Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
10 November 2010
(2 April 2003 Lefke, Cyprus)
Subhaanaka, subhaanaka, subhaanaka, new pages, unlimited pages. Everything that belongs to Allah Almighty is unlimited. If there are numbers, can you find a limit? Then we may speak on something about Allah Almighty's grants. Allah Almighty is saying:
قُلْ لَوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَادا ً لِكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي
Qul law kaana 'l-bahru midaadaan li-kalimaati rabbee la-nafida 'l-bahru qabla an tanfada kalimaatu rabbee.
Say (O Muhammad), "And if the seas were ink and the trees pens, they would be used up before writing the Words of our Lord." (Surat al-Kahf, 18:109)
If oceans are ink and trees are pencils for writing something from heavenly knowledge that belongs to Allah Almighty, the oceans will finish before the heavenly knowledge; whether you bring the seven oceans or one ocean, they are all going to finish! But the knowledge that Allah Almighty is granting to the Seal of Prophets will never finish, because he is the only one speaking on behalf of Allah Almighty, the first one. Allah Almighty is never making anyone else mukhaatab "to be addressed in the Divine Presence," except the most honored one among all Creation, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! No one can approach the Divine Presence as the Seal of Prophets, as Allah Almighty first created his illuminated soul, and it was noor, from which Allah created everything, it is coming from that way. Nothing can reach directly to Allah Almighty's Essence, it is impossible. Only through the way of the Seal of Prophets, the summary, the essence of the whole of Creation is with him. Allah Almighty granted that to him, and it is going on without stopping, never closing or cut off.
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajim. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Laa hawla wa la quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Keep the dhikr, as did Sultan al-Arifeen, Abu Yazid, Allah is blessing him. Keep what we are saying and try to be with the awliya. Try for your soul to be in their holy souls' oceans, because each one of those saints inherit from the Seal of Prophets (s). Those grand saints have been granted oceans, but all the oceans of all the prophets and saints in comparison to oceans granted to the Seal of Prophets (s) is only like a needle! If you are putting it in an ocean, what is it taking? It is only such a small thing.
All awliyas, saints, particularly grandshaykhs, that are in the first row closer to the Seal of Prophets (s), take directly from his oceans and their souls are taking from that ocean and are becoming oceans. Everyone's soul is like an ocean, and only Prophet (s) knows what is in them. Allah knows everything, but through the station of Creation, what has been granted to all prophets and grand prophets, the grandshaykhs are first-row inheritors. They are knowing, as well as the Prophet (s) knowing. But to be the first spring, coming from him to other stations, that wali and grand wali know. Therefore, they have creations through their universes that only that wali knows, and their creation is a grant from the Seal of Prophets (s), to whom his Lord's grant is increasing; it does not remain the same size or distance. Allah Almighty is saying, "O My most beloved servant! waladayna mazeed, I am granting to you, and what I grant will never end!"
Therefore, what was granted to Rasoolullah (s) when he was with us, now it is not the same. In every breathing, in every second, double the grant is coming from Allah Almighty. Therefore when we are saying, Abu Yazid, keep to awliyas, try to be with them, even with their names and through their association, as when we are mentioning their names an opening is coming for us. It is not free, nothing is given, no. Therefore, when you are mentioning good ones, saints, grand saints, prophets, grand prophets, and the Seal of Prophets (s), tanzilu 'r-rahmah, a grant is coming from Mercy Oceans from the Lord of Heavens on you.
The Holy Qur'an mentions the names of prophets, because every time you are mentioning their names, Mercy Oceans rains on you! Therefore, repeated so many times what happened for Bani Israeel, the Children of Israel, what happened to Sayyidina Adam (a), Sayyidina Nuh (a), Sayyidina Ibrahim (a) and other prophets, to take honor from them, from their noor, for their divine lights to come on you. And it is to prepare for you for Eternal Life, because Eternity may carry as much as you have been granted and never says, "It is enough." Whom are on Eternal Life and their target is Eternity, they may be asking more and more and it is not too much! As a plane is asking to fly, as much as we are putting petrol in it, it continues to fly, never saying, "enough." And our souls are also not stopping, no. Running through oceans, you can’t count them, and all belong to Eternity.
Therefore, it is an order to keep the suhbat, association; you must keep in line with them, mubashir, directly, that runs to your real being. Don't think this physical body is a real being; this is only a shadow being. The world cannot carry our real being. Therefore, Archangel Gabriel (a) sometimes appeared in a man's form, and we are saying, “Jibril just came. He left his station and is coming.” When he is coming here to Prophet (s), is his station empty? Is he coming himself, with his real being? Haqq. It is his representative, a shadow being in the form of man, but his real being is never going here and there in the Divine Presence. Never!
مَا زَاغَ الْبَصَرُ وَمَا طَغَى
Maa zaagha 'l-basr wa ma taghaa,
(His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong! (Surat an-Najm, 53:17)
His eyes are looking left and right? No! Do you think the Seal of Prophets was with us? How can he carry that? The whole Creation is going to disappear when his real being is coming into existence here. There is no more Creation coming in existence, finished, nothing is appearing. But everything is arranged and programmed through divine wisdom, and no one is knowing how it is or how it can be. No, we are on our station, we may speak and the Divine Addressing is first to Rasoolullah (s), then coming to us. If the Prophet was not the mediator, and then the Divine Revelation was coming down, it would have burned everything on Earth!
لَوْ أَنزَلْنَا هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَى جَبَلٍ لَّرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُّتَصَدِّعًا مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ وَتِلْكَ الْأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
law anzalna hadha al-Qur’an ala jabalin la-raaytahu khashi`an mutasaddi`an min khashyatillahi wa tilka 'l-amthaalu nadribuha li 'n-naasi la`allahum yatafakkaroon.
Had We sent down this Qur'an on a mountain, verily, thou would have seen it humble itself and crumble for fear of Allah! Such are the similitudes which We propound to men, that they may reflect. (59:21)
If it is not coming on the heart of the Seal of Prophets, if we are putting the Holy Qur'an on a huge mountain, that mountain is going to finish and vanish. Therefore, those no-mind, ignorant people say that Sayyidina Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him, is only like a postman, bringing and giving. They are so ignorant! This has just spread through the east and the west, and through the Islamic world now. They are not understanding the wisdom of why Sayyidina Muhammad (s) was sent to Mankind and granted the Holy Qur'an. Mountains can't carry it, but his most illuminated and most honored figure and heart can carry the Divine Revelation! Therefore, how can you say, "Now he is finished, and we may be without Muhammad (s); we may be with Allah (swt)." What ignorance! So many troubles are coming on those who say this. Yes, it is a very deep ocean, what we are trying to show to you, and we are not reaching to that.
This comes from Abu Yazid's ocean, Allah's blessings on him; his lights on our hearts to be illuminated, living hearts. Un-illuminated hearts are dead, locked hearts. So many huge scholars are coming and saying, "Our hearts are locked, we are not understanding what you are saying." Their hearts are locked down. Allah (swt) opens our hearts to awliyas. When we are going to awliya, they are giving our hearts as much as we need. That is rabita, heart’s connection, "heart-to-heart." When you are making rabita, divine lights granted to that wali or grand wali, or nabi, or grand nabi, or the Seal of Prophets (s), are running to your heavenly heart and you are going to be an illuminated one on Earth, like illuminated stars on a dark night. Billions are un-illuminated because that noor is not coming on them. And now heavenly beings are seeing that we are like stars shining in the skies. They are seeing who is illuminated, shining on the world. Therefore rabita, spiritual connection, is the most important medium to reach heavenly lights. Those who are denying, are cut off, no lights are coming to their hearts, and they are finished. Therefore, people now are in darkness because there is no connection from them to heavenly people or to illuminated servants of Allah (swt) who live around this world among us. They are not taking any care for the heavenly world, but in the darkness of dunya they are happy. Such creatures like to live in the dark night time, they don't like to come out in day time.
Now 99% of people don't like to look to illuminated heavenly lights and they are happy to live in a dark world, not in the light of a mediator; they like the dark atmosphere. Therefore, what are they going to do now? Their hearts are not illuminated, but they are not going to be complaining for what they are given by the Lord of Heavens as they are in darkness, but not asking for a spiritual connection to the Lord of Heavens. All who are living in a dark atmosphere without connection to their heavenly beings are troublemakers, saying, "We are living in a small country, no one going to accept it." But in Turkey, 80 million people are living; 800 thousand people are in Cyprus, asking to join European states. They think if they enter the European Union their troubles are going to be finished, and everything is going to be so smooth. But it is the biggest misunderstanding, because material life is never giving people a restful, good, enjoyful life full with pleasure, hayyatun tayyibah. If Turkey becomes a member of the European Union, they will have the same troubles because they are carrying the same dark illness with them. Darkness is darkness. The European Union is never going to give them a light, they are not going to be illuminated. Perhaps they may reach material (success), but they are (and will remain) un-illuminated, finished.
If the Iraqi problem is finishing, another problem will come out because the same illness is with people, that they are refusing a connection to illuminated existence and illuminated people, and they are only running after darkness and dark people. May Allah forgive us, and make us run after a good understanding! It is important and nations must know they if they cut off connections with heavenly beings, if they are denying, they will be cut off from prophets and will fall into darkness worlds and troubles.
May Allah forgive us, for the sake of His most beloved one, the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)!