The Way of the Gospel- The Way of Tasawwuf (Sufism)
WAHDATHUL WUJOOD (SPIRITUAL ONENESS IN GOSPEL):
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST MERCIFUL MOST BENEFICENT
Wahdathul Wujood is a Sufi terminology proclaimed by Shaykh Ul Akbar Hazret Muhyiddin Ibn Al Arabia (May Allah be pleased with him) . LATER, It was interpreted by Hazret Imam Rabbani Ahmed Faruqi Sirhindi (May Allah be pleased with him) because so many scholars and Shaykhs misunderstood this concept and started attacking the Shaykh who spoke about this spiritual fellowship with God and Holy Ones. (See Quran 17:80, 1:7, 4:59, 4:69 and 50:16)
John 17:21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
John 14:20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The Knowledge of God’s Law is Pre-requisite before taking a Spiritual Journey. The Way of Christ was only for those who know and follow God’s Laws.
Matthew 15:24 Then Jesus said to the woman, “I was sent only to help God’s lost sheep–the people of Israel.”
Imam Malik (94-179 H./716-795 CE)
Imam Malik (r) said, “Whoever studies jurisprudence (fiqh) and didn’t study Sufism (tasawwuf) will be corrupted; and whoever studied tasawwuf and didn’t study jurisprudence will become a heretic; and whoever combined both will be reach the Truth.” This saying is mentioned and explained in the book of the scholar ‘Ali al-Adawi with the explanation of Imam Abil-Hassan, a scholar of jurisprudence, vol. 2, p. 195.
In Sum,Law without Spiritual Way of Purification will corrupt people. Spiritual Way without Laws of God will lead a person to heresy!
THE SPIRITUAL ANNIHILATION ATTAINED THROUGH TESTS AND TRIALS:
Quran 50:16 And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein
Quran 4:69 And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger – those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions.
Quran 17:80 Say: “O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me).”
Quran 1:7 The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.
THROUGH THE GUIDANCE OF LIVING MASTERS:
Quran 4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.
THE WAY OF SELF-DENIAL AND TO FOLLOW THO HAVE PURIFIED THEMSELVES FROK EVERYTHING OTHER THAN ALLAH :
Quran 36:21 Follow those who do not ask of you [any] payment, and they are [rightly] guided.
The Way of the Truthful :
Quran 9:119 O ye who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed).
To Take Up the Plight of Spiritual Struggle and Follow:
Quran 5:35 O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed.
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
James 1:3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
In the Gospel the Plight of Struggle is compared to a Cross as it was a symbol of severe punishment in those days. So the similitude of taking up the way of Gospel is like taking up oneself on a cross, but later this is introduced in very Literal meaning and it is misinterpreted as taking up a pagan cross instead of Taking up Gospel of Christ (peace be upon him).
See Luke 19:27 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
I don’t consider Christ was commanding disciples to take up a Roman pagan cross daily to follow him. Especially when the Christian doctrine is Jesus paid on a Roman Cross for whole world to set others free from taking up Roman Cross (being punished by God by Himself and through unbelievers) but here we do see everyone must deny themselves and take up the cross (I.e Gospel) and follow it’s perfect and heavy commandments, in which if your eye cause you to stumble, then execute the law by yourself and pluck it and throw out to save your whole body going to hell. In the external law of the Prophets, the guilt is convicted by Judge and punishment was only given when there is an actual incident of violation of God’s Laws. But in the spiritual laws of Gospel, one may punish himself for his sins according to God’s law, so that his punishment is not carried out in the Judgement Day to Fire.
See Mark 9:47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily Allah ta’ala has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.’ ” [Al-Bukhari]
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَة رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُول اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم إنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى قَالَ: “مَنْ عَادَى لِي وَلِيًّا فَقْد آذَنْتهُ بِالْحَرْبِ، وَمَا تَقَرَّبَ إلَيَّ عَبْدِي بِشَيْءٍ أَحَبَّ إلَيَّ مِمَّا افْتَرَضْتُهُ عَلَيْهِ، وَلَا يَزَالُ عَبْدِي يَتَقَرَّبُ إلَيَّ بِالنَّوَافِلِ حَتَّى أُحِبَّهُ، فَإِذَا أَحْبَبْتُهُ كُنْت سَمْعَهُ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ بِهِ، وَبَصَرَهُ الَّذِي يُبْصِرُ بِهِ، وَيَدَهُ الَّتِي يَبْطِشُ بِهَا، وَرِجْلَهُ الَّتِي يَمْشِي بِهَا، وَلَئِنْ سَأَلَنِي لَأُعْطِيَنَّهُ، وَلَئِنْ اسْتَعَاذَنِي لَأُعِيذَنَّهُ”.
Reference : 40 Hadith Nawawi 38English translation : Hadith 38
Without following the.Shaykh/Imam/Prohets correctly one cannot.enter the Kingdom of God :
Luke 13:27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’
If Jesus paid for everyone’s sins on the cross , he don’t need to deny those who believe in him, rather take them tk heavens.
Luke 13:28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.
Matthew 7:22-24 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’
24 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ (ESV)
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
The Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam said: My nation will split into 73 sects, all of them are in the Hell Fire except one, Al Jamah (see Quran 4:69).
The authentic Islam is Sufi Islam. When Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam say: Do not praise me as Christians pressed Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) by saying he is god and Lord. But Allah is the Only God and He is One (see 1 Timothy 1:17 and 6:16).
1 Timothy 1:17 All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen. (NLT)
1 Timothy 6:16 He alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light. No one has ever seen Him, nor can anyone see Him. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
Because Islam is the way of Tasawwuf (Sufism) and Quran is the Eternal Mother Gospel (see Revelation 14:6) sent to this world through Angel Gabriel (peace be upon him)
Gentiles who claimed they follow Gospel.they are those who did not study and Practiced laws of God under the pious teachers, they changed the message of Gospel to the present day Christianity. The Gentiles way taken over and prevailed. Christ is speaking about the dark age that is going to emerge after him.
See John 12:35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.
John 12:31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
In the middle of darkness of the Medieval Age, Islam emerged.by the advent of the Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam from the house of Ishmael (Kedar. ISAIAH 42:11-17) and first revelation and light was manifested from Mount Paran (Habakkuk 3:3, Deuteronomy 18:18 And 33:2)
I think this is enough for those who are seeking truth and want to travel on a safe path which leads to safety and salvation.
Peace be upon the Prophets of Allah, praise and glory be to Allah Lord of All
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al Hassani