House of Quran, The Heart of Nabi Muhammad ( ﷺ )

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

Audhu Billahi min ash 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.

وَمَا عَلَّمْنَاهُ الشِّعْرَ وَمَا يَنبَغِي لَهُ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ وَقُرْآنٌ مُّبِينٌ
36:69 – “Wa ma ‘allamnahush shi’ra wa ma yambaghee lahu, in huwa illa zikrun wa Quranun Mubeen.” (Surah YaSeen)

“We have not taught him (Prophet Muhammad) poetry, nor it is befitting for him. He (Prophet Muhammad) is not but Zikr (Remembrance/Praise) and the Quran making things clear.” (Holy Quran, YaSin 36:69)

Holy Quran was sent in Ramadan

In the world of form, everything is a deception in dunya. In the world of form, holy Quran is a kitab and a manifested book in which you carry with you. In the world of malakut (heavens), it’s a light. Where is that light coming? Now, it’s Ramadan, we are saying it’s month of holy Qur’an; is not a month of only the paper. Month of holy Qur’an means Allah عزوجل’s ‘Izzah (might), Allah عزوجل’s Rahmah (mercy), Allah عزوجل’s Maghfirah (forgiveness), Allah عزوجل’s uncreated spoken Words are filling the universes. Because it’s not Ramadan here, it’s Ramadan in all malakut.

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ …ۚ ﴿١٨٥﴾

2:185 – “ Shahru Ramadaanal laze, unzila feehil Qur’anu hudal linnasi wa baiyinaatim minal hudaa wal furqaan…” (Surat al Baqarah)

“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed/descended the holy Qur’an, as a guide to mankind and clear signs/proofs for guidance and criterion/judgement (between right and wrong)…” (Holy Quran, the Cow 2:185)

Where is the light of holy Quran emanating from?

The parda, the hijab in which Allah عز وجل entered into this 9th month (Ramadan) is a dress upon all this universe. It’s not Allah عز وجل throwing books and showering the universe with books. It’s a light, it’s a nur. It’s a light beyond our imagination of light. It’s a manifested light that yet not is created. Where is that light coming from? It’s not coming from everywhere; it’s not just showering miraculously all over from everywhere. 

It comes from manzil al-Qur’an, it comes from the House of holy Qur’an. It comes from the Divinely Presence, the highest sidrat al-muntaha, and qaaba qawsayni aw adna, and it manifests through the created light of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ. In that arwah and in those realities is Nur ul-Muhammadﷺ, Nur ul-Ahmadﷺ, Nur ul-Mahmud ﷺ. All that reality up in the highest levels of light that anything can reach. From there is an emanating light that coming out as holy Qur’an.

مَهْبَطُ الْوَحْيِ مَنْزَلِ الْقُراَنْ           صَاحِبَ الْإِهْتِدَاء، سَلَامٌ عَلِيك

Ma’batul Wahyi Manzalil Quran                   Sahibal Ih’tida, Salamun ‘Alayk
You are the base of revelation, and the house of holy Quran,
and the owner of guidance, peace be upon you o Prophet Muhammad (s)

فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَىٰ ٩

53:9Fakana qaaba qawsayni aw adna. (Surat An Najm)

“And was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer [to the Divine Presence]. (The Star 53:9)

 عِندَ سِدْرَةِ الْمُنتَهَىٰ ﴿١٤﴾

53:14 “’inda sidratel Muntaha.” (Surat an Najm)

“At the Lote Tree of the Utmost Boundary – ” (The Star 53:14)

Heart of Quran is YaSeen ﷺ يس = Ya ي & Seen س

Allah عز وجل described that, ‘We didn’t teach him poetry because this is the heart’. Yaseen is the heart of the Divinely Presence.We have explained the ya and the seen س of Yaseen. That ya contains all knowledge ‘ulumul awalin wal akhirin’ (knowledge of the begining and the end). It contains all the yaqeen and certainties. That seen س is three: ‘ilm ul yaqeen, ‘ayn ul yaqeen, haq ul yaqeen, like a ‘w’. There is three oceans of that reality and that seen, and many other realities.

Allah عز وجل is making that Yaseen, which we know and is verified by all our ulama that holy Qur’an’s  heart is Surat Yaseen. Meaning it’s the heart of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ. From the malakut the lights of Prophetﷺ is emanating holy Qur’an. Allah عز وجل says, ‘Not for this dunya because Qu’ran is not for here, and just some crazy people on earth that accept that or don’t accept it. It’s for all of malakut (heavens). It is Allah عز وجل’s Uncreated Speech.

We didn’t teach Poetry to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) (36:69)

That comes from the heart of that Yaseen ﷺ, Allah عز وجل is describing to all creation that, ‘We didn’t teach him poetry.’ (Quran 36:69) Means these words and powers that are coming out, they are not poetry.

وَمَا عَلَّمْنَاهُ الشِّعْرَ وَمَا يَنبَغِي لَهُ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ وَقُرْآنٌ مُّبِينٌ

36:69 – “Wa ma ‘allamnahush shi’ra wa ma yambaghee lahu, in huwa illa zikrun wa Quranun Mubeen.” (Surah YaSeen)

“We have not taught him (Prophet Muhammad) poetry, nor it is befitting for him. He (Prophet Muhammad) is not but Zikr (Remembrance/Praise) and the Quran making things clear.” (Holy Quran, YaSeen 36:69)

Nobody can carry Allah’s Speach Except Prophet ﷺ ‘Qul Huwa’ 

Allah عز وجل says ‘In huwa zikrun, ‘inna huwa, inna huwa,’ Allah عز وجل describes Prophetﷺ as ‘huwa’. ‘Huwa’ also from surat ikhlas: ‘Qul Huwa’

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّـهُ أَحَدٌ ﴿١

112:1 -” Qul HuwaAllahu Ahad. (Surat al Ikhlas) 

Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One. (1)” (3) (The Sincerity 112)

‘Qul Huwa, Qul Huwa.’ Who is the ‘Qul’ and who’s the ‘huwa’? You are Arab, you should know. ‘Ajami (non Arabs), we don’t know anything, only what Allah wants us to know. Qul is a speech; and awliya come into your life and teach you that Qul, nobody can hold the “Qaf, wal Qur’an al-Majid.” 

ق ۚ وَالْقُرْ‌آنِ الْمَجِيدِ ١

50:1– “Qaf, wal Quranil Majeed. ” (Surat Qaf)

Qaf. By the honored Qur’an. ”  (Holy Quran 50:1)

Qul is only for Allah عز وجل. There is no angel that can hold Allah عز وجل’s Speech. There is nothing, Allah عز وجل said, ‘if I give My Speech to the mountain, it would be khashi’a. Only one that can hold my Qul is Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ.’[N]

لَوْ أَنزَلْنَا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَّرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُّتَصَدِّعًا مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ …

59:21 – “Law anzalna hadha alQurana ‘ala jabalin laraaytahu, khashi’an mutasaddi’an min khashyatillahi….” (Surat Al Hashr)

“Had We sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, verily, you
would have seen it obliterated to dust (from its power)… ” (Quran, The Exile 59:21)

Realities of ‘Qul Huwa’ and Sincerity from surat Ikhlas (112:1)

So Allah عز وجل is describing “huwa”, “Qul huwa,” There is one speaking and one being spoken to, and that’s ikhlas; because the Qur’an is not about me and you. We want to, with our nafs, ‘Oh what Allah عز وجل’s giving me of isharat (sign)?’ Allah عز وجل doesn’t care for me and you. This is a dialogue between Allah عز وجل and His Habib, His Beloved, is Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ.

All of holy Qur’an is a dialogue and a gift from Allah عز وجل to Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ. Ikhlas and sincerity is when you no longer exist, and you are nothing, and you enter into the reality where Allah عز وجل is describing, “Qul huwa.” That’s when we were reciting the nasheed, that when Allah عز وجل called me a ‘huwa’, it was an ecstasy.

اَللهُ اَلله، لَمَا نَادَانِيْ هُوَ             فَصِرْتُ عَبْدًا مَمْلُوْکًا لَهُ هُوَ

Allahu Allah, lamma nadani Huwa                 Fasirtu ‘abdan, mamlukan lahu Huwa           

When Allah called his beloved messenger, “Huwa” (the Heness).
I (Muhammad (s) became the servant of the Lord Almighty,
Owned by the Sovereign King of All creation, “Huwa” (the Unknown Essence of the Divine)

It’s the ‘he’ that is not manifesting, the one whom annihilated himself and all realities and Allah عزوجل brought to “qaab qawsayni aw adna” (two bow length or nearer)’ (Quran 53:9). There is no manifestation in that presence. There cannot be two, where Allah عز وجل say, ‘You and is Me.’ Meaning you annihilate yourself, you are nothing in that Divinely Presence. And in that Divinely Presence, Allah عز وجل spoke to that reality as ‘huwa’: “Qul huwa قُلْ هُوَ.” ‘Say to them, Allahu Ahad (Allah is One), Allahus Samad (Allah is Absolute).

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّـهُ أَحَدٌ ﴿١﴾ اللَّـهُ الصَّمَدُ ﴿٢﴾ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ ﴿٣﴾ وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ ﴿٤

112:1 -0″ Qul HuwAllahu Ahad. (1) Allahus Samad. (2) Lam yalid wa lam yolad. (3) wa lam yakul lahu, kufuwan Ahad.” (4) (Surat al Ikhlas) 

Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One. (1) Allah , the Eternal Absolute/Refuge.(2) He neither begets nor is born. Nor there is none like unto Him.” (3) (The Sincerity 112)

‘Huwa’ Described in Surat Yaseen

So it means that ‘huwa’, now in Surat Yaseen Allah عز وجل is describing the heart of that reality. Because now we are in Surat YaSeen, the reality of Yaseen is Ramadan. The ahlul ma’rifa, they are moving into that reality. They are asking at the threshold of that reality of Yaseen. And Allah عز وجل is reminding, ‘I didn’t send this as a poetry.’ “Inna huwa zikrun wa Qur’an al-mubeen.” (Quran 36:69) Zikrun – “Wa rafa’na laka zikrak.” (Quran 94:4)

وَمَا عَلَّمْنَاهُ الشِّعْرَ وَمَا يَنبَغِي لَهُ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ وَقُرْآنٌ مُّبِينٌ

36:69 – “Wa ma ‘allamnahush shi’ra wa ma yambaghee lahu, in huwa illa zikrun wa Quranun Mubeen.” (Surah YaSeen)

“We have not taught him (Prophet Muhammad) poetry, nor it is befitting for him. He (Prophet Muhammad) is not but Zikr (Remembrance/Praise) and the Quran making things clear.” (Holy Quran, YaSeen 36:69)

We have Raised your Remembrance in Malakut (Heavens)

In Surat Sharh, when we are reciting, didn’t Allah عز وجل say “wa rafa’na laka zikrak”

وَرَ‌فَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَ‌كَ ﴿٤﴾  

94:4 – ” Wa rafa’na laka zikrak.” (Surat ash Sharh)

”And raised high for you your remembrance. (4)  (The Relief 94: 1-8)

Allah عز وجل says, ‘Didn’t I make your remembrance and your praise throughout all my malakut.’ Not in dunya, this is not a story from dunya. This not about your worldly life; this is a qisa (story) and reality from the malakut. From Maqam Mahmud. Sayyidina  Isa (Jesus) (AS) said ‘wa ismahu Ahmad’. All the prophets of reality, and the  people of reality, they knew the reality of Sayyidina  Ahmad ﷺ from malakut.

 وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَتَهَجَّدْ بِهِ نَافِلَةً لَّكَ عَسَىٰ أَن يَبْعَثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَامًا مَّحْمُودًا ﴿٧٩﴾

17:79“Wa minal layli fatahajjad bihi, nafilatal laka ‘asaa an yab’athaka Rabbuka Maqaman Mahmooda.” (Surat al Isra)

“And pray in the small watches of the morning: (it would be) an additional prayer (or spiritual profit) for thee: soon will your Lord raise you to a Station of Praise and Glory! [Maqam al Mahmood]( The Night Journey 17:79)

And Allah عز وجل is reminding: “Wa rafa’na laka zikrak.” ‘Didn’t We make all your name to be remembered in My Created Universes? All the malaika know that reality. All the created beings know that reality. Only the jahl (ignorant) of dunya who followed their nafs (ego), they became blind and they don’t understand the reality.’ Where Allah عز وجل is not talking to us. Allah عز وجل is reminding to the malakut:”Wa rafa’na laka zikrak.” [N]

وَرَ‌فَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَ‌كَ ﴿٤﴾  

94:4 – ” Wa rafa’na laka zikrak.” (Surat ash Sharh)

 ”And raised high for you your remembrance. (4)  (The Relief 94: 1-8)

‘Your name is known throughout all My Creation, every paradise, everything written upon it is your name upon it. Everything written upon these creations is La ilaha illallah Muhammadun RasulAllahﷺ.’

“Huwa Qur’an ul mubeen.” ‘And you are My Manifest and Clear Quran. Your are Kitabul Mubeen, you are Imamul Mubeen. Everything mubeen (clear) because everything through you is clear. Anything through anything else will be dirty. But you are the clean, you are the manifestation of all these realities’

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ وَنَكْتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُوا وَآثَارَهُمْ ۚ وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَحْصَيْنَاهُ فِي إِمَامٍ مُّبِينٍ ﴿١٢﴾

36:12 – “Inna nahnu nuhyil mawta wa naktubu ma qaddamo wa atharahum, wa kulla shayin ahsaynahu fee imamin mubeen.” (Surah Yaseen)

“Indeed it is We who bring dead to life and We record all their footprint of the past and every step they take in the future, and of all things We have taken account in a Perfected Clear Imam (leader/Prophet (saws)).” (Holy Quran 36:12)

Reciting Durood sharif draws souls near to realities of Holy Quran

When we are making durood sharif this is not an entertainment practice. This is a souls drawing near to that reality. When Prophetﷺ describing, ‘You mention me once, Allah عز وجل send my soul to praise upon you ten times.’

 عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: ” مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ صَلَاةً وَاحِدَةً، صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ عَشْرَ صَلَوَاتٍ، وَحُطَّتْ عَنْهُ عَشْرُ خَطِيئَاتٍ، وَرُفِعَتْ لَهُ عَشْرُ دَرَجَاتٍ “

Qala Rasulullah (saws): “Man Salla `alaiya Salatan wahidatan, Sallallahu `alayhi `ashra Salawatin, wa Huttat `anhu `ashru khaTeatin, wa ruf`at lahu `ashru  darajatin.”

Prophet Muhammad (saws) said: “Whoever sends blessings [Praises] upon me, God will shower His blessings upon him ten times, and will erase ten of his sins, and elevate [raise] his [spiritual] station ten times.” [Hadith, recorded by Nasa’i]

We said, ‘why’? What Prophetﷺ wants to give to us? What’s the greatest gift that Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ can give to us? The holy Qur’an! Prophet ﷺ says ‘I give to you what Allah عز وجل gave to me. I give to you holy Qur’an. I dress you from holy Qur’an.’ And it becomes a light for you, a guidance for you, a blessing for you. Not only that which your eyes are reading and you memorizing through your tongue only; but through your soul’s experience is through durood sharif.[N]

What is Prophet ﷺ ‘s 10 Salawat that is send upon you?

As soon as you praise upon that reality whom Allah عز وجل described, “Inna hu zikrun wa Qur’anul Mubeen.” As soon as you praise upon that reality, that ” zikrun wa Qur’anul Mubeen ” becomes present; and the soul of Prophetﷺ begins to send ten duroods upon you, ten blessings upon you.

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ وَقُرْآنٌ مُّبِينٌ…

36:69 – “…in huwa illa zikrun wa Quranun Mubeen.” (Surah YaSeen)

“…He (Prophet Muhammad) is not but Zikr (Remembrance/Praise) and the Quran making things clear.” (Holy Quran, YaSin 36:69)

Means then in the world of malakut, their ten has no beginning and no ending. What is Prophetﷺ dressing upon your light when he’s coming and sending these salawats back? Means the realities of holy Qur’an. And when you busy yourself in the praising of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ, you are praising Allah عز وجل: you say Allahuma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad,” (O Allah! Send Peace and blessings upon our master Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

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 our master Prophet Muhammad and upon the Family of our master Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon him)

When you’re Oppressor to yourself, ‘Jaooka’ Go to to RasulAllah ﷺ

That’s why Allah عز وجل prefers, ‘You make salawat, because by making salawat, you are praising upon me and including the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.’ Jaooka wa fastaghfaro Allah wa astaghfara lahum ur Rasol…” (Quran 4:64)

وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذ ظَّلَمُوا أَنفُسَهُمْ جَاءُوكَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُ‌وا اللَّـهَ وَاسْتَغْفَرَ‌ لَهُمُ الرَّ‌سُولُ لَوَجَدُوا اللَّـهَ تَوَّابًا رَّ‌حِيمًا ٦٤

4:64 – … wa law annahum idh zhalamoo anfusahum jaooka fastaghfaro Allaha wastaghfara lahumur Rasolu lawajado Allaha tawwaban raheema. ”  (Surat An Nisa)

“…And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.”  (The Women 4: 64)

That when you are an oppressor to yourself, go to the Rasulﷺ and ask My Forgiveness and then ask the forgiveness of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ. And they are teaching us how to go into the presence of Prophetﷺ to ask Allah عز وجل’s Forgiveness- is by making durood sharif: “Allahuma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ wa ‘ala aali Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. (O Allah! Send Peace and blessings upon our master Prophet Muhammad and upon the Family of our master Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon him)”

All Duroods and Salawats are Du’as (supplications)

That is why all awliyaullah (saints), their du’as are salawats, “Tibbil qulubi wa dawaaiha.” (Healing to our heart and its remedy).

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ طِبِّ الْقُلُوْبِ وَدَوَائِهَا . وَعَافِيَةِ اْلأَبْدَانِ وَشِفَائِهَا. وَنُوْرِ اْلأَبْصَارِ وَضِيَائِهَا وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلِّمْ

“Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Tibbil qulubi wa dawayiha. Wa ‘afiyatil abdaani wa shifayiha, Wa nuril absari wa dhiyayiha. Wa `ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Sallim.”

“O Allah! Send peace and blessings upon our master Prophet Muhammad ﷺ , The medicine of hearts and their cure, The health of bodies and their healing, The light of eyes and their illumination, and upon his holy family, and holy companions.”

Think of every salawat we know, they are all du’as. But they understood the adab and the way of the reality: who am I to go to Allah عز وجل? Allah عز وجل said, ‘Jaooka, go to Prophetﷺ, and in the presence of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ, ask My Forgiveness.’

Go to Presence of Prophet ﷺ through Duroods and ask Allah’s forgiveness

So how to have the presence of Prophetﷺ- by making durood: “Allahuma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ wa ‘ala aali Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.” (O Allah! Send Peace and blessings upon our master Prophet Muhammad and upon the Family of our master Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon him)” As soon as you say that, the light of Prophetﷺ has to be present.

With that light of Prophetﷺ to be present, at that time you ask Allah عز وجل, “Allahuma aghfirlana, (O Allah, forgive us.” “Allahuma itkun minan Naar” (O Allah, save us from the fire (hellfire)” That for the sake of the one who is in my presence, the one of that light, forgive me, take away fire, take away difficulty. And the light of Prophetﷺ dresses the soul with lights of holy Qur’an because Allah عز وجل is happy, that when you came and asked for forgiveness and then you asked the forgiveness of Prophetﷺ, you achieved the Rida and Satisfaction of Allah عز وجل and He dresses your soul with lights, dresses your soul with holy Qur’an.

We pray that Allah عز وجل in this holy month of Ramadan, that to dress us from the lights of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ, dress us from the love of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ. All that dress and all that love to be the lights of holy Qur’an that dress upon our soul, that purify our soul.

First We Taught the Quran, then Created Insan (Human being)

This is “‘Alamal Qur’an. Khalaqal insan.” (It is He Who has taught the Qur’an. He has created Man.” This is a story from malakut (heavens); this is a reality from malakut that not from dunya (material world).

الرَّ‌حْمَـٰنُ ﴿١﴾ عَلَّمَ الْقُرْ‌آنَ ﴿٢﴾ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ ﴿٣

55:1-3 – “Ar Rahmaan. ‘Allamal Qur’an. Khalaqal Insaan.” (Surat Ar Rahman)

“The Most Merciful. (1) It is He Who has taught the Qur’an. (2) He has created Man. (3)” (The Beneficent 55: 1-3)

We are asking to achieve, ya Rabbi, what you gave to us in the malakut, “‘alamal Qur’an,” you taught us that holy Qur’an and then you created our insan and our human form  and we forgot everything. We pray that Allah عز وجل dress us and bless us from their light.

Subhana rabbika rabbal ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen.

Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi sirri surat al-Fatiha.

[Special thanks to our transcribers for their help with transcribing this suhbah.]

Related Articles:

Please Donate and support us to spread these heavenly knowledge.

Copyright © 2018 Naqshbandi Islamic Center of Vancouver, All Rights Reserved.