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Tafseer Bayaan al-Qur’aan, the Tafseer of Soorah al-Baqarah (2), verse 4, p.3 under the heading, ‘Masaail as-Salook’ - The Rulings regarding the Path (of Soofism)] - Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi in his Tafseer while explaining the verse, “And who believe in which has been sent down to you (O Muhammad) and that which was sent down before you”, “...from this verse it will be inferred by Qiyas that one should have faith in all the Shaikhs, as one would have belief in one’s own Shaikh. However, the following (Ittiba) is for one’s own Shaikh, and this is similar to the case of the Messengers (i.e. we believe in all the Messengers and consider their followers as Ahl al-Kitab, but are to follow our own Messenger).”