Tasawwuf al-Subki

Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad

ON TASAWWUF Taj al-Din al-Subki (d. 771)

Shaykh al-Islam Taj al-Din al-Subki, the son of Shaykh al-Islam al-hafiz Taqi al-Din al-Subki (d. 756) who was a student of Ibn `Ata Allah, mentioned in his book Mu`id al-ni`am under the chapter entitled Sufism:

May Allah give them life and greet them (Sufis), and may He place us with them in Paradise. Too many things have been said about them and too many ignorant people have said things which are not related to them… The truth is that those people left the world and were busy with worship.

Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Juwayni (Imam al-Haramayn’s father) said:

They are among Allah’s people and His elite. His mercy is sought through their remembrance of Allah, and rain descends with their invocation. May Allah be pleased with them and may Allah be pleased with us for their sake.1

1 al-Subki, Mu`id al-ni`am wa mubid al-niqam p. 190.

Reproduced with permission from Shaykh M. Hisham Kabbani’s The Repudiation of “Salafi” Innovations (Kazi, 1996) p. 380.

Blessings and Peace on the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions Abu Hammad