Wednesday, July 13, 2005

"Be with those who have turned in love to Allah,and ask nothing from you."

Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.

Thanks again to "az" for this gem from Maulana.

There are two types of Quran: Quran-un Nathik and Quran-us Samith. The Quran is something that speaks. It must speak and we must listen and obey it. If the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him had not come, the Quran would not have spoken. Almighty Allah first sent the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him, and then the Quran. The Quran was sent through the Prophet; the Prophet spoke. Therefore the written Quran is one thing, and the speaking Quran is something else. If there is no speaking Quran then that Quran-al Kareem shall give no benefit to people. Therefore Almighty Allah first sent the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him, and then through him made revelation by sending Holy Quran to him. Then, the Prophet spoke: The speaking Quran is the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him. The sahabas/companions of the Prophet (?) 120,000 of the sahabas, all of them listened to this speaking Quran.. listened and obeyed. If only the Quran was sent who is to be obeyed.
The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him is the representative of man (?), those that obey Rasulullah obey Allah; he is the representative, representing Haqq. Therefore, the sahabas listened to the speaking Quran and obeyed him. Before Islam the sahabas were at the lowest of levels; from this level, Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him brought them up to the highest level. So much that no community either before or after shall reach to this level. It is impossible for any community to reach to the level of the sahabas. Is this a fact or a falsehood? Rasulullah did take them from the lowest of levels to the very highest level so much so that no community shall ever be able to match it. How was this possible? It was made possible by listening to the speaking Quran.
There are some foolish people today who deny this point. They are heedless people. They say that everyone should read Quran and Hadith/sayings of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him, and that it is enough! According to them there is no need to follow an imam or to follow a Sheikh. They follow only shaitan. If one does not follow an imam or a Sheikh, who is he following? Everyone must follow someone; so in that case they love to follow shaitan. They are ignorant people because they say that you must look to the Quran and the Hadith only. I am asking 'Were the sahabas looking to the Quran or were they looking to the Prophet, who was the actual speaking Quran? Were they not obeying him? Allah Almighty has made it very clear through the Holy Quran “Asta audhu billah. Ya ayyuhalladhena a’manuth thaqullaha wa qunu ma’sadiqeen/O believers be fearful of Almighty Allah and be with the True ones (The Awliyas/Saint)." '
These foolish people say that the 'True Ones/The Awliyas' referred to here have all passed away. They say on the other hand that if these 'True Ones' can be found today, then we must find them and be with them. Even the tombs of those True Ones are being destroyed by these people. They deny even them. 'Qunu' means you must be 'Ma sadiqeen' with the True Ones'. 'Who are these True Ones?' Sadiq, means trustworthy and true ones. Who are they? Sadiqi ma a’tha Allahu ala rijalin, they are Rijalun. They are a group of people from mankind. They are the ones who promised to Allah on the day of Promises/Yawmul ahd wal meedhan, alasthu birabbikum qalu bela'; they never changed their promises 'You are our Lord and we are your servants. Only Your Servants'. They were the ones who did not change this promise to become servants of their ego, or servants of dunya/this world or servants of shaitan. They are the servants of Almighty Allah only. These are the ones whom Allah ordered people to be with. They are the trustworthy, and True Ones. The sahabas gathered around Rasulullah and listened to him and obeyed him and reached the highest level of mankind.
Therefore we too have been ordered to look and search for a 'True One'. It is an order from Almighty Allah. The entire nation of the Prophet -umma- they should have a 'True one' to be their Khalifa, but they have lost it now. Wherever we may be, we must search and look for such a True One. Don’t say that you can never find them. No! We can always find one. If a person asks Khidr alaihi salaam peace be upon him 'thalabna wajadna', it is impossible for a person to ask and not to meet one! It is Almighty Allah’s Divine Attribute. If a person asks for something with sincerity and seriousness, he must achieve it. As you are Ceylonese people, you know about gems. The miners keep digging till they find, they do not say that it is impossible to find. They keep on digging till they find the gems. Almighty Allah likewise teaches you. If you are asking to find precious stones and working for it and then finding it, then likewise 'there are also precious servants of mine' says Allah, if you ask sincerely you may find them. Don’t say 'No', I am asking. I know that this is Sri Lanka, or Malaysia or India. Perhaps you may say 'we shall never find'. Even if these precious ones are all gone from this area then it must be that they shall be in Mecca within the Kaba and in Medina at the Rawdha-i Sheriff. It must be!
I ask so many people 'what do you find in Mecca and Medina?' They say they have kissed the Black Stone on several occasion. Then I ask them whether apart from the Stone and the buildings they have not met any beloved ones of Allah. Did you ever look or search for them? They said 'No, only the Kaba and the Black Stone, then we were involved in buying and selling goods, we did nothing else'. This umma/nation is forgetting to ask from the Saints. Therefore all the Saints are now hiding themselves. They say that the umma of today do not value the Saints any more. So they have escaped, and are hiding themselves, and the umma ends up loosing them. They never ask from the Saints and then troubles begin to rain on them. This is the punishment from Almighty Allah because they are not asking from the Good Ones, the Ones that Almighty Allah ordered us to be with, instead they keep company with the bad ones. When people get together with these bad ones, curses fall upon them. On the other hand when they are with the 'good ones' blessings rain on them. Therefore it is very important for you and for the entire Islamic world to look and search for the Saints. Where are they; they must search for them. If they are pleased with them, then Allah Almighty and Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him are pleased with them. If Almighty Allah and Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him are pleased with them, always mercy and blessings will pour on them.
Today people are fearful. What are they fearing? If Almighty Allah does not give them permission nobody can be able to do anything. If He gives permission then no one can prevent them from coming to you. Therefore this is a punishment because we are not with the Saints. Some foolish people are attacking Saints and trying to put them down. Therefore those who do this to them have curses coming on them. 'Ala inna awliya Allahi la khawfun alaihim walahum yahzanun.' Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran praises the Saints when he says 'In the Saints, there is no fear, in them now or in the future, and they will not be sad forever.' It means that it is also for those who are with the Saints that they also shall have no fear or sadness! The companions of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him said that when they were fearful, the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him was a shelter for them. Those who were far away came running to the Prophet to feel safety with him. All the Saints are the inheritors of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam peace be upon him. When you are going to be with them physically or spiritually, you are sheltered by them. If you can’t find them physically, let your spiritual body search for them and be with them.. if at anytime you feel fear, run to them with your spiritual being. They should send a shelter, and also confidence to you. May Allah Almighty forgive us and our attenders here. Your hearts are very suitable hearts. Therefore may blessings come on you. I feel confident and refreshed through my heart as you are here with me. May Allah Almighty make it continuous and forever. May He bless you and your ancestors. Now it is enough. Bi hurmatil Habib, Bi hurmatil Fatiha.


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