Message No : 11Sr.No : 113/724
Question By : wasif

When a person practices the ways & gets his heart purified as mentioned & is a sufi and writes near his name in brackets sufi,is it not ria?It should be kept secret,so he should not get importance from people. He should be concerned with what Allah thinks about him.
What of a person who from small has no jealousy, honest, never tells lies, full of sincerity,loves all, kind to all, and then his heart gets more purified after reading the Translation Of The Quran & has no worldly lust,only worries about Akhirat,is he a soofi?He experiences a light entering his heart slowly when reading the Quran's translation &felt it fully lighted
What has he acheived? Please explain.


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful
Assalamo Alaikum
Dear in Islam

The answer of your question is as below:

It is not better for a person to write his title with his name without any prescribed reason. For, it leads people to suspicion. But writing title along with name can¡¯t be considered as Ria merely. The Prophet of Islam says, ¡° The actions are judged by intention¡±. (Bukhari V: 1 P: 2) And we are commanded to avoid suspicion as much as possible. For, suspicion in some cases is a sin. The Glorious Qur¡¯aan says, ¡° O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin¡± (Hujraat 49 V: 12) Some time the title of a person becomes so popular that it takes the place of his name. And he can¡¯t be identified without his title. In such cases one should write one¡¯s title. And it will not be considered title merely but a part of one¡¯s name.

Sufi is a person who keeps himself away form sin and falsehood. And generally this title is given to a pious person who is not an Alim. And Wali is one who recognizes Allah almighty and His attributes, keeps practise on His commandments, avoids sins and keeps away from his own desires and lust. (Sharhe Aqa-yid 104)

The person mentioned in the question is a Muttaqi (pious person) or Wali.
Allah knows t

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