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Respect For The Prophet ﷺ

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Mawlana Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 3rd of January, 2015.

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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 RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi RasulAllah, madad ya Masha’ikhina, madad ya Mawlana Sh Abdullah Faiz Dagestani, Madad ya Sh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur.

“Our Tariqa is the core of Sharia.”

Our Tariqa is with association and Goodness is in the gathering. Our tariqa complies with the Sharia known to Ahl as-Sunnah wa l-Jamaa. Because of this, all actions that are done comply with Sunnah, Qur’an and Sharia. There’s no part of it, which opposes Sharia. Our Tariqa is the core of Sharia. Most Tariqas are like this. All of them comply with Sharia but people sometimes misunderstand. If there’s wrong understanding in other Tariqas, it’s not like this in the Naqshbandi Tariqa. It is of benefit to people.

What’s the benefit of tariqa?

Some people ask what’s the benefit of tariqa? Sometimes they ask with bad intentions too. Sometimes they ask to learn the truth. What is tariqa for? Tariqa is to preserve Sharia and religion. Where there is no tariqa, they are doing wrong to religion. How is this wrong being done? They don’t respect, there is no adab. And if there’s no adab, it’s useless. The first thing tariqa teaches is adab. What we mean by adab is first of all adab towards our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), respect and reverence. Allah Azza wa Jalla in many places of Quran Karim reveres our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). He gives the command to revere him. “Revere him, respect him, make salawat to him.” He is the Beloved servant of Allah, that’s why He teaches this.

And people who don’t accept tariqa say completely the opposite. A man goes up on the minbar and says “If you revere the Prophet, you become kafir, you make kufr.” He supposedly understands Qur’an. And people whose native language is not Arabic say “His mother tongue is Arabic, so he understands Qur’an and is saying this. We should do it then”. Who are they? Common people, people who don’t know tariqa. They believe everyone. But no, everything has its adab and way. If a man says so once, he becomes kafir himself. If he says “Don’t revere our Prophet, respecting him is kufr”, then he makes kufr himself.

After this, his prayers won’t be valid. If you listen to it and pray afterwards, you should pray again. But if they say so and you pray without knowing, that’s different. But when you hear in a khutba a man offending our Prophet, praying behind him won’t be valid. Your prayer will be immoral and false. You will have to repeat your prayer.

“Tariqas reach to our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).”

In order not to listen to such people, there is tariqa. Tariqas reach to our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Masha’ikh came one after another, and our Prophet is the head. The head of tariqa is our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Everyone should know it. Tariqa is not without a head. All tariqas reach to our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). The Naqshbandi tariqa comes straight from our Prophet through Hz. Abu Bakr. Other 40 tariqas reach our Prophet through the way of Hz. Ali. Who reaches him respects him. Beside respect, there is the blessing of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), which is most important. We have his blessing. He helps people who come to that way. Their faith becomes stronger, their service becomes better. They are the ones in servanthood.

Otherwise, the enemies of Islam try hard to destroy Islam. They broke it into bits. But our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said that there would be 73 groups. He said 72 groups will go to hell. Sahabas were frightened. They asked “How will we understand who is good and who is bad among all of these?” Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said “Be with the majority.” The majority is on the right way, Shukr to Allah. There were never perverse groups among the majority. They are always in the minority. They were in small parts. And the main part, which remains big no matter how much they divide, kill and chop it up, is the biggest group – Ahl as-Sunnah wa l-Jamaa. And that is the way, which these tariqas follow. Now other ways don’t have tariqa.

Outside our Ahl as-Sunnah wa l-Jamaa there’s nothing like tariqa. They name what they have “madhhabs”. Those madhhabs are not right, only four madhhabs. Four madhhabs go by the way explained by our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). The rest go by their minds. They pretend not too see, or they obey their shaitans and egos, and deny everything else. They give fatwa according to their minds. And Ahl as-Sunnah wa l- Jamaa, people of tariqa, respect our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), respect Ahl al-Bayt and respect all sahabas. These are the 3 important things. Respecting Ahl al-Bayt is also important. Who respects Ahl al-Bayt not only does not go out of madhhab, but also carries out the order of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). The same for those who respect and love sahabas. Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said “Don’t swear at my sahabas. May those who swear at my sahabas be cursed by Allah.” This came out of the holy mouth of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). It’s not an easy thing. A curse from our Prophet’s mouth is not good for those people. That’s why, this way is the way to be careful.

“All tariqas have kept Islam alive everywhere for the honor of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).”

Everyone should know the truth. And now we explained what tariqa is, what its benefit is. Some insane people have given tariqa a bad image by claiming they are sheikhs of tariqa, but they are fake sheikhs. And the base of tariqa is this. All tariqas have kept Islam alive everywhere for the honor of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). There was communism in Russia for 70-80 years. Communism finished, Muslims came out from everywhere. All of them are people of tariqa. They still stood with tariqa. Slaves were taken to the south of Africa. People of tariqa built mosques and made jamaats there. They led people to become Muslim. Wherever tariqa reaches, it revives and gives beauty. And wherever the other people go, they make fitna and corruption. They are confusing people and misleading some of them from the right way. Because, as we said, they have the big trump card that they understand the language of Qur’an. But really they don’t understand it at all.

Our hojja who can’t speak Arabic explains it 1000 times better than they do. We witnessed this often. We went to Hajj with hojjas. Hojja says he knows Arabic but can’t speak with anyone. And if he makes tafsir of Qur’an, he does it very well. As we said, he does it much better than the other man. The important thing is sincerity. Don’t be deceived by those who try to deceive with language. They can’t improve after this anyway. Wherever they go, they come across disappointment. Whatever they do, they ruin both people and themselves. We can see it everywhere. If they walked on the right path, Allah would help. But when you don’t walk in the right direction and act as you want, Allah won’t help. They ruin themselves and everyone around them.

That’s why, the more you keep those people away, the better it is. No need even to talk to them, no need to approach them. Pay attention to this. Keep it as an advice. We are talking here and we don’t expect any reward. Our reward is from Allah. Our payment is from Allah. Whoever comes to the right way, Allah writes the same reward for us as well. It’s for Allah. We don’t expect any financial reward but rather the spiritual gifts of Allah.

May Allah not separate us from the right way. May our gatherings be lasting and increase. May guidance come to this country, to Turkey, to all the Islamic world, and to the neighboring countries. If they correct themselves, Allah will help them too. He will save them from this bad condition. They (the misguided) came out like mushrooms everywhere. It is shaitan’s work, nothing else. May Allah protect us from their harm.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al Fatiha.

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The Miracles of Mawlid

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (Qs),
Sohbat of the 2nd of January 2015, Lefke – Cyprus

Mawlid Miracles

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 RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi Rasulillah, madad ya Mesha’ikhina, Madad Ya Sheikh Abdullah Daghistani, Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, Dastur. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.

  • “There is no limit or bounds to the miracles of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).”

Today, praise to Allah, 2 holy days have occurred together. It is Friday, Friday is a holy celebration day for Muslims, and it’s the birth day of the Prophet, the greatest celebration day. This is our Eid. Those who know its value, they will benefit. They will receive spiritual fa’iz, baraka/blessings, and nur/light. Because our Prophet is not in need of us. Even though, he constantly prayed – “Ummati, ummati, O my nation. O Allah, don’t let my nation stray from the right way, don’t throw them in hell fire.” It was like that from the moment he was born – that was a miracle.

There is no limit or bounds to the miracles of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Since he is a Prophet, he should perform miracles. Prophets have miracles. A miracle is different from karamat/supernatural wonders. Awliya perform karamat but Prophets always have miracles. Many miracles happened on the birth day of our Prophet. A part of Kisra’s(Persian king) palace was destroyed. The fire that they worshiped for 1,000 years was extinguished. That fire had never been turned off before. There were many miracles like that on the day our Prophet was born.

People in the past knew different types of knowledge than the people of today. Don’t think that people in the past were living without knowing anything. They were smarter than you and me. They knew. That’s why they were following and keeping track. They understood from the stars and the sun. There were astronomers who studied what events will happen, occur. By Allah’s wisdom, they were given that ‘ilm/knowledge. Since our Prophet was the greatest and the most valuable, the Jews were looking/waiting (for him). Before our Prophet was born, it was known that a Prophet will come, that Muhammad will come. No one used the name, Ahmad. But several people used the name Muhammad. A Prophet called Muhammad will come. At that time, many people used the name Muhammad, so that the Prophet would be from them.

So it was known, but when our Prophet came, they were stubborn. Most didn’t become Muslim. But after, whether by force or voluntarily, they couldn’t deny it any more, and when everyone else became Muslim, they also became Muslim. They didn’t accept it because it was new/different. Satan made them to not accept. People nowadays are the same.

2 days ago, there was a great commotion to make preparations everywhere for the new year. They made parties here and there and did this and that. “Let’s have fun.” Why? “Because of the new year.” The new year didn’t give you anything. Who gave you all these favors? Allah gave you these favors. And Allah’s Beloved servant is our Prophet, Hz. Muhammad (SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). That is why the ayah we read in the khutbah – Laqad kana lakum fi rasuli Llaha uswatun hasanatun (33:21)”Our Prophet is the best example” for people to follow. The kamil/perfect man, the greatest of all mankind. There is nothing in the universe more exalted/sublime than he, our Prophet. You are his nation – Be proud. You can’t be proud of anything else. We can’t be proud of our race, or leaders. There’s only one thing to be proud of. This is a big grant.

To be from the Nation of our Prophet is the greatest grant for us. Shukr to Allah. We must be thankful. Every day there should be 2 raka’at shukr prayer in our tariqa for being in this religion, for being on this way. We are praying 2 rak’at shukr for the saints and the guides and the Sheikhs who are reaching him (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). There should be shukr prayer every day. You can pray whenever you can, either morning or evening, Allah (‘Azza wa Jalla) is showing us the way to what we should do. He (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) is a good leader, a good teacher. He is a good shepherd. We are proud to be from his herd. Because a good sheperd doesn’t leave his herd to go down a bad path. We are following him. We are declaring that we are from his nation, and we are happy and proud. Those who deny being from his nation, it is their choice. If you don’t acknowledge him, then Allah doesn’t acknowledge you.

Allah protects our Prophet. Allah doesn’t let anyone say anything bad about the one He loves. Those who do say (bad things) will suffer in the hereafter. Both in the hereafter, and in dunya. No baraka in dunya or akhira. Baraka is with our Prophet. If you have any trouble, if you face any problems, mention the name of our Prophet, recite salawat. That will give you comfort. It is a shifa’/cure for everything. It is strength. Don’t take it for granted. That is why Sulayman Chalabi is saying that this night is like Laylatu l-Qadr. And it is really like that. So we have reached a great, important night. May Allah wake up the believers.

2 nights ago, they celebrated a made-up celebration. I don’t know if it was just me, but we didn’t even notice that the new year came. Allah knows best, but because of our Prophet’s Mawlid, Allah made this new year to pass by unnoticed, because it happened very close (to mawlid). Shukr to Allah, we hope it will be more insignificant every passing year. May Allah guide these people to the right way, so they see haqqiyah/truth. This is real, the other one is false. But they celebrate it every year. If you are 30 years old, that means you have been celebrating for at least 20, 25 years. If you are 50, then you have been celebrating for 40 years. You are getting older. If you reach 90 years old, then there is nothing left to celebrate. But our Prophet’s mawlid – the more you live, the more you celebrate, the more fa’iz and baraka you will receive.

Committing sins is a feature of mankind. Allah says – if these people do not sin, I will create new ones so they will sin and I can forgive them. Let them seek forgiveness so I forgive them. 2 days ago many wrong things were done. Allah has opened the gate of forgiveness so that their wrongdoings do not affect you. That gate is still open. Those people may seek forgiveness and repent. They may plead to Allah that they won’t do something like this again. And they will be saved. But if they insist on doing the same thing again, then it is up to them. It will not harm Allah (‘Azza wa Jalla). Because Allah created everyone Himself. Do as much as you like, go crazy, but it doesn’t matter.

But as we said, Allah (‘Azza wa Jalla) has shown us the right way. Follow the Prophet. Do what he (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) did. His (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) manners, his habits/temperament, and the things he did, that is the best. “uswatun hasana” – that means the best is with our Prophet. The greatest miracle of our Prophet, after the miracle of the Qur’an, was that he was illiterate. That means our Prophet could not read or write. But our Prophet made such a system that – He taught people from the finest details to the most difficult matters in only 23 years. He taught Muslims – actually he taught all of mankind so that they learn and will become Muslim. Forget about 23 years, but for 1,400 years, scholars are still finding new knowledge from the teachings of our Prophet from those 23 years and it is still not finished.

If he (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) could read and write, they might say – he (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) read & learned this from somewhere else and that is how he is teaching us. Even if he could read, it would normally be impossible to do it in 23 years. Everything from A to Z, everything from alif to ya, our Prophet taught us. There is nothing that he didn’t show mankind. That is why this is a great miracle. He was an orphan and he was illiterate. When Allah gives, He gives like this (endlessly). Since he is a true Prophet, there are millions of proofs, millions of signs, and most important of all – Allah is witnessing. Allah is his (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) witness. It is said, wa kafa biLlahi shahidan.(48:28) (Allah suffices as a witness) By Allah’s mercy, may He grant us to be worthy of the Prophet’s (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) shafa’a/intercession. We are in need of his (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) intercession on Judgment Day.

  • “These are the salafi and wahhabi people. Even if their name isn’t ‘wahhabi/salafi’, anyone who thinks like this is considered to be from them. Because this way of thinking belongs to them.”

There are 2 groups. One group, as we said, they’re celebrating (new year) – they don’t know about Prophet or religion – but some do know. The second group is a new group. By Allah’s wisdom there are not many of them in our country. But those who are studying in religious schools, I think they are getting proud. More than they are learning knowledge, they are becoming proud. They are not accepting the intercession of our Prophet. They say – we will be accountable for our own selves. They are the type of people who say – there is Allah, so we don’t need the shafa’ah of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).

These are the salafi and wahhabi people. Even if their name isn’t ‘wahhabi/salafi’, anyone who thinks like this is considered to be from them. Because this way of thinking belongs to them. Because all Muslims, up until the Ottomans, all accepted shafa’ah/ intercession. They never lost their respect, reverence for the Prophet. But these new people, may Allah grant them good understanding. What can we say. They claim they are not wahhabi or salafi – No, you are both salafi and wahhabi. And another important thing, I will say it here again – There is someone called Sayyid Qutb. He is not a scholar, he is a psychologist. He wrote a Qur’an tafsir, called Fi Dhilali l-Qur’an,(In the Shade of Quran) and all our Islamic Studies teachers consider him with high regard. The content of that book is against the Sunnah and Shari’ah. It is very common but real scholars know what it really is. And people of tariqah know. But those who are not following tariqah guides, like those studying Islamic Studies, do not know. 90 percent of them use this book. They revere him. And he is the chief salafi. Be careful about that.

  • “Do not give value to the new books that were written after the Ottoman period, because very rarely will you find a good, true person.”

You can read the books of Imam Ghazali or Imam Rabbani. Do not give value to the new books that were written after the Ottoman period, because very rarely will you find a good, true person. Most of them are coming as enemies to Islam. They appear to be Muslim, appear to be haqq, but they are satans. Don’t follow them. Like we said, they are known – they don’t have respect or esteem for our Prophet. Allah won’t give them a good reputation. Anyone who follows them is overcome by disasters. They are causing trouble everywhere, they are ruining Islam. And that is what enemies of Islam want. May Allah protect us all and give us correct understanding. And especially those studying Islamic Studies – may Allah not leave them to their egos, because they are in contact with a large population of people. If they ruin the beliefs of people, they will be held accountable. When those people enter the presence of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) – actually they cannot enter his presence. Prophet won’t accept them in his presence. Go with your deeds to the scale, and let’s see if you will be saved or not.

For the sake of this holy day, may Allah give them a correct way of understanding. They should think well, because our Prophet said – 1 hour of thought is better than 100 years worship. They should consider well and then go to address people.

  • “Allah sent him (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) as a mercy for all of us, for all of the universe.”

Alhamdulillah, today we reached to feast together, Juma day and the birth of Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), Sayyidina Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Allah sent him (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) as a mercy for all of us, for all of the universe. And the whole universe, Allah created for him (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), for his sake. And we are thankful for Allah, to be in his Nation, of Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). It is big honor and it is big favor for us. In our tariqah, we must pray every day, 2 rak’at shukr for all these favors that Allah gives us and especially to be in His most Beloved Prophet’s, Sayyidina Muhammad’s (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) Nation.

Alhamdulillah, hundred times, thousand times, million times, we are following him, and we love him (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Because he said – “If you love Allah, follow me, and Allah will love you.”(3:31) Allah loves who follows Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), who follows his orders, and (who) accepts Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), he is most precious for Allah. We are nothing. Only Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), he is everything. And his birth, it was a miracle also. Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and all Prophets have miracles. But Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), he has more and more, thousand, more than thousand, or more than thousands. Especially, even when he was born, many things happened. Especially in Iran, this fire they were worshiping – all the Iranian people they were worshiping fire, and it is holy fire for them. For thousand years not turning off. But when Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) born, it was turned off. And some of his palaces breaking. There were many things it was (happening) that night. And especially when he was born, he was speaking – “Ummati, O my nation. (To) Allah, he prayed for (his) nation. He was in sajdah, and making, praying for his ummah, to save them. He’s the most merciful for ummah.

But many people, new type of Muslims, they are not accepting shafa’ah(his intercession) They said – no need (for) this. And especially, these people, they are wahhabi and salafi, they say for themselves. They call themselves salafi, but salaf salih – they are saying, “we are imitating salaf salih.” What meaning salaf salih? After sahaba, those who are following Islam. And they said – these people, they were doing like us. No, they weren’t doing this. They were accepting shafa’a and accepting Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). But there was another kind of people, they are also, they were worshiping more than sahaba, praying, fasting more than sahaba, but they are out of Islam, Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said. Because they were fighting Muslims, making fitna, like these days. Exactly, this is what they’re following, not salaf salih. Salaf salih were respecting and accepting and there were many of awliya’ullah in that time.

And especially, I said for, in Turkey or in our country, there’s not much from this kind of people. But there is a kind, they’re cheating, beginning to cheat who are studying Islamic Studies. And they are looking for a new thing. And maybe 90 percent of these people, they like this man who is called, Sayyid Qutb. Sayyid Qutb, he is the most Wahhabi one. He writes tafsir, Fi Dhilali l-Qur’an, it is against Shari’a even. It is not acceptable for tariqa or for shari’a. But these people, they are following, they are happy to read this. But it is not good. The good thing, you can read Imam Ghazali, or you can read Imam Rabbani. If you are intelligent, or you like to read something, or you’re studying Islamic Studies, you can read this. But not for who is making your belief to make it wrong and teaching people wrong.

Most imams, they are from this school, and when you speak to them, you feel something wrong. And they like to do something good, but they are doing wrong. This is fitna of satan. So we are happy, we must be happy for Mawlid of Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). We must celebrate everywhere. Even in all this (entire) month, we must celebrate, we must be happy. To be happy with this, it is worship. Because Allah (‘Azza wa Jalla), He ordered us to praise Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) every time. He not saying this time also (in particular) but when you praise in these occasions, you’ll be more happy. More… Allah gives more power in your iman/faith. To follow and to love Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), this is real iman.

And in the ayah that we read in the khutbah – “laqad kana lakum fi rasuli Llahi uswatun hasana” (33:21) Allah give Prophet every good thing (quality), who must people to follow him. You must follow him, exactly what he’s doing. What he teach you, it is right. Also, biggest miracle from Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) – to be not writing (and reading). Not reading or writing. No schools at that time- illiterate. And for 23 years he built the system that it is the most complete, the top, and the most perfect system in the world, since Adam (as) until now. So, until now, scholars and ‘alims, they are still, they couldn’t finish this knowledge from Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Still doing, still looking. How in 23 years he (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) make everything. (An) illiterate person. It must be a miracle. There’s thousands of miracles, but even (especially) for this miracle, all world must become Muslim and accept Islam. And it is impossible to do this – for one man, only by himself, in the desert. Even he was in desert, because if he was in city, in big cities, they might say that someone helped him. But there was nothing. All around there were enemies for him.

So, it is the biggest miracle. And we are happy to accept him. And we like everyone to accept him. The real celebration is tonight, not what people were celebrating before 2 days. It is nothing, before 2 days – One year coming, one year going, you got anything? You feel more better, you feel more stronger when one year coming and going? No, just, nothing to be happy, but people are following ego and ego taking them wrong. Allah created us and showing us who to follow. “laqad kana lakum fi rasuli Llahi ‘uswatun hasana” (33:21) Allah orders – you must follow Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), everything he do is good. And good for you, here and hereafter. Even in dunya also, you be with the baraka of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Everything you can get from his baraka. All barakah Allah gave him (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).

(May) Allah make these people, who are not respecting or knowing Prophet, to know him, to respect him, to accept him. We are not jealous – only to make for us – we are happy when people becoming more and more, we are happy more and more. This is teaching of Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) – to not have envy, to be happy with new people coming to Islam. Every person, bringing to Islam, to right way, Allah give you also, reward you for him. Alhamdulillah, this is endless generosity from Allah.

Wa min Allah it-Tawfiq, Al-Fatiha.

The Month of The Prophet ﷺ

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (Qs), Sohbat of the 26th of December, 2014, Lefke – Cyprus

Sultan Mehmet qs

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. As-salatu wa s-salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Dastur ya Sadati Ashabi RasulAllah, ya Mashaykhina fi t-tariqati n-Naqshbandiyya. Madad ya Mawlana Sh Abdullah Faiz Daghestani, madad ya Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur.

May the month of Mawlid be blessed inshaAllah. Mawlid, the month of Rabi al-Awwal is the month of our Prophet. It is a holy and blessed month. Why is it holy and blessed? Because it is a month when the most Beloved servant of Allah was born. Like in the hadith sharif of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), which was quoted a while ago in a khutba “You can’t be a real believer unless you love me more than your parents, children and all people.” You can’t have real iman.

  • The difference between Islam and Iman is like between earth and sky, or even more than that.

Iman is different, and Islam is different. Everyone who says shahada becomes Muslim. But iman, to have iman is more virtuous, it is a much higher level. The difference between Islam and iman is like between earth and sky, or even more than that. The rank of iman is that high. That’s why, most people nowadays, you think they are learning. Instead of obtaining knowledge they are becoming more ignorant. Why is it happening? Because the people who teach them have learned from books. We’ll say how come. They call it imitated, artificial. More artificial. They became artificial scholars. They read books, as we said. And mashaAllah, if they sit down, they won’t stop talking for 10 hours. And they talk about everything. But what? It’s useless. Not only useless, but also harmful to people. However, alims who took it from a Sheikh or from a murshid, they train good people. Knowledge should be asked from them.

Asking for knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim. That’s why Muslims everywhere are going here and there to get knowledge. They see a hodja, think he’s good and start listening to him. If that hodja has learned from a murshid, if he respects Awliya, then he respects our Prophet too. On the contrary, if he learned from books and is artificial, he’ll say that the Prophet is an ordinary man like us. “He came and left. He had a task to do. Allah sent him, so he came.” They say there is no need to respect him too much. Whereas in Qur’an also, Allah Azza wa Jalla put His order to respect Prophet in many ayats of Qur’an. There are orders like “I respect him, you should respect him too. Make salawat to him”. Whatever the wisdom is, those people who claim to be alim, cannot see it. They try to do something according to their minds.

From this perspective, it is important that there are dergahs, true Masha’ikh, and murshids. They can reach up to our Prophet. Because it happens with permission. Masha’ikh pass permission to each other. And those who come to them for sohbas take their share of virtues. It is a matter of fate. It’s not written for everyone to love our Prophet. Allah Azza wa Jalla said “I created the universe from the light of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Then I put it in the spine of Adam, alaihi salam. And until the birth of our Prophet, I selected from the purest nation.” Moreover, our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said the best nation is the Arabs. Among Arabs – the people of Quraish. Despite that, the Quraish people were those who harmed our Prophet the most. Those who harmed him are mentioned continuously in Qur’an and there are ayats about them.

  • The benefit lies in loving our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).

Even when Abu Jahl was dying. Abdullah ibn Mas’ud was young, our Prophet told him to go for jihad. Abu Jahl had beaten Abdullah ibn Masud, he had torn his ear. When he came to cut his (Abu Jahl) head off, he was told “Tell your friend that even in the face of my death there is no one I hate more than him”. Then our Prophet said “My pharaoh is worse than the pharaoh of my brother Musa.” The pharaoh of Musa said “amantu” (I believe) when he was dying. This one knew he was dying, still he sent a message to our Prophet saying he is the man he hates the most. So he was from Quraish. The other one is his uncle Abu Lahab. He was his direct uncle. Because he didn’t love our Prophet, Allah curses him in Qur’an. It will go so until Qiyama. But there is the wisdom of Allah in it. The day our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) was born, he (Abu Lahab) had one slave. She came to tell him he had a nephew. He was so happy that he gave the slave money. That was Monday. Every Monday his torture in hell becomes lighter. On that day, water appears on his finger and he drinks it.

What is it signifying? If anyone does even something little for the honor of our Prophet Allah will give more to him. But if someone harms our Prophet, His most beloved, and shows no respect, he will pay for it. You can’t be saved even if you are a close Arab or from Quraish because he is the Beloved servant of Allah. There is punishment for it. That’s why, people who are not Arabs, love Arabs. They love because of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). And Arabs are using it. And look at the wisdom of Allah: they are loving Arabs because our Prophet was Arab. But it is Arabs who are spoiling the belief of people saying that our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) is dead and gone. They will be punished. It is useless to try to explain this to people anyway. There is no benefit if you are Arab or non-Arab. The benefit lies in loving our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). You should love him more than your parents, children and everyone.

In our countries, when a baby starts talking, they start asking “Who do you love more?” And they teach him to say he loves Allah first, then our Prophet, then his father, mother or whoever you want. They instill this from their childhood. We haven’t seen this in other places. They start saying “You love this, you love that”. But in fact, you should start putting love of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) in their hearts from infancy. This will save them. The love of our Prophet will save them both here and hereafter by permission of Allah. Who loves our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) here won’t be harmed by anything with Allah’s permission. And their children will be on the right path with Allah’s permission.

  • The night of Mawlid is equal to Laylat-ul Qadr.

Shukr to Allah, we reached the month of Mawlid again. We should respect the month of Mawlid. Sheikh Effendi used to say, the more charity you make and read Mawlid, the better it is. This month should be known. Now they have come up with the 21st of April. They celebrate then too. But Sheikh Effendi didn’t approve it much. He didn’t like it. Nevertheless, they remember the Prophet, so it’s ok. But I see that they give more importance to it than Mawlid. They announce it as the week of the holy birth. It is fine if they do it… But they should celebrate it in this month – it must be in Rabi al-Awwal. As Hz. Sulaiman Chelebi, who wrote the Mawlid Sharif, said, the night of Mawlid is equal to Laylat-ul Qadr. It is almost equal because if there was no Prophet, there wouldn’t be Laylat-ul Qadr. The Qur’an was sent to him later of course. That’s why we have to respect it. Every time you give sadaqa, make Mawlid for our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), or make charity, make intention of Mawlid for the honor of our Prophet. Read a lot of salawat.

On mawlid night, inshaAllah mawlid will be read and prayers made. It is good to make salat al-tasbih. It is good to to stay awake that night. Of course, as much as one can do. Staying awake until a certain time, then having rest with the intention of waking up for tahajjud will be counted as if whole night was spent awake. And this is good news. May Allah let us reach it every year.

Alhamdulillah, we are now in the month of the birth of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), Rabi al-Awwal. Rabi al-Awwal – a very holy month. And there is holy night, night of the birth of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). It is equal to Laylat-ul Qadr. Because if no Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), it was no Laylat-ul Qadr. Laylat-ul Qadr coming after him. Because Qur’an in Laylat-ul Qadr given for Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). And it is created for Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). To love Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), it is order, it is obligatory for every Muslim. And we read in khutba Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), he said – “They cannot be real believer, if you will not love me more than your father and children and all human beings.” Nobody can be, mustn’t be more beloved for you more than Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).

  • It is very high rank to be believer.

Why he said, he is saying this? To make you real believer. Real believer… Muslim, it is different. And believer, real believer – different. It is very high rank to be believer. Like a sky for between Muslim and believer. Muslim – everybody say “la ilaha illAllah, Muhammad RasulAllah”, he’s Muslim. What he’s doing, he’s doing or not doing, he is just Muslim. But to be believer, this is what we’re ordered to be, mu’min – “Ya ayyuhal ladhina amanu”, “ya ayyuhal-mu’minun” This most order coming for believers. Who are not respecting Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), they are not believer, only they… Allah, He said for them “You are only Muslim, not believer”. What meaning? It is, you are in danger. Many things can take your belief. You can become out of Islam even.

So the most important thing in Islam is to love Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), he is savior for us. He will save us by his shafa’a/intercesssion. Without his shafa’a, it is not easy, not easy to come in this Judgment Day and to wait in this all, 1,000 of years you can wait. It is not a joke. It is, Allah telling this. He is the Creator and He is doing and He is saying to people how to save themselves. In Judgment Day no shadow (shade). Only Allah can make shadow for special people. And who are these special people? Prophet and Awliya and shuhada/martyrs and who are loving Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and doing what he said. They give them secret to be with them. This is really. Here maybe 1 hour under sun, people they are running away. Waiting in the queue half an hour also they will run away. But there is no place to run away from all this bad situation.

Only in this dunya Allah tell you what to do so you are very quick to be in jannah to be and take from hawdh-ul kawthar/ pool of Kawthar. This is water of Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). “Inna a’tainaka l-kawthar” (108:1) Allah give this for Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). And when people who first Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) (will give) intercession for them, they will drink and quickly go to jannah, to paradise, no waiting. And it is not difficult. You are people, they love… People who are very bad people. Why? Because they are making special things. They are making funny things, maybe they are enjoying their ego but real enjoyment to be with Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), to love him. And it is Allah give in this world before akhira, enjoyment, real enjoyment for your spiritual being. And it is for everybody. Not it is only for Arab, for Turk, for other. No, for who believe in, who believe in Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and love him, he is in satisfaction in dunya before akhira also. Because nothing can save you, even if you are Arab, also not important.

Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) was saying when this Abu Jahl, he died in battle of Badr, and Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, he come to him and say to him Prophet sent him to look and to kill. And he find him. He was injured, nearly dying. He said to him “Take this.” Abu Jahl, he was very proud. This proudness, it is very bad. You cannot imagine how it is very bad. For this Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) was very humble and he was hating proudness. Even in that situation, he said to Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Mas’ud “Don’t kill me with your sword. Your sword, it is dirty. Take my sword. It is more strong and cutting quickly. And say to your friend I hate him more than ever now.” This Abu Jahl, he said when even he was dying to Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). And when Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said this to Sayyidina Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) he said “My pharaoh, it is worse than Musa’s pharaoh”. Musa’s pharaoh, when he was dying, he said “I’ve become believer – Amantu”. But this one has become worse.

And they were making harming Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). He said “No Prophet was harmed like me.” And his tribe the best. Allah Azza wa Jalla said “I created Sayyidina Muhammad and give him the best nation and the best tribe and the best things.” But even these people when they are making harming to Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), Allah not looking for what they are. Only important thing here… Even his uncle Abu Lahab also. In Qur’an there is surah making bad description for him and for his wife (surah:111) It is not important to be very near for him or to be from his nation. No. Important thing for everybody to be loving him. And even Abu Lahab, when before, when Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) first born, they tell him “Your become (born), your nephew.” He was happy, give this slave woman something to make her happy. Because she… It was Monday. Every Monday in jahannam, in hell, it will punishment stopping and he given water from his finger. This is very small things. Because he was happy, Allah He was giving him. But other side, he was punishing him. Because he was not believing in him (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and he was harming all time.

So no need to be look for people and to take people saying “This is alim, this is not.” No. It is… Alim, real alim coming from Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), from murshid, from Masha’ikh. This other one artificial. Artificial alim, it is no benefit. It is a losing, making to lose your iman, you lose your faith. But real alim, all coming from Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). By one, by one, and it is giving benefit, not giving like other one. So alhamdulillah, the most important thing here to be loving Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). And who respecting and loving Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), we respect him. Who are saying he is man like us, we will not respect them. And now it is… In this month, we must make more salawat, we make every time more charity and salah. Night of 12th of Rabi al-Awwal – Mawlid. Even you can do every day Mawlid also. You must think and be happy, because he is our happiness here and hereafter. To be with him, it is the greatest happiness. Allah make this for us and for our children. And when you… In our country, baby beginning to speak, they ask him “Whom you love?” They said mother, father. No they said you must first say Allah, after Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), after father. This is teaching also for small children to put love of Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) in their heart, small heart. And he also for you, there will be benefit for you.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.

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)

Who is The Expert?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim

O madad, Ya Sultanu l-Anbiya. Now we are coming to speak something in’sha Allah, to Salafi ulamas. What is mission of ulama? Their mission must be to follow the Seal of Prophets’ way. They must try to follow right path that the Seal of Prophets (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) showing us. To go on it. What was the Seal of Prophets’ teaching method? Holy Quran saying, asta’idh biLlah,

inna arsalnaka shahidan wa mubashshiran wa nazira

We have sent you as witness and bringer of good tidings and warner (33:45).

It is like sun in skies. So clear. This is an endless ocean, but, it is only to show majesty and might and most glory belongs to the Creator. But they are speaking only these 3, 4 words? No. That is according our understanding level.

wada’iyan ila Allahi bi-idhnihi wasirajan munira

And one who invites to Allah , by His permission, and an illuminating lamp (33:46).

Subhan Allahi l-Alliyi l-Azim, Allahu Akbar. Eh, that holy verse showing to all mankind real mission as well as real being of the Seal of Prophets (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). You must use your minds. Christian brothers, Jewish brothers, you must use your mentality and your wisdom. You know that you are Book-given people. Old Testament for the Children of Isra’il, New Testament through Jesus Christ, for the Children of Isra’il also. Saying, Allah Almighty speaking to Sayyidina Musa, peace be upon him, making clear the prophecy and messenger-hood of Moses to Children of Isra’il.

Then time going on. Today is not a copy from yesterday, as well tomorrow, not going to be a photocopy from today. Everyday there are new appearances for everything. You also, you are not same one as yesterday. And tomorrow you are not going to be as you are now, here, to be tomorrow, same, no. Allahu Akbar, Azamatu liLlah. All religions based on tazimu l-haqq, glorifying the Creator. Therefore everyday there is another appearance and through that appearance coming another glorifying for the Lord of Creation. You must understand.

O Salafi ulamas, open your ears to hear and to understand. The conditions from the time of Moses just changed to the time of Jesus Christ. And, the time of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam everything just changed. Understanding now we are living in a time that steps of people not going endlessly because you know, O Salafi ulamas, hilal, crescent of Ramadan, first night is a very thin crescent. And then, second night is going to be more. Third, fourth, until 15th of Ramadan or 15th of any other month you are looking that it is a full moon with a perfect appearance.

From Adam alaihi salam who was declaring to people. Five pages or one page was enough for his sons. Then when he is passing, coming on behalf of him, his son Seth alaihi salam. And that Nur, heavenly light growing and granted to Seth alaihi salam. More than ten pages coming for people living on Earth. Then coming others, coming, coming, and people getting more and more and more. They are in need. They were needy for a full moon and through every prophet heavenly lights going to be granted to people a little bit more, a little bit more, more, more and reaching to Moses. In his time there is a crescent, perhaps it was half crescent. It was enough.

Then Allah Almighty sending Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ coming with another heavenly light and he was trying to spread that Nur through living people with miracles. And his miracles were so powerful. For what? Because he was mubashshir (bearer of good tidings). He was giving good tidings for the coming of the Seal of Prophets (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Therefore he was granted such strong miracles. For a person with a perfect understanding it is impossible to refuse because he was giving good tidings for the last one, for a best one, for the perfect one.

And Children of Isra’il they can’t carry this. They can’t carry, even the bearer of good tidings, mubashshir. ‘Ey,’ saying, ‘we are not accepting you’. And they did what is the worst, they tried to take away mubashshir, who is giving good tidings of full moon. They tried to take him away. We are not saying to kill, asking to take him away. May take him through his physical being but they can’t touch his real being. Good-tiding-giver for the last one. That is the reason that the Children of Isra’il were asking Moses to be the last one for everyone. Even not for everyone, to be only for the Children of Isra’il.

And the Lord of Heavens asking to grant from His divine, heavenly grants to all nations. Why you are trying to prevent it? Can’t be. And they did their worst for Jesus Christ. And Jesus Christ also, Allah Almighty taking him up. Disappeared. But, amusing themselves, they are bringing cross, putting one person on it, and saying ‘we killed him, now just finished’. Astaghfirullah. It is a scenario. No nation may make a scenario like Children of Isra’il. Up to today, first class.

Sayyidina Moses, peace be upon him, very angry with them, so angry. ‘Don’t put anything of your understandings through Revelation. That coming to me from heavens. Why you are doing that? I am leaving you and going away!’ Taking them to Sahara desert. Because Moses, peace be upon him, his teachings were not enough (for) coming generations. When coming the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, coming as a full moon. And full moon is perfect form. You can’t imagine after a full moon another perfect form.

Therefore now, if all nations may continue to eternity that full moon is enough for everyone. No need to look this, to look that. Our listeners use your mentality a little bit. You must know that everyone asking to learn something. And you must ask as Allah Almighty saying:

fas-al bihi khabira

Ask then about Him of any acquainted (with such things) (25:59).

O our Salafi ulamas, fas-al bihi khabira, ayatu l-karima or kalam un-nas? Holy verse or not? As you claim we are Salafi ulamas, give to me, ishrah-li, give more than explanation, give a commentary about that, fas-al bihi khabira. To whom Allah Almighty addressing? Say, you are ulamas, fas-al bihi khabira. These words are like oceans. That everyone must ask. For what they must ask? For whom they must ask? For which purpose they must ask? These are important three words. One holy verse, say? I am knowing nothing but you are claiming you are Salafi ulamas, say? Fas-al, to whom addressing Allah Almighty? To whom? Say? To Rasulullah? Rasulullah, Allah Almighty,

allama l-Quran

Taught the Quran (55:2)

allamahu l-bayan

Taught him eloquence (55:4).

He is Rasul thaqalayn (of the two weighty things), the Seal of Prophets. That address, addressing whom? Say? Fas-al, this address, addressing whom? Say? You are saying we are ulamas, I am asking. Fas-al, to whom addressing Holy Quran? Say? Doctors of Sharia, say? Ulamas of Azhar, fas-al, to whom? Allah Almighty is sending that holy verse fas-al bihi, that ‘bihi’ is another ocean. Subhanallah, Subhanallah. The question you must ask for everything that you need, is to someone who knows beginning and ending. Khabir. Khabir can’t be naqis (deficient). Khabir must be kamil, perfect. Fas-al bihi khabira, have you found him?

O Salafi ulamas, do you think that you looked for someone who is ‘khabir’? Expert? Have you found an expert? And you asked about this holy verse? For everything, fas-al bihi. What does it mean ‘bihi’? You may ask because everything in existence, it is clear. If you are looking and finding key, you may enter and you may know. But important, to find who is carrying that key. Khabir, that is that one, who carrying key for opening to you khaza’in, hidden treasures.

And say that ‘we know nothing’. And I am a humble servant advising you to find a ‘khabir’, expert. And ask, first ask for me. I am nothing. Ask for me also first, then, if you like, accept, or you may refuse. It is not important. Ask first that person. ‘Everyday saying so many things, mostly we are not understanding’. Ey, if you are not understanding, must be someone that can understand You must ask. I am saying to Salafi ulamas. Fas-al, ask for me, for those people who have a power for understanding and showing to you the personalities of people.

May Allah forgive us, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah. Huuu.. Fatiha.

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

(Sohbat excerpt, July 7, 2010)

Why Angels Bow To Adam (as)

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Mohammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibendi (Qs), Sohbat – 20th February 2010.

Nur-Muhammad-saw

Dastur Ya Sayidi, madad Ya Sayidi La Ilaha illa Allah La Ilaha illa Allah La Ilaha illa Allah Sayidina Nabiyuna Mawlana Muhammadun Rasulullah alayhi alfu alfu salat, alfu alfu salam zidhu Ya Rabbi izzan wa Sharafa, wa Ridwanan wa Sultanan Madad, Ya Sultan al Awliya Assalamu alaykum, Ibadallah, wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Dastur Ya Rijal Allah madad, Ya Sahib al Zaman, Ya Sahib al Waqt, Sayidina al Mahdi (as). Allahumma zidhu izzan wa sharafa wa karrimhu Ya Rabb

You know our situation O our Lord, we ask Your forgiveness forgive us and we are looking for Your blessings. And we are saying, Audhu Billahi min al shaytan al rajim Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim O Listeners, give whole care for something that you can’t easily find through east and west. And this is a new foundation that opened for servants of Lord, to protect them and to put them in safe way here and Hereafter. Therefore, say: Audhu Billahi min al shaytan al rajim Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim, our sword. One heavenly sword may do more than all swords through the hands of people. One, enough. Heavenly sword. Billions of people are carrying swords, in front of That One’s sword, all of them should fall down from the hands of people. Heavenly subjects, most important subjects for people. If you can reach all treasures on this world instead of one sword’s power, it is zero. Zero can’t give to people anything. Therefore the Lord of Heavens, ordered Sayidina Adam, peace be upon him. “Ahbitu”… Yes?
“Qulna Ahbitu Minha Jami’an” (2:38)

Because shaytan just, does for you, his worst. And he declared war against you, Adam and Eve (as) and against all your generation. I am throwing that one on Earth and also I am ordering you. That is very strange… very strange meaning or understanding from Holy Quran. Why had Adam been sent to be on Earth? Because shaytan did his worst for that one whom Allah Almighty created to be Khalif on Earth. And shaytan was his most dangerous enemy. First, the Lord of Heavens sending, shaytan thrown away from Paradise to Earth. Allah Almighty ordering a fight between Adam (as) and shaytan. But that heaven was not land of war, or, war field, there. There was thrown first, Iblis, shaytan, to fall down, and when he fell down 99 times (rolling) on Earth. Because he had been sent with heavenly anger. “Down! Go from here!” O our… what? …Salafi ulamas, what is your understanding (about) that cursed shaytan, who had been thrown down, to be on Earth? because shaytan was declaring war against Adam. Shaytan looking to make Adam not to be in Paradise. In Paradise it was impossible to touch Adam and his generation. But just he went in, with a trick, making and… First of all, he was kicked down. And then the Lord of Heavens ordering Adam (as), “You and your wife go after shaytan, he tried to do his worst to you and your generation. And I am the Lord of Heavens, I am the Lord of All Creation, I know what is going to be! And what I said
“Wa Kalimatu Allahi Hiya Al-Ulya” (9:40)

O Salafi ulamas “while it was the Word of Allah that became the uppermost”(9:40) –

what does it mean? Say?! As you are claiming, ‘We are knowing from real knowledge’. I am asking, I am nothing! But you are claiming that you are something. I am asking. What does it mean? “Wa Kalimatu Allahi Hiya Al-Ulya” (9:40)

What Allah Almighty said and His Command, must be highest. Not anyone is going to be after that, Allah Almighty’s words. He said, “All Creation, bow to Adam”. Yes, O Salafi ulamas, Yes, O Salafi ulamas, Allah almighty… He was not looking, not seeing, not hearing? Not willing, not asking? He was absent when He ordered all angels to make sajdah? He was looking like this or seeing? He ordered “Bow to Adam, make sajdah to Adam”. Why saying? Why saying? Because He was granting from His Divinely attribute to Sayidina Adam (as), and saying, “What I am saying, My Word is highest. No one’s words are going to be over My Holy Words. I said, I ordered all… to angels to make sajdah, to bow to Adam (as) and I am looking. For what Allah Almighty was ordering angels to bow to Adam? Adam… Listen here, and then think on it, Salafi ulamas.

You know that when all angels had just been ordered to make sajdah, must be some wisdoms, some secrets there. Allah Almighty never ordering angels to make sajdah to Adam’s physical body, yes? What do you think? Hmm? haykal Adam… Allah Almighty ordering angels to make sajdah? Do you think so? You are wrong! No… And if that secret not going to be clear for Adam He would not order angels to make sajdah. Because, when He ordered angels, the Lord of Heavens and the Creator of Sayidina Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) just was dressing on Adam, ‘Nur Muhammadi’. Lights of Sayidina Rasulullah (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Sayidina Muhammad, peace be upon him, from Eternal up to Eternal. First they are looking, ‘haykal’ -statue, ‘haykal’ of Adam, statue, they are looking like this. Then coming Heavenly Order from heavens saying: Usjudu Adam! When He ordered the angels, He dressed from His Divine lights on Sayidina Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), zidhu ya Rabbi, nuran wa surura. And, angels were’nt able to stand up, ‘kharru sujjada’ -all of them bowing. Is it true, Salafi ulamas? What you are saying? Angels just bowing to material being of Adam? Or something else? Material being, no value. But when He ordered angels for bowing, just dressed him from His Divinely Lights. And that Divinely Nur, Divinely Light appearing on Sayidina Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), Just appeared, ‘Haqiqat al Muhammadiyah’. Real Being of Sayidina Muhammad, Salallahu alayhi wa sallam. And angels, ‘bila taraddud’, without hesistating… Not only angels, but all heavenly beings and heavens falling to sajdah, because,

Fa Lamma Tajalla Rabbuhu… Falamma Tajalla Rabbuhu Li Jabali “Ja`alahu Dakkan Wa Kharra Musá Sa`iqan” (7:143) You must understand. I am a weak servant. I am not claiming ‘knowing this, knowing that’, but you are claiming you are Salafi ulamas. Say! When Allah Almighty just giving from His Divinely Lights, one ray, hmm? Wa Lakini Anzur Ila Jabali, Allah Almighty saying for Moses (pbuh) that, he is from 5 big ones, ‘Ulul Azim’. Ulul Azim ones. He was asking, ‘I like to see You’. “You can’t carry this, you can’t carry but look, at that huge mountain, what is going to be”. And, not any one understanding the time (in which), that huge mountain reached, to dust only. And Sayididna Musa (as) falling down. That is something else, the Day of ‘Ahd al Mithaq’, the Day of Oaths.

When Adam was created and Allah Almighty was asking to declare to all angels because, they were objecting when Allah Almighty informing that I am making My Khalif, My Deputy. They were saying, their understanding was not reaching for what Lord of Heavens was asking for a new creation. And ordering ourselves to accept that one, because he should be through whole creation. All Creation going to be for him. And all Creation must know about him. And all Creation must know that he had been granted to be Deputy through heavens. But no deputy for Allah Almighty through Divinely levels. That is “Kuntu kanzan makhfiyan”. The levels of Divinely Presence that’s impossible, that is, “Kuntu kanzan makhfiyan”. Wa la Yazal, He was saying, “I am a secret treasure”. Unknown, and I ask My Divinely Will, giving a way for a creation, that people must know, that are asking for Me, ‘Who is Allah?’ For showing them something on their understanding level. I said, only I am ‘Kuntu kanzan makhfiyyan’. I was a secret secret treasure, ‘wa la Yazal’.

And Allah Almighty continuously He is a hidden treasure, a secret treasure. No one can be able to know, only what He is giving, you may know, but about His Divinely Being, no one knowing. Therefore, the levels of heavens, they are levels for Creation. Allah Almighty asking to show people, because they are asking, ‘Who is our Lord?’ “Ya Musa, can we look at Him? Can we see Him?” And Sayidina Musa (as) also was asking, ‘O my Lord, You are speaking to me, I like to look at You’. And the Lord of Heavens saying, ‘You can’t. You can’t but I am going to be, My Divinely …Divinely Will, going to be an appearance on that huge mountain’. Huge mountain, what does it mean? It was… Yes, Salafi ulamas, -al jabal, the mountain. That mountain means, so many meanings, but, ila al jabal’, that everything in existence, if you are putting together, may be that huge mountain, huge heap. And sending, through a time that no one can be able to catch that time scale. And, Huuu… Going down, and Sayidina Musa (as) also falling down to sajdah, and saying, ‘O my Lord, I am asking forgiveness that I asked (for) something that is not for me. Then coming, O Salafi ulamas, the day of… that Allah Almighty ordering angels, ‘Make sajdah, bow to Adam’. And with his simple material being, it is not suitable to be bowed (to). No! Never! When he ordered angels, just putting on Adam from His Heavenly Appearance, may be less, less, billions, or trillions, or quadrillion times small, coming over Adam. Huuu… Then angels, Huuu… running to sajdah, bowing to Adam.

What about shaytan? Shaytan was looking at material being of Adam and was saying, ‘You created Adam from mud, and You created me from fire. His level, first level, or lowest level, for understanding himself. And Sayidina Rasulullah (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), was asking his fire to be changed to lights. Then a lightening coming on Sayidina Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), Angels have been created from lightenings of heavens, they are quickly running to sajdah. Therefore, don’t think that prostration going to be done to creation, no. But when Allah Almighty dressing that one from His Heavenly Dress and appearing from Divinely levels, or heavenly levels, lightening. That is making people… That makes all angels to bow to Adam. This is very important, very very fine and endless understanding for it. All Creation may understand something, by reaching to that point, ‘Why Allah Almighty ordering angels to bow to Adam’. Not to Adam. When He dressed from His Heavenly Dress angels, and when appeared heavenly lights, that belong to Divinely Lights, angels were’nt able to stand up and falling down in sajdah. Sajdah to lights, except Iblis, because he was created from fire, he couldn’t distinguish what he had been created, and what secret for the Creation of the Seal of Prophets (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), Habibullah, most glorified one.

Therefore, we are coming on an important point, that Salafi ulamas may understand, if they are throwing away from their hearts, (SN: hardness) …and also envy and anger and and jealousy. shaytan’s heart was full with those bad attributes, that making him to look and to see that is Adam, You created him now and you are saying for all of us to make sajdah, to bow to him, and he was saying, I was just feeling that all heavenly levels is ‘Ubudiyyah’, -worshipping, and I was liking to be, instead of Adam, for myself to be on that point. He was looking to Adam. Not looking at his distinction, (what was the) differentiation between himself and Adam. Therefore saying, ‘You created Adam from earth and me from fire’. And he was saying, ‘I am best or more special creature, to be for that divine, divine honour. I was thinking it was for me and You are giving it to Adam. I am not accepting. He was looking what thing appeared through Adam, he wasn’t seeing this. Therefore, when the appearance just appeared on Adam, making all of Creation to fall down in sajdah, divinely lights, but that one who was looking, at Adam’s appearance and creation, was standing like a statue, not falling down for sajdah.

When this happened, Iblis shaytan, diabolo, saying, ‘I am declaring war against Adam and his generation’. And then, Allah Almighty ordering “Get out, Get out”. And he was out from Paradise, Adam was in with Eve. And Allah Alighty just saying to them, “That is My grant to you, O Adam, that you should be here. Everything for you, except one point that I don’t like, don’t come near to that tree”. And that tree was something else, perhaps they may grant to me, to speak on the secret of that tree for another association. May Allah forgive us. Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah Aziz Allah, Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah Subhan Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah Sultan Allah dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum, Fatiha