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A`udhu billahi min ash-shaytaani ’r-rajeem bismillahi ’r-rahmani ’r-raheem

Nawaytu ‘l-arba`een nawaytu ‘l-`itikhaaf nawaytu ‘l-khalwah nawaytu ‘l-`uzla nawaytu ’r-riyaada nawaytu ’s-sulook lillahi ta’ala al-`adheem fee hadha ’l-masjid

Sorry for the delay because Mawlana didn’t finish early today. So we were speaking about Murshid at-Tazkiyyah and the importance of what he can do. The Guide of Purification, we explained yesterday he has the power to reach any saints, any one of the 7007 Naqshbandi Sufi line, he can reach them, if they are alive or if they are in their graves. Because in the graves, Allah for mumins Allah will release the spirit, the soul of a mumin that he can move around and his grave will be (something in Arabic)…a small paradise for him until the Day of Judgment. So awliyaullah whom Allah described them in a holy hadith to Prophet (s) Hadithun Qudsi where He said, “My saints are under My domes no one knows them except Me.”

Those saints who have reached that level of sainthood for sure in their graves and with all mumins, they have power to know and to listen and to hear and to contact those who are able to speak with them in their grave, but not for everyone. So that’s why we say Murshid at-Tazkiyyah, the Guide of Purification, has this power to reach and to speak with them, because they are able also to speak and connect with that wali because their souls are free. So we hope that Allah in the grave releases our souls also to make us free and to make our graves (Arabic). So that characteristic, they carry that and that’s why they are able to reach every wali, and if they need any support they can take that support all the way to Prophet (s).

Also, the Guide of Purification he has to have the power over the four enemies, these enemies who are very aggressive against human beings. (something in Arabic) The four enemies, which are Nafs, dunya, hawa and Shaytan. Nafs is the self, dunya is the materialistic world, hawa is the bad desires, and Shaytan. Those four enemies are always after us in this life, after everyone, they don’t leave anyone without running after them and trying to destroy their relationship with Prophet (s) and their relationship with Allah .

So as I said before, I am concentrating on these four important levels of guides, because today too many misunderstand the meaning of murshid. Everyone is calling himself “murshid,” from the far West to far East.  So we are trying to focus on what Mawlana said, in Grandshaykh’s notes, Shaykh Sharafuddin’s notes, and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s notes, what they have said about this issue.

So Murshid at-Tazkiyyah, the purification guide; the one that he has that power means Murshid at-Tazkiyyah is the level of purification. It means he has the power to purify every mureed that is connected with him. He can be able to reach all his mureeds and purify them and stop the aggression of these four enemies, to stop them and whatever they have done during the day and the night, these four enemies against his mureeds, he is able to change that from saiy’iat to hassanaat by going to Prophet’s (s) door through his chain of guides, which above him is the guide of Tasfiyyah - the guide of sift, to take the most best of the saints, that he is above the level of purification and go all the way to Murshid at-Tarbiyyah, the highest level, and from that they go to Prophet (s).

So Murshid at-Tazkiyyah will take all his mureeds to the presence of Prophet (s) through the other two guides who are above him, to make sure that there will be nothing left on them. This is one of the meanings of the ayah that Allah revealed to Sayyidina Muhammad (s).

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلاَّ لِيُطَاعَ بِإِذْنِ اللّهِ وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذ ظَّلَمُواْ أَنفُسَهُمْ جَآؤُوكَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُواْ اللّهَ وَاسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ الرَّسُولُ لَوَجَدُواْ اللّهَ تَوَّابًا رَّحِيمًا

Wa ma arsalna min rasoolin illa liyuta`a bi idhni Allahi wa law annahum idh dhalamoo anfusahum ja’ooka fastaghfarullaha w’astaghfara lahumu ar-rasoolu la-wajadoo Allaha tawwaaban raheeman

We sent not an apostle, but to be obeyed, in accordance with the will of Allah. If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come unto thee and asked Allah's forgiveness, and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed Oft-returning, Most Merciful. Surat an-Nisa [4:64]  They come to those Murshid at-Tazkiyyah he goes through the two murshids about him and goes to the presence of the Prophet (s) presenting his case, that is the meaning of the verse.

When someone has a problem and has done something wrong they take him to court so the lawyer is going to present his case to defend him, and the judge has to listen to what the lawyer is defending. So the Murshid at-Tazkiyyah will take his mureeds and defend them in the presence of Prophet (s) by asking Prophet to make istighfaar on their behalf. Because as Allah said,

wa law annahum idh dhalamoo anfusahum ja’ooka

When they are oppressors to themselves they come to you, ya Muhammad.

They ask Allah’s forgiveness and you have to ask on their behalf forgiveness. So when that murshid brings his mureeds there, he makes them to say istighfaar through their hearts in the presence of Prophet (s) and then Prophet will do istighfaar on their behalf:

la-wajadoo Allaha tawwaaban raheeman

They will find Allah forgiving them from their sins.

All sins, Mawlana said (may Allah give him long life) and Grandshaykh (may Allah bless his soul) I heard it, I learned it, I know it, I saw it many times that Grandshaykh said all sins, even kaba’ir, can be forgiven because Prophet (s) said:

Shafa`atee li-ahli’l-kabaa’ir min ummatee

My intercession is for those who commit the biggest sins.

It means anyone who has that problem of making sin, by repentance Allah will forgive, except one sin Allah will never forgive, and that sin is very important for us to know and very difficult on awliya to carry. That’s why Grandshaykh (may Allah bless his soul) said if someone comes to me, to our door, our door is open from East to West for anyone to come and repent, we will find a way for him. So if they do istighfar in a certain way for Allah and repent, Allah will forgive and they will find our door so big from East to West, and if they want to go out they cannot, our door will be closed because we want to keep them inside. But only one sin that we are not allowed, although they will petition you for that, they will try, but it is very difficult, is the description of the two Sahaba that they came to Prophet (s) in the morning and said, “Ya Rasulallah, we have a stomach ache.”

Doctors today they check you when you have a stomach ache, they send through your stomach a camera. What do you call it in the medical field? Endoscope. So they send the camera and check what is inside to see what is going wrong and then they prescribe medication. So they came to Prophet (s) and said, “Ya Sayyidee, ya Rasulallah we have a stomach ache and it is tearing our stomach apart.” And he said, “Oh, today you have eaten raw meat.” They said, “Ya Rasulallah, we did not see meat for a long time.” And he said, “No, this morning you ate raw meat, go and put your hand into your throat and vomit.” They said, “Ya Rasulallah we didn’t eat meat.” He said, “No, you ate meat.” And they put their fingers and they vomit and there was raw meat with blood coming out. Prophet (s) is the doctor of the Ummah, he can see. They said, “Ya Rasulallah”…they were astonished…they said, “Wallahi, we didn’t eat meat.” He said, “No, you ate meat, you backbited your brother, you spread confusion, fitna against your brother.”

Backbiting is the biggest sin that cannot have any remedy. Why? Because when you do a sin and you say, “Ya Rabbi, forgive me” it’s between you and Allah, and Allah will forgive. But when you backbite someone, it becomes between you and that person, so you have to go and apologize from him, you have to go and ask that person to forgive you. If that person does not forgive you then you will never be able to get that sin away until Day of Judgment and Allah will take it from the oppressor to give to the oppressed one. How many people are backbited and they are asking their rights from their oppressors on the Day of Judgment in Allah’s Presence?

That is why Prophet (s) said one time to Sahaba…(in Arabic)…”Who is the bankrupted, who is the poor?” They said, “Ya Rasulallah the poor is the one that doesn’t have money.” He said, “No the poor is the one that does not have amal. The poor is the one that he prays and fasts and has no amal.” They said, “Ya Rasulullah, even if he prays and fasts he has no amal? What happened to his prayers and fasting?” He said,  “They are gone…even if he prays and fasts, he has no amal, because he backbited his brother.”

Those who have been backbited, who people threw confusion around them, are going to ask their rights in the Presence of Allah . So on the Day of Judgment, Allah will bring the oppressor and bring the oppressed and Allah will say, “You are the oppressor, he is the oppressed. Oh My `abd, My servant (the oppressed), do you forgive him?” He will say, “No, ya Rabbi, I will not forgive him. He did so much against me in dunya. He spoke very badly about me in dunya. He created a lot of fitna around me in dunya. I will not forgive him; I want my rights from him!” And Allah will say, ”This is your brother in Islam.” He will reply, “Ya Rabbi, I’m not accepting, I want my rights.”

If it was directly a sin Allah will forgive, but because of the “right of servants” (huqooq al-`ibaad), people will have rights on each other, and Allah has to bring back justice. So He will look at the oppressor, He will take from his hasanaat and give to the one who is oppressed. He will then ask, “Are you satisfied?” The oppressed will answer, “No ya Rabbi, not yet, he did a lot to me!” Allah will keep taking and give the one who is oppressed. Taking from the oppressor his prayers and his fasting and give the benefit to the oppressed one, until that oppressor doesn’t have anything anymore. And that oppressed one will say, “Ya Rabbi, I’m not finished yet, he did a lot against me!”

And Allah knows these persons did against each other a lot. And at the end He will begin to take from the sayiaat of the oppressed and give to the oppressor, until the oppressed is satisfied and says, “Ya Rabbi! I am satisfied.” Allah says, “Okay, you go to Paradise.” So what did the oppressor end up with? No hasanaat and more sayiaat.

People are going to take their rights on the Day of Judgment. I (Shaykh Hisham) have rights against many people because they spread confusion. I am going to take my rights, not in dunya, I don’t want it in dunya, in dunya it’s okay, in dunya it doesn’t mean anything. I am going to ask Allah to give it to me in akhirah. I am holding these people responsible and liable. I am not forgiving them, anyone who said against me one word I am asking Allah on the Day of Judgment to give my rights from these people and I am holding them responsible. They know themselves; they know what they have done.

So Murshid at-Tazkiyyah is the one trying to take all the four enemies away from the mureeds, but he will be stuck with one thing: when someone has been backbited, he cannot stop that. There will be rights for that person to ask Allah on the Day of Judgment that he wants his rights back. That’s why Grandshaykh (may Allah bless his soul), I’m quoting him and go and ask anyone in time of Grandshaykh and he will tell you, he said, “There is forgiveness for any sin, Allah will forgive. Even if anyone becomes a munafiq (hypocrite) I will find a way for him to repent. But I cannot carry anyone that he broke the heart of someone on Earth. Any human being, any background, breaking hearts of people is not accepted in Islam. I will not and can not, and I don’t like to see from my mureeds anyone who breaks the heart of the other.”

Breaking hearts how? When you backbite people, when you said gheeba, nameema, fitna, for what? For dunya issues? Trying to separate brothers from each other? Sisters from each other? Husband and wife from each other? What’s your benefit? You think you get nearer to that one? You don’t know that blood cannot be separated?

Those who are carrying the blood of Prophet (s), inheritors of Prophet, or the grandchildren of Prophet, don’t try to put your fingers there. You cannot split them. I will tell you, you cannot split them, you cannot separate them. They will still be brothers, they will still be sisters, and they will still be parents. You cannot split and separate. I am speaking to these cameras here. Those people know themselves, who they are trying to separate people from each other, spreading confusion!

Breaking the heart of a mu’min is not accepted; Grandshaykh said breaking the heart of any human being is not accepted. All doors are open except to the one that he is breaking the heart of someone else. This Ummah today is falling into this problem, everyone trying to break the heart of the other. So as Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s mureeds we have to be united. We have to be one person. There has to be unity. There are a lot of people who want to see this Sufi Order going down and the problem is not coming from outside, it’s coming from inside. I don’t like to speak on these issues but today it is opened up. In every Sufi Order there are people from within, they try to split the whole tariqah, and for what? What is your benefit? They claim, “This is inner circle, this is outer circle, this is inner mureed, this is the best, this is not the best,” for what? What you are benefiting? Leave that to them.

So they plant within the tariqah, they begin to recruit people around to make circles in order to destroy the tariqah from within. I pity them, because Shaytan is playing with them! We are speaking about Murshid at-Tazkiyyah, we are trying to teach from Mawlana Shaykh and Grandshaykh’s teachings for us to benefit. Grandshaykh (may Allah bless his soul) or Mawlana Shaykh Nazim he said, whenever someone sits in our association whatever wali we speak about, they will reach that level. This is not our association, this is Mawlana’s association and everyone here is being respected by Mawlana Shaykh. So we have to be one unity, we must not try to split each other. I am not only speaking here about this place, Mawlana Shaykh’s place in Lefke, Cyprus. I am speaking about around the world!

We are trying to run from one place to another place in order to bring more people and to address more people and to get more people to tariqah, to raise the name of Mawlana Shaykh higher. Show me what they have done and I am speaking to these cameras. Show me around the world what they have done for Mawlana Shaykh. They are in small circles; you cannot count them 10, 15, 20, 30, 50, 100, and 200. They think themselves they become murshid and they become guides and they become VIP, they are clubs, discos they are, they have nothing except backbiting. Instead of bringing everyone together on one heart and support them for those who are trying their best, running from one place to another.

Look in Indonesia. I went to Indonesia in 1997, first trip; by myself I went there. Masha’Allah tens of thousands are mureeds, millions, all of them taking baya` with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, not with me. Even the president, you go on YouTube and see it. He announced that he is a student of this tariqah. In a big meeting 250,000 people in Masjid al-Istiqlal. We are trying our best and some people coming stabbing from the back, for what? This is tariqah? This is Islam? No. I can name them by names but it is not necessary. We leave them for Allah and His Prophet (s). And they come to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim they are very soft people saying, “Oh, Ya Sayyidee! Oh please we love you” and they show they are so close to Mawlana Shaykh. Alhamdulillah, I am happy that you show that you are very close to Mawlana Shaykh, but don’t stab the others in their back, for what?

We are happy to see more people, we are not happy to see less people. I not only have permission from Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and Grandshaykh, I am also Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s son-in-law. If you don’t want to respect that my permission, ijaza from Mawlana Shaykh and Grandshaykh, respect that I am his son-in-law. I am sorry to say this because this is going on all over the world. It’s broadcast live. I don’t want to say who are these people, you can count them! In Europe a little bit here and there, in America a little bit, in Malaysia a little bit, in Indonesia, I didn’t see in Indonesia, in Middle East, in UK, in Europe there are. May Allah forgive them and forgive us.

Why did I say I am going to take my rights on Day of Judgment? I am forgiving them, no problem. (Laughter) They are Mawlana’s mureeds his followers and they love Mawlana, so what do we want better? If we forgive, Allah will forgive us, because we also have a lot of sins. May Allah forgive us and forgive them. It’s okay, we are still brothers and sisters; we cannot run away from them. We have one father; our father is our shaykh, Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani قدس سرّه, our grandfather is Grandshaykh Abdullah al-Faiz ad-Daghestani قدس سرّه. My great-great grandfather from both sides are from Sayyidina al-Hassan  and Sayyidina al-Husayn , from Prophet (s). I am not coming from garbage, me and my brother Shaykh Adnan.

Grandshaykh one time called us in a private room in his house and I am saying it in public now and no translator. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim was not there, he was in Cyprus. So this is 1970, 39 years ago, many of you were not yet born. He said to me and my brother…it is a long suhbah, one-hour suhbah...I will not say everything. He said, “Allah gave me you and your brother like a bean.” He used to like a lot red beans and he cooked them by himself. Grandshaykh (may Allah bless his soul), he said, “You and your brother Shaykh Adnan, Allah gave me you two, both of you like a bean split into two halves, identical. Bean without the other part cannot be, has to have the two parts together. You complete each other.”

So this is what I want to tell you, after he said many different issues, I cannot say it, he said you are to me and in presence of Prophet (s) whenever you are there you have to… And there are people today they try to cut th …

I will tell them, me and my brother will never be separated! I am happy to be under his feet! We were two from the family. We will never forget these days that we spent, since 1958, the first time we visited Grandshaykh! And now people are coming, they don’t know the background… asking, “What is your business? Who appointed you?”

May Allah forgive us and forgive them. Look what they did to Sayyidina al-Husyan .