Be the Moon and Follow the Sun –

Even if you are Nabi Musa (as)

Follow “A Servant Whom Has Attained A Mercy From Allah”

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

A’odhu billahi minash shaytaanir rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

The Sun is Superior and the light is Eternal

Alhamdulillah Allah ‘Azza wa Jal always shows the perfection outside of us, the perfection within nature, that everything is in complete tasleem (submission). Then to take an advice and to take an example from nature and our surroundings, to understand ourselves and our greater reality.

That Alhamdulillah: “Shamsi wa al Qamar, Shamsi wa al Qamar, shamsi wa al Qamar,” (the Sun and the Moon), that throughout holy Qur’an, Allah ‘Azza wa Jal is directing us that the shams which is superior and the light that is eternal. And that the light is a masculine and leadership, and is the leader reality. Allah ‘Azza wa Jal describes that that sun is always moving on its course. And that the qamar and the moon, its duty is only to follow. The relationship in that following, that Allah ‘Azza wa Jal describes that one doesn’t overtake the other.

لَا الشَّمْسُ يَنبَغِي لَهَا أَن تُدْرِكَ الْقَمَرَ وَلَا اللَّيْلُ سَابِقُ النَّهَارِ ۚ وَكُلٌّ فِي فَلَكٍ يَسْبَحُونَ ﴿٤٠

36:40 – “La ash Shamsu yanbaghee laha an tudrikal Qamara wa lal laylu sabiqu annahari, wa kullun fee falakin yasbahon.” (Surat Yaseen)

“It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) Ship Sailing  along in (its own) orbit (according to Law).” (Holy Quran, Yasin 36:40)

Empty Yourself from Dunya Like the Moon

imageMeans they don’t try to confuse each other’s roles. It is so important because when you look at the moon, at times you feel like it’s a sun light. Full moon means the moon of perfection- it shines so much light and illuminates everywhere that, for a moment you begin to think, “Maybe it’s the sun,” because of the amount of light that it’s reflecting.

Means everything about our spiritual path and the ways towards the heavens is teaching us, where Allah ‘Azza wa Jal is reminding that: “If your ego overtakes you, you begin to think that you are something. That maybe you are the sun, and the light that’s coming through you is because of you.”

Then they remind us that, “No, look at the role of the Qamar (moon), that it busies itself cleansing itself. It has no dunya on it.  There are nothing built upon the moon. It’s completely bare and empty, from what we can see.” That is the example of our life that: empty yourself, cleanse yourself, bear yourself of yourself. Get rid of yourself and just you follow the sun; follow the sun, make your whole direction towards the reality of the sun. 

Learn about the Sun, to Understand Nur Muhammad (s)

We are not following the external sun. But it has an example where Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says, “I’m showing you an example,” outside for us to understand the example inside.

سَنُرِ‌يهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ … ٥٣

41:53 – “Sanureehim ayatina fil afaqi wa fee anfusihim hatta yatabayyana lahum annahu alhaqqu, …” (Surat Al Isra)

“We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth…” (The Night Journey 41:53)

That which is more majestic and all that we take from the sun, imagine then the light of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where Allah ‘Azza wa Jal saying. Because you can substitute to understand the two. You breathe from that sun, you see from the light of the sun. You have food and vegetation from the light of the sun. Imagine then the light of Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,” Allah ‘Azza wa Jal describing. And Allah ‘Azza wa Jal upon the heart of that light.Madina on top of the World - by_mohem

But Allah ‘Azza wa Jal wants us to understand cause and effect, wants us to understand our surrounding. As you are breathing and eating from that light, the real source of that power, that’s why in the na’at and the nasheeds and all of that describes, ‘Your light outdoes the sun’. The Green dome of Madina, when it shines, it outshines the sun. It outshines the moon.

When the Green Dome of Madina comes in to Sight
The whole of Dunya is buried in its light

Anta shamsun, anta badrun        Anta Noorun fawqa Noori
Anta iksirul wa judi                   Anta misbah ul sudoori

You are the Sun,  You are the full moon,
You are light upon lights,

You are the Essence of existence,
You are the lamp and light in every breast

It is the source of the light of the sun and billions of suns within our entire universe besides our galaxy. It is the source of all the light and Allah ‘Azza wa Jal is the Power upon the heart of that reality. Means nothing in La ilaha illallah; but La ilaha illallah is the power of Muhammadun RasulAllah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

The Only Duty of the Moon is to Follow the Sun

Means then that relationship is the qamar. Its only duty is to follow the sun, follow the light; follow that which is eternal.

وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا ﴿١ وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا تَلَاهَا ﴿٢ وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا جَلَّاهَا ﴿٣ وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَاهَا ﴿٤

91:1-4 – ” Wash Shamsi wa duhaha. (1) Wal Qamari idha talaha. (2) Wan nahari idha jallaha. (3) Wal layli idha yaghshaha. (4)” (Surat ash Shams)                              

“By the Sun and his (glorious) Brightness; (1) By the Moon as she follows him; (2) By the Day as it shows up (the Sun’s) glory; (3) By the Night as it conceals it. (4) (Holy Quran, The Sun 91:1-4)

Then it teaches us its adab (manners). So when we are confused about our adab in dunya (material world), Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says, “Don’t be confused. Look at the nature, how its adab is.” Means the moon doesn’t overtake the sun. It knows its position. It knows its distance, it knows its course; it knows its purpose.

If we don’t know our self, there’s no way to know our Lord. Means what is the light that is governing us? So then we took a path of trying to know our self. In the process of knowing our self, they begin to teach: then make your life like qamar, make your life like the moon in which your whole love is to follow the love of Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and follow the Nur Muhammadi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so that we can gain Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s Love and Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s Satisfaction.

Learn Manners from the Moon

And then the whole adab begins to open, that the moon never questions the sun; doesn’t argue and debate with the sun, because Allah ‘Azza wa Jal describing, “They follow a course.” The moon never comes and says, “Are you sure you’re on the right course? Maybe I should be going a little bit this way, and I catch up with you later that way.” Means every example in our understanding we can find in that nature. Where Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says, “Its course is so precise,” and based on its course we have life on this dunya.

الشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ بِحُسْبَانٍ ﴿٥

55:5 – “Ash Shamsu wal Qamaru bihusban.” (Surat ar Rahman)                   

“ The sun and the moon [move] by precise calculation.” (Quran, The Beneficent)

All Ahlul Bayt, Ashab Nabi, and Awliya are the Moons

Now imagine the relationship between Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Ashab un Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam– they are all moons. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Ahl ul-Bayt un Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they are all full moons. Imagine Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the relationship with awliyaullah, who are the inheritors and moons.

أَصْحَابِيْ كَالنُّجُـــومْ بِأَيْهِمْ اَقْتَدَيْتِمْ اَهْتَدَيْتِمْ

“Ashabi kan Nujoom, bi ayyihim aqta daytum ahta daytum.”

“My companions are like stars. Follow any one of them and you will be guided.” Prophet Muhammad (saws)

This dunya doesn’t exist without the sun and the moon- no dunya (material world). No light, no warmth, no food, no breath and no air; all from Allah. If Allah ‘Azza wa Jal doesn’t provide a sun and a moon, there’s no life on that planet. Means our life is based on this relationship. It’s based on the barakah and the blessings and the nur (light), that Allah ‘Azza wa Jal sending through the soul of Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam; and that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam’s light is enough that doesn’t burn the creation but merely blesses it, “Wa ma arsalnaka illa rahmatan lil ‘aalameen,”

وَمَا أَرْ‌سَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَ‌حْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ ١٠٧

21:107 – Wa maa arsalnaka illa Rahmatan lil’alameen.”  (Surat Al Anbya )
“And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.”  (Holy Quran, The Prophets 21:107)

That Allah ‘Azza wa Jal sending these rahmah (mercy). It’s only for the sake of the rahmah: “Qulna ya naru ku ni bardan wa salaaman ala Ibrahim.”

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.” (Holy Quran, The Prophets 21:69)

Rahma (Mercy) of Nur Muhammadi Cools down the Fire

If for Ibrahim imagine coolness, imagine Allah ‘Azza wa Jal sending Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Means that light that emanating, “Qulna ya naru” is the power that emanates from Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s Divinely Presence and can be nowhere and be located nowhere except the qalb al Muhammadi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It has to always be from one location; this is the tawhid. That “Qul ya naru” is Allah’s Divinely Speech of ‘Qul قل’. Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says, “Nothing can contain My Qul قل, no planets, no mountain; nothing but the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.”

مَا وَسِعَنِيْ سَمَائِيْ ولا اَرْضِيْ وَلَكِنْ وَسِعَنِيْ قَلْبِ عَبْدِيْ اَلْمُؤْمِنْ
“maa wasi`anee Samayee, wa la ardee, laakin wasi’anee qalbi ‘Abdee al Mu’min.”

“Neither My Heavens nor My Earth can contain Me, but the heart of my Believing Servant.” (Hadith Qudsi conveyed by Prophet Muhammad (saw)

Qulna ya naru,” means, Qul قل “My Divinely Speech which is a Quwa– it is theDove carrying Fire - Bardan wa salaman source of all power, moving into the soul and the heart of that soul of Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.” And the reality of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, “kuni bardan wa salaaman (Be cool and Peaceful). ” If not for ‘bardan wa salaaman’ that Nur ul Muhammadi would have burned everything and burned it and made nothing to live upon it.

Allah ‘Azza wa Jal described, “Even the sun come a little bit close, everything will burn; goes a little bit far, everything will freeze from coldness [on earth].” Means the perfection of the reality of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And our life is to be dressed by that light, be blessed by that light, move into the light.

Until you Know yourself, Don’t Claim that you Know Allah

Then our path is that you get rid of yourself. And spend your whole life trying to know yourself, and until you know yourself don’t claim that you know Allah ‘Azza wa Jal. Because you talk to people and they think that because they see things or hear things and have different experiences- this is only the beginning of the way.

Follow the Sun, Even if You are Nabi Musa (as)

And even in holy Qur’an, the example of Sayyidina Khidr and Nabi Musa alayhis salaam. That when Allah wants you to learn something, even if you are Nabi Musa alayhis salaam, you have to stay quiet. Because anybody comes, you say, “No I can see things, I have visions. I’m talking to this spiritual person, that spiritual person.” Allah ‘Azza wa Jal giving an example: if you want from one of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s servants, ilm ul laduni.

فَوَجَدَا عَبْدًا مِّنْ عِبَادِنَا آتَيْنَاهُ رَ‌حْمَةً مِّنْ عِندِنَا وَعَلَّمْنَاهُ مِن لَّدُنَّا عِلْمًا ﴿٦٥

18:65 – “Fawajada ‘abdan min ‘ibadinaa ataynahu rahmatan min ‘indina wa ‘allamnahu mil ladunna ‘ilma” (Surat al Kahf)

“And they found a servant from among Our servants to whom we had given mercy from us and had taught him from Us [Unseen/Heavenly] knowledge.” (Quran, The Cave 18:65)

That (ilm Laduni) is what you wanted [if you don’t want it, do your own thing, go your own way]; if you want it, the whole adab (manner) is set by the example of Sayyidina Khidr and Nabi Musa alayhis salaam.

Don’t Ask Questions, Stay Quiet and Follow the Guide 

And the whole time Sayyidina Musa (as) is using his connection, using his spiritual ability, to question your authority. Then Allah ‘Azza wa Jal is reminding us, “That’s not the sun and the moon.” That, “you merely follow, that was your job.” On this reality, if you want to be a moon, then you have to follow Sayyidina Khidr (as). It’s not your job to ask and question every step of the way because then you are being a sun, you are being a source of light.

You (Musa (as) were a sun for your people but under the nation of Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you are a moon. And if you are going to be a moon and want to reach the realities of Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, stay quiet and follow alayhis salaatus salaam.” [This is Qur’an, this is not me. I’m nobody.]

Allah ‘Azza wa Jal gives in Suratul Kahf, Ashab ul Kahf, gives the example: When Sayyidina Khidr kept mentioning that, “From what you want, because you came and you wanted it; then accompany me but don’t ask any questions until I ask and give you permission to ask.

18:66 – ”Qala lahu mosa hal attabi’uka ‘alaa an tu’allimani mimma ‘ullimta rushda. (Surat al Kahf)

Moses said to him, “May I follow you on [the condition] that you teach me from what you have been taught of sound judgement? (The Cave 18:66)

18:70 “Qala fa-ini ittaba’tanee fala tasalnee ‘an shay-in hatta ohditha laka minhu dhikra. (Surat al Kahf)

[Khidr] He said, “Then if you follow me, do not ask me about anything until I make to you about it mention.” (Holy Quran, The Cave 18:70)

Heart is in Submission, The  Head is Asking Questions

Means they are teaching the example of the sun and the moon. You follow your course; your destination is the light. Your destination is Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s Rida and Satisfaction.The Sun and The Moon Inside Us. The question is coming from the head and not from the heart. The heart is in tasleem and the heart should enter into the reality of tasleem.

Then Allah ‘Azza wa Jal gives us a sun and the moon within ourselves. Because this is many layers of reality, that look at the outside, say, “Okay the perfection of my creation.” Why look on the outside, because Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s the manager, saying, “With My Power, My Might and My Anger, because if it moves, it will be obliterated and be taken away.” See how that moon and that sun move exactly in their course? Our time is from that relationship.

6:96 – “Faliqul isbahi wa ja’ala al layla sakanan wash Shamsa wal Qamara husbanan, Dhalika taqdeerul ‘Azeezil ‘Aleem.“  (Surat al Anam)                        

“[He is] the cleaver of daybreak and has made the night for rest and the sun and moon for calculation. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.“ (Holy Quran 6:96)

By the nanosecond, its course is precise. It doesn’t drift; it doesn’t go this way, it doesn’t go that way. You see that? Be like that.

The Way to Open the Spiritual Senses

Be Nothing – The Sun will Shine upon You and Make You a Moon

Then we took a path of trying to submit: “Even I know, in the presence of the sun I know nothing. Even I see, in the presence of that sun, I see nothing. Even I have whatever I think I have; in the presence of the sun I have nothing.” Be nothing, be nothing, be nothing, and the sun begins to illuminate its light and shine upon you. And then you become a moon for creation.

Wherever you go, that light is being dressed and blessed, not being mixed by yourself, because you train yourself to be nothing. When you become nothing, means then their light can come through you, and that’s the holy hadith that: “If you come with voluntary love, I will be the ears in which you hear,” because you trained yourself to go.

“…, 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

When you train yourself, ‘I’m nothing’; then Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says, “Then We are taking over your hearing.” You train yourself to be nothing, “We are seeing through your eyes. We are breathing through your breath. We are speaking on your tongue.” As much as you’re training, you train yourself to be quiet- why? So that they can open the tongue.

Stop Hearing Waswas, Stop Seeing the Dirtiness of Dunya

These are all the different attributes that Allah ‘Azza wa Jal going to dress, that, “Your voluntary love, I’m going to begin to dress you.” 3 Wise Monkeys - Don't Hear, See, talk EvilThe sun is going to dress you. The hadith is going to dress you of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that he’s going to take over your hearing when you stop hearing your waswas. Stop hearing what’s coming as a voice into your head. That’s not a true voice. You shut it off and it’s nothing, it’s nothing, it’s nothing; then they begin to open a Divinely hearing. You hear from your reality what Allah wants you to hear. You see what Allah ‘Azza wa Jal wants you to see when you stop seeing through these eyes but see through the eyes of your heart. These eyes have nothing to show us, just the dirtiness of dunya.

Purify Your Breath and Sanctify Your Tongue

When you sanctify your breath and purify your breath, Allah ‘Azza wa Jal, said; “I become the breath in which you are breathing from My Divinely Qudra (power).” Purify and sanctify your tongue means don’t lie, don’t backbite; don’t talk when you’re not supposed to talk. The tongue can be worse than the pen because once it says something you cannot take it back.

And the tongue has the ability to show the dirtiness of what’s hidden within the heart. Imagine if somebody’s tongue is bad, how bad their heart must be. That’s why Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says in holy Qur’an, “They are saying bad things but what’s in their heart is far worse.” 

3:118 – “…wad doo ma ‘anittum qad badatial baghdao min afwahihim wa ma tukhfee Sudooruhum Akbaru,… ” (Surat al ‘Imran)           

” …Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater… ” (Quran 3:118)

So then the path was a path of controlling your tongue. You even have to put a rock; in Naqshbandiya, we are inheriting from Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq. Put a rock in your mouth for 8 years and don’t talk, because the rock in the mouth means you have to take it out, “Oh! I wasn’t supposed to talk,” put it back in. So then in case you fall and trip, “Oh I forgot, he asked me a question. I said something again.”

Hands and Reality of Bayah (Covenant)

Hands is to purify your rizq and sustenance so that Yad-Allah , Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s Hand be upon your hand “Innal ladheena yubayi’onaka innama yubayi’onAllah.

That the bayah is a pledge that we made to Allah ‘Azza wa Jal when we came onto this earth.

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.”

“Indeed, those who give Baya (pledge allegiance) to you, [O Muhammad] – they are actually giving Baya (pledge allegiance) to Allah. The hand of Allah is over their hands. So he who breaks his pledge/word only breaks it to the detriment/Harm of himself. And he whoever fulfills (their Bayat) that which he has promised Allah – He will grant him a great reward. “(Surat Al Fath (Victory) 48:10)

Then Allah ‘Azza wa Jal describes in Suratul Tawbah that, “We took from you your dunya and We gave to you aakhirah in exchange, and you fulfilled your ahad, your covenant and your pledge, your bayah that you made.”

Now the people who translate holy Qur’an, they want to hide that. So they don’t put the word bayah; they put like a deal you made, like it’s a bazaar and you made a deal. And Suratul Tawbah 9, verse 111-

9:111 – ‘Inna Allaha Ashtara Minal Mu’umineena ‘Anfusahum Wa ‘Amwalahum Bi anna Lahum AlJannata, …Wa’dan ‘Alayhi Haqqan fit Tawrati wal Injeeli wal Qur’ani, Wa Man Awfa Bi ‘ahdihi Mina Allahi, Fastabshiro Bi bay’ikum Al Ladhi Baaya’tum Bihi, Wa Dhalika Huwal Fawzul `Azeem. (Surat At TAwbah)

Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise…[It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah ? Then rejoice in your Bayat which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great achievement. (The Repentance 9:111)

This is ahad and the bayah that Allah ‘Azza wa Jal describes. Tawbah (repentance), because we are from the people of the Baab at-Tawbah, and Allah ‘Azza wa Jal confirming that, “We took your dunya and We’ll give you an aakhirah in exchange, and that you had a covenant and contract with Us,” that, “before we sent you onto this earth, you had a contract with Us. Did you complete your contract before you meet Me?”

Most don’t know but Rijalullah , they reached to their contract with Allah ‘Azza wa Jal, says, “Your contract is being in the process of being completed and your bayah is a real bayah (allegiance).” Means you have completed and took the hand that Allah ‘Azza wa Jal wanted you to take.

If they would really say the word ‘bayah’ because of the ones who know Arabic, they know it; but when they translate it and they don’t use ‘bayah’ then nobody’s looking to take bayah. If they knew that they had to have bayah, they had to complete their bayah, complete their covenant before they meet Allah ‘Azza wa Jal. And that becomes the whole reality of the moon that follows the light, follows the sun.

The Universe Within

The Sun (Heart), the Moon (Head), and 11 Stars (Organs)

Then Allah ‘Azza wa Jal gives us an example then within ourselves: “Do you see how I manage this universe? I gave you a universe within yourself, that you have infinite amounts of creation.” Every cell, they say you have 3 to 4 trillion cells within your body, entire universe. “I gave you a shams which is your heart. I gave you a qamar which is your head, and I gave you eleven organs just like this galaxy. Each organ that is nourished and sustained by your heart.” Then we understand that we are a walking galaxy.    

12:4 -“Idh qala Yosufu li abeehi ya abati innee raaytu ahada Ashara kawkaban wash Shamsa wal Qamara raaytuhum le sajideen.” (Surat Yusuf)            

“[Of these stories mention] when Joseph said to his father, “O my father, indeed I have seen [in a dream] eleven stars and the sun and the moon; I saw them prostrating to me.” (Holy Quran, Joseph)

Shaykh is the Custodians of the Light

Allah ‘Azza wa Jal then says, “If you can follow like a qamar and you can follow like a moon, the way of taffakur,” because the way of taffakur is you annihilate, you annihilate, you annihilate; take the dress of the shaykh. It’s not about you. It’s about taking the dress of the shaykh. If the shaykh is dressing you with that light so much, what happens? The heart begins to open because it’s Allah’s light. They are the custodians of Allah’s light. If Allah sends too much that light and that person not ready, they be dead.

Qulna ya naru kuni bardan wa salaaman.” If Allah ‘Azza wa Jal say, “Okay I’m going to give you directly into your heart,” you would be dead, khushi’a.

Musa (as) Wanted to go Directly to Allah (aj)

That’s why Nabi Musa alayhis salaam asked in Qur’an, “Ya Rabbi, let me see you. I don’t need to have any intermediary, no bardan wa salaaman for me. Let me see you directly ya Rabbi!” Allah said: “Okay you want to see Me here, I’m going to show you something but it’s not going to be Me. I’m going to show you Nur ul Muhammadi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I’m going to show you My Glory.” What’s Allah’s Glory? The light of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

7:143 –  ” Wa lamma jaa Musa limeeqatina wa kallamahu Rabbuhu, qala rabbi arinee anzhur ilayka, Qala lan taranee wa lakini onzhur ilal jabali fa inistaqarra makanahu, fasawfa taranee, falamma tajalla Rabbuhu lil jabali ja`alahu, dakkan wa kharra Musa sa`iqan, falamma afaqa qala subhanaka tubtu ilayka wa ana awwalul Mumineen.” (Surat al A’raf) 

 “When Moses came to the place appointed by Us, and his Lord addressed him, He said: “O my Lord! show (Thyself) to me, that I may look upon thee.” Allah said: “By no means can you see Me (direct); But look upon the mountain; if it remain in its place, then you will see Me.” When his Lord manifested His glory on the Mount, He made it as dust. And Moses fell down unconcious. When he recovered his senses he said: “Glory be to Thee! To Thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe (of believers).” (Holy Quran, The Heights)

The light shone and Nabi Musa was out. This is the example for us, where Allah ‘Azza wa Jal say, “If Nabi Musa, Kalimullah, is going to pass out like a state of death and then be revived,” we stand no chance, so that we need the reflection from awliyaullah: ateeullah atee ur Rasul wa ulil amrin minkum.

Awliyaullah (Saints) with their Light, Can Lit the Heart

…ياأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ

4:59 – Ya ayyu hal ladheena amanoo Atiu Allaha 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. ” (Holy Quran, The Women, 4:59)

We need the reflection of awliyaullah because they are bardan wa salaaman. They send a cool and peaceful light as you are able to approach. As your ability is improving, your ibadah is improving, you worshipness improving, you follow in istiqam, you keep firm in following, they begin to send, they begin to send, they begin to send until the heart can become lit.

That enough of that light is coming into the heart, staying in the heart and the heart becomes lit with the light, like a pilot light that goes off. That light, if Allah ‘Azza wa Jal give a permission in the heart of the believer to be lit, it is eternally lit and there’s no way to un-light that light. Even the sins like a mountain, Allah ‘Azza wa Jal keeps that amanat and that trust that was given. What Allah ‘Azza wa Jal gives can never be taken away. And Allah ‘Azza wa Jal will clean that servant either in dunya or in the grave to reach what they achieve.

But if that one didn’t destroy that, that pilot light is lit within the heart and that becomes the source of shams. That becomes the shams within the heart of the believer, that as soon as they make a zikr, it’s like a fragrance that hits that light and begins to burn with a fragrance, with an energy that fills the room. People can feel it and pious people can smell it, the fragrance that coming from that heart. It’s lit and the zikr of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal like the ethereal gases of the heavens, it merely begins to descend and lights the entire being.

And their hearts are suns for their being. And Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says, “Now you’re inheriting from My universe. ‘Wa laqad karamna bani Adam’– I gave you an entire galaxy.”

17:70 – “Wa laqad karramna bani adama…” (Surat al Isra)

“We have certainly honored the children of Adam…” (The Night Journey 17:70)

Before you can inherit to become from the managers who are awliyaullah. The awliya are the managers of the universe. Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says, “Before you can become manager of the universe, manage your own galaxy.”

You Don’t Know Yourself,

Don’t talk About Allah, Prophet (s) and Awliya

‘Who knows himself will know his Lord’ and if you don’t know yourself, no way to claim you know your Lord. Don’t speak of awliya, don’t speak of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal, don’t speak of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam– you’re embarrassing everybody. If you don’t know your names and your seven names in their presence, who are you to speak up for them? Say, “How you’re going to claim that you know us? You don’t know your names. So don’t talk about us, we get embarrassed because you said the wrong things.”

There are people who go talking about Allah ‘Azza wa Jal all the time on YouTube. Ask them: “Do you know your seven names?” They say “No.” So how you don’t know yourself and you want to know Allah ‘Azza wa Jal?

Means at that time, the Sahabi teach us: put a rock in your mouth. Busy yourself trying to know yourself: “Ya Rabbi, who am I? You have sent me onto this earth, what am I, what are my names in Your Presence? What is my name on this dunya? What is my name in Your first paradise all the way to your seventh paradise and in Your Divinely Presence? What are my names; who knows himself? What are the purposes of those names? What are the tajalli of that name and how are those names going to be supporting me?”

Means then they begin to teach: if we reach to that, all those secrets within the heart, the six powers of the heart. The reality means the heart opens, becomes a sun and all your organs will be dressed from that reality. Your blood will be dressed from that reality, your breath will be dressed from that reality- all through the taffakur (contemplation) and the muraqaba (meditation).

Means if they follow a way and they don’t make taffakur and they don’t make the muraqaba to know themselves, then how anything going to be achieved? Can you achieve anything if you heart is not opening, and the realities are not opening? And the character is not like a moon? If the character is not like a moon in which it follows, it follows exactly the course that’s been written for it, then it be like a Fir’aun (Pharoh). As soon as something open, it would do everything on its own and destroy everything. And that would be fir’aun (saying) anna Rabb ul a‘la (I am the Lord Most High).

Means then this way is a solid and stamped way. And we pray that Allah ‘Azza wa Jal dress us from the lights of Sayyidina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the reality of the sun of the entire universe, the Nur ul-Muhammadi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which is the source of all emanations and blessings; and Allah ‘Azza wa Jal upon the heart of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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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