Tag: Fasting

The Three Holy Months of Worship

Shukr to Allah ﷻ, a beautiful season is coming.

Life Is For Testing

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), Sohbat of the 22nd of June, Ramadan 2015, Lefke – Cyprus

Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa s- salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi Rasulillah, madad ya Mashaykhina, madad ya Shaykh Abdullahi d- Daghistani, Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l- khayru fi jam’iyyah.


Why did Allah Azza wa Jalla send people to this world? This world is a testing place. People don’t understand this. They think when they come to this world, all their wishes will be fulfilled, everything will go as they like. With crying, complaining, and by force they want to turn this world into paradise. No, it does not go according to your wishes. What Allah wills, happens. Allah sent human beings into this world, so that they work for their akhirah, make their akhirah prosperous. If heaven was on earth people would not be tested.

Human beings do not want to obey Allah’s orders. In the first place ego, shaitan, desires, shaitans around us hinder us. They don’t let man free. People either complain about their father, their brothers, their husbands, their neighbours, so there is always a reason for complaining. It is the cause of unhappiness. But Allah Azza wa Jalla created this world like this. In this world if you are happy with your husband, you complain about your neighbour. If you are happy with your neighbour you complain about your father or brother. So, do not search for comfort in this world.

How will you be peaceful? You have to accept. There might be small things – don’t complain about them. If they were gone, other things would happen, there would be another kind of unhappiness. Be happy with the small things. Say: “Thanks to Allah I have these problems. If not, there might be other things we cannot carry.” So, these need to be. In this world, Allah gave Adam, alaihi s-salam, 40 years of sadness rain. Adam, alaihi s-salam, cried for 40 years, laughed for just 1 year. So, since this world was created, it is like this. But shukur liLllah if that 1 year is at ease you forget everything. You forget sadness, you forget all. You will not object to them. The more you object, the worse it gets. The more you object, worse things are happening. For this reason, as we said, submit to small tests. Even if you have a complaint you can complain to yourself.

But there are some people, addicted people, may Allah not make us from them, troubles are attracted to them like magnets. There are such people. You see this year he broke his leg, next year he had an accident, the other year his house was burnt, this and that happened. Throughout their lives they are like this. Thank Allah you are not one of them. May Allah protect us. We carry on with small things – enough! So, as we said do not search for heaven on earth. You can change your world into heaven, if you accept the small things. If not these, we will have bigger problems. If you submit, you can find heavenly peace in this world. Otherwise complaining, leave that aside.

Now people they forget these small things. They have left their own issues and they try to rule the world, the country. They want everything according to their ambitions, according to their expectations. They can never find peace in this life. Accept everything, you will find peace.

Allah created human being and put them in earth, and not earth not paradise. It must be something not good with everybody, nobody have perfection, all what he want he got in this life or in earth. Because Allah Azza wa Jalla make this earth life for test. It must be that everybody have something he’s not happy with this and this is, it is a test. But you must be, if you have small problems you must be happy with this. Because, this problem, you can deal with this. But if you don’t have this, Allah give you another kind, a new thing you cannot carry. If you are not happy with that, also, they giving you another thing.

So in this life, you don’t see anybody he get everything what he want. Only, who get paradise in this life, the AwliyaAllah, because also they have, they are carrying very more than other people. But they are happy with this because it is coming from Allah and we are happy with what Allah send us. So they’ll be happy. But other people, even very small thing they’re crying, they are shouting, they are making trouble. You cannot change. If you change, Allah send more different problem. Each time you want to finish from problem, Allah send other, so don’t complain from this small thing. Don’t complain from wife, from husband, from mother, father – it is your very near people, very close, and you cannot change them. Only, you must accept people how they are. Many people, they are complaining: “My father is angry. My mother she is angry. He is doing this, doing that.” You cannot change. You must be patient and you accept him as he is. If one he changing, maybe become worse.

Everything like this. Don’t think in this life you will find somebody he get everything what you want. President, no. Kings, no. Queens, no. Nobody! Everybody, Allah create them in this life, they must be, have something, some problem for them. But, there is one kind of people, Allah not make us like them – we cannot carry. These people they are, “muptela”, we call them – addicted. They are from beginning of their life until their death, this trouble, then that accident. Everything, you can find in these people. Like lightening, thunder, coming on this iron.”Bala” (trouble) coming on them like this. This is also difficult for people. But there is people like this and we can see some of them. They are happy also but many of them of course, they cannot carry. But there is people also like this.

Allah not make us from them, we cannot carry. Only daily, small problems – enough. Without this, not life. You must be angel but when you are human being – everybody from human being have some problem and Mashayikh and tariqa, Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), teaching us to deal with this problem. Patient and accept this coming from Allah. Allah, we are accept this, don’t make it more than this. We make praying and du’a.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq Al-Fatiha

The Day of Ashura

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (qs), sohbat – 30th October, 2014.

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Be with Allah and don’t be worried. Who, Allah help him, he’s never coming down. They love who Allah love him. “La yadhillu man walayt” (You do not humiliate who You befriend) – this is we every day reading in salat-ul Qunut in Fajr. “Wa la ya’izzu man ‘adayt” (You do not strengthen who You hate). And cannot be, cannot be honorable who Allah not love him, he cannot be honorable. Only who Allah love him, he can be honorable.

And Allah not looking for rich man or beautiful one or clever one. Because all this from Allah. But He look for who love Him. He honors him. He make him high. He help him in everything. Many people since Adam alaihi salam coming 2 kinds of people. One of them Allah love them and praise them. Until now everybody know them, respect them. Another kind, they were against. Allah make them down. When their names saying or something, giving example for bad things. Allah curse them. They are not honorable.

And now you know after 3 or 4 days – Ashura. In Ashura Allah give His beloved servant, beloved Prophet or Awliya. Most of them in this day, they are coming to survive and other people they’ll be cursed. And it is very holy day. At the end Sayyidina Hussain alaihi salam, also in this day he became Shahid/martyr. The highest station before highest station. And who was against them, they’ll be cursed. This is who are with Sayyidina Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam) and his family, his Ahl al-Bayt, they are praised. Other who against, not respecting, they’ll be cursed.

We must be careful here to not be, to go… When you making something, shaitan can take you each side, it is not safe. There is big hole right side, left side. When they are, some people, they’re saying “We are loving Ahl al-Bayt” but they are cursing Sahaba/companions. This also not good because Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam), he loved his Sahaba, and he said “Who are saying anything for my Sahaba it hurts me. And what hurts me it hurts Allah Azza wa Jalla.” Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam) saying this. So these people, they are going against Sahaba. Shaitan make them. “You are loving ahl al-bayt, these sahaba not good.” No. This also not good.

Other side, they say “No need to praise, you make shirk/polytheism”. When you say this, Allah Azza wa Jalla He write la ilaha illAllah, Muhammad RasulAllah (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam). How it can be? Also they are in wrong way.

Right way – Ahl as-Sunnah wa l-Jamaa. We love Ahl al-Bayt, we love Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam), and we love Sahaba, all Sahaba. We believe in Sahaba. Allah make us with them inshaAllah.

Ashura day is holy day. Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wasallam) saying he wanted to fast if he reached next year but he couldn’t reach, so we… but not only Ashura day. Ashura means 10th of Muharram. We must fast 9th and 10th, or 10th and 11th. Or you can fast 3 days – 9th, 10th, 11th. It is big reward from Allah Azza wa Jalla. And there is 4 rakat for Ashura. Each rakat you read 11 Ikhlas, and there is dua for this. You can do it inshaAllah before Asr, Ashura day, 10th of Muharram. It is barakah, gift from Allah.

InshaAllah this ummah also to survive and to be peace in country with Syria, Iraq and Turkey and everywhere. And inshaAllah Mahdi alaihi salam comes soon inshaAllah.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Mawlana Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (Qs), sohbat of the 1st of July, 2014, Lefke, Cyprus.


As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakutuhu. Tariqatuna s-sohba wa-l khairu fi-l jami’a. Ramadan mubarak inshaAllah. We had no chance yesterday, we talked about something else.

It’s the 4th day of Ramadan today. MashaAllah it is a very good month; very holy, blessed, abundant month. Allah Azza wa Jalla has given His believing servants all goodness, beauties, blessings. Everything that is beautiful He has given to His believing servants, both apparent and hidden. Fasting is a beautiful worship. It is a worship to discipline your ego. However, as much as worship is difficult, as much peace comes to a man. It gives the peace of defeating the ego. A man feels very good – a Muslim, the one fasting in Ramadan, the one who believes. Who doesn’t believe, it passes like normal days to him. But when Ramadan comes to a believer, no matter where he is on earth, Allah puts that beautiful feeling inside him. Fasting during the day, tarawih at night, sahur – each has its sawab (reward). Good deeds are written. Ranks are increased.

We were in London and returned just last week. You know, when Ramadan came, Sheikh Effendi used to go to London a few days before Ramadan. He would spend Ramadan there. He was there all the time. He stayed there even after Ramadan. Ramadan was like a holiday every day. It was like a holiday for people. At night he would come after iftar, lead taraweeh, give sohbat. They would talk, then it would be morning. At nights, mostly tahajjud. Until other prayers are made, it was sahur already. After sahur a prayer, a morning prayer, then work. So nearly more than 16 hours of the day all of them would spend in worship, in lovely talk and Allah’s love. Everybody tells about it, nobody can forget those days. Then Sheikh Effendi was… There’s no one who doesn’t change except Allah. Everything else changes. Sheikh Effendi was young then. He would give 5-6 sohbas a day. Not a 5-minute sohba like ours.

That time was the time full of abundance, blessing and light. That’s why, many people became Muslim. Even unbelievers became Muslim. Who was on a wrong way found the way. Muslims. There are many Muslims. However, many people don’t know about Islam. With that blessing, with that abundance, that miracle, all of them, most people came to the right way. This is the blessing of Ramadan, the blessing of Sheikh Effendi. So Ramadan is a gift given by Allah Azza wa Jalla to His believing servants. May Allah let all of us keep on this beautiful way with our families. May there be guidance for other Muslims as well. May there be guidance for Muslims. May they come to the right way. This is a beautiful way of Allah, the way of love.

May non-Muslim ones who have goodness in their hearts, who have mercy, come to Islam with the blessing of this month, inshaAllah. Because it is not easy to come to Islam. Who has no mercy, who has no cleanliness cannot come. Therefore, may good people become Muslim inshaAllah. Most people are not on the right way – says Allah Azza wa Jalla. May those who are good come with the blessing of this Ramadan inshaAllah. Because it is Allah’s pleasure. He said He won’t guide everyone. He let only some of the people be guided. He showed this beautiful way to them. May Allah not let us obey our egos. May He not let us fall from the right way. Don’t give fatwa to do as you like by obeying your ego and say you’re Muslim. Keep and protect the right way.

Today is the 4th day of Ramadan. Ramadan, it is a holy month, holy month – it is a gift from Allah. For whom? For believers. This month, it is month of rahmah – mercy, baraka, wideness and light, and hudhr – peace, wisdom. This month’s special gift for believers who they believe in Allah, Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam, for all prophets, sallAllahu alaihum wa sallam – not some of them. We accept all of them. And it is difficult, not easy. Because we are fasting, not eating anything until sunset, and in this hot. Even not hot in some European country, it is very long day. It is not easy, but it is… how much it is difficult, it is more sweet. Why? Because you are taking your ego under your feet. You control your ego. This is one of the wisdoms of fasting.

Ramadan fasting month. 30 days or 29 days sometimes. And nighttime also we pray more, 20 rakat. We pray. Some of them they said they are not respecting sunnah. Some of them maybe praying 2 rakat, some of them 4 rakat, but the most of our brothers who is knowing everything – arabs – 8 rakat, they pray. You must pray 20 rakat to be… You are free, you can you can pray as much as you like but Allah, He give you present for you to take more baraka, to take more mercy from Him. Take for baraka – to pray 20. You pray 8 rakat and after you go and speak until sahur, or sometime before sahur and you sleep before sahur. No. You must pray sunnah. It is also present from Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam, to give you more reward and to be your higher position. After this, we pray, we sleep, we pray tahajjud also. After tahajjud, we make sahur.

This is 3 things for Ramadan it is most important: to fasting, and when you break your fast also reward, you pray tarawih also reward with jamaat. After you pray night-praying, sahur. You must do sahur because Prophet, sallAllahu alaihu wa sallam, ordered it is baraka. All orders of Allah Azza wa Jalla and Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam, it is baraka and for your benefit. They are not need for you. And they give you. Take this gold, take this diamond for you. You say – “No, I don’t want this.” And they are giving, and they are happy if you are taking. If you are not taking, also they will not lose anything. But they all to make this believer to take more and more from generosity of Allah Azza wa Jalla.

Ramadan everywhere, it is nice for who believes and who knows Ramadan from believers. But many believers, they are not knowing Ramadan. Ramadan also, he doesn’t know them, not affecting them. But when you believe in Ramadan and for Allah you are fasting, even you are in middle of the worst unbeliever people but you believe, you also, you feel this nice feeling.

Mawlana, you know, when he was going to London, especially going before Ramadan and whole month of Ramadan he was there. It was like feast. People, they were sleeping in Peckham and other places, one on each other, so crowded, packed. And they were very happy. Everyday like feast for them. Mawlana, he was very strong, you know, that time. They were coming all around the world. People from England also, they coming from far distance staying 3 days, 4 days. Some of them staying all month with Mawlana. But it was real concentration of love of Allah, love of Prophet, love of Awliya. He was coming maybe making breakfast, another place coming for tarawih, after tarawih sohba or qasida or something. After going to house making tahajjud. After making sahur before praying fajr together. And for all days it was long sohbat. He was giving maybe 5-6 sohbat.

It was mashaAllah like river, not like me only 10 minute. But it was ocean of light, baraka, and mercy, and peace that people were coming. Non-Muslim, they become Muslim, many of them. Even from Muslim, because Muslim also say Muslim – they are worse than non-Muslim, some of them. Not believe at all. Because not teaching them from childhood or they were in Western country. They forget everything. They were coming again, and they became strong iman, belief.

It was many people when I was there. I was saying come to Ramadan but it come not like Mawlana. Mawlana is only once. Who was with him, it is his luck. But alhamdulillah we are following him. We are following. We are happy with Ramadan, with Allah, with Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. This is from his teaching. He taught us to be, to know what are our good for us, (and what) it is not good for us. Good to follow them, Prophet and awliya. Not good to follow your ego. This month, it is month of patience and to put control on your ego. Don’t make fatwa excuse for yourself. “I can do this, I can do that.” No, you must follow what Allah Azza wa Jalla saying. It is very important. One of this good teaching Mawlana teaching us. If you follow this, you’ll be high and be happy. You will be respected from people. And you will be loved for Allah, for Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allah make us from these people.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.