5 August 2012 Redcliffe, Bury, UK
`Asr Suhbah at Redcliffe Civic Center (2)
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.
كل عمل لم يبدأ باسم الله فهو أبتر
Qaala ‘n-Nabi (s) kullu `amalin lam yabdaa’u bismillah fahuwa abtar.
The Prophet (s) said, “Any action you do that did not begin with ‘Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem’ is cut (there is no barakah in it, the barakah will disappear).”
When people do things, such as go to work or school, or open a book, they have problems because they don’t say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem;” instead they sit to do their school work and listen to hard rock music, or I don’t know what kind of music, especially the young ones. Are you doing that? Do you listen to music? (Yes.) You see, they are happy to listen to music. That’s why the Prophet (s) said that you must begin whatever `amal you do with “Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem.” When you eat, drink or go to work, wherever you go or when you visit people, you must begin by saying, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, when you drink you must say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem,” and Allah (swt) will take away all your problems and difficulties!
He will not leave any difficulty on you if you begin your day by opening your eyes and saying, “Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa-Llah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasooluh,” and then, Yaa Rabbee! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem,” then get out of bed and you will have no problems on that day. I believe that most of you are Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s followers? Are you sleeping? Say, “Yes sir!” (Yes sir!) So begin with Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. I have seen what Mawlana Shaykh does when he wakes up at night: before he opens his eyes he makes tayyammum and then he says, “Yaa Rabbee! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, abdau hadha ‘l-yawm. I begin this day with ‘Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem’.” He never opens his eyes until he says, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.”
And there is something more: the advice of Grandshaykh `AbdAllah, may Allah bless his soul, who said everything is reflected to the eyes, so when you open your eyes everything around you that you see and that you don’t see is reflected to the eyes. What that is depends on what kind of environment you are in. There is so much energy or so many vibrations in electro-magnetic waves going around and through everyone--they pass through human beings--which is why we say there is good and bad energy. If you experience good energy you feel healthy and strong, or if you are in bad energy then you feel tired.
There might be bad energy in your house due to hasad, envy or hatred, because you might be better than some, or you may be rich and have more than others and they become jealous of you. Or in some communities, such as Pakistani, Indian, Malaysian, North African, African, Singaporean and Indonesian communities, there is too much black magic, which is bad energy that is can be sent on you from far away and it will hit you. So Grandshaykh (q) said don’t open your eyes immediately when you wake up, because when you wake up in the morning, the stomach is empty and then all the bad energy will go through the body and the entire system.
So what will protect you, if you cannot do what the Prophet (s) did, and you might ask what he (s) was doing, but I don’t want to tell you! [Laughter.] A long time ago, Grandshaykh, and of course Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q), may Allah bless their souls, ordered all of us to put a bit of food under our pillow or on the nightstand next to your bed (a cracker, date, cookie, piece of scone, sugar cube or candy, etc.) so that as soon as you wake up you don’t open your eyes before putting that bit of food in your mouth. Keep your eyes closed and say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem,” then put that bit of food in your mouth and it will be like a magnet that absorbs all the bad energy sent to hit you that day, and it will not leave anything!
The Prophet (s) recommended that first thing in the morning, don’t eat anything except seven dates and one cup of milk, which he said will take away the effects of black magic and all the filthy things people do to each other. He did that to make sure the body is clean of all bad energy, which is black magic that goes everywhere and affects us. Fourteen-hundred years later, some Egyptian scientists thought about this sunnah and wanted to know how it could work. Five or six years ago, they took seven normal-sized dates and a cup of milk and put that in that artificial stomach with digestive acid found in the human stomach. Then in further studies on people, they saw a blue, ultra-violet light produced by the dates and milk that went all the way up to the brain, which made a shield for the body, protecting it from mental sicknesses, and it stays there and moves and turns. Then part of that from the digested dates and milk goes through the body, specifically between the tissues and muscles to where poison from the stomach first goes, and it attacks the poison, destroys it, and completely shields you from all bad energy around you.
Some Egyptian scientists wanted to know the secret of what the Prophet (s) said 1400 years ago, soon to be 1500 years ago, when he said, “I drink milk with dates, and it will save you from poison and black magic.” So anyone who has black magic, don’t come to me for the cure because I just gave you the answer! Also, when you visit Mawlana Shaykh Nazim may Allah give him long life, you tell him all your complaints for one hour and he doesn’t understand Urdu, and at the end he will say, “Fatihah.” So instead of making it difficult for him, limit yourselves to only say, “Yaa Mawlana, please read Fatihah for me!”
Say “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem” when you wake up, before opening your eyes, put that food in your mouth, eat it, and it will protect you. Later when you get up, drink a cup of milk and eat seven dates. Those scientists tried taking six dates or eight dates and it didn’t work; every formula is based on numbers. “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem” is comprised of nineteen letters.
عن عبد الله بن مسعود قال : من أراد أن ينجيه الله من الزبانية التسعة عشر فليقرأ : بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
`An ibn Mas`ood, man araada an yunjeehillaaha min az-zabaaniyya ’t-tisa`t `asharata fal-yiqraa bismillahi ‘r-rahmaani ‘r-raheem.
If you want to be saved from the angels of the Hellfire (who are 19, according to Holy Qur'an) those who deserve Hellfire must pass between these 19 angels. So recite ‘Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem,’ and you are safe from them.
Say now, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem,” and we are saved! What more do you want than this? Now you can go home: we are saved! We have no doubts in the Prophet’s, the Sahaabah’s or in awliyaullah’s words! Also, Allah (swt) will add His Protection against the nineteen angels of Hellfire on every letter of “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem” that you recite, and He will make them grant you a paradise!
Another hadith states:
عن جابر بن عبد الله قال: لما نزل ( بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ ) هرب الغيم إلى المشرق وسكنت الرياح ،وهاج البحر وأصغت البهائم بآذانها، ورجمت الشياطين من السماء، وحلف الله تعالى بعزته وجلاله أن لا يسمى اسمه على شيء إلا بارك فيه
Idhaa nazala bismillaahi 'r-rahmaani 'r-raheem harab al-ghaym ila al-mashriq wa sakanat ar-reeyaahu wa haaja ’l-bahru wa asghatikI ’l-bahaa’im bi-adhaanihaa, wa rujamiti ’sh-shayaateen, min as-samaa’i wa halafa ’Llahu ta`ala bi-`izzatihi wa jalaalihi an laa yusama ismuhu `alaa shayin illa baaraka feeh.
When Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem was revealed to the Prophet (s), the clouds immediately ran to the East from their fear. And the winds calmed down, and the sea became stormy, the waves churned, and every creature that Allah created was listening to “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem” [from Jibreel (a) to Prophet (s), Allah opened to them] and Allah swore by His Honor and His Grandeur that no one would recite His Name over anything except that He would bless it.
In Islamic teachings, “East” always indicates Paradise and “West” indicates a lack of barakah. Pakistan is in the East. How can an ant can have an ear? And he said, the animals begin to listen through their ear, it means an ant can hear us. They can hear. Can ants hear or not? Can they speak? The Qur’an said Prophet Sulayman (a) was listening to the ant:
َالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لَا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ
Qaalat namlatun yaa ayyuha 'n-namlu 'dkhuloo masaakinakum laa yahtimannakum Sulaymaanu wa junooduhoo wa hum laa yash`uroon.
One of the ants said, "O Ants! Enter your homes unless Sulayman and his armies unknowingly trample you." (Surat an-Naml, 27:18)
فَفِرُّوا إِلَى اللَّهِ إِنِّي لَكُم مِّنْهُ نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ
Fafirroo ila-Allahi innee lakum minhu nadheerun mubeen.
Flee to Allah (from all that is false and evil)! Verily, I am from Him a warner to you, clear and open. (Surat adh-Dhaariyaat, 51:50)
O mu’mins, Muslims! Fafirrroo ila-Allahi, “Run to Allah (swt) and to Prophet (s) for safety,” the ant said to the other ants, and how did they hear her? Ants’ nests contain millions of ants, and all of them were able to hear and understand her! That means one shaykh with many mureeds; one Prophet (s), one creation, all of which is under Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah! So one ant was able to see the danger and warn, “Run from the danger!”
O Muslims! With all this danger around us, that which we know about and that which we do not know about, still we are not opening our eyes and ears! On Hajj, all devils, the army of Iblees, were stoned with pebbles and Allah (swt) gave us with His Dignity, Honor and Greatness in His Oath, “Anyone who says ‘Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem’ in My Name, I will make a lot of a barakah for him in this dunya.”
And we will end with this hadith from Ibn `Abbas (r), a famous Sahaabi, who wrote tafseer of Holy Qur'an that contains ahadith references:
إذا قال المعلم للصبي بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم فقالها كتب الله له براءة للصبي وبراءة لوالديه وبراءة للمعلم من النار
Idhaa qaal al-mu`alim li ’s-sabiyy Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem fa-qaalahaa, kutib Allahu lahu baraa’tun li’s-sabiyy wa baraa’tun li waalidayhi wa baraa’tun li ’l-mu`allim min an-naar.
When the teacher says to the child, “Say ‘Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem,’” it will be written for the child, for the teacher, for the mother and father that they are freed from Hellfire.
Mashaa-Allah, all of you have this among your family when you say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem,” which is protection from the Hellfire that extends throughout your entire family. Many Pakistanis send their children to study hifzh al-Qur’an, so good tidings for you, as Ibn Abbas (r) said, “When the teacher says to the child, ‘Say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem...’” We are all children, so say now, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, kutib Allahu lahu baraa’tun li’s-sabiyy wa baraa’tun li waalidayhi wa baraa’tun li ’l-mu`allim min an-naar,” and it will be written for the teacher, for the child, for the mother and father and the entire family that they will be free from Hellfire and go to Paradise!
May Allah forgive us and bless us, and bless you, the people of Bury, and the people from different places. I was expecting to see 200-300 people at this event, so I’m surprised to see at least 1,000 people here, and may Allah bless you all!
Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
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