Rabi ul-Awwal Mubarak

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Allahumma Salli ala Muhammadin wa ala ‘aly Muhammadin wa Sallim

For the sake of this holy month, may Allah Almighty descend His mercy upon us and on the rest of Muslims. May the troubles descending on these Muslims be lifted for the sake of our Holy Prophet (ﷺ) Inshallah. 


The month of Rabbi-ul Awwal arrived with honor. It arrived with a power, which can destroy all darkness for the sake of the Glorious Prophet (ﷺ). It will touch us too, it will be enough, in sha’Allah.


Masha Allah. May our day be good, may our work be good. May our love & longing increase. May we make our steps for our Lord. Go ahead O Shahi Mardan. This arena is all yours. Masha Allah. “If it wasn’t for that Rose, would the rose ever smile?” it says. That rose is Janab-i Rasul – the rose that came from Janab-i Allah to the Creation. “If it wasn’t for that Rose, would the rose ever smile?” it says. It would not. Masha Allah. Go ahead O Shahi Mardan. Make an effort to smell that Rose. We would like to say “Be that rose” but that is far from us. At least come close to the rose, smell the rose. Smell the rose in the early morning time. Smell the rose so that you can smile. “If it wasn’t for that Rose, would the rose ever smile?” it says. The rose is the rose that is presented to His Beloved from the Azamat-i Ilahiya (The Divine Majesty). His (ﷺ) rose smell filled the Creation. But a donkey does not recognize the smell. Be one who has good sense that can distinguish the smells. Let yourself have a good sense. 

Go ahead O Shahi Mardan, dastur. Let us be the rose. Let us be the rose. Masha Allah. Instead of being the rose, people today have become ashes. Ashes have no value. (gul vs kul- rose vs ash). O heedless one! For whom do you take your steps in dunya? It is a magnificent question – “O Man! For whom do you take your step in dunya?”. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. Go ahead O Shahi Mardan. You take your steps to smell that rose. You take your steps on earth, for what? You came to dunya to smell that Heavenly rose. Seek it. Ya Rabbi, may we be granted also from these beautiful scents. Here Shahi Mardan explains, speaks on an order – The rose, the rose, don’t look for anything else. O Shahi Mardan, may you speak from that holy rose. May we smell the scent of that heavenly rose. You smell it. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Shahi Mardan speaks to us from the words of the lovers/ashiqin. Don’t be like a log, don’t be like a dry log. Seek & find that rose bush which has on it all kinds of roses, flowers; the one that is planted in earth but comes from Heavens. 

O Shahi Mardan, your yaran admire you. The love of the yaran – who has no love is a dry log. Love, love so that you can be loved. It is the love which keeps people alive. Who loses love becomes a dry log. Marhaba O yaran of Shahi Mardan. These people set foot on earth with Adam. Adam, the Abu l-bashar, the ancestor of the people. He ran to here, ran to there. For what did he run, S. Mehmet Effendi? He looked for the smell of Paradise. Allahu Akbar. He ran around. What was it that he sought? The smell of Paradise. He looked for the smell of Paradise. Go ahead O Shahi Mardan. When he smelled the scent of Paradise, Adam came back to himself. He had lost his awareness, his self, until he smelled that scent of Paradise. And where did he find it? Where did he find it? Running around all over, he found it in that place where Al-Bayt AlMuazzam was located. He ran there – Prophet Adam. Masha’Allah. 

May Allah grant us from the scent of the heavenly roses. Who smells that scent has no fight, no quarrel, no argument left anymore. He starts looking for the possessor of that scent. So for the people to be able to look for the possessor of that scent Allah Almighty said to Prophet Abraham: “O Abraham, build My House so that they can come and smell. May you smell the scent of the guardian of My Heavenly Diwan, the Sultan of the children of Adam, the possessor of space & creation, so that you can know My scent”. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar wa Lillahil Hamd. Man is such an honourable Man. Who forgets this and runs after the dirty dunya has no value, has no value at all. You should know the reason for your setting foot on dunya. 

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (ق )


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