This Article Has Been Translated
From the Realities of Mawlana Shaykh (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
Madad ya Sayyidi Sultanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah Faiz ad-Daghestani, madad ya Sayyidi ya Sultanul Awliya Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil Haqqani. Unzur halana wa ishfa’lana. Ana abdukal ‘ajeez, wa dayeef, wa miskin, wa zhalim, wa jahl, but we exist by the Grace of Allah (AJ). And that we took a path of, asking to be nothing. Take a path of asking to be nothing.
Be Humble and Remember the World of Light
So, when people want to know the difference between the tariqah (spiritual path) and other associations, the way of ma’rifah, the way of gnosticism, the way of realities and the way of muhabbat (love). And awliyaullah (saints) come into our life, from the example of Prophet ﷺ, that be nothing. Humble yourself and be nothing, be nothing. And remind yourself, your inner self and out loud to Allah (AJ), of your nothingness, and Allah’s (AJ) Greatness and everythingness. And in the face of that Greatness of Allah (AJ), who can be anything? So, by negating and negating and negating, we pray for the Rahmah (mercy) of Allah (AJ) to begin to dress the soul.
And the Rahmah of Allah (AJ) is the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. That our way is to remember the malakut (heavenly realm) and the world of light. The reality of the world of light. And the supreme light of all light is the light of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. That Allah (AJ) make all creation from that light and every reality from the light of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ and Allah (AJ) is the power of that reality.
Dhul Qarnayn and the Builder of the Wall
And this is the month of Safar, ‘Subhana man huwa alim al-hakim’ (Glory be to my Lord, the All-Knowing, the Wise). And the month of Surat al-Kahf and Ashabul Kahf (People of the Cave) and the relationship with, and in the story, the qisa of Sayyidina Khidr (as) with Nabi Musa (as). This means so many realities – the story of Dhul Qarnayn and the builder of the wall (Qur’an, 18:94-97). And someone came into this world whose claim is to build. He builds on time and below schedule. And he builds walls. Hey, it came in the month of Safar as a sign from Allah (AJ) that nothing happens without Allah’s (AJ) writing. It’s written, written in the month of Safar – the great builder to come that has different tafsir.
Nabi Musa (as) Wanted Realities of Where the Two Rivers Meet
But for now, the reality between Sayyidina Khidr (as) and Nabi Musa (as). That he is searching, Nabi Musa (as), for the reality, the higher levels of reality, that, ‘Ya Rabbi, I’m not going to stop until where the two rivers meet.’ And awliyaullah (saints) come into our lives, of, for today and our understanding, the two rivers of La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan RasulAllah ﷺ.
﴾وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِفَتَاهُ لَا أَبْرَحُ حَتَّىٰ أَبْلُغَ مَجْمَعَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ أَوْ أَمْضِيَ حُقُبًا ﴿٦٠
18:60 – “Wa idh qala Mosa lefatahu laa abrahu hatta ablugha majma’a albahrayni aw amdiya huquba.” (Surat Al-Kahf)
“Behold, Moses said to his attendant, I will not give up until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travel.” (The Cave, 18:60)
When the Dead Fish Came to Life
And one of the signs for that meeting place to occur was they were carrying a dried, dead fish for their food, for their lunch – a smoked fish. And, as they’re walking, Yashua / Joshua had put that fish upon a rock. When they had stopped, they were going to have lunch. He put the fish upon a rock; it came alive and jumped into the water and left. And later, when Nabi Musa (as) was walking, he was saying, ‘We’re hungry, what happened to the food we were going to eat?’ He says, ‘Ajeeb, something I forgot to tell you. I put the fish out for us to eat, it came alive, and jumped into the water.’ It’s Holy Qur’an.
﴾قَالَ أَرَأَيْتَ إِذْ أَوَيْنَا إِلَى الصَّخْرَةِ فَإِنِّي نَسِيتُ الْحُوتَ وَمَا أَنسَانِيهُ إِلَّا الشَّيْطَانُ أَنْ أَذْكُرَهُ ۚ وَاتَّخَذَ سَبِيلَهُ فِي الْبَحْرِ عَجَبًا ﴿٦٣
18:63 – “Qala araayta idh awayna ilas sakhrati fa-innee naseetu alhoota wa ma ansaneehu illash shaytanu an adhkurahu, wat takhadha sabeela hu fee al bahri ‘ajaba.” (Surat Al-Kahf)
“He said, Did you see when we retired to the rock? Indeed, I forgot [there] the fish. And none made me forget it except Satan – that I should mention it. And it took its course into the sea amazingly.” (The Cave, 18:63)
The Fish Symbolizes the Soul That Wants To Drink All Divinely Realities
And that fish is symbolic of the oceans of hayat (ever-living). And that, that was a symbol for Sayyidina Khidr (as) who is the shaykh in the Naqshbandi silsila. He holds a position within the silsila, the 11th Shaykh of the Naqshbandiya order and has to do with the secrets of al hayat (ever-living). That, that reality, when somebody wants to approach the realities and the secrets of La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan RasulAllah ﷺ, Allah (AJ) will guide them to these ahlul hayat (people of ever-living).
That, that fish and today they write the fish as a symbol of the soul. That the souls, they swim within the oceans of Allah’s (AJ) Rahmah and Mercy. It means it’s important to understand that the, the soul is symbolic of a fish, that it wants to swim in the oceans of Allah (AJ). It wants to take as much as it can take from Allah (AJ). And that’s why Mawlana Shaykh would describe the symbol of the fish. It’s continuously thinking it’s eating and devouring the whole ocean. It opened its mouth, and as if it thinks it’s taking the whole ocean into itself. That’s the reality of the soul in the ma’rifah (gnosticism) of Allah (AJ). It doesn’t want a little, it wants everything. It wants every reality, ‘Ya Rabbi, as much as you throw my soul, it will try to devour all of these realities’. And that’s from Allah’s (AJ) Oceans of Kareem, His Generosity. That take as much as your soul wants to take from that reality, but seek out the realities in life.
Is Your Fish Dried and Withered?
And then the soul that becomes dried and withered and dead, it means it was lacking those realities. And that’s why the ahlul hayat, (people of the ever-living) they’re muhyil qulub. They can revive the hearts that are dead. Because the soul that doesn’t swim in an ocean of realities, it begins to wither and die. You see many of them at Jum’ah. You go and they just look so tired, they look so frustrated. They’ve heard the same things. Every Jum’ah is a political Jum’ah. Every Jum’ah is a hard Jum’ah. And all they have of Islam is Jum’ah, where Islam is rich. Every night, there are halaqas (circles) and zikrs and majlis (gatherings) and teachings and realities, infinite in realities. But the soul that is blocked from that reality, its symbol like a dried fish. It withers, withers, withers, almost as in a state in which it says, ‘Ya Shaykh,… they come, people come, and say Shaykh, I feel like I’m dead. I pray and I feel nothing. I do my ibadah (worship), and I feel nothing. I keep going and coming to the programs that they put, I feel nothing.’ And that’s a soul that has been locked and blocked from these oceans of reality. And these oceans are everywhere.
Keep the Way of Hub (Love) and Find People of Hub
So, then they come into our life, and describe, keep the way of muhabbat and love, hub, hub. And that in today’s world, they confuse that love with the wrong love. They confuse that love with lust and physical love. Because you hear these awliya (saints) are talking, and shaykhs are talking, love, and keep the way of love, and keep the way of love. And then everybody go and sleep with each other and say this is love. So, we’re following love. No, no, that’s not love, that’s completely something opposite. That is from the animalistic desires of your hawa and those have to be controlled, those have to be tamed.
This hub and this muhabbat, Allah (AJ) opens its understanding in the huroof. It means they’re the people of hub, the ha and the ba. And, they want to describe that when Allah (AJ) says, ‘They are, these people are muhyil qulub (reviver of the hearts). What I dressed of them, if you come into their presence, they emanate an energy from Allah (AJ).’
يَا مُحْيِي الْقُلُوْبِ، سَلَّامْ عَلَيك يَا مَاحِي الذِّنُوْبِ ، سَلَّامْ عَلَيك
Ya Muhyil qulubi, Salaam ‘Alayk Ya Mahidh dhunubi, Salaam ‘Alayk
O the reviver of the hearts, O the eraser of the sins, Peace be upon you
All of Holy Qur’an is Contained in Surat al-Fatiha
This means that, that ba, because you start the reality from what’s closest to you. So, you want to know ahlul hub (people of love), you come to the ba. And they begin to teach that all of Holy Qur’an in 30 juz (parts). 30 juz in 7 verses of Surat al-Fatiha. Then Allah (AJ) dress them with the realities of Surat al-Fatiha. That’s why their dua (supplication), bi sirrat Surat al-Fatiha. That within the secret that Allah (AJ) dress, through Prophet, “Atiullah, atiur Rasul, wa ulil amri minkum.” “… Obey Allah, Obey the Messenger, and those in authority among you…” (Holy Qur’an, 4:59) The ulil amr (saints) that taught them, guided them, lifted them, dressed them, was conveyed upon them the secret of Surat al-Fatiha. When they say Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, they understand its realities. When they say ‘Alhamdulillalhi Rabbil aalameen’, they understand its realities, all the way of Surat al-Fatiha.
﴾بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴿١﴾ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّـهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ﴿٢
1:1-2 – “Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem. Alhamdu lillaahi Rabbil ‘aalameen” (Surat Al-Fatiha)
“In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds” (The Opener)
They are dressed from the secrets of Surat al-Fatiha. And when they make their dua (supplication), then Allah (AJ) describe, all of that Surat al-Fatiha is in the secret of Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. So, it means they’re carrying the realities of holy Qur’an, on their soul.
Surat al-Fatiha Encompasses the Power of All Surahs of Qur’an
As a result of the secrets of Holy Qur’an, Allah (AJ) condense all of its realities because it’s like a laser. At that time, they didn’t know. Now, they understood lasers. Light, like, can be infinite. But if you want the power of the light, you want the ability to really manipulate that power, Allah (AJ) taught them lasers. What, they take a light, they put it into a mechanism that infinitely sends it back and forth and condenses it to a very fine line, and begin to cut. That laser now can cut through steel, can cut through wood, can cut through everything. Now they want to be able to shoot the laser from the Earth all the way up to the satellites. All of that technology is in the realities of nur (light). And Allah (AJ) describe in My Qur’an like that. My Surahs, all their power can be brought into Surat al-Fatiha.
Each Letter Expands – Alif Expands to Alif, Lam, Fa
So, when they recite Surat al-Fatiha, bi sirrat surat al Fatiha, all of the realities of Holy Qur’an is flowing in that, in that Fatiha that the angels take and deliver that to Allah’s (AJ) Divinely Presence. And then when they talk about the realities that every huroof of Holy Qur’an carries 20,000, 24,000, 12,000 realities. Some awliyaullah (saints) described it as 12,000, some described it as 24,000. In reality, it’s infinite. They can take alif and say ‘izzatullah.
They can say, alif is alif, lam, fa because each huroof opens like a flower. Alif becomes what? Alif – alif again, lam, and fa. So, now you took one understanding ‘izzatullah, and they opened it now into three. They can again describe the alif, the lam, and the fa, its realities. That alif – alif, lam, fa again, expands. The alif again becomes alif, lam, fa. The lam becomes lam, alif, meem. The fa becomes fa, alif. So, you went from one to three, to what is that, 12? It means they can infinitely expand depending upon how much Allah (AJ) put into the heart.
All of Surat al-Fatiha is in Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
So, it means that to understand that ba and who they are, is that Allah (AJ) describing, ‘All of these realities of Holy Qur’an is put into Surat al-Fatiha.’ And through the power of Surat al-Fatiha, Allah (AJ) then begin to describe from hadith of Prophet ﷺ that all of Fatiha can be found in the secret of the Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. So, merely when they recite Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem with all the secrets that Allah (AJ) unfolding, then brings out all again the secrets of Holy Qur’an, like a laser. They say, Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. All of those realities Allah (AJ) dressing in that Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem (In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful).
All of Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem is in the Ba
Then again described that all of the Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem is in the ba. So, they can say ba with the understanding, ‘Ya Rabbi, I’m asking from the secret of Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem’, the secret of Surat al-Fatiha, and all that expands for Your Qur’an al Majeed.’ Don’t limit Allah (AJ). Don’t say it’s not possible. Then you’re putting a limitation on Allah (AJ). We’re talking about Allah (AJ), we’re not talking about people. We’re talking about what Allah (AJ) can give, of His Mulk, “Qulillahumma malikul mulk…”
﴾قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِيِّ الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ٬ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلَّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ. اِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْئٍ قَدِيْرٌ سُوْرَةْ آَلِ عِمْرَان ﴿٢٦
3:26 – “Qulillahumma Malikul mulki, tu’til mulka man tashaau wa tanzi’ul mulka mimman tasha’u, wa tu’izzu man tasha’u, wa tudhillu man tasha’u, bi yadikal khayr, innaka ‘ala kulli shay’in qadir.” (Surat Ali-Imran)
“Say: O Allah, Master of the Kingdom, You give the Kingdom to whom You will, and You Take away the Kingdom from whom You will, You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will; in Your hand is [all] the good, Indeed, You are over all things Powerful.” (Family of Imran, 3:26)
That who can say, what I give, and what I don’t give? It’s not for you to limit Allah (AJ). Nobody can limit what Allah (AJ) want to give. He give to whom He wants to give. He can abstain from who He wants to abstain. There’s nothing you can do that forces, ‘Ya Rabbi, you have to give this to me.’ It’s incorrect, is impossible! Allah (AJ) is not forced to give anything. He can give and take it away.
Ibadur Rahman Carry the Secrets of Ba and Light of Qur’an
So, it means when they carry the secret of the ba is that, they’re carrying all the dress and the lights of Holy Qur’an. InshaAllah, tomorrow we talk about Holy Qur’an. What you’re understand is furqan (book of right and wrong). They carry the realities of Holy Qur’an. As a result of these realities that Allah (AJ) dressing and honouring their souls, they are walking reflections of this reality, of that Holy Qur’an is dressing them. They are inheriting from Prophet’s ﷺ inheritance in Surat ar-Rahman. Surat ar-Rahman is a description of Ibadur Rahman (servants of the Most Compassionate). These are the servants under the sifat (attribute) and the mulk of ar-Rahman. In Surat ar-Rahman describes them, “Allamal Qur’an, khalaqal insan.”
﴾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)
Awliya’s Souls Were Chosen by Allah (AJ) and Taught the Holy Qur’an in Heavens
Allamal Qur’an, I taught them the Qur’an before I created their insan. Before I created their humanity, I taught these souls the Qur’an. Their station is an ancient station. God is not, is not watching for us to do something here, and then randomly pick things. Allah (AJ) is like okay today, ‘Hey you, I’m going to raise you. You’re like the lucky contestant.’ No, these are ancient realities. Allah (AJ) described these souls, “Alastu bi rabbikum, wa qalu bala.”
﴾وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَنِي آدَمَ مِن ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ ۖ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ ۛ شَهِدْنَا ۛ … ﴿١٧٢
7:172 – “Wa idh akhadha rabbuka min banee adama min Zhuhorihim dhurriyyatahum wa ashhadahum ‘ala anfusihim alastu biRabbikum qalo bala shahidna …” (Surat Al-A’raf)
“And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam from their atoms/loins – their descendants and made them testify concerning themselves, [saying to them], “Am I not your Lord?” They said, “Yes, we do testify!” [This] – …’” (The Heights, 7:172)
In the oceans of souls, Allah (AJ) dressed them, blessed them, Allamal Qur’an, I taught all the realities upon your soul. These souls are honored souls in Divinely Presence. It means when you forget about malakut (heavenly realm) and the world of light, you become a person of only form. And we think that, oh maybe God chose you, maybe God chose. No, no, Allah (AJ) chose whom He chose in the world of light, not in the world of form. That choice came from the world of light, that these are honoured souls. They have tashreef (honour). And Allah’s (AJ) Nazar (gaze) upon them, dress upon them, blessing upon them. And as a result, Allah (AJ) described, ‘They’re from Allamal Qur’an (Holy Qur’an, 55:2). That my ancient knowledges, are continuously teaching them.’
Allah (AJ) Gave Prophet ﷺ the Best of Names, Abdullah
Then we do, we’ll go into the huroof a little bit, but people keep forgetting, because they said that Prophet ﷺ was a slave, astaghfirullah al azheem. Slave in your dunya (material world) mind is somebody you beat and you mistreat. You can never say that to Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. When you don’t understand what abd is, then better to stay quiet than to insult Prophet ﷺ. That it’s is not, it’s not a slavery, Allah (AJ) is not the owner of slaves.
Allah’s (AJ) abd, is that it’s a servanthood. They reached a level above, Rijal (Men of God). And that which Allah (AJ) says, ‘You’re my servant. Your ego, your reality, your everything is so complete, that I’m dressing you from the the best of dress.’ Prophet ﷺ described, ‘It’s the best of dresses. It was the best of names that Allah (AJ) gave to me, Abdullah.’ That abd was the dress of Allah’s (AJ) Illuminations and Lights.
عَنْ أَبِي وَهْبٍ الْجُشَمِيِّ وَكَانَتْ لَهُ صُحْبَةٌ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَسَمَّوْا بِأَسْمَاءِ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَأَحَبُّ الْأَسْمَاءِ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَعَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ…
‘An Abi Wahabil Jushamiyi wa kanat lahu suhbatun qala, qala Rasulullahi (s): “tasammaw be asmayil anbiyayi wa ahabbul asmayi illAllahi ‘Abdullahi, wa ‘Abdur Rahmani, …”
Abu Wahbil Jushami reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Name yourselves with the names of the prophets. The most beloved names to Allah are Abdullah (the servant of Allah), and Abdur Rahman (the servant of the Most Compassionate)” [Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4950]
The Four Khalifas Are Atoms That Surround the Nucleus, Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
That abd carried Allah’s (AJ) Ayn which is Allah’s (AJ) Ancient ‘Alim, ancient knowledges. Allah (AJ) granted their soul an ayn, that you’re a container and a carrier of my ancient knowledges. So, what were the khalifas (deputies) names? Abu Bakr (as) is Abdullah, Omar (as), Uthman (as), Ali (as) – four knowledges, sacred knowledges that contain the entire reality of an atom because the atom has four powers, and the nucleus is Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. The owner of all knowledges. From the Abd of Allah (AJ), Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, that ‘ayn is going to his four major khalifas.
Holy Qur’an is an Endless Ocean of Divinely Knowledge
They carry the knowledges and all the realities in which Allah (AJ) describe, ‘You’re a kawthar. You’re kathiran from My Oceans of Abundance. That if all the trees were pens, and all the oceans were ink, My Words from My ‘Alim would never end.’ They flow through your heart and through your soul, Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.’
﴾قُل لَّوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَادًا لِّكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَن تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَدًا ﴿١٠٩
18:109 – “Qul law kaanal bahru midaadal li kalimaati Rabbee lanafidal bahru qabla an tanfada Kalimaatu Rabbee wa law ji’naa bimislihee madadaa” (Surat Al- Kahf)
Say, “If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement.” (The Cave, 18:109)
From your soul, you’re the source of all power. You’re the source of Holy Qur’an, your soul. The Qur’an is alive, Qur’an is uncreated. It’s continuously oceans of hayat (ever-living), continuously coming. It’s not a printed book that just became printed and was a story of the past. It can’t be described as hayat because it’s not created, but it’s hay. It’s ever-living fountain that is flowing. It’s not a printed book. From that oceans of ‘alim, Allah (AJ) said, ‘My Words never end.’
The words don’t end at 114 surats (chapters). This is what you know of this dunya (material world). Ummul kitab is an infinite reality, in malakut (heavenly realm), where Allah (AJ) say, ‘My words never end.’ This means that qudra and that power, that moving as what we know of Qur’an through the heart of Prophet ﷺ is the power for the entire created universes and all of the heavens. And all the malaika (angels) and all the ‘arsh (throne), everything coming from that power, contained in the ‘ayn. As a result, Allah (AJ), ‘They’re the containers of My Ba.’
Abd is a Tremendous Title of Honour
The ba is that laser point of Qur’an. From the ba comes the Bismillah, comes the Fatiha, comes the entire Holy Qur’an is moving from the center of the laser, which is the ba. So, when you write ba, as if you’ve denoted a laser point of the power of Holy Qur’an – what type of power that must have! So, Allah (AJ) gave ayn, ba, and daal. They are the daleels and the guides of all of this dawam, all of this creation is been guided by that knowledge. Whose owner is Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ and his four khalifas that are containing and showing, and emanating that reality of knowledge. Every uloom and every knowledge coming from that reality.
So, when Allah (AJ) says “Abd,“ it’s a tremendous title of honour. That, I dressed you from all these realities. You reached My Satisfaction and I’m allowing you to be My Servant. My khalifa, to represent Allah (AJ) above the angels and the jinn. The angels are under the feet of awliyaullah (saints). It’s “atiullah, atiur Rasul, wa ulil amri minkum,” and malaika (angels) below.
﴾ياأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ…﴿٥٩
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…” (The Women, 4:59)
Angels Bowed Down to Adam (as) to Acknowledge Supremacy of Divinely Knowledge & Nurul Muhammad ﷺ
That’s why Allah (AJ), when He just wanted to show a little of the knowledge of Sayyidina Adam (as), what did He order? He ordered the angels bow down, bow down to this knowledge that this is transmitting, this is Nurul Muhammad ﷺ coming for you.
﴾وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ ﴿٣٤
2:34 – “Wa idh qulna lil malayikati osjudo li Adama fasajado illa ibleesa…” (Surat Al-Baqarah)
“And [mention] when We said to the angels, ‘Bow Down to Adam’; so they prostrated, except for Iblis…” (The Cow, 2:33)
Bow down and respect to their nur (light). And the angels, they submitted to the darajah (spiritual rank). As soon as they made the ihtiram (respect) and the bow, they acknowledged the supremacy of that knowledge. That it comes, Allah (AJ), from Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, and ulil amr (saints). They contain that reality – malaika (angels), and below them, jinn. So, it means abd is a tremendous dress. So, when Allah (AJ) give from these servants, the ba, they carrying that reality.
Ha of Hub – Reality of Ocean of Hayat (Ever-Living)
Then Allah (AJ) take their souls and dress them into the oceans of hayat (ever-living). You see the hayat in Rahman (Merciful) and in Raheem (Beneficient), the ha. Ar-Rahman is the oceans of nur (light). That Allah (AJ) take them and dress them into the oceans of al-Hayat, the ever-living attribute, and dress them and dip them in Rahman, and they become the ahle nur (people of light). Because Rahman and nur is dressing with a light.
Then, take their soul and dip them in sifat ar-Raheem and they become ahlul hayat (people of ever-living). That they have a nur and they have the oceans of hayat. From their right eye emanates sifat Rahman and they dress with nur (light). And from their left eye, they dress the sifat (attribute) of Raheem, from the oceans of hayat, and the ever-living. This means through the surah (face), they dress people with their light and from the oceans of al-Hayat.
Everyone Receives the Blessings in Halaqa Zikr, There is No Distinction
So, when we say hub and ahlul hub and the people of hub, is not the people of lust, not the people of following their desires. But these are the servants of Allah (AJ). That Allah (AJ) dressed their soul with these realities and these blessings. That they emanate this reality of Holy Qur’an. That’s why Mawlana Shaykh was saying, when awliyaullah (saints) are near you, they dress you. It’s not an empty association. And it’s not an association where they’re relying on you, where you have to do something to lift yourself up. No, you merely in that presence, from the soul and what Allah (AJ) dress their soul.
They’re dressing everybody in that association because Allah (AJ) makes no distinction. Allah (AJ) doesn’t say, ‘No, this one is rich one, you dress one. That one is a poor one, you don’t dress this one. This one is a new one, you dress this one. No, this one is an old one, don’t dress that one.’ No, that’s why the angels were astonished. In this halaqa (circle) of zikr, ya Rabbi, there’s somebody not meeting the qualifications of what you were describing as a good servant. Says, but there is no distinction. If those halaqa have awliya (saints) and the lights of the angels, and the angels are there, Prophet ﷺ must be there, must be awliyaullah to be present there, seen or unseen. As a result, everybody will be dressed. There’s no distinction. There’s no niyyat and there’s no intention. That’s why the power of the halaqas (circle of remembrance) is something that unimaginable.
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةِ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ:” إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَلَاَئِكَةَ سَيَّارَةٍ وَفُضَلَاءٍ، يَلْتَمِسُونَ مُجَالِسَ الذِّكْرِ فِي الْأرْضِ. فَإِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَى مَجْلِسِ ذِكْرِ حَفِّ بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضًا بِأجْنِحَتِهِمْ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ، حَتَّى يَمْلَئُوْا مَا بَيْنَهُمْ وَبَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا.
فَيَقُولُ اللهُ: مِنْ أَيْنَ جِئْتُم ؟ فَيَقُولُونَ: جِئْنَا مِنْ عِنْدَ عِبَادِكَ يُسَبِحُوْنَكَ وَيُكْبِرُوْنَكَ وَيُحْمِدُوْنَكَ وَيُهَلِّلُوْنَكَ وَيَسْأَلُوْنَكَ وَيَسْتَجِيرُوْنَكَ.
ثُمَّ يَقُولُ: اِشْهَدُوْا أَنِّيَّ قَدْ غَفَرَتْ لَهُمْ، وَأَعْطَيْتُهُمْ مَا سَأَلُوْنِي، وَأَجْرَتْهُمْ مِمَّا اِسْتَجَارُوْنِي.
فَيَقُولُونَ: رَبَّنَا، إِنَّ فَيَهُمُّ عَبْدَاً خَطَاءٍ جَلَسَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَيْسَ مِنْهُمْ.
فَيَقُولُ: وَهُوَ أَيْضًا قَدْ غَفَرَتْ لَهُ، هُمُ الْقَوْمُ لَا يَشْقَىٰ بِهُمْ جَلِيسُهُمْ. (أَخْرَجَهُ اَلبُخَارِيِ وَمُسْلِمْ)
‘An Abi Huraira (as) qala: Qala Rasulullahi (saws): “Inna Lillahi malayikatan sayyaratin wa fudulayin, yaltamisona majalisaz Zikre fil ardi. Fa iza ataw ‘ala majlisi zikri, haffi ba’duhum ba’dan bi ajnihatihim ilas samayi, hatta yamlao ma baynahum wa baynas samayid dunya.”
Fayaqolollahu: Min ayna jeytum? Fayaqolona: Jeyna min ‘inda ‘ibadeka yusbihonaka, wa yukaberonaka, wa yahmidonaka, wa yuhalllonaka, wa yasalonaka, wa yastajironaka…
Thuma yaqolo: ishhado anniya qad ghafarat lahum, wa a’taytuhum ma sa-aloni, wa ajrathum memma estajaroni. Fayaqolona: Rabbana, inna fihummu ‘abdan khatayin jalasa ilayhim wa laysa minhum.
Fayaolo: wa huwa aydan qad ghafarat lahu, humul qawmu la yashqa behum jalisuhum.
Abu Hurairah (ra) narrates from the messenger of Allah (pbuh) that, “There are Allah’s angels roaming the streets, looking for the People of Dhikr, When they find the gathering of zikr, they call out to each other and form a circle around this gathering that reaches to Sky. (When this gathering disperses, they return to the sky where they are questioned by Allah (AJ) although He is All-knowing: And Allah (AJ) says: “Where have you come from?”
The Angels reply: “We come from a gathering of Your servants who were praising you, glorifying you, thanking of you, and asking from you and seeking refuge in you.”
Then Allah (AJ) says: “I am making you witness that I have forgiven them, and I gave them what they have asked me, and I have granted them refuge from what they sought refuge from.” One of the angels says: “O my Lord, someone was there who did not belong to that group, but came (coincidentally) for some other needs/work.”
Allah (AJ) says: “Those are such a group of people that anyone who sits with them, regardless of their reason/intention, their sins will be forgiven and they won’t be deprived (from the blessings). [Al Bukhari & Muslim]
Halaqa of Zikr Shine Lights of Love and Mercy of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
The blessings of the halaqa is something unimaginable. And the rahmah (mercy) in which Allah (AJ) gave, it’s from “Wa maa arsalnaka illa rahmatan lil’alameen.”
﴾وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ ﴿١٠٧
21:107 – “Wa maa arsalnaka illa Rahmatal lil’alameen.” (Surat Al-Anbiya)
“And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad (pbuh)], except as a mercy to the worlds/creation.” (The Prophets, 21:107)
These are the gifts that were given to Prophet ﷺ. That your lovers whom love you, they dressed with the realities of Holy Qur’an because they accompanied you. Tomorrow night, we talk about the reality of Holy Qur’an. When we say that they carry the ba, it’s because these are ahle hub, people of love. Who do they love? They love Allah (AJ), but they love Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Because Allah (AJ) is giving to us, you, you’re in the world of creation, you love whom I love. They have such a love for Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ that they’re continuously accompanying ruhaniyat an Nabi ﷺ. As a result, they’re dressed from these lights, blessed from these lights. As a result, they are walking from that reality.
Hold Tight to the Rope of Allah (AJ) and the Knowledge of Awliya
So then they carry them and Allah (AJ) dressed them from the oceans of habl and hub, and the oceans of hayat (ever-living). And what Allah (AJ) said then? Hablillah, ‘Hold tight to the rope of Allah (AJ) and don’t separate,’ the hablillah.
﴾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)
So, what is the habl? What is the rope of Allah (AJ)? It’s the love that Allah (AJ) describing. So, Allah (AJ), there is no rope in the heavens where it extends down, and people hold to it. So, Allah (AJ) then describing through the hub. That these are the people of hub which means that keep the company of their lisan (tongue). The advice that they give and the talks that they give, they’re the oceans of al-Hayat (ever-living). And as they speak, they’re dressing you. Hold tight to their knowledges where Prophet ﷺ said, ‘Seek knowledge all the way to Seen (China).’
أُطْلُبُوا الْعِلْمَ وَلَوْ فِي الصِّيْنِ
“Uthlubul ‘ilma walaw fis Seen.”
“Seek knowledge even (if it is) in China.” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
To Seen, Seen, China, why? Because your whole life, seek knowledge. The knowledge because we started at the dried fish.
Ibadullah’s Energy Revives the Dead Hearts and Souls
So, when Allah (AJ) want to give a deeper understanding of hablillah, hold tight to the rope of Allah (AJ). Who is the rope of Allah (AJ)? Prophet ﷺ. Who are the representatives of Prophet ﷺ on Earth? Awliya. And when awliyaullah (saints) teach and speak, these are the frequencies of the oceans of hayat (ever-living). That their teaching, their company, their being in their presence, it revives the dead souls. So, merely if you come into their presence, the energy that emanating through them, through their zikr, through their chanting, through their association, what you eat, what you drink, in their presence, is what? Is going to be dressing your soul. Making the fish that was dead to come alive. And what’s the most dearest fish to Allah (AJ)? The souls. So, they’re muhyil qulub, that Allah’s (AJ) Sifat (attribute) run through them, dressed though them, blessed through them.
And we described if you think that’s big, look at the power of the sun. Allah (AJ) gave that to that creation. Is the giving to the power the sun more honoured or giving to “Wa laqad karama bani Adam”?
﴾وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ…﴿٧٠
17:70 – “Wa laqad karramna bani adama…” (Surat Al-Isra)
“And We have certainly honored the children of Adam…” (The Night Journey, 17:70)
This means what Allah (AJ) gave of the magnificence and power to the sun, why would He not give it to the creation He love the most? “Wa laqad karama bani Adam,” I have honoured you with the light of Prophet ﷺ. What I can give you of realities, no one can imagine. So, imagine then the soul of whom Allah (AJ) has honoured. It means that’s the realities of light, that people don’t contemplate.
And the hablillah is then keep to their advice, keep to their teachings, keep to their presence. As they speak, they’re dressing the souls of people. They raise the darajah (spiritual rank) so that when you hear these knowledges, you’re no longer like a dead fish. Because your soul at night goes, ‘Ya Rabbi, I heard these realities, these haqqaiqs and the realities of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.’ And Allah (AJ) said, ‘Jump, jump into that ocean, into that reality, take as much as you can of that reality.’
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.
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