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Sufism and Shari`ah
 
Learn from the following articles which are all related to the topic of Sufism (Tasawwuf) and Shari`ah.  This is an often misunderstood, and misrepresented, topic in our times.... 
  • Learn about the fundamental importance of Sufism to Shari`ah  from Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi
    • Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi was an Islamic Scholar, an Islamic Activist, and a Sufi Shaykh.  In this short excerpt of his writing, he clarifies that Tasawwuf (Sufism) is required to truly fulfil the Shari`ah.
  • Learn about the fundamental importance of Shari`ah to Sufism  from Shaykh Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani
    • Shaykh Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani founded the Qadir tariqa, and here he clarifies the great importance of the Shari`ah to Tasawwuf.
  • Discover the Many Methods of Dhikr, the Remembrance of Allah
    • There are many ways of doing dhikr to achieve Allah's blessing.  Here is a list of some of these ways, from the authentic hadiths and the Qur'an.
  • Find out about Dhikr by Word and by Action  from Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi
    • Dhikr can be done through words (repeating a phrase or phrases) or through actions.  Here, you can read Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi's explanation of the relationship between the two forms of dhikr.
  • Beware False Sufis, A Warning!  from Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi
    • Throughout history, there have always been those who claim to be Sufis, but who are really imposters.  Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi here warns us to be wary of these false pretenders to Sufism.
  • Watch out that you don't accidentally leave Islam!
    • If you want to leave Islam, all you have to do is call your Muslim brother a "kafir."  If you do this, according to a hadith of the Prophet (s.a.w.), and if your claim is false, then you have just become a kafir yourself.
  • A Response to a Misleading Article on Islam and Sufism
    • There are many articles around which spread many lies about Sufis and Tasawwuf.  Here is a response to one of them, showing clearly the lies which have been spread, and the mistakes about Islamic teachings which are also being spread by some extremists.
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