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Without Mahdi (as) There Is No Unity

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

Fenton, Michigan USA, 29 November 2003

MSH: Without coming of Mahdi (as) there will be no unity for Muslims, [there] must be a Khalifa. The Khalifa must carry the flag of Prophet (s)and the flag of Prophet (s)is in Istanbul, in the Museum of Topkapi, the Amanaat Muqaddasah of Prophet (s). His jubbah and sword and flag are there. When Mahdi (as) comes, he will wear the jubbah, carry the flag and take the sword. At that time jihad is accepted, all else there is nothing.

[Speaker]: It is not compulsory now?

MSH: It is not compulsory now. And when Mahdi (as) comes it is not with an army, he does not need weapons. Every country is buying weapons for what? Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Between the east and west they are going to hear the takbir of Mahdi (as) .

He is going to appear in Madina al-Munawwara, Awliyaullah are expecting the appearance, the permission to be granted, because Mahdi (as) is not an imaginary figure, he is a real figure. And, in all books of hadith, mentioning of Mahdi (as) is one of the belief of Muslims, because it is part of Islam. So, if you reject it, or if you say: “Oh there still time” or “we don’t know [when it is going to happen]!” that means you are rejecting it and you become an apostate.

Because if you deny any part of Islam then you have denied all of Islam. Islam is complete.

اليوم أكملت لكم دينكم وأتممت عليكم نعمتي ورضيت لكم الإسلام دينا

Today I have perfected and completed for you my favors and accepted for you Islam as a religion.”

It is a complete package, so if you take one out, it means you are not following Islam.

Where are Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama`ah who say they are leaders of the Muslims, why are they not speaking about Mahdi (as) ? People are thinking it is only for Shi’a. That is why they are making the division. Shi’a are not dividing the ummah but Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama`ah are dividing the ummah. No, Shi’a are holding and saying no, “we believe in Imam Mahdi (as) , it is part of the religion.” Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama`ah have to confirm that also, that yes it is part of the belief of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama`ah .

They accept but, Prophet (s)said:

إنتظار الفرج عبادة

To wait for what is coming up is worship”

Who among people of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama`ah are you hearing speaking about Imam Mahdi (as) , tell me?

[Speaker]: no one except Sufis.

MSH: And very few of them. Most of them forget about him. This means that Mahdi (as) is waiting for permission to appear there with Awliya, ridwaanu ’Llah `alayhim (May Allah be pleased with them). He is personally around us, and Awliya are meeting with him and seeing him. They gave him bay`a, they took his hand.

And one time, in the 1970’s, in the 70’s, might be 1971, I was in a seclusion but not 100% seclusion, it was a half seclusion. And I was sitting and writing the notes and making it nicely done, of our grand shaykh’s, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s shaykh, in those times I know him very well. At that time, I was always writing his speeches, subha. He comes, or people come to his room, and he speaks hours and hours and hours, non-stop. And what he says now, he does not repeat it even. It is something new like a water fountain. From where is that knowledge? He has not one book in his house. He is not illiterate, there is a better word. His heart is always connected to the heart of the Prophet (s).

[Speaker]: knowledge by presence?

MSH: Yes, knowledge by presence, bay`a. So, I was cleaning the notes and I begin to make dhikr. At that moment, Grandshaykh appear, and he said: “We are taking you to make bay`a to Mahdi (as) ” and that happened to me in 1971, one of the experiences.

[Speaker]: he appeared?

MSH: Yeah! And he said: “Close your eyes! Because you cannot see!” and then he said: “extend your hand!” and as I extended my hand, he said: “Now your hand is in my hand!” Then he said; “Now, there is 7007 Naqshbandi shaykhs, you are in the same time giving bay`a to them.” I felt as if 7007 were putting their hands on my hand. Then, he said: “There are also 124,000 prophets’ hands were over my hand.” Then, he said: “Now, Mahdi (as) ’s hand is on top also.” I then felt Mahdi (as) ’s hand on my hand. Then, he said: “Now, Prophet (s)’s hand is on top also.” And they gave that talqeen, that bay`a and it was a very a big experience for me. For many days, I was not conscious, my mind was unconscious in that state of ecstatsy.

Before that, I saw, they invited me, there was an introduction for it. Where Mahdi (as) , Sayyidina Isa (as) and our Grandshaykh, three of them, they appeared and took me to a place where they were moving, like a road but not road, and they were moving without walking, like in space. It is spiritual moving. And both sides are an army of Mahdi (as) preparing. They took me and said: “Time is very near!” And Grandshaykh, may Allah sanctify his soul, said: “Time of Mahdi (as) is so near, I’m giving you your name between the Khulafa of Mahdi (as) and he gave me one of these names. Mahdi (as) has 40 khalifas and 59 deputies, total 99. And every one under a tajalli of one of the Divine Attributes. So he said: “That is you!” And he gave that picture and that name.

So Mahdi (as) is not an imaginary figure or one that is not existing in the present. No, he is existing and waiting for the permission of Allah (swt) to appear. When he appears, he has to – islah al-`ulama – (reform the `ulama), because the `ulama they are going to first deny him. Not ahl al-kufr (disbelief), because they are already disbelievers. And there is no opposing Imam Mahdi (as) , he is appearing with heavenly power. Allahu Akbar!

First, he appears in Madinat al-Munawwara, in Mecca he is married and he has three children now. As he appears in Madinatu ‘l-Munawarrah he says: “Laa hawla wa laa Quwatta illa billahi ’l-`Aliyyi ’l-`Azheem” and he immediately descend on Madinatu ‘l-Munawarrah from magharat al-su’ada, he is in a heavenly Paradise, between Yemen and Madinatu ‘l-Munawarrah in al-Rub` al-Khali, a desert. There is a cave there, but it is a Paradise, not a cave. He is staying there with his Khulafaa and deputies and ministers.

His ministers are Shahamat al-Fardani, Yusuf al-Siddiq, `Abd al-Ra’uf al-Yamani, Imam al-`Arifeen Aman al-Haqq, Lisan al-Mutakallimeen `Awn Allah al-Sakhawi, `Arif al-Tayyar al-Ma`ruf bi Mulhan, Burhan al-Kurama’ Ghawth al-Anam. 7 ministers. 24 hours they are in his presence and all of them, along with 40 khalifas and 59 deputies are in the presence of Prophet (s). That place no one can reach it. It is secured by 7 different groups: Budalaa’, Nujabaa’, Nuqaba’, Awtaad, Akhyaar, Jinn and Mala’ika. They are securing that area, between Madina and Yemen. It is a desert that no one can trespass there. And anyone who trespasses there will change immediately into a stone. And when the French were invading the desert, many of their troops were turned into stone, they disappeared in the desert.

Now, according to the latest technology and NASA, they released pictures and it shows stones in the shape of human beings, which confirms what Awliya have said. While he is there, in one moment he can be in Madinatu ‘l-Munawarrah, with Bismillahi ’r-Rahmani ’r-Rahim, Haqiqat at-Tayy (the reality of moving in space). And how do they move in space? Now your spirit is in the cage of the body, it is in prison. You cannot make your spirit to move out. So, with the physical body, that body is attached to the earth. It is pulled by the gravity of the earth, because it remains to earth. When your spirit becomes stronger, then the spirit is attached to heaven and will pull you up towards heaven. And where is up? In every direction. There is no up, there is no down. Everything is up and everything is down. That is why we recite:

أينما تولوا فثم وجه الله

Wherever you direct your face, you will find Allah is there. (Surat al-Baqara, 2:115)

So the gravity means the worldly desire and pleasure is pulling you towards the gravity of the earth. When you release yourself from that, then your body will be light by the power of the spirit. This is what even science confirms when they send astronauts in outer spirits, there is no gravity and they are floating in the air. Also, there is an outer space for spiritual power that will take your body and it will be floating in that system.

When that is the case, you can move in the speed of light. Because your spirit is energy from Bahr al-Qudrah, and that energy is moving from Bahr al-Qudrah, if we want to limit it we say it is according to the speed of light. But in reality more than the speed of light. It is even faster than a thought, which is faster than the speed of light. The movement of angels is faster than the movement of thought. You will be able to move in the speed of angels’ movements, when you release yourself from the gravity of bodies.

So awliya’, when they move using Haqiqat at-Tayy, they take their souls, and put their bodies inside their souls and they move with the speed of angelic power. And when they appear in the destination, they take their souls and put them inside their bodies. This is how Haqiqat at-Tayy works among Awliya and this is the lowest explanation for it.

So when Mahdi (as) comes, he comes in that style of movement in Madinatu ‘l-Munawarrah calling “Laa hawla wa laa Quwatta illa billahi ’l-`Aliyyi ’l-`Azheem” every Mu’min and Muslim and non-Muslim are going to hear him. There will be some who accept him or deny him. Then, from there, by Bismillahi ’r-Rahmani ’r-Rahim, he will be in Sham. There is the beginning of everything. That is why it is the appearance more and more of interest in Sham al-Shareef. Awliya, in their last age, they move to Sham to be buried there.

It is said that in Sham most of graves of Anbiya have been moved there by angels. And anyone who is buried outside of Sham they will be moved there, because it is Ard al-Mah’shar (the graves of resurrection). Most of Ahl al-Bayt are buried in Sham. And it is not out of coincidence that the maqaam of Sayyida Zaynab has been rebuilt in Sham where she is visited every day, thousands and thousands are doing pilgrimages there. Yes, and Ruqayya and many Ahl al-Bayt are buried it. This is to show the symbol of:

قل لا أسألكم عليه أجرا إلا المودة في القربى

Say I do not ask you any reward in anything except to respect and take care of my family.

And that symbolizes the presence of Ahl al-Bayt in Sham because Mahdi (as) will enter Sham. This is why Prophet (s) did not enter Sham, so that his grandson Mahdi (as) can enter it. Because if he entered it, there will be no importance for it. He (s) stopped at a place called now al-Qadam, very well known, it is a district outside Sham. As soon as Mahdi (as) appears, his feet will be there. As soon as he appears, he will say: “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” Any war in the world and weapon will stop. That secret of technology that is working through energy it will be stopped. Confiscated by Mahdi (as).

Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Anyone who has a grain of belief in his heart will be in Sham, by tayy.

In one night, Mahdi (as) will order jinn to build a new city from beginning to end to accommodate all the Muslims who will appear in Sham ash-Sharif. With third takbir (Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!) every Mu’min will have a sword in their hand, a spiritual sword. When you say Allahu Akbar while holding that sword, anybody who is in front of you will be gone.

Then, he will declare jihad against Massih ad-Dajjal (anti-Christ), who at that time will be turning around the world to create confusion. Mahdi (as) will put his army and weapons, at that time, will move to Istanbul to bring the Amaanaat an-Nabi (s) with 12,000 soldiers in the form of Sayyidina `Ali (r) and his children. All with the same face, carrying Dhu-l-Fiqaar.

Grandshaykh said that Sayyidina `Ali (r) is not dead yet, he will be appearing with Mahdi (as). He was sent many times by the Prophet (s) [for different purposes]. Usually Sayyida Fatima al-Zahra (as) would come and say: “Ya Rasoolullah. I’m not complaining but sometimes my husband, `Ali is not coming home at night.” He said: “Ya Fatima, I’m sending him to places where no ins or jinn can reach. I’m sending him to outer space creation. If it were not for Sayyidina `Ali’s power, these aliens would have invaded the earth.”

He will appear with Mahdi (as) with 12,000 of his children. When Sayyidina `Ali died, he told them to put him on a camel and let it go by the will of Allah. The Sahabah put him on the camel and it went and disappeared into a hill. Sahaba were crying, wanting to find out where he went. After one to two hours waiting, they found a caravan coming. They asked them: “Did you see a camel?” They replied: “We saw a camel, but we saw Sayyidina `Ali (r) on it. He greeted us and continued on his way.”

So, Awliya are expecting Sayyidina `Ali with Mahdi (as). And when Sayyidina Mahdi (as) will bring al-Amanaat al-muqaddasah (the Sacred Relics of the Prophet [s]) from Istanbul with Sayyidina `Ali and his 12,000 children back to Sham at Masjid al-Umawi, Sayyidina `Isa (as) will descend there.

كيف أنتم إذا نزل ابن مريم فيكم وإمامكم منكم

How will you be when the son of Maryam is among you and your Imam if from yourselves?

He will not accept to be the imam but will ask Mahdi (as) to be imam. He will say: “I asked Allah to allow me to be from the Ummah of Muhammad (s)”

And now here is another secret that Awliya release sometimes. At that time, Mahdi (as) will call upon Prophet (s), who is fresh and alive in his grave. Prophet (s) will appear. Hayaat ad-dunya and Hayaat al-Barzakh are mixing in those days, so he will appear. Depending on the level of the people present at the time, the Prophet (s) will give them his hand. Some will kiss it one time, some two times, up to 12,000 times.

Every time you kiss, a whole knowledge will be poured into your heart from the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Knowledge will be spreading from one person to another through the eye’s reflection. Those who kiss the hand of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) will pass the knowledge to those who did not kiss, through eyes. Religion will be covering the whole earth and Sayyidina `Isa (as) will kill Massih ad-Dajjal as soon as he approaches Sham al-Sharif. There are three places he cannot enter: Mecca, Medina and Sham al-Sharif.

May Allah give us long life to see these days. Awliyaullah are waiting for that event. As I said:

رجال صدقوا ما عاهدوا الله عليه منهم من قضى نحبه ومنهم من ينتظر وما بدلوا تبديلا

Men who were truthful in what they promised to Allah, some of them have passed while others still wait and they have not changed at all.

If they pass away, they will be brought back, because they waited for it. Allah says:

ادعوني استجب لكم

Call me and I will answer you.

If I’m saying: “Ya Rabbee, let me be from Mahdi’s (as) supporters” and I go or pass away. You think Allah (swt) from His Generosity will not bring you back at the time of Mahdi (as)? Why, what’s the problem? What’s the difficulty? There is no difficulty … Kun fa Yakoon.

Anyone that was waiting for Mahdi (as) will be brought, because it will be the Golden Age for this whole universe, because it will be the end. Those who were waiting for the end, will be brought back to see it. It is not like a movie as you see it on television. You feel it, those who pass away you will see them as if they are a normal person.

May Allah (swt) give us that and grant us that … bi hurmati ’l-Habeeb wa bi hurmati ’l-Fatiha!

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