descriptions to cause people to flee from them so they won’t hear the truth.(2)

    Observation: Many people have changed their behavior with certain scholars who are known to openly clarify falsehood and identify its propagators; such as: Shaykh Rabee’, Shaykh ‘Ubayd, Shaykh Zayd, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee, Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool, Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool, Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Bukhaaree, etc., may Allah protect them all.

    In the past, they would learn from them, attend their gatherings, visit them, take others to visit them, translate for them, spread their lectures and articles, seek and accept their advice, etc. – Now?

    May Allah bless us with love for all of the scholars of the Sunnah, and may He protect us from the clear and subtle methods of those who seek to misguide us.

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    (1): Abu Faaris al-Qayrawaanee, The Maalikee Fatwaa on Actions of the Soofees, 24
    (2): Ahmad Bazmool, Comments on The Maalikee Fatwaa of the Actions of the Soofees, 13:38m-15:50m

    http://embodyislam.org/2013/03/30/al...ahmad-bazmool/

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    Sufi Formulas and Bid’ah

    Question:

    In your 'Innovations' sections, you say it's bidah to recite, say a 100 times or something, suras hoping for reward. After reading a Sufi book by Hakim Moinuddin Chishti called 'Sufi Healing", I saw that it justified using such formulas by saying that the formulas and other things had been inspired by Allah through dreams or etc. to certain Muslims who were very close to Allah. Would this make it a part of Shariah? How can we know that they are being truthful? Is this acceptable in Islam?

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    Praise be to Allaah.

    1. Allaah described His awliyaa’ (close friends) as having two characteristics: Eemaan (faith) and Taqwa (piety, awareness of Allaah). Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “No doubt! Verily, the Awliyaa’ of Allaah [i.e., those who believe in the Oneness of Allaah and fear Allaah much and love Allaah much], nor fear shall be upon them nor shall they grieve, - those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah) and used to fear Allaah much” [Yoonus 10:62-63]

    2. The true awliyaa’ of Allaah do not go against what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) brought. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) warned against innovated matters in religion, because Allaah has perfected His religion and completed His favor upon His slaves. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” [al-Maa’idah 5:3].

    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours [i.e., Islam] that is not a part of it, will have it rejected.”

    3. Therefore one can distinguish between the walee (close friend) of Allaah and the walee of the Shaytaan, by looking at the person’s character, behavior and religious commitment – does he pray regularly in jamaa’ah in the mosque, for example? Does he avoid wrongfully consuming people’s property? Does he avoid going against Islam by either adding or taking away anything? And so on…

    4. It is not permissible for a Muslim to innovate any dhikr to recite regularly or to tell others to do so – such as awraad/wird, ma’thooraat or du’aas. The adhkaar that were reported in the saheeh Sunnah are sufficient for this, otherwise a person is an innovator or one who calls others to bid’ah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours [i.e., Islam] that is not a part of it, will have it rejected.” (Narrated by Al-Bukhaari, 2550; Muslim, 1718). According to a report narrated by Muslim: “Whoever does any action that is not in accordance with this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) will have it rejected.”

    Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    “This hadeeth represents one of the most important principles in Islam. It is like a scale against which the external appearances of deeds are measured, just as the hadeeth “Actions are but by intention” is the scale against which the inner motivations of actions are measured. Just as every deed which is not done for the sake of Allaah will bring no reward for the one who does it, so also every deed which is not in accordance with the way of Allaah and His Messenger will be rejected and thrown back at the one who does it. Anyone who innovates new things in the religion and does things for which Allaah and His Messenger have not granted permission, this is not a part of the religion at all.” (Jaami’ al-‘Uloom wa’l-Hukam, 1/180).

    Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    “This hadeeth is one of the most important basic principles of Islam, and it is one of the most concise and comprehensive sayings of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It clearly states that innovations and newly invented matters will be rejected. The second report adds another idea, which is that some of those who follow the innovations of others may become stubborn when they are presented with the evidence of the first report which says, “Whoever innovates something…” They may say, “I am not innovating anything”. But he may in this case be presented with the evidence of the second report, which says, “Whoever does any action…” This clearly shows that all innovated actions will be rejected, whether the one who does them innovates them himself or is following someone else who innovated it… This hadeeth is one that should be learned by heart and used to denounce evil actions and be spread as evidence so that all people may use it.” (Sharh Muslim, 12/16).

    5. Shaykh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyah] (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    “No doubt adhkaar and du’aa’s are among the best forms of worship, and worship is one of the matters in which there is no room for personal opinions – we have to follow what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did and taught, not our own whims and desires or innovations. The du’aa’s and adhkaar of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) are the best that anyone could find. The one who follows this way will be safe and sound, and the benefits and positive results that he will gain are beyond description. Any other du’aa’s and adhkaar may be haraam or they may be makrooh; they may involve shirk even though most people do not realize that – the details of this would take too long to explain here.

    No one has the right to teach the people any kinds of du’aa’s or adhkaar apart from those that are mentioned in the Sunnah, or to make it a kind of regular worship which he expects the people to do regularly as they do the five daily prayers – this is the innovation in religion which Allaah does not allow… As for adopting a wird or regularly reciting a dhikr that is not prescribed in sharee’ah, this is one of the things that is not allowed. The du’aa’s and adhkaar prescribed by sharee’ah are the best that anyone could ever hope to find, and no one ignores them in favor of newly-invented, innovated adhkaar except one who is ignorant, negligent or a wrongdoer.” (Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 22/510-511).

    And Allaah knows best.

    http://islamqa.info/en/6745

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    Imam Tartoushi al-Maliki (451H-520H) was asked about the Sufis so he said:

    “The Madhab of the Sufis is futile, ignorance, misguidance… and it is not allowed for anyone who believes in Allaah and the last day to be present with them, nor to help them upon their baseless ways and this is the way of Malik, Abu Haneefah, ash-Shafee and other than them from the scholars of the Muslims and to Allaah belongs success.”

    Tafseer Qurtubi 11/237/238

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    Is the Origin of the word “Soofism” from Ahlus-Suffah (People of As-Suffah)?

    by Dr. Saleh as Saleh

    Some Soofis like to link the name to Ahlus-Suffah (people of As-Suffah) who were at the time of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

    They claim that there are great resemblances between the Soofee adept and Ahlus-Suffa. Those were poor people from the Muhaajireen who migrated from Makkah to al-Madeenah fleeing the persecution of the pagan Arabs. They were driven away from their homes and had neither money nor families, nor a place to stay. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the companions (radhi Allaahu anhum) assisted them and he (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) allowed them to stay in a courtyard by his Mosque.

    The fact, however, is that those poor Muslims resorted to the Mosque out of necessity. Their numbers increased at certain times and decreased at other times. Some of them stayed longer than others. So they were not a specific group united on something.

    Soofism in its early stages stressed the concepts of detachment from the worldly life, poverty, isolation, etc. The people of As-Suffah did not choose such concepts. They were in need and the Muslims helped them. They did not isolate themselves. In fact, they engaged in Jihaad whenever it was announced. When Allaah, the Most High, bestowed from His bounties upon the Muslims, some of them became free of want and were among the richest of the Sahaabah and others became leaders in some Muslim lands.

    The Soofis would like to establish a linkage with the Prophet’s era and claim as well that he (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) approved the early seed of Soofism exemplified in Ahlus-Suffah.

    from e-Book: Sufism: Origin and Development by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh

    http://salaf-us-saalih.com/2015/04/2...aleh-as-saleh/


 

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