Second Level

Station of the Sir سِر Secret

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

Spiritual Vision

Mars – The Red Planet – Iron

وَإِن تَجْهَرْ‌ بِالْقَوْلِ فَإِنَّهُ يَعْلَمُ السِّرَّ‌ وَأَخْفَى ﴿٧
20:7 “Wa in tajhar bil qawli fa innaHu yalamus Sirra wa Akhfa” (Surat Taha)

“If you speak aloud, (it is no matter): for verily He knows what is secret and what is yet more hidden.” (Holy Quran 20:7)

The Station of Sir (secret) is symbolized by the Mars, the Red planet that represents the iron and magnetismThis is the state of Ruhaniya (Spirituality), where Iman (Faith) is developed. Faith is to believe without seeing with the physical eyes. When one negates and closes the eyes to the material world, the Firasah and the spiritual vision will begin to open.

Realities of the Station of Sir (Secret)

  • State: Ruhaniya (Spiritual) – Activation of one’s spiritual vision
  • Sense: Seeing – Eyes are the window to the soul
  • Symbolized by: Mars – Red Planet
  • Color: Red -Red is the Iron in the blood, blood of Egoism
  • Season: Fall
  • Archangel: Mikhail (Michael) (as)
  • Prophet:Prophet Nuh (Noah) (as) –  Salvation from the flood of ignorance.
  • Companion: Umar Farooq (as) – Who distinguishes between truth and falsehood
  • Pillar of Islam: Salat (Daily Prayer)Pray as if you see Allah (AJ)
  • Salat: ‘Isha – (Night Prayer)
  • Dhikr: Alhamdulellah (Praise be to Allah)
  • Seek Support: Ya Sahib – Shuhada (Martyrs/Those who witness)
  • 6th Sense: Spiritual Vision – Firasah (Vision of the Believer)

Highlights of the Station of Sir (Secret) in Upcoming Articles:

  • Close your eyes to dunya (material world)
  • Taffakur (Contemplation) – Opens the spiritual vision
  • Reality of Firasah – Vision of the Believer
  • Focus on Spiritual seeing instead of physical
  • Want to See Sayyidina Muhammad (saws)
  • Archangel Mikhail (as) – Assists with the struggle in the way of Allah
  • Physical sustenance is based on heavenly sustenance
  • Prophet Nuh (Noah) (as) – Build your Soul – Safinatul  Nejat (Salvation)
  • Build your faith, face the testing and difficulties
  • Umar Farooq (as) – Bring the Haq (truth) to destroy falsehood
  • Stand up against the falsehood within, build a good character

Archangel Mikhail (Michael) (as)

at Station of Sir (Secret)

He teaches to Struggle in the Way of Allah

When Awliyaullah want to open for the student, from the Qalb [First Station] to the Sir [Second Station] and it is symbolized with red. The Sir is then the power to struggle and fight in the way of Allah (Azza wa Jal), not fighting against people but fighting against the self. That how to fight against bad character, my bad desire, all the things that are making me to be distant from Allah (Azza wa Jal).

It means then the support of Sayyidina Mikhail must come upon that servant. Prophet (salallahu `alayhi wa sallam) gives the isharat, guidance that the light of Sayyidina Mikhael must come into the servant’s heart and begin to occupy their soul. That to mix that light upon the light of their soul and support them in their struggle for Allah (Azza wa Jal). It means to constantly take the haqq (truth) and come against falsehood, and verily falsehood is always perishing.

وَ قُلْ جَآءَالْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَطِلُ، إِنَّ الْبَطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا
17:81 – “Wa qul jaa alhaqqu wa zahaqal baatil, innal batila kana zahooqa.” (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)

The struggle of that servant is going to be supported by Sayyidina Mikhail. That is why Sayyidina Mikhail is symbolized with war, he is the angel of war. When Allah (Azza wa Jal) describes “jundum minas samaa, “To whom do the armies belong this Day?”

هُوَ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ السَّكِينَةَ فِي قُلُوبِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ لِيَزْدَادُوا إِيمَانًا مَّعَ إِيمَانِهِمْ ۗ وَلِلَّـهِ جُنُودُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا ﴿٤

48:4 – “Huwa alladhee anzalas sakeenata fee quloobi almumineena liyazdadoo Imanan ma’a Imanihim,  wa lillahi junodu asSamawati wal ardi, wa kana Allahu ‘Aleeman Hakeema.” (Surat al Fath)

“It is He who sent down tranquillity into the hearts of the believers, that they would increase faith in their [present level of] faith. And to Allah belong the Forces/soldiers of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is All Knowing and Wise.

It means the armies of the Heavens and the angels that are coming for the support, from Allah (Azza wa Jal). The greatest support for the believer is that Allah (Azza wa Jal) sends the angels. That your jihad and struggle it is not against people but against the devil that is within, that is blocking us from every reality and the greatness of what Allah (Azza wa Jal) wanted.

عن جابر قال قدم على رسول الله  صلى الله عليه وسلم  قوم غزاة فقال  صلى الله عليه وسلم   قدمتم خير مقدم  من جهاد الأصغر إلى جهاد الأكبر قيل وما قال مجاهدة العبد هواه  وهذا  فيه ضعف

“An Jabir qala, ‘qadam ‘ala Rasulullah (saws) qawm ghazata faqala Sallallahu Alayhi was Salaam: ” Qadamtum khaira muqadem min jihadil Asghar ila Jihadil Akbar.” Qeela “wa ma?” Qala “Mujahidatal ‘Abd hawahu wa hadha fi D’af.”

Jabir (as) narrated: ‘Some warriors came to the Holy Prophet. He (Muhammad (s) said to them: “welcome back, you came from minor Jihad to the greater one.”
It was asked, ‘what is that Oh Prophet of Allah?”
He (pbuh) replied: “One’s fight against his mundane will/desires.” (Bahaqi Kitab ul Zuhd-al-Kabir)

It means the order comes and the light of Sayyidina Mikhail begins to occupy the soul and begins to give that soul a defense on how to fight and struggle against bad character, bad desires and bad wants, so that Allah (Azza wa Jal) can be pleased with that servant.

Archangel Mikhail (as) is in Charge of Heavenly Sustenance

As a result of that struggle, and the servant entering into that struggle Sayyidina Mikhael begins to open: that as a result of your struggles I am also in charge of your sustenance. Every sustenance that is going to be coming upon this Earth and upon Bani Adam, upon this Creation, Allah (Azza wa Jal) is giving that authority to Sayyidina Mikhail.

It means that tafakkur (contemplation), and the way of tafakkur is the gate of all realities. For the person who is not making tafakkur what are they anticipating to open? So the way of opening is to come into this baab, to come into this door, come into the heart where Allah (Azza wa Jal) says: I am not in Heaven and I am not on Earth but I am in the heart of My believer.

Allah (Azza wa Jal) is giving us an isharat, and a direction, to come into the heart: that My Divinely Presence and everything you understood of My Divinely Presence will be inside that heart.

So then Sayyidina Mikhael begins to inspire: I am in charge of sustenance, that if you are going to struggle in Allah’s Way I am going to bring from your heavenly sustenance upon your body. If I begin to dress you and bless you from your heavenly sustenance, everything of your heavenly sustenance will begin to affect your physical sustenance.

The Physical Sustenance is based on the Heavenly Sustenance

Your physical sustenance is based on your heavenly sustenance. What Allah (Azza wa Jal) wants to give to your soul, if it begins to dress your body, it blesses everything that you do in life, and it opens the reality of your physical sustenance on this Earth. If Allah (Azza wa Jal) Has Rida, and Is happy with the servant, He is giving that servant from His heavenly sustenance, and everything in the material world will begin to flow towards that servant.

If Allah is not happy with the servant no matter how much they run after dunya, dunya (material world) runs fast away from them because dunya is scared of Allah (Azza wa Jal). If Allah is not happy with that servant. dunya is scared of Allah (Azza wa Jal)’s anger.

But when Allah is happy with the servant, He is loving that servant. And the servant is entering in a way, in a struggle against their bad characters, and asking: yaa Rabbi I want to open from the Qalb, I want to open from the Sir.

Tafakkur (Contemplation) –

Pray to be under the Gaze of Awliya (Saints)

The Servant asks, I want to take the way of tafakkur, I want to be in the way of nothingness, make my nazar under the nazar (gaze) of Awliyaullah because Allah (Azza wa Jal) said, ati ullah ar Rasula wa ulul amri minkum.

ياأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ
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… ” (Holy Quran, The Women, 4:59)

I want to be under the nazar (gaze) of ulul amr because they are under the nazar (gaze) of Prophet (salallahu `alayhi wa sallam) and Prophet (salallahu `alayhi wa sallam) is under the nazar of Allah (Azza wa Jal). That I don’t want to be with them once a year for a week, but every moment I want to be with them and under their nazar (gaze).

Take an Account of Your Actions

Then take the training on how to be under their nazar (gaze) and to take a hisaab, an accounting of ourselves. That As soon as I am making tafakkur, I am asking that: yaa Rabbi let me be amongst those whom You love. That their light to be in front of me and dress me, that the faid (downpouring blessing) to be blessing me. Then they begin to train how to be nothing, how to be nothing.

If that light begins to dress that servant, then all the struggles begin. That red is also symbolic of Sayyidina Mahdi (AS). That red is symbolic of Sayyidina Umar Farooq [Second Caliph of Prophet Muhammad (saws)]. Every reality can be understood at these lata’if and how to open these realities. It means in all of these are eternal understanding.

So Sayyidina Mikhael is coming and teaching: if you are going to struggle and you want our support struggling against your bad character, then begin to struggle with yourself, which is the greatest struggle. As a result, Allah (Azza wa Jal) will begin to change the sustenance of that servant to be from their heavenly sustenance.


Sayyidina Nuh (Noah) (as) 

at the Station of Sir سر (Secret)

The station of Sir (Secret) and the red colour, and the struggle is under the authority ofNuh Noah the ark People laughing at him 1 Sayyidina Nuh (Noah) alayhis salaam. Sayyidina Nuh alayhis salaam, its reality is that you have to struggle and build your faith. “As I built a ship on a mountain with 40 years of no rain,” means you have to build your faith.

وَاصْنَعِ الْفُلْكَ بِأَعْيُنِنَا وَوَحْيِنَا وَلَا تُخَاطِبْنِي فِي الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا ۚ إِنَّهُم مُّغْرَقُونَ ﴿٣٧وَيَصْنَعُ الْفُلْكَ وَكُلَّمَا مَرَّ عَلَيْهِ مَلَأٌ مِّن قَوْمِهِ سَخِرُوا مِنْهُ ۚ قَالَ إِن تَسْخَرُوا مِنَّا فَإِنَّا نَسْخَرُ مِنكُمْ كَمَا تَسْخَرُونَ ﴿٣٨

11:37-38 – “Wa sna’i alfulka bi a’yunina wa wahyina wa la tukhaTibnee fil ladheena Zhalamo, innahum mughraqon. (37) Wa yasna’u alfulka wa kullama marra ‘alayhi malaon min qawmihi sakhiro minhu, qala in taskharo minna fa inna naskharu minkum kama taskharon. (38)” (Surat Hud)”0

“And construct the Ark/ship under Our observation and Our inspiration, and do not address Me concerning those who have wronged; indeed, they are [to be] drowned. (37) And he constructed the Ark, and whenever an assembly of the Chiefs/eminent of his people passed by him, they ridiculed him. He said, “If you ridicule us, then we will ridicule you just as you ridicule.” (Holy Quran, 11:37-38)”

If the entire world comes to say that, “Why are you doing what you’re doing? What’s the purpose of what you’re doing? Why are you wasting your time doing these things?” Then that is the way of the soul. That is the way of faith. You will be given a task in which its benefit is only for your soul and not your body; and that is the building of the soul and that is the eternal reality of Sayyidina Nuh alayhis salaam.

Sayyidina Nuh (as)’s message is to Build Your Faith

He comes and says that we have to build the soul. It is safinat un-nijat; it is the ship of safety. If you build your soul with faith and with testing, your soul knows how to traverse the oceans of difficulty and return us unto the Divinely Presence. There is no soul that ever got lost; means the physicality is lost in this world. By the testing and by all the understandings in life that come to you of hardships and difficulties. What doesn’t kill you makes you to be stronger, but not the physicality to be stronger but the soul to be stronger. Means heartbreak and difficulty, when you endure with patience and good character, your soul becomes stronger, becomes more guided, becomes more energized, more enlightened. That soul begins to embark on its journey.

Related Articles by Mawlana Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi:

 1.Qalb (Heart) –3. Sir Sir (Secret of Secret) – 4. Khafa (Hidden) – 5. Akhfa (Most Hidden)

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