Question: when did you become a Naqshbandi? and what is the most special aspect about this order for you?
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhamamdin Wa Alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallaim
Sufi Ways in General (all authentic Sufi Ways) will connect a Person to the Prophets ,Truthful and Righteous Servants of God as stated in Quran 4:69 And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger – those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions.
All other ways have cut off as stated in Quran:- Which is speaking to Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam
108:3 Indeed, your enemy(Opponent) is the one cut off.
Sura Noor 24:63 (Do) not make (the) calling (of) the Messenger among you as (the) call (of) some of you (to) others. Verily, Allah knows those who slip away among you under shelter. So let beware those who oppose [from] his orders lest befalls them a trial or befalls them a punishment painful.
“Cut off “has two meaning: One is he is cut off from a lasting legitimate progeny and he is cut off from divine and from the company of Prophets and Saints.
The opponent of Prophet Muhammad (S.a.W) means: Those who did not follow him sincerely and did not accept His Message completely with whole heart. Which is to follow the teachings of Prophet (Peace be upon him) which is Quran and Sunnah. To follow Imams (as stated in Quran 4:59), to be with main body of Muslims and their leaders (as stated in hadith), to follow pious ahlul bayt, to love and respect all companions and ahlul bayth, to love God and Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) more than anything else.
So one who do not travel on the Sufi Path and connect his heart with the Prophetic heirs , he is also cut off from receiving pure wisdom.
-Hadith Number 3788: The Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “Indeed, I am leaving among you, that which if you hold fast to them, you shall not be misguided after me, one of them is greater than the other:The Book of Allah is a rope extended from the sky to the earth, and my family -the people of my house-and they shall not split until they meet me at Hawd, so look at how you deal with them after me” (Sahih)
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]
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “(Religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars) ignorance (in religion) and afflictions will appear; and Harj will increase.” It was asked, “What is Harj, O Allah’s Apostle?” He replied by beckoning with his hand indicating “killing.” (Fateh-al-Bari Page 192, Vol. 1) (Book #3, Hadith #85)
The Real Knowledge is in the Spiritual Ways (Tariqas/Sufi Ways/the ways of Awliya Allah)
In another hadith it is said: “The believer sees with the Light of Allah”Real Salaf Says: Narrated AbudDarda’: Kathir ibn Qays said: I was sitting with AbudDarda’ in the mosque of Damascus. A man came to him and said: AbudDarda, I have come to you from the town of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) for a tradition that I have heard you relate from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). I have come for no other purpose. He said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion.
(Sunan Abu Dawood, Kitab Al Ilm)According to the Salaf, even fish and inhabitants of the earth ask forgiveness for the pious scholars (Awliya Allah).
Wahhabi says: Prophets and Pious People cannot ask forgiveness on behalf of you and they cannot help you. The Angels will lower their wings for them, “they do not grieve nor they fear “(Quran)
The Prophet (saw) taught Spirituality before teaching people the laws and jurisprudence.
So one must look at Islam through the lens of Ihsan, prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says: “Beware the gaze of the believer for he sees with the light of Allah”. It is through the Lens of a purified soul (nafs muthma’inna) Islam and sufism should be looked at.others must learn from such sanctified Scholars (Shaykhs), heirs of the Prophets (Hadith)!
It is they who are guided,- Quran 2:2
Otherwise, it will be a general look, that all 72 misguided sects looking at everything with their version of Islam
It is more worthy and precious, even if someone put whole wealth in this world in front of me to buy it from me, I shall not give.
That much value it has got that I received from this way. I do not give up this way even if someone offer me a palace in the heaven too.
Because it is that I received from this way is Precious than heaven too. I am not saying this by proud of arrogance. The last words of mine is “I am a weak servant of the Lord of the Worlds, I am no one and nothing, He is Everything..Hu,Hoo,Hooooo, the End of the Story is “HU”