intro to debate
In 1994 a long debate took place on the Internet concerning the validity of Tasawwuf in Islam. The primary participants in this debate were Shaykh Hisham Mohammed Kabbani and Shaykh Muhammad Adly. The originator of the questions, Shaykh Muhammad Adly, failed to respond to the presentations of Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, in which he presented the details of the daleels (evidences) for the validity of the Science of Tasawwuf, according to the Qur’an and Sunnah, the practice of the Sahaba, the practice of the Tabi’een, the Tabi’ Tabi’een and the Salaf as-Salih and according to the Khalaf scholars, including Ibn Taymiyya.
What follows is this debate as it appeared on the Internet, formatted for easy reading.
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