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
A’udhu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Alhamdulillahhir Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu wa Salaam ala Ashrafil Muslimeen Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammad ul Mustafa ﷺ bi Madadakum an Nazarakum Sayyiddi Ya Rasul e Kareem Ya Habib ul Azeem. A’udhu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Atiullaha wa atiur Rasula wa Ulil amre minkum, ana abdukal ‘ajeez, wa dayeef, wa miskin, wa zhalim, wa jahl, and but for the grace of Allah (AJ) that we are still in existence.
﴾أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ… ﴿٥٩…
4:59 – “…Atiullaha wa atiur Rasula wa Ulil amre minkum…” (Surat An-Nisa)
“… Obey Allah, Obey the Messenger, and those in authority among you…” (The Women, 4:59)
Secret of Numbers and Division in the Way of Tazkiyah (Purification)
InshaAllah, a reminder for myself that in this way of tazkiyah (purification) and the way of realities, that Allah (AJ) has a secret in everything; in understanding ourself and in understanding the characteristics. And why in testings and in relationships and work and every environment, when a imtihan and test comes, how Allah (AJ) is going to extract a reality for us. That what Allah (AJ) brings from the reality of math. So, when the haqqaiq (realities) that you’re searching for, from 36. So, I want to know about the reality of the number 36. When they talk about numbers this has to do with Qur’an and the heavens. They’re not interested in the numbers of me and you, our life, our birth, our birth date, our month – this is from dunya (material world).
Akhirah (hereafter) and malakut (heavenly realm), when the servant is told that 36 is heart of Qur’an and they begin their tafakkur and contemplation. They look at the 36 and then Allah (AJ) gives them then a number that this 36 in relation to the 9, which are the sultans (kings)! And that’s why all of our teaching about the most powerful number, single digit number is 9. That from 1 – al awwal (first), 9 – wal akhir (last). And this 1 through 9 is the power of 19. 10 is 1 with a nuqt (dot). 11 is 1 with a 1. So, 9 is the sultan of numbers.
So, in the sultanate (kingdom) and to know the reality of Holy Qur’an Surat Yaseen is 36th, you take…Allah (AJ) makes us to learn division, that take 36, divide it by 9, and what comes is a product. And in this way of reality 4 is a haqqaiq. So, the subject was the 36; I was dividing it by a reality so that its truth would come out to me. So, it means there must be a secret in this 4. The 4 elements, the 4 khalifas (deputy), the 4 valves of the heart – many, many understandings.
Allah (AJ) Causes All the Conditions to Test Us
But in our personal relationship Allah (AJ) is using the same principle. That you have an understanding of a character that Allah (AJ) wants me to understand an issue. “Ya musabbibal asbab” (O Originator of causes!) that Allah (AJ) causes a condition.
يَا مُسَبِّبَ الأَسْبَابِ
Ya musabbibal asbab
O Originator of causes!
There’s an issue cause in my imtihan and in my testings, Allah (AJ) wants to test me to bring out a reality. Those whom are from Ahle taffakur (people of contemplation), they have to contemplate that “Ya musabbibal asbab,” that Allah (AJ) is the one who brings a condition. So brings an incident, you have a fight with your spouse. The fight that comes out and the beginning of all the reactions, we’ll call that the ‘Issue’ like the 36. The fight that Allah (AJ) is the one who causes, he writes for a condition to happen.
An Issue Divided by Yourself Equals to Your Character
That a spark will come. Then this is only about me, not about the spouse, not about anyone else because I’m on a path to my grave. I don’t need to know your station, your grave. I need to know my grave. So, when an issue happens in my life and I divide that by me the resulting answer will come out of a characteristic. So, I take the fight, I divide it by me and what came out will be the result and that’s why “Ya musabbibal asbab, ya mufattihul abwab (O Opener of doors!).” Allah will open a door if you understood what came out of you as a result of that imtihan (test).
يَا مُفَتِّحُ الأَبْوَابِ
Ya mufattihul abwab
O Opener of doors!
Your Reaction to a Situation is More Important Than the Issue
A condition happens in life, a fight between spouses, between children, between employer, it doesn’t really matter. The fight, the situation was brought into my life, it came to me, as a result what happens? I became angered, I began to say things from my mouth. I began to say all these issues from my mouth. Allah (AJ) wants that. What happens as a result of a test that came to you from the equal side, not the issue that we fought. No, cause Allah (AJ), He would make any condition to happen. Because 99.9% of the people are stuck on the issue that we fought because you talked in a bad way to me. But as soon as we started to fight, I started to use swear words, I cursed you, screamed at you. All the words I used at you that’s what Allah’s (AJ) concerned. Not that you guys started to fight.
“Musabbibal asbab” is of course Allah’s (AJ) going to ignite a situation. *Boom* – hit it. Soon as it hit you Allah (AJ) wants you to study the reaction. Your reward is in the reaction and not the issue. But 99% of the people is now, ‘Why you said that to me? If you wouldn’t have talked like this to me, we wouldn’t have fought.’ I said but you lost the focus. Allah’s (AJ) testing us. He wanted a situation in which we got angered. As a result, he wanted to see how do you react in this anger. Because the way of tazkiyah (purification) is not something simple. When Allah (AJ) wants to bring something that’s hidden within me and I don’t even think it exists.
So, then the majority of people are stuck on the issue. ‘Why you talk to me like that? Why you said like that to me?’ And there’s no growth, there’s no reality in that at all. That’s where all humanity will argue, the ‘issue.’ ‘Why you did like that? No, it was your fault, you started like that. No, no you started like that.’ Tazkiyah comes and says, ‘No, no leave that whole thing, it doesn’t matter’. This person in your life, the more loved, the more easier it is for Allah (AJ) to push your button. It can’t be the mailman. You don’t care what the mailman says. It’s your children, loved ones, mothers, parents, relatives, somebody whom is dear to you is the one Allah’s (AJ) pushing the button. He hit and a rocket goes.
Our Words Show the Condition of Our Hearts
So, then the tazkiyah comes and teaches that when you got angry and you said 1, 2, 3, 4 horrible things, Allah (AJ) hold you to account. That’s, that’s the issue, why you said these things like that? Because when He makes a condition and opens the door, not only the door of paradise but the door to your self. That these words you use when you fight, these things that we say when we fight and we angered, Allah (AJ) wants those to be cleaned. Allah (AJ) says, ‘These words that you use when you become angry if your words were bad, imagine what’s in your heart, it’s worse. Because maybe you say, ‘No, I was just angry with you, I didn’t mean to say that.’ But no tariqah (spiritual path) comes and Allah (AJ) is inspiring within our heart, no, no as a matter of fact Allah (AJ) says, ‘It’s far worse.’
﴾وَدُّوا مَا عَنِتُّمْ قَدْ بَدَتِ الْبَغْضَاءُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ ۚ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ ۖ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ ﴿١١٨…
3:118 – “…Wad doo ma ‘anittum qad badatial baghdao min afwahihim wa ma tukhfee Sudooruhum Akbaru, qad bayyana lakumul Ayaati, in kunum ta’qiloon.” (Surat Ali-Imran)
“…Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, and what their hearts conceal is far worse. We have made plain to you the signs, if you have wisdom.” (Family of Imran, 3:118)
Whatever they said from their mouth is nothing compared to what’s really in their heart. And every time they get angry the same words keep coming out, ‘You’re like this, you’re like this, you’re like this.’ No coincidence you say those things; it’s what’s in your heart is far more greater disrespect and anger for that person.
Allah (AJ) Creates a Condition to Open the Door to Our ‘Self’
So, it’s never the issue, that’s why all humanity is on the wrong part of this equation. If you want the secret of 36, you don’t just keep staring at 36. 36 divided by 9 brings a secret of 4. So, there’s a secret in that reality. “Ya musabbibal asbab,” Allah (AJ) puts it “mufattihul abwab” is on the equations side. If you want the goal, you want the secret, you want the reality, it’s on the other side with the equation.
Ya musabbibal asbab = Ya mufattihul abwab
O Originator of causes = O Opener of doors
Your Reward is in the Reaction and Not the Issue
We got angered, got into a fight and Allah (AJ) trained you, ‘Don’t say anything.’ What you start to repeat, what you begin to say, how you’re reacting, there’s the reward. It doesn’t matter what the person did – why you said like that? That’s not important because Allah’s (AJ) bringing that condition and Allah (AJ) wants you to reach a point in which your reaction is not like that. Your reaction is just to remain silent, ‘Hmm, okay,’ angered because the person’s angry. But the words that you’re using, the phrases that you’re saying, the expressions that are coming out, Allah (AJ) showing the condition within the heart. That you are on a path of tazkiyah, you are on a path of goodness, you are on a path of good characteristics, then why all these horrible things come out? ‘Oh! because the person bothered me.’ No, no, no, that’s not the way the tariqah looks at it.
Allah (AJ) wrote the plan, Allah (AJ) brought the condition. He wants to bring out a reward. Are you always going to fall back on all these bad issues that are coming out from your heart, coming out from your mouth? Or do we take a path in which our life is to identify that. Once you identify and say that I said, ‘You’re this, I said you’re rotten.’ You’re with a friend, you may get into an argument and you say some rotten things. ‘Yeah you think you’re like this because you have this car, because you have like money. You have like this, like this.’ Once you identified, ‘Okay, it’s not the issue for me to worry about. Allah’s (AJ) going to make me to argue with anybody he wants me to argue with.’
Do Muhasabah – Every Argument Brings Out Our Contamination
When I identify what I was saying and I write that down, that’s called ‘accounting,’ “muhasabah,” muhasabah. So, it means when we are the people of tafakkur, we stop, we realize Allah’s (AJ) going to test us, every argument is going to bring out my contamination. When Allah (AJ) bothered shaitan He found he’s not making sujood (prostration), everything he did was from pride. One test from Allah (AJ) that ‘Bow down,’ he said, ‘No.’ It wasn’t the argument that was important but his tafakkur should have said that, ‘I’m not going to bow down.’ Then Allah would have pointed out, ‘You know why you don’t bow down; it’s cause you’re jealous. He got a station you thought you were going to get.’
So, if we’re not identifying the right part of the formula, not the issue, why we got into argument, who cares why we got into argument, a dog could have been thrown in the argument. But the reaction that you had, the words that you used, if you write those that becomes your muhasabah. You write your reactions, you write the words that you use, when I fought this person, when I argued with this person. These words will show your character defect. Majority of people have jealousy. So, they use words that you can tell those are jealous words. Enmity, they wish they had what you had. All of these characteristics will come out with this muhasabah and accounting. What words I use, I write that down. Then I begin to meditate, ‘Why I said like this to this person.’ And Allah (AJ) inspire your heart these are words of jealousy. You’re jealous of this person. Maybe they achieve something you didn’t, maybe they are something in your eyes that you’re not. Whatever it is Allah (AJ) said, ‘That’s what’s important.’
If you want to grow and you don’t know that you have jealousy, you don’t know that you have enmity, you don’t know that you have pride and you think it’s well, ‘No, you talk to me wrong and therefore we’re fighting,’ you didn’t gain anything. Allah (AJ) says, ‘What are you going to do with that issue?’ That’s okay, are you want to control the world to talk to you in a nice way. How the world is going to talk to you in a nice way? That’s not a problem. Who cares anyone talk to you nice or not nice.
Change Yourself, Then Allah (AJ) Will Change the Condition Around You
Then Allah (AJ) guides through Qur’an, ‘I don’t change a condition of a people’…. My family, me, my children, my relationship ‘until this person changes what’s within themselves.’
﴾إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ ﴿١١…
13:11 – “…Inna Allaha la yughayyiru ma bi qawmin hatta yughayyiro ma bi anfusihim…” (Surat Ar-Ra’d)
“Indeed Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (The Thunder, 13:11)
We can’t change the condition. ‘Talk to me nicer when we get together. You’re always rude when you talk to me.’ That’s not what Allah (AJ) said. Allah (AJ) said, ‘You change yourself, I will change the condition around you.’ Because the reverse is the same: ‘You’re not changing yourself and I’m not changing your condition.’ Because you’re playing now, being stubborn with Allah (AJ), ‘I’m not gonna change.’ And Allah’s (AJ) saying, ‘I’m not changing your condition. As a matter of fact, I’m going to send 10 people to be rude to you, 10 people to talk bad to you, 10 people that insult you.’ Why you want something, maybe you didn’t identify you have pride that you have all these characteristics.
Your Sickness Has a Remedy
So, then again in summary Allah (AJ) makes a condition to happen. I divide that by me not the other person, not anyone else. Allah (AJ) wants to test me, what is that test about? What comes out of it? My words. These words, if I am true to myself and write them, contemplate on these words, you’ll find the characteristic. Those faults and bad characteristics, if you address them and identify them, acknowledge your sickness by them, Allah (AJ) begin to change your condition. Because you realized yourself, ‘Ya Rabbi, I’m a jealous person, take this desire from my eyes. Don’t let me to be jealous of people.’ There’s a remedy for every sickness. When I have enmity, when I have anger, when I have pride, there are ways in which to work on that characteristic. We pray that Allah (AJ) dress us and bless us and give us a correct understanding. So, 36 divided by 9 brings out the secret of 4.
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: July 12, 2020
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