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Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat of the 1st of November, 2013.
O beloved friends of Shah-i Mardan, please feel welcome. What does the Lord Almighty, the One and Only, speak? Our Lord speaks: wāhidūnī. He says: You must know of Me. You must know Me. wāhidūnī, you must worship Me alone. What does the Lord of Glory wish for in this world? wāhidūnī. O our Lord, You exist, You are One, You have Existence. We are Your weak servants, O Lord. You have created us, You are our Creator. And You have commanded: wāhidūnī – You must know about My Existence and My Unity.
Come to us O Shah-i Mardan. Your lovers stand in awe of you. Let us say: Bismillahi r-Rahman, ar-Rahmani r-Rahim. Our Lord God commands us: wāhidūnī. Aman, ya Rabbi. wāhidūnī. You must profess My Unity. You must say, you must speak: lā ilāha illa-llāh. O our Lord, what lovely servants our Lord has sent to us. wāhidūnī. You must pronounce My Unity. You are One, You are the Only, You are our Lord. wāhidūnī. You must profess My Unity/tawhīd. I am your Lord, the Lord of Majesty and Magnificence. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, beloved friends of Shah-i Mardan, say this, speak this; wāhidūnī. This is what Allah Almighty loves and wants to hear. wāhidūnī. Speak of My Unity/tawhīd.
O our Lord, You have Existence, You are One, the Possessor and Bestower of Power and Strength. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. Let us say: Lā ilāha illa-llāh. wahdahu, lā sharīka lah. Lā ilāha illa-llāh, wahdahu, lā sharīka lah. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, this you must say. This is what I want: wāhidūnī. Affirm My Unity. You have Existence. There is no other Lord but You. There is no other Creator but You. It is You alone who exists, who is One, who possesses and bestows power and strength. You alone are My Lord and Master. The Lord Almighty says: wāhidūnī. Affirm My Unity. That is what Allah Almighty wishes.
We declare Your Unity, according to our means and condition. You have commanded: wāhidūnī. Declare My Unity! You have Existence, O Lord, You have Existence. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. open up, let your hearts open wide. Let there be gladness, let them be filled with joy. Let them be filled with faith. wāhidūnī. Affirm My Unity. It is You who are the One, I wish for you to say this. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. The highest rank a man can have is the rank of tawhīd, of Unity. Affirm My Unity, profess My Oneness. You are servants, and I give to you everything. Affirm My Unity, I am the One and Only, I am the sole Lord you have. Say: O Lord of Might and Glory, You have Existence. All Beauty resides in You. All Honour is found with You. You possess all the Beauty there can be, O our Lord.
O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, you must know what it is that I know. wāhidūnī. Affirm My Unity. Declare what I know. Come to us, O Shah-i Mardan. How lovely to declare the Unity of Allah Almighty. wāhidūnī. You must declare My Unity. You must declare that My Existence is One. May your hearts open up, may your feelings be joyful. O our Lord, grant us faith, and submission to Your Divine Will/Islam and intimacy with You. Do not leave us to the filth of this world, O our Lord. You have sent to us Shah-i Mardan in order to save us from disgusting filth and vileness.
May our hearts open up wide. How, by what means? wāhidūnī. You alone have Existence, no one else but You. You alone, O My Lord, possess Unity and true Being. It is to You that our hearts should open and in You find contentment. wāhidūnī. You must be amidst My Being, My Uniqueness, My Joyfulness. O our Lord, O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. Allāhu Dhū l-Jalāl addresses them: wāhidūnī. You must declare that I (Allah) alone exist. You do exist, O our Lord. The affirmation of Absolute Unity is for You, O my Lord. Do not leave us to be as rubbish. We do not want to become rubbish. We want to affirm Your Unity. Let us affirm Your Unity, O our Lord. Dress upon us some of the honour of that Unity, O our Lord.
wāhidūnī. Declare My Unity. What have you got to do? You must declare My Unity. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. Come to us, come to the affirmation of Unity. Declare His Unity, wāhidūnī. You should declare My Oneness. You are One, You alone exist, You are the Lord of the Worlds – that you must say. When you declare My Unity, I shall give you everything. I have created the worlds, I have created all of Creation. Not for Myself, for you I have created them. Therefore, wāhidūnī. You must announce My Unity, so that you might find joy, and experience Divine Unity. O Shah-i Mardan, show us; the command you received is: wāhidūnī. Say of Me: You are One, You are Unique, there is none other than You, O our Lord. You alone possess Absolute Being and Absolute Beauty.
O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. May our hearts open up, may we be joyful. What do we need to do? What is the command? wāhidūnī. Affirm My Unity, none other exists beside Me alone. There is nothing that you will be wanting. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan ask for the Lord of Might and Glory and know that He is One and that there is no other than He. wāhidūnī. Let our every breath declare Your Unity, Your Being and Your Unity. There is nothing that matches or resembles You, O our Lord. Say this, so I might be pleased and happy with you. When do I take pleasure in My servant? When am I pleased with My servant? You alone exist, there is no other. You are the Lord, You are the Lord of the Worlds.
O our Lord, we are ill. We are ailing, inwardly and out. You have sent to us Shah-i Mardan to cure us of our illness. O Shah-i Mardan, wāhidūnī. Declare My Divine Unity. O our Lord, we have no strength. We are in a state of weakness. From your words, O Shah-i Mardan, we imbibe Absolute Power and Grandeur. Let us fill up with love, with ardent love. Our Lord has commanded: Declare My Unity! Let us wish for this. O our Lord, lā ilāha illa Anta, subhānaka, O our Lord, You are One, You have no equal and nothing resembles You, our Lord. O beloved friends of Shah-i Mardan, hasten to affirm the Unity of the Lord Almighty Allah. That has been commanded. wāhidūnī. We are but servants and we are weak, but our Lord has His lions. Our Lord and Master, who is the One and Only has His lions. With the help of those lions let us shine forth, like the stars in the heavens. Let us shine, let us be joyful, let us be light-hearted and find our honour. For there is no honour above that honour.
Declare My Unity! Affirm My Absolute Divine Unity! And affirm My Absolute Divine Dominion! Declare My Divine Power and Grandeur, and say: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. For My Unity is contained in these words. What shall we do, O Lord? Here there is Shah-i Mardan. Turn to Shah-i Mardan, let him teach you. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. How lovely! What lovely faces they have! What good manners they have! What beautiful qualities they possess! O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, beloved friends of Shah-i Mardan, wāhidūnī, declare My Unity. You alone exist, O our Lord, there is no other.
O Lord of Glory! wāhidūnī. There is none other than You. Let us say: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. Hasten to declare My Unity. Say: There is no other but You. O Lord of Glory, grant us strength, Give us power and strength. Give us power so that we might love You, and respect You, for we are weak. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, we are weak servants. Send us one to deliver us from this weakness, who will plunge us into the Oceans of Unity, send to us Shah-i Mardan. I will send him, He says, if you wish for that. And then he will teach you what is meant by: wāhidūnī. Let him teach you about My Unity. Let him say: The Lord of Might and Glory, there is none other than He. It is He who is the Creator. It is He who is the Giver of Life. It is He who loves and He who makes love happen.
O our Lord, may our hearts fill and overflow with Your Love. May no more heaviness be upon us. Let us find refreshment. Let us gain strength through the power of Unity. O our Lord, O our Subhān, our Sultān. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, listen, listen well and take your share. Therein lies benefit for you. al-Fātiha.
O my Lord, You have bestowed on us, You have bestowed on us ardent love. Let us not grow weary, let us not become full up. Our Lord, no one can get enough of You. You are Subhān, You are Sultān. You have commanded: wāhidūnī, Declare My Existence and My Unity, affirm My Oneness, and I shall give to you. May Allah open things up for you. With what do hearts open up, what opens them up? With Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May your hearts open wide, may you be joyful. We are Your weak servants who are in need of Your Forgiveness. If as much as a drop of Your gracious Bounty, of Your Grace comes to us, the whole universe is turned upside down. Let us be immersed in Your Unity. Let us be filled with Your Oceans of Oneness. With love and fervour, with Your Unity let us attain to You.
wāhidūnī. You are the One, the Only, there is no other but You alone. Let us be filled, satiated. He alone fills and satisfies, nothing else will satisfy man. wāhidūnī. When you declare My Unity you will be satisfied. If you do not, you will never find satisfaction. O our Lord, forgive us. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. mā shā’ Allāhu kān, wa mā lam yashā’ lam yakūn. May the Oceans part, may the Gates of Mercy open wide, so that we might plunge into them. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, ask for it, ask from the Oceans of Unity. O our Lord, we are so weak. From our state of weakness we seek Your Grace and Bounty. Your Bounty has no limits, it has no before and no after. Let us be beautiful. Do not be ugly, He says. Let us be beautiful, O beloved friends of Shah-i Mardan. Let us be lovely. Do not be hideous in the Presence of our Lord. Where does our beauty come from? wāhidūnī. Come and enter into the joyfulness of the Absolute Unity of My Being. al-Fatiha.
As-salamu ‘aleykum, O beloved friends who you are gathered here, may peace be upon you. May the peace of our Lord be upon us. Let us open up and be lovable, let us be lovely. al-Fatiha.
Allah does not love what is ugly, He loves what is beautiful. Open the door and say: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May the doors be opened for you, may all be lovely. O Lord of Glory and Grandeur and Majesty! For the sake of Your Beloved, open them up for us as well, O Lord, let us affirm Your Unity. For the sake of the Beloved of the Lord adorn us with Your Good Pleasure, O Lord. al-Fatiha.
You are our Lord. You are our Absolute Lord and Master. We want to love You, to know You. Make us love Your Beloved (sallAllahu Alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam) who bears his load of ardent love. It is the love of Your Beloved (sallAllahu Alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam) that can open the gates leading to You. O Shah-i Mardan, do fill us with love and ardour. Seek the honour that the Lord of Glory will dress upon us. Open up. This blessed day of Jum‘a let us declare our tawhīd many times. Say: Lā ilāha illa-llāh over and over. That will lead you to the door.
Video Link: The Oceans of Unity
Come in O Shahi Mardan. May our hearts be filled with your love & longing. Today is a new day. O yaran Shahi Mardan- the ahbab/beloveds of Shahi Mardan, Marhaba/greetings to you. May our new day be honoured. May our new day be full of Allah Almighty’s muhabba/love. Let us ask for muhabba. Let us ask for love. Let us not be all dry. O Shahi Mardan! May our hearts be filled with your love, O Shahi Mardan! What we desire is the love of yaran. May our hearts awake. May they not be dead, may they be alive. MashaAllahu kan wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun. May our hearts awaken with the love of Allah, Jalla Jalaluhu. This is what we desire – may our hearts awaken.
O yaran Shahi Mardan. O ahbab! May your hearts revive, open and shine with love – with the Divine Love. O yaran Shahi Mardan – ahbab of Shahi Mardan, may our hearts awaken. When we say “may they awaken”, may our hearts open. May our hearts not be dead. May our hearts revive. With the Love of Al-Haqq, with the muhabba of Al-Haqq, may our hearts open. The meaning of our hearts opening is, may our hearts revive with Your Love & longing, O our Lord! May we not be dead ones. May we revive, may we be alive. O yaran Shahi Mardan. Ask for it – ask from the love & longing of Shahi Mardan. May we awaken – may Allah Almighty wake us. May our hearts be full with the love of Shahi Mardan. May we not be dead ones, may we be alive. O yaran Shahi Mardan – O lovers of Shahi Mardan! Awaken. May our hearts revive, may they awaken. May our hearts awaken and shine with love & longing.
Go ahead O Shahi Mardan. He keeps waiting for your love & longing – Rabbu-l Izzati wa-l Jalal is muntazir/ waiting to grant you love & longing. Don’t be dead ones! Be alive, O yaran ShahiMardan. How beautiful it is, may Allah Almighty awaken us. May He fill our hearts with faith, with love, with muhabba. O our Lord! Our Subhan, our Sultan. May our Mawla not leave us in the “dead” category. May we be from the alive ones. May we open. May our hearts shine. May our hearts revive. With what do our hearts revive? They revive with the love of Allah. Say Allah! O yaran Shahi Mardan- the ahbab, the lovers of Shahi Mardan. May we be with them. Don’t leave us dead, O Lord! May You make us be together with the servants You love. Don’t make us from the rotten ones, O Lord. Make us together with the yaran – with his beloved ones, O Lord. May we love him, and make him beloved.
Let us say “Allah”, O yaran Shahi Mardan. May we not be like dry logs. May we be from the yaran who are revived with the love of Allah. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. May we revive with Your love, with Your muhabba. May we awaken. O yaran, fill us with your love & longing. O our Lord. Our Subhan, our Sultan. May You not leave us like dry logs, O Lord. Make us from the yaran who are opening, who are shining and who are filled with love & longing. May we awake. You can awaken us, O Lord. May we revive. You can revive us, O Lord. O our Lord! May You not leave us in the place of a dried log, O Lord. O yaran Shahi Mardan. May Allah make us from those who carry the love of Shahi Mardan. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Let us drink- let us drink from the wine of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Let us drink and our hearts may revive, may awaken. Let us destroy the ego. Let our selves awaken, let them revive with Your love & longing.
May You make us drink also from Your muhabba, O Lord. Go ahead O Shahi Mardan. May You make us drink also, O Lord. May our hearts revive, with the love of Shahi Mardan. O yaran Shahi Mardan. Let them awaken, let them revive with the love & longing of our Mawla. Let ourselves awaken, let them revive. Seek love & longing. Ask for love & longing and it opens for you too. O yaran Shahi Mardan. May we not be left like dry logs. May our hearts open, may they be farhan/in joy. May our bodies be in joy. May our bodies be vigorous. May our hearts find joy. May we be from the “yaran category” who say “my Lord is Allah!”. Don’t be from the rotten people. Don’t rot! Stay alive, O yaran Shahi Mardan.
Allah Allah. Allah Allah. Subhan Allah, Sultan Allah. Allahu Allah, Allahu Allah, Let us say “Allahu Allah, Allahu Allah” and be beautiful. Let us not be ugly. Let us be beautiful. O yaran Shahi Mardan. Those who carry the muhabba of Shahi Mardan, wake up! You are the yaran, open your hearts. Be filled with muhabba. Let us say “My Lord is Allah, My Prophet is Muhammad, sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam” and be filled with, be full of love and longing. Let us be for Allah. Let us live for Allah, O yaran Shahi Mardan. Fatiha.
“The ahbab of Shahi Mardan! Wake up, revive” he says. Don’t be from the dead ones, be from the alive ones. O our Lord – our Subhan, our Sultan! May we be granted the love & longing which will revive us. You know, O our Lord. Fatiha.
May you, all of you, be from the ones who possess love. May we revive with love, O our Lord. Our Subhan, our Sultan.
~ Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat of the 29th of October, 2013.
Video Link: Let’s Wake Up
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O our Lord, our Subhan, our Sultan. You created us the way You wanted. Ay Yaran Shah Mardan. Listen to the holy words of Shah Mardan and you will become beautiful. You will become more beautiful and mighty. You will be dressed with more beauty from your Creator. O people, search for beauty. Don’t run after ugliness. These are a few words from Shah Mardan. Don’t run after ugliness. Run after beauty, because your Creator created you beautiful. In order to see that beauty, in order to dress you with that beauty, in order to make you carry the honor of that beauty, your Creator granted you this (beauty). He said – I want them to be My deputies. If there were millions of satans, they could not take away the beauty given to mankind. But the people of this time want to take away that beauty from each other. The One who gave (beauty) is the Creator. He gave that beauty to mankind. Try to protect that beauty.
Ay Yaran Shah Mardan. Run after beauty. Your Lord is the Most Beautiful of beautiful ones, our Lord. You dressed us with beauty. There is no power that can take that beauty away from us. Say “Subhan Allah” and be dressed with beauty. Say “wal hamdu lillah” and be dressed with beauty. Say “wa la ilaha illa Allahu wAllahu akbar” so you can be dressed with the dress of majesty and beauty. Be human, O mankind. Yaran, the lovers of Shah Mardan. Let’s cheer up and glorify our Lord. Let’s praise our Lord. He created us. He dressed us with such a dress of beauty that millions of satans can’t take that beauty away from us. Then let’s say – Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim.
~ Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Qs)
Please go on O friend, Shah-i Mardan! Please come and listen to this, O beloved friends of Shahi Mardan! If you should lose the whole world, don’t despair! Don’t say, I have lost something. What you lost is the evil world. Janab Allah didn’t create you for this evil world, so why fall in despair? No, He created you for His service. For His service. If you lose this, it is the biggest loss. Serving our Lord, is the biggest honour. If we lose this, we have no value; we are bad! Please go on Shah-i Mardan, Your friends admire you.
Allahu Dhu l-Jalal, likes His servants to turn to Him. My servant turns to, and he says, “Allahu Akbar”. He salutes My Bayt Muazzama. This salutation is to Me. MashaAllah. As a response to this, wa li ‘abdin ma sa’al. Our Lord says, whatever My servant asks. “O those who ask for other than Me, they are heedless ones. They are not good.” Be in My Presence, be at My door! Ask from Me, O people! Your Lord Who created you, Who loves you, wants you to turn to Him. He wants you to turn towards His Bayt, and wants you to prostrate, to make sajda.
He wants your servanthood. Nothing else does He want. What a shame! “Ey, I wonder if – shall I buy this house, or shall I buy this estate if I carry on this work”. Don’t occupy yourself with any other business, don’t! We shouldn’t have any other business. We don’t have business other than servanthood to our Lord. May our hearts open up! Our Lord loves us. May we rejoice in His service. Please go on Shah-i Mardan. Your friends admire you. Satan is deceiving people with this evil world. It always deceives people with this evil world.
No! Observe your honourable service. The honour of man lies in service to Allahu Dhu l-Jalal, Who created him. Don’t strive for anything else! Don’t strive for anything else! “Salamun qawlan min Rabbin rahim” (36:58) Allah. Salams from our Lord. What shall we ask for? What else shall we ask for? “Salamun qawlan min Rabbin rahim”. Whose rahmat (blessings) is endless. His oceans of blessings have no limits, Allah Dhu l-Jalal is giving us salams! What do you want O ignorant people? Salamun qawlan min Rabbin rahim, His blessings are endless, unlimited. May there be salam (peace) upon you from Your Lord, salamun qawlan min Rabbin rahim.
What a great honour! Run after this! Then your problems will be gone, your pain and grief will be lifted. Go after the yaran, Ay yaran Shah-i Mardan. May you smile! May your hearts be refreshed with joy! May you be in light! May we be light! This is the advice from Shah-i Mardan. Ay yaran Shah-i Mardan! Your friends admire you! Be in the presence of our Mawla, Who will save us from this shameful world, Who will grant us the honourable life! Don’t look for anything else! Don’t run after eating and drinking! Don’t run after making girlfriends or boyfriends! May our ends be good!
~ Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs)