The Answers to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Questions
The remaining three questions are:
>> 4. Was our Prophet(saw) a Sufi? If yes, then please give vivid >> evidences from the Quran and the Sunnah only?
>> 5. Did the Prophet(saw) practice Sufism or Tassawuf?If yes, >>then please give evidences from the Quran and Sunnah only?
>> 6. Did the Prophet(saw) tell/order or even recommend this, >> meaning Sufism and Tassawuf?If yes, then please give us >> evidences from the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet(saw) only?
The fourth, fifth and sixth questions you asked, have already been answered in our answers to the first three questions. And as we know that our audience is intellectual, we are sure they will immediately understand that the fourth, fifth and sixth questions have been answered in the responses to the first three questions. Additionally, our son Mateen, in his posting yesterday, examined the fourth question in detail and gave an adequate reply to it.
We hope that we have given the reader and our dear brother Shaykh Adly, the answer they expected, although we were very brief in our answers. We had originally intended to give each question a complete and detailed answer. But due to the shortage of time, due to the pushing of people from here and there, we have curtailed our answer. This will show how vast a subject Tasawwuf is, which now they have tried to minimize in six questions.
And may Allah forgive us any mistakes we made as we are simply human beings and we are asking that all our brothers and sisters to extend their hands with our hands together, as Allah ordered in the Holy Quran: “hold fast altogther to the rope of Allah and do not separate.”
Your brother in Islam,
–Shaykh Hisham Mohammed Kabbani
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