It is Laylatu l-Mi‘rāj and Mawlānā is calling us to reach to our endless honour. We’ve been honoured by being human and, even more, by being Muslim and from the Ummatu l-Ḥabīb ﷺ. The Prophet ﷺ is the Imām of the Prophets and the Imām of the Angels. There is no limit to the dresses of honour granted to him ﷺ and to his Ummah. O lover of Shāh-i Mardān, the Lion of Allāh ﷻ, become the lion you are meant to be. Why are Muslims killing each other? Because they did not keep the honour of their Prophet ﷺ or the honour of being part of his Ummah.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan ul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (QS), Sohbat of the 5th of June, 2013
Go ahead Ay Yaran (beloved friends of) Shah Mardan. Those who are in love with the Lion’s assembly, those who love Shah Mardan, his Yaran. Salam to you. Alhamdulillah (thanks & praise) that Allah (swt) allows us to say – Alhamdulillah. Say – Alhamdulillahi Rabbi l-‘Alamin. Thank and praise our Mawla who is Lord of the worlds. Go ahead (speak) O Shah Mardan, your Yaran love & admire you. Let’s get used to this and learn, and get honor.
What do people want from this world? They want honor. Honor…Sahib ash-Sharaf is Shah Mardan, the one who has honor. Those who want honor will take honor from the honorable holy ones. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your Yaran love & admire you. Those who love you are accepted by Allah (swt). Ay Yaran Shah Mardan, may we get strength and power from you. What are you searching for on earth? You are searching for honor. What people are searching for is honor. Those looking for jewels don’t go looking in the grocery store. Those looking for honor don’t go to the supermarket. Those looking for jewels ask for the jewelry store. What do we want from dunya (this world)? Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your Yaran love & admire you. What do people want from dunya? They want honor. We want honor. If that is so, say – Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, so you can find honor. Those who don’t say Basmallah are dishonorable. They are rubbish. They are a rotten carcass. You must search for honor in this world.
If that is so, go ahead O Shah Mardan. Go ahead, teach us. “I said Allah and found honor” – Shah Mardan said. Say Allah and find honor. Sanctify & glorify His Great Prophet (ﷺ). Love the Beloved servant of Allah (swt). His Beloved servant has honor. Who is the most honorable creation among all creation? It is the Prophet (ﷺ). Master of Prophets, Rasulullah (ﷺ), the Beloved One of Allah (swt). You want honor. With what did Allah’s Beloved One find honor? Go ahead O Shah Mardan. He loved his Lord. He loved his Lord and found honor. He became honored. If he didn’t love, then there is no value. O Beloved One of Allah (swt), O Master of the Night of al-Miraj. We want to run and find honor by following your footsteps. Who has honor?The Owner of honor is the Beloved One whom Allah (swt) has honored. You must learn this. You want honor, you must learn about honor.
We were sent to earth to find honor.
What is honor O Shah Mardan? Your Yaran love & admire you. You must find whoever is honored, so you will be honored. We were sent to earth to find honor. Let’s see what mankind will run after on earth. What will they ask for? The honor of dunya is rubbish. The honor that is sent from heavens, search for that honor. They sent you here on earth. O Shah Mardan, your Yaran love & admire you. How beautifully he is expressing it. We were sent to earth, what will we search for? What? To search for barley and straw? Were we sent to earth to search for that? Allah Allah. We were sent to earth to search for honor. We were sent here to search for honor. Absolute honor is for the Seal of Prophets (ﷺ). Honor is with him, to be with him gives honor. And Allah (swt) dressed His Habib (ﷺ) with a dress of honor from Himself, that wasn’t dressed on anyone else.
The robe of honor was dressed on His Habib.
They are teaching you. What is the dress of honor? He was called to al-Mi’raj and was dressed. Prophet (ﷺ) was invited to the night of al-Mi’raj by the Lord of Glory. He was given a dress. Such a dress that gives so much honor, no one can give such honor. It came and 3 days later it was night of al-Mi’raj. Allah (swt), the Lord of Glory, dressed His Habib with a dress of Magnificence; A dress that wasn’t dressed on anyone else in heavens or earth. Why not? Because Allah (swt) dressed His Habib (ﷺ). Allah (swt) dressed His Habib and invited him. When the robe of honor was going to be dressed on the night of al-Mi’raj, Allah (swt) sent the angels Jibrail and Mikail, and other great angels. Dress My Habib and let him come to My Presence. The robe of honor was dressed on His Habib. He ordered Jibrail and Mikail to come and dress him, but that dress, the robe of glory, was the dress of glory but the dress brought down by Jibrail and Mikail is different.
When Allah (swt) invited him to His Presence, He had the robe that was dressed by the Lord of Glory. All the angels when they saw that, they went into prostration from its Magnificence. You are…You…O Lord of Glory – they called out – Allahu Akbar. The Prophets… When the robe brought by Jibrail was dressed on him, all the angels were astonished. All the Prophets were astonished. When he was leading the prayer in Masjid al-Quds, he was dressed with a robe of Magnificence. That was the robe that was dressed in the presence of the Prophets. The Sultan of Prophets (ﷺ) wore that robe and became imam (leader of prayer). Then he was invited up and became the imam for the angels. He was imam for all the Prophets. Then when entering the Divine Presence, Jalla Jalaluhu… O Shah Mardan, go ahead, we want to listen and understand. Thawbul Izzah, the dress of glory, when he was entering the Presence, there is a robe that was dressed by the Lord of Glory. Specifically when His Habib was entering the Presence, the robe with which he was dressed at that moment, no one can know. What was written on it?
He was dressed with the robe of Pride on the night of al-Mi’raj.
The robe brought down by the Lord of Glory, the robe of Pride, the robe of Glory, the robe of Magnificence – when it was dressed on him, all the angels went into prostration. And that was the dress seen by angels on our Prophet (ﷺ) on the night of al-Mi’raj. And there was one dress according to the Prophets, a robe that was dressed on him that astonished all Prophets. It reached up to the kingdom of Malakut. He was dressed with the robe of Pride on the night of al-Mi’raj. All angels fell into prostration from astonishment. O Glorious Prophet. How beautifully Shah Mardan is saying it. Shah Nabi, the Sultan of Prophets, the dress given to you by the Lord of Glory, the dress of honor was made apparent to us according to our level. What the Angels saw was different. What the Prophets saw was different.
O our Lord, our Subhan, our Sultan, We hope not to get tired. We hope to wipe our face on the place where Your Habib (ﷺ) stepped with his feet. Let’s find honor. The honor that the universes were honored with. Shame on those who don’t see the Magnificence of Allah’s Beloved One (ﷺ). O our Lord, show us. What you will see is different. There is the Dress in which I dressed My Habib, the dress of Pride and Magnificence. When he was given that Dress, all the Angels went into prostration. It had the tajalli/ manifestation of the Lord of Glory. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahi l-Hamd. Know who has honor. To whom was the dress of honor given? If you want honor, put your face where his feet stepped. In that way you will find honor. Don’t work for rubbish dunya, it isn’t honorable.
Laylatu l-Mi’raj has come. Come O My Habib, I am in love with you. I have made the whole world servants to you. The whole world are servants and you are their Sultan, O My Glorious Habib. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Ay Yaran Shah Mardan. How beautifully he said it. They love you. O My Habib, come to My Presence. Say – Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim so you will find honor, the honor of the Night of al-Mi’raj. O our Lord, You created us for Your servanthood. We are weak. Strengthen us for Your Pleasure. You know our condition. Give us strength/ support, that is the dress of honor. May the honorable dress of the Great Habib (ﷺ) be granted to us also. We wish to lay our faces on the places where he stepped. O Glorious Prophet, we want to know you, we want to glorify you, we want to wipe our faces on the places where your feet stepped, O Glorious Prophet. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Ma A’zamu Rabbi. Ma A’zamu Rabbi.
O our Lord, No one knows the limits of Your Greatness/ Magnificence. May we also be dressed with the dress of honor. Our job is not eating and drinking. This presence is the Presence of the Lord of Glory. If only we could leave everything and wipe our face on the footsteps of the Glorious Prophet. Ya Rabbi, according to our situation, grant us something. People of today have become the laughingstock of satan. Why? Because they don’t know the glory of the Beloved Habib (ﷺ). They don’t appreciate his glory, and that is why they are killing one another. One person was on a ship and saw that the fish in the sea were eating one another. Why, he asked, why are these fish eating one another? It was said – there was one person who didn’t know of his Lord, who spit into this sea. That is why the sea creatures started to eat one another. There was that one person on a ship who was not clean. And that is why the fish in the sea started to eat one another. And the people of today have forgotten their Lord. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. And because they have forgotten, the people of today are killing one another, like those fish. Because they have forgotten the Lord of Glory, there is no comfort or peace. I am saying – O our Lord, forgive us.
The one who sees the manifestation of the Night of al-Mi’raj, is Sahib Maydan, Shah Mardan. The holy ones know and see. And Angels want us to be dressed too. But people have become ignorant. They are running after dunya to find honor. They are running after dunya, running after the dirtiness of dunya. Who should you search for in dunya? Who should you look for? “Wa Abtaghu ‘Ilayhi l-Wasilata” (5:35) right? The one who will let you reach honor, the one who will dress you with honor, search for that means/ way. They are denying the wasila/ means. We will succeed, they say. You cannot! You cannot succeed without finding your way. You must approach those who know the way. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, you are from them. Learn Adab (good manners) from Shah Mardan. Learn Adab because – “Addabani Rabbi”, My Lord taught me Adab – The Master of Prophets (ﷺ) said. “Wa Abtaghu ‘Ilayhi l-Wasilata” (5:35) In order to reach Him, search for a means. There are many means/ ways. There are those who will enable you to reach the Presence on the Night of al-Mi’raj.
The mindless people of today claim to know everything. They know nothing. “Wa Abtaghu ‘Ilayhi l-Wasilata” (5:35) Search for the means that will let you reach the highest stations, the Dress of Pride; so that you will be dressed in the dress of the Pride of Heavens. So search for the means /wasila. You cannot reach without a means. If you deny the means, you will never reach. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your Yaran love & admire you. What can we do? If you ask, what can we do – “Wa Abtaghu ‘Ilayhi l-Wasilata” (5:35) search for the means. Search for the means/ way that will dress you with the Dress of Pride and let you reach all stations. You should know who is the means so that you can watch the stations that Habibullah (ﷺ) passed through on the night of al-Mi’raj. You will just watch and do nothing else. You will fall in love from watching. O Sahibul Maydan, Shah Mardan, your knowledge is oceans. Show us the way, so we will be dressed in the Dress of Pride. Let us be dressed in the Dress of honor so we can reach Him. O our Lord, send us those holy ones who will teach us.
Search for the wasila that will teach the honor of humanity. Search for the means. Without a means, you cannot find anything. “Wa Abtaghu ‘Ilayhi l-Wasilata” (5:35). Those ways, the ways to the 7 heavens will open for you. Search for those who will open those ways for you. Don’t search for manure on this earth. They say – don’t look for manure. Don’t look for straw. Search for such an honor, that no one can assess its value. Shah Mardan is speaking. Let’s say – Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May that power be given to us. May the Night of al-Mi’raj be blessed for all of us. May its lights be dressed on us, so we won’t be tired, so we won’t get fed up, so we will ask for our Lord, and ask for His Pleasure. O our Lord, You created us, You put faith in our hearts, by means of Your Habib (ﷺ) You put faith in our hearts. Let’s become enlivened, strengthened, and run towards Your service Ya Rabbi.
O Shah Mardan, O beloved lion of the Lord of Glory, one drop of power from you, can turn this world upside down. May we also get power. We were created to be lions, not to be cats. Know that you should be a lion, live like a lion. O our Lord, O our Lord, forgive us. Show us the holy people who will teach us these ways. Don’t let us be from those who leave Your sajdah/ prostration. We want to run towards servanthood for You, towards sajdah for You. We don’t want anything else. Our Lord created us to make sajdah/ prostrate for Him. Let’s run to servanthood for Him, to sajdah for Him. All honor is from that. Al-Fatiha.
Ay Yaran Shah Mardan, we won’t have any illness left, no ugliness left, no poverty. We will be lions. Fatiha.
Keep Adab. “Wa Abtaghu ‘Ilayhi l-Wasilata” (5:35). Search for the means that will bring you close to Him. The means/ way is Adab. Know the way of Adab, find it and follow it. And you will find what you want. We are helpless Ya Rabbi, We are weak. All your servants are in the streets. We don’t know what we want. Ya Rabbi Ya Allah. For the sake of Your Habib (ﷺ), send Your servants a means/wasila Ya Rabbi. Let us learn and teach. Let us know what is honor.