Thursday, December 29, 2005

Dont Listening Who Deny Tariqah

Our Mursyid, Maulana Syaikh Nazim Al Haqqani has warned us about the danger of listening those who deny tariqats. [Please you read Mercy Oceans Book Two, Winter Lectures, 1980]

Grandsheikh Abdullah al Faizi Daghestani is cautioning us on an important point. Shah Bahauddin Naqshband, the main pillar of the Naqshbandi Order, was advising his khalifa, Ala'udin Al Bukhori: "DO NOT listen to a learned-person who denies the way of Tariqats"
If listening to him, then for three days syaitan will be in command of you. If you do not ask for repentance in 3 days, syaitan will take you for fourty days. Then if you do not repent in 40 days, you must expect a CURSE to fall on you for one year.

Now in our times, so many people are refusing Tariqats. Leave them. Do NOT argue with them. They are like Abu Jahl. Rasulullah SAW spoke to him, but Abu Jahl did not accept.
We are not more powerful than Rasulullah SAW .....Astaghfirullahal adhiim wa atuubu ilaih...Wassalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu...

Maulana Sheikh Muhammad Nazim Adil al Haqqani
Cyprus. Saturday, 22nd November 2003
Evening Sohbet (Re-translated from German)

Audhu bi-llahi mina shaitani rajim, Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.

About what is happening at the moment everywhere in East and West, in Islamic countries and other territories, Grandsheikh just informed me that from now on Dunya will completely get out of control. The power of armies, navy and air force, zahiri quwwat- the material power, that nations rely on and by which they claim to be able to control everything on earth- has reached to the point zero now in this night. No more will they be able to control what is happening on earth until Sayiddina Mehdi a.s. is appearing. From now on the control is in the hands of the Awliya. Governments and institutions are no more able to stop what is happening now. Finished!

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar 'ala man takabbara au tajabbara! They have no more control over their own people that they themselves trained and supplied with weapons, in order to spread all kinds of evil and terror in the world. They are finished now, on the point zero, they can't do anything anymore. Only the Awliya can act now and step by step they will bring everything under their control, until finally Sayiddina Mehdi a.s. will appear. This is what after Maghreb Grandsheikh- Allah bless him- was informing me.
24 hours TV is showing terror, fighting, explosions; devils are causing people to do every kind of bad actions. And no government in the world is able to stop all these horrible happenings anymore. Only the Awliya have the power to find them, to aim at them and to take them away. Armies, navy, airplanes and rockets are useless, because nobody knows where the enemy is. The Awliya know where he is, they can identify him and take him away. Who is raising his hand to do sharr, evil, he must know that he cannot escape them!
In Islam there is the princ iple: La darar wa la dirar fi-l Islam- Islam never harms people and never supports that people be harmed.

These people (violent terrorists etc.) are outside of Islam! They are harming people, in spite of Allah's prohibition to take revenge for injustice (There is no harming and no reproaching of harm in Islam). And there is a heavenly Rule: Kulli mudirrin yuqtal- who is harming humanity will be killed! And their names are already written on long lists! Like you make computer lists and print them out, now heavenly computer lists are written with all the names of those evil people that will be taken away!

This has started tonight and it will continue. Therefore never be on the side of those people who are harming others, who are killing people without making any difference, who are killing innocent people, and who are bringing so much sufferings and fear to humanity- because all of them will be taken away! Governments cannot catch them, but now is beginning the time o f the worldwide control of the Awliya. May Allah grant them more and more honour and bless them and open us a way to gather under the flag of the Holy Prophet Sayiddina Muhammad sws, Fatiha.

Dhuhr Sohbet

Destur, ya Sayyidi, ya Rasulullah, Meded! Ya Sultanu-l Awliya, Meded! Ya Rijalallah Meded.
Ya Rabbi, ya Allah, narju rahmataka wa nakhsha adhabaka, tabarakta Rabbana wa taalayt, tabarakta Rabbana wa taalayt, tabarakta Rabbana, wa taalayt.narju rahmataka wa nakhsha adhabaka, inna adhabaka bi-l kufaru mulhik.Allah, Allah!. Audhu bi-llahi mina shaitani rajim, Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, la haula wa la quwatta illa bi-llahi-l 'Aliyu-l 'Azim.Meded.

Everything getting older; nothing in existence not going to be older. Today we are going to be older one day more. Small one, yet small one ma sha Allah, getting older.small one, professor, getting older.X was young, getting older.Y getting older.Subhanallahi-l 'Aliyu-l 'Azim.Houses, homes, getting older, trees getti ng older, animals getting older, our world getting older. If X getting older, what about.Z saying, "No, I am not old", but getting older. From beginning everything getting older, till sur, trumpet of Archangel Israfil (is blown)- then stopping everything.on its same situation, 4o years going to be never changing, never getting older, same station, sub(?).

To be older or to be old is creatures' characteristics. Creatures getting older, because they have a beginning and they are running to a limit that is just appointed for them. That is creatures' speciality. But Creator, the Creator, He is never changing. Changing is characteristics of everything in existence; it is for creatures, not for Creator. Therefore He was Allah (in) pre-eternal, He is Allah in eternal- Eternity for Him Almighty, most High and Exalted! Yes.He was Allah and He is Allah and He is Allah forever!
Time- He created. Creatures asking some foolish questions, "How can be Allah- Jalla Jalaluh, the Exalted- no beginning and no ending?" Beginning and ending running through time. You can't ask for Allah, Who putting in existence time and space.

He created, He is putting this. How you are asking? Time and space.Why you are not asking the beginning of this huge dark space? Ask, where is its beginning? Anyone can reach the beginning of skies, space? Anyone can reach? And it is a reality, it is not imagination.
Perhaps everything in it is imagination, but the space that everything appearing in it, that is not imagination. But everything from universes, huge majarat, galaxies, everything, they are like imagination. But space, that it is dark darkness.

Dark darkness, because (on) some photographs that they are taking from space, these huge galaxies (are) just spread through that huge dark distance. You may collect all of them, finishing, and remaining only dark darkness. Dark darkness- no one can understand what is dark darkness. No one asking, "Who is spreading, throwing them like billiard? Who spreading in it, who throwing?" Someone must be! Where is that Someone? You can approve for dark darkness a space to be in it? Huge galaxies, their basis through that dark darkness space, but that dark darkness- it is something or not? What is that?

And everything- must be for mazruf a zarf, envelope- if it is something, must have an envelope that going to be in it. This dark darkness- what is that? Material? Or lights? What is that? It is something or not? It is something that these huge galaxies billions and billions of years running in it? From where? Who is controlling that huge dark darkness, that space? If you are finding its limits, you can reach? Even your imagination can't reach!

In our days people are ignorant; they are wasting the valuable chance, that most valuable grant from Allah Almighty, to be in existence. Before you are coming to this life, you are giving an application that "I like to be in existence, send me"? Anyone doing this? Subhanallah! Biggest grant from Allah Almighty that we have been in existence! Biggest grant to be in existence, but for what we are in existence? Who granted us that? It is biggest grant from Allah Almighty's Favours, and we are not asking, if that grant is coming from someone to ourselves, who is that one and how we must deal with Him, and what is the real aim to be in existence?

Such a things are impossible to think on it and to find a key. Yes, thinking is a key, but if you are bringing key and putting here and asking to open this, that is foolishness. I have key, but where I am putting, if I am not knowing, what is the benefit? I have been given a key and coming and trying here and there, or every hole I am finding, putting? You think every hole for you? Majnun! How? You must know where you are putting.That grant from Allah Almighty granted to us.Key we have been granted, but.

I was in London for our last biggest mosque, Seven Sister's Priory that w e were changing to mosque for Allah and Rasul. When they are repairing and finishing, coming architect, bringing a box full with keys and putting there and calling who is responsible to take this. I was witnessing and on every key there was a plate written, 'This (for) that, this (for) that.' How? If for one building you need so many keys- what about for this huge creation that we are on it? We are in it like sand parts. Earth and other huge and huge creation- how you are going to reach to them, to their realities, and for what they are in existence? All of them have a special private key; for everything, that you must reach and to take this for an understanding.

Every key opening for you a treasure of understanding. For what? (To know) who created this, to whom belongs this, who can do this, where He is, who He is? Now people most ignorant ones, never thinking anything about Heavens or heavenly ones! Yesterday I was going, doing an opening (ceremony) in Greek side , and there was inside a martyr that he was an acceptable and honoured servant that he was carrying the flag of Rasulullah sws, the flag of Islam, the flag of Heavens, asking to bring that flag to put on earth, to put that flag everywhere, not to be there any false ideas against Heavens, to take (that) away. And he was the first one that he reached that tower and putting the flag of Prophet sws, and saying ,"Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillahi-l hamd! La ilaha ill-Allah, Muhammad Rasulullah sws!" But he was shot down, martyred. Same place he was buried. Just 5oo years he is there. Allah protecting.

Thousands, millions of people passing away or dying, but not everyone taking a value through divinely Presence. Who taking value in divine Presence is who is working for Himself, for Allah, for the Lord of Heavens. That one is valuable! Who is working in Sultan's palace is valuable, or who is working in WC center? Which one honoured? (But) people running after w ho is taking much more from WC.Take more! Dirty things! Ad Dunya jifa. Take, but no value!

He was valuable for his intention; he sacrificed himself to take away Shaitan and satanic works. 5oo years just protected, and at last I am happy that Greek side they are giving their whole himmet, giving a value for that martyr and repairing everything through their own money. We are not putting even one Piaster, no! I am praying for them (that) Allah gives them honour by hidayet (guidance), because they did for that martyr their best. I am asking from Allah Almighty to give them best what it is in His divine Presence here and Hereafter. May Allah forgive us and bless you for the honour of the most honoured Servant in His divine Presence, Fatiha.

Maulana Sheikh Muhammad Nazim Adil al Haqqani
Cyprus. Thursday, 20th November 2003

Audhi bilahi minesh-shaitana rajim. Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahim
I am not so powerful to stay here more than this, and you are coming from long distances, you take your rest also, and I hope I may take my rest a little bit more.Then tonight it is the Holiest Night for Muslims (Laylatu-l Qadr) to reach something, to our real beings.

Day by day new appearances coming.(?) some of them giving happiness to people, but sorrow and sadness are much more rushing on people now. But Allah Almighty He was not happy and He is not happy with His servants sufferings. So many things that mankind making are against heavenly Desires, opposite. They are doing everything against heavenly Rules.

(?) they are suffering and making people to suffer, because people also mostly are running away from their Lords heavenly ropes to (?). And that is a punis hment, that people putting through their necks a rope and trying to themselves to be free, and as much as Prophets and Awliya saying, "Don't do this, you are not reaching a good result when you are hanging yourself. Come down! Come down and make Sajdah for your Lord Almighty Allah!"- Allahu akbar! (Sajdah)- "That protects you and gives you happy life. Don't do this!" But they are insisting to do something against heavenly Rules. and all of them against them here and Hereafter.

That is a punishment for all nations, for their government, for their bosses or patrons, that they are preparing people as Shaitan is teaching them. They are following Shaitan, not following Prophets. And finally (now) they are reaching to that point that there is no safety anywhere and people are asking, "To where we may run away?" And everywhere there is Shaitan and his tricks and traps just put and no one can know, where he is putting his foot on it, if it is making him to explode or not. The re is no safe way, they are on very dangerous passage.(?)

We are living in the time just before Mehdi a.s., and then coming Antichrist to make people much more in suffering and in worst conditions, worst dying for themselves.
Until Jesus Christ is coming and killing Antichrist and whom they are with him, then this world is going to be 40 years as a Paradise, because people are going to live for their Lord, for Allah Almighty only. Who is living for Allah, they are living in Paradise, who is living for Shaitan, they are falling in Hells.

Therefore.I think time is over for a big explosion on earth.not these small ones, but biggest explosion coming to mankind, so that it may take not tens or hundreds or thousands or millions of people, but it may take billions of people (away).

Now people are crying for tens of people. And you are looking what happened in Italy yesterday or before yesterday, only 17 shot down people. That is nothing! That is nothing .nothing.Should come millions and coming billions, because divinely Anger is reaching full point, because rebellions and because of their insisting not to be servants of the Lord or Heavens, they are never thinking on it. Millions of people only thinking to be servants of Shaitan- they should be taken away as Allah Almighty saying. When He is saying, at the time of Seal of Prophets, same information now in Holy Quran, saying same thing that should be happened: Allah Almighty was saying that thousands and thousands of people were killed, were punished, vanished, and after them neither earth nor Heavens never crying. And (now) those billions or millions should die, but should be no one crying on them on earth or Heavens. Because they chose that way for their life program and they found themselves through valley of hells. Who is going to cry after them or to be sad for them? No one, because they are giving their punishment.

May Allah forgive us and send us from His good people to awaken people, servants, and to take away bad and perhaps worst happenings (that come) as a punishment for mankind, to awake servants. As long as they are sleeping, so many things coming on them. If a person saying to someone.someone coming and lying on railway and saying, "Ohhh, it is so suitable place for my sleeping, better than to be in jungle here, ohhh."And someone coming, whistling and saying, "Get up, now train coming, taking you away!" "I don't care, I am not seeing such a thing. It is so many hours I am here, I am not seeing, I am not believing in such a thing, I am just here".then: Uhhhhhh. Prophets and more than them the Seal of Prophets was warning people: "Don't sleep on railways, train may taking you." And he also said, "O people, when Last Days are approaching, don't do your homes in valleys that maybe years and years not flood coming." So many years not coming and people taking a kind of satisfaction, saying, "Why we are not us ing these sweet valleys, green valleys, and no more running in it flood? We may do here." But the Prophet is saying: "O people, don't select that place for your building, because when last Days approaching, may be Anger of Heavens, making floods on earth and taking everything on it, even tens or hundreds of years not running valleys should run with the Anger of Heavens, taking you away! Don't use this place, use up, hills(?)." And the Prophet was saying to people, "Don't be cheated that divinely Anger is delayed. Don't be cheated delaying river running through that valleys. Once that you can't imagine, so quickly may run on you." And therefore it was a warning from Prophet.

He is not only making a warning for valley people, but he means to say, "O people, keep your beliefs, that you are reaching on the top of good. Don't be cheated by satanic ideas that should come after me at the time of collapse (corruption)." I am always (remembering) through the Books of Hadith, Kitabun fitan, that warning Ummah what is going to happen when last days coming as a sign of Qiyama: "So many Dajjal, Antichrists, should be 3o, all of them calling you to some way against that you find it. Don't be cheated! They are calling you as a person calling you to build on valley, telling you, "Don't worry, never running that valley once again." But in one moment may coma and run and take away everything."

All Muslim countries are not trying to keep Shariatullah, that are the Lords Rules, heavenly commands. They are saying, "We are democracy". All democracy people calling you to be on the valley, saying, "Keep places of valley to be there" and every Islamic people just they built their territory in it and now one after one reaching to them that cursing of democracy that is against Islam. Democracy leaving people to do everything against Islam! And our heedless governments making way for their youngsters to do as the youngsters of Europe and western people making, and they are poisoning everything and saying that "Democracy is the best system of life", and they are Shaitan's representatives!

Therefore that is a warning now! Everywhere beginning! That is the reason for 17 people whole Italians crying. Coming that to French, to Russians, to Turks coming now, Egypt, Hijaz, Pakistan, German, Spain, England- everywhere going to stand up, because they are not taking care of heavenly Advices. Not listening, they are all rebellious.

They must do an X on democratic system, they must bring divinely Laws with taqdim, with respect and honour. Then this Dunya is going to be changed. Or (If not,) they should be destroyed. They are destroying themselves by themselves.hundreds, thousands, ten thousand, hundred thousands, millions and billions.May Allah forgive us.Allhumma adhilna fi rahmatika ma'a 'ibadatika salihin, Fatiha.

A New Heavenly Dress for Mawlana Shaykh's Representative in America
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Masjid as-Siddiq, Suhbat 11-27-2003

Ati`Allah wa ati`ur-rasul wa ulil amri minkum. Obey Allah; obey the Prophet (s) and those on authority. We have been ordered to follow the footsteps of Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Every day is a new day. Every hour is a new hour. Every week is a new week. Every year is anew year. And everything new means something that did not happen before. If it had happened before it is old. So what it the difference between new and old? Old is something we observed or experience that we knew or heard about that has passed in history. And what is new is something that has been born new, like a new child is born.

They say that everyone has a birthday that every year he remembers, that was the day of his birthday. That means every year that passes is a new year that is going to have something new for him. Similarly, every year you have to file an income tax that you have to file an income tax, and that income tax depends on what you have achieved that year. So it is new. It might be new income that didn't happen before. You cannot say everything is the same, no. kullu yawmin huwa fee shaan. - "every day in (new) Splendour doth He (shine)!" (55:29) Every day for Allah swt He reveals something different to His servants. He gives different orders to His servants adding up on what they have achieved before or what they have done before.

And always there must be something new. Because Allah swt is al-Khallaaq. He is always the Creator. Al-Khaaliq, the Creator. A creator means a continuous non-stopping appearances come and appear from His Ocean of qudra. All of them are there in that ocean. When His Essence, when His Will comes, the siffaat of knowledge will know it, immediately it activates the Ocean of Power to create it.

Like people make a plan for building a building, they say a blueprint. They have the knowledge, they put it down, then they pass it to another office to execute it, they have the manpower. Allah swt does not need manpower. As soon as his will appears for something, that knowledge and that is passed to the bahr al-qudra and it appears. When Allah wants something to happen it is going to happen. That is why every moment is a new moment. It carries millions and millions of information, like a cell in a body, the body has trillions and trillions of cells. And every cell has millions and millions of different elements in it, living, protecting, building it, and making it to appear.

Every moment in this life, in this universe, not trillions and trillions, but infinite number, there is no way to count how much and how many things, or appearances can appear and will appear thru Allah's Greatness. There is no count. Awliyaullah cannot count. They are inheritors of the Prophet (s) and they inherit from him, but only the Prophet (s) knows what Allah wants him [alone] to know.

And all these appearances have a wisdom. It means billions and billions of wisdoms are appearing in this universe. It is beyond count, beyond mind, out of hand, beyond what anyone can imagine. And every appearance has to have a clearance to appear. It has to come perfect. Like they say you want to work in govt. you have to high clearance. To handle classified material you have to have a higher clearance. If you don't want to handle classified Materials you need a lower clearance.

These appearances that appear in every moment, most of them are classified. It might be that an ocean is given to awliya and to ordinary people only a drop appears. It might be that ... they don't give jewels to children. Jewels they give to mature people, who understand their value. Classified material, which are spiritually classified are given to awliyaullah. Not given to everyone, like giving jewels to the ignorant. No, these classified materials are only given to those how understand the value of what they have been given. And these classified spiritual materials carry with them informations that in order people will be guided to what is good for them, what is of benefit for them. Everything in this universe is moving in the orbit of reality.

Fee falak al-haqaa'iq. Like a ship, it has its own orbit that moves in it. That orbit is the realities of realities. It carries the essence of realities that no one can understand it except the Prophet (s). Out of that reality of realities, the Prophet (s) gives to awliya, from the center of that circle is what is given to the Prophet (s), very highly classified, not highly classified, but top secret information. That is for the Prophet (s) only. He releases what He wants to awliya that are on that circle. The rest [commonality] are on the circumference.

Allah said, wa aayyatun lahum anna hamalnaa dhurriyatahum fil fulk il-mashhoon. Wa khalaqnaa lahum mithilihi maa yarkaboon. What did He say? He said: And the sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing. And the Moon,- We have measured for her mansions (to traverse) till she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of a date-stalk. It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law). And a Sign for them is that We bore their race (through the Flood) in the loaded Ark; (36: 38-41), (in the boat of Nuh.)

In the interpretation in the orbit of Muhammad (s), in that circle of which Muhammad (s) is the center of it and awliyaullah are what is between the circumference and the center, like radii of light and everyone has their (position) on the circumference. And whatever we want them to know, we send them from center to the circumference thru that wali. We let them know what is coming from the Reality of realities. That Allah in every moment is giving something new to Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Every moment a new issue comes out, and as it comes out the Prophet (s) informs awliyaullah and the awliyaullah inform their followers.

O mumins. Awliyaullah say, "Look at what he Prophet (s) has predicted what is going to happen in the future." The Prophet (s) has indicated what new is going to come in the future. He have a little bit of understanding, he opened something to give signs to the ummah. [If] the Ummah likes to take it, welcome. [If] they don't like to take it, it is up to them. That is why we are coming to this time now, where awliyaullah have been dressed a dress that every moment a new dress they are being given. That opened in Laylat al-Qadr, the past Thursday of Ramadan, one thousand four hundred and twenty three.

That opened for awliyaullah - a new dress. And they have been dressed that new dress. And they dressed whom they liked with that new dress. Those who have been dresses with that new dress, they dressed their followers with that dress. Alhamdulillah, that our master, may Allah give him long life, Shaykh Muhammad (s) Nazim al-Haqqani, that is our belief, has been dressed form that dress and in turn dressed us from that dress. He said, I am dressing you with a dress that will put hayba, majestic power, in the hearts of people who look at you.

Allah said to the Prophet (s). Fa amma bi-ni`mati rabbika fa-hadith. But the bounty of the Lord - rehearse and proclaim! (93:11) From that I am saying with all humility, that that dress that Mawlana has dressed his representative here, was a heavy dress from their majestic dress that he was granted and honored from the Prophet (s) on that Thursday. And He said that I am giving you that dress that every door you go every door will open for you and everyone will be happy with you and you are going to represent me and standing at my feet, representing me to high people in dunya, wise and to sincere people ??

And I am dressing you with three dresses and I am making it public. One dress was granted was granted from Mahdi to Grandshaykh Shaykh Abdullah and that was granted to you and you are names Thameer al-Haqq Zaynal `Abideen Hujjatullah al-Mukhlis, and 2nd name is A'immat al-Ishraaqiyoon Madad al-Haqq, and the 3rd name is from ?? Rijaal al-Muqinoon, ?? Mudabiroon; I am dressing you from `Awn Allah adh-Dhaakir. These three titles you are carrying and publicly I am announcing it because a very big opening is coming to bring peace on earth thru Mahdi (as) and through Jesus (as). By their permission I have been ordered to speak. If that permission was not given by Mawlana Shaykh never I would mention it. And may Allah forgive us and may he support us and may he keep us on the siraat al-mustaqeem. And what ever mistakes come from us...And we leave it here until in future they ask us to say more. What has been asked to say I said, it.

Bi hurmati al-habib, bi hurmatil-fatiha.

Have Salafis Taken Over the Muslim World and Muslim Communities
Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam, Darul Iftaa (Leicester, UK)

I live in England and I feel very depressed. Everywhere I go, I seem to only meet salafis and salafi inclined people. I have been searching for a wife for the past two years, but I find a similar result there. This has left me feeling very isolated and confused. I learnt that the traditional path is the path of the majority, but my experience in life seems contrary to that. The relatively open minded, spiritual way of those scholars that give
speeches about this path appealed to me, but I cannot seem to find any like minded people, except those that are as insular as the salafis and attack other Muslims (who follow a madhab and the maturidi aqeedah) because of issues such as non-celebration of the mawlid

I''ve met Muslims from the middle east and they are also salafi inclined. It seems that only those from indian subcontinent are not. How can I be certain that the path I have chosen is correct? Since the salafis/wahabbis control the two Holy Cities, does that not
imply that Allah has favoured them? I thought bid''ah could not exist in Madinah

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, It’s just that you have had bad luck in meeting the wrong people. It is incorrect to say that the majority of the Muslims are Salafis and that only Muslims from the Indian subcontinent are non-Salafis. The fact is that, over 85% of Muslims follow the traditional orthodox Sunni path of the mainstream Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah. This has been the way for over thousand years, and only recently (in the last 30 years) has the so called Salafi sect come into existence.

The majority of Sunni Muslims in the Indo/Pak, Asia, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, UAE and many other countries follow the Hanafi Madhab. Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Egypt and parts of Syria generally follow the Shafi’i school. The Maliki Madhab is mostly practised in North African countries, such as Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Libya and others. The Hanbalis can be found in parts of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Syria and other countries. The Ash’ari and Maturudi Aqidahs are also quite widespread in these Muslim lands.

Therefore, it is totally incorrect to assume that Sunni Muslims are in the minority; rather, as they have always been, they remain the mainstream and the majority. Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Verily Allah does not gather my Ummah-or he said, the Ummah of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace)-upon deviation, and Allah's hand (assistance, protection and mercy) is over the group, and whoever diverges from them diverges to hellfire.” (Sunan Tirmidhi, no. 2167)

Therefore, rest assured that the path you have chosen is the right one, and that which the majority of the Muslims follow. In England there are many Sunni scholars, in fact the majority of the Masjids and Imams are almost all Sunni. You may have to move out from the narrow and limited circle that you find yourself in.

As for the disputes among Muslims who all follow the same traditional Sunni way, follow a Madhhab and the Maturudi Aqida, is surely something that is very unfortunate. Such people should be explained in a nice and gentle manner to leave these petty issues (regarding which one will not be asked on the Day of Judgment) to one side and concentrate more on the basics of Islam. You must also avoid falling into such arguments, and having such people around should never deter you from following the Sunni way.

Regarding your final point on the Salafis controlling the Haramayn, it should be kept in mind that controlling the sacred lands is not in any way a proof for one being on the true path. There are numerous examples in history where people on falsehood had control on such sacred lands. Until not too long ago, the holy lands were controlled by Sunni scholars. The sacred Mosques of Makkah al-Mukarrama and Madina al-Munawwara used to witness four congregations for each Salat in accordance with the four traditional Sunni schools of Islamic law. Many great scholars lived and taught there for centuries. It was only until when Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and his followers imposed their ideologies in these lands.

What is relevant that, there are great Sunni scholars till this day living in these lands despite the tight vigilance of the government and Salafi/Wahhabi oriented circles. Scholars such as, Shaykh Muhammad al-Awwama (a great Syrian Hanafi scholar), Shaykh Habib Zayn (a great Yemeni Shafi’i and Tasawwuf scholar), Shaykh Abd al-Hafidh al-Makki (a great Hanafi and Sufi scholar originally from Pakistan), Sayyidi Alawi al-Maliki (in Makka al-Mukarrama) and others reside and teach in these blessed lands.

One of the great Hanafi and Hadith scholars from India, Imam Muhammad Zakariyya al-Khandahlawi (Allah have mercy on him) spent many years of his later life in Madina al-Munawwara. His students and disciples number in many. My own personal Shaykh, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Mutala (Allah preserve him) was one of his main students. I personally heard from my Shaykh that, in the late seventies, the current head of the Imams of Haram in Makkah, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abd Allah al-Subayl (who was also an Imam then) would regularly come and attend the Dhikr and Tasawwuf gatherings of Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya. Finally, remember the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace).

Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen. They (Sahaba) said: “Our Najd as well.” The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) again said: “O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen. They said again, “Our Najd as well.” The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “There, will appear earthquakes and tribulations, and from there will rise the horn of Shaytan.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 990). And Allah knows best

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK


Is the fasting of the six days (of Shawwaal) a must after the month of Ramadhaan immediately after the day of 'eed, or is it permissible (to do so) after 'eed by (a number of) days in the month of Shawwaal or not?

Answer :
It is not a must for him to fast immediately after 'eed al-fitr, rather it is permissible to begin fasting after 'eed by a day or (a number of) days. And (also) to fast them continuously or intermittently in the month of Shawwaal according to that which is easy for him. And the issue is quite open in this matter, and it is not obligatory, rather it is a sunnah. And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions. The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, comprising -
Head: Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz; Deputy Head: Shaykh 'Abdur-zzaaq 'Afeefee; Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan; Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Qu'ood Fataawa Ramadhaan - Volume 2, Page 693, Fatwa No.698;
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. - Fatwa No. 3475

2. Unable to complete fasting the six days of Shawwaal, is there any sin for this?
Question: I began fasting the six (days) of Shawwaal, however I was unable to complete them because of extenuating circumstances and work. Now I have two days remaining, so what do I do O Eminence (Shaykh), do I make these days up or is there any sin upon me?
Response: Fasting the six (days) of Shawwaal is a recommended act of worship and not an obligation. So for you is the reward of that which you fasted of them, and it is hoped for you the complete reward if that which prevented you from fasting them all was an Islaamically acceptable reason. The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said: ((If the servant becomes ill or is travelling then Allaah writes for him that which he used to do when he was in good health and back at home (i.e. not travelling))), narrated by al-Bukhaaree. And there is nothing for you to make up fo r that which you left of them.
And with Allaah lies all success. Shaykh Ibn Baaz Fataawa Ramadhaan - Volume 2, Page 694, Fatwa No. 699; al-Fataawa libni Baaz - Kitaab ad-Da'wah, Volume 2, Page 172

3. Used to fast the six days of Shawwaal, but then became ill

Question: Someone used to fast the six (days) of Shawwaal. If he (then) becomes ill or something prevents him from fasting or he just becomes lazy from fasting in a particular year, is there any sin upon him, because we have heard that whoever fasts them (six days of Shawwaal) in (any particular) year then it is obligatory for him not to leave them (i.e. continue to fast them every year)?

Response: The fasting of the six (days) of Shawwaal after the day of 'Eed (al-Fitr) is a Sunnah, and it is not obligatory upon whoever fasts them once or more (than once) to continue fasting them, and there is no sin upon whoever leaves off fasting them.
And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, comprising -
Head: Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ibn Baaz; Deputy Head: Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee Fataawa Ramadhaan - Volume 2, Page 696, Fatwa No.702; Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., Fatwa No.7306

4. Fasting voluntary fasts whilst having days (outstanding) from Ramadhaan

Question: What is the ruling regarding the one who has days of fasting remaining from the month of Ramadhaan yet wishes to fast voluntary fasts or fast the day of 'Aashooraa. (tenth day of Muharram)? For example, he wants to fast both the tenth and eleventh days with the intention of making up (the missed fasts of Ramadhaan) and not the fast of the day of 'Aashooraa. Also, is it permissible for one to fast the day of 'Aashooraa., even if he has fasts to make up from the month of Ramadhaan? And is it permissible for one who has days to make up from Ramadhaan to fast the Day of 'Aashooraa. and the day before it or the day after it, with the intention of making up (what he has missed)?

Response: He should not do the voluntary fast whilst he has a day or days to make up from Ramadhaan. Rather, he should begin by making up that which he has (outstanding) from Ramadhaan, then do the voluntary fast. Secondly, if he fasted the tenth and eleventh days of the month of Muharram with the intention of making up that which he has (outstanding) from the days he did not fast in the month of Ramadhaan, then that is permissible and sufficient in making up two days from that which he has outstanding; For that which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said: ((T he reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended,...)).
And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, comprising -Head: shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz; Deputy Head: Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee;
Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan; Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Qu'ood
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. - Volume 10, Page 401, Fatwa No.6774

Abu Haneefah (d. 150H) (rahimahullaah) said: "Adhere to the athar (narration) and the tareeqah (way) of the Salaf (Pious Predecessors) and beware of newly invented matters for all of it is innovation" [Reported by As-Suyootee in Sawn al Mantaq wal-Kalaam p.32]

Muraqabah / Taffakur With Ones Murshid
Mawlana Syaikh Hisham Kabbani

Essential to the progress of the murid towards unveiling and victory over the veils of dunya is the consistent and daily practice of Muraqabah – meditation. For without doubt one is by default immersed in the illusion of dunya and only through seclusion from its perpetual onslaught upon the senses may one hope to escape from its tyranny. Muraqabah then is the immersion in reality and thus the opposite of existence in dunya, which is theimmersion in illusion.

The goal and purpose of Muraqabah is to manifest perpetual presence in the reality of the Shaykh. The more one keeps to this vital practice, the more its benefit will manifest in his daily life to the point that he reaches the state of annihilation in the presence of the Shaykh. One must know well that the Shaykh is the bridge between illusion and reality and he remains in this world only for this purpose. The Shaykh is thus a unique rope extended to any who seek freedom for only he may serve as the link between one still mired in this world and the Divine Presence. To be annihilated in the presence and reality of the Shaykh is to be annihilated in reality, in the Presence of the Divine, for this is precisely where he is.

Initially the murid may begin the practice of Muraqabah for short intervals of 5 to 15 minutes, and gradually work towards longer sessions extending even for hours at a time. The important point is that one maintain a consistent practice to obtain benefit. It is manifold better and wiser to keep to a small amount daily than to be sporadic in one’s discipline and practice. A small amount of effort done consistently will result in tremendous progress in even a short amount of time.

The following steps are a guideline towards making Muraqabah with Mawlana Shaykh :
Make fresh wudhu and pray 2 raka’. 3x Shahada[ Kalimatu shahada (3 times): Ashhadu an la ilaha illa-lah, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasulu-lah]. 100-200x Istighfar [Astaghfirul lahal `Atheem wa atubu ilayh ] 3x Surah Ikhlas [Qul hu Allah hu Ahad Allah hu Samad Lam yalid wal lam ulad wa lam lakon la hul kofuone ahad ] Ihda, du’a for Shuyukh [Ihda' Allahumma balligh thawaba ma qara'nahu wa nura ma talawnahu hadiyatan wa asilatan minna ila ruhi Nabiyina Muhammad (sallam) wa ila arwahil anbiya'i wal awliya'i, khassatan ila ruhi Shah Naqshband wa Shaykhina `abdullah ed-Daghistani, wa Sultan Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Haqqani wal Murshidina Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani was siddiqeenal Fatiha (read fatiha)]. Surah Fatiha . Minimum 200x seeking support and presence of Mawlana Shaykh (Q):“Madad ya Sayyidi, Madadul- Haq” Repeating Dhikr

Next one must imagine himself entering into the presence of the Shaykh for in reality he is always in the presence of the Shaykh, yet due to heedlessness we are unaware of this basic fact. At this point it is a good practice to give salaams to Mawlana Shaykh (Q) and to make l-ihtiram, and afterwards to remain still in a position of adab preferably on the knees, fully conscious and awake and connected. One may then allow his soul to converse with the Shaykh, thus defining, strengthening and building his relationship with the reality of the Shaykh, and to follow what Mawlana Shaykh (Q) reveals to his heart.

Such a personal practice is unique and private and the preceding is intended as a general guideline. It is important for each individual to develop his own personal relationship with the Shaykh as is meant for him or her.

Murid Life Support

Invision Your Shaykh Being Dressed upon you. His face over your face His Beard Over your Chin, His Heart over Your Heart. Recite Madad Al-Haqq 200 times.

The Daily Awrad (Spiritual Practices) Awrad of the People of Determination
3X-Shahada three times; 7OX -Astaghfirullah" ; 1X- Fatiha one time with the intention of participating in the blessings sent down with it when it was revealed in Makka.
Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim, Amana-r-Rasul (Surat 2, verses 285-286), one time. Whoever recites this ayat, will attain a high rank and a great position. He will get the Safety of al-Aman, in this world and the next. 7X- Inshira (Surah 94) 7 times. 11X- Ikhlas (Surah 112) 11 times. Whoever recites this Surah, must obtain the tajalli of the two Names of Glory, al-Ahad (the One), and as-Samad (the Eternal). Anyone who reads it, must get a portion of this tajalli. 1X- Falaq (Surah 113) 1 time; 1X- Nas (Surah 114) 1 time.
The reality of the Secret and the Perfect Wholeness (Kamal) of Allah's Greatest Name is connected with these two surahs (Falaq & Nas). 10X- La ilaha illallah 10 times, the last time completing it with Muhammadun Rasulullah; 10X- Salawat ash-sharifa 10 times;

Ihda, presenting the reward of the above recitation to the Prophet (s) and to the Shaykhs of the Naqshbandi Tariqat; concluding with Fatiha, with the intention of sharing in the Divine Graces and tajalli which were sent down when it was revealed in Madinah the second time; Sit on the knees, meditating on the connection (rabitah) to your Shaykh, from your Shaykh to the Prophet (s) and from the Prophet (s) to the Divine Presence, reciting
3X- "Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq" three times; 1500 Min. X-Dhikr of the Glorious Name 'Allah, Allah' 5000 times by tongue, 5000 times by heart; 300X- Praising the Prophet (s) through salawat 1000 times, and on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 2000 times.
100X- Surah Iklas or 1/30 Juz-one-thirthieth of the Qur'an (juz), or instead Ikhlas 100 times; 100X- Salawat Nabi or one chapter of -Dala'il al-Khairat or instead salawat 100 times;


GrandShaykh said, "If someone reads Fatiha, he will not leave this world without attaining those Divine Favors that are hidden behind the meaning of the Fatiha which enable him to reach a state of submission to Allah, Almighty and Exalted. The blessings that Allah has sent down with the Fatiha when it was revealed to the Prophet (s) will never cease, and will last forever, with the one who recites the Fatiha. No one is able to know how much blessings there are except Allah and His Messenger (s). Whoever recites surat al-Fatiha, with the intention of sharing in these tajallis, will attain a high position and a great rank. And whoever recites without this intention, gets general Divine Favors only. This surah possesses innumerable and limitless stations (maqamat) in the Sight of Allah, Who is Powerful and Sublime.

He will enter the Circle of Security in the Presence of Allah Almighty and Exalted, and he will reach all the stations of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order. He will be an inheritor of the Secret of the Prophet (s) and of saints, and will arrive at the stage of Bayazid al- Bistami, the Imam of the Order, who said, "I am the Truth (al-Haqq)." This is the magnificent tajalli (manifestation) which belongs to this ayat, and to other ayats also. GrandShaykh Khalid al-Baghdadi, one of the imams of this Order, received the Vision and the Secret of this Ayat, through which Allah made him special for his time.

Surah Inshira: On each letter and on each ayat there is a tajalli which is different from that on any other. Whoever recites an ayat or letter of the Qur'an, will attain the Divine grace that is particular to that ayat or letter. If anyone recites this surat of Qur'an, he will receive those Divine Graces, tajallis and virtues. Whoever wishes to obtain these virtues, must keep these awrad daily along with his obligations. Then he will gain True Life and Eternal Life.

Surah Nas & Falak: Since they mark the end of the Qur'an, they are linked and associated with the completion of the Divine Graces and tajallis. By means of these awrad, the Masters of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order became Oceans of Knowledge and Gnosis. GrandShaykh Abdullah ad-Daghestani said, "You have now reached the beginning, where each verse, letter and surah of the Qur'an has its own special tajalli, which do not resemble any others. For that reason the Messenger of Allah said, "I have left three things with my Ummah, death which makes them afraid, true dreams which give them good tidings, and the Qur'an which addresses them." By means of the Qur'an Allah will open up the gates of Divine Grace in the Last Times, as it came down in the time of the Holy Prophet and the Companions, and in the times of the khalifas, and in the time of the saints.

These stations and continuous Divine Graces are closely bound together and they cannot be separated, so any deficiency in the awrad will automatically create a deficiency in the Divine Graces being sent down. As an example, if we want to wash our hands, we may wait in front of the tap for water to come out. If the pipes do not connect properly so that the water escapes before reaching the tap, then, no matter how long we wait, the water will not flow out. So we must not let any deficiency enter our dhikr until we obtain all the tajallis and Divine Graces.

These awrad for the of followers, must be performed once every 24 hours, together with all other obligations, according to the shari'ah of the Prophet (s). Everything which the Prophet (s) brought, was founded in these awrad. It is the way that the slave reaches the key of nearness to Allah, Who is Powerful and Sublime. It was by means of it that the prophets, messengers and saints reached their Creator, and it is by means of these awrad that we reach all these stations of the Most Distinguished Tariqat.

The Masters of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order say that whoever claims that he is affiliated to one of the 40 Orders, or to the most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order, but nevertheless has not entered seclusion (khalwat) even once in his life, then such a person should be ashamed of connecting himself with the People of the Path.

In our time, Grand Shaykh Abdullah ad-Dagestani said, "Whichever of the People of the Last Time (akhir az-zaman), wishes to attain a high rank and an exalted state, and get what a murid normally gets by means of seclusion (khalwat), and spiritual exercises, then he must continuously perform these awrad (Dhikr). With this awrad we have set the foundations for the higher stations, which are built on this foundation. The murid ought to know that if he fails to attain an exalted station and high grade in this world because of his lack of effort, then he shall not be separated from this world, but that the Shaykhs make him reach it, and reveal for him his station, either during his lifetime, or at the time of the seven last breaths during the agonies of death."

"If anyone performs these awrad (dhikr) and then performs an action which is forbidden he will be like the one who builds his house on the side of a cliff, and then his house collapses down the side of the cliff. So we should always be aware of our actions, gauging them to see if they are halal or haram, if Allah is going to be angry with our actions or not. And we need to think about every action that we are about to do so much that ultimately we do not do any haram thing which might weaken our foundation. And that is why we have to think before every action. As the Prophet (s) said in his hadith 'One hour's contemplation is better than seventy years of worship.' We should perform our actions in the perfectly correct way, that is to say without any haram deeds intervening."

"On this basis Allah has divided the day into three parts: eight hours for worship, eight hours for earning a living and eight hours for sleeping. Anyone who does not accept and follow this division of energies will exemplify the hadith, 'He who is erratic will be erratic in the Hellfire.' He who goes according to his own will and reasoning does not progress and he who wishes to obtain exalted stations, levels and stages which previous generations earned by means of retreats and other spiritual exercises, must remember Allah throughout the course of the day."

GrandShaykh continued, "He who makes a regular practice of the awrad (dhikr) shall attain the Water of True Life, and with it he will perform ablution. He will bathe in it and drink it and by means of it shall he reach his goal. There is such a person who claims that he has been in the Order for thirty years, and as yet has not seen anything and not attained anything. The answer to that person is to search and look at his actions over the past years. How many deficient actions has he performed? When you know the deficiency you should quickly avoid it, then you will reach Allah Who is Powerful and Sublime. When the murid forsakes that which the Shaykhs have told him to do of the daily duty (wazifa), then he will be absolutely incapable of making further progress and he will be unable to reach any state he had previously attained. No Prophet ever attained prophethood, nor did any saint ever attain sainthood, and no believer ever attained the stage of faith without utilizing his time for his daily dhikr."

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

To Whom It May Concern: We testify there exists none worthy of worship, except
Allah (The God), and Muhammad is Allah's Last Messenger. My main mission is to open eyes of our Muslim Brothers and Muslim Sisters. We all muslims better learn from history and be
careful that same history should better not repeat again.

Even today so-called muslims and their terrorist organization who loves Satan Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab Najdi and follow his foot steps are repeating the same history.For more information kindly visit our website's hot link "Fitnatul Wahhabiyyah - The menace
of Wahhabism". If we are really Muslims than we can not loves and follow Satan Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab Najdi who declared the (Sunni Muslims)Ahle Sunna Wa Jama'a as
'Kafirs'. He passed a ruling that it was lawful to kill men, women and children belonging to the Ahle Sunna Wa Jama'a.

Mullah belongs to the Deobandi school of thought and this is what one of the founding fathers of the Deobandi/Tableeghi movement had to say about the Wahhabis. "Mohammed Ibne Abdul Wahhab is known as a Wahhabi. His beliefs were excellent." (Fatawa-e-Rashidia, Book 1,pp/111 by Rashid Ahmed Gangoi).

Now when the founding father of the Deobandi/Tableeghi school of thought praises the Wahhabi beliefs, then surely he also condones the slaughter and rape of the Muslims by these very Wahhabis. He also condones the Bombing of the Holy Shrine of the Prophet(Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam). Then, we the Sunni Muslims, would like to know, why the Deobandis/ Tableeghis object on being called Wahhabis, when their own leader has
praised the Wahhabis for their 'excellent beliefs'?

Our Prophet(Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) never teach killing any innocent Muslims and Non-Muslims But Mohammed Ibne Abdul Wahhab is known as a Wahhabi teach killing any innocent Muslims and Non-Muslims is fine and just do it. People who call Satan Mohammed Ibne Abdul Wahhab is known as a Wahhabi a Muslim are enemy of Islam and non-muslims are thousand times better than them.

Respectfully Submitted By, Sufi Muslims (Barelwi Muslims) In Islam.

To every true lover of the Mercy unto the Worlds, The Light Personified, The Elevated Intercessor Saiyyidina Muhammad Mustafa (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Kaukab
(Ghufira Lahu) Banda-e-Parwurdigaaram Ummat-e-Ahmad Nabee Doust Daar-e-Chaar Yaaram Taab 'e Aulaad-e- 'Alee Mazhab-e-Hanfiyah Daaram Millat-e-Hazrat Khaleel Khaak
Paa 'e Ghaus-e-A 'zam Zer-e-Saayah Har Walee Of the Bondsmen of my Rabb I am and of the ummat of Prophet Ahmad (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam).

All four friends* (of the Prophet) I hold dear and I am of the slaves to the progeny of 'Alee** (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhum). Of the Hanfiyyah creed I am and belong to the millet of Hazrat Khaleel ul Laah Ibraaheem, (Alaihis-Salaam). Dust from under the feet of Ghaus-e-A'zam***(Radiyal Laahu 'Anhu) I am, and under the protection of every friend of Al-Laah (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhum).

* Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat 'Umar, Hazrat 'Usmaan,Hazrat 'Ali (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhum).
** Hazrat Imaam Hasan, Hazrat Imaam Husain (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhuma).
*** Hazrat Shaikh Saiyyid 'Abdul Qaadir Jeelaanee (Radiyal Laahu Anhu).

Ahl - e sunnah wal jamaa means that Muslims [Sufi Muslims (Barelwi Muslims) in the whole World] who follow Prophet Mohammed [peace be upon him] teaching.

Deobandism (Wahhabism) are the real enemy of Sufism (Barelwism) Islam in whole World and so called Sunni Muslims who are Satan Saudi link Al-Qaida who claims the terror network funded Satan Afghan Taliban and their Satan Wahhabis [Satan Salafi] and Satan Deobandis who follow Satan Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab Najdi teaching terror who declared the Ahle Sunna Muslims as 'Kafirs'. He passed a ruling that it was lawful to kill men, women and children belonging to the Muslims. If any one of us call Saudi sponsored Wahabi [Deobandi] {salafi} organizations a Muslims than our brothers will be not known as Shaheed.

Time has come for Saudi sponsored Wahabi [Deobandi] {salafi} organizations who are killing Muslims and Non-Muslims to better pay price soon by handover them self to Pakistani Govt otherwise USA Govt will turn them history any way soon. Amen

Wahhabi /Deobandi/Tablighi Do Not Proclaim Ya Muhammad But Muslims Do Proclaim Ya Muhammad.

The sensitive issue of whether or not Muslims can call upon the Holy Prophet(SAW) by proclaiming the words 'Ya Rasulullah' needs to be clarified effectively, since this issue divides the Muslim community and causes untold pain and friction among the Muslim communities throughout the world. There are basically two schools of thought, one that says that calling upon the Holy Prophet(SAW) is 'shirk' and that any Muslim proclaiming 'Ya Rasulullah' in fact goes outside the pale of Islam and becomes a mushrik. Thus, such a person needs to take the 'shahadah' again in order to became a Muslim or he remains a 'mushrik'.

The following statements make clear the beliefs and ideology of this school of thought:

1. "Most people call out to the spiritual guides, the Prophets, the Imams, the martyrs, the angels, the devils and the fairies in times of distress and ask them to redress their needs. They also give them offerings for this purpose. Thus they indulge in polytheism.(Taqwiyat- ul-Imaan,P5-6, by Ismail Dehelvi)

2. "How can anyone be the redresser of needs, the solver of difficulties and holder of one's hand? People holding such beliefs are out and out polytheist. They cannot even be allowed to get married to Muslims. And those people who are informed about their
evil thoughts and even then do not call them 'apostates and polytheist' are polytheists themselves in the same degree. (Jawaahir- ul-Quraan, P147, by Ghulam Khan, Rawalpindi)

3. "He who seeks help from anyone except Allah is, in fact, a thorough polytheist. There is none in the world as bad as he. Curse be upon such a person from all(creatures) in the world." "To ask for fulfillment of ones needs and invoke them(i.e. Prophets & Saints) is
the way of the polytheist". (Tazkeer-ul-Akhwaan,P83 &P343, by Ismail Dehelvi).

The above statements belong to the Wahhabi/ Deobandi/ Tabligh Jamaat scholars according to whom it is a great sin to proclaim 'Ya Rasulullah' with the intention that the Holy Prophet(SAW) can hear such a call for help. Also seeking the 'waseela'(intercession) of the Holy Prophet(SAW) is deemed as polytheism by this school of thought. Let us now examine the beliefs of the other school of thought, namely the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, who believe it is permissible to proclaim 'Ya Rasulullah' according to Islamic Law.

The following proofs have been forwarded by this school of thought in their support:

1. Imam Bukhari(RA) in his Kitaabu Adaabul Mufrad has written that Hazrat Adullah ibn Omar(RA) once suffered from cramp. Someone advised him to remember the person whom he loved most. The great Companion then proclaimed loudly: "Ya Muhammad", it is recorded that he was
immediately relieved of the cramps.

2. Imam Tabraani(RA) in his Muh'jam records the following incident: "A person in dire need once visited Ameerul Mu'mineen Hazrat Uthman Ghani(RA). The Caliph though, due to other work, did not pay much heed to this man. The person thereafter went to Hazrat Uthman bin Hanif(RA) and complained about the matter. Hazrat Uthman bin Hanif(RA) ordered the man to perform Wudhu, enter the Masjid and offer two rakaats of Nafil Salaah, he was then to
recite the following Du'a: "O Allah, I beg of you and I seek your Assistance, with the Waseela of Your Beloved Prophet(SAW) who is the Prophet of Mercy. O Muhammad!, I turn to Allah with your Waseela so that my needs be fulfilled!.

The man was then told to mention his need. After completion he and Hazrat Uthman bin Hanif(RA) both visited the august court of the Caliph. The man was successful in his encounter with the Caliph andthanked Hazrat Uthman bin Hanif(RA) for mentioning him to the Caliph.
But Hazrat Uthman bin Hanif (RA) replied that he had not approached the Caliph at all, he then stated: "By Allah, I saw the Holy Prophet (SAW) teaching the very same Du'a to a blind man. Miraculously the blind man then approached us before we could even complete our conversation, and he appeared as if he had never been blind".

3. Imam-e-Mujtahid Sayyidi Abdur Rahman Masoodi(RA) was the grandson of Hazrat Abdullah ibn Masood(RA). He was also a very great Jurist and a Taabieen of high rank. It is said he used to wear a long hat on which were inscribed the words "Muhammad, Ya poor". Substantiating this, Imam Hasheem bin Jameel Az Zaaki(RA) who was among the great
Ulema and Muhaddatheen of the time states: "I saw him (i.e. Hazrat Abdur Rahman Masoodi) place a long hat on his head, on it were inscribed the words "Muhammad, Ya Mansoor".

4. Sayyidi Jamal bin Abdullah bin Omar Makki(RA), in his Fatawa states that he was questioned about those people who proclaim in times of difficulty: "YaRasulullah, Ya Ali, Ya Shaikh Abdul Qadir" as to these proclamations being permissible in Islam. The great Scholar replied "Yes, these proclamations are permissible, to call upon them is permissible including using their names as Waseelas (intercessions). This is permissible in the light of shari'ah. Such an act is desirable and approved. Only those individuals who are stubborn and arrogant would oppose or question this reality, and they verily are unfortunate and deprived of the Barakaat of the Awliya Allah".

5. Imam Allama Chairmen Ramble(RA), the illustrious teacher of Islamic scholars and the writer of one of the most authentic book on Islamic Jurisprudence "DourMukhtar" states in his Fatawa Khayria: "People who proclaim, Ya Abdul Qadir are merely emulating a call, what therefore is the reason for it not to be permissible?". There are numerous occasions when the great and ordinary people have called upon the Holy Prophet(SAW) and received help, we have but quoted a few instances. The following great personalities deem it permissible to proclaim "Ya Rasulullah" whether in the life time of the Holy Prophet(SAW) or after, in Medina or in Deoband!

1. Hazrat Uthman bin Hanif(RA)
2. Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas(RA)
3. Imam Bukhari(RA)
4. Imam Muslim(RA)
5. Imam Tabraani(RA)
6. Imam Khayrudeen Ramli(RA)
7. Sayyidi Jamal Makki(RA)
8. Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilaani(RA)
9. Imam Ghazali(RA)

In fact the list is endless, and with such great personalities, that even the opponents of the proclamation of "Ya Rasulullah" can ill afford to ignore. Having forwarded both points of view, we shall now quote an independent source dating some 600 years before the adventof the Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustafa(SAW) on this Earth.

A crowd of more then 5,000 were addressed by Isa(AS) who told them about the coming of the great Prophet Muhammad(SAW), on hearing his words the crowd reacted as follows: "Then the crowd lifted their voices saying: 'O' God, send us thy messenger. 'O'(Ya) Muhammad, come
quickly for the salvation of the world." (Gospel of Barnabas, Chapter 97).

Now Isa(AS), who is one of the great Prophets of Allah, did not reprimand his followers for saying "Ya Muhammad". Nor did he brand his followers as 'mushriks'. Then who are these
Wahabi/Deobandi/Tableeghi mullahs to brand Muslims, who proclaim 'Ya Muhammad', as mushriks. Perhaps these mullahs consider themselves greater in knowledge then Isa(AS).

At the end of the day it is up to you to decide upon your beliefs but bear in mind a few points.

1. Until the end of the Khalifat and the dominance of the Wahabi movement some 70 years ago, no Khalifa of Islam passed a law banning people from proclaiming"Ya Rasulullah".

2. No Mahdhab of the Sunni school of thought gave a fatwa of 'shirk' upon those who proclaim "Ya Rasulullah".

3. If you still believe in the Wahhabi /Deobandi/Tablighi school of thought, then you are, in fact, declaring that all your fathers and forefather who used to proclaim"Ya Rasulullah" and hold Milad-un-Nabi ceremonies, were 'mushriks'. So, if you are prepared to hold your fathers & forefathers as 'mushriks', then so be it. But if you are men of integrity, then come out fighting for the truth and establish the truth in your Mosques. Stand up to the evil Wahabi/Deobandi/Tablighi mullahs and Allah will reward you.
May Allah give us the courage and strength to establish the truth. May He protect our Iman from the evil scholars of shaitan. Ameen.

History and Guidebook of the Saints of the Golden Chain,
excerpted from The Naqshbandi Sufi Way: by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, KAZI, 1995.

He said, "UFOs are thought to be from outside of this world. It is true that there are other univerese and places that creatures are living, but the UFOs are signs to show us the power of sainthood, showing us with their means that we are under the heavenly Control of the Divine presence. They never cause harm to human beings, but are ony giving spiritual support to people. That is why we never here of problems or accidents from them...." Bismillahi ar Rahmani ar Rahim As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh!

Dear brothers and sisters:

We want to inform you that with the permission and blessings of Mawlana Sheikh Nazim we have just printed the first book about Love, it was made exclusively with Mawlana's sohbets about this subject. It is bilingual (English/Spanish), in order that more hearts can be touched by his message about Divine Love. "If God, Almighty and Exalted,
opened the Essence of His Divine Love, everyone would die from that Love" Mawlana Sheikh Nazim al Haqqani. May Allah make us taste a drop of His Love Oceans through the words of one of His beloveds, Mawlana Sheikh!

Khutbat al-Jumu`ah Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Masjid as-Siddiq 11-28-2003

Ramadan finished and we are now in Shawwaal. And the Prophet said, whoever fast Ramadan and follows it with 6 days of Shawwaal as if he had fasted the whole year. And what the Prophet meant is that every reward (hasanat) Allah multiplies by 10. So for Ramadan, 30 days times 10 is 300. And 6 days of Shawwaal multiplied by 10 is 60 days. And the year is around 360 days.

So if you fast Ramadan and 6 days of Shawwaal, it as if you fasted 360 days. According to the hadith of the Prophet. Where are the five days that remain? One day is Eid al-Fitr, you cannot fast on it. And four days of Eid al-adha none of which you can fast. So if you take these 5 days from 365 it ends up as 360 days. So if anyone fasts Ramadan imaanan wah’tisaaban - with good intention avoiding wrong - will be as if he fasted 300 days and 6 days of Shawwaal, as if he fasted 60 days and that excludes the days one cannot fast. wa kadhaalik ja`alnaakum ummatan wasata. We made you a moderate nation - that only takes moderate ways; it does not go for extreme ways.

You are moderate, you can balance everything, you are intelligent, you are not on that side or that side, right side or left side, that is why he Gave us to be shudhada’u `ala an-naas (witnesses over mankind). When a judge is good, in a court he will not take sides. Allah favored ummat an-nabi to be witnesses on mankind Shuhada `ala al-naas, to be witness on everyone. Because you are balanced you don’t go to the extreme. You love Musa and you love his people; you love `Isa and you love his people; you love Ibrahim and you love his people; you love Nuh and you love his people.

You don’t have enmity for anyone. You don’t hate anyone. You don’t say Musa came only for Bani Israa’il not for others. You don’t say `Isa came only for his people. You cannot [even] be Muslim unless you accept Musa and `Isa. We have made you a balanced nation that you may be witness on everyone - like a good judge, balanced judge. And then he said, wa takun ar-Rasul` alaykum shaheeda. And we made the Prophet witness on you. Like the Supreme Court. Allah gave him the power, yes this is correct what the Ummah witnessed, and do you thing he will not authenticize what you the Ummah have made witness.

Khayr al-ummam. The best of nations. We must be happy, we must be grateful to Allah swt that he made us from that Ummah. Allah was able to make us from another Ummah but he made us from Ummah of the Prophet Muhammad. If you have a necklace, of diamonds. Where do you put the biggest jewel, the biggest diamond? If someone asks where is the best place to put the biggest diamond of the necklace? For sure they say in the middle. On the sides you put the small ones, many. And the Prophet is diamond this universe. Allah made him witness on everyone and on all prophets.

So what we have to do: thank Allah. That is why Prophet always in sajda, praising Allah, thanking him. Ya rabbi shukr. Allah did not give any other nation what he gave Sayyidina Muhammad. wa laqad katabna fee al-zaboor anna min bad al-dhikr yarithuha `ibaadee as-saalihoon. That is after the Qur’an is sent down. Allah will inherit the earth righteous people. Those who say ashadu an laa ilaha ill-Allah wa ashadu anna Muhammadan Rasulullah are pious, are salih, He is giving them that honor. Not based on their `amal.

He granted us and favored us, without asking, he made inherit the earth and called us saalihoon. Not because of our `amal. Everyone knows what we are doing. You think we can go to Paradise by our `amal? No, by Allah’s mercy we can go to Paradise. Allah said in holy Qur’an, kuntum khayra ummatin ukhrajit lin-naas. You can understand kuntum; it means you were, in the past. He did not say sawfa takoonu. He said you were the best of nations that came to humanity.

What is Allah referring to kuntum? ay fee ilm ilah ta`ala wa fil lawh al-Mahfoudh. In the Preserved Tablets, from the time that he wanted to be known, that time that allah wrote in preserved tables, that no one knows that time, ummatan maghfoorah, ummatan marhuma, that they are forgiven sins by shafa`a of the Prophet. Sayyidina Musa, when Allah revealed to him, he said, O my Rabbee, what are you giving. When he was reading the alwaah, that Allah gave him, in addition to the 10 commands.

He saw [written] in it fadilat Ummat an-Nabi. He said, "Ya Rabbee, what is that nation?" He saw that nation mentioned in the tablets, as one given forgiveness and granted mercy. He asked "who are they?" He said, “They are ummata Muhammad that are coming after you. They are humble people. They eat the lowest I give them. They sleep anywhere I let them to sleep. They don’t complain they don’t criticize. They don’t give except to Me, they do anything I want. When you ask your people to help you ya Musa, they said, innana ha-huna qa`idoon - We are sitting – meaning “we don’t want to engage in any difficult struggle; we don’t want to do anything in Allah’s Way.”

[Ummata Muhammad (s) never said that.] I forgive them for that. For that small `amal, their love to Me from their hearts, ask any believer of his love to Allah and His Prophet. He will empty his heart, full of love to Allah and His Prophet. Like a father to his son or daughter. That love is enough to raise his son or daughter, to ... his child. That love is enough for Me. I let them to enter Paradise because they say shahada, la ilaha ill Allah (swt) wa ashadu anna Muhammadan rasulullah.

Sayyidina Musa said, "I see in the tablets you gave to me they are going to be resurrected on the Judgment Day with faces like full moons. Make them to be my Ummah ya rabbee, I am asking you, let them to follow me.” Allah said, "This is not your Ummah, this is the Ummah of Muhammad, I will bring them up on the Judgment Day, all the parts of their body like pieces of white light coming, ghurr al-muhajileen. Like the white on the hands, coming from the hands and feet, because they do ablution before they pray. I will color with fountain of youth to be known from everyone else, that they are Ummata Muhammad that I am sending them to Paradise.”

He said, “O Allah, I am seeing in the tablets, that they pray to you five prayers and their prayers are like five hours in day and night and you are opening to them heavens and angels are encompassing hem in circles. Make them my Ummah!” He said, "No these are the Ummah of Sayyidina Muhammad." Sayyidina Musa (as) began to describe their fasting and their dhikr and their reciting of Qur’an. Until he got to where they will be brought forth on the Day of Judgment in three different divisions. They are called for judgment. First division is entering Paradise without any question - bi-ghayri hisaab.

Allah will send them, sincere people, min alladheena ana`am Allaha `alayhim, no questions. Anyone of the prophets, no questions, directly to Paradise. Siddiqeen, those like Sayyidina Abu Bakr, and those inheriting sidq – sidiqqiya - Paradise. And saliheen and martyrs, Paradise - no questions. And another group is being questioned a little bit. Like someone in court, who is questioned a little bit because he has done a lot of good, then goes to Paradise, because He likes him.

Then another group, they are not known, their deeds are 50/50 in the scale, to see which are going to be heavier. And Allah swt will bring one salawaat, or one shahada, it is enough to make them enter Paradise. They praise Allah and they enter Paradise. Ya rabbee, ij`alhum ummattee ya rabb. Qaalat tilka ummata Muhammad. Qaala ya rabbee, this is ummata Muhammad. Hal hasabta hadha al-khayr kulluhu li-ummati Muhammad, faja`l lee min ummata.
“No ya Musa. It is finished, My Will has been written. Whatever I wrote, I wrote, they are going to be of Ummatan Nabi and you have your Ummat.”

In another narration, Sayyidina Musa used to say, as he had no intermediary between himself and Allah, no Jibreel, he was kaleemullah – he said: Is there between the nation of the Prophets better than my nation, for I am the best and my Ummah is the best. You sent you shade on them, in the desert and sent manna and salwah - special food from Paradise, (which you find in Iraq, al-manna was-salwah, too many selling)?.

And Allah (swt) replied: Ya Musa, fadla Ummati Muhammad `ala sa'ir al-ummam ka fadlihi `ala jam`ee` il-khalq. O Moses, don’t you know that I favored them with everything. As I am described as the Lord, they have to love Me and respect and worship Me, I made everyone like that in respect to Sayyidina Muhammad (s). And that is why I am making Sayyidina `Isa (as) from ummat an-Nabi, when he asked to be of that Ummah That is the kind of favor Allah gave us. If you are content with what Allah gave you, Allah will be happy with you and if not, he will not be happy with you. Because what he gave you for akhira.

Don’t look at yourself, engineer, doctor, carpenter, this or that, but look at Allah mercy on judgment day. Allah (swt)’s mercy kuntum khayra ummat, you were from the beginning, the best of Ummahs. May Allah bless us, may Allah forgive us. Wa ja`alnaakum shuhada `ala an-naas .You must always be happy. Look to the one who is above you. Or look at the one who is lower than you. Don’t raise your head and look at whatever allah gave him, but look at the one that allah mad lower than you. Look at the patients you have o doctors, people with cancer, with heart problems, with jaundice, liver failure, kidney failure. Look at what Allah has given you of happiness. At least you are eating sleeping, easy. Nothing but complaining. Husband complains from wife, wife from husband. Children from parents, parents from children.

Go to countries where there are wars. People killed with no reason, they are blown. Alhamdulillah you are safe. Don’t complain. Don’t push and complain and criticize. Why for what. We are ummatan maghfoorah, ummatan marhooma (a forgiven nation and a nation enveloped in mercy). Rejoice, rejoice in Allah’ mercy. Don’t be depressed. Don’t close your mind, saying, “My wife did this, my husband did that, my child did that.” Be happy, you have good hands, good ears, good eyes, and good health. Then be happy.

If you have one dollar in your pocket, look at the homeless one over there now without even one penny. Which is better? If that homeless with his life, you must be happy, else allah will not be happy. Look at homeless on the streets, they are happy. You give them a dollar and they say “thank you.” They live in these containers, garbage. They check without gloves, go look just to find a piece of bread, take it and eat it. Would you eat it? Never. I am not saying to do that but to take ibra - example. We are not saying do like them. Alhamdulillah he gave us. Fa amma bi-ni`mati rabbika fa-hadith. Proclaim Allah’s ni`mat. Don’t complain and criticize. You are living in a house, happy.

Instead we see the wife criticizing the husband, and the husband criticizing the wife. I am seeing a lot of people, where the wife is not happy with husband, saying, “He doesn’t sit with me, he doesn’t talk with me.” The husbands also, saying, “She is always busy with children. Not busy with me.” You don’t need that. Read Qur’an. Sit and spend time with Allah. That is better than company with husband or wife. We are not saying don’t have company but don’t complain. Complaining will reduce tenderness with your wife or husband.

Most people coming as immigrants are leaving their countries and coming here. Here Allah gave you wealth, peacefulness, and a home. Don’t come against Allah’ favors. Don’t complain and criticize. Allah will bring us down. When we are not happy with Allah gave to us, we are going to suffer. That is why we are suffering today. We ran away from our countries, and came here in safety. Then when we began complaining we are under [oppression].

Whoever can change something by his hand, he should do, if not by tongue, if not by asking Allah to change it for you. We are in a time that we cannot change anything by hand; we cannot change by criticizing and compliant. The only way left for Muslims is to raise our hand to Allah and ask him, 3 million people standing on `Arafat, if all of them in one voice. If all of them in one voice say, “Ya Allah!” Will Allah refuse them? But we are separated. We are on different hearts. Everyone wants to be on his chair, glued to it. Not like Sahaaba, they want to sit on floor. If you want to see someone today, you need a lot of appointments. They might tell you, “O his agenda, his calendar is full.”

Wa min Allah at Tawfiq

Fitnatul Wahhabiyyah _ The menace of Wahhabism,
Mawlana Shaykhu-l-Islam Ahmad Zayni Dahlan al-Makki ash-Shafi'i
(Chief Mufti of Mecca al-Mukarramah).May Allah be pleased with him



SATAN SADDAM to pay price for killing Sunni-Sufi-Barelwi Muslims and Shia Muslims.

If we are really Muslims than we can not loves and follow Satan Abdul Wahhab Najdi who declared the (Sunni-Sufi-Barelwi-Muslims)Ahle Sunna Wa Jama'a as 'Kafirs'. He passed a ruling that it was lawful to kill men, women and children belonging to the Ahle
Sunna Wa Jama'a. Mullah belongs to the Deobandi school of thought and this is what one of the founding fathers of the Deobandi/Tableeghi movement had to say about the Wahhabis.
"Abdul Wahhab is known as a Wahhabi. His beliefs were excellent."

(Fatawa-e-Rashidia, Book 1,pp/111 by Deobandis Father Rashid Ahmed Gangoi).

Now when the founding father of the Deobandi/Tableeghi school of thought praises the Wahhabi beliefs, then surely do? he also condones the slaughter and rape of the Muslims by these very Wahhabis? Do he also condones the Bombing of the Holy Shrine of the Prophet(Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam)? Then, we the Sunni Muslims, would like to know, why the Deobandis/ Tableeghis object on being called Wahhabis, when their own leader has praised the Wahhabis for their 'excellent beliefs'?

Muslim's Prophet(Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) never teach killing any innocent Muslims and Non-Muslims But Abdul Wahhab Najdi who is well known as a Wahhabi teach killing any innocent Muslims and Non-Muslims is fine and just do it why? People who love Satan Abdul Wahhab Najdi is known as a Wahhabi, they are a enemy of Islam and Muslims and Non-Muslims are thousand times better than them.

For Your Ref: Fitnatul Wahhabiyyah - The menace of Wahhabism By Mawlana Shaykhu-l-Islam Ahmad Zayni Dahlan al-Makki ash-Shafi'i (Chief Mufti of Mecca al-Mukarramah). May Allah be pleased with him.

Website Address:
Please farward this email and Ya-Muhammad website address to our concern muslim brothers and muslim sisters.

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May Allah open eyes of Wahhabism-Salafi(Deobandism-Tableeghi).

Yours In Islam, Dr. Haq Khan, Phd-Islam,
Founder Of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal-Jama'at, Sunni-Sufi-Barelwi-Muslims.
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"Dr.Haq Khan" wrote: Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Assalato Wassalamo Alaika Ya RasoolAllah
Dear Muslims Only, As'salaam-o-Alaikum W'rahmatullah-e-W'barakatuhu,

1. Wahhabism-Salafi(Deobandism-Tableeghi)say that it is Shirk to say, "Allah and His Rasool know best" as we are equating Rasoolullah's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knowledge with Allah Ta'ala's Knowledge. They say that Rasoolullah's (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) knowledge is limited because verses like "Alif Laam Meem", "Yaseen", etc. are only known to Allah Ta'ala. They say that were not the Christians led astray and cursed because they did the same thing of equating Hazrat 'Isa (alaihis salaam) to Allah Ta'ala?

2. They say that all authoritative and reliable Kitaabs of Tafseer, Fiqh or Fatawa have the words "Wallaahu A' lamu" (And Allah Ta'ala knows best) and that nowhere will one find the words "Allah and His Rasool know best".

3. The Ahadith below will prove that it is indeed the Sunnah of the Sahabah Ikraam (radi Allahu anhum) to say: "Allah and his Rasool know best".

4. Not only is it the Sunnah of the Sahabah Ikraam to utter the above phrase, Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) never refuted this statement when he heard it. Therefore, this means that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) approved the statement.

5. Hazrat Umar Ibn Khattab (radi Allahu anhu) said: One day, as we were sitting in the company of Allah's Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) there appeared before us, all of a sudden, a man (dressed) in extremely white clothes with extremely black hair. There seemed to be no sign of fatigue caused by journey on him and none amongst us ever knew him. At last, he sat near the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He placed his knees upon the Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knees and placed his palms on his thighs and said: "O Muhammad, inform me about Islam". He (the Holy Prophet) said: "Islam requires that you testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger and, that you establish Prayer and pay Zakaah, observe Fast during the month of Ramadaan and perform Pilgrimage to the House (Ka'bah) if you have the means". He said: "You have told the truth". What was amazing about him was that he would ask a question and then he himself
would testify it to be true. He said: "Inform me about Iman". He (the Holy Prophet) said: "You must affirm your faith in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, in the Hereafter, and in the Divine Decree to good and evil". He said: "You have told the truth".

He asked again: "Inform me about Ihsaan". He (the Holy Prophet) said: "Ihsaan is that you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, (perceive) that He is in fact Seeing you". He said: "Inform me about (the Last) Hour". He (the Holy Prophet) said: "The one who has been inquired about the Qiyamah does not know more than the one who is inquiring (it means you know just as myself)". He (the inquirer) said: "Tell me some of it's indications". He (the Holy Prophet) said: "Slave-girls will give birth to their mistress, and you find bare-footed, destitute, shepherds exulting in buildings (palaces)". Then he (the inquirer) made
his way, but I stayed with him (the Holy Prophet) for a long time. He then asked me: "Umar, do you know about this inquirer?" I said: "ALLAHO WA RASOOLO HU A'LAMU. Allah and His Messenger know best". He (the Holy Prophet) said: "He was Gabriel, he came to you to instruct you on your religion". (Sahih Muslim; Mishkaat)

6. Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that a deputation of the tribe of Abdul Qais came to Allah's Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Allah's Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Who are the people, or of whom is the deputation (constituted)". They said: "(The deputation) of Rabi'a". He (the Holy Prophet) said: "Welcome to the
people or the deputation that you have come to us without feeling any shame or sense of disgrace". They said: "Allah's Messenger, we do not find it possible for ourselves to come to you but in the sacred months

- (for) between us and you there is a tribe of unbelievers called Mudar. Give us a decisive command which we may tell to those behind us and which may entitle us to get into Paradise", and they also asked him about drinks. He commanded them to observe four things and prohibited them (from four things). He commanded them to affirm faith in Allah, the One. He said: "Do you know what it means to have faith in Allah?" They said: "ALLAHO WA RASOOLO HU A'LAMU
- Allah and his Messenger know best". (Sahih Bukhari; Mishkaat)

7. Three points are derived from the above two Ahadith. They are:

7.1 It is indeed the Sunnah of the Sahaba Ikraam (radi Allahu anhum) to say, "Allah and his Rasool know best". Those who say, "Allah and his Rasool know best" are following in the footsteps of the Sahaba Ikraam (radi Allahu anhum) and are the true and real Sunnis.
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Those who follow my footsteps and the footsteps of my Sahaba are the only Jama'at which will achievesalvation".

7.2 If it were Shirk to say "Allah and his Rasool know best" then the logic that follows would be that the whole Ummah of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), including Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) himself, would become Mushriks (Allah forbid!). The reason for saying this is that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) heard
this sentence from the Sahabah (radi Allahu anhum) and did not show any disagreement with them. To agree with Shirk is in itself Shirk. It would imply that if the Sahaba Ikraam (radi Allahu anhum) uttered this "Shirkia sentence" then all those people who learnt,
read, heard, and taught these Ahadith would have become Mushriks (Allah forbid!). It would also imply that even those who believed in the correctness of these Ahadith would also have become Mushriks.

8. We do not say that the knowledge of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is unlimited. Allah Ta'ala gave the knowledge of the entire creation to his beloved Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The entire creation is limited, therefore, it is
understood that the knowledge of creation is also limited. Hence, we agree that the Nabi's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knowledge is limited to the entire creation. Allah's Knowledge is unlimited, thus there is no comparison to the limited knowledge of Nabi
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the unlimited Knowledge of Allah. Therefore, to say that the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama'at proves that the knowledge of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is equal to the Knowledge of Allah Ta'ala, is a sheer lie and a
baseless accusation.

Uzbekistan: Government Backs Sufism to Counter Wahhabism
by Igor Rotar, Keston News Service, May 28, 2002

In the wake of a visit between 15 and 20 May to the Uzbek city of Bukhara (500 kilometres or 300 miles west of Tashkent), the "capital" of the Sufi Naqshbandi order in Central Asia, Keston has learnt that currently the Uzbek authorities are not simply not opposing the spread of the Naqshbandi order but, on the contrary, are doing all they can to support it. They are using Sufism as a distinctive counterweight to those Muslims who are independent of the authorities, the so-called Wahhabis (the name given in Central Asia
to Islamic fundamentalist groups, which often have little in common with the Islam that predominates in Saudi Arabia) and the international Islamic party Hizb-ut-Tahrir, which campaigns for the unification of Muslims throughout the world into a single caliphate.

Bukhara is held to be the most significant Muslim holy site in Central Asia. It was in this city that Bahauddin Naqshbandi, founder of the Naqshbandi order, one of the most influential Sufi orders, was born in the 14th century. Sufism is a mystical branch of Islam, rooted in the attempt to reach God through personal experience. The first Sufis are said to have been the ascetics who lived in Iraq and Syria at the end of the 8th century and the beginning of the 9th century, who strove to comprehend the "hidden" sense of the Koran's revelations, and who followed strictly the instructions of the Koran, held vigils, took vows, and observed additional fasts. The name of the movement is believed to derive from the Arabic word suf - meaning wool - as the Sufis wore cloaks made out of coarse wool.

From its origins in Bukhara, the Sufi Naqshbandi order (translated literally, an engraver of wooden stamps) now has followers in all the Muslim countries. During the war in the North Caucasus against Russian forces in the 19th century, it was members of the Naqshbandi order that made up the main part of the resistance movement. In 1940-42 an uprising against the Soviet authorities was also led by members of the Naqshbandi order. During the colonisation of Central Asia, Russian forces were also forced to confront not so much opposition from the local feudal lords, the state apparatus and the armies of local rulers, as resistance by members of the Sufi orders. Almost all the leaders of anti- Russian movements were Sufi sheikhs.

Now the official respect for Naqshbandi and his legacy is clear. In 1991 Bukhara's central street (called Lenin Street in the Soviet era) was renamed Bahauddin Naqshbandi street. In the Soviet era, Sheikh Naqshbandi's mausoleum (10 kilometres or 6 miles east of Bukhara) was used to store fertiliser. However, in 1991 the mausoleum was reopened and Naqshbandi's
grave became a place of mass pilgrimage. "In Soviet times it was even more dangerous to be a Sufi than simply to be a Muslim - the police got rid of such people right away," the imam- hatyb of the mosque next to Naqshbandi's mausoleum, Bobodzhon Rahmonov, told Keston
on 16 May. "But now we do not have any problems with the state. For example, the chairman of the state committee for religious affairs, Fazil Sobirov, belongs to the Naqshbandi order. Moreover, we are working with the state to show people how wrong the Wahhabi outlook is. We explain that the building of mausoleums in honour of holy Muslims - something the Wahhabis oppose -is not against Islam."

Teachers at Bukhara's Mir-Arab madrassah (the largest religious teaching establishment in Central Asia) expressed their full support for the state's policy towards believers. "'Sufism' is one way of reaching God. We have begun to teach Sufism as of this year as a separate subject," a teacher at the Mir-Arab madrassah, Abduhalil haji Niyazov, told Keston on 17 May. "Sixty hours in the year are allocated to the study of Sufism." In private conversations with Keston, students at the Mir-Arab madrassah reported that
students suspected of supporting Hizb-ut-Tahrir were immediately expelled, while to profess Sufism was completely safe.

Significantly, the government is also trying to attract foreign Muslim communities in order to raise the authority of the Naqshbandi order in Uzbekistan. It maintains close contacts with the Islamic Supreme Council of America, which represents followers of the Naqshbandi order in the United States. The number of ISCA members is relatively small (in the tens of thousands), but Uzbek propaganda represents the ISCA as being one of the
most influential Muslim organisations in the United States.

ISCA leaders have visited Uzbekistan and have met President Islam Karimov, while the
Uzbek government invited ISCA representatives to act as observers at the presidential elections in January 2000. The ISCA remarks on its web-site "In January 2002, Islamic Supreme Council of America was honoured to have been the only American Muslim organisation to be invited to observe Uzbekistan's constitutional referendum. The invitation was a result of the ISCA's long-standing commitment to working with the moderate government of President Islam Karimov and supporting Uzbekistan's fight against religious extremism."

The government's support for followers of the Naqshbandi order may be explained by the fact that Sufism in Central Asia is quite closely linked with local, essentially pagan, customs. For example, one should only start with one's left foot when entering Naqshbandi's mausoleum. There are some shrivelled remains of a tree at the entrance to the mausoleum. According to folklore this tree grew when Bagauddin Naqshbandi was alive, and it is mystically linked with the founder of the order. It is said that if you walk three times around the shrivelled trunk of this tree, then your wish will be granted. The Uzbek government is primarily afraid of supporters of fundamentalist Islam, which has been imported from Arab countries and which calls for religion to be purified of regional and local customs. It therefore regards it as expedient that local Islam should be as distinct
as possible from the religion preached by Muslims abroad.

The Tashkent government's current support for Sufism is reminiscent of the experience of the KGB's work in the Russian North Caucasian region of Chechnya-Ingushetia in the Soviet era. In the 1930s, 40s and 50s, the NKVD (the KGB's predecessor) murdered all the influential sheikhs of the Naqshbandi order. Those who inherited the leadership in the Sufi orders in Chechnya (the heirs to the sheikhs), could survive only if they co-operated
with the NKVD and KGB. When the Chechens and Ingush returned from exile in 1957, the Kremlin placed these same followers of the Naqshbandi order in leading positions in the republic.

"The opinion spread among a significant section of religious authorities in the Naqshbandi order that it was necessary to co-operate with the atheist, communist authorities," one of the most influential theologians of Ingushetia, imam-hatyb of the Nasyr-Kurt mosque (a village in Ingushetia near the border with Chechnya) Salambek haji Ivloyev, told Keston in
November 1996. "In the Soviet era the KGB tried to govern Chechnya, where the majority of the population remained law-abiding Muslims, with the help of the Naqshbandi order. The top level of Chechen-Ingushetia society was drawn from the formal adherents of this order." He noted that Doku Zavgayev (chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Chechnya-Ingushetia in 1990 and head of the "pro-Russian" government in Chechnya in 1996) was a member of the
Naqshbandi order.

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Once a sultan asked the sheikh, "Oh! sheikh, do you smoke?" "Helping satan?" asked the sheikh back. "The Sufi Message does not call a person away from a belief or church; it calls one to live it. "-HIK

Hazrat Inayat Khan, founder of the Sufi Order in the west, was born in Baroda, India, on July 5, 1882, into a family of great musicians. As a child, Inayat Khan took a great interest in music and visits to holy men. Due to his deep love of the Indian musical heritage, which had become very decadent, he dedicated his early life to reinstalling the spiritual value of music by traveling and performing in the high classical style. One of the greatest patrons of music, the Nizam of Hyderabad, responded to Hazrat Inayat Khan's singing by awarding him the greatest musical title in India: Tansen of India.

Inayat Khan had fulfilled his purpose in music and began to look for a spiritual teacher. He found his ideal teacher in the being of Hazrat Abu Hashim Madani, the successor to one of the branches of the Chisti Sufi Order in India. After taking a sacred vow of initiation, he went through a course of training in the four Sufi Schools: Chishti, Naqshbandi, Qadiri, and Shurawardi. Before Abu Hashim Madani died, he called his pupil Inayat Khan to his bedside to bless him and enjoin him to bring the message of Sufism to
the West, saying that he had received the order from Moinuddin Chisti, founder of the Chisti Order in India.

Following the call of God, Hazrat Inayat Khan left India for the Western world on September 13, 1910. He landed in America, an later traveled to Europe and Russia, sowing the seeds of Sufism. He Founded the Sufi Order first in London in 1916, as a school, with classes for initiates. After World War I he traveled extensively in Europe. He supplemented
the Sufi Order with an International Movement Headquarters: a secular organization to act as an administrative body. He gave lectures and wrote books in English. Small groups of followers were established in nearly every place he visited, and they carried on the work during his travels. The Eastern form of discipleship with a master was thus adapted to Western needs.

He married an American, Ora Ray Baker, a relation of Mary Baker Eddy, and they had four children. The family settled in Suresnes, outside of Paris, where he conducted an annual summer school for his students. On September 13, 1926, he called a meeting of all his
disciples to lay the cornerstone of the Universel, the future temple of all religions. The the last days of Hazrat Inayat Khan was among his mureeds in the West. Shortly after, he left for India, where he passed away on February 5, 1927, in Delhi. In Sufism, we discover the ability to shift our consciousness and our identity in the antipodal pole of our being. The antipodal pole of our being.

That is, what would it be like to think that you are thought of instead of that you are thinking. That you are known instead of knowing. And so on. This is typified by a word of St. Francis of Assisi who said, "I thought I was looking at the world, but the world
is looking at me." See? It's the opposite. So the second step* would be, once more getting into the consciousness of that person and trying to sense the kind of impression that
that person has of you. The kind of picture that that person makes of you. And, if you could realize that the picture-their representation-they make of you is totally different from the one that you make of yourself. And you could even, now, gather from that that their action was based upon a false assessment that they made of you.

But your assessment of yourself is faulty also. But at least two assessments are better than one. But now we can increase our purview. So now think of a third person involved in your problem. Get into their consciousness and see how they look at the same problem, differently from that other person, differently to yourself. And you see the picture they
make of you. Which is different from the picture that other person makes of you, or the picture that you make of yourself.

So if you were to increase the amount of people involved-because, in fact, we think that we have problems, that they are our problems, but, in fact, there is no boundary to these problems. They are really the problems of the whole cosmos. They're not just our problems.
So this would lead to exactly to what St. Francis is saying. If you try to get in-to look- to consider that "the world is looking at you" instead of "you are looking at the world." It's a whole other perspective.

Now St. Francis was walking in the forest at night time in a state of contemplation and he was getting into the consciousness of the trees. That is, what would it be like to be a Free. And we have that ability. And he could see that the trees are looking at him.
Now if you do that, and you could try to do that, you get into a transfigured world. You discover-you switch your consciousness from the ordinary commonplace kind of perception of the physical world into a transfigured world. You find yourself in a transfigured world. And that is the way to be high, is to get yourself in a transfigured world.

Now I understand that some women get into that state just shortly prior to giving birth- and, perhaps, even after the birth-because, somehow, the woman is connected with the thinking of the child, and the child is still in a transfigured world. And so the door is open between different worlds. Can you imagine what that's like? To be like in a
state in which you grasp the reality behind what appears at the surface as the physical world. And, of course, you grasp the meaningfulness behind what doesn't make sense to your efforts into figuring it out with your mind.

Now that's a great art, of being able to-it's just like switching. A switch. All of a sudden, for example, you're talking to a person and, right, you're saying the done things to say and what you are supposed to say and that person is saying things that they're supposed to say. And so on. At the same time, you're communicating with them at the depth, somehow, beyond the words. And it doesn't matter what you're saying, even if it's nonsensical. It doesn't matter. You're communicating in the depth. That's what I mean

The light that is radiated from the heart fans out. It's not like two beams. It fans out. So in fact it is really like the center of your whole aura. And also it's all encompassing, It's very powerful. It's radiant. So that's what you experience as you are
exhaling. But as you inhale concentrate yourself on, concentrate on the solar plexus so that you are absorbing energy from the environment, even from the stars. Magnetism. Light, also. Light is an electro-magnetic phenomenon. And when you hold, now hold your breath instead of just, so hold your breath after inhaling. And as you hold your breath still concentrate on the solar plexus. But this time instead of thinking about the energy that you absorb from, and that you converge from, the Universe, think that there is energy that
emerges from within. It's like what astrophysicists are calling a white hole in space. There's a black hole and a white hole. This is the white hole. That is energy errupts into the three dimensional cross-section of reality that we call the existential world. Like a star is born, as they say. So think that you are continually being recreated, reborn
recurrantly. That's again a concept of Islam, recurrant rebirth.

But as you notice that the only way in which one can enlist this new, this rebirthing is to go through a process of annihilation. So the energy of the Universe, you absorb the energy of the Universe and somehow or other it gets resorbed in the void as you hold your breath. That's what the Sufi's call fana. That is, in alchemy one calls that solve followed by coagule. So dissolve before you coagulate, before you restructure yourself. And so as you hold your breath you are in a very neutral kind of condition where you
really don't know who you are and you don't know anything. One goes through a total collapse, in fact, a breakdown.

And then that breakdown is reversed as you exhale into a breakthrough. And at that time the energy and light that is potentially, virtually, there at subliminal levels of your being break through and this time they radiate from your heart center. So your solar plexus
is receptive and your heart center is active. The whole Universe is always trying to emerge and erupt in your being, shaping itself in your being. And if you are conscious of that power then it gives you power. And also it gives you a sense of the ordering
of your being - the way that your new being is fashioned in an orderly way that reflects something of the harmony of the Universe. So think of it as divine power. And that power can become so great that it gives you authority. It gives you stability. It gives
you strength to withstand all the challenges of life. Sometimes it becomes overwhelming so you feel you could move mountains. Kind of like a giant. In fact that's what happens to the dervish. Dervish.

You're not just acting from your person. You feel the whole Universe behind you coming through. It gives you a lot of strength instead of if one acts from one's own strength one doesn't have much strength. Then it becomes ego power that becomes very offensive and
destructive and hurtful to other people and so on. They get into all these conflicts.
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan: Buddhism and Sufism

(Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan adalah Putra Dari Hazrat Inayat khan (Salah Satu Tokoh Sufi), Dan pernach bertemu dengan guru kita MAulana Syaikh NAzim Dan MAulana Syaikh Hisham Di USA thn 1991)

So we're going to start with a Buddhist meditation. I need to just prepare our minds for it. Buddha is concerned about our faulty sense of identification, which is what is standing in the way of our unfolding our potentials. And so it is destroyed step by step
and it needs to be replaced by the reality that transpires through it. In short, to say it briefly, it is really, it could illustrated by the voice of Caruso that can be aroused to emerge out of its distortion. So let's say that our self-image is a distortion of
what we are, and of course we have to first try to free ourselves from that faulty self-image so that the reality of our being, the reality of being, that is the potentials of our being which are the reality, which are the seat of our being, is able to transpire.
So there's a negative draw and a positive one. The negative one is to be found in what is called the Satipathanas, and then the positive in the Jhanas.

And so, it's not my thing to teach Buddhism, but what I'm interested in is the complementarity between Buddhism and Sufism. So while I'm going through the stages I will also mention the positive side instead of just the negative one.

Keys to Meditation :
On one hand we have a real need to involve our ourselves with people, with situations. And on the other hand we have a need for freedom. And sometimes we think that it is our involvement that is our prison and that's the reason why people become hermits. Because they leave the world because they find that their conditions are constraining. But what Buddha is saying is that one can find freedom in one's mind whatever the conditions. In fact freeing yourself from conditions doesn't make you free anyway. Some of the hobos under the bridge in France, in Paris, are not free. They're caught up in their own trip.

Freedom from opinion. Freedom from opinion. You see that is when you are meditating and considering you problems, you are assessing your problems, that is your opinion. So just think of that clue that Buddha gives: you are caught in, not only your vantage point, you are caught in your opinion. And what we want to do is to free ourselves from opinion. Or, at least, well I would say think of your opinion as relative. I would say do not think of it as faulty, but think of it as relative.

So now I would say that when you're meditating, I would say that the key to meditating really is like this: normally we are receptive to impressions.Normally our thinking is monitored by the challenge of the environment. When we turn within, when we try to
meditate, then the environment is not challenging us, but it continues to live in our psyche. Now, the change now, the way to switch over as you meditate is to work with what is, work with yourself-rather with the emergence of a new self, the rebirthing of your psyche that is happening continually-rather than with the environment. And that is one of the ways of doing it, there are several, of course, one is: the simplistic thing is to
consider that your face is a mask. And that's not your real being. And then consider that your thoughts are not, well first, yes, then consider that you are -playing a role-in life and forgot who you are.

And then consider that your thoughts are somehow distorted by language. One doesn't realize it. And that's the reason why people are advised to maintain silence during a meditation, during a retreat. Because, you see, not only we're used to saying-
articulating-what we mean, but even when we're not speaking we are still translating our thoughts in language. Language distorts our thought.

I'll give you an example: for example our language is-I mean the language that we've inherited in our civilizations-is based upon static words instead of dynamic words. For example, we say "my thoughts." There's no such thing as my thoughts, there's my thinking. My emotions? No. There's my emoting. And soon. You see, we don't know how..., our thinking is-how can I say?-fragmented into categories, as Immanuel Kant says.

Now, when you, if you maintain silence for forty days, for example, you don't know how to speak any more, and you are not used to translating your thoughts into-your thinking-into words. And then you get into a whole different dimension of thinking. And, one might
say, that is what you imply behind what you explain. What you imply behind what you explain. What is implicit behind what is explicit. If you're familiar with the theories of Dr. David Bohm, in physics, then you know that what he says is the same thing is true of the physical world-that we experience the physical world in categories, discrete
entities. But the reality behind it is what he calls the implicate state. So in terms of psychology, implicit. Physics, implicate. And then the explicateand, in terms of psychology, it is the explicit The secret of life and its purpose is the attainment
of self knowledge and God realization. This is the birthright of every human being.

To reunite ourselves with God we must first become aware of our own conditioning and wake up to the fact that we may be living our lives blindly as if in a dream. To awaken from this spell, we must activate the hidden powers that lie dormant within the ourselves and make them operative in our daily lives. The Technique we use consists of a special form of Meditation (muraqaba) involving a process called 'Transmission' (nisbat). Through this practice of Meditation we can attain intuitive insight which enables us to begin to see all things in their true perspective.

It opens up a new way of thinking, freeing us from our anxieties and fears and in its place we gain a greater sense of happiness and tranquility. This freedom empowers us to experience positive feelings and thoughts towards ourselves and with it the power to
love others. It will reveal the powerful inter-relatedness of human existence and the universe and show us the way back to God. As a young child I was in love with "nature". My love was the trees and the fields and the sea and the cliffs and the skies of England and Wales. I loved to wander and explore - I was " a little lad who worshipped by the sea". As a teenager I became a rather serious and earnest young man, unhappy with a highly disciplined and authoritarian, but academically high-powered, schooling. I was precociously intelligent and extraordinarily busy. I ran the debating society a school and organised the "community service" activities. I also became a rebel, sympathising with CND, and at one point was suspended from school for what were seen as "subversive"

I was confirmed into the Church of England at the age of 13 by my own choice. I read a great deal, and at the age of about 16 was much influenced by "existentialist" Christian theologians like Soren Kierkegaard, Paul Tillich, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer ( executed by the Nazis in 1945). I also read some Gurdjieff at about this time, and developed an
interest in Zen Buddhism. My formal attachment to the Christian church ceased for some years, but I remained intensely concerned with debates about spirituality, even during the years of my 20s and 30s when my main interest, and belief, was in Marxism.

I remember discussing with a friend as a teenager the meaning of Christ's command to "love thy neighbour as thyself", realising that this implied that it was first necessary to "love yourself". I did not feel much love for myself through those years, and
frequently suffered from depression. Later, as a (not very orthodox!) Marxist, I remember defending those who said that "God is love", understanding it to mean that "love" was the most powerful force in the universe, and that therefore "love" must be "God".

For several years I was enamoured of the ancient Chinese oracular text the "I Ching" or Book of Changes, which is a mixture of Taoism and Confucianism. I became addicted to consulting this "oracle" until I realised that I would repeat my consultations over and over again until I came up with the answer I wanted in the first place! Apart from my reading of Gurdjieff (who "borrowed" various ideas and practices from Sufism) I had no
conscious contact with Sufis until, when I was about 22, an old acquaintance from my student days at Oxford told me he had become the pupil of a Sufi sheikh from Algeria. What impressed me was that this man had renounced all his previous drug-taking habits ( which
I hadn't!) but that he didn't seem at all "pious" or self-congratulatory about that fact.

My own life's journey then became somewhat perilous. I was reckless in experimentation with drugs or drink, I was careless of my own life, and I ended up seeing the inside of a psychiatric hospital. The latter experience brought me "down to earth" with a bump, and
certain strangers showed me great love and concern, which revived my spirit. In my late 20s I "settled down" at least a little bit, and had a child. I did many different jobs, but
remained quite hard and cold and argumentative. I lost many friends. When my son was 1 year old I stayed home and looked after him for a year whilst his mother went to work. This experience began to soften me. I then worked as a playleader with children under five, for five years. This softened me further.

During this time an interest in things spiritual was gradually reviving in me. I was drawn to a bookshop one day where I discovered a book by Rajneesh (later known as "Osho"). I devoured dozens of his books, one of which was about Sufism and was called "Straight to
freedom". I was then attracted to the books of Reshad Field - in particular one called "The Invisible Way"-I was drawn by the beautiful photo on its cover, of coastline, sea, and rooks (the old nature mystic in me was still present!).

At some point in those years I made the conscious decision that I needed to make contact with some Sufis. I didn't know where to look ( I didn't realise I could have looked in "Time Out"!) At that time I was living in a house in Dalston, East London, which
almost backed on to a large house that was clearly occupied as a sort of "commune". But I couldn't work out who these people were. I had lived in various types of commune myself, usually fairly chaotic, but I couldn't place what sort of house this was. There always seemed to be women doing the washing up, and every now and again various men would be climbing up ladders, often at night, as if they were practising the art of balance. Occasionally a character looking like a Scottish laird would appear in the garden and
sniff the roses. Then I remembered some newspaper reference to "whirling dervishes" in Dalston, and went and knocked on the door of this house. "Are you Sufis?" I asked. "Yes, but how did you know?" was the reply. I explained, and was invited to the weekly talks given by their teacher (the one who looked like a Scottish laird). I attended these talks for several years, and undertook various recitations prescribed by this teacher, though I was wary of making personal contact with him. He appeared however, to be clairvoyant, and on a number of occasions appeared to direct his thoughts or attention directly to certain
individuals in his audience, including myself.

After some years the talks ceased and I gathered the teacher had gone overseas, taking many of his pupils with him. Foolishly (I now see in retrospect) I carried on doing the prescribed exercises and recitations, without any kind of guidance or contact with a teacher. After a couple of years of this I was in states of more or less continuous high anxiety, with frequent panic attacks. I realised I needed some help, but didn't know where to turn. I wrote a letter to Reshad Field ( in Switzerland). As I went to post the letter I happened to see one of the old pupils of the Scottish teacher walking down the road. I didn't speak to him, then returned home cursing my foolishness . "That was obviously meant to help you, you fool!" I said to myself, "why didn't you speak to him?" A week later I saw the same man's partner in the street (they had just moved to that locality). This
time I called out, and explained my predicament, and the friend explained that they were now in contact with a new teacher, called Hazrat, and I was invited to their weekly meetings.

What a relief that was! When I first went to the meetings of Hazrat's group in London as it was at that time (1989) I was so tense and anxious I had to literally clutch my legs together in order to try and sit still. But my presence was tolerated (!) and gradually I relaxed. I started doing Hazrat's meditation, and the initial effect certainly had a calming and steadying influence on me. About six months later Hazrat came to England,
but I kept putting off going to see him. Eventually the friend I had seen in the street rang me, saying: "opportunities like this don't come every day, why don't you come and meet Hazrat?"

I set out across London, from Dalston to Brixton. But the tubes weren't running, for some reason. I got a bus from Oxford Circus which seemed to take forever. I got talking to a drunken man beside me, thinking "Oh God, I'll end up in the pub with this guy, I know I
will!" But I didn't, and I did meet Hazrat, and I was apprehensive, but as soon as I sat with him I felt OK. I felt this was someone I could trust. It also seemed to me (and I don't know whether this was reality or my nerves) that Hazrat seemed to keep going in and out of focus, as if he was in this reality and in other realities as well. From that moment I have seen Hazrat as this remarkable combination of the very ordinary and down to earth and the very extraordinary and spiritual. Both at once. Both equally important. Both
being what makes him the teacher that he is. That is how I see it anyway.

Since that time I have stayed with the group in London, and most years Hazrat has come over to stay with us in the autumn. I have continued with the practices, sometimes with regularity and sometimes not, and I have attended the weekly meetings, sometimes regularly and sometimes not. In recent years we have had a number of retreats lasting a few days.
The composition of the group has kept on changing, though there are a few familiar faces from 12 or 13 years ago. Despite the changes, the essence of what we do, or are trying to do, remains the same.

When I first attended the group I had no formal religious practice. After some years I became aware, again, of what seemed to me to be the spiritual reality of Jesus, and returned for a while to the Church of England. I spoke to Hazrat with some trepidation about this, but he smiled and said to me "I am glad you have returned to some religion!" Since then I have made contact with the Quakers, and sometimes attend local Quaker meetings for worship. A couple of years back the School of Sufi Teaching ran a weekend introduction to Sufism for Quaker friends at Charney Manor in Oxfordshire, where we also sometimes conduct our own retreats. I personally feel that there are many affinities between Quakerism and Sufism. At present most of the group who meet in London are Muslim, but I have never felt under any pressure to become Muslim, and Hazrat has always said to me "my concern is only that people become closer to God".

My experience of doing the practices is that one is taken on a journey which is sometimes easy and sometimes hard, part of which seems to involve a gradually growing awareness of who one really is, and a gradual burning away of parts of oneself that are too hard or cold or useless. It is at once an easy road and a very hard one. It is both - I cannot
explain that paradox.(END INAYAT KHAN)

The Saviors Mehdi & Jesus Christ AS
excerpted from the talk of our beloved Maulana Sheikh Nazim Al Haqqani Al Qubrusi

Muhammad-ul-Mehdi alaihi salaam peace be upon him is a descendant of the Holy Prophet Sayyidena Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him through his daughter Fatima-tu-Zahra and her sons Sayyidena Hassan and Sayyidena Hussein radiyallahu anh may Allah be well pleased with them, in the 40th generation. So he is Sayid- Hassani and Husseini. His parents live near Jeddah.

He was born between 1930 and 1940 in the Wadi Fatima, a green valley on the way from Jeddah to Medina. When he was growing up, miraculous looks started to come out of him. He had such lights. The lookings of people started to come very much on him because his growth was miraculous. He has a spot of ashes on his right cheek, like a star, and his arms reach to his knees.

By the order of the Prophet sws he was taken away from people by the Awliya/saint- Nuqaba, Nujaba, Budala, Autad and Ahyar, whose Imam is Shahabu’din- to a place behind the Mountain of Qaf. Then he was ordered to remain in the empty quarters, the Ruba Qali, a desert between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. No one can go there, because there is quick-sand, moving sands. He is not living with ordinary people now because he has such heavy power that people can’t be able to look to him.

He is living in that desert with His 99 Caliphs- highly spiritual, powerful people. There is a huge cave; its entrance is 40 meters wide. In that cave is the ‘Dome of Happiness’, which has been built by the Angels. No one can approach that cave because it is protected by Jinns/beings of smokeless fire who inhabit the earth with us, who send out electricity that may kill anyone and throw them away. Mehdi a.s. and his Caliphs are there, waiting for and expecting the holy command of Allah Almighty to appear. Sayyidena Mehdi a.s. is the most spiritual person on earth now, and all Awliya are under his command.

When he appears, he will say: "Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar..." , three times, in Damascus, and this will be heard from East to West. And the Archangel Gabriel/Jibril a.s. peace be upon him will shout: "Caliphatu’llah! Allah Almighty’s Caliph has just appeared! Join his army, oh believers!" Everything will be clear. S.Mehdi will appear with such a power that all technology will stop...

Each man in his army will be worth an army. 12000 soldiers from five countries of the West (known only to the Awliya) will come. They are always in contact with Divine Powers, which is a sign of real faith. They are steadfast, never turning their face from the Face of Allah Almighty under any circumstances. Armies turn to ashes under their gaze. They are descendants of Sayidina Ali r.a.wa k.A.w may Allah be well pleased with him. When Sayyidena Mehdi says: “Allahu akbar!” they will be ready at the South gate of Damascus, from Amman. Sayyidena Mehdi is coming as a Saviour before Sayyidena Isa/Jesus Christ alaihi salaam peace be upon them to stop Armageddon, the 3rd World War, with Divine Power, because no one and nothing except Divine Power can stop it. No country will remain neutral in this war.

All the bombs are under the control of Jinns, and the Jinn are under the command of Sayyidena Mehdi a.s. So nothing will be by chance; it will be only as much as Allah is asking. Everything is just arranged. There is a group of Saints, the 5 Qutubs/spiritual poles, that look after everything according to the Will of Allah. Nothing on this earth
happens by chance or accident. And nothing happens without a reason...

Armageddon is the War between East and West, and it is written that the West will win and the East will vanish. This biggest of all wars is between the believers, followers of Jesus Christ, people who have prepared themselves for the Saviour, and the followers of the Anti-Christ, unbelievers, who are running after this life’s pleasures, following materialistic thoughts, seeking pleasures which their egos are asking for, asking for every freedom. They are people who always come into contact with the devil, falling under his control, and supporting the kingdom of Shaitan. They will be with the Anti-Christ because they are evil in themselves. The devils will carry them to the source of evil and devils: The Anti-Christ .

Mankind is now following satanic teachings, supporting the kingdom of devils on earth, and that is why a storm of fire will come as a punishment, blowing from East to West, North to South. The supporters of the devils will die, but the supporters of the Saviours Sayyidena Mehdi and Sa yyidena Isa a.s. peace be upon them will be saved. There is no shelter for cruel people who harm others, or disobedient people who do prohibited things. Therefore everybody must try to prevent his ego from doing bad things and from having bad intentions... There is no shelter for unbelievers; nothing and no one can protect them. There is always the danger that Divine Revenge will reach them, even underground or in the skies... Therefore to believe is the first shelter. Wrong beliefs are also dangerous. For these people it will be like they have a shield with holes around themselves, so that Divine Revenge arrows may reach them. Therefore another shelter is to believe in the right way. For some people their good character will be a shelter; people with good intentions who are pityful, helpful, just and respectful towards others, loving them.

And another shelter is to give charity and to pray and make Sajda/prostration. Allah Almighty is promising to shelter good servants. Everybody must ask how he can be a good one. Now everything is mixed up; Truth with untruth, goodness with badness, purity with dirtiness. Until the last World War comes, the times will get worse and worse. When Jesus alaihi salaam comes he will put everything in its place, and no one will be able to object... The 21st century will be the century of truth. In the last days so many men will be killed. There will be 40 times more women than men. This is because men are mostly cruel. So many of them will die, and most of the women will stay. And in that War from seven people six will die and one will remain... For those women who don’t have a husband anymore Allah will send people from behind the Mountain of Qaf, so that no one will be alone in that time. When Sayyidena Mehdi alaihi salaam peace be upon him comes, he will bring with him so many people from unknown worlds around this earth- Nuqaba, Nujaba, Budala, Autad and Ahyar...

The world will be empty after that War...everywhere will be open for the believers. According to their Kismet/share, which is written on the ‘Lauh-ul-Mahfuth’, the Preserved Tablet, Sayyidena Mehdi a.s. will show everyone their place...
After this big War people will be like a candle ready for the match. Sayyidena Mehdi a.s. will open the seed of faith in their hearts, opening the hearts of the believers who lived through that War. Common people will be dressed sainthood and will be granted miraculous powers and lights from Allah Almighty. Awliya will be love-springs... People will be perfect servants of Allah, living on prayer and Dhikr, and swimming in love-oceans... Everywhere you will find the Love of the Lord...creatures will take from you that Divine Love. We are created for that. The perfection of creation should appear in those days...
No one will be interested in eating or drinking. And if they should ask to eat something, light quality natural food should come from the skies. Everyone will take his share and Dhikr should burn it, so there will be no need for toilets... May Allah make us reach those days... Bi hurmati’l Habib/for the honor of the beloved Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him, Fatiha.

Appearance of Mehdi & Descention of Jesus Christ AS
excerpted from the talk of our beloved Maulana Sheikh Nazim Al Haqqani Al Qubrusi

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim... Sayyidena Mehdi’s first appearance was in Hijaz, in Mekka, on Mount Arafat. That was around 1960. It was a private appearance, only for Saints. 12000 Awliya/saint came and put their hands on his hand, taking Beyat/pledge with him.
Once, when I was passing through Beirut -Lebanon-, on my way to Cyprus, I met a Sheikh from Lebanon, and I was a guest in his house. He asked me: "What news is your Sheikh giving about Mehdi alaihi salaam peace be upon him ?" I told him, that so and so many years ago we were on Arafat with Mehdi a.s. and 12000 Rijalu’llah, Awliya, and that we all took Beyat with Mehdi a.s. I was with Grandsheikh at that time. He took me with him, like a hunter keeps his dog with him. When I said this, the Sheikh from Lebanon said: "You are right. I was in Mekka Mukarama the same year with my Sheikh, and we met a person from Sudan. We asked him: "From where are you coming?", and he told us that he had come from Central Africa: "One year ago I was ordered by the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him to be here this year to take Beyat with Mehdi a.s. I have been walking on foot for one year, and I have reached here..."

So the Awliya have already taken Beyat with Mehdi a.s. in that year. There is a second kind of Beyat, in dreams, for people who are not prepared to meet Mehdi a.s. physically. And now he is waiting for the order, and then common people will take Beyat with him.
He will appear for all people, according to the Lord’s command, in the Great War, Armageddon... There are one hundred and one hindrances which he must overcome, before he can appear. Ninety-nine of those hindrances have passed. Now only two are remaining..
‘Red coloured people’ have come to Afghanistan. They must also come to Pakistan, and then to Turkey. That is the first sign: Russians coming to Turkey... Huge Russian powers will be at the West of Aleppo. They will come up to the plain of Yarmuq(?) near Aleppo. At the same time the American powers will be in Turkey, in Adana, near the sea. There will be a great slaughter in that plain. The War will last three months and during that War, Mehdi a.s. will appear. It will be in a year of the Hajj-ul-Akbar.

Mehdi a.s. will appear on Hajj, where people will take Beyat from him... From there he goes to Damascus. He will make Tekbir 3 times: "Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar!" With those Tekbirs the problem of technology is going to be finished, and it is going to be the signal for all Muslims to attack the devils...

There are 40 stations on Sayyidena Mehdi's way between Mekka and Damascus... He will come to the gates of Damascus, firstly to a place where the foot-prints of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him and his camel are on a stone... He will enter Damascus, and there the people will take Beyat with him. Then there are 7 stations on his way from Damascus to Istanbul- Homs, Hama, Trablus, Halep, Konya, Bursa- and in Istanbul he will take out the flag of the Prophet SAW peace be upon him from the Topkapi Palace... But before that, the Padishah will appear and they will meet in Konya, where Mehdi a.s. will put on the sword of the Prophet and his coat, the Amanats/the relic...
After Mehdi has taken out the flag in Istanbul, the Anti Christ will come quickly through Khorasan in Iran, and run to Jerusalem, to go around the whole world from there for 40 days. He is now in chains- imprisoned on an unknown island that no one can approach- because he is saying: "I am your Lord", claiming to be the Lord of mankind, not just a prophet, but the Lord... He cannot move from there. He is Shaitan, the father of all devils. He is giving orders, and he has 30 deputies who are preparing people for his coming... And he is one-eyed...

Muslims are expecting Sayyidena Mehdi a.s. and they are waiting also for Sayyidena Isa/Jesus Christ a.s. to come from the Heavens. Christians are expecting Jesus Christ to come back from the Heavens, too. But the Jews, because they do not believe in Sayyidena Isa and Sayyidena Muhammad sws are still waiting for a Prophet from among themselves to appear. There will be a heavenly announcement: "The enemy of Allah, Dajjal, has appeared. Whoever wants to save himself from him must go to Damascus, Mekka or Medina". So believers will run because Dajjal will be after them. They will run like streams to Damascus, and all believers must be there for 40 days... Dajjal will go around the whole world, but 700 Angels, 700 Jinn/beings made of smokeless fire who inhabit the earth with us, and 700 Awliya from Budala, Nujaba, Nuqaba, Autad and Ahyar will protect Damascus, so he won’t be able to enter.

Damascus is a holy area, the place of the Judgement Day, where twice a day come Nur, Divine Lights, and Mercy. This area covers all that a man can see from the minaret of the Omayyad Mosque, and its Baraka/blessing spreads for a distance of six or seven days’ camel ride in all directions. After 40 days, Jesus alaihi salaam peace be upon him will come down from the Heavens. It will be the time of the Fajr prayer, when he comes down in the Omayyad Mosque in Damascus. He is coming down to a minaret of that Dome in the East, under which Sayyidena Yahya a.s., John the Baptist, is buried. Two Angels will protect him with their wings, and bring him down to earth. He will be wearing a green turban, and he will be shining. He has the most beautiful face, rosy and white. His beard is red, and he is sweating. And he has a sword. When he was on earth, he never touched a sword, but now he is coming as a Saviour, to save people from the hands of the Anti-Christ. His sword is a miraculous sword, a heavenly sword. It can reach any point to where he sends it. The Lord gave it to him...

He is not coming as a Prophet anymore, but as a member of the Ummah/nation of Sayyidena Muhammad sws, following his Shariat. Sayyidena Mehdi a.s. will offer the place to Jesus to be Imam, but Jesus will refuse. Sayyidena Mehdi will lead the prayer once, and after that Jesus will be Imam... And Sayyidena Mehdi a.s. will be with him for 7 years...
Jesus will kill the Anti-Christ, break the crosses, and make clear the truth about himself and his mother Sayyidena Mariam... He will govern the Heavenly Kingdom on earth for 40 years. In his time, all technology will be destroyed, and everyone will be given miraculous powers, so that when you look somewhere and you say: "Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, by Your Divine Permission, oh My Lord, You honoured me to be Your deputy, I ask of You", and if He gives permission, you may put your step from here to there.

After Jesus has killed the Anti-Christ, there will be no more devils and evil in his time...people will live a life like in Paradise, Paradise appearances, Tajallis/visions, will come on them... At that time, the purpose of Allah’s creation will appear. Isa a.s. will marry and have children. When he is going to die, he will be buried in Medina, in the fourth tomb next to the Holy Prophet, S.Abu Bakr and S.Omar radiyallahu anh may Allah be well pleased with them, that is empty now. Then all believers will die by a sweet scent from Paradise. Everything terrible after that will come to the unbelievers, who will have started to re-appear during Jesus’ time... And the world will come to its end.

Love of the Prophet, Ahl Sunnah wal Jamaah
Khutbat al-Jumu`ah, 01-02-2004 Masjid al-Iman
Mawlana Syaikh Hisyam Kabbani

[Mawlana is crying], O Muslims, Believers!
Allah (swt) if He had showed us how much He loved his Prophet and the Ummah of His Prophet (s), everything would have been changed in our life. Everything would be different. How much a person when he has an opportunity to be loved, how much it is very important in our lives. How much a person that he gave or she gave, what Allah (swt) wanted from them, and they kept - he or she kept - the way of Islam and the way of loving to be peaceful - how much it is dear to our hearts.

It is beyond description what is the changes that the Ummah is going thru today. It is very difficult to express it and it might be the first time I am standing in a Jumu`ah prayer and tears are coming from my eyes. Because a lot of changes are going to happen. A lot of miseries are going to happen and we must be able to protect ourselves and protect the countries and the people whom Allah (swt) has given the same thing in dunya, mercy to them and we don’t know in akhira what Allah (swt) gives to his servants.

How much is dear to everyone’s hearts, when he or she loves each other and then suddenly something changes. If that is the case in dunya, that people who love their parents, they love their children, they love their wives, and then suddenly something happened and one left, or one goes this way or that way, how many separations we are living in today. How much broken hearts? How much lost children? How much of lost fathers and mothers? How much of lost lovers and all this for what? For a little bit of dunya that we are running after.

When Sayyidina Musa (as) felt that he loves his nation and he was beloved by his Lord, he asked Him, “O Allah (swt)! How much I am dear to You?” Similarly we as human beings, we come to each other, we love each other and suddenly, one person or the other will begin to question and separations happen. And that love is broken. How much it is difficult? How much you think when Allah (swt) gave an answer to Sayyidina Musa (as), when he asked Him, “Ya Rabbee?...”

In the explanation of Ibn `Abbas (r), Ya Musa (as) innee astafaytuka ala an-naasi bi-risaalaatee wa bi-kalaamee fa Khudh maa ataytuka wa kun min ash-shaakireen – “Allah said: O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give thee, and be of those who give thanks." [7:144] O Musa (as) I have chosen you to carry my message and my words and to take it where you want and to be thankful.

How many people today feel they have a message and to pass it along, to take the message of Allah (swt) swt and to deliver to people, the message of love and peace the message that Sayyidina Muhammad (s) wanted to spread. They feel it is in their hearts and they feel the duty to spread it. And Allah (swt) said, wa kun min ash-shaakireen, be of those who give thanks; meaning “It is not from anything you did; it isn’t from your achievements. I chose you.”

Many people are not chosen to do that. They thought it is coming from them. They are criticizing and complaining. They went to masaajid and they were not thankful. But those who are carrying it and know it is coming to them because it is from their love to Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and their love to their guides and the love to their communities, they are going to deliver it faithfully and not deliver it in a way that will jeopardize the lives of anyone in their community.

Which is what we are not seeing it today unfortunately. And Allah (swt) wanted to teach Sayyidina Musa (as) a lesson and thru Sayyidina Musa (as) to us. And that is “Without Me, what I do is what I do. You cannot do. If I love someone then what I put with that one, you cannot change it. Ya Musa (as), don’t think when I chose you and sent you with My message and I asked you to be thankful to Me - to be proud of that. No, that is my favor on you as Muslims. This nice smell, this nice fragrance, these nice flowers, this nice incense that I dressed you is not from you, it is from Me. Allah (swt) is saying to Sayyidina Musa (as).

But that is not enough. You need a long way. Because if I don’t be backing you up, you are not going to be successful. Although I backed you ya Musa (as), but don’t be proud to ask me that question. What Musa (as) asked: “Hal khalqta khalqan akram minnee? Did you create a creation that you loved more than me?” He was happy with what he was doing. Allah (swt) told him take my message and take my and spread it. Now he began to think how can I approach Allah (swt), and think he is doing something, the right job? So he has to ask and he said, “O Allah (swt) did you create someone better than me. You have chosen me and sent me to the Mt. Sinai to speak up and bring Pharaoh down.

Alam ‘alimta anna muhammadan akram min jami` khalqee. Allah (swt) said, “Have you not seen that Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is better than all of My creation? Did you realize that. If you don’t know that know it now. I have looked in the hearts of My servants - and Allah (swt) doesn’t need to look, He knows their hearts - and I didn’t see anyone more humble than him.” Maa ajidu qalban tawaada` min qalbih. How much do you think, when you see a community their guide, their teacher is guiding them, and how happy will you be when you see your son of your student, is executing what you want from him?

How much happy Allah (swt) is happy from Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and he is happy with him over `Isa (as) and Musa (as) and Ibrahim (as). If we don’t express that kind of happiness, as Allah (swt) expressed by saying [what He said] to Sayyidina Musa (as), what kind of people we are? To be part of the system, the administration to be part of the politics, to be part of the newspaper. Allah (swt), Allah (swt), you are going to die and leave everything else behind.

It is better to direct our face to qiblah and say that, that is the message: Ya Musa (as), I am asking you and I am asking you to carry My message and I have asked and chosen you to carry My message for one thing, to declare Oneness and love of Muhammad (s). If you as a master, or teacher, or father or husband or mother, when you chose something for the other partner, you must know that you are choosing for their best and that love which you have for them in your heart. Allah (swt) told Sayyidina Musa (s), I told you that message for Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Don’t be shy. Put it in every panel in this world, put in the media and in television. Say for Sayyidina Muhammad (s) to be loved and that those who follow him are to be loved, without fighting, peacefully.

This is how peaceful sincere Muslims spread Islam. Thru Africa, Asia, North Africa, Central Asia, India. America. When someone you like and you love, you gave opportunity, make sure they will deliver that opportunity because they loved them and they love you. If that love is not there, nothing will grow own this planet. Love is the most important aspect of life. [Mawlana crying...]

And that is the character of the Prophet Muhammad (s). Musa (as) said, “I understood about myself, but what about my Ummah? Is there any nation better than my nation? You have sent us shade from the sun of the desert and You gave us manna and salwah - fruit from heaven.
Fa qaala ta`ala: alam `alimta anna fadl ummata Muhammadin ala sa’ir al-umam kafadlee `ala jami’i al-khalq? Allah (swt) said, Did you not know that the greatness of the Community of Muhammad (s) is like My Greatness over all creation.” As Jumu‘ah is better than every other day of the week, as Arafat is better than all days of the year and as the birth of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is better than all days, so is the Ummah of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) compared to all other nations. And Sayyidina Musa (as) said, afa araahum - Can I see them? Allah (swt) said, “No, but I will let you hear their voices.” And Allah (swt) said, “O nation of Muhammad (s), answer Me.”

[Mawlana is crying] As soon as they said that they heard that they spoke in one voice, “Labaik Allahuma labaika laa shareeka laka labaik. Inna’l-hamda wa’n-ni‘mata laka wa’l-mulk. labaik wa sa`daayk, wal-mulku bayna yadayk.” They answered in one voice as they do in ‘Arafat in unity, just as Allah (swt) said, w‘atasimu bi-habl’illahi jami‘yyan wa laa tafaraqoo. “Hold fast to the rope of Allah and don’t separate.”

Allah (swt) does not like separation. Separation is difficult. How many awliya have suffered emotionally when they were not able to be in the physical presence with the Prophet (s). And how many awliya were so honored to have the physical presence of the Prophet (s) and the spiritual presence of the Prophet? O Muslims and O believers. We are coming to a new era. And that era is very hard on all of us. Keep your heart connected with Allah (swt). Keep your love directed to Allah (swt) to his prophet and to Islam and to those who are trying their best to bring the name of Islam highly high by a good word and a good advice. May Allah (swt) forgive us and may Allah (swt) support us, may Allah (swt) bless us.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Assalato Wassalamo Alaika Ya RasoolAllah)
My Dear Muslim Brother Syed Babur Ali Saab,
As'salaam-o-Alaikum W'rahmatullah-e-W'barakatuhu,

Thank you for your kind email.

1. The meaning of Bai'at or pledging spiritual allegiance is to totally surrender yourself
to a Spiritual Master (Murshid) to guide you to Allah Ta'ala.
2. One who helps you to walk on the path of Shari'ah and Tariqah is known as a Peer-o-
Murshid and Sheikh.
3. One who walks on this path and follows this pious person is known as a Mureed Disciple
4. It is of great benefit to become a Mureed and is worthy of much blessing.

5. To become followers of Awliya and to become involved with them is a worthy action to gain reward in both worlds. It is, therefore, necessary for these four qualifying aspects to be necessary in a Peer, for one to perform Bai'at (take oath). These qualitiies

5.1 He must be a Sunni with the correct beliefs, otherwise you may actually lose your faith.
5.2 He must have enough knowledge so that he can complete his necessary actions by looking at books, otherwise he will not be able to differentiate between forbidden and acceptable, allowed and not allowed.
5.3 He must not be a Fasiq (wrongdoer, one who does not follow Shari'ah) as it is necessary to disrespect a Fasiq and it is important to respect a Peer.
5.4 His tree of virtue must be connected to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) otherwise he will not gain virtue from the top.

6. People, today, consider Bai'at to be some kind of fashion. They are ignorant of the reality of Bai'at. An example is given here to give you an idea of what Bai'at really is. Once a Mureed (Disciple) of the great Sheikh Sayyiduna Yahya Maneri (radi Allahu anhu)
was drowning. Sayyiduna Khidr (alaihis salaam) appeared and said to the Mureed, "Give me your hand and I will save you". The Mureed replied, "This hand has already been given in the hands of Sayyiduna Yahya Maneri (radi Allahu anhu) and since it belongs to him I cannot give it to anyone else". Sayyiduna Khidr (alaihis salaam) disappeared and, instantly, Sayyiduna Yahya Maneri (radi Allahu anhu) appeared and saved him.

7. Tajdeed or renewal of Bai'at used to take place in the time of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Once the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) personally took Bai'at thrice from Sayyiduna Salmah bin Akwah (radi Allahu anhu) who was preparing
to leave for Jihad. Therefore, one is allowed to renew his Bai'at with his Peer.


1. There are two types of Bai'at:

1.1 This is to initiate one's self for the mere Barakah (Blessing) of joining a Silsila and this is the general idea or reason of today's Bai'ats. This should, at least, be done with a good intention.
1.2 If Bai'at is taken for mere worldly gain or any reason other than spiritual pliftment, then such Bai'at is Baatil (null and void).
1.3 Sheikh Imam Ahmed Raza (radi Allahu anhu) states: "The above Bai'at is not useless, but beneficial, in fact, very beneficial and profitable in Deen and Dunya. At least, his name would be recorded in the books of the Beloved of Allah (Mehboobaan-e-Khuda). By just having a link with a spiritual order (Silsila) is by itself a great fortune and blessing".

1.4 A divine link is connected with the Awliya and Saleheen. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) says that His Rabb, the All Powerful and Almighty Allah says. "There are those people who, by merely sitting with them, one will never become a Kaafir". (This refers to the Awliya)


1.1 This means to totally abolish one's desires and intentions and surrender one's self at the hands of a true Guide or Spiritual Master.
1.2 You have to sincerely obey and execute all his orders and methods entrusted on you by him.
1.3 Never take a step without his consent even though some laws and orders may not suit you or make sense to you. The Murshid's commands may cause great discomfort to you and at such moments the Mureed must regard this as the interference of the Cursed Shaitaan. Your every hardship and difficulty must be presented to him. In conclusion, the Mureed must totally hand himself over to the Sheikh like a corpse in the hands of a person performing Ghusal. This is known as Bai'at-e-Salikeen. Such Bai'at leads one to Allah Ta'ala. It was
Bai'at-e-Salikeen that was taken by the Ashaabs at the hands of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

1.4 Sayyiduna Obadah bin Samat (radi Allahu anhu) states: "We had taken Bai'at (at the hands of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on the following principles: We will await his command and execute it in times of every ease and difficulty, every form of ecstasy or displeasure. And when the Master commands us we will never disobey or cross
question him".

1.5 The command of the Murshid is the command of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and his command is the Command of Allah, the All Powerful, Who nobody dares disobey.

1.6 In "Awariful Ma'arif" Sheikh Shahaabudeen Suhrawardi (radi Allahu anhu) states: "To be under the command of the Sheikh is to be under the Command of Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and is the revival of a Sunnah - Bai'at. This is only applicable on those persons who imprison themselves in the hands of the Sheikh, discard all desires and
dissolve themselves in the Sheikh (Fana-fi-Sheikh)".

1.7 Sheikh Suhrawardi (radi Allahu anhu) also states: "Abstain from criticizing the Sheikh for it is a deadly poison for the Mureed. It is extremely rare for a Mureed who criticise his Sheikh to find serenity and success. In any action of the Sheikh, which does not seem correct to the Mureed, he should remember the events of Sayyiduna Khidr (alaihis salaam). This is because the actions performed by Sayyiduna Khidr (alaihis salaam) were apparently questionable (e.g. making a hole in the boat of the poor and killing an innocent child), but when the reasons for these actions were explained then it became obvious that the
Sheikh should not be questioned".

1.8 Sayyiduna Imam Abul Kaasim Kasheeri (radi Allahu anhu) states in his Kitaab, Risalah", that Sayyiduna Abu Sahal Sahlooki (radi Allahu anhu) states, "Any person who says 'why' to any word of his Sheikh will never achieve success."


1. The Mureed should not harbour any objections against the Murshid. This would cause the Mureed destruction if the Mureed has some doubt about the Murshid. He should keep in mind the example of Hazrat Khidr (alaihis salaam) because he did things that were apparently quite objectionable, for example, making a hole in the boat belonging to poor people and taking the life of an innocent child. It later became apparent that these actions were justifiable. Similarly, the Mureed should be convinced that even if some of the Murshid's deeds do not seem appropriate, the Murshid knows better and he has justifiable reasons for his actions.

2. The Mureed will not benefit from his Murshid unless he (the Mureed) is convinced that from all the Saints of the time, his Murshid is most advantageous to him.
3. One should become a Mureed for the sole purpose of purifying one's heart. To achieve Faiz (Grace) from one's Murshid, one's intentions and heart must b clear.

4. If a fellow Mureed gains more spiritual benefit from the Murshid then one must not envy or grudge him. This will lead him or her to Jahannam. Allah Ta'ala endowed Nabi Adam (alaihis salaam) with such a high status that he asked all the Angles to prostrate to him. Shaitaan, due to his jealousy refused and was thrown into Jahannum. If someone has more worldly possessions than we do, we should be thankful that we have fewer burdens than he does. If someone is greater than you are spiritually, you should recognize his greatness by reverence. Envy is actually an affront to Allah Ta'ala Who has given him more grace.

5. All doubts and hesitations must be revealed to the Murshid because the Murshid is a spiritual healer. To conceal any illness from the doctor (healer) would result in self-destruction.

6. It is incumbent upon the Mureed to regard his Murshid with utmost respect and reverence. If one attends the Majlis (gathering) of his Murshid, but does not really respect him, he will be punished. Allah Ta'ala will render the heart of such a person
devoid of truth and he will becomes oblivious of Allah Ta'ala. According to some Saints, it is said that when a Mureed is disrespectful towards his Murshid, then the Noor (light) of Imaan (Faith) is snatched away from him.

7. It is recommended that the Mureed kiss the Murshid's hands, feet, hair, clothing, etc. The Ahadtih and the conduct of the Noble Companions (radi Allahu anhum) support this practice. Hazrat Zar'ah (radi Allahu anhu), who was from the delegation of Abdul Qais, narrates: "When we arrived in Madina we hurried from our transport so that we could kiss
Nabi's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) feet and hands". (Mishkaatul Masaabih)

8. A Mureed should not expect to see any miracles from his Murshid. Diligent obedience / observance of the Shari'ah and his continuous authentic Silsila (chain) is a sufficient requirement for the Murshid. Karamat is not a precondition for Wilaayat.

9. The Mureed should be like a deceased (corpse) in front of his Murshid. As a lifeless person is completely at the mercy of those performing his bath/Ghusal, so should the Mureed place himself before the Murshid. The Murshid has to guide his disciple through the thorny path of Tariqah. If the Mureed is "alive" he is actually interfering in the tasks of the Murshid.

10. When the Mureed is in the company of his Murshid, he should maintain an order similar to that when one is amongst sharks and beasts. The Mureed must not look at the poverty of the Murshid or think low of his lineage. He must not doubt the Ibaadah (worhsips) of the Murshid since he cannot see the heart of the Murshid or cross any limitation set by the Murshid. (Al Fathur Rabbani)

11. In Tariqah, it is necessary that the Mureed conduct himself with his Murshid in the most dignified manner. Then only will he gain the benefit of the Murshid's attention. If the Mureed is enriched either in knowledge or spiritually he must not credit himself, but accept it as the Murshid's grace (Faiz).

12. The Mureed must strive to achieve the status of "Fana-Fish Sheikh" or immersing oneself into the Sheikh. A'la Hazrat, Imam Ahmed Raza (radi Allahu anhu) has explained the way to achieve this. He said: "The Mureed must imagine the Murshid in front of him and place his heart below the Murshid's heart. He must imagine that Faiz (grace) and Barakah (blessing) is flowing from Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) into the Murshid's heart and then flowing into his own heart. After a while he will see his Sheikh's image everywhere. It will not disappear; even at the times of Salaah the Mureed will always find the Sheikh with him". (Malfoozaat A'la Hazrat)

13. The daily Wazaa'if (special prayers) prescribed bythe Murshid must be read diligently and the Mureed must not object to anything the Murshid has advised. As far the rest of the Shari'ah Laws are concerned, he (Mureed) may learn them from any Ahlul Fatwa Sunni Aalim. In fact, these commandments can be learnt from any Murshid. The Murshid too can learn from any Aalim, from another Murshid or from his own Mureed.

14. After pledging allegiance (Bai'at) with a Murshid,the Mureed can only change the Bai'at if he finds any Shari' faults in his Murshid. However, renewal of Bai'at with his Murshid or Bai't-e-Taalab (becoming any Sheikh's student while having one's own Sheikh)
with any Murshid is permissible. Sheikh Ibnul Arabi (radi Allahu anhu) said: "Just as the world is not between two Gods, the Mukallaf (duty bound with Shar'i laws) is not between two different Shari'ahs of two Rasools. A wife is not between two husbands. A Mureed
cannot be between two Sheikhs (Murshids) as well".

15. If the Murshid commands the Mureeds to disobey the Shari'ah, for example, not to read Salaah, or not to fast, or if he tries to diminish the important of the Shari'ah and its practices, the Mureed should immediately disassociate from such a Murshid. The Mureed does not even need to consult anyone prior to his disassociation from such a false Murshid.

16. After the Murshid's demise, the Mureed should visit the Qabr (grave) of the Murshid and conduct himself in the following manner. He should stand four hand lengths away from the grave facing it with one's back towards the Qibla and read Fateha. He must be just as respectful as he was prior to the demise of the Murshid. He must enter the Mazaar from the front. He must visualise the Murshid's face and visualise that the Murshid is seated in front of him. Keep in mind that the Faiz (grace) received previously is being received now too, since a Wali is alive and transmits grace even after his demise. This reality is
explained by Ghausul Aa'zam (radi Allahu anhu) who said: "Those remembering Allah Ta'ala are eternally alive. They merely pass from one life to another and except for one moment, they do not die. Their death is a formality which is fulfilled by Allah". (Al-Fathur

17. The Mureed should always conduct himself ethically and morally. A Mureed is a reflection on his Murshid. If a Mureed is a sinner, people will cast doubt and unwarranted suspicion on the Murshid.
18. The Mureed should always respect the Sheikh, his family and friends. Such (civil) conduct is pleasing to the Sheikh. A true lover even respects everything related to the beloved.
19. In the gatherings of the Murshid, the Mureed must sit with respect. He should not sit at a place higher than the Murshid or raise his voice above that of the Sheikh. He must avoid unnecessary chatter and queries. He must listen attentively when the Murshid speaks and spread the message amongst others. He should also seek advice from the Murshid.

20. When the Murshid is a guest of a Mureed, the Mureed should not take him to visit worldly people or engage the Murshid in hosting others. If there is an Aalim, Murshid or Islamic organisation present in the city the Murshid should be taken to visit them if he
is willing.
21. A Mureed must not speak ill of other Murshids, as it may invoke the Mureeds of the other Murshid to retaliate. This is not a practice of Islam.

There are many virtues in reciting one's Sajrah of which a few are mentioned below:

1. Memorising the chain of Awliya up to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
2. The Zikr and remembrance of Saleheen (Awliya) is the means of receiving Allah's Rahmah
3. Performing the Esaal-e-Sawaab for all the Spiritual Masters, which is a cause of
receiving their spiritual guidance.
4. When the Mureed remembers them in times of ease the Awliya of the Silsila will remember him in times of hardship and will also be of assistance to him or her.

Syed Pervez Musharraf Al-Hussaini.


1.SADDAM MISSION COMPLETED by the will of Allah.

SATAN SADDAM to pay price for killing Sunni-Sufi-Barelwi Muslims and Shia Muslims. If we are really Muslims than we can not loves and follow Satan Abdul Wahhab Najdi who declared the (Sunni-Sufi-Barelwi-Muslims)Ahle Sunna Wa Jama'a as 'Kafirs'. He passed a ruling that it was lawful to kill men, women and children belonging to the Ahle Sunna Wa Jama'a.

Mullah belongs to the Deobandi school of thought and this is what one of the founding fathers of the Deobandi/Tableeghi movement had to say about the Wahhabis. "Abdul Wahhab is known as a Wahhabi. His beliefs were excellent." (Fatawa-e-Rashidia, Book 1,pp/111 by Deobandis Father Rashid Ahmed Gangoi). Now when the founding father of the Deobandi / Tableeghi school of thought praises the Wahhabi beliefs, then surely do? he also condones the slaughter and rape of the Muslims by these very Wahhabis? Do he also condones the Bombing of the Holy Shrine of the Prophet(Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam)? Then, we the Sunni Muslims, would like to know, why the Deobandis/ Tableeghis object on being called Wahhabis, when their own leader has praised the Wahhabis for their 'excellent beliefs'?

Muslim's Prophet(Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) never teach killing any innocent Muslims and Non-Muslims But Abdul Wahhab Najdi who is well known as a Wahhabi teach killing any innocent Muslims and Non-Muslims is fine and just do it why?

People who love Satan Abdul Wahhab Najdi is known as a Wahhabi, they are a enemy of Islam and Muslims and Non-Muslims are thousand times better than them.

Fitnatul Wahhabiyyah - The menace of Wahhabism By Mawlana Shaykhu-l-Islam Ahmad Zayni
Dahlan al-Makki ash-Shafi'i (Chief Mufti of Mecca al-Mukarramah). May Allah be pleased with him

Website Address:

Please farward this email and Ya-Muhammad website address to our concern muslim brothers and muslim sisters. Ya-Muhammad Website Address:
May Allah open eyes of Wahhabism-Salafi (Deobandism-Tableeghi).

Yours In Islam, Dr. Haq Khan, Phd-Islam, Founder Of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal-Jama'at,
Sunni-Sufi-Barelwi-Muslims. Website Address:

Note: Whose creation is Deobandi and Tableeghi Jamaat in India ? Deobandi and Tableeghi Jamaat in India, is creation of the British. Why is Deobandi and Tableeghi Jamaat the creation of British ? When the British army invaded Mecca and Medina with the help of Saud family and Abdul Wahab Najdi, they decided that Abdul Wahab Najdi should look after the
religious affairs, while the Saud family will cater to state/political affairs. The huge and living example is that the name of Saud family has also been included in the name of Saudi Arabia. As soon as Abdul Wahab Najdi took over religious affairs, he passed the
ruling that, whoever says Ya Muhammad and believes in Haazir/omnipresent, will be charged as Mushrik and liable to death. Taking advantage of this ruling Abdul Wahab Najdi in that era massacred lakhs of Muslims who were believers of Ya Muhammad and Haazir, captured and
enslaved their women and children. This was an immoral act and opposed to all Islamic principles. For this reason even today the believers of Ya Muhammad and Haazir dislike Abdul Wahab Najdi.

India :
When the British alongwith Saud family terminated the Usmania Sultanate/ Ottoman Empire, they applied the same formula on India, but when they could not succeed to proclaim Najdi law/Nizam in India, they proclaimed the doctrine of Abdul Wahab Najdi by dividing Hanifis
into two parts. The British got Abdul Wahab Najdi's book Tahamai Tauheed translated by Maulana Ismail Dehlvi and named this translated version Taqveeyatool Imaan which is in actuality a source of agony, rather than a source of solace for the believers of Ya
Rasool. It should be remembered that Maulana Ismail Dehlvi's grandfather Hazrat Shah Wali-ullah was a believer of Ya Muhammad, and his father and uncle Abdul Aziz Dehlvi too was a believer of Ya Muhammad. Then they got a student of Maulana Ismail Dehlvi to set up a school in India, which was named Deobandi school. This student through whom this school was
started was Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanatoi who is today called the founder of Deonandi school. He in turn had a student Maulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi, who in his book Fatwa-Rasheedia vol. 1 , pg.111 says that Abdul Wahab Najdi had excellent principles / faith / doctrine but had extremism in mind.

Now the question arises if a person massacres lakhs of people can he be excused on the pretext that he was an extremist by nature. Viewing this A'la Hazrat Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi established Barelvi school. Deobandis were puppets in the hands of the British,
the living example of which is that in the war of 1857 Deobandis did not support Bahadur Shah Zafar on the pretext that they will not support bid'atis/innovators. The believers of Ya Muhammad hail back from 1400 years, be they Sunni or Shiite, they are still prevailing. History is witness to the fact that such people who are non-believers of Ya Muhammad
have risen from the past 250 years only. In this way, British have played a big role in detrimenting the Muslims. It is exemplary that whatever designs/ulterior motives the west had against the east, the same designs counteracted/ counterfired on them. The plant sowed by the west has grown up to be a tree with thorns pricking the west so much so that now
they have been reduced to cut this tree that they nurtured. Time magazine of 15 Sep. 2003 on pg. 25, 32 writes that Wahabism is a toxic faith. This article is along with photographs

The British Christians used their agent Hamfire. By plan they proved him Muslim, named him Abdul Aziz and befriended him with Abdul Wahab Najdi. Another man, a Jew Rabbi, was named Abdul Karim and he became the right hand of Abdul Wahab Najdi. Abdul Wahab Najdi was tied into two contract marriages, first with a Christian by the name of Safia. The second wife was a Jew called Aasia. These two women lured him into drinking. Abdul Wahab Najdi wrote with them a book Tahamai Tauheed. This book was written entirely in contradiction to the believers of Ya Muhammad. Even Abdul Wahab Najdi's father and brother who were believers of Ya Muhammad rejected this book.

During the reign of Ottoman Empire/ Usmania Caliphate, Hanifi law was proclaimed in Mecca and Medina. Then with the help of the Britsih, Abdul Wahab Najdi and Saud family eradicated / nullified Hanifi law and established Najdi law. One question arises, can it be acceptable to us Hanifis that after demolishing our law/ Nizam, Najdi law/Nizam was proclaimed in Mecca and Medina. But Why ? For the purpose of reference following is the list of few books in which their cards have been opened-!!!!!.

( Confession of British Spy ) Written by Hamfire

Two faces of Islam
Written by Stephen Schwartz

Fitnatul Wahhabiyyah _ The menace of Wahhabism,
Mawlana Shaykhu-l-Islam Ahmad Zayni Dahlan al-Makki ash-Shafi'i (Chief Mufti of Mecca al-Mukarramah).May Allah be pleased with him the fifth paradise: the garden OF beauty AND felicity. The Prophet traveled for five hundred thousand light-years, after
which he arrived at the fifth paradise which is called the Garden of Beauty and Felicity (jannat al-naim). Its door is made of mixed gold and silver from heaven. Gabriel knocked at the door and a voice asked, "Who is it?" "Gabriel, bringing the Prophet Muhammad."
"Has he been sent for?" "Yes." "Welcome, 0 Beloved one, to the fifth paradise!"

The door opened and the Prophet saw five beautiful ladies whose radi¨`ant light among their servants made them appear like diamonds surround¨`ed by pearls. His heart was moved towards them. He asked Gabriel, "Who are these ladies?" He answered, "This is Eve, the mother of human beings. This is the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. This is Moses' mother Yukabid. And this is Asiya, the wife of Pharaoh." The fifth lady looked like a sun
among stars. Her light shone over the rest of the inhabitants of that paradise
like a gentle breeze passing through the tree-leaves. Gabriel said, "This is an angel representing your daughter Fatima, 0 Prophet!" The Prophet asked, "Gabriel, what is the secret of this paradise?"

Gabriel said, "God created this paradise to reflect the beauty and perfection of women. The light of this paradise is the source of the angelic lights of all women on earth. Women have been created to carry the secret of creation in themselves. God has honored them greatly by making their wombs the repository of His word which represents the spirit.
He looks at the most sacred place and there descends His mercy and blessings. He perfected that place and covered it with three protective layers to shelter it from any dam¨`age. The first is a layer of light, the second, a layer of love, the third, a layer of beauty. There He fashions and creates human beings after His likeness, as the Prophet said, 'God
created Adam after His likeness.' He orders the angels of the womb to perfect His creation by giving the baby life, beauty, health, intelligence, and all kinds of perfect attributes that will make each one distinguished among human beings.

"Women are not created weaker but more generous than men. They are created more beautiful and less fierce, as beauty hates to hurt and harm others. That is why they seem weak to people, but in reality they are not. Angels are the strongest of created beings. Women are closer to the angelic nature than men, as they are readier than men to carry angelic light. It is the good manners and ethics of spirituality which they carry which makes them less forceful than men. Even physically, however, they are extremely strong. They undergo great upheavals in their body without flinching for the sake of childbirth and face the most dire physical conditions more successfully than men because God has strenghtened
them to ensure the survival of generations.

"God gave women five angelic qualities which men rarely have. They are the source of peace, as God said that He created them 'So that you might find rest in them' (30:21). This is the attribute of the first paradise which is named 'the Abode of Peace'. They are oases of constancy in the midst of chaos and change. That is why they give birth. The
mother nurtures and shelters the baby more reliably than the father. This is the attribute of the second paradise, which is named 'the Abode of Constancy'. They perpetuate generations. Through their offspring God creates angelic prophets and saints who establish His perpetual remembrance on earth as the angels establish it in heaven. This is the attribute of the third paradise which is named 'the Abode of Eternity'. They are generous and bountiful. They are described as 'a fertile land' in all scriptures because they give without counting, including life. They sacrifice themselves for the sake of another creation, and this is the attribute of the fourth paradise which is named 'the Sheltering Garden'. Finally, they are the source of beauty. Through their softness and subtlety,
God has crowned the earth with the diadem of angelic grace. This is the attribute of the fifth paradise which is named 'the Garden of Beauty'."

( extracted from "Angels Unvelied")

Let me hide in You From everything that distracts me from You, From everything that comes in my way When I want to run to You. The real work is in the Heart: Wake up your Heart!
May God steal from you, All that steals you from Him.

This story was written by a doctor who worked in South Africa. One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do she died leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive, as we had no incubator.(We had no electricity to run an incubator.) We also had no special feeding facilities. Although we lived on the equator,
nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool the baby would be wrapped in. Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst. Rubber perishes easily in tropical climates.
And it is our last hot water bottle!" she exclaimed.

As in the West it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways."All right," I said, "put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. "Your job is to keep the baby warm." The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me.

I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle. The baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.During the prayer time, one ten-year-old girl, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. "Please,
Allah," she prayed, "send us a water bottle. It'll be no good tomorrow, Allah, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon." While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added by way of a corollary, "And while You are about it, would You
please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?" As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say, "Ameen?" I just did not believe that Allah could do this.

Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything. The holy book says so. But there are limits, aren't there? The only way Allah could answer would be for a package to arrive from the homeland.I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever received a parcel from home. Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator! Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there, on the verandah, was a large twenty-two pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children. Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly. Excitement was mounting.

Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. From the top, I lifted out brightly colored, knitted cotton jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked
a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas-that would make a batch of buns for the weekend. Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the...could it really be? I grasped it and pulled it out yes, a brand-new, rubber hot water bottle, I cried. I had not asked Allah to send it; I had not truly believed that He could. the ten year old was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, If Allah has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!" Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted.
Looking up at me, she asked: "Can I go over with you, Mummy, and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Allah really loves her?" That parcel had been on the way for five whole months.Packed up by my former school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed Allah's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator. And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child- five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it "that afternoon." "Before they call for prayer, I will answer all prayers!"

Miracles in Naqshandiyyah
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Suhbah [Excerpted from Pearls and Coral, a forthcoming Naqshbandi publication]

In the Naqshbandi order one does not have permission to display miraculous powers. Showing all manner of miraculous powers will not bring you to a higher standard. In his youth, Grandshaykh used to do too many but then he was ordered by his Shaykh to "divorce"
miraculous powers. His Shaykh said, "As they divorce one spouse from the other, you must divorce miraculous powers; don't come back to it -no need to. People have to follow us because of our 'ilm - our inspired knowledge - not because we can go through the wall, or walk on fire, or fly in the skies."

I know shaykhs who take this [holds his belt to his ear], and they speak through it like a telephone. They then call your parents in their country, just like this. This is not something we like in the Naqshbandi order. I will tell you a story of Sayyidina Shah Naqshband, the leader of this order. In those days in Bukhara, they used to harvest wheat
crops, grind, and make bread to eat. One day, a drought came, and for two or three years there was no rain. So there were no crops, and therefore no flour in the city. Children were dying of hunger. They knew that Shah Naqshband was a very big saint, so they came to
him and they said, please! the whole city is dying. Shah Naqshband was very famous both in external knowledge and internal knowledge, and is still considered one of the big scholars in Islam. After seeing them starving and starving, feelings of mercy filled his heart and he said, "Whatever wheat is left in the city, bring it to me."

They found a little bit of wheat at the house of the richest person in the city. They brought that precious wheat to him. He went to the flour-mill. At that time they used cows to turn the grinding-stone. So he put that wheat between the two stones, and he put his head in the yoke instead of the cows, and he started going around. As he was turning, flour was coming out. The more he was moving, the more flour was coming out, coming, coming, and he ordered all the city to come and fill bags. All their houses were filled and they had provisions for three or four years ahead, from that small amount of wheat they had brought to him. He displayed that miraculous power - but he had displayed it without permission.

Before saints show any miraculous power, they must seek permission from the Prophet (s) through their spiritual connection. If permission is granted, they can display such power without being blamed for it later. If permission is not given, then the saint is
obliged to keep himself as an ordinary person and not display any difference from other people. Shah Naqshband, although he is the greatest leader in that realm, had not taken permission. When he was dying, after the murids had placed him on his bed, they kept seeing him fall down. As he kept falling down from his bed - his long beard reached down - he repeated, "Ya 'Afuww ya 'Afuww... O Forgiver, forgive me, O Forgiver, forgive
me..." and kept crying.

Through inspiration he heard a voice asking him, "Why did you show miraculous powers? Do you have more mercy in your heart than I? Didn't I know that they were starving? I am the One who made them starve. Why did you interfere with My will?"Great saints know that if you display miraculous powers, you are interfering with the Will of God. That is why they do not like to show them. They want to keep swimming in that ocean and whatever of
His Will God has written to come to pass, they accept it and do not attempt to change it. Saints of a lesser level attempt to change the will of God because they have not yet arrived at that stage of perfection.

That is why Naqshbandi Shaykhs who carry their secrets from the Prophet (s) do not display miraculous powers. Their miraculous power consists only in their knowledge, the inspirations that come to their hearts. They do not try to show physical miracles. I know of a saint in Tripoli, Lebanon. It is a very famous story from my father and my uncles. His name is Shaykh `Ali al 'Omari, a Qadiri saint. When an Italian ship came to the Lebanese sea-shore in 1942 and that ship was full of food packages for the Lebanese people, the Italian commander refused to unload the ship for some reason. The order was to go back. That saint went to the sea-shore, took a fishing-pole, hooked the ship and held it, just like that, and the ship could not move - finished. He said, "I will not let that ship move until they unload the cargo." After two or three days of negotiations he was still there, without need for him to go to make wudu', eat, or anything. He was praying and holding his fishing-pole. He would not move. When they unloaded, he released the ship.
There are saints who interfere,0 but this does not characterize the highest level of perfection.

There was a Naqshbandi saint by the name of Sa'd ad-Din Jabawi. I saw these events concerning him when I was about eighteen or nineteen years old. I was in Grandshaykh's house in Damascus. A delegation of scholars visited him, saying: "O Mawlana, they want to make aroad, and Sidi Sa'd ad-Din Jabawi's maqam (his grave or shrine),is in the way. The government sent bulldozers to raze that grave, but they cannot touch it. Every time the bulldozer comes to that point, it stops. If they try to strike the grave, the bulldozer breaks down." They had come to Grandshaykh with the knowledge that there is connection with Sidi Sa'd ad-Din Jabawi through tariqah, and were asking him: "Please, solve this problem for us." Mawlana Shaykh `Abdullah replied: "Give me two or three days." After two days, he said, "Go to the place of the saint tonight; make dhikr, all of you, then open his grave in the morning and remove him for burial elsewhere."

But Sidi Sa'd ad-Din Jabawi had died five hundred years ago! So they said like the Wahhabis say today: "What is left of him?" They said "He's finished; there's just dust there now!" What dust? The Prophet (s) said: "God has forbidden the earth to eat the body of prophets."1 God has said in Qur'an "They are alive in the presence of their Lord, being provided for." (Aali `Imran, 169) What is true of prophets and shuhada in these two examples is true of saints also, of good people, of sincere people. They are alive. So
they were laughing - "He's still there?" Of course he is still there, otherwise why is your bulldozer unable to go through? That night they went and made dhikr. In the morning,
Shaykh `Abdullah's students began to open the grave, block after block, until they came to the main stone. They took that big stone away and the air all around was diffused with a beautiful fragrance.

A brilliant light emerged. It was the hour of the dawn prayer (fajr) when all is dark with the day just beginning to break on the horizon. They found him there in his burial shroud, as though he had been buried that very day, perfectly clean, his face looking as if he
had just died. It seemed as if his skin would redden if you just pinched it. I was there. When they opened the tomb and removed him I was with my brother. They lifted him from the grave and buried him in another place not far away. He had been buried there for five-hundred years. What is this that people are saying: `there are no saints' when God says in His Holy Qur'an:"God's saints - there is no fear on them and nor do they grieve."
(Yunus,62) and in Hadith Qudsi: Awliya'i tahta qibaabee`i Ia ya'lamuhum ghayree" (Ghazali,
Hujwiri). "My saints are under my domes, no one knows them other than Myself."

Scholars are known by everyone. If He wanted to mention scholars he would say 'ulama`iy. But he said Awliya'i, my saints are under my domes, not "my scholars are under my domes." No one knows them - they are hidden. Saints are hidden. And you do not buy sanctity
with a scholar's 'ilm (knowledge). A saint is a grant to people from God. Saints do not become saints by going to universities and receiving degrees. The condition of sainthood is a reward granted from God to person's heart. Even if he knows nothing at all in the
way of academic knowledge, God opens up paths in his heart and, at that time, there is nothing of this life that he does not know.

If anyone looks for a saint, he will find one. If anyone looks for an `alim he will find one. If anyone looks for a good person he will find one, and if anyone searches out a bad person, he will find one. Whatever the intention of your heart is, you will find what is in accord with it. If your intention is to be with a saint, you are going to find a saint. Who put that intention in your heart? God did. He is telling you: Look for my saintly ones. If your intention is to find an `alim,you will find one, and if your intention is to find a good person, you will find one.

One day when I was a young boy, in the mid 50's, I was with my oldest brother, who was himself about 25 at the time; we were in the grand mosque in Beirut. It was the time for 'Asr - the afternoon prayer, and my uncle, who was the mufti, was leading the prayer.
A person entered, having a very black beard, and sat next to my brother. The afternoon prayer was ending. My brother had been looking for saints since childhood. The person who sat besides him was very handsome with blue eyes, a white complexion, and a turban.
He called my brother by name and said to him, "Are you Salim?" My brother answered, "Yes, how do you know me?" He said,"Don't ask. You are Naqshbandi," and it was not a question, but my brother said, "yes." He continued, "You are in a branch of Naqshbandi,you are not in the main trunk."

We were connected to my uncle's side before knowing Grandshaykh `Abdullah ad-Daghestani: in Egypt, Shaykh Muhammad(s) Amin al-Kurdi, and in Damascus, Shaykh Ibrahim Ghalayini.
He said, "I have been sent to you by my Shaykh, Shaykh`Abdullaah, from Damascus. It is time for you to go and meet him." That was Shaykh Nazim. I was then ten years old.When the heart is looking for a saint, you will find him, and your heart will tell you, "this is a saint," but your ego will come and say "NO" and interrupt you. When this happens, know that you are on the right way. Sometimes you will think, "this is a saint,"
and then, "this is not a saint"; at that time, you must know that there is some reality there.

We were attracted to him. We loved him because there was light coming from him. My brother took him to my uncle and we invited him to the house. He stayed overnight and then said, "Come with me to Damascus." We went to Damascus the next day. SubhanAllah! When we saw Grandshaykh `Abdullah, we felt a great attraction. We saw that all shaykhs in Syria were coming to him, though Grandshaykh did not know how to read or write. Great scholars with big turbans next to which ours are small, people seventy and eighty years of age, came and sat like children in front of Grandshaykh. And when Grandshaykh opened his advice, their 'ilm, their learning was as nothing. They found something extraordinary. He gave explanations that no one had heard before.

We were so attracted that from that time until now, Alhamdulillah, that early connection is still there. Saints come to you; but they come once. If you do not catch them, they do not come a second time. You have to be very careful. They are not like scholars. Scholars even go from door to door. Some Muslims are now taking their names out of directories, because people come knocking at their doors! Ulama al-huroof, scholars of words and letters, like to run after people to bring them to their classes because they don't have anything. But saints have everything and therefore come one time. Then you are connected. That's it. So they leave you. Whenever they want you, they pull that rope back and you will come into their presence. One minute of sitting in their association is enough in order to be taken with them on Judgment Day.

But everyone must be aware of this fact: Saints come one time, not twice. They do not
like to insist. If you are attached, that's it. If you lose,you lose them in this life but not in the hereafter. If you have sat with them it is enough for you; but in this life you will not feel happiness and see spiritual progress if you lose that connection.
Do not allow too many doubts to enter into your mind; do not allow your heart to shake and become unsteady. They are not asking anything from anyone. They work only for Allah. If anyone believes, he will benefit. If anyone disbelieves, he is a loser. They are not
saying to everyone to come and believe in them. People ask Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, "Why are you not going after people to make them come?" He says, "What God sends, these are selected people. We don't want the unselected. There are many people outside. You can go to them. I am leaving them for others.

I want the selected ones. When the selected ones come, you can depend on them. The unselected ones come and go, come and go, like a sieve. What remains are the selected ones." Saints need selected people. They do not want the leftovers - by which I do not mean with respect to people's hearts but with respect to their moral character. Saints then, take what comes to them. What is left over, they discard. Do not lose that opportunity and be like leftovers - discarded. Reality does not visit people many times
in this life. In fact, it comes only once. As Qur'an said: "Those who believe in the unseen." (2:3)

You need faith in the unseen. That is why the Sufi teachers of the Naqshbandiyyah order do not like to show miracles. If I pass through this wall to the other side, you are certainly going to believe. But what is the value of that belief - nothing at all. That is why the first pillar of religion in Islam is faith in the unseen. If you want to see, then there is no faith: you have seen. Your spiritual standing, therefore, will not be high. Why did the Sahabah (r) become the Companions of the Prophet (s) and achieve that high level? Because they believed in the Unseen. The Prophet (s) came, and everyone was worshipping idols. He said, "Leave idols and worship God!" "But where is God -we are not seeing God, but we see the idols." Therefore they believed in the Unseen. Once they believed, God sent more to their hearts. That is why He said to them in Qur'an "O believers, believe in God and in His Prophet."

"O believers..." He called them believers, because they believed in the Useen. At first, before entering Islam, they were unbelievers; He called them to believe in the Unseen, to believe in God. When they said, "Yes, we believe," He called them "believers"; believers without seeing. Now, he wants to raise them. He is going to take them from
the "unseen" position to the seen position. "O believers, believe!..." If they were called believers to start with, what is left to believe? If he has already called them believers, why is he ordering them again to believe?

This means that the initial belief referred to at the beginning of the verse was a lower stage of belief, an imitative belief. He wants to raise them: "Believe now in God and His Apostle." It means, "I am going to show you that light in your hearts. I am raising you from the level of imitation, which is the common level for everyone, up to the seeing level, the heart level that is higher - belief in God and in the Prophet (s)."

Have they not believed already? But He wants to show them. Now, our belief is mere imitation. Our ego is fighting us -"No, he is not right, yes, he is right... Don't accept this,accept that..." When we accept, they will take you to the other shore.
What do you need in order to cross that ocean from this shore to that? You need two means: Either a bridge, or a vessel to take you, such as a ship or an airplane. If you do not find either of these means, you will never reach the farther shore. This is why God gave
this order in Qur'an. They were believers in the Unseen on this shore, having been accepted by Him; but He wants to take them to the second shore, and he told them "Believe" a second time in God and the Prophet (s)," so they can cross to the shore of safety.

There are three levels in the Naqshbandi order: `Ilmul Yaqin, the knowledge of certainty, `Aynul Yaqin, the eye of certainty, and Haqqul Yaqin, the truth of certainty. But before reaching this level of understanding, you must have reached three prior levels: Mahabbatullaah, love for Allah; Mahabbatu`l-Habib, love for the Prophet (s);
Mahabbatul-mashaayikh, love for saints.

When a man loves a woman, she is always present in his heart. You are always seeing her. When you love someone, you are always remembering her either through the phone or buying her roses or taking her on a picnic. Look what happened to Romeo and Juliet, how Romeo spent all nights either with his guitar or his poetry, while she was up on the balcony, he was sending poems up to her- remembering her. The first level in Sufism - and in Shari`ah also, it is the same in both - is love of God. If you do not have love for Allah, how are you going to find true pleasure? Everyone in this life now has love for dunya (the world), not for Allah. We have love for the material world. Everyone wants to get everything from this dunya. Don't they know that Allah, who created this dunya, has

They say in Arabic, "ma siw'alLah," "whatever other than God." There is God, and there is what God created. They are after the created, they are not after the Creator. Whatever is other than God, people are running after it - the material world. But who created that material world? Is not Allah its Creator? And if His name is "the Creator," it means every second He is creating something. He is not stopping creation. Do you want to run after
such a Creator who has everything and keeps creating, or do you want to run after some superficial inventions?

Now, anyone who runs after religion or is seeking reality is called raj'i in our countries - a "backward" person. In all Arab countries and all Muslim countries without exception, anyone who seeks reality, who seeks Allah, who seeks love, is called backward'. Is someone who seeks His Lord a 'backward' person? This is the attitude now in
those regions. They look at you wondering, "what kind of people are these?" They are ashamed of you in their society. That is what many tryants did when they came. We are seeking only to be good people, people with good manners in society, loving Allah, loving the Prophet (s), loving saints, loving humble people.

What is the shame in this? Everyone is running after the pleasures of this life. No one is running after the Creator of pleasures, the One who has everything. I remember when Grandshaykh was once sitting and speaking about Mahdi (as) He said: "Men are running after women, and women after men. And all the focus of human mentality is this
- sexuality; there is nothing else! Everyone is running after that, they have that intention in mind. Yet that intention is coming from God's Ocean of Beauty. God has created that beauty inside men and women."

We are not saying that this is forbidden. God has permitted human beings to love that beauty within the confines of marriage. And Grandshaykh said that in Mahdi and Jesus' (as) time, when Allah is going to open the light of that Ocean to every man and every woman, when they look at that Ocean of Beauty God will be sending to them, the thought of sexual pleasure will be as spit - as nothing, because at that time you will have the whole ocean. This is what God mentioned in the Qur'an and the Prophet (s) said in Hadith: in Paradise, you are always in never-ending, continuous pleasure.

Now, you take your pleasure for one hour - then it is over. There, it is continuous, for men and women. In the Last Days, when Mahdi and Jesus appear (as) and Allah opens that Ocean, everyone is going to be running after that light coming from there: the light of complete love. Now we are trading with Allah because we do not see. If we live to
see the time of Mahdi and Jesus (as), there will be no more trading. Traders are trading now - those that are trying to hold themselves in order not to fall into the pleasures of this life. Anyone that falls into the pleasures of this life now will not find himself in a high position in the time of Mahdi and Jesus (as) time.

Anyone that tries to hold himself now, as the Prophet (s) said, keeping his religion patiently as if he is holding fire; if you hold now, you are going to get everything later. But if you allow your body to take everything from this life now, you are not going to find happiness and pleasure there. The first stage, as we said, is love of Allah, love of the Prophet (s), love of saints. When you have that love, they are always
present in your heart. Then you will reach: Hudurullah, presence of Allah; Hudurullaah Habib, presence of the Prophet (s); Hudurullaah mashaayikh, presence of the saints.

When you have Presence, you don't feel anything there except Allah at that time. Then you have: Fanaa'un fi-lLaah, fanaa'un fir-Rasaal, fanaa'un fil-mashaayikh. At that time you vanish into the stage of non-existence. You are non-existent, and God is existing, the Prophet (s) is there, your Shaykh is there. Through your Shaykh you go to the Prophet (s), and then your Shaykh is finished. For then the Prophet (s) hands you over to
God. When you have accomplished those three levels, only then you go to: `Ilmu`l-Yaqin;
`Aynu`l-Yaqin; Haqqu`l-Yaqin, the three levels of certainty that we began mentioning above. Right now you may have certainty, you may know it, only you hear it and understand about it, but you cannot feel it or see it or live it.

As we were discussing now what Allah is going to open from the Oceans of Beauty in the time of Mahdi and Jesus (as), you are hearing, taking knowledge from that; some of you are feeling; some, only taking knowledge. The second level, 'Aynul Yaqin, the eye of
certainty, is when you can see. When Mawlana Shaykh Nazim speaks, you can see that light; but you cannot feel it, you cannot take the pleasure. Haqqu`l-Yaqin, the truth of certainty: at that level you hear it, you see it, and you feel it. The first level of knowledge is through hearing. That is why in all verses in the Qur'an where God wants
to begin describing, He says "hearing" - everything begins with hearing. At the second level you can both see and hear without feeling, like television: you can see and hear the speaker, but you cannot feel as if you were sitting with him. The third level is as
if you are sitting with them in the studio, feeling everything, present, past, and future events. When you are with saints at that level, you will see all three realms.

This is what the Prophet (s) told the Sahabah (r) when he ordered, "Come to me and come to Allah." That is why Allah told them this verse in Qur'an: "O believers, believe..."
His taking them from the position of "belief - unseen" to the position of "belief - seen" hinges on the command "Believe!" That kind of higher belief we do not have, but we have what can be called imitative belief - the position of belief in the unseen. "I want you now to see and to feel what you used only to hear" -that is the second and third levels: knowledge of certainty, eye of certainty, truth of certainty.

The Prophet (s) took the believers from this shore of the ocean to that other shore with Allah's command "Believe." He showed them complete feelings of happiness and perfect pleasure. If all of us direct ourselves to God and the Prophet (s) and put the love of God and His Prophet (s) in our hearts, at that time they will take us from that level of believing in the Unseen which is mere imitation, to a level of real believing because it is belief in the "Seen." This is what Naqshbandi teachings are trying to show - to take
you from the Unseen, to feel and to See.

In this time people worship five times a day, according to Divine Law, beginning with the words "Allahu Akbar..." and praying. But your heart is preoccupied with materialism and busy with the world of material things. You are standing in the "unseen" position. If you go higher, these teachings will take from the unseen to the "seen," and when you say ALLAHU AKBAR, you will find yourself in front of Ka'bah, seeing and feeling yourself praying there. That is Shari`ah; this is Tariqah. Shari`ah is the ocean,Tariqah is the ship, the means that allows you to swim in or to cross that ocean. It will protect you from sinking. It will make you see, because it polishes you, scrubbing away the rust from your heart. Insha`Allah all of us will be following the truth and not accepting what our ego is telling us. We are not telling you not to take your share from this life. Take your share from this life, but put one foot here in this world and one foot there in the hereafter.

Miracles of Shah Naqshband
By Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Al-Kabbani

Audhu billahi min ash-Shaytan ir-rajeem. Bismillah ir-rahman ir-raheem. Dastoor ya sayyidi madad. Nawaytul arba`een, nawaytul ‘itikaf, nawaytul khalwa, nawaytul `uzla, nawatul riyaada, nawaytus suluk, fee hadhal masjid lillahi ta`ala al-`adheem.

I will now narrate one of the stories of Sayyidina Shah Naqshband k, who is the imam of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order and a great `alim[57] in his time. He was a rare scholar of `ilm ash-shari’ah[58], and in `ilm al-Haqiqat[59]. He was known as dhu-janahayn, possessor of two wings, keeping two sorts of knowledge: one he shares with all, and one he keeps for his followers. He was also known as Sultan al-`Arifeen, King of the Gnostics.

Sayyidina Shaykh Sharafuddin relates the hadith inda dhikr as-sulaha tanzal ar-rahma. It means, whenever the awliya[60] are mentioned the mercy of Allah I descends on that group, because they are mentioning His saints. Where that mercy descends is one of the secrets revealed by Sayyidina Grandshaykh Sharafuddin k and Grandshaykh AbdAllah al-Faiz k during their seclusions, when they received secrets from their shaykhs and from the Prophet.

Grandshaykh Sharafuddin ad-Daghestani k said, “When the stories of the saints and details of their lives are mentioned, the sins of the listeners will be shattered away as the shattering of glass.” Being a great scholar in his time, he mentioned that Ibn Hajar al-Haytami often traveled one or two days (then they measured distance in time or days), to hear the stories narrated by Naqshbandi shaykhs. One such story is regarding Muhammad Bahauddin an-Naqshband k (Shah Naqshband) of Bukhara, presently known as Uzbekistan.

When he reached the age of seven years, Shah Naqshband k was brought to meet with all spirits of anbiya-ullah[61] and messengers, in the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad e. In the presence of the Prophet age is not significant, only the spirit is significant. Thus Shah Naqshband k arrived in that holy presence at age seven: he was unique, for no one could match his level among all Naqshbandis of that time.

There in the presence of the Prophet saw , Sayyidina Musa as [62] asked Shah Naqshband k, Ya fard al-`alam, “When were you chosen as a guide for humanity?”[63] Shah Naqshband k replied, “I was a Murshid when Awliya were in complete non-existence[64].” (Meaning, “I was Murshid before Allah I created the Awliya.”) He was not speaking about himself, but rather of the secret of the Prophet which was passed to him, at that level, in that unique state of ecstasy. Then Sayyidina Musa u said, “Explain; we want to know.” Sayyidina Shah Naqshband k receives from the line of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq t, so out of adab[65] for Sayyidina Musa as, Abu Bakr as-Siddiq t answered, “O Musa! When Shah Naqshband k spoke to you, it was from the level he inherited from Prophet Muhammad e, and from that level it is one of forty-nine parts of nubuwwat.[66]

From the secret of that level, he answered you.” Then Abu Bakr t looked at Sayyidina Shah Naqshband k, indicating permission to respond to the questions. Shah Naqshband k replied,
“I was a murshid[67] when there were no Awliya, before granting the Awliya their position in yawma alastu birabbikum[68]. Even then I was a Murshid, and Allah I allowed me to look after my followers and their sustenance, and guide them when the awliya were yet in void.”
Sayyidina Musa u repeated, “Explain.” Sayyidina Naqshband k continued, “I was given my station of sainthood before every wali was given his station of sainthood from the Naqshbandi Order. And I received that when I was still in the world of atoms[69].

Allah I created me before He had yet created the Naqshbandi awliya by twenty-thousand years, and I was under the tarbiyya and inayat[70] of the Prophet. Allah I then created all other awliya and they appeared after 17,000 years. There is a difference of 10,000 years between my reality’s appearance and theirs. That is what I meant.” That occurred when Shah Naqshband k was seven years old, and it was his first irshad[71] in the presence of anbiya, the awliya-ullah and sahaba[72].

Allah granted Shah Naqshband k 12,000 specialties. One of these specialties, in order to give you an idea of the others (and this is one of the ordinary ones) is the power to focus his vision around this universe 363 times in twenty-four hours, encompassing the entire universe. He is able to look at 363 times each day at every creation, upon human beings, observing what they are doing, including the state of their sustenance, their affairs, their problems and difficulties. Not only that, he is able to look after every baby in the womb of its mother. This is one of his basic specialties. On that occasion of his first visit he asked, “O my Lord, don’t let any one who takes me as a guide and those who came after me or before me exist without support from You.”

All the angels of the skies[73] said, “Ameen[74].” Grandshaykh said the baraka of that du`a[75] appears four times a year, and its protection is sent to the followers of Shah Naqshband four times a year. One is the fourteenth of Muharram[76], Shah Naqshband’s birthday; on the first day of Ramadan[77], the fifteenth of Ramadan and Laylat al-Qadr[78]. On these special days of the year, Allah I sends that special protection to the followers of Shah Naqshband k. Whoever entered the Naqshbandi tariqat[79] will be protected from all sides. When Allah created the Awliya after 17,000 years (10,000 years after Shah Naqshband’s creation), they came to the World of Essence, spoke to the essence of Shah Naqshband k, and asked him for the sake of Prophet Muhammad e to be accepted in the Naqshbandi Way.

He accepted 7007 of them to be saints, and each of them were granted 12,000 knowledge's from every letter of Qur`an they read.Shah Naqshband k sought this distinction for the sake of Prophet Muhammad e, and when he requested it the Prophet looked at him and raised him for every letter of Qur`an multiplied by the 12,000 knowledges given on each letter to these awliya. For each of those 7007 awliya Shah Naqshband was raised that many levels.
We say there are 70,000 veils of darkness between us and the presence of the Prophet.
As much as you become nearer to the Prophet , the last veil makes you feel you are very far from the Prophet’s reality. For to be near to the presence of the Prophet, your ishq[80] will make you feel even farther away from him. From that station of knowledge Shah Naqshband k revealed, “When awliya-ullah destroy those veils and approach the presence of the Prophet, there are 700,000 more veils to overcome to reach the essence of the Presence of the Prophet. I crossed where no one reached before.”

That is similar to the story of Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami k. When he was stoned and tortured by his tribe he went onboard a ship and prayed, “O My Lord! Take me to a place where I will feel happy.” Thereafter, the ship began to toss about on the high waves.
The ship’s captain said, “There must be a great sinner on board who is causing this calamity!” Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami k said, “I am that sinner; throw me in the ocean.”
He said to himself, “I am going into that ocean and I am going to seek the Presence of Allah .” As soon as he was thrown in, the water stopped tossing about, and Sayyidina Bayazid k, without thinking of any other purpose and using his utmost spiritual power, began to plunge into that Ocean of (realities?) at a speed greater than the speed of light, until he reached a place of ultimate darkness and void. There he heard a voice which Grandshaykh described as, “Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.”

Sayyidina Bayazid k was granted extraordinary spiritual powers, similar to those of Shah Naqshband k, powers which he tried to use to count the number of all the people at that location saying “Huuuu…” Despite using all his power, he could not count them. Grandshaykh says Sayyidina Bayazid k then realized this was a presence he could not reach, and he knew it was Shah Naqshband k and his followers reciting “Huuuu…” Although Shah Naqshband k came many centuries after Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami k, still he reached Shah Naqshband’s spiritual presence and that of his murids[81]. And Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami k was worried, anticipating that Shah Naqshband k would ask him, “Why are you here?” and then send him away, for awliya guard their followers and don’t want another wali in their territory. «

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bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Raheem wa-salaat was-salaam `ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa `ala aalihi wa saahbihi wa sallam

Dear Friends. Peace be with you. This article moved my heart, as it brought memories of the wonderful people that I have met during my travels and the mysterious ways in which I get to know/find them. People who have taught me things I needed to know, or have discovered new vistas I needed to see in my path towards a divine Union with the All-Loving...It also made me be grateful of being part of this network and receiving such messages... Then, later during the day, I got a lesson to remind me about the responsibility of this power/law -the intentions of the heart do come true. Let me share the story with you...

I read this mail yesterday in the evening, and wanted to reply, but then I had to go to a meeting. The meeting was in the downtown area of my city. I parked my car in a dark corner, and there were some vagabonds sleeping nearby and other 'curious' people around. The first thought I had was "they will still the mirrors of my car" (this thought came also, because years ago, in almost the exact same place, somebody stole the mirrors of my
car). I actually saw in my imagination, the empty spaces where the lateral mirrors of the car are. When I came out of the meeting I checked on the mirrors and nothing had
happened. I was lucky. I arrived home, left my car outside, instead of inside the parking
space. Today as I take my children to school, I discover that the mirrors are gone!!!. Somebody stole them..!

I had a very bad feeling about this. An energy of hate, anger, impotence
came to me. I tried to work with this energy and send a thought of
forgiveness to whoever stole the mirrors, and more importantly, learned
my lesson....!

Peace Marcelo

Brothers and sisters, as-salaam alaykum, The story goes that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend
slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "Today my best friend slapped me in the face."

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.
After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: "Today my best friend saved my life." The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write on a stone. Why?"

The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."

Khutbat al-Jumu`ah - The Blessed Day of `Ashura
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
March 3, 2001

Alhamdulillah Allah has granted us to see one more year of the Hijri cal. From the time Prophet (s) migrated to al-Madinah it has been 1423 years. Alhamdulillah He sent him rahmatan lil-`alamaeen – Mercy to all the worlds. When we say rahmah, it means mercy. If your health is good that is a mercy; if your business is good that is a mercy; if your life is good that is a mercy; if your children are raised well and good that is a mercy. If your neighbors are good with you and friendly that is a mercy from Allah swt. If Allah swt sent rain to you that is a mercy. Whatever is good is a mercy.

And Allah described the Prophet (s) as mercy to all the worlds, rahmatan lil-`alameen.
That means "Ya Muhammad! I made you to be merciful for all My servants. Your presence in their lives is a mercy for them. You are My servant and they are My servants. But you are my perfect servant. Innaka la`ala khuluqin `adheem- ‘Indeed you are on a tremendous character.’ [68:4] So I made them, and if they follow you, you will be a mercy for them."
If we follow the way of Sayyidina Muhammad (s), we will never see difficulties, we will never see problems. If we are going to follow our bad desires, we are going to find problems in our life. Try to save yourself by following what the Prophet (s) brought.
O Muslims! This what changed the life of the universe - the migration from Makkah to Madinah. That took place eight days ago; some say ten days ago and some say eleven, that the Prophet (s) arrived in al-Madinah.

This is the month in which Allah ordered the Prophet (s) to move to Madinah to establish the infrastructure of Islam, to establish the state, and the khilafah of Islam. It was in this month that Allah gave a place to the Prophet (s) from which Islam spread everywhere.
Today’s topic is the importance of the day of `Ashura, the tenth of Muharram, that the Prophet (s) has mentioned. When he reached al-Madinat al-munawwara - at that time it was called Yathrib or Taiyyaba - and entered, and established his place he found the Jews fasting the tenth of Muharram. And he asked, "Why are they fasting on that day?" They said, "Because on that day Allah saved Musa from Pharoah." And the Prophet (s) fasted that day and ordered the Muslims to fast that day.

And Muslim narrated in one of the hadith of `Ashura, "`an abi qatadata an rasulullahi saama yawma `Ashura… kaffaaratan lis saanat almaadiya." Abu Qatada (r) reports that the Prophet (s) said that whoever fasts that day, will be forgiven all the sins of the previous year. Imam Abu Hanifa said, Kaana waajiban fee awwali dhuhur al-Islam - "that day was an obligatory fast in the beginning of Islam." Imam Shafi`i said, "It is a Sunnah to fast it but not obligatory." Imam Abu Hanifa says that it was an obligation to fast this day in the first decade of Islam.

But it is important to remember that Allah swt will waive one year’s sins you have committed. This is a mercy that Allah sent to us, by means of wa ma arsalnaaka illa rahmatan lil-`alameen - We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures. [21:107] By following what the Prophet (s) did, they are forgiven their sins. Look, if you are in prison, if you keep good behavior, they might release you early, parole. On the Day of Judgment we will be looking for anything that can parole us, that can waive our sins. Do you have the fast of `Ashura on that day? So everything that the Prophet (s) brought is a mercy for Muslims. It is one day, only one day, Sunday or Monday. If your intention is to fast Monday with belief it is `Ashura, then fast it and you will be rewarded on your intention. Ibn `abbas (r) the greatest mufassir of Qur’an, said that the Prophet (s) fasted the day of `Ashura [because of its importance] and he ordered the people to fast it. [Bukhari and Muslim] He ordered the Sahaba to fast that day. That is its importance - to waive one year’s sins.

Abi Sa`eed al-Khudri (r) related that the Prophet (s) said, "Whoever fasts the day of `Arafah Allah will waive the preceding year’s sins and the following year’s sins."
That is more than `Ashura. That means he will be waived the sins of the future, meaning he will be protected from sinning. And whoever fasts `Ashura, Allah will forgive the preceding year’s sins. On that day, Allah gave honor to many prophets, upon whom be peace. Allah has chosen Adam (as) to be father to human beings on that day. He raised Idris (as) to heaven on that day. He saved Sayyidina Nuh (as) with people in his ship on that day. He saved Sayyidina Ibrahim (as) on that day. He forgave Sayyidina Dawud (as) on that day. He returned Sulayman’s (as) kingdom to him on that day. He swt relieved Ayyub (as) [of his afflictions] on that day. He swt raised Sayyidina `Isa (as) [to heaven] on that day.

And on that day your messenger, the Seal of messengers whom Allah has chosen, on that day, Allah made Sayyidina Muhammad (s) to marry Sayyidata Khadijah (r) and He made him to migrate to Madinah on that day. And He created heavens and earth on that day and He created the Pen (al-Qalam) on that day. And that was a Friday – not a Saturday or Sunday.
That is a very important day in Islamic calendar. Now you go to some places and they tell you of the importance of this day. But you go to other places involved too much in politics, and they forgot about this day. And in the end, I want to give the meaning of `Ashura. It is mentioned in many Islamic traditions that `Ashura means the one who respects and honors that day on which Allah saved all anbiya from the abuse of their communities Allah will lift to a lightened life. It means `asha nura - to live a 'lightened day.' They took the nun out to connect the two words.

Al-Hamadani - one of the greatest muhaddiths - related that when Allah swt ordered Nuh to build his ship, he built it from 124,000 planks. And we know in Islamic tradition in the tafsir of Ibn `Abbas regarding Surat al-`Araf, that Allah sent 124,000 prophets, and among them were 313 messengers. When Sayyidina Nuh (Noah) began to put each plank in place, the names of the prophets appeared on them. When he reached one before the last plank, number 123,999 the name of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) appeared on plank 124,000. Then Nuh (as) knew that he was the last Prophet (s). He then needed four more planks to complete the ship. As soon as he put these, the names of the four rightly-guided caliphs appeared on those planks. Allah swt said to him, "For the sake of Muhammad I am saving the ship."

Thus Sayyidina al-Hamadani said, "For Allahs’ love of them, He put their names on that ship." Whoever loves the Prophet (s) and his companions, Allah will love them.
May Allah give us the baraka to fast on `Ashura. I would like to bring to your attention the verse: Ati`ullah wa ati`ur-rasul, wa ulil amri minkum.- Obey Allah, obey the Prophet and those in authority among you.[4:159] It is a very difficult time. Muslims must be aware that they must keep love of Islam in their homes, in their communities and with their neighbors. Else we will be in danger. Allah protected Islam, and no one can add or subtract anything from it. Muslims might be in danger, and therefore they must take their precautions. We came here not to make it an Islamic state. It is not like that. We came to live peacefully, to work, to raise our children Islamically and to raise a new generation. If we seek more than that and we will be in problems.

The Prophet (s) said, "In Last Days chunks of darkness will come on my Ummah. At that time the one sitting is better than the one who is walking and the one who is walking is better than the one who is riding..." If you have a problem sit at home. If we involve ourselves we will harm ourselves. Sit by yourself, read Qur’an and hadith and go to your work. Don’t involve yourself in anything these days - it is not advisable. May Allah protect all who protect people from miseries and disasters.

The Historical Significance of 'Ashura

'Ashura is a day of great historical significance. On this day: Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) accepted the repentance of Sayyidina Adam ('Alaihis-Salaam) after his exile from Paradise; Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) saved Sayyidina Nuh ('Alaihis-Salaam) and his companions in the ark; Allah extinguished the fire in which Sayyidina Ibrahim ('Alaihis-Salaam) was thrown by Nimrod; And Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) spoke directly to
Sayyidina Musa ('Alaihis-Salaam) and gave him the Commandments.

On this same 10th of Muharram, Sayyidina Ayyub ('Alaihis-Salaam) was restored to health
(from leprosy); Sayyidina Yusuf ('Alaihis-Salaam) was reunited with his father Ya'qub ('Alaihis-Salaam); Sayyidina Yunus ('Alaihis-Salaam) was taken out from the belly of the fish; and the sea was divided as the nation of israel was delivered from captivity and Pharoah's army was destroyed. 'Ashura is also the day when Sayyidina Dawud ('Alaihis-Salaam) was forgiven; the kingdom of Sulaiman ('Alaihis-Salaam) was restored; Sayyidina Isa
('Alaihis-Salaam) was raised to Jannah; the Holy Prophet's (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) sins were forgiven; and Sayyidina al-Husayn (Radiyallahu 'anh) (the Holy Prophet's, Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, grandson) achieved the honor of Martyrdom.

Abu Huraira (Radiyallahu 'anh) reports that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said that after Ramadan, the fasts of Muharram have the greatest excellence. [Sahih Muslim] Mu'awiyah ibn Abu Sufyan (Radiyallahu 'anh) relates: I heard the Messenger
of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) say: "It is the day of 'Ashura. Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) has not made fasting obligatory for you. But I am fasting. He who likes to observe fast among you should do so, and he who likes not to observe it (does not have to) observe it." [Sahih Muslim] Abu Qatada (Radiyallahu 'anh) relates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu
'alayhi wa Sallam) said that the fast on the 10th of Muharram atones for the sins of the preceding year. [Sahih Muslim]

For more information about this blessed day see:

The Dowry Of Sayidatina Fatimah
A Suhbah by Shaykh Abdul Hamid in Singapore on 16 January 2004 (Part 5 -Final)

'Subhanallah, about Sayidatina Fatimah (ra) also you may have heard from Shaykh Hisham in his suhbahs and in some of his books. Rasulullah (saw) received an order from Allah, "Your daughter Fatimah has reached of age. Get her married." So Rasulullah (saw) immediately carried out Allah's order. He went to the mosque and said, "Allah has ordered me to get my daughter Fatimah married." Sahabas were very excited and wondered who the lucky man is. Rasulullah (saw) continued, "The condition is whoever finishes Khatam al-Qur'an before others, will marry Fatimah. This is the condition Jibril alaihis salam gave."

Sahabas started sitting and reading the Qur'an in Masjidil Nabawi. That was after Isha'. Sayidina Ali (ra) sat for a few minutes, went home, slept and came back around fajr and prayed Fajr. Then Rasulullah (saw) asked, "Has anyone finished the Qur'an?" Sayidina Ali (ra) said, "Ya Rasulullah, I have finished." No one was better and faster in reading the Qur'an than Sayidina Osman (ra). And Sayidina Osman (ra) had reached 'Wad-Duha' and he said, "Allahu Akbar". Therefore when you are reading the last Surahs of the Qur'an, it is the sunnah of Sayidina Osman (ra) when you read one Surah then say 'Allahu Akbar', also for 'Al-Kauthar', 'Al-Kafiruun' they say 'Allahu Akbar. This was started by Sayidina Osman

The Sahabas knew that Sayidina Ali (ra) just sat for a while, went home to sleep and then came back. Rasulullah (saw) asked, "Ya Ali, who is your witness that you have completed the Qur'an?" Sayidina Ali (ra) answered, "Allah and his Messenger. I sat down and I made 3 times Shahadah, 70 times Astaghfirullah, 1 Fateha-tu Shariff, 1 Amana Rasulu, 7 times Alam-nashrah laka sadrak, 11 times Ikhlas, 1 Falaq, 1 Naas, 10 times Lailahailallah and 1 Muhamadur-Rasulullah and 10 Salawat." This is the Naqshbandi adab which we are doing everyday. And this was the Khatam of Sayidina Ali (ra). Rasulullah (saw) said, "You are speaking the truth."

The Sahabas had speed but it shows that Sayidina Ali (ra) was the gate of Wisdom. Rasulullah (saw) said, "I am the City of Knowledge and Ali is the Gate of this City." It has been declared that Sayidina Ali (ra) was the lucky man. Rasulullah (saw) went to his daughter, "O Fatimah, it is the will of Allah that you get married to Ali." She said, "No, I am not accepting to get married to Ali." And Rasulullah (saw)'s face started becoming pale. He never expected his daughter to say 'No'. He said, "What do you want? It has been declared that it is him." And Sayidatina Fatimah (ra) said, "O my father, since I was a little child, I saw you always in pain for your Ummah. 'Rabbi habli Ummati....' Always you are praying for your Ummah and because of your Ummah you are restless, always worried. All night, you are not sleeping, you are praying for your Ummah. All day you are serving your Sahabas and you are praying for your Ummah. I will marry Ali only on one condition: if you accept to give me all your Ummah as my dowry."

Mahr. Dowry. Now this Ummah was not in the hands of Rasulullah (saw). He said, "I have to ask." Jibril (as) came and Rasulullah (saw) said, "Fatimah is refusing to accept to marry Ali because for her dowry she wants the Ummah. Therefore, I don't know what to say." So Jibril (as) took the message from Rasulullah (saw) in Medina to Arsh. He delayed in coming. When he came back he said, "Ya Rasulullah salallahu alaihiwassalam, Greetings from Allah to you. Allah has accepted the dowry of Fatimah. Allah has accepted all your Ummah to be the dowry of Fatimah-tul-Zahra."

When Sayidatina Fatimah (ra) received her dowry, only then did she accept Nikah, to be married to Sayidina Ali (as). She used great wisdom in asking for the Ummah as her dowry. On the day of Judgement, when she goes to Paradise, she wants to go with all her dowry. If she doesn't go with her full dowry in Paradise then her marriage is not valid.

So many great people and personalities working only to please Allah Almighty and to please Rasulullah (saw) and to carry the burden of the Ummah on their shoulders. Ummah is anybody who says, 'Lailaha ilallah Muhammadar rasulullah'. We are all her dowry. All muslims east and west is the dowry of Sayidatina Fatimah (ra), not by our doing but by her asking and Allah granting it.

Rabiatul Adawiya (ra) was a very great saint. She was at such a high Maqam that there was no man to reach her level to marry her. She never had a moment even for eating or drinking, only for Allah. It was said that in the last days of her life, she reached so much in the Qur'an that she stopped speaking in the language we are speaking. Her language was only Qur'an. If she wanted to drink something, she would recite a verse from the Qur'an about drinking. If she wanted to eat something, she would recite a verse about eating.

One day, Hassan Al-Basri (ra) threw his prayer mat on the river. He walked on the river and stood on it and said, "O Rabiah, come pray behind me." Rabiah (ra) then threw her prayer mat in the air and flew and jumped on it. She said, "How, Hassan, the water is holding your prayer mat and my prayer mat is being held by Allah alone. If you like you may come and pray with me."

My advise is to keep with zikr keep your gathering going and don't leave. There is so much barakah in this zikr. No one who comes in the gathering of zikr leaves unhappy. Only the one who leaves unhappy from zikr is shaytan. This zikr Khatam is a big blessing for all people, in the whole country because you are leaving everything, sacrificing everything in your life, your sleep only for Allah, only to remember Allah. May Allah grant us to reach to his divinely presence through our Shaykh, Moulana Shaykh Nazim and GrandShaykh Abdullah Dagestani and through Rasulullah (saw).

Illa hadratinnabi Mustafa...........Al-Fateha.'

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Raheem
was-salaat was-salaam `ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi


From February 23-25, 2004, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani and a delegation from the Islamic Supreme Council of America and its affiliates attended the First International Conference of Islamic Scholars, sponsored by the Nahdlatul Ulama of Indonesia in Jakarta. Indonesia's President Megawati spoke to open the conference, in which issues of Islam and modernity, extremism versus moderation, science and technology and economic situation of the Muslim world were discussed. In attendance were thousands of international guests, scholars, dignitaries and policy makers from around the globe. Shaykh Kabbani presented a paper at the session "Islam and Economic Development" where he spoke of the need for modernized and economically vital Muslim nations to come to the assistance of the
impoverished nations.

For details of the conference as well as photos of a traditional Remembrance ceremony (Dhikrullah) attended by 140,000 persons please go to:

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Yuba City Mosque 1-11-2003?

Enthusiastic crowd greets the Shaykh: naray takbir: Allahu Akbar! Naray
risalat: Ya Rasulullah!] As-salaam `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.?

I am very honored to be here today, traveling all the way from the East
Coast to give this ?presentation. I know that it might not be something new
to us, but at least it may refresh our memory. I am pleased to see a Jewish rabbi here and people from other religions. We are ?always trying to build bridges to build a peaceful world. I also feel very shy to speak in front of my brother who is here, [Dr. Mahmoud] who is older than me and in front of all of you and especially the young boys and girls.

And I am very pleased to see so many of our younger brothers and sisters and children and young people. I especially want to thank the Board of Directors of this mosque who ?kept it in this position and I would like to say I am very happy see how beautiful this ?masjid is and so well built. It only needs a little more calligraphy to make it very nice, ?and I hope someone will do that. I'd like to thank Mahmoud Shelton and his brother, who happens to be married to my niece.

It is a very happy moment to say that everything in this world is built on love. If there is not love there is nothing. Everything lives because of love. When animals love each other there is a fruit of that love. When human beings love each other, there is a fruit of that love. Most of you are farmers. Sometimes I go to buy a tree. They tell me, "No you
must buy two." "No, I want just one." "Yes, but you need a male and a female, if they are not near each other, they will not produce fruit." I tried to buy one cherry tree and they told me I need two, they need to be in the shade. Is that not correct. If love is made the focal point of the world, everything in the world can be balanced. Everything in this world comes from love. To have a balanced life you must have love. Also in religion you must have love.

Jews loved Moses; they followed him. Christians loved Jesus; they followed him. Muslims loved Muhammad, they followed him. Peace be upon all of the prophets. This is our belief. By love we build communities. We build ourselves, by love we build our eternal life.
Without love we create confusion. We create wars, we create fights, we create violence. And for what? For 60-70 years, we live and then pass on. Your Lord did not send us to fight. We are not taking anything with us. We leave it all behind. Nothing is going to be taken with you. They put you in a coffin, close it, and put you in the grave. What is left after that. If people loved you, during your life, that is for you - they pray for you. If
they did not like you, they revile you. That is it. There are two ways, there is no third way.

There are only two ways. If you love those who are good, you succeed. If you love the devils, you lose. In every religion there are those followers who are good and those who are bad. And we hope these bad ones will one day move towards goodness, in order that we can live a happy life in this world. Allah said in Qur'an: "Ya Ayyuhal alladheena aamanoo Ati`ullaha wa ati`ur-rasoola wa ulil-amri minkum" "Obey Allah and Obey the Prophet (s) and obey those in authority" [4:59] Can you disobey Let us take an example. If you disobey one person in authority you will be in trouble. Take the normal person who is on the
street. Who is on the street A normal policeman, a traffic policeman. What happens if you park in a place where that is not allowed. You get a ticket and you pay money.

So Allah said, "Don't disobey. Don't disobey policeman; don't disobey the laws of your country; don't disobey the Prophet (s); don't disobey Me." He didn't say, "Disobey everyone," and then we will be saved. In this life, if we disobey the law, we go to prison. So why do we disobey the Allah and the Prophet (s) For what reason Allah said to us: "Obey Meand obey my Prophet (s)." "man yuti`i ar-Rasul faqad ata` Allaha" - "If you obey the Prophet then you obey Me." [4:80]

And the Prophet (s) said, the second level of Islam, which Ismail described in his introduction before as, "an tu'minu billahi wa malaa'ikatihi wa kutubihi wa rasulihi wa bil yawm il-akhiri was bil-qadari khayrihi was sharrihi min Allah." - "To believe in your Lord, to believe in His angels, to believe in His Books, to believe in His Prophets, to believe in the Hereafter, to believe in Destiny, its Good and its Bad." Because they are related to heavens they come in sequence: [first believe in Your Lord, then His angels, then] to believe in His books, because they are from heavens, still coming.

Look at the significance of every word, which Islam described and all religions described in their own ways. So believe in His angels. He didn't say to believe in His prophets, before that. He kept the sequence, in discipline, holding to the principles. First is to believe in the Lord, then the Angels, then the Books, then His Prophets (as). After His Angels, He did not say, "Believe in His book." He said, "Books." That means the
Torah, the Injeel (New Testament), the Psalms of David and all other Holy Books that came before. He kept them all. Therefore you cannot jump out of sequence. Islam teaches us discipline in a very nice way.

Therefore when those who have a closed mind say, "There is no hierarchy in Islam," it is because they want to jump directly to be the bosses. They are following a new ideology that is spreading around us, a new sect, as if they are creating a new religion, these Wahabis. But they cannot. There is a sequence. Allah swt said, "His books," then "His Prophets," then "in the Last Day," then "in the Day of Resurrection," and then "in Destiny." So He kept this order. So why are we not keeping this order, this discipline Islam taught us discipline. Islam did not teach us to come and hit a building with planes and kill people. That is not Islam. That is not even human. Forget about religion;
that is inhumane. That is not human nature trying to hit humanity as a whole, to harm them.

They are jeopardizing Muslims and Islam. Now we have to defend Islam!Why do I have to defend Islam Islam defends me. Sayyidina Muhammad (s) defends me. I don't defend his religion and his personality. Some people come today and attack the Prophet(s) and some Muslims are trying to defend him. He doesn't need a defender. Allah will defend him. Wallahu y`asimuka min an-naas... "And Allah will defend thee from men." [5:67]

When the Prophet (s) first brought the message of Islam, his closest relatives came against him. His uncle did not believe in him. But he kept quiet. For thirteen years in akkah he never raised a sword. Then they come and say that Islam is a violent religion. He never raised a sword except in defense of himself. He was defending himself. Until that
time he (s) did not raise a sword. He is not a warrior. He never fought. I read in the flyer today that the Prophet (s) was a warrior. No, he was not. That is a meaning that is not applicable to the Prophet (s). This is the mentality of the Wahabis. The Prophet (s) did not need anything. Allah was enough for him, Allah supported him.

They came to the Prophet (s) and said, "We will give you whatever you want. Just stop preaching Islam." That was in his time. He (s) replied, "If they put the moon in left and sun in right and I will not stop. I am not ?after a position, or money or fame. I am after a message." There are places to fight on earth. Go to the oceans. Don't fight on earth.
Go in the ocean and fight if you like and be salty. Don't come on the earth and destroy the water of the earth.

I will tell you the story of one of the Companions of the Prophet (s),Salman al-Farsi (r). His parents were Zoroastrian. He was living in Persia, now known as Iran. He lived a long life, maybe 130, 140 years, some say more. He was looking for the truth. His parents were Zoroastrian. So he was raised in such an environment, but he was looking for the ?truth. When his parents passed away, he said, "Let me check," as Muhammad Bootman, explained, he searched from one religion to another. It doesn't mean the other religions are wrong. But it means he wants something. When a person loves something, his heart connects with it.

Salman (r) related the story, which is a hadith. And the Prophet (s) told him to tell to the Sahaba. He said: I looked, and I found my heart was not really satisfied, so I looked for more. I went at that time to a Jewish priest. I told him, "I am looking of the truth." The rabbi said, "My son, you are young. I can teach you." I asked to study with him, for I saw him pious and studious. The rabbi accepted with the condition: "I will teach you if you will help me, because I am an old person." I lived with that person and served him and the man taught me, so I worked for him. When that rabbi was dying, I said, "Where
shall I go. You are dying. What should I do?" He said, "There is no longer any truth in this country. I will send you to Mosul in Iraq, where there is a friend of mine."

I went that long way to Iraq; it took many months, and found that man. I found him and asked to serve him. He accepted. That man taught me a lot. I don't want to say I loved him more than my mother or my father, but I loved him like my mother and my father. And that was because he was so innocent of heart and so good. When he was dying I asked, "What must I do" The rabbi said, "You must go to Sham. There is a believer there who will teach you."

I went there and served the man for some time. When he was dying I asked him, "What am I going to do?" He replied, "I don't know any other teachers. But to me, in my books, there
is mention of a Prophet (s) who is coming. This is what I know. There is a Prophet coming, and he will live between two big black mountains and among palm trees. You go look there, and you will find him there." Now I had passed 50-60 years in service of one person, then another and another, and did not know where to go. The teacher had said, "In Arab
lands." But where in Arab lands

I waited and waited. My teacher had died and I was raising sheep and camels and investment. I had a home. And I needed a way to reach the Arab lands. At that time there was a caravan going to the Arab lands. I asked to them to take me with them. They said, "We need a price." I said, "Take all these camels, sheep and goats." They accepted. On the way they turned out to be devils. They sold me as a slave to someone.

I served my master, faithfully, even though I was a slave. I never disobeyed him. I served him." When someone is in love, he does everything faithfully. Look at someone when he is going in the way of Truth he follows the goodness inside himself. When he is not following the devils around him, he wants to fulfill his duty to the community and to be fruitful. He wants to be happy. He wants to find the Truth. That is what the rabbi was teaching him and the other believers taught him: to serve His Lord.

That is what he followed. He accepted his destiny as a slave and kept faithful to those he served. He related: Any order my master gave me to do, I obeyed. I knew that was my destiny. I worked for him for many years, and my heart was burning to go to the Arab
lands to find the foretold Prophet. At one point after many years, a caravan came to the place where they had sold me. A man from the caravan was the friend of my master and visited him. He liked me and asked my master if he could buy me as a slave. My
master agreed ?and that man bought me as a slave, and he took me.

We traveled many months. Then we ended up, as we approached a small town and I began to see black mountains and I began to see palm trees. Then I said to myself, "I have finally found something which satisfied me." That is what satisfied him. If you find something else which satisfies you, it is up to you, to accept it or not. Allah said, "There is no compulsion in religion." [2:256] You cannot force anyone to believe a certain way. If one likes to be Jew, he will be a Jew. If someone wants to be a Christian, he will be a Christian. If someone wants to be Hindu, it is up to him. It is not your duty to knock on his door and tell him to become Muslim. You are not a messenger. That is not your duty. Your duty is to explain your beliefs. If someone comes and asks you, you explain. If they don't ask, you don't knock on their doors. If some people are interested in entering Islam, that is ok to talk with them.

So Sayyidina Salman (r) came and entered that city. He said, "I began to serve my new master and I began to collect dates for him." His last teacher had told him that the sign of the coming Prophet (s) would be that he eats ?from a gift, but he does not eat from charity (sadaqa). And he has a sign, Khatm an-?nubuwwat on his back. He said: I was waiting every day, anxious to find what I was looking for. My job was to collect dates. I was working for my master. And I owned through my work, some date palms.

Then one day I was working and I heard children chanting a song, "tala`al-badru`alayna." I was in Quba, [about 12 km from Madina]. I heard that the Prophet (s) ?was emigrating [from Makkah], and so I climbed down. I took some dates from my tree. Note he did not take from his master's tree - not like some employees do today, cheating each other.

Salman relates: I took some dates, [not his master's dates, but his own], and went to the
Prophet (s) at Quba mosque. All the Companions were sitting around the Prophet (s). I brought the dates and said, "Ya Muhammad! These are dates from me. I know you came tired with all your companions. These dates are from me as charity." The Prophet (s) took the dates and told him, "May Allah reward you," and distributed the dates to all his Companions. I was watching what he would do. I saw he did not touch one date.

Here was a Zoroastrian, who came to Madina from Sham by way of Mosul and originally ?from Persia, coming to verify for himself the Signs of the Prophet (s).After one week or so, I took some more dates and went to visit the Prophet (s) again. I said, "This is a gift to you, Ya Rasulullah." The Prophet (s) took one date, ?kissed it and ate it. Then he distributed the rest to the Companions. Then I waited and sought a chance to see the Khatm an-Nubuwwat. I tried very hard. I would not have done so [except in order to see that sign]. He felt shy, for how could someone ask to see the Prophet's (s) back

Salman continued related his story, saying that one day the Prophet (s) was digging a grave to bury a person. Now would you ever see a king go to dig someone's grave? Allah gave the prophets humbleness to sit with people. They are not pulling in money and
spending it on wrongdoing. Salman knew that the Prophet (s) was going to the graveyard, so he followed him. He was tall, and he stood, looking for the Khatm an-Nubuwwat. Look how the Prophet (s) was helping, see how anxious he is for his Ummah. "Ardently anxious is he over you." [9:128] What do you think he will do for us on Judgment Day . So if he (s) would dig a grave for one of his Companions, do you not think he (s) will not help us enter paradise. He said, "Shafa`atee li ahl al-kaba'ir min ummattee." - "My intercession is
for those who commit grave sins from my nation." He will take all of us and put us in Jannat, by Allah's permission.

And the Prophet (s) was digging, and Salman al-Farsi was looking at his back, looking and staring. The Companions were surprised. But they kept their discipline and they did not say anything. Then the Prophet (s) told Salman, "Look. This is what you are looking for" and dropped his cloak a bit so the Khatm an-Nubuwwat could be seen. Later the Ansaar and Muhajiroon were debating with regard to Salman (r). The Ansaar said, "He is from us; he is from Madina." The Muhajiroon said, "No.He emigrated from Sham and Persia." The Prophet (s) stopped them in their dispute and said, "No. He is not from ?either group. Salman is from me, Ahl al-Bayt, the Family of the House."

That hadith has a deep meaning: that any foreigner [i.e. someone who is not related by blood or marriage] can become from Ahl al-Bayt, if they have great love for the Prophet (s). Therefore those who recite na'at and write poetry in praise of the Prophet (s) are from the Family of the Prophet (s), insha-Allah.

This is Islam. It is something you have to taste, to see whether it is sour or sweet. When you enter it, you recognize it. For that reason we have a lot of problems in our community. Because these uneducated people, who have learned just a little bit, come and make sounds like a matchbox, with three or four sticks in it. If you take a matchbox that is completely full, and shake it, you never hear a sound. That means those who are really sincere believers, and not seeking a chair or board of directors, are living content
with what Allah gave them. They are living 60 or 70 years. They are doctors or engineers, or poor people, and they are content. But those "matchboxes" which give out too much sound are creating confusion in the community.

Don't say, "That one is Pakistani and we are Pakistani, so we have to keep the balance." Don't say, "He is Arab; we are Arab, we have to keep balance." Don't say, "He is Turkish; we are Turkish, we have to keep balance." That is against Islam. The Prophet (s) said, "la farqa bayna `arabiyyan wa `ajamiyyan illa bi-taqwa." - "there is no difference between
an Arab and a non-Arab except by God consciousness." If someone is Muslim our connection depends on his taqwa, whether he is sincere or not. "Astaghfirullah al-`adheem.."

A Suhbah by Shaykh Abdul Hamid in Singapore on 16 January 2004 (Part 3)
Zikr For Ladies

It is very important for there always to be a gathering for a zikr for ladies separate from the normal one they have with men. Even in London, on every Saturday, the Turkish ladies gather and make zikr. They have been doing it for many years. It started with Maulana Shaykh Nazim's wife, Hajjah Amina. The ladies come with their children. It is important for ladies to have a zikr because ladies also need a lot of peace.

Allah Almighty says, "That only by the zikr of Allah, hearts shall reach to peace and contentment" And when the lady of the house is contented, there is going to be peace in the house, there is going to be peace with her husband, with her children and love amongst the members of the family. It is important for sisters to learn to make zikr and to attend the gathering of zikr only for one thing: for the Pleasure of Allah Almighty. And through
Allah Almighty's Pleasure, to reach to peace. If the lady of the house is in peace, the whole house will be in peace.

Islam has given ladies so many rights. Today, everywhere you hear they are fighting for equal rights. In fact, Allah Almighty has given ladies more rights than men. Ladies, whatever they have from their earnings, their husband cannot even take a single cent or a penny without their permission. If he takes, then on the Day of Judgement, she can ask for justification. And for ladies, if they decide that they don't want to cook, clean or take
care of the house, then on the the Day of Judgement, Allah Almighty will not ask them anything about that. In Shariah it is their right. If they don't want to even suckle their babies, then it is her husband's duty to look for a wet nurse to provide for the baby. On the Day of Judgement, Allah Almighty will only ask ladies one thing: "Were you fulfilling your duty towards your husband?" Only this, only one question. And if they were fulfilling their duty towards their husband, then Allah Almighty will ask about nothing else.

If the husband is happy with his wife and he looks at her just once with happiness, with his heart being happy because of Allah, then it is enough for Allah Almighty to grant the lady Paradise. This is from Rasulullah (saw). But for men, even if his wife looks at him smiling with happiness for 40 years, it is not enough. For men, his prayers, fasting, amals, zakat,haj must all be correct; in place. There is no short cut, but still he is
waiting for a decision from Allah Almighty whether Allah will grant him Paradise or not.
For ladies it is so easy just as long as her husband is happy with her. Subhanallah, Allah Almighty has given ladies so many rights and freedom. In the west long ago, before the 50s, before this modernisation, if a lady died, her husband would take all her estate. And if she inherited something from her father, her husband would kill her for it. So many murders were happening, taking everything from ladies. Even when she got married, her
husband took everything from her and she had no right of property.

In Islam, whatever a lady has from her estate and wealth, it is haram for her husband
to take her wealth without her permission. Allah Almighty has protected them, their virtue, their wealth, their health, their being. Allah Almighty has honoured ladies so much. Allah Almighty is saying that the best in the sight of Allah is the one who regards Allah the most; has more taqwa; is more god fearing. He did not say if it is man or woman but the best one amongst them in the sight of Allah Almighty is the one who regards Him the
most.' Thanks to sister Jehan for sharing with us.

A Suhbah given by Shaykh Abdul Hamid in Singapore on 16 January 2004. (Part 1)
Be thankful to Allah

We must always thank Allah at every moment. Allah Almighty says in the Qur'an: "Remember me and I shall remember you; thank me and do not be of the ungrateful ones." Today, many people have so many problems within their homes; within the family, with their children, their husbands, at work .... They are not happy, they are depressed, sad. One of the major causes of all these is that people are not thanking Allah Almighty. Everywhere is the same whether you go east or west. Allah says: "thank me and do not be of the ungrateful ones."

'Ungrateful ones' are those who are not thankful to Allah Almighty.They are always complaining. Maulana Shaykh Nazim said, 'If someone opens the door of complaint, he can never close it back.' Always a person complaints but the only way to get out of it is to be thankful to Allah Almighty. Everytime, at every moment say: 'Alhamdulillah, Shukur, Alhamdulillah'. Just thanking Allah only. Maulana Grandshaykh Abdullah Dagestani made it a rule for mureeds to say 500 times (minimum)'Alhamdulillah' because Allah did not create him for any other Ummah, only for Sayidina Muhammad (saw).

It is very important to thank Allah and to teach our children to thank Allah Almighty all the time. Since this world began and until it finishes, no one has seen and no one shall see more problems and burdens than Sayidina Muhammad (saw). Even with all his difficulties and burdens, Rasulullah (saw) was thankful to Allah saying, "Alhamdulillah. I am thanking Allah in every condition he gives me and I seek refuge in Allah from the condition of the people of Hell."

The Holy Qur'an begins with: "Alhamdulillah hir-Rabbil Alameen", with praising and thanking Allah Almighty. On the day of Judgement, when everyone shall stand out from their graves, an Angel will come and say, "Where are the people who were thanking Allah all the time and their last dua were thanking and praising Allah." These people who were always thanking Allah will stand up and the Angels would immediately take them into Jannah. And as for the ungrateful ones, Allah is going to ask them to account for everything; account for the Reasons and Favours He spent on them. This is particularly for the people who were always complaining and and were never thankful.

It is said that there used to be one man who worshipped Allah Almighty for 500 years without making a mistake. When he died, Allah asked him, "Should I give you Jannah, My Paradise, because I am Merciful or should I give according to your worship?" And the man said,"O my Lord, give me Paradise according to my worship." All his 500 years of worship was put on a scale and he was not even able to thank Allah for giving him the few hairs on his eyes. The Angels were told to take him to Hell. And the man started crying and said," O Allah, forgive me and give me Paradise not because of my worship but because of Your Mercy." Allah Almighty showed Mercy on him and forgave him. He ordered that instead of Hell, to take him to Paradise.

Someone who does not thank Allah is never satisfied and contented.They want more, more, more. Money more, dunya more... They are never satisfied. The believer who is thankful with whatever he has, little or more, is happy and contented with Allah Almighty's favours on him.'

News of Mawlana's health

Assalaamu`alaikum Wr. Wb. Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters
May you receive this message in all faith and happiness. Our beloved Master and Guide, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, may Allah sanctify his secret, has been diagnosed with a lung infection early in the week. He is now hospitalised, probably
until Thursday, and is doing well. This has been informed by Shaykh Mehmet, Mawlana's eldest son who's here in Cyprus.

Prior to this, Mawlana has been sick for over two weeks and hasn't appeared in the dergah, although he still gave the Friday sermon. Last Thursday's dhikr however, he came near the end but he was clearly very sick and left as soon as dhikr ended. Shaykh Mehmet asked all mureeds and those who love him to make much du'a to Allah Almighty for Mawlana. Mawlana himself asked us to pray for him when we met him briefly on 'Eid al-Adha. It is especially
beneficial that mureeds could gather together and make 1000 Salawat al-Tunjina for Mawlana. This has been a special practice of Muslims all over. May Allah Almighty Showers more Divine Love through us for the love of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, and may our efforts to pray for him will help him recover quickly.

Wassalaam Your Brother Abdul Shukor Hadi in Lefke, Cyprus

October 15, 2003
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani Al Qubrusi
Lefke, Northern Cyprus

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah il-`aliyy il-`adhim
Mawlana supplicates...Diledigini dag yapar, diledigini toz yapar (in Turkish) He makes mountain whoever He wishes to, and He makes dust whoever He wishes to. Alhamdulillah. Whole praising, whole glory for Him only. Everything that we see on earth belongs to sun. That means its rays come on earth, and everything for sun; nothing for us. You can't say 'This is for me'. This is the glory of the sun, it's for it. Sending, never getting less. Maulana means the power of the sun for sending rays. It stays the same. What kind of fire is on the sun? Fire? What is burning: gasoline? petrol? benzine? Do you think that it
is ordinary fire? Which kind of fire? Fire must burn something.

If it's burning itself, ashes must come everywhere. Glory for the sun, and every beauty, every kind of creatures from botanic world, animal worlds, mankind world belong to that one. If it is put off, no more life, no more beauty, no more lights, no more enjoyment on
earth...belongs to it. What do you think? Our sun belongs to whom? It belongs to itself. It can't be. It's something just fixed on that place, and it has been ordered to be there, and it has secret codes also to do something, and everyday 'code numbers' that belongs to earth is changing. Today's code is not the same as yesterday's code, and tomorrow's code is another one. And it has 'secret codes' also through space. According to those codes it has movement; moving and doing something as it has been programmed by That One Who fixed it there. then... Who fixed it in that place.. that place also, it is not a fixed place; it is a moving place as well as fixed. Through unlimited space, in every unit of time maybe one billion units of time, or every second, may be divided into a trillion units. Then that second may be divided quadrillions units of time.. we are putting infinity. What is going to appear? ha?

One divided to infinity? What's its equal? .. zero. Who is That One that is making zero?
Whole creation coming to be zero through their material being. One divided by infinity is going to be equal to 'zero'. Zaman ve mekan/ (in Turkish). Time and space both of them are going to be 'zero'. Yet foolish man is claiming, and saying 'I am something'.. no
one is asking to reach to the point of zero. Everyone is asking to be something and the
whole creation is only a point like 'nothing' because real existence is only His existence. La sharika lah/Arabic. No one can be in existence, a partner to the Creator. He may show creatures, and you are thinking that they have a real existence, but their material is 'zero'. Nothing.. No existence, but He Almighty. He has the only existence.

It is too much to say 'real existence'; 'existence' is only for Him Almighty. You must understand. But people are thinking wrong ideas, wrong knowledge, because knowledge just teaching to people its wrong view; they are showing nothing as 'something'. No. Shaitan is teaching, trying to bring a proof that we are in existence, and shaitan is trying to bring some skeletons from past time and saying 'one million years ago.. these creatures just lived on earth 1 million years ago'. But they are not saying, 'Before those creatures, what was on earth? Are those skeletons the beginning of life on earth?' If
they may say anything, any number, we are asking, 'What about this world that they lived on; from which time was it in existence? Do you know?' No! If you can reach that time that was the beginning of this earth, we are asking, 'Where it was before that time?'

If there was time, there must be space. If there is space, there must be time! You can't reach the beginning of time. You can't reach the beginning of the space... it's impossible to reach the beginning of space or time. You must know that both of them, they must have a beginning, but you don't know. And that beginning was under the will and control of Someone that is never going to be surrounded by time or space! That One must
be out of time, out of space! You can't say about That One, 'When He was' or 'Where
He is'! No! It is impossible! and, time and space was just created and just brought in existence through His will.. that His will only belongs a command. He is not in need to use material. No! `Alam ul-Amr/Arabic for Master of the worlds! His command is enough to say 'Come' [into existence] and they are coming.. 'Show your sun', and they are showing.

Then they may call them 'Come, leave' and coming as before and just disappearing through
endless Power Oceans of Allah Almighty. When He is calling them 'come', they are coming; 'show your sun', they are appearing, and when He orders, 'Hide yourself'..
finished! Coming as a drop coming to an ocean and finishing.. no more drop from rain..
Finished. He is unknown One. No one can reach `Alam ul-Amr. Everything only through His command appearing and disappearing. Mankind, no more they are using their spiritual ability to understand something; they are like fossils through rocks. Tahajjur/Arabic
[fossilized]. People's minds now are becoming like fossils in rocks; tahajjur. Their
minds are becoming like rocks, without understanding. Holy Books were coming to give an
undersatnding, but people are running away. According to His code number that He uses it brings light. He uses a star, He uses the sun; it is doing what it has been ordered to.

It has been ordered 'come and shine, do what I gave you as a code'. Computers, they have codes working.. putting and doing what you put in it. It has been ordered to do without delaying, without forgetting, without changing, without leaving, without getting tired; it is doing its work. Everyone also from mankind, they have code numbers; we don't have code numbers but 'code'. We have that commanding us, but because our minds are turning from its true character we are going to be like rocks. They are never receiving these signals that are coming.. --signals-- never working on them because they are tahajjur, they are becoming without any senses, like rocks. No senses in them. The brains of people now are like rocks; never receiving signals..Signals coming and returning without being picked up. All prophets were coming to make people to open up or to be opened.

To be opened for what? For signals to be received. If one catching, that person is going to be awakened. People, they are sleeping, not receiving signals, or their power is down, never sending any signal. Till they are going to die and once they are broken then beginning to receive signals, but it is going to be too late for them.. or people -would- try to come and think about their real position and try to take Heavenly signals that are always coming. But we perceive no signals, finished, becoming zero. No signals. If not
using that instrument --cell phone--, you can't detect signals. May Allah forgive us and bless you, and send us from his holy ones to wake up the servants to take signals. You have a phone but sometimes people come and say 'it's closed'. Closed.. All people are now closed. No signal to come and find to open through the hearts of people. All closed.. closed.. No signal entering. We are seeing that hearts just closed. Never coming signal on it and now 99% of all hearts of people are closed. If they were open they would come, they would understand... at least, even if not speaking, now there is another part that you can find it --the message-- and you can read it.. if not finding you to receive it, they are sending signals as messages you are reading sometimes. This is also closed. (laughter)
May Allah forgive us and bless u for the honor of the most honored one in the Divinely Presence Sayyidena Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, Fateha.

.. ilk defa bu mesele. Acaip bir menbadan oldu bu/ Turkish. Never had been said such a secret, secret knowledge, hidden from hidden treasures.


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