24 March 2012 Burton, Michigan
Suhbah after Salaat al-Maghrib at As-Siddiq Mosque
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.
Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah,
nawaytu 'r-riyaadah, nawaytu 's-sulook, lillahi ta`ala fee haadha 'l-masjid.
أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
Ati`oollaha wa ati`oo 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (4:59)
Alhamdulillahi rabbi ‘l-`alameen was-salaat was-salaam `alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallim.
Dastoor, madad yaa Sultan al-Awliya, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani.
Dastoor, madad yaa Sultan al-Awliya, Mawlana Shaykh `Abd Allah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani.
As-salam 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
Allah (swt) said in Holy Qur'an:
وَفَوْقَ كُلِّ ذِي عِلْمٍ عَلِيمٌ
Wa fawqa kulli dhi `ilmin `aleem.
Above every knower is a (higher) knower. (Surat al-Yusuf, 12:76)
It means above every knowledge there is a knowledge, which means that as much as we learn, as Sayyidina `Ali (r) said, “Knowledge raises up the one who is in a low level of knowledge and when he learns he will be respected and honored by the people around him or from his teachings.” That’s why if you teach yourself what the Prophet (s) taught the Sahaabah (r), and what Sahaabah taught those who came after them, and those who came after them from pious people taught us raises our level of respect. Someone who doesn't learn has no value in the community and the society.
People today are not only reading books, but they are recording lectures and with technology, knowledge is spreading everywhere. The most important is not the knowledge of Shaytan, but we are concerned with heavenly knowledge that Prophet (s) showed us, and Allah (swt) has ordered us to take whatever the Prophet (s) gave us.
وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُوا
Wa maa aataakumu ’r-rasoolu fakhudhoohu wa maa nahaakum `anhu fantahoo.
Leave what Prophet (s) forbade and take what he ordered. (Surat al-Hashr, 59:7)
What did the Prophet (s) give us? He gave his life; he gave us hundreds of thousands of ahadith! How many ahadith do we know--five, ten, or twenty? But if you study and learn the hadith, then you will discover that there are hundreds of thousands of hadith. Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (q) said, “I have memorized over 300,000 ahadith,” because in every moment Prophet (s) was saying something; he was not sitting quietly with Sahaabah (r), so for every moment there is a hadith. There must be more than 300,000. I heard Grandshaykh, may Allah bless his soul, say that through the connection that awliya have to the presence of the Prophet (s) that more than 700,000 hadith have been mentioned!
And you cannot find many of those scholars today, although there are scholars today, but not of such high caliber. What do you think of a scholar who is at the same time a wali? He can ask from the Prophet (s), and many awliyaullah have asked Prophet (s) through their dreams about the authenticity of hadith. They see Prophet (s) in their dreams, so can we say they are lying? What is the evidence to accuse them of lying? Some people can see the Prophet (s) in a dream and he speaks with them and gives them answers. Then if someone asks, you can answer, “This person is saying the truth, that he saw the Prophet (s) and spoke to him.”
And who in Islam among scholars and throughout the Muslim community did they say his book is the most accurate of all hadith books? It is the book of Imam Bukhari (r). Imam Bukhari never wrote one hadith that he heard from someone reliable without asking the Prophet (s) in a dream, and if the Prophet (s) authenticated it, saying it is correct, then Imam Bukhari wrote it, and this is known by all scholars. Even when he wanted to put a hadith under a chapter, the Prophet (s) instructed him in a dream, saying, “Put this hadith under this chapter or that chapter in your book.” Imam Bukhari (r) came more than three-hundred years after the time of Prophet (s). He collected the hadith and asked the Prophet (s), “Did you say it, or you didn't say it?” and the Prophet (s) said, “Yes, I said it.”
If Imam Bukhari, a non-Arab from Central Asia, was able to collect these ahadith and authenticate them from the Prophet (s), what do you think of awliyaullah who see the Prophet (s) in a dream and the Prophet (s) says to them, “Yes, I said that,” or, “Yes, it is true and who recites that will get this reward.” Do we say they are lying? No, and not even a normal person can lie and say, “I saw the Prophet (s) in a dream,” because he fears the Prophet (s). You cannot lie about that, although you might lie about everything else.
In a well-known hadith of the Prophet (s):
They asked the Prophet (s), “Does a mu’min steal?” Prophet (s) replied, “Yes.” Then they asked, “Does a mu’min commit adultery?” “Yes, that might be,” said the Prophet (s). Then they asked, “And does a mu’min lie?” He said, “This one, no. A mu’min cannot lie.”
So if you cannot lie to each other, how can you lie about the Prophet (s)? There are many ahadith that people read or hear that were confirmed by the Prophet (s), such as the hadith of Sayyidina Muhiyuddeen Ibn `Arabi (q), one of the greatest saints, in his Tafseer Surat al-`Asr:
وَالْعَصْرِإِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍإِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
Wa ‘l-`asr inna ’l-insaana la-fee khusr, illa ’Lladheena aamanoo wa `amiloo ‘s-saalihaati wa tawaasaw bi ‘l-haqqa wa tawaasaw bi ‘s-sabr.
By al-'Asr (the time)! Verily, Mankind is in loss, except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and exhorted each other to truth and exhorted each other to patience. (Surat al-`Asr, 103:1-3)
“`Asr” is the `Asr prayer and Allah (swt) is making an oath by it. It has various other meanings, such as “one century,” “the time,” and “the century that is sixty-three years of the life of the Prophet (s).” Awliyaullah say that in this surah, Allah (swt) is making this oath on the Prophet's (s) life. “I am giving an oath that human beings are losers, except those who believe and do good and advise each other toward goodness and prohibit what is bad.” We are not going to give the tafseer of Surat al-`Asr now because we already gave it ten years ago, you can find it; perhaps it filled ten CD’s.
So Sayyidina Muhiyuddeen (q) saw the Prophet (s) in a dream and asked him about this. Can we say he is lying? No, even a normal person cannot lie about whether or not he saw the Prophet (s). Prophet (s) said, “Yes, I said that.” What is the hadith that supports this?
The Prophet (s) said:
In saluhat ummatee falahaa ma`ayshata yawm wa in fasudat lahaa ma`ayashat nisfa yawm.
If my ummah is good Allah will give the ummah the age of one day, and if it is corrupted Allah will give it the age of half a day. (Al-Munawī cites it in Fayd al-Qadeer, from Shaykh Muhiyuddeen Ibn `Arabi)
وَإِنَّ يَوْمًا عِندَ رَبِّكَ كَأَلْفِ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ
Wa inna yawma `inda rabbika ka-alfi sannatin mimma ta`udoon
Verily a Day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning. (Surat al-Hajj, 22:47)
So it means that Allah gave the ummah a day-and-a-half of life, which is equal to 1,000 years of heavenly progress and the other 500 years (half a day) for when it will be corrupted. Look at how a thousand years ago Islam was booming with writers and scholars; everyone was writing about Islam and nothing else. Now Islamic knowledge is not being studied and it is going down. He said, “Yes, this ummah has fifteen-hundred years.” We are now currently in 1433 Hijri. So seventy years remain for `alamaat as-sughraa wa `alamaat al-kubraa, all the small and big Signs of the Last Day to appear.
Salawaat on the Prophet (s) is the theme of our discussion in the weeks that I am here, and when I travel I will mention these and they will be recorded, inshaa-Allah. There are so many benefits of making salawaat on Sayyidina Muhammad (s). If Allah (swt) and His angels are praising Sayyidina Muhammad (s), what kind of benefits will you get if you praise him? Yesterday we explained about Sayyidina Ahmad al-Badawi's (r) salawaat, when Muhammad al-Talmaysani (r) completed Dalaa'il al-Khayraat 100,000 times and he saw the Prophet (s) in a dream, saying, “O Muhammad al-Talmaysani! If you read the Salaat Nooraniyyah of Ahmad al-Badawi, it will be as if you have completed Dalaa'il al-Khayraat 800,000 times!” We haven’t yet mentioned the rewards of actually reading Dalaa'il al-Khayraat, which are endless, and he read it 100,000 times! The Prophet (s) said if he read this salawaat, he would get 800,000 times the reward! Prophet (s) mentioned the prayer of Sayyidina Ahmad al-Badawi, and it reads:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَباَرِكْ عَلىَ سَيِّدِناَ وَمَوْلاَناَ مُحَمَّدٍ شَجَرَةِ اْلاَصْلِ النُّوْرَانِيَّةِ، وَلَمْعَةِ الْقَبْضَةِ الرَّحْمَانِيَّةِ، وَأَفْضَلِ الْخَلِيْقَةِ اْلاِنْسَانِيَّةِ، وَأَشْرَفِ الصُّوْرَةِ الْجَسْمَانِيَّةِ، وَمَعْدِنِ اْلاَسْرَارِ الرَّبَّانِيَّةِ، وَخَزَائِنِ الْعُلُوْمِ اْلاِصْطِفَائِيَّةِ، صَاحِبِ الْقَبْضَةِ اْلاَصْلِيَّةِ، وَالْبَهْجَةِ السَّنِيَّةِ، وَالرُّتْبَةِ الْعَلِيَّةِ، مَنِ انْدَرَجَتِ النَّبِيُّوْنَ تَحْتَ لِوَائِهِ، فَهُمْ مِنْهُ وَاِلَيْهِ، وَصَلِّ
وَسَلِّمْ وَباَرِكْ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلىَ آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ عَدَدَ مَاخَلَقْتَ، وَرَزَقْتَ وَأَمَتَّ وَأَحْييْتَ اِلَى يَوْمِ تَبْعَثُ مَنْ أَفْنَيْتَ، وَسَلِّمْ تَسْلِيْمًاكَثِيْرًا وَالْحَمْدُ ِللهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ
Allahumma salli wa sallim wa baarik `alaa Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammadin shajarati ’l-asli ’n-nooraaniyyati wa lam`atil qabdati ’r-rahmaaniyyati wa afdali ‘l-khaleeqati ’l-insaaniyyati wa ashrafi ’s-soorati ’l-jismaaniyyati wa m`adini ’l-asraari ‘r-rabbaniyyati wa khazaaini ’l-`uloomi ’l-istifaaiyyati, saahibi ’l-qabdati ’l-asliyya wa ’l-bahjati ’s-saniyya wa ’r-rutbati ’l-`aliyya, man indarajati ’n-nabiyyoona tahta liwaa’ihi, fahum minhu wa ilayhi, wa salli wa sallim wa baarik `alayhi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi `adada maa khalaqta wa razaqta wa amatta wa ahyayta ilaa yawmi tab`athu man afnayta wa sallim tasleeman katheera wa ‘l-hamdulillahi rabbi 'l-`alameen.
O Allah! Bless, greet and sanctify our master and liege lord Muhammad, the Tree of Original Light, the Sparkle of the Handful of Divine Mercy, the Best of All Humankind, the Noblest of Physical Frames, the Vessel of the Lord’s Secrets and Storehouse of the Sciences of the Elect, the Possessor of the Original Divine Grasp, Resplendent Grace, and Uppermost Rank, under whose flag line up all the prophets, so that they are from him and point to him. Bless, greet and sanctify him and his Family and Companions, to the number of all that You have ever created, sustained, caused to die, and caused to live again, to the Day You resurrect those You reduced to dust, and greet him with an abundant and endless greeting. Glory and praise belong to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
Whoever has a copy of this, give it to those who don’t so they can read it. The duty of each of you is to print twenty to thirty copies and distribute it to people so they can read it and get that barakah. I am bringing these from authentic books in order to learn what our predecessors brought. It is not only to learn shatahaat, metaphorical (meanings) or something that no one can understand. No, we need something that gives us rewards and benefits as our predecessors received. Now, since there is so much darkness on Earth, when you read it you will receive even more than what they did.
About two hundred years ago in Mecca al-Mukarrama, Shaykh ul-Islam of the Shafi`i school of thought, Ahmad ibn Zayni Dahlan (r), said that one of the greatest walis, Abu al-Mawahib ash-Shadhili (q), said, “I saw the Prophet (s) in a dream and told him, ‘Yaa Rasoolullah! Allah will pray ten times on whoever prays on you one time, isn’t this so?”
That is hadith of the Prophet (s):
من صلى علي مرة صلى الله عليه بها عشرا
Man salla `alayya marrah, sallallaahu `alayhi `ashara marrah.
Whoever prays on me one time, Allah prays on him ten times. (Sahih)
Imam ash-Shadhili (q) continued, “For the one who prays on you one time, does his heart need to be present or may it be absent? Many people recite salawaat and at the same time converse with people and the heart is not present but the tongue is making salawaat, so is that acceptable, or must your heart also be present?” The Prophet (s) said, “Fa qaala laa, it is not necessary. Even someone whose heart is ghaafil, heedless, and not present with me, if he prays on me one time Allah (swt) will give him mountains of angels.” This means there are an infinite number of angels who will pray for him and ask forgiveness on his behalf. That is for someone who says, “Allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammad (s) wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallim,” and his heart is not with it, but with the people!
In the dream the Prophet (s) continued, “If his heart is present, no one knows what will be given to him except for Allah (swt).” That means the reward for one such salawaat on the Prophet (s) is beyond any imagination or description! The question in the dream was whether the heart is present or the heart is heedless: if the heart is heedless, Allah will give the likeness of mountains of angels praying and asking forgiveness on your behalf, and when someone is reaching to make this connection in their heart, then no one knows what Allah will give!
It has been collected from the sayings of awliyaullah and `arifeen from a long time ago that if someone missed a lot of prayers and fasting, then they have to increase prayers on the Prophet (s) as much as possible. Why? Because whoever makes one prayer on the Prophet (s), Allah will make ten prayers for him. If you do one prayer, Allah sends ten prayers for you, and each prayer will completely load the Scale and whatever sins you committed will be wiped out, and the Balance will be heavier on the side of salawaat. Because you are doing prayers on the Prophet (s) according to your capacity, Allah (swt) is answering you according to His Greatness, and His Greatness describes His Lordship, which has no limits! So when He gives you rewards of ten prayers for each salaat, those prayers of Allah will overcome all that you missed of prayers and fasting and worship. That is Tariqat as-Salaf, the Way of the Predecessors; they encouraged their students to increase salawaat on the Prophet (s) as it will save them from Hellfire and increase their love of the Prophet (s) and love of their Shaykh who is guiding them through this tunnel.
It is more valuable to speak to students about these things than the state of trance that this one or that one is in. If I describe this water but don't give it to you, how will you know the ladhdhaat, pleasure of tasting it? So with Salaat `ala an-Nabi (s) you will reach to see this Light of Sayyida Rabi`ah al-`Adawiyya that we previously discussed; she saw the Light of the Prophet (s) and when her husband saw it he couldn’t carry it and died.
If I say, “This is pure, tasty crystal water but I am not giving it to you to taste,” and you just ate something spicy, so you could really do with this water, what would you do? Now I am one-hundred percent sure that people will go home after this and begin to make much salawaat on the Prophet (s), and will begin to slow down in one week! But awliyaullah said, ajall al-karamaat dawaam at-tawfeeq, “The best of miracles is to be consistent.” You have to be consistent in what you are doing no matter how small, and do not drop it. The rewards of prayers on the Prophet (s) are so much that it has been mentioned in hundreds of ahadith in different ways to fit everyone's different needs. Some people like organic milk, others prefer lactose-free milk, and some like two-percent or non-fat milk. Everyone gets according to his capacity of handling the light of these prayers and whatever he likes to recite will be thrown in his heart.
That is why the Prophet (s) came with so many salawaat that the Sahaabah (r) recited. The best fa`ida, benefit you get is by praising the Prophet (s) and we are going to go through all these benefits, one after the other:
One is that you obeyed Allah, when He said:
أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
Ati`oollaha wa ati`oo 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (Surat an-Nisa`, 4:59)
And to obey Prophet (s) is an order by Allah (swt):
مَّنْ يُطِعِ الرَّسُولَ فَقَدْ أَطَاعَ اللّهَ
Man yutee` ‘ir-rasool faqad `ata Allah.
Who obeys Prophet obeys Allah. (Surat an-Nisa`, 4:30)
Allah (swt) is saying, “O Mu’mins! Make salawaat on Prophet!”
إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
Inna-Llaaha wa malaa'ikatahu yusalloona `ala 'n-nabiyy, yaa ayyuhal-ladheena aamanoo salloo `alayhi was sallimoo tasleema.
Verily, Allah and His angels send praise on the Prophet. O Believers! Pray upon him and greet him. (Surat al-'Ahzaab, 33:56)
1. The first benefit is that you are showing obedience to Allah (swt) and when you do that you will be saved in dunya and in akhirah. Don’t say there is a question mark. Make sure to say, “There is no question mark! I’m going to go to Paradise because I’m praising Prophet (s); that is my ticket to Paradise!” If you keep that belief in your heart, Allah (swt) will not let you down because He said, “Make salawaat on Prophet,” so do it! It may be a hundred times a day or even just once a day. Praising the Prophet (s) is considered Al-`Uboodiyya al-Mahdah, the Pure Worship, because you are obeying Allah (swt) and at the same time obeying the Prophet (s). So do that and be happy. Sing as much as you like! This was the first point, by which you will be considered a worshipper and will be forgiven for obeying Allah (swt) through making salawaat.
2. The second benefit is, after you have done that, Allah (swt) will order angels to send salawaat on you. You will be dressed with angelic dresses from all kinds of angels that Allah (swt) has created, all of whom will reward you with heavenly medallions, and only Allah alone knows what He will give you! There are angels who praise standing and angels who praise bowing. Those standing are always standing; they cannot sit! They are standing all their lives and Allah (swt) will give them Eternal Life, as there is eternal Paradise for mu’mins and eternal Paradise for mu’min jinn. So these angels have been created standing and their eyes are on the one whom they are praising. All of them are praising the Prophet (s) and the reflection of their praises reflects on you when you are praising him!
As we said, the Prophet (s) is a mirror. Allah and His angels are sending salawaat on him and whatever salawaat they are doing, their eyes are constantly on him, praising him directly in his presence! Not just hundreds and thousands of angels, but infinite numbers of angels! So when you pray once on the Prophet (s), an infinite number of reflections of the angelic praisings on the Prophet (s) come to you. What do you want better than that? These are the prayers of angels, who are ma`soom, infallible, so they will dress us with these prayers.
There are some angels standing with no movement, some who are always bowing, and some who never raise their heads from sajda. There are also some angels who are sitting and some lying down. Allah (swt) knows best; we don't know. “You will get ten salawaat in return,” means you will get ten times the amount of whatever they are praying on the Prophet (s)! The whole reflection of all those infinite number of angels praying on the Prophet (s) will go to him and be reflected to you! Imagine, an infinite number of angels in every moment sending different types of salawaat on Prophet (s), all of which will be reflected to you! That is why in seclusion they tell you to do at least 24,000 salawaat a day to cover all these different appearances coming from Prophet’s side to you. Although you might not see them, you still receive them.
3. Another benefit is that for every salawaat you do, it is as if you have freed one slave. Then slavery was commonplace, so when you did salawaat it was as if you had freed ten necks from slavery! Since there is no slavery now, it will be as if you have freed ten people from Hellfire!
I will stop here and we will continue next time, but before I end I will mention that there is one salawaat that all of you are already reading and it will count as if you have read on the number of human beings, as if all human beings on Earth have made salawaat! Grandshaykh (q) said that salawaat is what Great-Grandshaykh Sharafuddin ad-Daghestani (q) recited. If you are in the presence of the Prophet (s) reciting that salawaat, it is equal to all human beings from the time of Sayyidina Adam (s) to Judgment Day, making salawaat in the presence of the Prophet (s)! That is the Sayyid as-Salawaat of Grandshaykh:
`Alaa ashrafi l-`alameena Sayyidina Muhammadini ‘s-salawaat.
`Alaa afdali l-`alameena Sayyidina Muhammadini ‘s-salawaat.
`Alaa akmali l-`alameena Sayyidina Muhammadini ‘s-salawaat.
Salawaatullaahi Ta`ala wa malaa'ikatihi wa anbiyaa'ihi wa rusoolihi wa jamee` khalqihi `alaa Muhammadin wa `alaa aali Muhammad, `alayhi wa `alayhimu ‘s-salaam wa rahmatullaahi Ta`ala wa barakaatuh, wa radiyallaahu tabaaraka wa Ta`ala `an saadaatina as-haabi Rasoolillaahi ajma`een, wa `ani ’t-tabi`eena bihim bi-ihsaan, wa `ani l-a'immati l-mujtahideeni ’l-maadin, wa `ani l-`ulamaai ‘l-muttaqqin, wa `ani ’l-awliyaai ’s-saaliheen, wa `am-mashayikhina fi ‘t-tareeqati ‘n-Naqshbandiyyati l-`Aliyya, qaddasAllaahu Ta`ala arwaahahumu ’z-zakiyya, wa nawwarAllaahu Ta`ala adrihatahumu ’l-mubaaraka, wa a`adallaahu Ta`ala `alayna min barakaatihim wa fuyudaatihim daa'iman wa ‘l-hamdulillaahi Rabbi ‘l-`alameen.
That salawaat is one whose rewards the angels are unable to write, as it is written by Allah (swt) Himself!
I would like to mention one more thing, to say that we are not Buddhists or New Age people, but we are Ahlu ‘sh-Shari`ah, the People of Islamic Shari`ah! Throughout Islamic History, regarding the Shari`ah, you see most of the great scholars are People of Tasawwuf. It is a fact; no one can argue this as we have a lot of evidence from big scholars. We are not interested in taqleed, imitating Buddhists, with their hands like this or that (closing fingers and thumbs).
People are discussing and arguing about “(energy) points” or “no points” because they believe in points, is it not? Here you have (a mureed) who believed in chakras and points here and there, then there are also people who say there are no points. Even if Buddhists have points, we don’t follow them, we follow the points that the Prophet (s) mentioned! The one who says there are no points is not educated, or he is not up to the standard to look at whether the Prophet (s) mentioned points or not! We follow what the Prophet (s) mentioned about points, not what Buddhists follow. It could be that Buddhists are taking from Muslims. So to say there are no points is to be uneducated, ignorant or illiterate, or you are “petting” some people to go along with them. And the evidence is in the hadith of the Prophet (s). There are many ahadith on that issue, but I will mention the hadith of Imam Muslim. I will read it completely in order for those who understand Arabic to know there are points. That is why an acupuncturist inserts needles in these points, and if someone’s back or leg hurts they go to a physical therapist. Let’s ask our doctor here (a mureed), why do they go to a physical therapist? Do they know the points in the body and they manipulate them. You are a pain doctor. (Yes I am. I manipulate certain areas, points.)
You say there are points in the body on which you press and it relieves the pain. These points are there, so you will be able to understand that in Islamic knowledge they are there, Prophetic Medicine came with points. Everything in your life begins with a point. Even if you want to write, you begin with a point; at the beginning of writing there is a point and every letter consists of points that are connected with each other to describe that letter.
The Prophet (s) said:
روى الإمام مسلم فى صحيحه قال:حدثنا حسن بن على الحلوانى. حدثنا أبو توبة الربيع بن نافع. حدثنا معاوية (يعنى ابن سلام) عن زيد ، أنه سمع أبا سلام يقول: حدثنى عبد الله بن فروخ ، أنه سمع عائشة تقول: إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: " إنه خلق كل إنسان من بنى آدم على ستين وثلاثمائة مفصل. فمن كبر الله، وحمد الله، وهلل الله، وسبح الله، واستغفر الله، وعزل حجرا عن طريق الناس، أو شوكة أو عظما من طريق الناس، وأمر بمعروف، أو نهى عن منكر، عدد تلك الستين والثلاثمائة السلامى. فإنه يمشى يومئذ وقد زحزح نفسه عن النار". قال أبو توبة: وربما قال"يمسى
Every one of the children of Adam has been created with 360 joints; so he who declares the Glory of Allah, praises Allah, declares Allah to be One, Glorifies Allah, and seeks forgiveness from Allah, and removes an obstacle from people's path (like we have many obstacles in Cyprus blocking everyone), and enjoins what is good and forbids from evil, to the number of those 360 joints or points, will walk that Day toward Paradise, having removed himself from Hell. (Sahih Muslim)
Every human being has 360 mafsal, points. You can keep them strong by reciting takbeer, tahleel, tahmeed and istighfaar, which is the way Muslims use points. If they know where the points are and press on them, saying, “Allahu Akbar,” or “Alhamdulillah,” or “SubhaanAllah,” or “Astaghfirullah,” praising Allah on these points, the body will be relieved and sickness will be taken away. It will be as if you paid sadaqah for the day and freed yourself from Hellfire.
In Imam Ahmad’s (r) Musnad, he relates the same hadith that says there are 360 points or joints in the body, and for each point there is a sadaqah:
روى الإمام أحمد فى مسنده قال: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ حَدَّثَنِى أَبِى حَدَّثَنَا زَيْدٌ حَدَّثَنِى حُسَيْنٌ حَدَّثَنِى عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ بُرَيْدَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبِى بُرَيْدَةَ يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يَقُولُ « فِى الإِنْسَانِ سِتُّونَ وَثَلاَثُمِائَةِ مَفْصِلٍ فَعَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَتَصَدَّقَ عَنْ كُلِّ مَفْصِلٍ مِنْهَا صَدَقَةً ». قَالُوا فَمَنِ الذي يُطِيقُ ذَلِكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ « النُّخَاعَةُ فِى الْمَسْجِدِ تَدْفِنُهَا أَوِ الشَّىْءُ تُنَحِّيهِ عَنِ الطَّرِيقِ فَإِنْ لَمْ تَقْدِرْ فَرَكْعَتَا الضُّحَى تُجْزِئُ عَنْكَ
I heard the Prophet say, “There are 360 joints (points) in the human body and for each joint you must give a sadaqah (thanks or charity) every day. (Bukhari)
So every day you have to pay 360 sadaqah for every point. You can give one penny for each point, which will make $3.60, and giving this every day will relieve you from illnesses. I will continue on this perhaps from Cyprus. So based on the hadith of the Prophet (s), Muslims believe in 360 points, and if you press on them your body will move straight-forward, but if you don’t press them your body won’t. If you understand, you understand, and if not (O ignorant debaters) you are a donkey, as donkeys don’t understand. If it makes you happy, so be it.
Egypt brought us some intelligent people who are Muslim doctors and who, at the same time, are studying ahadith of the Prophet (s). They said, “We want to confirm this hadith and check human beings to see if there are 360 points.” Dr. Shareef Ahmad Jalal, Dr. Ahmad bin Mulhim, Dr. Mustafa Muhammad `Abdul Mulhim, and Dr. Khalil Ibrahim Mullah Khatir examined this issue and found proof and this is it, their findings! We aren't Buddhists because we say we believe in points, because Islam accepts and believes in points. We are Muslims, and we don’t follow Buddhists, we follow our Prophet (s)! Don’t deny this out of ignorance, laughing and saying there are no points, as there are points! These medical doctors along with a doctor of Shari`ah studied this and found it to be true.
I will read examples of some of the points they identified: 76 vertebral column, pelvis; 2 atlanto- occipital; 69 lumbosacral; 3 shoulder; 1 sacro-coccygea; 1 symphysis pubis; 86 skull; 6 throat; 66 chest.... (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/gk2o61) On the last page, in Arabic it says, “Mafasil al-Jumjumah, the Points in the Skull.” Everyone has a stubborn head and thinks he is above everyone, so he doesn't respect other’s viewpoint without evidence and, therefore, we are giving evidence. The skull has 86 joints or points, 80 of which you can press and fix the body. Do you (who said there are no points) know that, before you say there are no points? There are prophetic points! The points of hunjara in the throat are six, the points on the chest are 66, and these are different from the seven lataa'if, areas of energy on the chest that awliyaullah accept, and the one rejecting that knows there are seven lataa'if.
Mafasil al-Atraf al-`Ulwiyya, The Points of the Upper Body, are 64; the joints of the lower body are 62, and in total there are 360. The Prophet (s) mentioned 1400 years ago that there are 360 points in the body and if you press on them you will recover. For this you need someone who is an expert in Prophetic Medicine and who is a wali. This appeared to us like a perfect moon of the significant miracles of the Holy Qur'an and the prophetic, pure sunnah! No one would know that in the time of the Companions (r) , because Allah (swt) said:
سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ
Sanureehim aayatina fi ‘l-afaaqi wa fee anfusihim hatta yatabayyana lahum annahu ‘l-haqq
We will show them Our signs in all the horizons and in themselves, until it is clear to them that it is the truth. (Surat al-Fussilat, 41:53)
That keeps the reality of wa fee anfusihim hatta yatabayyana lahum annah ul-haqq, “In the future we will show them scientific signs to show them that Holy Qur'an is true and the Holy Prophet is true.” So these are the points we follow according to the hadith of the Prophet (s). We will mention more on that in the next session, inshaa-Allah. You coming here is not for nothing, it is to get these treasures!
Allah (swt) said in Holy Qur'an:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاء وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءلُونَ بِهِ وَالأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا
Yaa ayyuha ‘n-nasu ‘t-taqoo rabbakumu ‘l-ladhee khalaqakum min nafsin wahidatin wa khalaqa minha zawjaha wabaththa minhuma rijaalan katheeran wa nisaa-an wattaqu-Llahalladhee tasaa-aloona bihi wa ‘l-arhama inna-Llaha kana `alaykum raqeeba.
O Mankind! Fear your Lord, Who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. (Surat an-Nisa`, 4:1)
Evolutionists say that everything came from one cell and Allah (swt) mentioned in the Holy Qur'an that He created all of humanity from one soul, and from that soul its companion, and from them Allah (swt) brought up many men and women. From one cell, one soul! Allah (swt) ordered Jibreel (a) to go to Earth and with one hand scoop some earth (soil), meaning one point. He took it to Paradise and from this Allah (swt) created Sayyidina Adam (a). It means, “begin with one.” Allah (swt) began with one point: we were one cell from one sperm that swam among 200 million sperm and it hit one egg. Out of 200 million, Allah (swt) picks only one, one point.
Everything begins from one point and a sperm is even smaller than a point; if you put a point from a pen on paper you can see it, but you cannot see the sperm (it is not visible to the eye), and the egg is also hidden (within the womb). You can see the sperm when it comes out, but you never see the egg. That means Allah (swt) honored women not to be seen! He covered them, because they are so honorable and noble. He is hiding the egg and its realities in the womb of the mother with His Cover, but you can see the sperm (as it leaves the body). In any case, it is one point; everything begins with one and from that one, Allah (swt) created Creation. He (swt) said, alladhee khalaqakum min nafsin wahidah, “(The One) Who created you from one soul.” (4:1)
How big is the nafs? No one knows. Do you see your nafs? And it came from one soul, so how big is the soul? Can doctors, medicine and labs tell us how big or small the soul is? Allah (swt) said to the Prophet (s):
ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّى فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَى
Fakana qaaba qawsayni aw adnaa.
And he was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer. (Surat an-Najm, (53:8-9)
Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adnaa, “Two bows’ length or less.” “Adnaa” means “less,” which can be a point. That is why too many people spoke about points, not knowing about Prophetic Medicine. Today the Chinese use those points to heal. If you deny that, why do you go to a physical therapist? If you say there is no Prophetic Medicine, don’t go to the doctor or a physical therapist! If you want to say there is no education in medicine, why do you immediately run to the doctor when someone gets sick? Surrender to Allah! You are surrendering to the doctor, not to Allah (swt). And then you speak about high levels and how we will reach Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adna and how far we are from there. No, let us speak on something that we can reach, not something too high that we cannot reach.
May Allah bless us and forgive us.
Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
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