Attributes of Awliya

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil al-Haqqani (Qs), sohbat – August 4, 2014.

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As-salamu aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. A‘udhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad, ya Sadatı Ashabi Rasulillah, madad, ya Mashayikhına fi t-tariqati n-Naqshibandiya, madad ya Shaykh Abdullah Faiz adDaghistani, madad ya Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani dastur. Tariqatuna as-sohba, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyya.

Man is created with the characteristic of wildness. Allah, Azza wa Jalla, sent prophets in order to teach man how to turn that characteristic into a good, useful thing. After the time of the prophets came those who followed their ways, after them came saints and scholars. They came one after one, to teach what the prophets had taught. Man should never be idle. When he is idle, he begins to do bad things. To begin, he will deny Allah or, try to suit Allah’s commands to his own whims and his own ideas, saying, “this is Allah’s wish”.

This becomes the fitna of shaytan, what his nafs and his desire are asking. Therefore, it is important to have a murshid. A murshid is a person whose wish is to do Allah’s command. These are people whom Allah appointed to show others the way, to give them guidance. Shaytan does not love these people. Shaytan does not like them, and they also do not like those that shaytan loves. They call them mushrik, or whatever. Some say mushrik, some say something else. Shaytan and his friends do not like these people. But they are people beloved to Allah and His Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam).

It is written about them: “A la inna awliya-Allahi la khawfun ‘alayhim wa la hum yahzanun”(10:36). There is no fear for those who are Friends of Allah, nor any sorrow. Allah does not cause them to be distressed, nor does He cause them to be fearful. Nothing else matters to them except to be with Allah Almighty. They fear only Allah and the Holy Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Besides this they fear nothing. What causes them sorrow is when people are carried away by shaytan, when they are caught by the devil.

Nothing else causes them sadness, no personal concern is distressing to these people. Not illness, nor hunger or thirst. They do not grieve about themselves. However, these days there are many who spread false teachings. This happens in every age, of course as shaytan keeps changing his appearance. If it always stayed the same, everyone would know it. But nowadays philosophy is gaining strength and disputation, and what is called theology; shaytan engages in those things and manages to destroy people’s belief.

Those are their means, therefore we warn our people that murshids are beloved servants of Allah and His Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). From the time of the Holy Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) to this day, they have passed on from one shaykh to the next, from one murshid to the next. What they took from that ocean they distributed it step by step to this present day. They are not the kind of people who come across a handful of water and then dry up. So, you must know their value. You must know the value of these saintly people.

Do not be cheated by those people who nowadays have no murshid. In any case, it is clear who is the true murshid, who is the false one, who is shaytan’s friend and who is Allah’s friend. May Allah not part us from this path. May Allah guide those leaving this way. Let them come to this way, insha’Allah He sorts out their minds.

We are speaking about Awliya’Allah. One of their sifat, attributes, it is said, ‘murshid’, who gives irshad. Meaning who is showing you the right way. Who is showing you the right way, these people they are servants of Allah, Allah loves them. They are coming continuously from Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) because Allah sent Prophets and Companions and Awliya’Allah and real mashsha’ikh from Allah since the beginning, from Adam (as). And these people, what they want is only to take people to right way, to not let them go with shaytan, with satan.

These people, they are since Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) millions, because at any time we have 124.000 Awliya’Allah. Any minute when somebody passing, again another one coming behind him. So, since Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) there’s millions, they came and passed away. These people, who they are? How you can describe these people? Shaytan was loving them? No, shaytan was hating them and who hates these people and speaks against them are friends of shaytan, nobody else.

Billions of mu’mins and Muslims are coming through Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) until now, maybe more than billions, they came and passed away. The old ones loving them and they were showing people the right way. For this, shaytan was hating them and his followers also hating. Allah loves them, Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) also loves them. They are loved by Allah and by Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). And they are not saying anything for themselves (nothing matters to them) and they are not afraid from anything and they are not sorry for anything, for themselves.

They are only afraid from Allah, and if Allah is with them, they are happy and not sorry or anxious to be hungry or ill or anything else for themselves, no. They don’t care about themselves. Only they care for ummah, Prophet’s (saws) nation, to not let them to go the wrong way, behind shaytan and his followers. This makes them sad. Other things, no, nothing for themselves.

So they are not like what they, these mushriks say, no! Because they are not even wanting anything for themselves. Only for dua, they are making dua for Muslimeen, nation of Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). And how these people these days making bad advising and cheating people. “Who cheats us they are not from us,” said Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). So these people, they are cheating people and you cannot take advise from books or from these people who don’t have roots. Only they come like mushroom and they will go again.

So be very careful, these days this poison is around the world. Shaytan and his followers are trying to destroy the right way of Islam. Alhamdulillah, Allah is with us. We are not afraid because He Is Malik al-Mulk! He is the Owner of this whole universe. Nothing can be done without Him. Alhamdulillah, we are happy we are with Him, not against Him, not with shaytan. And we are advising our people who are away from this road to come to find a real murshid / guide, to keep away from shaytan and his followers and to save themselves for Akhira, for eternal life.

This life it is either, whatever happens it will be only short period and after, the real life, is forever. We will be insha’Allah, happy. Insha’Allah with Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), with Awliya’Allah, with beloved people for Allah in Jannah and with others insha’Allah.

Wa min Allahi t-Tawfiq Al Fatiha.

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