Shariah and Tariqah (Revealed law and Observance) are not two different or opposite things. Without obeying the Shari’ah (Revealed Law) one cannot approach Allah. Revealed Law is the collection of all the commands concerning body and soul, the spirit and heart, all the divine science and the infinite knowledge. A part of Shari’ah (Revealed law) is called Tariqah. It possesses cognizance so unanimously that it is conclusive and final. So all the actions and performances of the Saints have to be judged in accordance with the Divine Shari’ah (Revealed law). If they are perfectly in accordance with the said law then they are true and acceptable, otherwise they are condemnable and unacceptable.
STRICT FOLLOWING OF THE QURAN AND SUNNAH
The practice of the great Sufis has always been their strict following of the Quran and Sunnah. They considered any deviation from this as an act of disbelief and heresy.
Imaam She’ranni (radi Allahu anhu) quotes Sayyiduna Junaid Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) who states that: “Our revealed book, the Holy Quran, is the most comprehensive and the most supreme of all laws and the most lofty. The path of the Sufis has become mighty with the Quran and Sunnah. That person who does not read the Quran and does not practice upon the Sunnah, then his leadership is not proper, (In other words, he should not be made a leader).”
This great Saint also used to advice his followers: Read the rest of this entry »
O Allah! Grant Madinah twice the blessings that You granted to Makkah. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith 1885)
Saád bin Malik and Abu Hurayra rađiyAllāhu ánhuma narrates that the beloved Messenger śallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said,
On every street of Madinah, there are two Angels protecting it. Plague and Dajjāl cannot enter this city and whoever casts an evil on this city, Allah subĥānahū wa táālā will dissolve him just as salt dissolves in water. (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 1615)
Ábdullah ibn Úmar rađiyAllāhu ánhu narrates that the beloved Messenger of Allah śallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said,
On the day of Qiyama, I will intercede for the one who visits my resting place. (Shúab al-Īmān, Ĥadith 1453)
Ábdullah ibn Úmar rađiyAllāhu ánhu narrates that our Master and Saviour śallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said,
Whoever visits my (blessed) resting place, my intercession will be wājib for him.
The Master of Creation śallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said,
What is between my house and my minbar is one of the gardens from the gardens of Jannah. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Ĥadīth 1195) Read the rest of this entry »
It was the day of celebration and a day of rejoicing. There was an air of festivity in the streets of Madinah. All the people, both young and old were dressed in their best clothes, especially for this special day of Eid.
As it was time for early morning Eid prayers everyone made their way to an open piece of land on the outskirts of the city. The Prophet Muhammad (sallallaho aliehe wasallam) arrived and led the prayers. After they had finished they all greeted each other and everyone was walking back home.
The children running and playing in excitement, smiling and laughing, without a care in the world. As the Prophet (sallallaho aliehe wasallam) walked back home, he suddenly became aware of a little boy (Zuhair Bin Saghir radi allahu anhu) sitting by himself on the side of the path.
The little boy was crying and looked very sad. The Prophet (sallallaho aliehe wasallam) bent down and patted him on the shoulders and asked
‘why are you crying?’
‘Please leave me alone’ sobbed the little boy.
The boy didn’t even see who was talking to him.
The Prophet (sallallaho aliehe wasallam) ran his fingers through the boy’s hair and very gently and kindly asked him again why he was crying.
This time the boy said, Read the rest of this entry »
Hadrat ibn ‘Umar Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam said,
من زار قبري وجبت له شفاعتي
“Whoever visits my grave, my intercession is guaranteed for him.”
[al-Sunan al-Daraqutni (2:278) al-Kuna wa al-Asma’ al-Dulani (2:64), Majma’ al-Zawaid Haythami (4:2), al-Talkhis al-Habir Ibn Hajar al-Hafiz (2:267), Kanz al-‘Ummal (15:651), Jadhb al-Qulub – Shaykh ‘Abd al-Haq al-Dehlwi al-Muhaddith (204)]
Hadrat ibn ‘Umar Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu reported Read the rest of this entry »