Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (qs)
sohbat – 3rd October, 2014
As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim. As salatu wa s-salamu ‘ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi RasulAllah, madad ya Mashaykhina, madad ya Sheikh Abdullah Faizi Daghestani madad ya Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur. Tariqatuna s- sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.
Today is a holy day. Friday is a holiday. It is a holiday given to our Prophet and his ummah. Friday today is Arafa day as well. Tomorrow will be Hajj-ul Akbar, and it is waqfa (Arafa). At this time, all pilgrims become Hajjis, they are standing for waqfa. It means they became hajji on Arafat. Our Prophet calls it “al- hajju arafa” (The Hajj is Arafa). Even if someone’s there for stealing, he stands on Arafa and becomes a hajji. It is such a holy place there. May Allah accept their prayers. InshaAllah we’ll have their good prayers too, for all the nation of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Their prayers are accepted.
These are the beautiful gifts of Allah. People don’t know the value. Shaitan is making them fight with each other by leaving the orders of Allah, the words of Allah and the beautiful things Allah gave them. Don’t pay attention to what they say – he said this, he said that, he said this about you.” Shukr to Allah, we don’t want to hear any news like this. We don’t want any news of what’s going around or of the world. Shukr to Allah, we don’t follow news either and we are relaxed. If you follow the news, most people have become neurotic because of it. Half of the nation takes medicine. Half the people are walking about crazy. Why do you care about what’s happened somewhere else? Will something happen to you if you think about it? No, it won’t. Mind your own business. Correct yourself.
There are many things one should do for one’s akhira. And life is very short. Even if it’s 100 years, it still is short. It is short compared to eternity. Only by doing good deeds, will you be satisfied in this world too. You’ll be satisfied in this world before akhira. As long as you carry out the orders of Allah, you’ll be satisfied. Don’t say “They said this, they said that. Why did he look at me like that? Why did he treat me this badly?” Everything is from Allah. This world is a world of tests. Now you’re talking about this, and we are all people; they say “insan/people” is derived from “nisyan”, meaning ‘to forget’. Mankind forgets. Forgetting is good from one side and bad from another side. The good side is that a person forgets pain quickly. If this doesn’t happen, a man would perish completely. Four months ago when we lost our Sheikh Efendi, our pain then and now; that pain is gone. However, what you shouldn’t forget – Don’t forget the orders of Allah. Don’t forget to carry them out. When you forget them, it is bad.
Allah has put benefit in everything. There is a useful side and a bad side. He put man on trial – he can choose either the good or the bad side. “Faman sha’ falyu’min waman sha’ falyakfur”(18:29) “Who wants, let him believe; who wants, let him disbelieve.” A man knows for himself. Allah has shown it. Allah doesn’t oppress anyone. He could make a person believe. Because it is what Allah said. Allah is the Creator, He knows the best. So He gave the choice to man in order not to oppress, and that is known to Himself. Forget trying to know His knowledge, a man can’t reach even an atom of an atom of an atom of His knowledge. People now think they have reached the highest point in science and knowledge. You are nothing. Nothing. You are not even zero. That’s why, Allah doesn’t oppress you – You can believe, if you want. You can do good, if you want. You can do bad as well. Your ego prevents you, shaitan prevents you. Shaitans around you stop you.
That’s why, don’t sell your akhira for this world. These people are not worthy. Let it be a million people, you won’t find a real man among them. History repeats itself. It’s been the same since Adam alaihi salam until now. Those who follow dunya, follow it for gain, of course. What gain do they have? Saving their life, this is a big gain according to them. They’ll leave you in a moment and won’t look back. But those who love you for Allah, they will sacrifice their lives but won’t leave you. And that’s the alternative. Don’t assume that if you do what people like, they will protect you. Don’t think they will go against Allah to protect you. Even if they protect you, it is because of some gain. They don’t do anything without gain. But who is for Allah, he will give his everything and won’t fear. That’s why – Be on the way of Allah, be on the way of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), be on the way of saints. Follow the one you were ordered to follow. Know whom to follow. This is important.
Don’t measure by yourself. We are people who rely on Allah. We will continue on this way of Sheikh Efendi inshaAllah. We have no claim. The only claim of ours is inshaAllah to carry out His order, to keep on this way. Who wishes can continue, who doesn’t wish is free. No forcing anyone, everyone knows for himself. If they find a better door, they can go. Most people now do what this person or that person is saying. We do what Allah says, we do what the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said. We don’t do anything for ego. We can’t send someone away because he loves someone else. This door is open to everyone. Welcome to anyone who comes. Farewell to anyone who leaves.
Many kinds of people are coming. We do it for Allah so we have no complaints. All types of people are coming and they are saying all kinds of things. One day three people said – “If you’re not doing like this, leave the sheikhhood”. If we were under your command, we’d leave it. We will leave sheikhhood only when we lie down by the feet of Sheikh Efendi. Otherwise not. If you don’t like it, there are many sheikhs who call themself sheikh. Grandsheikh called them mutamashaikh. There are many who claim to be shaikhs. Who wishes can go. We are like this.
As our Prophet said, “I was born from a mother just like you and I am from you and don’t have any claims to know the unseen or that I can do this or that.” We follow the orders of Sheikh Efendi. InshaAllah if we made mistakes in what we did, then you can tell us. Otherwise, we don’t have anything to be upset with. As long as we speak truth, it’s all right. Of course, there are people coming and going. And we can’t repeat what everybody says. It will become gossip. We just keep it to ourselves. Our ego deserves even more. We should hit our ego on the head again and again. Therefore, this comes as a test to us from Mashaikh. Being hit, it will accomplish something inshaAllah.
May Allah not separate us from the right way. Our belief and faith in our Sheikh is strong. With Allah’s permission, this way is the right way, and will go on till the end of times. They say the candle of a liar burns until nighttime. That’s why, we have no fear. Anyone can say whatever they want. And from now on, I don’t want anyone to open this matter. We don’t have any give-and-take with anyone anyhow. We are clean. A villain is the one who fears. We don’t have any villainy. We stand behind our words. It can’t go crooked, the path of Islam is straight. As it is illustrated by our Prophet, it is tariqul mustaqeem. Our Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa sallam) says “Don’t separate from the right way”. May Allah keep us on the right way.
Alhamdulillah, today is very holy day. Especially Friday, it is a feast for Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa sallam), for his ummah. Allah give him the best day, Friday, in a week. Every Friday, it is feast, Eid. And today it is more very holy because it is Arafat day. When Arafa on Juma day, it is Eid-ul Hajj-ul Akbar. Hajj-ul Akbar meaning, it is equal to 70 hajjs. If you go to 70 years for hajj, in one Hajj-ul Akbar, it is like this. It is gift from Allah for hajji, for people to make them happy. Every 7 years or some years become Hajj-ul Akbar.
So they are now this time, I think exact like this time it must be, they are making, praying dhur – asr together making jamaa-l taqdeem. For Hanafi madhhab, only once they can do – in hajj. No other times. But we are 4 haqq madhhabs. They can make jamaa. But when you are in safar/traveling when you are in visiting more than 3 days, for other madhhabs you cannot do this. But many people, they are doing. So it is very important. But for Hanafi, they are making dhur and asr before in dhur time, for maghrib after maghrib; not praying maghrib in time. They’re praying after, later with isha. Maghrib-isha in Muzdalifah. So alhamdulillah now this time they’re praying I think dhur-asr, and they are making du’a, waqfa.
Allah inshaAllah accept what they’re making, their du’a for khair inshaAllah, for all people. Allah accept their hajj and give them baraka also inshaAllah. Alhamdulillah every time more people, they like to go but it is not possible. Because a place, little place. Only maybe for 5 million – 6 million people all that they go there. But if they leave it maybe it must be every time nearly 15 million, 20 million. So it is… Nobody can make it but Allah, His guests. He can able to do everything. But people, of course, their belief, it is not so strong. So alhamdulillah also these people also going. It is wisdom because when Ibrahim, alaihi salam, and his son Ismail, they built Ka’ba, Allah tell Ibrahim, alaihi salam, to make adhan and to call people. And he said “Nobody here”. “Just you call adhan and make… call people.” When he make, he heard many voices “Labbaik, labbaik Allahumma labbaik.” It was the souls of mumins, who they are, Allah give them chance to go to be hajji. Everyone who will go there, he’ll say “Labbaik”. But if somebody, they couldn’t say “Labbaik”, so they couldn’t go (hajj). But Allah make something to prevent them to come – visa or other, to be ill, you don’t have money, something like this. And it is only for who has money able to go there. It is fard, obligatory for them. For others not obligatory.
Alhamdulillah, Allah make this good, nice thing for people, for benefit of people. Allah created people and give them to be, to know what is good, what is bad. Allah’s not oppressor for to make people, they said “You make us to not go, or You make us to be believer, You make us to pray”. Allah didn’t prevent anybody from praying, from doing good things. And He put something; either you can do good, or you can do bad. How it is? This is from Allah’s knowledge. “Allah knowledge. How it is?” we can say. No. It is billion times impossible to know even one atom from Allah knowledge. Allah not giving any His knowledge, very very few. And it is like this, now people, they thought “We are the most knowledgeable people. We know everything.” You don’t know anything. You don’t know anything. And you become make philosophy to say “I am knowing, and why Allah doing this? Why He doing that?” What you will if He, Allah make you to not breathe, to not drink? You can’t do anything. You cannot do anything.
You cannot judge for Allah. Allah, He knows what He does and He’s not oppressor. He said in Qur’an “wa ma Rabbuka bi zallamil lil-abid” (41:46) So it is for yourself; you can do good, you can do bad. And you will be responsible for this. And you will be punished, and you will be rewarded for this. Allah, He is saying only truth. Wa-l Haqq. If we say another thing, all Qur’an saying this. How we can say another different from this? You cannot say.
Don’t be lazy. Your life, it is short. So don’t be wasted to do bad things, to follow bad people, to waste your time in nothing, nonsense thing. You must be careful. Everything Allah, He wants to reward you. Every step you do, you can do good things. Even your life, if you live 100 years, it is not enough to finish what Allah give you to make for yourself. You can do everything for good. Don’t be lazy. You must help people and especially your around to know the truth. But it is also, you can reward for this. But you cannot force them. Because Allah, He said “Faman shaa falyu’min faman shaa falyakfur”(18:29) Who wants to be believer, he can be. And who wants to be non-believer, also. You cannot force them. fa’innaka la tahdi man ahbabta (28:56) You also, you cannot guide for good thing who you love. Maybe you love somebody, you want him to be in right way. No, you cannot do. He’s free. He can do what he wants.
Alhamdulillah, we are following Mawlana’s order. This is the important thing. And he is giving order, and many people, they’re making panic. They said “These people, they’re doing this. That people doing that.” I told them: don’t tell me about what they are doing, what they want to do.” We are not afraid. We don’t care what for people, only what we want – Allah Azza wa Jalla. Who wants to go with another people, they can go. You are free. But what we’re doing here, we’re following Mawlana’s order. He ordered us to be here and to be his successor. And we are only doing this. I don’t want this. I never asked for this. I never asked for paper. Never asked for anything. And it is not easy. I’m not happy to be. Only what happy, for Allah order we can do.
Many people, they speak many things. But it is, alhamdulillah, we accept everything. Because my ego, it deserves worse than this. In one day three people, they were saying from different places; from different places they were saying “Leave this. If you don’t do this, you leave this mashaikha, to be a sheikh.” I said “It is not easy for you.” You or all whole world, they said “You leave this.” We cannot leave, only what we can leave, when I sleep under his feet inshaAllah in maqam there. Only that time we can leave mashaikha. Because it is not for order of people to leave it or do what people, they like. What we’re doing, only what Allah Azza wa Jalla write, and what Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa sallam) and what Mawlana, he was doing. We try to do. Maybe people, because they are seeing quiet man here, they can force him to do what they want him to do. No, it is not. You cannot do this.
Why you cannot do this? Because it is important thing, and behind us – Mawlana. When he put somebody in his place, he will look. It is not our responsibility. People who like to be here, they can be here. If people, they not like to be and they are not feeling anything, there is many people claiming to be sheikh. Mawlana Sheikh Abdullah, he was every time saying “mutamasheikh”. Mutamasheikh – claiming to be sheikh. And who is not listening to Mawlana’ order, they are mutamasheikh. For this, they can do anything, everything. Even all people not coming here, it still, nothing it will be. And I am not feeling sad, not feeling bad. Because Allah Azza wa Jalla, He said “If whole world, they’ll be against Allah, nothing happens for them. Everything can, people be good, also nothing happen for Allah.”
So inshaAllah, we are trying to be satisfied. And what Allah gives, we are happy. And we are happy also with people who are coming. Welcome, they are welcome. Because they are obeying Mawlana order. And I not speak too much, and I don’t like demagogue. Mawlana every time, he was saying for demagogue. What’s the meaning you know? Demagogy. This is making philosophy to cheat people. And he was saying one story. Every time he was worried, nothing well, he’s telling this story. There was in old time village. It was so far, and people in village, they are not coming to city or coming to… Only they were living whole life in village and dying. They are satisfied in village and happy. Nowadays, they destroy the village. They make every people to come to cities. And it is making people corruption, making very bad things. These people, they were in nature. Once a man, he is a crook, coming to them and he don’t have anything to do. He saw one mosque but no imam. He said “I am imam”. And he was making imam for them many years.
After they sent for this village real imam from Asitane. He come, look. He said “What is this? He don’t know anything.” He said “You don’t know anything”. And he tell people “You don’t know anything from Islam, to make praying, people”. He said “No, you don’t know anything. I know. We can make test. And these people, they’ll be jury.” So he said ok. They said “Ok, you write in this blackboard, Baqara, cow.” He was, this imam, he was good writing, very nice writing, calligraphy making ‘Baqara’. Very nice. He said “Maybe this, you will make it very bad writing, so I will be inshaAllah, quickly, I’ll be winner.” Other one, he taking a pen and he make it beginning to draw a cow. Cow with milk breasts. He said “Which one cow?” They said “This is, of course.” Demagogy’s like this.
So Allah keep our people away from these people. Because they are.. who is really connecting with Mawlana, his heart, he knows the truth. And inshaAllah we are not afraid from anything, from anyone. It is real. It is truth. And who like to come, can. For bayah, many people, they said “You make bayah.” Of course, who are coming here can be. But who are not here, we accept their bayah also from far. Once I said Mawlana I make bayah in telephone. He said “Of course, if somebody make shahada in telephone, and not acceptable, ok?” Also who like to when he come, he can do. If not, he’s far away 1000 of km away, also it’s acceptable. As we said, we accept Mawlana order and it is acceptable for them. Their intention is very important thing.
Allah keep us away from bad people. Because there’s good people, they are cheated by bad people also. We know this very well. Very well. You must be, don’t listen to around you. If you are sheikh, you listen to your heart only.
Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq, al-Fatiha.
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