Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
22nd Jumada Al-Akhirah 13 AH
Urs Mubarak of the 2nd GrandShaykh of Tariqah Naqshbandiya Aaliya – Hazrat Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA
GrandShaykh of Naqshbandi Golden Chain Tariqah
Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshbandi ق
sohbah, April 1999
Allah Almighty asked the Holy Prophet ﷺ – peace be upon him – to be with Him, and the Prophet asked the Sahaba/Companions (RA) to be with him. To be ‘with him’ meant for them to be as he wished them to be; the Shaykh also asks mureeds to be ‘with him’.
The Prophet (ﷺ) was saying about Sayydina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA, may Allah be well pleased with him, that he was someone who had ‘died before he died’ because he had absolutely left all his desires behind, so that there was nothing left of them in the face of his Lord and his Prophet; he was a dead person with no desire for this life. When he had arrived at this state, he was like a shadow of the Prophet, entirely in agreement with him, never leaving his way!
Because of this attribute, Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA became trustworthy in all respects, and thus the Prophet was able to plant many knowledges in his heart; therefore in spiritual rank, Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA was at the top of all companions of the Prophet (ﷺ).
The Prophet (ﷺ) praised him saying that if his faith was balanced against the faith of the whole Ummah/nation of Muhammad (ﷺ), his faith would be heavier.
On the Day of Promises, when everyone was asked by Allah Almighty “Am I not your Lord?” and we replied “Yes, You are our Lord” on that day, if it had not been for Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA teaching everyone with his spiritual power, no one could have said ‘Yes’.
Our Grandshaykh said that everyone has a share of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA’s faith, even the person of the lowest degree of faith; from that share, whether they pray or not, so many people will go to Paradise because it keeps people from a bad ending in this life and the next. “La ilaha ill-L’lah, Muhammad Rasulullah” is written in the heart, it only needs a chance to show itself. So many people have the seeds of faith in their hearts, deeply planted, only waiting for mercy rain; mercy may be delayed up to the end: A person may be on his deathbed and begin to cry. This crying attracts that mercy, Allah Almighty says: “My servant is crying” and the seed of faith opens, filling the heart, green with the Lights of real faith. He was like a desert, then death comes, and he begins to cry; that is the sign of mercy coming on him. Allah does not leave His servants; He has Endless Mercy! The Prophet (ﷺ) said about Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA: “Whatever Allah has put in my heart I have poured into the heart of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA.”
Sayyidina Ali radiyallahu`anh also put his will and desires totally in line with the Prophet’s (ﷺ) desires; therefore the Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said about him: “I am the City of Knowledge, and Ali is the gate to that City.”
There are 41 Tariqats/Orders to make our hearts pure; 40 springs from the heart of Imam Ali (RA), and one, the Naqshbandi Order is coming from Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA. The Prophet had 124,000 companions and Sayydina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq RA was the grand companion. This is well known among real Tariqat Sheikhs who don’t give titles to themselves; they respect the Naqshibandi Order as the first one.