Please go on O friend, Shah-i Mardan! Please come and listen to this, O beloved friends of Shahi Mardan! If you should lose the whole world, don’t despair! Don’t say, I have lost something. What you lost is the evil world. Janab Allah didn’t create you for this evil world, so why fall in despair? No, He created you for His service. For His service. If you lose this, it is the biggest loss. Serving our Lord, is the biggest honour. If we lose this, we have no value; we are bad! Please go on Shah-i Mardan, Your friends admire you.
Allahu Dhu l-Jalal, likes His servants to turn to Him. My servant turns to, and he says, “Allahu Akbar”. He salutes My Bayt Muazzama. This salutation is to Me. MashaAllah. As a response to this, wa li ‘abdin ma sa’al. Our Lord says, whatever My servant asks. “O those who ask for other than Me, they are heedless ones. They are not good.” Be in My Presence, be at My door! Ask from Me, O people! Your Lord Who created you, Who loves you, wants you to turn to Him. He wants you to turn towards His Bayt, and wants you to prostrate, to make sajda.
He wants your servanthood. Nothing else does He want. What a shame! “Ey, I wonder if – shall I buy this house, or shall I buy this estate if I carry on this work”. Don’t occupy yourself with any other business, don’t! We shouldn’t have any other business. We don’t have business other than servanthood to our Lord. May our hearts open up! Our Lord loves us. May we rejoice in His service. Please go on Shah-i Mardan. Your friends admire you. Satan is deceiving people with this evil world. It always deceives people with this evil world.
No! Observe your honourable service. The honour of man lies in service to Allahu Dhu l-Jalal, Who created him. Don’t strive for anything else! Don’t strive for anything else! “Salamun qawlan min Rabbin rahim” (36:58) Allah. Salams from our Lord. What shall we ask for? What else shall we ask for? “Salamun qawlan min Rabbin rahim”. Whose rahmat (blessings) is endless. His oceans of blessings have no limits, Allah Dhu l-Jalal is giving us salams! What do you want O ignorant people? Salamun qawlan min Rabbin rahim, His blessings are endless, unlimited. May there be salam (peace) upon you from Your Lord, salamun qawlan min Rabbin rahim.
What a great honour! Run after this! Then your problems will be gone, your pain and grief will be lifted. Go after the yaran, Ay yaran Shah-i Mardan. May you smile! May your hearts be refreshed with joy! May you be in light! May we be light! This is the advice from Shah-i Mardan. Ay yaran Shah-i Mardan! Your friends admire you! Be in the presence of our Mawla, Who will save us from this shameful world, Who will grant us the honourable life! Don’t look for anything else! Don’t run after eating and drinking! Don’t run after making girlfriends or boyfriends! May our ends be good!
~ Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs)