Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (QS), Sohbah excerpt
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. The field is yours. The same way that bees rush to the honeycomb, people’s spirituality rushes to Sultan Shah Mardan’s assembly to take, to find joy, to get honor. There are 2 different assemblies on earth: The first is an honorable assembly, the other is a dishonorable one. The honorable assembly is Shah Mardan’s assembly. We cannot find higher. The dishonorable assembly is the assembly of animals. You are man who has been created honorable. Know your value. Protect your majesty. Don’t have any other job. Our job is to follow Shah Mardan. Our job is to walk on the path on which he steps. Those walking on the way of lions, those following the footsteps of lions, are lions and stallions. Masha’Allahu Kan. He who is making us speak, who is addressing us, O Shah Mardan, may dunya/this world be your animal.
Search for the rose garden of akhira/hereafter. Is there a rose garden of akhira? Does the rose garden of akhira exist in dunya? There is on earth also. Rose gardens have blooming roses. The rose garden that You look at, doesn’t have withering roses, O Allah! An addressing from our Lord to His Messenger (sallAllahu Alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam). An addressing from the Messenger (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) to us through Shah Mardan. The rose garden that Shah Mardan looks at, doesn’t have wilting roses O Allah! How nice he is saying it, O Shah Mardan. That rose garden, the garden that he is looking at, doesn’t have withering roses. The roses are always shining. They don’t become old or withered, they don’t fade or fall apart. May Allah grant us a garden like that – Shah Mardan is saying.