Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
On the authority of Omar, who said : One day while we were sitting with the messenger of Allah there appeared before us a man whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no signs of journeying were to be seen on him and none of us knew him. He walked up and sat down by the prophet. Resting his knees against his and placing the palms of his hands on his thighs, he said:”O Muhammed, tell me about Islam”.
What is Islam?:
The messenger of Allah said: “Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers, to pay the zakat, to fast in Ramadhan, and to make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so.” He said:”You have spoken rightly”, and we were amazed at him asking him and saying that he had spoken rightly.
What is Iman?:
He said: “Then tell me about eman .”He said:”It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day, and to believe in divine destiny, both the good and the evil thereof.” He said:”You have spoken rightly”.
What is Ihsan?:
He said: ” Then tell me about ehsan .” He said: “It is to worship Allah as though you are seeing Him, and while you see Him not yet truly He sees you”.
He said: “Then tell me about the Hour”. He said: “The one questioned about it knows no better than the questioner.” He said: “Then tell me about its signs.” He said: “That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and that you will see the barefooted, naked, destitute herdsman competing in constructing lofty buildings.” Then he took himself off and I stayed for a time. Then he said: “O Omar, do you know who the questioner was?” I said: “Allah and His messenger know best”. He said: “He was Jebreel (Gabriel), who came to you to teach you your religion.” narrated in Sahih Muslim
So we can see that
Islam, Iman and Ihsan altogether make up the religion of Allah.
So when someone say:there Sufism (Tasawwuf) is not Islam, he is rejecting a part of the religion of Allah like a Munafiq (hypocrites)
So when someone say: there is no Sufism and true Sufi Shaykhs today, then he is speaking like a munafiq!
Because Allah subhana Wa Ta’la has promised HE will protect this religion as it is until the judgement day!
So stay away from such Ulamaun Dajjaloon Wa Kazzaboon, scholars who are Dajjals and liars!
So only a worst hypocrite will turn away from these three parts of the religion of Allah!
Islam is preserved by ALLAH in Ahlul Bayt (in the family of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam)
Great Shaykhs of Tasawwuf are descendants of Prophet Muhammad (A.S.W.S) or their students (inheritors) of Prophet Knowledge of religion!
The Sufi Live Fellowship is based on these three foundations.