A Poem of Love


A Poem of Love
by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

His birth is the birth of Islam
His birth in this world is the birth of Islam
But his light was the first to be created
And from this light is the birth of all creation
He was and he is still, the Prophet of all prophets
The beacon of the universe and Paradises
The ocean of beauty and majesty
The sky of happiness and love
He is the perfect servant of Allah {swt}
He is The Servant
He is The Jewel, he is The Gem
He is The Mirror of the reflections of the Divine
That brings the light of heavens on this dark earth
He is the one who is with everyone
As Allah said, w`alamoo anna feekum rasoolullah
Know that the Prophet is within you
He is the one that will intercede for humanity
He is the one that can stand in front of Allah {swt} by Allah's permission
He is the Means for all creation
He is the Intercessor for all creations
He is the Light, the one Allah dresses with Light upon Light
He is the Illumination that illuminates the universe
His secrets are in heavens, His secrets are in the Presence
His Secrets are in the Divine
His Secrets are like an abundant river
His Secrets dominate the creation because he is Muhammad Rasoolullah (s)
He is the one that has been brought to the Nearness
The Nearness that no nearness can reach
The Nearness where it was revealed to him what he was asking for
The Nearness Gibril was unable to reach
The Nearness of all nearnesses and that no one can understand
His level, no one can understand
His level, no one can reach
His level, neither angel, nor human nor jinn can understand
He is what he is, only His Lord knows who he is
And as for us we say: he is the jewel of jewels
Light of lights, Secret of secrets
Heaven of heavens, the door to the Divine
The way to every seeker, the struggle of every gnostic
He is the one Allah created as Mercy for His humanity
He is the Mercy and the mercy is He
He is the Gifted-Mercy, he is the Undescribed Mercy
He is the joy and, oh rejoice O human beings in that mercy of his
Allah {swt} gave him what He did not give anyone else
Dressed him with what he did not dress anyone else
Loved him with what He did not love anyone else
He was and still is and forever will be
For every human being and for every angel that exists:
The Honored One
For him humanity was honored when Allah said:
Wa laqad karamnaa bani Adaam
Allah honored human beings for the honor of the leader
And the light and the prophet of humanity and creation
May Allah dress us with the endless dresses He dressed his Prophet
And keep us with him dunya and akhira
And make him intercede for every sin we have done
And for every lie we have lied and for every imperfection we have made
And for every mischief we have produced, for what we know and don't know
As You, O Allah, said: Laa taqnatoo bi'rahmatillha
Dont lose hope of Muhammad (s}!
O Allah make us at his threshold, at his feet, under his feet
Sincere slaves to you and sincere believers in your Prophet
We congratulate the Muslim world for the birth of the Prophet (s)
For his birth is the birth of beauty and the birth of paradises
And the light of whatever Allah created from the light of Muhammad Rasoolullah
On this night may Allah dress us with the dress of Rabbi`al-Awwal

Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

Source- As Sunnah.org

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Why Some See the Fruits of Awrad and Some Do Not

Why Some See the Fruits of Awrad and Some Do Not

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
Do we speak with Prophet (pbuh). The secret of Alif Lam Meem. Why some mureeds see the benefits of Awrad, and some people do not. The best way to do zikrullah. Everyone has problems. No rest in religion.
Sohba/Discourse - Kl Malaysia
Recorded: Sunday, Dec 14, 2014


https://instagramimages-a.akamaihd.net/profiles/profile_271808628_75sq_1356115259.jpgSource- sufilive

Tahammalna wa nazaraka yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah! Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. We are weak servants, we have nothing to offer, our only salvation is through Prophet (s) as he connects with his Ummah. He is the engine and the train is running with all the caravan, so jump on the caravan and you will be with the Prophet (s)! Say (O Muhammad), "If you (really) love Allah, then follow me."
(Surat Aali-'Imraan, 3:31)

Run after him! How? You think he does not let us run after him? He lets us run, but to make salawaat on the Prophet (s) is the key for everything, the key for everything! Because Allah loves the Prophet (s) and wants everyone to love His Prophet (s).
So even if you do all your obligations, but they are mixed up with all kinds of sins with many bad manners like a soup, never mind, still make salawaat on the Prophet (s) and Allah (swt) will dress you with His Love!
Sayyidi Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani ��.
13 December 2014, Singapore
Courtesy of Sufilive.com

to reach that first level, first obey Allah(swt)

Allah (swt) said to the Prophet (s), "O My servant, obey Me. I will make you Lordly so that when you say to something 'Be!' it will be (come to exist)." That Lordly giving is not like our giving, as we sometimes fight about it and say, "Give that back to me." Allah (swt) doesn't do that: what Allah gives no one can take away.
So to reach that first level, first obey Allah and as you go forward there are more obstacles and instructions become more difficult, but keep going and meditating and doing dhikrullah, then you will see Paradise opening for you. Why are you dedicating your time to meditation and dhikrullah? Allah is Just, He will give you an opening from a rawdah from Allah's Paradises in Jannah in return for as much ibaadah you do.
But to do dhikrullah without meditating on that dhikr is like reading a newspaper (no taste), like saying very quickly, "La ilaha illa-Llah, La ilaha illa-Llah, La ilaha illa-Llah" [racing through tasbih] and finish 200. You can say "La ilaha illa-Llah" [slowly, mindfully] focusing from your belly to your right shoulder, acknowledging there is no God but Allah on your heart side, and meditating on it.
So after we obey, to go to the next level we must contemplate (meditate, ponder) Allah's Greatness that we see through His Creation.
Sayyidi Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
14 December 2014 Kuala Lumpur
Courtesy of Sufilive.com

sufifatimar, rahmakrambo, toheedmehrbannaqshabandi and 96 others like this.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Source- Centre Soufi de Montréal

Centre Soufi de Montréal 

May Allah make us victorious over the kuffar - first the kuffar in yourself. The hidden shirk in yourself that the Prophet described, “akhwaf ma akhafu ala ummatee al-shirk al-khafee – the greatest thing I fear for my Ummah is the hidden idolatry.”

The hidden shirk comes from the four enemies of humans: nafs, dunya, hawa, Shaytan - what we call in tariqa al-‘adaa al-arba` - the four enemies.

The strength of these four enemies can be eliminated by reciting ‘Ya Samad’ 500 times every day.

From what was inherited or what was reflected on you in childhood when you were being raised, the four enemies will become bigger and bigger. 500 ‘Ya Samad’ will bring their power down.

Don’t leave off reciting 500 ‘Ya Samad’ every day.

You are calling upon Allah to help you and support you with His Strength and Power, with the baraka of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
He is Nabi ar-Rahmah and Allah is ar-Rahman ar-Rahim.
The Nabi ﷺ is ar-Rahma, so he is called Rahim and Rahmatan lil-`alameen

Extract of a Suhba by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani


12 mins ·

Awliyaullah are doorkeepers at the threshold of the Prophet (s), who accepted them and gives them whatever they like according to their levels. So be at the door of a doorkeeper, because he can take you inside.
The problem today is the people are trying to think from what they have already learned, and what have they learned? “This one said this, and this one said that.” Half a PhD thesis is filled with the bibliography or sources, and a list of original quotes, and all the rest is footnotes, or your professors will ask, “From where did you get this knowledge?” They don’t know that if Allah (swt) wants to give, He gives fresh. Do you understand here the meaning of “fresh?”
The Prophet (s) is continuously ascending and he takes awliyaullah with him. Today what Allah gives to awliyaullah’s hearts is a fresh knowledge and fresh understanding, whereas in academic institutions they are required to quote pre-existing, established knowledge that someone brought previously or it is not accepted as correct. Actually, fresh knowledge is more correct as it is comes from a higher level.
From the teaching of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani ( ق )
Complete suhba :


Naqshbandiyya Nazimiyya of Africa


Rabitah is the connection that connects the pipe from you to the shaykh. When he takes your hand for initiation, he is connecting you. In the same way you connect a pipe with fittings, he connects all the fittings so there is no leak. And not only does he connect the fittings, but he glues them also so it will never break. So always the rabitah is the connection with fittings and it is glued so that it is never going to break. And muraqabah is to keep observing both from the wali's/shaykh's side and from the mureed's side. From both sides they are always in observation. Muraqabah means to observe like a video camera what is going on, to be vigilant to maintain that pipe with no leakage.

As a mureed, from your side you are looking to make sure that if there is a defect you fix it, and from the side of the shaykh, he is looking for any defects to fix. If you want to count the defects between you and your shaykh, you can realize there are a lot of holes and leaks in that pipe and nothing can fix them except heavenly glue; you can't use dunya glue or anything else as it will not work. Heavenly glue is dhikrullah, and that heavenly backbone or pillar on which you can lean is dhikrullah.

To do dhikrullah, you have to be clean. When you do dhikr it means you are knocking on the door to be opened for you. Allah (swt) said in Holy Qur’an:

الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىَ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذا بَاطِلاً سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Alladheena yadhkuroonullah qiyamaan wa q`oodan wa `alaa junoobihim wa yattafakkaroona fee khalqi 's-samawaatee wa 'l-ard, rabbanaa maa khalaqta hadhaa baatilan subhaanaka fa qina `adhaaba 'n-naar.

Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the Creation of the Heavens and the Earth, (saying),"Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire." (Aali `Imraan, 3:191)

Al-ladheena yadhkuroonullah,"Those who mention their Creator, Allah (swt), on their tongues in different ways and positions." So when you mention Allah (swt), you go into that pillar of tariqah. Tariqah doesn't differ from Shari`ah. Shari`ah is the law and tariqah is the way. You cannot change what Allah (swt) has ordered for us, the law of Islam. The obligations, you cannot change them. Imaan, what the Prophet (s) described, you cannot change. Ihsaan, moral excellence, you cannot change. The constitution that Allah (swt) gave to Muslims, the Holy Qur'an and the Holy Hadeeth of Prophet (s), cannot be changed. Tariqah is the way to execute these laws. One of the main pillars of tariqah is dhikrullah, and Allah mentioned, "The best of dhikr is to know laa ilaaha illa-Llah, which is Maqaam at-Tawheed, "the Station of Oneness of Being." So to glue and restore what is broken, you have to come back to dhikrullah. I'm not speaking of dhikrullah that is a public association, but rather dhikrullah when you are alone, as Prophet (s) mentioned, ij`al lisaanak ratban bi dhikrullah, "Keep your tongue wet with dhikrullah."

Complete suhba video :

Transcipt of suhba :