Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi, Sohbat of the 9th of November, 2013.
May our hearts open up. Go ahead O Yaran/lovers of Shah Mardan. Your Yaran are looking for you, they are waiting for you. Salam/peace be upon you. Salam/greeting of peace to all the Yaran who are attending. Muharram-ul Haram has come. May it be blessed.
May our strength increase. Let’s go forward with the power of Ummuhan Sultan. She is a Sultan. She will support us. Ummu Haram. Ummuhan Sultan. She is a Sultan. 1,500 years, for all these years, she stayed in her place. What a beautiful place it is. Our Ummuhan Sultan, she is coming to our aid. She is the Sultan of this country. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, the field is yours (to speak). Our hope is with the Sultan. Our Lord, our Subhan, our Sultan has tied everything to the blessed Sultan. Everything is tied to Ummuhan Sultan.
Marhaba O Yaran Shah Mardan Marhaba/greeting of welcome. May our strength increase. And so, start and say – Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar-ul Akbar. You are Subhan Ya Rabbi. You are Sultan Ya Rabbi. The Sultan does not deprive us. O Yaran Shah Mardan, his beloved friends. Don’t lose hope, ask for it. This is an assembly for associations. That is what Hz. Sheikh Effendi used to say. If 2 people, 2 believers sit together and chat a little, treasures come down from heavens. The treasures of heavens never finish.
Then let’s say – Subhan Allah al hamdu lillah wa la ilaha ila Allah. He is Subhan. O our Lord, our Sultan, give us strength. We want strength. We don’t want to be weak. No, we want to be mighty. We want to keep our Lord’s orders. Let’s ask. O Yaran Shah Mardan. O beloved friends of Shah Mardan. We must ask. He is the Lord. La Rabbun siwahu. There is no Lord other than Him. To whom, to whom should we run to? We will run to Shah Mardan. Allah Almighty has granted him power. Let’s open up, let’s ask from our Lord. Allah Allah.
“Inna ardi wasi’atun fa’iyyaya fa’budun” (29:56) How nice. It says that the earth is spacious. Wide. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Speak about its wideness. Inna ardi wasi’atun. O our Lord, don’t make the earth to be narrow for us. No. Inna ardi wasi’atun. This earth that we are running on is wide. You are Subhan ya Rabbi. May our hearts be wide. Ask. May your heart be wide and content. Be happy, don’t be depressed. It is now the blessed month of Muharram. MashaAllah. Each month has its own speciality, my son Sheikh Mehmed. The Mawla who makes the day and the moon rise. ‘adheemu sha’n. Inna ardi wasi’atun. It is wide, I am saying. The earth is very spacious. Ask. Wasi’atun. Ask. Ask from your Lord.
Look, it is Muharram ash-Sharif. It is an honorable month. It is said – ask during this honorable month. Ask. O Yaran Shah Mardan. Ask, so your hearts will open up. Your Lord will give. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Allah. What magnificence. We cannot withstand the magnificent addressing. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. O our Lord, O our Lord. May Allah not make us from those running after dunya. Sheikh Mehmed Effendi, my son. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Why run after dunya? O Yaran Shah Mardan. Running after dunya/this world is not befitting of you. The Almighty Lord of Glory gave you glory. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. May our hearts open, let’s ask.
The disciples of Prophet Isa/Jesus asked for a dinner table. The disciples of Prophet Isa asked for a dinner table. The table is in front of you. What kind of table do you want? Yunus (Emre) said – You are what I need, only You. I want you O my Lord. I don’t want a dinner table. Say – O Owner of heavens and earth, Allah. Say “Allah” and get power. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Don’t search for a table. What you should seek – fa’iyyaya fa’budun. A magnificent addressing. Yes, it is a magnificent addressing. Inna ardi wasi’atun. (29:56) “This earth is spacious.” Fa’iyyaya fa’budun.(29:56) “Perform servanthood to Me”, O man. O ignorant ones, understand the addressing. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Allahu Akbar. You are Subhan ya Rabb. There is no one who isn’t crushed, melted, and lost in front of Your addressing. May our hearts widen.
It is the honorable order. Amri Sharif, an honorable order. There can be nothing above it. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Perform servanthood to Me. O Yaran Shah Mardan, how nice. How nice is servathood for our Lord. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. (29:56) Only perform servathood for Me. Aman ya Rabbi. Aman ya Rabbi. Give us strength. May we perform servanthood to You ya Rabbana. Salamun Qawlan Min Rabbin Rahim. (36:58) Allah Almighty is giving Salam. He is giving Salam. What does that mean? Is there anyone who understands, where? Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Aman ya Rabbi. There is no one who understands. Shah ar-Rasul. (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) The Sultan of Prophets understands. You should understand what is said. Allah Almighty is explaining – Fa’iyyaya fa’budun – Perform servanthood for Me only. I don’t want anything else from you. Just perform servanthood for Me. That is your duty. Don’t waste time with useless things.
O people, O people, be human. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Allah says: perform servanthood for Me, don’t bother with anything else. What value does dunya have? Its value is zero. The great Prophet Isa’s disciples. The ones standing by the great Prophet, Sheikh Mehmed Effendi. They asked for a table. They wanted a dinner table to come down. You can already find plenty of tables on earth. You didn’t know what to ask for. Allah Almighty is saying – is there anyone who understands? Only one understands – the Prince of the Universe. The universe has a master, it has a master. Run after him. He will teach you. He teaches you the lessons. Did you learn your lesson? You didn’t. You failed. You failed. You were supposed to learn your lesson. You were supposed to know. Rasul-u Kibriya, Allah Jalla wa A’la. Aman ya Rabbi. You must recognize. You must know – who is He, who He is. Who is Allah Dhul Jalal? He is the Creator. Who created him? You must know. You must learn your lesson. To whom do heavens and earth belong? To Him. You must know. If you don’t know, you will fail. You will fail the lesson.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. How nice is Shah Mardan, how beautiful. The treasures that open for them, there are treasures of honor for them. Ask for honor. Rabbu s-samawati wal ardin. Don’t ask the Lord of heavens and earth for dunya. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Perform servanthood. How beautiful, how nice. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. Perform servanthood for Me. To me, servanthood for Me. I am the Sultan of Sultans. Those asking for a dinner table from heavens, the table they are seeking is in the hand of the Seal of Prophets (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Ask from him. Ask from him. You can take from him. You can’t find it anywhere else. Fa’iyyaya fa’budun. You will find that table. The table you are seeking – a table with a spiritual power source, high ranks and honor. That table is being sent down, you will find it there. The table you seek doesn’t have potatoes or tomatoes. Potatoes, tomatoes, what value do they have? What does it have? Everything is with My beloved.(sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) What I love is with My Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). What you are seeking…
O our Lord, You are One and Only. You have the Ability and Power to do everything, ya Rabbana. Be from those who understand the Habib(sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and understand that rose, because Allah Almighty made him His Habib/Beloved one. He loved him and told us to love him. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. They loved him. The trees bloomed, O Yaran. The trees gave fruit. Roses burst open. They gave fruits for us. Look, look at that rose garden. Love and be loved. O our Lord, give us strength to understand, O Allah Almighty. If you want beauty, it is with him. His Lord loved him. O Yaran. O Yaran, beloved friends of Shah Mardan. Ask for him. Ask for his rose gardens, so you can enter those gardens. Ask so that an addressing can come you – “Salamun Qawlan min Rabbin Rahim” (36:58) Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar-ul Akbar. The rose garden is with him. It is with the Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Ask. Ask. The rose garden is with him. Beauty is with him.
Shame on those who don’t know this. Shame on those foolish ones who are fighting. Shame. O Allah, Owner of heavens and earth, Your order is between Kaf and Nun. Your holy orders happen as soon as You say “Be” (KuN) You just say “Be” and it will Be. Allahu Akbar. Give us strength so we can open up, ya Rabbi. To say “Ya Rabbana” is not something we can do. That addressing is for the Holy Prophet. (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) O My Habib, ask Me whatever you want. I put the Ka’aba there, I put My house there. Whatever wishes you have, you can ask there. And I will give you everything. May roses bloom for you. May the trees give fruits. May the trees wake up and give fruit. Don’t be a piece of wood. Be a Yaran/lover. Why be a log? What value does dry wood have? Wood will end up in the fire. Don’t burn in fire. You should look at the lights of Allah’s Beloved One. (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) Ask for that light.
O Yaran Shah Mardan. Dress us with whatever strength we have ya Rabbi. Dress us with Your Beauty ya Rabbi. Dress us with Your lights, ya Rabbi. Allah Allah. How nice. How nicely man was created. Paradise was created for man. But you are running after rubbish. What are you doing running after rubbish? What are you searching for? Rubbish, filth. What do you want from that? You might find a few small stones here and there. But what value does it have? O our lord, our Subhan, You taught Your Habib. ‘Allama l-Insana Ma lam Ya’lam (96:5) “Allah Almighty taught man what he knew not.” Know this. Who makes the sun to rise? Learn this. Who makes the moon to come out? Learn this. Who makes man to run around? O Our Lord, You sent us the Sultan to teach us all of this. Know and recognize the Sultan. Those who are with the Sultan earn their rank. And they will receive the addressing – Salamun Qawlan min Rabbin Rahim. Salamun Qawlan min Rabbin Rahim. (36:58) Allahu Akbar.
The trees, roses, and rose gardens were all created for the sake of the holy Beloved Habib(sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Try to understand the secret of creation. Know your power. Know the honor of mankind. All beauty is with Allah Almighty. All perfection is with Allah Almighty. All power has been granted and opened for mankind. O Allah, don’t make us from the deprived ones. Let’s open up. O Shah Mardan, your Yaran admire you greatly. Of course they will admire him. You must admire him. If you don’t, you will be an animal. No, man did not come to this world to be an animal. They came to be human. Who is a human? What is their honor? You must know and say. You are our Lord. We are Your servants ya Rabbi. Heavens and earth belong to Him.
Our weak bodies and weak minds cannot comprehend it. We cannot comprehend. That is why Allah Almighty – I created Adam. I created Adam. And I created him above everything else. O our Lord. You should know. I created you as man so you can know and teach others. Don’t leave your humanity. Protect your humanity. Qul Rabbi Allah. “Say – my Lord is Allah.” Say – I want You, ya Rabbi. I want only You, ya Rabbi. And what doors will open for you! You are Subhan ya Rabb. You are Sultan ya Rabb. Hay hay. Ask what you want from Allah. May your heart burn with the love of the Beloved. O Yaran Shah Mardan. MashaAllahu kan wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun. O our Lord, give us understanding. Give us understanding. That understanding was given as a drop to the Master of Creation. He says – take from that drop. He will give you as much as you desire. He won’t give you what you don’t desire. Take whatever you want.
Now we are in the month of Muharram-ul Haram. His grants and favors are overflowing like an ocean in this holy month. Ask, and may your hearts open. May you receive power. May the spiritual horizons open. Know the Sultan of the worlds. Say – Salamun Qawlan min Rabbin Rahim. Salamun Qawlan min Rabbin Rahim. (36:58) Let’s ask for that. Let’s ask for Salam from our Lord. May Allah grant us a good end. May Allah protect us from a bad ending. May our end be a good one. O our Lord, O our Lord, open the doors for us, ya Rabbi. There are no limits to the doors of Your treasures. We are helpless, weak servants. Qawwi dha’fana fi ridak. Don’t send us away from the door of Your Pleasure, ya Rabbi. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa lillahi l-hamd. Fatiha.
May the lights of heavens and earth come down upon you. May the blessings of Muharram come on us. May the power of Islam come to us, even if one little drop. May the love of Islam and the love of Habibullah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) come to us, even if one little drop. We would be so different. Fatiha.
It is the month of Muharram. The blessings of the month of Muharram have no bounds or limits. May Allah give you Divine Grants with the secret of this month. Fatiha. Shukr/thanks to our Mawla. We will slowly, gradually open up. This is nothing. There is more to come. Oh, there is much more to come. The pleasure of dunya is not something to desire. It is worthless. Wa ma ‘inda Llahi khayrun. (3:198)(What is with Allah is better.) Let us be in the Presence of our Lord. O our Lord, may our hearts open, may our hearts open.
Video link: What Is With Allah Is Better (42:36)