Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
8 Rajab 1442 marks the 7th anniversary of the Hijri Urs Sharif of Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani Ar-Rabbani ق.
May Allah Almighty send infinite blessings on our beloved Mawlana Shaykh and raise their maqam higher and higher. May we continue to follow his teachings and way through his son and successor Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil ق, and may we be honoured to be raised alongside them under their flag on Judgement Day, Aameen
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Our Way; Mawlana’s Way
Once he planted the seed it is growing. With Allah’s permission this beautiful way will go on until the end of the world inshaAllah. May Allah not let us go astray. This is a big blessing. Like we said, keeping that way is with Mawlana’s miracle. We keep that way with Mawlana’s mercy. He keeps away the ones, whom he doesn’t want.
Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammed Adil ar-Rabbani QS – 25th February 2016
If you want to be peaceful in this world and win in the hereafter follow the way that Mawlānā showed. Know that everything is from Allāh. Don’t be sorry for this world. Mawlānā’s whole life was like this. He was like this until the last minute. He didn’t change a bit. So don’t be sorry for this world much. Allāh (jj) predestined everything. What Allāh (jj) says, will be. Even if you do this, that, nothing will change. That’s why he was peaceful.
Mawlānā was never sorry for this world – “I wish I took this, give that, I would profit.” He never said such things. Many people say these things. Their lives are filled with regrets. Don’t ever regret for this world. If you’ll regret, regret the time you forgot Allāh (jj) and wasted your time. Don’t worry for this world – this happened, that didn’t. Life is passing anyway. So no need to regret. If you were rich, you wouldn’t be taller, you wouldn’t get fat – you might get fat but your life won’t get longer. You can’t eat for five, ten people, you would live the same amount. That’s why like we said: what he did, his life, are good memories for us, they are big lessons.
Of course we can’t do as much as he. What he did, we don’t have that much īmān, submission. This īmān issue – the stronger their faith is, the troubles, sorrow of this world doesn’t affect them because they know this came from Allāh (jj). Enduring the things coming from Allāh (jj), submitting, results in big rewards, good deeds. The more there is suffering, the more they like it, the people, who have faith.
Mawlānā lived, lived to teach this to people. Of course people get depressed even with the smallest things, they have anxiety. They make themselves uneasy. What is important is that, thanks to Allāh (jj) we saw and we were together with the Sulṭānu l-Awliyā’. He saw it from his shaykh. His shaykh saw it from his shaykh. This is the path that goes up to the Prophet (ﷺ). This is the same path. They are all on this beautiful path that he showed. They don’t get sad for this world. They aren’t busy with this world. Whatever comes as a difficulty, for them it is a happiness. Because they have strong faith it doesn’t affect their faith a bit. It strengthens their belief, in fact. May Allāh (jj) give us all such strong faith, in shā’a Llāh.
Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammed Adil ar-Rabbani QS – 13th Ocober 2016
The Way of Love
Love of Prophet ﷺ, love of Prophets, love of ṣaḥābah, love of Awliyā’u Llāh – this is al-dīn al-muḥabbah. Dīn, religion – it is love. If you are really honest with your love, you make worshipping, you are real worshipper. Because if you really love, you do what your love, who you love him, what he like. You do anything. But if you say “I am loving you” and just sitting there, not doing anything, this is also not love, not true love. So the main thing – real love. Real love not hypocrite love. If you get this love, it’s finish for you everything – You are winner. Allāh ﷻ give us this love. And we see here, mā shā’a Llāh, all these people come for love of Allāh ﷻ, love of Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, love of Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim.
Of course, there is also for love, also levels. Also this will be. Many times we see people, they are not doing anything. But they’re saying “We were loving Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim.” This also from seed from Mawlānā, they put in their heart. Also this favour from Allāh ﷻ. To have this only one small thing in their heart, it can, it will, in shā’a Llāh, help them to be safe. Our way, as we said, way of love, to clean our heart from hatred. Of course, some people they have too much hatred. If they are coming for ṭarīqah, this also slowly slowly take from their heart this also. And Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said “Al-mar’u ma‘a man aḥabb”. The man, person he is with who love him. This is good teaching from Prophet ﷺ. But people they must understand this. Many people they are not understanding. They are telling people the opposite. We are only now following this to put love of Allāh ﷻ and Prophet ﷺ and Awliyā’u Llāh in heart of people. This save them and save us from bad end. Allāh ﷻ keep us safe in shā’a Llāh.
Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammed Adil ar-Rabbani QS – 3rd March 2017
The Maqām of Quṭub is the Highest Maqām.
Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla created and gave bodies to everyone. The human body also has its right. If they do according to what Allāh ﷻ shows and says, the lives of the Ummah last for 60, 70, 80 years. Mawlānā departed when he was 92 years old but he had been waiting for the call of Allāh ﷻ. He had devoted himself to keeping every order of Allāh ﷻ. All his conscious life Mawlānā followed the way of Allāh ﷻ. He was on the way of Allāh ﷻ. He followed the orders of Allāh ﷻ. Since childhood, he was the same. When Mawlānā was a student everybody near him benefited from his spirituality. Of course, Mawlānā’s grandfathers were men of ṭarīqah in a place of holy ones reaching up to our Prophet ﷺ. They were saints. However, at some period of time, people became converted to a modern way of life. But Mawlānā opposed this. Because his duty was so great, he used this time as well.
When he went to Istanbul, he found his Shaykhs and followed them. He enrolled at university and, as the university was a means for him to reach those Shaykhs, Mawlānā spent some time there. Mawlānā didn’t graduate from that university. He didn’t finish it because it wasn’t necessary. Allah ﷻ gave Mawlana such a mind that he could have finished that university in one month. But for people and brothers who came later, in order to be an example for them… At that time in Turkey, there were maybe three universities. Enrolling at university was a big dream for everyone. Mawlānā did it by himself and close to graduation, he left it and turned to the way of Allāh ﷻ. He was already on the way of Allāh ﷻ and said he didn’t want it. In later days Mawlānā said he regretted studying as the most wasted years. Of course, Allāh ﷻ wrote a thousand times more rewards and thawāb for Mawlānā. But out of humbleness, in order to be an example, Mawlānā used to say this.
Mawlānā continued on the right way, on the way ordered by Allāh ﷻ, on the way of the Prophet ﷺ, on the way of Islām, on the way of ṭarīqah, on the way of truth. Mawlānā continued on it. The spring of īmān Mawlānā drank from is so pure and bright. He drank from the water of īmān. Mawlānā drank from its source. It didn’t have an atom of garbage in it – It’s embarrassing to say dirt. No garbage was in the way Mawlānā drank from. Never did he… Mawlānā was always polite and made everyone happy. But because of his belief in this way, he never compromised or conformed. This way is the way that takes people to Allāh ﷻ. It should be shown as the purest and the best. Shukr to Allāh ﷻ, Mawlānā continued like this.
After finding his Shaykh he continued with him up until 1973. He followed his Shaykh with loyalty. He never objected to or doubted him. Because his Shaykh also was from the people of truth, he was never worried that he might confuse his way. He kept showing it to other people. Hundred thousands, millions of people started following this way. Since 1973 and till 2014, 42 years he was on this way.
The second special feature of Mawlānā – of course, Mawlānā was awliyā’ then – but not just awliyā’ but also quṭub. The station of quṭub is not easy. Mashāyikh could bear at most 40 years in the station of quṭub. Only our father, Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim, remained in this maqām for 42 years. The maqām of quṭub is the highest maqām. And because it is the highest, its burden is also the heaviest. It’s not easy to carry. But Mawlānā, shukr to Allāh ﷻ, carried these people. He carried them safely on this way through rivers and oceans in this world of kufr, he made them keep their beliefs. He strengthened their beliefs. He reached until this time. It is a very nice thing. It has not thousands, but millions of lessons in it.
The important thing is that he taught us this beautiful way, he taught us the beautiful way. We should do what he did. If we cannot, we can’t do all of it, but we shouldn’t do the opposite. This is the right way.
Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammed Adil ar-Rabbani QS – 7th May 2017