Author: Islamic Studies and Research Division/ The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects
Publisher: Darul-Mashari' Co. (2000)
Pages: 48 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Sufism is very much a part of the Religion of Islam. Indeed, the leader of all the sufis was Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was was sent by Allah (S.W.T) to teach the people the matters which, if performed and practiced in the proper way, would lead to thier sucess in this life and in the Hereafter. Unfortunately many things which are in fact contradictory to the teaching of the Prophet (pbuh) are today labeled Sufism. There are some, who under the guise of being Sufis, spread falsehood and misguidance and dare to label it Sufism. On the other hand, there are groups. like the Wahhabis and those who follow them, who categorically deny Sufism and claim that it is not even a part of the Religion.
It is our intention to shed light on the methodology of the true Sufis and encourage others to follow their path while exposing those fakes, the "false Sufis," and warning against their misguidance. We have divided our topic into two parts: First, to explain Sufism and give examples of the genuine Sufis in our history. Second, to expose those "false Sufis" by presenting examples of their misguidance and to wanr against them. Our intention is in following the saying of Allah in Surat Al'Imran, ayah 110:
"You are the best nation brought to the people, ordering the lawful, forbiding the unlawful, and believing in Allah."