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The Scholars of the Sufis
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Details:  The Scholars of the Sufis - They are the Genuine Followers of the Salaf,
[A5] Paperback - 210 pages,
by Shaykh Abd al-Hadi Kharsa,
with a Biography and Introduction by Shaykh Gibril Fouad al-Haddad.
 


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The Scholars of the Sufis - They are the Genuine Followers of the Salaf,


Written by the erudite scholar, Sufi educator, ascetic, and author of many books, Sayyidi al-Shaykh `Abd al-Hadi b. al-Hajj Muhammad b. Salih al-Kharsa al-Dimashqi al-Salihi al-Shadhili al-Hanafi.



The translation and publication of the present book, `Ulama’ al-Sufiyya Hum al-Salafiyya al-Haqiqiyyun is a welcome event for seekers of spiritual guidance and self-purification in our time. This praiseworthy effort offers to the English-speaking public a contemporary explanation of the immutable principles of Sufism, which are one and the same with the three principles of Religion: submission [islam], faith [iman], and excellence [ihsan]. The book contains Shaykh `Abd al-Hadi’s carefully presented anthology of the wisdom of the Sufi masters of old and their summations of doctrine [`aqida] and of the various spiritual diseases and spiritual stations and states of the wayfarer. They were gleaned from the bio-sapiental classics of the genre such as Tabaqat al-Sufiyya, the Luma`, the Risala, the Ihya’, and can be found in later works such as Tabaqat al-Awliya and al-Kawakib al-Durriyya fi Tarajim al-Sufiyya.



The vehemence of the title—shown in the emphatic-exclusive personal pronoun and translatable as ‘The Scholars of the Sufis: [Only] They are the Genuine Followers of the Salaf!’—is a reminder of the tireless efforts of the last two hundred years of Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jama`a scholarship demonstrating the Islamic orthodoxy of tasawwuf and denouncing the heresy of Wahhabism and pseudo-Salafism.



It is its unique gems that make `Ulama’ al-Sufiyya stand out such as, for example, the title’s emphasis on knowledge: it is never about the Sufis at large but about their Gnostics; as for would-be-Sufi [mutasawwif] claimants who are nescient of the Shari`a or not even concerned by it: they are also heretics and completely undesirable no matter how big they grow their beard, turban, jubba, or voice! This is a theme stressed by many of our salaf al-salih [pious predecessors]. ---Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad

 


Table of Contents :


---Biography and Introduction by Shaykh Gibril Fouad al-Haddad    [11]
---Preface     [25]

Chapter I
---The Way of the Latter Day Sufis: Positives and Negatives  [29]

Chapter II
A Concise description of the Sufi Path:  the Introdcution to Al-Luma' by Dr. 'Abd al-'Halim Ma'mud & 'Taha 'Abd al-Baqi Surur   [35]
---An Abridgement of the Introduction to al-Luma' by Abu Nasr 'Abdullah b. 'Ali al-Sarraj al-'Tusi   [37]

Chapter III
---An Exposition upon the Science of Sufism, the Way of the Sufis, and their Rank according to the upright people of knowledge  [39]

Chapter IV
---Refuting the Claim that the Sufis are an ignorant folk & that their science is unsubstantiated in the book or the Prophetic Reports     [45]

Chapter V
---The Special Endownment and exclusive possession of Religious Sciences   [47]

Chapter VI
---Concerning the name of the Sufis and Why they were given that name   [51]

Chapter VII
---Refuting those who argue that the term Sufi is an innovated name that was not mentioned in the time of the Salaf  [53]
---Affirmation of Inward Knowledge  [54]

Chapter VIII
---What is Sufism and what are the Qualities of the Sufis?  [55]

Chapter IX 
Selection of the Words of the Sufis on Spiritual Stations & Transient States:
---DIVINE ONENESS [Tawhid] [59]
---THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES [ 60]
---THE QUR’AN  [62]
---THE BEATIFIC VISION [62]
---THE PROPHET’S VISION [62]
---PREDESTINATION AND THE CREATION OF ACTS  [63]
---ABILITY  [63]
---ACQUISITION [Kasb]   [64]
---BEST INTERESTS [A'la.]  [65]
---INTERCESSION, THE TRAVERSE, AND THE ETERNALITY OF PARADISE AND HELL  [65]
---MAJOR SINS, PRAYERS BEHIND THE SINFUL, AND BELIEF REGARDING THE COMPANIONS [66]
---REBELLION, TORMENT IN THE GRAVE, AND MUNKAR AND NAKIR  [66]
---DEATH, PROVISION, AND ARGUMENTATION ABOUT THE RELIGION [67]
---LEGAL OBLIGATIONS, RECOMPENSE, AND WORKS  [67]
---GNOSIS [Ma'rifa]  [68]
---THE SPIRIT [Ru']  [69]
---THE ANGELS AND MESSENGERS [70]
---CONCERNING THE FAULTS ASCRIBED TO THE PROPHETS  [71]
---THE MIRACLES OF THE SAINTS  [71]
---THE TWO TYPES OF SAINTHOOD  [72]
---FAITH [Iman]  [73]
---THE LEGAL SCHOOLS [Al-Madhahib Al-Shar'iyya]  [73
---EARNING LIVELIHOOD  [74]

Chapter X
The Sciences of the Sufis:
---THE SCIENCES OF TRANSIENT SPIRITUAL STATES  [75]
---THE UNVEILING OF THOUGHTS  [75]
---REPENTANCE [Tawba]  [76]
---SCRUPULOUSNESS  [76]
---RENUNCIATION [Zuhd]   [77]
---POVERTY  [77]
---PATIENCE [.Abr] [78]
---HUMILITY [79]
---FEAR AND HOPE [79]
---PIETY [Taqwa] [79]
---SINCERITY [Ikhlas] [80]
---GRATITUDE [Shukr] [80]
---RELIANCE [80]
---SATISFACTION [81]
---CERTITUDE [81]
---REMEMBRANCE OF THE DIVINE [Dhikr] [82]
---INTIMACY [Uns] [82]
---CLOSENESS [82]
---CONNECTION [Itti.al] [83]
---LOVE [83]
---WITNESSING AND VIGILANCE [84]
---LONGING FOR THE DIVINE  [84]
---SOLACE  [84]
---DIVESTMENT AND SEPARATION  [84]
---ECSTATIC RAPTURE [Wajd]  [85]
---OVERMASTERY [Ghalaba]  [85]
---DRUNKENNESS  [86]
---SOBRIETY [86]
---ABSENCE AND PRESENCE  [86]
---GATHERING AND SEPARATION  [87]
---ANNIHILATION AND SUBSISTENCE  [87]
---THE REALITIES OF GNOSIS  [88]
---THE SEEKER AND THE SOUGHT  [88]
---SPIRITUAL STRUGGLES AND WORKS  [88]
---TEACHING THE PEOPLE  [89]
---PIOUS ENDEAVOURS [89]
---AUDITION [Sama.] [91]

Chapter XI
---Mention of their statements and actions that illustrate their firm adherence to the book and the Sunnah   [93]


Chapter XII
---THEIR MANNERS AND CHARACTER   [97]
---ON THE PROPER ETIQUETTE OF RITUAL PURIFICATION   [97]
---ON THE PROPER ETIQUETTE OF PRAYER   [98]
---ON THE PROPER ETIQUETTE OF THE ZAKAT [100]
---ON THE PROPER ETIQUETTE OF FASTING   [101]
---ON THE PROPER ETIQUETTE OF THE HAJJ   [102]
---ON THE PROPER ETIQUETTE OF TRAVEL AND RESIDENCE   [105]
---ON COMPANIONSHIP   [106]
---ON KNOWLEDGE   [106]
---ON FOOD   [107]
---ON CLOTHING   [108]
---ON EARNING A LIVELIHOOD [108]
---ON SITTING   [109]
---ON HUNGER  [109]
---ON THE ETIQUETTE OF THE SPIRITUAL WAYFARERS   [110]
---ON RETREAT [KHALWA]   [110]
---ON FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE   [111]

Chapter XIII
---TESTIMONIES FROM SOME OF THE IMAMS AND SCHOLARS REGARDING SUFISM AND ITS ADHERENTS, AND A CLARIFICATION THAT THE IMAMS AND WELL-CONSIDERED NOTABLES HAVE ALWAYS RESPECTED IT FROM THE TIME OF THE SALAF TILL TODAY  [113]

---IMAM HASAN AL-BASRI  [113]
---IMAM SUFYAN AL-THAWRI   [113]
---IMAM ABU HANIFA AL-NU'MAN   [114]
---IMAM MALIK B. ANAS [115]
---IMAM AL-SHAFI'I   [117]
---IMAM AHMAD B. HANBAL  [118]
---SHAYKH AL-ISLAM .IZZ B. .ABD AL-SALAM [121]
---SHAYKH AHMAD B. TAYMIYYA  [123]
---IMAM ABU ZAKARIYYA YAHYA AL-NAWAWI  [125]
---IMAM IBN QAYYIM AL-JAWZIYYA   [126]
---IMAM ABU BAKR B. AL-.ARABI AL-MALIKI  [127]
---IMAM AL-SHATIBI   [127]
---IBN HAJAR AL-HAYTAMI  [128]
---IMAM AL-SUBKI  [128]
---IBN AL-.AJJ  [129]
---IMAM AL-JURJANI   [129]
---IMAM ABU QA.IM AL-NA.RABADHI  [130]
---SHAYKH AHMAD AL-DARDIR   [130]
---IMAM IBRAHIM AL-BAJURI  [130]
---'ALLAMA AL-AKH.ARI AND AL-DAMNAHURI  [131]
---'ALLAMA IBN ZAKARI   [131]
---IMAM AL-SHABARKHITI AL-MALIKI   [132]
---'ALLAMA .ABD AL-MAJID AL-SHARNUBI 133]
---'ALLAMA SHAYKH MUHAMMAD BAYRAM AL-KHAMIS, MUFTI OF TUNIS [134]


Chapter XIV
---A Sample of Narrations and Stories from the Scholars of the Sufis mentioned by Imam Abu 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami in Tabaqat al-Sufiyya   [135]

---Conclusion  [151]
---Beneficial Books  [152]
---Appendix


Biographies :
---Abu Nasr al-Tusi  [155]
---Hudhayfa b. Yaman  [155]
---'Umar b. al-Khattab  [155]
---Wasiba b. Ma'bad  [156]
---Abu Hurayra  [156]
---'Ali b' Abi Talib  [157]
---Hasan al-Basri  [159]
---Sufyan al-Thawri  [160]
---Junayd al-Baghdadi [161]
---Abu Ja'far al-Qassab [162]
---Ruwaym b. Ahmad  [162]
---Abu Muhammad al-Jariri [163]
---'Amr b. 'Uthman al-Makki  [163]
---'Abd al-Wahid b. Zayd  [164]
---Abu Ya'qub al-Razi   [164]
---Dhu al-Nun al-Misri  [165]
---Abu Bakr al-Farghani  [165]
---Abu al-Husayn al-Nuri   [166]
---Abu Sa'id al-Kharraz   [167]
---Hasan b. 'Ali b. Abi Talib  [168]
---Abu Turab al-Nakhshabi [168]
---Yahya b. Mu'adh [169]
---Abu al-'Abbas al-Adami  [169]
---Sahl b. .Abdullah al-Tustari  [171]
---Abu 'Abdullah al-Nibaji   [172]
---Abu Yazid al-Bistami  [172]
---Abu Bakr al-Shibli   [172]
---Sari al-Saqati  [173
---Ibrahim al-Khawwas  [174]
---Abu al-Hasan al-Qannad  [175]
---Harith al-Muhasibi  [175]
---Abu 'Abbas Ahmad b. Masruq   [176]
---Ahmad b. 'Ata al-Rudhabari   [176]
---Sumnun al-Khawwas  [177]
---Abu 'Amr al-Zujaji  [177]
---Abu 'Uthman al-Hiri  [177]
---Ahmad b. Muqatil   [178]
---Ja'far al-Khuldi   [178]
---Abu al-'Abbas b. Surayj [  179]
---Tha'lab [180]
---Ibrahim al-Harbi  [180]
---Abu Sulayman al-Darani  [180]
---Sa'id b. al-Musayyib   [181]
---'Abdullah b. Mubarak   [182]
---Ibrahim b. Adham [183]
---Bishr al-Hafi    [183]
---Ibn al-Jalla’ [184]
---Abu Bakr al-Kattani [185]
---Abu Ishaq al-Qarmisini [186]
---Abu Hafs al-Haddad [187]
---Ibn Salim [187]
---Abu 'Ali b. al-Katib [188]
---Ibn al-Hajj   [189]
---Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya [189]
---Imam Abu Hanifa [189]
---Imam Malik b. Anas  [190]
---Qadi 'Iyad' [192]
---Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi  [192]
---Imam al-Shafi'i   [192]
---'Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha'rani   [194
---Imam Al-Nawawi   [195]
---Imam Ahmad b' Hanbal  [195]
---Abu Hamza al-Baghdadi  [196]
---Yahya b. Ma'in   [197]
---Ahmad b. Abi al-Hawari [197]
---Al-Munawi   [198]
---Al-Ghazali  [198]
---Mahruf al-Karkhi  [198]
---Ibn Khaldun [199]
---'Izz b. 'Abd al-Salam [199]
---Al-Subki [200]
---Al-Suyuti  [200]
---Al-Suhrawardi  [200]
---Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili  [201]
---Abu al-Qasim Al-Qushayri  [201]
---Ahmad b. Taymiyya [201]
---'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaylani [202]
---Fudayl b' 'Iyad [202]
---Hammad al-Dabbas [203]
---Abu al-Bayan [204]
---Hafiz al-Maqdisi  [205]
---Abu Bakr b. al-'Arabi [205]
---Ibn Hajar al-Haytami  [205]
---Al-Jurjani  [205]
---Al-Dardir   [206]
---Al-Bajuri   [206]
---Al-Akhdari   [206]
---Al-Damnahuri    [206]
---Ibn Zakari   [207]
---Mayyara   [207]
---Al-Shabarkhiti  [207]
---Al-Sharnubi    [207]
---Muhammad Bayram al-Tunisi [207]

---Bibliography   [209]





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