Shaykh al-Akbar Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi, Sohbat of the 29th of September, 2013.
Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. Poor servants are waiting at your door. They want to be dressed in the honor of the honored day. They want to find its goodness. Today Hujjaj-i Kiram (honored Hajjis) turned their faces towards the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama supplicating Labbayk (Here I am). They are going. May we be with them inshaAllah. May we get relief. Noble pilgrims are turning towards Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama. MashaAllahu kana wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun. May Allah include us together with them. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillah Sharif, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. It opens the doors to all goodness – Bismillah Sharif. May we have a share of it, too. Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. Welcome to these beautiful days. May we reach them, too. May our fellows, our children reach them. It’s a great honor.
Go ahead, O lovers of Shah Mardan. Let us drink from the favours of these holy days. Every day has its own favour. Twelve months. Each has its own favour. This is Dhul-Qa’da. Dhul-Hijja is coming. May we reach it with goodness. May we reach it with health. May we reach it with the Hujjaj-i Kiram. Welcome, O lovers. O Shah Mardan, may our burdens be gone, may relief come upon us. May our day be blessed. Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. May we be clean inside and outside. Angels descend from heavens, angels ascend from earth. The Hujjaj-i Kiram turned towards the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama, supplicating Labbayk. Let it be. May we be dressed in the adornment of honor. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim – This is the dress of honor. The dress of honor for the sons of Adam is, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
O our Lord, Our Subhan, our Sultan. While the Hujjaj-i Kiram are turning towards the Ka’abai Mu’azzama, may we turn as well, may we get relief, may we open, may our souls be filled with relief. Allah Dhul-Jalal wa-l Jamal wa-l Kamal, may He include us as well. May He include us among those turning towards the Ka’aba. May descending mercy come upon us, too. May our way be the way of Truth. May it be the relieving way. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O our Lord, may we remember Your Glorious Names. May we find strength, may we be dressed in majesty. What shall we do? Who is destined will go. Innama l-‘a’malu bi n-niyat. (Whatever you do is based on your intention.) Everyone’s deeds are according to their intentions. Make good intentions. What is our intention? Servanthood to Janab-ul Mawla. What are we created for? For servanthood to our Lord. For revering our Lord.
Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. May our day be happy, happy. May it be beautiful. Janab-ul Mawla says “Ask from Me. Ask from Me. All your wishes will be accepted. We don’t turn away the wishes of our servant. We are giving.” Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. How many people from the nation of Muhammad (sallAllahu Alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam) ran towards the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama! They said “Labbayk. Labbayk ya Rabbi.” O our Lord, we are running for Your command. Give us strength. On the way of worshipping You, give us strength. What shall we ask from our Lord? What shall we ask from our Lord? We ask for strength to worship Him. To run for worshipping Him, we’re asking for strength from Janab-ul Mawla. We’re asking for health. Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. Your lovers adore you. Who reveres the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama will be revered. Who respects the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama will find respect. He’ll find glory, honor, strength.
O our Lord, we are Your weak servants. May our Mawla who strengthens weak servants, who gives strength to weak servants on the way of worshipping Him, give us strength, too. May He give honor. Ask for honor. We ask for honor from our Lord. O our Lord, our Subhan, our Sultan. O our Lord, dress us in the beautiful adornments You dress the Hujjaj-i Kiram at the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama. Dress us in the adornment of honor in which You dress the Hujjaj-i Kiram, ya Rabb! May the one saying Allah today drink the wine of love, O my Lord! Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. May we be among those saying Allah. How beautiful those saying Allah are! Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. The field is yours. Welcome. Let us drink the wine of love. May our souls revive. May our love increase.
All the prophets walked around the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama built, made by the Prophet Ibrahim. They said “O our Lord, We came to circumambulate this House of Yours!” And we ask to be filled with Your love. Grant us good servanthood, O my Lord! O our Lord! O our Lord! Innama l-‘a’malu bi n-niyat. The deeds of a man are according to his intentions. Keep your intention right, don’t fear. Don’t be afraid. Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi Ma li siwahu. Allahu Allah. Allah. MashaAllahu kana wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun. The Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama is 5,000 years old, isn’t it? It’s open for 5,000 years. It’s open for the servants of the nation of Muhammad not only for the Prophet Ibrahim. It’s open for all of the nation of Muhammad (sallAllahu Alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam). Ask – Dress us in the adornment of mercy, ya Rabbi. All prophets were calling. They wanted: “Let us go, too. Let us visit!” O Shah Mardan, your lovers adore you. How beautiful! How beautiful it is to walk around the Ka’aba. How nice it is to run towards our Lord. How beautiful it is to run towards the command of our Lord. It removes all worries. The world – If it were without the Ka’aba, what would be its value, O our son? What value would it have? What is the value of the world, if there is no Ka’aba? Allah says it’s the Baytullah (the House of Allah). Allahu Allah. Labbayk Allahumma labbayk, labbayka la sharika laka labbayk. (Here I am O Lord, You have no partner. Here I am) Inna l-hamd wal-ni’mata laka wal-mulk, la sharika lak. (for You the praise, the favour, the dominion, You have no partner)
So much has come and gone from this world. So many lovers have come and left this world. They cried and asked: “We want to see it, too.” May those saying ‘Allah’ today drink the wine of love. Say Allah! All prophets, from the beginning, all of them said Allah; they called for Allah. O our Lord, may the supplication of Your Glorious Names continue in our hearts, ya Rabbi. Allahu Allah. Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu. Wake up. Let us wake up. Let us wake up, O Shah Mardan. Let us wake up, let us wake up. Let us say Allah. Allah Jalla Jalaluhu, Jallat Azamatuhu wa la Illaha ghairuhu. Let us say My Lord. Our Lord is Allah. Our glory is with saying Allah. Let us ask for it. O lovers, O those surrendering their souls to their Lord, what do you live for? What is the value, if you don’t say Allah? What’s the value of life, if you don’t say Allah? What else does it have, Haji Mehmet? If they don’t say Allah, they are worthless rubbish.
Let us say Allah, ya Hu. What sufferings lovers have gone through. What sufferings lovers have gone through. What they asked for from their Lord, what they asked for. Ilahi Anta Rabbi.(You are our Lord) Ilahi Anta Matlubi.(You are our desire) Ilahi Anta Maqsudi. (You are our goal). O our Lord, may our souls expand, may we be glad. May we be loaded with the relief of the bliss of Your love, ya Rabbi. May we get relief, may we find relief, when we say Allah. May Allah who raises the sun, give us the light of faith and love. Let’s say Allah Allah Allah. Who doesn’t say Allah is dead. Who says Allah is alive. Let us be alive. Let us be clean, O lovers of Shah Mardan. MashaAllahu kana wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun. Allah. What Allah wants, happens, what He doesn’t want won’t happen. Let us ask from our Mawla. Let us ask from our Mawla so that He gives from His love. May our Mawla revive us with love. All prophets, all prophets said Allah and got full. They got loaded with divine love and became full of it. If they don’t say Allah, what’s their benefit? Rubbish.
O Allah raising the sun every day, how beautiful, how beautiful! Let us say Allah, let us run towards Allah. How beautiful! Don’t run towards dunya. Run towards Allah. Our souls are under Your command, ya Rabbi. They are sacrificed on Your way, ya Rabbi. May we live for Your love, ya Rabbi. Allahu Allah Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu Hu. This is the task of the day. Hu. Saying Hu. Allah Hu. O lovers of Shah Mardan. May we open, may we open, may we be loaded with relief. May Janab Allah fill us with relief. May He fill those walking around the Ka’aba with relief. Ask for relief, sheikh Mehmet Efendi. Ask for relief, don’t ask for sadness. Don’t ask for sadness, ask for relief. Ask for relief from Janab-ul Haqq. He created us, He created us beautiful. He made us busy with supplication and reason. What should our task be? Let it be – saying Allah. O our Lord. Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. May our hearts be glad together with you. May our hearts be relieved. O our Lord. Let us say: Ya Hu.
Shukr to Allah for letting us reach this day. Our Mawla can make us reach even better than this. He removes all sadness from our hearts. He gives relief. May those saying Allah enter the rose garden of paradise. May those saying Allah today enter it. May those saying Allah today enter. Don’t fear! Say Allah and don’t fear. What shall we do? Slowly, slowly, slowly. It’s not easy. It’s not easy to be filled with the Divine Love. It’s not easy to walk around the Ka’aba with that love. It’s not easy to say Allah with that love. May our hearts be filled with Divine Love. Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu. Illa Hu. Fatiha. Allah Allah. Hu, our Lord. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
What shall we do? They made us tell a few words on these holy days. May our hearts open and be glad. May they be filled with relief. May our day be good. May our deeds be good. May our way be honored.