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Archive for June 21st, 2007

Ignorant Sufi(s)

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Thursday 21st June, 2007

Not only are home made scholars a danger to islam, but home made and ignorant sufis are just as dangerous. It is the actions of ignorant sufis that sometimes puts ahlus sunnah under the microscope. And knowing the wahabies, they will be eagerly awaiting a home made sufi to slip up so they can condem all sufis for the actions of a few.

from-sunnirazavi.jpgImam Shah Ahmad Raza Khan Qadiri (may Allah be pleased with him) wrote [Irshadaat e-Alahzarat] that the Saints of Almighty Allah state that an ignorant Sufi is a tool of the Devil. For the same reason, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “A Faqhi (Aalim) is heavier than a thousand Aabids (Worshippers) upon Shaitaan”. When an ignorant person worships or tries to tread on the path of Sufism, the Devil makes him dance on his finger tips by putting his reins in his mouth, the bridle in the nose and drags him to wherever he desires. The ignorant Sufi thinks that whatever he is doing is correct and excellent. Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi (may Allah be pleased with him) states that his Spiritual Master, Shaikh Sari Saqti (may Allah be pleased with him) prayed in the following words: “May Allah first make you a Muhaddith (Scholar of Hadith) then a Sufi and not firstly a Sufi then a Muhaddith.”  [ on..]

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