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Ahl-i Sunnat Scholars

The first thing necessary for all people is to have îmân and the creed of the Ahl-i sunnat scholars as communicated in their books. It is these scholars who have explained the way of our Prophet Hadrat Muhammad 'alaihis-salâm', who have comprehended murâd-i ilâhî (the divine purpose) of the Qur'ân al-kerîm, and who have extracted the Prophet's purpose from the hadîth-i-sherîfs. It is the way shown by them that will save us on the Day of Resurrection. It is the Ahl-i sunnat scholars who have transferred the way of Allah's Prophet and his companions (radî-Allâhu ta'âlâ 'anhum ajma'în) into books and who have protected them against being changed or defiled.

Those scholars in the four madhhabs who reached the grade of ijtihâd and the great scholars educated by them are called the Ahl-i sunnat scholars. The leader and the founder of the Ahl-i sunnat is Imâm-i a'zâm Abû Hanîfa Nu'mân bin Thâbit (radiy-Allâhu ta'âlâ anh).

Sahl bin Abdullah Tusturî 'rahmatullâhi aleyh', one of the great Awliyâ who has reached the grade of haqîqat (the highest grade in sufism), says, "If there had been a person like Imâm-i a'zâm Abû Hanîfa (rahmat-Allâhi ta'âlâ 'alaih) among the ummats of Hadrat Mûsâ and 'Isâ, they wouldn't have turned into Jews or Christians." [Awliyâ are people whom Allah loves.]

Millions of books written by this great leader and by hundreds of his disciples and by thousands of the great people educated by them, correctly spread and promulgate our Prophet's way all over the world.