Sheikh Muhammad talks about the miracles of Lailatul Mi’raj and the humbleness of the Prophet (ﷺ). He advises us to take from the gifts it brings.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani ق
Sohbat of the 23rd of May, 2014.
As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Tariqatuna as-sohbah wa l-khairu fi jami’yya. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya sadati Ashabi RasulAllah. madad ya Sheikh Abdullah Daghestani, madad ya mashaikhina dastur, madad ya Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani dastur, madad.
Insha’Allah after 3 nights there is holy night. Laylatul Mi’raj. This layla, night is the biggest miracle, one of the biggest for Prophet (ﷺ). His miracles continuing from his time until now also, from Prophet’s miracles. That day is no planes, nothing, people even to go from one place to place, need days and long time. So Allah make miracle to take Prophet (ﷺ) from house of Umm Hani to Quds, Jerusalem. From there to the last point never, nobody reach to that place from any creature, not only human beings. And when he came back just his bed, it was still warm.
So the ‘time’ for Allah is just created – creation. No time, they will find this after. For Creator, Allah is the Creator creating time. But for really no time for Him, only for creatures time. For Creator no time. So He can in one second can billions of years inside one second. Prophet (ﷺ) He showed him all creatures until to get the last point of creation can come (he came). Prophet (ﷺ) he is honoured by this favor from Allah (awj). But still Prophet (ﷺ) he is, with this all what Allah give him, he was humble also. He said “I am the Master of human beings but no pride.” Even with this he said, No, he is not proud.
We can, there are million of lessons from this Miraj, Isra’ wal Miraj. One of them this: to be humble. Humbleness it is the better attribute for human being, especially for Muslims, especially for Sufi who is following Tariqa. And to what…
He really went by his body and he was awake not in dream. Of course Tariqa people, ahl al sunna wal jamaa’ they all believe in this but there’s a new generation of Muslims. They say “no, maybe in dream, maybe in just without body.” No! When you say this, especially these people, (who) they everything they are saying you become mushrik, if you say this you not believe on Allah. Allah He is Qadir, meaning He is able to do everything, nothing He cannot do. These people must know, especially who are reading a little bit Sharia’ or they become educated Muslims. They say “what is this fairy tales?” No! Allah He is able for everything. In this night He show him every place in one night, maybe 2 hours but still these 2 hours for him to go and come to his bed it was warm. It is one of the biggest miracles of Prophet (saws).
But when mushrik people, this is mushrik people, they were also not accepting. They were laughing, they said to Sayyidina Abu Bakr (ra) “O look your friend he became,” astaghfirullah, “he finish his mind.” But he said, “Who said this?” – Abu Bakr As Siddiq. They said “Prophet.” He said “I believe!” For this Allah make him Siddiq, the most believer sadiq/truthful, siddiq (the exaltation of truthfulness) most truthful. He is the most believer.
Alhamdulillah we insha’Allah we reach after 3 nights this occasion. We make praying with all, who around the world Muslim they are doing. They are celebrating. But I don’t know maybe some place they don’t believe in this, they are not celebrating. But it is one of the holiest nights for ummah. This is an occasion Allah gave to the ummah from His Generosity. Making occasion to come take. “Come take for you, as much as you can take, take.” He said. So Alhamdulillah we are believers, and we, insha’Allah, hope to take from this endless favor from Allah (awj) and Prophet (ﷺ).
Mawlana also he was very dikkat (watchful) careful for this night, holy night, making respecting, and making celebration to go many places where maybe shaytan pushing people saying “no, this is not holy nights.” But no shaytan he doesn’t want good for people, shaytan wants bad things for people. But people they are not understanding this. They say “cheating them.” Awliya’ Prophets all they want, as much value. Take something from them, they are more happy. Insha’Allah Allah many years with all your family or relative to be come for hidaya/gifts, for baraka and for Islam insha’Allah.
In a couple of days, inshaAllah, in a couple of nights, I assume after three nights, it will be Laylat-al Mi’raj. It is one of the great miracles of our Master, the miracles granted by Allah Azza wa Jalla. None of the creatures, no one of those created by Allah ever reached what our Prophet reached, that maqam (station). He reached the highest maqam on that night. There are millions of miracles within a miracle. At that time, it was not easy to travel from one place to another. The shortest distance which we travel in 5 minutes now by car was not possible to reach even in two hours at that time. Our Prophet went and came back in two hours, maybe even less than two hours. Because when he travelled, he reached Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem, he prayed with prophets who were there. Then Mi’raj happened. What is called ‘Isra’ is travelling from Mecca to Jerusalem. Ascension from there is ‘Mi’raj”. There was no creature, neither in this world, nor in any other place who reached that maqam. Even Jibrail, alaihi salam, couldn’t reach the highest maqam that can be reached by people. Being in that position, despite reaching that maqam, our Master is saying that he is Sayyid of people and that he reached the highest rank not out of arrogance. Why is he saying this? Because Allah Azza wa Jalla ordered him to say it. But there was humbleness – he showed his humility. What suits a man the best is humility. A humble man – everybody loves him. Nobody loves an arrogant man. Our Master had the best attributes. The best manners were our Master’s. Therefore, despite reaching beyond where anyone has reached, because of his humility, there was no change in his manners.
Now some people say, especially those who learn too much or those who think too much – people who don’t respect the Prophet – that he didn’t ascend with his body and that he ascended in his dream or in spirit. No. Like there is Allah Azza wa Jalla, as we said, there is hadith shareef – they say that his bed was still warm after he travelled up and back. These people don’t understand it – those little educated Muslims or those who don’t respect the Prophet. Leave this aside, most people who don’t respect the Prophet call us mushrik (polytheists), anyway. We are not mushriks, it’s you not believing in Allah. Allah is Qadir (All Powerful), He is Qadir in everything. If you say He can’t do anything, you will show unbelief. You have to refresh Islam and faith. Because Qadir is from His attributes.
Allah created everything. Allah created you from nothing. And they say “No, he (ﷺ) saw a dream, no…” If it was a dream, then why is it in Qur’an? People… Thousands of people keep telling “I saw this, I saw that” every night. It’s not a miracle then. People should pay attention to this. Especially, these learned people, those who don’t like sufis, should pay more attention to this. Time is something created by Allah anyway. There would be no time, if Allah didn’t create it. Time is for creatures only. It is not applicable to Allah. It takes millions of years to travel the places our Prophet visited that night. Allah Azza wa Jalla, the Possessor of Power, put everything into a second.
This night is one of the holy nights Allah has given to people. These nights are something given from the great favours of Allah. It is kindness to people – Kindness meaning, a gift. As much as you wish, you take on that night. The more you take the more Allah Azza wa Jalla, the Prophet & saints will be glad. Because their tables are open. The more you take, the more they’ll be happy. They are not greedy, hasha. There is no such attribute. They have the attribute of Power.
Therefore, Sheikh Effendi used to pay much attention to these nights. He revived and respected the holy nights and prayed for everyone. These are the nights when prayers are accepted. They are the great favour of Allah. He gives connection to people to receive goodness. The table of Allah Azza wa Jalla is always open, and still He wants to give more. But people don’t ask. Why don’t they ask? Because shaitan doesn’t want it. Shaitan doesn’t like it. If there’s something which doesn’t benefit people, that is shaitan too. He doesn’t want benefit for people even as little as an atom. And he puts people who philosophize and act intelligent in his trap more. “It’s like this. It’s like that”. No, it’s not like that. People of tariqa and mashaikhs teach the right way. Our Sheikh always revived and respected those nights. And everyone has seen their blessings.
InshaAllah we will revive again in a couple of nights. InshaAllah its blessing will be upon us. Fasting on the 2nd day, on the 27th. If you want, you can fast one day before, but the main fast of mi’raj is on the 27th. Baraat’s fast is on the 15th. But you can fast a day before and a day after. However, do not fast on Sunday with no fast on Monday. Fast on Monday as well, the main night is then. That is what our Master advises to do.
Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq, al-Fatiha.