Sunday, August 31, 2008

Deviant Sites Of Sufism

Deviant Sites

1. Sunnah.org
http://www.sunnah.org

This is a site to beware of. It is full of deviant Sufism. It has a page in praise of Qasidat -ul Burdaa. It claims that Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn al Qayyim, Ibn Hazm, Al-Jazai’ri, Al Abanee and bin Baz are all Innovators!!

Among other false claims on the website are the following statements about Kashf:

Kashf (Unveiling) is a reality which refers to the miraculous knowledge of the awliya (Friends of Allah). Such knowledge attains higher levels than that of any other knowledge of humankind and jinn including in certain cases the knowledge of Prophets…

Thus it is related by one of the Imams of hadith whose word lies beyond suspicion, that "it is well-known that he (Imam Nawawi) used to meet with al-Khidr (as)" and converse with him among many other mukaashafaat

2. I Profess.com
http://www.iprofess.com/english.htm

You should know this site so you can avoid its potential harm. This site is meant for new Muslims or non-Muslims thinking about Islaam. Judging from the home page you would feel like recommending this site to new Muslims.

But once on this site, a person is just one click away (literally) from sites which are steeped in deviant Sufi ideas. Also those sites have long articles which try to prove that Kashf, Tariqah, etc are all Islaamically valid. A person without sufficient grounding in the basics may fall into their lure or at least begin to have some doubts. Keep new comers away from this site and there is no benefit in it for 'old hands' either.

3. Sunni Path.com
http://www.sunnipath.com/

Suffice it to say that this is a site which teaches the Nu Ha Mim Keller and Faraz Rabbani brand of Sufism

4. Living Islam
http://www.abc.se/~m9783/index.html

Among the false teachings of this site is the following example:

Sharî`ah, Tarîqah And Haqîqah
The Tarîqah or Spiritual Path which is usually known as Tasawwuf or Sufism is the inner and esoteric dimension of Islam and like the Sharî`ah has its roots in the Quran and prophetic practice.

5. The Modern Religion.com
http://www.themodernreligion.com/

This site is similar to the above sites but more dangerous because its deviant Sufi teachings are not evident in the initial pages.

6. The Way to Truth.org
http://www.thewaytotruth.org/

Here's yet another site which does not reveal its true teachings until you are way inside the site. There are long pseudo Islaamic Articles with analogies like the one of a circle and its radii trying to prove their deviant ideas right.

To provide a glimpse of their teachings we have excerpted the following from their site:
Sainthood is a proof for Messengership
Sainthood is a proof for Messengership and the way or spiritual order (tariqa) is evidence for the Shari‘a. For a saint experiences with certainty of seeing the truths of belief communicated by the Messenger and confirms them through the witnessing of his heart and the spiritual pleasure he derives. Such confirmation is a decisive proof for the truth of Divine Messengership.

In another place they have posted the following articles:

THE SPIRITUAL LIFE IN ISLAM: SUFISM
Some Assertions Of Certain Saints
On The Doctrine Of “Unity Of Being”
What Does Knowledge Of God Is Different From Knowledge Of His Existence Mean?
The Nine Clarifications About Muslim Sufism And Following A Spiritual Order

7. Al Baz.com
http://www.al-baz.com/

Rating: Deviant site

This is the site for Al Baz book publishers and not a full fledged site. However it has some extracts from their publications so it turns up on search engine queries for Islaamic terms. That’s how we came across this site. Also it is good to know about al Baz publishers so as to avoid buying some of their publications by mistake as their stated goals is ‘… to publish fine English translations of the Treasures of Islam; in particular the works of the great Muslim saints, with special emphasis on the writings and majalis [sessions] of the Chieftain of the Saints, Sultan al-Awliya' Hazrat Shaikh Muhyi'd-din 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, al-Hasani, al-Husaini, may Allah perfume his resting place.’

Here’s an extract from one of their publications posted on the site::

This book contains the words of the Supreme Helper, the Lordly Cardinal Pole, the everlasting edifice, the radiantly shining lamp, the Sultan of the saints and the masters of direct knowledge, the proof of the chosen and those who have reached their spiritual destination, Allah's Gray Falcon, our patron, our master and our exemplary guide to Allah (Exalted is He), the noble highborn patrician, the chieftain, Shaikh Muhyi 'd-Din 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani al-Hasani al-Husain…

8. Islam Rocks.com
http://www.islamrocks.com/

This site claims to be about traditional Islam but promotes Sufism and forbidden types of tasawwuf


http://www.masud.co.uk

Deviant site promoting Sufis such as Nuh Keller and Abdul Hakim Murad. It has a lot of articles on refuting Salafees which Nuh Keller seems to have a zeal for.

They also promote Q magazine which is a tabloid that’s supposed to be Islaamic but has Sufi undertones.

10. Vashubah.com
http://www.vasuhba.com/

The Official Site of the Murids of Shaykh Nuh Keller

Very flashy site inviting you to lessons in Tasawuff by Nuh keller Lessons are offered in the sufi path and tariqas

11. TariqaTapes.com
http://www.tariqatapes.com/

Tariqa Tapes is an online site dedicated to serving the murids of the Hashimi-Darqawi Order of the Tariqa of Imam Abul Hasan Al-Shadhili Allah be well pleased with him. Recorded darses available on this site are lectures given by Shaykh Nuh Keller


12. Our world by A.Bewely
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ABewley/
http://bewley.virtualave.net/

Aisha Bewely has translated Adab al mufrad and many gems on Maliki fiqh on her site but sadly promotes Sufisim and group Dhikr. http://bewley.virtualave.net/ this is the newer version of her website but still promotes the same.


After the above sampling of some Sufi sites we are providing below a list only of other such sites.


13. http://www.deenislam.co.uk/

14. http://www.yanabi.com
15. http://www.sunniforum.com/
16. http://www.saleel.com/
17. http://www.ibnarabisociety.org/
18. http://www.raza.co.za
19. http://www.naqshbandi.net
20. http://www.dawateislami.net/
21. http://www.ahlesunnat.net/main.html
22. http://www.noori.org/
23. http://www.taajushshariah.com/
24. http://www.hazrat.org
25. http://www.bahu.co.za/
26. http://www.alahazrat.net/index1.htm
27. http://www.sabiree.com
28. http://members.tripod.com/okarvi/
29. http://www.sunnirazvi.org/
30. http://www.livingislam.org/
31. http://iqra.net/
32. http://www.its.org.uk/index.html
33. http://www.ahmedbaki.com/
34. http://www.nurmuhammad.com/
35. http://www.muhammadanreality.com/


Shia Sites:


1. http://www.al-islam.org/
Has content aimed at converting Sunnis.

2. http://www.revertmuslims.com/
Revert Muslims beware of this one especially!

3. http://www.tafseercomparison.org/
Deceptive site trying to undermine the Tafseers of scholars like Ibn Katheer and Qurtubi and the real Methodology of Tafseer. Do not visit this site unless you have a very advanced knowledge of Tafseer.

4. http://www.almizan.org/
Shia Tafseer

5. http://www.alhidaaya.org
Not to be confused with http://www.al-hidaayah.co.uk/ which is an excellent publishing house

6. http://www.dartabligh.org/

7. http://www.alemaan.org/

8. http://www.duas.org/

9. http://playandlearn.org/

10. http://www.winislam.com

11. http://www.so.co.nz/

12. http://www.sajda.org/

13. http://aimislam.com/

14. http://www.sistani.org/

15. http://www.shiachat.com/

16. http://al-shia.com/

17. http://www.shia.org/

18. http://www.shiasource.com/

19. http://www.muslimyouth.ca/

20. http://www.ashura.com/

21. http://www.balagh.net/english/

22. http://www.imammehdi.org/

23. http://www.nezam.org/english/index.htm

24. http://almujtaba.com/

25. http://msfuo.com/

Soruce: Dr Bilal Philip official website - http://www.bilalphilips.com/content_display.php?c=317&p=


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