Illa Hu

Mawlana tells Shaykh Mehmet Effendi about the Miraju-n Nabi (Night of Ascension). On that sacred night, Prophetﷺ was given a key to a magnificent door…

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshbandi ق

Sohbat of the 28th of January, 2013

Shukur Allah, Shukur our Lord. Salat al-Salam be on our Master, the Sultan of all the Prophets (ﷺ), and on all the other Prophets & Awliyas and on our Umm Hiram Sultan also.. He was in her house on the night of Mi’raj, was he not? 

S.M. Yes. 

M. Ummu Hiram Hz. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Marhaban. 

S.M. Marhaban. 

M. Salamullahu Alaikum. 

S.M. Wa Alaikum Salam. 

M. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O Lord, may You grant us the miracle of the Bismillah. There is no limit, no end to the miracle of the Bismillah. Allahu Akbar. Subhan Allah. Subhan Allah. Allah Allah.. Allah Allah.. Allah Allah.. If people knew the miracle in it they would not speak any other word but Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. 

People can live, can survive with the barakah of the Bismillah. They don’t need to eat, they don’t need to drink, they don’t need to work… Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. There is no end, no limit to the miracle, the barakah in it- in the Bismillah. Jibril made our Prophet (ﷺ) stop in a place in front of a door, in the Heavens. Allah Allah.. A door- We don’t know anything else about it other than its name. There is no one who knows about its magnificence. Our Prophet stopped. Jibril (as) was taking, showing our Prophet (ﷺ) around & he stopped in front of that door. It is a magnificent door. When we say door, it is nothing like our doors; it is a door in the Realm of Malakut. He (ﷺ) stopped there & asked “Is it possible for this door to open?” There is a lock on it- The door, a magnificent door. It is not a door like you or I can comprehend. 

The Prophet (ﷺ) stopped there because of its magnificence. He asked Jibril “What is there beyond this door?” “You know O King of Prophecy, O Beloved of Allah. The whole creation is created because of you, O Glorious Prophet! Its key is with you. Its key is with you”. From above the Prophet was told: “Say O My Beloved, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. He (subhanahu wa ta’ala) didn’t allow Jibril to say it, the Lord Himself told him. “Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim O My Beloved so the door opens” & it opened. It is such a magnificent realm, that no one knows about it. No one has seen it before & no one ever will either. It is such a magnificent realm. Allah Allah.. The door opened, it is such a realm that it has no equal among the ones that they saw before. It is such a magnificent realm that there is no equal or no match for it. 

Through each one of these “mim”s, a river runs through each one of them. This river is the pure water which is the ma’ ul-hayat (water of life).

4 rivers run in it, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, 4 rivers run. 4 rivers, when the Prophet (ﷺ) looked he saw that these 4 rivers with the Ism al-Jalal (Allah), arRahman, arRahim become Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Through each one of these “mim”s, a river runs through each one of them. This river is the pure water which is the ma’ ul-hayat (water of life). And also there is the river which is of pure honey and also there is the river which is of pure milk & also there is the river of.. There is nothing that we can understand about it other than its name- wine. Wine that is the wine of al-Kawthar. It runs like this. 

When he looked, he saw Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. When he looked at it, Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) said “It is for your nations, O Glorious Prophet! Whosever says this, yas’ad- there is eternal happiness for him. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. He drinks from those rivers- he finds eternal life & drinks from those rivers: Pure water, pure honey, pure milk & pure what goes by the name “wine”. Nothing has the magnificence it has. This illustration & expression of ours is zero below zero! 

Allahu Akbar. Ya Rabbi, may You dress on us from the barakah of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May our troubles leave us. May we be granted the haqq al-hayat, the eternal life. He (subhanahu wa ta’ala) says “Recite the Bismillah. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. “Bismi Rabbika Alladhi Khalaqa. Khalaqa Al-‘Insana Min `Alaqin” (96:1-2) Subhan Allah. He (swt) says “Read! In the Name of your Lord, O Beloved”. Allah Almighty Who created the universe, all the creation, the seen & unseen, the Mulk, Malakut, Alam al-Jabarut- Lord Almighty Who is the Owner of all this granted this to you & your nations, so that they may say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. 

Who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is dressed with the thawb al-iman, he is dressed with the dress of faith. Who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is dressed with the dress of health. Who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is dressed with Divine Light. Who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is dressed with spirituality.. Allah! Each time he says this, he is dressed with.. What we mentioned is only 4 but in reality Allah Almighty dresses a dress each time one says the Bismillah & it is beyond our mental capacity.. How can one truly comprehend it.. The whole universe cannot comprehend, cannot understand even a speck of it. Allahu Akbar! You are Subhan O Lord. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. 

It gives strength to our bodies.. This body of ours is nothing. It constantly dresses the dress of strength, majesty & magnificence on the bodies of the believers in paradise. They are dressed with these, with Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Masha Allah! O our Lord! May You save us from this filthy life & take us to Your Divine Presence… What is needed to reach Your Presence? May You make us say, know the Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim- the door to Your Divine Presence. May we not run after the dirty life. May we run to Your servanthood O Lord. May You dress us from Your Divine Light, from Your Spirituality, from the barakah of the Bismillah O Lord. Who drinks from it becomes a lion. Who can’t drink becomes shaytan. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. 

“Iqra’ Bismi Rabbika Alladhi Khalaqa- Read remembering the Name, the Holy Name of the Creator, O My Beloved”. He did read & he- the Prophet (ﷺ) was granted a knowledge not of the world but of the universe. O our Lord, We are helpless. We are sinners. You sent us the spring which will make us clean but we are not aware of it. O our Lord, You said “Who recites the Bismillah is My servant. I am his guarantor for everything. He won’t suffer from hunger or any other trouble. 

Dunya is not a world to consider when you have a life in My Presence, when man receives the Divine Light of My ‘Ubudiyyah, watch it” It has a mirror. Through what can you watch it? Its mirror is Habibullah, we look at him & see. O our Lord, may You forgive us. O Lord, in these oceans we… While there are all these oceans, for us to continue crushing each other is a meaningless, mindless, mannerless life. We should learn adab/good manners. Therefore Yunus Emre said like this “I sought in the assembly of the wise ones. I saw that knowledge comes the last, only adab, only adab…” We should learn adab. We should learn, teach the Bismillah. This world is nothing. 

In dunya it is only a second, a moment of life. Take the adab for the eternal life from Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Wa min Allah at-tawfiq. May You grant us repentance. O our Lord, may You dress us from the miracle of the Bismillah. We don’t ask for this dunya life O Lord, You know. Can a believer look at dunya when there is all this magnificence? Can a person who has love, who has adab, who is aware of his servanthood ever look at this world? What is dunya? It is WC. When he ate the forbidden fruit which he was told to not eat he started running here there.. Because his stomach started running & he had the need to excrete. He was told “Here that excretion can’t happen. I may send you to the WC of dunya”. He (swt) said to the angels “Send Adam. Send him down & he can excrete downstairs”. So he went down to the WC. This world is WC & who loves it is a foolish one! He is a person who has no taste, he is an animal. Shaytan pulls people here there..He ridiculed people inside the WC. Know what this world really is! Dunya is- When Prophet Adam ate the forbidden fruit he had the need to excrete. He (swt) said “No! Here is not a place to excrete! If you want WC, go to dunya. Send Adam down to dunya!” 

People have become such that they don’t speak of such things, nor do they know or hear these things. And they claim to be scholars. Leave being scholars, look to servanthood. Leave being arrogant, look to having adab. 

O Rabbul Izzati wal ‘Azamati wal Jabarut, for the honour of Your Beloved dress on us the majesty dress of the Bismillah- Dress on us the dress of health, the dress of faith, the dress of pleasure, the dress of happiness, the dress of honour, the dress of strength, that we know our servanthood for You. Dress on us the dress of knowledge. O Lord of the Bait al-‘Atiq (Kaaba), zid baitaka hadha..izzan wa sharafa, nuran wa surura, ridwanan wa sultana. All these are dressed on the believers & all of them have the Bismillah on them. They don’t dress people with anything without the Bismillah. O our Lord, may Your beautiful servants come who will teach us the virtues of the Bismillah. You taught Your Beloved & may what Your Beloved taught come to us. May our lives be ready for the eternal life. We should know that we don’t live for dunya. We should live for Allah. We should go up to the Divine Presence of Allah. We should say Bismillahir-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim- Who says at least 7x daily, 40x daily, 70x daily, or 100x daily Bismillahi r-Rahmani  r-Rahim will never be in difficulty- not in dunya, not in the grave & not in mahshar. Tu’ba lahum, glad tidings for them! Wa min Allah attawfiq, Al Fatiha. 

Insha Allah, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Read for me Hj Mehmet. Read for me. I lived for all these years, what did I get from this dunya? Nothing. Trash. It is trash, I come to a state that I don’t want dunya. Illa Hu Illa Hu Illa Anta Ya Rabbana. May You accept. You made us from the nation of Your Beloved, may You make this honour permanent for us. O foolish people who kill each other for the dirty dunya! Listen, learn. If you learn this you will not want any kingdom or sultanate, or presidency. You will not want anything. Illa Ya Rabbi, an akouna abdan laka Ya Rabbana abdan dha’ifan Ya Rabbi. Let us strive, let us run after the servanthood of our Lord. Let us work saying “O our Lord, I am Your servant”, happiness lies in this. Safety lies in this. 

The knowledge which tells about heaven & hell is in this- Who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani rRahim enters paradise. Who doesn’t say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim goes to hell. May Allah make you from those who take the Bismillah as their wird. Give them this wird- 7x, 40x, 70x, 100x the Bismillah. I gave you ijazah/permission for it. Accept it. 

S.M. I accept it. 

M. You read for me right? 

S.M. Yes. 

M. Long live Hj Mehmet! Be a lion, have no fear! Allah Shukur… 

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