By: Jahid Sidek
This article discusses about the concept of the venerated tasawuf in akidah. Akidah here is akidah Ahli al-Sunnah Wa al-Jama’ah (ASWJ). Hence, the venerated tasawuf in akidah is tasawuf that free from deviant in akidah Ahli al-Sunnah Wa al-Jama’ah (ASWJ). Tasawuf combines aspects of akidah and syariat that causes the life of good behaviour, sunniyyah. Tasawuf also the soul of our religion. Like the body without a soul is the same as religion without tasawuf. Tasawuf is the ritual that can improve the akidah and syariat. With the ritual of tasawuf, the knowledge of akidah can be improved to dhawqiy ruhiy stage and get the real makrifatullah. The akidah and syariat that are deviant can be controlled with real knowledge and leadership. Apart from the aspect of authentic knowledge and practice, the authoritative Shaikh institution also plays a role in controlling the possible deviations of some practitioners.