Why following the people of Tasawwuf (Sufism) is Obligatory?

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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Hazret Shaykh Abu Yaqub Yusuf Al Hamadani (R.A)

HAZRET SHAYKH YUSUF AL HAMADANI (R.A)
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala aali Sayyidina Muhamamdin Wa Sallim:
In an earlier post I mentioned Ghujdawani (d.1179), the first of the Seven Khwajagan of the Bukhara Oasis. Al-Ghujdawani’s teacher was Abu Ya`qub Yusuf ibn Ayyab ibn Yusuf ibn al-Husayn al-Hamadani (to give his full name). Yusuf al-Hamadani was born in 1062 in a village near the city of Hamadan in what was then Khorasan, now Iran. At the age of eighteen he moved to Baghdad where he quickly attained the reputation as one of the leading scholars of his time.

According to a biographical Sketch of Hamadani:
Later in his life he secluded himself and left the world behind. He became an ascetic and engaged in constant worship and mujahada (spiritual struggle). He associated with Shaykh Abdullah Ghuwayni and Shaykh Hasan Simnani, but his secret was given him by Shaykh Abu `Ali al-Farmadhi. He made progress in self-denial and contemplation until he became the Ghawth (Arch-Intercessor) of his time. He was known as the Rain of Realities and Truth and Spiritual Knowledge. He finally settled in Merv. Through him countless miraculous events occurred.

Khwajah Yusuf Al Hamadani (Q.S) said: “Of his saints, He makes one group hear through His Exalted Witnessing (shuhada at-tanzih); He makes others hear through His Unique Oneness (wahdaniyya); He makes another group of them hear through His Mercy (rahma). And He makes some hear through His Power (qudra).”

Explanation: it is by the knowledge of Wahdaniyyah (Marifa) God makde Himself Known to most of His Saints. This group of Saints, usually known with a title with their name: Al Arif Billah”

But ordinary scholars and many of today’s Sufi groups take “Arif Billah” (those who known God by the Knowledge of Wahdaniyya) to be highest level!.
Because even those Saints who fell into that stations does not perceive the higher staion above that. That is as explained by our Great Shaykh and Gawth (Arch-Intercessor) Abu Yaqub Yusuf Al Hamadani (Qaddasallahu Sirrahu)
But the highest and most exalted Saints are those who are known God through His Exalted Witnessing (shuhada at-tanzih).

From His Miracles

He reflected the Divine attribute of Severity (al-Qahhar) with those who opposed the dissemination of spirituality. Following are two of his miraculous deeds in that respect:

One day he was holding an association in which he was enlightening the listeners with heavenly knowledge. Two literalist scholars who were present said, “Keep quiet, because you are devising innovation.” He said to them, “Do not talk about matters that you do not understand. It is better for you to die than to remain.” As he spoke these words they immediately fell dead.

Ibn Hajar al-Haythami records in his book Al-Fatawa al-Hadithiyya, “Abu Sa`id Abdullah ibn Abi `Asran, the Imam of the School of Shafi’i, said, ‘When I began a search for religious knowledge I accompanied my friend, Ibn as-Saqa, who was a student in the Nizamiya School, and it was our custom to visit the pious. We heard that there was in Baghdad a man named Yusuf al-Hamadani who was known as al-Ghawth, and that he was able to appear whenever he liked and was able to disappear whenever he liked. So I decided to visit him along with Ibn as-Saqa and Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani, who was a young man at that time. Ibn as-Saqa said, ‘When we visit Shaykh Yusuf al-Hamadani I am going to ask him a question the answer to which he will not know.’ I said, ‘I am also going to ask him a question and I want to see what he is going to say.’ Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir al-Jilani said, ‘O Allah, protect me from asking a saint like Yusuf Hamadani a question, but I will go into his presence asking for his baraka blessings and Divine Knowledge.’

‘We entered his association. He veiled himself from us and we didn’t see him until after one hour had passed. He looked at Ibn as-Saqa angrily and said, without having been informed of his name, ‘O Ibn as-Saqa, how dare you ask me a question when your intention is to confound me?’ Your question is this and your answer is this!’ Then he said to Ibn Saqa, ‘I am seeing the fire of kufr (unbelief) burning in your heart.’ He looked at me and said, ‘O `Abdallah, are you asking me a question and awaiting my answer? Your question is this and your answer is this. Let the people be sad for you because they are losing as a result of your disrespect for me.’ Then he looked at Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir al-Jilani and said to him, ‘Approach, my son. I am going to bless you. O `Abdul Qadir, you have satisfied Allah and His Prophet with your proper respect for me. I see you in the future sitting on the highest place in Baghdad and speaking and guiding people and saying to them that your feet are on the neck of every wali (saint). And I am seeing every wali of your time bowing to you because of your great station and honor.’”

Ibn Hajar al-Haythami continues, “`Abdul Qadir has been lifted up and all that shaykh al-Hamadani said about him came to pass. There came a time when he did say, ‘My feet are on the necks of all the awliya (saints),’ and he was a reference and a beacon guiding all people in his time to their destinations.”

“The fate of Ibn as-Saqa was something else. He was brilliant in his knowledge of the Law of Islam. He preceded all the scholars in his time. He used to debate with the scholars of his time and overcome them, until the khalif called him to be a member of his court. One day the khalif sent him as a messenger to the King of Byzantium, who in his turn called all the priests and scholars of Christianity to debate him. Ibn as-Saqa was able to defeat all of them in debate. They were helpless to give answers in his presence. He gave them answers that made them look like mere students in his presence.

“His brilliance fascinated the King of Byzantium so that he invited him to his private family gathering. There Ibn as-Saqa’s eyes fell on the daughter of the King. He immediately fell in love with her, and asked her father, the King, for her hand in marriage. She refused except on condition that he accept her religion. He did, leaving Islam and accepting the Christian religion of the princess. After his marriage he became seriously ill. They threw him out of the palace. He became a town beggar, asking everyone for food, yet no one would provide for him. Darkness had come over his face.
“One day he saw someone that had known him before. That person relates: ‘I asked him, ‘What happened to you?’ He replied, ‘There was a temptation that I fell into.’ The man asked him, ‘Do you remember anything from the Holy Qur’an?’ He replied, ‘I only remember rubbama yawaddu-l-ladheena kafaru law kanu muslimeen (‘Again and again will those who disbelieve wish that they were Muslims’ [15:2]).

“‘He was trembling as if he was giving up his last breath. I turned him towards the Ka’aba (the West), but he kept turning towards the East. Then I turned him back towards Ka’aba, but he turned himself to the East. I turned him a third time, but he turned himself to the East. Then as his soul was passing from him, he said, ‘O Allah that is the result of my disrespect to Your Arch-intercessor Yusuf al-Hamadani.’”
Imam Haythami continues: “Ibn `Asran said, ‘I went to Damascus and the king there, Nuridin ash-Shaheed, put me in charge of the department of religious affairs, and I accepted. As a result, the worldly life came at me from every side: provision, sustenance, fame, money, position for the rest of my life. That is what the Arch-intercessor Yusuf al-Hamadani had predicted for me.’”
Khwajah Yusuf Hamadani (R.A) died and was entombed at Merv. His mausoleum is today one of the most sacred and perhaps the most popular pilgrimage site in Turkmenistan.

Tomb of Hazret Shaykh Yusuf Al Hamadani (Q.S)
Tomb of Hazret Shaykh Yusuf Al Hamadani (Q.S)

Islam,Imam and Ihsan=Religion of Allah,Anything less or more=Religion of Ego!

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Follow the righteous creed of main group of Muslims who have accepted Islam,Iman and Ihsan
Follow the righteous creed of main group of Muslims who have accepted Islam,Iman and Ihsan

Islam+Iman+Ihsan=Religion of Allah.
Islam+0+0=Religion of Ego
Islam+Iman+0=Religion of Ego
0+0+Ihsan=Religion of Ego
0+Iman+Ihsan=Religion of Ego

‘Umar ibn al-Khattab said:

As we sat one day with the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), a man in pure white clothing and jet black hair came to us, without a trace of travelling upon him, though none of us knew him.

He sat down before the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) bracing his knees against his, resting his hands on his legs, and said: “Muhammad, tell me about Islam.” The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and to perform the prayer, give zakat, fast in Ramadan, and perform the pilgrimage to the House if you can find a way.”

He said: “You have spoken the truth,” and we were surprised that he should ask and then confirm the answer. Then he said: “Tell me about true faith (iman),” and the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) answered: “It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His inspired Books, His messengers, the Last Day, and in destiny, its good and evil.”

“You have spoken the truth,” he said, “Now tell me about the perfection of faith (ihsan),” and the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) answered: “It is to worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you see Him not, He nevertheless sees you.”

He said: “Now tell me about the Hour.” The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) answered: “The one who is asked about it does knows no more than the questioner.”

He said: “Then tell me about its signs.” The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace answered: “That a slave girl shall give birth to her mistress, and that you see barefoot, naked, destitute shepherds vying to build tall buildings.”

Then the visitor left. I waited a long while, and the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said to me, “Do you know, ‘Umar, who was the questioner?” and I replied, “Allah and His messenger know best.” He said,

“It was Gabriel, who came to you to teach you your religion” (Sahih Muslim, 1.37: hadith 8).

Allah says:
To Enter in Islam,Iman and Ihsan completely:
2:208 O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

To follow the spiritual aid (the way of Righteous Imams) in the way of Truth:
1:7: The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.

4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.

17:80 Say: “O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me).”

To Abandon scholars and leaders who are without Imams and are following their ego:
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?

And to follow the Truthful Imams:
يَوْمَ نَدْعُواْ كُلَّ أُنَاسٍ بِإِمَـمِهِمْ

17:71 And remember) the Day when We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imam), which is that it refers to the Book (or record) of their deeds. This was also the view of Abu Al-`Aliyah, Al-Hasan and Ad-Dahhak. This view is the most correct, because Allah says:

وَكُلَّ شىْءٍ أَحْصَيْنَـهُ فِى إِمَامٍ مُّبِينٍ

and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book Fi Imamin Mubin 36:12
(Tafsir Ibn Kathir-A Salafi Tafsir)

“Fear God and accompany Trustworthy people” [9:119]

So only when you fear Allah and accompany Trustworthy, you are guided, Allah says:
Quran 2:2 This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah;

Prophet (S.A.W) said: “Whosoever dies without recognizing the Imam of his time dies the death of the ignorance (Jahiliyyah).”

Ahmad b. Hanbal, al-Musnad, p. 96.

They are the inheritors of Pure Tawheed:
Quran 3:18 There is no god but He: That is the witness of Allah, His angels, and those endued with knowledge, standing firm on justice. There is no god but He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise

To be sincere to the leaders of the Muslims (righteous Imams-Ulool ilm 3:18 and righteous in authority-4:59) and their folk:
On the authority of Tamim Al-Dari that the prophet said:

“Religion is sincerity”. We said: “To whom?” He said: “To Allah and His Book, and His messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk”.
narrated by Muslim

And to Obey,Love and Respect Awliya Allah:
On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said: the messenger of Allah said:

Allah the Almighty has said: “Who soever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it.”
related by Bukhari.

Anything More is not Religion of Allah:

Prophet (s.a.w) said: Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” (Ahmad & Abu Dawood)

“You will imitate the nations before you very closely to the extent that if they went into a lizard’s hole, you would enter it as well” his companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, inquired: “(Do you mean) the Jews and Christians, O Messenger of Allaah?” Hesallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied: “Who else?” (Bukhaari & Muslim).

The Prophet (S.A.W) said: “The Day of Judgment will not come until my Nation closely imitates the nations before them.” It was asked: “Like the Persians and Romans, Messenger of Allaah?” He sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied:”Who are the nations (I could mean) except those?” (Bukhaari).

So that you may be guided and not to be drowned!