Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
17 July 2014 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan
Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah,
nawaytu 'r-riyaada, nawaytu 's-salook, lillahi ta'ala al-`Azheem fee hadha 'l-masjid.
أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
Atee`oollaha wa atee`oo 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:59)
As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Alhamdulillahi rabbi ’l-`alameen wa ’s-salaatu wa ’s-salaamu `alaa ashrafi ’l-mursaleen Sayyidina Muhammad (s) wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma`eeen.
Baya` in a Group
We were speaking yesterday that the Prophet (s) gave baya` to different groups of people and in different ways and he was yashtarat, putting conditions on taking baya` in different ways, not all were the same, and some Sahaabah (r) were given different conditions. Also, when Prophet (s) gave the baya` he gave it either in a group or in private. So we explained some of that and today inshaa-Allah we will mention some ahadeeth about it.
عن شداد بن أوس ، وعبادة بن الصامت ، حاضر يصدقه قال : إنا لعند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم إذ قال : " هل فيكم غريب ؟ " ( يعني أهل الكتاب ) ، قلنا : لا يا رسول الله ، فأمر بغلق الباب ، فقال : " ارفعوا أيديكم فقولوا لا إله إلا الله " فرفعنا أيدينا ساعة ، ثم وضع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم يده ثم قال : " الحمد لله ، اللهم إنك بعثتني بهذه الكلمة ، وأمرتني بها ، ووعدتني عليها الجنة ، إنك لا تخلف الميعاد " ثم قال : " أبشروا فإن الله قد غفر لكم "
Imam Ahmad (r) narrated the hadith of Abi Shaddad ibn Aws (r) and `Ubadata ibn as-Saamit (r):
I was in the presence of the Prophet (s), fa qaal hal feekum ghareeb?, and he (s) asked, “Is there anyone foreigner here (non-Muslim, from the People of the Book)?”
Look how the Prophet (s) sat with the Sahaabah (r) and how lucky they were that Allah gave them that honor. He asked, “Is there any foreigner here?” when he knew for sure that there is no foreigner there, but he wanted to tell the Sahaabah (r), “This is private for you.” This is called at-Talqeen al-Jama`aee, to put on the tongue something. So in addition to the baya` the Prophet (s) gave to the Sahaabah (r) he also put something on their tongues that they can recite.
The Positive and Negative Charges
Baya` without recitation, without doing your awrad is valid, but not complete. Many people extend their hand and many shuyookh extend their hand and the Prophet (s) used to do that to give that connection, which is like positive and negative. We are negative and the Prophet (s) is positive and awliyaullah are positive, because they are the Inheritors of Prophet (s), ‘al-`ulama warathat al-anbiya’ is meant for awliyaullah, not for the `ulama of today and not all `ulama, only the awliyaullah were mentioned in that hadith as the Inheritors of Prophet (s):
العلماء ورثة الانبياء
Al-`ulama warathatu 'l-anbiyaa.
The (genuine) scholars are Inheritors of the Prophets.
We are the negative and our shuyookh are the positive, so when we put our hand with their hand, what happens? It works, the negative and positive connect and the energy or the electricity moves forward, like the light will be channelled in a tube and goes from the heart of the Warith al-Muhammadi, the Inheritor of Prophet (s), to your heart. So of course Prophet (s) only wants to do it for his Sahaabah (r), not for everyone, which is why he asked, “Is there any foreigner here?” (the hadith continues.)
And they said, “Laa, yaa Rasoolullah.” He said, “Close the door,” he did not want to interrupt the talqeen, putting on their tongue what to recite.
If you have the baya` and nothing to recite, there is no vibration coming and when you recite there is vibration that moves forward. The bad vibration disappears and the good vibration stays there. We explained that at beginning of this series, that the brain is always in vibration and the brain is not in a state of submission, which is why the brain is constantly firing vibrations, 100 per second or per minute. Scientists found that the brain moves these vibrations, bringing them out from the unconscious to the conscious at that speed.. If it relaxes and submits that is the best time to connect the tube together, like in a gearbox the two sides synchronize together. So if you bring your brain to a level of 7-14 vibrations per minute or second--I am not sure, this is a scientific issue--then the brain at that time can give the maximum tranquility for memorization, and it has the maximum of freshness. That is why is said the best age for memorizing Holy Qur'an is between age 7-14, because the brain is fresh, not like older people who are only thinking about dunya issues.
So the Prophet (s) asked, “Is there any foreigner?” and they said, “No,” so he said, “Close the door,” which means close the door to Shaytan, “Don’t let Shaytan come to your mind when I give you what you need to repeat and recite.” And when he (s) closed the door, he said to his Sahaabah (r), “Raise your hands!” They raised their hands and he said, “Say, ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah’!” So we say here “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah!”
Fa rafa`ana kulla aydeena wa qulnaa “laa ilaaha illa-Llah” and we raised our hands and said “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” for one hour, then the Prophet (s) said…
Importance of Dhikr of Laa Ilaaha Illa-Llah
Because when you say “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” in front of the Prophet (s), that is highest level of Tawheed, because the Seal of Messengers (s) is there in front of you, so that means that Laa ilaaha illa-Llah is the key for everything. That is why if we keep our dhikr of Laa ilaaha illa-Llah that will open all doors for us to the Prophet (s). He might look at you and with his gaze on you, you will be dressed with all kinds of mercy and all kinds of spiritual knowledge, purifying you, as Laa ilaaha illa-Llah purifies the human beings.
And the Prophet (s) was happy and said, “Alhamdulillah.” (He thanked Allah, saying “Alhamdulillah.”) And then he said this du`a: Allahumma innaka ba`thtanee bi hadhihi 'l-kalimat, “O Allah! You have sent me to human beings with this word,” (this ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah’ to human beings, meaning Tawheed.) Allah loves that His servants are confessing that there is no Creator but Allah and the Prophet (s) is His Messenger.” Innaka ba`thtanee bi hadhihi 'l-kalimat, wa wa`dtanee `alayhi ’l-jannat, “and You have ordered me with this word and You promised me for this word to enter Paradise,” fa innaka laa tukhlif ul-mee`ad, “and You never break your promise!”
Thumma qaal, and “then he said”, which means he got a message from Allah (swt). What was that Message?
Thumma qaal abshiroo fa inna’Allah qad ghafara lakum, “I give you glad tidings that Allah has forgiven you.”
With one Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Allah will forgive us our sins. That is why in Salaat al-Fajr we always say Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah: this is putting that word on the tongues of the Sahaabah (r) all in one group, in jama`ah together.
Baya` to Individuals
But also the Prophet (s) put on the tongues of Sahaabah (r) individually, one-by-one.
أن علياً كرم الله وجهه سأل النبي محمد (صلى الله عليه وسلم) بقوله (يارسول الله دلني على أقرب الطرق الى الله وأسهلها على عباده وأفضلها عنده تعالى فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عليك بمداومة ذكر الله سراً وجهراً. فقال علي كل الناس ذاكرون فخصني بشيء. فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أفضل ما قلته أنا والنبيون من قبلي لا اله الا الله ولو أن السموات والأرضيين في كفة ولا اله الا الله في كفة لرجحت بهم كفة لا اله الا الله ولاتقوم القيامة على وجه الارض من يقول لا اله الا الله. ثم قال علي فكيف اذكر ؟ قال النبي (صلى الله عليه وسلم) إغمض عينيك واسمع مني لا اله إلا الله ثلاث مرات ثم قلها ثلاثاً وانا أسمع ثم فعل ذلك برفع الصوت)( رواه البزاز باسناد حسن ).
There is hadith of the Prophet (s), that Sayyidina `Ali (r) asked the Prophet (s):
Ya` Rasoolullah, O Prophet! Guide me to the nearest way to Allah (swt) and the easiest, that I can follow the easiest way, and show me the easiest for His servants and the best that Allah likes.
Sayyidina `Ali (r) was asking the Prophet (s) privately to show him the nearest way to Allah (swt) and the way He loves the most.
And the Prophet (s) said, `alayka bi dawaamat adh-dhikr sirran wa `alaniyya. “O `Ali you have to continuously make dhikr aloud and silent.” And `Ali said, “All the people make dhikr, but give me something special for me, give me something that I will do.”
What the Prophet (s) wants to do? Sayyidina `Ali is his son-in-law; he takes care of his daughter, Fatima az-Zahra (r), Umm al-Mumineen, Binti Rasoolillah (s) Zahrat al-Jinaan,
And the Prophet (s) said, afdal maa qultu wa kullu ’n-nabiyyeen min qablee laa ilaaha illa-Llah, “The best of what I and the prophets before me said is ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.’ law kaan as-samaawaati wa ’l-ard fee kaffin wa laa ilaaha illa-Llah fee kaffin la rajaahat bihim. If Heavens and Earth (Heavens with its heaviness and Earth, all seven of them) were put in one side of the Scale and Laa ilaaha illa-Llah was put in the other side of the Scale, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah would be heavier.”
That means on the Judgment Day everyone will be in front of the Scale, where Allah is weighing out `amal. If our `amal was as heavy as Heavens and Earth, our bad `amal, and we used to recite, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allah will put one Laa ilaaha illa-Llah and it will be heavier than all our bad `amal and we go to Paradise. So the Prophet (s) is putting on the tongue of Sayyidina `Ali (r) the best word that can be said, as he said, “I and all prophets before, the best word we said is Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.”
The Prophet (s) continued:
Wa laa taqoom qiyaamati `alaa wajhi ‘l-ard man yaqool laa ilaaha illa-Llah.
The Hour will not come until no one on Earth says, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.” (Narrated Anas, Ahmad)
And the Day of Judgment will not come as long as there is someone saying, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah,” which means there is coming a time on Earth when no one is saying “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.” Now people might say, “Many people are saying, ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah’,” but that means there is a time coming when Allah (swt) will send a breeze and all Muslims with Sayyidina `Isa (a) will die and then no one will be left on Earth saying, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.” That is one of Signs of the Last Days.
The hadith continues:
Sayyidina `Ali (r) asked, Kayfa adhkur, yaa Rasoolullah? “How do I do that dhikr, what is the technique or way?" He said, Ghammi `aynayk, “Close your eyes and listen to me when I say, ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah’,” and Prophet (s) recited, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” three times. And he (s) said to him, “Say, ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah’,” and Sayyidina `Ali heard, “Aghmid `aynayk wa asma` minnee laa ilaaha illa-Llah.”
Aghmid `aynayk, “What is closing your eyes?” It means meditation, to focus your body, heart and mind in one direction, then when you focus on the presence of the Prophet (s), he takes you to the Divine Presence and you feel you are saying “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” there.
So the Prophet (s) said “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” three times, then the Prophet (s) said, Thumma qul thalaathan wa anaa asma`, “Then you recite now three times and I will listen,” thumma fa`ala dhaalika wa raf`a ’s-sawt, “and Sayyidina `Ali did that not silently, but loudly, raising his voice.” (related by al-Bazzaar and at-Tabaraani; with a good chain, hasan).
Because today some people have a problem about the permissibility of reciting aloud, saying it is bid`a, and this hadith mentions the loud dhikr.
Conditions of Baya`
Baya` for One Person and Baya` with Easy or Difficult Conditions
Here is another hadith of talqeen ifradi, that Prophet (s) gave talqeen for one individual, one to one:
Imam Ahmad (r) in his Musnad; Ahmad ibn Hanbal, al-Haakim, al-Bayhaqi, Abu Nu`aym, Ibn `Asaakir, at-Tabaraani, and al-Hasan bin Sufyan all narrated from Basheer bin al-Khasasiyyah that he said:
I came to the Messenger of Allah to give baya` to him. I said to him, “Upon what will you take bay’a from me, oh Messenger of Allah?” The Messenger of Allah (s) stretched out his arm and said, “That you bear witness that there is no god but Allah, alone without partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and messenger, and to pray the five Salaat prayers in their time, and to give the obligatory Zakaat, and to fast in Ramadan, and to perform Hajj, and to do jihad in the cause of Allah.” I said, “I am capable of all except two: the Zakaat, for by Allah the only thing I possess is ten camels and they are the carriers of my family, and the jihad, for I am a cowardly man and they claim that he who runs away in war shall incur the anger of Allah, and I fear that if the fighting takes place I would be scared, escape, and thus incur the anger of Allah upon me.”
So the Messenger of Allah (s) pulled back his arm and moved it and said, “O Basheer! No sadaqa and no jihad! By what way then shall you enter Paradise?” So I said, “Stretch out your arm that I shall give you baya`,” and I gave him bay’a for all of them.
(Kanz al-`Ummal; all in its chain are trustworthy, as stated by al-Haythami.).
So you take the hand of the shaykh and ask him, “On what conditions do you want me to take baya`?” Like today the Yemeni people and many people of Tariqah have this way of asking `ijaazah, they go to the shaykh and ask for a conditional baya`, “On what conditions must I recite?” It means, “Give me something small or big that I do and it is the condition of my baya` to you.” And the shaykh will give a daily recitation of 100 Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, 100 Hasbunallah wa ni`ama 'l-wakeel or 100 Yaa Samad, 100 Astaghfirullah or 100 alhamdulillah or 100 shukran lillah. “Give me something of that type so I may keep my baya` to you.” That means, “I am recognizing you as a shaykh, but give me something for barakah.” So we see that even if he is from another Tariqah, he can take baya` for barakah.
The Prophet (s) put very difficult conditions in this baya`, and in other ahaadith he did not put such difficult conditions, but he put for him the conditions of Shahaadah and to pray Salaat on its time and pay Zakaat and fast Ramadan and to do Hajj and to make jihad in the Way of Allah,when an enemy comes to attack you.
Jareer ibn `Abdillah (r) said to the Prophet (s)
عَنْ جَرِيرٍ، قَالَ بَايَعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَى إِقَامِ الصَّلاَةِ وَإِيتَاءِ الزَّكَاةِ وَالنُّصْحِ لِكُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ .
I pledged allegiance to the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) on the observance of Salaat, payment of Zakaat, and sincerity and well-wishing for every Muslim.
(Jareer ibn `Abdillah, Muslim)
He said, Ishtarat `alayya fa anta `alam bi ’sh-shart, “Put your conditions on me as you know better than me about myself.” And the Prophet (s) said, “I give you baya` on condition that you worship Allah alone without partners,” wa tuqeema ‘s-salaat “and to pray the prayers,” wa tu’tee zakaat, “and you give your Zakaat,” wa tansahu ‘l-muslimeen, “and to advise the Muslims (go to them) and this is my baya` to you.”
So each baya` is different from one person to another and sometimes baya` is in a group. Also, here we remember the hadith ad-deenu an-naseeha, “Religion is advice,” and the Prophet (s) asked Jareer ibn `Abdullah (r) to advise other Muslims.
Baya` for Ladies
Amma baya`tu ‘n-nisaa fa `an Salama bintu Qays (r) kaanati khaalati Rasoolillahi, “Then the baya` for ladies that Prophet (s) mentioned, as with Salama bint Qays (r), the Prophet’s aunt (mother’s sister),” who prayed with him when he went to Masjid al-Qiblatayn, where he turned the qiblah from Masjid al-Aqsa to the Ka`bah. And there was a lady of the tribe of `Adiyy Ibn an-Najjar:
أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ أَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي نِسْوَةٍ مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ نُبَايِعُهُ فَقُلْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ نُبَايِعُكَ عَلَى أَنْ لاَ نُشْرِكَ بِاللَّهِ شَيْئًا وَلاَ نَسْرِقَ وَلاَ نَزْنِيَ وَلاَ نَأْتِيَ بِبُهْتَانٍ نَفْتَرِيهِ بَيْنَ أَيْدِينَا وَأَرْجُلِنَا وَلاَ نَعْصِيَكَ فِي مَعْرُوفٍ . قَالَ " فِيمَا اسْتَطَعْتُنَّ وَأَطَقْتُنَّ " . قَالَتْ قُلْنَا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَرْحَمُ بِنَا هَلُمَّ نُبَايِعْكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ . فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم " إِنِّي لاَ أُصَافِحُ النِّسَاءَ إِنَّمَا قَوْلِي لِمِائَةِ امْرَأَةٍ كَقَوْلِي لاِمْرَأَةٍ وَاحِدَةٍ أَوْ مِثْلِ قَوْلِي لاِمْرَأَةٍ وَاحِدَةٍ " .
"I came to the Prophet (s) with some other Ansari women to give our pledge. We said, “O Messenger of Allah, we give you our pledge that we will not associate anything with Allah, we will not steal, we will not have unlawful sexual relations, we will not utter slander, fabricating from between our hands and feet, and we will not disobey you in goodness.” He said, “As much as you can and are able.” We said, “Allah and His Messenger are more merciful toward us. Come, let us give you our pledge, O Messenger of Allah!” The Messenger of Allah said, “I do not shake hands with women; rather, my word to a hundred women is like my word to one woman.” (Umaymah bint Ruqayqah, an-Nasaa’i)
And another hadith from Prophet’s aunt, Umm Salama (r):
The women of Madinah were accepting Islam and pledging allegiance personally to the Prophet (s). When the women requested that they wanted to do so in the Prophet’s (s) presence, he agreed, though he did not touch their palms when swearing them in, but he made some conditions before swearing them in. He told the women that they should abstain completely from the following six things: they should not accept any other but Allah as worthy of worship; they should not steal; they should not commit adultery; they should not kill their children; they should not slander or accuse a person falsely; they should not be disobedient to the commands recommended by Allah. Umm Munthir Salama bint Qays (r) relates that when the Ansari women gathered to take the pledge, she was among them. They repeated all the six conditions with the Prophet (s) when they swore allegiance to Islam. The Prophet (s) also told them they should not deceive their husbands.
Baya` for Children
The baya` for those who did not yet reach maturity is narrated:.
أخرج الطبراني عن محمد بن علي بن الحسين رضي الله عنهم، أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بايع الحسن والحسين وعبد الله بن عباس وعبد الله بن جعفر رضي الله عنهم وهم صغار ولم يبقِلوا [يقال: أبقل وجهه، إذا نبتت لحيته] ولم يبلغوا، ولم يبايع صغيراً إلا منا
The Prophet (s) gave baya` to al-Hasan (r), al-Husayn (r), `Abdullah ibn `Abbas (r) and `Abdullah ibn Jafar (r) when they were seven years of age. (at-Tabarani, sahih)
It is mentioned by at-Tabarani (r) that Sayyidina Husayn (r) said:
The Prophet (s) said, baya` al-Hasan (r) wa ’l-Husayn (r) wa `Abdullah bin `Abbas (r) wa `Abdullah bin Ja`far (r), he gave baya` to Sayyidina al-Hasan (r) and al-Husayn (r) and `Ali ibn Ja`far (r) and another, and they were very young, they did not yet reach maturity, wa hum sighaar lam yubqilloo, “and they did not yet have hair on their chin,” wa lam yublaghoo they were still very young, wa lam yubayaaee` sagheeran illa minnaa, “and he did not give baya` to a child except to us,” these four.
Allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammad (s).
And it is also narrated that Prophet (s) gave baya` to Abdullah bin Zubayr (r) and Abdullah bin Ja`far (r) when they were seven years old:
ثُمَّ جَاءَ وَهُوَ ابْنُ سَبْعِ سِنِينَ أَوْ ثَمَانٍ لِيُبَايِعَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَأَمَرَهُ بِذَلِكَ الزُّبَيْرُ فَتَبَسَّمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم حِينَ رَآهُ مُقْبِلاً إِلَيْهِ ثُمَّ بَايَعَهُ
He (`Abdullah) went to him (the Holy Prophet) when he had attained the age of seven or eight years in order to pledge allegiance to Allah's Messenger (s) as Zubair had commanded him to do. Allah's Messenger (s) smiled when he saw him coming towards him and then accepted his allegiance. (`Urwa bin Zubair, Muslim)
Summary of the Conditions of Baya`
In summary, the Sahaabah (r) took baya` from the Prophet (s) `alaa haalaatin mukhtalifa, with different conditions, in different times, with different phases and different states: minha baya`tun `ala ‘l-Islam, “Some of them he gave them baya` on Islam, and some of them `alaa `amaalihi il-Islam on the actions of Islam,” such as saying “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah” and did not say the rest. Others he did on the actions of Islam, such as to make do Salaat, Zakaat,etc., wa baya`tuhum `alaa sami` wa ta`a, and to others he gave baya` on obedience, listen and obeying.
That is why:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُبَايِعُونَكَ إِنَّمَا يُبَايِعُونَ اللَّهَ يَدُ اللَّهِ فَوْقَ أَيْدِيهِمْ فَمَن نَّكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنكُثُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ وَمَنْ أَوْفَى بِمَا عَاهَدَ عَلَيْهُ اللَّهَ فَسَيُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا
Verily, those who swear allegiance to you (Muhammad) swear allegiance only to Allah. The Hand of Allah is above their hands, so whoever breaks his oath does so only to his soul's injury, while whoever keeps his covenant with Allah, on him will He bestow immense reward. (Surat al-Fath, 48:10)
“Those who are giving you baya` , yaa Muhammad (s), for sure that baya` is for Prophet (s), but really it is to Allah, innamaa yuba`yoon Allah, “their baya` is to Me!” Allah is saying, yadullahi fawqa `alayhim, “Allah’s Hand is above their hands,” and when you give baya` only the shaykh can revoke it! If you don’t want it, if you change your mind, you go to the shaykh and say, “I don’t want your baya`,” but who can do that? The shaykh can revoke it, but you or someone else cannot.
That is why it is said that Sayyidina `Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (q) in his time opened the door of baya` and forgiveness so wide that all Muslims from all over the world were able to come to him in Baghdad and take baya` from him and the conditions when they took the baya` were, shirk wa laa yukfiroo wa laa nafsaroo wa laa yabtadi`oo wa laa yazhlimoo wa laa yastahilhu maa haram Allah wa laa yatrakoo maa farad-Allah. First, they promised him they will not make shirk, they will not to make kufr and they will not do corruption and they will not do innovation and they will not be oppressors and will not do what Allah has forbidden and they will not leave any of their obligations, wa laa yatafaanoo fi ‘d-dunya, and they will not be excessive in chasing dunya, wa laa yatanaasaw ‘l-Akhirah, and they will not forget Akhirah.
That is how Sayyidina `Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (q) gave baya`, with all these conditions, and from one to another he changed them. I will repeat the conditions because they are important:
Shaykh `Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani’s Conditions of Baya`
* Not to associate anyone with Allah
* Not to make kufr
* Not to make corruption
* Not to be innovators
* Not to oppress people
* Not accept what Allah has forbidden
* Not leave any of their obligations
* not be excessive in chasing dunya
* Not forget their Akhirah
Through shuyookh like Sayyidina `Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (q) and others, such as Sayyidina Shah Bahauddin Naqshband (q), as in the Naqshbandi Order, Qadiri Order, Chisti Order, and all the different Sufi orders, these shaykhs spread the Reality of Islam. It is said in Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and North Africa, Islam was spread by the Sufis because of the connection when the shaykh gives you baya` and he synchronizes your heart with his. So that is why the Prophet (s) said to Sayyidina `Ali (r) “Close your eyes (meditate) and say ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah’.”
May Allah (swt) forgive us and bless us.
It is mentioned that al-baya`, talqeen and idhn are all the same and they are called ‘al-qabda’, to clench the hand, so when you hold the hand of the shaykh for baya` you bring the two clenched hands together. So in Tasawwuf, al-baya` wa’l-idhn (`ijaazah from the shaykh) wa ‘talqeen are all called “al-Qabda”, meaning anyone who has this qabda with his shaykh, the spiritual connection is working.
The murshidoon and al-mujaddidoon, the guides and the renewers of religion are able in every century to connect the hearts of the people until they are connected to the Noor of Sayyidina Muhammad (s), the Light of the Prophet (s).
May Allah bring that Noor ul-Muhammadi to our hearts!
العلماء ورثة الانبياء
Al-`ulama warathatu 'l-anbiyaa.
The (genuine) scholars are inheritors of the Prophets.
It means awliya are the Inheritors of Prophet (s) because they are able to connect their heart to your heart and let that Light of Prophet (s),an-Noor ul-Muhammadi, pass from their heart to yours. May Allah make our hearts full with Noor al-Muhammadi and the awliyaullah, especially Grandshaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa’iz Daghestani (q) and Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani (q)!
Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
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