[This 1986 image of Halley’s comet was taken when it swung by Earth during its 76-year orbit. This week, bits of the famous comet will come falling into Earth’s atmosphere as shooting stars. Credit: NASA/ESA/Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research – October 15, 2013]
* * * * *
At night, a man looks up, doesn’t he? He looks at the sultanate of the sky. Allahu Akbar. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. A man looks at the sultanate of the sky at night. He gets surprised. Looking at the spots of light of that sultanate, he gets amazed. He thinks “Where does this greatness come from?” Allahu Akbar. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. May your words be a cure for your lovers. May we be relieved. Our day is a new day. O lovers, be relieved. May friends of Shah Mardan be relieved. May they not be oppressed, but relieved. May their hearts open, souls open. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. During the night, a man observes the shining stars in the sky. O lovers, what do you look for in them? You wonder who is up there. In the depth of the darkness of the night, where do these shining spots of light come from? Where do they go? What do they bring?
Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. Let us look up at the sky. Those stars appearing in the sky show the greatness of the Divine Sultanate. MashaAllah la quwwata illa Billah. (No power except Allah) Our Allah, our Subhan, our Sultan. You created us so that we look and observe. May we dress in faith from Your Greatness. May we dress in relief. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. Your lovers adore you. Who is not your lover is a four-footed animal. Don’t live for dunya. Don’t live for dunya. Strive to live for the Owner of Greatness of that Sultanate. Strive to live for the pleasure of the total Owner of the Sultanate of the sky. Be full of faith, of light and honor. Be loaded and full. They have everything you need. Ey Shah Mardan, go ahead.
May we understand. That is why we want Shah Mardan. Look for his assembly. Say, O Rabbi, our Subhan. Say, You’re the One who created us. Say, You are our Owner. These lights are Your lights. May we have from those lights, O Rabbi. Say it. Love your Creator. Love, love and respect. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. May we not contract but may we expand. O man, O man, look for the Owner of Power who turns night into day, day into night. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. We want strength. From the assembly of Shah Mardan, we want strength. But not the strength of an animal. We want drops from the Greatness of Sultan of the sky to come to us. One drop from the rivers of light in the sky makes a hundred thousand universes. You are Subhan our Creator. You are Sultan our Rabb (Lord). Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. May your words be a cure for people. MashaAllahu kana wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun.
O man, go ahead ey Shah Mardan, Your Creator didn’t create you for death. Your Creator who gave you life didn’t give it to take it back. You are Subhan. You are Sultan. You don’t take back what You give. O lovers of Shah Mardan, let us say Bismillahi r-Rahman, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May the universe become a local trip for us. Search. Search. Yearn. The shining spots of stars in the universe – under whose command are they? Who do they take light from? Search for it. Your Creator didn’t create you to be a carrion crow. He, who created you, is the Great Sultan of the sky. The Sultanate of His Greatness – there is complete blackness and this indicates the sultanate of His Greatness. There is darkness. No one knows. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. What do the spots shining and flying of those stars mean? Where do they come from? What do they want?
Let Shah Mardan say what they want. They want to celebrate the Divine Light. Ey Shah Mardan, your lovers adore you. Those stars are after the light of the Sultanate of the sky. Be a star. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. A guide to the ways of being a star was sent by Allah Dhul-Jalal Janab-ul Wajib-ul Wujud. There is complete darkness which is a sign of the Greatness of the Divine Sultanate. No one knows that darkness, that color. What is in that darkness, no one knows. Shah Mardan has put you on the way so that you can know. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. SubhanAllah. A man, in order to know that Sultanate, in order to look for that Sultanate, in order to find that Sultanate, in order to be in that Sultanate, a man must be inside the rivers of love. This is what those stars are looking for. Allahu Akbar. This is what the stars are looking for. May we join that Sultanate too. O Rabbi, our Subhan.
~ Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs)