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Loving and Hating the Companions,

Loving and Hating the Mureeds

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

16 September 2014 Sheffield, UK

Jamia Ghausia Mosque

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakaatuh.

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.

Nawaytu 'l-arba`'een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah,

nawaytu 'r-riyaada, nawaytu 's-salook, lillahi ta`ala al-`Azheem fee hadha 'l-masjid.

أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ

Atee`oollaha wa atee`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)

Alhamdulillahi Rabbi 'l-`Alameen, wa ’s-salaatu wa ’s-salaamu `alaa ashrafi 'l-mursaleena Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammadin wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma`een. Alhamdulillahi ‘Lladhee hadaana li ’l-Islami wa maa kunna li-nahtadeea law laa an hadaana ’Llah. Alhamdulillah nasta`eenuhu wa nastaghfiruhu wa nastahdeeh wa na`oodhu billahi min shuroori anfusinaa wa sayyee’aati `amaalinaa man yahdillahu falaa mudilla lah wa man yudlil falaaa hadiya lah.

Allah Gives Power to Gatherings Devoted to His Remembrance

Our brothers and sisters everywhere, as-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakaatuh. Brothers in Islam and in imaan and sisters in Islam and imaan. Brothers, those who love Prophet (s) and sisters, those who love Prophet (s), may Allah bless you all! Those who are outside of that, may Allah guide you to the Right Way, the way of Ahlu ’s-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama`ah. Why do we say ‘Ahlu ’s-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama`ah’, the people who follow the Sunnah of Prophet (s) and are always together, like this gathering here today. It is a big jama`ah and according to the Hadith of the Prophet (s):

يد الله على الجماعة

Yadul-Llaahi `ala ‘l-jama`ah.

Allah's Hand is over the group. (at-Tabarani)

Or, in another narration:

يد الله مع الجماعة

Yadul-Llaahi ma` al-jama`ah,

The Hand of Allah is with the group. (Tirmidhi)

If we read the Arabic as it is, “Allah's Hand is with the group of people who are coming together remembering Him,” in reality it is the power that Allah will give to those coming together in big associations to remember some of what Allah (swt) likes, what Prophet (s) likes or what the Sahaabah (r) like. Among the Sahaabah (r) there were differences, not only in their levels but also in their worshipness. If a young boy or girl saw the Prophet (s) once, they are still acknowledged as Sahaabi (r), even if Prophet (s) glanced at them only once, and Sahaabah (r) and Sahaabiyya (r) guide us to the Prophet (s) and his Way, so without them, we don't know anything of Islam. They travelled all around the world and those inheriting from them can be found all over the world. Awliyaullah take from Ashaab an-Nabi (s) and also take directly from Prophet (s)! No one can say no, because we have evidence from pious and sincere people.

Imam Bukhari’s Standards of Compiling Ahadith:

Who Follow His Ahadith Are Guided, They are Awliya

Who is the most reliable source of Hadith? Let's say it like that. We accept all of the hadith, but who is the most reliable? Sahih Bukhari and Muslim. Imam Bukhari (r) never wrote a hadith without two conditions:

1. He must know the source of the hadith; even if it takes him five months to learn it, he has to know the source, and if that person had lied even once in his life, Imam Bukhari would not take that hadith.

Once he was told there was a person from his lineage who has one hadith; he was four months’ journey away by horseback. Imam Bukhari took a horse and went four months away from his home in Bukhara to get that hadith. When he arrived there, he saw the owner trying to bring the horse toward him, making his hand as if there is something there for the horse. The horse came, but the hand was empty. When Imam Bukhari (q) saw that he returned, because, as he said, “If he lies to a horse he will lie on everything.” [Imam Bukhari scrutinized] to that extent!

2. And the other condition was, the Ahadeeth he collected were never added without authentication from the Prophet (s). Even though there were 300 years between Imam Bukhari and Prophet (s), he asked through dreams. He made istikhara before going to sleep and then asked, “Yaa Rasoolullah, what about that Hadith?” And Prophet (s) authenticated it for him by saying ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Not only that, Imam Bukhari also asked him, “In which chapter should I put the Hadith?” and Prophet (s) assigned it to a specific chapter!

I learned that knowledge of hadith from Grandshaykh (q), Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) and one big muhaddith who died now. If that was happening to Sayyidina Imam Bukhari (q), who was not a Prophet or Sahaabi, but was a pious person, it means all pious people who follow the way of Imam Bukhari will be guided. They are awliyaullah, they are those whose hearts have been opened by Allah (swt):

أَلا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاء اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

Alaa inna awliyaaullaahi laa khawfun `alayhim wa laa hum yahzanoon.

Behold! Verily on the Friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Surah Yunus, 10:62)

A Prophet Wants His Ummah and a Wali Wants His Mureeds

Awliyaullah never fear anything or are sad, because Allah (swt) is their Wali, and what does a wali want? What does a nabi want? He wants his ummah, a wali wants his mureeds, and every wali says, “My mureeds yaa Rabbee, yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah!” They go to the door of Prophet (s), they have adab, they don’t go directly to Allah (swt). They go to the door of Prophet (s) and Prophet (s) cleans them. Even a wali makes a mistake or a sin, but not intentionally. An-nabi ma'soom al-wali mahfooz, “A prophet is infallible and a wali is protected.” Look that hanger there, how many hangers it has? Too many. Awliyaullah are hangers. Turn the camera so everyone can see that, what are they hanging there? They are hanging their coats, meaning, awliyaullah are like hangers, where everyone is hanging their dirtiness on them. And he comes and says, “I am receiving from my teacher.” What are you receiving from your teacher? You don’t even know how to clean yourself yet; we don’t know how to clean ourselves and we claim that we are receiving directly from the shaykh! We must have adab. Awliyaullah carry the followers, as Allah (swt) said in Holy Qur’an in Surat ash-Sharh:

أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ وَوَضَعْنَا عَنكَ وِزْرَكَ الَّذِي أَنقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ

Have We not expanded for you your breast? And We removed from you your burden that weighed so heavily on your back. And We have elevated your remembrance! (Surat ash-Sharh, 94:1-4)

“We have taken away your burdens that broke your back as there are too many wizr, sins on your back, to make you happy, yaa Muhammad (s)! Why are you worried, alam nashrah laka sadrak, didn’t I expand your chest to carry the whole Ummah inside?”

When he is opening his chest, do you think Prophet (s) will leave anyone outside? When Jibreel (a) came with the first Revelation, he hugged him, when Prophet (s) said:

فَجَاءَهُ الْمَلَكُ فَقَالَ اقْرَأْ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ مَا أَنَا بِقَارِئٍ ‏"‏‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ فَأَخَذَنِي فَغَطَّنِي حَتَّى بَلَغَ مِنِّي الْجَهْدَ، ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَنِي فَقَالَ اقْرَأْ‏.‏ قُلْتُ مَا أَنَا بِقَارِئٍ‏.‏ فَأَخَذَنِي فَغَطَّنِي الثَّانِيَةَ حَتَّى بَلَغَ مِنِّي الْجَهْدَ، ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَنِي فَقَالَ اقْرَأْ‏.‏ فَقُلْتُ مَا أَنَا بِقَارِئٍ‏.‏ فَأَخَذَنِي فَغَطَّنِي الثَّالِثَةَ، ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَنِي فَقَالَ ‏{‏اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ * خَلَقَ الإِنْسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ * اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الأَكْرَمُ‏}‏ ‏

Sayyidina Ayesha (r) narrated: “...the angel came to him and asked him to read. The Prophet (s) replied, "I do not know how to read." The Prophet (s) added, "The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read and I replied, 'I do not know how to read.' Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time until I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read but again I replied, 'I do not know how to read (or what shall I read)?' Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me, and then released me and said, 'Read in the name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists), created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous.” (Bukhari)

He said, wa maa anaa bi qaaree, “What do you want me to read, I am not a reader,” in that meaning and that is another tafseer, there are too many tafseer on “iqra.” He said, “I am not a reader,” but do you really think the Prophet (s) is not a reader? He is Sayyid al-Bashar. In the spiritual meaning, Prophet (s) said, “What do you want me to read? Allah gave me `Uloom al-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen, tell me which part you want me to expose to people!”

SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, millions of times! No one can glorify Allah (swt) as He glorifies Himself, by Himself, to Himself!

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلاً مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ

مِنْ آيَاتِنَا إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ

Subhaan-alladhee asraa bi `abdihi laylan min al-masjid al-haraam ila 'l-masjidi 'l-aqsaa 'Lladhee baaraknaa hawlahu li-nooriyahu min ayaatinaa innahu huwa ‘s-samee`u 'l- baseer.

Glory be to He Who transported His servant by night from the Inviolable House of Worship (at Mecca) to the Remote House of Worship (at Jerusalem), the environs of which We had blessed so that We might show him some of Our symbols, for verily He Alone is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (Surat al-Israa’, 17:1)

Allah is saying, “Glory be to The One Who took His servant through this universe, through the Heavens and then to Mi`raaj!”

What Happened When Jibreel Hugged Prophet’s Chest So Tight?

Allah (swt) said to the Prophet (s), “Why are you upset and sad? Alam nashrah laka sadrak, didn’t We expand your chest when Jibreel (a) came and hugged you?”

When Jibreel (s) hugged Prophet’s chest, he was pouring knowledge into the Prophet (s), he was pouring Light, `allama an-Noor al-ilahee min haqaa’iq al-anwaar… you cannot describe from the Reality of Lights that descended from Jibreel (s) on the Prophet (s)! When he hugged him, He gave him that power. That is wa wada`na `anka wizrak, “We took away all the sins.” Prophet (s) has sins? He is ma`soom. What is the meaning of “wizrak?” It is the `amal of the ummah. Prophet (s) is carrying every one of the ummah from their sins. Alladhee anqada zhahrak, “This wizr strained your back, it was a heavy load on your shoulders, but We threw it away as if it doesn't exist.”

Alhamdulillahi’ ladhee khalaqa’ l-khalq min `adamin thumma `adamahu.

Praise be to the One Who created the Creation from non-Existence then made it non-existent.

Awliyaullah Clean Their Mureeds and Dress Them in Rewards Allah Gives Them

Allah will not keep awliyaullah sad because they want their mureeds, as they follow `ittiba`an-Nabi (s), and Prophet (s) asked for the whole ummah and awliya ask for the ummah, but they have their mureeds who are under their influence. So those mureeds are under the observation of the shaykh in order to bring them clean to the presence of Prophet (s). So awliyaullah take the burden of people and whatever rewards they got, they dress them with that. Grandshaykh (q), may Allah bless his soul, and lot of people don't know because they didn’t live in his time, we recorded notes of whatever we heard and learned from him. He said that no two walis resemble each other, that’s why we need all of them. He said that Allah gave power to awliyaullah, and that is the meaning of:

“أَلا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاء اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

Behold! Verily on the Friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Surah Yunus, 10:62)

What is the meaning of that? “Yahzanoon” means to be sad and what is the meaning of a wali being sad? Allah is saying, “I will not let them be sad,” because in Salaat un-Najaat before the Fajr prayer, when a wali makes sajda after praying two raka`ats, in that sajda Grandshaykh (q) said, “All my mureeds will come in front of me one-by-one with their name, I know them all. I ask for them to be clean, I dress them with whatever Allah dresses me with and carry their sins for them. I present them in that sajdah to the presence of Prophet (s), and Prophet (s) cleans them more and more and presents them to Allah (swt) in the Divine Presence.”

If the Scholars Believe in Heavenly Knowledge They Will Melt with Love!

What they do is beyond our understanding, our comprehension. It's so immense, this knowledge will make `ulama melt if they believe in it! They know their `ilm is not reaching yet to that `ilm. They know normal knowledge, but only to a certain level. That is why Ibn `Ajeeba said, “Knowledge is of two: `Ilm al-Awraq, Knowledge of Papers, and `Ilm al-Azwaq, Knowledge of Taste.”

For example, I can say to you, “That is water,” and everyone will be happy to drink it, but I am not giving it to you to drink because I don't have the ijaazah, permission. I can describe it to you by saying, “It is very nice water, it comes from the spring, it will quench your thirst, but you cannot drink it, only I can drink it. “ That is why awliyas’ job is to give you something tasteful through which you can reach the Prophet (s), but the knowledge of books is not from heart-to-heart, it is one-to-one physical.

If I give you ijaazah from Usool al-Fiqh, you will take from me then someone will take from you, one to one, all the way to one of the Imams of the Four Madhaahib. In Islam it is not like taking a PhD or “doctors” of today. Islam is by ijaazah, one by one, to Imam Malik or to Imam Shafi’i or to Imam Hanbal. You must have that permission, ijaazah, or you cannot be considered that you really got that teaching.

That is what we have to look through. Who can guide you to that? Either the power of a wali or hadith an-Nabi (s), because for us to enter Paradise, everything has been described in hadith an-Nabi (s). If you want to enter Paradise this is the way and it is so easy! There are Good Tidings in ahadeeth and there are some that are very heavy and majestic to carry, and there are others that Prophet (s) made it easy for everyone and why he said:

أصحابي كالنجوم بأيهم اقتديتم اهتديتم

As-haabee ka 'n-nujoom bi ayyihim aqtadaytum ahtadaytum.

My Companions are like stars (on a dark night); whichever of them you follow, you will be guided.

(`Abd ibn Humayd, ad-Daraqutnee, ibn `Adiyy, ibn `Abd al-Barr,

with unsound chains but the meaning is sound.)

Not only that, Allah loves you and Prophet (s) loves you? Yes! Prophet (s) said, “Allah! Allah!” which means, “Be careful! Allah! Allah?”

اللَّهَ اللَّهَ فِي أَصْحَابِي اللَّهَ اللَّهَ فِي أَصْحَابِي لاَ تَتَّخِذُوهُمْ غَرَضًا بَعْدِي فَمَنْ أَحَبَّهُمْ فَبِحُبِّي أَحَبَّهُمْ وَمَنْ أَبْغَضَهُمْ فَبِبُغْضِي أَبْغَضَهُمْ وَمَنْ آذَاهُمْ فَقَدْ آذَانِي وَمَنْ آذَانِي فَقَدْ آذَى اللَّهَ وَمَنْ آذَى اللَّهَ فَيُوشِكُ أَنْ يَأْخُذَهُ

(Fear) Allah! (Fear) Allah regarding my Companions! Do not make them objects of insults after me. Whoever loves them, it is out of love of me that he loves them. And whoever hates them, it is out of hatred for me that he hates them. And whoever harms them, he has harmed me, and whoever harms me, he has offended Allah, and whoever offends Allah, (then) he shall soon be punished.

(Narrated `Abdullah bin Mughaffal, Tirmidhi)

Prophet Loves His Sahaabah, Awliya Love Their Mureeds

and Allah Loves Them All So Be Careful!

“Whoever loves them, by my love to them he loves them!” So if the Prophet (s) is saying “We love them,” then that means the Prophet (s) loves us! It is so easy. Do you want to be loved? Love the Sahaabah (r). You want to love the shaykh? Love his mureeds. Like the Sahaabah (r), the Khalifah, As-haab Uhud, As-haab Badar, As-haab Hudaybiyya, all those who gave their life to the Prophet (s), you can hold to them and through your love, you will be given. The shaykh is saying to you, “Love my mureeds!” If you try to go behind people’s backs, pick on them and say nasty things, you are going against the hadith and you will be in danger. So everyone must stop fitna within themselves and love everyone.

The Prophet (s) is saying, “And the one who hates them I hate, and who harms them harms me. Who says something bad against them, it is as if they say bad against me.” And awliya are inheriting that Sunnah of the Prophet (s), they understand this very well, which means don't dare to go against those who have been appointed to carry on the work of the late Shaykh Nazim, don't try to discredit them and try to mop their reputation, be careful or that Allah might declare war!

من عادا لي وليا فقد آذنته بالحرب

(Allah [swt] said) Whoever comes against My wali, I declare war on him.

(Hadith Qudsi; Bukhari, from Abu Hurayrah)

This is a very strong Hadith, “And whoever harms them, he has harmed me, and whoever harms me, he has offended Allah, and whoever offends Allah, (then) he shall soon be punished!” “Whoever harms the Sahaabah (r),” or awliyaullah and their mureeds, especially those who have been appointed by the awliya, especially those from Grandshaykh (q), through that lineage, and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) certified them in many places and many times!

Also in a book, The Fruit of Real Belief, a reporter asked Mawlana (q), “Who will be after you?” He replied, “Shaykh Adnan and Shaykh Hisham,” as Grandshaykh (q) had put in his will, and this was before some time. So don’t try to harm them or then you are harming the shaykh.

We go back to the hadith, “And whoever harms them, harms the Prophet (s), and whoever harms the Prophet (s), harms Allah. And the one who harms Allah (swt),” like the kuffaar harm Allah by making a partner to Him, those who are harming awliya are harming Allah (swt), Who will declare war against anyone who will harm His wali! And what about those harming Prophet (s)? “And the one who harms Allah, Allah will take him from dunya.” May Allah protect us! Allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammad.

Don’t Curse the Sahaabah and Don’t Curse the Mureeds!

The Prophet (s) said:

لاَ تَسُبُّوا أَصْحَابِي لاَ تَسُبُّوا أَصْحَابِي فَوَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَوْ أَنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ أَنْفَقَ مِثْلَ أُحُدٍ ذَهَبًا مَا أَدْرَكَ مُدَّ أَحَدِهِمْ وَلاَ نَصِيفَهُ

Do not revile my Companions, do not revile my Companions. By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if one amongst you would have spent as much gold as Uhud it would not amount to as much as one much on behalf of one of them or half of it. (Narrated Abu Hurayrah, Muslim)

“Don't curse my Sahaabah (r)!” Prophet (s) saw in the future a group of people will curse Sayyidina Abu Bakr (r) and Sayyidina `Umar (r). He said, “Don't curse them, don't hate them, don’t say something bad about them,” even if you see something wrong, turn it into good. It is the same for awliyaullah: don't speak about their friends, awliyaullah have mureeds that are also very close companions, they come and go with them, speak with them and live with them. I lived with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) for 60 years, since I was the age of nine and Shaykh `Adnan was seven. Prophet (s) said, Laa tusib as-haabee, “Don’t curse my Companions!” and awliya inherit the same tajalli, “Don't curse my Sahaabah (r), my loved ones, the ones who accompanied me.”

وَنَادَى نُوحٌ ابْنَهُ وَكَانَ فِي مَعْزِلٍ يَا بُنَيَّ ارْكَب مَّعَنَا وَلاَ تَكُن مَّعَ الْكَافِرِينَ قَالَ سَآوِي إِلَى جَبَلٍ يَعْصِمُنِي مِنَ الْمَاء قَالَ لاَ عَاصِمَ الْيَوْمَ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللّهِ إِلاَّ مَن رَّحِمَ

And Noah called out to his son, who had separated himself (from the rest), "O my son! Embark with us and be not with the unbelievers!" The son replied, "I will take myself to some mountain; it will save me from the water.” Noah said, "This day nothing can save from the command of Allah any but those on whom He has mercy!" (Surah Hood, 11:42-43)

“No, I will find a mountain that will protect me from the flood!”

Sayyidina Nuh (a) said, “There is no one today Allah will protect except whom He likes,” meaning there were some who were not affected, they were hidden ones.

قَالَ يَا نُوحُ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ أَهْلِكَ إِنَّهُ عَمَلٌ غَيْرُ صَالِحٍ

He (Allah) said, "O Noah! He is not of your family for his conduct is unrighteous.” (Surah Hud, 11:46)

“My son is my family!” said Nuh (a).

Allah (swt) said, “No! He is not from your family, his `amal is bad, the way he is approaching is bad.”

So we have to be careful: don't curse the companions of the shaykh who lived together with him for many, many years. We lived with Mawlana Shaykh (q) and helped many years as much as we could. I described yesterday how we saved Shaykh Muhammad from being slaughtered by the knife of Phalangists, the militia; they kidnapped him and were about to kill him. I had to run at midnight to save him! We raised them, we love them! But one is sincere and one is, Allah knows what his agenda is. The other one, Shaykh Muhammad, we know that his agenda is Tariqah, sincerity, `ibaadah, but the other one, I don’t know his agenda; I know very well, but I don’t know.

لاَ تَسُبُّوا أَصْحَابِي لاَ تَسُبُّوا أَصْحَابِي فَوَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَوْ أَنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ أَنْفَقَ مِثْلَ أُحُدٍ ذَهَبًا مَا أَدْرَكَ مُدَّ أَحَدِهِمْ وَلاَ نَصِيفَهُ

Do not revile my Companions, do not revile my Companions! By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if one amongst you would have spent as much gold as Uhud it would not amount to as much as one much on behalf of one of them or half of it. (Narrated Abu Hurayrah, Muslim)

In Arabic, “dhaara” is the smallest particle, so relatively speaking, he is like an atom to that Sahaabi (r). Allah (swt) loved the Sahaabah (r) of the Prophet (s), that's why he chose them to be the Sahaabah (r)! He loved them, He cared for them, He wants to tell us this how you have to be towards the Prophet (s). That is a message for all of us, not for just a certain group of people. No one can reach their honorable level, there are no as-haab an-Nabi (s) except for in the time of the Prophet (s) and after that everyone is different, but you can follow them and you will be guided:

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Say (O Muhammad), "If you (really) love Allah, then follow me! Allah will love you and forgive your sins, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat Aali-`Imraan, 3:31)

Ittiba`a, to follow, is necessary: Prophet (s) is saying, “If you really love Allah, follow me,” but follow him where? It means, “Wherever I go, catch my jubbah and follow. Don’t leave yourself to not be hanging, hang yourself on me, jump into the train!” It is moving, Prophet (s) is ascending, do you think Mi`raaj stopped? `Uloom never stopped, so the Prophet (s) is ascending in his knowledge more and more. Do you think there is one Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adnaa? Look at the rainbow, how many colors does it have? Seven, but if you take one color, like red for example, and look at it under a microscope, you will see infinite colors of red, or infinite colors of black, all of them different. Similarly, as the Prophet (s) is always in Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adna, he is always moving more and more, non-stop. Like the horizon: where you reach one, there is another. He is in a continuous Mi`raaj non-stop. That's why he said, “Allah gave me `Uloom al-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen, Knowledge of Before and After.” Allahumma salli `alaa Habeeb al-Mustafa `alayhi ’s-salaatu wa ’s-salaam!

Prophet Said Only Believers Love His Companions

الأَنْصَارُ لاَ يُحِبُّهُمْ إِلاَّ مُؤْمِنٌ، وَلاَ يُبْغِضُهُمْ إِلاَّ مُنَافِقٌ، فَمَنْ أَحَبَّهُمْ أَحَبَّهُ اللَّهُ، وَمَنْ أَبْغَضَهُمْ أَبْغَضَهُ اللَّهُ

None loves the Ansaar but a Believer, and none hates them but a hypocrite. So Allah will love him who loves them, and He will hate him who hates them. (Narrated Al-Bara`a, Bukhari)

Prophet (s) said, “Those who supported Prophet (s), only a Believer will love them!” He didn't speak about Muhaajiroon (Meccans who did Hijra) (r), yet he spoke about the Ansaar (The Helpers in Madinah who received Prophet), because he wanted to give them a boost. They supported the Prophet (s) and came with him, they carried a lot in Mecca, but they came with the Prophet (s). The Ansaar (r) supported Prophet (s) and gave the Muhaajiroon (r) everything they needed, they supported them. So what did the Prophet (s) say?

Awliyaullah inherit that secret from the Prophet (s) as they, too, have Ansaar, they have supporters like you! You are supporters! Like me, we hope inshaaAllah. We were four who supported Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) as the Successor of Grandshaykh (q) when he passed away; it was only me my brother and my cousin, because there was the will by order of the Prophet (s).

All Awliya Leave a Will to Establish Their Affairs and Future Matters

Where is the will today? Show us the will! It is a sunnah of awliyaullah. For example, if someone finishes reading Sahih Bukhari, they give you an ijaazah that goes all the way to one of the madhaahib or Imam Bukhari himself. So it is Sunnah to have a will from one shaykh to another to know who is who! Where is that ijaazah, where is that will? We know there was a will, I know. Where is that will? It is hidden, because it doesn’t satisfy some people who are living there, especially the two Egyptians, husband and wife. They are living there in Cyprus, they kicked everyone away and were harsh with everyone.

What did the Prophet (s) say? Al-Ansar laa yuhibbuhum illa mu’min! Alhamdulillah, we were supporters of Mawlana Shaykh, my two cousins and Shaykh Adnan and me, that is what Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) had, four! If people don’t know, this is the reality. There was no one around Mawlana Shaykh at that time, Baha`uddin was ten, Muhammad was 15 or 16. We were there and Allahu Akbar, we made, how can I describe it to you? It is like a coup d'etat on the others, to make sure that Grandshaykh’s (q) will was executed correctly.

Where is the will (of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim) now? No way that there is no will! That is why we supported, will or no will, we did so out of love to Grandshaykh (q), who assigned by order of Prophet (s) to be with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q). In Grandshaykh’s will he said, “If Shaykh Nazim is not there, Shaykh Adnan is there. If Shaykh Adnan is not there, Shaykh Hisham is there,” finished! And that is the order, and no one can abrogate that order as it is from the Prophet (s) directly to awliyaullah!

So the supporters, only mu'min love them, and the only one that hates them is the munaafiq, hypocrite. So look now what is happening on the Internet, you can see who is supporting who. All these people didn't have anything to do with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q), they didn’t know him. So who is supporting and who is not, look and judge for yourself. Faman ahabbahum ahabbahu ’Llah, Who loves them, loves Allah (swt), wa man abghadhahum abghadahu ’Llah, and who hates them Allah hates that person. Allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammad.

The Love of Prophet (s) to Sayyidina `Ali (r) is Tremendous!

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ أَنَّهُ قَالَ لِعَلِيٍّ ‏ "‏ أَلاَ تَرْضَى أَنْ تَكُونَ مِنِّي بِمَنْزِلَةِ هَارُونَ مِنْ مُوسَى" ‏

The Prophet said to 'Ali "Would it not please you to be to me as Haroon was to Musa?"

(Narrated Sa`ad bin Abi Waqqaas, Ibn Maajah)

“Won't you be pleased for the relationship between you and me to be like Haroon and Musa, how was Haroon supporting Musa on all difficult things?” The Prophet (s) is saying, “Would you like to be like that, yaa `Ali? You will be on that level.”

That's why he (s) said:

أنا مدينة العلم و علي بابه

I am the City of Knowledge and `Ali is its Door (or Gate). (al-Haakim, Tirmidhi)

May Allah (swt) forgive us and bless us and take that fitna on the Internet away as it is for nothing. If they want the chair, come and take it, I am leaving it now. If they want the chair, let them come and get it, but leave the inspectors! I don't know what kind of inspectors, what they want to inspect. He is from Ahlu ’l-Bayt, from Madinatu 'l-Munawwara, he can make du`a.


We renew our baya` with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q), raise your hands all of you up, up up!


Wa ‘s-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.


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