Verily all Praise is for Allaah, we praise Him, seek His aid and
ask for His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves
and the evil of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides then there is none
who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allaah misguides then there is none
who can guide him. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped
except Allaah alone, having no partners and I bear witness that Muhammad
(sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) is His slave and Messenger. May the peace
and blessings of Allaah be on the final Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu `alaihi
wa sallam), his family, his companions and all those who follow in their
footsteps until the last day. To proceed:
This little booklet is a modest attempt to analyse and expose the teachings
and practices of the Tariqat ul Naqshbandi in the light of the Glorious
Quraan and Sunnah, and is done purely in fulfilling our obligation to
enjoin the right and forbid the evil. Over the years many deviant movements
have arisen in the Muslim world bent on corrupting the teachings of Islaam
and thereby mislead the Muslims. One of the most dangerous of the contemporary
movements is the group known as the Naqshbandi Tariqat.
Like most deviant groups, they claim that the Muslim masses are ignorant
and are therefore in need of a Sheikh (leader) who is supposed to possess
the secret knowledge of the unseen. They also claim that all religious
texts have an obvious outer meaning known to the masses and a hidden meaning
known only to the Sheikh, and that the masses are unable to contact Allaah
on their own and hence are in need of a intermediary (Sheikh) who will
get them close to Allaah if given unquestionable and unconditional obedience.
The greatest danger of this group lies in the fact that they, while
wearing the cloak of Islaam, are striving to destroy it from within, in
a vain attempt to extinguish the light of Islaam and divert the Muslims
from the reality of the religion.
Realizing the grave threat posed by this group, we have undertaken the
task of exposing the falsity of this group, seeking only the pleasure of
Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta`aalaa), we hope that the absurdities, fallacies,
and the extremely deviant nature of this group would be clearly exposed
to those trapped in its clutches and as a timely warning to those contemplating
to join them.
The simple method we have adopted in exposing the groups deviant beliefs
is to quote what Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta`aalaa) says in the Quraan and
what His truthful Messenger Muhammad (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) has
said in the authentic Ahadith, and then to quote the groups beliefs or
position vis-a-vis the same issue, taken from their own publications printed
by Arafat Publishing House, and where necessary commented upon.
In all firmness to this group we have given the names of the books,
along with the page number from where we have taken these quotes. Reference
to the Quraanic Aayaat and authentic Ahadith too have been provided.
Due to lack of space we are compelled to deal with only some of the
serious issues of the groups beliefs and teachings which are directly
in conflict with the pure Islaamic teachings as revealed in the Glorious
Quraan and authentic Sunnah.
This booklet is by no means a complete exposition of the entirety of
this groups deviant beliefs and teachings and all Quraanic Aayaat quoted
are only translations of the meanings of the Quraan.
We pray this little booklet serves to remove the confusion and ignorance
that the people are suffering from regarding this important issue and that
it will save all those sincere seekers of truth from falling in to Shirk.
1. THE ISLAAMIC BELIEF:
Allaah is the Only Truth
Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta`aalaa) says in the Quraan -
"That is because Allaah - He is the Truth and it is He who gives
life to dead." (Quraan, Chapter 22, Verse 6)
THE NAQSHBANDI BELIEF: Aba
Yazid al-Bistami is the Truth
On page 15 of the book The Naqshbandi Way it reads -
"Whoever recites this Ayah even a single time will attain a high
rank and a great position,
he will get what the Prophets and saints
could not get, and will arrive at the stage of Aba Yazid al-Bistami,
the Imam of the order who said: "I am the Truth (al-Haqq)."
The above statement I am the Truth - is a clear example of Shirk (association)
in the aspect of the Names and Attributes of Allaah, since Al-Haqq in the
definite form, is one of Allaahs unique attributes and is not shared by
any created being or thing unless preceded by the prefix `Abd meaning "Slave
of" or "Servant of". (In fact the Mystic al-Hallaaj was
publicly executed as an apostate for daring to openly claim divinity in
his infamous pronouncement "Anal-Haqq"- I am the Truth.)