INTRODUCTION

Praise be to Allah Who in every century sends renewers of His Religion to repel innovation and straighten misguidance. Blessings and Peace upon His Elect Prophet Muhammad, and upon his Family and Companions, who are the best of Creation after the Prophets. Abu Bakr ibn Abi Zuhayr related from his father that he said: I heard Allah's Messenger, Allah's blessings and peace upon him, say in his discourse in Ta'if: "You can come very close to distinguishing the People of Paradise from the People of the Fire, and the best among you from the worst." A man said: "How, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied: "Through praise (of the former) and dispraise (of the latter). You are the witnesses of each other on earth." Ibn Majah narrates it with a good chain in his Sunan, Book of Zuhd.


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It is no secret to any of us that the Naqshbandi tariqa has come in recent years under increased attack from the enemies of Islam in Islamic guise, particularly from those who have usurped the noble name of the pious Salaf by undeservingly calling themselves "Salafis." This is because among all the groups of the Muslims, Allah has renewed Islam, preserved the Sunna, and revived Tasawwuf by gracing the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order through the person and guidance of the Saint of This Age, Shaykh Muhammad Adil Nazim al-Qubrusi al-Haqqani. We bear witness to this. It is therefore only natural that in order to attack Islam its enemies turn, as they have done in the past, to attack its pre-eminent representatives and highest examples among Muslims.