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Ati` Allah wa ati` ar-rasula wa uli 'l-amri minkum
Obey Allah, obey his prophet and obey those who are on authority. Women 4:59
Sometimes people because of their short visions, they might give an analysis that diminishes the respect of people. That is why you have to be very careful in a situation that too much, give too much, like you praise someone so much, he thinks he knows everything and he covers all areas. Like these …. [adhan sounds, Mawlana stands up] They think they cover all areas because they become professors and they become doctors. Not these doctors [points to the doctors in audience] but especially doctors in Islamic Shariah. As soon as they get jealous from medical doctors because medical doctors are the ones who are called doctors. We know this since we are children. We never called a scholar a doctor. I never heard that except recently in the last 30 or 40 years. When we were young in our twenties or less we never heard someone is called doctor in Shariah.
They got jealous now from medical doctors, now everyone wants to call himself a doctor. With respect to their knowledge you want a scholar to be a real scholar at least he has to have decent respect to the Prophet (s). He has to have at least a respect to Sayyidina Muhammad (s) that when he speaks he knows what he is speaking. And because in front of their name “doctor” they think they have the right to say anything they like.
Unfortunately, [picture falls] this is a sign, another sign. So there is a sign in everything. Humbleness is needed to someone to be respected - he has to be humble. Not humble in your house or humble when you speak with someone, but to be humble to know you knowledge is not enough compared to knowledge of awliyaullah or Sahaba or the Prophet (s). Don’t try to speak as if the Prophet (s) doesn’t know.
I was looking at this article in this newspaper. It is from al-Ahram, an Egyptian newspaper, international page and I am looking, they spoke, they are speaking about at-Tibb an-Nabawi, showing it, the Prophetic Medicine. And if you look at these pictures only one has a turban. Only one has a turban - you see it. All the rest they have tie and suit, is it not? And at least keep respect. If they want to say, "we are doctors,” say, "we are doctors.” In front of all their names, doctor, doctor,… except one in front of his name is shaykh and the rest no turbans and they have in front of their name dal, d. abbreviation for doctor.
And because they are doctors they think they know everything. Why? The Prophet (s) gave them his secrets. And they say things here that they don’t feel shy or ashamed to mentioned. They are going to feel ashamed on Judgment Day and they say that the Prophet (s) doesn’t know about prophetic medicine. They say the Prophet (s) doesn’t know why we have to take what the Prophet (s) prescribed in his time. They were saying he was trying it on himself, thinking it will work.
One topic was “al-Qur'an shifa’un li’s-sudoor wa laysa li’l-abdan – the Qur’an is cure for the hearts, and not for the bodies.” What kind of … and this is a doctor, ad-dawktar among 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 doctors, everyone giving a different article. The other one says, al-`Asr an-nubuwwah la yukaas `alayh. Something in the time of the Prophet (s) and the Prophet (s) did in medicine and those people hukama wise people did something you cannot build on it. That is wrong. Don’t build on it. Go according to technology today.
Then another topic. “At-tibb lays bi-himmat arrusul - The medicine is not responsibility of messengers.”
Look the messengers are coming to guide human beings. Cannot the Prophet (s) Sayyidina Muhammad (s) - who went for Mi’raj - say to someone how to be cured and he will be cured? Instead they said “that is not the job of messengers.”
So that is scholars today. Scholars of the Ummah.
Another scholar here in al-Qudsu ’l-Arabi, from another university. Yarmi qissat gharamahu bi zawjatahu ath-thaniyya. Narrating the story of the love with his second wife and he says:
Al-hubbu janoon wal-janoon funoon- love is craziness and craziness is a kind of art.
When you become crazy you become an artist.
Wal-hayaatu shujoon - life is something full of pain suffering
Wa lillah fee khalqihi shu`oaon - And Allah has in his servants what He gave to them.
And he is speaking of his love for his second wife, and he is very famous, he is [even] called Shaykh al-Islam today. I don’t have anything but respect for them. But don’t bring Islam so low.
For Sayyidina Muhammad (s) you don’t want to accept things he did and in one article you reject what he said and in another you don’t feel ashamed to speak about what you did in love. He might be very old and he is marrying someone very young. What effect on those who are very young if our shuyukh are doing something like that, what about they youth?
So these who call themselves doctors in Islam, they don’t have any more wisdom. They don’t have except what they memorized or what they learned. They are not like the four Imams: Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik or Imam Shafi`ee or Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal or other Imams who came through history. They are not wise anymore
If they are wise at least five a good description of the Prophet (s)ic medicine. Don’t say it is not worth anything to do today. In everything that happened in this life, in everything that the Prophet (s) did. Didn’t they read in
وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَى
Wa ma yantiqa an il-hawa in huwa illah wahyun yuhaa - and neither does he speak out of his own desire: that [which he conveys to you] is but [a divine] inspiration with which he is being inspired An-Najm, 53:3-4
He never said anything that is from his own desires. It has to be revelation.
Is it not Shaykh Abdus Sattar? [Yes haqqan.] haqqan wa sidqan. What they are saying in these articles is that all these medicines that the Prophet (s) used to prescribe for people are not important, as it is not revelation. It is an experience he tried it, it didn’t work out, it failed; it didn’t fail. They are telling the Ummah that don’t follow the Prophet (s). That is the smallest meaning we can understand. Because in everything that the Prophet (s) said there is a secret. Awliyaullah in every move they do, you go to a wali and ask “what do I have to read?” he will tell you what to read, and in it there must be a secret.
I will tell you a story. Grandshaykh may Allah bless his soul, he said, "Ahl ul-Aza’im ahlu’t-tariqah. Ahlu ’l-aza’im at-tariqah are Ahl at-tariqah. Those who try to hold very tight on the azeema, on the strongest the highest level of Shariah law or discipline they try to hold on that not to go to easy way, the easy is allowed - no problem - but the highest way is better so they keep on the highest way.
Like for example the easy way when you want to go to sleep you don’t sleep on wudu. But awliyaullah don’t accept. They say we must sleep on wudu and must pray two raka`ats. And Ahl al-aza’im if they wake you up at night they must make new wudu if they get up at night [to use bathroom] that is in cold places even. Even if they go to bathroom five times they must make wudu and pray Sunnat al-wudu five times. That is different between Ahl al-aza’im vs. Ahl al-rukhas. He said al-wali min ahl al-aza’im.
They must take the hardest level on themselves but with students may take easier way.
[ala Qadir ..]
He said that “according to their levels, Allah will open of them al-maqaam la-fardaani the Unique Station. It is a unique station. The al-maqaam la-fardaani, for every wali there is a unique station for that wali. And above all of them you reach to Sultan al-awliya the Ghawth, he is on the highest unique station the ibn `Arabi described in his Futuhat, that the Nabi is the golden brick and on the other side facing him is Sultan al-awliya who is the silver brick. That means that Sultan al-awliya is always facing Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and receiving from him to dispatch to all other walis. And don’t say there are only wali in Naqshbandi. There 124,000 wali. This one sitting beside you is a wali [points to Shaykh Abdus Sattar Khan]. Anyone in
So anyone who is in that circle of al-maqaam la-fardaani is going to be in the circle of the Prophet (s). And he said that, “one time”, and I am quoting Grandshaykh in the story he mentioned. In his village there was a rich businessman in his area in
Also when you want to marry, you might be in love with someone but you must ask the shaykh as it might not be the one written for you. And when you want to migrate from one place to another you must ask. You cannot go without asking, three places.
So he went to that man and said, "I want you to accompany me to hajj.” And he said, "yes”, and he took him and went. On the way they took a boat and they went on the boat. That man, like today, when you carry your passport and your money what do you do with it? You keep hiding it - you don’t want to lose it.
Everyone is holding onto their money. So was that rich man who is accompanying that shaykh. That Shaykh is from the Naqshbandiyya from the silsilah of Grandshaykh. There are 7007 shaykhs. Not each one is carrying from the main line the secret. There might be one main shaykh and there are five or ten that he gives secrets, to do work here and there. So he was accompanying him and he told him, “Where are you putting your money?” He said, “I am putting it on my chest and I am tying it under my clothes. I don’t want it to be lost.” So he said, "give it to me - I will take care of it.” So that man doesn’t want to give it to that wali.
Sometimes we make mistakes. If a wali asks you something don’t say “no”. Allah might save you from many difficulties you don’t know about.
So he said, “Give it to me; I will keep it for you.” He said, "No, I am putting in a safe place.”
So he said, "As you like.” Then they were on the boat. And suddenly and this was one of these big boats that used to come to Jeddah, 90 years ago. On it, someone has a monkey on the boat. Bringing with him a monkey to Jeddah; it might be he wants to live there and raise monkeys, Allah knows. So that monkey came out of nowhere jumping on that man and stealing that money from that man and going all the way up on the sur, the mast of the boat. No one can reach there. And then he opened the bank, and in it was 1000 golden coins. One golden coin he throws to the man, and one golden coin he threw to the sea. One to the man, one to the sea. That man was crying that the money is gone. One to him, one to the ocean. One to him, one to the ocean until it is finished. 500 the ocean took and 500 the man took.
That man was so angry, he had his wife with him he was so angry. The wali said, "Why are you angry?” He said, "You didn’t see what happened?” He said, “Ok, that is good what happened. But look nothing will happen without Allah’s Will. And don’t talk too much or else I will be away from you.” Then he was worried as he knows this is a wali.
As they are speaking like that, the man is still angry but the wali is reciting some awraad and he is teaching it to the man’s wife and she was hearing that and he asked her, “What are you learning?” He said, "Can I read it?” Then she … at the moment he was arguing with the shaykh the women was taking ablution and she slipped and fell in the ocean. So look if you want to accompany the shaykh it will be difficulty. So that is why they say, “If you want to be near the shaykh it is being near fire.”
So what happened?
The lady disappeared. They looked, they stopped the boat they looked, they didn’t find her. So the man was crying. He lost his wife and he lost his money. He was shouting, “What kind of shaykh are you? What kind of wali are you? Why did I bring you?”
Why I brought this story. These doctors, they don’t understand the Prophetic medicine. They said, “no” to prophetic medicine: “why to eat this or that?” They don’t know, they are not wise anymore. They were more wise in the past. Even `Ali al-Qaari they were finding very smallest detail to praise the Prophet (s) and now they are trying to find every smallest detail to put down the Prophet (s).
So what happened? That businessman kafara, not in the meaning that he denied Allah’s presence. We say kafara in Arabic, but in the meaning that he got fed up with the shaykh. He doesn’t want to see him anymore.
The shaykh didn’t talk anything and the boat is sailing. They reached the port. And the people are coming out. Look. And the man saw his wife. By the boat, on the dock. …
He was so happy that he saw his wife. And he looked at her and he said, "I am happy to see you. How you… you fell down in the ocean in the sea, what happened?” She said, "Ask the Shaykh.”
Now he understood he made a big mistake. Why to tell him “ask the Shaykh”? It means she saw something coming from that wali. “Ask the wali, ask the Shaykh!” He came to him and said, “Ya sayyidee!” Now he is saying “Ya sayyidee!” Before he was denying. He said, “I am still angry because I lost the money, but I am happy to see my wife.”
Don’t underestimate the power of awliyaullah. Don’t say, "Why we are not seeing these miracles anymore?”
This is the century of ignorance. That is what the Prophet (s) said that, “when ignorance is over all the earth then Allah will send one of my grandchildren to bring out the knowledge.” There are awliyaullah but there tongues are frozen. They cannot say. If they say it is scrambled. Allah changes their tongues. If they want to say, "I saw Sayyidina Mahdi and he is here in this room and he is ordering his deputies to be here and listen to the suhbat.” And that wali’s words will become scrambled so that what he is saying is like reciting Qur’an or reciting a hadith. And he says that but the people will hear something completely differently. That is why in the same association the people hear the shaykh differently. They hear in a different code and different wavelength and that is why they hear different.
So that wali said, "O my brother. I learned from my Shaykh and he learned from his Shaykh and he learned from his Shaykh all the way to the Prophet (s) that if anyone wants to travel from one place to another by boat or camel, that there are a lot of beings on these streets. They might be heavenly they might be earthly. There are a lot of animals, might be domestic and might be wild. And there are many … might be tyrants. If you recite ‘Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem dhaalika taqdeer al-`azeezi ’l-`aleem’ Allah will take care of you, even if the boat is drowning, Allah will send special angels to take you to shore.”
That is why Grandshaykh and Mawlana Shaykh said, "When you travel on a boat or plane and recite ‘Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem dhaalika taqdeer al-`azeezi ’l-`aleem’ and Allah will send angels to protect you. And on that wird there are angels who are responsible for anyone who recites it.
The shaykh said, "I taught that to her to recite and she was reciting that every day and when she fell she saw an angel come and take her from the ocean.”
And she said, "sadaqa ash-shaykh- the shaykh spoke the truth,” The Shaykh said, "If I was not with you, your wife would be dead now. That is first help I did for you. The second one, you are coming for hajj and you owe Allah money because you didn’t pay your zakaat. So in order for your hajj to be accepted you have to pay the zakaat money. You didn’t pay voluntarily so we sent that monkey to take that money and send Allah’s right to the ocean and give whatever balance is for you.”
“That is second thing that made your hajj to be accepted.”
I brought that story by Mawlana’s permission, answering those who wrote that article on Tibb an-Nabawi, Prophetic medicine. These people are blind from being saints. `Ulama al-ummah they were before scholars and awliyaullah at same time, Allah gave them secrets. Today they are doctor, doctor, doctor. That is arrogance! Take that doctorship and throw it. Why do you want to put in front of your name dal, “doctor”? Why do you want to say “doctor”? You are telling the people you are a doctor. You are trying to find a way to please the newspaper and because they brought that question to you in order to say the Prophet (s) didn’t know. Why? You want to make non-Muslims not to look at the Prophet (s) high? They want to diminish the status of the Prophet (s). This is Muslim and non-Muslims read that. If a non-Muslim reads that what will he say? “How do you say your Prophet went for Mi’raj and he cannot prescribe a medicine?”
Why to stir the mud? If you are blind don’t make the Ummah blind.
There are secrets in every Word of Allah and in every one of the Beautiful Names and Attributes and in every word that the Prophet (s) said in his life from the beginning of his life when his mother gave birth to him up to his passing. He was asking for his Ummah. Why Sayyidina `Isa can talk in the birth and Sayyidina Muhammad (s) cannot talk in his birthday?
About Sayyidina `Isa ,
فَأَشَارَتْ إِلَيْهِ قَالُوا كَيْفَ نُكَلِّمُ مَن كَانَ فِي الْمَهْدِ صَبِيًّا قَالَ إِنِّي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ آتَانِيَ الْكِتَابَ وَجَعَلَنِي نَبِيًّا وَجَعَلَنِي مُبَارَكًا أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُ وَأَوْصَانِي بِالصَّلَاةِ وَالزَّكَاةِ مَا دُمْتُ حَيًّا وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَيَّ يَوْمَ وُلِدتُّ وَيَوْمَ أَمُوتُ وَيَوْمَ أُبْعَثُ حَيًّا
Fa ashaarat ilayhi qaaloo kayfa nukallimu man kaana fi’l-mahdi sabiyya, Qaala innee `abdullaahi aataaniya al-kitaaba wa ja`alanee nabiyya wa ja`alanee mubarakan ayna ma kuntu wa awsaanee bi’s-salati wa’z-zakaati maa dumtu hayya; Wa barran bi-waalidatee wa lam yaj`alnee jabbaaran shaqiyya. Wa’s-salaamu `alayya yawma wulidtu wa yawma amootu wa yawma ub`athu hayya.
Thereupon she pointed to him. They exclaimed: "How can we talk to one who [as yet] is a little boy in the cradle?" He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; and [has endowed me with] piety towards my mother; and He has not made me haughty or bereft of grace. "Hence, peace was upon me on the day when I was born, and [will be upon me] on the day of my death, and on the day when I shall be raised to life [again]!" Maryam [-30]
Ataanee al-kitab - He gave me the Kitaab, al-Injeel. He still didn’t give to him nubuwwah, still he was a baby in the cradle. First he said, "I am `Abdullah.” He didn’t say, "I am a Nabi.” He said, "I am a servant.” You cannot be a prophet before you become a servant. When you reach that level. All of us by tongue we say we are `abd but we didn’t reach the level of servanthood. He said, “I am a servant of Allah and He gave me the Book,” before he received the book. You have to have a book before you become a prophet – “Wa ja`alanee nabiyya - Then He made me a prophet. Then He made me blessed wherever I am and He commanded me to pray and commanded me to give charity as long as I am alive.”
Why the Prophet (s) who went for Mi’raj? Sayyidina `Isa is in the first heaven, he was raised waiting permission to come. Sayyidina Muhammad (s) went to:
فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَى
Fa kaana qaaba qawwsayin aaw adna – two bow’s length or nearer. An-Najm [53:9]
Sayyidina `Isa was curing the sick and he was raising the dead. If Sayyidina Muhammad (s) said eat “this cloth and you will be cured” - you will be cured. Not listening to these stupid people and what they are saying - with all my respect to what they study. Look today every true Muslim is carrying the shoes of the Prophet (s) to show it is honor for us to up the shoes of the Prophet (s) on our head. They ask, their followers to be dust on the shoes of the Prophet (s). And if you go into what scholars have said about the Prophet (s), you know that he and one pair of shoes and four khuffs. If you look explanation of scholars for his shoes, if his shoes has baraka, what he says about medicine is not full of baraka. I am not saying not to go to doctor. Go but don’t come against the Prophet (s) with such article. That is why in every wird or adab you mention there is a secret. Awliyaullah give you to recite as they want to raise through recitation to take you up to the Maqam al-Fardani to the unique station that is not simple and not easy. Awliyaullah are not playing with us. He said whoever likes to go to para