Ṭarīqa ʿAliyya Qādiriyya Kasnazaniyya



Ṭarīqa is the spiritual side of Islam. It is the way that links the Muslim spiritually to the spirit of the Prophet (prayer and peace be upon him) and ultimately to the Greatest Spirit, Allah. This link is established through the spiritual touch of the “bayʿa (pledge)” when the person puts his hand in the hand of the Shaikh of Ṭarīqa who is linked to the Prophet. The foundations of the bayʿa is this Qur'anic verse:

Those who pledge their allegiance to you [O, Muḥammad!) are in fact pledging their allegiance to Allah; the Hand of Allah is above their hands. So whosoever breaks his pledge he breaks it only to his soul’s harm, and whosoever keeps his covenant with Allah He will bestow on him a great reward. [48.10]

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