Faith gives you honour. Faith gives you light. Faith gives you strength.
Where does it all come from? From Rabbu l-Izzat. The esteem and honour Allah gave to His Prophets, will come to us also. Ya. Allah Allah. “Innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi rRahmani r-Rahim” (27:30). Being the queen of seven huge countries, Balqis searched for honour. She considered herself honourable. But seeing the holy letter (from Prophet Sulayman) her honour fell to zero. Abandoning everything she ran to Prophet Sulayman. She said, “neither do I want my gold, nor my throne, nor my property. I want you, O Sulayman. Your blessed letter has come. Your honourable letter has come. “I want that honour.” She, a Sultan of seven countries, sought honour by the arrival of a letter.
She became a slave to those words. “Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim” had given her honour. She said, “the honour I had wasn’t real. “My throne is golden. Jinn around me, under my command.” She said, “these things have no value. I surrender to the Lord of Prophet Sulayman. I offer my servanthood, I cast aside everything.” O people! Don’t be satan’s clowns! That queen, Balqis, “for those words I sacrifice my estate,” she said. “Prophet Sulayman profited me by those honourable words. He sent me the Basmala. Honour is in this, not in my golden throne or my golden crown. Honour is with Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”.
She was told to say “Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim,” she said. She gained honour, here and Hereafter. Masha’Allah, the Queen of Sheba. She said, “This property of mine has no value at all. What is of value was not with me. What is of value is with Prophet Sulayman.” She obeyed him. O people! You say it also! Say, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Make sajda. You will be granted every goodness. You will have no fear, here or Hereafter. Wa min Allah at-tawfiq.
~Shaykh al-Akbar, Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Qs)
“O He who dissipates the darkness of the night; He who opens up the lights of the day; the One who makes the day go by and brings the night; the One who created man – let’s glorify Allah Dhul Jalal. Let’s prostrate and love Him. Love Allah. Allah gives you whatever you like. However, the things you want have no value.”
Shaykh al-Akbar, Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Qs)
Don’t look to earthly power! The work of earthly ones is related to animal power. Your gaze should be upon the heavens. Don’t value earthly things. Not its gold or its treasures; everything around the world, don’t hunger for it! They give you no benefit. What gives benefit is as we say, “to cling” to the Awliya, like cats that caress those they love, those to whom they show affection. Show affection and nearness to the holy ones so that they don’t distance themselves from you. Allah Dhū l-Jalāl’s servants are like Shah Mardan; cheerfully chirping, roaming around the world: “Is there someone looking for us?” “Is there someone asking for us?” Holy, spiritual ones saying this and flying around continually. May Allah keep our assembly with them, not away from them.
– Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Qs)