Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi,
Sohbat of the 2nd of September, 2013.
Lefke - Cyprus
Welcome O lovers of Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan, the salam of this holy Shah comes to you. His salam comes from Rasul Allah. His salam comes from Habibullah. Habibullah receives it from Janabul Rabbul Izzet. Go ahead ya Shah Mardan. We don't know. Give us instructions. Even two words bring honor to a man. Who learns two words is already honored. Pity those who don't learn it. Alas.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Ajal. May our day be good, may our work be good, may our end be good. Let's say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. What a big honor. What a big honor. Shah Mardan says, Don't recite Bismillah for dunya. Don't recite Bismillah for dunya. Bismillah is sent from the highest heavens and is more precious than anything. Don't recite Bismillah for dunya, he says. That is shameful. Go ahead ya Shah Mardan, your lovers adore you. Let us learn. Don't ever recite Bismillah for dunya, ever. Astaghfirullah. Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, Should Bismillah be recited while wiping? Bismillah while wiping, what nonsense is this? Don't ever recite Bismillah for dunya. May Allah forbid it. Allah Allah. What a nice instruction, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. Don't recite Bismillah for dunya, it's shameful. It's haram, forbidden. It's forbidden to recite Bismillah for dunya.
O scholars, O pious ones, hear these words from Shah Mardan. Yawmun jadeed 'ilmun jadeed. Allahu Akbar. How nice are the words of Shah Mardan. Don't ever recite Bismillah for dunya. You'll enter the group of shaytan. Aman ya Rabbi. Let us open and get stronger. Bismillah Sharif is for Allah. Bismillah is not recited for dunya. They don't know how to recite Bismillah for dunya anyway. All in rubbish, they're falling into the toilets. You should recite Bismillah for Allah. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim - It takes away all illnesses. It corrects all wrong deeds. It gives strength to all weaknesses. Shah Mardan is saying this. Allahu Akbar. Don't ever attempt to recite Bismillah for dunya. With the seekers of truth, with the seekers of truth, it is offensive to recite Bismillah for dunya, a man becomes kafir. Bismillah Sharif is not recited for dunya. As soon as you recite it, you become kafir.
Ya Rabbi, our Subhan, our Sultan, Bismillah is recited on Your way. Let us recite Bismillah for You. We respect your great Name, ya Rabbi. They don't know respect. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. They don't know respect, they don't know adab. Bismillah Sharif is not recited for dunya. It is offensive. Step firmly. Ey Shah Mardan, put your feet in the stirrups firmly. When the Sultan jumped on horseback, soldiers used to applaud him and say, ey Shah Mardan, put your feet in the stirrups firmly. There was a horse block at the palace, the Padishah used to stand on it and step from it firmly jumping on the back of a horse. The Ottomans were lions. You shook the world. How? You said Allah. Those who didn't say Allah were ashamed and always will be. Tell him to take the stirrup, to jump on the Kuheylan (the beautiful Arabian horse). Step firmly while jumping on the horse's back. He would come out like a lion. He would jump once, take out his sword and all the legions would take out the swords: Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Ajal. Thus they repeated the salute.
Where are your ceremonies? Rubbish, they've become rubbish. They can't put their feet in the stirrup. They can't ride a horse; they drive cars. What's the value of a car? When they rode a horse, they used to jump with Bismillah. When a sword was taken out, east and west would tremble. Bismillah is recited for Allah. It can't be recited for other things - forbidden. The world is filled with ignorant people who can't distinguish between haram and halal, prohibited and permitted. Allah ya Rabbi, ya Rabbi, what favours You granted to us. See, Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan used to shout when he stood on horseback: Allahu Akbar! Say Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Don't fear, you're a lion, you're majestic. If only we could find Shah Mardan, sit in front of him and learn adab. What we would gain!
Bismillah can't be recited for dunya. When they say "dhi bal" "Kullu amrin dhi balin lam yubda' bi Bismillahi fa huwa abtar." Bismillah cannot be recited for things other than Allah. No! May Allah forbid it. May Allah give us strength. Shah Mardan is trying to give us strength; adab, to teach us adab. "I searched through the assemblies of wisdom. Knowledge is last, Adab comes first, Adab is first." Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Living for dunya is rubbish. Rubbish. The one running after dunya is a hyena. He keeps running after it. Ya Rabbi we need strength and the strength is given. Shah Mardan is loading strength on us so we take it. He leaves no weakness. One saying, "Allah", has no weakness. One saying," Allah", won't be miserable. One saying "Allah" won't be miserable. Whoever remembers the great Name of Allah Jalla Jalaluhu for dunya, goes to hell. It is haram.
Open up, say Allahu Akbar so that the doors of paradise open. O lovers of Shah Mardan. What happened to them? "Innamal Mushrikuna Najasun"(9:28) They became dirty. Who is mushrik? The ones promote out their egos, are proud of their egos, arrogant; a wild and beastly group. Let there be adab in our assemblies. Let us open up and be like lions. Coming... Shah Mardan is coming. O lovers of Shah Mardan. Allah Allah. How holy they are. How beautiful they are. Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi-l Hamd. What is our lesson? Adab. Learning adab; teaching adab. This is our lesson. One without adab is turned away from the door. One with adab is invited in with peace. Everything will change. Dunya has become a useless product. The whole world and all living men are running after dunya. Don't run after dunya. Having dunya won't give you ranks. What gives rank is adab. Adab, Keep adab. You'll be among lovers of Shah Mardan.
Teach your child. A lion teaches its cub hunting. It teaches how to hunt. It teaches how to hunt prey. And a man... A lion is teaching its cub; but we, being human, we aren't teaching. A lion is teaching its cub. A man cannot teach his child manhood? That's why, dunya has fallen into the age of corruption. Corruption. In the age of corruption, don't go out into the streets. Ilzamu buyutakum. At the time of corruption, at the time when your surroundings are spoiled, at the time when shaitan is sitting on everyone's neck, don't go out into the streets. Ilzamu buyutakum. Keep to your homes. Shah Mardan is saying so. Hadha z-zaman zaman as-sukut It is the time to be silent wa mulazamatu l-buyut and stay in your houses. Be quiet, do not interfere. Don't join the assembly of dirty ones who fight for dunya without adab. Ilzamu buyutakum. Hadha z- zaman zaman as-sukut, wa mulazamatu l-buyut. Go home and lock your door. It's the time of fitna.
124 thousand prophets came, alaihim us-salam. What did they come for? All of them, alaihim us- salam, came to teach adab. They came to teach people adab. Prophet Adam was addressed in paradise. They said: keep to the paradise. Ilzamu buyutakum. Keep to your homes. Prophet Adam could not stay. He forgot about the warning. When he forgot about the warning, he was told to leave. A man's honor is with his adab. A man without adab has no honor. The great Prophet Adam made a mistake. He left the circle of adab. He couldn't stay within the adab of paradise. When he failed, he was told to leave. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar wa Ajal. Go ahead Shah Mardan. Why was Prophet Adam sent away from the paradise? Shah Mardan asks us to think. He couldn't keep adab. Adab is above order. He wasn't asked to keep the order, he couldn't keep adab. They said this place, this land, is not for those who can't keep adab. Go away, go down to earth, do whatever you want. See, they came down, doing whatever they want. They're spreading their dirt all over their faces and eyes everywhere.
One holy man like Shah Mardan saw a man sitting somewhere. Hasha min-al hudhur, he had dirt all over his face. They asked what he was doing. He said: I'm adorning myself for dunya. I'm putting makeup for dunya. And what are you adorning yourself with? I'm applying my own dirt on my face. Let it be, it's called fashion." Shaitan is telling people to apply your dirt to your faces, you'll become beautiful. That's why he turned people into monkeys, All fancy. They apply their dirt on their faces and go out. They say: "Look, am I not beautiful? This is the new fashion." Let the man apply his dirt on his face. A man without adab does that. Keep adab, the highest of the ranks. "I searched through the assemblies of wisdom. Knowledge is last, Adab comes first, Adab is first." Everyone without adab applies his own dirt on his face and says I've become beautiful. What is this? This is the fashion. Astaghfirullah.
Tubtu wa raja'tu ila Allah. Ya Rabbi, you created us for servanthood Our enemy shaitan has distracted us. Don't be lost. Shaitan ruins the one who loses his way. All humanity is ruined now. They don't know what to do. A man has come to this world for servanthood. He didn't come to fight. O Shah Mardan, your every word is a jewel. MashaAllahu kan wa ma lam yasha lam yakun. Let us teach adab, learn adab, gain honor. 124 thousand prophets, all of them came to teach adab. Who learned has learned. Who didn't learn has remained I don't know where... in dunya's dung; remained in dung. What are they saying now? Is it ok, if we fight? What if we don't? Let's ask the president. They ask. Why do you ask? Allah, Dhul Jalali wal Ikram, didn't send you to dunya to fight. Allah, whose favours are limitless; there are no limits to His favours. Like this world itself, if given to everyone living in this world, they won't finish.
Let's say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Let us adorn ourselves with that honor. Let us adorn ourselves with the dress of majesty, the dress of honor. We'll be respected both in dunya and greeted by the Angels while entering the grave. Keep your adab. Eating and drinking is glory for animals. A man can't be a man by eating and drinking. Ya Rabbi, your Habib (saw) has taught everything. Who learned has learned. Who didn't learn has remained like wood. Like wood. If you work on it, it can be a decoration for houses. Who cannot learn becomes like wood. They throw it into fire. Don't be one for the fire, be the one taken into the palace. Learn discipline. Learn adab, so that you may sit in the sultan's assembly. Days are passing, they will. We will pass away too. So try to be a person who brings improvement to the world, a favourite servant of Allah. They used to build domes and tombs for these men; light them up and mark them. Now there are no people like that. They ruined the old ones as well so that no one can see. They left neither tekkas, nor tombs. No cemeteries are left.
Ya Rabbi, we long for Your servanthood. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. You teach us adab. Your lovers adore you. Let us get strength. Don't let us fall into the dirt of this dunya, don't let us run after it. Illahi Anta Rabbi. Anta Hasbi ya Jaleel. Let us be with Your good servants. Don't let us be the ones running after dung. Let us be the ones stepping towards You, ya Rabbi. Let us be the ones living for You, ya Rabbi. Go ahead ey Shah Mardan. Your lovers adore you. Our breath will stop one day. Our names will appear either among villains or written in the skies among the blessed ones; or you will be written as someone who deserves punishment underground. May Allah not make us from them. He won't. However step firmly. Place your feet firmly. As soon as you play tricks, your work finishes. You'll have no value. You'll be fake. Being fake won't lead to heavens. It won't lead to the paradise. It will lead to hell. Be careful, O mankind. Keep your honor. Don't burn, don't destroy, don't kill.
Ya Rabbi, You sent Shah Mardan to us. Send us, our Mawla. Let Shah Mardan come to us, the owner of Dhulfiqar (sword) who will teach those who forgot their humanity. Let us walk with him under his flag. Give strength to our bodies, ya Rabbi. Let every step be for You, ya Rabbi. Let us not work for our ego. The ego is the worst companion. May Allah keep us protected from the harm of the ego. Step firmly in the stirrup. Step firmly in service on Allah's way. Wa min Allahi t- tawfeeq.