Category: Tariqa

Tariqa (Sufism)

Tarīqa (Sufism) One of the greatest manifestations of the mercy that Allah has conferred on people is sending Prophets and Messengers to guide them to the straight way to Him. This divine mercy culminated in sending Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallā Allah taʿālā ʿalayhi wa sallam) as “a light” of guidance and as “a mercy”:  قَدْ جَاءَ‍كُمْ مِنْ اللَّـهَ نُورٌ وَكِتَابٌ مُبِينٌ. (المائدة: من 15) There has come to you from Allah a light and a manifest Book. (5.15) وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ. (الأنبياء: 107) We have sent you [O Muḥammad!] not but as a mercy to the peoples. (21.107) Verse 21.107 indicates…

The Chain of Shaikhs of Tariqa Kasnazaniyya

The Chain of Shaikhs of Ṭarīqa Kasnazāniyya Ṭarīqa ʿAliyyah Qādiriyyah Kasnazāniyya has a continued silsila of Shaikhs who are spiritually connected to each other and ultimately to the Prophet [ṣallā Allah taʿālā ʿalayhi wa sallam]. The silsila of Shaikhs of Ṭarīqa Kasnazāniyya has two lines that branched from Imām ʿAlī bin Abī Ṭālib. In the first line, which Shaikh Muḥammad calls “the Golden Line,” the Masterhood of Ṭarīqa was transferred through Imām al‑Ḥussein, son and student of Imām ʿAlī bin Abī Ṭālib, and in the second line, the Masterhood of Ṭarīqa was transferred via another of Imām ʿAlī’s students, Shaikh Ḥasan…

The Bayʿa (Pledge) of Ṭarīqa Kasnazaniyya

The Bayʿa (Pledge) Ṭarīqa Kasnazaniyya Ṭarīqa is “the spiritual side of Islam,” as Shaikh Muḥammad al-Muḥammad al‑Kasnazān describes it, because it is the way of relating spiritually to the Prophet of Islam (ṣallā Allah taʿālā ʿalayhi wa sallam). This spiritual connection is established by the practice of “bayʿa” or “pledge of allegiance” to the Prophet (ṣallā Allah taʿālā ʿalayhi wa sallam) by hand as, the Qur’an tells us, early Muslims did:  إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُبَايِعُونَكَ إِنَّمَا يُبَايِعُونَ اللَّـهَ يَدُ اللَّـهَ فَوْقَ أَيْدِيهِمْ فَمَنْ نَكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنْكُثُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ وَمَنْ أَوْفَى بِمَا عَاهَدَ عَلَيْهُ اللَّـهَ فَسَيُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا. (الفتح: 10) Those who pledge their…
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