بِسۡمِ اللهِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِيۡمِ
Ṣuḥbah of Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muḥammad Adil ar Rabbani (QS) 15December 2017 / 27Rabi’ul Awwal 1439
THE HOLY CITY OF QUDS (JERUSALEM)
Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh, Auzu Billahi Minashaytanir Rajeem. Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, Wassalatu Wassalamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidul Awwalin wal Akhirin, Madad Ya Rasulallah, Madad Ya As’habi RasuLillah, Madad Ya Mashayikhina, Sheykh Abdullah Daghestani, Sheykh Nazim al-Haqqani. Dastur. Tariqatunas sohba, wal khayru fil jamiyya.
Nowadays there is a matter, and all the people keep asking about it: the third holy city of Quds, Masjid Aqsa. Allah Azza wa Jalla has explained the matter right in the middle of the Koran. The greatest miracle is the Koran anyway. Our Holy Prophet (ﷺ) says, “The Koran tells you of what passed before you, and it tells of what will come and what will occur after you.” It even tells of what will happen. Right in the middle:
سُبۡحٰنَ الَّذِىۡۤ اَسۡرٰى بِعَبۡدِهٖ لَيۡلًا مِّنَ الۡمَسۡجِدِ الۡحَـرَامِ اِلَى الۡمَسۡجِدِ الۡاَقۡصَا الَّذِىۡ
“Subhanal-lathee asra bi’abdihi laylan minal-masjidil harami ilal masjidil aqsallathee.” (Sura Isra:1) Allah Exalted and Glorious be He made our Holy Prophet (ﷺ) travel at night from Masjid Haram, the Kaaba, to Masjid Aqsa, Quds. So it is a holy mosque, a holy site. A prophet built it: Suleiman Alayhis Salam. It is sacred, it is called Bayt ul-Maqdis. Masjid Aqsa, Bayt ul-Maqdis, is a very holy site. Muslims would pray towards it as the first qibla. That is how holy it was. Then it turned towards the Kaaba.
First Mecca Mukarrama, Medina Munawwara, then Quds. Mecca Mukarrama and Medina Munawwara are holy places our Holy Prophet (ﷺ) stayed at. Allah (JJ) assigned those places to Muslims. No other non-Muslims can enter. However, He made Quds open for everyone, because it is the sacred and holy site of three prophets and their followers.
Following Suleiman Alayhis Salam, when Allah (JJ) gives blessing (nima) to people, people go wild. They got a great blessing those times. Allah granted them great possessions. With possessions they went wild, and when they went wild, Allah inflicted them with a king. The king of Babel entered. He burned, destroyed, and killed. He did not leave anyone of them, and took the rest as prisoners to Babel. They remained there for a few centuries, and when another king came and defeated them, they returned to their place again.
Of course, the one who took them back is a prophet again. They returned with a prophet. They promised they would not cause dissension (fitna) and corruption (fesad) and returned there. Allah Azza wa Jalla accounts for this in the Koran. He says it as: “When you caused fitna, we inflicted you with powerful and brutal people.” He burned and destroyed you. That matter happened in the past and it is over, but Allah Exalted and Glorious be He says it as a miracle there:
لَـتُفۡسِدُنَّ فِى الۡاَرۡضِ مَرَّتَيۡنِ
“Latufsidunna fil-ardi marratain.” (Sura Isra:4) “You will rise twice.” When the first occurred, here, We sent these people to you and they took you [prisoners]. Then, He says, you will rise a second time when Doomsday is near. A greater miracle than this? People used to say, “The one who does not believe in Allah is a kafir (infidel).” Of course they are kafirs. Allah Azza wa Jalla has explained everything. Muslims have forgotten Allah. There is a crazy man they keep cursing and finding fault with. Allah has made him a means. Just like Shaitan’s purpose is to make you rise – your station rises by opposing him and not doing what he says – this is the same way.
When the time comes, Allah Exalted and Glorious be He will come out with someone so things are in place. Here, now this matter appeared. It is a test for people in every sense. The first test: so that Muslims would have stronger faith in Allah since Allah’s words are coming true. The end will be good, because Allah does not oppress anybody when people are deserving of punishment. These issues occur so they may find their punishment through their own oppression. The one who is Muslim takes lesson from these and does not fear. Allah is with us. Allah is with those who obey Him.
When these matters occur, we need to turn to Allah, we need to beg Allah, and we need to pray (make dua) to Allah. We need to make dua as: “Send a head for Islam. Send us a savior that will save us from this abasement,” because he coming is for certain. The hadiths miraculously told by our Holy Prophet (ﷺ) will occur in End Times. He told of most events. And one of them is Isa Alayhis Salam’s (Jesus Christ) descending and Mahdi Alayhis Salam’s coming.