WHY FOLLOWING PEOPLE OF TASAWWUF ‘OBLIGATORY’?
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Tasawwuf (Sufism) is the Fiqh (Jurisprudence) of the heart. The Messenger of Allah Nabi Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) says:On the authority of an-Nawas bin Sam’an (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
Righteousness is in good character, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul, and which you dislike people finding out about. [Muslim]
And on the authority of Wabisah bin Ma’bad (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I came to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “You have come to ask about righteousness.” I said, “Yes.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Consult your heart. Righteousness is that about which the soul feels at ease and the heart feels tranquil. And wrongdoing is that which wavers in the soul and causes uneasiness in the breast, even though people have repeatedly given their legal opinion [in its favour].”
A good hadeeth transmitted from the musnads of the two imams, Ahmed bin Hambal and Al- Darimi, with a good chain of authorities.
عَنْ النَّوَّاسِ بْنِ سَمْعَانَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه و سلم قَالَ: “الْبِرُّ حُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ، وَالْإِثْمُ مَا حَاكَ فِي صَدْرِك، وَكَرِهْت أَنْ يَطَّلِعَ عَلَيْهِ النَّاسُ” رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ [رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ]. وَعَنْ وَابِصَةَ بْنِ مَعْبَدٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: أَتَيْت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم فَقَالَ: “جِئْتَ تَسْأَلُ عَنْ الْبِرِّ؟ قُلْت: نَعَمْ. فقَالَ: استفت قلبك، الْبِرُّ مَا اطْمَأَنَّتْ إلَيْهِ النَّفْسُ، وَاطْمَأَنَّ إلَيْهِ الْقَلْبُ، وَالْإِثْمُ مَا حَاكَ فِي النَّفْسِ وَتَرَدَّدَ فِي الصَّدْرِ، وَإِنْ أَفْتَاك النَّاسُ وَأَفْتَوْك” .
حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ، رَوَيْنَاهُ في مُسْنَدَي الْإِمَامَيْنِ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ حَنْبَلٍ [رقم:4/227]، وَالدَّارِمِيّ [2/246] بِإِسْنَادٍ حَسَنٍ.
Reference : 40 Hadith Nawawi 27
English translation : Hadith 27
It is the hearts of the Pious Scholars (Rabbaniyyin) , the Awliya Allah (friends of Allah). This book business studies of religion came very recently.
Hazret Mawlana Rumi (Qaddsallahu Sirrahu says: “I`ve been seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking books and the stars. I started to listening to the teaching of my soul.”
Allah says: Quran 48:4 It is He who sent down tranquillity into the hearts of the believers that they would increase in faith along with their [present] faith. And to Allah belong the soldiers of the heavens and the earth, and ever is Allah Knowing and Wise.
Allah did not send you to study with quarrel people of Al alzhar and Riyadh universities, Islam is there before universities formal studies and colleges. But Allah send you to learn deen (religious way) from those who have attained tranquillity.
The understanding of religion and belief can be attained from those whose hearts are purified and annihilated In the Submission of Allah Almighty Exalted. Not from books or slaves of books. Remember, your Lord remind you of the people of the books. Don’t say to me mere books make you purified and pious.
Allah Almighty Exalted says, Quran 91:9-10 He has succeeded who purifies it,And he has failed who instills it [with corruption].
The Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam says:”Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body, if it becomes good (i.e., reformed), the whole body becomes good, but if it gets spoilt, the whole body gets spoilt, and that is the heart. (Sahih Bukhari).
You can read all books, you can read Quran. All 73 sects reading same Quran.
But Allah says (2:2) This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah –
Quran only guide Ahl Al zikr (people of pure God Conscious).
Allah says (3:7) And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.
You can pray five times or whole day and night , most sects praying five times.
Iblees (Satan) worshiped Allah more than any other creations.
But Allah says: (107:4) So woe to the worshippers
You can fast everyday until your death, but Allah’s Messenger alaihiswalathu wa Salam says: “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)” Sahih Bukhari.
So people from all different sects doing prayer, fasting and reading of same Quran.
But the if heart is dirty and filled with thoughts other than thoughts of Allah and His Messenger alaihiswalathu wa Salam, then there is a big problem. Heart is not filled with idols, which is hidden shirk. You can pray in Masjid, but you do not pray where idols are erected, some people saying they don’t like taking photos. They are quoting Hadith hatch says angels does not enter in a house where there is images.So if your heart is filled with the images of the ego (money,women, properties, people etc) and dirty remembrance (lust,greed, anger, jealousy,lie, cheat etc)do you think Allah will send down Sakeenath, in your hearts?. Sakeenath is only for Mu’mineen (true believers). Allah Looks at the hearts (Sahih Hadith). So instead of fooling yourself with dawah and other self worship, to call others to the (false Islam) of your ego, prepare yourself to purify, then call people to truth and righteousness.
One must seek the way of Tasawwuf (path of awliya Allah) this is the reason it is obligatory to study Tasawwuf (Sufism).
Our way(Naqshbandi Tariqah) is built on Adab (أدب ,Islamic Morals), Adab leads to Ikhlas (Sincerity) and sincerity leads to success.
All the ways that does not have Adab (Islamic Morals) lead to Azaab (عذاب/misery )
Our way require Adab (Islamic Morals ) and Ikhlas (Sincerity). Without ‘Adab’ a person can reach in the religion and Tawheed of Iblees (Satan).
Sincerity to Whom?
It is narrated on the authority of Tamim ad-Dari that the Apostle of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: Al-Din(Islamic religion) is sincerity and well wishing. Upon this we said: For whom? He replied: For Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders and their common folk.(Sahih Muslim 98)
It is to listen and obey the spiritual leadership (see Quran 2:285) and 4:59 O ye who believe! obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves refer it to Allah and His Apostle if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best and most suitable for final determination.
But you can be arrogant and stubborn, and follow your own ego, instead of following Imams of the Muslims and put your affairs and disagreements aside. That time Satan is laughing at you as he succeeded in fooling you, making your prayers, fasting and knowledge of religion etc a self worship and hidden polytheism!
Allah says, Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?
Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?
Yes, you can fool yourself by saying brother brother there is an ayah and daleel, yes, you may follow ayah and daleel like every 72 sects, who cares?
Lakum deenukum waliya deen.
To you is your way, to me is my way.
Wa salamun alal mursaleen Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aaalameen
Article by~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al Hassani
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Why following the people of Tasawwuf (Sufism) is Obligatory?
WHY FOLLOWING PEOPLE OF TASAWWUF ‘OBLIGATORY’?