Ruling on the so-called “Hizb Al-Amaan”, “Salaah Al-Nuqtah” and “Al-Salaah Al-Lahutiyyah”

Question: What is your opinion concerning these things written in the attached paper: “Hizb Al-Amaan”, “Raqam 2”, “Salaah Al-Nuqtah” and “Salaah Al-Lahutiyyah”?

Answer: What has been mentioned in the attached paper with your question; Hizb Al-Amaan, Salaah Al-Nuqtah, and the Salaah Al-Lahutiyyah etc. Are kinds of Sufi Bid`ah (innovations in religion) and doing them is not permissible… read more here.

Ruling on some Sufi orders such as Izaalaat Al-Bida` and Al-Qaadiriyyah

Question: A questioner states that there are three religious groups in his country, namely:

(1) The Group of Izaalaat Al-Bida` wa Iqaamat Al-Sunnah (Bid`ah Elimination and Sunnah Establishment),

(2) Sufi orders, and

(3) Al-Qadiriyyah (Sufi order).

He asks that you shed light on these three groups and clarify their position with respect to the Noble Qur’an and the honorable Sunnah of the Prophet.

Answer: First, whoever calls to (adherence to) Allaah’s Book (Exalted be He) and to what is authentically reported from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), acts accordingly, denies whatsoever opposes them, tries to remove innovated acts of Bid`ah, cooperates with and befriends the people of Sunnah, refutes the people of Bid`ah, and rejects their innovations in Islaam with sure knowledge and upon clear proof, will be of Ahl Al-Sunnah wal-Jamaa`ah (those adhering to the Sunnah and the Muslim community)… read more here.

The Bid`ah related to Sufi Thikr said in one voice while swaying

Question: Is the way of Thikr (remembrance of Allaah) prevailing now among the people of the Sufi orders right or wrong? Is it reported in the Sunnah? Supposing that it is reported in the Sunnah, what is the supporting evidence, because it is the cause of many conflicts among people?

Answer: Making Thikr by the Sufis in one voice while swaying is an act of Bid`ah. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said… read more here.

Ruling on delaying slaughtering the sacrificial animals three days after the `Eed

Question: I live near the Egyptian-Sudanese borders. There are many Sufi orders that have gone astray and led people astray there. Some people delay slaughtering their sacrificial animals three days after `Eid-ul-Ad-haa (the Festival of the Sacrifice), so the Sufi people may eat from them when they come to perform their empty rituals. People think by doing so they are doing something religious. Is their sacrifice valid? Or is it mere meat as stated in the Hadeeth?

Answer: Indeed, you told the truth about the deviation and innovations of the Sufi orders… read more here.

The Bid`ah of chanting Thikr in various ways after Salaah

Question: I came from North Africa to work here in the KSA. I ask Your Eminence to enlighten me. I am a Sufi; one of my shaykhs has ordered me to glorify Allaah after Subh and Maghrib prayers. The group of this shaykh form circles of Thikr (remembrance of Allaah) that begin after `Ishaa’ prayer.

In such circles they do the following: they start saying Allaah’s greatest Name, i.e. Allaah, prolonging and accenting it along with some other utterances of Thikr. Afterwards, we stand up on the rooftop and chant the word “Allaah” till its letters fade away to merely become “Ah Ah”. I, like some friends of mine, became charmed with it. People used to call us the Kittah party.

Kindly, guide me, is Thikr in such a manner correct that I may go on doing it or I had better abandon it? People claim that there is no mention of this Kittah in the Qur’aan or Sunnah.

Answer: It is impermissible to follow the way of the Shaykh you mentioned above or to glorify Allaah in such a manner, for this is one of the Bid‘ah (innovations) introduced into the religion… read more here.

Invoking Allaah in the single pronoun formula – “Yaa Hoo”

Question: Is it permissible to invoke Allaah saying “Yaa Hoo” i.e. referring to Allaah with He meaning: “He is Allaah”?

Answer: Single pronouns refer to the speaker, the addressee or the absent. They are not names of Allaah in the lingual or the Shar`ee meaning because He does not name Himself by it. So, invoking Him with them is nomination, calling and mentioning Him with anything other than His names which is not permissible… read more here.