Addressing Sheikh Mehmet Effendi, Mawlana speaks about the relation between, “The Sheikh and the Murid”.
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Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 13th of May, 2015.
As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. 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 Mashaykhina, dastur, Sheikh Abdullah Faiz Daghestani, Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani. Tariqatuna as-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.
“Man tashabbaha bi qawmin fa huwa minhum” says our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). If you imitate a nation or group of people and want to resemble them, you will become one of them. That’s why our Prophet says to be a little different from non-Muslims. Let your Muslim-hood be seen. It was clear before where people belonged from their clothes and attitudes. People nowadays show it too but some people want more to imitate others. That is not good. Your identity should be seen. Resemble the beloved servants of Allah. The religion of Islam is the most perfect religion.
Imitating is not only by clothing. They are making up laws not existing in Islam. And our people like them. We don’t like that. They are bringing up an idea and we want to imitate that idea. This also is not nice. Allah has made the religion of Islam the highest and greatest. This religion is the highest from all aspects. There is no better than this. Because Allah Azza wa Jalla made it perfect. You can’t see any incompleteness in it. How is it that Islam doesn’t resemble others? There is tolerance in Islam; everyone can live as they wish.
You can’t make a non-Muslim to be Muslim. If he wants, he can become Muslim. If he doesn’t, he can keep his religion. He can live among Muslims. They say they swear at Muslims. Of course, if they did other than that they would have become Muslim themselves. Their lack of love towards Muslims is quite a normal thing. Muslims should accept them as they are because if they loved Muslims, if they loved our Prophet, if they loved us, they would have become Muslim. Therefore, these people are against Muslims all over the world. But when honored with Islam, whatever the man has done, it will be as if he didn’t do it. Because Islam starts from that moment keeping his account and recording his book. Before that, he has already committed the biggest of sins by making shirk, not recognizing and not wanting Allah.
Therefore, there is no issue of him loving or not loving us. There are much bigger issues. But if you say a non-Muslim is doing this and that to us, that’s normal for him. We are not like him. No Muslim could live for hundreds of years in their countries. Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants couldn’t get along with each other. They didn’t tolerate it. They didn’t leave any Muslims there and exiled and sent them away. In our Islamic state during the time of Khalifat, in the Ottoman Empire, thousands of nations were living. They had hundreds of religions according to their minds. No one could interfere them. They didn’t interfere unless they were Muslims. And Muslims had certain principles for not making fitna. This is it. “Don’t imitate anyone.” it says.
Muslims don’t go out into the streets to march and scream. Sheikh Effendi used to be very angry at this. Muslims can’t go out into the streets and shout and scream, if something happens. You should go to the mosques and pray. As we say, there are many things. Whatever people, who have lost their way do, sometimes our Muslims are imitating them. Then, as we said, like in hadith of our Prophet, you become one of them. If you say you are Muslim and shout, you’re not counted as Muslim, you’re counted as one of them. A Muslim follows with adab the way ordered by Allah and shown by our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). He doesn’t imitate. A Muslim is a dignified person with adab, not a loose one. You shouldn’t resemble them – not only by clothing, but actually by sense of logic and behaviour.
“Don’t resemble non-Muslims and those who have lost their ways” it says. Beware don’t imitate them and don’t like what is theirs. And there’s no need to act against them. We don’t accept, don’t like and don’t want it. Most people feel disgusted when they come across and see screaming and yelling somewhere. Whoever it may be, people don’t like it. Therefore, it’s wrong to scream and shout. It is said in Qur’an as well “Don’t raise your voices”. “Don’t raise your voice above our Prophet’s.” When you scream… Our people sometimes shout out takbir too much. This is not nice either. Act with adab. It’s not good to do it everywhere because you will put yourself under the bad tongue of people and cause others to hate or curse you. What we preach is the way of adab, this is the way of tariqa.
Allah Azza wa Jall He said in Qur’an … no. Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) in hadith he said, Man tashabbaha bi qawmin fa huwa minhum. Who look like some nations, or some people, who try to be like them, imitate them, he is from them. Of course this before it was for outside looking. Many people in the old time, every nation, every people from their custom you know from where they are, which religion, which country. So, it was not good to imitate [those] who are not from Muslim people. There must be a difference between you and others. But these days it is more important for not imitate them or not like them – to [not] look like them, inside, innerly.
How they have bad ideas for whole human beings They thought they are doing good but their ideas [are] not good. So, we mustn’t listen to them or to imitate them, to make some idea like them. Especially, people [that] they are angry. These people they are making many trick about Islam. They are making, they are swearing for Islam, for our precious, holy, holy thing for Islam. They are saying bad word about this and we, our people they are attacking them. They are doing [the] same thing. They are imitating them and they are coming in trick for what they done these people. In Islam it is [a] religion for, the best religion of Allah. “[The] last religion [is] Islam” He said ‘the complete religion.’
So these people, when they are saying bad thing about Islam, bad thing about Muslim, bad thing about every holy thing for us, it is normal. It is normal, we mustn’t be angry. Why? Because if they are accepting and they are loving our holy things they must be Muslim. So, when they are not accepting, they can do what they do. So we are not [to] imitate them, and be make the same thing for them. Even [if] there is many crazy people, they are swearing for some Prophet also. We accept all Prophet[s]. So when these people they are doing every[thing] they can do, every bad thing, they can do what they like because we are not responsible for them. Only we are responsible [for those] who are in Islam. But other people they are, they are making the biggest sin to be, [to] put partner with Allah or not accept Allah or they are doing, worshipping idols. They are doing anything outside of Islam they are, this is the most important and the biggest sin.
There is hadith: It is no sin behind ‘kufr’ (…) unbelief. Unbeliever, it is the biggest sin. It is the biggest sin because when these people, if they doing the worst thing before Islam and [then] they accept Islam, only Allah asking for them after Islam. Before Islam all this [is] forgiven for them. So for this these, our people, they are imitate them and they are try to do same what they do. We know they are not, they don’t have any ‘musamiha’ (tolerance). No tolerance. We know this, and we see everywhere in the world they are doing the worst not taking nations from earth. They not leaving any Muslims in Europe after 100 years. Not leaving any, only this last century the Muslim come to Europe also. But before, No!
But also, it is not, not bad for us, because it is normal. We cannot say “how they can do this, how can they do that?” It is normal because they are outside of belief. So we are only must imitate – not imitate them. Only following Islam. Islam, because it is accepting in our country [for there] to be people with another religion. They are, they have right, they have to be in safety in our country to work and worship what they like. Only we saying, we invite them to Islam. If they accept, OK accept. If not accept it is, they are free. It is not, now it is this. Since Prophet (saws) – same. It was like this. In Iran there was worshipping Majusi, they worshipping fire. And there was Jewish, there was Christian there was many thing. In Ottoman time, same.
Even, once when Fatih Sultan Mehmet who conquered Istanbul, he was going through Europe and opening. There was a Serbian king and he was between Ottoman and between Hungary. Hungary it was Catholic and the Orthodox – Serbian. And he sent some messenger to ask how maybe, because Orthodox and Catholic, it was like enemy, more than Muslim! And he try to ask maybe if he [can] help this Hungarian against Turk. They will be, there is peace between them. He sent for this king. He said to him ‘If we help you, how you will be treating us?’ He said, “We will try to finish all this Orthodox and then crush all your yes, everything for [the] church and..” And he asked for Sultan Mehmet. He said, “We are, the religion, Islam. We invite people to Islam. If they accept, accept. If not accept, they are free. We will leave their Church and what they worshipping. We can be in the mosque.”
It was like this, but we are, what we say from beginning. It is normal for non-believers. We cannot imitate them. They must imitate us. We have the adab of Prophet (saws) and teaching of Allah Azza wa Jalla and tariqat they are teaching this. These days there are many people they forget this. They try to imitate what they done, the worst thing. Allah make us safe from these people.
Wa min Allah it-Tawfiq Al-Fatiha
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Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat of the 10th of July, 2013, Lefke, Cyprus.
Marhaba O yaran Shah Mardan. Welcome to you. You came with khair, you came with barakah. There is a barakah on each servant. May the barakah on you reach us also. Allahumma qawwi dha’fi fi ridak. This is our munajat (dua) to our Lord. May He grant us power in the way of pleasing Him. What else can we ask for? Even if the whole world belonged to you, was given to you, what would be the benefit of it? May our day be good. May our work be good. May our staying in dunya be good & may our honour be high. Welcome to you, O yaran Shah Mardan. Who come through this door are welcomed, they are told “Welcome”. Welcome to you O servants of Allah. O yaran Shah Mardan, welcome to you. Welcome to you O yaran, who seek servanthood at the door of their Lord. Our day is the holy Ramadan. For the holy Ramadan it is also said, “Welcome”. What a beautiful, what an honoured month it is, that my Almighty Mawla granted us to reach. O hadirun, attending ones! We wish we could leave everything- at least leave the dunya in this holy month and perform servanthood for our Lord. How beautiful it would be.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. How beautiful are your words. Shah Mardan, who is the lion Allah Almighty granted our Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) as an iftikhar / honour. Let us talk in his name. Let us not speak for ourselves. We wish everyone kept the way of Shah Mardan, we wish we kept it also. Welcome to you. Welcome to this door, welcome. May your day be pleasant, may your work be pleasant, may your hearts be in enjoyment. We wish your names be written in the book of the Master of Creation. O yaran! O holy Sultan… Allahumma alhimna rushdana. O our Lord, (may You send us) the Shah Mardan who will inspire us with the service that’s suitable for us. The Prophet of Allah (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), the Prophet of the End of Times says: “Allahumma alhimna rushdana”, doesn’t he? Rushd. Rushd is such a precious jewel that doesn’t come to everyone. You should go after it. “Alhimna rushdana”. What does rushd mean? Rushd means to start with the Bismillah.
“Alhimna rushdana” O our Lord, may You make the beautiful ways You granted us come to us easily. O Yaran Shah Mardan. O Shah Mardan! That is why they run after Shah Mardan- to take rushd, to take the jewel from him. Allahumma alhimna rushdana. Rushd, to be rashid (Rightly Guided) – he wants to dress on Man the dress of the rank of kamal (perfection). When we say “Alhimna rushdana”, it is the word of the holy ones- the word of Shah Mardan, which is the jewel he received from higher up. Alhimna rushdana. MashaAllahu kan. “Ask for it” He says. What should you ask for? “We want an inspiration which dresses on us the dress of rushd, the dress of being rashid. Before, in the Ottoman State, the people who were rewarded by the Sultan would be called “Rashadadlu Pasha Hazrat” (who has rushd), out of respect for them.
Let us say, O yaran Shah Mardan, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Be rashid- meaning a person whose every action is clean, is beautiful. “Rashadadlu” is one whose every service is beautiful, gives honour, who is the possessor of maqams. Rashadadlu is Sultan Rashad Hz for example. What does rashadadlu mean? The Sultan who is dressed with the rank of being rashid and who is appointed as the leader of the Ummah. Rashadadlu- his every work dresses men with the rank of being rashid. “What about the ones now?” “These are the qalayjilar (tinner) party”. Is there such a party? Shaikh Mehmet Effendi, the party of qalayjilar? “Of course there is. We are a party”. (Mawlana calls)”Qalayjilar, qalayjilar”. Before they would call like this in the streets -the tinners- they would take the worn pans to coat them with tin. They sometimes return them, sometimes don’t.
(Mawlana calls)”Qalayjilar…” What is the name of this party of yours? The name of our party is the “Qalayjilar (tinners) Party”. “Really? What does that “qalayjilar” mean?” They take whatever they find. Before, the Jews would go through the streets, calling, “Give me your old stuff”. They would have a big bag and they would put whatever they found in it and take. “Which party are you with?” “I am with the qalayjilar party”. “What do you do?” “I take the old things”. “You don’t take the new?” “Not new, the new things have no taste. I take the old ones”.
How does a person who is rashid become rashid? “‘Alaysa Minkum Rajulun Rashidun” (11:78) says Allah Almighty. Is it not a Holy Verse? “‘Alaysa Minkum Rajulun Rashidun”. Is there not a right-minded, clean man among you who can think? What do they do? Street vendor. What do they do? Tinner. What do they do? Coffee shop guard. What is his work? Thieving. What is his art? Shamelessness. What is this called? Democracy. This is the definition of democracy. How proud do they get, saying “democracy is coming”. Why? What is democracy? Demos means shaytan and cracy means rule, so they combined the two and when they say democracy it is the sultanate of ifrit/demons, the sultanate of shaytans. The junk that is of no use, people run after it now. Leave it and come to the jewel that came to you, and you’ll be rashid. O our Lord, may You forgive us.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Draw your Dhul Fiqar so that this no-mind nation comes to its senses. “Sataftariqu ‘ummati ‘ala thalatha wa sab’ina firqa. Kulluhum fi n-nari ‘ila wahida”. “Manhum ya RasulAllah?” “Ma ana alayhim idha as’habi”. Allahu Akbar, how beautiful. This is the teaching of our Prophet- the Master of the Creation (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). The Master of the Creation says: “My nation will divide into 72 sects into which shaytan will rush so that all their identity will be lost. “This party, this sect, this jama’at…” Leave these and return to Allah. Ask “Who is the Owner of this Creation?” You look at the sky & it is all shining. When I was a small boy, I would look at the sky, Hj Mehmet Effendi. Being a small boy, I would say “These stars must be as big as a maltiz”. What we call maltiz is a small stove like this, which is used for making fire & it is made of earth. I would say like this with my little understanding. The stars that appear as if they are blinking, I would say “these stars must be as big as the maltiz we have at home”. Use your mind! Till where does the limit of the mind reach? What can a person know, who can’t figure out the limit of the mind?
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran is muntazir /awaiting every moment for your instructions. Use your mind. Look at what you do! Why did Allahu Dhu-l Jalal send Prophets? If everyone’s mind was enough for him, He wouldn’t send Prophets. Everyone would go with what they thought the best. He (swt) sent a Prophet. Pay attention, O the people of kufirustan /unbelieving land. Kafaratu l-fajara, ‘ulaika humu l-kafaratu l-fajara. Who don’t use their mind, who don’t accept what descended from Heavens, are those who have no value, who are trash. People have become trash in this time. But Man has an honour.
He (swt) sent a Prophet, ‘Alayhi s-salatu wa s-salam. Allah grants a high rank to His Habib in every moment. Our Prophet, ‘alayhi s-salatu wa s-salam, would wear a mintan- he would wear a waist length jubba and he had a turban on his head. The Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would roll a turban from whatever he had available. O Glorious Prophet! One person appeared in the deserts of Hijaz- a seven-year-old boy. He said “I will destroy your unbelief. I will bring the Shariat of Heavens. You will listen to me, I am the Prophet of men and jinn”. (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) You are that one O RasuluLlah. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar wa Lillah’il Hamd. “I will destroy what you worship. I will declare to you the religion of Heavens. You will listen to me” he said. Who is that person? An orphan child says this in the deserts of Hijaz. “How can this be?” say the Jews and Christians. There is no one who can be more jealous than they. “Who is he?” they say. And the mushriks say “Who is he to speak as he likes about our Ka’ba of thousands of years”. Who is he?
Acknowledge him O people of the 21st century. Acknowledge him. He is such a person who said when he was a 7-year-old kid “I will destroy these idols and inform these people about their Lord. This is my mission”. SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, Ya RasulAllah. O yaran Shah Mardan, mashaAllah. I will winnow/ sift this earth! “Who are you?” “I am nothing.” That glorious Prophet said “My nations will be 73 sects and each one will go as they like. It is not accepted. Only what we brought, what we are informed of will succeed. I will make it succeed”. How can a 7-year-old child come with this claim? Well, if the order comes from Heavens it may very well succeed.
Now the world got wild, shaytan mounted the people. Shaytan mounted them and they said “Don’t believe. Believe in democracy”. Did the Prophet say democracy? What is this? You should follow the word of that Prophet, that glorious Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). The word of the 7-year-old child: “I will destroy your idols. You will turn. Fawallu Wujuhakum Shatrahu(2:150)- You will turn towards the presence of Al-Ka’ba Al-Mu’azzama”. Who is this child? “This one is a child only. How can it happen?” He said “I will do it. I will destroy your idols. I’ll change the false religion of the Jews, I’ll change the religion of false Christians too. I will bring the religion of tawheed- One Allah, Jalla Jalaluhu”. We should pay attention. Today in dunya it is just as that 7-year-old child said. He said “I will destroy- I will destroy Christianity, I will make Judaism miserable & I will put who worships idols under my feet. Illa Allah! La ilaha illa Allah!”
O people! “Hal min muddakirin” (54:40). Is there no one among you who can think? Today is the holy Ramadan. There has been an order for fasting for 1500 years- when the crescent of Ramadan appears you should fast. Amanna wa saddaqna. Ya Rabb, mashaAllah. That 7-year-old child, who was nothing in your sight, received the Holy Verses, received the Holy Quran. It is said “Shahru Ramadana lladhi ‘Unzila Fihi l-Qur’anu Hudaan Lin-Nasi Wa Bayyinatin Mina l-Huda Wa l-Furqani Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”(2:185). Is it not like this? This Holy Verse descended. O foolish people, who have become animals! Look! Look at the majesty of the Quran Azimu sh-Shan that descended on him. “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. This “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. This crescent in the sky for the Ramadan, does it say on it “the crescent for Ramadan?”. No, it doesn’t. But Allahu Dhu-l Jalal informs His Habib (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), whom He created as mustasna/exceptional & whom you saw as a small child, in this Holy Quran He sent him – “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. You fast when this holy month arrives. “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”.
A sabi’, a small child in the deserts of Hijaz- Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad. “You fast when this month arrives”. Is this order being carried out now? There are two billion people on earth who say “I am a Muslim”. It says “when this month comes” in the Quran Azimu sh-Shan which descended on that 7 year-old, 8 year-old, who later became the Nabi’-ul Mursal, the Sultanu l-‘Anbiya-“Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. Does it say on it (the crescent) “for Ramadan”? It doesn’t. How come? Even if it is not written, He (swt) said in the Quran Azimu sh-Shan – “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. Whoever reaches the month of Ramadan may fast. Is there any other person whose word is carried out like this? Today there are 3 billion Muslims on earth. And they are all fasting, they are all running for tarawih. Appreciate this! Is the order of the Glorious Prophet- ‘alaihi afdalu s-salat wa atammu ttaslima- being carried out? Yes, it is. Because the month of Ramadan arrived, all the Muslims fast – billions of them- and they also pray the tarawih.
Allah! You are Subhan. Who don’t understand this are worse than animals. Whether you are Turk, or Kurd, or people of the West, or people of the East, or Russians, or other unbelievers, you should listen to this word and fast. Are there people who listen? Billions of them. They fast upon this order. Look at the Quran-i Karim O Turks, O Kurds, O Arabs, O Iranians! Why don’t you look at the Quran Al-Karim? What does it say? Fast when the month of Ramadan arrives-Falyasumhu. Tarawih? Pray the tarawih also. And for 1500 years the nations of the Habib have respected Ramadan Sharif with joy. They say “Ramadan Shariff has come” and pull themselves together. Who don’t acknowledge this spiritual power are animals. What is the reason for the jealousy of who are not Muslims? They say “How is this? How does this nation fast? How do they pray? Whose order is this?” It is the order of Heavens. Who declared it? That Prophet declared it – SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.
Come to your senses O people! If not they will beat you until you do. Come to your senses. Dress in the rank of humanity. Because the people of the 21st century threw away the rank of humanity, the dress of honour and with what did they dress instead? The attribute of wild animals. But a stick is coming on them. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. O glorious Prophet, O glorious Prophet. May You intercede & show compassion for us. May you send a Master for your nation, O glorious Prophet. May you send a Sultan who will destroy the sultanate of shaytan, O glorious Prophet! (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) We are in need of this, we are in need of this. We have nothing to do with the dustur. Constitution, mother law, father law, dustur – we have nothing to do with them. O Islamic World! Leave this empty talk! Our constitution is the Qur’an Azimush-Shan, Shariat-ul Ahmadiyya, Gharra-u Muhammadiyya. Focus on this. If you don’t, there is no end to the sticks you will get. Make the Muslims, who say that they are Muslims, get used to this, O scholars! You don’t succeed in Islam by making mahya in the mosques. You left Islam & say constitution. May your constitution collapse & be finished. The time is coming for all of them. He says “Let them come. The whip is ready”.
Al-hamdu Lillah, amantu biLlah wa bi ma jaa’ min ‘indiLlah. Amantu bi Rasulillah wa bi ma jaa’ min ‘indi Rasulillah. Say O believer! “We have faith in what Allah sent and in what His Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) declared. May You accept us in the Way of Haqq O Lord. May your honour increase and may you have no fear. We are a weak person. But despite our weakness, we will destroy unbelief. Ya Rabba l-‘Izzati wa l-‘Azamati wa l-Jabarut. May dunya collapse on whoever disrespects us- whether Turk, or Kurd, or any unbeliever. We are the Muslims who want the Shariat of Allah.
May the sphinxes of these Egyptians collapse on their heads! They can’t think of anything else. They say “Let us show you the sphinx. Let us show you the pyramids” to whoever comes. Is your religion this? O Egyptians! What is this business of yours? “Well, this is the dunya business. This business is important. This is how we make a living”. “What do you do?” “We raise camels. We make the huge Europeans, who are like camels, mount them & take their money; take them and show ‘Here, this is the pyramid'”. Ok, what is there in it? One time, Mulla Nasreddin said “It is the head of a donkey!”. He was buying and selling yarn from the spinners of yarn. He realized that it was not as heavy as other people’s, so he said “Let me try this”. What did he do? He rolled the wool, or the silk, or whatever it was, around the head of a donkey. So he rolled around and took it to the market to sell. The people who came to his stall could not lift his ball of yarn. “What is this Hoja Effendi?” “Well, of course it is yarn. Why do you ask what it is?” said Hoja Effendi.
As people continued asking, finally he said, “It is the head of a donkey!” Apparently he rolled the yarn around the head of a donkey & brought it to the market. Whoever wanted to buy it couldn’t lift it up so they asked, “What is this?” “It is yarn”. And finally when the people insisted, he said “Ok, it is the head of a donkey. Will you take it now?” The people of this time have also become like this. Democracy! No, it is the head of a donkey! And the rulers of democracy are worse than donkeys. Shariatu Gharra-u Ahmadiyya, Sultan al-Qawnayn. You don’t look to what the Master of Creation brought and you make dustur? Is making dustur suitable for you, O Arabs? You are going too far! There is the heavenly dustur of Janabu Rabbu-l Izzat. He will discipline/punish you. “Wa Sawfa Ta’lamuna” (6:67). You will come to know.
O our Lord, send us from Your clean servants one who will make us come to our senses. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, draw your Dhul Fiqar and cut the heads of these shaytans who divide the Ummah with such foolish names. There is the Divine Shariat- there is no dustur but there is the Divine Shariat. O our Lord, may You make us from who accept & follow Your honourable Law.
May the holy Ramadan be mubarak. Grant us power Ya Rabbi, dress us with majesty so that we can endure and find honour in serving You. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your yaran are your admirers. Fatiha.
Here, just as Mulla Nasreddin rolled his yarn into the head of a donkey and tried to sell it as yarn, what is inside their democracy? There is the head of a donkey! Take the head of a donkey! Who wants democracy may take the head of donkey & may it explode on their heads. Who speaks is Shah Mardan and what is in his hand is Dhul Fiqar. He will first discipline/punish those who claim to be Muslims. Tawba Ya Rabbi, tawba AstaghfiruLlah.
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.
On the last Friday before the beginning of Ramaḍān, Mawlānā warns people of the consequences of not fasting.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
The following excerpts are from the sohbat ‘Laylatu-l Bara’at’ by Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), 24th June, 2013, Lefke, Cyprus
Who is Man?
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Let us start O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are your admirers. May our day be mubarak. May our Night of Bara’at be mubarak. May our Lord accept us for His servanthood. O Yaran Shah Mardan – Allah Allah- those who keep the way of Allah’s Lion. Keep the lion’s way and you will be a Sultan. Don’t keep the way of donkeys, you will be a donkey. Hayfa, shame on those people who cannot present their service to their Lord Who made them Sultans. Hayfa, shame on them. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are your admirers. Your knowledge is abundant, your ‘hilm'(mild-manner) is abundant. You are the representative of the one who is dressed with Sultanate from the Heavens.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd. Allahumma inni dhaifun wa qawwi dha’fi fi ridak. O our Lord, we are weak servants. There is no power in us. However Allah Almighty made Man, Sultan on earth. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Go ahead and speak, explain for us who is Man. Who is Man? This is a sohbat from Shah Mardan to us, which teaches what our path, our destination should be; what things we should do. Shah Mardan is a Sultan. Where is his knowledge from? His knowledge is from the knowledge of Rabbu l-Izzat’s Beloved Habib (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), it is a drop from the ocean of his knowledge. O Allah! Bayyid wujuhana Ya Rabbana. (Whiten our faces with light). Let us pray.
This last night, the 15th of Sha’ban al-Mu’azzam, it was Laylatu-l Bara’at, wasn’t it? May He(SubhanaHu wa Ta’ala) dress on us the fadhilah (virtues), the barakah (blessings), the honour, the rif’at (dignity), the majesty, the uns (familiarity), the power of this Laylatu-l Bara’at. Be a man so that you can be dressed! They don’t bring a man who sweeps the streets and make him sit on the throne of the Sultan. How can that be? A person who collects trash? The children of Adam – the mumtaz (distinguished) one who is sent to earth to rule is Shah Mardan. He is the lion who is appointed to declare the honour of the children of Adam on earth. They are sent from Heavens to earth. He is appointed to discipline them, to teach them adab.
Know that a person is with whom he loves
O yaran Shah Mardan- the yaran, lovers of Shah Mardan; Al-mar’u ma’a man ahab. The person is with whom he loves. Know that a person is with whom he loves. Love, so that you can be loved. If you don’t love, people won’t love you either. You should love, you should know how to love. Who has forgotten to love someone, who doesn’t know how to love is not Man. A person who knows how to love is crowned. Allah Allah! Madad Ya Sahiba z-Zaman, Madad Ya Sahibul-Dawran, Madad Ya Shah Mardan.
Your Almighty Lord created you for His service
Allah Almighty Who is al-Khaliq (The Creator) created you for service. People should pay attention to this. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Listen, listen to what comes from Shah Mardan. Last night was the 15th day of Sha’ban al-Mu’azzam. It is a mu’azzam (great) month, and it is a mu’azzam night. Last night was the night when a Nur and surur (joy) which is impossible to describe descends from the Heavens and is dressed on the Children of Adam. Say “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar” and don’t fear. Don’t scream, don’t scream and go out in the streets. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, may you describe us. Your listeners, your yaran, who love you, are all listening. How should you be? What should you be living for? How did you come into existence? For what do you exist? Is there anyone who asks this? Is there anyone who asks “For what reason are we in this dunya?”. There is no one who asks because there is no one who recites the Bismillah. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and such doors open for you. But what they teach (in schools) is – there are lions in Africa, there are tigers in India. There is shaytan in China. There is a foolish one in Russia. And for the others, each one has a mentality and a quality.
But the quality which is really asked from man is, your Almighty Lord created you for service. He(SubhanaHu wa Ta’ala) is the Sultan of Sultans and He (swt) invited you to His service. Invitation meaning, Accept My service. Don’t say “May I be a Bey, may I be a Pasha, may I be a King”. What are you on this earth? Why do you exist on this earth? You should know this. He (swt) did not create you to be a Bey, to be a Pasha, to be an emperor in dunya, but created you for service, the Khaliqu-l Yazdan. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. He says, our Lord Who created us and sent us down from Heavens to earth created us for service. But you serve donkeys! It has no value! Can a person who serves the Sultan be the same as who serves donkeys? You are attracted to the dirty dunya. You say “I want the dirty dunya”. You say “I am a servant to dirty dunya”. What can you gain from it?
Don’t sleep! Open your eyes. Here, this night is Laylatu-l Bara’at. Laylatu-l Bara’at. O Yaran Shah Mardan. O Shah Mardan, inform us. Tell us what a night this night is. Tell us about the power of Laylatu-l Bara’at. Allahu Dhu l-Jalal informed our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) of its power and majesty and he (sas) informed Shah Mardan. Go ahead Shah Mardan, describe for us how the service of Allah should be. You open your door and run to your business. You open your door and run to your farm. You open your door and run to your office. What is this? What a burden is this you have, that you run outside as soon as you open your eyes, even before washing your face. You say “I am going to work”. What is your work? “I have a grocery shop”, or “I am a green grocer”, or “I am a worker in the government office” or “I am the government”. Where is the dhawk (pleasure), the shawk (enthusiasm) in this? There is nothing.
Do you say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim when you open your door? Do you say the Name of Who created you? Know this O man, know your honour. Know your honour. What will they do with you if you don’t know? If man doesn’t know about his honour – before there were water-wheel donkeys for the wells. Do you know of them? The water-wheel donkeys. At that time there were no pumps, motors like now. They would dig a well and pull up the water from it. It keeps turning and turning around, to pull up the water. They cover the eyes of that animal also and say “let it turn around”. It keeps going around. Then? Then water comes up. O man, are you a water-wheel donkey? Did Allahu Dhu l-Jalal, Who is the Sahibu-l Mutlaq (Absolute Owner) create you as a water-wheel donkey? O shameless ones! For this they are beaten with whips, with sticks more and more.
O Man! What all the 124 000 Prophets said, “Your Lord created you for His service”. He (SubhanaHu wa Ta’ala) created you for His service, not to be water-wheel donkeys. So now the people of this time, the little men, the animals in the shape of men, don’t understand that our honour and service is in service to the Creator. Our Lord did not make us water-wheel donkeys – The animals whose eyes are covered and turn the wheel around from morning till evening, to pull up a handful of water. Why do you degrade yourself to this level? O people! O Turk, O Kurd, O Alawi, O Shi’a, O Russian, O British, O American-all are like this.
A mu’azzam (great) night
Last night was a mu’azzam (great) night. The bandits’ names were revealed in Heavens as well as the names of who are saeed (happy) and clean. There is a page on which their names are written with happiness and it appeared on the Preserved Tablet. And there is another group whose actions belong to hellfire. Their names also came out as bandits. Shame on those nations that couldn’t have their names written in the book of Saeeds (happy ones), they didn’t do the service Allah likes. Go ahead O Shah Mardan! O Yaran Shah Mardan. Listen! Understand! “‘Anna l- Quwata Lillahi Jami`aan” (2:165) Whole power, absolute sultanate belongs to our Lord. If He (SubhanaHu wa Ta’ala) judges you, there is no one who can save you because you didn’t accept your Lord, you refused His service. You slaughtered each other to rule the dirty dunya. Shame on you! O Bashar, what were you going to bring to the people of Syria? Here is the fire you brought, here are the weapons you brought. Shame on you and your humanity. But “Fa yantaqimu Llahu Minhu” (5:95). I will take revenge on them, says Allah Almighty.
O our Lord! For the honour of this holy night, for the honour of Your Habib (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), send us a Sultan who will raise Your flags and defeat these ones. O our Lord, Ya Rabbi. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. May our lives be sacrificed for you, on your way, O beautiful Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan tells you to keep his way so that you may be accepted. Don’t puff up like a turkey. Don’t be proud with your weapons. Above you there are the armies of Angels who will crush and sweep you. A thousand angels descended and made the mushrik armies all scattered. If they didn’t scatter, another 3000, 5000, 7000 angels were standing waiting for the order. And all of them have taswim (marks) like this. It says “Al-Mala’ikati Musawwimina” (3:125). Where are you, O Muslims! You wear the unbelievers’ hats. Why don’t you wear this on your head so that you become majestic, so that angels descend for you.
O our Lord, may You forgive us. With the tajalli (manifestation) of last night, we hope that starting from today there will come the servants who will display the sign of Islam. They will sweep away the ones who don’t wear this sign. It says “Musawwimin”. O Lord, forgive us. O Shah Mardan. O Shah Mardan. You said it beautifully. Your yaran admire you. May these knowledges reach to our hearts. May our bodies enter the path you are speaking of. Our Lord is SubhanaHu wa Ta’ala. May we enter His path and gain majesty. No one may rebel, saying “I have weapons, cannons, planes”. All of their heads will fall off. He will not leave any Iranian, Turk or Alawi. When they raise their heads (rebel), he will crush their heads. There are some coiled snakes. May Allah keep us away from such snakes. That animal lies quietly. If you disturb it, it raises its head and attacks. Once it attacks, you can’t stop it anymore. Yes! There are snakes and there are dragons also. Dragons swallow all of the snakes and say “Is there more?”
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. There is a nation, there are soldiers among the soldiers Allah sent, who will swallow all the power of the unbelievers. Listen and fear. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. May our health be in afiyah (wellness). May we love and be loved. This should be our aim. We don’t love, neither are we loved. Shame on all the people, and on their claim of humanity. Who doesn’t love is not loved and who is not loved doesn’t love. O Ghani Sultan. Here is your yaran, O Shah Mardan. O yaran Shah Mardan. He is coming. He doesn’t fear any weapons. He can turn whole world upside down with one Takbir. Hide from it, beware of it. Don’t have a desire for the unbelievers- don’t say “I wish they were from us”. The powers that descended from Heavens for Muslims were not granted to the unbelievers. He can destroy them all with one breath. There is such a power. There are 7000 Angels ready in Heavens, to support Islam.
Come to your senses O Turk, O Kurd! Don’t say “I want this, I want that”. Seek the servanthood of Allah and everything comes to you, is given to you. If you don’t seek His servanthood what will happen to you is what will happen to the snake. Tawba Ya Rabbi, tawba Astaghfirullah. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran admire you. May we also be under your wing of power and protected by you. May he protect us, protect us O Shah Mardan. Protect us O Shah Mardan. Appear O Shah Mardan! O Allah! O Allah! O Allah! With the manifestation of last night may a power open for the nations of the Habib (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), Ya Rabbi. May the unbelievers all die, disappear and eat each other. Don’t fight. “Wa kunu mina s-salihin”. “Be from the good ones” says Allah. If not, you are trash. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Masha Allah la quwwata illa biLlah.
Yes, it will definitely come. Starting from today, definitely a power will appear. It is the promise of Rabbu-l Izzat. O our Lord, for the honour of Your beloved Habib (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) may You reveal the power of Shah Mardan. May You reveal it. May the majesty of Islam appear Ya Rabb. For the honour of Your Habib (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), and for the honour of Shah Mardan, Fatiha.
This sohbat is strong. Pay attention. More will come after the news of last night. Pay attention, it will sweep. Who claim to be God… Leave aside the claims of being God, a tornado is coming that will sweep all who claim to be shaytan. There are small tornadoes coming now here and there, spinning. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. There is also another kind of tornado in Heaven. It sweeps everything when it descends.
Aman Ya Rabbi, tawba Ya Rabbi. tawba.
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