Purification of the Soul between Sunnah and Innovation: Ali atTamimi – Part 6

Purification of the Soul between Sunnah and Innovation
Part 6
Transcribed from a lecture by Muhammad AlShareef and Ali At Tamimi
The following is Part 6:Ali At Tamimi

Part 1: 5 Symptoms of the Weakness of Īmān
Part 2: 5 Reasons for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 3: 5 Solutions for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 4: Intro to Innovations in Purification of Soul
Part 5: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Beliefs
Part 6: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Acts of Worship

Innovation in Purification of the Soul in the Acts of Worship

The acts of worship are acts that the Qur’aan and Sunnah inform or command us to do. Therefore each and every act of worship should have a basis in the Qur’aan and Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) and what extends from that. The first acts of Worship are the 5 pillars and then the rest. Something common with the people who use innovated form of purifying their souls get these adhkar or du’aas that their shaykh gives them, and they say that my Shaykh had a dream where the Prophet (SAW) appeared and gave him this adhkar or du’aa. In fact one group of them says that if you say this special du’aa then the Prophet (SAW) and Abu Bakr and Umar, and Uthman and Ali will attend the majlis. So in one instance they wrote in an English book not to say this in a car, because if you do this then there will not be enough room in the car for them to appear. They also tell their followers to wear special types of clothes and special types of food. They begin to take on the characteristics of a cult and slowly cut them off from the community or general muslim body. They tell the person, whom they call a mureed, that in order for you to be a proper devotee with the shaykh you must be like a dead person with that one who is washing. When a person is deceased they just lie there and when someone comes to them to wash their body they don’t complain because they can’t. They don’t complain about the water being too hot or cold, and when the washer raises his hands they raise it as well. They dead body just does what ever the washer does without any resistance. This is the manner they need to be with their shaykh in order to be a good mureed. Never commenting on what the shaykh does and just blindly follow them.

Some people might say that isn’t it true that throughout Islamic history very prominent scholars were identified as Sufis, or they entered into tasawwuf. Here we have to question what does this term mean? The term tasawwuf is a generic term and it means different things to different people. One cannot say that historically if a person or scholar was known as a sufi, you cannot assume that that person is practicing the same tasawwuf that is being practiced today, as mentioned above. One cannot make that assumption. I will put forth a challenge to the Sufis, that any Sufi order in the world today can bring us your books that you read in your private circle with your shaykh, and let us see if your books have those matters that have been outlined or not. I guarantee that there isn’t an order in the world that doesn’t have these matters contained within them. All the issues mentioned above of the issues in vleiefs and actions, like wahdat alwujood, and relying only on love, and ascribe divinty to the Prophet (SAW) or one or many of their awliyaa, and also the issue of the shaykh, that he can’t be questioned. In the issue mentioned last, they go to the extreme to even say that if the shaykh commits zina or theft it is okay because you will not understand the shaykhs actions. Yet the Prophet (SAW)’s seerah is clean and clear for all to see and he didn’t have a separate lifestyle in home and outside, and his wives, and family and companions confirm this.

Had Allah wanted us to join these tariqas and be these kinds of men, He would’ve mentioned it in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. I don’t want brothers to take everything I am saying and accept it, I would like them to be critical. I want them to take what I am saying or what anyone else says and put it against and the Qur’an and Sunnah and see if it is found in it or it agrees with it or not. I don’t want people to be deceived by names and titles and personalities because that is not the criteria, it is the bookof Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). If it agrees we accept it and if it contradicts then we reject it. This doesn’t mean that the person whose words oppose it is wicked or evil, rather he could be ignorant or misguided and we should teach him in a nice manner.

Part 1: 5 Symptoms of the Weakness of Īmān
Part 2: 5 Reasons for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 3: 5 Solutions for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 4: Intro to Innovations in Purification of Soul
Part 5: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Beliefs
Part 6: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Acts of Worship


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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib



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