Question about Tasawwuf Answered by Mawlana Yunus Patel

As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh ya Maulana Yunus

May this reach you in great health and imaan. Jazakallah khayr for all your works and spreading the dawah of Islaam, the true islam that is tazkiyah. My question is concerning this wonderful science of Tasawwuf and bayah. A lot of individuals are condemning tasawwuf as a heretical science that leads people outside the religion. They claim that we are upon bidah and that our prescribed adhkar from our mashaykh are bidah that leads us to hellfire. Could you please relate to us some information concerning the prescribed sufi adhkar and perhaps defend it from the tarnish of those who speak ill of the mutasawif. Jazakallah khayr

Also A request is that you please make Dua to Allah to guide me to the Straight Path

wasalaam
ANSWER

Bismihi Ta’ala
 
As Salaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh
 

Jazakallah for the duas, unfortunately many people in the line of Tasawwuf and Tazkiyah are ignorant of the Quran and Sunnah and have made bayat and sulook a money making scheme. Many such bogus peers or mentors are actually taking people towards shirk and bida’at. However the Mashaikh of Haq, their guidance is based on the Quraan and Sunnah. They make it very clear that there are verses of the Quraan Sharief encouraging zikr and many ahadith to this effect. As far as method is concerned it is neither sunnat, wajib or farz. It is dependent on the experience of the Mashaikh. It is just like our Madaris and Islamic Universities where there is a prescribed courses and examination, graduations, etc. which did not exist in the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sahaba (radhiyallahu annhum). One the same site you will find the talk ‘Tasawwuf Made Easy’ an explanation of Tasawwuf and Azkaar in our times. The whole purpose is tazkiyah, which word is used in the Quraan and Hadith.

Jazak-Allah and Was-Salaamu alaikum wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakaatuhu
 
YUNUS PATEL (Maulana)
 

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