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Meeting with Chilean Miners in Santiago

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

5 February 2011 Santiago, Chile

As-salamu `alaykum, welcome! Allahu Akbar! Allah, Allah.

Good evening. We are very happy to be here tonight. The musicians will continue and we will have a “hadrah party,” which is a therapy that will our energy up. We would like to announce, in five minutes, with the devoted work of some of our students, especially our doctor there, we will be receiving some people here that you might know. So we await them and will give them a big round of applause when they arrive. May God bless you and bless them.

(Classical Arab music program continues.)

(Miners arrive in the auditorium to a standing ovation, and join Mawlana and Hajjah Naziha on stage.)

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. It is an honor for us to be here today with these beautiful people and beautiful miners. (applause) I know the miners are very tired; they just returned from Miami, where there are nice beaches, swimming, watching beautiful girls, and they decided to stay in Miami, they don’t want to come back here! (laughter)

I have been requested to have the honor to be with them since the first day they descended 700 meters below the Earth. You know, there are treasures deep in the Earth, some of which are only allowed to be bought out in the time when Jesus is coming back. And we believe Jesus will return, to bring heavenly peacefulness on Earth. Saints know everything that happened to these miners when they were trapped, and I have explained that before. My teacher, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, whose portrait is there (on stage), told me to mention to the miners some of these secrets.

Treasures you don't find on the surface of the Earth are always found inside the Earth or the ocean, and you must drill in order to reach them. From Sufi, Jewish, and Christian mystical teachings, we know there are seven treasures that be cannot be brought out before Jesus returns. In the mine, they were going so deep they were approaching one of those treasures. As they were so near to it, in the ways of our Lord, because they were not running after it but doing their daily work, God wanted to show His miracle through them. He tried them over that heavy blockage of stones, (and the world assumed) no one can survive that. But from the breeze of heavenly angelic power that came to them from under the mountain, they were able to breathe!

When you plant a seed in soil and give it water, it becomes a tree. The One Who can make a dead seed a fruitful, living tree can make those who are trapped be a miracle for the world, showing that God is there, looking after everyone! It is a heavenly sign for human beings to refresh their memories about the Creator, that there is a Creator caring for everyone! That is why whenever we look at these miners, we remember the Greatness of our Creator.

All of us are going to remember this refreshment through remembrance of our Lord, and then our teacher has sent them a gift to present to each of them.


May God accept from all of us this small remembrance of His Majesty and Beauty! Now, may we always remember Him with His miracles on Earth. No one thought the miners will come out alive, but saints knew it and that is why they prayed for them, and especially for this one, as he is like me. (Mario Sepulveda, dubbed in the press ‘Super Mario’, who is seated next to Mawlana and speaks for the group.)

(Mawlana pats Mario and puts his turban on Mario’s head.)

(Audience cheers.)

(Mario [with translator]: It is true we are coming very tired from our trip. The first thing we went to do was in Orlando, Florida. We were invited to Miami to assist a company named “Casino” in different charitable fundraising events for disabled miners and those who got cancer from working in the mines. Something very strange happened, because at the beginning we were a group of fifteen supposed to go there, and for those things that only happen in this life, only thirteen of us went. We realized that everything that is happening through us is related to the great work of Allah, God. We feel really tired, but are highly honored to be here, especially when invited to be with such a nice audience to a meeting for the remembrance of God. [applause] For the next time since you gave such a precious gift, I will give you [Shaykh Hisham] a hat from a Chilean cowboy!)

(Mawlana gives a mureed’s turban to Mario and takes his turban.)

(Mario: We are honored to be in your presence, and we are thankful for all the prayers you made for us and our families.)

I have some gifts for all of you and the doctor, also. (Mawlana goes to each miner and gives each one an envelope.)

This is a small remembrance from our teacher in Cyprus, Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani.

(Mario: We receive this present with all our honor.)

We have more presents for the rest of the miners; if they don’t come here we will send it to them. Thank you very much. Whatever they want to do, if they are tired and need time to go to their homes and get things in order, we will see them next time.

(Mario: Please tell Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani we are grateful, and with his blessings it has been going very well.)

We are leaving this place with a lot of energy and this is an experience of how angels are always chanting in the Divine Presence! This is an invitation, but it is accepted, and everyone here has been blessed with this thinking and light, everyone here with the minera from the church. A blessing to them that all the bad, negative things they had done in their life, now they are clean! Whatever bad energy they accumulated, if they say, “astagfirullah,” it will keep them clean. If it is difficult, they can say, “la ilaha illa-Llah.” Otherwise, they can repreatedly say, “astagfirullah,” and “la ilaha illa-Llah” and “subhaanAllah.” I they say this three times daily, all negative energy will leave them.

Thank you. As-salaamu `alaykum!

[Mawlana receives miners and their families and friends, who wait in a long line to be blessed by him.]

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