25 January 2024 Fenton Zawiya
A`oodhu billahi ‘s Sami` al-Aleem min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillaahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.
Dastoor, yaa Sayyidi, Qutb al-Mutasarrif, madad yaa Sultan al-Awliya. Nadharak himmatak, yaa Sayyidi ‘l-Kareem. Dastoor, yaa Sayyidi wa Mawlay, yaa Sayyidi Shaykh Nazim. Madad, yaa RijaalAllah.
Alhamdulillahi Rabbi 'l-`Alameen, wa ’s-salaatu wa ’s-salaamu `alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma`een.
As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi ta`aala wa barakaatuh.
Mashaa-Allah. Alhamdulillah, we have visitors from east and west, from Europe, Western Canada, Santa Cruz, California and Washington DC. May Allah (swt) always keep us together in majlis of dhikrullah. We have gathered here for Allah’s (swt) love and the love of Rasoolullah (s). We didn’t give anybody money to come here. Alhamdulillah, Allah (swt) has given that love, so you are coming to take something from what Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) is giving. May Allah (swt) always keep us walking in his footsteps.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) said a man had a bird that always kept him good company and made him happy. This man was a merchant who traveled for his business, going to the land that he picked up the bird from.
He said, “O my bird, I am going to your land, to your friends. Do you have any message to your bird family?”
The bird said, “O my master, tell them that I am aseerun ladayka, inyour captive. I have been taken hostage by you. Tell them that.”
According to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q), this man said, “I will tell them that.” He went to that bird family and told them, “Your bird nephew or niece or brother or whatever it is is sending you salam and he is saying that.” And the bird also said, “Ask them how I can save myself.” Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) said that the bird family closed up their wings and fell off the tree and died. They were shocked by the news and fell dead. This man felt very sad and that he should not have asked them that question and given them that message.
He went to the market to finish his business and went back home to tell his bird what happened to his family. “O my bird, I have bad news, good news, I don’t know. I gave them your message and what happened is they closed their wings and all of them fell dead.” The poor bird closed his wings and fell dead in the cage. The man was sad that his bird died and the bird family died. What does he do now? He said, “Let me take him out of the cage so I can throw him away. He can be buried by himself.”
He took the dead bird and threw him. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) said the minute he threw the bird, it became alive and went to the branch. He was actually not dead. He said, “I thought you were dead.” He said, “No. My family taught me how to get out of your hand and escape you! My family told me, ‘Pretend you’re dead. When you are dead, you are not his captive anymore. When you are dead, you’re not his entertainer anymore. When you are dead, you’re not the one to fulfill his desires anymore with your musical chirping. When you are dead, he has no use for you. You will be free.’”
When you are dead from your ego, when your ego finds you useless, when the people of this world who have enslaved you find you useless, when you kill yourself from this world--not physically killing yourself, it means detaching yourself, pretending you are dead, “I am of no use to you anymore. What are you going to do with me? I am not part of this. I’m not part of your world anymore. You cannot enslave me anymore.”
If you can tell your ego that, that is the wisdom of that story that the ego has captivated you, has taken you as a prisoner to fulfill its desire and make it happy. That’s why it keeps you in the cage under control, “Entertain me. Amuse me. Do what I want. Do what I wish.” When you are a dead bird in that cage, that ego has no use for you.
Awliyaullah teach you how to be dead from this dunya. When you go to Awliyaullah, when you go to your family and ask them, “How can I liberate myself from the hands of my ego that wants everything in this world, wants all the pleasures of this world?” They will tell you, “Fall dead. Pretend you’re dead.”
If you want to escape the enslavement of this dunya, the enslavement of the shaytans and the ego and the desires, you have to be dead. That’s why it was said, ٱقْتُلُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَكُمْ f'aqtulloo anfusakum, “Kill yourselves" (Surat Al-Baqara, 2:54) meaning "kill yourself off from this world. Go.” Then you will be free. When the ego loses you, you are free. When the ego has you, you are not free.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) has said they have understood freedom in the opposite way. Freedom is to be free from the ego’s desires. Now they want freedom to do whatever the ego tells them to do. “Whatever my ego wishes to do, I have to do it, even if it’s wrong. This is the ego’s desire so we do it.” You have not freed yourself or liberated yourself as they say. Rather, you have enslaved yourself even more at the hands of this ego that has no fulfillment of its desires. It always wants more.
That’s why you have to be dead. To be dead means to be in khalwah, to be secluded and run away from everybody. When you come to shuyookh, they will teach you khalawaat wa riyaadat. They will teach you the art of seclusion and the practices in seclusion. That means you isolate yourself from dunya. When you are in seclusion, your ego has no use for you anymore. You don’t do what it says. You have given that up. You have given yourself to that murshid, that Waliullah to cut you off from this world.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) is saying, when you do that three things will happen to you. When you’re able to find a shaykh, a Waliullah and you go to him and say, “How can I free myself from this nasty ego of mine?” He will teach you.
First what happens to you when you enter into this khalwah with the shuyookh, and this is the month of khalwah and that’s why we are talking about this, without studying Allah (swt) will teach you. When you isolate yourself from dunya, when you turn your back to dunya and give your front to Allah (swt) that means when you direct yourself to Allah (swt), Allah (swt) will give you knowledge. He will give to your heart the knowledge of Heavens and Earth to your heart and fountains of wisdom will spring out of your heart when you enter into khalwah. When you say, “Yaa Rabbee, I just want you. I am not a slave for this world anymore.” They say, “No, you have to work. You have to do this for us. You have to give and give and give.” When you say, “I’m not that anymore. Yaa Rabbee, I just want you. You can send me my food. You can send me my sustenance. I believe in You,” Allah (swt) will open to your heart the knowledge that you don’t need books anymore. That knowledge will come straight to your heart from the wisdoms of Heavens and Earth and you will start to receive hikmah, wisdom from everything, from stones, from plants, from animals, from humans. Wherever you look, hikmah will come to you. If you look at a human being with one look, you will understand the wisdom of his creation. If you look at an animal, you will understand the wisdom of its creation.
Allah (swt) will open to your heart the `ilm and the wisdom. Allah (swt) has said, wa yuzakkihim, Rasoolullah (s) will purify them and Awliyaullah will purify them. When that happens, wa yu`alimuhumu 'l-kitaaba wa ‘l-hikmah. He will teach them kitaab which is `ilm and He will teach them wisdom. That’s the first thing that comes to you. Allah (swt) will teach you knowledge without books and will teach you wisdom by looking at His Creation. You get both.
The second thing that happens to you is that you become a mukhlis when you do `ibaadah for Allah (swt) and not for anything else. That is the most difficult. Your ego always asks, “What’s in it for me? Why are we doing zikr tonight? What’s in it for me? Why are we doing conferences here and there? What’s in it for me? What advantage am I going to get? What prestige am I going to get? What’s in it for me?” So many `ulama and shuyookh worship because their ego wants something out of it.
When you enter khalwah, Allah (swt) will give you the fruit of that khalwah so you will not ask for anything, only the pleasure of Allah (swt) because you love dhikrullah. You love Mawlid ash-Shareef. You love to pray with people. It is your love to Allah (swt) that makes you do the `ibaadah. Allah (swt) will open the doors of ikhlaas, sincerity. Alaa lillahi ‘d-deen al khaalis. Allah (swt) only accepts what is purely for Him. He doesn’t accept any worship that is not for him.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) said if you dance for Allah (swt), it’s accepted. If you pray for other than Allah (swt), it’s not accepted. If your salah is for other than Allah (swt), it’s not accepted. But if you’re cosmak they say, you get so happy like Adam does sometimes, for Allah (swt), it is accepted.
In khalwah, Allah (swt) will open knowledge and wisdom to your heart. Second, He will open to you the door of ikhlaas, the door of sincerity. Whatever you do is only for Allah (swt). Everything in this universe takes you to Allah (swt). In everything you look at there is something that points to Allah (swt). That’s why Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) is saying, why did Rasoolullah (s) go on Mi`raaj in this month? Maadha kaana maqsood an-Nabi (s), "What was the destination of Nabiullah, Habeebullah, Rasoolullah (s)" on the Night of Ascension, the Night Journey? What do you think it was? What did he want? Allah (swt).
So, Allah (swt) made him go through all universes saying, “Look at this one and look at that one. Look here. Look there.” He did not look anywhere! He did not look right or left because everything had a wisdom that points to Allah (swt). Basically, he collected all of them and made it a big pointer to Allah (swt). He did not want anything except to reach Allah (swt). His `ibaadah, his movement, his traveling, whatever he was doing in these universes--he has met all Creation. They were all honored to see him. He met all Creation but he did not travel to these universes for them. He traveled to reach Allah (swt). Everything has to be for Allah (swt). Hattaa wasal ila hadrat al-Ilahiyy, "until he reached the Presence of Allah (swt)." That is ikhlaas.
What do you worship for? To reach the Huzoor, the Presence. Of whom? Whose presence do you want to reach when you go to worship or acts of obedience? Whose presence do you want to enter? “I want to go to a big sultan, big king, prime minister, president. That’s the presence I want to enter."
That is the wrong intention. When you are going with worship, with obedience, you are going to the Presence of Allah (swt), nobody else. Everybody else is with you going to Him. It’s not that I’m going to them. You are going to Allah (swt). That will open to you in khalwah because you have cut off yourself from everything.
Third, Allah (swt) will dress you with a state of love that you will only love Allah (swt). Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. How do you love Him? The other day, I came across a story. SubhaanAllah. It explains to you the one that has been dressed with the Love of Allah (swt).
There is an Egyptian Waliullah whose name is Dhun Nun al-Masri (q). He was traveling in the mountains of Sham which is the mountains of Lebanon. It was all Sham until the French put all these borders there and rearranged everything. It was all Bilaad ash-Sham. He was traveling in these mountains and came across a young man with a very beautiful and enlightened face sitting somewhere, crying. He approached to see what he was saying as the young man was making du`a. That young man noticed Waliullah coming but he continued. He was saying these three verses.
عرضت عيني عن الدنيا
Aarta ayna `ani 'd-dunya wa zinaatiha
“You have turned my eye away from dunya and its decorations or glamor.”
فأنت والروح شيء غير مفترقِ
Fa anta wa roohee shayun ghayru muftariqi,
“You and the soul (his soul) are something that do not separate.”
من أول الليل الى طلع الفلق
Min awwali 'l-layli ila tulu`i 'l-falaqi,
“From the beginning of the night until the appearance of Fajr.”
إذا ذكرتُك وافَى مقلتِي أرَقٌ
Idhaa dhakartuka wafaa muqlatee araqun, “When I make Dhikr of You, to my comes sleeplessness.”
وما تطابقتِ الأجفانُ عن سِنَةٍ
Wa ma tabaaqati 'l-ajfani `an sinatun,
“But at Fajr time when I get a little bit of snoozing and my two eyelids start to close,
الا رأيتك بين الجَفْنِ والحَدَقِ
Except that I see You between my eyelid and my iris.” Hadaq is the eyeball.
When that young man mentions Allah (swt), sleep vanishes. He becomes an insomniac. What is insomnia? Always awake. “When I mention Your Name, to my eyes comes insomnia. I cannot sleep anymore.” Qul a`udhoo bi rabbi -l-falaq. Falaq means the separation of night and day. Night leaves the day and the sunshine comes, the light comes. “You have made my eye turn away from dunya and its glamor.” This Waliullah is listening to what this young man is saying. “You and my soul are something that don’t separate. When I mention You, insomnia comes to my eyes from the beginning of the night until Fajr time.” The soul is from the order of Allah (swt) so it does not separate.
Look at that love. When Allah (swt) dresses you with love, when you close your eyes you will see Him between your eyelid and your eyeball. You cannot ever not see Him anymore. Everywhere you look, He is there.
When that Waliullah heard that, he asked, “What made you like this?”
He said, “His Love made me wander about.”
“What made you leave everybody and be in the mountains?”
“My yearning to find Him drives me to be like that.”
“What made you single only for him?”
“My passion for Him made me single.”
It means, “I have no companions because of my passion to Him. I have cut off my ties with family and friends, everybody because I want to find Him. My love makes me wander about like that.”
“Yaa Dhun Nun (q)! Do you like the crazy talk?”
“Yeah, I like the crazy talk. It gives me a buzz.”
You know when they drink they get a buzz and they’re happy? “Your talk made me happy and gave me ecstasy.” That is the love of a true lover to Allah (swt). He only sees Him to the point where when he closes his eyes, he sees Him between his eyelid and his eyeball. When he mentions Him, he becomes an insomniac. He cannot sleep. He is with Him all night long. When he is with Him, he has turned away from dunya and all its glamor. Whatever it has to offer is not in his heart.
When you follow Waliullah and go into khalwah, that `ilm will come, that hikmah will come, that ikhlaas, sincerity, will come, and you will be dressed with that love. That’s why Awliyullah are all in love with Allah (swt), in love with Rasoolullah (s) and in love with Awliyaullah. A true mu`min is that one. At the end Allah (swt) will dress them with that love and that love will reflect to others. That’s why when you see Awliyaullah, you want to follow them. Why? Because you want to get what they got. They want to teach you. They want to teach you how they reached what they reached, not from dunya.
Everybody now wants to be like the shaykh. Why? “He’s famous. I want to be famous like him.” Oh okay. “I want to be like the shaykh.” “Why?” “Because he has so many mureeds. I want to have so many mureeds like him.” Is that what you want from the shaykh? The shaykh wants you to dress up with the love of Allah (swt) so when you close your eyes, you will see Allah (swt) between your eyelid and eyeball, to the extent that Allah (swt) has taken over your eyesight. Allah (swt) has taken over your heart. Allah (swt) has taken over your hearing. Allah (swt) has taken over yourself. You are wandering about in the mountains, away from everybody, because everybody wants to take you away from Allah (swt).
Khalwah, riyaada in this month is what Awliyaullah offer. May Allah (swt) allow us to reach what they have reached, to reach that love of Allah (swt) where He dresses us with His Love. That’s what you need. May Allah (swt) forgive us.
To reach that, be like that bird and pretend you’re dead. “I have no money for you, my wife. I have no presents for you, my kids. I have no use for you, my boss. I’m dead. I have no use for anybody.” Cut yourself off. Tell them, “I’m not your slave. Go hit your head on the wall. I am the servant and the slave of Allah (swt). I am of no use to you.” Then they will let you go. If they find out that you have use for them, they will keep you chained. Any time they want you, they will pull you to themselves, so cut off that string.
May Allah (swt) allow us to be with Him, with Rasoolullah (s). I think it’s more than enough. May Allah (swt) forgive us.
If you don’t know your Murshid, your Wali, Allah (swt) will guide you. I heard a story of how one grand Awliyaullah started. He said, “I was laying on my back and some birds flew over me. When they flew over me, I heard them making tasbeeh of Allah (swt). From that Tasbeeh, I was so drawn to my Lord that I said I need to be like them, making tasbeeh like them, making Dhikr like them because I want to reach my Lord.” Love has taken over his heart.
He went out and cut off the ties. He opened the door and started walking to find Waliullah. On the way he came across Sayyidina Khidr (a). Sayyidina Khidr (a) told him, “I was in the presence of Shaykh `Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (q) and he told me, ‘Yaa Aba ‘l-`Abbas, O my brother Khidr, Allah (swt) has attracted somebody to His Presence. Go find him and send him to me.” If Allah (swt) wants you to come, He will let Khidr (a) find you and he will send you to your Murshid, your shaykh, to your Wali. Don’t say, “Where am I going to find my Waliullah? Where am I going to find my shaykh?” You don’t need to find them, they find you. They can come to you through your heart without you knowing. They can make you make sulook, tread this path in tariqah without you seeing them but you know that you are being tested by them. You have to have that realization, that awareness that, “They are testing me today.” You have a problem, “The Qutb of the Time is testing me today.” Maybe you have no permission to see him physically but by heart he is with you, if you keep your heart with him.
If Allah (swt) wants you to reach, He will draw you by the birds. He will draw you by anything and He will send Khidr (a) to you. He sent Khidr (a) to that person. He said, “I was at the majlis of Shaykh. Abdal Qadir al-Jilani (q). He said, ‘Go find that man that Allah (swt) has drawn to His Presence and send him to me.” He went to Sayyidi Abdal Qadir al-Jilani (q) and Sayyidi Abdal Qadir al-Jilani said, “Welcome to you, the one who was attracted to his presence by the tongues of the birds!” What do you think the birds say when they chirp? “Tweet, tweet, tweet.” Is that what they say or do they say “SubhaanAllah” in their own language? Or do they say dhikrullah in their own language?
That man was hearing what they were saying, so by the tongues of the birds Allah (swt) attracted him to HIs Presence. “Welcome to you, the one who was attracted to Allah (swt)’s Presence by the tongues of the birds and Allah (swt) has prepared for you so much khayr.” We are running after this garbage stuff down here on Earth and we are leaving the valuable stuff Allah (swt) has for us in Akhirah. Keep running in rallies, keep running in speeches, keep giving talks--keep at that until you reach the highest position. After that, you die. They’re going to go for four years. Go for four years, and then eight years. Okay, eight years. And then? I’m 85, then 89, 90. What do you do? You are all wrinkled. You are dry. You have no hair, no bones. They put all of you in one coffin and throw you away. Good job, and you have left Akhirah. You have left what Allah (swt) has promised you and ran after something that is fleeting, running away from you.
When that man was sincere in asking for a Murshid, Allah (swt) sent Khidr (a) to him. If you are sincere in asking for a Waliullah, if you are sincere in saying, “Yaa Rabbee! I want You,” Allah (swt) will give you tawfeeq and make you successful in reaching Him. That’s what we are asking for. We are asking that we reach Him.
May Allah (swt) make us from them. Ameen, yaa Rabbi ‘l-`Alameen. Especially in this holy month, yaa Rabbee, we are starting. Inshaa-Allah, we are starting khalwah with the one that has started khalwah in the beginning. As Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) said, there are Awliyaullah in this month that do the khalwah for the Ummah. They are doing khalwah on behalf of the Ummah in Rajab and 10th of Shaban. He said, everyday for at least 10 to 15 minutes say, “Yaa Rabbee! I’m doing khalwah with him, resembling him, trying to look like him, trying to do what he is doing.” That Waliullah who is responsible for the Ummah in this time is doing the khalwah on behalf of the Ummah to receive what Allah (swt) has promised to them and then he distributes it to them. Yaa Rabbee, I’m making it with him and Allah (swt) will give you that sawab. Don’t forget.
May Allah (swt) allow us to be with Awliyaullah. Yaa Rabbee, make us with them always, make their light reach our hearts, make their love reach our hearts and make us reach Your Love Oceans, yaa Rabbi ‘l-`Alameen.
Bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, wa bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
[Shaykh Nour Interrupts Dhikr]
Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasoolahu. Muhammad is Allah's servant and Messenger.
Something just came to my mind, I don't want to say 'my heart' istaghfirullah. When we finish saying la ilaha ill 'Llah we finish with Muhammadan `abduhullahi wa rasoolahu. Muhammad is Allah's servant and Messenger.
`AbdAllah, what does it mean? It means he is moving from khalq, creation to al-Khaaliq, the Creator. So the way of Rasoolullah (s), O the one who follows the Sunnah of Rasoolullah (s), the first part is to move from creation to Creator. `Uboodiyya is when you turn your back on creation, khalq, and you move towards Haqq. So when you reach Haqq what happens? Allah (swt) sends you back.
So `AbdAllah is when you are letting go of everything; not only your belongings and your house and your finances and your identity, but you are letting go of the whole world and you are letting go of all worlds and you are letting go of all heavens and you are letting go of everything in existence, because you are moving from khalq to Haqq. It means you are not a servant except to Allah. Do you understand what I am saying? Muhammadan `abduhu moving towards Him (swt) until he reaches a point where Allah swt says wa rasoolahu. Then He (swt) sends you back.
So the wa`iz, or the Shaykh teaching Islam or the imam or the Rabbi or the missionary teaching Christianitany or the one teaching Judaism or the one teaching religion, has to move from everything and remove himself from all identities, even from his own identity. He has to vanish from that, he has to become `abdAllah. What is your name? No name. Where are you? You are nowhere. What is `AbdAllah? It is general: servant of Allah. No identity. Your only identity is with Allah, it is ida`fa, you have been added as `abd to the holy name of Allah swt. You are a servant from His servants.
So the one going around teaching Islam has to reach to be `AbdAllah, to be a servant, first. When he reaches `abdAllah, and becomes non-existent then Allah swt sends him back as Rasool. That is for Rasoolullah (s). For waliullah He (swt) sends him back for irshaad, for guiding the people. He says, "now go back." If there is no permission to go back for irshaad, then you cannot go back and say to people "I am a murshid."
Muhammad `abdullah. First he let go of everything until he reached, true servanthood in Laylat al-Israa wa 'l-m`iraj. He is moving towards Allah (swt) in `uboodiyyah. Allah (swt) has taken His servant, `abdihi, that means you have to move from `uboodiyyah to Him and then He sends you back with risalah, the message. Understand, O the one who claims to be a big one. You have to reach nothingness first.
That is one of the meanings subhanalladhee asraa bi `abdihi.
سُبْحَـٰنَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِۦ لَيْلًا مِّنَ ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ إِلَى ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْأَقْصَا ٱلَّذِى بَـٰرَكْنَا حَوْلَهُۥ لِنُرِيَهُۥ مِنْ ءَايَـٰتِنَآ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْبَصِيرُ
Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing. (Surat al-Isra, 17:1)
He has taken one of His servants from the station of `uboodiyya, servanthood toHis Divine Presence.
O the one who claims to be a big one, know you have become nothing first. But there is nothing about 'nothingness' in their lives. It is all about themselves. It is all about what they are. It is all about their identity. You have to have no identity.
Why is it `abdu-Hu? You are moving 'alif' to 'ha' you are moving from Him to Him, meaning you are an identity-less creation. You have no identity. You have to vanish in the 'ha' of Huwa. Your identity has to go away. It is only the identity of Allah (swt) that remains. That is `abdAllah. No identity.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim was asked so many times about his past life. He said, "I don't remember what I ate last night for you to ask me about my past life. What does it matter where I studied? What does it matter where I was? What matters is that I was trying to be a Muslim then; I am trying to be a Muslim now and I am trying to stay Muslim until I die." That is what he said.
Look at the difference between a true waliullah and all the fake awliyaullah that are claiming nowadays.
From the name Muhammad Rasoolullah (s), where they are saying ashadu an la ilaha ill 'Llah wa ashadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu.
Where is your `uboodiyyah first? The servant has no say in front of his master. He says, "I have no say in front of Your say. Whatever you will I do." That is `uboodiyyah. You have to reach that station of Muhammad `abdullahi (s). Reach Haqq first, then come back to khalq, if you have permission. When you come back to khalq you bring them back to Haqq. You don't bring them back to dunya nor do you bring them back to serve you. They have taken them as servants for themselves.
Allah (swt) guides all the hearts to follow that path of Rasoolullah (s) in `uboodiyyah to Haqq and then and back to khalq if He permits. If He keeps you there, as He (swt) kept Idris, He (swt) kept him there, he did not want to go back. He is in heavens. Sayyidina 'Isa (as) is in heavens. If He keeps you there you stay there and if He (swt) sends you back you go back. It is not up to you. That is the true path of no will. Not that you come back and become a big guide for humanity as a big philosopher.
Did you study the French Revolution? You should. All these philosophers who came up with a religion after they destroyed belief in religion in France. The Cult of the Supreme Being, and the Cult of Reason, these are all facts in history. They tried to come up with something to substitute after the void of religion in order to control the people.
So there are so many philosophers and fake ones that come up with something to try to fill the void of the religion, to control people. That is not up to you, O human beings. Your mission is to follow Rasoolullah (s) to become `abdAllah. You will be 'lost in translation,' no identity. Finished, you are gone. Whatever identity Allah (swt) gives you you take. Whatever title He gives you, you take. May Allah (swt) forgive us, ya Rabb al-`Alameen. That came to my heart because we always say Muhammadan `abdullahi wa rasoolahu, from khalq to Haqq and then back to khalq. Ameen Rabbee, Makes us on the way of his steps, true firm steps. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.
[continues with Dhikr]
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