Sufism-Author's Word

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This book is presented to Muslims in pursuance of the aims and objectives to help Muslims understand the Qur'an and the Sunnah as they were understood by as-Salaf as-Salih (the companions of the Prophet ) and those who adhere to their methodology, and to expose, on the other hand, all forms of bid'ah (innovations) in matters of religion, so that the Muslims may follow the straight path of Allah and disregard the deviant ways, sects and orders that have no share in Islam.

Having exerted relentless efforts in the way of da'wah through its publications and periodicals, the Society is still striving to provide the Islamic library in the West with authentic Salafi works (works of the scholars of the pious predecessors and those who uphold their tenets and beliefs) to fulfill a long-felt need.

"The Other Side of Sufism" is based mainly on critique of Sufism entitled "Ilat-Tasawwuf Ya Ibbadallah," by ash-Shaikh Abu Bakr al-Djaza'iri, a renowed teacher in the Islamic University in al-Madinah al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia, and a preacher in the Prophet's Masjid there. This book is also based on a discourse entitled "al-Anwar ar-Rahmaniyyeh," by the late ash-Shaikh Abdur-Rahman al-Afriqi, in which he exposed the deviant tenets of the al-Tijaniyyeh Order, along with many other relevent works of different descents.

Finally, I pray to Allah the Exalted to forgive whatever mistakes I might have included in this work, and to accept it as a humble service to Islam on my part, seeking His pleasure alone. And to those concerned brothers who encouraged me to put this work together, I extend my gratitude and appreciation.


A.A.T.
Dthul-Qi'dah 1409
April 1988
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