Tasawwuf or Sufi’ism is an integral constituent of Islam. Tasawwuf which has been erroneously described as ‘mysticism’, is the product of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Tasawwuf is completely subservient to the Shariah. Any brand of sufi’ism/tasawwuf which is in conflict with the Shariah is Satanism.
Elaborating this subject, Hadhrat Sayyid Abdul Qaadir Jilaani (rahmatullah alayh) classified these Satanists into several classes.
1) Hulooliyyah or the Incarnationists: They believe that it is lawful to stare at a woman or a man whether they happen to be wives or husbands, daughters or sisters, etc. They intermingle and dance together.
2) Haaliyyah: They claim to be in ecstasy. They are entranced by singing, jumping, shouting and clapping hands. They believe that their sheikhs are above the laws of the Shariah
3) Auliya-iyyah: They claim to have achieved divine proximity of the loftiest stage, hence all the injunctions of the Shariah are not applicable to them. They also claim that a wali has a higher status than a Nabi. They believe that while knowledge came to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) via Jibraeel (alayhis salaam), it comes to the wali directly from Allah Ta’ala.
4) Shamuraaniyyah: These heretics believe that the world is eternal. It never had a beginning nor will it ever end. They consider themselves above the ahkaam of the Shariah which they believe do not apply to them. There is nothing such as haraam and halaal in their belief concept. Musical instruments are used in their so-called religious rituals. They do not differentiate between man and woman regarding them to be the same.
5) Hubbiyah: They believe that when a person attains the stage of ‘love’, they are freed from the obligations of the Shariah. They also believe in nudism. They expose their private parts.
6) Huriyyah: They seek to gain ecstatic experiences by means of shouting, singing and clapping hands. They claim to having sexual relations with the houris of Jannat.
7) Mutakaasiliyyah: Laziness is a cardinal article of their faith. They beg from door to door for their sustenance. While they rot in their laziness they claim that this is renunciation of the world.
8) Mutajaahiliyyah: They deliberately feign ignorance, dress immodestly and emulate non-believers (They resemble the modernists of our age. – The Majlis)
9) Waafiqiyyah: They claim that no one can understand and know Allah Ta’ala, hence they deliberately abandon the Shariah on the basis of this corrupt assumption.
10) Ilhaamiyyah: They believe in ilhaam (inspiration). Thus they abandon knowledge and forbid its acquisition. They believe that the Qur’aan is a barrier for them. Poetry and music are their Qur’aan. (On the occasion when Allah Ta’ala expelled Iblees from the heavens, he supplicated for a ‘qur’aan’. Granting his supplication, Allah Ta’ala informed him that his ‘qur’aan will be poetry and singing. This group of Satanists follow him in this aspect. They receive their ‘ilhaam’ (inspiration) from shaitaan. – The Majlis)
Besides these sects of Satanists, there were many others as well such as the Qalandaris (wandering beggars), Haydaris (those who pretend to be heroes) and Adhamis (those who fraudulently pretend to follow Hadhrat Ibraahim Adham’s path of renunciation. He had abandoned the throne of Balkh).
A very prominent sect of Satanists in our era is the Qabar Pujaari sect. They worship the graves of dead saints and claim to ascend to lofty spiritual stages via the avenue of ecstasy while in reality their ‘ecstasy’ is nothing but pure hallucination, the product of smoking dagga (hashish) and opium. Their headquarters are always located at the graves of Auliya which they have converted into haunts of shirk and kufr.
Hadhrat Abdul Qaadir Jilaani (rahmatullah alayh) states in his kitaab, Sirrul Asraar that there are two signs of the people of Truth who follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). One sign is zaahir (external). They follow the ahkaam of the Shariah meticulously. They are firmly fettered to the Shariah. The other sign is baatin (internal spiritual). They follow the Akhlaaq-e-Hasanah (Beautiful Moral Character) of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Thus, they are firmly anchored to the Shariah and the Sunnah. And, this is the Naaji group – the only group of the 73 sects, which will attain salvation in the Aakhirah.
Warning Muslims of the Satanist trap of deception, Hadhrat Sayyid Abdul Qaadir Jilaani (rahmatullah alayh) says in his kitaab: “Beware, O Traveller in search of the Truth! Beware of the blind leading the blind. Your sight should become so fine to enable you to distinguish between the slightest particle of good and evil.”