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On the other hand, the people (of Realization, Knowledge, and Unification) affirmed Al-Qadhaa and Al-Qadar (the Decree and the Measure) but rejected the Commanding and Forbidding for those who witnessed Al-Qadar, for they could not reject it in its totality (i.e for all the people). The saying of these latter is worse than the saying of Al-Mu'tazilah. That is why there were no such people amongst the predecessors of this Ummah. They categorize the Commanding and Forbidding solely for the so-called unenlightened people who did not witness the universal truth. That is why they drop off the Commanding and Forbidding from upon him who attains the witnessing of this truth and they say: He becomes of the elite. Furthermore, they might misinterpret for this purpose the saying of Allah (AWJ),
And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the Hour that is certain (i.e. death). [Al-Hijr:99]
According to them the certainty is the knowledge of this Reality.