Sometimes people ask if Sufism - in Islam - is something new, not practiced by the Prophet ( sallAllahu `aleihi wa sallam ), the Sahabah, or the early generations.
In this text we present some answeres by those who have researched this question in detail.
In response to this we say: in the first generation, there was no need for it.
The people of that era were already people of piety and scrupulousness, masters of spiritual rigors and keenness to worship. By virtue of their proximity and connection to the Messenger of Allah ( sallAllahu 'aleihi wa sallam ), they would hasten and race each other to follow his example ( sallAllahu 'aleihi wa sallam ) as in all of that. During that time, there was no need to establish a distinct science to guide them to something they were already upon.
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