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The Essence of Shariah

Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad (Qs), sohbat of the 20th of May, 2014.

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As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Ashabi RasulAllah, madad ya mashaykina fi t-tariqati n-Naqshbandi, madad ya Abdullah Daghestani, madad ya Sh. Muhammad Nazim Haqqani dastur. Tariqatuna s-sohbah wa l-khayru fil jam’iyyah.

InshaAllah these assemblies, these associations, will be everlasting, they will increase. With the blessing of Shaykh Effendi, with the permission of Allah, every word he told you is truth, it is right. He said our dergahs will increase. He said there will be 40,000 dergahs. This is certain. That’s why we have no doubt about it. This is an association. Tariqat as-Sohba and to be together it is khair (best). Mawlana he was (giving) good tidings and said, insha’Allah this association it will be more and more and growing. And Insha’Allah will be 40.000 zawiyas, dergas for the Naqshbandi Tariqa. And what he said is true. Insha’Allah for this, we are no doubt. We are no doubt.

It is not easy, but (it is an) order. The ego likes to go, likes the easy, easy things. Hard things, they run away from hard business, from hard work, good work; only for easy and for enjoy their ego. Ego likes enjoyment. But an order you must follow. What Allah orders, what Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) you order – mashayikh also they are following this order. So when they said something, we must follow. These are the things Shaykh Effendi said. It’s not easy, not easy to obey the order. It’s not easy to sit in this maqam, because the ego doesn’t like such things. It wants an easy work. It doesn’t want hard work to be done. How much easy work it does, it wants to do the same job. It wants to escape the order. That’s why, the job of this tariqa is to obey the Commands of Allah, to obey the things told by our Master, to obey the commands of mashayikhs.

And this – if you obey, in the beginning it is hard. However, when you defeat your ego, you get the beauty and taste of faith. Nothing becomes hard for that man. But before you do that, of course, a lot of effort is required. To do this, it is difficult but when you continue to do what ordered you be … Allah gives you enjoyment and taste for Iman, for belief, that you cannot find in anything else. So it will be nice for you and more easy to do this. But first it is really difficult. After also difficult, but when-it is all time difficult – but when you taste Allah gives you this taste of Iman, sweetness of Iman, everything it is easy for you. Even in old times they burned believers, they did not turn back from their Iman because it is easy to burn or to cut, but – when you are alive it is not easy – but when Allah gives you this taste, sweetness of Iman, you cannot feel anything else. You cannot leave it. It is more painful to leave Iman than to cut your head or to cut hand or to burn – It is more painful to leave your Iman. For this, to teach this, Tariqa Allah sent to Prophet, Sharia’ and Tariqa – The essence of Sharia’.

We are not out of Sharia’. Sharia’ without Tariqa is like a body without a soul, ruh. As soon as you get that taste of faith, it’s not easy again; however, despite that tests still continue, and there will be big tests, but those tests become nothing next to that taste of faith. As soon as you get that taste of faith, no matter if a man is cut or burnt, he doesn’t care. He doesn’t feel it. Because if the one who tasted the faith has it taken away from him, it is worse than cutting his head off, or burning him alive. Therefore, he prefers his faith & doesn’t leave it. There are ayats in Qur’an that in old times, when people were thrown into the fire in trenches, they never lost faith. When they were told that they should not believe or they’d be burnt alive, they were all burnt alive but didn’t lose faith.

But those on the other side without faith entered eternal hell. If the one burnt for several minutes before dying, the other burnt eternally. Allah doesn’t even let them (those who believe) feel it. A man doesn’t even feel that torture because of the strength of faith. And this is what tariqa teaches. Because sharia without tariqa is like a body without a soul. It has no use. When a man enters tariqa, it teaches him every beauty. Many people ask what is tariqa for. Tariqa is not something to be feared. However, it frightens people because shaitan doesn’t like it. They say “he’s from tariqa” – not only in Turkey, everywhere, in all parts of the world. In some parts they even call the people of tariqa mushriks. People of tariqa aren’t mushriks (who associate others with Allah) On the contrary, Allah Aza wa Jalla ordered it for people to respect the prophets, saints and muslims. When you show more respect they say you’re making ‘shirk'(worshipping other than Allah). This is the game of shaitan, of course. When the body has no soul, it becomes a toy in the hands of shaitan. He puts himself in harm and blames others for it.

When you speak in English also – it is hard to speak in both languages, something becomes forgotten. Shaykh Effendi, may Allah increase his maqam, may his himmat (spiritual power) be upon us inshaAllah We speak Turkish, when I speak Turkish I forget what I said in English. So Insha’Allah the important thing here is to make sohba and even if it is just a little bit Allah sends baraka. This is like a garden from Paradise now here from the Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Wings of angels are under us because we are majlis/gathering for Allah (awj) to teach people about truth. The last thing we spoke was in Turkish.

Tariqa is teaching all good things. Without Tariqa you cannot complete your Iman because Tariqa is the essence of Sharia’. This is what Allah meant “Wa Man Yu’uta Al-Hikmata Faqad Utiya Khayran Kathiran” (2:269) The wisdom of Islam (is) Tariqa. Without this wisdom, you (get) no benefit, no khair. Khair, benefit, (comes) with wisdom. And this wisdom coming from Rasulullah (saws). Shaykh by Shaykh, they’re all the same, continuing the same good line. No dirty thing, all clear water, clear, pure water, pure Nur insha’Allah coming from Rasulullah (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam).

Tariqa, who not like Tariqa, the first one is shaytan. For this everywhere when we are saying, “we are in Tariqa, we are Sufi”, they are looking at you strange. No, Tariqa is not a bad thing. It is teaching people the best thing. First teaching, adab. They say in Tariqa they are mushrik. No, not mushrik(making partners to Allah). Allah (awj) in Quran, in Hadith, teaching Islam. They make ranks. Prophet and Nabi Mursal, Nabi, after Awliya’, Sahaba all they have ranks. How if you love them you become mushrik? No! But to not respect Prophet, you are not respecting Islam at all. This is the essence of who is not, they don’t like Tariqa – because Tariqa is teaching good things. And they don’t have anything to say against this, so just they are saying “you are mushrik.” No, we are not mushrik. Who say “La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasulullah (saws)”, Prophet (saws) saying going to Paradise Insha’Allah. You cannot say mushrik for who is saying this.

Allah make them to see right way because we don’t like to be arguing with Muslim people but what we are here saying – we are the purest following of Islam and order of Prophet (saws) and order of Allah (awj) and following His Awliya’ Allah. Allah give their baraka for us and support us insha’Allah. And we are.. we are sure, insha’Allah, this association is a seed that Mawlana plant. It will grow against all this shaytan and his follower; by love and by love of Allah (awj) and love of Prophet (saws) and Awliya’. This is an important thing. When you love Allah, Prophet(sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), and Awliya’ you love all creatures who is following them insha’Allah.

Just like Shaykh Effendi used to say, we are bound to Allah Aza wa Jalla, the Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam, and saints by their words and orders. This will increase, inshaAllah. These seeds planted by Shaykh Effendi will grow. Opposed to the ways of people who are confused by shaitan. The tariqa of Shaykh Effendi, Islam, Naqshbandi tariqa, the seeds planted by the way of Shaykh Effendi will grow. If they are surrounded by everything like a cancer, we will take them in inshaAllah with the love of Allah, the love of the Prophet, the love of mashayikhs. They are our brothers in religion, but they lost their way.

As we say: La ilaha illAllah Muhammadun Rasulullah, we can’t be considered mushriks. Who says that is shaitan. There is hadith sharif of our Master: whoever says La ilaha illAllah Muhammadun Rasulullah will enter paradise. And mushriks don’t enter to paradise. Therefore, with the permission of Allah, they will come to the right path. This is the news of Shaykh Effendi. His himmat (spiritual power) will increase upon our brothers, upon our people inshaAllah. May Allah sanctify his secret, increase his himmat. May his blessing be upon us inshaAllah.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.

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Be With Trustworthy Ones

Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad (qs), sohbat of the 15th of May, 2014.

Shaykh Mehmet

As-salamu alaikum Madad ya RasuluLlah madad ya Sahibu z-zaman madad ya mashaykhina fit-tariqati n-Naqshbandiyatil-Aliyya. Madad ya Mawlana Sh Abdullah Faizi d-Daghistani, madad ya Mawlana Sh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur, dastur. Audhu biLlahi minash-shaytanir-rajim Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim Tariqatuna s-sohbah wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah. As-salatu wa s-salamu alaika ya RasuluLlah, as-salatu wa s-salamu alaika ya HabibuLlah, as-salatu wa s-salamu alaika ya Sayyidu l-awwalin wa l-akhirin. Al-hamdu liLlah. Al-hamdu liLlahi alladhi hadana lihadha wa ma kunna linahtadiya lawla an hadana Llah. Al-hamdu liLlahi lladhi la yahmud ala makruh as-suwah.

Qala Allahu Ta’ala fi Kitabihil Karim, Audhu biLlahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. “Ya ayyuha lladhina amanu ttaqu Allaha wa kunu ma’a s-sadiqin.”(9:119)

This is our first sohbat after Sheikh Effendi. InshaAllah Sheikh Effendi’s himmat (spiritual power) is always with us. By his order, by his instruction, may Allah is pleased with everyone, without any objection, we have taken over this maqam – we have been obliged to. This is our Prophet’s way. It is not personal, it is not for persons. The holy verse says, “Fear/beware of Allah”, Watch and respect the orders of Allah. Try to feel that Allah is with you always and ‘Be with the trustworthy ones (as-sadiqin)’ This way is the way of trustworthy ones, the way of Allah. The trustworthy ones come to this way.

Untrustworthy ones don’t like such things, they go to other ways. There are a thousand ways, but the Way of Allah is only one. All the holy awliyas, and also firstly our Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wa s-sallam, described the way of Allah. When ‘tariqat’ is said, tariqat means ‘the way’. They (awliya) showed the true way to Allah; the way of trustworthy ones. This is Allah’s order. “Kunu” means, He is ordering to ‘Be with the Trustworthy ones.’ What we are saying is that there are not thousand but there are a hundred thousand or a million ways, satan’s ways. In order to make you go astray, there are many cheats and tricks. That is why our Sheikh Effendi’s order is Allah’s order, Prophet’s order, their order, and Sheikh Effendi’s order, that he follows – “Do not go off the way.” “Be on the right path with the trustworthy ones.” Don’t let satan whisper evil thoughts (waswasa) to you.

“I wonder what?” There are some things – Even when you know the truth, satan whispers to you its evil thoughts, and you begin to doubt if it is true or not. No! You are on Allah’s Way, you are on Sheikh Effendi’s way. With their help and blessings, this way will spread even more, many more people will accept Islam; they will not surrender to satan. Satan will be defeated because Allah is not with satan, Allah is with us. Allah is with the ones who keep His Orders. This is our first sohbat. It is short but pay attention to it.

Our Sheikh’s maqams (stations) are very high, and will continue to rise until doomsday, even higher. Each person entering this tariqat, and when people hear his words/sohbats our Sheikh Effendi’s maqam is rising, his name is more exalted in Allah’s Diwan (Court). His maqam is already very high, but Allah’s bestowals are endless, Allah’s bestowals never finish. Allah – just as people like to give beautiful things to the ones they love, Allah ‘Azza wa Jalla is granting non-stop blessings and nur/light on our Sheikh. And by the Will of Allah, people who visit his grave that nur/light descends on them also. For everyone visiting and praying for Mawlana, Allah ‘Azza wa Jalla is bestowing on them, ten times, hundred times more of their prayers. May we all continue on this beautiful way, InshaAllah!

Sheikh Effendi’s power was very big. He used to overlook faults, he used to forgive. This is why people (his people) are loose/slack a little. May we all behave more seriously, more firmly from now on. Our power is little. For this reason, may all followers strive more and display more himmat (spiritual striving) that, as much himmat as they can summon Allah will send that much more of His blessings upon them – Allah will help them.

Our way is not difficult by the Will of Allah. It is a beautiful way. This way is the way of lovers – The love of Allah not the love of dunya/world, not the love for a woman or for wealth. The love of Allah, that is and He is the Never-ending One. We have seen many lovers, loving a woman but in a few years’ time they fell to quarreling, fighting, showing unpleasant behavior (to each other). That is temporary love. Eternal love, never-ending love is the Love of Allah, the love of the Prophet, the love of awliya. We are on this way InshaAllah!

This is the first sohbah after Mawlana. But he is here also, just he is more powerful now. This is the Way of Allah, Rasulullah – The best way. There is millions of ways, but not straight. The way of Allah is only one. If you go little bit away you go in danger. But as we said there is million, billion ways, roads that are going to bad places, shaytan’s road. But one road, Islam. “Tariqat” – meaning ‘way’, ‘road’. So Mawlana he is showing this way. And he attends with us here.

We read first this ayat/verse – “O believers beware of Allah.” (9:119) Because Allah is with you. If you are not feeling this you cannot be afraid of Allah, or you will do anything you can do. “And be with true people (the Trustworthy).” (9:119) – who speak truth with everything. Awliya’ Allah, sincere. Sorry my English is very weak. But just to make connection a little bit.

The first order is this: “Beware of Allah and be with sincere people.” (9:119) Don’t go with bad people. With who is not… They say something after they are not (doing). You cannot believe them. No! You must be with ones who when they say something they say truth. Trustworthy! And you be with them. This is the order of Allah. And to follow the order of Allah it is obligatory, fard.

“Sumu” – meaning you must fast – this is an order also. Pray is an order. Be with trustworthy people – it is an order also. So this is the first order today coming insha’Allah, express from Mawlana – To be with trustworthy people. And don’t be with people who want to cheat people. Mawlana, he said something and alhamduliLlah we are all together. This is big ni’ma, big favor, not to be separated. And today it is from his karama, his power. Because Allah He is giving Awliya’ Allah power more and more.

Everyday he (Mawlana) is getting higher and higher. Allah Is Generous, and they are beloved. Beloved persons, servants of Allah. And if you like somebody, everyday you give him something also. The most Generous Allah (awj) – everyday He is making more and more and more. And who is coming to visit him (Mawlana) or making from (far) away also his baya’ and his tawassul (connection to) from Mawlana – he gets his reward and gets Mawlana higher stations also. For each people, insha’Allah I think from his baraka he will be this Tariqat Naqshbandiya – Tariqat – way of Allah, Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and ahl as-sunnah wal jamaa’ – will be increased more. I think 1000 times more. Maybe 10.000 times more against who is not respecting the Prophet (saws) and Allah (awj) – because if you are not respecting the Prophet and Awliya you are not respecting Allah. This is who is a liar. Who is liar, who is not believing, who is not respecting Awliya’ Allah and not respecting the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).

Allah make us in this way without going out. It is from first sohbah, Alhamdulillah alladhi hadana li hadha. Allah He bring us to this way. We cannot do without His Will. Insha’Allah His Will after this, from baraka of Mawlana and all Mashayikh al ‘izam/great Shaykhs and Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), to be more strong. To show Ummat Muhammad (saws) (the Nation) the right way. Not leave (let) these shaytan people to destroy our children, our families with bad things. It is real – from not the right way, these people.

Wa Min Allahi t-Tawfiq. Al Fatiha.

Video link: Be With Trustworthy Ones

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The Successor

Shaykh Adnan Kabbani, Sohbat of the 14th of May, 2014.

Bismillahi r-Rahman r-Rahim. O beloved, all murids of Mawlana S. Nazim, beloved all deputies of Mawlana S. Nazim, after the permission of S. Muhammad and S. Bahauddin, I will say that I am the first one, Adnan servant of Mawlana S. Nazim and Mawlana S. Abdullah Al Daghastani, I am accepting S.Muhammad, (qa) son of Malwana, to be the successor of Malwana S. Nazim, spiritually, physically and all means of high teachings and make suluk to everyone to reach to the destination of reaching to the high level of the station of Rasulullah (saws) and S. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq. And I am the first one to renew this bayat with him. And to make him to be our Shaykh after Mawlana S.Nazim and as a follower, (of) what he says and what he orders. And so, to be well known and no splitting in this Naqshbandi way. In this Tariqa we are all well united. And so all of us we renew our bayat with Shaykh Muhammad, son of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, that Allah Almighty and Rasulullah (saws) choose him to be the successor of Mawlana S.Nazim and dressed by the secrets of Mawlana S. Nazim and GrandShaykh. And so we follow him and I am announcing this on behalf of all our brothers and sisters in the Naqshbandi way, that I am the first one obeying and renewing my bayat with him (Sh Muhammad) and accepting him. And so all of you: you accept him?
G: Yes!
S.A: You accept him?
G: Yes!
S.A.: You accept him?
G.: Yes!

S.A.: And for this acceptance Allah Almighty is witnessing. Rasulullah is witnessing. GrandShaykh witnessing. S.Abu Bakr as-Siddiq witnessing and Mawlana Sultan Al Awliya Habibuna, Shaykhuna S. Muhammad Nazim Al Haqqani witnessing – Especially we are standing on (by), Allah, on his (Mawlana’s) feet, kissing his feet & his hands that we are all accepting and following his will for Shaykh Muhammad to be his successor until Allah Almighty appearing (making to appear) S. Al Mahdi and after S. Al Mahdi until the end of the life. How much Shaykh Muhammad and Shaykh Bahauddin they are alive. We are, because we are not going to live long life. They would bury us and they will read Fatiha on us. So all our life will be inshaAllah renewing our bayat with them & they are our Shaykh and we are accepting them & following their order. And no one to think that we are not accepting or anyone to say that there is a doubt. No there is no doubt. For sure, for sure we are accepting Shaykh Muhammad as a successor, the Khalifa of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani Sultan Al Awliya’ and also the second Khalif Shaykh Bahauddin. Second son of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and the deputy of them Mehmet Nazim, the son of Shaykh Bahauddin.

And so everywhere to be known because today start in some internet here and there which is not very well to my ears it’s coming. But to clear everything we must all renew our bayat all murids, even old generation, new generation, old ones, young ones, small ones – All to renew the bayat with Shaykh Muhammad successor of Mawlana S. Nazim, and S. Bahauddin. And to be following the will of Mawlana S. Nazim it will be much more better that they will not be disconnected but they will be connected with Mawlana S.Nazim, with Grand Shaykh, with Rasulullah (saws) with Allah Almighty. And so I am Adnan, servant of GrandShaykh and Mawlana S. Nazim, I am announcing that we accept S. Muhammad as successor and we renew our bayat with him. And he is our Shaykh from now on insha’ Allah and the successor of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim.

Bi Hurmat Al Habib, Bi Hurmat Al Fatiha.

Video Link: The Successor

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Sheikh Muhammad

Sultan Shaykh Muhammad (Qs)

 

Hudhur Ma Shaykh and Rabita Sharifa

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (QS)

The venerable Khwaja Muhammad Nazim (Qs) said,

InshaAllah this is a technique which will be useful to all of you after I leave your physical presence and go away. You will be in need of this technique. In this life, our physical meetings shall come and go. It is not possible for a person to always be in company with another person, whether they be husband and wife, parents and children, brothers and sisters or amongst the most beloved one. A person may never desire to be far away from his loved ones. However, it is written that it should take place, Firaq, means separation and at sometimes everyone must enter and depart. As far as our physical bodies are concerned it is written that we cannot be together always. It is just not possible. However, spiritually we have been given a power and technique by Allah Almighty to be always together at anytime that anyone may ask for such a meeting. This is possible because our spirituality has a possibility to be in connection. When we remember that person, our spiritual being always will be able to be in such a connection with that person.

These connections have so many levels. Perfect Awliya are always in connection with RasulAllah (peace be upon him). Anytime they want such a connection they should find themselves immediately in the holy presence of RasulAllah (sal lallahu alaihi wa salam). They never leave RasulAllah’s spiritual presence. This technique is known as Hudhur Ma Rasul – that is; connection with the Holy Prophet upon whom be peace, people belonging to Tariqat are stepping in this direction to obtain such a connection.

As we are just beginners, we should first practice an easy way. This easy way is Hudur-Ma-Shaykh; that is to be in connection with your Shaykh. Anytime that you think of your Shaykh, you may say “I am in the holy presence of my Grand Shaykh”. At first you may not see him, but a feeling of his presence may be felt by you. These feelings are of different levels. A simple connection is to feel your Shaykh’s presence always then gradually you may come to the level of feeling the breathing of your Shaykh. Then further on you may see your Shaykh in front of you making the Dhikr ‘Allah, Allah’ and thereby giving power to you and you look at him and follow him. Then you will be present with your Shaykh for your entire life. Thereafter you shall find yourself in the presence of the whole circle of the lovers of your Grand Shaykh.

Then when that connection becomes perfect you will be able to see your Shaykh sitting with you, coming with you, going with you, being with you, being in you and surrounding you, then the Shaykh shall be in you. You will then become changed to the personality of your Shaykh. That is known as Fana-u-fi-Shaykh. You will leave your being and the personality and power of your Shaykh will appear through yourself and then you become the Representative of your Shaykh. Then, your Shaykh, through that personality will take you to the Holy Presence of RasulAllah (sal lallahu alaihi wa salam). Then RasulAllah (sal lallahu alaihi wa salam) will dress you in his spiritual body and then you will become the Representative of RasulAllah (sal lallahu alaihi wa salam). RasulAllah (sal lallahu alaihi wa salam) is Dahir, He appears through yourself. Then, RasulAllah (sal lallahu alaihi wa salam) will take you to Hudhur-al-Haq (the presence of The Truth, to the Divine Presence of The Lord Allah Almighty). Allah Almighty will then dress you with Divine Light and then you become annihilated in Allah (Fana-u-fillah). Then you will be leaving everything in yourself and Divine Lights will appear through yourself and you will then become Khalifatullah (Representative of Allah). You shall then represent Allah to the whole universe and then He shall give this power to you (ayat) “tassarusal tasliq”– that is to be able to do everything throughout the whole of creation and through all the universes according to His Divine Will. That is Khalifatullah. All the Laws and Shariat that has been sent down through the Prophets and Ambiyas are to teach people and guide people to this station. When you reach the station of Khalifatullah, you achieve the final aim of all Shariat and all Tariqat.