Those who do not have a Shaykh (Spiritual Guardian-Father) is like an illegitimate children
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Ameerul Mu’amineen Hazret Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (Karrama Allahu wajhu-Radiyallahu Anhu) Saying:
Hazret Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (Radiyallahu Anhu) saying :
أذا المرء ربّي نفسه بمراده لقد شاد بنيانا علي غير أسّه “
ومن لم تربّيه الرجال وتسقه لبانا لهم قد درّ من ثدى قدسه
فذاك لقيط ماله نسبة الولا ولن يتعدّى غير ابناء جنسه
(30 قلا دة الجواهر )
“When someone make tarbiyyath himself without a Shaykh, it is like he constructing a building without the foundation!,Those who do not have tarbiyath of shyakhs will not get the spiritual wisdom coming from Allah like a fountain of wisdom coming through the Shaykhs ,thus he will not reach in lofty stations of faith. He will be like illegitimate children who got someone to be called as a father!”
(Qalaidul Jawahir 30)
Quran Saying Chapter17 Al Isra,Verse 80:Say:
“O my Lord! let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honor, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honor;and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me).”
وَقُل رَّبِّ أَدْخِلْنِي مُدْخَلَ صِدْقٍ وَأَخْرِجْنِي مُخْرَجَ صِدْقٍ..وَاجْعَل لِّي مِن لَّدُنكَ سُلْطَانًا نَّصِيرًا ﴿٨٠
Awliya Allah-Pious servants of Allah, are the supporting authority to aid the believers in the Way of Truth.
So follow a righteous Imam/Awliya Allah, who have a Chain (Silsila) which connect him to Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) through a chain of pious successors of Prophet. And he has Ijaza (permission). Do no follow filth University and Self proclaimed scholars. The biggest shirk is worship of self (nafs). Do not follow people of the worshippers of Nafs.Follow those who followed.
so the Honour and Hidaya-Guidance to the Truth come from Al Jamah-the association with righteous and pious people.
Quran again saying:Sura Nisa Verse 69: 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!
This is al-Jamah-the saved sect, deviants and those who do not follow a righteous Shaykhs , have only heard/ read about Al Jamah. People of Tasawwuf experiencing Al Jamah in various ways-The real spiritual experience of Islam
Al Jamah is the saved sect. Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translating, those who obey Allah and Rasool are in the company. It is used present tense of the verb.
Depends on your spiirtual station and rank, you will be in the company of those who are physically present/spiritually present with you.
Most deviants still do not know what is the meaning of Hazret/Hadarat
They also saying, Hazret Ali, Hazret Abu Bakar,Hazret Omar etc
Hadarat means-those who are present with us.
deviant sects do not know what is the real meaning and interpretation of what they are reading.
Now they are saying, follow Quran only.How do you learn Prayer, and fasting if you read only the word meaning of Quran?
With out the Imams of Madhab how do you learn how to pray and how to make wudu?(Ablution)?
All that Imams were madhab following Sufis.
If you take some of them and leave some them, which is taught by Imams, then you are an hypocrite!
Double Faced charecter is Hypocrisy.
Allah commanding to accept Islam whole heartedly. But you are accepting Islam according to the WILL of your Ego, not really accepting the Will of Allah. Will of Allah come with by obeying Allah,Rasool and those who are in Authority.
Quran 4:59. Sura Nisa: O ye who believe! obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you.
How many of you following those who are in authority amongst you?
It is your responsibility (fard ain) to seek a righteous guide-Awliya Allah and to learn Ilmu tasawwuf from him.
Stuyding Tasawwuf (Sufism) is Fard Ain, According to Shafi Madhab Scholar Shaykh Zainuddin Maqdoom (radiyallahu Anhu)
وَتَعَلَّمَنْ عِلْمًايُصَحِّحُ طَاعَة وَعَقِيدةً وَمُزَكِّيَ القَلْبِ اصْقُلاَ
study science that makes the worship( ilm fiqh) and beleif (ilm aqeedah) valid; and refine your heart (study ilm tasawwuf)
هَذِ الثَّلاَثَةُ فَرْضُ عَيْنٍ فَاعْرِفَنْ وَاعْمَلْ بِهَا تَحْصُلْ نَجَاةً وَاعْتَلاَ
These three (sciences) are personal obligations (fard ain). Study and practice them so that you will be success and high-ranked.
we are not speaking anything new,everything is based on Quran and Saheeh HAdith and the verdict of the scholars of Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamah of the Past.I mean,the scholars who lived on the earth before the arrival of TV/Internet. Those who did not seek popularity and media attention. Listen and Obey their advise and follow the righteous one-Awliya Allah-the greatest Saints of this time.