Q: I read that sufi shaykhs make tawajjuh (by talking to them and staring in their eyes) to their new murids, and the murid would experiance wajd or jazbah, this would be kind of ecstasy or so, and could result in joy or  crying, sadness, falling down etc. What is the truth behind this?


A: The ability to do these things can be acquired through spiritual exercises. This is not exclusive to believers, even non-believers can acquire this. Hence we should not invest our resources and energies in all these things. The thing we should be most concerned about is emulating the mubaarak Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). The only path that leads to Allah Ta'ala is the path of the Sunnah. 

And Allah Ta'ala knows best.

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ﴿آل عمران: ٣١﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)