Bismillahi Al-Rahmani Al-Rahim

Tariqas and Murids


I would like to join the [so-and-so] tariqa, but I find the behaviour of the sheikh's murids overbearing.

Wa `alaykum al-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

You should not let the behavior of others hold you back from benefit. You should realize that the sheikhs murids are their for their reasons, just as you are there for yours. And you should keep in mind that murids are part of each other's tarbiya. The faults we see in others tend to be reflections of our own faults, and so company is one of the means towards ihsan.

And Allah knows best.

Wa al-salamu `alaykum,