Question: What is the Sharee`ah ruling on the two Tareeqahs (Sufi orders) that are prevalent in Algeria called Al-Habriyyoon. They were named after their grand shaykh Al-Habree, who is beloved by them. They believe that they alone are on the right path while other Muslims are in error. Is this Tareeqah truthful?
Answer: The only sound and truthful order is that which was introduced by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and followed by his Companions. Thus, the one who follows his example will be on the right path. However, any order that was innovated after the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) are to be referred to the Sharee`ah. In this way they will be authorized if they are in line with the Sunnah… read more here.
Question: I am seeking knowledge and Eemaan (Faith) that may please Allaah and His Messenger (peace be upon him). Which Islaamic books would you advise me to read to strengthen me, especially nowadays when there are many books that contain doubtful matters and falsehoods about the Deen (religion)?
Secondly: What is the ruling, in your understanding, on the Sufi Tareeqahs (orders) in general, and the Naqshabandiyyah order in particular?
Answer: Firstly, You should devote your attention to the Qur’aan, reciting it regularly and contemplating its meanings, as the Qur’aan is the root of all that is good. You should then attend to the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). We recommend the following books on Tawheed (monotheism)… read more here.