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The Secret of Stars

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

17 January 2012 Feltham, London, UK

`Isha Suhbah at CSCA (3)

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

Today I met a physicist who works in the space field, who said she “weighs the stars.” I asked her how does she weigh stars, with a scale? She said, “By their light,” as every star emits light. Then I mentioned some stars are smaller but they emit more light. She said, “Yes, that is true, and some of the bigger stars emit less light.” Our conversation ended there, because it wasn’t a place to give a suhbah. In reality, Allah (swt) created the stars to represent human beings. Everyone has a star that corresponds to them and you can’t find two human beings with the same star. Allah (swt) honored every human being with a unique star with his own reality, as we know from the verse:

وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ

Wa laqad karamnaa Bani Adam.

We have honored the Children of Adam. (Surat al-Israa, 17:70)

“We have honored the human being,” can have an infinite number of interpretations, and human beings have no capacity to really understand the honor given to them because Allah (swt) gives according to His Greatness that cannot be measured or described, so no matter what you understand, the real meaning is higher. A created person cannot understand the Creator because whatever you understand is within limits. So according to the interpretations that Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) is sending us, Allah (swt) honored everyone with a specific star that emits light and this corresponds to, Wa laqad zayyanna as-samaa’ ad-dunya bi-masaabeeha:

وَلَقَدْ زَيَّنَّا السَّمَاء الدُّنْيَا بِمَصَابِيحَ وَجَعَلْنَاهَا رُجُومًا لِّلشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَعْتَدْنَا لَهُمْ عَذَابَ السَّعِيرِ

Wa laqad zayyanna as-samaa’ ad-dunya bi-masaabeeha wa ja`alnaahaa rujooman li ’sh-shayaateeni wa `atadnaa lahum `adhaaba s-sa`eer.

And we have (from old) adorned the lowest Heaven with lamps, and We have made such (lamps) (as) missiles to drive away the evil ones, and have prepared for them the penalty of the blazing Fire. (Surat al-Mulk, 67:5)

Allah (swt) said, “We have decorated the first level of this universe, as-samaa’ ad-dunya,” He didn’t say, “jannat ad-dunya” or, “jannat al-akhirah,” but He said, “samaa’,” which means there are levels in the universe. Scientists have found levels and they now understand this a little. He said, as-samaa’ ad-dunya, “the nearest level to dunya,” and Allah (swt) decorated it with stars. Wa ja`alnaahaa rujooman lish-shayaateeni, “We made it for stoning (pelting) the shayaateen.” Allah (swt) made these stars for pelting. Who did Allah make to pelt shayaateen with stones? The people who go to Hajj! This means that Allah ordered the people who went on Hajj to be shooting stars against Shaytan, for the universe and for humanity. Every stone you throw, and you throw seven stones on Hajj, is an indication that you are a star whose light decorates the first level of the sky, samaa’ ad-dunya. That is Allah’s (swt) honor for you and everyone, so if you want to reach that honor, go on Hajj at least once in your lifetime and it will open the reality that makes your star a shooting star on devils!

That is an honor that Allah (swt) gave to Muslims, not just to anyone. And on top of that, the one who makes Hajj doesn’t shoot devils with that star, but its light is like a red bullet moving in the skies. Imam as-Suyuti (r) said in his Tafseer Surat al-Fil that each of the birds carried three stones, one in his beak and two in his claws, and when they threw their pebbles they traveled at a high speed that made them like red, spinning stones shooting from a volcano. I have explained before that these stones look like red-hot bullets that appear as lights when they are shot at night. (Refer to Tafseer Surat al-Fil,) So whoever goes on Hajj and shoots their pebbles on the big Shaytan, Iblees, that honor is given to them by Allah (swt). He made them like stars in samaa’ ad-dunya, with their lights shooting and spinning; you can see them moving until they hit, then they disappear and are finished.

Allah (swt) granted every human being a star. Some of them are faint, not active. Muslims’ stars are active and stars of mu’mineen are not only active, but shooting, and the light of the stars of muhsineen are able to reach the Divine Presence! So a shaykh will not look at the mureed, but rather will look at his star to see what is his level, his purpose of being created in life, what he will do, the kind of life he will live; it is all written there.

Every day, all the awliyaullah pray Salaat an-Najaat and make sajda. Grandshaykh `AbdAllah, may Allah bless his soul, said, “All the mureeds written to follow me, those who know it and those who don’t know (because they are known through visions or dreams, not physically) in Salaat an-Najaat they pass by me one by one, and I see them and I ask Allah to forgive them, then every day I pass them to Prophet (s) clean.” Salaat an-Najaat is like that, but the power of the wali depends on the strength of his star, the light of which can’t be described!

If a physicist weighs the star by its light, even if a small star, it can be a very strong star which will make it a heavyweight. What is the heaviest, most valuable weight on Earth? That is why Sayyidina Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (r) said that Prophet’s reality is gold, the awliyaullah are silver and the rest are iron, worth nothing. Gold is heavy, so their realities cannot be weighed. That surprises astronomers, that it is small but weighs so much, which means the light is huge. How can this be? It means there is something in their weight different than any other weight. So in front of them, during Salaat an-Najaat, every 24 hours millions of mureeds in the world pass. How much barakah and power he must have to name them one by one, and not by their dunya name, which isn’t considered, but to call them by their spiritual name!

Everyone has seven names, and why seven? One name is for dunya, and the name appearing in Salaat an-Najaat (which is like DNA, showing everything related to that person in his life), then it goes to the first level of his spiritual name and the six levels of Heavens. Then they raise him to the level of the second, third, fourth and so on for each spiritual level and every level carries a different characteristic for that person. Everyone has seven names, but each has a unique spiritual name, without repetition. Imagine how many spiritual names a wali must know! In dunya it is okay to have the same name, but the spiritual name has to be different. A wali has to know everything about that person in that level in Paradise. SubhaanAllah, alhamdulillah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billahi ‘l-`Aliyyi ‘l-`Azheem!

May Allah forgive us and bless this meeting and every meeting around the world (held for the sake of Allah), and may Allah make you not in hundreds but in millions, and bless you and all of us together in front of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani (q) and Grandshaykh `AbdAllah ad-Daghestani (q) in the presence of Prophet (s).

Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.


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