Dhikr by your Heart

Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm
Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammed Adil ar-Rabbani (qaddasAllahu sirrahul’aziz) Sohbet, 15th May, 2019

As-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatu Llāhi wa-barakātuh. 

A‘ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa-sSalāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīn wa-l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistānī, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad. Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa-l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah. 

Shukr to Allāh ﷻ that we are in this Naqshbandī ṭarīqah, a thousand times shukr to Allāh ﷻ. Because this ṭarīqah makes the dhikr of the 41 other ṭuruq – but by the heart. Other ṭuruq make dhikr by the tongue. That is the first level. After a lot of advancement, the second level comes by the heart but that requires a lot of discipline and struggle. It is difficult, more difficult. Shukr to Allāh ﷻ, our Naqshbandī ṭarīqah is easy. When you connect to it, you make dhikr by the heart. And that dhikr of Allāh ﷻ is always in your heart. Then its result is – Allāhu ḥāḍirī (Allāh is with me), Allāhu nāẓirī, (Allah watches over me) Allāhu shāhidī (Allāh sees me). It shows up like that. You are always with Allāh ﷻ then. Your heart makes dhikr. And even if you don’t make dhikr by tongue, that dhikr continues for 24 hours in your heart. It continues throughout your life. Therefore, it doesn’t make people tired. 

The end point of the other ṭuruq is the beginning point of the Naqshbandī ṭarīqah.

The target is to be with Allāh ﷻ, to remember Allāh ﷻ. Dhikr means to remember Allāh ﷻ, to remember His ﷻ holy Name. And the Naqshbandī ṭarīqah is the one that makes your heart get used to it. Therefore, the end point of the other ṭuruq is the beginning point of the Naqshbandī ṭarīqah. Because until they reach this level, it takes a lot of time. And a Naqshbandī reaches high stations without going through so much struggle, with Allāh’s ﷻ permission. It has no difficulty. It is easy. As our Prophet ﷺ orders, “Yassirū wa-lā tu‘assirū.” Make it easy, don’t make it difficult. “No, I can do so and so.” And sometimes in order to attract people, they go into some state, losing themselves. Awliyā’ say some things that people don’t understand. But the one who is awliyā’ understands what is said. So it’s said accordingly. Others who claim to understand in order to get people’s respect, commit a big sin. You should be careful about it. You should watch your tongue, heart, and actions in ṭarīqah. 

Shaykh Bahā’u d-dīn al-Bukhārī said, “Who doesn’t follow ṭarīqah, his religion is in danger.

Therefore, Shaykh Bahā’u d-dīn al-Bukhārī said, “Who doesn’t follow ṭarīqah, his religion is in danger.” So we see it now. Enemies of ṭarīqah are enemies of Islām. They are the biggest enemies of Islām. That’s why, may Allāh ﷻ protect us, this ṭarīqah is the way one hundred percent shown by our Prophet ﷻ. May we not go even a little bit outside of it, in shā’a Llāh. We should be careful about it. Say what you know. And what you don’t know – you can’t say wrong in order to be admired by people. May Allāh ﷻ protect us. 

Al-ḥamdu liLlāh we are thanking Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla He ﷻ make us in this ṭarīqah, Naqshbandiyyah ṭarīqah. It is most blessed one, most perfect one between all these ṭarīqah, way of Allāh ﷻ, because it is teaching people to make dhikr. Dhikr meaning to pronounce Name of Allāh ﷻ whole time. And other ṭarīqah they are by tongue they are “Allāh Allāh Allāh Allāh ﷻ” they saying and it need long time to come to heart. But Naqshbandiyyah, from beginning, giving teaching to make dhikr by heart. You saying by your self from your heart: “Allāh Allāh Allāh Allāh Allāh…” Like this, whole time with Allāh ﷻ. For this they saying, the end of other ṭarīqah – beginning of Naqshbandiyyah. Because they must make long thing dhikr, dhikr, dhikr and when they coming to highest point, after they, there is permission for them to make by heart. But our ṭarīqah, Naqshbandī ṭarīqah, beginning from first. So it is more easy for people and more better to follow this way, Naqshbandiyyah way. 

Other ways is very nice also, very good, but the most easier one – Naqshbandī ṭarīqah. Not making you to tire too much and it is as Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam saying “Yassirū wa-lā tu‘assir” – Make it easy, don’t make it difficult for people. So al-ḥamdu liLlāh our ṭarīqah it is very easy. Everybody can do. And when you do this by your heart, when you teach yourself, you are whole time with Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. You mentioning His ﷻ name by your heart 24 hours. Whole life you mentioning His ﷻ name and all blessings coming on you. And it is of course way of perfect, way of Ṣaḥābah, way of Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam – the real Islām, real path of light from Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. And nothing out of this way, even one millimeter. All in this way and it is blessed from Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. And it is whole khayr (goodness) in it. 

And who not following this way, Shaykh Mawlāy, Shaykh Bahā’u d-dīn Naqshbandī Hazretleri he was saying, qaddasa Llāhu sirrahu, there is danger who are outside of this way, of ṭarīqah way, for their īmān. And it is his karāmah (miracle) it is appearing now. Who attacking ṭarīqah and not happy with ṭarīqah and they are claiming they are Muslim, there was [are] now the most dangerous enemy for Islām, for Muslim in everywhere in this world. They are dangerous for Islām more than to other people. Their main target, main thing for them – to destroy Islām. And this is karāmah from Shaykh Bahā’u d-dīn Naqshbandī Hazretleri – saying, “Who is in not ṭarīqah they is dangerous for his believe and for other also.” 

Allāh ﷻ keep us in this nice way and we are thanking Allāh ﷻ all time to be in this way. Allāh ﷻ give hidāyah for other people also, in shā’a Llāh. 

Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah. 

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