We Must Follow The Ahl-i Sunnat Scholars

The valuable and right teachings derived from the Qur'ân al-kerîm and hadîth-i-sherîfs is only what the [Ahl-i Sunnat] savants understood and explained. Every renegade, every deviant, every man of bid'at, and every ignorant person supposes and claims that the way he follows is compatible with the Qur'ân al-kerîm and hadîth-i-sherîfs. For this reason, not every meaning derived from the Qur'ân and hadîths is to be accepted and esteemed.

It is impossible to escape torment in the Hereafter for those who deviate as much as a hair's breadth from the creed and îmân communicated by the Ahl-i sunnat scholars, the great and pious people. This is an obvious fact which not only the human mind can realize on its own, but also has been stated in âyat-i-kerîmas, explained in hadîth-i-sherîfs, and reinstated by (inspirations and perceptions that are called) kashfs and shuhûd (and which are reflected on the pure hearts of) great men of Tasawwuf. There cannot be a mistake in this. Words and books of those who deviate as much as a hair's breadth from what these great people communicated in their books are poisons.

Those who use the religion as a means in order to earn worldly possessions and who, after introducing themselves as men of religion, write whatever occurs to their minds, are thieves of the religion. They steal the beliefs of those who read their books and magazines. Those who believe them think of themselves as Muslims and perform namâz. However, because their îmân has been stolen and lost, none of their prayers, worships, nor their good deeds are accepted or will be of value in the next world.

Concerning those who sell their religion for the world, Allâhu ta'âlâ revealed the sixteenth Âyat of Sûrat-ul-Baqara: "The ignorant idiots gave away their religion in order to get the pleasures and enjoyment of the world. Selling out their next world, they received the world and what their lusts desired. Abandoning the way to salvation, they ran after perdition. They earned nothing in this act of buying and selling of theirs. They didn't know the way of trading or earning. They lost a great deal."