Archive | September 2014

The Divine Trade

Sultan ul-Awliya

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil al-Haqqani (qs), sohbat, August 20, 2014.

As-salāmu ‘aleykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuhu. A’ūdhu Billāhi min ash-shaytāni r-rajīm. Bismillāhi r-Rahmāni r-Rahīm. Madad ya RasūlAllah, madad ya Sādātı Ashābı Rasulillāh, madad ya Mashaykhina, madad ya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nāzim al-Haqqāni, dastur. Tariqatuna as-sohba, wa l-khayru fī jam’iyya.

May Allah always keep us busy performing good works. May Allah keep us busy with actions He loves. May He make us love such actions. May He make us cherish the straight path, for if He does not, our nafs will never like and never want any of those things. If Allah wills a thing, man cannot do anything but that. Thanks to Allah for having created us in this way, for compelling us towards performing good works, for making us like goodness, and appreciate the company of good people. These are very good things, which we must take good care of. These are things that we need for the afterlife; that we deposit in our storehouse for the trade of the hereafter, as supplies, transport and so on.

They serve as trading goods in the afterlife. Do not miss out on any opportunity that presents itself. Even the slightest bit of good, try to do it. Every act that you perform, do it for Allah’s sake. Even animals, if you feed an animal living in the streets, feed it for the sake of Allah’s good pleasure. Whatever you do, do it for the sake of gaining Allah’s good pleasure. Do and collect for the afterlife. We collect good deeds, but now in the world it is not so easy to store up such goods. There are thieves, or things may rot, a mouse may get into it and eat it up, it may get damp and turn mouldy; these are things that need to be safeguarded.

Once there was a man – in the old days, people here used to do their harvesting not as it is done nowadays. Now a great big machine, in a couple of hours or half a day, does the work a man would do in a month. Then he is free and can go off to do all kinds of improper things. Harm will come from lazy men. Man should not remain lazy. So this man went about his harvest, piling it up like this. It took quite some time, and when he was done he was in good spirits.

“Oh,” he said, he did not say thanks to Allah, he said, “now I can go and have a drink”. So he took his bottle, sat down with his wine and began to drink, pondering his work. He had completed a big task, and was happy it had turned out well. “Oh, now I am rich,” he said, “now I will begin to enjoy myself”. By the evening he was quite drunk. Night fell and it grew cool. He said, “I’ll light a little fire to keep me warm”. But a drunk man doesn’t know what he does. He lit his fire, as well, set his harvest ablaze. All his great harvest was destroyed.

The next day there was no harvest, and winter was coming, so he began gathering up from the ground little bits of corn that hadn’t quite burnt to ash. These he tried to collect. This story is about our life in the hereafter: we go on collecting good deeds, but finally, we cannot hold out any longer and we yield to our nafs and we ruin everything. Therefore, we must be careful that everything we do, it is for Allah, that we guard it, so that it does not fall prey to our nafs.

Do not fall into heedlessness. Heedlessness is not a good thing. You are on a difficult road, at the edge of a cliff. Any moment your foot may slip and you will fall and perish. You must take great care for that. Don’t say: but I have done all this, I am an accomplished person. Don’t say: I have spent all my life doing this. Be careful! Shaytan has many tricks. He intends to ruin you, to bring you down. If he finds even the slightest opportunity right away he will drag you down.

May Allah keep us safe from them. May our good works be continuous, insha’Allah. May they be guarded and protected. We do not trust our nafs. All our good works we entrust to our Shaykh, insha’Allah, so that he may keep us safe. We are doing what Allah likes, alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah, we are following Allah’s order, Prophet’s way and way of Awliyaullah.

We are happy because Allah, He is doing what He likes to do. And alhamdulillah, He put us in this way, He liked to put us this way. Few people, they are coming to right way, we are happy. And when you are in right way, you are going for Akhira. You must do whatever you can do. Don’t be lazy. No, everything you do for Allah, with intention for Allah, Allah rewards you and makes your good-doing count more and more.

A trader, he not saying this is not good, this good. When he see some benefit for him, he can put everything. Quickly, he take and make it double, or triple, more and more. Never mind. He is happy. So we are happy and Allah rewards us more than ten times, hundred times. Don’t say it is enough. No, because Allah’s favour is coming to you. You must be happy for everything. For spiritual favour or material, or what Allah give for you from halal and good thing. You must be happy, you must accept. Don’t say it is too much, it is enough, no.

What you can do, do, because we are going to a place, there is nothing you can do there, only what you bring from this side. It is big favour. So you must take this to other side. But in this dunya also, you must keep this in right place. Don’t destroy it, because in dunya, when somebody bringing goods he must be careful. When you put it in some place, it must be strong place. To be away from fire, to be away from thieves, away from insect or from mouse, rat. Everything you must keep carefully. This trader, he puts it very carefully, keeps it very carefully.

We also, we must keep our doing from thieves. Thief, he is shaitan and ego and other things. They are all trying to take this, what you have, to leave you without anything. There is one story about farmer. Old time farmers, they were cutting wheat by their hand. And to cut one field, maybe, he need one month to cut it. Not like these days, nowadays, in 2 hours you can cut for one month. What they were doing? Cutting first by hand, after, they dried it, they crush it and take from inside. So it was long and heavy work but it was good because Allah gave baraka for them.

Mawlana Sheikh saying after reaping, ploughing earth with cows. More baraka, more better, it was. And it was to keep people busy. Now they do what they do in one month, in 2 hours. After they are empty, they are going to make every bad thing. But this man, also he was happy. That year it was too much, so much wheat. And he was making like small hill and he was looking, and he was very happy. And he said “I’m very happy today,” he bring one bottle alcohol. He was drinking.

He drink and drink and become drunk. And it was little bit cold. And he said “I must make fire because too cold, I will be more enjoying myself.” And when he made fire, it was all firing this wheat. All hill, it was finished, at once. And next, when he woke up, he said, “What we will do? We must look for something for winter”. Bringing one small bag and looking for no burning thing. Putting, to collect for his winter.

So we are also like this. We are doing very good thing, we are filling our whole depot. After we doing something wrong, all going away. But this man, only for one winter maybe, he will be half hungry. But for us, we are going to Akhira, it will be too bad for us. When you are going with all good things, Allah rewards you, but when you finish everything, there’s many thing to finish everything also, so it will be terrible for people.

For this, you must be careful from our ego and from shaitan, to not follow them and destroy what we are doing. Allah keep us away from our ego and our shaitan. Don’t say: I have too much thing. Allah, He can do everything. All at once you may not have even one gram from good things. Allah keep us and we are doing this and inshaAllah, we are not happy about ourselves, our egos. What we are doing, we are just trying to put in another place, safer place. We are putting with Prophet salallahu alaihi wa sallam, with Awliya inshaAllah to keep this for us because we are weak, we cannot keep it. Allah accept this from us, inshaAllah.

Wa min Allahi tawfeeq Al-Fatiha.

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Zikr-Khatm-a-Khwajagaan by Baba Shaikh Muhammed Ishtiyaque Naqshbandi

Zikr-Khatm-a-Khwajagaan by Baba Shaikh Muhammed Ishtiyaque in Ajman Zawiya, UAE
12 Sept 2014

Salat and Salam

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (qs), Sohbat – 1989.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim - Salatu Salam

(Dhikr Allah) is the means to sweeten our lives. Whoever makes dhkir for Allah and recites salawat sharif for our Prophet, alaihi s-salatu wa s-salam, their lives and lifetimes will be both blessed and sweetened.

Whoever wants a blessed and a sweet life must hold their tongues from empty words. When one keeps oneself busy with empty and useless deeds, it impoverishes one. Moreover useless talking shortens life. It lessens the baraka of a lifetime. Dhikr Allah gives Baraka/blessing to your life. It gives health to your body. Therefore, busy yourselves with dhikr/remembrance of Allah as much as possible. Busy yourselves with reciting salatu salam to our Prophet too. Because when we say “la ilaha illa Llah”, we go to His Presence saying “Muhammadun Rasulullah”. La ilaha ill Llah. When we make dhikr of Janabul Haqq we say “Muhammadun Rasulullah”. We will greet him too, with salatu salam. Janab Allah will not accept the tawhid of those who don’t say Muhammadun Rasulullah. Whoever says “La ilaha illa Llah” must continue with “Muhammadun Rasulullah” (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam).

Because in the Divine Diwan/court of Janabul Haqq there is no one else who can reach to the station of our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Janab Allah has granted the highest honour to our Prophet, to whom He said “My Habib”, My beloved one. The highest honour belongs to him. He is the greatest. Among all creation, there is no one greater than him, more honourable than him, more valuable and more worthy than him. Just as he is valuable in Janab Allah’s Presence, he is high, honourable and glorious, so Allah wants His servants to keep the Prophet like this. That is why as much as you honour our Prophet, Janabul Haqq is that much pleased by your honouring, presenting your respect and admiration to our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). There is no limit for this.

We are ahlu sunnah wal jamaa. Upon sunnah; both our belief and our religious practice depends on ahl as-sunnah wal jamma, inshaAllahu r-Rahman. So to what extent can we honour our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam)? Apart from naming him as God, except calling him God, you can honour him as much as you like. Don’t call him Allah. Christians were confused to accept their Prophet as God and to make people accept him as God. They fell into the wrong way, they went astray. Jews didn’t show the necessary respect for their prophet, so they became “maghdubun alayhim” (1:7). “Maghdubun alayhim” Divine Wrath descended on them.

We are Muslims. All deeds of Muslims, all religious beliefs, all practices are reasonable, reliable and correct. So how much can you show your respect to our Prophet? Do as much as you can but don’t call him God like the Christians call their prophet, God. But do call him the greatest – among created beings he is the highest, the most beloved, the most valuable one. His greatness cannot be known completely even by prophets, awliyas and campanions. Only Janabul Haqq knows the greatness given to our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). This is why Allah wants: “Whenever My Name is mentioned let your name be mentioned too, O My Habib.” This is what Allah wants. So whoever makes dhikr for Allah let him recite salatu salam for our Prophet also. Dhikr is glorifying Janab Allah. Salatu salam is to honour our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam).

As much as you can recite it relieves you from the troubles of the material world. Relief/joy is given to your spirituality, and the Divine Breath of Al Haqq, life is blown to your being. You may discover a different state. So take this into consideration! Keep the daily dhikr and salatu salam of our Prophet properly if you want comfort, peace, happiness, and a sweet life.

Otherwise you cannot get it by money. Money doesn’t sweeten life. Don’t be a fool! Those are the words of a fool! Don’t think that people have a sweet life when they have lots of money. It is faulty judgement, it is foolishness, to think like that. No! Whose life is sweet? Whoever makes more dhikr, whoever recites more salatu salam to the Prophet, their lives become sweet. Not the ones who have a lot of money. Come to your senses! O believers! Say Allah! Recite salatu salam on the Prophet. It sweetens, softens and beautifies life. There will be nothing to hurt you. Thorns won’t hurt strongly, but pass by gently. By Divine Will thorns will be passed over softly and won’t hurt. They will be softened. Say Allah! May Peace be upon the Prophet!

Bi hurmati l-Habib bi hurmati l-Fatiha.

Two Hundred Years of Wahabism

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (qs), Sohbat, June 26, 2010.

Madina-Jannah on earth

Madad ya Sultan. Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Aziz Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Karim Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Subhan Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Sultan Allah Alhamdulillah, Ya Rabb hamdan da’iman ma’a khuludik.

O our Lord, give more honour and glory to Your most beloved and honoured one, Sayyidina Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Give more from endless blessings to his nation also and particularly to his followers. Assalamu alaikum. And first salute to our supporter on this planet, sending us his support wholly. If heavenly support may come we can be able to be on right path. Dastur Ya Rijal Allah, O our Lord’s, accepted and honoured servants that you can’t find through their hearts except, ‘Allah!’ Jalla Jalaluhu.

Audhu Billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Shaytan never likes to stand up! May go to Jehannum. Also those who are not happy if you are standing up for our Lord, Allahu Akbar! They may go to Jehannum also. Every time we are standing for the honour of the most honoured one, Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. May go also from there, they are not happy for standing up for most honoured one through Creation from pre-Eternal up to Eternal, they may go to Fire/Jehannum also.

If jalalatu l-malik coming, the umara and high ranked people, what you are calling those people, people of high-level? [Excellencies] (MSH: ministers), (SN: dignitaries, VIP people, very important people) those those who are going to be on that place, not common people, what is the name? No one (SN: distinguished) knows English, what I am speaking. They are saying they are diplomatic group, say? What is that? Say (MSH: diplomatic core, nobility). In attending for malik’s presence. There is a good word but we are not remembering and my English also – (MSH: Shakespeare Sayyidi), (SN: royal core).

For example, high protocol people and a good word, for example, for a reception they have been invited and they are going to be present before his majesty, king. Until coming, they are not sitting. Yes? They are saying it is not from high-level protocol people to sit down before his majesty coming, and honouring [him]. Ehhh, Salafi ulamas also, if you are there you are not sitting, fearing from jalalatu l-malik to see you sitting there. It is okay to stand up because you are waiting for his majesty or jalalatu to come.

You are saying that is ‘adab’ for such a meeting, to meet a majestic king. But you Salafi ulamas, you can be there, you are not sitting, waiting for jalalatu to come. You are saying it is adab or high respect to highest one through this mamlakat, through this kingdom. Oh, you are knowing everything! But if anyone standing up for the holy name of the Seal of Prophets you are saying, ‘bida, haram, shirk, kufr’. From where you are learning such foolish ideas? You and your followers, Wahabi people, from where? I never heard a Wahabi one invited for a reception and sitting there, before his majesty king coming and sitting. Yes?

The most honoured name ‘Allah’, if we are saying, you say ‘from where bringing. From my pocket I am bringing to you, no-mind people. From where I am bringing! You are knowing that the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam – stand up! More honour, more power is granted to you. On the Night Journey, the Seal of Prophets, most beloved one just related, was saying, just I met through the Night Journey some angels, they are always in qiyam, never sitting. They are only standing and glorifying Allah Almighty, yusabbihunallaha qiyaman mundhu halakahumullah Jalla wa Ala. Okay? Okay.

So anyone who is standing for the most honoured name of our Lord, tazeeman lahu, is glorifying Him, to give their highest respect, they are standing in qiyam. All angels, they are standing through their whole lives from the day that their Lord created them, they are standing up, tazeeman wa ijlalan, glorifying, [paying homage to] their Creator and the Lord of Creation, He is happy that they are standing up and giving their highest glorifying.

There is in Sharia, ‘qiyas’, analogy, man tashshabbah bi qawmin fa huwa minhum (he who imitates a people, becomes like them). Yes, if we are [using] an analogy, looking at angels standing up, if we are standing up and giving our respects, most high respects, it is a refused thing? You are saying ‘bida’. Why you are not saying ‘bida’ when you are going and standing up till his majesty king coming. You are not sitting. What is hukm, the heavenly judgement for that? Why you are not saying, ‘he is just like ourselves, and we’re not going to stand up’. Why do it? O Wahabi people, you do it also. Waiters carrying you by your ears outside and you should be very happy.

Secondly, the Seal of Prophets was seeing from another level of heavens, angels, they are always in ruku’, never standing up but here, they are making when our Lord’s name has been said and to make, ‘O, O our Lord!’ They are saying that is bida. Bida! No sign from Sharia? You are not understanding Sharia. And you are not believing in Night Journey. If you were believing in Night Journey, you may look and you may know that there were countless angels on ruku’ tazeeman, glorifying, their Lord and, they are on ruku’.

We may do. When His Holy Name just declared it is for us to make ruku‘, to bow. Yes, angels making, we can do also. And thirdly, the Seal of Prophets was looking on a level of heavens, angels, they are all on sajda, bowing, never taking up their heads. If we are bowing ourselves for glorifying our Lord, how you are going to say ‘bida’? We never saw such a thing through shariatullah. Eh, you understanding shariatullah?

Look at the Night Journey, look and try to learn [its] deepest meanings, what [was] going to be granted to ummata l-Habib, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Therefore we are wakened, standing up. And, you know also, O Salafi ulamas you know also [what] I am saying, but I am ashaming to say ‘you know’. You don’t know. You are knowing nothing. All your followers from Wahabi no-mind people, those who never tasting [the taste] of glorifying of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, to be granted to one who, he is most beloved in His Divine Presence, most honoured one. You can’t carry this. Your understanding is to say only that astaidhu Billah,

qul innama ana basharun mithlukum (18:110)

Your understanding, you are imprisoning your understanding, closing, closing, closing it down. Ana basharun mithlukum. Yes? ‘Mithlukum’, what does it mean? Mithlukum, why you are not saying to your jalalatu ‘you are like ourself, stand up, we will sit there on your chair’. He is also like you? Jalalatu l-malik and you on same standard? Why you are not saying to him, ‘Get up, Ya Abdullah, get up, stand up, we may sit also a little bit’?

And he is carrying something that you haven’t been granted. He was granted a dress of kingdom, a dress of king. But you are not dressed that dressing that jalalatu l-malik wearing. That is giving honour to him. Without [it] you and he, on same level. But when he is dressed you can’t say, ‘you are like ourselves, stand up, we may sit on your throne’. But those people, Wahabi people, no-mind people. They haven’t [been] granted an understanding. They are saying,

wa ma Muhammadun illa rasul (3:144)

(MSH: qad khalat min qablihi arrusulu afa-in mata aw qutila inqalabtum `ala a`qabikum – 3:144)

The ayatu l-karima Shaykh, we are speaking on:

qul innama ana basharun mithlukum yuha ilayya (18:110)

What is difference? Don’t say ‘he is like ourselves’. No, you can’t say this. Allah Almighty granting to him and saying ‘yuha ilay’, but not to you, wahyun yuha (53:4).

He is representative of the Lord of Heavens, that He granted him to speak on behalf of Him, heavenly language, and [further] up, divinely language. But no-mind people, those Wahabi people, they are not understanding anything. They are so hard people and they think that they may do something. How many years this Wahabi way coming through ummah? 200 years. And [since] 1300 years ummah on right believing. What you did? You changed ummat’s understanding and putting your false understanding. For what you are going to be proud, arrogant and saying Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jama’a on wrong way and you on right way? Qul hatoo burhanakum. Say, bring your proof (2:111).

You are making fitna, big fitna through ummah and Allah Jalla wa Aala, He is going to punish you, here, and hereafter. Beware. The Seal of Prophets Sayyidina Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) was saying, O Salafi ulamas, is it not hadith or I am bringing from my pocket? That the Seal of Prophets was saying, alaykum bis-sawadi l-azam (keep to the greater majority). No meaning? For what? How many people you are? How many people following you, up to today?

And now you are going to be taken away from the arena of knowledge, the field of knowledge and from every direction, attacking coming on you. Say? Defend yourselves, bring your proof that we are wrong and you are on right way. You can’t do. Alaykum bis-sawadi l-azam. Big mass of my nation, where it is? Follow them, join them. You are handful people One handful of people, you are not going to be two hands and every material possibilities you have but you can’t bring anyone as a believer to you, only with your rials, or with your dollars or with your dirhams or with your gold. You may make some foolish ones to come and to blow your trumpet.

O Allah Jalla Jalaluhu. We must correct our beliefs, we must correct our understanding, we must follow the big mass of Ahl as-Sunna wal Jama’a You can’t say anything against ulama Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jama’a. But I am sorry that doctors of Sharia and mashshayikh of Azhar sharif, you are not standing up to defend Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jama’a. And they will be punished also. I am an old servant I am trying to make a defending for Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jama’a.

Why those ulamas in Azhar sharif, they are writing so many books? If no pillow, put under your head and sleep on it. For what? Why you are writing? What you are saying? Why you are not fighting jihad fisabilillah? That belongs jihad fi sabilillah. To defend haqiqatu l-Islam, real Islam. If you are not making, your face going to be changed. Nur (light) going to be taken from your faces and a darkness coming on your face and your last moment you are going to be looking [like] some other creature. And getting out from you a bad smelling, people they should leave and run away.

O People, O learned people, O ulamas, ulamas Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jama’a, stand up and fight against shaytan and shaytanic ideas. That is all. They make me to repeat daily. Daily, till Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jama’a, their ulamas waking up and knowing what we are doing and what those people [are doing]. Those people are more terrible for Islam. But Islam is a tower, no one can destroy it. May Allah forgive us and give us good understanding for the most honoured one’s intercession. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Fatiha

Tawba Ya Rabbi, tawba astaghfirullah. Tawba Ya Rabbi, tawba astaghfirullah.

This bombarding enough for them from lowest to last. If anyone saying ‘false’, he is going to be with shaytan’s company.

Hadha min fadli Rabbi Jalla wa Aala. Either we are leaving or they are leaving. We are not leaving, bi idhnillah, up to end of world. Finishing their (?) (provision), not provision. As a car needs fuelling, finishing. No way to fill it second time. Now coming Ahlullah. When coming Ahlullah, taking aim to make holes on their barrels, fshshhh.. Coming, shukr Lillah. They are not using heavy guns, yah, simple ones. Coming now heavy guns from wrong-ways-representatives. Then coming to non-Muslim world also whoooo.. whoooo.. whoooo.. booommm. Coming.

Waqul ja alhaqqu wazahaqa albatilu (17:81).

And say, Truth has come, and falsehood has departed.

HabibAllah-(saw)