A Sufi Shaykh claiming that anyone whom he drives out of his circle will die like a dog

A: Firstly: The shaykh's decision of dismissing some of his followers for being hypocrites; his allegation that the grand jurist turned into a sorcerer and that his successor became an outcast hypocrite with a black heart are all baseless claims and conjectures (Part No. 2; Page No. 71) resulted from personal desires on the basis of which he favors or dismisses whoever he wishes.Secondly: The Shaykh saying that his successor has reached the "Ghawthiyyah" and "Fard" ranks of merit is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion) and he is exceeding the proper limits in honoring his successor and this may lead to major Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship). When common people are told that a certain person can offer "Ghawth (help)" at difficult times, they believe in that, start asking him for help, and give him offerings and vows and many other things. This is exactly the definition of major Shirk which takes a person outside the fold of Islam. Allah is the Only One Whose Help is sought for curing an illness, removing poverty and asking for sustenance and offspring.Thirdly: When the Shaykh threatens his followers of seizing their gains, rewards, jobs, wealth and the light of their hearts, these are lies, Kufr (disbelief) and falsehood. The Only Disposer and Creator is Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Allah says, To Allâh belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth He also says, Surely, His is the Creation and Commandment. All the creations are subject to the Dominion and Power of Allah to dispose of, possess, give life (Part No. 2; Page No. 72) or take it. As for humans, they do not have the power to bring about harm or benefit to anyone. Allah (Exalted be He) says, And if Allâh touches you with harm, there is none who can remove it but He, and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He wills. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful. This shaykh is a lying and deceiving imposter. May Allah guide us all and grant us success and firmness on the Right Path! We seek Allah's Refuge from misleading trials, for He is the Best One to be asked!May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.