Brief Discussions: Judging Tijaaniyyah Based On the Qur’aan and Authentic Sunnah – [One of the Innovated Dhikr in Tareeqah Tijaaniyyah]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Al-Allaamah Abdur Rahmaan Al-Afreeqee (rahimahullaah) stated in Al-Anwaar Ar-Rahmaaniyyah Li-Hidaayah Al-Firqah At-Tijaaniyyah. Pages 14-15]
He (i.e. Ahmad Tijani) said in Jawaahir Al-Ma’aanee: Indeed a single utterance of ‘Salaatul Faatiha’ is equal to every ‘Tasbeeh’ (i.e. to say Subhaanallaah) that takes place in the ‘kawn’ (i.e. the entire existence or universe). [Source: Jawaahir Al-Ma’aanee page: 96.طبع مطبعة التقدم العلمية الطبعة الأولى]
Response to the above claim of Sh Ahmad Tijani
I think the one who uttered this speech (i.e. Ahmad Tijaani) is not really aware who Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) is! He is not really aware of what Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) was sent with and why Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) was sent.
Indeed the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) definitely fulfilled the trust he was entrusted with; conveyed the message and strove in the path of Allaah until he passed away. He is the seal of the Prophets and the legislation (in belief and acts of worship) he conveyed abrogates every other law until the day of judgement. There is no human being who has ever brought anything similar to what the Messenger Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) brought after he left this world. Whoever claims that there is a revelation or that he has received revelation after Muhammad, then indeed this is the greatest lie against Allaah. Allaah (The Most High) said:
وَلَا تَقُولُواْ لِمَا تَصِفُ أَلۡسِنَتُڪُمُ ٱلۡكَذِبَ هَـٰذَا حَلَـٰلٌ۬ وَهَـٰذَا حَرَامٌ۬ لِّتَفۡتَرُواْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡكَذِبَۚ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَفۡتَرُونَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡكَذِبَ لَا يُفۡلِحُونَ
مَتَـٰعٌ۬ قَلِيلٌ۬ وَلَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ۬
And say not concerning that which your tongues put forth falsely: “This is lawful and this is forbidden,” so as to invent lies against Allah. Verily, those who invent lies against Allah will never prosper. A passing brief enjoyment (will be theirs), but they will have a painful torment.’’ [16:116-117]
The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:
وخير ما قلت أنا والنبيون من قبلي: لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير
And the best thing said by me and the previous prophets is: ”There is no deity worthy of worship other than Allaah, who is alone, having no partner. His is the dominion, and to Him belongs all praise. He is, of everything, All-Capable.” [Reported by Imaam Tirmidhee (rahimahullaah) in his ‘Jaami’ (Number: 3585). Also see Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah of Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) .Number: 1503]
Therefore, will anyone with a sound intellect affirm that a single utterance of Salaatul Faatiha is better than a single Dhikr that has been transmitted from the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) with an authentic chain of transmission, let alone all the Adhkaar (supplications) that take place in the Kawn (i.e. the entire existence or universe)? Do you not use your intellects?!
O people! Did they [Adam, Nuh, Musaa, Eesaa and Muhammad (alayhimus-salaam)] not used to remember Allaah? So is the innovator of this Tareeqah Tijaaniyyah better than these Prophets?
Abridged and slightly paraphrased
To be continued In-Shaa-Allaah
Abu AbeeBakr (Abdullah Jallow)