25 March 1991 | London, UK
(Posted 4 November 2010)
Tariqatunaa as-suhbah, our way or `ibarah, expression, is, "association with the shaykh". Shah Naqshband (q) said this 20,000 times in his holy life. Wa 'l-khayru fi 'l-jam`iyya, "and blessings will be with the meeting of brothers." Meetings that are in coffee shops, cinemas, or theaters are not blessed meetings. Blessed meetings are when people come together for the love of Allah (swt). And now Allah is running through hearts with dhikr, giving familiarity to people. If there is no dhikr, that meeting is also going to be useless! Dhikrullah takes away wildness from egos and brings familiarity. You may look after your brother; you like to see him every time, and that meeting is going to be blessed by Allah Almighty. There are such meetings, like we are here now, and you are not coming for me, but for what I am representing and what I have been granted from our Grandshaykh (q), and to him from the beloved servant, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), and to him from his Lord, Almighty Allah!
Divine Love Rivers run from endless Love Oceans of the Lord, Almighty Allah. If one drop comes on Earth, it will make everyone forget this life and be far away from themselves, drunk in the love of the Lord, Almighty Allah, and who represents the Almighty, Rasoolullah (s)! One drop is more than enough, not for this world, but for the universe! That river is running from that ocean to the heart of Rasoolullah (s), and he is going to give, to make his ummah drink. It is a meeting that awliyaa are asking for, to make people drink from them. And the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order, whose main pillar is Sayyidina Shah Naqshband (q), is saying that our tariqah is built on such an association, giving divine love through the heart of Prophet (s) to our hearts, thus giving divine love to people. Love makes people alive; without that divine love, people are dead!
Therefore, `Ashiq Yunus, one of the famous lovers for divine love, said, "Who reached to divine love through his heart is never going to die. Who dies is an animal." Animals die, not lovers, and if love is coming through our hearts, it is making every part of our body alive, every cell to be young and alive. People use creams to take away wrinkles; they are very anxious to take away this. Use divine creams, let divine love to come through every cell to be young, to be beloved ones and alive! You may even put them in the graveyard, but their bodies never change; they remain the same, fresh!
I met such a person in Damascus, Shaykh Hassan al-Jibawi (q), Allah bless him, who was buried 500 years ago. The government opened a road and wanted to take him from his tomb. I was there looking when people came to open his grave to take him to a new place. He was as if he was sleeping. If you rubbed his face, blood returned and his cheeks were red. His beard was full, not like my beard, too much white now. His skin was the same. When his grandson took him out, he put his hand under his head to put him in a new coffin in another graveyard. Then Shaykh Hassan (q) lightly slapped his grandson's cheek. His grandson was not an ordinary person; an ordinary person can't take this, he may faint. And he said, "O my Master!
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 those in authority among you. (an-Nisaa, 4:59)
He surrendered, saying, "O Master! Allah Almighty ordered to first obey Him Almighty; then secondly, to obey His Prophet (s); and third, to obey His rulers. I cannot (disobey)! They are rulers." And Shaykh Hassan surrendered.
Then they began taking him away a little further, maybe 200 yards. They had to pass through some traffic lights. It took them two hours because people were asking to reach his coffin, to carry it and to be honored by such a grand wali. And his coffin passed over the fingers of the carriers, but their fingers were not touching his coffin (it levitated slightly above their reach), taking him there. Grandshaykh (q) was there for seven years in seclusion in the same zawiya, same tekkia.The first night when Grandshaykh (q) entered Damascus they gave that dargah to him. Shaykh Hassan (q) entered and welcomed Grandshaykh (q), and Prophet (s) was there, saying "This is my descendant, Shaykh Hassan al-Jibawi (q)." Grandshaykh (q) was in that dargah for seven years. I met him there in 1944.
That divine love gives real life. They are coming on the Day of Resurrection with this body, but mostly people are going to be dust, finished. There is only one small cell at the back side of the body that is protected by angels. Even if the body falls in acid or is burned, that cell will be protected. And from that cell will come a new beginning, just how a body comes through the womb of the mother from one cell. And when Qiyamah, the Day of Judgment, comes, this world will be empty for forty days; there will be no life of any kind, finished! There will only be rocks and earth, no plants, no animals, no Mankind, no living creature whatsoever! Only Earth will appear as a vast plain. Entire mountains will be changed by huge and terrible earthquakes, making everything like sand. Grandshaykh (q) said, "You will not be able to find a stone even the size of this fist. All will be like sand. If a person looks from east to west, they will see no mountains, nothing. Those forty years will be empty."
Then there will come a rain. There is an ocean under the Divine Throne; its water will rain on Earth. It is the water of men. It will be raining continuously and reaching underground 70 yards. It will come down and the Earth will be drinking and drinking. Then those cells will open with that rain. And our bodies, instead of coming through the womb of mothers, from underground, Allah Almighty will create our bodies once again. But those people who are alive with Divine Love, no need! Their same bodies will appear on Qiyamah, the Day of Resurrection, as they have been honored. They will come like suns shining, coming. They will be known through those lights. And they are awliyaa (saints) and anbiyaa (prophets), all of them will be known. Others are taking noor, lights from them. Everyone is reaching them, or one of them; they are like magnets. Every prophet and saint is carrying their ummah or carrying their followers. All Grandshaykhs have that; people running after them to reach to those lights.
Therefore, the most important mission of prophets is to give Divine Love. When divine love comes, they will be happy (to fulfill) any order. They will be happy! Orders are never going to be a burden on them. Who loves never feels a difficulty when he has been ordered by his Beloved one. When a person is in love with their Lord and with the Lord's Beloved Servant, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), they are happy and in enjoyment with the Lord's orders.
Rab`ia al-`Adawiyya (q), one woman, one lady, was from 1300 years ago. Her name is always being remembered. Her name is very well known and has been spoken of her. So many emperors and sultans died and are now finished but her name is still living, and she was a lady. And through the Islamic world, through Muslims, I don't think that whoever is interested in their religion, has not heard about her. Everyone from east and west, now and before, is mentioning her. She is saying, "O my Lord, I am not that one who is worshiping You fearing from Hells or for Your Paradise, but I am worshiping You for Your love. For Your love! I love You, O my Lord! And I am full with love and I am worshiping and (still) I am not getting satisfied by worshiping." She was saying this to her Lord, even though she was praying 1,000 raka`at every night from sunset to sunrise. She could do it every month. She was so conscious, looking and praying. And every night in her cell where she was praying, there was a light coming from the Heavens, Allah blessing her.
Try to worship Allah Almighty with love; that is living worship! I have seen in some places written "live music". What does it mean? It is not recorded, it is happening now. I like it. And people come through live broadcasts on television also, which means it is not from a cassette. In the same way, Allah Almighty is asking you to worship from your soul, not from a cassette. Our minds are running from east to west, but like a cassette, we are praying and reciting without meaning and awareness. When you worship Allah Almighty with awareness and intention, that will give you light, but you can't do that if there is no love from yourself. Why are people escaping worship? Because there is no love. If there is no love, how they can worship?
Allah Almighty is saying, "O People! I like you to worship Me from your love, not by force, no. I am not in need. But I like to be worshiped from love." And when you do it from love, that is the real taste and real sweetness of worship. Without that, it is tasteless.
We do not like to drink tea without sugar. Therefore, without love it is tasteless. Allah is not accepting from Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Without that love you are eating each other, killing and destroying! You are only in the appearance of a human, but in reality you are a beast! Be from human nature, don't be a beast. You may be English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Turkish, Polish, Spanish... Switzerlandish! (laughter). It is not important. You must have that divine love in your heart! Allah Almighty is not looking at your colors, your length or your weight, no. Allah Almighty is only looking to your heart to see, "Is My love there, or not? Is respect there, or not?" That is important!
Now we are trying to make worldwide teachings! Sayyidina Imam al-Mahdi (a) is there; we are small ones and he is a king-size one! Grandshaykh (q) will also plant love of the Lord through the hearts with his dhikr. May Allah bless you and forgive me.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Wadood Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah