Mawlana recites this ayat and presents us with one of its meanings given to the holy ones. He explains the vastness of its significance to protect us from ourselves and all other enemies of Allah.
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 4th of February, 2014
May we be servants to our Sultan. Salamun qawlam mir Rabbir Raheem. (36:58) A word of peace from a most merciful Lord. Salamun qawlan mir Rabbir Raheem. Fatiha.
Marhaba, O lovers of Shah Mardan. There is no creature who was not given majesty from the majesty of Shah Mardan. Our Lord created us. Let us be servants. He created us for His servanthood. Marhaba, O lovers of Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan – he is a holy being who carries a heavenly sword in the army of our Master, alaihi s-salam. Let us say, Sheikh Mehmet Effendi, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. How beautiful. What a beautiful treasure it is – Basmallah Sharif. Al-hamdu Lillah, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Our Mawla is the One who sent us Basmallah Sharif and dressed us in its honor. He accepted us for the honor of His Beloved. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Allahu Akbar. Our assembly is a modest assembly. We ask for a bigger one.
Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Our Lord has favoured it for us. Marhaba, O lovers of Shah Mardan. Madad ya RijalAllah. Madad ya Sahib-ul Imdad. There are saints who reach out with help. We ask for their power to protect us. O lovers of Shah Mardan. Marhaba, O holy servants. Allah has honored you with his Habib-ul Akram, most honored Beloved. The favours and grants that He has given to His honored Beloved have no limit. Marhaba, O Shah Mardan. MashaAllahu kana wa ma lam yasha lam ya’kun. Allahu Akbar.
Everything is in Al-Qur’an Azim-u Shan. Ayatul Karima. The meanings of each Ayat-ul Karima (line of Quran) are thousands, millions. Al-Qur’an Azim-u Shan. What does Janab-ul Mawla Subhana wa Ta’ala say? Dastur madad, O Glorious Rasul. From Your kindness, in Holy Qur’an the meanings of not only one ayat but every ayat are different. What does He say? There is an important matter to be told in a few words in our sohbat today.
Janab-ul Haqq says: “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Isn’t it the Ayat-ul Karima? “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) JanabAllah tells to beware. He warns – beware of your enemies who want to take you away from humanity. Beware of enemies who want to take you out of humanity, enemies who want to disgrace you. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) (Take precaution). Hidhrakum. He says, beware. Beware. What? Hidhir. When He says hidhir, only RasulAllah knows its meaning, those whom He let know, Ayat-ul Karima. Use it always, it’s a weapon, O my son. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Allah Allah.
He tells to beware. So in everything there is something harmful that takes away, removes the honor of honored man. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) When He says hidhir, it can be a tiny thing like a microbe, it can be something huge as well. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Look, look at its greatness. This is the Ayat-ul Karima. Hidhir. Beware. Take care. Take precautions. From what? Whatever there is that is harmful, sheikh Mehmet Effendi my son, hidhir. Beware. It can be like a giant. It can be a tiny creature hard to see with the eyes. It will be hidhrum. There is a matter to beware of, an enemy to mankind. Hidhir, beware. Protect yourselves. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. It is an interpretation of holy ones. Hidhir.
There is something to beware of in everything. It is everywhere, in every work. What is hidhir? It is a thing to beware of. There is something that can harm you in everything. Therefore, “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) What is hidhir? It is a thing to beware of. Beware of yourself too – Beware of your nafs. Amazing. Beware of your nafs because your own nafs want to destroy your honor. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Beware. What a strong ayat it is. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Look to being wary. Protect yourselves. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. Everything that doesn’t bow in front of the Greatness of your Lord is your enemy. Make ruku (bow) to your Lord. Wal-raki’in was-sajidin – Those who make ruku (bowing) and sajdah (prostration). There’s nothing in the universe, my son, which doesn’t make ruku to its Lord, which doesn’t make sajdah to its Lord, which doesn’t do servanthood in the assembly of its Lord. Even an ant is in ruku and sajdah for its Lord who created it.
However, there are countless harmful means available to shaitan which can stop you in your servanthood to your Lord, la had wa la yan’ad (no limit and no counting). There are countless traps prepared by shaitan. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Beware of being caught in a trap of shaitan. Hidhir. Protect yourselves. It is especially for your own nafs. We have it in our nafs. Beware of it. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Beware of falling into a trap, especially falling into the trap of your nafs. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Allah Dhul Jalal tells us to beware. Always say Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. Say it. Hidhir. It will protect you. It is necessary to protect you from shaitan and his traps. Therefore, “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Hidhir is precaution. Beware of falling into a trap of shaitan. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Allahu Akbar.
We should be alert every moment. There is our bad nafs running after us to throw us into a trap at every moment. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Take your precautions. Beware. Don’t say “I’m saved”. Don’t say “I am this, I am that.” Shaitan has such tricks, they can destroy men. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Take precautions. Beware. First of all, beware of your nafs. Everything around us, every object belonging to dunya is something to beware of. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Isn’t it? Hidhir. Protect yourselves. In this world, you can find a trap which will put you in danger everywhere you step in this world. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Beware. Beware of falling into a trap of shaitan. Beware of falling into a trap of the nafs. Beware of falling into arrogance in this world. Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd.
“Khudu Hidhrakum.” From what? From your own nafs and everything around us in this world. From everything that alienates us from Allah. From everything that makes us forget Janab-ul Rabb-ul Izzet. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Beware. Allah granted us protection with His holy servants. Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. You are Subhan, ya Rabb. You are Sultan, ya Rabb. Protect this child of mine and those who are like this child, and us from falling into a trap of our bad nafs. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” (4:71) Beware. Allah has taught His Beloved everything that can protect people. He taught about everything. He tells to beware. “Khudu Hidhrakum.” Fatiha.
May Allah protect us from everything that will alienate us from His way. Allah has accepted us for servanthood. Don’t look for something else. To destroy nafs, may Allah protect us from the harm of any movement in opposition to Allah. May our glorifying fill the earth and heaven and praising be for our Lord. Fatiha.
Taqabal Allah, (May Allah accept) ya sheikh. Read on me, haji Mehmet, hay faqir haji Mehmet. This is my lion. He will destroy them with Allah’s permission. Let them fear his majesty. Our son has majesty, it’s dressed on him. Long live, haji Mehmet. As-salamu alaikum. May you rule. Don’t be found guilty. Be dominant. Crush – Let us start with our nafs, an enemy of Allah.
Fatiha. My Allah.