The Spiritual Hajj of the Heart

From the Teachings of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani As Taught By Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi

Allah (swt) says; Neither My Heavens nor My Earth can hold Me, but the heartof my servant, the believer, is a house for me.

  • The Qiyama (Day of Resurrection)

  • The Qalb (Heart)

  • The Kabah

 

Qiyama (Resurrection) and Shafat Kubra (the Grand intersession)

All mankind will go to Prophet Adam (as) asking for help then to Prophet Nuh (Noah) (as). Then to Prophet Ibrahim (as) Then to Prophet Musa (Moses) (as). Then to Prophet Isa (Jesus) (as). Then To Prophet Muhammad (saws) Peace and Blessings be upon them all.

We Must go deep into the importance of These Anbiya (Prophets) peace be upon them.

Searching for Allah, Allah (swt) says; Neither My Heavens nor My Earth can hold Me, but the heart of my servant, the believer, is a house for me. ..and sanctify My house for those who compass It round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein In prayer). (AI-Hajj:26)

To be with Allah we must be with Nabieen Prophets ,Siddiqeen Truthful, Shuhadah Witnesses wa Saliheen Righteous.

It is known that physical worship is an imitation of what is real, and the Hajj is no exception. The reality of worship is completely different for one who has attained a higher level of understanding and sincerity compared to the common individual, and it is for this reason that Prophet (S) said that although two individuals may pray beside one another and superficially appear not unlike one another, yet the difference between their prayers is as the difference between the heavens and the earth.

The reality of worship is known to the soul, and he who is close, or in union as Awliya are, to his soul will find infinitely greater depth in his worship. All souls are by divine will in a state of Islam and in perfect surrender to the Lord of Heavens. Thus the closer one moves towards himself, his true self, the closer he or she will come towards the identity of “Abdullah,” an honored servant of the Divine. The journey towards oneself is but the journey from the superficial world of illusion to the genuine world of spiritual reality. This is the journey from the superficial self, the ego, to the only true and real Self – Sayyidina Muhammad (S).

The First ten days of Dhul Hijja

Regarding this particular time, the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah (12th Islamic lunar Month), Prophet (saws) said,

“There are no days more loved by Allah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer Salatul Tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late-night prayer on the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadir).”

These first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are the days of the Hajj, the pilgrimage for all believers towards the House of God, and so hold special significance for Naqshbandis and spiritual seekers of truth. Because the soul is in constant and perpetual service and surrender, it never fails to perform its obligatory worship. This is the time of pilgrimage and the soul is going. Now is the time for those who seek unity and reality to go with their souls on this spiritual journey, on this Hajj of the heart, and to find the essence of their goal, to enter and to be annihilated in the House of God – in the Presence of Sayyidina Muhammad (S).

The secrets of the heart, as revealed by Mawlana Shaykh (Q), are meant to show us that he who takes steps to come to know himself will, by the grace of God, come to know his Lord. Now is the time to make the internal journey through these levels and to reach their end, the beginning of real reality.

The Five Levels of the Heart and their Dhikr

Following are the five stations of the heart and their corresponding meanings and practices. Embrace these practices during Muraqaba, meditation, and take from the endless fruits Allah (SWT) is offering to any who but ask.

Seek to understand Why your Heart has 4 valves and the Kabah has 4 corners.

(1)   Qalb – the Heart. Dhikr “Ya Sayyid. Seek annihilation in the presence of the Shaykh (Q). Being the station of Sayyidina Adam (A), come to realize the secret of the honor Allah (SWT) bestowed on mankind when He said, “And I have honored the children of Adam (A).”

(2)   Sir (the Secret ) –  Dhikr “Ya Sahib.” Seek to become of the Martyrs and Saints, the Witnesses, who know and see the truth by having turned away from the illusion of dunya. At the station of Sayyidina Noah (A), learn from him sincerity of belief, real and substantial Iman/ faith, that one may progress towards Ihsan – perfection in the Divine Presence of God.

(3)   Sir Sir – Secret of the Secret. Dhikr “Ya Siddiq.” Here one seeks to become of the Siddiqeen, the perfect lovers and servants of Prophet (S), they who have turned away from dunya completely and who have no attachment to it whatsoever. It is they who have severed all connections to this world and have overcome its pull completely.

  • Beings of pure light without mass whose physicality have been utterly burned away by the fire of divine love, they are absolutely free from the gravity of this world.
  • From Sayyidina Musa (A) learn that no one may see Allah (SWT), yet that one may by His grace see His Greatest Sign – the reality of Sayyidina Muhammad (S). And partake in his quest to learn that reality, the Muhammadan Reality, from none other than a Naqshbandi Shaykh, for it is they who hold the key to that secret.

  • Thus Sayyidina Khidr (Q) led him to the Border Point, where the two rivers meet, where the Pen writes the two rivers of “La ilaha il Allah Muhammad RasulAllah,” wherein they converge towards the eternal and absolute ocean of reality known only to Sayyidina Muhammad (S).

  • With this reality then embrace Sayyidina Ibrahim (A), the father of all Hajj rituals, he who uttered the might dhikr, “Subuhun Quddus, Rabbuna wa Rabbul Malaikatihi wal Ruh” – Glory to the Pure, Our Lord and the Lord of the Angels and the Soul. Partake in his journey to discover his true Lord, as he moved from one level of spiritual unveiling to another, witnessing the progressive greatness of the Creation of Allah (SWT). And reach here the point where the worst fire dunya threatens to burn you with will be for you “bardan wa salaaman ,” calm and cool.

(4) Khafa – the Hidden. Dhikr “Ya Rasul.” Having been dressed with the station of Sayyidina Abu Bakr Siddiq (Q) and completely annihilated in the love of Sayyidina Muhammad (S), seek now to become of the holy Household of Sayyidina Muhammad (S), and to be of real service to him.

  • Once Prophet (S) approves one who has been annihilated in his presence as from among his Ahl ul-Bayt, he is given entry into the Hidden, Baytullah, Ka’ba Sharif, and the real House of God.

  • Take the hand of Prophet (S) as your guide directly now to lead you to the 4th corner, to Hajjar al Aswad, the Black Stone from Paradise, and kiss it and become purified and learn and inherit from its hidden realities.

  • Honor the one whose station this represents and allow Prophet (S) to guide you to his reality.

(5) Akhfa – the Most Hidden. Dhikr “Ya Allah.” Herein your soul will receive heavenly emanations and the dress of the Servants of Allah (SWT), the Muhammadiun, the perfected mirrors of the Divine. Herein is complete annihilation and non-existence. Herein is perfect love and peace, unity of vision, light, life, love, knowledge, eternity.

The Four Corners of Ka’bah Sharif

Top Views of Kabah Sharif

Allah order us to be with 4 Categories: Nabiyeen Siddiqeen Shuhadah & Saliheen

4 Corners of Kabah

4 Caliph’s (Representatives) ,

4 Takbirs

4 Valves

4 Elements (Earth, Air, Water, Fire)

4 Enemies (Nafs, Hawa, Dunya, Shaytan)

Allah (swt) says; Neither My Heavens nor My Earth can hold Me, but the heart of my servant, the believer, is a house for me.

…and sanctify My house for those who compass It round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein In prayer). (AI-Hajj:26)

Science of Heart & Secrets of The Saints
“the wise seeker must safeguard his breath from heedlessness, coming in and going out, thereby keeping his heart always in the Divine Presence; and he must revive his breath with worship and servitude and dispatch this worship to His Lord full of life, for every breath which is inhaled and exhaled with Presence is alive and connected with the Divine Presence. Every breath inhaled and exhaled with heedlessness is dead, disconnected from the Divine Presence.”

Map of the Human Heart

Oxygen-#1poor blood (shown in blue) flows from the body into the right atrium.

#2 Blood flows through the right atrium into the right ventricle.

#3 The right ventricle pumps the blood to the lungs, { This Where Dhikr on the Blood} where the blood releases waste gases and picks up oxygen.

#4 The newly oxygen-rich blood (shown in red) returns to the heart and enters the left atrium.

#5 Blood flows through the left atrium into the left ventricle.

#6The left ventricle pumps the oxygen-rich blood to all parts of the body.

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

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