The Teaching Of The Dove

Last night (on the night of 13th November 2012), Mawlana congratulated all of us on the beginning of the Holy Month of Muharram. He said that a strong Divine Tajalli started coming down to earth and in a very sweet sohbat Mawlana called on all believers to learn from “The Teaching of The Dove”


Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

The Teaching Of The Dove

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi ق  , Sohbat of the 13th of November, 2012


Astaizzu Billah “There is nothing existing on Earth or in the Heavens that is not glorifying Allah” (17:44) The verse is like this? To glorify is to remember Allah. “There is nothing existing on Earth or in Heavens that is not glorifying Allah” (17:44) Because Allah (swt) is the Greatest Creator. He is our Lord (jwa) He Created the smallest thing existing in the worlds & the largest. Everything glorifies Allah (swt). Without glorifying Him they cannot live. They would not exist in the universe. And this confirms the existence of mankind on earth with the blessings of Zikr-Allah (swt). 

Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim, Haqq (swt) says “Fadhkuruni… “Fadhkuruni Adhkurkum Wa Ashkuru Li Wa La Takfuruni”(2:152) Allah (swt) orders His servants & makes them responsible for the remembrance of Allah/Zikr-Allah. “Therefore remember Me. I Will remember you. And be thankful to Me and do not disbelieve in Me.” (2:152) Where are we now? I am sorry, I am sorry to say that we are far. Muslims from East to West are far from the teaching of the Holy Quran. Subhan Allah. 

Kumru says, “Remember your Lord! Remember your Lord! Remember your Lord!” 

There is one bird that flies, it is called Kumru/the dove. What does the dove say when it is calling? What does it say? “Remember your Lord” “Remember your Lord, remember your Lord”. And therefore Allah (swt) protected & forbid the knife… the knife from that bird. Every person has good hopes from that bird. It flies mostly towards the mosques, and in some houses also it makes its nest and it lives there. And people feel familiarity & love the sound of that bird. And the knife is lifted from that bird – they are forbidden to kill – Kumru says, “Remember your Lord! Remember your Lord! Remember your Lord!” 

As a small boy I used to hear the sound of doves, the doves of a house where they lived. I was getting familiar with its calling. That voice used to touch my heart when I was a young boy. And it said “Remember your Lord! Remember your Lord!” Everything O mankind teaches you to glorify your Lord (jwa). To glorify, and when you glorify Him (swt) He (swt) grants you glory. The one who glorifies is dressed with glory. And who forgets his Lord (swt) his station is no station; it is under the feet of mankind. 

This inspiration came to me on the first evening of Muharram Al Haram. I remember, also before many years I used to love to hear the voice (of doves). It is his tasbih “Remember your Lord, remember your Lord!” O Egyptian people where are you? Don’t you understand what the dove says? The bird that is forbidden to eat, or to hunt. And it flies to the mosques or old houses or houses where the name of Allah (swt) is remembered. It says “Remember your Lord! Remember your Lord!” O Egyptian people! Invite the doves and keep them & host them in your houses, because they remind you of the remembrance of your Lord (swt). Its sounds mean only this – “Remember your Lord! Remember your Lord! Remember your Lord!” “Therefore remember Me, I Will remember you.” (2:152) 

It teaches, the dove teaches the children of Adam (as) that you have to remember your Lord and glorify Him (swt). Allah (jwa) says “Therefore remember Me, I Will remember you.” (2:152) With My Mercy & My generosity. Allahu Akbar Al Akbar! Subhan Allah Al Muqtadir! Allahumma O our Lord forgive us. We forgot every thing, we became busy with the filth of this world. People run after this world, the filth of the world. This world made them dirty. People became dirty.  “Innama Al-Mushrikuna Najasun”(9:28) (The unbelievers are filthy) May Allah (swt) forgive us Ya Rabb! “And remember your Lord! And remember your Lord!” 

O Egyptian people, learn from the doves. A speaker from the Lord of Heavens, “and remember your Lord”. “and remember your Lord”. “Fadhkuruni Adhkurkum” (2:152) Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Allah Dhul Jalal, Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. 

A bird is teaching you the remembrance of your Lord!

This is enough for us this lesson. It is not only for the people of Egypt but generally for the whole Muslim world. It will save them from danger. Remember your Lord. Welcome in doves O Kings, and rich people and poor ones. Keep doves & learn your lesson from that bird. No human being shuns that bird, rather every person feels in his heart contentment, that is astonishing! “Fadhkuruni Adhkurkum” (2:152) And remember your Lord..remember your Lord. Remember your Lord. A bird is teaching you the remembrance of your Lord! O heedless ones! We are heedless. We are heedless. We are heedless. May Allah (swt) forgive us. 

“He created man.”(55:3) “He taught him clear speech.”(55:4) Bayan the greatest Bayan “Therefore remember Me, I Will remember you”(2:152) “Fadhkuruni Adhkurkum” (2:152) The dove teaches us, “Adhkuru Rabbakum, adhkuru Rabbakum.” How beautiful its voice. What a spiritual voice! The knife has been forbidden to touch it. It is hateful to eat it or to hunt it. But to honour it is an accepted Sunna, because it reminds you, O people from Egypt what you should do. That bird says “Adhkuru Rabbakum, adhkuru Rabbakum, adhkuru Rabbakum.” O heedless ones, remember your Lord! He (swt) grants you everything in this world & the honour of the Hereafter. 

This is a blessed night, the first night of Muharram Al Haram. The last of the four sacred months. May it be an opening for us.

Be clever, be clever O people of Egypt and take your lesson from the dove, from what it says: “Adhkuru Rabbakum, adhkuru Rabbakum.” Our heads now became like the heads of animals. We run after this world and we are seeking honor from this world, and that bird is blessed. The knife was lifted from its neck & every person takes comfort from it because of its Dhikr “Adhkuru Rabbakum, adhkuru Rabbakum, adhkuru Rabbakum.” “Fadhkuruni Adhkurkum, Wa Ashkuru Li Wa La Takfuruni”(2:152) Ya Rabbi forgive us. This is a blessed night, the first night of Muharram Al Haram. The last of the four sacred months. May it be an opening for us.  May Allah (swt) open our hearts with the love for His remembrance and His glorification, and to appreciate our Lord, Ya Rabb, Ya Rabb! Inspire us with right guidance & keep us from the evil of our egos “And appoint to us a King so we may fight in Your way” (2:246) O our Lord! Fatiha. 

This association is not a result of reading books. This is not something from looking at books. Suddenly an inspiration came to my heart, on the first night of Muharram Al Haram. Allah (swt) honoured His servant & said “Wa Laqad Karramna Bani Adam” (17:70). But we seek to make that honour into dishonour, dishonour. No! Allah (swt) honoured the children of Adam (as). How can you strive to remove it. No! Honour one another, Allah (swt) Will honour you. Fatiha. 

This is why I like him, Mehmet Rashad. insha’Allah you grow up to be a gentleman, a Shaykh. You are like the dove. “Remember your Lord”. Say it wherever you go. Say “Allah, Allah, Allah”. Say “Allah, Allah, Allah.” Say “Rabbi Allah, Rabbi Allah, Rabbi Allah, Rabbi Allah, Rabbi Allah, Rabbi Allah.” It is enough for everyone with a sound mind, everyone with a sound mind. These words give them benefit and they get benefit from them.  We ask forgiveness from our Lord and His acceptance & the forgiveness of the Prophet (saws) and his acceptance.


The Teaching Of The Dove

 

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