Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 28th of May, 2015.
Tariqatuna s-sohba wa l-khairu fi jamiyyah. Our tariqat main pillar khatm-ul khwajagan and sohba. We make khatm, we make now inshaAllah sohba. InshaAllah be benefit for all of us. … InshaAllah.
We are in need for nasiha, for advice to guide to right way. And tariqat, it is guidance to Allah. Tariqa… who is in tariqa he must be different from other people who are not in tariqa. Because this is main aim for people. If he will be like other people, what is benefit to be in tariqat? Meaning, this, he is not training or doing what his murshid is saying. So he will be same like other people. When people in tariqa, not only changing outside, you do inside also, you must. It’ll be better. Because there is sharia. Many door for Allah.
But first, there is four doors, it is very important. First one shariat. After sharia, tariqa. After marifa and haqiqa. This means sharia – You know sharia, everyone. Tariqa, it’s way of, we say sufi way. Marifa – to know to know what is wisdom. Haqiqa, he know better the last stage for tariqa people. Who entering tariqa, the highest place to know haqiqa. Haqiqa meaning he knows truth. All sufi, they are speaking about this. Many people they are not understanding. Even Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, he explained. He is master also in tasawwuf. And he has big books, very big. And he is mashaAllah, he’s explaining for people who are interested for tasawwuf everything. And whole world, they are loving and respecting him – Muslim, non-Muslim also.
He was teaching once one of his murids. He asked him “I couldn’t understand what these 4 doors – sharia, tariqa, marifa, haqiqa. Can you explain for me what is, how this?” Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, he is knowing And said, there was one madrasa (school) in front of his darga. He said there is four students, they were each sitting like this, putting book and they are reading. He said “Go and slap on neck each one. And come tell me what happened.” It is order, so he must do. He called first one and he slapped him like… And this one, he went and come up and he slapped one [slap] more stronger than him. He fall down from this. But he was afraid this one, first one.
Like this, second one will be more difficult for me. But it is order. He also slapped him, the other one, on his neck. This one, he wanted to come up and he take his hand. He was afraid of again it will be. And only one like this, he stopped his hand. He didn’t beat him. Third one, he’s “Alhamdulillah, this ok” he said. Third one, he is also slapped him in his neck. And he was, this one was looking for him not saying anything and continue to study. Fourth one also, he slapped him. He even not looking for him, just continue reading what he is studying.
He come back to Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi. He said “What you see there?” He told him: “This what I saw.” He said “First one, he’s in door of sharia.” That door of sharia you can be. If anybody doing wrong thing for you, you can do same thing for him. It is qisas. I don’t know what it means in English. Retaliation. So this is he’s in sharia. And he do by sharia. Second one, he’s he is entering tariqa and he wanted to beat you, but he remembered “I am in tariqa, it is not tariqa teaching this. Tariqa teaching to be, to do who make bad thing for you, you must reply by good thing for him.” Even Abayazid al- Bistami many times he was beaten by his people and he was nearly dying. He said “If they know what I’ll do for them, they must kill me. Because when they are beating me more, I give them more baraka. Because I am not replying like them – only I give them more mercy and pray for Allah for them.” This is tariqa.
Third one, he was entering marifa, knowledge door and he know everything coming from Allah; good thing, bad thing, all from Allah. But he just wondering which iblis, shaitan doing this. So just looking and he continue. It’s ok for him. The fourth one haqiqa, the absolute truth. And he knows everything from Allah. And he even no need to see who is doing this wrong for him. For him or for anybody at all not interesting. And he is coming out from ego, completely coming out of ego. He is just with Allah.
This is tariqa teaching how taking human being from lowest place to highest place. Because people they are quarrelling, they are fighting, they are doing everything because they are even not in sharia. Many people they are saying “We are in sharia”. Sharia maybe like we said first one, retaliating. In sharia, there is this you can do. And these people who not even following sharia, they are making bad thing for people who are not doing anything for them. And they are claiming they are Muslim, they are praying, they are doing this, they are doing that. It is not… Muslim cannot be like this. Even he can follow sharia and make sharia order. Sharia order you must be merciful for people, merciful for your family, your relatives, to be family and relatives visiting each other, loving each other and to be good word for whom family members. But many people who are claiming they are Muslim not following sharia also.
Sharia not only to take four wives. No. Sharia also it will be justice between your family, between your brothers and other people also. So this is Islam. They are not knowing Islam. And they are objecting for what? Tariqa. Tariqa, as we said, to make you like jeweler, you are like rock. You are like timber without tariqa. In the sharia it’s ok. You maybe like little bit cutting good but tariqa make you very precious. Allah create everybody. Many people now because teaching of Western teaching, they loose themselves. They don’t know why we are living, what we are born, we are depressed. No need to say this. Muslim cannot say this. Because when he says this, he’s objecting for Allah. Allah create you Muslim and give you this good life. Many people they are in their worst condition. And you are thousand times better than them.
And after this, you’re saying “We are depressed, we are not knowing what to do.” No, you must be patient. You must be patient. Especially, like this example we give, everything from Allah. Good or not good, all from Allah. You must accept. You must accept this even you are happy or not happy. You don’t object for your situation because this life, it is not forever. Only short period and after, you will be in akhirah. And in akhirah, there is hadith sharif, Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) saying these people who not like us or who have been here, they had some disease or some illness or something very bad, and when they be in akhirah, they will say “We wish if there was iron comb, it is taking our body like this injuring our body.” Whole life we wish it was like this for what Allah give them in akhirah. But human being they don’t have any patience. They must be patient and accept from Allah, all this coming from Allah.
If you are not like too much, you must say alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah for everything, alhamdulillah. But if there is good thing, you must say shukrulillah. Because shukr making this more. So you cannot say for bad thing shukrulillah, only alhamdulillah, we are accepting. We are make alhamdulillah for Allah. We are happy with what Allah give us.
Because everywhere we are going this is teaching of shaitan and teaching of these Western philosophers who are not believers. They have doubts for everything. With a believer cannot be. They have doubt for anything. We are believer, this is meaning believer. Difference between believer and philosopher. Philosophers, they have doubts for everything. Even for themselves. They don’t know they are in life or in not reality life. Dogs. Really, if you know what they are saying, many people laughing for them. They are praising them. But it is in this culture. Now it is like disease in everywhere from the world. But “wallahu ghalibun ala amrihi” (12:21) (And Allah has full power and control over His Affairs). Allah…
The real knowledge in Qur’an, word of Allah Azza wa Jalla. Nothing can be higher than this. And Allah teaching us. We must listen for teaching of Allah, our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and ulama saliheen, Awliya saliheen, murshideen. They are all spreading good things, spreading happiness for people. ‘ yus’adu fi majlisihim ‘ – Who may be in their place, everybody become happy. But in other people place, everybody become sad and depressed more because they don’t have anything. They’re saying, speaking, speaking but they are not believers. And at the end of this what will happen? Nothing. You will be finished. No, you cannot be finished. We said, there is akhirah, the real life. This is what they don’t have. And they are making people to throwing them to jahannam (Hell).
So more important what we say – to be accepting your position in what you are in, any kind of life you have, good, not good, don’t say this. You must accept. And you must be knowing this is from Allah. So you’ll be even in sharia or in tariqa, you’ll be higher or in marifa or in haqiqa. Each when you are more patient, more accept for Allah, Allah make you to be higher and higher. So don’t be not happy with Allah. Allah, He like to be, accept Allah, everything from Allah and we are happy with Allah. This is really very important thing. Most people for this depression and other things, they must accept that this comes from Allah. And we are waiting when Allah saying “Come”, we go to Him. And it will be real life there inshaAllah.
So nothing going empty here. Everything Allah counting and making for you to be in akhirah. If Allah give you here, thank for Allah. If not, also He give in akhirah. He not… He promised people mumin, believer, who not get it here, he will get in akhirah.
Wa min Allahi t-tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.