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The Fire of Regret Burns Hotter than Hellfire

Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

11 February 2021, Fenton Zawiya, Michigan

Zoom Meeting & Suhbah

Translation by Imam Soihibou Mahmoudou

[Mureeds convey greetings to Mawlana]

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Okay. Can I begin?

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillaahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.

Alhamdulillahi Rabbi 'l-`Alameen, wa ’s-salaatu wa ’s-salaamu `alaa ashrafi 'l-mursaleena Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammadin wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma`een.

Naaru ‘l-hasrah, the fire of regret is a fire of punishment. We are asking Allah (swt) to forgive us and to keep us away from fire, especially the fire of hasrah. We are weak people and weak servants have to be punished quickly. It means that we ask Allah (swt) and His Prophet that the punishment will be easy for us.

Because he said in Holy Qur’an:

وَإِن مِّنكُمْ إِلَّا وَارِدُهَا كَانَ عَلَى رَبِّكَ حَتْمًا مَّقْضِيًّا

Wa in minkum illa wariduhaa kaana `alaa rabbika hatman maqdiyya.

Not one of you but will pass over it: this is, with thy Lord, a Decree which must be accomplished (Surah Maryam, 19:71)

Because he said in Holy Qur’an, “Each one of you will deserve it.”

This fire of confusion is going to take all over this fire of fitna is connected with the fire of regret, naaru ‘l-hasara.

Oh Allah! Don’t leave us in the hand of Iblees because Iblees is using the fire of regret. Keep participating in such events to relieve us from naaru ‘l-hasara, the fire of regret.

Grandshaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani (q) and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) have explained about the fire of regret that it would touch those who leave Allah (swt) and His Prophet (s) and go towards bad things. It will touch them. The fire of regret is stronger than an ordinary fire or the burning fire of hells. Each one of us has to keep making istighfaar so that the fire of regret will not touch us.

Alhamdulillah, wa ’s-salaatu wa ’s-salaamu `alaa Rasoolillah.

Alhamdulillah, may peace and blessings be upon the Prophet (s) and the love be upon Prophet (s). We do have a pillar on which we can lean our backs to support ourselves.

O human being! You are facing something that is going to come on you. Try not to be an easy prey for that enemy to eat you. Naaru ‘l-hasrah is a fire that eats everything, whether green or dry. Many people are living in a place where this fire of regret exists. Try to save yourself from being touched or burned by the fire of regret and corona is one of these fires of regret. The naaru ‘l-hasrah is dangerous because already the decision has been made that naaru ‘l-hasara is going to attack with full force.

People must understand that no one can say that, “We are safe.” We are all in danger because the decision has already been taken and made, so no one is safe from this except the ones that Allah wants to be saved. Naaru ‘l-hasrah is a fire that has never been put down nor extinguished. Be away from it!

Don’t be afraid. You are the people of Islam, thus you are protected if who are praying and fasting and reading Qur’an. People are looking and saying, “What is this man talking about?” But the power of this man is coming from a station of great power.

Grandshaykh (q) and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) said that people will be stepping on dead bodies. They cannot put that naaru 'l-hasrah down. They are trying and trying but the fire is coming, coming, coming!

Allah (swt) has sent us something precious; follow it! It is the month of Rajab. The Prophet of Allah (s) said:

رجب شهر الله، وشعبان شهري، ورمضان شهر أمتي

Rajab is Allah's month, Sha`baan is my month and Ramadan is the month of the Ummah.

(Abul-Fath ibn Abi Fawaris in his `Amalee from al-Hasan)

Any sin that people commit has to be written; pay attention to everything you are doing! Allah's Prophet (s) said, Rajabun shahrullah wa Sha’banu shahree. So, Rajab is mentioned in Hadith an-Nabawi (s) and Ibn Anas (r) conveyed the hadith that: Rajabun shahrullah wa Sha`ban shahree wa Ramadan shahra ummattee. Why has it been mentioned in this order, Rajab, Sha`ban, Ramadan? It is because the Prophet (s) wants to gather everyone under one group.

You have to be very thankful to Allah (swt) and that is why we have to look at both the punishment and non-punishment. Anyone who is doing his prayers is saved. Anyone who is doing other than that, must think that there can be a punishment.

Allah wants to save us. Therefore we see the great gentleness of the Prophet (s) when went on Israa’ wa 'l-Mi`raaj in this month. He wanted to save the Ummah. The Prophet (s) will save the Ummah with a special power that Allah gave to him (s) for that. The Prophet (s) went to Israa’ wa 'l-Mi`raaj to save people, inshaa-Allah, to dress them from his Sunnah.

Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. There is no power and now might except with Allah The Exalted, The Great.

Don’t worry. We will be with the Prophet (s), inshaa-Allah. What is going to happen is already written. They cannot change it. We have to accept what they have sent to us.

We see today they have satellites that are orbiting and (they are) saying, “Satellite. Satellite. Satellite. Something is happening.” Do you think that is happening with the power of the satellite? The power of a satellite is like one millionth of the power from the ocean of the Shaykh. News comes to the Shaykh before it comes into the papers.

It is an obligation on us to see the power of the Shaykh. The power of our shaykh is so fast and it is quicker than the power of other shaykhs. The power of the Shaykh is connected directly and is coming directly from the Prophet’s (s) power. It is so fast that no one can calculate its speed but this only comes directly from the Prophet (s) to a real shaykh with power.

I was staying at Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s (q) house and at Ishraq time he said to me and my brother, “Follow me. I want to show you some of the power of the shuyookh and the Awliya.” Because tariqah is not only spending power with no reason. They keep the power [and don't use it]. We sat in the room, and it is a small room. He said, “I am going to tell you something from Haqaa’iq al-Qur’an, the Realities of Holy Qur’an.” We were very happy to understand and to know what Mawlana Shaykh (q) was going to teach us because those who connect themselves with a shaykh who can give them this knowledge are truly lucky ones. Only the five Qutbs can reach this knowledge: Qutb az-Zamaan, Qutb al-Bilaad, Qutb al-Aqtaab, Qutb al-Irshaad, Qutb al-Mutasarrif. The five Qutbs will be taking their knowledge from the one who will be sitting with them. Their knowledge will be coming from that one, the head.

I am asking, “Who is the president?” He said, “Ask him,” but I’m asking him. When there is a great difficulty, these Qutbs come together and study how they will fix the problem. Alhamdulilah, a signal came from Mawlana Shaykh (q) telling me, “O my son! Of the five Qutbs, the main one is the fifth one and that fifth one works day and night, taking his orders directly from Prophet (s).”

So that Qutb is like a satellite is moving with a speed beyond the power of all other satellites. The satellite is in front of the five Qutbs, but the speed and power of the fifth Qutb cannot be measured and his ocean cannot be understood. This is the meaning of the five Qutbs. It is Allah’s (swt) Sunnah to His Creation to always appoint these five Qutbs to take care of them. Therefore don’t worry. They gather with their five powers, then six powers, then seven.

Allah (swt) gives what cannot be given. Mawlana Shaykh `AbdAllah (q) and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) explained the power of the murshid. A murshid, guide, has this power and he uses it for the sinners and the others to clean them and save them. A shaykh will not leave them until he takes care of them and cleans them. After a shaykh finishes with his mureed, he will give them to the Prophet (s) and the Prophet will take them to Bahr an-Nazhafa, the Ocean of Purification. He (s) will submerge them into that Ocean of Purification, which has an immense power.

Mawlana said to us, "In this small room the presence of the shaykh speaks. What more than this do you want? I am opening for you the Secret of Obedience."

وَلَا تَدْعُ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَهًا آخَرَ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ هَالِكٌ إِلَّا وَجْهَهُ لَهُ الْحُكْمُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ

Wa laa tad`u ma` Allahi ilaahan aakhara laa ilaaha illa huwa kullu shayin haalikun illa wajhahu lahu 'l-hukmu wa ilayhi turja`oona.

And call not, besides Allah, on another god. There is no god but He. Everything (that exists) will perish except His own Face. To Him belongs the Command, and to Him will ye (all) be brought back. [Al-Qasas 28:88]

He (swt) says, “Everything will disappear except His Face.” Your entering into this room of sainthood one time is enough for you to take from the five Qutbs. The power that comes out from the room that the Shaykh is in, is given to clean the sinners and to purify them, and this power is different from that of an ordinary shaykh. Alhamdulillah, praise and thanks be to Allah, many, many, many, double, double, quadruple, quadruple times. The power of these saints is multiplying very fast to reach all those who are in need.

You are from different countries. It’s good. Alhamdulillah it’s something that is loved. Alhamdulillah, for Allah’s (swt) favor.

Keep your salawaat, your prayers. Ramadan is coming. Keep the Ramadan fasting. Alhamdulillah, for His favors that are apparent and that are hidden.

Inshaa-Allah we will finish our meeting and we will inshaa-Allah meet another time for more explanation of this suhbah, inshaa-Allah. Thank you. Thank you.

[Dhikr commences]


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