As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu.
Bismillahi ’r-Rahmani ’r-Raheem.
وَالنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَى مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَى وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَى
Wa’n-najmi idhaa hawaa maa dalla saahibukum wa maa ghawaa wa maa yantiqu `ani al-hawaa in huwa illa wahyun yoohaa
By the star when it goes down, your Companion is neither astray, nor being misled, nor does he say (aught) of (his own) desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him. Suratu ‘n-Najm (The Star) 56:1-4
Oh Muslims, Believers! Allah said in Holy Qur`an that Sayyidina Muhammad (s) does not say anything if it is not revelation. Anything he says is a revelation, anything he moves, it’s a revelation, in his daytime it’s a revelation, in his night time when he is sleeping it’s a revelation. He (s) is revelation from Allah to humanity.
In a hadith of Sahl ibn `Ubadah (r) and narrated by Bukhari and Muslim, Prophet (s) said:
إن يوم الجمعة سيد الأيام وأعظمها عند الله وهو أعظم عند الله من يوم الأضحى والفطر وفيه خمس خلال خلق الله فيه آدم وأهبط الله فيه آدم إلى الأرض وفيه توفى الله آدم وفيه ساعة لا يسأل الله فيها العبد شيئا إلا أعطاه إياه ما لم يسأل حراما وفيه تقوم الساعة ما من ملك مقرب ولا سماء ولا أرض ولا رياح ولا جبال ولا بحر إلا وهن يشفقن من يوم الجمعة
عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال " سيد الأيام يوم الجمعة ، و أعظمها عند الله ، و أعظم عند الله من يوم الفطر و يوم الأضحى ، و فيه خمس خصال : خلق فيه آدم ، و أهبط الله فيه آدم إلي الأرض ، و فيه توفي الله عز و جل آدم ، و فيه ساعة لا يسأل الله العبد فيها شيئاً إلا آتاه الله إياه ما لم يسأل حراماً ، و فيه تقوم الساعة ، ما من ملك مقرب و لا أرض و رياح و لا بًحْر و لا جبال و لا شجر ، إلا وهن يشفق من يوم الجمعة "
Sayyid al-ayyaamin `indallaahi yawma ’l-jumoo`ah yawmal-jumu`ah `adhami min yawma ’l-nahri wa ’l-fitri, wa feehi khamsa khisaal: feehi khuliq aadam, wa feehi uhbita min al-jannati ila ’l-ard, wa feehi tuwufeeya, wa feehi saa`atun laa yas’alullaah al-`abdu feeha illa wa a`tahu’llah wa feehi taqoomus-saa`at wa ma min malakin muqarrabin wa laa ardin wa reehin wa laa bahrin wa laa hajarin wa laa jibaalin wa laa shajarin illa wa hoowa mushfiqan min yawma ’l-jumu`ah
The best day in the year to Allah , the best time in the year to Allah , the best gift in the year that Allah gave to humanity is Friday, Yawm al-Jumu`ah. Jumu`ah is better than Eid al-Fitr, the holy day we break fast, and it is also better than Eid al-Adha, the holy day of pilgrimage: both of them are less important than Yawm al-Jumu`ah. Allah knows what is secret in them and Allah knows what is secret in Yawm al-Jumu`ah.
Prophet (s) said, continuing the hadith,
In the day of Friday Jumu`ah, there are five different characteristics that made it very important. In Yawm al-Jumu`ah, Allah created Adam (a), means he had created the vehicle that can carry the light of Prophet (s). He created Adam (a) for this whole Ummah, for this whole generation, for all Creation to come from him. And on Friday, after Adam (a) being created in paradises, it was also on Friday that Allah's willed for Adam (a) to come on to Earth, and He sent him on Earth on a Friday. On that day, he left and passed from the dunya on a Friday and in that day, there is one hour that if anyone asks Allah anything in that hour, and if he was clever and found when is that hour, if he asks Allah anything, Allah will give to him. Allah gave the knowledge of that hour to His Prophet (s), Allah gave that knowledge of that hour to His awliya قدس سرّه and in that time, they ask Allah and it is never rejected, it is always accepted.
And Prophet (s) said:
Allah will give him anything he wants when he asks in that hour, except if he doesn’t ask a sin, or if he asks to stab his brother in the back or backbite or make a conspiracy against someone. Whatever else from that, Allah will give. But when you ask Allah to give you a conspiracy against someone, Allah will not accept from you. Or if you ask to break a relationship with your relatives, brothers and sisters, with your cousins, with your parents.
Many people today don’t care for their parents, they don’t care for their relatives, they don’t care for their cousins. They are far away, and Prophet (s) didn’t like that.
And Prophet (s) said:
And in that day, the Day of Judgment will come on a Friday, the Day that is important to Allah that He gave to humanity. In that Day, even heavenly angels, even the universe, the skies, heavens, earth, wind, mountains, pebbles, rocks—all of them are worried because the Day of Judgment is going to be on that day.
Oh Muslims! Let us take the opportunity of a Friday, to be here in the presence of our shuyukh, to be in the presence of Sultan al-Awliya, Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil Al Haqqani قدس سرّه, to repent to Allah as He mentioned in Holy Qu`ran:
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلاَّ لِيُطَاعَ بِإِذْنِ اللّهِ وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذ ظَّلَمُواْ أَنفُسَهُمْ جَآؤُوكَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُواْ اللّهَ وَاسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ الرَّسُولُ لَوَجَدُواْ اللّهَ تَوَّابًا رَّحِيمًا
Wa maa arsalnaa min rasoolin illa liyuta`a bi idhnillaahi wa law annahum idh dhalamoo anfusahum ja’ooka fastaghfarullaaha w ’astaghfara lahumu ’r-rasoolu la-wajadoo’llaaha tawwaaban raheeman
We sent not an apostle, but to be obeyed, in accordance with the will of Allah. If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come unto thee and asked Allah's forgiveness, and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed Oft-returning, Most Merciful.
Surata ‘n-Nisa (The Women) 4:64
We are asking forgiveness from Allah for what we have done, in the presence of our shaykh and in the presence of Prophet (s). And I will end with that hadith:
Shaddaad bin `Aws (r) narrated that the Prophet (s) said: I will teach the best of istighfaar. If you want to be forgiven, follow that istighfaar: recite it in the morning, recite it in the evening, and it is sayyid al-istighfaar (the master of seeking forgiveness). It is:
اللَّهُمَّ أنتَ رّبِّي لا إله إلا أنتَ خَلَقْتَني وأنا عَبْدُكَ وأنا على عَهْدِكَ ووَعْدِكَ ما اسْتَطَعْتُ أعُوذُ بِكَ من شَرِّ ما صَنَعْتُ وأبُوء لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ علىّ وأبُوء بِذَنْبي فاغفر لي فَإنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذنوبَ إلا أنتَ يا اللهَ.
Allaahumma anta rabbee, la ilaha illa anta; khalaqtanee wa anaa `abduka wa anaa `alaa `ahdika wa w`adika ma ’staata`tu a`oodhu bika min sharri ma sana`tu; abu’oo laka bi ni`matika `alayya wa abu’oo bi dhanbee; fa ’ghfir lee, fa innahu la yaghfiru ’dh-dhunooba illa anta.
O Allah, You are my Lord, there is no god but You; You have created me, and I am Your servant, and I stand firm on my covenant with You according to the best of my ability. I seek refuge in You from the evils of my own actions. I acknowledge Your favors upon me and I confess my sins to You, so forgive me, for no one has power to forgive sins except You.
(The Prophet (s) said:) If somebody recites this invocation during the night, and if he should die then, he will go to Paradise without questioning (or he will be from the people of Paradise). And if he recites it in the morning, and if he should die on the same day, he will have the same fate. And if he is believing it that Allah will forgive him with that istighfaar and if he dies before waking up, he shall be from the people of Paradise.
aqoolu qawlee haadhaa wa istaghfirullaah l`azheem lee wa lakum wa li-saa’ir il-muslimeen, fa-yaa fawzan lil-mustaghfireena istaghfirullaah.