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True Sufism vs. Sufi-Claimers

"True Sufis" are people who realize the importance of the Obligatory Knowledge of the Religion and endeavor to acquire it through proper channels, i.e., through trustworthy and knowledgeable teachers. "Sufi-claimers" are not interested in acquiring the knowledge of the Religion. They are ready to misinterpret the verses of the Qur’an and the hadiths of the Prophet to suit their own desires and to justify their bad inclinations and the enormous sins they commit.

Warn Against Misguided Groups

Imam Al-Bayhaqiyy related the Prophet Muḥammad (Sallallahu `alayhi Wa Sallam) said: which means: « Until when will you hold back from exposing the one who commits enormous sins? Mention about him that which is in him so the people will be cautioned against him. » And Prophet Muḥammad said: which means: « If you see my nation fearful of telling he who is unjust, "You are unjust" then know the support of Allah is withdrawn from them » [Related by Al Hâkim in Al Mustadrak]

Ordering the Lawful and Forbidding the Unlawful

Allâh ta`âlâ said in the Qur'ân: which means: « You are the best of the nations to come forth to the people, ordering the lawful and forbidding the unlawful. » [Surat Al `Imran, Ayah 110]. Prophet Muḥammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: which means: « The one of you who sees an evil that is practiced, he must change it by his hand, if he is incapable, with his tongue and if he is incapable, he must hate that by his heart, and this being the minimum that faith requires. » [Related by Muslim]