A Poem of Love

MUHAMMAD


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

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Awliya Surrender Fully to Their Lord

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Awliya Surrender Fully to Their Lord 

Part 1

Truly Allah defends those who believed. (Surat al-Hajj, 22:38)
Do you want a judge or Allah to petition you? Believe in Allah ﷻ and He will support you! This suhbat is enough until you die, because I am not only speaking it to you but Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (qs) is opening it to dress you with it! Secrets hidden between the two meems just opened to whoever heard this, here or on the Internet, so good tidings to you.
Part 2 

When Awliyaullah speak and we listen and repeat what they say, it is full of tajalliyaat, Heavenly Manifestations, and Allah (swt) will order His angels to dress all of us with the reality of what we are speaking. It is not only typing by it or hearing it on the Internet; no, they dress you! But you cannot feel or see it as Iblees comes to destroy it as he thinks he won, because he trapped everyone and is taking them to his side. But he does not know Allah (swt) forgave us before we came to dunya, when there was no time, when all souls were in the Divine Presence, when Allah asked, "Am I not your Lord?" and we all said, "Yes!" (Surat al-Araaf, 7:172)
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Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
14 February 2015 Montreal, Canada
Courtesy of Sufilive.com (downloadable)
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Secrets of Holy Qur'an and the five level of the heart!

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Secrets of Holy Qur'an and the five level of the heart!

"From Allah's Generosity, al-Karam al-Ilahiyya, it is said that any verse of Holy Qur’an you read, all what Allah has put in that verse of manifestations and secrets in every letter of that verse, He will dress you with it, regardless if you are understanding or not, that is something else.

We are saying, from Allah's Generosity, Al-Karam al-Ilaahiyya, when the servant reads a verse of Holy Qur'an, that verse is naatiqee, every verse is alive, every word of Holy Qur'an is alive, there is rooh in it. Since there is rooh in it, that manifestation of life that Allah has put in Holy Qur'an--because Holy Qur'an is Kalaamullah, which cannot be dead, it is always alive--so what Allah put in every word, every letter, every verse, every surah, there are secrets coming from Bahr al-Qudrah, the Ocean of Power from which universes appear, because universes appear from the Ocean of Qudrah, al-Qaadir, al-Muqtadir, He can bring whatever He wants. That verse is naatiqee, alive, it has life and Allah physically dressed that dress from Bahr al-Qudrah, the Ocean of Existence, for things to appear: for human beings to appear to come to dunya, for branches, trees, universes, skies, animals, everything appears from Bahr al-Qudrah through the Light of al-Khaaliq, the Creator. But Allah (swt) does not dress you with that, He adds on it to continuously give you from the secrets. When Allah dresses you with the secrets of the Dhaat al-Buht lillahi ta`ala, the Divine Presence, the Divine Essence, whatever comes of Realities appear to be dressed on human beings and to angels and to whom Allah wants to be dressed."

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
http://sufilive.com/Our-Goal-is-the-Happiness-of-Allah-swt-and-His-Prophet-pbuh--5807.html

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Biography of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (Ra)

 

Biography of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (Ra) 
By Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
( Naqshbandi Golden Chain Series -5)

I have discovered — and exaggeration is not in my nature –
that he who is my sustenance will come to me.
I run to him, and my quest for him is agony for me.
Were I to sit still, he would come to me without distress

Urwa ibn Adhana

The son of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, son of al-Imam Zain al-`Abidin, son of al-Husayn, son of `Ali bin Abi Talib , Ja`far was born on the eighth of Ramadan in the year 83 H. His mother was the daughter of al-Qassim , whose great grandfather was Abu Bakr as-Siddiq .

He spent his life in worship and acts of piety for the sake of Allah. He rejected all positions of fame in favor of `uzla or isolation from the lower world. One of his contemporaries, `Umar ibn Abi-l-Muqdam, said, “When I look at Ja`far bin Muhammad I see the lineage and the secret of the Prophet Muhammad united in him.”

He received from the Prophet two lines of inheritance: the secret of the Prophet through ‘Ali and the secret of the Prophet through Abu Bakr . In him the two lineages met and for that reason he was called “The Inheritor of the Prophetic Station (Maqam an-Nubuwwa) and the Inheritor of the Truthful Station (Maqam as-siddiqiyya).” In him was reflected the light of the knowledge of Truth and Reality. That light shone forth and that knowledge was spread widely through him during his lifetime.

Ja`far narrated from his father, Muhammad al-Baqir, that a man came to his grandfather, Zain al-`Abidin, and said, “Tell me about Abu Bakr!” He said, “You mean as-Siddiq?” The man said, “How do you call him as-Siddiq when he is against you, the Family of the Prophet ?” He replied, “Woe to you. The Prophet called him as-Siddiq, and Allah accepted his title of as-Siddiq. If you want to come to me, keep the love of Abu Bakr and `Umar in your heart.”

Ja`far said, “The best intercession that I hope for is the intercession of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq .” From him is reported also the following invocation: “O Allah, You are my Witness that I love Abu Bakr and I love `Umar and if what I am saying is not true may Allah cut me off from the intercession of Muhammad .”

He took the knowledge of hadith from two sources: from his father through `Ali and from his maternal grandfather al-Qassim. Then he increased his knowledge of hadith by sitting with `Urwa, `Aata, Nafi` and Zuhri. The two Sufyans, Sufyan ath-Thawri and Sufyan ibn `Uyayna, Imam Malik, Imam Abu Hanifa, and al-Qattan all narrated hadith through him, as did many others from later hadith scholars. He was a mufassir al-Qur’an or master in exegesis, a scholar of jurisprudence, and one of the greatest mujtahids (qualified to give legal decisions) in Madinah.

Ja`far acquired both the external religious knowledge as well as the internal confirmation of its reality in the heart. The latter was reflected in his many visions and miraculous powers, too numerous to tell.

One time someone complained to al-Mansur, the governor of Madinah, about Ja`far . They brought him before Mansur and asked the man who had complained, “Do you swear that Ja`far did as you say?” He said, “I swear that he did that.” Ja`far said, “Let him swear that I did what he accused me of and let him swear that Allah punish him if he is lying.” The man insisted on his complaint and Ja`far insisted that he take the oath. Finally the man accepted to take the oath. No sooner were the words of the oath out of his mouth than he fell down dead.

Once he heard that al-Hakm bin al-’Abbas al-Kalbi crucified his own uncle Zaid on a date palm. He was so unhappy about this that he raised his hands and said, “O Allah send him one of your dogs to teach him a lesson.” Only a brief time passed before al-Hakm was eaten by a lion in the desert.

Imam at-Tabari narrates that Wahb said, “I heard Layth ibn Sa`d say, I went on pilgrimage in the year 113 H., and after I prayed the afternoon obligatory prayer (salat al-`Asr) I was reading some verses of the Holy Qur’an and I saw someone sitting beside me invoking Allah saying ‘Ya Allah, Ya Allah…’ repeatedly until he lost his breath. He then continued by saying ‘Ya Hayy, Ya Hayy…’ until his breath was again lost. He then raised his hands and said, ‘O Allah, I have the desire to eat grapes, O Allah give me some. And my robe (jubba) is becoming so old and tattered, please O Allah grant me a new one.’ Laith bin Sa`d said that ‘He had hardly finished his words before a basket of grapes appeared in front of him, and at that time there were no grapes in season. Beside the basket of grapes there appeared two cloaks more beautiful than I had ever seen before.’ I said, ‘O my partner let me share with you.’ He said, ‘How are you a partner?’ I replied, ‘You were praying and I was saying Amin.’ Then Imam Ja`far said, ‘Then come and eat with me,’ and he gave me one of the two cloaks. Then he walked off until he met a man who said, ‘O son of the Prophet , cover me because I have nothing but these tattered garments to cover me.’ He immediately gave him the cloak that he had just received. I asked that man, ‘Who is that?’ He replied, ‘That is the great Imam, Ja`far as-Sadiq.’ I ran after him to find him but he had disappeared.”

This is only a sample of the many anecdotes and stories of the miraculous powers (karamat) of Ja`far as-Sadiq .

From his knowledge he used to say to Sufyan ath-Thawri, “If Allah bestows on you a favor, and you wish to keep that favor, then you must praise and thank Him excessively, because He said, “If you are thankful Allah will increase for you”[14:7]. He also said, “If the door of provision is closed for you, then make a great deal of istighfar (begging forgiveness), because Allah said, “Seek forgiveness of your Lord, certainly Your Lord is oft-Forgiving” [11:52]. And he said to Sufyan, “If you are upset by the tyranny of a Sultan or other oppression that you witness, say “There is no change and no power except with Allah,” (la hawla wa la quwwata illa-billah) because it is the key to Relief and one of the Treasures of Paradise.”

“The Nun [letter “n”] at the beginning of Surat 68 represents the light of Pre-eternity, out of which Allah created all creations, and which is Muhammad . That is why He said in the same surat [verse 4]: ‘Truly Thou art of a sublime nature’ – that is: you were privileged with that light from pre-eternity.”

“Allah Almighty and Exalted told the lower world, “Serve the one who serves Me and tire the one who serves you.”

“Prayer is the pillar of every pious person; Pilgrimage is the Jihad of every weak one; the Zakat of the body is fasting; and the one who asks for Allah’s grants without performing good deeds is like one trying to shoot an arrow without a bow.”

“Open the door of provision by giving donation; fence in your money with the payment of zakat; the best is he who wastes not; planning is the foundation of your life, and to act prudently is the basis of intellect.”

“Whoever makes his parents sad has denied their rights on him.”

“The jurists are the trustees of the Prophet … If you find the jurists sticking to the company of the Sultans, say to them, ‘This is forbidden,’ as the jurist cannot express his honest opinion under the pressure of the Sultan’s proximity.”

“No food is better than God-fear and there is nothing better than silence; no enemy is more powerful than ignorance; no illness is greater than lying.”

“If you see something you don’t like in your brother try to find from one to seventy excuses for him. If you can’t find an excuse, say, ‘There might be an excuse but I don’t know it.’”

“If you hear a word from a Muslim which is offensive, try to find a good meaning for it. If you don’t find a good meaning for it, say to yourself, ‘I do not understand what he said,’ in order to keep harmony between Muslims.”

Friday, March 6, 2015

'Secret of Secrets'

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This is an excerpt from the Sobah given on 03/05/2015 by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani on the 
'Secret of Secrets'

"Allah created human beings and no one knows the secret of that creation except the one who created creation and what He has dressed this creation with and how it came to existence from `adm no existence to existence min al-`adm il azh-zhuhoor from no existence to appearance and as awliyaullah may Allah bless their souls, they say that the heart we see, that organ, for them it is not an organ, it is a treasure that Allah has put from His endless heavenly treasures that He said about Himself, kuntu kanzan makhfiyyan wa `aradtu an `uraf fa khalaqtu'l-khalq. in arabic, I was always a Hidden Treasure. makhfiyyan means not only hidden but veiled no one can see.
That appearance of creation Allah has put that organ in it, its house, in the meaning of a place that receives from these treasures that Allah reveals to the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad (s). What does Allah reveal to the Prophet (s)? What kind of treasures? The Prophet (s) does not need money, wealth. He rejected the Mountain of Uhud when it came to the Prophet (s) and said,
"I will turn myself to gold, do what you want with it, Ya rasulullah" The Prophet (s) said we are not in need for that.
So Dunya treasures appears you can see it with your eyes but heavenly treasures you can not see by your eyes, because they are secrets, they are planted and manifested in the hearts of everyone that Allah created as humanity and other creations, everyone received a bit of that treasure that Allah has put in the heart of the Prophet (s).
So what kind of treasure is it? Is it physical treasure or is it unseen treasures? What is there that we cannot see? It is like light, a light of a rainbow, you can see seven lights is it not, seven different lights in a rainbow but if you look closer with some kind of telescope or magnifier or whatever you will see more colors. One color become infinite colors not the same color, red becomes infinine and black inifinte degrees of black.
So the color that has put that reality that was put into heart of the Prophet (s) not everyone can see. You need a binoculars, someting to look in order to see the different colors. That is why we said in the previous session that there is an engine in the heart, huwa al-muharrik, that engine is the one to make you to move. Allah has put in everyone 3 different levels after the heart, as an organ, as a shell where all dunya work passes through it, beyond that there is the reality of the secret, which why it is called "secret" because you cannot see it.
This is what we are speaking about the colors, not the physical colors, in order to explain that there are different levels of secrets that Allah has put in the heat of every one and no similarity, no photocopy, everyone will get different than the other. So the first level of the heart that is related to Dunya, related to eating, sleeping, studying, going to University, reading books, that is all related to Dunya matters.
The Akhira matters, that has its own realities and the Dunya has its realities that is one day going to extinguish, disappear and the next higher level is the secret, it is a secret which you cannot see it and you need binoculars.
Above that is the Secret of Secrets which you do not need only a binocular, I do not know what else, you need a telescpoe? you need heavenly instrument that enables you to see the Secret of Secrets and then human being can not go higher, that is it.
Above that is the Maqaam al-Akhfaa, which is for the Prophet (s) that light there, the realities, the colors there, no one can see them except Sayyidina Muhammad (s). and he is seeing them with Allah's Nur that He dressed him with, he is able to see them all at same time and no overlapping and everyone will be distinguised by a specific Noor (Light) that is idientifed by that light and that is in the level of Akhfa and that level is only for the Prophet (s).
Al Fatiha
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Transcript Those for Whose Sake Prophets and Martyrs Will Rejoice - Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani - Thursday, Dec 15, 2011

Transcript Those for Whose Sake Prophets and Martyrs Will Rejoice - Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani - Thursday, Dec 15, 2011

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Those for Whose Sake Prophets and Martyrs Will Rejoice
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
15 December 2011     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Suhbah at KL Zawiya
As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.
Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah,
nawaytu 'r-riyaadah, nawaytu 's-sulook, lillahi ta`ala fee haadha 'l-masjid.
Kalimataani khafeefatani `ala’l-lisaan thaqeelataan fi ’l-meezaani, Subhaan-Allah wa bi-hamdihi subhanallahi ’l-`azheem astagfirullah.
أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
ati`oollaha wa ati`oo 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (an-Nisa, 4:59)
To obey is to accept and to love; if you don’t accept and love then you don’t obey, so obedience is under these two elements. When we love and fear losing that love, we always keep trying to fix it and this enables us (to be obedient). Also, to obey Allah (swt) is to love whom Allah (swt) loves, and whom does Allah love? Those who are loved by Allah must be happy, because it is not easy for someone to be loved by Allah. In the general meaning, of course Allah loves everyone, but Allah (swt) put tests on us in order to perfect that love. He is waiting for us to improve ourselves to be accepted in His Divine Presence, then for sure we are going to win His love! But if you really love Allah, how can you follow Him?
قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
qul 'in kuntum tuhibboona Allaha fa `attabi`oonee yuhbibkumu Allahu wa yaghfir lakum dhunoobakum wa Allahu Ghafooru 'r-Raheem.
Say (O Muhammad), "If you (really) love Allah, then follow me! Allah will love you and forgive your sins, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. ('Ali Imraan, 3:31)
Follow Allah (swt) by following Muhammad (s)! This is a very beautiful gathering today with many decorations and a very nice banner that reads “Allah (swt)” and “Muhammad (s),” which shows that all of you have the respect for The One you love. So, Allah said in the Holy Qur’an, “If you love Me, follow My messenger,”  and ati`oollaha, “Obey Me,” meaning, “Show your love to Me by following Muhammad (s).” That is why He says in another ayah: 
مَّنْ يُطِعِ الرَّسُولَ فَقَدْ أَطَاعَ اللّهَ
Man yuti`i ar-rasoola faqad ataa`a Allah.
Who obeys the Prophet obeys Allah. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:80)
So when you obey the Prophet (s), immediately you are obeying Allah (swt). “If you love Me, follow Muhammad.” To “follow” means “to obey;” ittiba` is obedience. Do we love Allah (swt) and Prophet (s)? Yes, we do. Then, our duty is to follow what they asked us to do. So the first thing to ask is, “Are we doing the five prayers?” I am checking myself and you check yourself. Are you doing the five prayers? If you are not, then how are you obeying? Then say, “I have to do these.” Then, try to progress in your `ibadaah, do your five prayers. Are you fasting? You know better, and many Muslims say they are. For sure you fast (in this country), but there are Muslims who don't fast. Why do many Muslims fast, but don't pray? There is question mark. Too many Muslims are not praying. So that means our love and our obedience is not perfect yet and we have to complete it.
If we know what the Prophet (s) said to the Sahaabah (r), we will be in sajda day and night. I will quote one hadeeth of the Prophet (s). This is not fiqh teaching or a fiqh session in which we study the principles of praying, fasting, and mu`amalaat of imaan.  It is a general advice, as the Prophet (s) said, ad-deenu naseeha, “Religion is advice.”

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Biography of The Master of Creation Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ

Biography of The Master of Creation Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ  

by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani (Naqshbandi Golden Chain Series-1).

How can people in this world grasp his reality?
They, who are asleep and pleased by dreams from him.

How beautiful what has been said about his reality!
Your light is everything and everything else is particles.
O Prophet, your soldiers in every time are your Companions!
Imam Busayri, al-Burda
The Shaykhs of the Naqshbandi Order are known as the Golden Chain because of their connection to the highest, most perfect human being, Muhammad ﷺ , the First to be created, the First to be mentioned, the First to be honored.
When Allah ordered the Pen to write, it asked, “What shall I write?” and Allah said, “Write ‘La Ilaha Ill-Allah.’” The Pen wrote “La Ilaha Ill-Allah” for seventy-thousand of Allah’s years and then it stopped. One of Allah’s days is equal to one thousand of our years. Then Allah ordered it to write again, and the Pen asked, “What shall I write?” and Allah answered, “Write Muhammadun Rasul-Allah.” And the Pen said, “O Allah, who is this Muhammad that You have put Your Name next to his name?” Allah said, “You must know that if it were not for Muhammad I would not have created anything in Creation.” So the Pen wrote Muhammadun Rasul-Allah for another seventy-thousand years.
When did Allah order the Pen to Write? When did the Pen Write? When did that writing of “La ilaha ill-Allah Muhammadun Rasul-Allah” occur? No one knows. The mention of the name of the Prophet by Allah, Almighty and Exalted, is something which happened before the creation of anything, and its reality occurred in pre-Eternity. That is the reason the Prophet mentioned, “kuntu Nabiyyan wa adamu bayni-l-ma’i wa-t-tin” – “I was a Prophet when Adam was between water and clay.”
He is the Perfect Human Being. He is the Seal of all prophets and messengers. What can a weak servant say in order to honor the Master of Messengers? If it were not for him, no one would ever have known Allah, Almighty and Exalted. Never would the fabric of the universe have been woven into existence as it has been woven. Therefore the pen cannot describe the most perfect of the Perfect human beings, the Master of Masters, the King of Kings, the Sultan of Sultans of the Divine Presence.
He is the Heart of the Divine Presence. He is the Heart of the Unique Essence. He is the Sign for Oneness and the Sign of Oneness. He is known as the Secret of All Secrets. He is the only one addressed by Allah Almighty and Exalted, because he is the only one considered Responsible in the Presence of Allah who said, “Were it not for him I would not have created any of My creation.” All of the creation was given to the Prophet as a divine gesture of honor from Allah, Almighty and Exalted. Therefore the Prophet is responsible for that creation which is his honor and his Trust. For that reason he is the only one to be addressed in the Divine Presence.
The singular status of the Prophet ﷺ is the heart and the Essence of the phrase of tawheed [La ilaha ill-Allah Muhammadun Rasul-Allah] and the foundation of Sufism. The Prophet is the “one soul” mentioned in the Qur’anic verse, “[O Mankind] Your creation and your resurrection is in no wise but as an individual soul” [31:28]. It is also the Prophet who is the “single life” represented in the verse, ”If anyone slew a person… it would be as if he slew the whole people: And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.” [5:32]
The Prophet ﷺ , moreover, referred to his responsibility in the hadith: a`malakum tu`radu `alayya kulla yawm, “All your actions are shown to me every day. If they are good, I pray for you; if they are bad, I ask Allah’s forgiveness for you.” That means that the Prophet is the one who is responsible towards God for his Community. That is why, as we said, he is “the only to be spoken to.” It is the meaning of Intercession. Allah refers to this intercession in the verse, “If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come unto thee and asked Allah’s forgiveness, and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed Oft-Returning, Most Merciful” [4:64].
His honorable biography and his blessed speeches and actions can never be encompassed in a book. But we can say that he is Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Abdul Muttalib ibn Hashim and that his lineage goes back to Ibrahim . He was born in Makkah al-Mukarrama on a Monday, the 12th of Rabi`ul Awwal, 570 CE, in the Year of the Elephant. His mother, Sayyida Amina, when she gave birth to him, saw a light coming from her that turned all darkness into light as far as Persia. When he was born, the first thing he did after coming from his mother’s womb was to fall into prostration. His father died before he was born. He was nursed by Thuayba and then by Halima as-Sa`diyya, with whom he stayed for four years.
While returning with him from a visit to his uncles in Madinat al-Munawwara (at that time Yathrib), his mother fell sick and died. He was six years old. His grandfather raised him for two years, until he also died. Orphaned three times, he went to live with his uncle, Abu Talib. Allah Almighty and Exalted ordered the Angel of the Trumpet, Israfil to accompany him at all times until the age of eleven years. Then Allah ordered Jibril to accompany him and to look after him and to keep him in his safekeeping, and to send to his heart heavenly and spiritual Powers.
He traveled with his uncle to Sham (Damascus). On their way they passed by Basra where a monk named Buhaira, living in a monastery nearby, told his uncle, “Take him back, it will be safer for him.” At that time he was twelve years old. Years later he traveled again to Sham with Maysara, to trade on behalf of the Lady Khadija (RA) . They were very successful. Maysara told Khadija about his miraculous powers and his business acumen and she became interested in him. She proposed marriage and he accepted her offer. He married her when he was 25 years of age and she was forty.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Who is Rabi`at al-`adawiyya?

                                            
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Who is Rabi`at al-`adawiyya?

Last Night Sayyid Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani gave an advise from Grandshaykh Abdullah Faiz Ad Daghestani (q) on Patience.
Grandshaykh 'Abdullah al-Fa'iz ad-Daghestani (q) said, in 1388 Hijri, about 53 years ago is it not? nearly 55 years. He said directly without any explanation Rabi`at al-`adawiyya (q)...
Who is Rabi`at al-`adawiyya? She was a lady saint. She reached sainthood because she was under punishment of her husband for 7 years and she never opened her mouth. Allah granted her what she did not expect, Allah swt made her a Waliyya, a saint. He said that with this torture and abuse she found the reality, her eyes were opend and her heart was opened so she was looking from the light that Allah granted from Allah's Light. 'Ittaqoo firaasat al-mu'min fa innahu yanzhuro bi noorillah'- "Be aware of the vision of the believer because he looks with the light of Allah", Allah swt gave him authority and the Prophet (s) dressed him to use the light that is in his heart to see what cannot be seen, hear what cannot be heard, do what cannot be done. She was able to do that.
Everything coming to her and saying to her, this is what Allah created you for. That is because 7 years in torture, seven years in seclusion it means. seclusion if you hold on to what the shaykh gave you, you will encounter a lot to make you run away. They send a lot to torture you and make you run away. I was hearing the rattling of a snake from corner of the room, high up on the mountain in Mawlana Shaykh's home in Damascus. At night you dont hear but voices of animals running from here and there. So that snake rattling make you to shake from one corner to another but when you dont pay attention, 24 hours and then those noises disappeared.
Grandshaykh (q) said because she was patient and she didnt complain, she was saabira, patient, and she did not complain she reached the realities of things. Wasala ila al-haqeeqa. She met that stone, that animal that herb, that tree, that fruit, they will tell her why Allah created them for the benefit of humanity. They say herbal medicine, every herb, in seclusion, you will know about why Allah created it for what kind of medicine. When she reached that level adrakatha rawhaaniyyatun'n-Nabi (s), the spirituality of the Prophet (s).
Do you want the honey? you have to tajara`you al-murr you have to taste the bitterness of this dunya, if you dont taste the bitterness of this dunya and everything open, easy, then you dont reach the sweetness of akhira in this life. You will reach in akhira because you are mumin (believer) but you will not reach it in dunya when you dont taste the bitterness. when too much bitterness around you and they say to you save yourself, run away. you have to do it, you succeed or not, you must do it.
As-sihaam al-muwajaha ilayh anyone wants to hold the religion must face all the arrows that are around him, as if you are in the middle and all these indians natives all around you with their arrows. what do you want to do? save yourself. Yes! You want the honey, face the arrows. face the bitterness of the dunya. if you face the bitterness of the dunya and you dont complain at that time they give you what you never expect to get.
Al Fatiha
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