Man was honored above other creatures and yet he is the only one that complains and questions his existence. However, Allah continues to honor and send him guidance through the scholars and saints. The saints burn with love for Allah that lights the way for all of us.
Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 24th 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 Rasulillah, madad ya Masha’ikhana, madad ya Sheikh Abdullah Fa’izi d-Daghistani, madad ya Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur, madad. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.
People are confused; they have no idea why they are here in this world. Or they are searching – Why are we here, what is our job? They are seeing that Allah created every creature, each one knows its duty. No creature is asking – Why did I come here? Allah has given them such an inspiration – “Allah created us, so we will make dhikr/ remembrance and praise, and take whatever is our share and go.” All creatures, whether they are 4-legged or have wings, they are satisfied with their state.
Only mankind is not satisfied. However, Allah has created mankind at a higher level than all other creatures. He honored them. He says – “Wa Laqad Karramna Bani Adam” (17:70) “wa faddalnahum ‘ala kathirin mim man khalaqna” (17:70) It means – We created them at a high rank, and above all other creatures. We created man better than them, more beautiful. But mankind is not thinking about this and they are wasting themselves. Allah created mankind so they can do good things. He gave them the greatest grants. But mankind is wasting time with useless things.
He sent Prophets to show them the right way but most people have not followed them. Some Prophets worked hard but had no community. When their time came, they left this world without a single person in their Ummah. What we mean by “Ummah” – a Prophet’s Ummah. Every Prophet has an ummah. Those following him are called his ummah. The Ummah does not necessarily need to be a lot of people. People are confusing ummah/community and nation. Ummah, the Ummah of Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), The ummah of Islam. Some prophets’ ummah was 2 people. That is ummah. They are not called mureed. Those following prophets are called ummah. Those following sheikhs are called mureed. And after our Prophet, there were no more prophets, only sheikhs. So in this manner, Prophets were sent to guide people to the right path. 124,000 Prophets came and left.
Allah says – I sent Prophets for everyone in the world. A Prophet was sent to every people. Those in China, Japan, those people here and there, all of them were sent a Prophet because that is what Allah (awj) said in the Quran. But some people didn’t like them, they didn’t follow them. They followed satan more. Even so, after Prophets, Allah sent awliya/saints. There are awliya having the rank of prophets. Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) is saying – ‘Uluma’i ummati ka anbiya’i Bani Isra’il. “The scholars of my nation are like the prophets of Bani Israel.” (Hadith) Because there are no prophets after our Prophet. No prophets, no messages after our Prophet. Some people are saying this and that, but they are wrong. And they have no importance because those who are outside of what Allah says have no standing, no respectability.
Sheikhs are lanterns for people. They are the ones spreading nur/light. They are spreading love for Allah to all people. There is love and there is “ashq” (longing). Ashq is more important, it’s more strong. It is more intense. The ashq of sheikhs is love for Allah, it is a strong love. That (love) attracts people to them, like a candle. It cannot be compared to a candle – but in the past candles were made from nice things, not like nowadays. Candles were made from honeycomb and that is blessed, it is praised in the Quran. Candles attract people to light just like a moth. There are moths and they are attracted to the light.
But they (Sheikhs) are giving that love, that nur from themselves. As long as they are alive, they are burning with light. Until the trust is taken from them, they are serving people, they are giving love. They don’t care about what they are suffering themselves. They don’t care because that love for Allah prevents them from feeling whatever pain or suffering they have. Nothing affects him, no fear, no fatigue, no worries, no bad thoughts are left. They continue their service in that manner. They benefit those around them, they give light. They melt and melt until finally they reach their station. They leave this world as nur. They give nur to the people. Their nur is never-ending. It’s Allah’s Nur. The nur of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) is manifested as a small amount in awliya and sheikhs. That is what people need to learn.
The meaning of our life
Why are we here? There are all these thousands of sheikhs who came and left, and all the prophets – all of them are examples, a nice example in front of you. Follow them. They lived a good life. Their names, and actions, and characters are a nice example, a nice lesson left for mankind. That is what Allah ordered, what Allah wants for mankind. There are good characteristics and bad characteristics in mankind. And the worst characteristic, one of the worst is being ungrateful: to not believe in Allah despite all the favors & grants. To rebel against Him is being ungrateful. And there is punishment for the person who does that. Because nothing affects Allah (awj), even if the whole world is ungrateful, it doesn’t matter. That person will suffer the punishment in dunya. He will suffer by himself before going to akhira. That is why Allah showed the right path. We were ordered to do what He says and follow the way He showed us. That is the meaning of our life.