Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim.
Abu Huraira (R.A) reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriend” Sunan Abu Dawud 4833
You are a “living proof” for this Hadith. Your religion indeed your friend’s religion, though you may be titled as “Muslim/Sufi/Sunni etc!
AND YOU ARE WITH THOSE WHOM YOU LOVE:
Sahih Bukhari Book 89 Hadith 267 Narrated Anas bin Malik: Apostle.” The Prophet said, “You will be with the one whom you love.”
TRUE BELIEVERS ARE WITH PROPHETS, SIDDIQIN AND SALIHEEN:
It is said that here and hereafter , true believers will remain with the same Jamah (the saved fellowship/firqathu najiya)
Quran 4:69 All who obey Allah and the messenger are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! what a beautiful fellowship!
There is nothing called “your egoistic Jamath in this world and expect the jamath of Prophets and Righteous’s in the next world!
True Believers May be with Prophets and Companions and Saints (Awliya Allah) in Dreams (will have fellowship in this world and hereafter)):
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever sees me in a dream will see me when he is awake; the Shaytaan cannot take my shape.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6592; Muslim, 2266).
The True Believers will be Lovers and Followers of Ahlul Bayth and Awliya Allah (the main body of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah):
On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The deen (religion) is sincerity,” We said “To whom?” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” [Muslim]
Tabarani and Haakim narrated from Ibn Abbaas that the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam said
‘O Children of Abdul Muttalib, I asked Allah three things for you; that He keeps your hearts steadfast (upon Islam); that He teaches the Deen to your ignorant and illiterate and guides your astray, and that He make you kind, generous and affectionate to one another. So if a man prays, standing between the Rukn and Maqaam, and fasts but dies with malice for the Household of Muhammad he has entered Hell.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 142, Hadith 11412 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 162, Hadith 4712]
Ibn Adee in Al-Kaleel narrates from Abu Sa’eed Khudri Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said ‘He is a hypocrite who has malice for our Ahl al-Bait.’ [Jawahir al-Aqdain, Vol. 2, Page 25]
They Will not Kharijis (Rebellious Sinners/Protestant Muslims):
Quran 4:59 O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination.
Sahih Bukhari, Book 89.Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, “If somebody sees his Muslim ruler doing something he disapproves of, he should be patient, for whoever becomes separate from the Muslim group even for a span and then dies, he will die as those who died in the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance (as rebellious sinners). (See Hadith No. 176 and 177)
They Will not be like Shia:
They don’t love some and hate some other. They don’t give superior to some and treat others inferior!
2:285 (Quran) The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His messengers. “We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His messengers.” And they say: “We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.”
Today, We have Shia type Sunnis and Sufis. They call upon the family of their Shaykh and abuse other Shaykhs and the Khalifas of their Shaykh.
Some other type of this misguided Sufis, they love some ahlul bayth and hate some other ahlul bayth.
Though they may took baya (initiation) into some Tariqah, their ego rule over them without they knowing it. They have jealousy and hatred to some shaykhs, their khalifas and some ahlul bayth, while they claim their love for ahlul bayth!
Imam Ahmad; Tirmidhi who denoted it sahih; Nisa’i and Haakim narrated it from Muttalib bin Rabee’a that the beloved Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said to Sayyiduna Abbas Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu
By Allah, Imaan (faith) will not enter the heart of a Muslim until he loves you for Allah and for my relationship.’ [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 1, Page 342, Hadith 1780 | Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 610, Hadith 3758 | Sunan Nisa’i, Vol. 5, Page 51, Hadith 8175 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 4, Page 85, Hadith 6960]
They Are Not like Firaun (Pharaoh ):
They do not declare Kingship or Lordship!, They say we are “Rabbaniyyun”- the Devoted Servants of Allah”
Quran 3:79 It is not (possible) that a man, to whom is given the Book, and Wisdom, and the prophetic office, should say to people: “Be ye my worshippers rather than Allah’s”: on the contrary (He would say) “Be ye worshippers of Him Who is truly the Cherisher of all: For ye have taught the Book and ye have studied it earnestly.”
THEY ARE NOT LIKE NIMRODS:
Quran 25:63 And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace,
Quran 17:37 And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height.
THEY ARE NOT LIKE QAROON:
Quran 2:3 Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them;
Allah eliminates usury (i.e. deprives usurious profits of prosperous growth) and multiplies alms gifts (i.e. increases blessings of clean wealth manifold through charity donations). And Allah does not like anyone who is ungrateful and disobedient. (Al-Baqarah 2:276)
Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?
Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?
THEY ARE NOT LIKE YAZEED:
Tabarani narrates from Ibn Abbas that the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said‘Malice for the Bani Haashim (migrants) and Ansaar is kufr (heresy) whilst malice for the Arabs is hypocrisy.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 118, Hadith 11312]
Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam) teaching us through Quran and Sunnah Traditions the stories of Firaun ,Qaroon, Nimrod ,Firaun,Yazeed and Kharij (Rebellious Sinners/Protestant).
It is not for just to recite and read and go!, but to know yourself to know your friends, to know your leaders.
So that you may accept what is truth, what is good and what is right, and you may reject what is falsehood, what is bad and what is wrong!
It is to self assess , to seek the correct friends and to follow the correct leaders.
So you must begin to correct your heart first, then automatically you will correct your friends, or you will choose to have right friends and will have correct leaders.
Unless you are protected by Allah , if you are not a person whom Allah with His Mercy has granted the Safety, then you have the hardship of disinfecting your own life with the sickness with in you and that evil you are surroundd with your life. But if you are among those who are granted safety by Allah, that time the Heavenly Powers Scan and disinfect your life from the “Firauns/Qaroons/ Nimords/Firauns/Yazeeds/Kharijis etc from your heart and from your friend circles and from the leaders, with/without you directly realizing it.
And Allah Will Pour Wisdom to you about what happening in your life. That time, you will not grieve that the friend/relative forsake you/ the leader abandoned you! Because Allah is Protecting you from their fithna!
Your Lord knows their state better than you and they do not know your relationship with your Lord.
They have been in the partners in the Devil’s Work!
“So Worry not for Surely Allah is With you”
This is the understandings of those who follow the Shaykhs of the Rabbani Way.
The Ways of the Most Distinguished Saints in the Divine Presence.
2 Corinthians 6:14 New American Standard Bible
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
Note by: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani