In Defense of the Sunnah

 In Defense of The Sunnah,
[A5+] Beautiful Hardback with Dustjacket - 345 pages,
by Dr Ibrahim Hakim al-Shaghour,
Published by Noon Hierographers, USA.


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An Analysis of the Theory and Practices of Tasawwuf,
Written with the permission of Shaykh Noorrudeen Durkee.


Synopsis : The purpose of this book is to educate the reader about some of the beliefs of Sufi's and their practices, and to demonstrate how they are in full accordance with the Shari’aTasawwuf - (Sufism), from the very beginning, has always been integral to the Deen, functioning as the realisation and implementation of the pillar of Ihsan in the being of the Muslim.


Tasawwuf is neither a madhhab, nor a sect, nor an ideology, nor a cult, nor a foreign import, nor an heretical invention. It is a science concerning the reality of Allah, His Messenger, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the self, transmitted faithfully and without interruption from the Prophet himself, upon him be peace. It is the belief of the writer that the current corruption of the Ummah and its degradation is a direct result of – among other things – the crumbling away of the pivotal pillar of Ihsan as realised through the practice of Tasawwuf and its principles. In the words of one Muslim leader, Syed Zayn al-Abedin: “Many calamities have befallen the Ummah during the last 200 years, but one of the worst has been the rejection of Tasawwuf. We find ourselves without coherent leadership and following self-proclaimed scholars who teach a dry, literalist and legalistic religion cut off from its traditional and spiritual heritage. In some cases, this develops into a harsh and uncompromising political ideology, with violent results. While we understand the sources of this ideology, we cannot condone its methods or attitude. Islamic civilisation, which was remarkably stable and united for over 1200 years, is now in a crisis of disunity.”


This volume contains many answers, rebuttals, and explanations carefully researched and presented from the Qur’an, authentic hadith, and the wisdom of many Islamic scholars. It is a textbook for anyone who is seeking the heart of Islam which has been hidden far too long from the general understanding of the people.


The author has expressed his sincere gratitude to the following contemporary scholars and shuyukh, whose help and previous work has been indespensable in the composition of this book, and to whom are owed a great deal :


***Shaykh Sidi Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee,
***Hajja Noura Durkee, 
***Shaykh Ahmad ibn Mustafa al-'Alawi,
***Shaykh Gibril Fouad al-Haddad,
***Shaykh Abdullah ibn Siddiq al-Ghumari,
***Shaykh Mahmud Mamduh,
***Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller, 
***Shaykh 'Isa ibn Mani' al-Himyari.




Table of Contents-



---The 'Light' [Nur] of the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, and his special distinction,
---Miraculous Knowledge of the Unseen, [Ilm al-Ghayb]
---Hadith of the Wali,
---Vision of the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, in a wakeful state.

Topic : Tawassal and Tabarruk,

---Hadiths about Tawassul,
Multiplying and Dividing the Oneness of Allah,
Hadiths about Tabarruk,
Seeking blessings through the Prophet’s, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, grave.

Topic : The Graves of the Righteous and Practices Connected to Them,

---The Life of the Grave and the Hearing of the Dead,
---Visiting Graves to Gain Blessings, [Ziyarah],
---Reciting Qur’an at graves and donating it as a reward [Ithaale Thawaab].

Topic : Understanding Innovation (Bid’a) in Islam.


Topic : Audible Group [Dhikr] in Masajid,

---Compiling Ahzab and Awrad,

---Prayer Formulas (Ruqya) and Amulets.


As understood by the scholars

Topic: Commemorating the Birth (Mawlid) of the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,

Did the Sahaba commemorate his birth?


Topic: Seclusion (‘Uzla) and the Spiritual Retreat (Khalwa).


Topic: Extra Worship in Rajab and Sha’ban.


Topic: The Integral Place of Tasawwuf in Islam,

---Miscellaneous Topics,

---Kissing the Hands and Feet of Righteous Scholars,

---Hadith of the Lesser and Greater Jihad,

---“Nothing contains Me but the heart of My believing servant”

---Special Knowledge and Gnosis,

---Shaykh al-Akbar Ibn al-‘Arabi, Radi Allahu anhu, and the ‘Oneness of Being’

---al-Khadir, alayhi salam: Is he still alive?

---Hadiths about the Blessed Family of the Noble Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa 'aalihi wa Sallam,






Extract from the Foreword  :

''This book is what you need when people who seem to know more than you, start asking you questions that you can't answer about certain aspects of aqidah and other subjects, and you find that in speaking with such people you 'wind-up' talking more about Ibn Taymiyyah and his followers than about Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, and His Prophet, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam. You find that their questions are accompanied by the heavy and frequent use of such phrases as ''bid'a'', ''makruh'' ''da'if'', ''haram,'' etc , and your questioners are insistent that you must accept what they mistakenly call: ''al-Manhaj as-Salaf'' lest you find yourself (according to them) outside of Islam and consigned (by them) to the Fire.


In their ignorance they claim to want to ''purify'' our deen by making unlawful what is lawful, prohibiting supererogatory acts of worship such as Mawlid, nisfu-l-Shaban, hadrah and group dhikr, all the while rejecting reverence and love of the Beloved Prophet, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, and the Awliya' Radi Allahu ta'ala anhum, burning books of Darood and awrad and calling their fellow muslims apostates, disbelievers, and idolaters, shedding their blood, confiscating their wealth and sowing discord and enmity from one end of the earth to the other.

This book, ''In Defence of the Sunnah'' firmly rooted in Qur'an and Sunnah and the understandings of traditional Muslim scholars, speaks to and refutes a number of common arguments of the Wahhabi/Salafi (incl. Deobandi/Tablighi Jama'at) sects. I heartily recommend it to the sincere seeker and compliment my student, Sidi Ibrahim Muhammad Hakim al-Shaghour, for having written such a valuable and useful work. May Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, bless him and his family and reward him for his defense of the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, May Allah Almighty shower His Mercy and Blessings upon him.'' ---Shaykh Noorruddeen Durkee.




Beautifully published and printed in hardback with dustjacket cover exquisitely presented with the Sandal (Nalayn) mubarak on the cover.








Also see Islamic Doctrine [Aqa'id].

Also see Hadith.



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