- Aug 2, 2020
You claim Muslims lost certain pieces of knowledge. Didn't the Messenger salAllahu alaiyhi wasallam say "I left you with two things if you hold on to them you will never go astray? The book of Allah and my Sunnah? Yet you seen to think muslims need something else. Allah mentions that the quran is a healing for the diseases of the heart so why would we need some secret Sufi knowledge to do it? Typical sufi logic. I advise you to follow quran and sunnah upon the understanding of the salaf. Anything that opposes the collective ubderstanding of the first three generations is a path to the hellfire.you believe that Allah sent messengers to all nations, yet you find it hard to believe that there are truths hidden within their systems?
In taoism they do have an absolute God.
If you read the advaita vedanta material, although it isnt strictly monothiest, more monist, they also are strict in believing and worshipping Ishvara (God) alone.
the 7 heavens in the ascension story in hadith, connect with prophets on each level, with the second heaven having both John the Baptist and Isa AS. The corresponding chakrad linked to the soul, are what those prophets symbolise. it's very easy to research each chakra and see the connection to the prophet.
For example, the sacral chakra (the second one), it's symbol is water which is symbolic of the life force. it is connected with fertility, life, growth etc. the connection to those prophets makes obvious sense.
the third chakra, the solar plexus chakra is linked to the astral plane which represents Desire...which is a byproduct of self-cognizance. it's also the dream world. Joseph is symbolic of this chakra/heaven because he experienced the power of lust but only through God's intercession could he overcome it.
the 5th chakra is the throat chakra, which on a higher metaphysical level connects with the origin of the soul, with communication. go back to the Quran, the first thing the souls experienced was communication with Allah and they responded (that is passive and active which goes onto the other theme ill follow up with). the chakra means 'to be born'. The connection is with Aaron AS, again it's just symbolic. Aaron AS was an eloquent speaker. of course there is a lot more to this if you start going into details and trying to make sense of why each chakra/level specifically exists in that order...
Kabballah's 5 central sephirot are the connection to the 5 salahs in fact. The left and right side are about our metaphysical descent and ascent and connect with Allah's Tracendence and Immanence, also called Jalali and Jamali. It also connects with taoist philosophy ie yin and yang. It's the same metaphysical truth/map.
the kabballah system is already within sufi islam. i only refer to 'kabballah' because itsmore concentrated and easier to research since sufi texts are scattered and not really organised. for example even this connection im making is after i read the book of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, the 'secret of secrets'. Even still you would prob not see the connection imm aking because you're not as familiar with the themes and the language around them. it's only when you become familiar with how terms are related you 'see' what's being said in various advanced sufi texts.
the other issue is that far more has been lost by muslims than what we have. the lost libraries of timbuktu were full of metaphysical treatise. all stolen/destroyed by the colonialists? the library in bhaghdad was destroyed.
i think the thing you should be more dedicated to learning, given you're lucky to be living in the age of information and have access to material. maybe if you read and thought you'd have your own input instead of accusing me of bidah lol.
as for 'innovation'
actually in islam, we have a clear line between Halal and Haram aswell as mukruh (disliked).
All that is halal is ALLOWED
The issue is that there's also a clear line containing divinely prescribed obligations...
innovation occurs when any of these lines or the divinely prescribed obligations are altered even a little.
what im saying above has nothing to do with that, it isnt even bidah. it is an opinion...but it isnt some useless opinion.
still, it isnt necessary for you to know any of this...you dont need to have any interest but ignorance is bliss i guess.