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Are the Sunni Sufis against the jihaad of the sword?

Posted 19 December 2009 - 12:08 AM (#1) User is offline   OrthodoxSunni 

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Are the Sunni Sufis against the jihaad of the sword?
As-Salaamu 'Alaykum,

Bismillaah, wal-Hamdulillaah, was-Salaatu was-Salaamu 'alaa Rasoolillaah!

The following are proofs that Sunni Sufis do not negate the obligation of jihaad as some erroneously believe today. The Sunni Sufis did indeed take up the sword and engage in jihaad, even till this day. It is a historical fact that the majority of the Sunni mujahideen throughout the history of Islaam have been Sufis (ahl al-tasawwuf/the people of tasawwuf):

1. A short video illustrating that the Sufis were at the forefront of jihaad historically:



2. Sufi mujahideen whom fought against European and Zionist colonialism and imperialism:

a. The first Muslim to resist the Zionist invasion of Palestine was a Sufi by the name of Sheikh Izz ad-Din al-Qassam whom was Ash'ari in creed, Shafi'i in fiqh, and a Qadiri Sufi:

http://en.wikipedia....d-Din_al-Qassam

b. A Sufi scholar and political leader by the name 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri fought against the French invasion of Algeria:

http://en.wikipedia....adir_Al-Jazairi

c. A Maliki Sufi by the name of 'Umar Al-Mukhtar fought against the Italian invasion of Libya:

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Omar_Mukhtar

d. A Naqshbandi Sufi by the name of Imam Shamil fought against the Russians in the Caucasus (Dagestan and Chechnya):

http://masud.co.uk/I...misc/shamyl.htm

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Imam_Shamil

3. The following excerpt is taken from the online article "The Place of Tasawwuf in Traditional Islam":

Among the Sufis who aided Islam with the sword as well as the pen, to quote Reliance of the Traveller, were:

such men as the Naqshbandi sheikh Shamil al-Daghestani, who fought a prolonged war against the Russians in the Caucasus in the nineteenth century; Sayyid Muhammad ‘Abdullah al-Somali, a sheikh of the Salihiyya order who led Muslims against the British and Italians in Somalia from 1899 to 1920; the Qadiri sheikh ‘Uthman ibn Fodi, who led jihad in Northern Nigeria from 1804 to 1808 to establish Islamic rule; the Qadiri sheikh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri, who led the Algerians against the French from 1832 to 1847; the Darqawi faqir al-Hajj Muhammad al-Ahrash, who fought the French in Egypt in 1799; the Tijani sheikh al-Hajj ‘Umar Tal, who led Islamic Jihad in Guinea, Senegal, and Mali from 1852 to 1864; and the Qadiri sheikh Ma’ al-‘Aynayn al-Qalqami, who helped marshal Muslim resistance to the French in northern Mauritania and southern Morocco from 1905 to 1909.

Among the Sufis whose missionary work Islamized entire regions are such men as the founder of the Sanusiyya order, Muhammad ‘Ali Sanusi, whose efforts and jihad from 1807 to 1859 consolidated Islam as the religion of peoples from the Libyan Desert to sub-Saharan Africa; [and] the Shadhili sheikh Muhammad Ma‘ruf and Qadiri sheikh Uways al-Barawi, whose efforts spread Islam westward and inland from the East African Coast . . . . (Reliance of the Traveller,863).

4. An excellent short article on Sufi mujahideen:

http://forums.islami...516/#post235246

5. Martial Arts: A Naqshbandi Sufi Chinese Shaolin Master:

http://higher-critic...t-in-china.html

6. Modern day Sufi Mujahideen:

a. Somali Sufi fighters (the Ahlus-Sunnah organization):

http://www.nytimes.c.../24somalia.html

This is their official website: http://www.ahlusunna.org/

b. Iraqi Naqshbandi & Qadiri Sufi mujahideen:





c. Other Sufi mujahideen groups in Iraq:

• Jaysh Rijal al-Tariqa al-Naqshbandia (The Men of the Army of al-Naqshbandia Order, or JRTN) is the largest Sufi insurgent group. The group announced its formation in December 2006, right after the execution of Saddam Hussein.

• Katibat al-Sheikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilanin Al-Jihadia (The Jihadi Battalion of Sheikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani) was announced in August 2006.

• The Sufi Squadron of Sheikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani was founded in April 2005.

Conclusion:

Before anyone makes any prejudiced conclusions about Sufis being anti-jihaad, think again! Do your research!

(قال العلامة محمد بن أحمد السفاريني الحنبلي في لوامع الأنوار البهية (ص73
أهل السنة والجماعة ثلاث فرق : الأثرية : وإمامهم أحمد بن حنبل رحمه الله تعالى ، والأشعرية : وإمامهم أبو الحسن الأشعري رحمه الله تعالى ، والماتريدية : وإمامهم
أبو منصور الماتريدي

Al-’Allaamah Muhammad ibn Ahmad As-Safaareeni Al-Hanbali stated in Lawaami’ Al-Anwaar Al-Bahiyyah (page 73),

“Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama’ah is composed of three groups: Al-Athariyyah (those who ascribe themselves to the texts), and their Imam is Ahmad ibn Hanbal Rahimahullahu Ta’alaa. The Asha’riyyah, their Imam being Abul-Hasan Al-Ash’ari rahimahullah Ta’alaa. The Maaturidiyyah, their Imam being Abu Mansoor Al-Maaturidiy.”

The Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jamaa'ah consist of the following Sunni groups:

1. The 3 schools of Sunni Creed:

a. the Ash'aris
b. the Maturidis
c. the Atharis

2. The 4 schools of Sunni Law:

a. the Hanafis
b. the Malikis
c. the Shafi'is
d. the Hanbalis

3. The many spiritual paths (tariqah/turuq) of Tasawwuf, i.e. Sunni Islamic Spirituality/Sulook/Tazkiyah/
Tasfiyah/Ihsan... some of these spiritual paths are:

a. the Shadhili path
b. the Naqshbandi path
c. the Qadiri path
d. the Rifa'i path

To understand the methodology (manhaj) of orthodox Sunni Islaam, read the following short article:

http://www.sunnipath...AR00000168.aspx

Here are a few excellent websites that represent the pure teachings of Orthodox Sunnism as taught and practiced by the vast majority of our scholars from the time of the Salaf until today:

a. Seeking Ilm:

http://seekingilm.com/

b. Marifah:

http://marifah.net/

c. ShafiiFiqh:

http://www.shafiifiqh.com/

Was-Salaamu 'Alaykum,

Abdullah
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:06 AM (#2) User is offline   YaNabi-Chemist 

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Great post akhi,

By the way - The "salafis" of Arabia are at the forefront of "Jihad of the sword" in a slightly different way :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eshjgsy47Jc

 - These very people will call you a heretic if you leap out of excitement for the prophet (pbuh), but have no problem dancing alongside a tyrant.

Feel free to PM me if you have any health issues / ailments.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:09 AM (#3) User is offline   Ya-nabi-UK 

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Faraz Hassan (19.12.2009)
Great post akhi,

By the way - The"salafis" of Arabia are at the forefront of"Jihad of the sword" in a slightly different way :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eshjgsy47Jc

- These very people will call you a heretic if you leap out of excitement for the prophet (pbuh), but have no problem dancing alongside a tyrant.



Mashallah great video brother faraaz

these arab biddatis love to dress like women dont they
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:18 AM (#4) User is offline   Ya-nabi-UK 

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Brother sufis mainly focus on jihaad e akbar rather than jihaad e asghar

as jihaade akbar is farz e ain, but not jihaad e asghar.. unlike the non sufis who forget jihaad e akbar and focus on jihaad e asghar..

Jihaad e akbar means the great jihaad

jihaad e asghar means the small jihaad

jihaad e akbar is the jihaad with your nafs i.e to strive in rectifying your own self and fulfilling Allah's rights and the rights of Allah's creation

and attain good characters and mannaers and morals and respect other human beings no matter what religion they follow or whatever race they may be.

for more information on sufis visit this sufi website: www.beautyofislam.org
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:41 PM (#5) User is offline   HanafiUK 

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brothers you  have any english website of arab sufis, ahle sunnat wal jamaat. i searched all over net  but cant find a site,  are the arab sufis, ahle sunnah sleep. they dont seem to have organisations like people from indian subcontinent do ie dawat islami, minhaj ul quran, sunni dawat islami and lot more.
Learn true Islam - www.ahlus-sunna.com
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:41 AM (#6) User is offline   Ilm-Seeker 

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This is a very good american ahlus sunnah site

http://www.sunnah.org/topics.htm
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