BLIND IMITATION(TAQLID) in RELIGION

BLIND IMITATION(TAQLID) in RELIGION

  


 
 

 

BLIND IMITATION(TAQLID) in RELIGION
(TAKEN FROM A SOHBET of  KENAN RIFAI )
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Sabiha Hanimefendi: There have been so many people migrating from this world(alam) to the other world. Many have gone…
-Of course,  there are ones who can not pass the class as well as the ones who pass in the exam and pass the class…
It is better to do two rakats of salah(prayer) by understanding rather than doing 10000 rakats(cycles) of salah from morning to evening. That is why, the work is not in multitude, but in meaning.

Some comes with fear, some comes with encouragement, or they say
“they keep going, so I should be continueing as well”.
Hence, he comes with blind imitation. There is no place for these three at the moment of test.  Only the ones who have sadaqat(devotion) and ikhlas(sincerity) win; so aim is already that. How many dervishes of Hz.Maulana(Rumi) is mentioned?
Translated by Barbaros Sert from “Ken’an Rifai, Sohbetler, p.163”
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Kenan Rifai is a Turkish Mystic who lived between “1867-1950”. His teachings and autobigoraphy can be found on following websites:
http://www.kenanrifai.com
http://www.cemalnur.org

 

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