Saturday, October 29, 2005

Leave comments, give feedback if you will.

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

Perhaps I better open up a personal stuff blog ... I'm up here with Bilquis .. lying in bed all day ..pale and thin .. not moving in case the haemorage starts again .. waiting for radio therapy to try to cauterize the wound ...

All that is on top and how I shall cope with life and earn a living without her ...

Is it sufi stuff ? Comments would be appreciated as I can't bring myself to write on B.L.any more .. so don't have any of my customary feed back.

In a way I am being forced back on my faith / spiritual connection .. but it seems so wierd not having other human beings (good friends perhaps of the same culture) to share with ...

The sensation of aloneness is what stands out .. and somehow I am going to have make myself very strong .. something which, up 'til now, I have never been.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Recent dhikr movie and free internet phone calls.

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

Anyone wants to see some familiar faces from tariqat, here's the latest video from St Anne's of a dhikr. (How many people can you name ?)
It was nice to see Sheikh Omar and Abdl Ahad from Spain at 41 minutes and 43 seconds into the movie. (you can move the slider along on Real Player)

Also my old mate Abu Qassim Spiker introduced me to "Skype" this evening .. I made my first free call to him and the quality was pretty good even with the tiny built in mike on my lappie. Good eh?

Letting go of the last attachments.

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

Thanks Blogger .. up to our old tricks are we ? .. my carefully crafted post just lost in one go .. I'd forgetten how horribly frustrating all this can be ..

I really shan't be bothering much soon with all this ..the pain of being crushed in the crusher is just too much to make it worthwhile ..

Better to let go of my internet presence as it is already letting go of me !

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Suing Bush for $ 7 bn.

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

Some people may be interested in this ..look under "Updates Nesara" in the left hand column.

Bird Flu Scam

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

This would have gone on B.L. today .. I suppose it is sufistuff in the sense that sufism (i.e. real Islam) offers the only realistic alternative to that disgusting and evil system that G.B and his mates are running .. or fronting for others hidden behind the political mask.I've only just realised that Greedy Bull who is the administrator of Blog Ladder and Dubya have the same initials .. is that a "coincidence" then ?

'Bilderbergers and Rumsfeld Profit from Avian Flu Scam'
'"This hoax is then used to justify the immediate purchase of 80 million doses of Tamiflu, a worthless drug that in no way shape or form treats the avian flu, but only decreases the amount of days one is sick and can actually contribute to the virus having more lethal mutations," Mercola continues. "So the U.S. placed an order for 20 million doses of this worthless drug at a price of $100 per dose. That comes to a staggering $2 billion.US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former chairman of Gilead, the manufacturer of Tamiflu, will also make big profits, since he is a major shareholder. Better yet, Bilderberger spokesman Etienne F. Davignon (Vice-Chairman, Suez-Tractebel) and Reagan-Bush Cabal insider former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, PhD (Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University) are also on the board of directors of Gilead.'

Blog Ladder filters religious content as spamming!

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

From today I suppose I will have to put my personal stuff as well as sufistuff on here ..or go back to creating another site for it .. the inexperienced,foolish young guy running Blog Ladder has just started to "filter religious content" on the grounds that it is spamming !
Good luck to him .. I hope he enjoys all the other posts about wether people prefer ham and eggs or spam and eggs and other such desperately important stuff !

Monday, October 24, 2005

Bilquis Update.

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

Latest news is that it is not as bad as anticipated.Full report at "Sex Power and Money" blog by Grego.

Bad News.

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

My wife Bilquis has just been admitted to hospital with a haemorage from her cancer. They are saying she is inoperable. I will know more later today.
Please pray for her.

Friday, October 21, 2005

The Divine Roots of Human Love.

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

I've been reading a piece from Ibn Arabi commented by William Chittick
on The Divine Roots of Human Love.

Here are the last paragraphs which sum up the theme;

God created the jinn and mankind only to worship Him [51:56]. Hence, among all the creatures, He created them alone for His love, since none worships Him and none makes himself lowly before Him save a lover. All those other than human beings glorify Him in praise, because they do not witness Him in order that they might love Him. Thus He discloses Himself to none of His creatures in His name Beautiful save to the human being and within the human being - so far as I know.
This is why a human being does not become totally annihilated and enraptured by love except in love for His Lord or for someone who is the locus of disclosure for his Lord [that is, another human being, created in God's image].
The entities of the cosmos are all lovers because of Him, whatever the beloved may be, since all created things are the pedestals for the Real's self-disclosure. Their love is fixed, they are loving, and He is the Loving. The whole situation is concealed between the Real and creation through creation and the Real. That is why God brought the name Forgiving along with the name Loving [in the verse He is the Forgiving, the Loving, Lord of the Throne, the Glorious (85:14-15)]. After all, Forgiving means literally 'curtaining'. Thus it is said that [the famous Arab lover] Qays loved Layla, since Layla derives from the locus of disclosure. In the same way, Bishr loved Hind, Kuthayr loved 'Azza, Ibn al-Durayj loved Lubna, Tawba loved al-Akhyaliyya, and Jamil loved Buthayna. But all these women were pedestals through which the Real disclosed Himself to them.
The beloved is a pedestal even if the lover is ignorant of the names of what he loves. A man can see a woman and love her, without knowing who she is, what her name is, who her relatives are, and where she lives. Love, by its very essence, requires that he seek out her name and her home so that he may attend to her and know her in the state of her absence through the name and the relationship. Thus he will ask about her if he lacks the witnessing of her.
So also is our love for God. We love Him in His loci of self-disclosure and within the specific name, which is Layla, Lubna, or whatever, but we do not recognize that the object is identical with the Real. So here we love the name but we do not recognize that it is identical with the Real. Thus we love the name and do not recognize the entity.
In the case of the created thing, you know the entity and you love. It may be that the name is not known. However, love refuses anything but making the beloved known. Among us are those who know God in this world, and among us are those who do not know Him until they die while loving some specific thing. Then they will come to understand, when the covering is lifted, that they had loved only God, but they had been veiled by the name of the created thing. (IV 260.12)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A Message from the Holy Prophet (saws).

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

O People! The month of Allah has come with His mercies and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all months in the eyes of Allah. Its days are the best of days, its nights are the best of nights, its hours are the best of hours. This is a month in which you have been invited by Him. You have been given the opportunity in this month to receive the honors from Allah, the Merciful. In this month if you fast as ordained by Allah, every breath you take has the reward of Tasbeeh, and your sleep has the reward of worship. Your good deeds are rewarded more than usual, and your duas are accepted Therefore you must invoke your Lord in earnest, with hearts that are free from sin and evil, and pray that Allah may help you keep the fasts, and to recite the Holy Qur'an. Surely the person who in this month does not receive the mercy and benevolence of Allah is most unfortunate.
O people! You have made your conscience the slave of your desires. Make it free by invoking Him for forgiveness. Your back is breaking under the heavy load of your sins, so prostrate yourself before Him for long intervals and make it lighter.
Anybody who does not annoy others in this month, Allah will keep him safe from His anger on the day of Judgement. . . Anybody who treats well his relatives in this month, Allah will bestow His mercy on him on the day of Judgement. Whoever offers sunnat prayers in this month, Allah will save him from Hell. Whoever, in this month, offers one wajib prayer, the angels will write the rewards of seventy such prayers that were offered by him in other months. Whoever recites salawat often, Allah will keep the scales of his good deeds heavy . .. whoever recites in this month, only one ayat of the Holy Qur'an, he will be rewarded in a manner as if he had recited the entire Qur'an in other months.

Knowledge Truth and Love, from Ibn Arabi.

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

Once again discussion on B.L. (this time with an evangelical Christian about objective truth ) inspired something. In my search for answers I came across this

The Three Forms of Knowledge

Ibn El-Arabi of Spain instructed his followers in this most ancient dictum:

There are three forms of knowledge. The first is intellectual knowledge, which is in fact only information and the collection of facts, and the use of these to arrive at further intellectual concepts. This is intellectualism.

Second comes the knowledge of states, which included both emotional feeling and strange states of being in which man thinks that he has perceived something supreme but cannot avail himself of it. This is emotionalism.

Third comes real knowledge, which is called the Knowledge of Reality. In this form, man can perceive what is right, what is true, beyond the boundaries of thought and sense.

Scholastics and scientists concentrate upon the first form of knowledge. Emotionalists and experientialists use the second form. Others use the two combined, or either one alternatively.

But the people who attain to truth are those who know how to connect themselves with the reality which lies beyond both these forms of knowledge. These are the real Sufis, the Dervishes who have Attained.


She has confused all the learned of Islam,Everyone who has studied the Psalms,Every Jewish Rabbi,Every Christian priest.

A Higher Love

The ordinary lover adores a secondary phenomenon. I love the Real.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Posts from B.L.

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

Once again I am just unapologetically putting a post from B.L. on here in its entirety because it has the spiritual theme running through it.

Distractions and blessings in disguise.

Friday October 14th. 2005. Orgiva.


Let’s see if, according to my own wonderful teachings, I can make my situation better with Allah by worshipping Him Almighty as He indicates in His Book and by the example of His Prophet (saws) ...I think and feel that it may happen, after some trials and examples to prove my veracity and sincerity .. what I don’t know is, if Bilquis will be saved in time. (Blerk !) What a horrible feeling in my stomach that is. There is not much time to go into it all now as I’m waiting to be picked up by Ahmad, to go into Jumaa.

Saturday October 15th 2005. Orgiva.


Things are quite tough actually. I am trying to get a hold on what is happening and what is the best thing to do. Most of the stuff that I try to do in the exterior world is pretty ineffective .. I just have to keep falling back on God .. The car is broken .. slowly, slowly, slowly, it gets fixed ..( a new radiator .. they have to make one perhaps, plus some other stuff like the seal on the timing belt cover and possibly the head gasket which won´t be worth doing as it will be more expensive than what the car is worth ! ) I don’t really need it right now anyway.
I worry about not earning a living without Bilquis at my side , either because she is sick or (God forbid) has passed on ... I try to sign up for “Translatorbase” in order to be prepared and think ahead, but Visa will not accept my payment no matter how hard I try with all the permutations of numbers and information .. This keyboard is still being horrible .. missing out the e’s and a’s ..There is little else I can do right now except be patient and have faith in Allah and that He has a plan for me and knows what He is doing ... keep my faith in and connection to Sheikh Nazim .. keep my fast .. do my prayers .. make my dhikr .. go to jumaa ... try to add in the tarawih prayers in the mosque in the evenings now ... and the group dhikr on Thursday night.. cook,clean, keep the place tidy .. feed and encourage my friend Jamal .. stay strong and wait for news from Bilquis as to what the doctor in Madrid says on Tuesday.

Last night I went to supper with an old friend who has turned up here to live after many years in England. He is American and I first met him in Granada many moons ago when I had just become Muslim with the Darqawi sufi-turned Murabitun, group .. Shall I go on with this ? .. started out to be something to write to myself in my diary .. then I thought of BL and started to kind of recount stuff ..It´s endless really .. stories .. who for ? People who are not really interested on B.L. ? Trying to make it palatable for a general audience of who knows who ? Nah ...
Yes, dear old Abu Qassim from the States is a lovely guy .. and his kids are great and it was a lovely evening and I have some fond memories of the Albaicin when we first arrived in Spain and each of us buying and doing up a house, which have now become worth fortunes of course.. of becoming Muslim and trying to follow Islam as communicated to me by the followers of that potty man Ian Dallas who became the self-styled Sheikh abdl Qadr .. but do I have the motivation and is there any point in trying to elaborate it into some literary form ? .. Aren’t I really just trying to eliminate stuff so that I can just get on with the job of worshipping (which I believe is what I was created for after all ) ... according to the ayat of Koran ;

“I did not create man and djinn for anything but to worship Me.” ...

That’s it after all ... (no matter what Nis says in his potty unanswerable comments ... I mean I like the guy but really, where do you even begin with someone who is being so determinedly silly and superficial .. playing games and dangerous games at that ... no is not worth getting involved sincerely trying to explain my faith to someone who has a set view and does not really want to know ..)

Thirty years, of which perhaps fifteen were spent consciously searching for the meaning of life, ‘til I came upon that ayat ... that is really the answer .. so .. that is what I should do .. and the more I do that the more the God , Allah, who I believe in, should be pleased with me. All this other stuff is just so much time wasting .. wether chasing “rizq” (provision) which has already been promised to me .. or writing stuff sprinkled with memories of Granada and early days in Islam and the Albaicin .. or getting into tales of music and the musicians connected with Abdl Qadr’s group ... “The Habbibya” .. with Abdl Latif (who has done stuff with Yusuf Islam .. aka Cat Stevens, amongst others) . He’s coming to Orgiva as well and they want to set up something to do with music besides the “Golden Web” thing which they are working on ... so they are kind of making some tentative overtures to me about the music I used to do .. songs and stuff that might be appropriate for the small label that they’d like to start.
Hey ho .. distractions distractions .. I just have to try to be a good Haqqani Naqshbandi (our sufi tariqat name) and get on with my “wird” (daily practices and recitations) .. especially as I am completely alone and unable almost to move in any direction except recounting stuff on the net.Perhaps, once again, what seems like a great difficulty is really a blessing in disguise .. what seems like a prison is really the key to the door to freedom.

For once I've got the chance to put another post on in th "proper" order .. so I'm taking it. It was a comment on Allen's blog.

Life in outer space?

Wouldn't it be great if it was true ? I'm sure there are other beings living in other realities and spiritual planes .. (what you might call other dimensions). Our Sheikh has confirmed flying saucers and beings from outer space as real .. but it's so strange that there doesn't seem to be any sign of other life on our plane of material reality. You'd think that just statistically there must be some creatures like or similar to, us wouldn't you ? (With so many millions of planets and stars and galaxies) ... It used to make me feel quite wierd all that "empty" space without any recognisable life while our little orb just spins around .. tiny and alone with it's delicate balance of life.It could almost make one ask why God created it like that .. but it can also be seen as making human life on earth an even more wondrous thing.

Friday, October 14, 2005

World events from a Haqqani point of view.

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

As has often happened before, a post on Blog Ladder has stimulated thought in the form of a reply from a "Haqqani" point of view .. and the
results appear worthy of posting on Sufistuff.

I offer this morning's reflections upon the reaction of one believing and caring blogger called Debbe who was left feeling sad and impotent in the face of the recent earthquake.

The meaning in cataclysmic geological events.

I've just read Debbe's entry about the earthquake and left a comment there .. Once again I thought my point of view, which is really a sufi point of view learned from twenty odd years of being with my Sheikh, might be of general interest, so I post it here;

" It is so terrible and horrible what is going on everywhere in the world in these times. I thought you were going to say it is a wake up call to remember what is most important in life ... God ... but you said, "each other" ...
Difficult ... of course our fellow human beings are important .. the Prophet (Peace be upon him ) said .. "Until you want for others what you want for yourself, you are not really Muslim." I have to say though that my most difficult lesson to learn in life is to remember God first and above all else ... how can He not be top priority if one really believes in Him Almighty and that everything (including ourselves and our bodies and everything that we have and what happens to us) comes from Him ?
Therefore what I want for others is that they may remember God before all else, especially in a time when the whole world is determined to try to solve every human suffering by material means ... despite the fact that it is obviously not working ...
I would try to say to the people there to remember Allah and ask help from Him ... despite and especially because of .. their terrible sorrows and losses."
I have to add that the Sheikh has been telling us over the years that there is an inevitable Third World War. No one wants to look at that, but as he says, they are preparing a big fire festival. He tells us that six out of seven people will die in this war .. it will be terrible .. finally raging for five months ... His Sheikh told him that the first sign of it is when the "red soldiers" enter Turkey .. he meant Russian ...
All of these terrible things that are going on in the world are not without meaning ... from the study and practice of magic to the study and practice of Physics man knows that everything is interconnected ...
Physics, which is perhaps the science nearest to mysticism, recognising that when an elephant stamps in India the butterfly is affected in Japan .. and that reality is not a fixed thing but appears to the observer according to the way he views it and also is affected by the observer's act of observation, also gives us proof that all is interconnected.
Scientists are always looking for a unifying theory .. the true believers and mystics have alway had one .... simply ... God.He is The One and He is powerful over all things ...
Traditional teachings show us that when man became too immoral and Godless in past times God sent The Flood ... Everyone on the face of the earth save a few true believers was taken away ... No one wanted to listen to Nuh ... not even his own son .. who thought he could use his mind and practicality to save himself by climbing a high mountain.
The Sheikh has at least one story to show us that there were also some true believers who were not on the Ark but were saved. He says that in the coming times safety will be for the believers .. that this coming war is a big cleaning and that safe places will be with spiritual people .. or in spiritual buildings (churches mosques synagogues etc .) or on one's prayer mat. He also stresses that the main physical place to run to (the eqivalent of Noah's Ark if you like) is Damascus ... according to the hadith of the Prophet peace be upon him, that "safety is in Sham" or the area around Damascus.

For me these terrible events which are coming thick and fast now ... are warning signs .. I offer this point of view to everyone who has just become so comfortable with a non believing world view ... sleeping in the security and comfort of their material wealth and technological toys.Before you dismiss me as a crank .. following a medieval Islamic extremist .. stop and consider ... it won't hurt you to just open your head to the possibility that I am right for five minutes of meditation on the idea that it could be like that.If there is any chance in your mind or better ... heart ... that there is some truth in what I am saying .. then think and take notice ... before it is too late.Turn to or, for many I know ...(hurt by the hypocrisy and lies of churches and so-called spiritual and religious organisations) turn back to .. God .. pray to Him in your heart for guidance .. don't worry or think about religions or organisations .. labels or concepts .. go back to your pure intuitive "child-like" heart and don't be fooled by your clever university educated mind.
Remember, the mind denies what the heart believes ... Read God's signs as any natural human being would do, uncluttered by the intellectual baggage of modern society ... see that they are pretty heavy warning shots ... and ... turn back to Him.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Man's job. The U.N. and events after eclipse.

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

Mankind's mission and honour: to act on behalf of their Lord. Audhu bi-llahi mina shaitani rajim, Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, la haula wa la quwatta illa bi-llahi-l 'Aliyu-l 'Azim. As-salamu alaikum! Meded, ya Sultanu-l Anbiya, Meded, ya Sultanu-l Awliya, Meded, ya Sahibu Zaman, ya Sultanana, Meded!
We are in a holy month. It is the holiest month through the year: Shahru Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak. We are thanking Allah Almighty, saying: "Ya Rabbi, laka-l hamd wa shukr, that You are making us to reach to this holy month again. So many people were with us last year, but this year they are not- taken away." Kulli shay yarju ila aslihi- everything is going to come back to its own personality or origin. Everything must come back, that is an unchangeable wisdom and Allah Almighty's Order.There is a saying: Everything on earth is earth: kulli shay 'ala turab turabun. This is Dunya, the world; you are looking and seeing so many things over it: plants, animals and mankind, and you are saying: "This is a tree, that is an animal, that is a man- how you are saying everything on this planet, what is from it, is going to be as before? As before- nothing on this world."And the Creator He arranged this world; among so many, hundreds, thousands, millions and billions of stars and galaxies- He chose this planet to be our homeland. He prepared it and then landed S.Adam (on it), because he was appointed and granted from the Lord of Heavens to be on this land Calipha, our Lord's deputy. Therefore He prepared this land and finally sent His Calipha. Yes, S.Adam was created in Paradise and he was there, but Allah Almighty was saying to the Angels: "I am going to bring in creation a new creature that he should be My deputy." When Allah Almighty said this, the Angels said: "O our Lord, why You are creating a deputy, a new creature, that they are going to do so many things on earth that You are not happy with that actions from that new creature?" Allah Almighty said: "I know! What you know, I know, you don't know! You know that point from that new creature: that they should be trouble-makers, fighters, killing and destroying, and doing so many disliked things, but yet I know about them more than you, because I am " `ala ya'lamu ma khalaq", the One who knows what He created. I am the Creator, keep your Adab, I know what I just created! You know this, but I know something else", Allah Almighty was saying.
And they were there, in Paradise, and the earth was here. S.Adam was appointed to be on earth Calipha, Caliphatullah, deputy of Allah Almighty. And when Allah Almighty prepared reasons that it should be, it was going to be a way or wasila to come on earth, to be landed. Therefore so many things happened and finally Adam and Eve had been landed on earth. They came here to be king on earth, to make everything for His Honour, to act on earth on behalf of Allah Almighty. That is your mission: Everyone just granted that honour that they must do everything on behalf of their Lord Allah Almighty!What you are thinking? Mankind- where they are now? Mankind now knowing their mission? No, no one is knowing, no one is saying this point, no one is saying that: "Our mission is to act on behalf of Creator, our Lord Allah Almighty." Where are governments, where are our leaders? Our universities, our teachers, schools- where they are, what they are teaching? It should be the first point to be taught to our small ones: for what they have been created and by whom. They are teaching this? No!
I was in New York, about ten years ago, and they took me to the UN center. There was (a sign showing) a pistol, perhaps bigger than me, and a handkerchief tied on it. That means: they are stopping pistols, tying, so that no more wars on earth. O drunk people! If it is written for them that fighting- you can stop it? I was entering, looking around, and I was praying Dhuhr. But some of our brothers, including Raja Ashman- Allah bless him also-, one group was coming later and they were asking me if they can pray here. I said to them: "Okay; yes, you can do. What is the matter? A free place, go and pray." They were beginning and (suddenly there was) coming (someone) like a North Pole bear, running and shouting: "You can't pray here, because from this entrance Allah is never getting in!" Coming (like him) such five or seven bears, running and saying: "You can't pray here! No Allah here!"
You think they are doing anything for the benefit of mankind (there)? Never! But always doing for the benefit of Shaitan. Perhaps two hundred or more governments are (represented) there, nations, coming, including our heedless (gafil) Muslim countries- they are also coming and attending there. I am very angry with them that they are going into such a place that is against their Lord! No respect, not saying: "Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim", shouting, quarrelling. Therefore no any good result.
After an eclipse there is (always) some slap…2-3 seconds and people under ruins now…After an eclipse _must_ be something…and also war is coming! Mankind now is never going to find the days to be in the ways that passed. Now like the leaves that are coming yellow and falling down, they should fall down, one after another.They are not teaching… No Allah? No God? Allah should show them if He is the Creator, Lord, or not!
Our mission is to act on behalf of our Lord on this planet, nothing else! Anyone saying this from Archbishops, from Rabbis, from Hindus, Buddhists? Who can object on my point, that I am saying? Mankind's mission on earth is to act on behalf of the Lord or this world is going to be destroyed- from East to West, from North to South. Finished! Stamped!... X.! You understand or sleeping?...
Allah Almighty was saying to the Prophet: "You are Only Mudhakkir; you must remind My people on earth, because they are forgetting. Remind them! That is what I am saying only: Remind everyone what is their mission." That is my mission also, I am on that mission.
It is a holy month and your mission now is to keep the special Orders, that this holy month is specialized by fasting and praying. We are asking and saying to you: Keep your Lords Orders and fast, keep your Lords Order and make Sajdah! Keep your positions in the divine Presence not to be kicked out!O people, come to reality and accept it! You must accept reality.
People are running away from reality, because they are drunk. Leave to be drunk, come and accept truth!What is truth? Truth only with true ones you can find. You are not asking jewels from a grocery shop. No, a grocery shop is never selling jewels. You can ask tomatoes, potatoes and cabbage… Truth, they are most precious things on earth; you are going to ask it from grocery shop? No, truth has been granted to the Prophet sws and the last one, the Seal of Prophets, the honour of all creation, S.Muhammad sws, he had been granted all the treasures on earth and Heavens! He had, and then, after him, who is on his steps: they are only true ones.
Once the son of S.Omar, Allah bless him, S.Abdullah, he was on his way to Hijaz, Mekka Mukarrama, with a caravan. They were moving and reached to a place where the way was going like this. The camels went on their way. There was something like a diversion and S.Abdullah, the son of S.Omar, was going like this and coming like that, then going on. The people of the caravan said to him: "O S.ibn Omar, why you are following this way and leaving that caravans way here?" He said: "I was with the Prophet sws on this way and when he came here, he came in such a way, turning like this and making his way in such a way. Therefore I like to follow his steps." And really, where the Prophet had put his steps yet that Nur is getting up, but people are blind. They are not looking and seeing that Nur. S.ibn Omar said only this, but he saw where the Prophet put his steps, there was coming light._They_ are true ones! If you are asking truth, you must ask from those people! You can't find it easily- as rubies, diamonds, pearls, you can't find them easily. Such people are not easy to be found. You must look and try to find them. It is difficult, but who is asking, is going to find. Therefore- truth you may find through true ones. Ask, and you can find. If you can find it, you have been saved.May Allah forgive me and bless you and make us to keep His holy Orders and to be on our real mission to be happy here and Hereafter, to be blessed ones! For the honour of the most honoured one in His divine Presence, S.Muhammad sws, Fatiha.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Template problems.

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

I can´t find out why my picture of Sheikh and the links and calendars have moved to the bottom of the page ... Sometimes it is to do with a long URL on a link .. however I don´t know which one it is. (I´ve removed one and it made no difference) ...

It´s a terrible long shot but, if anyone has any suggestions to help out with the problem I would appreciate it.

Maulana´s farewell talk from Damascus.

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

J.. wrote:

Mawlana's Farewell Suhba in DamascusAl-Hamdu lillah, the first Jumu`a of this year's month of Ramadan 1426 / 7 October 2005 in Damascus brought great blessings, among them the visit of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim for Salat in the Maqam Jami` of Mawlana Shaykh `Abd Allah al-Daghistani in Qasyoun, after which he gave a brief blessed talk in Arabic, full of light and power. Then he led the Khatm al-Khwajagan. Then, after a short rest in the house of Mawlana Shaykh `Abd Allah, he visited his own old house and was whisked away for Iftar. The following morning (today Saturday) Mawlana left for Cyprus via Beirut after praying Salat al-Fajr. May Allah Most high bring him safely home and lavish on him the blessings and rewards of his travels and us with him, here and hereafter!
Mawlana said in his Suhba:Ibrahim Atham --one of the greatest sufi sheikhs, may Allah bless their secrets-- loved to hunt. One day, during his hunt, he heard from one side of the woods a voice saying: 'Were you created for this, Ibrahim?' From the other side another voice said: 'Or were you commanded to do this, Ibrahim?' Immediately he caught himself. This is enough teaching for those who heed. There is no need for books after that. So he quit his sultanate and turned to his Lord.Our sultanate consists in our servanthood. Our sultanate comes from the Lord of the worlds alone.The quitting of an atom of disobedience to Allah is better than the worship of the two worlds of Jinn and Ins/mankind. People go to pilgrimage then, in their airplane, look up to the stewardess. One look and the reward is gone and Hajj is gone. Are you [Arab airlines] Muslims? Why do you not put male stewards in charge of this trip instead of the Maa'ilaat Kaasiyaat `Aariyaat? ['Swaying-headed females, dressed and nude at the same time'- Hadith]. Disbelievers.Each one of the Budala -another plural name for Abdal, the 'Substitute-Saints'- possesses three hundred powers; if he were to use but one of them, he could make Europe strike America and America strike Russia. They speak of the 'atom bomb'. Is the atom bomb better or man, whom God created and dressed with the secret of His Qudra/power?Servants of Allah, come back to the Sacred Law of Allah. O Arabs, you are the head and we -non-Arabs- are but feet, following you. The nations are many, but Allah gave you alone this honor. We hear every Juma: O servants of Allah! (And hold fast, all of you together, to the rope of Allah, and do not separate)! Do our Arab brethren understand? We hear 'Do not separate!' but they hear 'Separate!' Worse, they are like competing roosters; each one wants his own dunghill. (The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime). Is this Turkish? [People answer: "No, Arabic!" Mawlana says:] Ma sha' Allah, your Arabic is good!Where to go? To the Messenger, upon him blessings and peace. But if we go there to greet him and invoke blessings on him, they will hurl accusations of shirk and bidat/heresy at us. Did we invent the discourse of invoking blessings and giving greetings from our heads? Or is it from your own tongue and in your own speech, O Arabs? And now it has become forbidden??O our Lord, send us what You have promised, and Your promise is ever true! {Allah has promised such of you as believe and do good works that He will surely make them to succeed (the present rulers) in the earth even as He caused those who were before them to succeed others}. He mentioned 'succession'/khilafa twice, with heavy emphasis (lanastakhlifannahum - istakhlafa). {And that He will surely establish for them their religion which He has approved for them, and will give them in exchange safety after their fear}! This is from the glorious Qur'an. They say: O Shaykh, do not say this. They say: A senile Shaykh. No! I know fully whereof I speak.May Allah forgive us. We are excused, O our Lord. Grant us mercy, grant our weakness mercy. O Most Generous One, O Owner of munificence and nobility! For the honor of the noble Prophet, change our state to the best state. Grant us sincerity. Officialism removes sincerity. We live in a time where nothing remains of Islam but its name, nothing remains of religion but its form. O Most Merciful of the merciful! By the sanctity of the Beloved. By the sanctity of Fatiha. O my Master, bear witness!--A..

Thursday, October 06, 2005


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

Ramadan Mubarak to all my readers.

(Actually we started on Monday but I have been a little preoccupied as my wife is quite sick. Please pray for her to get better and for the circumstances that are causing her illness to change.)

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Ramadan and heavenly signs.

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

The Ramadan new moon is in Libra. Seems as though there is a solar eclipse at the same time. Probably highly significant if one knows what it is all about.
In Islam there is a special eclipse prayer so Muhammad (saws) obviously took notice of them. Also there are hadith about a Ramadan towards the end of time with two eclipses in it being an important sign.We´ll see what it brings.
For anyone interested here is the page with those hadith about lunar and solar eclipses ... The whole site may be of interest to anyone but especially Christians and Muslims interested in mutual understanding. (just click on "Homepage" at the top of the page to set the ball rolling.)The link above is No: 6 on this page.