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.


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.


An Interview –
Saltanat TV Broadcast – Saturday 18th October 2014, Lefke – Cyprus

10:00 pm – An Interview

In an interview with a journalist from a Cypriot newspaper Sheikh Bahauddin talks about his memories of his father and about his father’s mission and achievements. He also emphasizes Mawlana’s deep connection to Cyprus and Cypriots and the intention of his successor Sheikh Mehmet to honor this and keep the derga in Lefke as the headquarters of the tariqa.


Al Haqqania

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Al Haqqani

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat – June, 1998.

Dastur, yā Sayyidī, Madad Madad, yā Sultān al-Anbiyā’ Madad, yā Sultān al-Awliyā’, Madad, yā Sadātinā l-kirām. A‘ūdhu bi-Llāhi min ash-shaytāni r-rajīm ،Bismi-Llāhi r-Rahmāni r-Rahīm Lā hawla wa lā quwwata illa bi-Llāhi l-‘Aliyyi l-‘Azīm O Allāh, inspire us with righteousness and protect us from the evil of our egos! This is a message from our generous guardians & masters from my master Sultan al-Awliyā’ ‘Abd Allāh ad-Dāghistānī may Allāh Most High increase his station evermore through his servant Shaykh Muhammad Nāzim al-Haqqānī, the one carrying the byname al-Haqqānī.

As tensions increase in the land because moral corruption arose after Sultan ar-Rashād and spread rapidly among communities and individuals, from house to house, from neighborhood to neighborhood. Corruption has spread and ignorance has become common and darkness rules and Iblīs and his armies have taken control of large portions of mankind and possessed their hearts with the darkness of unbelief, hypocrisy and dissent. May Allāh protect us and you from falling into the temptations of evil, as they surround people on their left and on their right, from in front and from behind them, from below as well as from above, so that there is no spot left without evil – announcing corruption has taken leadership in the land, and the secret of the noble verse has become apparent. I seek refuge with Allāh: “and they fear a day whose evil will be widespread” (76:7) “and they fear a day whose evil will be widespread.”

This is our day: evil with countless wings flying over the land and over Allāh’s servants. So beware with utmost care, O servants of Allāh, Allāh Himself is warning you of destruction, annihilation, and ruin. So don’t blame anyone but yourselves if something hits you from the wrath of the All-Compelling! Join the ranks of the pious ones to be saved from annihilation and destruction in this world and on the Day of Decision.

You grew up in an age full of darkness in which there is no discerning between wrong and right and in which the orders of the Creator, Exalted is He, are not obeyed and people are ruled by their desires. “and they refuse common kindnesses” (107:7) although the Exalted reprimands them, saying, “Have you seen the one, who has taken his desires for his god?” (45:23). And He ordered them to go against their egos and desires and shaytān and this world while they were in a majestic setting – “The day We punish them with the greater punishment, We shall truly take revenge.” (44:16) So beware with utmost care. O servants of Allāh, fear Allāh, fear Allāh, regarding yourselves and your spouses and your children and your deeds.

“Show mercy to those on earth so that who is in heavens will show you mercy!” “Who doesn’t show mercy won’t be shown mercy.” This is a definite rule. Whose heart is bereft of mercy definitely the wrath of the All-Compelling will come down upon him. So beware with utmost care if there is no mercy in the servant’s heart for the servants of Allāh, be warned of the darkness/oppression. The Exalted, He says, “Verily, I have forbidden Myself oppression, so don’t oppress!” It is pure oppression which leads the servants to destruction, bringing ruin to the land, from East to West, from North to South.

I am warning you and I say: Beware of the anger of the ego and beware of fanaticism. There is no fanaticism in the religion of Islam, nor in the religion of Christianity, nor in the Jewish religion. You must show mercy, and if you are merciful, Allāh will be merciful to you. Stand straight in the court of al-Haqq and “do what is good, verily, Allāh loves those who do good!” (2:195) There can’t be the least doubt “Allah is Witness over what you do.”(3:98) and not an atom’s weight escapes Him neither of good nor of evil! So understand, O servants of Allāh, that verily, Allāh orders you to be just and equitable. Give Allāh’s servants the rights you owe them! That is enough.

Wherever you find the fire of dissension you must extinguish it! Whoever strives to extinguish the fire of dissension his Lord will reward him with a reward from Himself and He will say on the Day of Gathering, and also before the Day of Gathering during his worldly existence, He will single him out through the abundance of light appearing in him as if he was the sun in the sky. O servants of Allāh, it is your duty to help those who are in distress. This is a matter of great importance, which will please the Lord, Exalted is He & Most High. There is no action more beloved to Allāh Most High than helping those who are in distress.

The one thing better than helping the distressed is to help those crying for help, (from a poem:) “O You, Who help the one calling for help, if You don’t help us, who will help? And we have no Lord as Helper except for You, O Lord of the servants!” We are asking for Your help. O our Lord support us with a special support by the high rank of Your Beloved, the Chosen [al-Mustafa], Your Messenger, with whom Allāh is pleased [al-Murtada], Master of the First & the Last, whom You sent as a Mercy for all the worlds by the sanctity of al-Fātiha.

This is what I have to say & I’m asking forgiveness for myself & for you & all believers. Success belongs to those who ask forgiveness, so I ask Allāh for forgiveness. Regarding the daily practices [awrād]: There is permission for all that which Mawlana (Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh) has assigned to us, according to your capacity. As much as you can do keep to the awrād of the Shaykh! To increase the honor of the Prophet (salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam). al-Fātiha.

Sh. Hisham: We don’t understand what al-Haqqānī is. It’s a new name.

Shaykh Nāzim: Al-Haqqānī is the one who never accepts oppression or injustice. Every human has rights. Don’t say: this one is a Druze, that is a Christian, this is Alawi, that one is a Shia; that a Syrian, that a Lebanese or Iraqi. This one’s a Jordanian, that a Saudi. This is a Turk, that an Arab! Each sect and each individual from each community has the right to enjoy existence in their world so that they may progress by their acts of obedience to their Lord, Exalted and Most High. And Allāh, the Exalted, has made this earth a place where all servants can enjoy their existence. Every servant has a right to live in whatever country he likes!

Bonding with the Heart of the Shaykh (Rabita i-Sharifa)

Bonding the Heart with the Shaykh

“In our path (the Naqshbandiyya) arriving at the degree of perfection is related to a loving bond (rabita) with the exemplary shaykh. The sincere disciple, through his love of the shaykh, receives divine energy (fayd) from the inner being (batin) of the shaykh and becomes colored with the color of the shaykh, having an essential connection to the shaykh… They call this annihilation in the shaykh, the beginning of true annihilation [in God]. [Anyone doing] dhikr without bonding his heart with the master (rabita) and without achieving annihilation in the shaykh will not arrive.” –Khwaja Muhammad Masum Rabbani, Maktubat

In terms of the spiritual practices described here, namely, recollection of God (dhikr) and contemplation of God (muraqaba), the most efficacious method for spiritual development arises from the bond (rabita) with the mentor that enables the seeker to benefit from the focused energy of the shaykh’s spiritual attention (tawajjuh). The success of spiritual travel depends on cultivating the relationship with the spiritual guide; solitary recollection without this bond will make the goal (the vision of God) extremely difficult, if not impossible, to reach. The need for this bond grows out of the principle that the Sufi genealogical chain (silsila) conducts the divine energy (fayd) mediated by the Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam). Without a sound connection to the shaykh one remains disconnected from God. The spiritual tie (rabita) determines the disciple’s progress.

Mawlana ‘Abd al Rahman Jami (d. 898/1492) gives one of the earliest and most complete descriptions of rabita for the Naqshbandiyya. Being with the spiritual guide is equivalent to being in the company with one of the protégés of God, since they both have the highest degree of perfection in contemplating the divine essence (maqam-i mushahada) and also cause tears to flow when imparting the recollection of God. The venerable Khwaja ‘Ubaydullah Ahrar, wrote in his Fiqarat, “The shadow of the master is better than the recollection of God (dhikr)” which the venerable Imam Ahmad as-Sirhindi later interpreted as the superiority of rabita over dhikr, because without a complete connection to the shaykh the seeker will not be able to derive full benefit from recollection of God.

Historically rabita was an essential component of both companionship with the shaykh (suhbat) and ability to receive his transmission of spiritual energy (tawajjuh). This concept of bonding can also be traced to the writings of Najmuddin Kubra (d. 618/1221) and Abu Hafs as-Suhrawardi (d. 632/1234). A century later ‘Ala’uddawla Simnani (d. 736/1336), who wrote about the schema of colors and subtle centers, mentions how the tie of the heart with the master (rabita-yi shaykhi) determines the quality of bonding with the Prophet (rabita-yi nabawi). Later Sufis describe the disciple’s ego as dissolving in the shaykh (fana’ fi’l-shaykh) before becoming annihilated in the Prophet and eventually God. The bond with the shaykh (rabita) in the Sufi path corresponds to the Ka’ba in the shari’a; both are means of worship between the Creator and the created, since God’s light had been confirmed both in the Ka’ba (the house of God) and in the heart of God’s slave.

This intentional flow of fayd from the pir is often described as spiritual attention (tawajjuh, tasarruf, himma) which hastens the disciple’s inner transformation as a profound bond develops with the shaykh. When a disciple becomes psychologically and emotionally attuned with the guide, the shaykh’s spiritual attention can work effectively.

The concept of divinely emanating power in the larger paradigm of protégés of God acting as mediators between humans and God explains how the shaykh can positively influence a disciple’s behavior or cure others of undesirable conditional and illnesses. The Indian Naqshbandi mystic Sher Muhammad’s (d. 1346-47/1928) multidimensional spiritual attention, for example, changed common people’s worldly situation through lectures and discussions. Depending on a disciple’s capacity, he would transmit this divine grace through physical contact, with a handshake or touching their forehead or places on their chest. Physical distance does not impair the transmission of divine energy when “hearts are near,” i.e., when there is a close bond between the shaykh and disciple. The venerable Mawlana Rumi attributes a similar type of silent companionship and a wordless transmission to the third Caliph, Uthman ibn Affan.

When Uthman (r) became Caliph he went to the pulpit (minbar) [to give a sermon].
People waited for him to say something, [but] he did not say anything. He [just] kept looking intently at the people, causing [such] a state of ecstasy to descent upon the people that they could not leave nor have any idea where each other were sitting. Never with a hundred admonishments, preaching’s, and sermons would they have had such an excellent state. [Nor] would they have received [such] benefits and have [had such] secrets revealed with so much effort and preaching. Until the end of the session he kept looking at them like this without uttering a word. When he wanted to decent from the pulpit he said “It is better that you have an effective imam [leader] rather than a prattling imam”

Perfect rabita, however, is not only a function of tawajjuh, but is achieved from the simultaneous efforts of both the master and disciple in a reciprocal process. While the disciple receives the shaykh’s focused spiritual attention the disciple continuously visualizes the shaykh’s face.

Shaykh al-Ishraaq Mawlana Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (qs)

Shaykh al-Ishraaq Mawlana Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (qs)

The Secret Order of the Ancient Khwajagan

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

The highest level of esoteric knowledge originating from the Hadith of the Prophet of God, peace and blessings be upon him, holds that an executive group of Muslim Saints directs the spiritual evolution of all living creatures in the solar system.

The Ahadith cite the exact number of these Saints, their location, their functions and the condition of their hearts. The Khwajagan, their heirs, who are known to be possessors of phenomenal mystical powers such as Tay al-Ard (telekinesis, thaumaturgical teleportation: the ability to travel throughout the universe within the ‘twinkle of an eye‘, also the term for ‘the ability to appear at different places at one and the same time’), and Kashf and Ilham (highly advanced psychic and telepathic communication) work on their behalf, to implement their spiritual plans throughout the world. Whenever the Khwajagan reappeared throughout history, the winds of major spiritual changes began to blow.

There are Ahadith of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be with him) which highlight some of the supernatural powers and abilities of these great Muhammadan Saints. In his masterpiece “Kashf Al Mahjub” (the oldest treatise written on Sufism) Ali b. Uthman al Hujwiri narrates the following Hadith attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, “If ye knew Allah as He ought to be known, ye would walk on the seas and the mountains would move at you call”.

It is narrated on the authority of Abd Alllah Ibn Mas’ud, who is cited in Imam Abu Nu’aym al-Asfahani’s Magnum Opus “Hilyat-ul-Awliya” that the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him said:

“Allah Almighty has created three hundred people, whose hearts are like that of Adam, and He created forty people whose hearts are like Moses. He also created seven people whose hearts are like that of Abraham, and he created five people with a heart like that of Gabriel, and three people with a heart like that of Mika’il and only one person with a heart like that of Rafa’il (Raphael).  Such a person will live among the people, and through his prayers, by Allah Almighty’s permission, life and deathrain and prosperity will come and calamity will be averted.”

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal relates in “Musnad-e-Ahmad”: “…By virtue of them (the Substitutes: Al Abdaal), Allah Almighty provides rain and by virtue of them, Allah Almighty provides help against the enemies. By virtue of them, Allah Almighty’s punishment is averted”. (Musnad-e-Ahmad)

Imam Suyuti and others have accepted that the narrations concerning these pious men, the Substitutes, have reached the status of Tawaatur (highest form of authenticity) (refer Nazmul Mutanaathir minal hadithil mutaawatir pgs.231-232) and has written a complete treatise regarding this topic in which he mentions, “There are several narrations regarding them.

Among those are the narrations of: 1) Sayyidina Umar ibn al-Khattaab, 2) Sayyidina Ali, 3) Sayyidina Hudhayfa, 4) Sayyidina Anas, 5) Sayyidina Ubaadah ibn Saamit, 6) Sayyidina Abd Alllah ibn Abbas, 7) Sayyidina Abd Alllah ibn Umar, 8) Sayyidina Abd Alllah ibn Mas’ood, 9) Sayyidina Awf ibn Maalik, 10) Sayyidina Mu’aadh ibn Jabal, 11) Sayyidina Waathila ibn al-Asqaa, 12) Sayyidina Abu-Sa’eed al-Khudriy, 13) Sayyidina Abu Hurayra, 14) Sayyidina Abud-Dardaa,

15) Sayyidatuna Umm Salmah and many others which are impossible to be enumerated.”

(al-Khabaru Daal vol.2 pg.455 of al-Haawi)

This executive group of Saints is in communication with highly evolved humans collectively known since the 8th century A.D. as the Khwajagan, who possess phenomenal telekinetic, psychic and telepathic powers and the ability to communicate to their followers through dreams and to miraculously appear and instruct in the plans of the executive group.  Operating from numerous centers, some of which are in Western nations, the Khwajagan are responsible for peacefully implementing the spiritual plans of the executive group.

If the spiritual development of humanity in general is progressing satisfactorily, the Khwajagan remain nearly inactive for decades, but reactivate if civilization is advancing too rapidly, or too slowly, to be in accord with the overall spiritual development of the other various denizens of the universe. Major centers of power from which the Khwajagan operate include the Khurasan (Hindu Kush) region and Afghanistan, and such towns as Bokhara and Balkh.

Black Banners

People throughout the centuries who have brought major spiritual or cultural changes to large segments of humanity have studied under the Khwajagan and their heirs, the Naqshbandi Shaykhs.  This inner tradition still continues and will continue until the most elite of them appear with black banners as the Knights of the Awaited Imam, Al Mahdi, who with the aid of his chivalrous Knights, and the second coming of Christ, shall restore balance to the universe and bring peace on earth.

It is related on the authority Thawbaan (Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah said, “When you see the black banners coming from Khurasan, go to them immediately, even if you must crawl over ice.  Indeed, with them is the Caliph al Mahdi” (Ibn Majah, Al-Hakim, Ahmad)

Ibn Masood reported: “We went to the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, and he came out with good news — and happiness was easily recognizable upon his face. When we asked him about a matter he would tell us about it, and we were never silent about anything until he spoke of it, until a party from the Banu Hashim passed by amongst whom were Al Hasan and Al Husayn, peace be upon them. When he saw them he hugged them with tears in his eyes, so we asked: ‘O Messenger of Allah’ we see something has changed your face which distresses us.’ Thereupon he replied: ‘We are a family of a House for whom Allah has chosen the Hereafter rather than the present. After me my family will be refugees, driven out of countries until the black banners are raised in the east. They will ask for their right but they will not be given it, so they will ask again for it, and they will not be given it, so they will fight and be given victory. Those of you or your descendants, who live during that time, go to the Imam of the family of my House even if you have to crawl over ice to him. Indeed, they are banners of guidance. They will deliver it to a man from the family of my House his name is the same as my name, and the name of his father is the same as my father, and he will fill the ground with fairness and justice.” (Abu Dawood, Al Hakim, At-Tirmizi, Ibn Hibban, Ibn Majhah, Au Ash-Shaykh, Ibn Adiy, Abu Dhabi, Ibn Asakir and Abu Nuaym)

The League

Prior to bringing about great changes on the planet earth, the Khwajagan Saints were known to penetrate all significant levels of society and cause first an internal change followed by an external change.  Inner circles of Islamic mystics hold that this has already begun to take place in major centers of power throughout the world under the spiritual influence of Muslim Saints.

The Grand Mufti of Turkish Cyprus and Qutb of the Naqshbandiyya declared this almost a decade ago while visiting Southeast Asia.  Khwaja Muhammad Nazim said in Sri Lanka,

“We know that this world is being prepared for huge appearances. In a short while there will be a common change, physically and then spiritually…I am knowing and you must believe that I have come on the order of the Divine Will. I have come on the command of the Prophet and of the Saints…I have not come to this place but to make Haq (truth) to be like the bright light of the sun.”

Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr mentions a branch of Islamic mystics affiliated to the Khwajagan who secretly operate at the highest levels even in Al Azhar as a secret society of the Naqshbandiyya.  Al Azhar is the world’s oldest university and Sunni Islam’s foremost seat of learning.

In his foreword to the English translation of ‘Risala-yi Lubb al Lubab dar Sayr wa Suluk-i Ulu’l Albab’ (Kernel of the Kernel: Concerning the Wayfaring and Spiritual Journey of the People of Intellect) Professor Nasr writes, “…at Al Azhar university…there is a very secret branch of the Naqshbandiyya Order tailored especially for the ‘Ulema of that eminent Sunni centre of learning”.

It is for the task of bringing mankind closer to their spiritual stations and Realities; which will bring them closer to world peace, that the Muslim Saints have recently begun to show themselves and some of their spiritual powers to people throughout the world, something which was almost prohibited over the last two centuries, particularly after the demise of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924.

These Saints are reaching out to all of the Sons of Adam, from East to West, to both men and women, Muhammadan and non-Muhammadan, Muslim and non-Muslim, to protect them and equip them spiritually for what is about to befall mankind at large.

The Last Stand

For these Saints, this is a last attempt to divert the major chastisement and curse which is about to befall mankind for their heedlessness towards the preservation of the environment, endangered species and their habitat, squandering of the world’s natural resources and most importantly; not caring for their fellow humans at large and the underprivileged from amongst them.

This universal disaster coming towards mankind, which will manifest itself as the third major world war, wherein so many people will be killed that according to the reports from the Hadith of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his family, ‘a bird flying over the corpses at such a time will fall dead due to the stench of the dead bodies and yet would not have crossed’ is drawing near.

The Khwajagan Saints have been deputed now to save mankind and pave the way for the establishment of justice and world peace between all Nations under universal heavenly principles of peace.

The Messenger of Allah gave mankind advice for such an era of tyranny and misery, urging them to find a member of his own family; who will be commissioned by the heavens with the power to save, restore and guide stating, “The Mahdi (Savior) is one of us; Ahlul Bayt” (Ibn Majah), “The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatima” (Abu Dawud)  and “The Hour will not occur until the ground has been filled with injustice and transgressions. Then, a man from the family of my House will come and fill it with fairness and justice just as it was filled by harm and oppression.”

To be safe themselves, mankind must arise from its slumber and distance itself from the oppression of oppressors.  They must pray for world peace and find heavenly persons who will enable them to be able to see the difference between oppression and freedom, loyalty and treachery, truth and deceit. They must connect themselves to heavenly people, the Saints, and learn from them as they are able to guide souls towards their heavenly stations and the obtainment of inner peace “For verily, in the remembrance of Allah hearts do find their rest.” [Quran:13:28].

The ranks of the Khwajagan include Sultan ul-Arifin Bayazid al-Bistami, Khwaja Yusuf Hamadani,Ghawth al Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Sayyid Amir Kulal, the Imam of the Naqshbandiyya; Khwaja Baha’uddin Shah Naqshband Muhammad al-Uwaisi al-Bukhari, and Imam Rabbani Mujadid Alf Thani Ahmad Sirhindi. Each Grand Master of the Tariqat i-Khwajagan attained the rank of Ghawth, meaning spiritual protector of mankind.  While each of these Masters had hundreds of deputies, they passed the mantle of complete succession in the Tariqat i-Khwajgan to only one major deputy.

Historically, the last absolute successor to the Masters of Wisdom prior to the major decline in the Golden Age of Islam in Mughal India and Ottoman Turkey was the Ghawth, Mawlana Khalid Baghdadi, who took the Great Secret of the Order out of India, to the Middle East, where he then transferred it to the Shaykh Isma’il Kurdi.  Under Shaykh Isma’il Kurdi the Secret of the Tariqat i-Khwajagan was transferred to Dagestan, from where it made its way to Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh ‘Abd Allah al-Faiz ad-Dagestani, who passed it to Burhan l-Kurama Ghawthu l-Anam, Sultan ul-Awliya Khwaja Muhammad Nazim, who is also known as “Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani”.


We pray that in this era of unwanted wars and terrorism, men are able to recognize such men amongst them and through them, turn away from materialistic recklessness and reconnect their hearts with the Master and Masters of the Masters of Wisdom, in order to restore balance to the universe and bring about world peace.  Amen.

All Praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the Universe. Peace and salutations be upon all of His Messengers from Adam on, including David, Solomon, Daniel, Jesus and the Seal of Prophets; Muhammad (honor and peace be upon them all and all of their families and descendents). Ameen


Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim


The ways of Real Faith, the ways that our Holy Prophet Hazrat Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammad Mustafaa (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam) showed us through Hazrat Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) and Hazrat Sayyidina Ali (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) and which were passed down through the Companions (Sahaaba) of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam) and the Awliya Allah (Saints) to us are known as the Way of the Tareeqats. While Shariah teaches us worship, Tareeqat teaches us the way to keep Adab (good manners) with our Lord and to attain to His Divine Presence.

There are two kinds of Iman, faith. One is real and the other is imitative. The real brings light to the heart of a person, until then he is only imitating faith. The signs of real faith are three. The first is the ability to listen to the tasbeeh ( Zikr – paying praise and respects to their Lord) of all creatures. According to Quran there is nothing in existence that does not do tasbeeh (glorify the Lord), not even inanimate objects. The second is Allah’s opening of his heart to the fountain of wisdom, giving knowledge of all things in existence, their position and their purpose. Thirdly, there are no more veils between him and Barzakh, the heavenly worlds. He may meet anyone – any Prophet or Saint from Barzakh without hindrance. Until these three signs appear, know that you are veiled and not open to the light of Iman. Tareeqats are preparing Mureeds (followers) for real faith. The meaning of Mureed is one who is asking for real faith.

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam) said to keep religion in this time is more difficult than keeping burning coal in one’s hand. We must be patient in the face of adversity. Allah gives to those who are enduring disliked trials, endless reward. This is the way of real faith, like the way of Prophets and Awliya, to endure the badness of people.

There are many veils between us and our heavenly positions. The training that a Mureed undergoes at the hands of his Sheikh is to prepare him for the Divine Presence. As the Mureed passes each trial, veils are removed by his Sheikh until finally all veils are removed and the Mureed is in the Divine Presence.

Only someone who has attained to the Divine Presence and has been authorized by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam) has the knowledge to remove these veils. Therefore, in Order for one to attain to the Divine Presence, one must give allegiance to the Sheikh of a Tareeqat by taking Bayath (Connection or Oath of Allegiance) from him and follow his teachings. When a Mureed obeys his Sheikh’s every command, in doing so he would be passing all the trials given to him and thereby achieving a position of trust with his Sheikh. When the Sheikh finds the Mureed trustworthy, he rends the veils between the Mureed and the Divine Presence. When each veil is removed the Mureed is treated to a new experience where new horizons of knowledge are made available to him. With the removal of each veil also comes Certainty yakeen). The Mureed’s faith becomes established in this manner and continues to do so until he completely submits to the will of Allah Almighty.

All Tareeqats are ways to the Divine Presence. The Sheikh of a Tareeqat is able to communicate with his Sheikh who is able to communicate with his Sheikh and so on till the end of the chain where the first Sheikh of the Tareeqat is in communication with the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam). The Sheikh is also directly in communication with the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam). In addition to this, in attaining the Divine Presence the Sheikh was given higher and secret knowledge. By this method the Sheikh has perfect guidance in everything. We are in darkness and in need of lights, the light of Prophethood to inform us what is ahead generally, and the light of Sainthood to guide us to our personal destinations.

Our destination is Heaven. We can’t see it unless by a distinguished Order from Allah and His Prophet (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam). Reality is a precious thing, not given to many. In this time, for a real connection to the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam), the only way open is through the Naqshbandiya Tareeqat. The Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam) said of the last times that, the only gate open would be the gate of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) which is the origin of the Naqshabandi Tariqat.

During the Hijra (migration) of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam) he was accompanied by Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) to Medina, they took refuge in the cave of “Thaur” from their antagonists. While in the cave, Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) in utmost fear for the plight of Islam, said to the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam) “our enemies are so many and we are only two”. The Holy Prophet (Sal) replied “No, we are three”. He meant that apart from the two of them there was also Allah Most High. At which instant was heard a myriad of voices saying “Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq” which is the Oath of Allegiance to the Naqshbandi Tareeat. This was the birth of the Naqshbandi Tareeqat.

At this moment Abu Bakr as Siddiq (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) summoned the spirits of all those who were chosen on the Day of Promises to be the 7007 Imams of the Naqshbandi Tareeqat into the cave. They in turn summoned the souls of all those who were chosen to be their Mureeds on the Day of Promises into the cave. The myriad of voices in the cave belonged to the souls of all future followers of the Naqshbandi Tareeqat and who were with Allah Most High at that instant. Only those who were present in the cave of “Thaur” on that day would be destined to become followers of the most distinguished Naqshbandi Tareeqat from that time till “Qiyaamat”.

The Naqshbandi Order originated in the Heart of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam), and its authority was passed down through Abu Bakr (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) from one Master to the next in an unbroken chain of succession reaching into our time. To the heart of Abu Bakr (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu), the first Khalifa, the Prophet passed on the full inner truth of his teachings. Since Abu Bakr Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu, among all the Prophet’s (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam) companions, was the only one to receive the full inner truth from the Prophet’s heart, the Naqshbandi Order inherits the fullest and finest of these Prophetic teachings. For as the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Aleihi wa Sallam), in a well-known tradition, said: “Everything that has been poured into my heart I have poured into the heart of Abu Bakr”. Abu Bakr (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) was called “Siddeeq” or “The Completely Veracious One”. 

The station of “Siddeeq” is the highest of all stations after the Station of Prophethood. Whoever receives his spiritual education through the teachings of the Naqshbandi Order may hope to reach, finally, to the Station of “Siddeeq”, the Station of Absolute Truthfulness. In every religion this Station of “Siddeeq” is the utmost horizon of devotion to the Truth, particularly in Islam.

We thank Allah Almighty for His leading us toward that level, towards a brightness that is like the most shinning planet in the sky, Venus,among the other stars and planets. We are yet beginners seeking to reach that level and we pray that our Lord will not look at our shortcomings but grant us His Divine Help so that we may reach that distant goal.

Therefore, the Tareeqat-an-Naqshbandiyya, (as it is passed down through Abu Bakr As- Siddeeq Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu), activates the souls of the Mureeds to whatever extent the Mureed can bring his desires to accord with the desires of his Sheikh. The first step though, is to start on the lowest level, using the way of the four Imams. If you do not come down to the lowest level you can’t reach higher levels.

Mowlana Sheikh Nazim says, “I am someone who has been authorized as guidance on that perfect way of the distinguished Naqshbandi Order. The Naqshbandi Tareeqat is like a sky covering the whole world. No-one can escape out of it because it includes all the ways, it is perfect and it is the shortest”.

“I have been ordered to make clear to you, that anytime when anyone is losing control over themselves and is in a difficult position, they can be in contact with my heart immediately, if they just think about me, they will make a relation with me immediately. They just need to remember me, and that will make me look at him or her. That connection will make a power run through you quickly and you will be protected from falling into a dangerous situation. It is not my spiritual power, but I am in connection with a chain that is connected to our Lord through Saints. I am the last part of the chain which reaches you. It is like a plug which you can connect with electricity.”

The ‘Naqsh’ is a tattoo or an impression. If we haven’t been patient enough to have this tattoo made, what about the “Naqsh” on the heart? The ‘Naqsh’ of the heart is “Allah”. Whoever wants that “Naqsh” on his heart will come to the Naqshbandi Way. It is the highest way in our religion. Once that tattoo is made, man will be always with his Lord. At that time his mortal personality will be effaced and he will be a representative of his Lord among Mankind. He will leave his ego behind and become a pure, purified, “private” servant of his Lord. No more personality, his heart is stamped, “Allah.”

The Seal of Prophets, Muhammad, (Peace be upon him) taught his companions, above all else association, by taking them as his companions, by entering them into association with him. Accordingly, the Inheritors of the Prophet, the Naqshbandi Masters, stress the importance of “Sohbet”, association with the Sheikh, as the essential pillar in the training of seekers.

Hazrat Shah Bahaauddeen Naqshband Qaddas Allahu Sirruhul Azeez, the illustrious Imam of the line of Masters that we follow, the Imam after whom the Path is named and without whom there would be no Naqshbandi Tareeqat, always used to repeat in his assemblies: “Our Way is Sohbet, association, and all good things result from congregating”.

He furthermore stated that if anyone attended an assembly of this way even for five or ten minutes, he would derive such immense spiritual benefit from that brief encounter so as to outweigh the benefits that would be gained by seven years of supererogatory worship.

Another important point to understand is that whenever any group of our brothers or sisters meet for the sake of Allah Almighty, unanimously joining their hearts with the Masters of this way, that meeting will attain to the level of an association with the kind of beneficial effects just described. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the only beneficial meeting is the one where the Sheikh is physically in attendance. When our brothers or sisters meet, one of them must be the channel for inspiration to come from the Sheikh, one must speak and the others listen; one must take from the Sheikh and the others, through him from the Sheikh.

The Naqshbandi Way is the Sufi Path adhering most closely to the practices of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, his family and companions), and association in this manner was his way, and the way of his companions, as he always appointed a leader to preside in his absence.

Credits: Shaikh Muhammed Ishtiyaque, Khalifa of Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs)