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Egyptian Actor Ahmed Fishawy Seeks Advice

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

4 September 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahi ‘l-hamd. Alfu salaat wa alfu salaam `ala Sayyidina Rasuloollah, Habeebullah, nabiyullah, Sayyid ar-rusul al-kiraam wa `ala aalihi wa sahbihi wa mann tabi`ahum ila yawmi ’d-deen.

As-salaamu `alaykum, yaa `ibaadAllah! Madad yaa RijaalAllah!. Madad, yaa Sultan al-Awliya.

O Mankind! Work hard to become the good servants of Allah. People are of two groups: one group is good and the other group is bad. Since the beginning of time, the children of Sayyidina Adam (a), Habeel (Abel) and Qabeel (Cain), one of them belonged to the good people and the second belonged to Shaytan. From them came the servants of Allah (swt) divided into good and bad, the saaliheen and taaliheen. Since that time until our time it is the same: people are either related to the good ones or the bad ones.

He who used his mind reaches guidance and follows the good ones and asks to belong to them. But those people who have a mind don't use it and they tend to be inclined towards the bad people, who are the people of corruption. The first group of people are the good doers and the second group are the corrupt ones, may Allah protect us from them and forgive us!

He (a guest) is like my son. He has visited us and has been with us for several days. His manners are good and his face has light. His state is that of an effendi, gentleman. We see that he is a descendant of a good family and Allah (swt) has honored him with good character since his heart was inspired to travel from east to west to address people, either to make them enjoy their time or to heal them or because he wants to guide them to the way of truth and be preacher for Allah Almighty. For this reason he has arrived here to be with us for several days and we have had the honor, alhamdulillah, that this righteous young man has visited us. What is his service or mission?

(He is working with a program called “the Wayfarer; abir sabeel.” He travels from one place to another.)

The One who opened his way we are not questioning; He knows his situation and original mission. Through Him I know he is a good young man who wants to be a guide for Allah. It means to be a preacher for Allah (swt) and that is better and the path of prophets (a), to travel amongst Allah's servants and to be an image for Allah as per the prophetic hadith:

لأن يهدي الله بك رجلاً واحدا خير لك من الدنيا وما فيها

li an yahdee Allah bika rajulan wahidan khayrun laka mina ’d-dunya wa maa feehaa.

For Allah to make you a cause for guiding just one person to the truth is better for you than all the wealth of this world!

You are happy now. Therefore, he has permission from us as well, to travel and relate about the greatness of the Seal of Prophets (s) and his guidance and advice. If he becomes a preacher for Allah Almighty and makes even one person reach to Allah is an honor for us and a great added value, as per the hadeeth by Prophet (s). This is such an honor and accomplishment, in this world and the Next. May Allah reward him and may the righteous servants of Allah support him! We ask Allah to to grant him success with the blessings of Prophet (s) and from the side of our honorable masters, we are nothing, but there is a sign of support for him.

Therefore, when he goes to any place he should pray two raka`ats and seek support from the righteous servants of Allah who are present in that area, the companions/saints of Nubia. He should read Fatihah Shareefa for them and get their support, which guides the human mind. If there is something you cannot carry from its place, you ask people to help you. The same applies to this important matter. He should say at that time that he is not capable to be a guide, but ask support from Allah's saints and say, “Yaa awliyaullah! Help me so that people can hear from me, since I am at their level.” When he asks for that support from Allah's saints, it will come!

I hope there would be more young men like him, not only hundreds but thousands to work with people, to make them understand. He is now the main one explaining to people and he should start a campaign against tyrants. People need this matter to be addressed, and then he should praise the good people, among the kings of this era and the past. He should praise them as much as he can and listen to what comes to his heart from the saints of the country where he is. They will give him stories to relate in praise of the kings. He should explain the matter of kings and the current tyrants, and what the tyrants did to the nation, and that they continue to do the worst things. They are worse than devils! Do you understand? His campaign should be against tyrants and in praise of kings.

Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, and from Allah comes success.

May Allah reward him and support him and give him whatever he wants. If he is making enough financial gains, then he should do this campaign on a volunteer basis and not accept any income from it. If he gets charity or gifts he can distribute it as charity for the poor. He should say, “I am not in need and this gift will go to the right place.” He may eat dry bread and not lower himself and run after rich feasts. He should say, “We are dervishes. We did not come for an opportunity for ourselves.”

Shukr yaa Rabbee!