From the Realities of Mawlana (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
Awliyaullah Are Extensions From the Heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
This is a ni’mat (blessing) from Allah (AJ) for those to draw close to Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. This means that’s why it’s not their hand, but Allah’s (AJ) Hand is upon. It means that everything from this reality, when we train ourselves to be nothing, to be nothing, to be nothing. And train that to love the best of Allah’s (AJ) creation. In that absence of your nothingness, you can reflect the reality of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ – f124,000 reflections upon this earth. And if one of them, that you are fortunate to find, is a rope to Allah’s (AJ) Divinely Presence and is a rope and extension from the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ upon this earth.
Be Careful How You Act in the Presence of the Light of Prophet ﷺ
The tariqah (spiritual path) comes and teaches the adab (manner). The tariqah comes and teaches the adab, that behave on how you are going to interact in the presence of the light of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. That whatever you do of wrong, by yourself, is one thing. But you don’t do that wrong in the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad’s ﷺ light. That’s why the tariqah comes and teaches adab (manners). It means the adab is the whole secret of the way because these are ahbab an-Nabi ﷺ (lovers of Prophet ﷺ ), they are reflecting the light of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Allah’s (AJ) Opened the Spiritual Senses of Awliya
They are the inheritors of that holy hadith, that you did your fard, and they approach through voluntary worship. And when they approach through voluntary worship, Allah (AJ) opened; I will be the hearing in which you hear.
عَنْ أَبِيِ هُرَيْرَةِ رَضِّيَّ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ:” إِنَّ اللهَ تَعَالَىٰ قَالَ: …وَمَا تَقَرُّبِ إِلَيَّ عَبْدِيِ بِشَيْءٍ أَحُبَّ إِلَيَّ مِمَّا اِفْتَرَضْتُ عَلَيْهِ. وَلَا يَزَالُ عَبْدِي يَتَقَرَّبُ إلَيَّ بِالنَّوَافِلِ حَتَّى أُحِبَّهُ، فَإِذَا أَحْبَبْتُهُ كُنْتَ سَمْعَهُ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ بِهِ، وَبَصَرَهُ الَّذِي يُبْصِرُ بِهِ، وَيَدَهُ الَّتِي يَبْطِشُ بِهَا، وَرِجْلَهُ الَّتِي يَمْشِي بِهَا. وَلَئِنْ سَأَلَنِي لَأُعْطِيَنَّهُ، … “ [ رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِي]
“An Abi Hurayra (RA) qala, Qala Rasulullahi ﷺ : “InnAllaha ta’ala qala: “ Wa maa taqarrubi ilayya ‘abdi be shayin ahubba ilayya memma iftaradhtu ‘alayhi. Wa la yazaalu ‘abdi yataqarrabu ilayya binnawafile hatta uhebbahu, fa iza ahbabtuhu kunta Sam’ahul lazi yasma’u behi, wa Basarahul lazi yubsiru behi, wa Yadahul lati yabteshu beha, wa Rejlahul lati yamshi beha. Wa la in sa alani la a’teyannahu, …”
Narrated by Abu Hurayra (RA) that: the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: Allah the Almighty said: “… My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. My servant continues to draw near to Me with voluntary acts of worship so that I shall love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask (something) of Me, I would surely give it to him, …” Hadith Qudsi (Sahih al-Bukhari, 81:38:2)
Allah (AJ) gave them their soul’s hearings. They hear with Allah’s (AJ) Qudra and Might. I’ll be the seeing in which you see. They see with Allah’s (AJ) Qudra and Might. I’ll be the breath in which you breathe, the tongue with which you speak, the hands in which you touch.
Allah’s (AJ) Hand is Upon Prophet’s ﷺ and Awliya’s Hand
When you touch their hand, it’s the hand of Sayyidina Muhammad’s ﷺ upon. And what’s Allah (AJ) promise? Prophet ﷺ is with you, know that I am with him ﷺ – Allah (AJ) is with Prophet ﷺ. That’s why “Innal lazeena yubayi’onaka innama yubayi’on Allah..”
﴾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.” (Surat Al-Fath)
“Indeed, those who give Bayah (pledge allegiance) to you, [O Muhammad] – they are actually giving Bayah (pledge allegiance) to Allah. The hand of Allah is over their hands. So, he whoever breaks his pledge/oath, only breaks it to the detriment/Harm/loss of himself. And whoever fulfills their covenant (Bayah) that which he has promised Allah (AJ) – He will grant him a great reward.” (The Victory, 48:10)
Allah (AJ) said if you want Me to be with you, be with “Nabiyeen, Siddiqeen, Shuhada wa Saliheen.’ These are the best of company.
﴾وَمَن يُطِعِ اللّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاء وَالصَّالِحِينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولَـئِكَ رَفِيقًا ﴿٦٩
4:69 – “Wa man yuti’ Allaha war Rasola faolayeka ma’al ladheena an’ama Allahu ‘alayhim minan Nabiyeena, was Siddiqeena, wash Shuhadai, was Saliheena wa hasuna olayeka rafeeqan.” (Surat An-Nisa)
“And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger (pbuh) are in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His Favours/Blessings – of the prophets, the sincere Truthful, the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous, and excellent are those as companions.” (The Women, 4:69)
Beware of the Firasah of Awliya – Light of Prophet (s) Moves Through Them
The turuq (spiritual paths) come and teach, why is it that all the focus is adab (manners)? Because other people teach the usool (principles). They going to teach you the reality of the usool based on the adab and the manners. That’s why the tariqahs come and teach, don’t move when they are talking, when reciting, don’t move. The light of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is moving through them, that’s the hadith. They see with one light. They look right into your heart, they know exactly all your issues. You don’t have to talk to them half an hour telling all your problems. The one who created you, knows you.
And that’s why Prophet ﷺ warned be careful of the firasah (spiritual vision). The firasah (spiritual vision) of these awliyaullah (saints). They see with the light of Allah (AJ).
عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ” اتَّقُوا فِرَاسَةَ الْمُؤْمِنِ فَإِنَّهُ يَنْظُرُ بِنُورِ اللَّهِ ” . ثُمَّ قَرَأَ : ( إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَاتٍ لِلْمُتَوَسِّمِينَ)
“Ittaqoo Firasatal Mu’min, Fa Innahu yanzuru Bi Nurillah. Thumma Qara’a: “Inna fee dhalika la ayaatun lil mutawassimeen.” (Surat al Hijr)”
The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “Beware/be conscious of the true believer’s spiritual vision, for indeed he sees with Allah’s Light.” Then he recited from holy Quran: “Surely in this are signs for those who see” (The Rocky Tract 15:75). (Tirmidhi, Book 47, #3419)
It’s from the hadith. They hear with what Allah (AJ) wants them to hear. Each to their darajat (station). There are big awliyaullah (saints) that what their hearing is unimaginable. They can hear the scratching of an ant millions of miles away. They can hear not only from the earth, they can hear into the heavens. They can move beyond time and space. They are not limited to dunya (material world). They can communicate beyond time and space with those who already have passed into the world of light.
Awliya Speak with an Energy that Moves to Our Souls, Not Our Minds
So now Allah (AJ) opens their hearing, opens their seeing. With what type of qudra (power) Allah (AJ) gives them to breathe? We talked in many other talks, but always have to give a recap to bring everybody up to speed. They speak with the power of their breath that affects the soul of people. They don’t speak to the mind of people. When Allah (AJ) gives them ijazah (permission), their speech is an energy, and that energy moves into the soul and into the heart of that insan (human being). And the qudra (power) in which they breathe is the energy, that’s all around the environment. They breathe the energy of all the energy around. They breathe that energy in, and they exhale that energy out.
Allah’s (AJ) Blessing is Upon Awliya’s Hands
Now when Allah (AJ) says that I am the hand in which you are touching, it means Allah (AJ) gives them a power. Allah (AJ) give His Subhan upon their hands, “tabarakal ladhee biyadihil mulk.”
﴾تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ﴿١
67:1 – “Tabarakal ladhee biyadihil mulku wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay in qadeer.” (Surat Al-Mulk)
“Blessed is He in Whose hands is Dominion/kingdom; and He has Power over all things.” (The Sovereignty, 67:1)
Allah (AJ) says their tabarak has blessing. Low level awliyaullah (saints), they have a tabarak. It means the hand is enough that wherever their life is, is blessing flowing through their hand. Because the hand, when Allah (AJ) said, ‘My Hand upon their hand.’ It’s Allah’s (AJ) Hand and Might is on their hand. What they write, what they pray, what they ask, what they move. Allah’s (AJ) Izzah and Might upon that reality. That’s why tabarak.
Higher level, when their hand becomes more and more from that reality. Allah gives His Subhan through Surah YaSeen, ‘My Subhan.’ Glory be to the hand that carries that Mulk, carries that reality, carries that Izzah and Might and Might of Allah (AJ). It means what is available for ummatul Muhammad ﷺ is unimaginable, unimaginable. These are not empty associations. These are loaded associations from realities.
﴾فَسُبْحَانَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ مَلَكُوتُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ ﴿٨٣
36:83 – “Fasubhanal ladhee biyadihi Malakotu kulli shay in wa ilayhi turja’oon.” (Surat YaSeen)
“Therefore Glory be to Him in Whose hand is the dominion/ kingdom over everything in heavens, and to Him you will be returned.” (YaSeen, 36:83)
Awliya Follow the Qadam Siddiq and Don’t Move Without Allah’s (AJ) Permission
And then when Allah (AJ) is describing the feet in which you move, means the qadam (foot) of siddiq (truthful) is qadam of siddiq. The big siddiqs. And that’s why the turuqs come from the siddiqs. It means from these siddiqs come muqaddam. They don’t move a step, without Allah’s (AJ) permission. Whether people like it or they don’t like it. They can scream all they they want. You can’t be here. When Allah (AJ) says you step, then they step. They don’t care. If it’s a fire, they step into the fire. And Allah (AJ), ‘Qul ya Naaru, kuni Bardan wa Salaman.’
﴾قُلْنَا يَا نَارُ كُونِي بَرْدًا وَسَلَامًا عَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ﴿٦٩
21:69 – “Qulna ya Naaru, kuni Bardan wa Salaman ‘ala Ibrahim.” (Surat Al-Anbiya)
“We said, O fire, be cool and Peaceful upon Abraham.” (The Prophets, 21:69)
They can step into a city in a state that on fire. And their step will put out the whole fire. They can step into a state that don’t have water and sufficient rain for ten years. Within one year, they make the whole state to be filled with water.
Jealousy Blinds Us From Allah’s (AJ) Blessings
This is the mulk (earthly realm). And Allah (AJ) asked you in Surat ar-Rahman, how many of the signs of Allah (AJ) do you deny? Huh? How many signs do you deny, how many signs people want?
﴾فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ ﴿٢١
55:21 – “Fabi ayyi alayi Rabbikuma tukadhdhiban” (Surat Ar-Rahman)
“So which of the favors of your Lord will you deny? (21)” (The Beneficient, 55:19-21)
This means that no matter how many signs they say, hasad and jealousy of people blocks the miracle. Hasad blocks the miracle. When the heart is empty from hasad, it sees all of the blessings of everything happening. When there is no hasad, it sees all of the blessings of Allah (AJ). The hasad blocks it and sees nothing and always wants to complain. If the hasad in the heart, it doesn’t see that those hands are the hands supported by Allah (AJ), that those eyes are the eyes supported by Allah (AJ).
Lisan Siddiq – The Speech of Truth Shutters the Falsehood
Those ears are the ears supported by Allah (AJ). And so much so that Allah (AJ) says, ‘I support their tongue.’ What kind of support is that when Allah (AJ) grants them the lisanul haq and lisanul siddiq? That with that tongue and with that speech, what things move with the ‘Izzah (Might) of Allah (AJ)? Imagine that when Prophet ﷺ was speaking, what was happening? How the speech of truth, it shatters falsehood.
(وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُم مِّن رَّحْمَتِنَا وَجَعَلْنَا لَهُمْ لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ عَلِيًّا (٥٠
19:50 – ” Wa wahabna lahum min rahmatina wa ja’alna lahum lisana Sidqin ‘Aliya.” (Surat Maryam)
“And We bestowed of Our Mercy on them, and We granted them lofty honour from/on the tongue of truth.”
Those Who Run From Truth Are Happy With Falsehood Within
Every false within somebody, when these ahlul haqaiq (people of realities), they speak, they are shattering everything false within people. If that pressure becomes too much for them, and there is so much falsehood in them, they run and never come back. Why do you see people running away? Because they are happy with the falsehood they have within them. That when the haqqaiq (realities) comes that when Allah (AJ) describes, ‘When the haq comes, that falsehood perishes.’
﴾وَ قُلْ جَآءَالْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَطِلُ، إِنَّ الْبَطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا ﴿٨١
17:81 – “Wa qul jaa alhaqqu wa zahaqal baatil, innal batila kana zahoqa.” (Surat Al-Isra)
“And say, Truth has come, and falsehood has perished. Indeed falsehood, [by its nature], is ever perishing/bound to perish.” (The Night Journey, 17:81)
And falsehood by its nature is never anything. Zahooqa, Allah (AJ) says will be shattered. So, it means wherever ahlul haqaiq move, people run. And people give every excuse that they run, ‘Oh this is different tariqah. This is different, this. ‘No! You wish you stay within your falsehood and your lies. And when the people of truth come, they are going to shatter all those lies. And they say, ‘No, no, I am not happy with that. I like to live in my falsehood, in my lies.’
Do You Make Your Desires Your Lord?
Then Allah (AJ) said have you seen those who made their hawa and their desires their lord? And there’s no shaykh. Everybody makes what they desire as their rabb (lord). And they follow whatever their desires.
﴾أَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَـٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ أَفَأَنتَ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِ وَكِيلًا ﴿٤٣
25:43 – “Ara’aita manit takhaza ilaahahoo hawaahu afa anta takoonu ‘alaihi wakeelaa” (Surat Al-Furqan)
“Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him/his protector?” (The Criterian, 25:43)
We All Want the Truth, But Cannot Handle It
It’s not easy to follow ahlul haqaiq (people of realities). They speak – you like or don’t like it – they don’t care. They’re not here for popularity. They come and go where Allah (AJ) wants them to go.
Their tongue, when they speak, is never rude. It’s sweet and it’s nice, never we are talking rudeness. They don’t talk with the tongue that is rude, they inherit the tongue of Prophet ﷺ. What a love and what a mercy but he was always truthful. Because people don’t like what the truth is. That’s what we had the first brochure ‘You can’t handle the truth.’ Everybody wants the truth – nobody can handle the truth. As soon as the truth comes, they’ll find something wrong. Everything is shattering within them and there’s no comfort.
In the Presence of Prophet ﷺ, How Could Names of Tariqah Be Important?
Then imagine the qadam and the feet of truth. Then Allah (AJ) described, if I dressed all those senses, they become Rabbaniyoon. Rabbaniyoon (lordly souls).
… وَلَا يَزَالُ عَبْدِي يَتَقَرَّبُ إلَيَّ بِالنَّوَافِلِ حَتَّى أُحِبَّهُ، فَإِذَا أَحْبَبْتُهُ كُنْت سَمْعَهُ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ بِهِ، وَبَصَرَهُ الَّذِي يُبْصِرُ بِهِ، وَيَدَهُ الَّتِي يَبْطِشُ بِهَا، وَرِجْلَهُ الَّتِي يَمْشِي بِهَا، وَلَئِنْ سَأَلَنِي لَأُعْطِيَنَّهُ،.” [ رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ]
“…, wa la yazaalu ‘Abdi yataqarrabu ilayya bin nawafile hatta ahebahu, fa idha ahbabtuhu kunta Sam’ahul ladhi yasma’u behi, wa Basarahul ladhi yubsiru behi, wa Yadahul lati yabTeshu beha, wa Rejlahul lati yamshi beha, wa la in sa alani la a’Teyannahu, …”
“…My servant continues to draw near to Me with voluntary acts of worship so that I shall love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him…” Hadith Qudsi (Sahih al-Bukhari, 81:38:2)
This means they’re not Naqshbandi, they are not Qadiri, they are Rabbaniyoon. Your Naqshbandi, your Qadiri is your school. That means nothing to Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. What does it mean to Prophet ﷺ? In the presence of Muhammadiya, are you going to say I am Qadiriya, I am Naqshbandiya? No, this is a school for you to learn your manners here. You don’t talk about that school in their presence. And definitely not even in the presence of the shaykh in the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Do you think that the Mawlana Shah Naqshband (Q) is sitting there in the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ and everybody is talking Naqshbandiya, Naqshbandiya and Naqshbandiya? No, it’s not mention my name here – everything is Muhammadiya! Because that name was for you down there to learn your adab (manners).
Be Rabbaniyoon! Learn the Kitab, Teach the Kitab
Once you learned your adab, what’s the title that Allah (AJ) gave to you? What’s Surat Al-‘Imran? That, ‘Be Rabbaniyoon‘ (Qur’an, 3:79). ‘You learned the kitab (book), you taught the kitab.’
﴾وَلَـٰكِن كُونُوا رَبَّانِيِّينَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تُعَلِّمُونَ الْكِتَابَ وَبِمَا كُنتُمْ تَدْرُسُونَ ﴿٧٩…
3:79 – “…wa lakin kono rabbaniyena bima kuntum tu`allimoonal kitaba wabima kuntum tadrusoon.” (Surat Ali-Imran)
“…Be Lordly Souls/faithful servants/worshippers of Him, Because (of what) you have taught the Book and you have studied it earnestly.” (Family of Imran, 3:79)
It means that the turuq (spiritual paths), they are like the school. Come teach you manners, and teach you manner. At that time when you start to graduate, they say you are no more a child, you are inheriting this hadith. Allah (AJ) is dressing you from hearing, dressing you from seeing, dressing you from speaking, giving you a might and power into your hands.
Kitabullah Is the Presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
You learn the book and you taught the book. Kitab? What’s kitabullah – Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. There is no book up in the heavens. Allah (AJ) doesn’t have paper and we have smart phones. What, our technology is better than the heavens? Allah (AJ) has old printing machine up there, the angels are printing papers? And then they give us the good technology here? Kitab, kitab of Allah ﷺ is the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Everything “Allamal Qur’an, badan (then) Khalaqal Insaan.”
﴾عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ ﴿٢﴾ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ ﴿٣
55:2-3 – “Allamal Qur’an (2). Khalaqal Insaan (3).” (Surat Ar- Rahman)
”It is He Who has taught the Qur’an. (2) He has created Mankind. (3)” (The Beneficent, 55:2-3)
No time, when Allah (AJ) Allamal Qur’an. When Allah (AJ) taught all the realities, that reality became kitabullah. That wherever Prophet ﷺ walks, on his soul is the book of Allah (AJ). Manzil ul Quran, the house of holy Qur’an.
Manzil ul Qur’an is the Heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
This is the dressing of Laylatul Nisf e Sha’ban (The Night of Mid Shaban). This is the month of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. They want the ‘arifeen (knowers), the people who are trying to come with the shaykhs to reality. You have to know the reality. You have to know the destination. What are you asking for? So they are teaching, ‘Oh, ya Rabbi, I want to be with kitabullah. I want to be in the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.’ And awliyaullah (saints) come and say this is manzil ul-Quran. This is the house of the holy Qur’an, is the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Shaykh Teaches us Adab and To Focus Our Love on Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
So what Allah (AJ) meant by that? That they learn the book and they taught the book. It means their soul, their arwah, with their love, that ‘You be with whom you love.’
قَالَ رَسُول اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم: الْمَرْءُ مَعَ مَنْ أَحَب
Qala Rasulullah (saws): “Almar o, ma’a man ahab.”
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “One is with those whom he loves.”
They love their shaykhs. Their shaykh taught them, ‘Don’t focus on me. Learn adab (manners) from me. Focus on Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Love Prophet ﷺ more than you love yourself.’
لاَ يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَالِدِهِ وَوَلَدِهِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ
“La yuminu ahadukum hatta akona ahabba ilayhi min walidihi wa waladihi wan Nasi ajma’yeen.”
“None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
And before you know it, you find your soul in an ishq (love) moving on autopilot. Autopilot. You see yourself at every zikr, Rauza Sharif. If you haven’t been to Madinatul Munawwara, Google. Go to Rauza Sharif. See yourself holding the bars and just, ‘I’m not leaving Ya Sayyidi, Ya Rasulul Kareem (The Most Generous Prophet) until your nazar (gaze) and your nazar fall upon me.’
With that love, the soul is autopilot. The soul knows exactly how to travel to the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Before you know it, you become ashiqeen (lovers). Love. Even the salawats (praisings), you start to begin to cry. Why? Because when you train your soul to be at Rauza Sharif, you begin to see it. Eyes closed, eyes open, it doesn’t matter.
Prophet’s ﷺ Gaze Pulls You Into His Heart
If you are sitting there long enough, you don’t think, “khuluqin azeem,” the most beatific of creation’s character. He’s not going to open the Rauza? And say you are standing here all this time. I want to look at you. I want to gaze upon you. When they see themselves, they see the gaze of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ upon them. That light, when it gazes upon your soul, immediately pulls you into that heart, immediately pulls you into his heart.
﴾وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ ﴿٤
68:4 – “Wa innaka la’ala khuluqin ‘azheem.” (Surat Al-Qalam)
“Truly, You (O Muhammad!) are of a magnificent character.” (The Pen, 68:4)
And he describes to his Holy Companions, ‘You are my companions, but they are people who are coming in the last days, that they love me, and they’ve never seen me. And they will give all of themselves, all of their wealth, for one gaze of me.’ So Sahabi they were astonished.
[عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ:” مِنْ أَشَدِّ أُمَّتِي لِي حُبَّا، نَاسٌ يَكُونُونَ بِعِدِّيِّ، يودِ أحَدِهِمْ لَوْ رآنِي بِأهْلِهِ وَمَالِهِ” [رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
‘An Abi Huraira (ra), ‘Anhu ‘anna Rasulallahu (saws) qala: “Min ashaddi ummati li hubba, nasun yakunona bi’iddiyi yawdi ahadihim law raani bi ahlihi wa malihi.” [Rawahu Muslim]
Based on Abu Huraira (ra), the messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “The most loving of my nation are those who comes after me, and wish if they could sacrifice their money and family for a glimpse/gaze of me.” [Narrated by Imam Muslim]
Seek to Be Ahbab of Nabi Muhammad ﷺ
And these are my ahbab. So, we have a title from Allah (AJ), not Naqshbandi, not Qadiri, not Rifa’yi, but our title from Allah (AJ) is Rabbaniyoon. And we have a title from Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, all Sahih hadith, that these are my ahbab and Sahabi became jealous. They said, ‘I thought we are your loves.’ ‘No, you are my Sahabi (Companions). You are with me. Of course you are going to love me, you see me everyday. They have not seen me.’ And they are struggling with all their wealth, with all their time, with all their love, everything that they – they endure of difficulty is to be noticed by Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. And they granted us that title. ‘They are my ahbab. They love me and I love them.’ That’s the ticket to paradise. So, our life was to be ahbab, to be lovers.
عَنْ أُنْسِ بْن مَالِكٍ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ:”مَتَى أَلْقَى أَحْبَابِيُّ ؟ فَقَالَ أَصْحَابُهُ: بِأَبِينَا أَنْتَ وَأَمْنًا، أَوْ لَسْنَا أَحْبَابُكَ ؟ فَقَالَ: أَنْتُمْ أَصْحَابِيٌّ، أَحَبَابِيٌّ: قَوْمٌ لَمْ يَرْوِنِي، وَآمَنُوْا بِيْ، وَأَنَا إِلَيْهِمْ بِالْأَشْوَاقِ أَكْثَرَ“. [مُسْنَدَ الْفِرْدَوْسِ- ٤ / ١٤٨
‘An Ansi bin Malik Qala, Qala Rasulullahi (saws):“Mata alqa ahbabiyu?
Faqala Ashabuhu: bi abina anta wa amnan, aw lasna ahbabuk?
Faqala: Antum Ashabiyun, ahbabiyun: qawmun lam yarweni, wa aamano bi, wa ana ilayhim bil ashwaqi aksara.”
Based on Anas Ibn Malik, the messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “When would I meet my beloveds?
The Companions said: O’ by our fathers and mothers, aren’t we your beloveds?
The Prophet (pbuh) said: you are my companions. My beloveds are those who had never seen me, and believed in me, and I am deeply longing for them”. [Narrated in Musnad Alferdaus (4/148)]
Awliya Are Dressed By Ummul Kitab
When we love, the soul will move into the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad’s ﷺ heart. If it moves into the heart, that’s manzil ul Quran. That is the location where Holy Qur’an is emanating from the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ for all of eternity. What they have on this earth is a furqan, is a manifestation. The real, and the immense reality of Holy Qur’an is emanating from the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Awliyaullah (saints), with their soul, they go into the heart of Prophet ﷺ and they’ve been dressed by ummul kitab; that book which has not yet manifested upon this earth. Ummul kitab was where alif and meem, there’s nothing. It’s the fountain spring of every reality is flowing from that reality.
Hold Tight to Allah’s (AJ) Rope and Don’t Separate
So, it means this journey of ours is into the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. We pray that Allah (AJ) give us an understanding to traverse that reality and to endure the testing and the difficulty to come against all the tricks of the minds. Where Allah (AJ) says hold tight to the rope and ‘la tafarruq.’ Don’t make separations. Don’t say you are this and you’re that. Don’t say you are with this and with that. Your mind is making these separations.
﴾وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّـهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا ۚ ﴿١٠٣
3:103 – “Wa’tasimo bihab lillahi jamee’an wa la tafarraqo…” (Surat Ali-Imran)
“And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not separate…” (Family of Imran, 3:103)
Rabbaniyoon and Ahbab Are the Only Titles of Importance
The only real title that counts for Allah (AJ) is the title He granted, be Rabbaniyoon! You learn the kitab (book), you taught the kitab. And the only title from Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, ahbab (lovers). Be my ahbab. You love me more than you love yourself.’ If I love you and you love me, that’s all you need in life. If the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ dressed you, no person on this earth can like you or dislike you that means anything for you.
All that is necessary is the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Because humans, they are going to to do many mistakes and do many bad things. And you’ll be disappointed by humans. But the best of human, the best of Allah’s (AJ) creation is Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Nobody been disappointed by that love, inshaAllah.
We pray that Allah (AJ) dress us from the lights of this Nisf e Shaban, the realities of nisf Shaban. And that not to make differences and separations within the nafs (ego) and the brain. But take us, ya Rabbi, to that reality and to that threshold into the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Subhana rabbika rabbal ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen. Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi siri Surat al-Fatiha.
Special thanks to our transcribers for their help with transcribing this suhbah.
Original Date of Suhbah: April 30, 2019
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