The Boon of Tasawwuf and the Calamity of Ignorance
by, 17-04-2012 at 02:08 AM (944 Views)
You will hear and read many people who think low of tasawwuf or think it is an innovation or say and hold many such wrong beliefs and ideas about it. The fact is that these people have very little knowledge of deen. The first step in salaah is niyyat, intention. Salaah starts at intention. What is the right intention? What is the wrong intention? How can one discern about their intention? What are the signs intention has changed? How to properly gauge if the intention is correct? These are all things one goes to a shaikh of tasawwuf for, the first immediate need in salaah is to correct intention and a shaikh of tasawwuf is needed to help one get knowledge about intention and correct it. The book starts with innamal a'maalu bin niyyat - what is amal? What is niyyat? A shaikh of tasawwuf is needed to understand these things and practice on them. Tasawwuf is needed from the first step in any worship till its last. So tasawwuf is a boon and the ignorance of these people is a calamity upon the ummah.