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How To Approach Blank And Misled People


There are many friends of mine, even relatives who really dont care about their aqeeda and even some are having corrupt aqeeda. I feel very uncomfortable to speak or deal with them, but at the same time I want to work to make them understand the real problem, but I don't know the perfect way.

I seek your guidence, how to approach blank and misled people, to get back to real madhab, because really there are so many innocent, who are misled by their tricks.

 

2:112 Nay, but whosoever surrendereth his purpose to Allah while doing good, his reward is with his Lord; and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. Also 4:125 and 31:22.

There is consensus in the commentaries that these verses point to the two conditions of acceptance of any deed in Islam:

1- It must conform with the Divine Law
2- It must stem from sound intention.

This is why the Sufi Masters stressed knowledge of the Qur'an and Sunna first, then purification of the nafs. Without realizing these two goals, one's faith and deeds remain vulnerable to destruction.

However, one should advise oneself first and the Prophet said that the best du`a is that one makes for oneself. This is because only through reforming oneself can one help others. Short of this it is only the blind leading the blind, even with so-called best intentions.

Al-Sha`rani said in Lawaqih al-Anwar [al-`Uhud al-Muhammadiyya]:

"The general covenant was taken from us by Allah's Messenger that we should not dispute in one of the sciences of the Law except with the intention of supporting the Religion and on the conditions of sincerity and full consciousness (hudur) of Allah Almighty and Exalted. These [intention and conditions] must be based on unveiling (kashf), not conjecture, self-display, heedlessness, or presumption; and with the texts of the authorities before his eyes.

"One who undertakes such work must have a teacher imbued with the sciences of the Law who has looked into the totality of the proofs of the Schools that are practiced and studied, trained in the path of the [Sufi] Folk in the degrees of sincerity.

"As for one who puts this covenant into practice without a teacher, then he is in the majority of cases displaying himself."

And Allah knows best.

Hajj Gibril ©

 



 

 

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