The 12th Naqshabandi Principle: Awareness of Places
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Awareness of Place in the Quran:
Indeed, I am your Lord, so remove your sandals. Indeed, you are in the sacred valley of Tuwa. (QURAN 20:12)
This inspiration came to my heart with reminding me of the verse about hz Musa a.s on awareness of place and thus filled the 12th principle of the most distinguished Naqshbandi-Rabbani Sufi Order (Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani q.s opens the way to be called Rabbani Tariqah), henceforth it will be known “Rabbani Tariqah” in the time of Hz Mahdi (a.s) , no other names and titles.
Awareness of Place in the Hadiths: (Edited Part)
Awareness of places has very significance in the End of Times. It is as if Imams of the Tariqah left the 12th principle for me to fill up and explain to the people of this time.
Today, people do not have multiple awareness of different places. They have same mindset in the toilet, in the streets, in the Masjids and in the holy places. Their heart is not working according to the various places they are entering. They browse internet in the toilets and in the mosques. They can’t put flight mode on or switch off the phone while attending Masjid. The respect for places have lost in the minds of people. They bring all their filth to Mosques though they wash their bodies very well and put nice perfume and make-ups. They bring all dirtiness to the places of Zikr (Zawiyas, Dergahs etc), they plot and create malice against their fellow brothers,
End of Times and Awareness of Places:
…….Then a people whom Allah had protected would come to Jesus, son of Mary, and he would wipe their faces and would inform them of their ranks in Paradise and it would be under such conditions that Allah would reveal to Jesus these words: I have brought forth from amongst My servants such people against whom none would be able to fight; you take these people safely to Tur. And then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope. The first of them would pass the lake of Tiberias and drink out of it. And when the last of them would pass, he would say: There was once water there. Jesus and his companions would then be besieged here (at Tur, and they would be so much hard pressed) that the head of the ox would be dearer to them than one hundred dinars …… (Reference : Sahih Muslim 2937a, 54 The Book of Tribulations and Portents of the Last Hour (20)Chapter: Ad-Dajjal(20)باب ذِكْرِ الدَّجَّالِ وَصِفَتِهِ وَمَا مَعَهُ
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Neither Messiah (Ad-Dajjal) nor plague will enter Medina.”
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنْ نُعَيْمٍ الْمُجْمِرِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم “ لاَ يَدْخُلُ الْمَدِينَةَ الْمَسِيحُ وَلاَ الطَّاعُونُ ”.
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 5731
Narrated Zaid bin Thabit:
“We were with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) collecting the Qur’an on pieces of cloth, so the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Tuba is for Ash-Sham.’ So we said: ‘Why is that O Messenger of Allah?’ He said: ‘Because the angels of Ar-Rahman spread their wings over it.'” Reference: Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3954
Hudhaifa reported The Messenger of Allah (may peace be npon him) said: We have been made to excel (other) people in three (things): Our rows have been made like the rows of the angels and the whole earth has been made a mosque for us, and its dust has been made a purifier for us in case water is not available. And he mentioned another characteristic too (Sahih Muslim)
(This article might be edited again, as some inspiration descended in my heart after Night prayers)
There are more information to say on Awareness of places, we may explains a bit more in our blogs (Sufismlive.wordpress.com) when my heart expand to those inspirations.
There are eight Naqshbandi Principles formulated by the Imam of the Khwajagan (early Naqshabndi Silsila) order , Hazret Shaykh Abdul Khaliq Ghujdavani (Q.S) and three other principles formulated by the Imam of the Tariqah Khwajah Muhammad Baha’uddin Naqshbandi Al-Uwaisi Al-Bukhari (Q.S).
1-Hosh Dar Dam (Awareness of breath), 2-Nazar Bar Qadam (Watching the step), 3-Safar dar Watan (Journey in the Spiritual Path) , 4-Khalwat Dar Anjuman (Solitude in the Society) , 5-Yad Kard (Reminding outwardly and inwardly of God’s Name), 6-Baz Gasht (return to the responsibilities of a person according to Shari’ah after performing pure Zikr), 7-Concentration on God (Yaddasht), 8-Nigadasht (Guarding one’s spiritual state)
Other three Principles taught by Khwajah Shah Baha’uddin Naqshbandi (Q.S) as an additional three methods of training the students were:
9-Awareness of time (Wuquf E Zamani, 10-Counting the Zikr repetitions (Wuquf e Adadi), 11-Constant Attachment of Heart to God (Wuquf E Qalbi)
The 12th Naqshabandi Principle:
On this day in Ramadan, I, Jouhar Ali Naqshabandi Al-Hassani reveal the 12th Naqshabandi Principle, “Awareness of Places”.
We must be aware of both physical places and spiritual places. By saying Physical place, we must acknowledge, we are not living in paradise , and we don’t claim to make this world In to Paradise. And we don’t act like we are in paradise . We must act like we are living in a prison, and watched by prison officers. Because Nabi a.s says, this world is a prison for the believers and a paradise for the unbelievers (Hadith), and everyone is watched by two Angels who record their deeds in every moment and their every movement (Raqib and Atheed , peace be upon them).
We must be aware of spiritual places and the status of earth with in the Holy Words, and where such status is excluded . As it is said, whole earth is made into a Masjid for believers ,except certain places (e.g. unclean places and roads) and places (sometimes certain situations makes a place to be forbidden/disliked to be) that are forbidden to be. And to be aware of the places where opposite gender spend their time, to know our boundaries, rules and etiquettes in various places, and places that are disliked for us to spend time more than necessary (such as markets and toilets).
So I am inspired to call this principle: “Awareness of Place”. The virtues of a place is originated from a Prophet or Saint (Awliya Allah) who lived/spent time there. Therefore, saying, “awareness of place” is appropriate. Because even in the absence of such a pious person, the virtue of that place remain. Because in spirituality, a person and place is inseparable. Because the virtue of a place is named after the person who lived/stayed in that place (Maqam).
It is truly I. I am your Lord! So take off your sandals, for you are in the sacred valley of Ṭuwa. (Quran 20:12) , In this verse, Allah Almighty made Musa a.s aware of the place. Allah Almighty did not emphasis “I am your LORD, so remove your sandal”, but the emphasis is given on the place which Allah Almighty chosen to speak to Musa a.s. This is the basis of the 12th Naqshabandi principle. (Edited Paragraph)
We say, this is place where there is a grave of the Prophet, or towel of the Prophet, or turban of Gaws Al Azam or Maqam of a Wali of Allah (Saint). Because people enter into the “Place” before they meet the pious person, object or belongings that is preserved there, buried there, or living there. So the conscious that is going to precede is the place. And the virtues of a place is known by its landmarks, or the most important person lived there, or living there.
We must also be aware of sacred places , such as Masjids, Maqams (Shrines ) of the Prophets and Saints and how to observe best conduct and manners there. Hz Musa a.s was asked to remove his sandals. Because, only his sandals were unclean to enter that place. Because the place where Allah Almighty Addressed him become a sacred place. So he entered there removing his sandals. This is an order for common people to reflect and understand, and when we enter the place of Musa a.s or Maqam of Ibrahim a.s or Roza Sharif of Nabi Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam and other prophets and saints, we remove our sandals, that we use elsewhere. This is the protocol for us, for the spiritually enlightened people.
The Mosques have to be honoured and respected. Especially the main prayer hall where the pulpit is set up. And it is inappropriate and unspiritual for Masjids to attach toilets and area of purification to the Masjid building. It should be detached at least, or must be constructed away from Masjid’s main prayer hall. But these days, they follow Western ways when they build masjids, some masjids have toilets built inside of it. This are wrong ways, unspiritual and contrary to the ways of pious generations. You must go and see old Masjids. They built toilets and places of ablution outside of the Masjid. In it’s courtyards and toilet in the far corner of the ablution area. They kept the holiness of masjid in such a way. Today Mosques are built like shopping centres. All in one building in it includes-Masjid, Ablution area, toilets, kitchen etc. Toilets in the top floors as wells. This is not the way of traditional Islam (Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamah). But masha Allah, everyone is a mufti today, a scholar, a Sufi, or whatever they call.
It is ok to have a closed or open corridor between Masjid and other utility areas. This prevent Masjid being attached to toilets and bathroom.
So when Hz Mahdi (a.s) comes forth, he will re-build or demolish certain masjids, old mosques as we explained here today, will remain as it is. New mosques, they all are going to be rebuilt or demolished. And everyone’s claim to scholarship, spirituality and piety will be exposed on that day!. Therefore, it is obligatory for everyone to listen and obey this words and put it into practice. So that you are safe when those days come.
We must be in good conduct and behaviour in the places where the pious scholars and ahlul bayt lives. Because the Quran and Hadith commands to honour the Pious Scholars and Ahlul Bayt.
So on this day, 17/18th Ramadan, we reveal and establish the 12th Naqshabandi Principle, “Awareness of Place” followed by the 11 Naqshabandi Principle. So that today the Naqshabandi Principles has been perfected to 12 holy principles, and it is a sign for those with spiritual insight to understand our position in the Naqshbandi and Rabbani Order. And whatever the LORD of Heavens Wish to Reveal or Manifest, He will reveal it through His Chosen Servants from time to time.
“I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting any month as much as Shaban.’ He said: ‘That is a month to which people do not pay much attention, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which the deeds are taken up to the Lord of the worlds, and I like that my deeds be taken up when I am fasting.”‘
English translation : Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2359
It was narrated that ‘Ali bin Abu Talib said:
“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘When it is the night of the middle of Sha’ban, spend its night in prayer and observe a fast on that day. For Allah descends at sunset on that night to the lowest heaven and says: ‘Is there no one who will ask Me for forgiveness, that I may forgive him? Is there no one who will ask Me for provision, that I may provide for him? Is there no one who is afflicted by trouble, that I may relieve him?’ And so on, until dawn comes.’”
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 6, Hadith 2607
Sunan an-Nasa’i 2368
It was narrated that ‘Abdullah bin Masud said:
“The Messenger of Allah used to fast three days in the middle of every month, and he rarely did not fast on Friday.”
Muwatta imam Malik :
Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu’n Nadr, the mawla of Umar ibn Ubaydullah, from Abu Salama ibn Abd ar-Rahman that A’isha, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to fast for so long that we thought he would never stop fasting, and he would go without fasting for so long that we thought he would never fast again. I never saw the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, fast for a complete month except for Ramadan, and I never saw him do more fasting in any one month than he did in Shaban.’
حَدَّثَنِي يَحْيَى، عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ أَبِي النَّضْرِ، مَوْلَى عُمَرَ بْنِ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَصُومُ حَتَّى نَقُولَ لاَ يُفْطِرُ وَيُفْطِرُ حَتَّى نَقُولَ لاَ يَصُومُ وَمَا رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم اسْتَكْمَلَ صِيَامَ شَهْرٍ قَطُّ إِلاَّ رَمَضَانَ وَمَا رَأَيْتُهُ فِي شَهْرٍ أَكْثَرَ صِيَامًا مِنْهُ فِي شَعْبَانَ .
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 18, Hadith 56
Arabic reference : Book 18, Hadith 689
FINALLY A WARNING ABOUT INNOVATORS WHO SAY: IT IS A BIDHA TO OBSERVE LAILATUL BARA:
On the authority of Abu Najeeh al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave us a sermon by which our hearts were filled with fear and tears came to our eyes. So we said, “O Messenger of Allah! It is as though this is a farewell sermon, so counsel us.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I counsel you to have taqwa (fear) of Allah, and to listen and obey [your leader], even if a slave were to become your ameer. Verily he among you who lives long will see great controversy, so you must keep to my Sunnah and to the Sunnah of the Khulafa ar-Rashideen (the rightly guided caliphs), those who guide to the right way. Cling to it stubbornly [literally: with your molar teeth]. Beware of newly invented matters [in the religion], for verily every bidah (innovation) is misguidance.”
It was related by at-Tirmidhi, who said that it was a good and sound hadeeth.
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds).(9:119)
Allah is Al Haqq, Nabi Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salamis As-Sidq, Our Masters are Siddiqin (truthful) and Saliheen (righteous). So we must walk in the truth to walk in their path!
Musnad Ahmad 44 Mu’awiyah bin Salih narrated from Sulaim bin ‘Amir al-Kala’i, that Awsat bin ‘Amr said:I came to Madinah one year after the death of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and I found Abu Bakr addressing the people. He said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) stood before us last year… and he wept and struggled to speak three times, then he said: 0 people, ask Allah for well-being for no one is given, after certainty of faith, anything like well being and nothing worse than doubt after disbelief. You should be truthful, for it guides to righteousness and they lead to Paradise. Beware of lying, for it guides to immorality and they both lead to Hell.
Musnad Ahmad 46 It was narrâted that Abu ‘Ubaidah said:Abu Bakr stood up, one year after the death of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) stood where I am standing last year and said: “Ask Allah for well being, for no one is given anything better than well-being. And you should be truthful and righteous, for they lead to Paradise. Beware of lying and immorality, for they lead to Hell.`
Musnad Ahmad 34 It was narrated that Yazeed bin Khumair said:I heard Sulaim bin ‘Amir, a man from Homs who met the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), say – on one occasion he said: I heard Awsat al-Bajali narrate from Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq, he said: I heard him addressing the people – and on another occasion he said: when he was appointed as caliph – he said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) stood last year where I am standing. Abu Bakr wept and said: “I ask Allah for pardon and well-being, for people are never given anything, after certainty of faith, that is better than well being. You should be truthful, for it leads to Paradise, and beware of lying, for it goes with immorality, and they lead to Hell. Do not sever ties with one another, do not hate one another, do not envy one another, do not turn your backs on one another; be brothers, as Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, has enjoined you.`
Al-Mufrad 386‘Abdullah reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “You must be truthful. Truthfulness leads to dutifulness and dutifulness leads to the Garden. A man continues to tell the truth until he is written as a siddiq with Allah. Beware of lying. Lying leads to deviance and deviance leads to the Fire. A man continues to lie until he is written as a liar with Allah.”حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ دَاوُدَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ: عَلَيْكُمْ بِالصِّدْقِ، فَإِنَّ الصِّدْقَ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْبِرِّ، وَإِنَّ الْبِرَّ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ، وَإِنَّ الرَّجُلَ يَصْدُقُ حَتَّى يُكْتَبَ عِنْدَ اللهِ صِدِّيقًا، وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَالْكَذِبَ، فَإِنَّ الْكَذِبَ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْفُجُورِ، وَالْفُجُورَ يَهْدِي إِلَى النَّارِ، وَإِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَكْذِبُ حَتَّى يُكْتَبَ عِنْدَ اللهِ كَذَّابًا.Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) صـحـيـح (الألباني) حكم :Reference : Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 386In-book reference : Book 21, Hadith 2English translation : Book 21, Hadith 386.
The first step of walking in the truth is to abandon following your ego (Quran 25:43,45:23) and follow the guidance of the Prophet a.s. Then to obey the Shaykhs and Imams of the way. Speak to them truth, act according to their instructions , listen and obey (Quran 2:285, 4:59).
When you start doing that your ego learn to be obedient to higher truths, truths that are higer level. The spriitual truths, you will be able to receieve and retain spiritual truths. But if you observe dishonest behaviour with the deputies of Allah on earth and in heavens, even if you take direct bayat and worship of Allah, you will lose your way, just as the Satan lost his way!. Because the disrespect and disobedience to the Deputy of Allah (Hz Adam a.s) caused Satan to become a disbeliever!.
Satan was follower of the sqaureheads tawhid saying: “we need only Allah, everything else is shirk, following Shaykh is Bidha (innovation) and so on!
But they are not understanding that their Shaikh is Satan, who was the first proponant of that school of thought!
Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him?
Quran 45:23 Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?
So let us follow the truth and act according to truth. It is the only way, truth shall set you free , said Jesus Christ (a.s). As long as you are not truthful, you remain in the prison of lies Freedom comes with being truthful and following the truthful (Quran,9:119)
We must live and love in truth, because Allah is Al Haqq and He is Al Wadud and He is Al Hayy. We should live according to this qualtities!
Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibendi, Sohbat of the 15th of March, 2014.
Janabi Mawla, the one who gives life. Melaike-i Kiramlar (the noble angels), who take away tiredness the ones, who teach us servanthood. Janabi Rasul salawatullahi wa salamu alaih. Welcome O friends of Shah Mardan. May our assembly be an assembly of light.
We want nur my son, light. Ummuhan Sultan helps us Praise be to Allah, thanks to Allah. The one, who is ready for all of us O companions of Shah Mardan, friends of Shah Mardan. The friends of lions are not foxes or wolves. The companions of Allah’s lions are like them.
O companions of Shah Mardan, his companions, you also be lions. Don’t be a fox, don’t be a wolf, don’t be a jackal.
Allahu Akbar. Lets say Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd.
Come in O companions may our assembly, our council be a blessed council. May our hearts be opened, may we be happy. Lets feel relieved my son.
The world makes people sad, the world makes people sad. For what? The world has no value. For this reason a human being after he loses his world becomes sad. Don’t be sad. Rabbin Ta’ala wa Taqaddas Hazrat made His Beloved the Sultan of this universe, made him Sultanu l-Kawnayn. He made him the Sultan of this world and the hereafter. Our master, master of the universe.
Go ahead Shah Mardan. May our assembly be an assembly of lions. May our assembly be for the honorable ones, my son. Do not go to the assembly of inglorious ones! You will lose your honor.
Enter the assembly of honorable ones, so you may find honor. You want honor. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. “Innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim” (27:30) A blessed letter came to Balqis. A blessed letter, a text came. A letter came, she looked inside. “Innahu min Sulaymana” It’s from Sulaiman. Who is Sulaiman? Who is Sulaiman? “Innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim” (27:30) The one, who shakes the earth and heavens, who stirs up the sky, this power came from the Owner of Majesty. Say then “Innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu .. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim” (27:30)
O Allah, what a great favour to say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say O people! Say O people, say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim You may find honor, power. You may find majesty. You may be respected on earth and heavens.
Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Allahu Akbar. O Allah forgive us . For Prophet Sulaiman this came. “Innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-rRahim” (27:30) “Innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim” (27:30)
It came from Prophet Sulaiman he says. What power does Basmala-i Sharif hold? Shaykh Mehmed Efendi. Allah Allah, Allah Allah. Allah Allah. Allah Jabbar.
Our Lord. In the Name of our Creator say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, say my son, say. Say my deputies. O the one, who reveres his Lord, the companions of Shah Mardan, say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May you find everything.
First we say Allah’s Name. This is necessary for all servants, whatever they do, they must first say Allah’s Name. This is necessary for all servants, whatever they do. Our Lord, O our lord, our Subhan.
O companions of Shah Mardan. Be among the companions of Shah Mardan. Be so that the mercy of heavens & earth may be opened, the lights may be opened, the honors may be opened Shaykh Mehmed Efendi. You too Mehmed. Let’s ask. Let’s ask, let’s ask this. “Ar-Rahman”(55:1) “Khalaqa l-insana”(55:3) “Allamahu l-bayana”(55:4)
Allahu Akbar. What a beautiful addressing Shaykh Mehmed Efendi. “ArRahman”(55:1) “Khalaqa l-insana”(55:3) He created who? The human being, the perfect human being, Allah created the one, Allah created the one, to whom He granted His addressing. “Khalaqa l-insana. Allamahu l-bayana”(55:3,4).
We may be opened also. O companions of Shah Mardan. Stay in the assembly of Shah Mardan, enter, take. The ones with Shah Mardan they don’t get weak. They gain power. Gain power. They take nur (light), take honor.
Take miracles. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahamni r-Rahim. O our Lord, even if we are weak we find strength with this word. Shaykh Mehmed Efendi, let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani rRahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Allah Allah.
What majesty he has, Shaykh Mehmed Efendi. Speak about it, Shaykh Mehmed, speak don’t be scared, you are authorized. What does he do? If there are 100 worlds like this world it can destroy. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, don’t be afraid. They will dress you with power, they dress you honor, they dress with wonders my son.
Beware. Allah, we are weak. Qawwi dha’fana fi ridhak. With Your permission give us strength our Lord. With Your Beloved’s permission may power reach us, honor reach us. May the miracles reach us. “Wa laqad karramna bani adama”(17:70) May Allah bless you, we stayed in Shah Mardan’s assembly even for a little while.
They let us stay, let us stay, they dress us. In the assembly of Shah Mardan even if we stay a few seconds, we will be dressed from their nur. Be together, he says, O Shah Mardan.
O Shah Mardan. SubhanAllah. If they dress us in that, what a beauty it has. What an honor, what a wonder that is, our son Shaykh Mehmed Efendi. You understand inshaAllah, you understand. He is his apprentice. May Allah increase our strength. You need to have adab to say – may Allah increase our strength We don’t have it. Don’t enter upon Rabbu l-‘Izzet, from that side. Don’t enter. Rabbu l-‘Izzet has a presence. Don’t get near to that presence. No. Keep your good manners. Keep your adab, what you need will be given to you.
O our Lord, I ask for Your forgiveness. Ya Afuw. Innaka ‘Afuwwun Kareem. Fa’fu ‘anna ya Kareem, bi jahi man anzalta alaihi Surata l-Fatiha. May Allah give you the chance to be in the assembly of honorable ones. They come and find, you also go and find, my son. Fatiha. May Allah open it for you.
A Statement of Clarification from Jouhar Ali Naqshabandi Al-Hassani, regarding his authorisation and spiritual lineage.
THE NAQSHABANDI UWAISI LINEAGE OF JOUHAR ALI NAQSHABANDI AL-HASSANI:
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Al Quran 25:7 Yet they say: What sort of apostle is this [man] who eats food [like all other mortals] and goes about in the market places? Why has not an angel [visibly] been sent down unto him, to act as a warner together with him?”
And We did not send before you, [O Muhammad], any of the messengers except that they ate food and walked in the markets. And We have made some of you [people] as trial for others – will you have patience? And ever is your Lord, Seeing. (Al Quran 25:20)
Prophets and their inheritors, are chosen from heavens, it is not according to the criterion of formal qualifications from the institutions they are chosen or appointed!.
“Many rivers are here, which are originated from different locations and altitudes.But our river originate from Almighty God and returns to Almighty. Those rivers have to vanish in our river before even thinking to enter in the Divine presence.” Jouhar Ali Naqshabandi Al-Hassani (16 Augutst 2015)
So when Sahibul Saif came to our house, after Zikr (Saturday, Sahaban 10, 2009 AD), myself and Alikkoya Ustadh sat at the feet of Sahibul Saif , everyone had different needs , I said to Shaykh EFENDI, I don’t need any of this things they are asking you, give me your love, and Allah and His Messenger a.s .
Later, Seyh Abdul Kerim Efendi, asked us to lift him up from the chair, we four or five of them tried again and again. I thought I would get back pain, because I took Shaykh’s challenge to lift him up from the chair , but we could not. We accept the defeat and Then Seyh Efendi, got up himself.
Seyh Andul Kerim Efendi, one time said to me , when some buddies making trouble aroud 2011-2012 , he said: ” if they cause you any trouble, tell them to talk to me, don’t try to correct them, they will attack you”.
I asked Sahibul Saif : where should we build a dergah here? , please show me a place?
Seyh Efendi said: find yourself a place and build dergah in it.
But It has been inspired me to build a place next to our house.
But later another inspiration overook me , after seeing the behaviors of those who are in the possession of dergahs built with bricks and woods around the world. It has been inspired to my heart: “I must build dergah in my heart. Dergah of all the prophets and saints. So that wherever I am , there is the dergah . And wherever those who come to me and make baya into the way of Sahibul Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al Kibirisi q.s and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani q.s, then their hearts must too become a Dergah .
But I knew that, I asked a big thing, may be I am not worthy of such a blessings.But they gave me some prophets and saints to my heart and gave me a place of honour between Sayyidinaa Noah a.s and Gause Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani (q.s).
That’s my spiritual Dergah forever , and all creations may renew their Bayat with me , those on earth and those in the Heavens, and my Bayat in the innermost Dergah Is the Bayat of Hazret Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s) for this saying in Hadith.
The Bayah is to Renew this declaration of Nabi alaihiswalathu wa Salam.
Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Chapters on Virtues, Hadith
كتاب المناقب عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم49 Chapters on Virtues
Narrated Abu Sarihah, or Zaid bin Arqam – Shu’bah had doubt:
from the Prophet (ﷺ): “For whomever I am his Mawla then ‘Ali is his Mawla.”
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ سَلَمَةَ بْنِ كُهَيْلٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا الطُّفَيْلِ، يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَبِي سَرِيْحَةَ، أَوْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَرْقَمَ شَكَّ شُعْبَةُ – عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ “ مَنْ كُنْتُ مَوْلاَهُ فَعَلِيٌّ مَوْلاَهُ ” . قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ . وَقَدْ رَوَى شُعْبَةُ هَذَا الْحَدِيثَ عَنْ مَيْمُونٍ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَرْقَمَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم . وَأَبُو سَرِيحَةَ هُوَ حُذَيْفَةُ بْنُ أَسِيدٍ صَاحِبُ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم .
Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
English translation : Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3713
Arabic reference : Book 49, Hadith 4078
This is not a boast or lie.
Let those who have heavenly wisdom attest it and conform to it. And others, let them follow their own ego, and leave them in their own ways, don’t argue with them. The Light of the LORD said to me!
Those accept us and the truth which is with us,.they are in safety, but those who reject and deny the truth that is given to me, then look at how far they have gone and how and where is their end!
The Spiritual Struggle:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
The easy experience privilege in the spiritual way and Islam is to always have the blessings of being in a group of followers ,.who are helpers and protectors of each other.
But in this way, I have been given the most difficult experiences and test. To be alone without a physical Jamath for over 12 years and to struggle with lot of worldly situations alone ,all these times. But my Shaykh stood with me always , in my success and in my failure. He didn’t blame me. I received the Divine Support , and Support of the Prophets, namely Nabi Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam, Isa a.s , Yahya a.s and Musa a.s and Noah a.s and Grand Shaykhs, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim q.s , Gause Al Azam q.s and Sultanul Awliya Ahmad Kabir ar-Rifai q.s .
And worldly help, mostly through local Christians and non-practicing Muslims . Not from those who think they are very holy imams or Shaykhs.
Because the Mission and Work is , the declaration of “Rahmatan Lil alameen “.
Not just to be a leader for a cosy group or sect. But to be a servant of the LORD for His Creation, for the lost sheep and for the wounded horses and for the abandoned cows and for the fallen trees, for birds whose wings are broken.
Group dynamics, it is easy and comfortable for the ego, that’s why everyone want to party , everyone want to join some groups, whether spiritual of political. But try the way I struggled, and see how things are going with you. Prove your love for Islam , Naqshbandi way and Shaykhs , by being in my situations, then you may come and criticize and slander.
One time I saw Musa a.s preaching in a town and the whole world appeared like his time.
So I went to see him, people are traveling on chariots rode by bulls and on horses . But I saw Almighty enabled me to fly above them in Zikr.
Then I reached in the place where Musa a.s is delivering a sermon , calling people to Allah Almighty.
I stood in the air , next to a huge city gate . And looking at him from the side . And my heart saying, Alhamdulillah, at least now Musa a.s is here speaking for Allah , but I didn’t show up myself to him, in fear that if he sees.me his speech would be interrupted and it is more important for me to see He Serve Allah Almighty there to give advise to that large crowd there, than he sees me and come to me to welcome and spend time with me.
So with happiness and filled heart , I returned flying back . And Allah Almighty granted me supersonic speed for my return. When I went it was like flying a normal plane , but returning was like rocket speed. I think Allah Almighty was happy with the decision my soul had taken regarding his beloved servant, our Master Sayyidina Musa a.s .
This are not some school boy dreams to forget or ignore. It has been remembered every day or week or month. It is reminded with the Verses in the Book of Allah. Everything is connected to the Book of Allah.
“And it is a foolish idea to mess around with Musa a.s and those who are closely related to Musa a.s in spirit and truth.“
Sahih al-Bukhari 1339 Narrated Abu Huraira (ra): The angel of death was sent to Moses and when he went to him, Moses slapped him severely, spoiling one of his eyes. The angel went back to his Lord, and said, “You sent me to a slave who does not want to die.” Allah restored his eye and said, “Go back and tell him (i.e. Moses) to place his hand over the back of an ox, for he will be allowed to live for a number of years equal to the number of hairs coming under his hand.” (So the angel came to him and told him the same). Then Moses asked, “O my Lord! What will be then?” He said, “Death will be then.” He said, “(Let it be) now.” He asked Allah that He bring him near the Sacred Land at a distance of a stone’s throw. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) (p.b.u.h) said, “Were I there I would show you the grave of Moses by the way near the red sand hill.”
CONVERSATION WITH A MURID:
Naqshbandi Murid: …..
Can you tell me about the dream you had mentioned earlier , about seeing the Prophet. Can you explain me a bit more ?
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
[16/08/2021] Jouhar Ali: Anyway , first time, I saw Nabi a.s giving me the call of Tawhid in an an association that appears to be from mothers home.
It is there I saw the three Khulafa ar-Rashideen for the first time, then the vision of the Prophet a.s
Then next time i saw Nabi a.s making me recite some special salawat from his own spirituality (not from books)
When I am in the UK: And it is this time I saw Sahaba for the second time then Nabi a.s
Same pattern as the first time .
I hope this is sufficient information
[16/08] Naqshbandi Murid: It never is hh
[16/08, 12:25] Jouhar Ali: The first one was in 2008 0r 2009.
Nabi alaihiswalathu wa Salam in a majlis wearing white dress and white turban , I am in the back yard of mothers house with local people ….but the association is taking place in the courtyard of the house. And I was called to the presence of the Prophet a.s and mighty ones sitting around Nabi a.s .
They called me, something like an announcement, , if I say it in English: ” is there anyone who is coming forward to speak”. Suddenly I felt someone pushing me to get up and walk to the Majlis when I sit behind the house which is facing eastward and the majlis is facing the west , front sitting area of the house of my mother facing West. Which is now renovating by my uncle .. so when you walk to my mother’s house, you will walk from west to east. But I am called called from East to West , to speak .
So i stood next to the Prophet a.s , I could not imagine if it is someone else .
So he asked me , “what do you know”?
I said: I do not know anything, but I try to remember what I learned from this world.
Then I said, “I have studied in high school and higher secondary, went to Madrassa for seven years, studied some Arabic as second language till College (University UG level I meant by that studying formal education).
Then all the people in the majlis are watching and I am getting more nervous. My worldly experience and qualifications never good for anything and I am about to shiver .
Actually when I say this to you now, I am shaking here..
Then I said, “I don’t know anything, but I can speak about Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala.”
He said, “then speak …”
Then I started speaking, something like this, Jouhar Ali Naqshabandi Jalwa ul asma ul husna wa Fatah ul Islam and spoken so loudly some glorification of Allah.
All of the Majlis listened in full attention, fear and respect.
The he said: “la ilaaha illa Allah…”
Again he said: ” la ilaha illa Allah..”
But all the people around him and in the association sitting in various ranks, are very silent in fear and obedience. I got more nervous, because no one is responding to the saying la ilaha illa Allah…
Suddenly, I said in a loud voice: Muhammad Rasoolullah
And I heard my loud voice and it made me wake up.
At that time I had taken only online bayat from another khalifa of mawlana Shaykh and lying down on the floor in a palm leaf like synthetic mat , and not sleeping in the cushion mattress!.. because I fell there after my prayer and slept , so then when wake up and prayed Tahajjud.
It put tears in me now , so it was not in 2008, it was in 2007 around August , 2 years before Sahibul Saif arrived and before I went to Qatar and renewed my bayat with Sahibul Saif in 2008 March ..
[16/08] Naqshbandi Murid: Can you tell about Al Mahdi dream?
[16/08] Jouhar Ali: Yes I saw him in the same place mother’s home, and Isa a.s as well arriving there , but I don’t remember Mahdi face.
[16/08] Naqshbandi Murid: How did you give bay’a? .Only dreamt him once?
That’s a blessed house of your mother.
[16/08, 12:46] Jouhar Ali: Thrice, Last one appeard to be bayat to Mahdi a.s , next one we are meeting at mother’s house and waiting for Isa a.s
I also saw sahibul saif taking rest on a leaning back style long chair in mother’s house.
Unfortunately I couldn’t not take him there, I should have , I was not very conscious about people or surrounding when seyh was there .
And in 2012, when Sahibul Saif veiled from this world, in the same night, a vision of Mawlana Shaykh took place in the Tahajjud time, I was called to the presence of Mawlana and he put a white turban on my head and gave command saying: “You must continue the work of Shaykh Abdul Kerim and Osmanli Naksibendi Tarikat (in exact words).
[16/08, 12:57] Naqshbandi Murid: What a blessing to have a family that follows a tariqa.
[16/08, 12:58] Jouhar Ali: Allah’s Mercy and blessings, not our birthright
It’s good that you asked me about that dreams. It revitalized me and reminded me of the duties. Because some people in the tarikat has been making every efforts to put down my works , by constantly criticizing and judging me and the works i do. Those who constantly put negativity and annoyance, while claiming to love me and helping me!.
[16/08] Naqshbandi Murid: Why do they do that?
[16/08] Jouhar Ali: I don’t know, and don’t ask them, they may demonize and slander you!
So those who have a problem with me or my words or my works, let them intercede with the Prophet a.s or Grand Shaykhs and clarify their issues concerning me, if they are in higher Stations and have power and authority.
It is unfair to target someone who is not doing any harm to you , but rather I am praying for you and praying for everyone to reach in higher Stations of faith and spirituality.
Everyone talk about Karbala with crocodile tears because it has also become a custom, Karbala is present everyday, and it is good for everyone to know which Camp of Karbala they are in , which camp of Badr they are in and so on and so on!
A Message to those who reject the Spiritual Lineage of Jouhar Ali Naqshabandi Al-Hassani
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
It hurts me very badly, when someone i have loved so dearly , is not willing to understand my words, and he says, I am blind. But he cannot explain which of this words are from a blind heart, if one person is blind himself alone and 9 other non-blind persons put obstacles on the blind, who do you defend? . The blind one or the 7-9 non-blind?
Or if 7 blind men together turn themselves inappropriately, and the one blind is helpless coming to a leader against theb7 blind people. Who do the leader defend, the seven blind or the one blind?
Sometimes, I am inspired with examples, but most times I am inspired with bitter doctrines!
Welcome to the justice of Islam!
Welcome to 21st century spirituality!
Welcome to distorted truths!
“And if I am blind (unfit), then they (those who reject my spriitual lineage) should go ahead and make a statement (a Fatwa) against me immediately without any hesitation, and say, Jounar Ali Naqshabandi Al-Hassani does not represent this way, Naqshbandi Way, in any way, and warn people about me .”
This is fair, when you do it, then your claims against me are true and people have a clarity.
And I don’t mind, you may go ahead, all of those who say they are Shaykhs of tarikats, but you must fear Allah’ alone . See how things will go ahead after that…. and I am still happy , unaffected by all false judgments of this world. And Allah And His Messenger alaihiswalathu wa Salam, sufficient for me .
I am not here to win followers for me or make me popular, my aim has always been to win followers for Naqshabandi Aliyah Tarikat and Islam (which is the way of Awliya) and popularize Al Haqq consciousness.
So I am unaffected and accepted by my LORD without a single follower. Without needing a name or fame.
So go ahead , I am saying to all Shaykhs and imams of this times…
Through such examples I am teaching you justice of Islam, to everyone of you. not only my Justice, justice for you as well (for you to have a firm stand on your claim, or accept my words) , justice for everyone else in between us (to remove their confusion)
ANOTHER STATEMENT TO THOSE WHO REJECT OUR LINEAGE: Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
When Sahibul Saif was living on the surface of this earth , I was blessed to communicate with him almost every week. But not with any of his representatives there in America, if I tried to they criticize me or cut off without having a positive conversation, rather , they talk with a school boy tantrum mindset. But I understand their state of mind and character and level of conduct, so I have been very patient to this moment. Because I am not here to desert or forsake anyone. I want them to pay attention to the words I am saying and reflect upon it according to the guidance of Islam and imams of the Tariqat!
So one time during a conversation with Sahibul Saif Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi q.s, he very seriously admonished me and said: “take only from Shaykh Mawlana ” not from anyone else”. (Not exact words).
Therefore, when Mawlana Shaykh approved those ones to look after the Jamath of Shaykh Abdul Kerim q.s , I accepted it with further signs from Mawlana Shaykh q.s.
Another time , Before Sahibul Saif made his mast journey to Cyprus, I called Seyh Efendi q.s and asked him: “what should I do when the major fitnah and troubles of the end of times emerge?”.
Seyh EFENDI, said me : “go back to your homeland”
Because seyh Efendi wanted the way to continue in India under my leadership, and support the family and followers there.
Seyh EFENDI, didn’t instruct me to follow anyone else, apart from Mawlana Shaykn Nazim (q.s).
So when Mawlana Shaykh Nazim q.s declared Shaykh Muhammad Adil q.s to be his successor and ordered everyone to renew their Bayah with him , and Mawlana’ himself renewed his bayat to the Imam of the Tarikat through Shaykh Muhammad Adil (q.s) it was also obligatory upon me to do the same, and I did , and I don’t have to consult with someone else for that, with clear instructions from Sahibul Saif q.s .
But those who claim they love and follow Mawlana Shaykh and Sahibul Saif refuse to renew their Bayat with Mawlana Shaykh Muhamamd Adil Ar-Rabbani (q.s), this is a deviation from the orders of Mawlana Shaykh’s order , from the principles of Tasawwsuf and Tarikat.
They speak about every principles and manners (Adab) and teach remind others , but they themselves forgot it in their own life?
This is detested by Allah Almighty in Quran Sura As-Saff, verse two and three!
And such attidues and disobedience is counted as signs of hypocrisy in the Holy Traditions of the Prophet a.s
If it is still not clear and unbelievable, then listen to Mawlana Shaykh’s sohbet or go to someone from ahlul sunnah who is mastered in Arabic , who can read and explain to you the rules and regulations, Imams of the tarikat has written about concerning following Shaykh Murhsid Al Kamil of the time , and learn from the main source, if you do not believe in my words.
And I have not lied or concealed anything into writings, and you may invoke curse on the liars and deceivers, whoever they are, if you doubt that either me or someone else has deceived or lied to you. It is permissible in shariah to invoke curse of Allaah on the liars !
I am not invoking curse, because I deserve mercy for everyone , forgiveness and right guidance for everyone rather than their perishing.
Because, I have seen personally so many people who oposed me and slandered me , gone crazy or perished , without even invoking or praying against them. And I don’t want to happen that to someone, because I see they are Husbands or wives or father mother to someone.
So go ahead , you have choices, either believe me and do what is right.
Or in doubt go to the scholars who have tasawsuf books which explains the laws of tarikat.
Or be arrogant and stubborn, and invoke curse of God on the liars, and disbelieve in my words and don’t verify my words and find yourself unprofitable in following a group that follows misguidance and deviation!
The choice is yours, and there is no compulsion or hatred , everyone will find their way and destiny. I am only a reminder !
ACCEPTANCE OF OWAISI LINEAGEBY HAZRET SHAYKH ABDUL KERIM AL-kIBRISI (Q.S):
A conversation of Jouhar Ali Naqshabandi Al-Hassani (Q.S) with Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al Kibrisi (q.s) via telephone during Fajr time in India in Ramadan, 2009.
Jouhar Ali : Assalaamu alaikum Shaykh. Alikkoya Ustadh asked me to contact you today, he says that there are some people in his work place (Kannur district) , who are local people, can’t reach to you to take Bayat. Alikkoya Usthad asking me how can they take Bayat.
Sahibul Saif Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi q.s: “You and Alikkoya Can Give Bayat on behalf of me”.
Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani : yes ,thank you Shaykh, I will inform him .
Shaykh EFENDI: Salam aleykum
Me: wa alaikumussalam
(Alikkoya Ustadh, who is my closest friend in the way, was a Khalifa of Qadri-Chisti order, he always persuade me follow their tariqa. However, after meeting with Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al Kibirisi q.s, he renewed bayat with Sahibul Saif, I heard from my brother and another person who went to Hyderabad to meet Shaykh EFENDI, that Alikkoya Master , has been going through episodes of Fana in Sahibul Saif, and he has been going through very heavy spiritual states.
Alikkoya Ustadh has been teaching tarikat and science of Tasawwsuf to highly learned scholars in Kerala as well as to others (According to their level) who took bayat to his previous Tariqat
Then Sahibul arrived in Kerala later in the last Thursday of 2009 July. On Friday Seyh EFENDI visited Alikkoya Ustadh’s house after Juma Prayer ..Seyh EFENDI performed Zikr at his House, and I started weeping and vanishing in his recitation of Allah Allah Allah …
Later the day before he leave, Sahibul Saif revealed that we are descended from the blood-line of Imam Hasan Bin Ali (r.a). Before he leave , seyh EFENDI instructed me to teach Zikr and Tarikat to my Father and brother.
In 2011, someone whoe name is ,Syed Shehzad, who took bayat from me ,after i asked him to contact Seyh EFENDI, and take Bayat from Sahibul Saif directly, and i told him not to tell Shaykh that he took bayat from me. Because I wanted him to Renew bayat with Sahibul Saif personally.
So later he had called Shaykh EFENDI and had a conversation with Shaykh. So I asked him about it , he said that he told Shaykh that he took bayat from me , so Shaykh said to him that it’s enough.
Again in 2011 end , some woman from London who has been long follower of Sahibul Saif, who contacted me and asked to pray for her, she has been looking to remarry. I told her increase salawat Nabi, she asked how much , I am according to my practice, told her recite a million or something. Later she called Sahibul Saif and told Shaykh that Jouhar Ali told me to recite so much salawat. Next day, when talked to Shaykh EFENDI on the phone, Shaykh Efendi said: “I heard you told her to recite so much salawaat , don’t burden people too much, give them zikr according to what they can carry” (roughly written).
This is a very important point, those who are seeking truth, must listen to the words of the true defenders of the truth. Anyone can make claim that, they are the defenders of the truth. Everyone who took Bayat through me in the Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Sufi way of India, are connecting themselves to the living tree and through the living tree they are connecting to Sahibul Saif, Gause Al Azam, Imam Shah Naqshabandi and all other grand Shaykhs. But those who had refused me and my words, look at how it had gone with them in the past, and learn and understand how will go with those who refuse me today.
I do not have to defend myself, or my words , i am not answerable to people, except for what benefit them and what concern them. Allah Almighty Will defend me and His Cause He has bestowed upon me. The Quran gives examples. But those who fear and want to be in safety in this world and hereafter, then let them put their own ego down, humble themselves and come with manners and self discipline. As I always remind, it is a very foolish deed to underestimate me or what is given to me from the heavens!. You might be a Shaykh or scholar or Imam or a saint, but I remind you to understand the rights and duties Allah Almighty bestowed upon me through Nabi Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam, Sahibul Saif, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (q.s) and other grand Shaykhs. They all believed and accepted. But some of you reject and oppose, abuse and slander.
So understand that, it won’t be karbala, it will be like in the time of Musa (a.s), he is also standing my side, Isa a.s and Yahya a.s also stand my side , Hazre Gibril (a.s), Hazret Mikhail (a.s) and Hazret Azrail (a.s) also stand in support of me. So it is good to investigate who are you trying to undermine and oppose. Truth will fully manifest, whatever is revealed, I am writing and explaining you, I did not have an idea yesterday, what I write now today, 19/08/2021 17.00 GMT!
I speak to every nations and tribes, every religions and people, and to everyone who must renew their Bayat with Nabi a.s and recognise the right of Hz Ali (a.s) . I am not a leader or a a shaykh , who is created for one group or for one place.
So we may all wake up and follow the word of truth and heavenly orders, orders.
Shaykh Mohammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi, Sohbat of the 7th of July, 2013.
As-Salamu alaikum O Yaran Shah Mardan, wa RahmatuLlahi wa Barakatuhu. Welcome, O Shah Mardan.
Grasp the moment, for every moment has a fadhila / a virtue, has a beauty, has a sharafat/honor.
O Yaran Shah Mardan, the Ahbab of Shah Mardan. Seek the beauty of each day, seek the virtue of each moment. Welcome O my son, Shaikh Mehmet Effendi. May your rank go higher, may your majesty increase. May your service increase – may your service for the nation of Muhammad (sas) increase. For you also, the son of my son(Sh Bahauddin)- Mehmet Effendi. Let us raise our hands to our Mawla and say
Bismillahi r -Rahmani r-Rahim.
It is a new manifestation for the new day. Yawmun jadeed, rizqun jadeed – new day, new provision. They don’t serve the food left over from the previous day at the Sultan’s door. Every day has a new ta’am (food)- it is the door of a Sultan, not the door of a gypsy. But people look for the door of gypsies and don’t look for the door of Sultans. Madad Ya RijalAllah. Madad Ya Shah Mardan. The moment is this exact moment, grasp the moment. Every day has a new manifestation. We should ask for it from our Mawla- our Mawla Who grants whatever we ask. O Shah Mardan, your Yaran are your admirers. We should be admirers. Be an admirer, don’t be an animal.
Yawmun jadeed, rizqun jadeed. Every new day comes with a new provision.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your Yaran are your admirers. Our children are your admirers. May they be sacrificed in your way. May our children grow up to be lions. Raise your children as lions, don’t raise them as foxes. But the people of this time don’t raise lions, they try to raise foxes. Shame, ‘ayb on them. They try to raise foxes. When we say fox, it is the animal, which has all kinds of tricks, all kinds of musibat (evil) in itself. The people of this time don’t try to raise lions but try to raise foxes. Marhaba O our son – our son who stands in the honourable chain of Naqshbandi Tariqat has arrived. May his honour increase. May his majesty increase, may he raise the flag of Islam. O Shah Mardan, may you look upon this son, these children of ours, with your glance of favor and they become lions. People don’t run to be lions but they run to be foxes. It is the instruction of shaytan. It says “Be foxes”. O Man, hear this! Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
Be Dressed With Heavenly Light:
May we also be dressed with the dress of Honour, with the dress of Majesty, with the dress of Virtue, with the dress of Nur. The people who live without being dressed with these dresses are not Men. And they have no value wherever they go. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your Yaran are your admirers- your Ahbab. The Ahbab of Shah Mardan (are those) who love him, who burn with his love. The love in him is the divine love, there is no dunya love. Because no one ever respects jeefah, filth, & seeks after it.
Be a Lion and do not be among Hyenas:
Be a lion. This is the advice for mankind from Shah Mardan: be a lion. Don’t be a hyena that runs after a carcass. Be a lion because being a lion is what is suitable for you. You are “insan”, Man, but your name is Hz Insan. He (swt) said “Hazrat Adam”. The adressing from above is Hz Adam, Prophet Adam is Hazrat. Sultans are addressed as Hazrat. What is garbage, trash, is not called Hazrat. Animals are not called Hazrat. Hazrat is from the Huzur (Presence)- Hazrat is said for who is dressed with the dress of honour from the Divine Presence, from the Huzuru rRabbul Alamin Others are not called Hazrat.
Strive to reach in the Spiritual Assembly of Imam Ali Al Murtada (Shah-e-Mardan A.S)
Come on in O attendees; let us listen to Shah Mardan. How beautifully does he advise. But Men, the people of this time, do not consider the words of Shah Mardan. What do they consider? They consider the words of shaytan. And what does shaytan do? It sets people against each other. It makes them lose their humanity. Shaytan’s whole claim is to pull the humanity out of Man. Since it has become shaytan, it wants the dress of honour, which was dressed on Mankind to be taken from them and it wants them to become a creature that has no honour, no adab, like itself. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. O Ahbab of Shah Mardan, be present in his assembly. His assembly reaches from the East to the West and the knowledge gives you honour in dunya as well as in akhirah. O Man, you are honoured. What is the order for you? “Keep this honour We granted you. O Adam, we dressed you with the dress of honour. Keep that dress of honour because there are those who would take it from you”. They wanted to take it away from Prophet Adam – not take away, but they wanted to steal it. Here, this is the claim: “Why was Prophet Adam granted this honour and not I?” Allahu Dhu-l Jalal- “Ya’budu man yashau wa ya’ti”. Man yasha’- Allah Almighty grants to whom He likes. It is not as you like. Allahu Dhu-l Jalal for Whose Azamat there is no end, dresses who He likes with the dress of honour and orders: “Protect this dress of honour”. Keep it- this is the instruction of Shah Mardan- stand with majesty. You are dressed with the dress of Majesty. Keep this dress.
Protect the Heavenly Dress that Allah Has Given you, beware of the evil that is coming to steal your dress of honour:
Don’t be filth! Don’t be trash. Don’t be humiliated. Don’t be shaytan. What you are dressed with is the dress of azamat. The address of “O Adam” is the address of honour. Allahu Dhu-l Jalal told you “O Adam! Usqudu l-Jannat. Enter My Paradise. It is yours”. And shaytan came saying “let me take this honour away from him”. The whole fight is about this. No one has the jealousy shaytan has. “What is my purpose?” says shaytan. “Let me take this honour away from Man because I found myself more worthy. It would have been suitable for me but it was granted to him, not me. And I will not allow it, I will take it from him”. So, just like this, shaytan declared its goal: My goal is to strip mankind of the dress of honor with which he has been dressed.” How does it strip him? By dressing him with the dress of every kind of trick and evil, it makes him a shaytan like itself. Today’s dunya is full of shaytans.
“Yatasabaquna fi sh-sharri”. Is it not so? They compete with each other in evil. How does it do this? By making people enemies to each other with all kinds of things that you can’t even imagine. O Man! Allah Almighty did not create you for useless competition. He (swt) dressed you with an honour dress in His Presence and wants to keep you this way. How beautiful. We should learn. We should learn.
‘Alimu wa ta’allamu. Learn and teach. But they don’t teach it now. What people learn is to be shaytan. But shaytan can’t make a Sultan. Can shaytan be a Sultan? No. Shaytan does not teach people to be Sultans. It wants to steal away his sultan-ness & turn him into a shaytan. Don’t, don’t follow it. You are Man. Shaytan wants to steal the rank you have.
Stay firm. This greatest honour is granted to you & shaytan runs after it to take it away. O Man, you are not created for dunya but to have a Sultanate in Heavens. The sultanate on
earth is not the real Sultanate. There can’t be a sultanate covered in filth. Can there be a Sultanate in the toilet? Then what do the people run after? What makes them run is shaytan. It says “Come here. Your sultanate is here”. “Where is it?” “It is here, in this toilet. Take it. Your Sultanate is in this toilet, come with me”. Thu! spit on shaytan and on those who believe it, who follow shaytan. ‘Thu’, 70 times ‘thu’ on them! A person, who takes off the dress of honour dressed on us from the Heavenly Sultanate, and becomes a toilet keeper is not Man.
Welcome O yaran Shah Mardan, the Ahbab of Shah Mardan. We are welcomed to this new day of ours. May our today be good and blessed. May we perform servanthood for Who created us. May we be present at the door of our Mawla Who created us. He (swt) is Who dresses the honour, no other can dress you with honour, O Man! They can’t claim this. Neither the people of the West nor the people of the East can claim to do this. They can’t say “You should be a servant at the door of the Sultan of Heavens, you should be Sultan”. They don’t say this but say, “Come to this filth of dunya”. Allah Almighty granted His servants eyes that see. Allah Almighty granted His servants the ability to think, so think. “Fahal min muddakirin”(54:40). “Is there no one who thinks?” it says. For what do you strive? Why do you strive for dunya? What will come to you from dunya? What will come to you from dunya is a few meters for a shroud. This is the destination you will reach – you will be wrapped in a shroud & they will bury you inside a hole. But you are not a being to be buried into a hole. Allahu Akbar! O yaran Shah Mardan, how beautifully is he expressing it. You are not created to dress in a 3 meter shroud & to fill a hole, O heedless Man! Allahu akbaru lakbar. May salatu s-salam be upon the Master of Creation (sas), and may it be upon Shah Mardan who is trained by him. Listen, don’t fight! O people, listen! There is the addressing of Heavens, it is not a newspaper. The addressing that comes from Heavens is no newspaper.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan- say, go ahead. Say “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd.” This is suitable for you. Being a toilet keeper is not suitable for Man. Be beautiful! When he says “Be beautiful”, we are already beautiful. Ahsani taqwim, ahsani taqwim. “Khalaqna Al-‘Insana Fi ‘Ahsani Taqwimin”(95:4) Allah Almighty did not grant the beautiful surra and sirra (outer likeness & inner character) that He dressed on Man to anyone else. Allahu Akbar! Then run after this! O Shah Mardan, may you send us from the holy ones you trained, those who will teach these people this. May our faces be beautiful. May our work be beautiful. May our end be beautiful
Don’t come to the Sultan with a monkey attribute. “I didn’t create you like this. From where did you bring this ugliness?” “I brought it from dunya”. If Allah Almighty says, “Should it be like this in dunya? Did I create Man to be in such a state?” what will your answer be? You have no answer. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Allah created Man as the most beautiful. Man who is created as the most beautiful has an honour. No one can reach that honour. O our Lord – our Subhan, our Sultan. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your yaran are your admirers. Don’t read newspapers. Don’t read novels. Don’t read unnecessary things. What should be read? Read Man.
Man Carries the Secret of the Creator, News paper carries worldly filth:
Shah Mardan says “Don’t read newspapers, read Man”. Are you reading Man? How can he? Can an animal read Man? No. Shaytan turned people into animals and then it says “read”. “What should we read?” “Read what I make you read”, meaning shaytan makes people read shaytan-ness. It says “I am shaytan. You also become shaytans like me”. “What will happen then?”. “At that time everything will be under your command”. This is how the people are now. Shaytan corrupted Man who was created clean. It wants to crush him, it wants to throw the honour of Man under its feet. All these nations who follow shaytan run after it, competing to be shaytan. By saying “I will be shaytan”, “No, I will be shaytan” they crush each other. They want to strip away & throw out the dress of sharafat from each other, which is dressed on them. Every Man has an honour, you should keep that honour. You are respected and you should also show respect. If you don’t show respect, your category also is the category of shaytan. Because in dunya there is the Man category & there is the shaytan category and you are then written under the category of shaytan. Keep the servant who is honoured by Allah, honourable so that you are also granted honour. If you don’t keep it, the honour you have is taken away from you and you also get the dirty attribute of shaytan.
As-Salamu alaikum O Listeners, O yaran Shah Mardan. Listen to these beautiful words and appreciate their worth.Appreciate the worth of others also. The rank you are granted is from above, it is not from dunya. O our Lord – our Subhan, our Sultan. May You send us a Sultan who will teach us for the honour of Your Habib. May You send us a Sultan who will defeat shaytan, who will destroy the works of shaytan O Lord. We are helpless, You are the Possessor of Power. For the honour of these holy days, for Ramadan is our most honourable month, we should make an effort to attain to this honour. Every month is granted an honour but the honour dressed on Ramadan is not dressed on any other month. O Shah Mardan, go ahead. The arena is all yours. This arena is for you. Speak to the people. Making mahya (lights) between the minarets – this does not give honour. Maybe it becomes an adornment for the minaret. What we seek is to be dressed with the dress of this holy month, this is what I want. You want to make mahya? Ok, you may do. But do you adorn yourself also with the candles, with the lights that are put on the minarets? If you don’t, making mahya on the minarets does not bring you any benefit. Be Man so that a Nur from Heavens descends on you also. May a Nur descend and you become Nur. Ramadan is the holy month which comes to make people Nur. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are your admirers. Protect us also. May you reach the Divine Mercies that descend from Heavens and may you find the right way. May you become sultan by the end of Ramadan Sharif. Don’t do shameful things, O Man. Keep the honour of this holy month. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are your admirers. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani rRahim. Say and receive honour. O Glorious Prophet, may you accept us. O Shah Mardan, may you accept us also. Ya muhawwilal hawli wal ahwal hawwil haalana ila ahsanil hal. Say “O our Lord, may You accept us as a beautiful servant for the honour of this Ramadan Sharif. May our Nur increase, may it not decrease. May You not expel us from Your door, Ya Rabb. “Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi, Allahu Allah Allahu Hasbi”. Say this and be saved. It is not suitable for Man- quarrelling & fighting is not suitable.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan, what is it that is suitable for them? They run in the streets. Shame on them. Go to the mosques and call “O our Lord. Allahu Allah, Allahu Allah. Allahu Hasbi, Allahu Rabbi. Allahu Rabbi, Allahu Hasbi”. Go to the mosques and say this, and see how the world will be. They fool around in the streets! What good can whoever you elect do? What can you bring out from the trash? There is no jewel around. Jewels are not thrown into the streets. Try to be jewels in the Presence of Allah. O our Lord, may You dress us also from the barakah of this holy month. May You dress on us the jewels of this holy month for the honour of Your Habib. May we be from the accepted servants in Your Presence. May our heart be Nur (Light) and may our grave also be Nur. O our Lord, accept us – accept us for Your servants. May You drive away the ones who make us run away from the servanthood. Is there anyone who says “Allahu Allah, Allahu Rabbi. Allahu Allah,Allahu Hasbi”? No. Who do the ones calling, call to? They call to shaytan. One group shouts from this side and another group from that side. What do you want? They don’t know what they want. Ask for the Rida/Pleasure of Allah, that Allah Almighty dresses you with honour in this holy month.O our Lord, may You increase our honour. May You make it easy for us to keep the respect of this holy month. Let us mount the animal-ego and ride above the filth of this dunya! Be clean. Mount your ego. Defeat your ego and they’ll accept you. Allah Ya Rabbi. For the honour of Shah Mardan, may his statement to his yaran be accepted and may it be dressed on us also.
Allahu Allah, Allahu Rabbi. Allahu Allah, Allahu Hasbi. Don’t fear anything. All honour belongs to you. May Allah grant us that honour in this holy month. May our Ramadan be mubarak. May our Lord be pleased with us. May His Great Prophet intercede for us. Everything is granted, every beauty is granted in this holy month. May it be granted to us also, may we be dressed with it. It descends on Al-Ka’ba Al-Mu’azzama- the dress of Ramadan is dressed on AlKa’ba Al-Mu’azzama. May we be dressed from it also. Ask for it. Don’t perform animal actions in the streets. Perform servanthood in the mosques. This is what is asked from you. Fatiha.
HIDDEN IDOL WORSHIP (POLYTEHISM) AND OPEN IDOL WORSHIP!
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Some Muslims worship Allah to seek their gods (Money/Car/House/authority etc) that are attached to their heart!
Some polytheists worship some idols of their choice as a sutra/Qibla to direct their hearts to Allah Almighty!
Therefore, one of the greatest Saints , Hazret Ibn Arabi (Q.S) said to the people of Damasucs: “The God you worship is under my feet”!.
Since the people were worshipping their desires as their God (Ilaah), their hearts and ears were sealed , just as the Jews did not understand the arguments of Prophet Isa (A.S), Jesus Christ, they turned against Saint Ibn Arabi (q.s) in vain!
So it is written in the Book of Allah:
Quran 25:43Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him?
Quran 45:23Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?
Quran 12:106And most of them do not believe in Allah without associating others (with Him).
Quran 42:15 Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand steadfast as thou art commanded, nor follow thou their vain desires; but say: “I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge justly between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord: for us (is the responsibility for) our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is (our) Final Goal.
Quran 49:14 The bedouins say, “We have believed.” Say, “You have not [yet] believed; but say [instead], ‘We have submitted,’ for faith has not yet entered your hearts. And if you obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not deprive you from your deeds of anything. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
Imam Nawawi 40 HADITH 1 On the authority of Omar bin Al-Khattab, who said : I heard the messenger of Allah (Swalla ALLAHU alaihi wa Sallam) say : “Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and……..
he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated.” related by Bukhari and Muslim
So look at now, where you are standing in this world! Are you like those open polytheists, or like the hidden polytheists? or like the true believers?
Quran 6:79 Indeed, I have turned my face toward He who created the heavens and the earth, inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with Allah.”
Did you really turn your face to your LORD? or Is there other faces (money, house, luxury etc) after your LORD, for which you use HE ALMIGHTY to take you to those Faces you admire?
THEREFORE SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION NEEDED:
Quran 91:9-10 He has succeeded who purifies it,And he will indeed fail who corrupts it.
Narrated An-Nu’man bin Bashir: (R.A)
I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, ‘Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart. (Sahih Bukhari/40 Hafith Nawawi)
so then why people not taking heed to purify their heart? to come to the path of the Awliya Allah, follow them as they should be followed?
So we can see that the worst shirk is hidden shirk (polytheism), as a hidden polytheist use Allah to reach to his gods in vain! (the gods of human traditions, as stated in the Gospel of Isa A.S) such (false) gods are ” power, authority, wealth, luxuries and so on. This will make man to claim lordship and blind him from the remembrance and obedience to the True Almighty God! wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamduliLLAHI Rabbil Aalameen
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani Representative of the Naqshbandi Tariqah 17/06/2018, 23:57
Gallipoli Campaign:Sufi Saints in the Battlefield of the First World War
THE MIGHTY POWER OF ISLAM (SUBMISSION TO GOD IN THE WAY OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD, UPON HIM BE PEACE AND BLESSINGS: Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa ala aali sayyidina Muhammadin wa sallim
Quran 9:33 It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it).
During the first world war whole world gathered against the Ottoman Khilafat , in the western sea side of Turkey near Gallipoli, but Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala sending heavenly armies to Support the legitimate Khalifa of the Messenger of Allah Nabi Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam. The Ottoman Empire Won the Battle , and in the same battle, mysterious clouds descended from sky and swept the soldiers away and no one has ever seen them since then!.
Such miraculous powers going to enter into this world during the Armageddon (World War III) when Imam Mahdi (alaihissalam) and his heavenly regiments descend to bring peace in this world and to prepare the world for the arrival of Christ (Peace be upon him), and so many groups that coming against Islam and truth will vanish in the sea and in the land, as it happened in the last political battle of Islam, the Gallipoli battle!
In the year 2014 a film was made in the Hollywood to remember this battle named: “The Water Diviner”
The case of the Vanishing Battalion remained pretty much closed until the 50thanniversary of the Gallipoli landings in April 1965, when a New Zealand WWI veteran by the name of Frederick Reichardt, along with two of his compatriots, came forward with their own alleged first-hand account of what he saw on that fateful day. The story was recounted by Reichardt during a reunion of veterans and offered a bizarre, if controversial, twist on the tale of the missing battalion.
Reichardt went on record saying that they had been sappers with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and that they had been operating in an area near a Turkish position known as Hill 60, which was not far from where the lost Norfolk Regiment had been waging war. The sapper claimed they noticed between 6 and 8 odd, grayish brown, “loaf shaped” clouds hovering over the battlefield. The weird clouds were described as being completely still even in the face of high winds at the time. Beneath these clouds was reportedly another, even larger and denser looking cloud that was estimated as being around 800 feet in length and around 200 feet high. This massive cloud was allegedly hugging the ground over a dry creek bed when the Norfolk Regiment approached, and without hesitation they proceeded to march directly into it. When the regiment had disappeared into the cloud, Reichardt claimed that it had then slowly risen upwards to join the other strange clouds, apparently taking the soldiers with it, after which they all moved off to the north in unison before disappearing from view. The story was first published in the September/October edition of the New Zealand UFO magazine Spaceview in 1965. The story would be somewhat corroborated when in 1966, another New Zealand veteran of the campaign, Gerald Wilde, toldSpaceview magazine that although he had not seen the disappearance directly, he had heard many rumors among soldiers that the entire Norfolk Regiment had disappeared into a cloud that had been straddling the ground.
SAINT OF ALLAH SHAYKH ABDUL KERIM AL KIBRISI (Q.S) SPEAKING ABOUT IT: THE MIRACULOUS CLOUDS OF CANAKKALE (GALLIPOLI)
After the Juma prayer someone asked Sheykh Abbdul Kerim Efendi about the Canakkale War of 1915 saying, “Many are now saying that the clouds that appeared in Canakkale taking in British soldiers and disappearing, it’s just a story. Is it true?”
SUFIS IN THE WORLD WAR I
A discourse of Sufi Saint Sahibul Saif Shaikh Abdul Kerim Efendi (Q.S)*
Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Medet Ya Seyyidi Sultanul Awliya, Medet.
Millions today are making jokes about how the cloud appeared in Canakkale (Gallipoli) and took one group of British and just disappeared and still their bodies are not known anywhere. Now they are making stories. But people from that time believed because they saw and they witnessed. After them their children, they are also not believing because it’s something extraordinary. It’s showing (to the non-Muslim forces that came against the Ottoman Empire) that the God that you are worshipping is helping these people and it’s not helping you. So it’s not such a good position that you want to be in, right?
How are you going to say, “The side that we were fighting against, they were right and the Lord helped them by sending clouds and everyone disappeared in it.” It wasn’t just ten people in it. Not only that but so many other unusual things happened there. Who was in Canakkale? Our Grandsheykh (Abdullah Daghestani QS). So is it so hard for us to understand who is making all these things?
Heh, there was a General who didn’t like the Grandsheykh. And a bomb flew and fell into the area where the Grandsheykh and everyone were in. Almost everybody died or became wounded. Where Gransheykh was, where it fell, it just became a big hole and Grandsheykh was sitting and praying there. The General was shocked and he came down to the Grandsheykh. He kissed his hand and said, “I didn’t believe in God. I didn’t believe in anything but I believe you from now on because I have seen with my eyes what had happened.” He said, “You are a different individual from everything else.” And that General started following the Grandsheykh.
Not only Grandsheykh but so many other Sheykhs and Saints entered into that war. 250,000 people died. It’s not 250. Two hundred and fifty thousand people died there in that short time. Only from the Turks. Almost 300,000 died from the other side. Over 300,000 people. You are talking about more than half a million people dying in those waters and in those lands there. Everywhere you are stepping on there are bodies underneath it. I spent three nights there and early in the morning when I was calling the Azan, I was calling the Azan very strongly early in the morning, (there was one tomb, that of Suleyman Pasha, he did great things there too) near his tomb and I was going there for prayer and you can see in far distance the lights of the Greek islands there, right on the border. People came from the other side. In the morning when I was calling the Azan right before dawn, things were setting down and I was seeing all these beautiful rains of light coming down. Like rain drops light was coming down and with that different smells were coming. And there was a voice speaking to me saying that all those drops are representing all those soldiers, and everyone has a different smell.
So everywhere I was walking I was seeing different lights. I was walking, passing through their tomb sites and you would think that there are so many tombs there but it’s not. In the mountains and everywhere you see that light connection coming from the Paradise to there, from their tombs going up. That’s why people who don’t have strong spirituality cannot live around there. It’s pretty heavy for them. People who have high spirituality want to live there all the time but they don’t leave them too because you discover so many secrets there. It opens up. Unless you are keeping the secrets, then they keep you there for some time. Otherwise (they don’t).
You can see that all those areas are not packed up with things. Everywhere is almost empty. In the villages, you see the people, you look at their faces, no arguments, just peace coming from their faces and they are always walking, going back and forth but no talking. No sound. It’s like a dead valley. No sound. It’s like a different world that you are living in. Even just an ordinary person can feel that right away and understands that it’s completely different here now. Huh, all those soldiers, British, ANZAC, all those are very happy to be buried there. They are saying, “Mistakenly we have fallen into Paradise.” (Sheykh Efendi smiles). Everything smells different. The flowers smell different there, the mountain flowers, they all have different smells and different colors. You can see that heavenly look on everything there. All the stones they put there are symbolic. They are not underneath there. They just carried so many of them and they buried them in mass graves and they put those stones there.
But there are special places where special incidents happened. Those areas are completely different. You see how it is there. But you can see it on the stones. Every stone that you pass, the age that all died were 19, 20, 21. Did you see the trench? The war trench behind which they were hiding? You didn’t go there? (Sheykh Effendi asked a murid). ‘X’ replied, ‘No, I didn’t. Then you didn’t see anything what the soldiers they built. Do you know how close they came to each other? From here to there where `Y’ is sitting (approx. 10 meters).
The world has never seen a war like that before. Never. No way that it can get that close. You have trenches here and you have trenches there (Sheykh Efendi pointing to the two opposite walls of the dergah and the distance between them is about 30 ft.). That’s how close they got. Everything was so close there. The fear and the smell of death and the smell of the love of Paradise that kept those people keep on coming and going. People without faith cannot stand there. The other ones had no choice because they were dumped there with ships. So they had no place to go now. So many were brought from the Subcontinent countries. They were Muslims. Afghanis and (today’s) Pakistanis. So many were put in ships and brought there (by the British) to fight the Khalifah’s soldiers. Khalifah’s soldiers! They didn’t know. They tried to give up but they (the British) said, “You cannot go anywhere. We will shoot you down into the water.” So they were fighting.
People are having everything easy now, everybody speaks on everything and Islam became a game to everybody. A game. Nothing but a game. Not accepting anything. People gave lives! Not life. Lives! One house giving three, four sons to die in that war. Can you imagine? Four sons, five sons died in that war. Three sons died and the husband died. I met a lady. Looking at her face is like looking at a heavenly person, as if heaven appeared through her face. It is not sad and it is not khek khek khek. It is a beauty that is appearing. So beautiful and calm. She was talking, she was praying and she was saying to me what happened. The husband died and three sons died. And she was saying, “Alhamdulillah. I hope I didn’t make a mistake. But I have no regret. If I had ten sons then I will give again. But I am looking at the situation of this country now and I am very sad. I think those ones will be sad too.” Looking at her face, (I saw) Paradise coming out from her face. And she said that she didn’t cry. She cried from the pain but she didn’t cry for anything and she was very happy with what Allah did. Then she was living all these years after that by herself. She had another daughter and she died too after some time. And she is still living.
Allahu Akbar! People going through all that pain, do you think it’s easy? Think on it. Just to think on it. So many people I say these to, they say `Eh.’ I say, “Compare, just compare with yourself and look what happens.” No comparison. Impossible to compare. They were believing. That’s all. They were believing in what they were doing. They were sincere with what they were doing. I met another lady. She fixed the whole village with her father’s death money that was coming. The government was not taking care of the tombs of the people, okay? And he was one of the persons who died in Canakkale and it’s near the village there. So they brought him to the village and they put him there and at that time the government put money out saying they have to take care of those areas. They did it. Then (later) everything was falling down. So she was showing me the tomb site that she fixed and she was saying to me, “He fixed it himself.”
I said, “How it happened?”
She goes, “Everything was falling down and the little money that they were giving me from the government for my father’s death, I saved little for me for whatever was necessary for me to live on, and the rest to this village. He is in the grave and with his money we are still living. He is in the grave. With his money we are still living. The village is still living with the money that is coming because of him. And they are fixing his tomb with his money.”
Allah, Allah. Unusual things are happening around there. Astaghfirullah al-Azim wa atubu ilaih. El-Fatiha.
OSMANLI NAQSHBANDI SUFI PRACTICE OF SITTING AFTER FAJR UNTIL SUNRISE : Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Followers of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Osmani Sufi Way is expected wake up an hour before Dawn and pray Tahajjud and to sit after Fajr salat (Dawn prayer) until the sunrise time (Ishraq)
One may pray Tahajjud at any time of the late night according to the Fiqh (Jurisprudence) they are following. But the Tariqah recommend to pray Tahajjud early morning before Dawn!
After the Fajr prayer, Murids (disciples) and followers of the path, to remain on the prayer mat and do the prescribed Zikr and recitation of the Holy Quran.
Some confused people consider Zikr after prayers is an innovation. But this article may help others to understand the Sufi practices and it’s validity in the external knowledge of the Sunnah!
Jabir bin Samurah(may Allah be well pleased with him) narrated: “When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) prayed Fajr he would remain seated where he had prayed until the sun had risen.” (Sahih)
Jami At-Tirmidhi 585
Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: ” Whoever prays Fajr in congregations, then sit remembering Allah until the Sun has risen, then he prays two Rak’ah, then for him is the reward like that of s Hajj and Umrah”. He said:”The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: ‘Complete, complete, complete,.” ~ Jami At-Tirmidhi 586 (Hasan Gharib according to Imam Tirmidhi)
Reference for confused people: According to translators of Jami Tirmidhi this Hadith was graded hasan by Wahabi Al Albani
OSMANLI NAQSHBANDI SUFI PRACTICE OF SIX RAK’AH AFTER MAGHRIB :
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Followers of the Osmanli Naqshbandi Sufi Way, practice six Raka prayer (Salat) followed by the two Raka Sunnah prayer after Maghrib.
The Virtue of Praying Six Raka After Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Abu Hurairah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (Peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: “Whoever prays six Rak’ah after Al-Maghrib, and he does not speak about anything between them, then they will be counted for him as twelve years of worship”.
Jami At-Tirmidhi 435
Abu Eisa (Imam Tirmidhi) said: “It has been reported from Aisha (Radiyallahu Anha) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: ” Whoever prays twenty Rak’ah after Al Maghrib, Allah builds a house for him in Paradise “.
Comments by: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani
Some of the Hadith about worship and prayers are weak in chain, but those who trust a’immah with whole heart and soul, they only benefit from it. Those doubtful weak faith people are deprived of greater good.
As it is Said: “On the authority of Tamim Al-Dari (may Allah be pleased with him)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The religion is naseehah (sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (peace be upon him) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.”
So there is a Divine Wisdom and reason why some Hadith are weak but the A’immah narrated it and followed it. On the other side, those heart that are sick question the legitimacy of this Hadith and ignore it, they don’t really believe in the imams, they are weak in Faith. So following Hadiths without following imams is a corruption. Because the chain of imams and their legal opinion is as important as the chain of Hadith itself. So even if there is a weak chain, what Imams said about the Hadith make it valid to be followed for the people who love to worship their Creator abundantly!