A MOCKERY OF IBAADAT FOR NAFSAANI ENDS
Complaining about the merrymaking mock ‘i’tikaafs’ and other nafsaani shenanigans orchestrated in the Musaajid during the Holy Month of Ramadhaan, a Brother from the U.S.A. writes:
What is the ruling on the mass It'ikaaf that takes place in the last ten nights of Ramadhaan?
Some of the Alims who have set themselves up as Shuyookh of Tassawuf in the U.K will disappear for Umraah for the first 20 days of Ramadhaan (most probably to get away from Fasting for 23 hrs in the mid-summer heat) and then come back to conduct their mass or mess gatherings in the last ten days.
Their action boggles my mind because the last 10 days are the most sacred. Why leave such a Holy Sanctuary as the Haramain Shareefain to conduct the mass proceedings in the U.K. or U.S.?(The reason for rushing back for the last ten days is the pursuit of the dunya. They are deprived of the mass merrymaking in the Haramain Shareefain. There they will not stand out as ‘’hadhrats’ to be worshipped. They will be ordinary laymen, and in this there is no fun, no acclaim, no aggrandizement and no hadyahs. - The Majlis)
You have not seen anything like this show which takes place in the last ten days and nights of this auspicious Month.. 500 or more persons take part. It is a ‘memorable’ sight to behold, and to shake your head in bewilderment.