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Prophet (s) Is the Master of All Doors

Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

30 July 2020 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan

Day of Arafat

[Translated from Arabic by Dr. Ali Hussain]

The generous is with the generous, and the beloved is with the beloved. So what do you think about our beloved, Mustafa (s), who makes the place of his Companions the paradise known as "Paradise of the Beloved Ones"? This paradise has supernatural powers. The one who opens this paradise is the Prophet (s), and he opens it when he chooses to.

Masha’Allah, you are in the middle of a blessing because the most favorite of the Prophet (s) is the Garden of Dhikr. Very few people do dhikr; most people pray and go. Allah (swt) said:

الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقلُوبُ

Those who believe, and whose hearts find their rest in the remembrance of God - for, verily, in the remembrance of God [men's] hearts do find their rest. (Surat ar-Ra`d, 13:28)

Allah (swt) is encouraging people through the love of the Prophet (s) to do abundant dhikr. This dhikr has a special characteristic. What is this characteristic? It is such a characteristic that if the door is knocked on, then the answer will open the door. As we said, it is the Prophet (s) who opens the door. So the Ummah of the Prophet (s) is the Ummah of open doors. As we said already, the Ummah of the Prophet (s) has many such doors through the blessing of the Prophet (s). So be happy, O Community of Prophet (s)! He is making our feet firm, which is mentioned in the Mother of All Speech, the Holy Qur’an . As Allah (swt) says:

تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَالأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدَهِ وَلَـكِن لاَّ تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا

The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet ye understand not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbear, Most Forgiving! (Surat al-Isra, 17:44)

Even the smallest ants you can possibly think of have their ways. Through the blessing of the Prophet (s), the doors were opened. Fifty doors for the Prophet (s), and other doors that cannot be counted. And Allah (swt) created special love for the Awliya, saints, in their hearts. They do not know they are saints, but they know through their hearts that they are Prophet's loved ones, and whatever they say, their father will accept from them.

So what about the Prophet (s) being Abu 'l-Abwaab, Father of all Doors? He knows what everyone is thinking through his heart!

Allahumma salli `alaa Muhammadin hattaa yardaa Muhammad. O Allah! Send your blessings upon Prophet Muhammad (s) until he is happy and satisfied. Allah (swt) will give him and then ask him, "Are you satisfied yet?" and he (s) will say, "O my Master! O my Lord! I am at Your doorstep: whatever You give me, I will give to my Ummah." And then the Prophet (s) will be happy and he will be the one who gives aid on the Day of Judgment.

The Prophet (s) is the most sincere of human beings in our time and in the age of the entire Ummah. This makes all servants, all saints, and all prophets happy. This is because the saints are the source of wealth. What kind of wealth, money? No. `Ilm, knowledge? Might be. In his presence, tides of knowledge will come into them, but only those who are firmly established in knowledge will understand it. They will say, "We believe." And then the Prophet (s) will send them [as messengers of the deen] to whatever Allah (swt) has willed of worlds.

They talk about computers, which cannot understand even one insect, but that one insect is understood by the one who has a connection to the Prophet (s). Alhamdulillah that we have a connection to the Prophet (s) since we are from his community.

As-salaatu wa 's-salaamu `alayka ya Sayyidee, ya Rasoolullah. As-salaatu wa 's-salaamu `alayka ya Sayyidee, ya HabeebAllah. As-salaatu wa 's-salaamu `alayka ya NabiyAllah.

They say they have learned and completed their studies, but they have not yet even begun their studies, they are still studying insects. And the ant said, "O Ants, enter your homes."

[Shaykh Sahib recites]

حَتَّى إِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَى وَادِي النَّمْلِ قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لَا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ

At length, when they came to a valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, enter your homes, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it." (Surat an-Naml 27:18)

The ant is one the smallest of insects. That is what they say. But in reality, there are creatures smaller than the atom. The atom is afraid of Ahl al-Haqiqat, the People of Reality. And we are afraid of the punishment of Allah (swt) in the hellfire. Allah (swt) out of His love for His saints sealed them by sending salawat upon the Prophet Muhammad (s).

Allah (swt) said, "Run to your houses." Even hide inside your clothes! And never leave your homes, as long as the Prophet (s) is with you. The power of Sayyidina Sulayman (a) is in this verse of Surat an-Naml.

We might not see because of its small size, but the ant has as many as 150 teeth in its mouth. They eat, they drink, they fight, they speak, and they are successful and happy in their lives.

[Shaykh Sahib recites]:

حَتَّى إِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَى وَادِي النَّمْلِ قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لَا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ

At length, when they came to a valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O ants! Enter your homes unless Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it." (Surat an-Naml 27:18)

They are not aware, even though they have entered the homes that are specific for them. Those small ants, you can see what they are doing. They are constantly moving, they never stop because they have obtained the contentment from Allah (swt) to, "Go out in dunya and teach my servants what I want from them."

This is one ant. If you look at ants in their home, you will see what no eye has seen, what no ears have heard, and what has never occurred to the heart of a human being. They walk together; you rarely see ants not walking in a large group. If the ants are walking and moving, why aren’t we walking and moving? We are, but we are covered, and this cover goes to the baraka of the Prophet (s) and his people.

The reality of ants is beautiful. We praise Allah (swt) and we thank Him for what He has given us. And we are very grateful and we show big gratitude in the gatherings of Allah's remembrance (swt).

They ask, "Why this knowledge?" So that it becomes an example for those who need examples. You can give good or bad examples. The love of Allah (swt), the love of the Beloved (s), and the love of the guide, the shuyookh, if you show your love to them and it is accepted, they will admit you to a blue Ocean of Sustenance. Instead of moving here and there, they come and give you what you can eat and drink. They come to you with permission, with the title Aqtaab. They are the Pole-saints, like Qutbu 'l-Aqtaab, the Pole of Poles, and Qutbu 'l-Mutaharris, the Pole Who Observes, Takes Care and Protects.

Allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammad, hatta yardaa Sayyidina Muhammad.

How is the Prophet (s) going to be content when he gave everything to his Ummah? That’s why he (s) always opens the doors for his Ummah. Alhamdulillah, for what Allah (swt) has given us of blessings. The blessing of all blessings is one: to be the beloved of the Awliya is the blessing of the one who might suffer. There are groups of people who have been sincere and have practiced true love of Prophet Muhammad (s).

Wa min Allahi tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-Fatiha.

[Naray Takbir, Allahu Akbar

Naray Risalat, Ya Rasul’Allah

Naray Haydari, Ya Ali

Naray Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, Zindabad!

Naray Shaykh Muhammad Hisham al-Kabbani, Zindabad!

Jive Jive, Murshid Jive,

Jive Jive, Murshid Jive,

Jive Jive, Murshid Jive,

Jive Jive, Murshid Jive,

Masha’Allah, Masha’Allah Mawlana.]

At my age, I was like you. But the difference between me and you is the love of the mashayikh, which I have fully and you have partially.

I was studying medicine and I had a problem with the teacher. So I said to myself, "I’m going to go visit my shaykh."

Allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammad. "One ant came," and Mawlana Shaykh `AbdAllah Daghestani (q) said to me, "Where are you going?" I was coming to visit him with a car, and at that time it was very difficult to own a car. But my father was rich so I used to take a car and left from Lebanon to Sham to visit him.

He said, "Where are you going?"

I said, "I am going to my house in Beirut."

He said, "No need. What are you carrying?"

I said, "A book."

He said, "What do you understand from that book?" Then he told me, "I am suffering from the knowledge in that book," because it was a very difficult subject. He said, "Throw the book away!"

So I threw the book away (Mawlana smiles). When I threw the book away, it demonstrated the strength of my relationship with the shaykh. Do you listen to him or do you listen to yourself?

It was a very difficult subject. I said, "For you, ya Sayyidee."

He repeated, "Then, throw the book away."

So I have to go back to the university, give them back the book and return with nothing. And that day—I don’t forget it—where he said, "Go and return the book" was the day I had an examination. So I returned the book and said to myself, "We will never find the book again," as it was very difficult to get.

So after a while, two to three hours later, I still couldn’t find the book. We looked in all our places in Beirut, Lebanon and there was no book. So I went to tell him this and I found the book on his shelf. Who put the book there? Me? No. So he gave me the book and said, "You don’t need it, hand me the book." I took the book and put it back on the shelf. I had a choice: either I take the book and go the way of dunya, or leave the book for some people who might need it and I go the way of Akhirah. And I am still on that way.

Sixty years with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q), and forty or forty-five years with Mawlana Shaykh `AbdAllah ad-Daghestani (q). I was in my shaykh's service. I was only afraid of one thing: that this way would be difficult for my mother. I wanted to help my mother and I did not want her to suffer. I went to Beirut, as the shaykh said.

[Later] he said, "What did you do?"

I said, "I gave the book to someone who was in need of it and I am not, since you said, 'Leave dunya and come with me,' I am leaving now."

And then he kicked me out (Mawlana smiles). I was in a bad situation, but I was happy that Mawlana Shaykh Nazim was happy with me. He tried to give me a hard time, to check what I would do. And in his eyes I was successful and alhamdulillah, I passed that university exam, without having that book available [to study].

Sometimes I don’t wear a ring. Why don’t I have a ring [today]? Because there are some people who are thieves, who steal everything. So I took the ring off my finger and I said to the thieves through my heart, "Let us see what you can do now."

There was a person who was greatly in love with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, but he was a thief. Don’t be a thief. It means, don’t listen to Shaytan when he wants to pull you from your love for Awliyaullah!

So it is like that. My life and your life insha’Allah will be happiness.

Shaykh Sahib.

[Na`m Ya Sayyidee.]

The sun is shining.

[Na`m Ya Sayyidee, it is about to set.]

There is a story in which there were two partners doing business together, running a wheat factory. I was watching both the thief and the factory owner to see what they were going to do. I watched the thief, and he was the one who took the ring from my finger in an amazing way and put it in his pocket. I didn’t say anything. Next day, there was a demonstration [of the shaykh's baraka]. The thief and the honest partner were both happy that the shaykh was observing them, and I saw how that thief was making more money than the good one.

The factory owner said, "Ya Rabbee! I am carrying the burden of running this factory and the wheat it produces. So whatever You want from me, I am empty, I don’t have anything left. Everything is taken from me, because of the test that my partner put me in."

He looked at the wheat he was pushing in front of him. He used to bring fresh, clean wheat and the best fresh eggs, and all these he was giving to the thief; not giving anything to those who were in need. In the end, when the wheat man succeeded [in this test], he sat there and he was happy at the loss of wheat, and said, "If not for this wheat and its baraka, I would have never succeeded. This is success for us as AwliyaAllah are trying us."

They are Awliya, they can do anything [to test their followers].

Wa min Allahi tawfeeq, bi hurmat'il-Fatiha.

AwliyaAllah have ways to make you happy or angry. Don’t say, "Why is this shaykh like this?" Ask yourself before you come to the shaykh, how many sins you have committed? Did you erase all the sins from yourself? No, you cannot, and this is similar. Insha’Allah we will sit again tomorrow for the second story.

Dunya is a disaster. Alhamdulillah. Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billah i'l-`Aliyyi 'l-`Azheem, Wa ufawwidu amree il-Allah, inn-Allaha baseerun bil-`ibaad.


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