Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 24th 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 Rasulillah, madad ya Masha’ikhana, madad ya Sheikh Abdullah Fa’izi d-Daghistani, madad ya Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur, madad. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.
People are confused; they have no idea why they are here in this world. Or they are searching – Why are we here, what is our job? They are seeing that Allah created every creature, each one knows its duty. No creature is asking – Why did I come here? Allah has given them such an inspiration – “Allah created us, so we will make dhikr/ remembrance and praise, and take whatever is our share and go.” All creatures, whether they are 4-legged or have wings, they are satisfied with their state.
Only mankind is not satisfied. However, Allah has created mankind at a higher level than all other creatures. He honored them. He says – “Wa Laqad Karramna Bani Adam” (17:70) “wa faddalnahum ‘ala kathirin mim man khalaqna” (17:70) It means – We created them at a high rank, and above all other creatures. We created man better than them, more beautiful. But mankind is not thinking about this and they are wasting themselves. Allah created mankind so they can do good things. He gave them the greatest grants. But mankind is wasting time with useless things.
He sent Prophets to show them the right way but most people have not followed them. Some Prophets worked hard but had no community. When their time came, they left this world without a single person in their Ummah. What we mean by “Ummah” – a Prophet’s Ummah. Every Prophet has an ummah. Those following him are called his ummah. The Ummah does not necessarily need to be a lot of people. People are confusing ummah/community and nation. Ummah, the Ummah of Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), The ummah of Islam. Some prophets’ ummah was 2 people. That is ummah. They are not called mureed. Those following prophets are called ummah. Those following sheikhs are called mureed. And after our Prophet, there were no more prophets, only sheikhs. So in this manner, Prophets were sent to guide people to the right path. 124,000 Prophets came and left.
Allah says – I sent Prophets for everyone in the world. A Prophet was sent to every people. Those in China, Japan, those people here and there, all of them were sent a Prophet because that is what Allah (awj) said in the Quran. But some people didn’t like them, they didn’t follow them. They followed satan more. Even so, after Prophets, Allah sent awliya/saints. There are awliya having the rank of prophets. Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) is saying – ‘Uluma’i ummati ka anbiya’i Bani Isra’il. “The scholars of my nation are like the prophets of Bani Israel.” (Hadith) Because there are no prophets after our Prophet. No prophets, no messages after our Prophet. Some people are saying this and that, but they are wrong. And they have no importance because those who are outside of what Allah says have no standing, no respectability.
● The ashq of sheikhs is love for Allah, it is a strong love.
Sheikhs are lanterns for people. They are the ones spreading nur/light. They are spreading love for Allah to all people. There is love and there is “ashq” (longing). Ashq is more important, it’s more strong. It is more intense. The ashq of sheikhs is love for Allah, it is a strong love. That (love) attracts people to them, like a candle. It cannot be compared to a candle – but in the past candles were made from nice things, not like nowadays. Candles were made from honeycomb and that is blessed, it is praised in the Quran. Candles attract people to light just like a moth. There are moths and they are attracted to the light.
But they (Sheikhs) are giving that love, that nur from themselves. As long as they are alive, they are burning with light. Until the trust is taken from them, they are serving people, they are giving love. They don’t care about what they are suffering themselves. They don’t care because that love for Allah prevents them from feeling whatever pain or suffering they have. Nothing affects him, no fear, no fatigue, no worries, no bad thoughts are left. They continue their service in that manner. They benefit those around them, they give light. They melt and melt until finally they reach their station. They leave this world as nur. They give nur to the people. Their nur is never-ending. It’s Allah’s Nur. The nur of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) is manifested as a small amount in awliya and sheikhs. That is what people need to learn.
Why are we here? There are all these thousands of sheikhs who came and left, and all the prophets – all of them are examples, a nice example in front of you. Follow them. They lived a good life. Their names, and actions, and characters are a nice example, a nice lesson left for mankind. That is what Allah ordered, what Allah wants for mankind. There are good characteristics and bad characteristics in mankind. And the worst characteristic, one of the worst is being ungrateful: to not believe in Allah despite all the favors & grants. To rebel against Him is being ungrateful. And there is punishment for the person who does that. Because nothing affects Allah (awj), even if the whole world is ungrateful, it doesn’t matter. That person will suffer the punishment in dunya. He will suffer by himself before going to akhira. That is why Allah showed the right path. We were ordered to do what He says and follow the way He showed us. That is the meaning of our life.
Today we are saying for human being: many people, they are… Allah created all creatures – human beings and other creatures. All creatures, they are happy. They are not… You cannot find any creature complaining. You cannot find any bird, any animal, saying “I am tired. Why I am here? Why I am like this?” Even these poor creatures, they are suffering from hunger or other things, they are not complaining like people. Just maybe they’re shouting if they want to eat or to drink, or just like this. But people… And they are happy with their life and they know and they are making tasbih also – these creatures. All creatures, they are glorifying Allah and they are happy. Even they are suffering, they are suffering, maybe they can feel pain or anything, they are not complaining, just shouting from this suffering, not complaining.
But human being, Allah give them the best things, and He praised them, make them higher degree from another all creatures and still they are complaining. And the worst thing, they are not knowing for what they are, “what we are doing in this world?” – they ask. “Why we are here? Why we’re created?” Not saying “created”. Many people even they don’t believe in creation. But Allah Azza wa Jalla, He sent all prophets, 124,000 prophets. He sent them to tell people why they are created, what they must do, what this they have this good situation but people, they are not listening even.
Because there is many prophets, Allah sent them to people and they don’t write any followers. And who follow nation? Normally, they for Prophet. Who say followers, not saying ‘follower’ for Prophet, they’re saying ‘nation’. Some of them, they don’t have even one, no nation. Some of them, they have one follower, he is their ummah, their nation, only one nation for one prophet, maybe two, maybe five. Like this it was. Whole it is Prophet meaning the highest station in between human being. And now people, if any crazy one coming and saying “I’m prophet”, you can find 1,000 now behind them. But people that time not listening, they are only looking for enjoy themselves and after they are not feeling satisfied. Still trying, trying. And they are going without any benefit.
But Allah, He is merciful. He’s still sending for every corner of the world Prophet. In Qur’an, He said “We’ve sent for every nation a Prophet.” No place in the world, you can’t say it was no prophet there. So these people, they are not happy. Just complaining and not listening for advice. Until Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), also many people like this. After Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) – no prophet. So Allah sent, give some people Awliyaullah and ulama to be light for ummah, for these people. And Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), he said “My ulama, my scholars, Awliyaullah, beloved saints, they are like the prophets of Bani Israel.” Same level. So it is good luck for these people, for ummati Muhammad, Allah’s still happy with them to send them these people. These people, they are like power station. They are giving light. They are giving power, spiritual power, and giving light for the hearts of people.
From where coming this light and power? From these people they are taking from love of Allah and Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). They are like candles coming for people to give light. And they are burning themselves but they are happy to burn in love. This is what is the secret of them. And people get benefit from them, not only dry light, no. They’re giving power with light, with nur. And they are standing up, not falling. Any tired, any pain, any hunger – they are not feeling anything from this. Even they don’t have anything to eat or they are tired, they are not feeling at all this. Only feeling love of Allah, and they’re burning with this love like candle. And candle, it was good thing because before they were making by honey comb, or beeswax, or sometimes with olive oil. And when they are finished, they are… until they are finished completely, they’re standing up. Maybe 100 years this light still on. When they are changing world, this finished, another one coming.
So alhamdulillah, this is meaning of life for human being, not to fight for dunya or to ask “Why I’m here?”. By this Allah sent prophets and Allah sent after them these saints and Awliyaullah to show you and to be happy here and hereafter, this happiness. And who not following this, he is not happy. Not here and not hereafter. Never he’ll be happy. Allah make us to follow and to make another people also to follow this way inshaAllah. Allah give us light, whole our life inshaAllah and who are following this road, way, inshaAllah with all family, all ancestors also.
Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.