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Below is an extract of an excellent article by Shaykh Muhammad Ali Ferkous hafidhahullah.
|What is particularly surprising is that some people, who are preachers and who pretend to follow the way of the Companions, Predecessors and those who follow them in a good way, and pretend to adhere to the Book and the Sunna, give them supremacy over every thing, act according to the understanding of the Pious Predecessors whose leadership and justice are admitted by the whole nation, when the Sufis have more influence in the country they take part in their processions, assemble with them around the tables and attend their feasts. They strive to justify their acts by seeking for suspicions and sayings of the scholars, and form them ı allegedly ı in a way to give them the status of proofs. This is in order to legitimatize their positions and preserve their different interests and aims. By so doing, they please them by way of flattery according to the saying that goes: " When in Rome do as the Romans do". Indeed, they do not know that Allah is far better to please if they were believers and truthful; the Prophet said: "Whoever pleases Allah by angering the people, Allah will suffice him, but whoever angers Allah by pleasing the people, Allah will leave him to the people". |
What is far more surprising is that when the opinions of Ahl As-Sunna (People of the Sunna) agree on the truth and religion and that their union is consolidated, they change their positions and precipitate to be guiders and warners. In fact, Allah spoke about this kind of people in His Word:
﴿وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللهِ فَإِذَا أُوذِيَ فِي اللهِ جَعَلَ فِتْنَةَ النَّاسِ كَعَذَابِ اللهِ وَلَئِن جَاء نَصْرٌ مِّن رَّبِّكَ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّا كُنَّا مَعَكُمْ أَوَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِأَعْلَمَ بِمَا فِي صُدُورِ الْعَالَمِينَ. وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ اللهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ﴾ [العنكبوت: 10-11].
The meaning of the verse:
"Of mankind are some who say: "We believe in Allaah." But if they are made to suffer for the sake of Allaah, they consider the trial of mankind as Allaahıs punishment; and if victory comes from your Lord, (the hypocrites) will say: "Verily we were with you (helping you)." Is not Allaah Best Aware of what is in the breasts of the ıaalameen (mankind and jinn). Verily, Allaah knows those who believe, and verily, He knows the hypocrites [i.e. Allaah will test the people with good and hard days to discriminate the good from the wicked, although Allaah knows all that before putting them to test]." [Al-`Ankaboot (The Spider): 10-11].
For the full article please click http://ferkous.com/eng/M7.php