The Defence of the Sunnah: An Analysis of the Theory and Practices Of Tasawwuf (Sufism)

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

Please see below link to a book titled ‘The Defense of the Sunnah: An Analysis of the Theory and Practices Of Tasawwuf (Sufism)’ by Ibrahim Muhammad Hakim ash-Shaghouri. The title speaks for itself, however, below is an excerpt from the introduction stating the aims of the book:

The purpose of this book is to educate the reader about some of the beliefs of Sufis and their practices, and to demonstrate how they are in full accordance with the Shari’a Tasawwuf from the very beginning has always been integral to the Din, functioning as the realization and implementation of the pillar of Ihsan in the being of the Muslim. Tasawwuf is not a madhhab, nor a sect, nor an ideology, nor a cult, nor a foreign import, nor an heretical invention. It is nothing other than a science concerning the reality of Allah, His Messenger, and the self, transmitted faithfully and without interruption from the Prophet (asws) himself.

It is the belief of the writer that the current corruption of the Ummah and its egradation is a direct result of – among other things – the crumbling away of the pivotal pillar of Ihsan as realized through the practice of Tasawwuf and its principles.

More details on the book and how to purchase can be found at the following link insha Allah:

Was Salam


11 thoughts on “The Defence of the Sunnah: An Analysis of the Theory and Practices Of Tasawwuf (Sufism)”

  1. Asalamualaikum,

    Thank you for your response. I appreciate your comments but we are somewhat in a crisis at the moment and the knowledge in this book is essential. I can distribute this book to hundreds of thousands in seconds if you give me permission. If not I will try directing everyone to the webpage.


    1. Dear James,

      I suggest that you direct everyone to the site and ask these hundreds and thousands to purchase the book as this will go a long way in helping fund the Da’wah and help towards funding future publications of this kind.

      was Salam


  2. as-salaamu ‘alaykum,

    this is in view of what james wrote above.

    people should be aware that we have worked on this book, “The Defense of the Sunnah” for over five years now and it has been thru seven editions.

    all of them, by the way, are copyrighted.

    each of these editions has been updated and augmented with ever greater detail especially in the footnotes.

    it is the work of three people who have spent a lot of time and care on it.

    now, while it is nice that there is a free pdf floating around, how does the reader know which version they have?

    if you go to our website: GreenMountainSchool.Org you can find the latest edition at a price which is comparable to what you would pay if you took the pdf to your local copyshop for copying and binding.

    if you get it from us you help support this process and help make it possible for us to continue our work.

    as for the question of “international” we have sent copies of the “Defense” as far away as tasmania so that is really not an issue.

    in short we would appreciate your business which helps us keep writing and publishing useful (and inexpensive) books on islam and sufism.

    thank you.

    sh. nooruddeen

  3. ASAK,

    This is a important book. Please negotiate putting the link back for wider distribution internationmaly?


  4. salam alaykum brother Jashim
    i just stumbled upon this blog page on today’s date (Dec 1st), and i would kindly ask you to remove this link as i dont remember authorizing publishing my book on this blog. i thank you for your speedy response.


    1. Wa ‘Alaikum As Salam brother Ibrahim and Hajjah Noura. Please accept my sincerest apologies. I came across the book on one of the Islamic forums and a brother shared the PDF there. I assumed that it was for free distribution and therefore put the link up on my blog.

      I have now removed the link upon your request and put a link to your site up.

      Apologies again for any inconvenience caused.

      May Allah bless you and keep you well.

      was Salam


  5. Wa ‘alaikumsalam wa rahmah, I found the excerpt rather useful mashaAllah. If I may ask, can I get the PDF book inshaAllah so I can read and learn more? Jazakallah khair (“,)

    1. Bismillah
      You can order the book from That is the website of Shaykh Nooruddeen Durkee and has all his publications listed, as well as talks, articles and other reports.
      We are the publishers and give no permission for it to be sited here, but since it is…
      we’d love to hear from you. It is a very useful text.
      fi sabil Allah
      hajjah Noura

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