“The Way to Purify the Self (nafs) Through the Books of Tasawwuf”: Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanvi

Hakimul Ummah Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanvi in his Malfuzat (vol 23, Pg: 149) states:

It was said that acting upon the books of Tasawwuf, in any of those aspects related to the purification of the self, is permissible under the condition that there be no mistakes in understanding/comprehending within conditioned limits [i.e. of the Shari’ah]. However, the possibility of these mistakes occuring is frequent and therefore one should not act upon them without the guidance of a clear-sighted [i.e. in his understanding] Shaykh (teacher/guide)…

Blessings on the Prophet, his family and his companions.

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