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An Arrogant Little Ant

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is the sign of Islam. Any action without Bismillah is cut off.

The Divine Trade

Sultan ul-Awliya

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil al-Haqqani (qs), sohbat, August 20, 2014.

As-salāmu ‘aleykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuhu. A’ūdhu Billāhi min ash-shaytāni r-rajīm. Bismillāhi r-Rahmāni r-Rahīm. Madad ya RasūlAllah, madad ya Sādātı Ashābı Rasulillāh, madad ya Mashaykhina, madad ya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nāzim al-Haqqāni, dastur. Tariqatuna as-sohba, wa l-khayru fī jam’iyya.

May Allah always keep us busy performing good works. May Allah keep us busy with actions He loves. May He make us love such actions. May He make us cherish the straight path, for if He does not, our nafs will never like and never want any of those things. If Allah wills a thing, man cannot do anything but that. Thanks to Allah for having created us in this way, for compelling us towards performing good works, for making us like goodness, and appreciate the company of good people. These are very good things, which we must take good care of. These are things that we need for the afterlife; that we deposit in our storehouse for the trade of the hereafter, as supplies, transport and so on.

They serve as trading goods in the afterlife. Do not miss out on any opportunity that presents itself. Even the slightest bit of good, try to do it. Every act that you perform, do it for Allah’s sake. Even animals, if you feed an animal living in the streets, feed it for the sake of Allah’s good pleasure. Whatever you do, do it for the sake of gaining Allah’s good pleasure. Do and collect for the afterlife. We collect good deeds, but now in the world it is not so easy to store up such goods. There are thieves, or things may rot, a mouse may get into it and eat it up, it may get damp and turn mouldy; these are things that need to be safeguarded.

Once there was a man – in the old days, people here used to do their harvesting not as it is done nowadays. Now a great big machine, in a couple of hours or half a day, does the work a man would do in a month. Then he is free and can go off to do all kinds of improper things. Harm will come from lazy men. Man should not remain lazy. So this man went about his harvest, piling it up like this. It took quite some time, and when he was done he was in good spirits.

“Oh,” he said, he did not say thanks to Allah, he said, “now I can go and have a drink”. So he took his bottle, sat down with his wine and began to drink, pondering his work. He had completed a big task, and was happy it had turned out well. “Oh, now I am rich,” he said, “now I will begin to enjoy myself”. By the evening he was quite drunk. Night fell and it grew cool. He said, “I’ll light a little fire to keep me warm”. But a drunk man doesn’t know what he does. He lit his fire, as well, set his harvest ablaze. All his great harvest was destroyed.

The next day there was no harvest, and winter was coming, so he began gathering up from the ground little bits of corn that hadn’t quite burnt to ash. These he tried to collect. This story is about our life in the hereafter: we go on collecting good deeds, but finally, we cannot hold out any longer and we yield to our nafs and we ruin everything. Therefore, we must be careful that everything we do, it is for Allah, that we guard it, so that it does not fall prey to our nafs.

Do not fall into heedlessness. Heedlessness is not a good thing. You are on a difficult road, at the edge of a cliff. Any moment your foot may slip and you will fall and perish. You must take great care for that. Don’t say: but I have done all this, I am an accomplished person. Don’t say: I have spent all my life doing this. Be careful! Shaytan has many tricks. He intends to ruin you, to bring you down. If he finds even the slightest opportunity right away he will drag you down.

May Allah keep us safe from them. May our good works be continuous, insha’Allah. May they be guarded and protected. We do not trust our nafs. All our good works we entrust to our Shaykh, insha’Allah, so that he may keep us safe. We are doing what Allah likes, alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah, we are following Allah’s order, Prophet’s way and way of Awliyaullah.

We are happy because Allah, He is doing what He likes to do. And alhamdulillah, He put us in this way, He liked to put us this way. Few people, they are coming to right way, we are happy. And when you are in right way, you are going for Akhira. You must do whatever you can do. Don’t be lazy. No, everything you do for Allah, with intention for Allah, Allah rewards you and makes your good-doing count more and more.

A trader, he not saying this is not good, this good. When he see some benefit for him, he can put everything. Quickly, he take and make it double, or triple, more and more. Never mind. He is happy. So we are happy and Allah rewards us more than ten times, hundred times. Don’t say it is enough. No, because Allah’s favour is coming to you. You must be happy for everything. For spiritual favour or material, or what Allah give for you from halal and good thing. You must be happy, you must accept. Don’t say it is too much, it is enough, no.

What you can do, do, because we are going to a place, there is nothing you can do there, only what you bring from this side. It is big favour. So you must take this to other side. But in this dunya also, you must keep this in right place. Don’t destroy it, because in dunya, when somebody bringing goods he must be careful. When you put it in some place, it must be strong place. To be away from fire, to be away from thieves, away from insect or from mouse, rat. Everything you must keep carefully. This trader, he puts it very carefully, keeps it very carefully.

We also, we must keep our doing from thieves. Thief, he is shaitan and ego and other things. They are all trying to take this, what you have, to leave you without anything. There is one story about farmer. Old time farmers, they were cutting wheat by their hand. And to cut one field, maybe, he need one month to cut it. Not like these days, nowadays, in 2 hours you can cut for one month. What they were doing? Cutting first by hand, after, they dried it, they crush it and take from inside. So it was long and heavy work but it was good because Allah gave baraka for them.

Mawlana Sheikh saying after reaping, ploughing earth with cows. More baraka, more better, it was. And it was to keep people busy. Now they do what they do in one month, in 2 hours. After they are empty, they are going to make every bad thing. But this man, also he was happy. That year it was too much, so much wheat. And he was making like small hill and he was looking, and he was very happy. And he said “I’m very happy today,” he bring one bottle alcohol. He was drinking.

He drink and drink and become drunk. And it was little bit cold. And he said “I must make fire because too cold, I will be more enjoying myself.” And when he made fire, it was all firing this wheat. All hill, it was finished, at once. And next, when he woke up, he said, “What we will do? We must look for something for winter”. Bringing one small bag and looking for no burning thing. Putting, to collect for his winter.

So we are also like this. We are doing very good thing, we are filling our whole depot. After we doing something wrong, all going away. But this man, only for one winter maybe, he will be half hungry. But for us, we are going to Akhira, it will be too bad for us. When you are going with all good things, Allah rewards you, but when you finish everything, there’s many thing to finish everything also, so it will be terrible for people.

For this, you must be careful from our ego and from shaitan, to not follow them and destroy what we are doing. Allah keep us away from our ego and our shaitan. Don’t say: I have too much thing. Allah, He can do everything. All at once you may not have even one gram from good things. Allah keep us and we are doing this and inshaAllah, we are not happy about ourselves, our egos. What we are doing, we are just trying to put in another place, safer place. We are putting with Prophet salallahu alaihi wa sallam, with Awliya inshaAllah to keep this for us because we are weak, we cannot keep it. Allah accept this from us, inshaAllah.

Wa min Allahi tawfeeq Al-Fatiha.

Laylatu-l Bara’at

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.

Be With Trustworthy Ones

Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad (qs), sohbat of the 15th of May, 2014. As-salamu alaikum Madad ya RasuluLlah madad ya Sahibu z-zaman madad ya mashaykhina fit-tariqati n-Naqshbandiyatil-Aliyya. Madad ya Mawlana Sh Abdullah Faizi d-Daghistani, madad ya Mawlana Sh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur, dastur. Audhu biLlahi minash-shaytanir-rajim Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim Tariqatuna s-sohbah … Continue reading Be With Trustworthy Ones