Q. Please throw some light on the Sufi Tariqahs in West and North Africa. Who was Shaikh Abdul Qaadir Jilaani and Shaikh Tijaani?
A. The Tariqahs today are generally sects of bid’ah, baatil and shirk. Most of the tariqahs have deviated into shirk and bid’ah. It is not permissible to join any of these deviated tariqas. Shaikh Abdul Qaadir Jilaani (rahmatullah alayh) was one of Islam’s greatest Auliya. However, those who in this age claim to be following his Tariqah are deviates. They have added much shirk and bid’ah to his Tariqah. Sheikh Tijaani was a deviate. His tariqah was a deviate sect right from the very beginning.