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The Rewards of the Full Shahadah with a Sincere Heart

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

6 April 2012 Lefke, Cyprus

Jumu`ah Khutbah

(Arabic du`a translated)

All praise be to Allah Who honored us to be of the ummah of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and Who honored us with imaan. Laa ilaaha illa-Llahu wahdahu laa shareekalah, lahu ‘l-mulku wa lahu ‘l-hamd, wa Huwa `alaa kulli shay'in qadeer! We bear witness that there is no God but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the Immense Kingship and His is the Praise, and He is Able to Do All Things! And we bear witness that Muhammad (s) is His Prophet and Messenger. May Allah (swt) be pleased with all the Companions, in particular the four caliphs: Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, Sayyidina Umar, Sayyidina Uthman, and Sayyidina `Ali (r). We hope from Allah (swt) that He makes us from those who fear Allah and who accompany those who fear Allah and to make us always with our mashaykh, in particular Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani (q). He (swt) made the Truth clear and brought down Falsehood. And we ask, “O Allah! Don’t make us among the wrongdoing folk, but rather make us to be among the pure, righteous servants who honor Your saints.”

The Prophet (s) said:

من قال لا اله الا الله دخل الجنة

Man qaala laa ilaaha illa-Llah dakhal al-Jannah.

Whoever says, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah (which implies inclusion of ‘Muhammadun Rasoolullah’) enters Paradise.”

It is not enough to only say, "Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” without saying, “Muhammad Rasoolullah.” We have to say, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadan Rasoolullah.”

Imam Muhammad ibn Tirmidhi (r) said:

A servant will come on Judgment Day and will not find on his Scale except “laa ilaaha illa-Llah” and that servant will cry out, “O my Lord! I didn’t find it in my Scale... “SubhaanAllah wa bihamdihi” fills what is between Heavens and Earth and … on the Day of Judgment, Allah will call the servant in front of Him to judge him and when He puts the scale for his hasanaat and his sayyi`aat, (that one will realize proof of the verse):

فَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَه ُُ وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَ

Fa man ya`mal mithqaala dharratin khayran yarah, wa man ya`mal mithqaala dharratin sharran yarah.

Whosoever has done an atom's weight of good shall see it, and whosoever has done an atom's weight of evil shall see it. (al-Zalzalah, 99:7-8)

So then the servant will say, “O my Lord! I said, ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadan Rasoolullah’ all my life, but I cannot find it on the Scale! Where is it?”

Then some angel will say to him, “The Scale cannot contain ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah,’ as it is bigger than the Scale!” How can the Scale take/carry something bigger than the Scale? The Scale in itself will be in it (Laa ilaaha illa-Llah). Neither Heavens nor Earth can contain “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” and the evidence is in what the Prophet (s) said:

Any Muslim who says, “SubhaanAllah wa bihamdihi” one time in his life, this will be enough to contain the whole seven Heavens and Earth! And if you say, “alhamdulillah,” this will fill the entire Scale so that there is no more room for “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.”

Qaala ibn `AtaAllahi Sakandari wa kayfa laa yafrahoonaa wa qad qaala Ta`ala ‘wa yustagh- firoona liman fil-`ard. Ibn `AtaAllahi Sakandari said, “How can you not be happy when Allah said, ‘The angels are going to make istighfaar on your behalf, [42:5] and bring you to the Day of Judgment clean?’”

تَكَادُ السَّمَاوَاتُ يَتَفَطَّرْنَ مِن فَوْقِهِنَّ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ يُسَبِّحُونَ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّهِمْ وَيَسْتَغْفِرُونَ لِمَن فِي الْأَرْضِ أَلَا

إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

Takaadu as-samawaatu yatafattarna min fawqihinna wa ’l-mala’ikatu yusabbihoona bi-hamdi rabbihim wa yastaghfiroona liman fi ‘l-`ardi alaa innallaha huwa al-ghafooru’r-raheem.

The Heavens are nearly rent asunder from above them (by His Glory), and the angels celebrate the Praises of their Lord and pray for forgiveness for (all) beings on Earth. Behold! Verily Allah is He, the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat ash-Shura, 42:5)

Because whenever we say “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah,” Allah creates an angel that says, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah,” from which He creates another angel that says, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.” That way, He is creating infinite numbers of angels coming from “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” and the rewards of all their recitations will be written for you and they will ask forgiveness on your behalf until the Day of Judgment! So you must be happy, O Ummat an-Nabi (s)!

Ibn Ata`Allah as-Sakanadari (r) stated this is the meaning of that verse, that angels are making istighfaar for those on Earth. Be happy to be believers and to be from Ummat an-Nabi (s) and from this distinuguished tariqah and from followers of Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani (q)!

So the Prophet (s) said, man qaala laa ilaaha illa-Llah dakhal al-Jannah, “Whoever says, ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah’ (which implies inclusion of ‘Muhammadun Rasoolullah’) enters Paradise.” Are you saying this with a sincere heart or not? When you say “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadan Rasoolullah,” that already contains the whole Scale and you will enter Paradise. Now that we said, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadan Rasoolullah,” this will be enough for you to enter Paradise!

Abu Hurayra (r) reported that the Prophet (s) said:

When a servant of Allah sincerely utters the words ‘laa ilaaha illa-Llah, There is no God except Allah,’ the doors of Heaven open up for these words until they reach the Throne of Allah, so long as its utterer keeps away from the major sins. (Tirmidhi)

The Prophet (s) said anyone who says “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” with a sincere heart, whether he is old or young, Allah (swt) will open for him all seven doors of Heavens and whatever is above Heavens until reaching the Throne of Allah (swt) as long as you don’t commit big sins such as adultery, killing, and particularly lying, because of what the Prophet (s) said in the following hadith:

The Sahaabah (r) asked the Prophet (s), “Yaa Rasoolullah! Does the mu`min steal or rob?" The Prophet (s) replied, "Perhaps." They asked, "Does the mu`min make zina?" The Prophet (s) replied, "Perhaps." They asked, "Does the mu`min steal?" The Prophet (s) replied, “Perhaps.” Then they asked him, "Does the mu`min lie?" To this the Prophet (s) replied, "This, no!" (Kenzu ’l-Ummal, 8994)

Some people take words out of context or out of place and they backbite, spread false rumors, and mislead others to think what they say is correct. Anyone who does gheebah, backbiting, or nameema, lies to people or putting words to make differences between people, [saying something like “retire” without completing the actual phrase, “retired from traveling”], you must complete the sentence or else it is like saying, “Laa ilaaha, there is no God,” and that is kufr! You must complete it by saying, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, there is no God but Allah.” If we only say some parts of what someone said and did not finish (or accureately repeat) what was said, this will confuse people and make them think something is wrong.

Whoever does that must make istighfaar and say, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” and Allah (swt) will forgive. That’s why the Prophet (s) said, “You must have sincerity in your heart when you say ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.’” Although it will be recorded for you as hasanah, if you don’t have sincerity in your heart, even if you say “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah’” hundreds of times, it will not give you the full right to reach Paradise and the Throne of Allah, as mentioned by Ibn Ata`Allah as-Sakanadari (r) and the Prophet (s).

So our duty is to make sure we do not lie on the tongue of awliyaullah and say things that they did not say. We must not say that Sultan al-Awliya said something which he did not! No, that wali didn't say it; you made it up. Don’t say, “Mawlana said this and did that,” (making it up) as that will be haraam if he didn't really say it. Our shaykh is not an ordinary shaykh. I have known Mawlana since I was 15 years old. He is Sultan al-Awliya! What Mawlana did for the benefit of Muslims and mu’mins, no one can describe! May Allah give him long life! May Allah (swt) bless him and give him shifa’a! May He (swt) give him, his family, and all his followers around the world the best!

Be careful of saying things that Mawlana did not say! Be careful from backbiting and spreading false rumors. May Allah (swt) give awliyaullah power and strength! May Allah (swt) give them what He didn’t give to anyone and to inherit from the Prophet (s). May Allah forgive us.

When you hear the words “salloo `ala an-Nabi,” you must praise the Prophet (s)! All of you must say it! I am not hearing you, still you are sleeping! Salloo `ala an-Nabi! Allahumma salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa `alaa aali Sayyidina Muhammad!


Wansur Sayyidina Mawlana Sultan al-Awliya, Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani. Yaa Shaykuna! Yaa Habeebana! Yaa Muhjata Quloobina! Fidaka abee wa ummee, fidaka anfusina laka yaa Sayyidee. Yaa Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani! I sacrifice for your sake my father, my mother and my life. Yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah! We ask you to seek forgiveness for us and to support our shaykh, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani. O Mawlana Shaykh! Present us to presence of the Prophet (s). Nashkoo amrana wa ilayk! We are complaining to you, yaa Rasoolullah! Nashkoo wa nastasbihuka wa nastasbihu shaykhana. Yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah. Allahumma amidnaa, Sayyidee Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani bil umuru ‘t-taweel wa bi ‘sh-shifaai ‘l-`ajeel wa bi zuhooree Saahibi ‘z-Zamaan, Sayyidina Muhammad al-Mahdi (a). Wa antakoona yaa Sayyidee, Yaa Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani qudwatana ila ‘Llahi Ta’ala wa ila ‘l-habeebul Mustafa wa antuqaddimana li hadratin nabeeyya `alayhi `abdalu ‘s-salaati wa ‘s-salaam wa anyuqaddimana ila ‘l-hadratil haqqi `azza wa jalla, yaa sayyidee yaa habeebi, yaa shafee`ana, yaa man yuwassulana yoosirunaa ila ‘n-nabeeyya `alayhi `abdalussalaati wa ‘s-salaam!


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