The presumption due to the extra-ordinary occurrences

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The presumption due to the extra-ordinary occurrences

Also, amongst them is a group who become presumptuous by what happens to them of extra ordinary occurrences such as a disclosure, an answer of a supplication which is out of the ordinary, etc. Hence, the person becomes overwhelmed with these matters rather than remaining with what he was commanded to perform as worshiping, thanking, and the like. These matters and the like occur frequently to the people of As-Sulook (spiritual self-discipline) and At-Tawajuh (focused devotion); however, Al 'Abd can save himself from these by perpetually holding fast to Allah's Command with which His Messenger was sent. Az-Zuhree said, "Those who passed of our predecessors used to say: 'The adherence to the Sunnah is a rescue.'" For the Sunnah, as Maalik (RA) has said, is like the ark of Noah, whoever rides it will be rescued and whoever misses it will be drowned.