A`udhu billah min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem
Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem
Nawaytu'l-arba`een, nawaytu'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu'l-khalwah, nawaytu'l-riyaada, nawaytu's-salook, nawaytu'l-`uzlah lillahi ta`ala fee hadha'l-masjid
Ati` Allah wa ati` ar-rasula wa uli 'l-amri minkum
Allah swt the last name in the 99 Beautiful Names and Attributes is as-Saboor. The most or the absolute Patient. Patient on His servants. Allah is telling us that with patience everything will work out. Because if you are not patient, at any moment you explode or blow out your anger, then you will be in the middle of a problem.
So until you don’t complain and you submit completely in the ocean of patience, Allah will give you what you want. As happened to Sayyidina Ibrahim, when completely he submitted and he surrendered in his tawakkul, dependence on Allah, refusing any help but the help from Allah directly, fire by itself became cool and peaceful.
It means any fire that you are in, it means any difficulties you are in, if you want to get rid of it, be patient, and say, “O my Lord! You know what I am in.” and Allah swt is ready at any moment to help you.
Do you like to be with Allah swt? This is what awliyaullah are trying to do. It means they want to have His Mercy. You cannot be with Him “personally,” because: la tudrikahu al-absar – vision does not encompass Him”, but it means you want to be with Him in His Divine Presence, to be always remembering Him, and to be always in a situation that He is pleased with you. Is that not what awliyaullah are trying to do?
Allah says in Holy Qur'an: inna Allah ma` as-sabireen. What does that mean? It means that “Allah is with people who are patient.”
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَكُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ
Ya ayyuhalladheena aamanoo ittaqqqullah wa koonoo ma` as-sadiqeen.
“O you who believe, fear Allah and be with trustworthy ones.” At-Tauba [9:119]
That is the first level, because you cannot be trustworthy, so be with the trustworthy. But at the next level. Trustworthy people are in the Divine Presence, so do you want to be with trustworthy people or do you want to be with Allah swt? So awliyaullah realized that and so they … what you need? You need patience. Patience teaches you discipline and teaches you submission and teaches you not to complain and criticize.
Awliyaullah gave them the authority in order to discipline His servants. Awliyaullah say to you, as the Prophet (s) said to the Sahaba, as one time he was explaining to them about the anti-messiah, ad-Dajjal that this is how he is and his signs. And the Sahaba said that the way the Prophet (s) was describing him, they were expecting the anti-Messiah to appear behind the date tree. That is hadith of Ibn Asakir, related by him.
So since 1400 y ears ago prophet prepared them to expect and then to be patient awaiting that event as he wants to share with them that event with the people who are coming in the last day. And that time Is the best time. He said to them, You are my companions but they are my lovers. They believed in me and didn’t see me.
Did you see him? No. did you see him, Hamza? But Sahaba saw him, so how are they not going to believe when they saw him.
Now from the secrets he gave a wali people will be attracted to that wali, by the secret that he is dressed with, and he might only have a drop from the Prophet (s). see the difference how much the Sahaba were so much in love with the Prophet (s), how much they were seeing him. Look how much people today are in love with their shuyukh. And they submit to them. What do you think if they saw the Prophet (s)? That means that if the Prophet (s) would open the veils and appear to us he would put us in the level of lovers.
So he was telling the Sahaba about appearance of Mahdi and the anti-messiah. 1400 years awliyaullah are waiting. SubhanAllah how much patience they show. They see the reality and they cannot say anything. They see he is ready and how he comes in corruption and yet corruption, 1st century, 2nd century, 3rd century, imam Shafi`i said corruption was up. And that means that 1100 years ago corruption was up and he doesn’t appear until corruption appears and we are now 1429 years. That patience that awliyaullah from one walk to another, all his life he is giving ot his followers in order that he will enable them to see Mahdi. The one who comes with heavenly support doesn’t need anything. He doesn’t need preparation even. They are saying we are paving the road for Mahdi. Or paving the road for Sayyidina `Isa . He doesn’t need your road.
Don’t they say they are paving the road for Jesus. I don’t know what pavement they are using, oil or corruption or bankruptcies of banks or all kinds of bills that they pass in order to keep their pockets full of money. Is this pavement for Jesus? Why doesn’t Allah pave for him a piece of land for him to move in?
Allah waited for him to raise him up? Who raised Jesus up? Allah swt. All those who are “paving the road”, what are they paving? If he is going to come from heavens to earth what kind of pavement are they making from heavens. A special kind of rope and they parachute him and throw him down and say, “O don’t forget to open your parachute before you reach earth.”
Those who are saying to Mahdi, “we are paving for you the road, we are bulldozers, preparing weapons”, they don’t need weapons. When it is time, in one second, kun fayakoon – Be! And it will be. He appears without weapons.
As the Prophet (s) said, "he will appear in
The Prophet (s) said, "One of my grandchildren will come out and fill the earth with justice as it is filled with injustice and corruption.” He is not in need of weapons and not in need of anything. Only his appearance is enough to attract people. As soon as he says “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar!” then people will hear that from East to West and will come to him.
Last night was his night in Ramadan. Every wali has his night in Ramadan. And Grandshaykh said the day of the 16th is the Day of Mahdi. He will be opening all his channels, all his satellites. He doesn’t need satellites. Opening all his spiritual channels. He has the scope of the whole picture. Any moment he is waiting to come up. And coming with takbir. Imagine how much patience he has. We cannot be patient for one second. Ask this one.
How much the Prophet (s) and Allah in Holy Qur'an and the Prophet (s) in holy hadith are asking us to be patient. Look Sayyidina Musa , Allah said, "I am going to destroy Fira`un next day.” And he was happy, entertaining himself all night, happy that Fira`un was going to be destroyed. He went and slept. Not caring. Ah khalas finished. Allah is going to finish him.
Fira`un that night, something came to him that night and he was up all night saying, “O Allah I know You are the Creator, I am nothing and I believe in you. I am cheating these people.’’ That is why when he was drowning, he said
وَجَاوَزْنَا بِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ الْبَحْرَ فَأَتْبَعَهُمْ فِرْعَوْنُ وَجُنُودُهُ بَغْيًا وَعَدْوًا حَتَّى إِذَا أَدْرَكَهُ الْغَرَقُ قَالَ آمَنتُ أَنَّهُ لا إِلِـهَ إِلاَّ الَّذِي آمَنَتْ بِهِ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ وَأَنَاْ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
Wa jawazna bi-banee israeela al-bahra faatba`ahum fir`awnu wa junooduhu baghyan wa `adwan hatta idha adrakahu al-gharaqu qaala amaantu annahu la ilaha illa alladhee amanat bihi banoo israeela wa ana mina ’l-muslimeen.
We took the Children of
That is why his body came up in the water, and despite Jibreel throwing mud in his mouth to prevent him. And we won’t go into that story now.
And so next night nothing happened. That night he spent in worship. So Sayyidina Musa said, "what happened?” Allah said, "all night you were sleeping and Fira`un was up worshipping Me.”
So that is why Allah made Sayyidina Musa to wander 40 years.
And that is why Sayyidina Khidr told him, “you cannot be patient with me.”
Patience is so difficult. And it is so necessary. You want Allah with you be patient. Awliyaullah are so patient. Mawlana Shaykh says that if Sayyidina Mahdi will take out from his heart the patience that has accumulate in his heart from his patience in order to appear to bring peace and justice, the whole mountain of this world will burn to ashes from that power. That patience will build up in you power and energy a sword to defeat the ego and the self. When you have patience you have a very strong weapon against he self. Ego cannot accept patience. When Sayyidina Ibrahim was patient, when
When you are disturbed you are not peaceful in your heart. But if you are patient but you are nervous, you feel bad, “why he did that to me? Why it happened like that?” that is nervousness, but when you forget about that and accept as Allah’s Will then Allah will send peacefulness into the heart.
Sayyidina Mahdi is waiting and waiting to come up from where he is. He is in Rub` al-Khali, with his 40 caliphas and 59 deputies. There are some present there in physical form and some are present in spiritual form. They are all waiting for that big happiness that Mother Earth will see.
All these days they are running to these conferences. I was in conference in 2-3 Ramadan in a conference on Human Rights. “What Islam showed on Human Rights.” Every peice of Islam, every word of Islam, every letter of Islam is Human Rights. Gives rights to humans. It doesn’t need discussion. But people today are so deeply involved in discussion and in Human Rights in Islam. It is the right to live freely. When you put your money in a bank and the bank is bankrupted, where is the Human Rights? They produce for you banks and insurance companies. They say, "you cannot have car without insurance.” Companies and now they say insurance. Companies are gone. Where are Human Rights. They put all their money in this system, that is artificial and plastic, then in one night they come and tell you “sorry!” What sorry? Where is Human Rights? Before you were talking in the UN about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in religion. Leave everyone on his religion. Call those who are calling for Human Rights, what did they do with your money? What did they do with your taxes that you are paying trillion and trillions of dollars and now they didn’t give anything what they promised of health system? And then the stock market may go from 70 down to 3 dollars and end with 1 dollar. Sayyidina Mahdi is coming to clean that - that is corruption. He doesn’t need weapons to clean that. His heart is like a laser beam, in his headquarters in his small room where he is as Grandshaykh said, when he was in a mountain, by order of the Prophet (s) when he moved to
He said, “One night I saw the Prophet (s) in a vision, who said, ‘O my son, one day you are going to build a mosque and that mosque is according to our measurements, not our measurements - that is headquarters for Mahdi. When he appears he comes from Makkah and he will give initiation there. And then he moves to Madina and then to Sham.”
That is why the Prophet (s) never entered Sham. He came to a place called al-Qadam. He reached there and when he was about to enter he backed up. It is just on the edge of
So he said, "That place will be his headquarter with his khulapha and his deputies and they will be able to reach everyone around the world by spiritual means.”
Like Sayyidina Umar, when he was in Madina and Sariyya was in
So Grandshaykh said to the Prophet (s), “Ya Sayyidee, how will I know the correct measurements?” The Prophet (s) said, "you will see signs.” And that day it was on the hill, and they saw 4 posts and nails on them showing the height and the size. So Grandshaykh immediately measured it and it was the same measurements of the Ka`ba. Same measurements. So they leveled it down, down, down a little bit the hill and it became square. That is the place of Grandshaykh’s maqam. We didn’t touch that in the renovation. He said, "in this place Mahdi will come.”
When he entered from Qadam, that means “footprint of the Prophet (s).” From Qadam he will enter and go to Grandshaykh’s maqam. From there he will address everyone and everyone will be hearing. Sham, Prophet mentioned many ahadith about the importance of Sham in the Last Days.
So feel how much Sayyidina Mahdi is ready, feel that patience that Allah put in his heart. If that patience, if the energy of that patience was put on the mountains of this world it will melt them to ashes.
That patience is the energy that was in the heart of Sayyidina Ibrahim when he was put in the fire of
Sayyidina Mahdi, with his patience to appear, he is not complaining and not saying, "O Allah why are you delaying?” His patience is perfected and he is waiting to say, “Allahu Akbar” immediately those who hear that takbir from East to West, then their hearts will be immediately fixed and then at that time their hearts will be filled with knowledge. And that will pass from the eyes of people from one or the other. Teachers of knowledge will no longer have any knowledge and […missed…] like a beacon, that knowledge will passed from one person to another. With victory power and [missed …] open your eyes and don’t be heedless. Don’t open your eyes when you die. Open your eyes in dunya. Now you are blind, we are blind now. Real opening is when you die. So be like Sayyidina Abu Bakr, die before you die. Open your eyes in dunya and they you will be able to see and understand. Open your eyes before akhira. There if you are forced to open your eyes, then you will se what you don’t like. If you open your eyes in this life then you will see what will benefit you. But if you are forced to open your eyes after passing then be aware before death comes, be aware before you are made aware by force, without your permission and without asking you, you are going to be made aware when you die. Now you can be made aware by no one forcing you. That is why awliyaullah have reached the level of awareness and know what to do for akhira and they know how to discipline their students in order to put them on track to Allah swt.
Don’t leave yourself to be made aware by force and at that time you will regret and regret at that time will not benefit you. Fix your heart, as the Prophet (s) mentioned in the hadith, that “in the heart there is a piece of flesh, if that flesh is perfect the whole body will be perfect and that flesh is the heart.”
We stop here and continue next time.
Mahdi is waiting, insha-Allah awaiting the order.