30 Ramadan 1427/22 October 2006
After Fajr and Tahajjud
A`udhu billahi min ash-shaytaan ir-rajeem
Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem
Nawaytu'l-arba`een, nawaytu'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu'l-khalwah, nawaytu'l-riyaada, nawaytu's-salook, nawaytu'l-`uzlah lillahi ta`ala fee hadha'l-masjid
We mentioned in the previous session that Allah I has invited his Prophet e for Laylat al-Isra’ wal-Mi’raj and what was the purpose of inviting him, for sure we don’t know. Allah I and His Prophet e know best.
But what Grandshaykh said is that, “There is a huge treasure and that treasure has to be given to someone. And Allah I does not need that treasure; He is the creator so He has to give it to someone. So these treasures that are continuously being created have to be given out for the benefit of human beings. And who is it that can keep these treasures in trust, not anyone? But it is one. That one is the seal of the messengers. That is why it is very important to understand that behind every movement and step of the Prophet e there are wisdoms, not one, but infinite wisdoms.
It is said from their sayings, Grandshaykh and Mawlana Shaykh sayings and awliyaullah sayings that if a wali scratched his face like that, the minimum there are at least 12,000 wisdoms. If that wali moves that finger like that there are at least 12,000 wisdoms behind it. They don’t move anything because if someone enters cold weather from hot weather what happens, he will be shaking. If that cold weather continues he will freeze he cannot move forward or move back ward he is frozen.
Forget about snow or ice or cold weather. If someone sees in front of him suddenly something beyond imagination, what will happen? He will freeze. No movement. They are stunned with what they are seeing. Their tongue no way can say anything.
When awliyaullah enter in that presence of the Prophet e they are frozen of what they are seeing of secret. When the Prophet e entered the Divine Presence and he brings with him awliyaullah they are like frozen. Awliyaullah are like frozen. That freezing is complete submission. They are stunned, It is something so immense changing everything that the learned before. When they enter the Divine Presence, everything they learned before they have to dump. There is no comparison between what they are learning there and what they learned before.
So that is why we say the knowledge that is spread between people today is like kindergarten. But heavenly knowledge is what awliyaullah want to reach to reach that level to be able to be frozen there. What can they say? When the wali enter in that presence what is there to say. The living experience, that living example that living level is a livelihood level that is continuously in full not 99%, but full ecstasy and pleasure that you cannot see better than that pleasure except in the Divine Presence as that pleasure continues to increase in appearances as the manifestations of Paradises and angelic presence and on top of the appearances of the Beautiful Names and Attributes that begin to overtake you and you feel that raasha, that shivering of ecstasy. You will be feeling that you don’t want anything else from dunya, you only want that shivering of the heavenly pleasure that is opened in the Divine Presence that is what awliyaullah are after.
When the Prophet e as invited Allah I wants to give him these treasure to give to the Ummah. Allah I is not hiding it. He created it for the Ummah. He created for Sayyidina Muhammad e and for the Ummah to follow it up.
That is why Grandshaykh said, may Allah I bless his soul, that, “When Sayyidina Muhammad e was invited and reached a level more and more with Jibreel u, Jibreel u said, ‘I cannot go farther Ya Rasulullah e. I cannot move.’”
The hidden wisdom is that Allah I wants so to give Sayyidina Muhammad e the hidden treasure, whatever there are of the hidden treasure which are at the level of Sayyidina Jibreel u and below, whatever Sayyidina Jibreel u reached the highest and cannot move forward what ever there are levels of knowledge from first Paradise to the level of Jibreel u. How much there are of realities and secrets of the soul and spirit, that his why at the level of Jibreel u there, you can differentiate, not below, but there are three levels here. The level below Sayyidina Jibreel u, the level he is in and the level above.
In the level of Sayyidina Jibreel u you can differentiate between soul and spirit. They are completely different. Below Sayyidina Jibreel u, soul and spirit—people believe they are the same. Sometimes they say “soul,” sometimes “spirit”. We mix inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`oon. We mix between soul and spirit. But in the level that Jibreel u is standing the meaning between soul and spirit changes. Above that there is a level. So first Allah I called the Prophet e to give him the level of Jibreel u and below and then to give him the level of Jibreel u and then to give him the level of Jibreel u and above.
So he invited his beloved Prophet e and said to him that, “I am giving to you in a trust. You hold it.”
So whatever is from Jibreel u and what is below, the Prophet e has shared it to the Ummah. That is why we say that Sayyidina Jibreel u is bringing the wahy, the revelation. All the way to the Prophet e and Prophet e shared that knowledge. But at the level of Sayyidina Jibreel u and higher no, that is not opened. That needs the pavement of the road. That needs special containers that can contain that and understand that knowledge. What Sayyidina Muhyideen ibn `Arabi ?, which astonished the `ulama, not astonished the normal people, what Sayyidina Jalaluddin ar-Rumi ? astonished scholars—not normal people, is but a drop of an ocean of what the awliyaullah who are in Golden Chain are keeping that knowledge in a turbine and that turbine is rotating in a very high speed. And that turbine is producing at that very high speed. As they are running very high speed turbines create energy. The wali is a turbine by himself. Don’t look at him as a normal person but look at him as a turbine non-stopping. As he is turning he is generating knowledge as the knowledge comes into his turbine. They go in the heart of that wali and his heart like a turbine moving and producing from his level these energies, not energy but realities which are suitable to the containers of his heart.
Allah I wants to give Sayyidina Muhammad e. And the first he gave the Ummah at the level below Jibreel u. Whatever there was existing of realities he gave to the Prophet e in one shot. And he received it in one shot and he was able to differentiate it completely in one shot, understanding all and each separate knowledge in one moment in one shot. He was able to understand each knowledge and one knowledge does not affect the other each one is understood by itself.
It is easy these digital boxes, these receivers you receive hundreds and thousands of channels in the same time. How can the receiver decode all these channels in the one moment you press the button. Doesn’t Sayyidina Muhammad e have the capacity to receive all these knowledges and process these in one shot? The servers and satellites of dunya are nothing in the measure to the Prophet’s e understanding and the turbine of his realties. If I am going to explain these realities, it might be some people will say that is not acceptable. That we cannot understand. Like they did to Abu Hurayrah y, he said, “I memorized from the Prophet e two types of knowledge, one I spread ot people and the other if I say it they will cut my neck.”
He said the second level, which is in the level of station of Sayyidina Jibreel u, there he was in that level that is why the Prophet e used to in the hadith, Kuntu atadaras ul Qur’an fee Ramadan ma` Jibreel u. “I used to study the Qur'an in Ramadan with Jibreel u” like the two of them discussing the Qur'an and memorizing. It was in that level that Jibreel u heard that revelation. It was in that level that Prophet e was hearing what Jibreel u heard. That is the station that Jibreel u was receiving revelation. When he ascended in station of Isra and Mi’raj, as Jibreel u was receiving he was receiving. Same understanding; same voice.
So it means that if Sayyidina Muhammad e… If a general has an army he knows everyone of his army and what kind of weapons that soldier is carrying with him. What do you think of Jibreel u who is head of every angel? He must know every angel and what every angel is doing. So when Prophet e is in that level he must know everything.
Today they take two remote controllers and program each other. This one takes what that one has. Subhanallah in whatever there is today you can give an example. So he took everything that Jibreel u knew from him in one second—in one shot. No need more time than that.
As soon as the Prophet e was raising/rising up and Jibreel u said, “I cannot accompany you,” that third station appeared to the Prophet e that was the station as Grandshaykh called it as khaamis al-Qur’an. This is the fifth holy book. That is called khaamis al-Qur’an. We have the main books, Psalms, Injeel, Torah and Qur'an. Four books is it not? khaamis al-Qur’an is the fifth book. It is not different from the Qur'an but it is the Qur'an and it is the secrets of the Qur'an that Allah I is giving to Sayyidina Muhammad e. He didn’t give that to Jibreel u. When revelation came and was delivered to Prophet e, what we heard is what Prophet e gave to Sahaaba. What Jibreel u gave to Prophet e is higher than what Prophet e gave to Sahaaba. But what the Prophet e heard above station of Jibreel u, he heard something different.
It is called khaamis al-kutub. That is not a fifth book but awliyaullah call it the fifth Qur'an as the secret of the Qur'an that will appear with Mahdi u.
That is why Prophet e said that, “The best of my Ummah is the one that comes in the last days. The more perfect and more honored of my Ummah.” Because they are going to get the revelation with its secret in time of Mahdi u. That didn’t come before except to heart of Sahaaba when he wants to give them.
When his grandson, as Mahdi u is grandson of Prophet e, when he appears with heavenly support, then every other knowledge that I accumulated together in this universe is but a drop of the secret of the Qur'an. On every letter 24, 000 oceans of knowledge will be opened. There are over 300,000 letters in holy Qur'an. On every letter there will be at least 24,000 oceans of knowledge and that ocean has no end to its knowledge. Every letter will open 24,000 oceans of knowledge to those who live in time of Mahdi u.
We continue this next time, insha-Allah, bi-hurmatil Fatiha.
[Sayyidina Abu Bakr y gave all his wealth for the Prophet e to use, dunya wa ukhra]