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Laylat al-Israa' wal-Mi`raaj

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

27 June 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

Laylat al-Israa wa 'l-Mi`raaj

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajim. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. I asked Mawlana Shaykh Nazim what practices we have to observe tonight, and he said, “Now the nights are short; only do ziyarah of the Holy Hair of Prophet (s) and then pray two rak`at Salaat ash-Shukr, lillahi Ta`ala.”

As Grandshaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa`iz ad-Daghestani (q) said, when Sayyidina Muhammad (s) went to Israa wa ‘l Mi`raaj, in Paradise he prayed two rak`at Salaat ash-Shukr with all the prophets (a), thanking Allah (swt) for taking him up for Mi`iraaj. In the second rak`at he recited Du`a al-Qunoot, so we will do the same thing. Grandshaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa`iz ad-Daghestani (q), and Mawlana Shaykh just now said that these two rak`at will be on the niyyah that Allah will share with us the same prayer that Prophet (s) prayed with all 124,000 prophets! He prayed with them as imam and they were behind him. He said, “As ummatu ‘n-nabi, we were also praying behind Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and the prophets in that prayer.”

So we will pray that now, until they bring in the Holy Hair of Prophet (s).

Salaatu ash-Shukur lillahi Ta`ala ’l-Azheem fee laylati Israa wa ‘l Mi`raaj! Allahu Akbar!

(Mawlana Shaykh Hisham leads two rak`at Salaat ash-Shukr in which he recites Surat al-Ikhlaas eleven times in each rak`at, with Du`a al-Qunoot in the last rak`at.)

(Ziyarah to the Holy Hair of Prophet [s].)

Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. We renew our baya` to Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, may Allah give him long life and health, and grant long life to his children, and a happy life to all of them and his mureeds. We renew our baya` to him in front of the Holy Hair of Prophet (s). Everyone raise your hands!

(Baya`)

Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa-Llah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasooluh!

Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa-Llah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasooluh!

Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa-Llah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasooluh!

Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Inn’alladheena yuba`oonaka innamaa yuba`oon-Allah (wa nujaddi al-baya` inda hudoor an-nabi, (we are) renewing baya` in the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad [s]) yadullaahi fawqa aydeehim, faman nakatha fa-innamaa yankuthu `alaa nafsih wa man awfaa bimaa `ahad `alayhullaha fa-sayu'teehi ajran `adheema.

Lo! Those who swear allegiance to you (Muhammad), swear allegiance only to Allah. The Hand of Allah is above their hands, so whosoever breaks his oath breaks it only to his soul's harm, while whosoever keeps his covenant with Allah, on him will He bestow immense reward.

(Surat al-Fath, 48:10)

Radeenaa billaahi Rabban, wa bil-Islaami deenan, wa bi Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammadun sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam Rasoolan wa Nabiyyan wa bil-Qur’ani kitaaban w'Allahu `ala maa naoolu wakeel, w'alhamdulillahi rabbi ‘l-`alameen; wa qabilnaa bi Sayyidina ash-Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani qudwatan lanaa ila-mahabat in-Nabee sallAllahu ta`ala `alayhi wa sallam wa ila t`aleeminaa tariq il-islam wa tariqat Nabiyyina Sayyidina Muhammad sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam wa tariqat ash-shari`ah wa sunnatun-nabawiyyat ash-shareefa w'Allahu `ala maa naqoolu wakeel.

Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq! Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq! Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq!

We accept and are pleased with Allah as our Lord, and Islam as our religion and with our master Muhammad, Messenger and Prophet, and with the Qur’an as our book, and Allah is the Trustee on what we say. And we are pleased and accepting our master, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim, as our shaykh and guide to Allah.

Allah is, Allah is, Allah is Reality! Allah is, Allah is, Allah is Reality! Allah is, Allah is, Allah is Reality!

Ila hadaratin-Nabee sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam wa ashaabihi'l-kiram wa ilaa arwaaħi ikhwaanihi min al-anbiyaa’i wa ’l-mursaleen wa khudamaa’i sharaa`ihim wa ila arwaaħi ’l-a’immati ’l-arba`ah wa ila arwaahi mashaykhinaa fi't-tariqatin-Naqshbandiyyat-il `aliyya khaassatan ila Muhammad Shah Naqshband wa Mawlana Sultanu 'l-Awliya Shaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa'iz ad-Daghestani, and to Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, wa ila arwaahi ahl al-khawajagaan wa ila sa'iri saadatinaa was-siddiqiyunaa lillahi al-Fatihah!

Fatihah.