Ahl Al-Khatwah

Q 3: Some Sufis claim that there are men who are called "Ahl Al-Khatwah" (literally: People of Transcendent Step), what is the meaning of this term and to what extent is it correct according to Shari`ah (Islamic law)? They argue that the following Hadith supports their belief: "O My Servant, obey me and you will be a godly servant."

A: The term "Ahl Al-Khatwah" refers to those who can cover long distances in a short time defying human nature and the Universal Laws of Allah. Their allegation is not true because there is no proof of this and the evidence they raise is baselessMay Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.