All schools of thought are respectable. Qadriya, Chistiya, Soharwaiya and other schools of thoughts are all worth respect. But the Tareeqa Naqsbandia has more excellence over other schools of thought for the following reasons:
- It begins with Zikr-e-Qalbi (Remembrance of Allah in ones heart) which is ecstasy (emotion) or trance with the Rub (Allah) whereas Zikr Zubani (Remembrance of Allah loudly) contains Suluk. Ecstasy and Suluk are two different things. In Suluk, a person tries to reach Allah through zikr and asceticism whereas Allah pulls a person towards Himself when the ecstasy is caused through Zikr-e-Qalbi.
Mollana Abdul Rehman Rehmat ullah Alehe said that those who are among the caravan of Naqsbandia that very quietly that caravan reaches the court of Allah.
- The second excellence of the Silsila Naqsbandia is that it gives most importance to the love and followership of Rasool Allah (peace be upon him). The path to success here lies in the fact that one deeply follows the Quran and the Sunnah and only this path can lead to the great love for Allah.
- According to the Silsila Naqasbandia, the shortest path to Allah is to reach Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the love of Hazrat Abu Siddiq (razi Allah Anha) who is the best after all Prophets. It is but natural that the more strong the channel, the shorter and easy the path would be.
- Where other schools of thoughts end, Naqsbandi Silsila begins from there. That’s why this way is the shortest to reach Allah.
Extracts from Jalwagah Dost written by Hazrat Khwaja Muhammad Tahir Bakhshi Naqshbandi. (Translated into English)