Dunya is a heavy burden on Man and what is even heavier on him is the burden of himself. Seek Fiqh, true knowledge with deep understanding, because the one who has the power of the word can turn the world upside down. Real power comes from Malakut, yet no one can comprehend it. You want to know Malakut, go in and only then you will know it!
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan ul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi ق , sohbat – July 21, 2013.
Dastur, madad. Ya Rijal’Allah madad. As-salamu alaikum ya hadirun. Ay yaran (beloved friends) Shah Mardan. Welcome! Welcome to The Diwan (assembly)! Sahib-i-Diwan, owner of this assembly is Shah Mardan. Our Lord granted us holy Shah Mardan so that we may learn about our station and glory. Please go on O beloved friend, Shah Mardan! Let’s say, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May we open up, be refreshed and happy! May our weaknesses be gone! May heaviness leave us and may we lighten up! Heaviness is from dunya (worldy) affairs. The affairs of dunya are the heaviest burden on man.
Please go on Shah Mardan, your friends admire you! We want to learn. The heaviest burden in this world is one’s own burden. A burden much heavier than dunya is one’s own burden. Let’s say then, to throw away our burden, those holy words, please go on Shah Mardan, let’s say, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. You lighten up, you lighten up! If you are asked to lift up this world, you can! Madad ya Sahib al Maydan (Master of the Field), ay Shah Mardan. The Basmala Sharif, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, if an ant recites the Basmala, it can lift this world. Say, Amantu Billah. Amanna wa saddaqna.
Madad ya Sahib al Maydan, Shah Mardan. Ya. If it only recites Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, that ant can lift up this world. May Allah give us the ability to comprehend, give us the power of clear understanding. Those who don’t understand are animals, those who understand are human. O Rabbul Izzat, O Lord of Glory! O our Mawla, Absolute Owner of the universe! Your friends admire you, O Shah Mardan! Shah Mardan is the owner of this assembly. Shah Mardan, who is the owner of the Maydan, could he load the world onto an ant? He could. Tafaqqahu. Ta’allamu is distinct, tafaqqahu is distinct. Fiqh is above knowledge. Ya.
Here you go, Ay yaran Shah Mardan, let’s listen, learn, and acquire good manners. What do we need? We need to learn. What do we need to learn? We need to learn adab. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. Allahumma, Allahu Akbar. This is a short sohbat (speech) of the yaran (beloved friend), a sohbat that enlivens people. One without words for a sohbat, has no value. People who are authorised to speak can lift up the world. They have himmat (zeal). They can load the world onto an ant. Is it possible? No need to ask! Please go on Shah Mardan. Masha’Allah, Masha’Allahu kana wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun. Fahimna.
O Shah Mardan, teach us! Let us learn! May we learn about the honour of Man. May we learn about his real power! How far does our power reach? Our power, please go on, Shah Mardan. Here you go! We have the power to load the world onto an ant. Shah Mardan has the power to load this world onto an ant. Don’t think Man is a simple one. Don’t imagine him to be an easy one. This is Man, Hazrat Insan. Please go on Shah Mardan. The pure ones who listen to you, look upon you with admiration, they want to learn. Can Shah Mardan load the world onto an ant? Of course he can! He does not need any other force. The power Shah Mardan has is enough to load this world onto an ant.
Possibility. We live in a world of possibilities. Sheikh Mehmet Effendi, is it possible? Yes it is. He can load this dunya onto an ant. Who? Shah Mardan. There’s no saying what is beyond this, no saying what is above this. An ant carries this world. Who carries the universe? Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. Alhimna rushdana, (Inspire us with right guidance) our Lord. We cannot ask directly from Janabul Haqq. I speak from the knowledge of Shah Mardan. May he give us such a power, dress us with a majesty and strength so that we can load the world onto an ant’s wing. Can it be loaded? Yes, it can. Huwa `ala kulli shayin Qadir.
Don’t play games; we didn’t come to this world to play games but satan turned this world into a place of playing. It turned dunya into an amusement area. No! This world is not a place for play. “La’allahum yatafakkarun” (7:176) Let them reflect! May they reflect! O our Lord! Our Subhan, our Sultan. How beautiful are the words of Shah Mardan. May we open up! Let’s not be from the animal classes. Let’s not stay at the level of angels either, there is more above it. May we demand that which is above. Adab ya Hu.
O our Lord! O our Lord, how beautiful are the gifts of Janabul Mawla, His Generosity to His servants. Yes. “La’allahum yatafakkarun”, Janabul Mawla says to reflect. As far the reach of our thinking, so too is the power that comes to us. When we say power, it is not horse power, the Divine power of Malakut. Man’s honour comes from the Malakut, my son. Dhi l Izzati wa l Jabarut. The power of Man belongs to the Malakut. Please go on Shah Mardan! Your friends admire you. Man has a different power. Don’t be engaged in worldly affairs, this world lowers you to a zero-level. Look for the owners of power and strength who can raise you from the level of zero.
The Prophet’s, alayhi as salatu was salam, news descended on him from the Heavenly Dominions (Malakut). Jibril Amin brought it to him, not received from down here on Earth, therefore, the honour of Man. Honour can be gained by knowledge coming from the heavens, the Malakut. Allahu Akbar. Please go on Shah Mardan. Unless you learn that knowledge comes from the Malakut, find, and own this knowledge, you will have no value -the animal class. Allah Dhul Jalal didn’t create you to be an animal. You are Subhan O Lord, You are Sultan O Lord.
Allah sent us the holy Shah Mardan, who can wake us from us heedlessness. May we learn! Darkness; let’s get out of the holes of darkness of this world. Let’s reach the Malakut! Otherwise, Janabul Haqq would have sent us prophets from Earth. Whatever the Divine wisdom, prophets were sent from the Heavens. Prophethood came from the Heavens, it is not an earthly endowment. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. “Innahu min Sulaymana” (27:30). “This news”, she said, the Queen of Sheba was astonished, this: “Innahu min sulaymana wa-innahu bismiAllahi r rahmani r rahim”, “We are dominating the Earth but this Sulayman whose domination, Innahu min sulaymana wa- innahu bismiAllahi r rahmani r rahim, we have power over lands and mountains, but, the power of Sulayman comes from Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.”
Allahu Akbar. Let’s try to understand. Where does the power of Man come from? O our Lord! Our Subhan, our Sultan. All Prophets received commands from the Heavens, none got their commands from Earth. Search the power of the Malakut, Sheikh Muhammed. Don’t search on Earth. The power of the Earth belongs to animals, animal power. Animal power has no dignity/grace.
Please go on Shah Mardan, tell us! Where does our power come from? It comes from the Malakut. Mulk (physical realm) is different from Malakut. Malakut supports Mulk, as Mulk by itself has no value. Mulk depends on Malakut. The unbelievers said, “You are a man just like we are”. Hasha! You belong to the class of animals. Who came for us is from the Malakut. Your power is from the Earth, it has no value, what we are given is from the Malakut. Allahu Akbar. Innahu min sulaymana, the power given to Prophet Sulayman was from the Malakut, otherwise, the Queen of Sheba would have defeated him. She couldn’t because the power of Prophet Sulayman was from the Malakut. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd.
O idiot people! Don’t look for dunya! All that belongs to dunya is dung. Search for what descends from the Heavens. That is worthy, that power of Prophet Sulayman which astonished the Queen of Sheba, “innahu min sulaymana”. But where does the support come from? “Wa innahu bismiAllahi r rahmani r rahim”, from Malakut. For this reason, Sheikh Mehmet Effendi, search for the keys of Malakut. The keys of Malakut are within the holy ones connected to the Malakut. These keys are not on Earth, the keys of Malakut are within the holy ones whom the Malakut sent with their power. We don’t have them.
So, O people leave insanity, leave drunkness, leave foolishness, leave confusion, leave silliness, leave beastliness so that you may become Sultan. O our Lord! The great Sun rises and sets every day. By whose command? Innahu min Sulayman; like this, innahu min Rabbul ‘Izza, by the command of Malakut, the Sun rises and sets. Malakut, no one knows its limits. He says: Rise! The Sun rises. He says: Set! The Sun sets. Man has no authority over this. The Heavenly Dominion is the maqam where the throne of Man is established. Allahu Akbar. Hazrat Insan. Their maqam is in the Malakut, not on Earth. That is why Man trying to dominate the Earth is rubbish, as his maqam is in the Malakut.
What is Malakut? Step in and learn! Please go on Shah Mardan! Masha’Allah la quwwata illa biLlah. Fattabi’uni, fattabi’uni yuhbibkumuLlah, “If you love Allah, follow me (Rasulullah), Rabbul Izzat will love you”. What is there beyond His love? The world is a sewer, don’t fall in it! The Malakut is enormous, Heavenly Dominions, Sheikh Mehmet Effendi, dominions of Malakut. The great Prophet Musa was ordered: Ya Musa fakhla’na ‘alayk, “Take off your shoes”, He said. “Those are the ties of dunya, take them off, then you come”. You are Subhan Ya Rabb! You are Subhan Ya Rabb! Our Prophet was told: O My Habib, step on My Divine Throne. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd.
Strive to learn about Allah’s Greatness, O so-called people! Stop being like beasts, strive to reach the rank of Man. Man is an exalted being, Hazrat Insan, not hazrat haywan (animal)! Hazrat Insan. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. May we open up! Please go on Shah Mardan! Your friends admire you! You relate to us beautifully! Certainly, the human being belongs to the realm of Malakut, not Earth! Understand, learn and try to reach it! Don’t remain among the animal class! Be Sultan! People today are like stomping beasts, they left the Sultanate. What is the value in that? All people are leaving their filth on Earth. What is the benefit? Why do we run after it?
Ya Rabbul Izzat wa l Azamat wa l Ikram, our Mawla. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. Fatiha. He is giving according to our state, Sheikh Mehmet Effendi, that will open into your heart. No fear, hang on! May Allah enlighten you increasingly and may you make the servants of Allah enlightened ! May your rank be high. These are not our words, these are Shah Mardan’s words. Strive to reach a degree for appreciating their meaning. Be a Lion! Fatiha.
Keep your himma (aspiration) high. Your himma is rising during Namaz. I am watching, your himma is rising. You are not a common one. Our mihrab (altar) there is wondrous, you are befitting of it! Insha’Allah, you are one who can shake the world. (S.M: With your Baraka). May your rise high in your rank! Pray for us Mehmet! Wa salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. May you dine at heavenly banquets. May you eat at the tables of Awliya. Happiness to those who can eat! Fatiha.