12 October 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
Hajjah Roqiya: What did Sayyidina Musa (a) ask?
Mawlana Shaykh: He asked (Allah), “Did you create any other servant like me?” He (swt) instantly filled the desert with countless servants exactly like Sayyidina Musa, all with the same appearance, height and majesty. The desert was not able to count them. Allahu Akbar! Sayyidina Musa (a) was a fierce, majestic and forceful prophet dressed with the Divine Attribute of al-Jalaal, “The Majestic.” Our Prophet (s) had both Divine Attributes, al-Jalaal and al-Jamaal, “The Beauty.” Allahu Akbar!
Hajjah Roqiya: Did Sayyidina Musa (a) ask this when he went to Mount Sinai?
Mawlana Shaykh: I think so. Look at the question; Hajjah Roqiya is like a professor! I sometimes remember it and say it. He is Allah Almighty! When our Prophet (s) passed through the Seventh Heaven, he saw all of the inhabitants were like him; there was no difference. If one of them would come down to Earth, even the Companions (r) would not notice. He saw that he was not alone. This is the Glory and Magnificence of Allah!
Everything is in him (s); what Sayyidina Musa (a) saw is very little, and only Allah knows the limit of what our Prophet (s) has seen. Allahu Akbar! O our Lord! Give us health, power and well-being, for the honor of Your Beloved (s) and for the honor of Musa Kaleemullah (a), `Isa Ruhullah (a), Ibrahim Khaleelullah (a), and for the honor of all other prophets, to destroy this unbelief and the sultanate of Shaytan!
Salaams to all prophets! Prophet `Isa (a) was not jalaali, fierce, not at all! SubhaanAllah. Allah, Allah! Prophet Ibrahim (a) was a jalaali prophet, was he not?
Hajjah Roqiya: Sometimes.
Mawlana Shaykh: Sometimes?
إِنَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ لأوَّاهٌ حَلِيمٌ
Inna Ibraheema la’awwahun haleemun.
Behold, Abraham was most tender-hearted, most clement. (Surat at-Tawbah, 9:114)
Mawlana Shaykh: But he was majestic, it is true. Inna Ibraheema la’awwahun haleemun. Haleem, clement. He stood up against Nimrood, and did not show any kindness with him. He was fierce when he needed to be. Therefore, he was the one who kept both, jalaal and jamaal. Allah, Allah! His majesty was such that whoever looked at his face would fall down. Nimrood used to say, “I cannot bear to see him!” He was very scared of him.
Hajjah Roqiya: But he would still continue to act like Nimrood?
Mawlana Shaykh: Yes, he continued to enact his tyrany. Allah, Allah!