Q. Does practicing sufism / tasawuf make one a deviant? Was this something done at the time of the Rasool (saw)? If so can you please provide me with proof to show. Many scholars are condemned and warned against this because of their belief in this, and is it proper to do so?
A. No, practicing Sufism or Tasawuf does not make one a deviant. It is however, important for a person to practice such actions which are in accordance to the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah.
Those who condemn others are sometimes ignorant of the concept of Tasawuf, or they look at the practices of innovators.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan