Science of Tasawwuf
Being a translation of the Urdu book
Nisbat, Ihsaan & Aamaal-e-Qalbiyyah
Hazrat Mufti Moosa Badat Sahib
Khalifah of Faqeehul Ummat
Mufti Mahmood Hasan Sahib Gangohi rahmatullahi alai
Senior Imam & Khateeb Masjid-e-Mahmoodia, Batley, U.K.
Translated & Prepared by
Maulana Khalil Ahmed Kazi
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF TASAWWUF
This brief treatise deals with Tasawwuf. It explains to anyone who wishes to tread the path of Sulook the basic terminology of this field; mainly Nisbat, Ihsaan, and Aamaal-e-Qalbiyyah. It has been carefully prepared in a simplified manner to assist individuals especially those living in western countries to understand Tasawwuf. This booklet will prove priceless to both young and old wanting to comprehend and embody themselves with this branch of the Shariah which, inspite of its importance, has been neglected.
WHAT IS TASAWWUF?
Tasawwuf in reality is nothing but the spirit of Islam. Islam consists of two fundamental parts, viz. the external laws pertaining to worship and the internal state of beauty, concern, sincerity and perfection on which the external laws are to be based. Thus Tasawwuf is an integral part of the Shariah of Islam. Any Tasawwuf beyond the confines of the Shariah is not the Tasawwuf of the Qur'an and Hadith, but is a practice of fraud and deception. The Tasawwuf of all the great and illustrious Saints operates within strict control of the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam. The main purpose of Tasawwuf is to eliminate the debasing qualities in man and to supplant them with the virtuous and praiseworthy qualities of angels. In this direction, Tasawwuf employs the advices, exhortations, restrictions, prohibitions and remedies prescribed by the Qur'an, Hadith and the authoritative and authentic Saints of Islam.