No one can reach the beauty ocean of the Ḥabīb ﷺ. If he does, he will drown. Be filled with love and longing for Allāh ﷻ and His ﷻ Beloved.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Allahumma Salli ala Muhammadin wa ala ‘aly Muhammadin wa Sallim
Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshbandi (ق ) Sohbat of the 5th of February, 2014
Marhaban, O yaran Shahi Mardan. Let us start. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. The Name that makes the Earth & the Heavens tremble- Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O our Lord! You granted us this. May You forgive our sins, O our Lord. As-Salamu Alaikum!
Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, sit comfortably. Sit comfortably, sit comfortably. We are saying “Sit comfortably in the assembly”, the order is like this- O yaran Shahi Mardan. (So that) the Ahbab of Shahi Mardan may not be burdened with any difficulty, they may be in comfort. Thanks to Allah. How beautiful. Tariqatuna as-sohba- “Our way is through association”, all the mashayikh would say. Our Shaykh Sultanu-l Awliya also says like this. Tariqatuna as-sohba- Our way is through association. What is sohbat? It is the way of being ahbab/lovers. For whom? For the lovers. For the lovers. May love be a dress for us.
Dastur O Rijal Allah, madad O Shahi Mardan. I say “Dastur”. Insan/Man is really the “Hazrat al-Insan”. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd. He is Who creates, He is Who keeps us alive- Allahu Dhu-l Jalal. Thanks to Allah- He dressed on us from the dress of the universes of existence, that we appear in existence. If He doesn’t dress, we can’t be seen. (Otherwise) one is left in the universe of ghayb-unseen. All Praise/Hamd be to Allah Almighty, thanks be to Him that He dressed on us a beautiful shape. He granted us spirituality. He made us from the nation of His Great Habib. He also called us “My servant”.
“Ya ‘Ibadi Fattaquni”(39:16). Allah Allah! (O My servants fear Me). Is it not like this? “Fear Me”, meaning keep your adab. Keep the adab. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd. May all burdens on us be lifted. Our son, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. Let us see what they will make us speak. ‘Ismau wau”, listen and keep what you listen. “‘Ismau wau fa idha ra’aytum fantafiu”. If you listen, you take benefit- it is such a benefit that no one else can give you that benefit. Thanks be to Allah, thanks be to our Lord. Allahu Akbar.
You are Subhan, O Lord. You are Sultan, O Lord. You are Who creates, O Lord. You granted us from Your love & longing, O my Lord. He granted His Habib, and from His Habib (ﷺ) came to us the love, to love, the muhabba/love, the mubabbatuLlah/love of Allah, the love of the Habib (ﷺ), the love of the awliya. O yaran! Dive into the oceans of love, to take from it. Dunya is not something to love. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. What benefit comes from loving the stones, the mountains, the oxen, the cows of dunya? It has no benefit. The muhabba, the love- the love for the Beloved of Allahu Dhu-l Jalal. O glorious Prophet! May he accept us too, may we be under his feet too. May we be filled with his love & longing. Who doesn’t have love & longing is like a dry log, son. What benefit can come from a dry log, what can it be? Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu. Illa Hu.
People now are lost and confused about themselves. They have fallen into a bewildered state. They are after the trash of dunya, they want to collect from that trash. Ok, collect and pile! What benefit does the Empire of China give to the Chinese people? What does the power of a savage bring to his country, to his people? What does India bring to the Indians? Nothing! Nothing! Nothing. Ask. Ask. Look to what will be gained. Look to our Lord, look to our Lord’s Beloved, to His Habib. Run after him so that you can get what you want to get, so that you gain power, so that beauty is dressed on you. Beauty is the grant of Rabbu-l Izzat. He dressed it on His Habib.
No one can reach the beauty ocean of the Habib. If he does, he will drown. If he does, he will get drowned. Allahu Akbar. O our Lord! May You forgive us. Don’t make us run after this dirty dunya. It has nothing. It has nothing. What does it have? What will you do with gold, with silver? Will they put it in your grave, O man? What will you do with them? Don’t be after gold & silver but be after the love of the Sultan of the Prophets (ﷺ). You too, dive into the ocean of love and you may be filled with love. What you may get from dunya- What is the goods that the Sultan of the Prophets (ﷺ) brought? It is the love of Allah. The Sultan of the Sultans, our Master (ﷺ)! He didn’t bring you the soil, the stones of the earth. No. What can happen with them? Take it, this mountain is yours. Take it, these animals are yours. What is their benefit for you?
What you will take is that of the Habib (ﷺ)- whom He loved and who, inside that love, dived into the ocean- our Master (ﷺ). Dive into that ocean of love into which he dived. Dive into the glorification oceans of He Who created him. Or else, take this dunya! Take it! Say “this mountain is yours”. Can I carry that mountain on my shoulders? No. “This mountain is yours. These animals are also yours”. Who loves the animals is animal. Who loves the animals? Animals do. Who loves the one who is up, who loves the Habib takes from his light, takes from his love & his longing. Look to that one. O our Lord, may You forgive us. O our Lord! May You accept us to be Your servants. May we do Your service. How beautiful it is to be a servant to Allah. Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, how beautiful it is to be a servant of Allah. How beautiful it is to serve Allah. How beautiful it is to be filled with love & longing!
What can we do with dunya’s mountains, hills? What can we do with its oceans? What we want is our hearts to be filled with His love & longing. May we run to serve our Lord with the love of servanthood. This is what we want. Do you have this? You don’t. You are running after the soil of this earth. Don’t run after it. Don’t run after gold and silver. Don’t run after women, don’t run after men. Don’t run after palaces. Don’t run after any of the earthly things. They are all things of no value. They are all of no value. What is valuable is the love of the Habib. Carry the love of Allah’s beloved one. That is the real merit. What is dunya? It is WC. What do the people in dunya do? They fill the WC. What is it that they do? They eat, drink and fill the WC. O Man! Was that your real doing? Was eating, drinking and filling the WC your real doing? Shame on you. Shame on you. The ego imprisons man and our spirituality pulls us up. May Allah grant us spirituality, son. Instill it, give it and don’t fear. Fatiha.
Read for me, Shaykh Mehmet. Read, son. Read.
May we enter the category of angels. Angels don’t have the need to eat or drink. Make dua for me. What can we do? One day we will pass away too. We will leave the dirty dunya. But let us perform our mission. Let us set out on the way of the Habib of the Lord of Majesty. Let us follow his traces, let us carry his love. Let us carry from his life. Let us be honoured with his honour- of the Habib of Allah. Well done to those who can do it. May Allah increase your love, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. Send salams.