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Ati` Allaha wa ati` ar-rasoola wa uli 'l-amri minkum

I know that someone’s birthday  is today so when it is over we will sing happy birthday.

Ati` Allaha wa ati` ar-rasoola wa uli 'l-amri minkum


Allah said in Holy Qur'an obey Allah, obey his prophet Sayyidina Muhammad (s), and obey those who are on authority.

Like for example today, someone coming from France, and has to cross the border, he realizes that he forgot his passport. He has to go back to get back to Paris, to get back his passport to attend this gathering, which is a sweet gathering, insha-Allah.

But what does this teach us? It teaches us a lesson, that you have to obey the authority. You cannot pass without a passport, you cannot pass without an ID.

So everything has an id, and everything has a passport. We have to carry our ID’s and our passports in order to cross one border to another boarder. If we don’t have enough documentations they tell “you go back, you cannot come.” But if you came and reached the border and you don’t have an id, they become suspicious, is it not. When you come inside, the immigration or customer, and you don’t have an id, they don’t let you go back, not they want to question you. Then you have a big problem. Might be you are innocent but might find you have a parking ticket you didn’t pay it 20 years ago and they come and say you have to pay it now, today is the day we caught you. You have to pay your penalties, your dues.

 You cannot say, no, I will get my passport. No, you cannot go, you are here in prison until you send someone to pay that 15 years old ticket. So everything must have an id, must have a passport. You cannot cross without that and it has to be with no tickets. If you have a ticket you are lost, blocked, finished. Do we have our ids with us with no tickets or with tickets? Because one day we are going to cross the border fro this dunya to akhira. So they are going to ask us there, “where is your ID?” “Here is my ID.”

They have their own computers there, not like computers here. That is heavenly computer. They press a button and everything comes in one second. They don’t say “O, until we reboot the computer, it crashed too much.” The computer crashed as you had too many tickets. You will be so happy that it crashed. No they press one button:

وَإِذَا الصُّحُفُ نُشِرَتْ

wa idha as-suhufu nushirat – When the scrolls are laid open; At-Takwir [81:10]

O wait say. Azraeel, give me another chance. No, no more chances. Allah said obey…

Those who are on authority on us, we obey them and who are those who are on authority?

They are tow angels. They are writing.

You want them to write good or you want them to write bad? Everyone wants them to write the best that they can be. So sometimes in dunya many times in dunya we do that but we don’t appreciate that or like that but the whole system now in dunya is under the table. Give something under that table and you pass. But there are some who don’t allow under the table. Allah does not allow under the table. Everything on the table.

When Allah swt tested say. Dawud and two angels came to him in his mihraab and they were disputing.

A`udhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem

Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem


إِنَّ هَذَا أَخِي لَهُ تِسْعٌ وَتِسْعُونَ نَعْجَةً وَلِيَ نَعْجَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ فَقَالَ أَكْفِلْنِيهَا وَعَزَّنِي فِي الْخِطَابِ

Inna hadha akhee lahu tis`aun wa tis`oona na`jatan wa liya na`jatun wahidatun fa qaala akfilneeha wa`azzanee fi’l-khitaab

"This man is my brother: He has nine and ninety ewes, and I have (but) one: Yet he says, 'commit her to my care,' and is (moreover) harsh to me in speech." 38:23


قَالَ لَقَدْ ظَلَمَكَ بِسُؤَالِ نَعْجَتِكَ إِلَى نِعَاجِهِ وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنْ الْخُلَطَاء لَيَبْغِي بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَقَلِيلٌ مَّا هُمْ وَظَنَّ دَاوُودُ أَنَّمَا فَتَنَّاهُ فَاسْتَغْفَرَ رَبَّهُ وَخَرَّ رَاكِعًا وَأَنَابَ

Qala laqad dhalamaka bisuali na`jatika ila ni`ajihi wa inna katheeran mina al-khulata’i layabghee ba`duhum `ala ba`din illa alladheena amanoo wa `amiloo as-saalihaati wa qaleelun maa hum wadhanna daawoodu annamaa fatannahu fastaghfara rabbahu wa kharra raki`an wa anaab.

Said [David]: “He has certainly wronged thee by demanding that thy ewe be added to his ewes! Thus, behold, do many kinsmen wrong one another [all] save those who believe [in God] and do righteous deeds: but how few are they!” And [suddenly] David understood that We had tried him:  and so he asked his Sustainer to forgive him his sin, and fell down in prostration, and turned unto Him in repentance.

Allah sent two angels. when Allah  tested Sayyidina Dawud, because he had 99 wives. Allah gave him, because he is a prophet of Allah, you cannot say “why?” That is mentioned in the Old Testament. And then he saw another one, the wife of one of his generals and he liked his wife and he wanted his general to leave his wife and he take her and she becomes his 100.

So he sent a message to his general to leave his wife and Allah sent to him two angels and they appeared in the mihrab where he prays. And one said, “We are two brothers, O Dawud, my brother has 99 sheep lambs and I have one. From that one, we eat, me and my family. He asked me to add it to his, to become his one hundred. What do you say about that dispute between us?”

He said, “No you cannot ask what belongs to your brother to take it from him and add it to you. What you have, Allah gave you, is what he gave you. What he gave you he gave you.”

Then immediately he knew he did a mistake and he repented immediately and went into sajda.

Why I brought that story? Because even to Sayyidina  Dawud , and he is a prophet, Allah  questioned him. Allah  asked him… Allah is going to ask us, O Muslim brothers and sisters. What have we achieved and done in our life. Can we say “I am praying” no you have to pray. Can you say “I am fasting.” No, we have to fast. If you don’t do that that has a different punishment. Can we say we don’t accept the Oneness of Allah. Can we say I wont give charity, you cannot say. Can you say I don’t want to do hajj if you have the ability. No you cannot these are the 5 pillars of Islam you cannot say no to them.

So on top of that what is Allah swt going to ask us, what you did for me? What are wee going to say. He asked say. Musa, what you did for me. He said, ubaligh risalatak. I deliver your message. I fast for you I pray for you. He said, “no, no , not at is for you not for me. Iyyaka na`budu wa iayykkak nasta`een. You have to do it, that is an obligation. You are muwwahid, you have to do your `ibadah. “What are you doing for Me?

O my Lord teach me.”

I am not saying this from what I have learned. What I have learned we are not discussing it. I am saying this from what I learned from watching Mawlana Grandshaykh Shaykh Abdullah al-Faiz ad-Daghestani and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, I m not discussing that I learned from Islamic Shariah  not, but I am discussing what they say, not what we say. I am quoting them. Some people might like it and some people might not like it. I am not doing anything but delivering a message, last month when I was there, nearly last month in end of February, early March, he ordered me to do something and to come to London more frequently to make sure that his student and his disciples and all of us are his student and disciples, and we are not shaykhs or anything, but we are lower than anyone here, but what he commanded, we are doing, as he asked and as Grandshaykh asked. We are not higher and one lower, no we are all the same one hand.

So he said and this is Grandshaykh story. He said, “O Musa what are you doing for Me?” He said, “I don’t know. Teach me what I have to do.” He said, “help My servants.” Help who?: “help My servants than you are doing something for me.” How to help?

Help is a big question. You need a very general meaning, you need lot of definitions. It is not something simple or easy. He said help my servants. Which servants? Muslims and non-Muslims or Muslims and non-Muslims. To help them in what.. in what can you help them? Education, work if you can, visit a sick person, make counsel to people who are in difficulty or problems., give them advice, teach as much as you can good behavior and moral excellence, teach them to eliminate cheating and lying and bad manners and to improve in good manners. Educate means to educate in different fields and teach them good manners.

To establish them means what? To educate means to establish places you can teach. You cannot teach in a bathroom. You cannot teach in Siberia where there is snow, out on the open air. You cannot do things that cannot reach people. And you cannot reach one by one, you need masses. This is how Sahaaba, may Allah  be pleased with them Ridwan… when the Prophet (s)  sent them out, they reached people they go to villages from one place, home they were able to disseminate Islam and love of the Prophet (s) , though they didn’t know the language. But people running to look at them like spotlights. They didn’t know the language. Look the Sahaaba near border of turkey, the cousin of the Prophet (s)  Quthum ibn al-Abbas he moved there and the people there dint know any Arabic and he change them all to Islam by being a role model, by being an example of help.

So all these people who are here, why they are coming. For what reason? they might be happy with their wives and children at home, watching soccer games, football games and playing video games. Why they have to come? Because Mawlana Shaykh Nazim is their role model. Out of love they have to come. Because his spirit. Why they say we have to come to Peckham and everything is nice here and the Board of Trustees opened everything for us and welcomed us. The spirit of Mawlana Shaykh is here, the rawhanniyyah is here. If anyone can see that they see it here.

From 1979 when we were in Jeddah. He used to come there and we had as hospital there we lived there and he came and asked us to come and collecting money in order to put fist mosque. That is the first mosque. Shacklewell Lanes. You go there his spirit is there. He is and was the role model for everyone that is why people are coming. You have to help each other. To help is to educate each other. Educate not just to wear a turban. Today you say I wear a turban, this is Islam. No that is not necessary. Half of Mawlana’s students have no turban, no jubbah, normal clothes; no ring. So what … Islam is not wear jubbah and cloak and turban and cane, and if not we say “that one is unbeliever.” That is what is happening between Mawlana’s students. Lack of what? Lack of some kind of knowledge. If I put a hat, like this hat or this hat or this hat, it is no problem. Or I don’t put anything, because It is problem if I go to work with something it Is problem. But the problem Is the heart. How close you are to Allah and prophet and shaykh

So he said, help my servants. Say. Musa doesn’t know how to help them. …test comes in diff. way. Always we think something and the test comes something else. That is why we need to have wisdom. Can the men move forward and tighten the spaces please.

There are spaces there.

So Allah swt tests us in many ways. So he said, “ok, insha-Allah I will do what I need to do.” So one day , after Allah  asked him what are you doing, and he said, I am praying and fasting and he said that is fro you for me is to help My servants and he explained different ways.

And one day a person came to him, a neighbor, not a near neighbor but a far neighbor, like 20 or 25 minutes. This is how they used to count. They never count half an hour by plane or car. But they count in minutes by car or donkey. One hour donkey time, or one hour camel time. It was like 25 minutes walking. And the neighbor came to him and said, “Ya Musa I have guests today, many guests are visiting me. And  I like to get from you, because you now when guests come to visit Allah’s places:

 وَأَنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لِلَّهِ فَلَا تَدْعُوا مَعَ اللَّهِ أَحَدًا

Wa anna al-masajidu lillahi fa la tada`u ma` Allahi ahada.

"And the places of worship are for Allah (alone): So invoke not any one along with Allah. – al-Jinn [72:18]


The masaajid are for Allah. Not for anyone else. And when Allah’s servant goes into the masjid and prays you cannot come against him; you cannot open your heart and hand for him as you were the cause to open that masjid and as much as people come then you get benefit. As much people come and pray then you will be rewarded, then those who are looking over the masjid will be rewarded if he prayed one prayer they will get the reward of one prayer. If 2 people pay they get reward of 2 prayers. If hundreds of people are praying then the one looking over mosque will get the rewards of all of them as he is looking after Baytullah. That is why if someone is praying you cannot stop him, you cannot push him you cannot say “no.”

So that man said, “O Musa, I have guests coming today, I need for you to give to me your big pot that you use to cook for your people. I don’t have a big pot to cook in.

And say. Musa said, you are not a believer. He is not a believer in say. Musa, he is a pagan, worshiping idols. He said, “How will I give it to you, you don’t worship my Lord. Go from my face. Unbeliever.”

If Sayyidina Musa kicked the unbeliever, can anyone kick the believer? No one can kick the believer out.

So Allah is testing. He said, help my servants. Say. Musa looked and said, “this is an unbeliever how am I going to help? I am not.”

You go to Mecca and Madina. Always Makkah is open 24 hours. Can anyone say to someone open Masjid al-Haraam. Even in Madina, it used be open al the 24 hours like in Ramadan. That is baraka for people.

So Sayyidina Musa thought, “O that was an unbeliever, I kicked him out, Allah will be happy with me.”

And Musa is Kaleemullah - he speak directly with Allah. Allah said, I told you to help my servants. Sayyidina Musa said he is not your servant he is unbeliever. Allah said, “Who cares. I created him; you respect My creation, whether he believes in you or he does not believe in you, don’t you see I am providing him? Respect My creation and if not I throw you out from prophecy.”

Allahu Akbar! What do you think if you harm a believer? If that is for non-believers, then what for a believer?

He said, “If you don’t run after that unbeliever and give him the pot then I will throw you from My prophecy.”

Sayyidina Musa was shaking. From many of Allah’s revelations to him, one was a threatening one. How Allah spoke to Sayyidina Musa put fear in Sayyidina Musa. Sayyidina Musa was shaking.

How many we are on Judgment Day going to be asked about. What you did this and what you did that? Are we not going to be shaking. Shaykh Marwan.

I don’t understand how… I don’t know. Really we don’t know, how we are able to breath in every moment when we remember at any moment Allah is calling us.

That is why Sayyidina Muhammad (s) said if you know that I know you would have spent your whole life in tears and you would have little bit smiled. And we are all the time smiling and socializing and womanizing and what else also and menoizing - I don’t know if it is correct English. Is it English? [it is now] so as it is in the dict.

So we are all full of problems. And we come to each other and try to fight with each other for what reason. For no reason. And he said, If you don’t give to him now this pot, you will be out of my prophecy. And say. Musa quickly putting the pot on the hors and running after that unbeliever. He said, o my brother. He said, “O, how I became your brother, I was before unbeliever?”

He said, “O my brother!”

“How I am your brother now Ya Musa? I cannot be your brother now, it is impossible, something has happened strange. I cannot accept that.”

He said, “Ya akhee. Allah swt “No,” He said, “how I can accept until you tell me, I am not going to accept from you that pot.” He said, “No please accept that - it is for you, it don’t want you to return it even.” He said, “How?  Half an hour ago, I begged you to give it to me and now you are running with the horse begging me to take the pot?” He said, “O my brother! Allah threatened me for you?” He said, “O, I don’t believe in your ilah, your god, your lord. How did He threaten you because of me?”

“He said, ‘That unbeliever is My servant as you are My servant.’ He said, ‘If you don’t give it to him I will throw you out of prophecy!’”

That man said, “Ashhadu an la ilaha ill-Allah wa anna Musa Rasulullah.”

He said, “Is your god like that? I cannot believe it.”

It was so much for him, he was going into tears and going into sajda. He said, “Look how Allah is changing me after 70 years from unbeliever to believer.”

He was a monk in his society and all of them became Muslim. How? By one word: “help My servants.”

And awliyaullah what they do? They are role models to help Allah’s servants. It is not by turbans as I said, or by wearing a jubbah or by wearing a ring or by carrying a stick. It is not by praying your five prayers - you have to do them. But it is by taking you from the back characters to the good characters. Eliminate this anger. Eliminate that anger that is with people, what is destroying today our ummah in the whole nation, it is the anger.

The Prophet (s)  said, to Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, “al-ghadabu kufran ya Aba Bakr. Anger turns you to be an unbeliever. Because anger is the main trunk of all bad characters.

That is why in Salaat an-Najaat you ask Allah swt to save you or take away, khalis min to take way and save you from anger because it is the root of sins. You become angry on your soul, you do a sin.

Why people do a sin? Why people make a sin? Not because you are pious you do a sin. No - it is because your body is coming against the soul. When the body becomes so frustrated with the soul ,because the soul is a heavenly spirit, inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`oon. When you die the body goes back to earth and the soul goes to where it came - either the soul will be imprisoned, because in dunya you were not doing what you should and not because the soul is imperfect or dry but because the body is full of darkness and it must be cleaned. We are from Ummat an-Nabi. That will be left til Judgment Day  to be cleaned. So when the body becomes so frustrated, angry against the soul, it makes the soul to be under feet of the body, then the body steps on the soul and goes and commits the sin. The body works on bad desires. The soul is in cage of the body. That is hwy awliyaullah they are not in the cage of body. They are free to move freely.

That is why you were asking about the mountains how they move as fast as clouds, marr as-sahaab.

وَتَرَى الْجِبَالَ تَحْسَبُهَا جَامِدَةً وَهِيَ تَمُرُّ مَرَّ السَّحَابِ صُنْعَ اللَّهِ الَّذِي أَتْقَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ إِنَّهُ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَفْعَلُونَ

Wa tara al-jibaala tahsabuha jamidatan wa hiya tamurru marra as-sahaabi sun` Allahi alladhee atqana kulla shayin innahu khabeerun bima taf`aloona

Thou seest the mountains and thinkest them firmly fixed: but they shall pass away as the clouds pass away: (such is) the artistry of Allah, who disposes of all things in perfect order: for he is well acquainted with all that ye do. An-Naml [27:88]


You see the fan turning. It is turning is it not? But put a flashlight on it, it becomes direct spotlight on it, it becomes still although it is turning. When the light moves in to that turning fan you see it not turning anymore.

People with fast movement of awliyaullah their movements are so quick. So when you are looking they are moving so fast but you see it still. Like the example of in physics when you direct the light on the fan it is still but in reality it is moving. Awliya  are the same - they are moving, they can be with you and with him and her at any moment. Their souls are free.

So do want to check yourself? If you get angry the soul is still in the cage of body. If I don’t get angry then my soul has been released. Simple equation.

So awliyaullah are helping us by giving us a big pot. What is that big pot?

What do you get from a Shaykh tell me? Especially Naqshbandis. Let us look at ourselves. What we are getting from our shuyukh? All Sufi people. I was explaining today that Sufi people are different levels even. There are those who are Sufi and at the same time they study - they want to learn about their Islam. Then there are Sufis that don’t want to know anything about Islam. You know these people. They are the people who say “We don’t need to pray,” the Sufis of the west. They say they don’t need to pray. They say “we do with our souls meditation” and they don’t pray or fast. And there are Sufis who pray and fast and do hajj and who do zakaat and do shahada and make dhikr and wear turbans, and jubbah and use canes and wear rings but they don’t try to educate themselves in Islam - in Islamic studies.

They say, “O ok, we are connected to our shuyukh - it is enough.”

I heard it many times from people. They don’