Litanies and Sufi innovations

Question: What is the ruling on the Sufi orders and the litanies they recite before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer and after the Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer?

What is the ruling on one who claims to have watched and greeted the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saying: Peace be upon you! O light of eyes and relief of souls?

Answer: The Sufi orders and the litanies are considered acts of Bid`ah (innovation in religion) like the famous religious orders of Al-Teejaaniyyah and Al-Kattaniyyah. Only litanies that conform with the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah of the Prophet are allowed to be recited… read more here.

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