“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)