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THE MEANING OF TASAVVUF (SUFISM)

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What is the meaning of Tasavvuf? What is the meaning of Sufism?

Sufism is linked with “Ihsan”, which is one of the three basics virtues on which Islam is built. So when we understand what “Ihsan” is, we will have a better understanding of the essence and purpose of Sufism.

We see the Ihsan in the Hadiths and witness that it is clearly explained. A hadith (Jibril (AS) hadith) narrated by Hadhrat Omer (Radıyallahu Anh) is as follows.

One day while we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No traces of travelling were visible on him, and none of us knew him. He sat down close by the Prophet (ﷺ) rested his knees against the knees of the Prophet (ﷺ) and placed his palms over his thighs, and said: “O Muhammad! Inform me about Islam.” The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) replied: “Islam is that you should testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger (ﷺ), that you should perform salah (ritual prayer), pay the zakah, fast during Ramadan, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House (the Ka`bah at Makkah), if you can find a way to it (or find the means for making the journey to it).” He said: “You have spoken the truth.” We were astonished at his this questioning him (ﷺ) and then telling him that he was right, but he went on to say, “Inform me about Iman (faith).” He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects.” He said, “You have spoken the truth.” Then he (the man) said, “Inform me about Ihsan.” He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you should serve Allah as though you could see Him, for though you cannot see Him yet He sees you.” He said, “Inform me about the Hour.” He (the Prophet) said, “About that the one questioned knows no more than the questioner.” So he said, “Well, inform me about its signs.” He said, “They are that the slave-girl will give birth to her master and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings.” Thereupon the man went off. I waited a while, and then he (the Prophet) said, “O `Umar, do you know who that questioner was?” I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know better.” He said, “That was Jibril. He came to teach you your religion.” [Muslim]

 

1.Islam: These are the good deeds that are apparent. (such as praying, fasting, pilgrimage, zakat)
2. Faith: These are the good deeds that depend on the faith of the person, such as believing in Allah, His Prophets, His Angels, His Books, The day of Judgement, good and bad.
3. Ihsan: This is the good deed that is related with the self-control and observation. This İhsan points to the cleaning of the heart by worshiping Allah-u Dhul Jalaal with a spiritual awe and peace.Therefore, if Ihsan does not exist, some of the religion will be incomplete.
Namely, in this hadith, it is clearly stated that the servant must be aware that Allah-u Dhul Jalaal Sees, Hears and Knows all of his worship and servant duties, that is, in every moment of his life. The reasons that spoil this person’s Ihsan are the devil’s delusion, the desires and the effects of the outside world. So we have to get rid of these effects so that we can experience Ihsan. The way to get rid of these effects is to know their causes, how they affect people and how to take measures against them, and to briefly diagnose and treat this diseased condition. Undoubtedly, this issue is the most important issue for a Muslim. Because the basic touch of servanthood is to do everything and live every moment for the sake of Allah. This necessitates, The Science of Sufism.
Here it is useful to clarify one more subject. It can be said that we can learn and identify the effects that harms a person to experience the Ihsan from verses, Hadiths and scholarly books. Yes, this is true to some extent. However, the science that studies the methods and rules of treating these diseases is Sufism. Because Murshid-i Kamil, who is a sufi, treats the person by using his visible knowledge, his experiences and the spiritual knowledge given by Allah-u Dhul Jalaal in secret ways.

 

 

From the book;

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Islamic New Year

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Islamic New Year

 

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

لا غالب إلا الله

“Return to Allah”

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Following the ways of Jews and Christians

Sahih Muslim, 2669 a
In-Book Reference: Book 47, Hadith 7

حَدَّثَنِي سُوَيْدُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ مَيْسَرَةَ، حَدَّثَنِي زَيْدُ بْنُ أَسْلَمَ، عَنْ عَطَاءِ،
بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ لَتَتَّبِعُنَّ سَنَنَ
الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ شِبْرًا بِشِبْرٍ وَذِرَاعًا بِذِرَاعٍ حَتَّى لَوْ دَخَلُوا فِي جُحْرِ ضَبٍّ لاَتَّبَعْتُمُوهُمْ ‏”‏
‏.‏ قُلْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ آلْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى قَالَ ‏”‏
فَمَنْ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

You would tread the same path as was trodden by those before you inch by inch and step by step so much so that if they had entered into the hole of the lizard, you would follow them in this also. We said: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) , do you mean Jews and Christians (by your words)” those before you”? He said: Who else (than those two religious groups)?

Today’s date : 18 Jumada Al-Akhira 1445.

We forgot the Path, we stepped into the darkness, we lost our Way.

We forgot the Path, we are busy engaged in the illusions, the deceptions and grandeur of the Imperial Masters, we lost our way.

We forgot the Path, we became slaves, sold our souls to the plotters and planners, we lost our way.

We forgot the Path, I wonder how many in Filistin will say Happy New Year? we lost our way.

Oh People of Filistin, you stand firm on the Path, you stand strong in your way, your supporter is Allah, sufficient is he for your Path.

And those who follow Imperial and Colonial masters as slaves will be wishing each other Happy New Year.

Islamic New Year – 1 Muharram 1446, in approx 190 days based on the new moon ان شاءالله

And Allah knows best.

 

”Written By: Imran Ahmed”

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The Clear Proof Declaration and Dissociation

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The Clear Proof, Declaration and Dissociation

79 days! Who will come? Who will Go? O people of the Ummah of the Holy and Blessed Prophet (saw), we find that the answer is “nobody”. Around the globe, deep inside the hearts of the believer there is an intense beating, an intense assumption, an intense longing that somebody will wake up, somebody will rise and stand firm against the zaalim, somebody will rise to the Command and fight in the way of Allah (swt). But the worldly life, the deception, the illusion, and the glamour of the world has shadowed the believer’s heart that it doesn’t breathe for the hereafter but takes a gasping and longing breath for the world. The broken, limbs, the broken bodies, the broken hopes, the broken dreams, the broken lands, yet it is their hearts that are the winners, it is their minds that are the winners, it is their lives that are the winners, their blood is not wasted, their souls are lifted, their eternal life is beginning and the hearts that of full of emaan are a shining example of the Clear Proof and Declaration. O people of Filistin, let your example shine as a light of salvation for those who are under the shadow of darkness.

Surah At-Taubah (9)

بَرَآءَةٞ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦٓ إِلَى ٱلَّذِينَ عَٰهَدتُّم مِّنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ

1) [This is a declaration of] disassociation, from Allah and His Messenger, to those with whom you had made a treaty among the polytheists.

فَإِذَا ٱنسَلَخَ ٱلۡأَشۡهُرُ ٱلۡحُرُمُ فَٱقۡتُلُواْ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ حَيۡثُ وَجَدتُّمُوهُمۡ وَخُذُوهُمۡ وَٱحۡصُرُوهُمۡ وَٱقۡعُدُواْ لَهُمۡ كُلَّ مَرۡصَدٖۚ فَإِن تَابُواْ وَأَقَامُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتَوُاْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ فَخَلُّواْ سَبِيلَهُمۡۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٞ رَّحِيمٞ

5) And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

كَيۡفَ وَإِن يَظۡهَرُواْ عَلَيۡكُمۡ لَا يَرۡقُبُواْ فِيكُمۡ إِلّٗا وَلَا ذِمَّةٗۚ يُرۡضُونَكُم بِأَفۡوَٰهِهِمۡ وَتَأۡبَىٰ قُلُوبُهُمۡ وَأَكۡثَرُهُمۡ فَٰسِقُونَ

8) How [can there be a treaty] while, if they gain dominance over you, they do not observe concerning you any pact of kinship or covenant of protection? They satisfy you with their mouths, but their hearts refuse [compliance], and most of them are defiantly disobedient.

وَإِن نَّكَثُوٓاْ أَيۡمَٰنَهُم مِّنۢ بَعۡدِ عَهۡدِهِمۡ وَطَعَنُواْ فِي دِينِكُمۡ فَقَٰتِلُوٓاْ أَئِمَّةَ ٱلۡكُفۡرِ إِنَّهُمۡ لَآ أَيۡمَٰنَ لَهُمۡ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَنتَهُونَ

12) And if they break their oaths after their treaty and defame your religion, then fight the leaders of disbelief, for indeed, there are no oaths [sacred] to them; [fight them that] they might cease.

أَلَا تُقَٰتِلُونَ قَوۡمٗا نَّكَثُوٓاْ أَيۡمَٰنَهُمۡ وَهَمُّواْ بِإِخۡرَاجِ ٱلرَّسُولِ وَهُم بَدَءُوكُمۡ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍۚ أَتَخۡشَوۡنَهُمۡۚ فَٱللَّهُ أَحَقُّ أَن تَخۡشَوۡهُ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ

13) Would you not fight a people who broke their oaths and determined to expel the Messenger, and they had begun [the attack upon] you the first time? Do you fear them? But Allah has more right that you should fear Him, if you are [truly] believers.

قَٰتِلُوهُمۡ يُعَذِّبۡهُمُ ٱللَّهُ بِأَيۡدِيكُمۡ وَيُخۡزِهِمۡ وَيَنصُرۡكُمۡ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَيَشۡفِ صُدُورَ قَوۡمٖ مُّؤۡمِنِينَ

14)Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people

ثُمَّ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُۥ عَلَىٰ رَسُولِهِۦ وَعَلَى ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَأَنزَلَ جُنُودٗا لَّمۡ تَرَوۡهَا وَعَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْۚ وَذَٰلِكَ جَزَآءُ ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ

26) Then Allah sent down His tranquillity upon His Messenger and upon the believers and sent down soldiers angels whom you did not see and punished those who disbelieved. And that is the recompense of the disbelievers.

قَٰتِلُواْ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَلَا بِٱلۡيَوۡمِ ٱلۡأٓخِرِ وَلَا يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُۥ وَلَا يَدِينُونَ دِينَ ٱلۡحَقِّ مِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡكِتَٰبَ حَتَّىٰ يُعۡطُواْ ٱلۡجِزۡيَةَ عَن يَدٖ وَهُمۡ صَٰغِرُونَ

29) Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مَا لَكُمۡ إِذَا قِيلَ لَكُمُ ٱنفِرُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ٱثَّاقَلۡتُمۡ إِلَى ٱلۡأَرۡضِۚ أَرَضِيتُم بِٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا مِنَ ٱلۡأٓخِرَةِۚ فَمَا مَتَٰعُ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا فِي ٱلۡأٓخِرَةِ إِلَّا قَلِيلٌ

38) O you who have believed, what is [the matter] with you that, when you are told to go forth in the cause of Allah, you adhere heavily to the earth? Are you satisfied with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But what is the enjoyment of worldly life compared to the Hereafter except a [very] little.

إِلَّا تَنفِرُواْ يُعَذِّبۡكُمۡ عَذَابًا أَلِيمٗا وَيَسۡتَبۡدِلۡ قَوۡمًا غَيۡرَكُمۡ وَلَا تَضُرُّوهُ شَيۡـٔٗاۗ وَٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيۡءٖ قَدِيرٌ

40) If you do not go forth, He will punish you with a painful punishment and will replace you with another people, and you will not harm Him at all. And Allah is over all things competent.

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ جَٰهِدِ ٱلۡكُفَّارَ وَٱلۡمُنَٰفِقِينَ وَٱغۡلُظۡ عَلَيۡهِمۡۚ وَمَأۡوَىٰهُمۡ جَهَنَّمُۖ وَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡمَصِيرُ

73) O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.

فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُلۡ حَسۡبِيَ ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَۖ عَلَيۡهِ تَوَكَّلۡتُۖ وَهُوَ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ

129) But if they turn away, [O Muhammad], say, “Sufficient for me is Allah; there is no deity except Him. On Him I have relied, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne.”

 

 

”Written By: Imran Ahmed”

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The Greatest Deception

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The Greatest Deception

We came as economic migrants leaving behind our kith and kin, fertile soils, fresh air, the calling of the Adhan, the scent of the fire burning at dawn on the foothills of the mountains and the swirling of the river waters. We survived on meagre means, huddled together in 10’s and 20’s, one elder took care of the entire tribe, family with little means. The reliance, trust, emaan, faith, belief, hope, fear, love, care, need was solely attributed to our Creator, The Most Merciful, The Most Compassionate.

We buried our heads in the sand and the great deception began, whispers, whispers, and more whispers, he started his work and successfully did what he set out from the moment he was given time till the end of time to stir his whispers. What’s his end game? – to lead all those who deny the Creator to a blaze of torment and an eternal damnation.

We lost our identity, our language, our clothing, our food, our respect, our honour, our traditions, our philosophy. From meagre means to lavish, house, car, bank account, from 20 sharing, to only 2 sharing, from opening the door to those in need to slamming the door, from having deep embedded relationships to highly dysfunctional families, communities and bitter tastes in mouths that could not be satisfied.

Yet, the Creator is closer to his Creation for every breath that his Creation takes, but the Created forgot the Creator, at every junction, at every crossroad, at every point of no return, the Creator safe-guarded and protected those who turned to him and bowed in complete and utter submission.

Fajr – 20 to 30, Dhur – 30 to 40, Asr – 30 to 40, Magreb – 40 to 50, Isha – 30 to 40,
Jumah – 1000+

This is the greatest deception, mankind turned away from his Creator and became reliant upon the illusion of the world, yet the greatest command to be ever given was to Submit and bow our heads in humility.

With which face will we face our Creator on the day of Reckoning, with which face will we recognise our Holy and Blessed Prophet?

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