STATEMENTS OF THE SUFIYAA
In this regard Bayazeed Bistami Rahmatullah Alayh says:
"Do not be deceived if you see a performer of supernatural feats flying in the air. Measure him on the Standard of the Shariat - how he adheres to the limits of the Commands of the Shariat."
Hadhrat Junaid Rahmatullah Alayh says:
"All avenues besides the strict following of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam are closed to mankind."
Hadhrat Noori Rahmatullah Alayh says:
"Do not venture near to one who lays claim to a condition which brings about transgression of the limits of the Shariat."
Hadhrat Khwajah Naseeruddin Charaagh Dehlavi (Rahmatullah Alayh) says:
"Obedience to Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam is imperative. Such obedience is essential in word, act and intention because Love for Allah Ta'ala is not possible without obedience to Hadhrat Muhammad Mustafa Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam."
Khwajah Mueenuddin Chisti Rahmatullah Alayh says:
"He who adheres to the Shariat, executing its commands and refrains from transgression, progresses in spiritual rank, i.e. all progress is dependant on adherence to the Shariat."
Hadhrat Hakeem-ul Ummat (Rahmatullah Alayh) says: in Ta'limuddin:
"Whoever acquires the wealth of Wusool (Attainment having attained the Love of Allah) has acquired it by virtue of following the Sunnat."
THE TECHNICAL TERMS OF SHARIAT AND TAREEQAT
SHARIAT, TAREEQAT, HAQEEQAT AND MA'RIFAT