Spiritual paths

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Could you please let me know the status of tariqah - spiritual Paths- in Islam.
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Praise be to Allaah.

If what is meant is summoning the spirits of jinn or others, this is not permitted, because it can only be achieved by means of shirk. If what is meant is nourishing the soul by believing in Allaah, His Messengers, His angels, His Books, the Last Day and in the divine decree, both good and bad, then this is what Islam requires of every Muslim and asks him to nourish this belief. And Allaah knows best.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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