Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah “I call upon the Muslims to revive the science of Tasawwuf”
Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah is one of the world’s leading Islamic scholars, to have him offer this advice is to the Ummah is something that is deeply needed. Unfortunately Tasawwuf or “Sufism” is deeply misunderstood in both the Muslim and non-Muslim world. The Shaykh spells it out perfectly:
“Tasawwuf (Sufism) is not a separate religion, but rather that it derives from the Qur’an and Sunnah, and that the scholars have developed its principles just as they have developed and derived the principles of Fiqh (Islamic Sacred Law) from those two sources as well.”
As well as:
The Shaykh also mentioned that Tasawwuf is one (legitimate) science among the sciences of Islam, and stated that an Islamic science can either focus on the outward aspect, namely the actions of the limbs, which is termed “fiqh”, or it can focus on the inward aspect, namely the purification of the soul, softening of the heart, being inwardly detached from the dunya, and so on, and this is termed “tasawwuf”.
May Allah reward our eminent teacher for his efforts and guide the Ummah back to orthodoxy and the way of the Sunnah.