Sunnah Part 1 – The Sunnah of Covering
Protection from Negative Energy
Part 1:Head, Hair, Turban, and Ring
From the Realities of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani (Q) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi.
A’udhu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
وَمَنْ أَحْيَاءِ سُنَّتِيْ فَقَدْ أَحَبْنِيْ وَمَنْ أَحَبْنِيْ كَانَ مَعِيَ فِي الْجَنَّةِ” رواه الترمذي”
“Man ahya Sunnati faqad ahabanee, wa man ahabanee, kana ma’iya fil jannah.” Tirmidhi
“Who revives my sunnah loves me, and who really loves me will be with me in Paradise.” Prophet Muhammad (saws)
Alhamdulillah for the great light of Allah (Azza wa Jal) that shines upon Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), that shines upon Awliyaullah, and shines upon our beloved guide, Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani that is like a sun. As much as we stare into his reality alhamdulillah lights are emitting and the blessings are shining. If we find anything good it is from his lights. Anything bad is from our own ignorance and we pray for Allah (Azza wa Jal ) forgiveness.
The Sunnah of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is about Energy
From Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, ati ullah ati ur Rasula wa ulul amri minkum and from Mawlana Shaykh’s teaching; that so many people are asking about energy and asking about difficulty. And asking, “Shaykh how do we protect ourselves and take away negativity and increase our positivity?” Alhamdulillah Allah (Azza wa Jal) through His beloved Sayyidina Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) gave us everything. It is a matter of whether we want to keep it and what we want to incorporate in our lives, that is its secret.
The Sunnah of Sayyidina Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is about energy. It is a tremendous protection and a tremendous source of realities for us. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) brings it like every secret that, if you follow, you follow by love. Later pious people come into our lives and begin to teach its reality. That if you are follow the way of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), it is completely about energy. It is completely about how to bring that Divine Light and that Divine Qudra upon the soul.
Build and Keep Your Energy, Don’t it Leak
At the same time the energy that you are building, Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) wants for us to keep it. It is one thing to build the energy and completely leak out everything; you always find yourself going two steps forward and three, four, five steps backward. Anybody who does construction or home maintenance knows that a slow leak can destroy the whole house, the whole structure. If it is a big problem you can immediately see, “O look there is a hole and I see the big problem.” It’s the leak that destroys because you don’t see it until it has damaged everything. It means the leaks in our life is our movement away from the Sunnah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).
People think maybe it is a fashion statement, maybe I can do it, maybe I don’t have to do it. It is not at all about that. We start from the beginning and the top (the head), that what the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) wanted for us is that your head is the Crown of Creation. What Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal) is bestowing upon it of energies and realities, your sura, your face is inheriting from the Divinely Face. It means in a battle there is no permission to touch the face because it is an inheritance from Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal). It means the face, wajh Allah, the Divinely Face dresses the face.
The Turban is the Crown on Your Head
It means the Crown of Creation is the head. If we understand the grace and majesty that Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal) gave to the head, then you understand why Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) brought that and said, “Put the crown upon your head.” The crown of the believer is the turban. And as soon as you wear the turban in Salah (daily prayer); for anyone who wants to increase their blessings, to understand that as soon as you put the turban and you pray at home or anywhere you go, it is twenty-seven times more than if you prayed without it.
And the reward of every time you revive a Sunnah of Sayyidina Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), you get the ajar, the reward of seventy martyrs!
مَنْ أَحْيَاءِ سُنَّتِيْ عِنْدَ فَسَادِ أُمَّتِيْ فَلَهُ أَجْرً شَهِيْدَ
“Man ahya Sunnati ‘inda fasadi ummati flahu ajran Shaheed”
Narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Awsat (2/31) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Whoever revives my sunnah when my ummah is corrupt, will have the reward of a hundred martyr.” (Bayhaqi)
Even one martyr is enough for someone’s soul. How Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal) loves Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) that don’t let the Sunnah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to vanish. So by reviving it in every generation, reviving it in our homes, reviving it in our lives, Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal) multiplies everything we do. So one building of energy, twenty-seven times your prayers (the rewards) by wearing your turban.
The turban signifies a state of death for the believer. This is like your tombstone, the cap that is going upon the turban. It is same for the hijab, it doesn’t matter whether it is for the man or woman. Allah (Azza wa Jal) wants us to guard our head. There is an opening upon the crown of your head, that you feel when the children are born, that softness (on their head). This is a tremendous opening for the soul.
As soon as you are building lights, what Shaytan wants is to take your head. He makes it to be unpopular so that you feel, “O you know it is not going to be very stylish and I am not going to look so handsome if I walk around like that.” Or fear, which is the opposite of faith. “O I fear they are going to beat me up if I wear my hat.” What fear? Everybody in the world are wearing a turban. You go to the airport and people are in a turban. The minister of defense (in Canada) is in a turban. Who is going to say anything? They have pride and are proud of the sunnah that they carry. We should have even more pride for what Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) has given to us. Shaytan wants to make it from fear don’t keep the Sunnah. But why he wants that, is so you lose all your energy and that he can keep attacking the head.
It means the majesty is that when you cover your head, you wear a hat or wear your turban, that point of energy is covered. And increasing the humility of the believer, constantly feeling the hand of Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal) upon their head. They feel a state of humility that: yaa Rabbi with that hat on my head I am nothing.
What Hair Represents to Male and Female
Then everything from the top of the head that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) brought was of such an importance. When Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) ordered the shaving of the hair. As soon as you complete the Hajj you shave your head. The Sahaabah waited and they clipped their hair, and Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was offended. When they went back home and they described that, “Yaa Sayyidi Ya RasulAllah, if you want them to shave their head, please shave your head.” And Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) came out and shaved his head and all the Companions immediately shaved their head.
AwliyAllah Shave Their Heads
They understood the azeemat, the shaved head is stronger because the hair increases the feminine energy for men.
For women it is the opposite, the length of the hair for women, is an honor for her. If two women die, the first one to be buried is going to be based on the length of her hair. (The one with longer hair would be buried first). That is not the truth for men, it is the opposite. The length of his hair increases his feminine energy. So what gives his azeemat and gives his strength is the shaving of his hair and to take away the animal kingdom’s pride. We are the reverse of the animal kingdom. When you look at the animal kingdom, the male in the animal kingdom have big hair, big feathers, to attract their mates. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) doesn’t want that for us. Your look is not for attracting anyone, unless you are not yet married and you have to get married, then you have to be attractive. [Laughter]. Once you’re married and that is finished, it is no longer about being attractive. This is about rijalAllah and to have discipline against yourself and taking away of that negative energy.
So as soon as you begin to shave your head, realize that this bald head has to be covered. There is nothing on top of it, you put your cover, it is an energy source. As soon as you wrap your turban. You can’t wear it to work but you go home, you put on your turban to make your salah. It is a reminder for you that this (taj (cone-shape hat) is my tombstone and this (turban cloth) is like my kafan (shroud).
Yaa Rabbi if I die at any moment – remember that before when the Sahabi and Companions and great followers were going through the desert, there was no ambulance to call upon. If someone died there was no mortuary to call. Your friends would make a janaza right there, take the turban off and wrap it as a kafan and bury you. They would take your shoes and go because you don’t bury the person with his shoes. It is a reminder always when you are walking and moving, that death is with you and the death is not far from you. Yaa Rabbi I am going to pass away one day and this is going to be my kafan (shroud).
Cover Your Head in the Bathroom
That is why you don’t take your turban into the bathroom. You don’t take holy things into the toilet. That is why you take the turban off and put it aside and go in for wudu (ablution). When going in for wudu you have to go with your head covered. The whole concept of the head being covered and what we are talking about the Sunnah is a shield of armour for the believer. The headquarters for the Shaytan is the toilet. So as soon as you are going in you are going into a battle zone with Shaytan so means you have to have your head covered and protect yourself within that environment.
The Face and Beard
As soon as you go and shave your head and bring the energy, you realize that the energy of the face is going to be granted with the beard. So the beard is not something just to scare people, because some people look very scary with their beards because they have an angry look. But their is a holiness in the hair. When it begins to grow it starts to protect these different lataif (energy points) of the throat and of the body. It means then that everything the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) brought for us was a protection. To build our energy and to protect our energy. So the biggest protection is the covering of the head.
Alhamdulillah what we started with, the greatness of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham that like a sun when you look at the kamil shaykhs, the perfected shaykhs, because we are not kamil but we follow perfected shaykhs, and we never saw them without a turban in an official capacity. It means they represent the office of Sayyidina Muhammad completely, because of the respect of the position, not for being proud and arrogant, but the position that it represents the majesty of Sayyidina Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Means that at every official capacity wear the turban. It is a crown for the believer to hold the majesty of the Sunnah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).
In our lives we never saw him (Mawlana Shaykh Hisham) without his head uncovered. If he didn’t have his turban, he had his head always covered. We never saw him taking pictures on vacation without a head cover or having dark wavy hair and putting on sunglasses. These are from the bad characteristics and lack of perfection.
Why they are saying it is not to be judging people, but because people are looking at the imams and then copying. When they copy incorrect they have difficulties in life. When they see the imam has no head cover and he is going out amongst people. He is going out and dealing with people. Then (you think): “okay I don’t have to wear a head cover either”, and before you know it you are in difficulty.
The Men Should Cover the Head and Hold the Flag of Islam
What we saw was from perfected shaykhs, they never left their head uncovered. It wasn’t that they put that responsibility on women that, no you have to have a head cover and I will go looking very sexy and handsome. No you keep the responsibility and you hold the flag of Islam in your family. You don’t give it to your wife to hold it. Means you carry the responsibility, you carry the Sunnah. If she wants to, alhamdulillah, she can come along. But now everybody wants to give the flag to their wives and they do as they like. If you go down Robson Street or any popular street and you see all these guys dressing however they want and they have a lady behind them in full niqab. And (the man) has no head cover and they are wearing shorts! They are wearing the latest sun glasses and a big bold watch. That is not the Sunnah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).
Sunnah is an Insulation of Energy and Protection from Difficulty
So when we copy that way and we get thousands of emails, “I have a difficulty” or “I have sickness” and “I have every type of difficulty and energy coming to me.” How is Allah going to grant us khayr and goodness, if we are not upholding the way of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)? And so we understood, we do it out of love to keep the respect of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). And later we found out that, O my God, this was a tremendous protection!
As soon as I shave my hair, I take that energy, as soon as I cover my head with my hat I have a protection upon my head. As soon as I come down (lower towards) my body and I wear clothes of modesty, I begin to understand that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was insulating us, like a wire; that this energy you are going to build within yourself and shayateen and hasad (jealousy) and bad eyes of people can take and pull the energy off of you.
Any energy you are trying to build within yourself as soon as you expose your body parts, people look and they pull the energy. It means somebody’s nazar (gaze) when they see your flesh and they see your skin, they want to or don’t want, their eyes are pulling an energy and sending a negative energy to the body. So means there was a secret in the dress of modesty, that it was an insulation, it was a protection for the body that whatever energy we are building it has to be protected within so that you have this energy to be using for your salah, using it for your worship.
Prophet (s) gave his Sunnah as a Gift to Other Prophets
As soon as you come to the hand you realize that all of these Sunnahs were granted from Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to all the prophets because the one and true Messenger of Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal) is Sayyidina Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). So when Sayyidina Musa (Alayhis salaam) has an ‘Asaa (cane), it is a gift from Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).
When Sayyidina Sulayman (alayhis salaam) has the ring of power it is a gift from Sayyidina Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). So it means the real inheritance is always to Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) then gave that out. So what he gave to his Nation is that you can inherit. That is why the ulama are the inheritors of Bani Israel,
عُلَمَاءِ وَرِثَةُ الْأَنْبِيَاء
“’Ulama e warithatul anbiya.”
“The scholars are the inheritors of the prophets.”
[Prophet was showing that] you can inherit everything that I gave to those nations by keeping my Sunnah.
The Secret of the Hand, Fingers and Wearing the Sunnah Ring in the Right Hand
When you come to the ring and you come to the majesty of the hands, this ring is on the right hand, not the left hand. The left hand is for cleaning yourself. The ring is an allegiance to the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). When you wear your ring on your right finger, these hands represent your way and your allegiance to Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal), that my baya` (covenant) with Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal), my baya` to the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and to the ulul amr.
Holy Quran 48:10
Inna al latheena yubayi oonaka innama yubayi AAoona Allaha yadu Allahi fawqa aydeehim faman nakatha fa-innama yan kuthu ala nafsihi waman awfa bima ahada alayhu Allaha fasayu/teehi ajran AAatheema
Verily those who Swear Their allegiance to you do no less Swear Their Allegiance to Allah: the Hand of Allah is over their hands: then any one who violates his oath, does so to the harm of his own soul, and any one who fulfils what he has covenanted with Allah,- Allah will soon grant him a great Reward.
Fingers Represent Prophet (saws) and 4 Khulafa Rashideen
Your small finger has to do with the secret of Sayyidina Uthman (ra). Your ring finger has to do with Sayyidina Umar Farooq (qaddas allahu ). The Tallest finger has to do with the secret of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as Siddiq (ra). Your index finger, the Shahadah finger has to do with the secret of Sayyidina Ali (Alayhis salaam). And your thumb, which is like a finger but it is completely different, has to do with Sayyidina Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).
Holy Quran 75:4 Yea, verily. We are Able to restore his very fingers!
Your identity and your secret when you understand your thumb that Allah (Allah Azza wa Jal) says: I have given everybody a unique print upon their thumb. Your unique identity is upon your thumb. And it is like a finger but not like the other fingers. That Prophet (saws) is a bashar and human but not like any other Humans.
That without that thumb, you are like….monkey. It is because this thumb and the honor that Allah (aj) gave to us, this thumb makes us insan (human being). This thumb gives us the ability to write to grasp. It has a tremendous reality.
When the Sunnah ring is put on that finger (ring finger), it is from the characteristics of Umar Faroq (ra). Qul ja al Haq wa dhaqal batil.
وَ قُلْ جَآءَالْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَطِلُ، إِنَّ الْبَطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا
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)
That I stand for truth and I am completely against falsehood. And my whole life is to stand for truth and come against falsehood. It is an iligence to Sayyidina Muhammad (saws). That is why the Sunnah of Prophet (saws) is on the right finger. Some people wear the ring on the left hand, that is incorrect. It is worn on the right hand. Mawlana Shaykh asks us to wear only one ring. If you wear too many ring, there is something wrong. It is the way of the Sunnah to keep that ring.
Mainly that ring is based of Aqeeq/ Agate or Firoz (turquoise). Turquoise is given to students to defend themselves against hasad (jealousy) and bad energy. Anybody who is experiencing difficulty and bad energies, then they wear the firoz (turquoise) ring as protection for nazar. The nazar (evil eye) of people goes immediately to that blue ring, immediately catches that energy and it is able to take away the difficulty that would be coming upon the body.
Then when the student is progressing from hasad and wants to open their heart. Then it becomes Aqeeq. The haqiq stone brings a warmth and an opening to the heart. From the lataif of the heart can begin to open and experiencing that energy, it begins to enter into the heart.
Again the shield of the clothes of Modesty, protects the body. The hat protects the body, the beard protects the body. Everything prophet (saws) gave was a shield for the believer and an energy. A lot of people thing Sunnah is a fashion statement. No, you are doing it out of love but more important it is tremendous source of energy and Protection of energy.
- Sunnah Part 2 – Protection Against Bad Energy (Siwak, Ring, Cane, Body Energy, Wudu)
- Sunnah Part 3 – The Sunnah of Sleeping – Defending against jinns,Demons Unknown Beings, Sleep Paralysis
- Pyramid – Importance of Sunnah – Perfection of our Energy
- How to build your Spiritual Energy to defend against extreme Negativity
- Secret Power of The Hands– Secrets, codes of the hands and how to activate power of hands
- Energy and Islamic Tafakkur
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