Sufis and mysticism go together
Charlatans and true sufis have the ability to influence and control their audience
I had difficulties leaving charlatans
They had this overwhelming power over me
A power beyond my understanding
This is what I call the haunting mystical power which paralysed me
They read what was in my heart
They judged and chastised me
But Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla helped me to escape from them
Regardless of my suffering inflicted by charlatans,
I do not dismiss the existence of true sufis
The first time I met a true sufi, I was shocked and deeply affected thus rendered bed-ridden for two weeks.
That sufi helped me to understand myself and strengthened my conviction
However it is difficult to distinguish true sufis and charlatans
Therefore for the time being, I just stay away from sufis because charlatans outnumber true sufis.