Assalaam u alaykum,
I would like to say that I am not a Naqshbandi yet but i am very interested. I want to know how do the four fiqhs connect with Sufism?
wa `alaykum salaam,
Sufism is an ijtihad in `ibadaat (forms of voluntary worship), however, it supports four or five fiqhs/madhhabs in the five pillars of Islam. Imam Shafi`i has stated, “A Muslim is either a mujtahid (does ijtihad) or a muqallid (follows a mujtahid).”
Every Muslim, whether Sufi or not, is to follow one of the four or five madhhabs. Whoever claims to follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah fully, claims to be on the level of a mujtahid imam.