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Be With The Truthful

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

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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 Mashaykhina, dastur, madad ya Sheikh Abdullah Faiz Daghestani, Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.

If you want to be relaxed in this world, you can be with truthful people only, those whose personality and actions match each other. “Ya ayyuha llathina amanu ittaqu Allaha wakunu m’a s-sadiqin.” (9:119) The order of Allah is to fear Allah and to be with truthful people. Both are the good commands of Allah. They are for your benefit. Allah is not in need of anyone. He won’t receive any benefit. Even if all your actions are good, they have neither benefit nor harm for Allah. Both their harm and benefit is for you.

Therefore, everybody knows in this life that going with a liar is not liked by anyone. Just like disliking a liar, you should also be a truthful one so that people can be friends with you. Be a desired person. There is no need to lie for the sake of someone. Our Prophet‎ﷺ says when a person starts telling lies, slowly slowly he is written as a liar in the presence of Allah. And a true person is written as a truthful one in the presence of Allah by telling the truth. Because when a man starts lying, he tells another lie to support his previous lie. Going like this until his whole his life is built upon lies. He will have wasted it. He won’t be a beneficent man. And its harm will be more for himself.

The truthful are the Prophets. Sahabas (companions) are truthful, Awliya are truthful, believers are truthful. Be with them. No need to go after those who promise you something everyday and don’t keep their promises. We must follow the way of Allah, the way shown by Allah. This is the beautiful way to be in comfort in this life and to be saved in akhirah, the real life, haqq-ul hayat, the life of akhirah. Holy Quran is the book of all mankind, all universe. “Wa la ratbin wa la yabisin illa fi kitabin mubeen.”(6:59) Everything is there. There are short things but they show the way too. They are beautiful things. They keep light in people’s lives. Some people are blind, they don’t see. That is different. But this is enough for people even though it’s short.

Today we are saying, [it is an] order of Allah, holy verse: “Ya ayyuha lladhina amanu ittaqu Allaha wa kunu m’a s-sadiqin” (9:119) Allah ordering us to be afraid from Allah. How to [be] afraid? To not do wrong things, to see He is seeing us, what we are doing. He is, everything He knowing, nothing can hide. Second thing – Be with trustful people who are saying truth, people. Don’t be with liars. And this is for our, human being’s benefit. Allah [is] showing us these good ways because for Allah [there is] no benefit from what we doing. We done, we do, we will do – No benefit at all for Allah. No harm also for Him. He is Creator. Everything for you, for people, for human beings. Allah showing good way and to be with good people, not liar people. It is even for normal people, it is good.

So, don’t be liar! Because, hadith as-Sharif, Prophet ‎ﷺ saying: There are people, they are speaking, lying ones. After [that] lying again and they it is like habit for them and they will be written in Divine Presence as liars. And other who say truth, he saying truth every time saying truth. Allah write in Divine Presence they are true man, good man. Because when you saying truth, [it is] true – no need to put another truth near it; it is OK. But when somebody lying and saying lie he must put another one near it. Because it is weak and it is not enough, he will put another, another, another until whole life he will be in, built on lies.

This is you must be away from these people who are promising and not doing, and they are lying [their] whole life. You must be away from these people. Allah ordered to be with true-saying people. And it is easy for people to live with good people, not easy to live with not trustful (trustworthy) people. It’s for our benefit.

And the Qur’an Azimu sh-sha’an, everything in this life [is] written on it, inside it. Inside [the] Qur’an, Holy Qur’an. And Allah give us way, showing us [the] way how to be happy here and hereafter. Even small orders but it is only for our benefit. Allah, as we said, all human beings if they are right nothing good for Him, no benefit for Him or even all they are wrong way, also no harm for Allah. Only for us and He is Creator and He is showing us how to be with whom we must be and who we must follow. Who … Be with good people, trustful people. Don’t be with other people and you [will] be happy and here and hereafter also. And we must learn to say [the] true – to not learn at all to say a lie. To not be habit for you to be [a] liar. It is not good to writing in Divine Presence ‘This man liar!’ It is shame for these people!

Allah keep us in the right way, and write us in good people, trustful people in Divine Presence.

Wa min Allah it-Tawfiq Al-Fatiha

~ Sultan ul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammed Adil ar-Rabbani (qaddasAllahu sirrahul’aziz)

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Shari’a, Tariqa, Ma’rifa, Haqiqa

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sultan Shaykh Muhammad Adil Q.S praying Fajr

Sultan Shaykh Muhammad Adil Q.S praying Fajr

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

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

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

Wa min Allahi t-tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.

Don’t Imitate Them

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wa min Allah it-Tawfiq Al-Fatiha

Mawlid for Mawlana (QS)

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Saltanat TV Broadcast – Sunday 26th April 2015
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Happy Birthday Beloved Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (QS)!

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Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

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

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

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

Allaahumma Salli alaa Muhammadin wa alaa Aali Muhammadin wa Sallim

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Mawlana Rumi

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Mawlana Sheikh Mehmet Adil (QS), sohbat, February 19, 2015.

Mawlana

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

Audhu Billahi min ash-shaitani rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammad Sayyidi l-awwalin wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi RasulAllah, madad ya Mashaykhina, dastur, Mawlana Sheikh Abdullah Dagestani , Mawlana Sheikh Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur.

• Jalaluddin Rumi, he is one of the biggest Sheikh, murshid and teacher.

Masha’Allah, we see these children and their Sheikh, making Jalaluddin Rumi way sama. Whirling, whirling derwish. This is good for teaching them good things from small age, beginning to learn nice thing. Because Jalaluddin Rumi, he is one of the biggest Sheikh, murshid and teacher. His father also was very big murshid, very religious scholar, alim in his time. And you know, many people they don’t know they come from Balkh. It is area Balkh. It is very far from Konya. His father, he was Sheikh of Sultan in Balkh.

Sultan was happy with him, but at the end, when Sultan don’t want to listen to him, he said, “I must go from there”. Because his father also big awliya, told Sultan to not fight with Mongols. Must be, ask them what they want. But Sultan, he was proud and not listening to him, so he said “I am leaving, you can do what you want because I know it will be not good for people here.” So he take his family and went to Konya but in many places he stopped. After 7 years he arrived to Konya and many years after, in Konya, his father he passed away.

And Mawlana, he was very connected with his father. He was very sad. Long time he didn’t speak to anybody until he slowly, slowly opened again. Time of his father was where he giving speech in mosque. All Konya people coming, listening. Ulama, scholar, mashayikh, they coming and listening to his father. He was his teacher also. Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s teacher, teaching him from the books of knowledge. All knowledge he was showing him. Every book he was giving him exactly meaning and wisdom.

He was in highest in knowledge around. After his father he was the highest one. All the ulama, they’re waiting him to give them lessons, when sheikh, but he was unhappy, so he couldn’t do this for a long time. After slowly, slowly, he began and he was like his father. All ulama accepting him, they are happy with him. Everywhere was full up. You cannot find a place in mosque to listen to him. They were coming, sitting outside also. But he was feeling he needs more. It was not enough for him, this knowledge, because knowledge is not enough to know, and to be in real love with Allah.

• So he was seeing in his dream, in Damascus, Shams Tabrizi.

There must be somebody teaching. So he was seeing in his dream, in Damascus, Shams Tabrizi. Unfortunately, we won’t speak too much in detail but after this Shams Tabrizi coming to Konya and meeting him there. And he accept him to be his guide to true love. But of course his type of speaking, or behaving, or wearing, it was different from that area and people, they weren’t happy with him. And he was giving himself completely to Shams Tabrizi and was making khalwat and speaking with him.

Sometimes days they are not going out, only speaking. So people were not happy at all with Shams Tabrizi. Ulama, everybody, they are angry and said “He take our Sheikh from us. He’s not good man. How Mawlana following him?” They were not happy with Shams Tabrizi. Long story to say but the main thing is that Mawlana was in highest place in knowledge, in ilm. And he was knowing the value of Shams Tabrizi and he was not listening to anybody. At the end of course, some people, they make Shams Tabrizi shave and they disappear him. Nobody can find him, where he is.

• The Mathnawi Shareef

Of course, for Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi it was a terrible thing but because he was learning from Shams Tabrizi to accept everything, he was patient and he put his pain to be away from his guide, his teacher and the most loved one in the world. It is not easy but from teaching of Shams Tabrizi, he was carrying this. And he write many books. The famous one, the Mathnawi Shareef. Mathnawi, it is real incredible book. It is teaching and showing the finest details in human being. There are many stories, many wisdoms, it is really very nice book, it is poems. He make it in poem, more than 5,000-6,000 piece, poems.

It is beginning from poem, speaking about bamboo because they make this ney from it. Describing that it was in bamboo field and somebody coming, cutting it. In this he also described himself. After they make opening on its body to make hole. After this they putting in oven, burning little bit. After this it is making this sad, nice voice coming from the ney. First it must suffer to be different from other. This is from his teaching, nice teaching. Many stories also inside this book. Some of them funny but it’s nice, very nice.

I will speak one other. They say one time there was one trader in one place and he was broke, aflas, and because people, they know him he’s trader, so he was going here and there and taking, saying, “I give you later”, and he don’t have money. He couldn’t give anything but people, they were angry and said for government “This man making this for us”. So what they will do? Old time there is custom. City, old time it’s not big, maybe in one day they all can go around and tell people for this man.

They put him on camel. One camel, it was belonging to one Kurdish man. They put this man on top of camel and Kurdish man, he going with him. And another man, old time no media, so one strong voice, he was announcing to people, “O people, this man he is broke, don’t give him anything, if he wants, none, or if he want something, he says “I will give you later”. Don’t give him because you cannot get it anymore and government not responsible for this.” Every small street, everywhere from morning until nighttime, they were going and this Kurdish man, the owner of camel, together.

So it must be, everybody they hear about this man. And night time, they said “Ok, finished.” And say to this man “Ok, you go”. Because old time: al muflasun la yahbasun. If anybody is broke, you cannot put him in jail. So he want to leave and go, this Kurdish man who owned camel. He said “Give me my wages, all day I was with you. All day I’m tired, give me my money.” They said, “What are you talking about? Today from morning to evening, there was this man announcing, you didn’t hear?”

Mawlana Rumi is showing this about people who are in life. Every minute Allah gives them example, “Don’t do this, don’t do that. Do this, do that.” And at the end, they are coming without anything. This is the loser, like this man. So he is teaching millions of people. Non- Muslims also, they are interested for this book. They are attracted for this whirling dancing also. Many people became Muslim also from this. And he was real ahl al-sunnah wa l-jama’a. He was against these pretending people. Alhamdulillah tonight, maybe from these people his baraka is coming on us. From his baraka also.

Wa min Allahi tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.

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