20 Ramadan 1427/12 October 2006
After Salaat al-Fajr and Tahajjud
A`udhu billahi min ash-shaytaan ir-rajeem
Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem
Nawaytu'l-arba`een, nawaytu'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu'l-khalwah, nawaytu'l-riyaadah, nawaytu's-salook, nawaytu'l-`uzlah lillahi ta`ala fee hadha'l-masjid
Ati` Allah wa ati` ar-Rasula wa uli 'l-amri minkum
n the previous session we said that awliyaullah in their du`a say: “O Allah I give us in Paradise from hur al-`ayn.” And Grandshaykh said to them hur al-`ayn is the description of the two Beautiful Names Jalaal I and Jamaal I, Beauty and Majesty. If a wali’s intention is the physical hur al-`ayn, he will be thrown away from sainthood, because the physical hur al-`ayn is maa siwallah - whatever is other than Allah I. All their intention is Allah I and His Prophet e. They don’t look at anything else.
He said, “I am not talking to you of something that was heard before but I am bringing to you from the realities that manifest from one moment to another, from hayaat, life, from something that has a life in it, from realities, and what He gives from favors, ni`am, and He gives from something that appears always. And the distributor for all of that is Sayyidina Muhammad e and that is why he is called Abul Qaasim e. And in every moment there are realities that are appearing and they don’t resemble each other, they are new.” “If Allah I does not leave us, He is creating more and more, and the Prophet e is distributing more and more. If that were to appear more then the wheel of the world will stop, then there will be no more generations to come, everything will stop. People will no longer be looking for dunya, as people will stop and only look to akhira.”
So if that opens to other than awliya they will stop doing what they are doing and sit, or run to jungle or caves or homes and sit and do nothing. That is why there are people like that in Muslim countries and so they want nothing to do with dunya. These realities were open to them a little and due to that they are so attracted they are in a trance, they are majaazib and only Allah I can bring them back. They are after these Beautiful Attributes, how can you bring them back to this dirty life? It has become to them something of no importance. All of us if we see wealth, we run after it. If we see business that brings income we run after it. And this is the whole world now, and if we see a beautiful lady or a handsome man they run after it. The focus is the desire of this world. So these attracted people, when they see these Attributes of Jalaal I and Jamaal I open a little bit to them they cannot care for what normal people care for in dunya.
Aajilat ad-dunya takif. If that opens to the people in this dunya the movement of this world stops, and that is why it is closed, else there will be no more work and no more marrying and generations.
Grandshaykh said, “These are realities that shaykh gives his student but in a way like surgeon who numbs his patient with anesthesia and then he doesn’t feel what is being put in their hearts. They don’t feel what is being put in their hearts but on Judgment Day that will appear and they will see these students like stars.”
Allah I created the Prophet e to carry His light and that is why He created his light first. The Prophet e said, “Awwala maa khalaq-Allahu nura nabbiyika Ya Jaabir… the first thing that Allah I created was the light of your Prophet e, O Jaabir y,” and Allah I is sending directly under Allah’s I observance that light is constantly being focused thru the manifestation of the Beautiful Names and Attributes from the Hidden Essence, the Hidden treasure that no one knows. From the Hidden Treasure that manifestation comes and falls on Prophet e and the light of Prophet e was molded with that.
We explained that before in a series, that the light of the Prophet e was in a lamp and was molded with Beautiful Names and Attributes, and from the sweat of the Prophet e, from his shyness taking all these knowledges. His light begins to shine more and more, and from that a drop came and from that drop Allah I created the 124,000 prophets and from the next drop Allah I created Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq y.
From the residue of the light of Sayyidina Muhammad e, Allah I molded the reality of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq y and for the residue of the light of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq y, Allah I created the light of the students and apprentices of the Naqshbandi Sufi order.
From that light of Sayyidina Abu Bakr y or light was created and everyone takes his children with him, meaning his spiritual children. Sayyidina Adam u is the father of the human race physically and Sayyidina Abu Bakr y is the spiritual father of all the students of the Naqshbandiyya Sufi order and those people have been granted tawada` humbleness.
Grandshaykh said, “Though we have arrogance, we have a struggle with arrogance but you can find with these students humbleness. That is why we don’t hate people of beards and we like them and we like shaykhs and we like old people. We don’t look at them in a bad way. Today there are people who look at people of beards in bad way. Some tariqats even have no respect to people of beards and in some tariqats they say you must be shaved and completely normal dress is their tariqah. Although dress into an issue of being in tariqah or not but it symbolizes love of what you believe in.”
“The father of arwaah is Sayyidina Abu Bakr y; he will fill four paradises with intercession of the Prophet e. Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami ? said in the association of awliya, that ‘Abu Bakr as-Siddiq y is going to filled four paradises, It is a shame on the rest of us awliya that we cannot fill the rest.’”
Grandshaykh said, “Sayyidina Shah Naqshband ? will also fill four Paradises and so how can Sayyidina Abu Bakr y fill four and Shah Naqshband ? fill Naqshband four?” He answered, “It is light upon light. It means that Sayyidina Shah Naqshband ? will send more from the light that Sayyidina Abu Bakr y has sent and that will be light upon light for intercession.”
Grandshaykh said, “You have to be patient with this prison. This body is a prison for you and all people are in the prison of the world. Allah I has the name as-Saboor I, The Most Patient. After He put 99 Divine Names at the end he put as-Saboor I. It means that whoever is patient with Islam and patient with faith, imaan, and patient with Ihsan, it means who accepts Islam must know the Prophet e said ‘there is no rest in religion,’ so it is always a struggle, so who can be patient in the struggle, Allah I will give him in Judgment Day, He will bring out on him the 99 Beautiful Names and Attributes that Allah I mentioned to us in the Holy Qur’an, these 99 Names will be manifested on that person.”
Because 1+1=2,+1=3+1 =4. So it is accumulating. Huwa Allah I, ar-Rahman I, ar-Raheem I, al-Malik I, al-Qudoos I, as-Salaam I,…they are accumulating. So all of them add to as-Saboor I. If you take one out you cannot come to as-Saboor I. You come to the one before as-Saboor I. They have to be one after the other to reach as-Saboor I. So when you are patient in dunya of what you have been given and patient in the prison you have been put in, then you will reach thru patience to as-Saboor I. Then you will reach with patience to the realities of all these Names and on Judgment Day the reality of these Beautiful Names and Attributes will be dressing you and you will appear like a star shining on Judgment Day. These shining stars they don’t need, as they are under the manifestations of the Beautiful Names and Attributes, why will be sent to paradise, clean. And they will take their children, saying, “These are mine.” Sayyidina Abu Bakr y is the friend of the Prophet e, so he is with the Prophet e in the highest paradise Jannat al-Firdaws, so as-Siddiq y is there.
مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاء وَالصَّالِحِينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولَـئِكَ رَفِيقًا
M`a alladheena an`ama Allahu `alayhim minan-nabiyyeena was-siddeeqeena wash-shuhada’i was-saaliheena wa hasuna ulaika rafeeqa.
All who obey Allah I and the apostle are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah I,- of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! what a beautiful fellowship! [4:69]
He will take all the spiritual children that this light has manifested on them. So what we need is to be patient: patient on your wife, on your children, on your friends, and similarly wives need to be patient on your husband and your children and...
How much you are patient and try to cover what they did, similarly Sayyidina Abu Bakr y will be granted from what he is given to try to cover whatever they have done. So we have to learn to cover in dunya, not to expose each other. We have to be very healthy by being patient on each other. Don’t argue. If you see someone arguing stop the conversation and move forward. There is no way to convince a drunken person. You are drunk, he is drunk, and you kill each other. You cannot drive when you are drunk, you cannot fly a plane, they check you. So how are you going to drive your body and your ego when you are drunk? Of course you are going to take the body to places that are not accepted. And thus the soul is forced to go to places that it doesn’t like.
Then Grandshaykh said, “Wayy, wayy, wayy, [an exclamatory word in Daghestan]!” He was stunned when giving that suhbat.
He said, “Don’t think there is no more of Realities and Beauty and Manifestations of Allah’s I Beautiful Names and Attributes that Allah I will prepare for His servants. I am saying only a drop from what awliya know, that is a very small drop of what is there. Imagine that drop is from ocean of awliyaullah and all that awliyaullah have is only a drop of what Sayyidina Muhammad e knows and what Sayyidina Muhammad e knows, whatever Allah I is giving him in every moment from something new is only a drop of what Allah I has prepared from His Knowledge.”
So if we compare what we are saying to what Allah I is going to give there is more and more according to Allah’s I Greatness. So focus on it and see how much it is huge. “When we are speaking,” he said, “that this is a drop from ocean of awliyaullah. And all that awliyaullah have is but a drop from what Allah I has given to Sayyidina Muhammad e from one moment to another. And all the rest of these moments no one knows them except the Prophet e. And all of these moments are from what Allah I is preparing for Sayyidina Muhammad e and awliyaullah and the whole Ummah. So imagine what is being stored up for the Ummah. It is impossible to think about it; it is beyond the mind.” “Whatever Allah I has granted of levels and Allah I has granted of realities and manifestations that are going to be given to human beings no one can take it away. What Allah I gave is what He granted in the past, the future and the present. You cannot reduce it or eliminate it. The one controlling on that is Allah I so Shaytaan cannot take and no one can take. What Allah I is giving He is giving and what He granted he granted and there is no change on that.”
An example Grandshaykh is giving is that, “From time of Sayyidina Adam u, how many people have come and gone and how much they did of forbidden sins, if all these sins you add them together to time of Sayyidina Adam u to today if today one person will do all these sins, imagine that person did all these sins that if you add them altogether from the time of Adam u until today, let one person make all these sins, yet there is a possibility and there is a way for his guidance and that Allah I will forgive him.
With Allah’s I Mercy, it is but a drop in an ocean. From that ocean, if you put all the children of Adam u to sin non-stopping there is rahmat non-stopping and there is guidance not stopping. Still we cannot express the meaning of ar-Rahman and ar-Raheem. If the whole dunya is sinning then one drop of that mercy can cover those sins. Allah I will guide and Allah I will give mercy without limit. What limits everything is not the sins, what limits everything is the arrogance.”
It means when you see yourself, it is as if making shirk. As if making Allah I absent and only seeing yourself appearing.
إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاء وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَى إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا
Inna Allaha laa yaghfiru an yushraka bihi wa yaghfiru ma doona dhalika liman yashau wa man yushrik billahi faqad iftara ithman `azheeman.
Allah I forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with Allah I is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed. [4:48]
No way that Allah I will accept and forgive anyone who makes shirk with Him. I am Ghafoor and Raheem. I will forgive everything, but don’t make shirk, don’t worship anything with me.
O Ummat an-Nabi e, be happy! Allah I has given us mercy forever. Because Ummat an-Nabi e never makes shirk. You are ummatan marhooma. Before Allah I created you in dunya, when you were souls and spirits Allah I forgave you because you didn’t make shirk. Allah I will not forgive anyone who makes shirk.
Anyone who makes sins, that is easy, repent and He forgives. But shirk, you cannot. So don’t be arrogant, don’t see yourself, that is a hidden shirk. Not like real shirk. You have to be careful. Hidden shirk is still “acceptable,” meaning it can be repented from. But real shirk is to accept someone besides Allah I. That is not accepted.
So don’t be arrogant and don’t have arrogance in yourself. Be like a fish in the water, submitting and surrendering. Be like a river going down to the ocean, entering the ocean. You are a small river entering the ocean in submission. It does not say I am sweet I don’t go inside. It submits.
We stop and continue next time. Bi-hurmatil habib, bi hurmatil Fatiha.