Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Mawlana Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS)
sohbat of the 3rd of January, 2015
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 Masha’ikhina, madad ya Mawlana Sh Abdullah Faiz Dagestani, Madad ya Sh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur.
“Our Tariqa is the core of Sharia.”
Our Tariqa is with association and Goodness is in the gathering. Our tariqa complies with the Sharia known to Ahl as-Sunnah wa l-Jamaa. Because of this, all actions that are done comply with Sunnah, Qur’an and Sharia. There’s no part of it, which opposes Sharia. Our Tariqa is the core of Sharia. Most Tariqas are like this. All of them comply with Sharia but people sometimes misunderstand. If there’s wrong understanding in other Tariqas, it’s not like this in the Naqshbandi Tariqa. It is of benefit to people.
Some people ask what’s the benefit of tariqa? Sometimes they ask with bad intentions too. Sometimes they ask to learn the truth. What is tariqa for? Tariqa is to preserve Sharia and religion. Where there is no tariqa, they are doing wrong to religion. How is this wrong being done? They don’t respect, there is no adab. And if there’s no adab, it’s useless. The first thing tariqa teaches is adab. What we mean by adab is first of all adab towards our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), respect and reverence. Allah Azza wa Jalla in many places of Quran Karim reveres our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). He gives the command to revere him. “Revere him, respect him, make salawat to him.” He is the Beloved servant of Allah, that’s why He teaches this.
And people who don’t accept tariqa say completely the opposite. A man goes up on the minbar and says “If you revere the Prophet, you become kafir, you make kufr.” He supposedly understands Qur’an. And people whose native language is not Arabic say “His mother tongue is Arabic, so he understands Qur’an and is saying this. We should do it then”. Who are they? Common people, people who don’t know tariqa. They believe everyone. But no, everything has its adab and way. If a man says so once, he becomes kafir himself. If he says “Don’t revere our Prophet, respecting him is kufr”, then he makes kufr himself.
After this, his prayers won’t be valid. If you listen to it and pray afterwards, you should pray again. But if they say so and you pray without knowing, that’s different. But when you hear in a khutba a man offending our Prophet, praying behind him won’t be valid. Your prayer will be immoral and false. You will have to repeat your prayer.
“Tariqas reach to our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).”
In order not to listen to such people, there is tariqa. Tariqas reach to our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Masha’ikh came one after another, and our Prophet is the head. The head of tariqa is our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Everyone should know it. Tariqa is not without a head. All tariqas reach to our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). The Naqshbandi tariqa comes straight from our Prophet through Hz. Abu Bakr. Other 40 tariqas reach our Prophet through the way of Hz. Ali. Who reaches him respects him. Beside respect, there is the blessing of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), which is most important. We have his blessing. He helps people who come to that way. Their faith becomes stronger, their service becomes better. They are the ones in servanthood.
Otherwise, the enemies of Islam try hard to destroy Islam. They broke it into bits. But our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said that there would be 73 groups. He said 72 groups will go to hell. Sahabas were frightened. They asked “How will we understand who is good and who is bad among all of these?” Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said “Be with the majority.” The majority is on the right way, Shukr to Allah. There were never perverse groups among the majority. They are always in the minority. They were in small parts. And the main part, which remains big no matter how much they divide, kill and chop it up, is the biggest group – Ahl as-Sunnah wa l-Jamaa. And that is the way, which these tariqas follow. Now other ways don’t have tariqa.
Outside our Ahl as-Sunnah wa l-Jamaa there’s nothing like tariqa. They name what they have “madhhabs”. Those madhhabs are not right, only four madhhabs. Four madhhabs go by the way explained by our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). The rest go by their minds. They pretend not too see, or they obey their shaitans and egos, and deny everything else. They give fatwa according to their minds. And Ahl as-Sunnah wa l- Jamaa, people of tariqa, respect our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), respect Ahl al-Bayt and respect all sahabas. These are the 3 important things. Respecting Ahl al-Bayt is also important. Who respects Ahl al-Bayt not only does not go out of madhhab, but also carries out the order of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). The same for those who respect and love sahabas. Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said “Don’t swear at my sahabas. May those who swear at my sahabas be cursed by Allah.” This came out of the holy mouth of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). It’s not an easy thing. A curse from our Prophet’s mouth is not good for those people. That’s why, this way is the way to be careful.
“All tariqas have kept Islam alive everywhere for the honor of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).”
Everyone should know the truth. And now we explained what tariqa is, what its benefit is. Some insane people have given tariqa a bad image by claiming they are sheikhs of tariqa, but they are fake sheikhs. And the base of tariqa is this. All tariqas have kept Islam alive everywhere for the honor of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). There was communism in Russia for 70-80 years. Communism finished, Muslims came out from everywhere. All of them are people of tariqa. They still stood with tariqa. Slaves were taken to the south of Africa. People of tariqa built mosques and made jamaats there. They led people to become Muslim. Wherever tariqa reaches, it revives and gives beauty. And wherever the other people go, they make fitna and corruption. They are confusing people and misleading some of them from the right way. Because, as we said, they have the big trump card that they understand the language of Qur’an. But really they don’t understand it at all.
Our hojja who can’t speak Arabic explains it 1000 times better than they do. We witnessed this often. We went to Hajj with hojjas. Hojja says he knows Arabic but can’t speak with anyone. And if he makes tafsir of Qur’an, he does it very well. As we said, he does it much better than the other man. The important thing is sincerity. Don’t be deceived by those who try to deceive with language. They can’t improve after this anyway. Wherever they go, they come across disappointment. Whatever they do, they ruin both people and themselves. We can see it everywhere. If they walked on the right path, Allah would help. But when you don’t walk in the right direction and act as you want, Allah won’t help. They ruin themselves and everyone around them.
That’s why, the more you keep those people away, the better it is. No need even to talk to them, no need to approach them. Pay attention to this. Keep it as an advice. We are talking here and we don’t expect any reward. Our reward is from Allah. Our payment is from Allah. Whoever comes to the right way, Allah writes the same reward for us as well. It’s for Allah. We don’t expect any financial reward but rather the spiritual gifts of Allah.
May Allah not separate us from the right way. May our gatherings be lasting and increase. May guidance come to this country, to Turkey, to all the Islamic world, and to the neighboring countries. If they correct themselves, Allah will help them too. He will save them from this bad condition. They (the misguided) came out like mushrooms everywhere. It is shaitan’s work, nothing else. May Allah protect us from their harm.
Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al Fatiha.