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
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 ©