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Mengenali Ahli Sufi: Siapa Mereka dan Apa Yang Mereka Buat?
By Shahidan Radiman • Jun 21st, 2009 • Category: Rencana
Masyarakat Melayu atau Nusantara amnya mudah tertipu dengan daayah tentang siapa itu para sufi dan para waliyullah sehingga banyak ajaran sesat tersebar dan memburukkan sebarang aliran tasawuf atau tarekat yang muktabar di alam Melayu. Ini kerana rata-rata sedikitnya pakar rujuk yang berwibawa baik di universiti mahupun di institusi agama di Negara ini. Daripada pada sedikit itupun mereka tidak dirujuk untuk memberikan pandangan dan fatwa oleh pihak yang berwajib melainkan kepada orang lain yang “menyamar” menjadi pakar rujuk itu. Oleh itu , orang awam yang membaca laporan dan berita negatif tentang orang Sufi mudah percaya dengan laporan tersebut sehingga mereka memandang serong orang Sufi dan orang yang bertarekat. Akhirnya , intipati dan mahkota ajaran Islam yang terpendam dalam ajaran tasawuf atau Sufisme itu terus terpendam , tidak dihargai dan yang parah lagi tidak dapat direalisisakan dalam bentuk amal dan perbuatan masyarakat Melayu yang semakin rapuh dan ternoda dengan pelbagai gejala sosial aliran Barat.
Ahli Sufi dan ciri-cirinya
Secara amnya mereka inilah pencari Tuhan dan berharap untuk bertemu denganNya dalam perjalanan menuju liqa’ullah . Keikhlasan dan kesungguhan mereka untuk mengenali diri mereka sendiri dan kemudian mengenali Allah menjadikan mereka dipanggil sebagai para Salik ( pemula jalan al-Haqq). Minat dan dorongan mereka dalam banyak hal tidak didorong oleh sesiapa – mereka hanya mencari kebenaran dan keikhlasan dalam setiap hal. Mereka akan mengalami banyak hal dan keadaan yang pelik yang ditunjuki oleh Allah s.w.t sebagai bukti (bayyinah) bahawa mereka sedang dalam perjalanan yang diredhai. Bukti-bukti utama antaranya ialah mereka bermimpi dengan para-para Nabi a.s dan kemudian para wali qutub . Sampai satu…...

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