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25 Ramadan 1427/17 October 2006

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-riyaadah, nawaytu's-salook, nawaytu'l-`uzlah lillahi ta`ala fee hadha'l-masjid

Ati` Allah wa ati` ar-Rasula wa uli 'l-amri minkum


wliyaullah according to the tajallis that they are in, they speak. According to what at that moment Allah I opened to them thru his beloved Prophet Sayyidina Muhammad e they are in that trance and they are in that manifestation of that vision, then they say things that might be about themselves, might be about their private things, might be about their lives, might be about their followers, might be about a situation that occurs in dunya. So to them it is according to what is written. Allah I gave them that ability to see what is written for them and therefore Allah I gave them a knowledge that He didn’t give to His common servants. He gave them permission to inherit from the knowledge of the Prophet e and they take, whatever he gives them, and they will be very happy.

He said, Grandshaykh, “When I was sick, it is now two or months that I am in that position, I am sick and I cannot do my awraad daily. But my heart always is in the presence of the Prophet e and always my heart is connected to the presence of the Prophet e and always my heart is connected to the Divine Presence but my body cannot do every daily awraad, daily dhikr, whatever it is we are ordered to do, physically I cannot do, I am sick.”

Everyone gets sick. Sayyidina Muhammad e was sick and he had high fever and sweating. So people normally according to their capacity Allah I from His mercy sickness comes. Don’t think that sickness isn’t from Allah’s I mercy. With that sickness you don’t know how many of difficulties Allah I is taking away on behalf of that person or his descendants or ancestors. The Prophet’s e sickness was on behalf of the entire Ummah. The awliya get sick to carry on behalf of their followers.

Like the famous story of Sayyidina Khalid Baghdadi ? and the plague was coming to Damascus and he was living on Jabal Qasyun. When the plague came it was coming to take the whole city. So what did he do? He said, “Ya Rabbee, I will give myself to carry this whole plague.” So when he said that he was like a lightning rod, pulling the whole plague to his body and so after a few days he passed away.

So those who were his students, Sayyidina Isma`il an-Naraani ? and many of them died from that plague, but the rest of the city was saved from that plague. So awliyaullah have that characteristic that they will save the Ummah and carry on behalf.

He said, “Now I cannot do my daily awraad, but now I am better off, moving higher and higher quickly, because I am not doing it.”

لَيْسَ عَلَى الْأَعْمَى حَرَجٌ وَلَا عَلَى الْأَعْرَجِ حَرَجٌ وَلَا عَلَى الْمَرِيضِ حَرَجٌ

Laysa `ala al-a`ma harajun wala `ala ala `araji harajun wala `ala al-mareedi harajun.

It is no fault in the blind nor in one born lame, nor in one afflicted with illness,… [24:61]

Laysa ala al-mareedi haraj – “there is no responsibility or problem on the sick person” for not doing his daily awraad. Even you are sick in hospital you cannot pray as you are sick. Allah I said in Holy Qur’an, “No problem you pray them later.”

He said, “I am better now despite my sickness because now angels are doing on my behalf and they are doing my daily awraad better than I was doing and more than I was doing by ten times.”

Angels are ma`soomeen [sinless, pure] so when they do your behalf their prayers are more accepted. So with that taking the sickness and saving the Ummah of the Prophet e, Allah I was rewarding me by sending these angels to my awraad on my behalf.

So he said, “When I was not sick (this suhbat was in 1973 in the last days that Mawlana passed away, he passed on 4th Ramadan that year). He said one month before his passing, “When I was relaxing and not sick, I used to do my awraad every 24 hours, and now because I am sick, angels are ordered, because I am sick, to do my awraad.”

And he said that, “When someone gets sick, Allah I doesn’t like anyone to oppress his body and He doesn’t like anyone to put his physical body in difficulties and angels will be doing [worship] on his behalf and He doesn’t like anyone to be an oppressor. He doesn’t like anyone to oppress others and he does not like anyone to oppress the physical creation He created.”

He said, “Give importance to your body as you don’t want your body to fall apart. For every human being there are special angels created for that human being and all of them are sitting in the Jannat al-muntaha in the Farthest Paradise. They are there. They are always waiting. If someone gets sick and they were created for that human being they go and do what that person was supposed to do [of worship].” He said that, “Every day the Prophet e in paradise prays with his Sahaaba all of them and with prophets and with awliya and with those who died on imaan, he prays Salaat as-Subuh, every day in Paradise.” He said that, “There Sayyidina Bilaal y will call adhaan and the Prophet e will with all those I mentioned behind him, will stand and pray Salaat al-Fajr.”

He said there is my soul, there I am standing with my soul, praying with them and I am so much atashawak yearning for my body to be there, but my body is still here. And my body here is struggling yata-`adhab, struggling and feeling deterioriating and my soul is happy and feeling stronger than before.”

He said, angels are preparing me for that to be in that meeting as soon as possible. They call me and present me in the presence of the Prophet e and the Presence of Allah I. I am waiting for that moment when Allah I calls me.

It was nearly the end of Rajab the Laylat al-Isra and Mi`raj when he was saying this and he said that, “From this Sha`ban to next Sha`ban there are a lot of things going to happen major issues going to happen, spiritually and physically.”

Awliyaullah, Allah I gave them knowledge of what will happen from 15th of Sha`ban to 15 Sha`ban, according to their level. He said, “With prayers and with sadaqa Allah I prevents affliction to come on human beings. My words are not something that are not true, what I am saying is the truth. When you give sadaqa fee sabeelillah, Allah I will give you more life. When you give your awraad and do them daily Allah I will reward you to give you higher and higher levels.”

So when from that side you give sadaqa to poor people and from side of awraad your body will be given rewards and your ruh will be given rewards and you are given life, more or less according to your `amal, He makes it longer or less, or according to what you like if you want to follow the Prophet e and want to be in presence of Allah I, it depends on your ability and what you like. If you like dunya, Allah I will give dunya. If you like akhira Allah I will give akhira, it depends on what everyone wants. He said that, “Allah I gives every human being an age of 137 years.” In that age, that time frame you will be resurrected on Judgment Day as if you lived 137 years.

The Prophet e asked that you have longer life then you have longer to worship, not to have longer life for dunya, but for akhira. The Prophet e said, “The deeds of my Ummah are shown to me and if I see good I praise Allah I and If I see bad I make repentance and ask forgiveness.”

If he sees good he prays for us and praises Allah I. If he prays for us he asks Allah I to give us longer life. That is [if] we are on sirat al-mustaqeem, we are not oppressing our soul, not oppressing our body, not oppressing our brothers and sisters. And if he sees bad, he prays that Allah I take them as there is no way to treat them and cure them. [Just] As in medicine there are illnesses that there is no way to treat and cure them and so the person will die, there are in spirituality similar sicknesses that cannot be treated so the Prophet e asks Allah I to let them die. So Prophet e is given authority to ask for their lives to be longer if they are good and if they are not, then he asks to shorten their life. So always keep to the good, as we are always under supervision of awliyaullah and under supervision of the angels.

Ana ma`kum ayna ma kuntum. Anywhere you are there is Allah I. Don’t say Allah I is not there, but He is there and seeing what you are doing and no only seeing what you are doing but also seeing the heart and hearing what the heart is whispering to the mind. So when we have that whispering, that sickness what they call autism, what is autism? Like someone takes wudu and cannot stop, compulsively. [Compulsive disorder.] Compulsive disorder. That is a sickness that happens with people.

Where was I recently? Montreal? No in Indonesia, somewhere: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore. O yes, Singapore and they brought one person that has that compulsive disorder. Allah I said, in Holy Qur’an: qul A`udhu birabbin naas…

That is not compulsive disorder—that is the whispering of Shaytaan that is whispering in the mind and the doctors say it is “compulsive disorder” but they cannot treat him. They brought that child; they want to give him medicine to cool down. He goes to the bathroom to take wudu at least one hour shower, two hours he washes, then washes again. He repeats his head, then his head [again].

I spoke with him and told him, “Take ablution” and he was showing me how he was doing it. We brought him [down] from one hour to two minutes. Now he is doing it in two minutes.

That is a problem when the heart will keep giving the compulsive disorder, from Shaytan whispering in the mind of people, “Do this, do this, do this” and they do it, they cannot come out of it, it is impossible. Until they get an electric shock, then they wake up. So Mawlana is saying, “That problem is in the hands Allah I, gave to people to fix themselves.” When the Prophet e looking at people and observing them and awliya observing them and there is no way to fix, then y’Allah I they may go. They give them electric shock. If they wake they wake up.

He said, “There was a man in his village,” he said that “he looks like Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq y.” It means Mawlana Shaykh, Allah I gave him a vision to see how Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq y looks like. And also In Islamic history we have the features of how the Prophet e was looking, how Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq y was looking. He said, “These descriptions, from physical side and from the spiritual side, looks like him.” And so Mawlana likes to go to that man who has grocery store and buy from him and people like to go and buy from that person.

He said, Allah I said in Surat ar-Rahman,

وَأَقِيمُوا الْوَزْنَ بِالْقِسْطِ وَلَا تُخْسِرُوا الْمِيزَانَ

Wa aqeemoo ’l-wazna bi ’l-qisti wa laa tukhsiroo ‘l-meezana

So establish weight with justice and fall not short in the balance. [55:9]

That means, “Give the according to the balance and don’t make the weight less.”

Because you don’t cheat, physically we are speaking. And spiritually Allah I gave you a balance for your soul. You have to be very careful how you balance the soul.

So this man always put his hand on the balance—don’t take it on the bad side, take it on the good side. He puts the groceries on one side and the weight on the other side but this man put his hand under the weight and made the weight always lighter, by putting it in a way that makes it lighter which means you have to put more groceries. Then looking at the people, if they are poor or less poor. If they are poor he makes the weight not to go down. He said, “He was a generous person like Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq y, he used to give a lot without count. He stopped the scale and he gives. What do you think then about the Prophet e? If that is one person doing that, what do you think about Sayyidina Muhammad e? Of course he will stop the scale, even one salawaat will be heavier than all the `amal of Bani Adam u from creation until Judgment Day. What about Allah I? For one ma`ruf He will give without count, bi ghayri hisaab.

And Mawlana said, “Grandshaykh used to come and say, ‘I am coming here for your sake, not for my sake, because you give more, I come with the power of my shaykh, Shaykh Sharafuddin ?, I come to buy more, because awliya need a hook, by any small `amal, by any good action to hook to the Presence of the Prophet e. That is how I hook you to the main wagon of awliyaullah so you become a wagon behind the engine, moving in fast speed in the train of the Prophet e.”