This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you.
Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
Against the earth and the sky,
The Beloved has bowed there –
Our Beloved has bowed there knowing
You were coming.
I could tell you a priceless secret about
Your real worth, dear pilgrim,
But any unkindness to yourself,
Any confusion about others,
Will keep one
From accepting the grace, the love,
The sublime freedom
Divine knowledge always offers to you.
Never mind, Hafiz, about
The great requirements this path demands
Of the wayfarers,
For your soul is too full of wine tonight
To withhold the wondrous Truth from this world.
But because I am so clever and generous,
I have already clearly woven a resplendent lock
Of his tresses
As a remarkable truth and gift
In this poem for you.
Widely used for centuries in Sufi circles, the prayer known as “The Most Elevated Cycle” (al-Dawr al-a’la) or “The Prayer of Protection” (Hizb al-wiqaya), written by the great Sufi master Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi, has never before been available in English. This book provides a lucid English translation and an edited Arabic text of this beautiful and powerful prayer. It includes a transliteration for those unable to read Arabic, who wish to recite the prayer in the original language. Showing the importance of Ibn ‘Arabi’s devotional teaching, the book explores the prayer’s contemporary life, properties and historical transmission. It gives full details of generations of well-known scholars and Sufi masters who have transmitted the prayer, providing an intimate and fascinating insight into Islamic history.
- The Story of the Saint of Rajab
In the time of the Prophet ﷺ, there lived a notorious highway robber, Awli Abbas. He frequented the streets after midnight and if he found someone walking alone he caught him, robbed him, sometimes beat him or killed him, and then returned home. No one was able to catch that highwayman. The Prophet ﷺ said, ‘That is an evil person. I will never pray for him and I will not bury him in the graveyard of the Muslims.’
After many years, the highwayman passed away and the children dragged his body through the streets of Madinah and threw it into a dry well. As soon as they had thrown him into the well, Allah spoke to the Prophet ﷺ and said, ‘O my beloved Prophet, today one of my saints has passed away. You must go and wash him, clean him, cover him, pray for him and bury him.’ The Prophet ﷺ was astonished. Now that he had passed away, Allah told him he was a saint! How could he be a saint?
But no one can interfere with Allah’s knowledge, not even the Prophet ﷺ. If Allah wants to make a thief a saint, no one can ask, ‘Why?’ We must accept. That is why according to Sufi teachings and the teachings of the Naqshbandi Order, you have to look at everyone as being better than you. You do not know if Allah is going to raise that person’s level higher than your level, who knows? No one can know; therefore, no one can interfere. Do not look down at people as if you were superior to them. You do not know in Allah’s eyes whether that person is a saint or not.
Who knows? Always regard people as being at a higher level than yourself. Show them respect and be humble towards them. Do not show ego and pride. Allah’s Mercy is so great that you are forbidden to look at what people are doing on the outside. You must not call them crazy or criticize their bad manners, leave them alone. They have a Lord to judge them. Look at yourself, make yourself behave well. Do not interfere with anyone else. It is not your job to correct anyone else, your job is only to correct yourself. Correct yourself and leave everyone else to their Lord. This is the true understanding and teaching of Sufism: leave everyone to their Lord and change yourself!
If you teach your ego not to interfere with anyone, then you are going to find yourself living in happiness, because when you look at people, you will only see servants of the same Lord as yours and, therefore, Allah will sometimes forgive them what they are doing. Do not say, ‘You are committing wrong by drinking, womanizing, doing this and doing that.’ Leave everyone to his or her Lord. Teach people in general, do not focus on someone and be specific.
Allah told the Prophet ﷺ, ‘O Messenger of Allah, take him and purify him.’ The Prophet ﷺ immediately called Abu Bakr as-Siddiq and said, ‘O Abu Bakr, we have to go and bury the highwayman who died.’ Abu Bakr as-Siddiq said, ‘O Messenger of God, you said that you did not want to bury that person in a Muslim grave for he is not Muslim!’ The Prophet said, ‘No! Let alone ordinary Muslims. Allah informed me today that person was a saint!’
What did that thief do in his life to become a saint? He killed, robbed and stole all his life. The Prophet ﷺ went into the well, took that person’s body out with his own hands and with his Companions, carried him to his house. He cleaned him, washed him, wrapped him in a shroud, prayed for him, then took him from the his mosque to the Baqi cemetery, a distance of fifteen minutes’ walk. It took the Prophet ﷺ more than two hours to move from the mosque to the cemetery.
All the Companions were astonished at the way the Prophet ﷺ was walking. He had performed ablution for the dead with his own hands on that man, washed him and prayed for him. Now that he was taking him to his grave, he was walking on tiptoes. ‘O Messenger of Allah,’ they asked, ‘Why are you walking on tiptoes?’ He said, ‘Allah ordered all saints from East to West, all angels from the Seven Heavens and all spiritual beings to be present and follow the funeral procession of that saint. There are so many of them filling the way that I cannot find a place to put my feet! Never in my life was I so surprised as I am today.’
After they buried him, the Prophet ﷺ did not speak with anyone but quickly returned to his house trembling and shivering. He sat with Abu Bakr as-Siddiq asking himself what that saint had done, a robber all his life, to merit such a high degree of respect from Allah. Abu Bakr as-Siddiq said, ‘O Messenger of God, I feel ashamed to ask about what I saw today. It was so astonishing.’ The Prophet ﷺ answered, ‘Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, I am even more surprised than you. I am waiting for Gabriel (a) to come and inform me of what has happened.’
When Gabriel (a) came, the Prophet ﷺ said, ‘O Gabriel what is the matter?’ He answered, ‘O Prophet, do not ask me. I am also astonished, yet do not be astonished as Allah can do what no one can do! He is telling you to ask that man’s daughter what he did in his life.’
The Prophet ﷺ immediately went with Abu Bakr as-Siddiq to the house of that burglar. Nowadays, ministers and secretaries of state or even a manager in a company treats everyone else as if they were beggars at their door, showing neither respect or humility. The Prophet ﷺ, disregarding his power and status as a perfect human being, as the Beloved of Allah, humbly went to that saint’s house to ask his child what her father had done in his life.
He said, ‘O my daughter, please tell me how your father lived.’ She told him, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I am very ashamed before you! What am I going to tell you? He was a killer, a thief. I never saw him do anything good. He robbed and stole day and night, except for one month during the year and when that month came, he would say, ‘This is the month of Allah,’ because he heard you say, ‘Rajab is the month of Allah, Shaban is the month of the Prophet ﷺ and Ramadan is the month of the Community.’ So he said, ‘I do not care for the month of the Prophet or the month of the Community, only for the month of my Lord. Therefore, I am going to sit in my room and close it and perform seclusion during this month.’
The Prophet ﷺ asked her, ‘What kind of seclusion did he do?’ She told him, ‘O Messenger of Allah! One day he was out in the street looking for someone to rob. He found an old man of seventy or eighty years of age and beat him until he was unconscious, then robbed him. He found a small piece of folded paper in his pocket. He opened it and found a prayer inside. He liked that prayer very much. Every year when the month of Rajab–the month of Allah–came around, my father used to sit and read that prayer day and night, weeping and reading, except when he wanted to eat or perform ablution. After the month was over he got up and say, ‘The month of Allah is finished. Now for my pleasure,’ and go back to robbing and stealing for eleven more months.’
The supplication used by that man is a very important supplication which all are advised to recite three times a day during the month of Rajab. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim said that this supplication purifies you from all your sins and leaves you as pure as a newborn child. It is a very famous supplication in Sufi orders.
When the Prophet ﷺ asked the daughter to bring him the paper, he kissed it and rubbed this paper over his body. I advise all of you not to forget about that supplication, but practice it during this coming month. Keep reciting it and Allah will give you as He Wills, according to your intention.
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala told the Prophet ﷺ, ‘O My beloved Prophet, that person came and repented to me in the most precious month of the year. For that reason, because he sacrificed at least one month of the year for Me, I have forgiven him all his mistakes and I have changed all his sins into good deeds. As he had many sins, now he has many rewards. He became a great saint.
~ Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
- DU’A OF THE SAINT OF RAJAB
اللهم اني استغفرك من كل ما تبت عنه اليك ثم عدت فيه، استغفرك من كل ما اردت به وجهك فخالطني فيه ما ليس فيه رضائك. واستغفرك للنعم التي تقويت بها على معصيتك، واستغفرك من الذنوب التي لا يعلمها غيرك ولا يطلع عليها احد سواك ولا تسعها الا رحمتك ولا تنجي منها الا مغفرتك وحلمك لا اله الا أنتَ سبحانك اني كنت من الظالمين
اللهم اني استغفرك من كل ظلم ظلمت به عبادك فايما عبد من عبادك أو امة من امائك ظلمت في بدنه أو عرضه أو ماله فأعطه من خزائنك التي لا تنقص وأسألك ان تكرمني برحمتك التي وسعت كل شيء ولا تهينني بعذابك وتعطيني ما أسألك فاني حقيق برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين. وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وآله وصحبه أجمعين، ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم
Allahumma inni astagfiruka min kulli ma tubtu anhu ilayka summa ‘udtu fih. Wa astagfiruka min kulli ma aradtu bihi wajhika wa khalatani fihi ma laysa fihi ridauk. Wa astagfiruka linni`am allati taqawwaytu biha `ala ma’siyatik. Wa astagfiruka min azzunub allati la ya`lamuhu gayruka wa la yattali`u `alayha ahadun siwak wa la yasa`uha illa rahmatuka wa la tunji minha illa magfiratuka wa hilmuk. La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka inni kuntu minazzalimin.
Allahumma inni astagfiruka min kulli zulmin zalamtu bihi `ibadak. Fa ayyama `abdin min `ibadika aw amatin min ima’ika zalamtu fi badanihi aw `irdihi aw malihi fa atihi min khaza’inik allati la tanqus. Wa as’aluka an tukrimani birahmatik allati wasi`at kulla shay’in wa la tuhinani min ‘azabika wa tu`tiyani ma as’aluka fainni haqiqun birahmatika ya arhamur rahimin. Wa sallAllahu `ala Sayiddina Muhammadin wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi ajma`in. Wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil Aliyyul Azim.
O Allah, I ask forgiveness of You for everything for which I repented to You then returned to. And I ask forgiveness of You for everything I displeased You with and all that concerns me with which You are displeased. And I ask forgiveness of You for the favors which I used for increasing my disobedience towards You. And I ask forgiveness of You for the sins which no one knows except You and no one sees except You and nothing encompasses except Your Mercy and nothing delivers from except Your forgiveness and clemency. There is no God except You alone. You are the Most High, and I was one of the [self] oppressors!
O Allah, I ask forgiveness of You for the injustice I committed against Your servants. Whatever of Your male or female servants whom I have hurt, physically or in their dignity or in their property give them of Your bounty which lacks nothing. And I ask You to honor me with Your mercy which encompasses all things. Do not humble me with Your punishment but give me what I ask of You, for I am in great need of Your mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful. May Allah send blessings upon Muhammad and upon all his companions. There is no power and no might except in Allah the High, the Exalted.
In the three holy months, day and night mercy is coming down. Allāh ﷻ granted these months to be an honour for the ummah of Muḥammad ﷺ. Those who respect and are busy worshiping in these months will progress immediately; easily reaching the pleasure of Allāh ﷻ. Who stays away from sin will feel the taste if īmān in his heart. Don’t leave your nights free. Pray and pay attention to the awrād sharīf.
- The Three Holy Months
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāhi wa barakātuh.
A‘ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi lawwalīna wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistānī, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad.
Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.
Al-ḥamdu liLlāh next week in five days, in shā’a Llāh, a beautiful season is coming. The season of mercy of Allāh ,ﷻ the season of forgiveness and favours. The three holy months are coming. On Wednesday, it will be the first of Rajab Shahru Llāh, in shā’a Llāh. These months are the months which give happiness to people and believers.
These months are the months of blessings and forgiveness. Rajab is the month of Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla, Rajab Shahru Llāh. Sha‘bān Shahrī wa Ramaḍān Shahrī ummatī says our Prophet .ﷺ Rajab is the holy month of Allāh .ﷻ Sha‘bān is the month of our Prophet .ﷺ And Ramaḍān is the month of ummah. These three holy months are one holier and nicer than the other. They make people full. Not physically, but spiritually.
People of dunyā created their own holidays and feasts now. But they don’t have any value. All of their goals are to earn money. They are for nothing but this. They made the New Year, many other days like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandmother’s Day and other days. But all of them have no spirituality. All for money.
But these holy months are true months of happiness and beauty. When they come, people are relieved. They wait for them with joy. We fast once in Sha‘bān or Rajab. Some people fast throughout the three months. Some people fast three or five days, or Mondays and Thursdays. Such a nice feeling comes. When they break their fast in the evening, they get both spiritual and physical enjoyment.
It is very virtuous to fast in Rajab. Who can’t fast should fast at least a day. Our Prophet ﷺ gives good tidings that fasting one day is better than all dunyā. There’s another virtue for those who fast two days. And a different virtue for those who fast three days. The more you fast, the more virtues you get. If you fast five days, it’s different too. And it has something for this world too. Who fasts five days in Rajab will be secured from craziness, vitiligo and leprosy. These illnesses won’t pass to them.
People of this time should pay attention to it. Because many people go crazy from depression. They should fast at least five days in Rajab. If you fast Mondays and Thursdays during Rajab, it makes more than eight days. If not, you can fast one day a week and one additional day. That will make it five days. There is also an advice of our Prophet ﷺ for Rajab. He ﷺ says to pray 30 raka‘āt. Three sūrah Ikhlāṣ in each rak‘ah and three sūrah Kāfirūn in the second. You should pray 10 raka’āt every 10 days. There is a du‘ā’ for it. You should recite it as well. And there is special dhikr for Rajab.
The more you get used to it, the better it is. There is no time to tell everything about it. No one will keep it in their mind as well. People can write it down later from our brothers or from those who listened to everything. And when Rajab comes, who can should take a shower, pray two raka‘āt and make du‘ā’ of Rajab. This du‘ā’ is written in the books, shukr to Allāh .ﷻ
This season is, as we said, the season of blessings and beauty. We should not lose it. We shouldn’t miss this chance. Then comes the month of Sha‘bān. Then Ramaḍān. All of them are a favour of Allāh ﷻ to us. They come from Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla. When Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla is giving, He ﷻ doesn’t expect anything in return. And when people do something, there is always some trick behind it. They say “I do this for you, welcome”. Then they write a bill for it. And you are in loss both materially and spiritually. If you join them on their holidays, you will be in a sin and at a loss. We should stay away from these things of people of dunyā.
They call it mā lā ya‘nī, useless stuff. What is useful for dunyā… You live in this world. They say “What shall we do with ākhirah? We live in dunyā”. If you work for your ākhirah, your dunyā will prosper too. And if you work for dunyā, it will have no benefit for both. We should pay attention to it. May these holy months be blessed. May Allāh ﷻ let all of us have from their virtues. May Allāh ﷻ help us so that we do.
Prophets and Awliyā’ would have their seclusion, hardships and spiritual journeys during these months. Therefore, it’s not for nothing. Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla doesn’t say anything without a reason. And Allāh ﷻ writes their virtues for us. And when we try to imitate them, we’ll be given from those favours. He ﷻ says “My servants believed Me .ﷻ They believed Me ﷻ and did what I ﷻ said. I ﷻ shall give them from My favours”.
And it is Laylatu l-Raghā’ib on Thursday. Laylatu l-Raghā’ib is one of the greatest nights. Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla gives His favours on 5-6 nights. Those are great and holy nights. Allāh’s ﷻ favours are open without limit on those nights. Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla gives such favours that the human mind cannot comprehend. You cannot count them in numbers.
The first is Laylatu l-Raghā’ib. The second is Laylatu l-Mi‘rāj. Then comes Laylatu l-Barā’at. Also there is Laylatu l-Qadr and ‘Īd nights. These are holy nights. Those who can, should stay awake. Who cannot, should pray and make Qiyāmu l-Layl before going to bed. If they wake up for tahajjud and remain awake, Allāh ﷻ will count as if they stayed awake the whole night. Pray as much as you can that night. Ask from Allāh ﷻ, du‘ā’ is accepted.
Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla sends angels and says “Is there anyone who asks forgiveness? I ﷻ shall forgive him. Is there anyone asking for rizq from Me ?ﷻ I ﷻ shall give him. Is there anyone asking for cure? I ﷻ shall cure him. Is there anyone asking for anything? Let them ask”. Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla sends angels till the morning prayer and says “Tell Me ﷻ their needs so that I ﷻ give” Certainly, He ﷻ knows everything. But it is for people to have a lesson and not to be lazy. They should pray.
Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla accepts all prayers that night. These prayer are accepted. This will be our first holy night on Thursday, the night linked to Friday. It’s clear that it is Raghā’ib. It doesn’t change. It’s always on Jum‘ah night, the night between Thursdayand Friday. Others may change depending on the day. But Laylatu l-Raghā’ib, even if Rajab starts on Saturday, Laylatu l-Raghā’ib is still on Thursday night. May Allāh ﷻ make it blessed. May Allāh ﷻ accept our prayers, in shā’a Llāh.
Al-ḥamdu liLlāh, we are happy we, in shā’a Llāh, we will reach next Wednesday for [a] good nice season. Holy season, blessed season, season of… three months, holy months we say. Rajab, Sha‘bān, Ramaḍān. This is [a] gift from Allāh ﷻ for ummah, for who are happy with this with Islām, with īmān they will be happy to have this three months. Who are respecting these months, they will be happy. These months [are] not like season of material season like New Year, even the Christmas normally it must be holy season. But it is only trading material season. New Year also. These Mother Days, Father Days, Love Days every bad days only for… Not spiritual only for material; to get more money from people. Cheating people to take their money. No any spiritual.
They are waiting, saying from “Christmas coming three months after” After they said “Two months after” They make calculate to make people more But people waiting waiting and when they are coming, nothing at all. They are disappointed with this. But Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla His ﷻ season is full with mercy, with blessed, with happiness. People who are respecting these months they are waiting really like [a] good guest coming. When finish Ramaḍān they feeling sorry because three months finished. And they still waiting to come another time.
Al-ḥamdu liLlāh, we are… we, in shā’a Llāh, we reach because Allāh knows how, whom can reach or can’t reach But, al-ḥamdu liLlāh, in shā’a Llāh, we reach these three months with happiness. So who are respecting these months they will be happy. Who is respecting these months? Especially who are following Prophet .ﷺ Who are following the right way. The way of Prophet ﷺ and this is the… who is following step by step the ṭariqāh people especially.
All ṭariqāh they are respecting, they are waiting for these months. But who will not respecting, even for if you respect this you make you not feeling, they said “You are wrong – No respect for this. This is ordinary month. No need.” Maybe you be mushrik if you say you respecting this
month. These people they don’t have anything No any happiness for them, nothing for them. Allāh ﷻ give happiness for us, al-ḥamdu liLlāh.
Happiness it is big favour. To find happiness people they trying every way to catch happiness. And happiness is very easy to find it. But they going wrong way. Going very bad way, very dangerous way to find happiness and happiness it is just in front of them. “No it is not… maybe we not see anything here” So they are going [to the] mountain everywhere, but they are going wrong way and not finding and they died, finish without finding this. Al-ḥamdu liLlāh, Allāh ﷻ give us this happiness.
And He ﷻ give thousand of presents for millions of presents for people in this month. Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam he ﷺ said, “These three months Rajab for Allāh, Sha‘bān for me and Ramaḍān for ummah, for nation.” And every month there is different tajallī, manifestation. Every month different one, different one, different one. And each one is nicer than the other. Who especially making worshipping Allāh ﷻ for [those is] giving a thousand times more than normal months when they making worshiping.
Especially these months many people they are fasting three months. Rajab, Sha‘bān, Ramaḍān all together. But if no, even they must fast one day from Rajab or one day from Sha‘bān even, they must. But better to make it Monday [and] Thursday. Every people they can do this. But who like to make more can make more. Each day, Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, there is one long Ḥadīth telling us about favour for each day. How Allāh ﷻ reward you for each day.
From one first day, it is one day only even it is better than this world. Second day double. Third day other thing Allāh ﷻ give. But there is, if you fast five days it is for this dunyā also, Allāh ﷻ make you to be safe from madness and from another kind of disease Cüzzam (leprosy) there is some disease it is very bad disease, also Allāh ﷻ save you from this. And Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam saying “There is three in thirty days, there is thirty raka‘āt if you pray [these], Allāh ﷻ reward you also more better than this dunyā. Every ten days you can pray ten raka‘āt ten raka‘āt, ten raka‘āt. Three times. In one raka‘āt three Ikhlās and three Kāfirūn. And there is also a du‘ā’ praying for this. And this we cannot, nobody can write here after. In shā’a Llāh, there is writing what you do in Rajab and Sha‘bān waẓīfah who can do, Allāh ﷻ reward you more and more, in shā’a Llāh.
And we are, in shā’a Llāh, Wednesday it is first of Rajab, in shā’a Llāh. Thursday it is Laylatu lRaghā’ib, it is the first holy night There is six or around this holy nights in this whole year. One of them Laylatu l-Raghā’ib. And in twenty seven of Rajab also Isrá Mi‘rāj. Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, He ﷺ make night journey. And fifteen of Sha‘bān Laylatu l-Barā’at. And in Ramaḍān or other most of them Laylatu l-Qadr. Ramaḍān and night of ‘Īd for ‘Īd ul-Fiṭr, ‘Īd ulAḍḥá also very holy night this.
It is many people they was waking whole night to do this but if you cannot do this whole night you can make sleep and wake up early before fajr Allāh ﷻ accept this also for you. As you are wake up whole night. In shā’a Llāh, in Thursday night Laylatu l-Raghā’ib. It is holy night. First of these holy nights. In shā’a Llāh, we must be fasting and night time making worshipping. And Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla He ﷻ call angels and He ﷻ said to them look for My servant anybody they like to ask Me ﷻ they want to ask.
Any problem, any difficult for his life. For his health for children or anything anything anyone he want to ask Tell them to ask. To ask for forgiveness For long life, for happy life. What they want to ask, tell them to ask, I ﷻ am giving them what they want to ask. This is a very important. Don’t miss this night, in shā’a Llāh. Allāh ﷻ make these happy days to make us in safe and happiness and to make our belief stronger and stronger, in shā’a Llāh. And to give hidāyah for people who are Muslim To not forget this night. To not be cheated by people who are outside of right way.
Way of Prophet ﷺ who are not respecting, not accepting no even they are not respecting holy people. For night or day they are not never respecting. But it is important to respect and to accept to get blessed from Allāh ﷻ to get rewarded from Allāh .ﷻ Allāh ﷻ He ﷻ is not in need for us. These people who are doing days for people, cheating people They are in need for people for their money. [That’s why] they are doing this. Allāh ﷻ, He ﷻ give this for us and He ﷻ give us everything we need. So, in shā’a Llāh, we must respect and think and accept these days, in shā’a Llāh. Allāh ﷻ make, in shā’a Llāh, we are praying to be next year with Sayyidinā Mahdī also we make this praying also, in shā’a Llāh.
Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq al-Fātiḥah.
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إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُبَايِعُونَكَ إِنَّمَا يُبَايِعُونَ اللَّـهَ يَدُ اللَّـهِ فَوْقَ أَيْدِيهِمْ ۚ فَمَن نَّكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنكُثُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَوْفَىٰ بِمَا عَاهَدَ عَلَيْهُ اللَّـهَ فَسَيُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا ﴿١٠
48:10 – “Innal ladheena yubayi’oonaka innama yubayi’on Allaha yadullahi fawqa aydeehim, faman nakatha fa innama yankuthu ‘ala nafsihi, wa man awfa bima ‘ahada ‘alayhu Allaha fasayu teehi ajran ‘azheema.”
“Indeed, those who give Baya (pledge allegiance) to you, [O Muhammad] – they are actually giving Baya (pledge allegiance) to Allah. The hand of Allah is over their hands. So he who breaks his pledge/word only breaks it to the detriment/Harm of himself. And he whoever fulfills their (Bayat) that which he has promised Allah – He will grant him a great reward. “(Surat Al Fath (Victory) 48:10)
رَضَيْتُ بِاللهِ رَبًّا، وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِيْنًا، وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمْ نَبِيًّا وَرَسُوْلًا، وَبِالْقُرْآنِ كِتَابًا، وَبِي مَوْلَانَا شَيخ مُحَمَّدْ نَاظِمْ مُرْشِدِنَا وَٱُسْتَاذِنَا، وَاللهُ مَا نَقُوْلُ وَكِيل.
Radeetu billahi rabban, wa bil islaami deenan, wa bi Sayyidina Muhammadin sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallama Rasulan wa Nabiyan, wa bil Qurani kitaban, wa bi Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al Haqqani Murshidina wa Ustazena, wallahu ‘ala maa naqolu wakeel.
4. [Are you accepting our Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani and Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Efendi , his son as your Teacher?] – Yes
5. 3 X Recite the following; One For Allah, One to RasulAllah, One to Mawlana Shaykh
اللهُ، اللهُ، اللهُ، حَقْ
اللهُ، اللهُ، اللهُ، حَقْ
اللهُ، اللهُ، اللهُ، حَقْ
Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq.
Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq.
Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq.
6. Ihda (Ila Sharafin Nabi ) – Closing Du’a
إِلَى شَرَفِ النَّبِيِّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) ) وَاِلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ الْكِرَامِ، وَإِلَى أَرْوَاحِ إِخْوَانِهِ مِنَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَالْمُرْسَلِين، وَخُدَمَاءِ شَرَائِعِهِمْ، وَإِلَى أَرْوَاحِ الْأَئِمَّةِ لْأَرْبَعَة. وَإِلَى أَرْوَاحِ مَشَائِخِنَا فِي الطَّرِيْقَةِ النَّقْشبَنْدِيَةِ الْعَالِيَّة، خَاصَةً إِلَى رُوْحِ إِمَامِ الطَّرِيْقَةْ وَ غَوْثِ الْخَلِيْقَة خوَاجَهْ بَهَاءُالدِّيْنِ النَقْشبَنْد مُحَمَّدُالْأُؤَيْسِيِ الْبُخَارِيْ، وَاِلَى سُلْطَانُ الْأَوْلِيَاءِ مَوْلاَنَا الشَّيْخِ عَبْدِاللهِ الْفَائِزِالدَّاغِسْتَانِيْ ،وَاِلَى سُلْطَانُ الْأَوْلِيَاءِ مَوْلاَنَا الشَیخْ مُحَمَّدْ نَاظِمْ الْحَقَانِي ، و مَوْلَانَا الشَیخْ مِحْمَدْ عَادِلْ وَ وَاِلَى سَائِرِساَدَاتِنَا وَالصِّدِّيْقِيْنَ . الْفَاتِحَةُ.
Ila sharifin Nabi (SallAllahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) wa ila aalihi wa sahbihil kiram, wa ila arwahi ikhwanihi minal Anbiyai wal mursalin, wa khudamayi sharay’ihim, wa ila arwahil a’imatil arba’ah. Wa ila arwahi mashayikhina fit tariqatin Naqshbandiyatil ‘aaliyah, khasatan ila ruhi Imamit tariqati wa ghawthil khaliqati Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshband Muhammad al Uwaisil Bukhari, wa ila sultanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah al Faizid Daghestani, wa ila sultanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim alHaqqani, wa Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil, wa ila sayiri sadatina wa Siddiqin. Al Fatiha.
Honour be to the Prophet (Muhammad (saw)), and his family, and his distinguished Companions, and to the souls of his brothers; all the Prophets and messengers. And to our honoured Shaykhs of distinguished Order of Naqshbandi, especially the leader of the Way and arch-intercessor of the created world, Khwaja Bahauddin Muhammadul Uwaisil Bukhari, and to our Master Sultanul Awliya (King of saints) Shaykh AbdAllah alFa’iz adDaghistani, and Sultanul Awliya (King of saints), Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil alHaqqani, and our master Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil, and to all our masters, and (those who are) the righteous. Recite al Fatiha (First Chapter of holy Quran)
(This presents the reward of the preceding recitations to Prophet Muhammad (saw) and to the Shoyokh (Spiritual Guides) of Naqshbandi Order.)
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We’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time, thank you very much for giving us this opportunity Sheykh Mehmet, thank you very much all together may we be together in this world and the next inshaAllah.
“Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, the state of this world, change constantly, in the end whatever Allah wills and wishing for and say occurs and happens.
Human kind thinks that everything will be the same and forever they would remain the same. Allah has given us intellect and those who use the intellect need to find out the truth, to search for it and work in order to gain the hereafter.
The clever ones, are those who are like the Awliyas the saints, are the ones who do not run after the world but run after Allah and the Hereafter, because that is what is Reality, that is the Truth, what is fake, what is not true is this world.
They come out with all sort of deception and many people following, they go after something new that has come out and you see that people run after, they invest their money, and it comes out that is a deception, they get fooled and they lose all of their money. This is the fault of people themselves, they are greedy, but greed should not be for this world, greed should be for the Hereafter for the Afterlife.
Real happiness is the happiness in the Hereafter and the life with Allah is going to be together with no sadness, no sorrow but just total felicity and happiness, no hardship whatsoever. There is no guarantee in this life, there is no guarantee whatsoever, do you know what is going to happen in the next moment? No, nobody can give you a guarantee, everything can change all of a sudden.
The thing that doesn’t change at all is Allah, He is the Unchangeable, what doesn’t change is Allah, be with Allah. Allah is a great Lord, be a servant and do as He commands. Do not leave Allah for what began, do not leave Allah for this world, those who do that, who leave Allah for this world, have no mind, have no intellect.
We see the state of affairs of this world, there are so many troubles and issues, yet people do not get their acts together, they don’t get their minds together, and they don’t do the right thing.
Whoever is with Allah, will always win, whoever is not with Allah has always loss and they will keep doing. We love you for the sake of Allah and that is how it should be, and thanks to Allah you also love us for the sake of Allah.
Because we in end of times at the moment, the rewards are also huge and great, our gain and reward in the sight of Allah are great. It is said “al-ajr ala qadirin mashaqqa” the reward is as great as the hardship the one goes through. We should not be in awe or anxiety or fear, we should trust in Allah and continue. Allah Azza wa Jalla says : “?” [corruption has started everywhere, in the sea, in the air and on land] and these are normal for these times.
Everything comes from Allah, so what a Muslim should do is have total submission to Allah. These are may be times of hardship and difficulty for Muslims, yet they’re also great opportunities. Most people don’t know about this and it is said “?” Do those who know the Truth knows and those who don’t know don’t know too, they’re not sustained. So we should take opportunity of these hard times and work for it.
As we said this is Love between us and we were reading about and the reward is great in the sight of Allah. As our Holy Prophet SAW states in a Hadith Sharif, there will be in the Day of Judgement people from the right and from the left of the Throne or next to Him, in means of Him of Light, they will be on Throne of Light and even Prophets will wonder who are these people.
The Resurrection place is not an easy place, is very difficult place, we will be waiting there for thousands years to get a chance and, is not going to be easy, is going to be very hard and people are going to be hungry and thirsty. And these people are going to be next to the Throne, and they are not going to be through difficulty, so people would ask who are these people. A call would come that would say: “these are people who loved each other for the sake of Allah”. Those people would have such a station, such a high place that everybody would wish and look after them and wish that they have guarded that station and they were on their place.
And the Prophet, saws, is sending this love, injecting this love in us. “People are with those whom they love”. Thank Allah we got together here and even if it was for a short period of time, we were able to come together and even if it was for short period may we be with each other for Eternity.
Many of our brothers passed away this year, […] Tariq Effendi, […] Effendi, Jalaluddin Effendi, their stations are ready, they left this world with the love of Allah and His Prophet saws. And when our turn will come we will also go so may Allah make us steadfast, people steady on this path until that time comes. People look at these difficulties and hardships and forget the Reality of Allah, they look for causes other than Allah, and get upset or sad, there’s no need for that.
And our Mashaykh have spoken about this, last of our Mashaykh, was our Shaykh baba, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, and he also spoke about this End Times and the time of End times, it’s just going to be worse, no vaccination or anything is going to be of any use anymore. Just like dirt and filth came out in the world and in the same way cleanliness, they will be clean, and everything dirt will be taken away and it will be a clean world.
Kufr unbelief is dirtiness, filth najasa, unclean thing. Islam and Iman are cleanliness, it’s all about being clean and in that sense the whole world inshaAllah will be clean again, everywhere. This will be both in the physical and spiritual plan.
Our brothers and sisters should not worry about what is going to happen to us. They’re sad, don’t be sad, we are with Allah, we’re not sad. May Allah be pleased with you and may He make us reach those beautiful days.
The state of affairs is such today that let everybody stay safe at home, let them focus on Tasbihat and Dhikr and there will be safety for them in sha Allah. May Allah be pleased with you all, may there will be better time that we get together again inshaAllah.
Wa min Allahi Tawfiq, al-Fatiha.”