Thareeqush Shukr

This Tariqa is called Thareeqush Shukr, because unlike other Tariqa, ours preaches to enjoy all the permitted things. Other Tariqa preaches to kill the wishes of soul, to be on fasting regularly, to go on asceticism, to leave sexual desires, to wear only shabby dresses, and to leave, to abandon and to self-deny, all the desires of this world so as to unite with God through all this. While Almost all Tariqas Preaching this way, Shazuliyya alone doesn’t prevent and prohibit it’s muridheens from enjoying the permitted matters, and to Thank Allah (Jal…) who provided that.

Need not wear shabby dresses, instead wear valuable dresses and thank Allah who provided that.

Need not go on asceticism instead enjoy the matrimonial life and Thank Allah (Jal…) for that provision.

Hence all the instructions of this Tariqa are to enjoy the permitted ones and Thank Allah (Jal…) so as to reach HIM. So this Tariqa is called as Thareeqush Shukr. Tariqa of gratitude and other Tariqa are called as Tariqa of Patience.

“Aththaayimush Shaakir Kas Suaayimus Suaabir”. Hazrath Prophet Muhammadhur Rasoolullah (Sal…) said, A person taking his food with gratitude towards Allah (Jal…) is equal to a person on fast with patience (found in: Thirmidhi, Ibn Maaja, Mishkath:365).

So from this saying it is concluded that Patience (Sabr) and Gratitude (Shukr) are viewed equally by Allah (Jal…). Hazrath Imam Shazuli (Razi…) has preferred the way of gratitude than the way of patience, because it is very much easier to be followed by the people.

In the Noble Qur’aan Allah (Says…) “La in Shakarthum la Azeedhannakum wa la in kafarthum anna adhaabi la shadheedh”. “If you thank me I will multiply my mercy. And if you disbelieve my distress will follow you”. And in some other place “Yaa Ayyuhar Rusulu Kulu minath Thayyibaathu Wa’malus Sualiha”.”Oh my Prophets! Eat from my good foods and pray me with purity”.

Also it is said in Qur’aan “Yaa ayyuhal ladheena aamanu laa thuharrimu thuayyibaathi maa ahallallahu lakum wala tha’thadu annallaha laa uhibbul mu’thadheen”. “Oh Mumins! Don’t attempt to make thinks (Haraam) forbidded which Allah has purified and made (Halaal) permitted”.

Also from Qur’aan “Yaa Ayyuhannabiyyu lima thuharrmu maa ahallallahu lak”. ” Oh my Nabi! Why are you (denying yourself) forbidding the things permitted by Allah?”

Once Abul Ahwas (Razi…) father visited the congregation of Prophet Hazrath Rasoolullah (Sal…). He was wearing a normal dress. Seeing this Rasoolullah (Sal…) asked “Aren’t you rich and wealthy?” He affirmed to what extent? Asked Rasoolullah (Sal…) He replied “a lot of cattle’s, camels, Horses and Slave and I am as well to do by the Grace of Allah”. Immediately Rasoolullah (Sal…) said “Then why the Mercy and Benevolence of Allah (Jal…) showered on you are not displayed? Let it be visible on your dress and mind. Guise yourself valuably. (From : Ahmadh, Nasayee Mishkath: 375 page).

So the above said Qur’aanic verses and Hadith are the basic why this tariqa is constituted as the tariqa of gratitude. It takes people on their own way and diverts them towards God at last.