We Carried their Being/Soul

in the Loaded Ark: Fulk ul Mash’hoon

From the Realities of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani (Q) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi.

A’udhu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem.

I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the rejected one
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

وَآيَةٌ لَّهُمْ أَنَّا حَمَلْنَا ذُرِّ‌يَّتَهُمْ فِي الْفُلْكِ الْمَشْحُونِ ٤١
36:41 “Wa ayatul lahum anna hamalna dhurriyyatahum fil fulkil mash’hooni.” (Surat Yaseen)

“And a sign for them is that we have carried their atoms/forefathers in the loaded ship.” (Holy Quran, Ya Sin 36:41).

Madad ya sayyidi ya Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani. Madad ya sayyidi Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, abidona bi madadakum wa nazarakum. Unzur halana wa ishfalana.

Alhamdulillah, they are the shaykhs and the guides, and that we are not a shaykh and not a guide, asking to be nothing and that Allah (AJ) bless us and dress us.

Alhamdulillah, from Mawlana Shaykh’s teachings for us and a reminder always for myself: the understanding of guidance and the different darajats (levels) of guidance and to be guided. To be guided by dunya people, they advise you on dunya matters and their advice is based on material desires. A heavenly guidance, again, based on the darajat and the level in which Allah (AJ) has opened into their heart. 

Most basic of guidance is the guidance of letters and numbers and books. The ones who have read, they follow the usool, the Fiq, the hadith,(saying of prophet Muhammad (saws), the Holy Qur’an; and from what they have read, they have the ability to convey. Whether you follow or not is not within their hands; whether you benefit or not is not within their hands.

Understanding Guidance from Timeless Reality

The guidance in which Mawlana Shaykh is raising us and wants us to understand is from the secrets of Holy Qur’an, Surat al-YaSeen: “fulukul mash’hoon”; that when we ask ourselves that, ‘Ya Rabbi, what is fulokul mash’hoon, the loaded ship,’ where Allah (AJ) describes that, “We carried you in the loaded ship”.

وَآيَةٌ لَّهُمْ أَنَّا حَمَلْنَا ذُرِّ‌يَّتَهُمْ فِي الْفُلْكِ الْمَشْحُونِ ٤١
36:41 “Wa ayatul lahum anna hamalna dhurriyyatahum fil fulkil mash’hooni.” (Surat Yaseen)

“And a sign for them is that we have carried their atoms/forefathers in the loaded ship.” (Holy Quran, YaSin 36:41).

Means that for every reality, from the ahlul zikr and ahlul haqqa’iq, they are not interested in the material understanding, that it was this, it was that. There are so many material understandings; you can read thousands of them. What they ask us to think is from a timeless reality. Allah (AJ) as no time. The world of soul has no time, that what is Allah (AJ) conveying to us, wanting us to understand from a timeless reality; that, that must be happening at every moment.

Who are the Lordly Souls – Rabbaniyoon?

Holy Qur’an is not a story book of fables of old. It is a living book: Allah (AJ)’s uncreated Divinely Speech. It must be alive at every moment, must have deep reality, must be able to dress us and bless us with those whom Allah (AJ) has given the key: Olul baab, Olul amr. Allah (AJ) has various words for the different understandings and degrees. Olul baab are the caretakers of the door.

…ياأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ
4:59 – “Ya ayyu hal latheena amanoo Atiullaha, wa atiur Rasola, wa Ulil amre minkum…” (Surat an-Nisa)

“O You who have believed, Obey Allah, obey the Messenger, and those in authority among you… ” (Holy Quran, The Women, 4:59)

Olul amr ٱلول امر, they carry the amr امر and the alif ا of Allah الله (AJ) , the meem م of Sayyidina Muhammad محمد ﷺ and they are from the ر = رَبَّانِيُّون Rabbaniyoon. Rabbaniyoon means ‘they studied the book, they understood the book and they teach the book’ (Quran 3:79), but not at the level of the tongue because  some can teach from mouth to ear.


ا م ر

الله     محمد   ربانيون   


    Alif         Meem            Raa

                 Allah        Muhammad    Rabbanioyoon


مَا كَانَ لِبَشَرٍ أَن يُؤْتِيَهُ اللَّـهُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحُكْمَ وَالنُّبُوَّةَ ثُمَّ يَقُولَ لِلنَّاسِ كُونُوا عِبَادًا لِّي مِن دُونِ اللَّـهِ وَلَـٰكِن كُونُوا رَبَّانِيِّينَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تُعَلِّمُونَ الْكِتَابَ وَبِمَا كُنتُمْ تَدْرُسُونَ ﴿٧٩

3:79 “Ma kana libasharin an yutiyaHu Allahul Kitaba wal Hukma wan Nubuwwata, Thumma yaqoola linNasi kono ‘Ibadan li min doni Allahi, wa lakin kono Rabbaniyeena bima kuntum tu’allimonal kitaba wa bima kuntum tadrusoon.” (Surat al Imran)

“It is not (possible) that a man (prophet), to whom is given the Holy Book, and Authority/Command over the Domanion, and the Prophethood – should say to people: “Be servants to me rather than Allah”: on the contrary (He would say) “: Be Lordly Souls/worshippers of Him Because you have taught the Book and you have studied it earnestly.” (Holy Quran 3:79)

Attain Mercy, Then you will be Taught Divinely Knowledge

This is Allah (AJ) saying : ‘ittaqullah wa ‘aleemukum’, ‘Be conscious of Allah, And He teaches you’.

 .واتقوا الله وَيُعَلّمُكُمُ الله والله بِكُلّ شَيْء عَلِيمٌ…

2:282 – “…Wat taqollaha, wa yu’allimukumullahu, wallahu bi kulli shayin ‘Aleem.” (Surat al Baqarah) 

“…And Be conscious of/Fear Allah, And Allah teaches you. And Allah is the All-Knower of everything.” (Holy Quran)

Allah (AJ) raises those souls, special souls, 124 000 awliyaullah are on this dunya at all times, whom Allah (AJ) described through the relationship of Sayyidina Khidr and Nabi Musa (as). That: attain the rahmah and then We taught him.

فَوَجَدَا عَبْدًا مِّنْ عِبَادِنَا آتَيْنَاهُ رَحْمَةً مِّنْ عِندِنَا وَعَلَّمْنَاهُ مِن لَّدُنَّا عِلْمًا ﴿٦٥

18:65 – “Fawajada ‘abdan min ‘ibadinaa ataynahu rahmatan min ‘indina wa ‘allamnahu mil ladunna ‘ilma” (Surat al Kahf)

“And they found a servant from among Our servants to whom we had given mercy from us and had taught him from Us a [certain] knowledge.” (Quran, The Cave 18:65)

Means that they attained a mercy from the Divine and that ‘We taught him’. Means his knowledge, his ‘ilm, his memorization of hadith and Qur’an is not what opened the rahmah. But Allah (AJ) says, ‘We dressed him from a rahmah.’ That rahmah, in oceans of secrets is the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ because  Allah has no time. That love is a qadeem, its an ancient love, that when Allah (AJ) wants to bestow a rahmah, he bestows the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ upon that servant’s heart.  And Allah (AJ) describes, ‘Just one of our servants that attained a rahmah and We taught him the knowledges: the knowledges and the realities’ (Holy Quran 18:65).

There are 124,000 Awliya (Saints) On Earth at All Time

It means the fulok al Mash’hoon is that their souls are loaded souls: loaded with realities, loaded with qudrah (power), loaded with divinely lights. The knowledges in which they convey are fully loaded knowledges. Means that for the people who are loving Sultan al-Awliya, in the position of Sultan al-Awliya, it has nothing to do with tariqah (Islamic spiritual path); they are in tariqah, or they are not in tariqah. There are 124 000 awliyaullah on this earth now, many are not in tariqah. They may be sitting in a majlis of zikr and not showing themselves.

313 Awliya (Saints) Have Permission to Speak & Teach

Very few Awliya have permission to be in tariqa and to speak. From those 124 000 they must be from 313 awliyaullah, that they have been given permission to speak realities. Otherwise that permission is not granted. Those awliyaullah, their hearts are open. They are ahlul basira, (People of Divinely vision), they are whom Allah (AJ) has granted them ahad, a trust. And granted because of what Allah (AJ) ’s grant and dressing upon them, their hearts are opened.

When you say the heart is open, means the soul is free, because “qalb al-mu’min baytullah” ‘Heart of the Believer is the House of Allah’.

قَلْبَ الْمُؤْمِنْ بَيْتُ الرَّبْ
“Qalb al mu’min baytur rabb.”

“The heart of the believer is the House of the Lord.” Hadith Qudsi

Allah (AJ) Honored Human Beings Above all Creation

When we say heart is open, what does it mean? Doesn’t mean open heart surgery, that he’s sick. But Allah (AJ) says, ‘I made that heart My House, more holy than the Kabah because, Kabah is from stones and bricks. That heart, ‘I created that insaan with My Hands and I blew My Nafas, My Spirit into his being’.

 فَإِذَا سَوَّيْتُهُ وَنَفَخْتُ فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِى فَقَعُواْ لَهُ سَـجِدِينَ

15:29 & 38:72 & – “Fa idha sawwaytuhu wa nafakhtu feehi min Rohee faqa’o lahu sajideen.” (Surat Sad)

“So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul/spirit, then fall down to him in prostration.” (Holy Quran)

Its understanding is something that:”Wa laqad karamna Bani Adam” ‘We have certainly honored the children of Adam‘ (Holy Quran 17:70); that we can’t understand that reality.

… وَلَقَدْ كَرَّ‌مْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ
17:70 – “Wa laqad karramna bani adama…” (Surat al Isra)
“And We have certainly honored the children of Adam…” (The Night Journey 17:70)

But when they begin to describe the shaykhs of guidance, is not the shaykh of zikr who sings for you, but they are talking about guidance. Real guidance is not that they read something and you read it and repeat it and see how it sounds. What they are trying to teach us now in the times of Sayyidina Mahdi (as) is that: leave the tariqa understandings, because  many are in tariqa, or they are not tariqah. Maybe their hearts have opened in tariqah, maybe their hearts are not open in the tariqas. But this is from the government of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. The head of that government is Sayyidina Mahdi (as). Means from these awliyaullah like a pyramid: their hearts are open.

Souls of Saints are Loaded Ships – ‘Fulkul Mash’hoon

Awliya’s hearts are open and because of that open heart, their souls are free. Their souls are free and moving in Divinely Presence, moving in the oceans of Qudrah. They are from the Al Hayyu al-Qayyum, (The Ever-Living, The Self-Subsisting) oceans of hayat (ever-living), oceans of Qayyum, that they are eternity. They reach their hayat; they reached the ever-living oceans; they have passed the fake life. This is a fake life. Until you reach and Allah (AJ) opens the ocean of hayat, you did not yet reach eternity.

Means those whom Allah (AJ) opens, they are trying to now describe the fulok al-mash’hoon (Loaded Ship). Why mash’hoon – loaded? Mawlana Shaykh Hisham describes it that it’s loaded with everything you can imagine, from oceans of power, oceans of light, oceans of Holy Qur’an.

وَآيَةٌ لَّهُمْ أَنَّا حَمَلْنَا ذُرِّ‌يَّتَهُمْ فِي الْفُلْكِ الْمَشْحُونِ ٤١
36:41 “Wa ayatul lahum anna hamalna dhurriyyatahum fil fulkil mash’h
ooni.” (Surat Yaseen)

“And a sign for them is that we have carried their atoms/forefathers in the loaded ship.” (Holy Quran, Ya Sin 36:41).

Awliya Don’t rely on Your Actions to Raise you

That Allah (AJ) bestowing those lights and those energies upon that soul. That guidance, when they talk about that guidance, means that their souls are moving in the associations. They are not depending upon you reading and you writing; They are not depending on you praying and you doing anything. You are never going to reach that darajat (rank) with your amal.

They are not relying in your amal; They are relying on your love because  They are not coming through your feet and they are not coming through your hands, They are not coming through your head, but Allah (AJ) ‘s, “Qul inni kuntum tuhibbon Allah fattabi’ooni” ‘If you should love Allah, then follow me’ (Quran 3:31).

 قُلْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّوْنَ اللَّـهَ فَاتَّبِعُوْنِيْ يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّـهُ وَيَغْفِرْ‌ لَكُمْ ذُنُوْبَكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ غَفُورٌ‌ رَّ‌حِيمٌ ٣١

3:31 – “Qul in kuntum tuhibbon Allaha fattabi’ooni, yuhbibkumUllahu wa yaghfir lakum dhunobakum wallahu Ghaforur Raheem.” (Surah Surat Al ‘Imran)

“Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Holy Quran 3:31)

Means sit with love, sit with manners, sit with good character. Don’t betray, don’t have bad character. If you have love and your heart is filled with love, they merely begin to attach their light into that heart. Means when we begin to think from the reality of the soul, their soul comes out into the room. Their soul grabs every soul and begins its mi’raj (ascension). They are not waiting from anything from us. They know that the body is not going to come; that’s why Grand Shaykh Abdullah Daghestani said, ‘Give me 5 minutes’. Why- to begin the haal. The shaykh merely goes into a haal and the soul comes out; the soul is energizing the room.

Awliya Take your Souls in their Ship of Light and Power

The qudrah that you feel within the room is not yours; it’s the shaykh’s qudrah (power/energy). The malaika (angels) come to energize that qudrah, to empower it, to bless that light. The jinn come to bask and to dress within that light. All spiritual beings are attracted to that light.

Means that light of the soul is coming out and everyone’s soul is being dressed by that soul. That is fulok al-mash’hoon: that is the loaded ship. Means that they merely take the soul, throw it back on their ship. Their soul is the ship, not the body, that one sitting in their association, immediately your light will be thrown onto their light.

Saints are in Constant Ascension to the Heart of Prophet (ﷺ)

And their light is in a constant mi’raj into the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Because people are wondering and trying to ask where is this coming from, what ayah is coming from? It’s coming from Surat al-YaSeen, heart of Qur’an, and the name of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ: “Salaamun qawlam mir Rabbir Raheem.” ““Peace,” a word from a Merciful Lord.”

سَلَامٌ قَوْلًا مِّن رَّ‌بٍّ رَّ‌حِيمٍ ﴿٥٨

36:58 – “Salamun qawlam mir Rabbir Raheem. (Surat YaSeen)

“Peace,” a word from a Merciful Lord.” (Holy Quran 36:58)

These are the people of salaam (peace) whom Allah (AJ) gave his salaam to them and opened their hearts, opened their souls; and their souls are in an eternal mi’raj in the mi’raj of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Wherever Prophet ﷺ going, it is Ruh ul-Wahid: it is the one soul and all souls are moving with that soul. Every soul is a drop within the soul; but real guidance, from where in that soul of Prophet ﷺ? 

مَّا خَلْقُكُمْ وَلَا بَعْثُكُمْ إِلَّا كَنَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ بَصِيرٌ

31:28 – “Ma khalqukum wala ba`thukum illa kanafsin wahidatin inn Allaha Samee’un Baseer.” (Suratul Luqman)

“Your creation and your resurrection will not be but as that of a single soul. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Seeing.” (Holy Quran, 31:28)

The Shaykhs whom Reside in the Heart of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

Means these shaykhs, these reality is from the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Their souls reside within the heart of Prophet ﷺ; they reside within the heart of Prophet ﷺ. When their souls come out and grab every soul, and go back immediately into the heart of Prophet ﷺ and dress everybody from that reality, bless everybody from that reality.

That’s why Mawlana Shaykh was describing before is that: you have to get to really know the reality of Prophet ﷺ.  One: one Durood e-Shareef, one salawat on Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, ‘Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhamamd wa ‘ala aali Sayyidina Muhammad ‘.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ سَلِّمْ

Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali  Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Sallim.

O Allah! Send Peace and blessings upon Muhammad and upon the Family of Muhammad (Peace be Upon him)

Prophet ﷺ described, ‘Allah will send my soul back to you to give 10 salawats to you’. And they teach: no, this is not the right adab (manner). The right adab is Allah (AJ) will open your heart, allow your soul to make a hijrah to Prophet ﷺ. Your soul will move into the reality of Prophet ﷺ. If your soul has that, imagine the ones whom Allah (AJ) gives an ijazah (permission) and a guidance.

Importance of heavenly Ijazah (Permission) to Guide

If you don’t know importance of that ijazah (permission), then you don’t understand who you are sitting with. That ijazah and that guidance is not from the tariqa; it’s from Allah (AJ), it’s from Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, now its is under the authority of Sayyidina Mahdi (as). That these awliya have been granted an ijazah through their souls. And that what Allah (AJ) gives never takes back. Because some people say, ‘Maybe Allah made a mistake and took it away’. It’s impossible! Allah (AJ) will take the person away. If Allah is not happy with that guidance, will take that person off this earth because He can’t take back what He gave. Allah (AJ) is Generous, is Kareem, not like us. We don’t like somebody we say, ‘Give me back the 5 dollars I gave you’. Allah (AJ) is not like that, stingy. Allah said, ‘I gave to you; if I’m not happy with you, you cease to exist tomorrow’, and they find you dead in your bed, Alhamdulillah, and you went back to Allah (AJ)

But if you are still alive and you have been granted that ijazah, they want us to understand that ijazah in the ocean of guidance. It’s not through the kalam; it’s not through the mouth and through the tongue and through the singing. It’s the soul that’s coming out.

There are 124 000 Awliya – Loaded Ships and They go Back to Prophet (ﷺ)

And the fulok al-mash’hoon is like the loaded ship is one soul, Ruh al-Wahid of Prophet ﷺ, and all these little speedboats are dispersed, 124 000. Lower level, they have a different job and then higher level, they have a different job. But those souls, they know exactly how to get back to Prophet ﷺ with no effort, faster than the speed of light, faster than the speed of thought. The soul merely goes out, collects what it has to collect; and immediately goes back. 

That’s why Khatm Khawjakan, that Prophet ﷺ gave the different tariqas, like a phone number, that, ‘Recite these and you’ll be coming back into my heart’. So the shaykhs, they have that phone number. When it’s a shaykh of guidance and speaking, means they have that authority, they have that number. They are grabbing the souls and going up through their chain to their Shaykh. And if that wasn’t cleaned by that shaykh, the shaykh above them is responsible for cleaning, washing, polishing all of the deficit, whatever has been done wrong. And then presenting that to be pure and purified to the holy presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. 

The more we Attend their Zikr, the More Awliya Dress us with light

Means for us, that understanding is important, that everything is based on the soul. As much as we are attending their associations, as much as they are dressing our souls. As much as we are loving, as much as The guides are dressing. It’s not like any other association. You go somewhere else and if that soul, if that heart is not open, the majlis is not benefiting from that reality. They are benefiting through what they hear, most of which their ego will throw out and little bit filters in of that reality.

This is Under Sultanat of Sayyidina Muhammadan (ﷺ),
Not any particular Tariqah

We pray that Allah (AJ) grant more and more of these understandings, that Prophet ﷺ grant more and more of these realities, and that Mawlana Shaykh be happy and rida with us. Mawlana Shaykh’s happiness is based on these souls being clean, that these souls being washed and that these souls been presented to the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, presented to the presence of Sayyidina Mahdi (as).

That can never be taken away. That whatever people are claiming of tariqas and this person or that person: we don’t care for that. This is the Muhammadan government: that never changes. That under the Sultanat of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ whose representative on earth, now, is Sayyidina Mahdi (as). And that is moving through that chain; the responsibility is moving through that chain.

And they know themselves in the presence of Sayyidina Mahdi (as), the ‘arifeenProphet ﷺ says, ‘If you know yourself, you’ll know your Lord. If you don’t know yourself, there’s no way for you to know your Lord’.

مَنْ عَرَفَ نَفْسَهْ فَقَدْ عَرَفَ رَبَّهُ
“Man ‘arafa nafsahu faqad ‘arafa Rabbahu”

“Who knows himself, knows his Lord.” Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

These are the people of all holy hadith. They are the reality of holy hadith because they know themselves; they know their Lord. We pray that Allah (AJ) open more understandings.

Subhana rabbika rabbal ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, Wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, wal hamdulillahi Rabbil ‘aalameen. Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi sirri surat al-Fatiha.

[Special thanks to sister Saira and sister Hafsa for their help with transcribing this suhbah.]

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