Centre for Spirituality and Cultural Advancement (CSCA)
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.
Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah,
nawaytu 'r-riyaada, nawaytu 's-salook, lillahi ta'ala al-`Azheem fee hadha 'l-masjid.
أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
Atee`oollaha wa atee`oo 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:59)
As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.
A drop in the ocean that has no limits, no bottom, and no measurement, the ocean of the verse, “Inform My servants that I am The One Who can forgive them.”
نَبِّىءْ عِبَادِي أَنِّي أَنَا الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ
Tell My servants that I alone am truly Forgiving, a true Dispenser of Grace. (Surat al-Hijr, 15:49)
“Nabbih `ibaadee anna al-Ghafoor ar-Raheem” also means, “Inform My servants I am The One Who has no beginning and no end.”
The Prophet (s) alone was able to pass through the Seven Heavens and reach the Station of Two Bow Lengths or nearer, Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adnaa.
“My beginning is with Allah's permission and my end is with Allah's permission. According to what Allah gives me, I will appear.” He (s) can appear here [Mawlana weeps], he can appear anywhere he likes.
Yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah, yaa Rahmatan li ’l-`Alameen, yaa Shafi`ee al-Mudhnibeen. Nahnu `ibadun `ajizoon `an kulli shay laa nudrik wa la nafham shay, wa haaoolaail alladheena yafhamoon wa nahnu `alaa `ataabihim waaqifoon wa humul awliyaullah.
O Messenger of Allah! We are powerless servants; we are in need of your hand, yaa Rasoolullah (s). Teach us and keep us at your threshold, and we are standing at the knowledge you have allowed us, brought us, made us to reach. We are waiting for you, yaa Rasoolullah (s)! We are your Ummah, will you send us to other than your community? Yaa Sayyidi, yaa Rasoolullah (s), you don't like to see us in another Ummah.
That is why Ummat an-Nabi (s) is Ummatan Maghfoora laha qabl an tukhlaq, forgiven even before it was created. We are seeking from door to door, and from Wali to Wali, and Allah guided us to Grandshaykh `Abdullah al-Fa'iz ad-Daghestani (q) and Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil (q). Allah (swt) has granted us these doors and these Awliyaullah, and we are thankful to be among their followers, yaa Sayyidi, until we reach the Shore of Safety. Yaa Rabb, yaa Allah!
That Shore of Safety is Baab al-Khalaas, the Gate of Deliverance, a gate that no one goes in and comes out from. When you enter the Garden you don't come out. We entered as soon as our mothers gave birth to us, we came saying, “Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa-Llah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa ‘r-Rasooluh, `alayha nahya wa 'alayha namoot wa 'alayha nalqa-Allah!”
We pray to Allah to keep us on this and to bring us out from this life on this Kalimah. Upon it we were given life, upon it we die, and upon it may we meet Allah.
Everyone is seeking Paradise; when you go to see your parents or wife or anyone after a long time, you buy them flowers or something to make them happy. Allah (swt) created us to make our universe happy, and by “universe” I mean our kingdom, the Kingdom of Allah on Earth. Allah’s Kingdom is His servants and He will not be happy if his servants are not happy; that is why the work of Awliyaullah is to remain happy and transfer that happiness to their followers.
Yaa Sayyidi, yaa Rasoolullah, yaa Rahmatan lil-`Alameen, laa tatrukn li wahidina, don't leave us to Shaytan. We are people who know nothing except through you and with you. Takif kull maamooraat wal manhiyyaat. O Prophet (s), we need you, because all the commands and prohibitions of Allah (swt) start and stop with you teaching us, and you are the one taking us to that goal we were created for, which everyone desires to reach.
يس وَالْقُرْآنِ الْحَكِيمِ إِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ عَلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
YaaSeen. By the wise Qur’an, Lo! You are sent on a Straight Path. (Surat Yaseen, 36:1-4)
Sayyidina Muhammad (s) has been described as “Yaa Seen” in Holy Qur’an and Hadith: he is the one to whom Allah has given power and he distributes it to the Ummah. “Yaa Seen”, “Yaa” the last letter of the alphabet and through these two letters the whole universe, qaaiman bi dhaatihi, is able to stand on its own. We ask Allah (swt) to give us support and give us power to understand. Yaa Seen is qalb al-Qur'an, the heart of the Qur’an, so every information you need through this universe is through Yaa Seen. Physics, chemistry and medical science all take from the Prophet (s).
Since they are in dunya, Allah gives equally to people, but on the Day of Judgment they will be judged. So from now on, let us know the judgement that will save us in Akhirah, and it is Yaa Seen, so make dhikrullah through Yaa Seen.
When the Prophet (s) went to Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adnaa, he used Yaa Seen as a vehicle, because Sayyidina Jibreel (a) took him to the invitation that Allah had prepared through the angels to receive him. It was a spiritual adventure that the Prophet (s) needed to give his Ummah. He did not take anything from the universe, he completely gave it to his Ummah. Let us show Sayyidina Muhammad (s) our beauty that we are dressed with through him.
Yaa Seen, wa’l-Qur’ani ’l-Hakeem: subhaanAllah, Allah is giving an oath through Prophet (s). We cannot understand the Greatness of Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Why does Allah give an oath by ‘Yaa Seen’, the Prophet (s)? Because he can carry everything!
قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
Say (O Muhammad), "If you (really) love Allah, then follow me! Allah will love you and forgive your sins, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surat Aali-'Imraan, 3:31)
He can carry the whole Ummah! To follow Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is to follow his orders. If you are following him, that is a great ni`mah. Inshaa-Allah we will be able to speak about it today or tomorrow. If there are many people we can talk about it tonight, or otherwise tomorrow.
In Laylat al-Israa’ wa 'l-Mi`raaj, Allah asked the Prophet (s), “Sifnee, describe Me, yaa Rasoolullah (s).” Allah is asking the Prophet (s) to describe Him. Allah is al-Jalaal, The Majestic, and al-Jamaal, The Beauty. When you want to describe Allah, you describe the Prophet (s), and then you will be able to begin describing Allah (swt).
May Allah make us to be able to describe the Power and the Beauty that Allah gave to Sayyidina Muhammad (s).
Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
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