Modern Sufi Orders

Q: What is your opinion of Shaykh Nizam Naqshbandi from Cyprus and his beliefs? A: Instead of venturing an opinion on one particular individual, let me rather provide general Shar’ee principles in the light of which we can understand what tasowwuf and rectification of our souls is all about, for it is this field in […]

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Recognising a Pious Person

Q: How do we as normal human beings know 100% that someone who claims to be pious is actually a pious person? Allah alone knows who His auliyah are so who are we to claim that so and so is a great pious sheikh merely by his outwardly actions in public? A. It is true […]

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Sufi Tareeqahs

Q: What is Sufi Tariqa? I have a friend, a learned scholar, who has tried to get me involved with this type of religious order, but I am not so sure because I have learnt that the basis for their forms of thikr originates from certain phrases which a Sheikh claims to have been given […]

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Allamah Iqbal and Tasawwuf

Q: Can the scholarly work of Muhammad Iqbal and Moulana Fazlur Rahman Ansari in the field of Tasawuf be accepted? A. Dr Iqbal, or commonly known as Allaamah Iqbal was a genius of a poet. In this there is no doubt. He earned the title of ‘the Poet of the East”. However, he was not […]

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