The Naqshbandi Way. What is the Naqshbandi Way?
Sohbet Tariqatuna Jayru wa fil Yami’at. Our Way, what is our Way? A path going from dunya to Ahirat. There are air routes, sea lanes there, no roads. If you want to get from one point to another point, you need roads. You need roads, you need air routes, the shipping lanes need.
If Want to get from here to Paradise, you need roads. And the roads are the Tariqa. Shari’a are the words of the Prophet (asws). Tariqat is the lifestyle of the Prophet (asws). No you can not learn Tariqat and Shari’at because Allah-swt-Shari’a has given to each individual.
There are different Shari’at for each individual. What is your Shari’at? Who are you learning it? How do you know your Shari’at? Shari’a law means Allah on you. Where to begin, where to end. Where are the limits of your Shari’a, where the law is? The Shari’a that applies to you does not apply to Maulana Sheykh. The Shari’a same applies to Sheykh does not apply to the murids. The Shari’a applied to the Prophet does not apply to you or me. It is completely different.
So, how are you learning? Where did you learn?
People say, ‘I’m taking the Book’. Everyone talks today. All take ayats of Qur’ani Kerim, saying: ‘Allah says this.’ Not your place to say what Allah says. The first thing for you is, ‘Allah’. That’s what you say first. First you have to learn how to say ‘Allah’.
Remembering Allah, when you are remembering Allah by tongue (pronouncing the word) and your body is busy, many times with other things. So many times, people today have tasbih in his hands, say ‘Allah’, but their hearts are fully elsewhere. And after a while, they stop doing zikr.
That’s not the zikr we’re talking about, continuous zikr you have to take your heart. Continuous Zikr occupying your heart means that you are saying ‘Allah’, is with Allah.
That is why Allah-swt-says: “When you are confused, ask the question and learn “Ahl Zikr”. People of Zikr. Not the people who are doing tasbih, tasbih happening while their hearts are elsewhere.
So the bottom line is that the man has to learn how to say ‘Allah’. Not say what Allah has said. The Sahabi-e Kiram walked not saying: ‘The Qur’ani Kerim says this.’ Right? The Prophet said. He sat there and reached the ayats. So many times the Sahaba were there. Each Sahabi is not on the same level. Abu Bakr Siddiq was in a different season. Ali (ra) was in a different season. Umar and Uthman were in different seasons. The Companions others were in different seasons.
There were times when the blessed Prophet (asws) he received the revelation that came from Jibreel (as), who is also the vision to Abu Bakr Siddiq opened. He listened and watched. Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra) knows best the Prophet, because his friend was even before the prophecy.
Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra) reported only 33 Hadith e-Sheriff of the blessed Prophet (asws). Abu Bakr Siddiq was a witness when the ayats descended, while Umar, Uthman and Ali, and many Companions of high level, if not seen, heard something. If not heard the voice, heard a sound.
The lowest ranking Companions said: ‘We know when Jibreel reaches the Prophet (asws), because the Prophet stops talking, closes his eyes and there like bees sound right in front of him. We hear the sound of bees arrive ‘. So, that was the ayats given to the Prophet (asws) through Jibril (as).
No Sahabi said: ‘The Qur’ani Kerim says this.’
Instead they said: ‘The Prophet said this. We heard the Prophet (asws). We witnessed. We were there. The Prophet said this ayat. And I heard the Prophet (asws) ‘.
Some Companions did not understand when the blessed Prophet (asws) said the ayat, then the blessed Prophet opened to them the meaning of the ayat through its hadith sharif.
These are the Companions who connected themselves to be subjected themselves to the Prophet (asws). They submitted their lives, their wealth, their health, their children. Everything.
It is through language (ie). They did proving it. We proved it to us. Members of his family were so wealthy. They left members of their families. They were tortured. They did not give the blessed Prophet (asws). They left the luxurious lifestyle. They went to the Prophet (asws) and lived a lifestyle very simple. So many times, at night, they had nothing to eat. But submission to the Prophet (asws) was one hundred percent. There was no doubt. Until all reached certain seasons and beyond that, there was no doubt.
As Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra). When Abu Jahil came saying, ‘Ya Abu Bakr, you’re a very smart man. We know you’re smart. All this time you’ve been following Muhammad. And now we’ll give you some news, a message that your friend has lost his mind. ‘
He said: ‘What is that?’
Abu Jahil said: ‘He says he was Mi’raj. He says he was lifted from the floor and went to Heaven and returned. ”
Abu Bakr said What?
He asked: ‘Are the words are said the Prophet? Have you been heard pronouncing with his tongue? ‘
They said yes.
‘I do not need him to tell me. I accept that. He did not have to tell me who ascended and returned. You are giving me the message that the Prophet said. So I accept it. ‘
What made Abu Bakr be this way? Many submission in every way.
Say, do you have the same submission to your Shaykh? Eh … your Sheykh praises you. If the day turns and yells, see what happens.
Same here. What will be left? Scales Only a little.
So that is not submission. Right. When there is a submission like that, then, anyway, will not receive too. So the first Tariqat teaches you to learn how to submit to yourself. Submit to yourself to order your Sheykh.
Submit to yourself to order your Sheykh it is to submit yourself to the order of the Prophet (asws). Yourself submit to the order of the Prophet (asws) it is to submit yourself to the order of Allah swt. Because that’s what he says. In the ayat, he says: “Obey Allah”.
If we are obeying Allah, and learn how to obey Allah, because Allah says, continuing: “Obey your Prophet.”
If I obey Allah directly, while I will also obey the Prophet. The Wahhabis should give an explanation of this ayat. If I’m obeying Allah and say that I too am obeying the Prophet, then there’s also shirk. If I get to Allah, and I am listening to someone other than Allah, (as deviant Wahhabi understanding) will shirk there. However, Allah says: “Obey Allah, obey your Prophet and obey your leaders rightly guided.” Sâlihîn. The virtuous.
Stay with them. He says in another ayat. Stay with sâlihîn. Stay with virtuous people. He does not say to you, ‘Be one of them.’ There is a difference. He says: “Stay with them.”
Why do you have to be with them? Just sit and eat and joke?
Sit, listen, learn, understand, submit to yourself. Being with them. Learn from them. Allah is your master. Sit and watch what they do. Being with them, that’s what they did the Sahaba e-Kiram. They were with the Prophet (asws).
What did they do? They were the worst in the preceding time they reached the Prophet. So many of them. They were at the time Jahiliyya. They killed their own children. They worshiped idols. They did many bad things.
They began to be with the Prophet, meaning, sitting with the Prophet, observing what the Prophet did, learning from the Prophet. Simple things, they sat in front of him saying, ‘The Prophet did so, we should do likewise.’ Who is the master of the Prophet? Allah-swt.
This is what happened. So the man sits. Why do you feel? You have to learn manners from him. You have to apply in your own life what you learn from it.
~Hz Sheykh Abdul Kerim el kibrisi(qs), Khalifah of Hz Mawlana Sheykh Nazim Adil Al Haqqani Ar Rabbani