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Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (Qaddas Allahu Sirruhul Azeez), Sohbat of the 19th of June, 2015, Lefke-Cyprus

Sultan ul Awliya- Ramadan

Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa s- salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi Rasulillah, madad ya Mashaykhina, dastur. Shaykh Abdullah Daghistani, Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l- khayru fi jam’iyyah.

This is the first Juma of Ramadan. Nurun ala nur (Light upon light) (24:35) He says. Nur on top of nur. Juma is the day Allah granted to His Beloved(sallAllahu alaihi wasallam), granted to his nation. Ramadan is also a gift for them. Fasting is a fard in Ramadan for us, it was a fard for the nations before us. Of course they changed it, they did something but Allah Azza and Jalla says in a verse, “Fasting is sent to you as a fard (obligation) and to the nations before you.” (2:183) So, it is not only our Prophet’s way of worshipping.

Since old times, since Adam alaihi s-salam fasting has been there. When Adam alaihi s-salam descended from Paradise – there was no sun in Paradise of course. It was not hot, not cold. It is a beautiful place enlightened with nur (light). Its weather is mild and beautiful. Everything is beautiful in paradise. That’s why, when Allah Azza wa Jalla sent Adam alaihi s-salam to the earth, the sun burnt our father Adam alaihi s-salam. When it burnt, he turned black. His skin was burnt. Allah Azza wa Jalla revealed to him to fast on 13th of the month. He fasted 1 day, his color got lighter. Allah Azza wa Jalla told him to fast one more day . He fasted also on the 14th, his color lightened again. He said “Fast on 15th also”, it was inspired. When he fasted he went back to his normal color, Adam alaihi s-salam.

For this reason it is an order to fast also for them as well. 13th, 14th, 15th are called white days, “ayyami bayd.” They say in the hadith, there is a big reward to fast on these days. Why did Adam alaihi s-salam’s color get lighter? Because fasting gives nur (light). Each day he fasted, he got whiter. When he fasted the second day, he got more nur (light). The third day he really got a lot of nur (light), that darkness left on him no trace.

Our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam) said to Hadhrat Ali; “If you fast on 13th day, there is reward of 10.000 years. On 14th day, there is 20.000 years of reward, and if you fast on 15th 30.000 years of reward you will receive.” Our Prophet said to Hz. Ali. When he said this hadith fasting in Ramadan was not fard (obligation) yet. Fasting in Ramadan was ordered after the hijra. Before that it was still an obligation, but at different times – on the day of Ashura, 10th of Muharram, there were other days for fasting. But it later became a fard to fast the whole month of holy Ramadan after the hijra. Allah gave it as a gift to the nation. It is an important month. In each moment there is the glance and support of Allah Azza wa Jalla. He sends lights, gifts with angels, favors for the Nation of Muhammad, for the ones, who are fasting. The ones, who cannot fast due to illnesses also for them because Allah did not order what people cannot carry. They also “we would fast if we were healthy.” Most of them get sad because they cannot fast. But they should not be sad. Allah gives them the same, they receive the same rewards.

Some people do not fast although they are healthy. It is a weakness of belief (Iman) for sure. There are degrees of weakness in Iman. You cannot control your ego and you don’t fast, we understand. But if you openly eat in front of people then your sin doubles. Even the ill people do not eat in front of someone fasting. Non-Muslims used to live among us in the past, also in other countries, even they were ashamed to eat. But now unfortunately we see that they do not have any respect, forget eating, drinking, they also do forbidden acts openly in Ramadan in front of people. We do not know if they are aware it is Ramadan. What they do brings harm to themselves. No harm for Muslims or to Allah Azza wa Jalla. If you say I do this to Allah Azza wa Jalla it does not affect Allah. Neither goodness nor your badness can give any harm to Allah. Both goodness and badness are for you. Allah Azza wa Jalla is happy if you get any benefit, that’s all.

Allah Azza wa Jalla is happy that his servant obeyed, and protected himself from the fire, protected himself from a forbidden thing. For the others He’s “Arhamu r-rahimin” (the most merciful of the merciful12:64) Allah Azza wa Jalla is Merciful. He waits for them to repent. If they repent, Allah turns their sins into goodness. “We were disrespectful all these years. We did not obey Allah, we committed these sins. We ate and drank openly, we got drunk. We did bad things in the days of Ramadan Sharif. We repent, we are ashamed. May Allah forgive us.” If they say this Allah changes all their sins into goodness. We have such a Lord. Our Lord is Merciful. It is a shame to go against Him. You harm yourself. Because Allah Azza wa Jalla gave all the opportunities to go on the right path, so that He can put you into Paradise. You insist on being stubborn – “We want the hells” you say. Allah does not oppress anyone, you oppress yourself.

This is a month to be cleaned from badnesses. Inshallah we can leave any kind of faults, wrong doings. Both with intention and with this month’s blessings. It seems like a small fault but there are things we couldn’t free ourselves from, and we got captured by them. Especially this smoking issue. The days are long in this month, longest days of summer. You are able to spend 17-18 hours without eating, drinking, smoking. In the evening your ego is already crushed in 17 hours. The rest of the day if you resist smoking, in a few days you’ll be free of it with Allah’s permission. This is a big opportunity.

Like we said the days are long in Ramadan Sharif since couple of years but this year, shukur Allah, are the longest days. From beginning till end there is 5-10 minutes difference. This is a grant from Allah to us because the more difficult it is, the more Allah writes rewards for us. But shukur Allah we don’t have any difficulty. Allah Azza wa Jalla does not make it hard. Even the hottest years, when it is Ramadan, it gets cooler. People get scared – it is going to be long, it is going to be hot, I will be thirsty. That does not happen, thanks to Allah. So, it is a blessed month. Do not fear, with Allah’s mercy, with His grants you don’t feel the difficulties. Ramadan Sharif shows the human life. Even though it seems difficult, if you are obedient to Allah, all is well. We see everything good, because it comes from Allah. We don’t see it bad.

Life is also like that, because everything comes from Allah. The one, who accepts it and surrenders to Allah lives this life easily. Troubles, difficulties nothing can affect him. Ramadan Sharif is like that. Like we said even the longest days are so beautiful and easy. May Allah guide those people, who do not experience this beauty, so that they taste these beauties. What people search for is Allah’s way, the way the Prophet showed. Nothing else. It is not reading or writing, neither university nor school or anything else. This life will pass anyway. So you live it in a beautiful way. InshaAllah your akhirah will be prosperous.

Alhamdulillah, today first Juma from Ramadan. Holy day. Allah give, He gave, gift from Allah for Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam) and his Umma – Juma. And gift for his Umma also – Ramadan Sharif. Ramadan Sharif, fasting month. Fasting, it is light. Today, Juma also light. “Nurun ala Nur” (24:35). Light top of light. And light, what is, what benefit? Only to see around? No, because light to be light in your heart not only lighting around. From inside you must be lightening. When you have this light inside it gives you pleasure, it gives you happiness. And fasting giving for you light more and more and more. Fasting, worship – it is worship to fasting.

It is not only for Ummat Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam). Ayat Karim: “Kutiba alaykumu s-siyam kama kutiba ala ladhina min qablikum” (2:183) In Ayat, saying:” It is obligatory for you, as it was for whole human being, since Adam (as).” Because when Adam (as). send him from Paradise to this world, he burn from sun. Because in Paradise, no sun, no hot weather, no cold weather, only very sweet weather. Everything, it is Paradise. It is name by Paradise, so somebody saying paradise here, meaning very nice thing, nothing can be wrong there. But when he come to dunya, sun it burn him and he become dark. Allah Azza wa Jalla ordered him:” Fast one day.” So, he fast. It was 13th of month. He become lighter. After second time He said: “Fast again.” He fast also and he become little bit lighter and third day, it was 15 of month, full month, full moon and he become normal. So, for this, his sons, some of them dark, some of them more light, some of them more light, like this.

But it is, Allah giving light with fasting. And these days, calling white days:13, 14, 15 it is big reward for who are fasting these days. Before obligatory in Ramadan, Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam) was ordering. Once he ordered Sayyidina Ali – he said if you fasting 13th, Allah give you 10.000 rewards. In 14th, if fast, you get 20.000 rewards. In 15th, you get 30.000 reward. Reward, Hassana. And it was like this – obligatory in Muharram, in other months but after coming to Medina, after one year become obligatory only Ramadan. And Ramadan, it was also for another nations also, but they are changing. They make it in winter and they add to 10 days, and after they add 10 days, making 50 days but also, they are by their ego, they are fasting. Fasting, normally you must not eat anything but they are mixing. And fast giving people big benefit.

We are seeing many people fasting Alhamdulillah. And Allah reward them by His Generosity. And there are people, they cannot fast – like ill people or pregnant or giving milk or, but they are, they like to fast but they cannot fast so Allah reward them also same like who are fasting. But there is people, not fasting even they are in good health and everything good but they are not fasting and they are eating, eating but this is not good for them. Even, there is people they don’t know even if it is Ramadan and they are drinking alcohol also in front of people in Ramadan. Old time, we was living with non-Muslim people, they was respecting our religion, they wasn’t eating in front of us in Ramadan. These days, these people, they are ignorant. Because they are clever they will know, this is for their benefit. We are nothing for us if whole world they eating. Alhamdulillah we are happy and we are not complaining. This is Allah gift for us and Allah not in need to anybody.

If whole world they are not fasting, nothing happen for Him. If they are fasting, also no benefit for Him but when somebody fasting Allah happy with him and He is giving from His Generous Treasure. But this people who are ignorant, they are not knowing what they are losing. They are poor people, because they are Judgment Day, they will be very poor, nothing on their pocket. And they are happy Alhamdulillah, they are not saying Alhamdulillah, “we are not fasting these days, very long days.” They said Ramadan, now it is the most long days. In Cyprus, maybe 17 or 18 hours. In London, 19 hours, in more up, 20, 21, 22 hours. Even there is place they are fasting but not but not important because Allah, He is rewarding us – as much long, as much Allah gives more reward for us, and this is important for us. We are not coming to eat and to be become fat. We are looking for scale. Must be 100 kilo, must be… We are now becomig 80 kilo, what is this? Because, we are animal, we will go to slaughter, we must be we must be, feed ourself?

This is ignorant people. But, who are not ignorant, it is not important physical body, only spiritual. As much you are fasting, as much it is long, as much it is difficult, this is make your ego, make you to be trained and you make your soul to be more powerful. When you feed yourself, you feed your animal, your ego, and Allah not happy with this. But also Allah, He is most Merciful and He is waiting these people to be regret, and to be, to ask forgiveness from Allah, repent and to ask forgiveness from Allah. And Allah He will reward them and change all their sins to be reward, hasanat. This is our Lord, Allah Azza wa Jalla, the most Merciful One and Most Generous, He is waiting, and He is not happy to put you in hell, waiting for you to repent and to ask forgiveness and to be, to come to right way. And He is happy with this. But, if you are want to go to hell, it is not from Allah, it is from yourself because you are following your ego, you following like catching you from nose and taking to hell, this ego and shaytan.

Allah not happy to send you there, only you take yourself by yourself because Allah, He not in need for your fasting, your worshipping or anything. Only for yourself you do this. And it is big honour for us to be reward by Allah Himself. He said “I am rewarding for fasting by Myself not writing with angel, or anyone. Only, I give from My Generosity for these people.” These people, they are beloved for Allah and for His Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam). Allah make us to be with these people and for Allah give hidaya (guidance), give good understanding for ignorant people to be find their benefit. Their benefit, and not only for them, because their family, their children, their brother, sister, all same thing. Maybe if this people coming to right way it will be benefit for all of them, for all of country.

Inshallah, barakat of Ramadan, Shahru r-Ramadan mubarak, to give us more spiritual power, more light, more happiness. And to keep us away from every badness, to from every bad people, who are following shaytan and his followers.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.

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Shahru Ramadan

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (Qaddas Allahu Sirruhul Azeez), Sohbat of the 18th of June, 2015, Lefke-Cyprus

2015-06-18_tr_ShahruRamadan_SMAs-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa s-salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l- awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi Rasulillah, madad ya Mashaykhina, dastur madad ya Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, madad ya Sheikh Abdullah Faizi d-Daghistani, dastur. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.

May the month of Ramadan be blessed. We reached beautiful months. The last of the 3 Holy Months, the month of Ramadan. We reached this holy month. Allah makes us reach to many Ramadans inshaAllah. With Islam’s honor and glory, with Allah’s beloved servants, together with Mahdi alaihi s-salam we reach InshaAllah. May the corruption in this world end inshaAllah. Only if Mahdi alaihi s-salam comes will people find peace.

The month of Ramadan is the sultan of all months. Allah Azza wa Jalla, our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam) says in his hadith: “The beginning is a blessing, the middle is forgiveness, the end is to be free from hell.” For this reason it is the sultan of the months. It is a beautiful month, a month of worshiping. We also practice in other months – Rajab, Sha’ban but we do not pray fully. But in Ramadan we worship all day long. During whole day you are worshiping, you are fasting. Every minute, every second of it is written as a good deed for you by Allah Almighty. Allah gives its reward it is said. When you do a good deed, you are given 10 up to 700 good deeds by Allah Azza wa Jalla.

But fasting, He says “It belongs to Me, I give it.” Nobody can understand His gifts, grants blessings, benefits. People, when you speak about fasting with mindless people, they think it is a very difficult, hard worshiping. Shaitan shows it like that to people. “Afdalu l-amal ashaqquha” says our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam). The best good deed, good action, is the hardest one. Fasting is also difficult, but it is a good worship. It is not a worship,that cannot be practiced. Everyone can easily make it except the ill people, travellers. Travellers may also fast if they want to but if it is too difficult, there is a permission not to. He can fast later. But if somebody just sitting saying “I cannot fast, I can not carry it.” – a healthy person does not have any excuse. Anyone can fast, as we said, except the sick people.

Allah created human beings, He knows what we can do, what we are able to do. Allah knows. He doesn’t tell you to put wings and fly. You cannot do that. You can fast. You can do any kind of worship. For this reason you must fast. The reward you get in return is so big that you will wish the whole year was Ramadan. That much reward, that much benefit is given. Not only your physical body but also your soul wants food. Fasting is its food. The relief you feel when you break your fast, nobody can feel that relief and comfort. This is the hadith of our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam), there are two joyful moments for the fasting person – when he breaks the fast it is a beautiful moment. More beautiful than that is when he reaches Allah Azza wa Jalla. Because the gifts, the grants, that He will be giving will make him much happier. But when he breaks the fast or while he is fasting Allah Azza wa Jalla gives that beauty.

Ramadan-Kareem-2015

Ramadan mubarak for all of you. Alhamdulillah, we reached Ramadan. Allah make it to be for us many Ramadans also with nice peace and beautiful world and it only can be with Sayyidi l-Mahdi (alayhi salam) because people now they make it, create system who are not following Allah’s Order and it is satanic system it against Allah Order and Prophet’s teaching. Only with Sayyidi l-Mahdi will be inshallah. We hope inshallah, every time to be next Ramadan or next Eid al Adha to Mahdi (as) to come Inshallah.

Ramadan it is, Shahru Ramadan Allah Azza wa Jalla saying, calling this month. It is the month of worshipping There is three months also holy, they are coming together – Rajab, Sha’ban, Ramadan. But in Rajab, Sha’ban only sometimes you can fast. Not many people fasting and also not special praying but in Ramadan you are more nearly 24 hours worshiping, you are worshipping in daytime, nighttime also continuing, is good worshipping. You wake up for Sahur, Sahur also worshipping. Even Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam), he say to people you must wake up for Sahur, Sahur baraka meaning it is gift. Who are waking up for Sahur, they get gift from Allah to be everything more baraka meaning.

Even you see it is small thing but it is big thing. When Allah give baraka for something, very few thing it become enough for everybody, this is baraka. Like this it is 24 hours, one month, we are worshipping Alhamdulillah. For this, he said, it is the best month among 12 months, Ramadan. And it is Allah’s gift for the Ummat of Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam). Because everything Allah reward. If you do something for ten times until seven hundred times. But, for Ramadan He said, “I am giving from My Generosity. Nobody, I don’t want to tell anybody what I give.” Allah, He is Generous and He will give from His endless Treasure inshallah. And Ramadan, first [1/3] of Ramadan, hadith, Rahma, Mercy it is Mercy. In middle, forgive, He is forgiving His people. Forgiveness for Muslims who fasting. And the end of Ramadan, Allah make you free from hell. You are not be in hell anymore. You’re in safety here and Hereafter and we are praising and loving the month of Ramadan because Allah make it in our heart and we are happy with this. And He give worshipping to be fasting.

Many people, shaytan make this fasting look like for them horrible, terrible. Very difficult to do it. It is not like this. Allah not ordering anything because He is the Creator, He create us, He know what we can do what we cannot do. And He said who are in health and not traveling they can fast but who are not fast, ill people. He give permission for them not to fasting but who was in health and he is staying not traveling, ordering for them to be fasting. And reward them, He said, for fasting people, there is two things nobody else have it. First of this, when you are break fast in Maghrib it is happiness, nobody know it except fasting people. Other one, for Akhira, when he will meet divine Presence and He will give him from endless Gift, he will be most happy one. And it is from happiness for Maghrib time maybe very small part from this Gift. Nobody in this world can have it except who are fasting and when breaking fast Maghrib time Allah show them. And it is benefit for body, body, physical body also. Very good for body and for spiritual, more and more good.

We must happy because it is for all of Muslim can do it. Poor or rich or middle -everybody can do it this worship because there is like Hajj or Zakat, maybe poor people cannot do it but this, it is for everybody. And it is very nice, you cannot tell people how it is nice. And people, they are ignorant. Many of them, they are afraid from fasting and we cannot do it. No, you can do, because Allah, He is ordering you and when you are not doing, coming on you sadness, darkness, illness. So, “sumu tasuhu”, Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam) he say, “Fast you be healthy” healthy meaning physical and spiritual inshallah

Wa min Allahi t-Tawfiq Al-Fatiha

Shari’a, Tariqa, Ma’rifa, Haqiqa

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 28th of May, 2015.

Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil (QS) in Bury, Manchester.

Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil (QS) in Bury, Manchester.

Tariqatuna s-sohba wa l-khairu fi jamiyyah. Our tariqat main pillar khatm-ul khwajagan and sohba. We make khatm, we make now inshaAllah sohba. InshaAllah be benefit for all of us. … InshaAllah.

We are in need for nasiha, for advice to guide to right way. And tariqat, it is guidance to Allah. Tariqa… who is in tariqa he must be different from other people who are not in tariqa. Because this is main aim for people. If he will be like other people, what is benefit to be in tariqat? Meaning, this, he is not training or doing what his murshid is saying. So he will be same like other people. When people in tariqa, not only changing outside, you do inside also, you must. It’ll be better. Because there is sharia. Many door for Allah.

But first, there is four doors, it is very important. First one shariat. After sharia, tariqa. After marifa and haqiqa. This means sharia – You know sharia, everyone. Tariqa, it’s way of, we say sufi way. Marifa – to know to know what is wisdom. Haqiqa, he know better the last stage for tariqa people. Who entering tariqa, the highest place to know haqiqa. Haqiqa meaning he knows truth. All sufi, they are speaking about this. Many people they are not understanding. Even Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, he explained. He is master also in tasawwuf. And he has big books, very big. And he is mashaAllah, he’s explaining for people who are interested for tasawwuf everything. And whole world, they are loving and respecting him – Muslim, non-Muslim also.

He was teaching once one of his murids. He asked him “I couldn’t understand what these 4 doors – sharia, tariqa, marifa, haqiqa. Can you explain for me what is, how this?” Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, he is knowing And said, there was one madrasa (school) in front of his darga. He said there is four students, they were each sitting like this, putting book and they are reading. He said “Go and slap on neck each one. And come tell me what happened.” It is order, so he must do. He called first one and he slapped him like… And this one, he went and come up and he slapped one [slap] more stronger than him. He fall down from this. But he was afraid this one, first one.

Like this, second one will be more difficult for me. But it is order. He also slapped him, the other one, on his neck. This one, he wanted to come up and he take his hand. He was afraid of again it will be. And only one like this, he stopped his hand. He didn’t beat him. Third one, he’s “Alhamdulillah, this ok” he said. Third one, he is also slapped him in his neck. And he was, this one was looking for him not saying anything and continue to study. Fourth one also, he slapped him. He even not looking for him, just continue reading what he is studying.

He come back to Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi. He said “What you see there?” He told him: “This what I saw.” He said “First one, he’s in door of sharia.” That door of sharia you can be. If anybody doing wrong thing for you, you can do same thing for him. It is qisas. I don’t know what it means in English. Retaliation. So this is he’s in sharia. And he do by sharia. Second one, he’s he is entering tariqa and he wanted to beat you, but he remembered “I am in tariqa, it is not tariqa teaching this. Tariqa teaching to be, to do who make bad thing for you, you must reply by good thing for him.” Even Abayazid al- Bistami many times he was beaten by his people and he was nearly dying. He said “If they know what I’ll do for them, they must kill me. Because when they are beating me more, I give them more baraka. Because I am not replying like them – only I give them more mercy and pray for Allah for them.” This is tariqa.

Third one, he was entering marifa, knowledge door and he know everything coming from Allah; good thing, bad thing, all from Allah. But he just wondering which iblis, shaitan doing this. So just looking and he continue. It’s ok for him. The fourth one haqiqa, the absolute truth. And he knows everything from Allah. And he even no need to see who is doing this wrong for him. For him or for anybody at all not interesting. And he is coming out from ego, completely coming out of ego. He is just with Allah.

This is tariqa teaching how taking human being from lowest place to highest place. Because people they are quarrelling, they are fighting, they are doing everything because they are even not in sharia. Many people they are saying “We are in sharia”. Sharia maybe like we said first one, retaliating. In sharia, there is this you can do. And these people who not even following sharia, they are making bad thing for people who are not doing anything for them. And they are claiming they are Muslim, they are praying, they are doing this, they are doing that. It is not… Muslim cannot be like this. Even he can follow sharia and make sharia order. Sharia order you must be merciful for people, merciful for your family, your relatives, to be family and relatives visiting each other, loving each other and to be good word for whom family members. But many people who are claiming they are Muslim not following sharia also.

Sharia not only to take four wives. No. Sharia also it will be justice between your family, between your brothers and other people also. So this is Islam. They are not knowing Islam. And they are objecting for what? Tariqa. Tariqa, as we said, to make you like jeweler, you are like rock. You are like timber without tariqa. In the sharia it’s ok. You maybe like little bit cutting good but tariqa make you very precious. Allah create everybody. Many people now because teaching of Western teaching, they loose themselves. They don’t know why we are living, what we are born, we are depressed. No need to say this. Muslim cannot say this. Because when he says this, he’s objecting for Allah. Allah create you Muslim and give you this good life. Many people they are in their worst condition. And you are thousand times better than them.

And after this, you’re saying “We are depressed, we are not knowing what to do.” No, you must be patient. You must be patient. Especially, like this example we give, everything from Allah. Good or not good, all from Allah. You must accept. You must accept this even you are happy or not happy. You don’t object for your situation because this life, it is not forever. Only short period and after, you will be in akhirah. And in akhirah, there is hadith sharif, Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) saying these people who not like us or who have been here, they had some disease or some illness or something very bad, and when they be in akhirah, they will say “We wish if there was iron comb, it is taking our body like this injuring our body.” Whole life we wish it was like this for what Allah give them in akhirah. But human being they don’t have any patience. They must be patient and accept from Allah, all this coming from Allah.

If you are not like too much, you must say alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah for everything, alhamdulillah. But if there is good thing, you must say shukrulillah. Because shukr making this more. So you cannot say for bad thing shukrulillah, only alhamdulillah, we are accepting. We are make alhamdulillah for Allah. We are happy with what Allah give us.

Because everywhere we are going this is teaching of shaitan and teaching of these Western philosophers who are not believers. They have doubts for everything. With a believer cannot be. They have doubt for anything. We are believer, this is meaning believer. Difference between believer and philosopher. Philosophers, they have doubts for everything. Even for themselves. They don’t know they are in life or in not reality life. Dogs. Really, if you know what they are saying, many people laughing for them. They are praising them. But it is in this culture. Now it is like disease in everywhere from the world. But “wallahu ghalibun ala amrihi” (12:21) (And Allah has full power and control over His Affairs). Allah…

Sultan Shaykh Muhammad Adil Q.S praying Fajr

Sultan Shaykh Muhammad Adil Q.S praying Fajr

The real knowledge in Qur’an, word of Allah Azza wa Jalla. Nothing can be higher than this. And Allah teaching us. We must listen for teaching of Allah, our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and ulama saliheen, Awliya saliheen, murshideen. They are all spreading good things, spreading happiness for people. ‘ yus’adu fi majlisihim ‘ – Who may be in their place, everybody become happy. But in other people place, everybody become sad and depressed more because they don’t have anything. They’re saying, speaking, speaking but they are not believers. And at the end of this what will happen? Nothing. You will be finished. No, you cannot be finished. We said, there is akhirah, the real life. This is what they don’t have. And they are making people to throwing them to jahannam (Hell).

So more important what we say – to be accepting your position in what you are in, any kind of life you have, good, not good, don’t say this. You must accept. And you must be knowing this is from Allah. So you’ll be even in sharia or in tariqa, you’ll be higher or in marifa or in haqiqa. Each when you are more patient, more accept for Allah, Allah make you to be higher and higher. So don’t be not happy with Allah. Allah, He like to be, accept Allah, everything from Allah and we are happy with Allah. This is really very important thing. Most people for this depression and other things, they must accept that this comes from Allah. And we are waiting when Allah saying “Come”, we go to Him. And it will be real life there inshaAllah.

So nothing going empty here. Everything Allah counting and making for you to be in akhirah. If Allah give you here, thank for Allah. If not, also He give in akhirah. He not… He promised people mumin, believer, who not get it here, he will get in akhirah.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.

Don’t Imitate Them

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 13th of May, 2015.

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa s-salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya Mashaykhina, dastur, Sheikh Abdullah Faiz Daghestani, Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani. Tariqatuna as-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.

“Man tashabbaha bi qawmin fa huwa minhum” says our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). If you imitate a nation or group of people and want to resemble them, you will become one of them. That’s why our Prophet says to be a little different from non-Muslims. Let your Muslim-hood be seen. It was clear before where people belonged from their clothes and attitudes. People nowadays show it too but some people want more to imitate others. That is not good. Your identity should be seen. Resemble the beloved servants of Allah. The religion of Islam is the most perfect religion.

Imitating is not only by clothing. They are making up laws not existing in Islam. And our people like them. We don’t like that. They are bringing up an idea and we want to imitate that idea. This also is not nice. Allah has made the religion of Islam the highest and greatest. This religion is the highest from all aspects. There is no better than this. Because Allah Azza wa Jalla made it perfect. You can’t see any incompleteness in it. How is it that Islam doesn’t resemble others? There is tolerance in Islam; everyone can live as they wish.

You can’t make a non-Muslim to be Muslim. If he wants, he can become Muslim. If he doesn’t, he can keep his religion. He can live among Muslims. They say they swear at Muslims. Of course, if they did other than that they would have become Muslim themselves. Their lack of love towards Muslims is quite a normal thing. Muslims should accept them as they are because if they loved Muslims, if they loved our Prophet, if they loved us, they would have become Muslim. Therefore, these people are against Muslims all over the world. But when honored with Islam, whatever the man has done, it will be as if he didn’t do it. Because Islam starts from that moment keeping his account and recording his book. Before that, he has already committed the biggest of sins by making shirk, not recognizing and not wanting Allah.

Therefore, there is no issue of him loving or not loving us. There are much bigger issues. But if you say a non-Muslim is doing this and that to us, that’s normal for him. We are not like him. No Muslim could live for hundreds of years in their countries. Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants couldn’t get along with each other. They didn’t tolerate it. They didn’t leave any Muslims there and exiled and sent them away. In our Islamic state during the time of Khalifat, in the Ottoman Empire, thousands of nations were living. They had hundreds of religions according to their minds. No one could interfere them. They didn’t interfere unless they were Muslims. And Muslims had certain principles for not making fitna. This is it. “Don’t imitate anyone.” it says.

Muslims don’t go out into the streets to march and scream. Sheikh Effendi used to be very angry at this. Muslims can’t go out into the streets and shout and scream, if something happens. You should go to the mosques and pray. As we say, there are many things. Whatever people, who have lost their way do, sometimes our Muslims are imitating them. Then, as we said, like in hadith of our Prophet, you become one of them. If you say you are Muslim and shout, you’re not counted as Muslim, you’re  counted as one of them. A Muslim follows with adab the way ordered by Allah and shown by our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). He doesn’t imitate. A Muslim is a dignified person with adab, not a loose one. You shouldn’t resemble them – not only by clothing, but actually by sense of logic and behaviour.

“Don’t resemble non-Muslims and those who have lost their ways” it says. Beware don’t imitate them and don’t like what is theirs. And there’s no need to act against them. We don’t accept, don’t like and don’t want it. Most people feel disgusted when they come across and see screaming and yelling somewhere. Whoever it may be, people don’t like it. Therefore, it’s wrong to scream and shout. It is said in Qur’an as well “Don’t raise your voices”. “Don’t raise your voice above our Prophet’s.” When you scream… Our people sometimes shout out takbir too much. This is not nice either. Act with adab. It’s not good to do it everywhere because you will put yourself under the bad tongue of people and cause others to hate or curse you. What we preach is the way of adab, this is the way of tariqa.

Allah Azza wa Jall He said in Qur’an … no. Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) in hadith he said, Man tashabbaha bi qawmin fa huwa minhum. Who look like some nations, or some people, who try to be like them, imitate them, he is from them. Of course this before it was for outside looking. Many people in the old time, every nation, every people from their custom you know from where they are, which religion, which country. So, it was not good to imitate [those] who are not from Muslim people. There must be a difference between you and others. But these days it is more important for not imitate them or not like them – to [not] look like them, inside, innerly.

How they have bad ideas for whole human beings They thought they are doing good but their ideas [are] not good. So, we mustn’t listen to them or to imitate them, to make some idea like them. Especially, people [that] they are angry. These people they are making many trick about Islam. They are making, they are swearing for Islam, for our precious, holy, holy thing for Islam. They are saying bad word about this and we, our people they are attacking them. They are doing [the] same thing. They are imitating them and they are coming in trick for what they done these people. In Islam it is [a] religion for, the best religion of Allah. “[The] last religion [is] Islam” He said ‘the complete religion.’

So these people, when they are saying bad thing about Islam, bad thing about Muslim, bad thing about every holy thing for us, it is normal. It is normal, we mustn’t be angry. Why? Because if they are accepting and they are loving our holy things they must be Muslim. So, when they are not accepting, they can do what they do. So we are not [to] imitate them, and be make the same thing for them. Even [if] there is many crazy people, they are swearing for some Prophet also. We accept all Prophet[s]. So when these people they are doing every[thing] they can do, every bad thing, they can do what they like because we are not responsible for them. Only we are responsible [for those] who are in Islam. But other people they are, they are making the biggest sin to be, [to] put partner with Allah or not accept Allah or they are doing, worshipping idols. They are doing anything outside of Islam they are, this is the most important and the biggest sin.

There is hadith: It is no sin behind ‘kufr’ (…) unbelief. Unbeliever, it is the biggest sin. It is the biggest sin because when these people, if they doing the worst thing before Islam and [then] they accept Islam, only Allah asking for them after Islam. Before Islam all this [is] forgiven for them. So for this these, our people, they are imitate them and they are try to do same what they do. We know they are not, they don’t have any ‘musamiha’ (tolerance). No tolerance. We know this, and we see everywhere in the world they are doing the worst not taking nations from earth. They not leaving any Muslims in Europe after 100 years. Not leaving any, only this last century the Muslim come to Europe also. But before, No!

But also, it is not, not bad for us, because it is normal. We cannot say “how they can do this, how can they do that?” It is normal because they are outside of belief. So we are only must imitate – not imitate them. Only following Islam. Islam, because it is accepting in our country [for there] to be people with another religion. They are, they have right, they have to be in safety in our country to work and worship what they like. Only we saying, we invite them to Islam. If they accept, OK accept. If not accept it is, they are free. It is not, now it is this. Since Prophet (saws) – same. It was like this. In Iran there was worshipping Majusi, they worshipping fire. And there was Jewish, there was Christian there was many thing. In Ottoman time, same.

Even, once when Fatih Sultan Mehmet who conquered Istanbul, he was going through Europe and opening. There was a Serbian king and he was between Ottoman and between Hungary. Hungary it was Catholic and the Orthodox – Serbian. And he sent some messenger to ask how maybe, because Orthodox and Catholic, it was like enemy, more than Muslim! And he try to ask maybe if he [can] help this Hungarian against Turk. They will be, there is peace between them. He sent for this king. He said to him ‘If we help you, how you will be treating us?’ He said, “We will try to finish all this Orthodox and then crush all your yes, everything for [the] church and..” And he asked for Sultan Mehmet. He said, “We are, the religion, Islam. We invite people to Islam. If they accept, accept. If not accept, they are free. We will leave their Church and what they worshipping. We can be in the mosque.”

It was like this, but we are, what we say from beginning. It is normal for non-believers. We cannot imitate them. They must imitate us. We have the adab of Prophet (saws) and teaching of Allah Azza wa Jalla and tariqat they are teaching this. These days there are many people they forget this. They try to imitate what they done, the worst thing. Allah make us safe from these people.

Wa min Allah it-Tawfiq Al-Fatiha

Mawlid for Mawlana (QS)

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

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Happy Birthday Beloved Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (QS)!

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Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

● Our Lord Almighty says: Draw near to Me! I will grant you a place in My Eternal Kingdom, where you will abide in ever-lasting beauty for all eternity.

“A flower, Shaykh Mehmet Efendi, is alive and sprouts afresh. Through its fresh green it wishes to approach Allah Almighty. Even a green blade of grass grows and puts forth flowers. For what? Let me win their hearts, let me draw close to my Lord, it says. How lovely! It springs forth from the ground, the black earth. It turns green and shows its various colours. For whom does it produce such beauty? Whom does it do this for? Ah, if only we could realize this! All the different kinds of flowers, the different types of trees, the different kinds of fruits, for what do they all grow and flower, and shine? wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla. (5:35) In order to gain the Lord’s good pleasure. Eh, we have become sticks of dry wood. Dry wood. Our Lord Almighty says: Draw near to Me! I will grant you a place in My Eternal Kingdom, where you will abide in ever-lasting beauty for all eternity. Do not dry up and perish. Allahu Akbar. Subhan Allah, Sultan Allah.”

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

Allaahumma Salli alaa Muhammadin wa alaa Aali Muhammadin wa Sallim

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