Warning from the misguidance of ignorant "sufi-claimers"
Some of those "Sufi-claimers" say, "Iblis will be saved on the Day of Judgment." This is blasphemy. You would find among them those who say, "On the Day of Judgment there will be no difference between the one who is obedient and the one who is sinful." This is blasphemy. You would find among them some who say, "The occupants of Hellfire actually enjoy Hellfire." This is blasphemy. You would find among them those who claim: "Pharaoh of Musa would be saved in the Hereafter." This is blasphemy. Some of them say: "The knowledge of Allah increases." They say: "A new knowledge happens to Allah," and by that they make Allah similar to the creatures. This is blasphemy. Some of them say: "Allah has a place." This is blasphemy.
Some of them, when wanting to remember Allah, pervert His name and say, ‘Ah’ instead of saying Allah. Shaykh al-Mannawiyy refuted those who claim there is a hadith about the Prophet from which they deduced it is permissible to say ‘Ah’ instead of Allah. He said this claimed hadith is more likely fabricated because it belies the Qur’an. Allah said in Surat al-A^raf, Ayah 180:
(وَللهِ الأَسْمَاء الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا وَذَرُواْ الَّذِينَ يُلْحِدُونَ فِي أَسْمَآئِهِ سَيُجْزَوْنَ مَا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ)
which means. [Allah has the perfect names, so call Allah by His Perfect Names. ] Shaykh Dhafir al-Madaniyy said it was the deviated followers of the Shadhiliyyah Tariqah, residing in Fas, who innovated that term ‘Ah,’ and not Shaykh Abul Hasan ash-Shadhiliyy, the founder of the Shadhiliyyah Tariqah.
Some of those "Sufi-claimers" say, "Prophet Muhammad, (sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam) is an illuminated part of Allah." They say, "Allah took a part of his light and ordered it to be Muhammad, so it became Muhammad." This is blasphemy for three reasons. First, because they say Allah is an illuminated body. Second, because they say Allah has parts. Third, because they belie the Qur’an in which it is explicitly stated that Prophet Muhammad is a human being. The proper understanding of the ‘light’ of Prophet Muhammad has two dimensions. The first is that Prophet Muhammad guides to the path of Islam. The second refers to the light which emanated from Prophet Muhammad when he smiled or when one looked at his face. He, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, was the most beautiful of the creation; however, believing that does not deny that Prophet Muhammad is human, because it is clearly stated in the Qur’an in Surat al-Kahf, Ayah 110. Predicating about Muhammad, Allah said
(قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُوحَى إِلَيَّ أَنَّمَا إِلَهُكُمْ إِلَهٌ وَاحِدٌ فَمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاء رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلاً صَالِحًا وَلا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا)
which means: [Say, (O Muhammad), "I am only a human being as you are, however, I receive the Revelation." ] So, be warned against a book titled Mawlid al-^Arus, which was unrightfully attributed to Ibnul Jawziyy. This book includes a statement that "Allah took a part of ‘His Light,’ ordered it to be Muhammad, and it became Muhammad." Anyone who believes Allah is a light and part of it transformed to become Prophet Muhammad is a blasphemer.
Some of those "Sufi-claimers" say: "Muhammad is the Self of Allah." This is obvious blasphemy. Some of them say: "Paradise is the playground of kids, however, as for us, we want Allah." This is blasphemy for belittling Paradise. Those "Sufi-claimers" attribute that saying to one of the great scholars of Islam, a great Sufi: Abu Yazid al-Bastamiyy, who is clear of such sayings.
Some of those "Sufi-claimers" say: "Prayers do not have much significance; rather, what is important is clearing one’s inner self." They say: "A person can be guided to Allah through Islam, Buddhism, fire-worship, or another religion." All of this is blasphemy for belying the saying of Allah:
(إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللهِ الإِسْلاَمُ)
which means [The true Religion to Allah is Islam.]
Some of those false "Sufis-claimers" believe their leaders are a reflection of Allah: checking the matters of the slaves, supporting the one who is a believer, and misguiding the person who stands against them. Hence, they say that anyone who stands against their shaykh is standing against Allah. A woman from their group wrote an article expressing that belief. She believes Allah goes into things, and that the shaykh of her tariqah is a reflection of Allah. Moreover, she believes anyone who refutes the shaykh of her tariqah is against Allah. So, if one would go to the shaykh of their tariqah and refute him by the evidences of the Religion, his followers would consider him a bad soul. Thus, to them, standing against their shaykh means Allah has exposed the defiance of the person and his rejection of Allah.
In his book, Nihayatul Matlab, al-Juwayniyy said: "We do not infer any other meaning from he who utters an explicit word of apostasy." Hence, the one who says, "I am Allah," and then claims he meant another meaning is still a blasphemer. The religious rule and judgment is not to infer another meaning from an explicit word. This is why the scholars of Baghdad pronounced al-Husayn, the son of Mansur, al-Hallaj, as a blasphemer. Al-Hallaj was killed, and his head was placed on a pole by the orders of the ^Abbasiyy caliph, al-Muqtadir Billah, in the year 309 A.H. in accordance with the fatwas of the scholars. Abu ^Abdur-Rahman as-Sulamiyy in his book, Tabaqat as-Sufiyyah, said: "Most of the true Sufis negated al-Hallaj." "They did not consider him a Sufi", as was said by al-Khatib al-Baghdadiyy in his book, The History of Baghdad. Ar-Rifa^iyy said, "Had al-Hallaj been on the right path he would not have said, ‘I am Allah.’" Al-Junayd al-Baghdadiyy who is also recognized by those "Sufi-claimers" as the head of the Sufis, said to al-Hallaj, "You have opened a hole in Islam that can only be filled in with your head." His statement came true after only a short period when the ^Abbasiyy caliph ordered al-Hallaj killed. Al-Junayd al-Baghdadiyy also said, "Had I been the ruler, I would have beheaded the one who says, ‘No one exists except Allah’."
The true belief of Ahlus-Sunnah and the true sufis is that Allah is not a body, He has no form or shape or size, Allah exists without a place.