Honey is described in Quran as “فِيهِ شِفَاءٌ لِّلنَّاسِ – in which there is healing for men” (16:69). If what the bee gives us has such a power than what about the Word that Allah gives us, The Quran? Muslims trust the weapons that are designed to destroy humanity but they leave what Allah has designed to restore humanity. In realizing, “O My Lord, You Are My Only Aim – إلهي أنت مقصودي” lies the realizing of the power of BismiLlah.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshbandi ق
Sohbat of the 25th of February, 2013.
Dastur Ya Sayyidi madad, madad. Madad. As-Salamu Alaikum O hadirun, O our attending brothers, servants of Allah. May Salam be upon you and may it be a safety. Salam upon us also. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar Subhan Allah. Was-Salatu was-Salam ‘ala Rasulina. May our assembly be an assembly of Nur. May hardness and sorrows be lifted off us and we expand. Our love and yearning increase. We find relief and expand with the service of our Lord. We become lions! “Wa As’alu Llaha Min Fadlihi” (4:32). And ask Allah of His Bounty, it says. There is no end to His Bounty and Generosity. As-Salamu alaikum O attending believers. May the barakah of this Salam be upon us; be upon you and upon us also.
How beautiful. How beautiful Islam is. How beautiful, how nice: Allah granted us this, let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. What opens the doors of all treasures, what brings us comfort and peace in dunya is Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Don’t forget it! What opens the doors of all the blessings and Paradises in akhirah is Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. When Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is forgotten, then these people have already lost their humanity. I see that Muslims have forgotten the Bismillah now. Shame on you. Why should you forget it? It is the key that opens the doors of all treasures: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. “We remember the Name of Allah first. It is obligatory for the servants in every act”. Make them memorize this. Without remembering the Ism Al-Jalil of Allah Almighty nothing can have a sound foundation, no building can stand firm. For this, how beautifully the holy ones explained the Bismillah: “We remember the Name of Allah first”. Whose name other than His can you say? If you don’t remember the Name of Allahu Dhul Jalal Who created you, Who keeps you alive, Who made you a Caliph on earth, Who granted you Mastership, Sultanate on earth, what value can you have? What value do you have? None, you have no value.
What gives man value is Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say this and your value rises. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, Your Pure Name. “We remember the Name of Allah first”. Whose name other than His can you say? For Whom do you live? For Whom do you live? Do you live for your animal ego? If you live for your animal ego, you have no value, you are an animal. You should glorify the Name of Allah Who granted you honour and say: “O Lord, I live for Your servanthood. Let me remember Your Ism Al-Jalal: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. How beautiful; how it relieves and takes away all the troubles. You don’t need any medication or doctors. You don’t need any doctors or lawyers. How beautiful is the life of that person. Allah Almighty says “Hayatu tayyiba” in the Holy Quran. Beautiful life for the believers. Hayatu tayyiba, this is what Allah Almighty wants for us: “My servant should live a beautiful life”. When do you live a beautiful life? When you remember the Name of Allahu Dhul Jalal Who created you, Who is the Absolute Owner of the Heavens and Earths, you live beautifully. You won’t have any sorrows or hardness, they will all go away. Therefore say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim as much as you can.
“Fihi Shifa’un Lin-Nasi” (16:69). Do you understand what it says? “Fihi Shifa’un Lin-Nasi”. The Holy Quran is an ocean which has no end or limit. “Fihi Shifa’un Lin-Nasi”. When you look in the Holy Quran, what does it mention? The honey bee, al-Nahl. There is a healing in the Nahl. Ok, there is a healing in the nahl. There is a healing in the honey bee but in the Holy Quran, “Fihi”, there is healing in it for men. It says there is a healing for men in the Holy Quran. Recite it and you expand. You gain strength, you gain majesty.
Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and stand against shaytan. Kick him and he will get out of your way. They say “Well, we brought this thing from Europe, we brought weapons”. Is its name missile or museum? It is not certain what it is. But they call it missile. They say it is an astonishing kind of a cannon to break the forces of the enemy. So you seek help from that cannon? What help can it do for you? “Fihi Shifa’un Lin-Nasi”. When it says shifa (healing), it means there are all kinds of powers. It is not only the honey that the honey bee makes. It says, there is healing and strength in the Holy Quran: The power, magnificence and majesty is in the Holy Quran. And where is the essence of the Quran? It is in Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
Where are you O scholars? It means you didn’t understand anything from the Holy Quran, astonishing. Who don’t understand the power in Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim seek refuge in this cannon which the unbelievers of Europe built. They say “This cannon protects us”. Hasha! What is its value? “Fihi Shifa’un Lin-Nasi”. “There is healing in it for men”. What is that thing that it refers to? To this, it points to the power in the Bismillah. “Fihi, in it”. Don’t think it only refers to (bee)… What kind of Muslims, scholars are they? They say, “There is healing in what the honey bees make”. What about the Holy Quran? “There is healing in what the honey bees make”, you believe in this. Ok, why don’t you believe in the power of the Bismillah? “Let us eat honey and heal”. Where is the essence of the honey? The essence of the honey is in Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Because that little honey bee says, when it is filling the honeycomb, in its own language Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. It says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. It won’t become honey unless it says it. It can’t be, that honey in itself has no value. If it doesn’t say, it becomes a wasp and wasps sting men.
Honey bee says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. That holy honey bee collects with the Bismillah. Without the Bismillah, there will be no honey. And without honey, life has no taste. Honey, how beautiful is the honey. That little bee collects, brings and fills the honeycomb, saying Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. If it doesn’t say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, it won’t be honey. Then why don’t you say the Bismillah, so that you take the life, the power in the Bismillah? If we point at their cannons, weapons with Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim it destroys all of them. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim O heedless ones! But you only learn with the whip. They have to be whipped to be corrected. Allah Almighty granted you the honey through the honey bee. He (swt) granted you honey. Honey is from the secret of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. It is from the secret in it; From the secret in it, meaning from the secret of the Bismillah there is a power we can’t figure out. It gives that power, gives it to that little bee. If the bee doesn’t say the Bismillah it becomes a wasp. When it says the Bismillah, it fills the honeycomb. There is healing in it. There is healing in it.
Everything can be found in the Holy Quran. The secret healing that the bee brings is taken from Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. To that little bee… “Wa ‘Awha Rabbuka ‘Ila n-Nahli”(16:68). It says, there is an inspiration for it. There is the One Who teaches the bee. It is not you who teach, there is Who teaches it. Then why don’t you be the honey bee so that you can give honey to the people? It is because you don’t say the Bismillah, how can you have honey? A person without the Bismillah only fills the toilet, he has no other job. How can he give healing?
Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and march. You won’t need their cannons or weapons. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Advance on them. Who sees the majesty of the Bismillah, even if they are as many soldiers as Gog and Magog, their hearts will burst in fear and they will be destroyed. But the people of this time don’t know anything. They say technology. May your technology explode on your heads! What corrupted the lives of the people, what made them fall into difficulties which are impossible to get out of, what doesn’t let people pull themselves together is this technology. This misery in the whole world, their screaming and shouting in the streets is a proof that a life ordered in this way cannot give them anything. They cannot be satisfied. Technology invented all kinds of things. But it doesn’t satisfy men. If you want your heart to be in peace, say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Look like a lion. Be like a lion.
They say “This comes from US, soldiers come from Germany…” What is it to us? Can a Muslim ever find goodness taking shelter under the tent of unbelief? How can he? When a Muslim person who believes in Allah says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim what benefit can the inventions of Europe and American give to him? They have no value. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, they can’t even look at you, they tremble with fear. If he says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, that cannon doesn’t go up. It turns back at them and falls on their heads. It comes out from him and falls on his head. Evil is in the unbelief. The evil, every kind of badness is the result of unbelief. Its outcome is this. They teach all this science now. For what? To destroy mankind. What they do is all about this. We are not for finishing mankind, the Holy Quran is not for finishing mankind.
“Bal ‘Ahya’un `Inda Rabbihim” (3:169). They are the happy ones who reach the real life in the Presence of their Lord. Who are they? They are who say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Shame on who can’t say it. They are who fear from these cannons, weapons. There are the holy servants of Allah who can make these weapons, cannons explode in the air. You may underestimate them by their appearance but if they say Bismillahu Allahu Akbar, if they say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim there will no need to fire anything in the air nor will they need to go after them to chase them. No, there is no need.
Is Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim in the “La ilaha illa Allah? Yes, it is. If it wasn’t, what benefit could Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim give? When you say La ilaha illa Allah, it gives you benefit. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. The secret of La ilaha illa Allah is in it. Its secret is in it. Open that door, enter inside. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim opens every beautiful door. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim opens the doors of eight Paradises. No Paradise door opens without the Bismillah. Understand this! Appreciate the value of the Bismillah. If you don’t, there are so many afflictions to come on you. May they stay away from our heads. May they fall on the heads of shaytans! Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
We may say “Ya Rabbana”, what can we do? Write this holy word and put it on your forehead. Put it over your heart. Put it in your home. Fire doesn’t burn it. Fire doesn’t burn the place, the home with Bismillah in it. No accidents, calamities, troubles can come to it. If not, dunya will not be enough for the ones without the Bismillah. No matter how much dunya wealth, gold or silver they have still dunya will not be enough for them. One dunya is not enough for them, they want to buy a second one! Even if they had seven dunyas, their heart is still not at rest. Because it is still limited. But when you say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim it opens not one dunya but a thousand dunyas. It opens not a thousand but a million dunyas. Bismillahi r-Rahmanir Rahim, Jalla Jalaluhu, Jallat Azamatuhu.
Where are you O scholars? Why don’t you come out and speak? Why don’t you say the honour of Islam, the power Muslims have? “Fihi Shifa’un Lin-Nasi”, there is a healing in it for men. Along with the healing, “Fihi quwwatu lin-Nasi.” In the Bismillah. In honey there is healing for our external problems. But in Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim there is healing for our every problem. “Fihi Shifa’un Lin-Nasi” in it. It is not only in honey. What is in honey is not that much. In the Holy Quran and in the honour of the Beloved, that he said Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and entered into the Divine Presence. No Prophet can enter into the Presence without saying the Bismillah. When the Sultan of the Prophets entered into the Presence on the night of Mi’raj he entered saying Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and making sajda. You should know Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Masha Allah, Masha Allah, Masha Allah…What a pity for the ones who forget it. How happy are the ones who don’t forget it. O Lord, may all hardships on us be lifted. He (swt) made dunya a passage for us but our desire is You our Lord. “Ilahi Anta Maqsudi wa Ridhaka Matlubi”.
O our Lord, what we seek is You. Anything else other than You has no value. Don’t expel us from Your door. “With what did this servant of Mine come?” “He came with Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. “Open the doors!” O our Lord, who left us as ignorant ones are the armies of shaytan. They will finish each other and the ones who say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim wa bihi Nasta’in will remain. Who accept and know Allah will remain. Most of them will be taken away in these storms. They will fall down like the leaves that come down in autumn, in kharif.
The flowers that don’t fall down are the ones which say the Bismillah. The trees which say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim don’t dry, their branches don’t get broken. Their flowers don’t die. Their fruits are endless, never finishing Who see them see Paradise.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O our Lord don’t deprive us. We are left ignorant. O our Lord, You sent us Your Beloved whom You love and we can’t appreciate his value. People have turned into animals. They can’t say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Who has this key? To whom is this key given? It is given to the Master of Creation, the Beloved of Allah, HabibuLlah. Be with him, your dunya and akhirah will be prosperous. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O our Lord, we are weak. We are weak O Lord. Send us support, O Lord. If You send from Your servants only one who will say the Bismillah giving its due respect, it can make it all upside down. But He (swt) doesn’t lower it by using it for this reason. Let alone Allah Almighty, HabibuLlah, not even a wali servant of Allah, uses the Bismillah for dunya. Hasha. Hasha. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim from pre-eternal up to eternal is the key to Allah Almighty’s servants for His treasures. It is not for trashy dunya, not for who runs after the carcass. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
O our Lord Bring healing to our bodies, strengthen our faith O Lord. Dress on us the dress of majesty, for the honour of Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim. Dress on us the dress of wellness, the dress of honour. O our Lord, we are Your servants. For the honour of Your Beloved grant us stregth O Lord, dress on us the dress of majesty. You are the Creator of the Creation. Dress on us the honour dress, majesty dress, beauty dress of Islam, of faith. Dress on us the dress of wellness, all may be lifted off us. You are Subhan O Lord. You are Sultan O Lord. Subhan Allah, Sultan Allah, Sultan Allah. To remain in sajda without raising our head in your Divine Presence… It is beyond that. What can we do? We only make sajda for You. But our respect, our servanthood for You is beyond this. For this we enter the Divine Presence of our Lord saying Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. If you say it, all doors open for you. If not, all doors close.
Allah Hu Allah, Allah Hu Allah. Allah Hu Rabbi, Allah Hu Allah. Allah Hu Hasbi, Allah Hu Allah. O Allah, how beautiful are You. How beautiful is Your Ism Al-Jalal. May all our body remember Your Ism Al-Jalal O Lord. Don’t leave any weakness in us. You are Al-Jalil. A servant of the Jalil Lord can’t be wretched. Allah Allah. Then what is it that lifts the wretchedness off us? It is Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say it and Allah Almighty saves you from wretchedness. Wa min Allahu tawfiq. May Allah make us from who understand something, from the glorification of Allah Almighty. He (swt) glorified His Beloved. With what the glorification came to His Beloved? It came with Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Innahu min Sulaiman wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Not just “ƒ∞nnahu min Sulaiman”, Innahu min Sayyidi-l Awwalin wal Akhirin, Sayyidina Muhammad. The invitation to all mankind comes from him. Risala, the message of Heavens comes from the Heavens with Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Don’t forget. If you forget, you will be forgotten. AstaghfiruLlah. Tawba Ya Rabbi, tawba AstaghfiruLlah. Fatiha.
Innahu min Sulaiman,-. Not only the Prophet Sulaiman, Innahu min Sayyidi-l Awwalin wal Akhirin. That letter with the Bismillah came to Prophet Suleiman with his order. He said “Send this message to her which has the Holy seal of Heavens on it”. And when Balqis saw it, she started trembling. You should be aware of the majesty in the Bismillah and not run to be under the protection of the nations who have no tahara, no faith. We don’t want it either. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is more than enough for us.
Forgive us O Allah. Forgive us O Allah, forgive us O Allah. Send us what You will teach us our Lord. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Wa innahu min Sulaiman wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Allah! Innahu min Sulaiman wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. How beautiful. What a relief this Holy Verse gives. What majesty does it give. Innahu min Sulaiman wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. We don’t understand anything. May our Lord forgive us. May He (swt) grant us power and majesty. May we not seek refuge with unbelievers. They can’t even protect themselves. We should take shelter with the holy ones who stand at the door of Allah. Even one of them is enough. Innahu min Sulaiman wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.