The great achievements of a fallible man – no matter how great, even if he is a Shaykh al-Islam – do not blind the Muslim or lead him to fanaticism. In the words of Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him) who one day pointed towards the grave of the Final Messenger of Allah (ﷺ):
By Ebn Hussein
No wonder the grave worshippers hate Shaykh al-Islam Abu al-‘Abbas ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy upon him. I’d hate him too if he had exposed my religion to the max. What a legend, around 600 years ago he described these batini zanadiqah and mushrikun exactly how they are to this very day (if not worse).
‘Shaykh’ ‘al-Sharif’ ‘al-Sayyid’ Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Alawi ibn Abbas ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Maliki al-Hasani al-Idrisi al-Makki (1944–2004) was a Saudi (of Moroccan descent) Sufi cleric hailing from one of the most influential Sufi clans (who infamous for their Shia traits) in the Hijaz region. His entire family of al-Maliki follows the batini quburi Shadhiliyah Sufi order.
Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi was born and raised in Makkah al-Mukarramah and is considered as one of the foremost Sufi-Ash’ari authorities of batini mystical Sufism of contemporary times.
Sufis (like Rawafid) post numerous sources for this fairy-tale. It is based on flimsy reports, filled with majahil and other defects. They will quote some books by some scholars (Hanbalis) like Ibn al-Qayyim and other sources, none of them are authentic.
One of the most vocal (mufawwidh) ‘Hanbalis’ of our time is an Egyptian individual who goes by the name of Muhammad Abdul-Wahid al-Azhari ‘al-Hanbali’ (who suffers from ‘Salafi burn-out’).
Sufism – Origin and Development | By Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (may Allah have mercy upon him) was from the foremost students of Shaykh Ibnul-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him). He took knowledge from the Shaykh from a long-distance for a while, then on a continuous basis from 1412-1415H and then regularly from 1415H where he became a dedicated student and studied with him until his death in 1421H.
If the following statements by the founder of the Sufi Barelvi sect, Ahmed Raza Khan (1856 CE/1272 AH – 1921 CE/1340 AH) doesn’t constitute shirk and kufr (on steroids), then there is no shirk and no kufr in this world.
In Islam (unlike in Imamism) Images of animals and people are prohibited inside a mosque because of the concern that such images might lead to idol worship (this principle is Sadd al-Dara’i, blocking the means).
One of the – if not the – most gullible and easiest targets for Rafidi propagandists from Iran and elsewhere are grave worshippers (Quburis) such as extreme Sufis (pseudo-Sufis really, as true Sufism is part of Islam).
One of the hallmarks of the Quburis is their ignorance of Islamic terminology related to Tawhid. You will often see them mixing up the terms such as bid’ah, shirk, khurafah, zandaqah, etc. You will often find them saying things like, ‘Vahhabis say visiting graves is shirk …’, or ‘Vahhabis say tabarruk is shirk’.
Before you read: Remember, you don’t need to be a zealous ‘Salafi’ (of the hizbi type) to oppose and call out the falsehood and heresies of deviants who masquerade as traditionalists. Salafi-burnout has caused some to fall into other extremes. Be aware and don’t become a tool.
‘There exists NO religious prohibition for Muslims to ask lady Mary to intercede for them.’
In every Aqidah book, including in Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah’s (‘Nasibis’) ‘Aqeedah al-Wasitiyyah you can read the testimony of Ahlus-Sunnah with regards to their love of Ahlul-Bayt that is based on a balance i.e. they neither hate the Ahlul-Bayt (like Nawasib) nor have fallen into extremism with them (like the Rawafid), it is a middle path where the Ahlul-Bayt are given their due right, love for them is incumbent upon every Muslim and the scholars of Islam from Bukhari to the smallest Muhaddith have filled their books with chapters of the merits of the Ahlul-Bayt.
I remember AM (الله يرضى عنهم) posting about a Brazilian brother who despite having left Shi’ism was still featured on Yasser al-Khabith’s website as a concert who accepted Shi’iism at the hands of ‘Shaykh al-Habib’.
Here an excellent source/website…
التصوف *الصحيح* جزء من عقيدة أهل السنة
Every true Sunni is a ‘Sufi’ and every true ‘Sufi’ is a Sunni. Only simpleton ‘Salafis’ reject Tasawwuf in its entirety.
One of the many objectives of Shari’ah (Islamic Law) is to safeguard the concept of Tawhid (belief in the Oneness of Allah and that none but Him is worthy of worship/ monotheism) against misuse and to direct all mankind towards worshipping and serving Allah Alone, the very purpose for which they were created. So just because something is not shirk per se, doesn’t make it right or Islamic.