Audhu Billahi min ash-shaytani-r rajim Bismillahi-r Rahmani-r Rahim Madad Ya Sultan Al Anbiya' Sayyidi -l Awwalin wa
-l Akhirin. Our way is through association & goodness is in the gathering. This is the principle of the Tariqatul Aliyya.
The purpose of the sohbat is to educate the mureeds, it is not through hardship.
The Shaykhs, Bismillahi-r Rahmani-r Rahim, are of two kinds...the Shaykhs. There are some of them who are
educators and some of them who are leaders. But the Shaykh of tarbiya/educator is much higher in greatness &
power. They know the way. Without him they cannot reach and maybe may mislead themselves & others also. This
Exalted Tariqah needs a perfect trainer to be able to lead the servants of the Lord to the way of Truth. Their number has
decreased in these times. This means that their appearance is forbidden. It is forbidden for them to appear unless there
is permission. They have to have permission to teach and to speak about the hidden matters, general and obvious
matters in the Tariqatul Aliyya. We are living in this time...
Bismillahi-r Rahmani-r Rahim, there are 41 Tariqas, of which 40 of them have closed doors and only one Tariqah is
open. That is the Tariqatu-n Naqshibandiyyatu-l Aliyya. If the Imams of the other Tariqas come, they must ask to be
spiritually trained, to be completed by a perfect Shaykh in the Tariqatu-n Naqshibandiyyatu-l Aliyya, the exalted
Naqshibandi Way. They must know this, if not they will remain at their level.
Mawlana Shaykh, Sultanu-l Awliya, whose name is mentioned in the golden chain of the Tariqatu-l Aliyya. He was the
last one who carryied the greatest secret of the Tariqatu-n Naqshibandiyyatu-l Aliyya. He left us...left.. he left someone
to continue the Tariqatu-l Aliyya. All the other ways are closed. You understand? They are closed. They were going
down hill, now it is time to go up hill, but they have no power to go up, except the Naqshbandi Way. They must know,
these jamat, the Shazili and the other Tariqas, that in our time now the power of the locomotive is with the
Naqshibandis no one else. They must know and seek spiritual training. There is no one between East to West, Shazili
or other Tariqas fit for this matter, because they have reached... they have no power, they are sitting down eating,
drinking and enjoying saying that they are Shazilyin or Qadiriyin or Rufa'iyin, or one of the 41 Tariqas. They like to be in
this manner, thinking to reach what we reach but they cannot reach except with a locomotive. They found an easy way
to walk, but if it's like this one going uphill what do we do? Sit here until a locomotive comes to move them & carry
them. Otherwise it is not possible.
￼They say "come to us." We may go to any meeting from any of the Tariqas. They like to sit and make zikr enjoying the
invitation that their Shaykh was like this & that. Yes your Shaykh was like this, but you are not in his footsteps. They
became like pressed grapes, they became immersed in this world. We are now in a time where there are very few
men; there are no more true men left, and all the Saints have disappeared. This is what they say, the Saints
disappeared, they are not appearing.
These jamaat, they speak but they do not have the secret; the secret of the Tariqa they do not have it. If the way is
easy to walk, when the time comes, like now, to go up - what do you call it? - the shift stick, they need the shift stick.
I used to always sit next to the driver maybe for 60 years. I never knew when they put the gear up first shift, second or
third. These jamaats are like that, they do not have a driver, each one tries for himself For what? With which Shaykh
did you continue your training? Which one of them has permission? Who is giving you spiritual training? But they are
like "who imitates a group of people becomes from them"(Hadith) "People will be resurrected with the one they love."
(Hadith) They love, but they love their Tariqa more than the Tariqatul Aliyya. They remain there.
Let them enjoy what they have learnt & finish. But there is no engine that moves.. there is no engine that moves them.
From East & West it is obvious that the our Naqshbandi Golden Chain ended with Mawlana Sultanu-l Awliya, Shaykh
Abdullah Ad-Daghestani. The matter needs seriousness & who puts effort, gains. Everything their egos like they give to
it, then they claim we are in this Tariqa like this. No! You are like someone going for a picnic. Let them, let one of them
claim that he is a spiritual trainer. He would like to sit with them, we do not mind. He may give, but they, these
jamaats, are not able to give anything to him. If they take any benefit from him they are very fortunate, otherwise if he
attends with them & they gain nothing, they wasted time.
Shaykh, there are no more Shaykhs. The Saints have disappeared. All the Shaykhs, real Shaykhs are the Saints of
Allah (swt). And they do not need to show themselves, and to call people to come to them, no. To visit with brothers
and be together is permitted, no need to stop that. If he likes to visit them, visit them. But if they want to give him, he
has gold, while they have copper or tin. Tin! While he has gold, he has diamonds.
This is a delicate point. The Saints have disappeared. Our Shaykh used to say "in Damascus there are 40 of them."
Shaykh Effendi when he was on his way to the 'Umawi Mosque going through the suq Al Hamidiya, they were coming
& Shaykh Effendi from the other direction, they used to change direction. They used to fear him, but Shaykh Effendi
was never affected at all. He was filled fully with the True knowledge. He was not in need. the Saints of Allah (swt) are
like this. They do not like that their spiritual states be revealed, never. There is no permission. 40 of them go to the
'Umawi mosque daily some of them they sit for half an hour, some for an hour, some of them for 20 minutes at
Sayyidina Yahya (as). On our Prophet (saws) salats & salams. When they said he disappeared he disappeared, don't
ask about him. Don't ask about him.
￼Because you do not have the balance to know him, no. Keep your manners with everyone, so no one can get hold of
They are the children of the Prophet (saws). He has a spiritual charisma, he attracts, therefore they like to be with him.
There is no harm. He gives to them, but they do not give him anything. May Allah (swt) keep us firm on the way of
Haqq. Because we do not want this world. It's finished. This world is a carcass, those who ask for it are dogs. No, we
have thousands of followers! You are a servant and I am a servant. There is no more than this. If there is training in
good manners, take from everyone, we do not mind but, if there is not, then do not waste time.
Masha'Allah! He is taking because of this, they like him to attend with them. We do not mind. Do not run away from
them if they ask you or love you to attend with them. Bring them something it will make them happy, we do not mind.
We do not forbid any person, and we are the poorest of people, the weakest one.
I am thinking now are the clouds pulled by an engine left & right or by a battery? This is what is occupying my thinking.
I have a lot of time...
S.B.The Shaykh doesn't have a job.(joke)
M: While masha'Allah he is active. Let him think about it.
S.B. Does the cloud have an engine or not, or it has a hook to be pulled from?
This is my job, if they like "welcome!" If they do not, let them go. Go and search how the cloud moves, is it pulled or
how does it move like this? I am looking, then one who is lacking of mind comes and asks about things that make me
angry. Yahoo! I am thinking now "what are you thinking about O Shaykh?" "I am thinking about clouds." "Clouds?"
Clouds...clouds Do they raise it up with a hook or with an engine?
S.B. This is what the Shaykh is thinking about.
M: I gave him permission, let him ask these things. Keep yourself occupied with these things. What can we do this is
the highest. Some of the people when they appear from that side I swear at them. This is the teaching for the people of
this time, they do not understand except with swearing language.
May Allah forgive me. The rest of the Saints laugh when I speak like this. They are happy when I speak like this. They
are all sitting like this. "What are you thinking O Shaykh?" "I am thinking how many tons is the weight of that cloud."
"You have no other work?" "No, I am retired. I am retired. I am thinking about weighing a cloud, putting it on a scale"
"O Faqir, pardon me."
￼May Allah bestow His Generosity on you. Fatiha.