Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (qs), Sohbat – 8th August, 2013.
It is the second day of the Ramadan Eid. May our eid be blessed, may it be honoured. On each Eid, a dress of honour is dressed on people.
Let us listen to what kind of a statement Shah Mardan will make to his yaran. It is only a few words but what can we do? It is not from us but may we learn some adab from the holy ones. Welcome to you, you came with goodness. May we stay in goodness and leave in goodness. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your yaran are your admirers. Dastur Ya Sahiba-l Imdad- the imdad/help of Shah Mardan reaches from the East to the West. What we will listen to here are something from the jewels holy Shah Mardan will grant us – let us listen to it. Let us learn something that gives us benefit. May our day not be spent in vain. May we learn something, which will save us from this prison of dunya and bring us near to the people who carry qudsiyya/holiness – near to the people who are like Shah Mardan and carry holiness. “Al-mar’u ma’a man ahabb.”
O our Lord, grant us a power… It is not right to say this directly to Allah Almighty. There are the holy ones who can give imdad- here he is, Shah Mardan. It is not for us to address Allah directly. It is not for us. Everyone should know his level. Marhaba Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. Marhaba, our grandson. Every person should know his situation/capacity. And what will we gain by knowing? Go ahead O Shah Mardan, what will we get? We will attain to the Ilahi Lutf/Divine Grants. Through whom? Through HabibuLlah. And how can you find a way to reach him? You find it through the holy ones like Shah Mardan. Look for them! Dastur Ya RijalAllah. Dastur Ya Shah Mardan. We are – “Wa Khuliqa l-‘Insanu Da`ifaan” (4:28)- created weak, Haji, meaning our power is according to our capacity. An ant too has a power. It is not expected to do anything beyond it. Along with this, that little ant picks and carries a little piece of food in its mouth. It does a duty, does a service. Just like this, us. The children of Adam – are mukallaf – responsible for an Order. Who is not obliged to keep the order is in the animal category. We are obliged to keep the Order. Therefore we should strictly & carefully know that Order.
And let us hear them from you- O Shah Mardan, your yaran admire you. How beautiful, how beautiful, how beautiful. O Lord, You dressed on us beauty, not ugliness. Allahu Akbar! He (swt) created Man beautiful. Shaytan got jealous of it, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. When shaytan saw that beauty in Prophet Adam, it got jealous & said “No, this is suitable for me”. Your Creator is Who knows what is suitable or not suitable for you. It says “No. This beauty, this Sultanate should be given to me”. Ya Rabbi, we don’t have any claim for sultanate. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. We have no claim to sultanate. The crown of sultanate was dressed along with the Caliphate but this is not our claim. “Wa ‘Idh Qala Rabbuka Lil-Mala’ikati ‘Inni Ja’ilun Fii l-‘Ardi Khalifa” (2:30) Allahu Akbar wa A’zam Allahu Akbar. O our Lord, forgive us. We should know ourselves. Who doesn’t know himself is an animal. Know yourself. Know your attribute. Know what you should do. Know what you should accomplish too. This is an important matter. Ok, he said about this matter-
Shah Mardan Hz says: “O my yaran, let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. Without saying Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim these doors don’t open. Allahu Akbar. The key to any door is Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O our Lord, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim- may we also say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim from this holy language of Shah Mardan. But we can’t say as he says it. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. It descended on Prophet Adam once. It descended on Prophet Noah once. How many times it descended on Ibrahim (as)- Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. It descended & again was raised – the Bismillah. It made a service- saved Prophet Abraham from the fire of Nimrod. Noah recited the Bismillah & it saved him from the flood. It saved from the fire of Nimrod. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Huuu.
“‘Innahu Min Sulaymana Wa ‘Innahu Bismi Llahi r-Rahmani r-Rahimi” (27:30). The dress of azamat/greatness in which Prophet Solomon dressed, no other Prophet dressed in, our son Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. He would rule over the Men & Jinn with the Bismillah. Yes. When that holy letter went to the Queen of Sheba, the throne of the Queen of Sheba shook! Why? In the letter, “‘Innahu Min Sulaymana Wa ‘Innahu Bismi Llahi r-Rahmani r-Rahimi”. Her throne, her crown got destroyed & she, herself fell down to sajda. O People of the Book- who believe in the Bible, who believe in the Torah- are these stories not written in your Books? Yes, Prophet Solomon- that you call him “King Solomon”, King Solomon, Sulaiman, Sultan Sulaiman- the beloved servant of Allah who more than the other Prophets held the zahiri/external power & ruled over Men & Jinn. They make us say it (this Verse) over & over so that the barakah comes on us too. “‘Innahu Min Sulaymana”- this holy letter came from Prophet Solomon. “Wa ‘Innahu Bismi Llahi r-Rahmani r-Rahimi”. “Wa ‘Innahu Bismi Llahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. Prophet Solomon was dressed with the dress of azamat and the sultanate, which the Queen of Sheba claimed, fell to the ground, nothing remained of it. Allah Almighty granted it to the servants of the nation of Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam).
“‘Innahu Min Sulaymana Wa ‘Innahu Bismi Llahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. He (swt) granted it to us. He (Solomon) used it once and it was enough for him. He (swt) permitted us to say it all our life for the honour of His Habib (sas). “Iqra’ Bismi Rabbika Lladhi Khalaqa” (96:1) Read with the Bismillah. “Iqra’ Bismi Rabbika Lladhi Khalaqa” (96:1) Read with saying the Majestic Name of the Creator. “Read!” “What should I read?” He (swt) said “Read! Read O My Beloved”. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. So in assemblies like this we attribute it to Shah Mardan. We say “We also need an adab in this life. What should be our adab?”
What is our job in dunya? To eat, drink & then to fill the toilet? What is this? Is this our job in dunya? Say O people of the Book! Let their Pope say it. Let their Rabbis say it. Is our job in dunya to eat, drink & fill the toilet? Say the truth! Is that it? Did Allah create you for this? A’udhu biLlah, a’udhu biLlah. “Wa Ma Khalaqtu l-Jinna Wa l-‘Insa ‘Illa Li ya’buduni”(51:56). I created Men & Jinn only to worship Me. How do you attain to the level of servanthood? Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, it can be reached through the rank of knowledge given to the people. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd. Say O scholars of Islam! Why don’t you say this to the Muslims who are wandering in the streets? Why don’t you say it, O who say “I believe in Torah”? Did Prophet Moses make weapons, cannons against Pharaoh? Why should he have needed any weapons? Prophet Moses was dressed from the azamat of the Bismillah, for this Pharaoh got destroyed along with his throne.
Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and all your difficulties open up, O children of Adam. Don’t fear from each other, fear from Who created you. He is the Allahu Dhu-l Jalal. If He (swt) gives permission one of you can strike & finish all of you. Azamat! Allah is Who dresses the children of Adam in the dress of azamat. There are some who wear it & some who don’t. The ones dressed with it are unknown. The ones who are not are in the streets.
“‘Illa Li ya’buduni”(51:56). I created them so that they worship Me. You are not created to search for gold, silver on earth; not for claiming wealth, nor for killing, destroying, burning each other. Shame on the Book-given people that they are not saying this and very few from the people of Islam say it either. “I created the people & may there be Sultan for them”. One can’t fight against a Sultan. Can he? How can you fight against the Sultan? You are an ordinary person. You don’t have much of a specialty. How can you fight against a Sultan at whose door you stand? What does it mean? Man is Man with his respect. Who has no respect has no adab. Who has no adab is animal. One feels sorry that the people of today do not know their glory. Allah Almighty said: “Wa La Taqtulu ‘Anfusakum”(4:29). Is it not like this? There is the Order that says “Don’t kill”. How can you violate the Order? Did Allah Who dressed you with the dress of Sultanate, make you Sultan so that you could kill His servants? Hasha.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your yaran admire you. May we be clean, may we be beautiful. May we be filled with love & longing. May we be filled with the love of our Lord. Through whose way? Through the Prophet of the end of times (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Learn adab. “Addabani Rabbi” Teach this O scholars of Egypt! Why did you not teach these people adab? Some said “Ikhwan”, some said “apes”, some said “animals”. Hasha. Why don’t you say “Insan ‘ala wazni Sultan”- Man is Sultan. Sultan is a person who is worthy of respect. Did Allah dress us with this sultanate? Yes, He did. If He did, then keep it. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Masha Allah. You are Subhan Ya Rabbana, You are Sultan Ya Rabbana. Increase us in strength O Shah Mardan. May we be beautiful, may we be clean. May we be courteous. Well, now in this time, I am looking- People have nothing to do other than the way of adorning their egos and satisfying their animal desires. How do you tell? There is no religion, no faith, no Islam. What is a man who has no religion, no faith? Not responsible. Who is not responsible is animal.
Say O Pope! Instead of making cross like this, say a few words. What did Prophet Jesus say? Did he tell you to build churches and to make bell towers for them? Ding dong. Ding dong. Ding dong. Ding dong. Which Prophet did this? Which religion has this ringing of bells? Upon which order did Prophet Jesus tell his nations to make bells? “Make bells & ring them”. Bell is a rattle hanged on the necks of animals. It is not suitable for Man. Address the Man in the language of Man. Say O Pope: “O people, come to Your Creator for servanthood. Leave the fight. Because if this world is yours today, it will be someone else’s tomorrow. Don’t be greedy for this dunya”. Because Prophet Jesus came having one dress & left having the same one dress. Allahu akbar Allahu akbar. Did Prophet Jesus have a 2nd dress? Allahu Akbar. What a Sultan he was. He came to teach the nations, the people, the ways reaching to the Haqq/Truth. Who didn’t accept the Truth stood against him, didn’t want him. Who didn’t want him are shaytans.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Our situation is evident to you. There is no need to explain, you see our situation. Shaytan stripped Men out of their humanity. They follow shaytan but don’t follow the Order of ar-Rahman. Allahu Akbar ‘Azamu wa ‘Ajal Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. He (swt) is not pleased with this situation of ours. The people who live in this time, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, for their desires, meaning for their own egoistic desires… Ashar ma ‘ubid, ma ‘ubid the worst that was ever worshipped. The people who follow their egoistic desires are the most evil ones, it says. Is it not like this? You may correct it. Did Allah Almighty tell you to build tall buildings, wear beautiful clothes, follow the fashion, expose your body? O Muslims! What is this situation of yours? You celebrated Eid, fasted Ramadan but now that Ramadan has passed, again you returned to your old life & made a mess out of it. You forgot your situation in Ramadan & again fell into those dirty holes. Their women into one kind and their men into another kind. They are like the herds who don’t know what they are doing.
Well, the one who is the head of a country read a khutba in the Eid celebrations- his own khutba: “O people! We completed Ramadan. Now it is Eid & what were forbidden in Ramadan are now allowed/mubah”. What did they allow by calling “mubah”? They allowed all kinds of dirty things, all kinds of it. The people- the people of the Muslim countries again started running after eating, drinking and dressing up. Meaning, the religion of today’s people who claim to be Muslim is- “ashar ma ‘ubid hawa n-nafis”.(The worst that was ever worshipped is the whims of the ego.) What is their religion? To do the things they like, they enjoy & to satisfy their egoistic pride. So women & men, they plan & count like this to carry out their dirty egoistic desires: “Ramadan has passed. Let us now dive into the sea, go to the shopping places & wander in the gaming halls”.
Shame on them. Allah didn’t create Man to play. Collect yourself. If you don’t, the one who will collect you, will come. May Allah forgive us. May Allah forgive us. After Ramadan passes, it goes back to the same routine- “Do what you want, don’t fear”. And then? “Duribat ‘Alayhimu dh- Dhillatu Wa l-Maskanatu” (2:61). Is the Verse not like this? On the necks of these children of Adam “maskanat”, they are miskeen (miserable). “Zillat”, they are zaleel (humiliated) and miskeen (miserable). There is no clean person left who may walk upright & straight and stand ready in the Presence of his Lord. For this, “They were covered with humiliation & misery” (2:61). There is humiliation & misery on all the people. They are humiliated. This- “Duribat ‘Alayhimu dh-Dhillatu Wa l-Maskanatu”- now a bridle of humiliation is put on all the people, because of this they say “we are tired of carrying this. Let us not carry it & find another method”. What other method can you find? When you reject the honour Islam brought, can there be any honour for you? You can’t find any other way or method, you only go corrupt.
“Duribat ‘Alayhimu dh-Dhillatu Wa l-Maskanatu”- Whole world is wandering in the streets in a humiliated state. There was no such a thing before. They are both humiliated & miserable. They all have some kind of a disease- all of them have some kind of a bad disease, women have a different one and men have different. And as a punishment, there is humiliation & misery for them. A believer is high, he is exalted. When Allah Almighty gives a punishment to His servant, Jaza’an wifaqa, He (swt) gives a suitable punishment. Let them keep shouting, screaming. Let them fire cannons, burn, destroy. There is nothing they gain nor is there any goodness in what they do. One day they will hit them too. Allah will humiliate the ones who humiliate the people. Allah made the people aziz/strong, granted them a high rank- granted a rank higher than the angels. When you make them low, there will come the people who will make you even lower. O our Lord! May you dress on us a dress from the addressing of Shah Mardan who keep the ways of adab & teach them to us. May You dress on us the honourable servanthood dress that descends on the Kaba Al-Mu’azzama & expel the ones who strip it off & throw it away. Many threw away the dress of servanthood & become an animal to their dirty egos. They have no other job. “Whatever I like, I do it”, they have nothing else.
May Allah not make our faces ugly. May our faces not get ugly & also may He not throw our hearts into dhulm/ darkness. Ask for it. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, march and do not fear. Fatiha.
“Where are you going to?” “I’m going to the tomb of Abu Ayyub Sultan”. “Ok, but what is this? Your dress was different yesterday”. “What can we do? We go to Abu Ayyub Sultan covered”. “Well, will he even look at you? You uncover for who looks at you & cover for who doesn’t look at you”. This is the doing of Turks- They go covered for visiting the awliyas and then after that, they open up like roses. It is a shame, one can’t be Muslim like this. “Duribat ‘Alayhimu dh-Dhillatu Wa l-Maskanatu”- Humiliation & misery fit them perfectly, they are dressed with it & they are all humiliated & miserable. Collect yourself. O nation of Islam! Be shy from Allah! Be shy from His Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam)! Collect yourself!
May Allah forgive us. O our Lord, send us a Master who will collect us, send us one like Shah Mardan.