7 September 2014 Woking, UK
Shah Jahan Mosque (2)
As-salaam `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Mashaa-Allah, you touched my heart (anasheed). (Mawlana weeps.)
As-salaam `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Alhamdulillahi rabbi ‘l-`alameen wa ‘s-salaat wa ‘s-salaam ashrafi ‘l-mursaleen sayyidina wa nabiyyina muhammadin wa `alaa aalihi wa saahbihi ajma`een. Yaa rasoolullah noonaadeeka min hadha ’l-makaan wa hadha sharafun lana ya Habeebillah. fanzhurnaa bi nazhratin yaa man huwa‘l-hayyaat man huwa ‘n-noor, an noori ‘l-muhammadi alladhee albasak-Allah bihi yaa sayyidee ya Rasoolullah ya rahmatan lil-`alameena yaa sayyidee yaa shafi`ee ‘l-mudhnibeen yaa man .yaa man la yu`rif qeematahu wa laa yu`ta haqahu anta ‘l-habeeba ‘l-mustafa anta ‘l-mahboob `indallah. Huw al-habeebu ’lladhee turjaa shafa`atahu li kulli hawlin min al-ahwaali munqatimi...ya sayyidee la tarudanaa `an baabika wa laa `an `ataabika wa laa `an qadamayka wa laa `an na`laynak ash-shareef wa laa nastahiq shayyan bal anta ya sayyidee al-kareem, anta ‘l-`azheem anta ‘l-muhsin anta jadda ‘l-hasani wa ‘l-husayn. fa laa taruddana `anka yaa sayyidee laa fid-dunya wa laa fil-akhira.w`ajm`anaa ma`k ya sayyidee bi hadrati ‘l-haqq `azza wa jall `inda’n-nabiyyeen wa’s-siddiqiyyeen wa ’sh-shuhadaa’i wa’s-saaliheen.wa hasuna oolaa’ika rafeeqa. Allahuma ij`alana min haaoolaaika ar-rufaqaa.. yaa Rabbee ya Allah bi jaahi Habeebika al-Mustafa..bi jaahi laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammad rasoolullah bi jaahi Habeebika al-mustafa.... Yaa Sayyidi.
O brothers and sisters! I think there are no words in English that give the right to say the immense love of Allah and His Prophet (s) in the heart of Muslims and mum’ins around the world. Allah (swt) knows best and Prophet (s) knows best. And awliyaullah, Allah gave them wilayat, sainthood, not for themselves, but to guide the Ummah toward the door of Prophet (s). (Mawlana weeps.) O Awliyaullah! Where are you, where is your power? Where is the power of Sahaabah (r) in you? Come up, stand up, ask for support! Ask for Lights, the Lights of imaan for every person. Request on our behalf, bargain on our behalf, bargain, bargain, and persist in bargaining, bargaining with humbleness, standing at the door and saying, “Yaa Rabbee! We want more, we want more, it is not enough! Anta al-M`utee idhaa atayata laa takhudhu… You are The One Who Gives and if You give, You never take it back, whatever Your `Abd do, You don’t take it back, this is the Generous One. You are al-Kareem, You are the Absolute Generous One Who, if He gives He does not take but gives more! You gave us our shuyukh, You granted us and honored us to be Muslims. You gave us the Light of Imaan and Islam, so give us more because we know You don't take anything back! When You give, You give!
Yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah (s)! We are calling on you from here: you are the one that is seeing us now, you are the one that is seeing every Muslim and mu’min around the world, so we are calling on you on behalf of the Ummah to take that burden of the Ummah away, take these difficulties, yaa Sayyidi, yaa Rasoolullah (s)! Plunge us in the Ocean of Happiness, in the Ocean of Enlightenment, in the Ocean of Education, in the Ocean of Mysteries there, where best the mysteries are for Akhirah, so show us everything that is hidden! You are not hidden, you are among your Ummah, you are with each and every one of your Ummah!
وإعلموا أن فيكم رسول الله
And know Allah's Messenger is in you. (Surat al-Hujuraat, 49:7)
“Know that Muhammad (a) is in you,” is among you, is between you, is in you! Yaa Sayyidi, yaa Rasoolullah, yaa Habeebullah, that Mercy is you! That Mercy that Allah sent you with, that Mercy that He gave to you, dress us with it! We are coming here for you to dress us, we are coming here to call on you from all of us, yaa Muhammad (s)! Yaa Sayyidi, yaa Rasoolullah, yaa Habeebullah at-taahireen al-mutahireen, yaa man arsalnak Allahu rahmatan li’l-`alameen yaa shaafi`ee al-mudhnibeen nahnu mudhniboon! We are falling into sins! Every one of us, every one of your Ummah! Yaa Rasoolullah (s), chain Iblees! You can do that, we believe that you can chain Iblees and chain all devils and let everyone enter the Paradises with your Rahmah, yaa Rasoolullah (s)!
We cannot do anything: we followed our shuyukh to guide us and everyone has a shaykh, every jama’ah has a shaykh, every community has a shaykh, all of them guide us and if you don't open to us their guidance we will not go through! Allah has dressed you with His Beautiful Name “The Generous One”, so open for us from your generosity, yaa Rasoolullah!
Allah (swt) said in the Holy Qur'an kayfa `alamahullah bi ‘l-khidr nahnu...anta ‘l-`alim, and we are requesting from you, yaa Rasoolullah:
فَوَجَدَا عَبْدًا مِّنْ عِبَادِنَا آتَيْنَاهُ رَحْمَةً مِنْ عِندِنَا وَعَلَّمْنَاهُ مِن لَّدُنَّا عِلْمًا
So they found one of Our Servants on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge from Our Own Presence. (Surat al-Kahf, 18:65)
Allah (swt) said in the Holy Qur'an, “We have taught him from Our Heavenly Knowledge,” but what kind of heavenly knowledge He taught him and how quickly did He teach him? Did He send him to universities, did He send him to get a PhD, did He send him to study in al-Azhar Shareef? No! He didn’t send him to anywhere, He said, “Kun fayakoon!” and he became `alim, no need to read, no need to read! We need from that knowledge, to dress us with it, “Kun fayakoon!”
O Allah! From your love to Prophet (s) give us that which you gave to Khidr (a) through Your Prophet Muhammad (s). You didn’t send him anywhere, You said, “We have taught him from Our Heavenly Knowledge,” in one instant! You don't need a moment, You don't need anything as when Your Will comes it happens, without saying anything. Yaa Rabbee, dive us in that ocean! Make us from the fish of that ocean to enter inside, not needing this oxygen that they carry on their shoulder.
We are like donkeys carrying their loads, yaa Rabbee, yaa Allah, we are donkeys! Might be donkeys are better than us as at least they don't sin; we sin; they are patient, we are not patient; they carry the load, we are not carrying any load. Take us, yaa Rabbee to that ocean where we don't need to carry anything, only to carry the love for You and love for Your Prophet (s) and our shuyukh, that they love us and guided us to You! They guided us to the spotlights that You have made, that You have built, that You created: to Sahaabat un-Nabi (s), we need that! We need a pillar! The Ummah is left behind. Yaa Sayyidi, yaa Rasoolullah! Your Ummah is left behind in too much corruption, there is no support:
وَقُلْ جَاء الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا
Say (O Muhammad), "Haqq (Truth) has come and baatil (falsehood) has perished.” (Surat al-'Israa, 17:81)
“Say! Haqq came and baatil is gone!” Open for us, `Uloom as-samaawaati wa ‘l-araadeen:
وَسَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا مِّنْهُ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لَّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
And He has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the Heavens and on Earth. Behold, in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect. (Surat al-Jaathiyya, 45:13)
Allah gave to us under our control Heavens and Earth, as He said in Holy Qur’an. Yaa Rabbee! You gave to us, but You didn’t open to us, so we ask for the love of Prophet (s), for the sake of Prophet (s) to open to us on our hearts, to open that power in order that we will be lifted up and then we won't need anything! Our shaykh left but he didn’t leave us; he left in body, but he is still with us in spirit and we are following you, yaa Sayyidi! Wherever you go we have been dumped on you! You are carrying us, but where you are carrying us? We know you are carrying us, like every shaykh is carrying his followers, to Prophet (s)! Yaa Rabbee, Yaa man laa maljah minhu illa ilayh! There is no cave except His cave!
فَفِرُّوا إِلَى اللَّهِ
Flee to Allah! (Surat adh-Dhaariyaat, 51:50)
`Uloom tud-hishukum al-`uqool, `uloomun tud-hishu ’l-`uqool, laysa bi `ilmi ’l-waraq, wa laysa bi `ilmi ’l-kutub, bal bi `ilmi ’l-adhwaaq wa ’l-quloob, kutibat `alaa ’l-quloob. Real knowledge is not the Knowledge of Paper, it is the Knowledge of Taste. These Knowledges of Taste have been written on the hearts: yaa Rabbee, open it for us for the sake of Your Prophet (s), Sayyidina Muhammad (s), for the sake of Ahlu ‘l-Bayt, for the sake of all Sahaabah, for the sake of all awliya! O Allah! We say, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadan Rasoolullah. Say, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadan Rasoolullah `alayhi afdalu ‘s-salaat wa ‘s-salaam!
Allah (swt) Gave Prophet (s) His Power of Attorney
What did Allah first reveal to His Prophet (s) of Holy Qur’an? Iqra! “Read!” Iqra! and Prophet (s) said:
فَجَاءَهُ الْمَلَكُ فَقَالَ اقْرَأْ. قَالَ " مَا أَنَا بِقَارِئٍ "
Sayyida `Ayesha (r) narrated, “The Angel came to him (the Prophet) and asked him to read. The Prophet (s) replied, ‘I do not know how to read (or what shall I read)?’” (Bukhari)
The Order to Read Came After the Knowledge
Iqraa! maa anaa bi qaaree,“I am not a reader!” This is how they translate it, and Jibreel (a) hugged him hard on his chest and said, “Iqraa, read!” Iqraa what? There was nothing written, there was nothing available, he didn’t have the Holy Qur’an written on paper or leather, but Jibreel (a) was saying to him: Iqraa! Today if someone says to you, “Iqraa, read,” you read a book you are carrying, but when Jibreel (a) said, “Iqraa!” it didn’t mean only ‘read’ literally, but in reality Iqraa! maa anaa bi qaaree, “What do you want me to read, what things do you want me to speak about?” “Maa anaa” does not mean “I am not”, it means, “What do you want me,” to read? What? Do you want me to read from left or right? From `Ilm an-Nujoom, `Ilm as-samaawaat, `Ilm al-araadeen, what do you want ? Allah taught me `Uloom al-Awwaleen wa ‘l-Akhireen, then what do you want me to read?”
And does Prophet (s) need to read? (...) “What do you want me to read?”
“Read! The most important thing is what Allah (swt) is giving to you, O Muhammad (s)!”
From that knowledge, yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah, give us!
“What do you want me to read?”
When you want something to be official, if you have a brother and you are travelling and you have things to be done back in your country you give him your Power of Attorney, and everyone will take that to mean he represents you. The one with Power of Attorney is authorized. So when Jibreel (a) said “Iqraa”, and the Prophet (s) replied, “What am I going to read? What do you want?” Jibreel (a) was saying, “You have the full Power of Attorney, yaa Muhammad (s)! Iqra whatever you like, on behalf of your Lord! Recite, bismi Rabbika ’Lladhee khalaq. You have full power, why you are asking? You can read from whatever you like, but you read bismi, ‘in the name’.” Like when you create a Power of Attorney, you write, “In the name of Mr so-and-so, I appoint so-and-so.” So Jibreel (a) said, “Read in the Name of your Lord!” on behalf of The One Who One Who created everything.”
When Did Prophet (s) Receive the Knowledge?
Where is `Ilmu ’l-Kutub, the Knowledge of Books? Nothing there is of books, it is taste, subtle knowledge that no one knows. He said, “Read in the Name of The One that has given you that power, al-ladhee khalaq, The One Who created!” When you have the Power of Attorney, you have to mention all the names that appointed you, so Allah is saying here, “In the Name of The One that Created,” which means that every Creation created is under the Power of Attorney of Prophet (s)! He is the one that looks after every Creation: human beings, malaa’ika, angels, animals, trees, universes, ‘in the Name of The One Who created everything’! Allah created everything and is saying, “On My behalf, you can do whatever you want in these Creations!”
What is left, except Allah gave everything to the hands of Prophet (s), Sayyidina Muhammad; that is our Prophet, `alayhi afdalu ’s-salat wa ’s-salaam! Allah taught him in the first way, He put in his heart everything and still they are saying, “Don't love him too much as that is shirk. Don't do too much dhikr, that is shirk.” Allah gave him (s) Power of Attorney to speak on His behalf! So are we asking for petty things? Allah gave him power! He invited him:
أِقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ
Read! In the Name of your Lord Who created. (Surat al-`Alaq, 96:1-2)
الرَّحْمَنُ عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ عَلَّمَهُ الْبَيَانَ
(God) Most Gracious! It is He Who has taught the Qur'an. He has created Man. He has taught him speech (and intelligence). (Surat ar-Rahmaan, 55:1-4)
Ar-Rahmaan bi siffati ’r-rahmah khalaq al-insaan, ayy alladhee yarhamana fi kulli waqtin wa heen, Huwa ar-rahmaanu ’r-raheem, bi sifatihi ’r-rahmah khalaq al-insaan. Fa ayyu `adhaabu hunaak? Is Allah going to torture you or punish you when you say, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah. Ar-Rahmaan. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.” Allah (swt) gave to Prophet (s):
الرَّحْمَنُ عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ عَلَّمَهُ الْبَيَانَ
(God) Most Gracious! It is He Who has taught the Qur'an. He has created Man.
(Surat ar-Rahmaan, 55:1-3)
If we say this, this is the literal meaning: Allah taught Prophet (s), Allah taught Qur’an and created Creation, but Creation was not there yet. Allah said, “Ar-Rahmaan. `Allama 'l-qur'an,” and after He taught Qur’an He created Creation, but to whom He taught Qur’an? To angels? No. To jinn? No. Because all jinn, all angels, all Creation was created after Allah created the Light of Muhammad (s), so to whom He was teaching Qur’an? To Prophet (s), Sayyidina Muhammad `alayhi afdalu ’s-salat wa ’s-salaam! But Allah (swt) needs to teach him? Kun fayakoon, when He created his Light from His Noor He put that Light in Bahru ’l-Qudrah, hadith mash-hoor `an Jaabir.
عن جابر بن عبد الله بلفظ قال قلت: يا رسول الله، بأبي أنت وأمي، أخبرني عن أول شيء خلقه الله قبل الأشياء. قال: يا جابر، إن الله تعالى خلق قبل الأشياء نور نبيك من نوره، فجعل ذلك النور يدور بالقُدرة حيث شاء الله،
The Prophet (s) said, “The first thing that Allah created was my Light, which He put in the Bahr al-Qudrah and from that He created everything else.”
Allah (swt) Granted Prophet (s) Unlimited, Continuous Knowledge!
He put the Light of Muhammad in Bahru ’l-Qudrah and that Light was turning, and when it turned, like today they put a turbine on a plane and when it turns that plane will fly, so Prophet’s Light was turning and turning! Without going into that hadith it is long. Allah created from that energy, from that light that was coming out of Muhammad (s), He created Creation, because when it turns it creates energy and all of us are energy. That power, that soul we don’t see it, we call it qudrah in Arabic, in English we call it energy, but is it energy? No one knows, it is something hidden.
“That one who I created first is the one I taught!” Ar-Rahmaan. `Allama 'l-qur'an, He taught the Qur’an to that one whose Light He created before anyone else:
كنت نبي و ادم بين الماء و الطين
I was a prophet when Adam was between water and clay.
كنت نبيا وآدم بين الروح والجسد
I was a prophet while Adam was between soul and body.
Two narrations, Allahu Akbar! So He taught Qur’an to Prophet (s) first! That’s why he said to Jibreel (a) maa anaa bi qaaree, the Holy Qur’an you see it like that, small (the size of a book). The Holy Qur’an is 500 pages, but is this what Allah taught Prophet (s), 500 pages? If that is the case, we are demeaning Allah (swt) and His Prophet (s), we are making Divine Knowledge to look like nothing. Allah (swt) is giving knowledge, `ilm, laa awwala lahaa wa laa akhira lahaa, you cannot count it, there is no count because it is Allah’s Words. Allah (swt) is teaching Prophet (s) in Arabic, but that is His Own Words, not created words, which means the Holy Qur’an is ghayri makhlooq, it is not created. In Ahlu ‘s-Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah, if you say that the Qur’an is makhlooq (created) they say you are kaafir. The Qur’an is Allah’s Words, it cannot be makhlooq, created, you cannot say that, and Allah knows what they are.
But we know there is no limitation on knowledge for Prophet (s), he was given `Uloom al-Awwaleen: even if you go far away, as much as there is of Creation, and do you think Creation ends? It means `Uloom al-Awwaleen that Allah gave to Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is still coming, so can a book contain them? There is no way to count them, so we cannot say “so far” as that knowledge is uncountable, it is infinite knowledge! When we do a book study, we finish volume three, volume four, but for Prophet (s) there are no volumes! There is no one, two, three, four, there is only continuous knowledge, al-`alim:
إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ
To you We have granted the Fount (of Abundance). (Surat al-Kawthar, 108:1)
‘Kawthar’ is knowledge, “We have given you the River of Knowledge,” the Ocean the Abundance, yaa Sayyidee yaa Rasoolullah, yaa Rahmatan li ‘l-`Alameen, albisnaa min hadhihi ’l-`uloom, dress us from these knowledges! Dress us from what Allah (swt) gave to you!
So when Jibreel (a) said, Iqraa, bismi Rabbika ’Lladhee khalaq, It means, “Read on the Power of Attorney that Allah gave to you, read about Khalq!” Khalq, Creation never ends, it has no beginning and no end. That means keep reading, keep taking, keep milking that knowledge. We can say “milking” because when Prophet (s) went to Mi’raaj they gave him three cups and what did he take? The milk, al-bara`a, innocence. So keep taking that, yaa Rasoolullah, tell them about Khalq, Creation!
الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ
Created man from a clot. (Surat al-Alaq, 96:2)
“Tell Those Who Don’t Believer You About the Miracles We Revealed”
“When they don’t believe you, tell them about Creation from wherever you want, from beginning or end, no problem, but if they don’t believe you tell them about the secret of Creation, that Allah created Creation in the womb of the mother from a clot.” From 1500 years ago, Allah (swt) gave them an evidence in the Last Days to understand that, to tell the Wahhabis that Allah has given Muhammad (s) what no one gave!
O Muslims, O Believers! May Allah forgive us, may Allah bless us, may Allah keep us in the realm of Islam and Iman and mahabbat an-Nabi (s) and mahabbat ash-shuyuookh, to love our shaykh, Sayyidee Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani (a) and all other shuyukh, to guide us.
Allah (swt) said:
بَلْ أَحْيَاء عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ يُرْزَقُونَ
No, they live, finding their sustenance in the Presence of their Lord. (Surat `Ali Imraan, 3:169)
They are ahyaa, awliyaullah, they give you more!
Prophet (s) said:
قال رسول الله ص حياتي خير لكم تحدثون ويحدث لكم ومماتي خير لكم تعرض علي أعمال لكم فإن وجدت خيراً حمدت الله وما وجدت غير ذلك استغفرت لكم.
My life is a great good for you, you relate from and narrations are related to you and my death contains good for you as well, for I observe the `amal of my ummah. If I find good I thank Allah, and if I see other than that, bad, I ask forgiveness for your. (Al-Bazzaar in his Musnad)
“My death is better for you than my living among you,” there is more power. So awliyaullah inherit from that secret and they have more power in their graves, which are not graves anymore, that is Rawdatun min Riyaadh al-Jannah, Gardens from the Gardens of Paradise, because their heart is dhikrullah, their body is dhikrullah because they were doing dhikrullah every moment of their life. I never saw Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) without a tasbeeh, masbahah in his hand, only when he wants to go for wudu he takes it from the pocket and the miswaak and put them out and then goes inside, he doesn’t keep them in his pocket. And when he wants to make wudu, first he used the miswaak and then makes wudu. He never took the miswaak and the masbahah inside the restroom, to that detail he observed discipline!
Today what do they know about Mawlana Shaykh (q)? No one knows the relationship between awliya, they only speak nifaaq, nifaaq and nifaaq. May Allah forgive us. As long as you love Prophet (s) there is no nifaaq. As long as you love Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) there is no nifaaq. As long as you love any wali there is no nifaaq, because that wali will carry it.
May Allah forgive us. Aqoolu qawlee hadha wa astahgfirullahu’l-`azheem lee wa lakum fa yaa fawzan li’l-mustaghfireen astaghfirullah. As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah.
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