ADVISE FOR SUCCESS IN ISLAM AND TARIQAH:
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
There is no Islam without Tariqah(Spirituality) and there is no Tariqah without Islam (Submission).
To succeed in the Path of Spirituality (Sufism/Tasawwuf) one must observe the following:
– Respect all Prophets and All Companions
-Respect Parents of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam)
-Love and respect for ahlul Bayt (Descendants of Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam)
-Respect the Khalifas of Muslims, the Imams and their creed.
-Respect all Saints of God, always remember that only a few Awliya Allah are known to the people. Your Shaykh may be one of them, but extreme love for your shaykh should not cause you to disrespect others even though there may be disagreements among the Shaykhs and Saints. (Remember the incident between Imam Ali and Ayesha R.A ,the incident between Hidr and Musa (peace be upon them all)
You might be a follower of one of them, but you cannot cause malice against another, if you are really a person of ahl zikr (Sufi tariqah) then that Zikr must bring you to understand that Allah and His Prophet (alaihisalathu wa salama) is above all Awliya Allah and all Ahlul Bayth. So do not interfere without authority.
– Love and Respect Parents
-Respect fellow Muslim brothers.
– Have best morals and manners with all people and treat every creations of Allah according to the Traditions of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam.
– Fulfill the needs of Poor Orphan, destitute and needy.
SOME VERSES IN QURAN AND AHADITH RELATED TO THE ABOVE STATEMENT:
Quran Chapter 107 :
- Seest thou one who denies the Judgment (to come)?
- Then such is the (man) who repulses the orphan (with harshness),
- And encourages not the feeding of the indigent.
- So woe to the worshippers
- Who are neglectful of their prayers,
- Those who (want but) to be seen (of men),
- But refuse (to supply) (even) neighbourly needs
42:23 Declare [O’ Muhammad]: “I ask you of no recompense for my toil except the love for my kin (family).” And the one who earns good, We shall expand it for him. Verily Allah is oft‑forgiving and appreciates good works.
On the authority of Abu Dharr Jundub ibn Junadah, and Abu Abdur-Rahman Muadh bin Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:Have taqwa (fear) of Allah wherever you may be, and follow up a bad deed with a good deed which will wipe it out, and behave well towards the people. It was related by at-Tirmidhi, who said it was a hasan (good) hadeeth, and in some copies it is stated to be a hasan saheeh hadeeth.(40 Hadith Imam Nawawi)
On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (ra):The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The deen (religion) is naseehah (advice, sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” [Muslim]
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
Tabarani and Haakim narrated from Ibn Abbaas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam 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]
Tabarani narrates from Ibn Abbas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam 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]
Ibn Adee in Al-Kaleel narrates from Abu Sa’eed Khudri Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
‘He is a hypocrite who has malice for our Ahl al-Bait.’ [Jawahir al-Aqdain, Vol. 2, Page 25]
Tabarani narrates from Imam Hasan bin Ali that he said to Muaawiyya bin Khudayj:
‘O Muaawiya Ibn Khudayj guard yourself from having malice for us because undoubtedly the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said ‘No one has malice for us and no one is envious of us except on the day of Qiyaamah he will be kept away from the fountain by whips of fire.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 3, Page 81, Hadith 2726 and Al-Awsat, Vol 3. Page 203, Hadith 4426]
Ibn Adee and Bayhaqi, in Shau’ab ul Imaan, narrated from Sayyiduna Ali the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
‘Whosoever did not recognise the right of my family and Ansaar is one of three; either a hypocrite, born illegitimate or conceived by his mother whilst she was impure.’ [Ibn Adee in Al-Kaamil, Vol. 3, Page 106 | Shau’ab al-Iman, Vol. 2, Page 232, Hadith 1614, Daylami in Al-Firdaws, Vol. 3, Page 662, Hadith 5955]
Daylmi narrates from Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
‘My Ahl ul Bait and the Ansaar are my wealth, my body, my household and my family, the locus of my happiness and my trust. So accept the good deeds of their good and overlook the mistakes of any of them (not from the Hudood of Allah).’ [Daylami in Al-Firdaws, Vol. 1, Page 407, Hadith 1645]
Ibn Hibban, in his sahih, and Haakim narrated from Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed Khudri that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
‘By He in whose Hand is my Life no man will have malice for my Ahl ul Bait except that Allah will put him in Hell.’ [Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 126, Hadith 4717 | Sahih Ibn Hibban, Vol. 15, Page 435, Hadith 6978]
Tabarani in Awsat narrates from Hassan bin Ali that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
‘Make the love of our Ahl al-Bait compulsory for whoever meets Allah having love for us shall enter paradise with our intercession and By He in whose Hand is my life no deed will benefit a servant except by recognizing our right.’ [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 3, Page 122, Hadith 2251 | Al-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 48]
Ihya al-Mayyit bi Fadhai’l Ahl al-Bayt Alaihim ar-Ridwan
by Imam Abd ar-RaHman Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti Radiyallahu Ta’ala anhu)
The Prophet (J) said, “All of a Muslim is prohibited for another Muslim”
Allāh has made the Muslim sacred. And the meaning of “All of a Muslim” is “His blood,
his wealth and his honour”
Allāh said in the Qur’ān:
O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some
suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one
another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his
dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting).
And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts
repentance, Most Merciful. [Surah Al-Hujurāt 49:12]
And the Prophet (J) said,
“Do you know what al-gheeba is?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger
know best.” He said, “To make mention of your brother with that which
he dislikes.” They said, “How about if my brother actually has what I have
said about him?” He said, “If he has what you have said about him, then
you have committed gheeba..”
Because it is not permissible for you to speak about the people,
“..and if not, then you have committed slander.”