"Surely We have revealed the Remembrance, and surely We shall preserve it" (Qur'an 15:9),
Then He says,
"And those who believe are greater in love for Allah" (Qur'an 2:165),
"(And all who obey Allah and the Apostle) are in the company of those on whom is the grace of Allah: of the prophets, the sincere lovers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous; Ah! what a beautiful fellowship." (an-Nisa', 69,70)
Hadith of Jibraeel in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim Shareef say......
.................he said, "Now tell me about the perfection of faith (Ihsan)," and the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) answered: "It is to worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you see Him not, He nevertheless sees you." .............(Sahih Muslim, 1.37: hadith 8).................................
WHAT IS TASAWWUF/IHSAN/TAZKIYA/SUFISM ??????????
SUFISM (ISLAMIC MYSTICS) CAN BE DEFINED AS .........
Tasawwuf is the science dedicated towards improving the state of heart to such an extent that nothing other than love for Allah,love for his commands,love for path shown by prophets exists in the heart.
When a person has managed to expel all other than Allah from the heart, and has implanted the perpetual zikr of Allah in the heart, then the iklhaas and the acceptability of his deeds reaches a different level altogether.
At that stage the barakah that emanates from his actions will be unmatched by others who have not been able to reach the same degree of ikhlaas, love for, and perpetual zikr of Allah.
One only has to look at the training undergone by the recent Mujaddids whose work has touched and transformed millions of people, e.g in India such as Mujaddid Alf Thani,Shah Waliullah, Maulana Ilyas Khandlawi, to understand the reason why Allah placed so much Barakah in every action they took.
Their hearts attained such a stage of purity that everything they touched turned to gold.
This is a science to attain it.If someone has doubt why it was
A word on objective Principles and Practices of Tasawwuf
"The particular objective of 'tareeqat' (Ihsan,Sulook,Tasawwuf) is that the love for Allah's commands and the dislike for what Allah has forbiddenbecome part of one's nature. (This means producing such a state of mind that delight and pleasure is felt in obeying Allah's
commands, while pain and shock is felt in going near to the
As for the methods specifically introduced for zikr and spiritual exercises of particular nature, these are the means of attaining this objective.
However, many people have started considering
these means themselves to be the objective of tareeqat, while
some of these means are actually innovations' [in the religion].
Anyhow, since the status of these methods is that they are only
means, and are not desired [from the acts of worships] in
themselves, therefore with change in conditions and needs they
must be reviewed and modified. As regards the things which
are apparent and clearly defined in the shari'at, their practice
will remain the same and necessary for all time."
(Taken from book word and reflection of maulana Ilyas PAGE NO 30)
Their is no Tareeqat out of boundary of shariat.If someone say/practice It will be cheating themselves and others on the name of Soofism.
Actual Soofis were very strict on this formula........For detail refer to writing of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani Rahimullah of Baghdad and Malfoozat of Maulana Ilyas Rahimullah,Makatib of Sheikh Ahmad Sarhindi (Mujaddid Alfasani of India) Rahimullah which has recently published in Urdu.
1. It is known to all that on the name of Sufism so many bad people has entered and spreade Innovation on Graves and so many rituals. No one is supporting those deviated people on the name of Sufism.
2. And Ulmae Haq and good Sufis themselves has always come up agaist innovations on the name of Tasawwuf.
4. Mujaddid Alfasani R.A ,Syed Ahmad Shaheed, Syed Ismaeel Shaheed R.A also were Sufis but strived against wrong practices on the name of Tasawwuf, and made it pure and according to Quran and Sunnah. )
These things are core of Islam. Quran and Hadith is full of these things.
The list of Sufi of Indian Subcontinent include.
1.Mujaddid Alfasanai Rahimullah,
2.Hazrat Minuddeen chishti Rahimullah,
3.Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Rahimullah,
4.Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki,
5.Hazrat sharfuddin yahaya Maneri Rahimullah
6.Hazrat Shah Waliullah Rahimullah
7.Hazrat Syed Ahmad Shaheed Rahimullah
8.In Kashmeer Sheikh Hamdan Rahimullah.........They all were Soofi and having all above mentioned Qualities.
and their are thousands others.......Insha Allah will add names later on......