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Discussion in 'Tasawwuf / Adab / Akhlaq' started by Abdur Rasul, Apr 7, 2020.
Found it on archive.
The link no longer works. Please could someone share this book again, jazak-Allahu khayran.
As requested an excellent book on the topic by Shaykh al Islam Mujaddid Imam Ahmad Rida rahimahullahu Ta'ala
Naqā’a as-Sulāfah fī Aĥkām al-Bayáti wa’l Khilāfah
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نقاء السلافة في أحكام البيعة والخلافة
بیعت و خلافت اور سجادہ نشینی کے احکام کا بیان
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can someone please link me to this book online.
Sear ustadh, i am absolutely with you in condeming fake sufis, and am totally for the shari`ah. In fact, those who I have taken from are extremely meticulous about this.
I greatly admire the ihya, it has been my favourite book since I first began reading it at around 12 or so... and the mashayekh I take from are fond of Imam al-Ghazali too.
You are right about the ithaf, and I should make use of that... radhiy Allah `an imamuna al-ghazali wa imamuna as-sayyid murtada az-zabidi, wa nafa` Allah bihima fid-darayan!
well, if shaykh gibril is quoting from ibn ajibah from mawlay al-darqawi - then you may rather ignore my comments.
will look up again.
wa billahi't tawfiq.
I take back all those comments, dear ustadh, so could you remove the message.
I was misinformed by this passage from Gibril Haddad:
indeed, i just remembered that shaykh ibn hajar al-haytami in his fatawa al-hadithiyah even recommends shaykh al-akbar's books and considers them of common benefit.
i am inclined to believe that the shaykh raHimahullah was thinking at that time that everybody is like him - that is tawaDu'u. regardless, i don't agree with him (following imam al-suyuti) that it should be read by all; notice that the shaykh doesn't mean that anybody should read shaykh al-akbar's books without supervision or without having the necessary and prerequisite ilm.
wAllahu ta'ala a'alam.
but i, on the contrary do not see any reason to disagree with sayyidi zarruq raHimahullah ta'ala in this principle. almost all the books below have passages that are perplexing - and are resolved only with supplementary material or a guide. ihya however, has a guide and its name is it'haf as-saadah.
in the end of his book sayyidi zarruq says quoting from the suHuf of ibrahim: 'a sensible person is aware of his times [aarifan bi zamanih], withholds his tongue [mumsikan bi lisanih] and mindful of his state [muqbilan ala sha'nih].'
in our age of free-for-all tasawwuf, this book is all the more important and ought to be studied and circulated more and more.
what has that got to do with his advice? if you are saying that the shaykh was not a reliable sufi, i am sorry, but i have to say that it is nothing but FUD. also can you please elaborate who said this and where?
shaykh zarruq is an imam of sufis and he weeded out silly notions and heresies peddled as tasawwuf and clarified the true tasawwuf from the cringe-inducing tasawwuf of the ignorant sufis.
mawlana imam ahmed rida khan and before him, mawlana abdu'l Haqq al-dihlawi, are similar to sayyidi ahmed zarruq in being fuqaha first and sufis next; and they followed sayyidi zarruq in his scrupulous tread of the middle-way. they were the faqih-sufis raHimahumAllah.
shaykh abdu'l Haqq muHaddith al-dihlawi wrote a sharH to some principles in the book 'qawayid at-taSawwuf' [whose proper name is: qawayid al-tariqah fi'l jam' bayn ash-shari'ati wa'l Haqiqah] and called it: 'taHsil at-ta'arruf fi ma'rifati'l fiqhi wa't taSawwuf.'
mawlana ahmed rida al-barelwi (alahazrat, as we call him) reprimanded ignorant sufis in his short epistle 'shariat aur tariqat'.
this is ahmed ibn zarruq, who wrote 36 commentaries on sayyidi ibn aTayillah's Hikam!
the shaykh raHimahullah has himself answered your objection:One should be careful only from certain PARTS that are perilious – not from entire books themselves. But this [to understand the problematic and resolve them] is not possible for someone without these three attributes:
ironically, imam ghazali is among the faqih-sufis who insisted on fiqh first and always.
wa billahi't tawfiq.
The 215th Principle
Wise men have warned against the following books: Talbīs [al-Iblīs] of ibn al-Jawzī [because of its diatribe against Sufīs], and Futūĥāt of al-Hātimī [Muĥiyuddīn ibn al-Árabī] – rather all of his books or atleast most of them.
[They have also warned to be careful of] ibn as-Sabýīn, ibn al-FāriĎ, ibn Ĥallāj, ibn dhū Sikkīn, al-Áfīf at-Talimsānī, al-Aykī al-Ájamī, al-Aswad al-AqŤaá, Abū Is’ĥāq at-Tujaybī, ash-Shushtarī.
Also from certain sections in al-Iĥyā of al-Ğhazalī particularly from the part ‘The Perilious Matters’ and his books: ‘an-Nafkh wa’t Taswiyyah’, ‘al-Mažnūn Bihī Álā Ghayri Ahlihi’, ‘Miýrāju’s Sālikīn’ and ‘al-Munqidh’. So also from some parts in Qūt al-Qulūb of Abū Ťalib al-Makkī and from the books of as-Suharwardī and others.
One should be careful only from certain PARTS that are perilious – not from entire books themselves. But this [to understand the problematic and resolve them] is not possible for someone without these three attributes:
- An extraordinary talent to be instinctively guided towards truth [qarīĥatun šādiqah]
- A right-minded, temperate nature [fiŤratun salīmah]
- A dispostion to accept that which is clearly manifest and to immediately refrain from that which is not.
If not, whoever indulges in these discussion will risk falling into perdition on account of either criticizing such masters [on account of their wrong estimations] or taking their words incorrectly [not intended by the authors] and attributing wrong meanings to them.