Question: What is the reality of Sufism? Does it comprise both good and bad aspects? Is Sufism completely independent from Fiqh (Islaamic jurisprudence)?
I hope Your Eminence will discuss the Sufi concept of “Al-Hadrah Al-Nabawiyyah” (seeking the presence of the Prophet). Is it a proper practice?
We have in Sudan some Sufi men who take the dome built on the grave of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) as evidence for the permissibility of building domes on graves. What is the Islaamic ruling on this?
What is the reality of the Sufi concepts of Ghawth (spiritual helper), Qutb (spiritual pole) and Rijaal Al-Kawn (Men of the Universe)?
Answer: First, you may consult the books “Madaarij As-Salikeen” by Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, and the book “Haathihee Hiya Al-Soofiyyah” (Such is Sufism) by `Abd Ar-Rahmaan Al-Wakeel for information on Sufi-related inquiries… read more here.