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How Does One Become a Sufi? | Excerpt from Lesson 1 of the Elementary Sufi Course with Sufi Master @Younus_AlGohar 'God chooses his friends from among the devout believers (Momin). He takes them out of the darkness into the light'. Quran 2:257
Therefore, the first step towards becoming a saint of God is to become a devout believer.
The approval from God in Sufism comes in the form of the Permission for Activation of the Heart (Izn-e-Dhikr-e-Qalb). This is the first lesson of Sufism.
Just as one must go through the embassy of the country one seeks a visa from, in a similar way, those who seek God's approval cannot ask God directly, they need to seek permission through a divine embassy. And God's embassies are his friends.
When a seeker comes to apply for God's love, their application is to verbally repeat 'Allah Hoo' three times after the Spiritual Mentor. This is the declaration on their part that they wish to obtain the servitude of the Lord. Now, the saint of God, the Spiritual Mentor, will take their profile to Bait al Mamour (The Original Worship Place) where the special angels take that profile to God. God will ask, 'Why have you brought him here?' The Spiritual Mentor will reply, 'I have brought him to befriend you'. If God is interested in accepting the seeker’s friendship, he will ask for a guarantor (Wali Murshid) who will take responsibility for the seeker so that they do not deviate from the path. Saints from the religion the applicant follows will be summoned. If God accepts the seeker, he will grant him Permission for the Activation of the Heart and entrust him in the spiritual custody of the respective Spiritual Mentor for spiritual training.
Sufism begins with God's approval, the Permission for Activation of the Heart. This is academic Sufism. Those who obtain this knowledge of Sufism will never say anything that is unsupported by the Quran and Prophetic Traditions (Hadith) as it is well aligned with the Quran and Hadith.
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