Direct Knowledge versus Written Book Knowledge
From the Realities of Mawlana (Q) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi.
A’udhu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the rejected one
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Connect To a Living Guide to Receive Your Coordinates
In the maqam of Sayyidina Abdullah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani, Sultanul Awliya, and Sayyidina Mahdi (as), the wazirs of Sayyidina Mahdi (as), the nawab and deputies of Sayyidina Mahdi (as), we pray that Allah (AJ) dress us from their blessings and from their light, and that their isharats and guidance comes into our heart.
And the purpose in life to be with a living guide. That the coordinates come, again everyone to their degree, live from the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. That the reality of hadith (traditions of Prophet ﷺ) to bring people to an understanding, to bring people to an evidence. And for awliyaullah (saints), and those whom are connected with awliyaullah, that Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is a live communication. That was the whole purpose of their training, their tafakkur, their contemplation is that they have a live feed coming from the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, from “Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, Atiullaha wa atiur Rasula wa Ulil amre minkum.”
﴾أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ… ﴿٥٩…
4:59 – “…Atiullaha wa atiur Rasula wa Ulil amre minkum…” (Surat An-Nisa)
“… Obey Allah, Obey the Messenger, and those in authority among you…” (The Women, 4:59)
Allah’s (AJ) Qudra Would Turn a Mountain to Dust
That every amr (command) and order from Allah (AJ) is going to the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ only. That nobody hears what Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, no angel, and no prophet. That the amount of frequency and energy, and qudra (power) is what we understand from the isharat (sign) and the command.
This means that that command, Allah (AJ) describes that, ‘Any command that I was to give, if it went to a mountain,’ because we are insan (human), we don’t understand the grandeur. So, Allah (AJ) gives us relative to our existence. You look at Mount Everest, or there’s mountains even higher now, they understood. But even Mount Everest, Allah (AJ) says, ‘On this mountain, if I sent My ‘talk’ onto it, it would be like dust.’
﴾لَوْ أَنزَلْنَا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَّرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُّتَصَدِّعًا مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ وَتِلْكَ الْأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ ﴿٢١
59:21 – “Law anzalna hadha alQurana ‘ala jabalin laraaytahu, khashi’an mutasaddi’an min khashyatillahi, wa tilkal amthalu nadribuha linnasi la’allahum yatafakkaroon.” (Surat Al-Hashr)
“Had We sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, verily, you would have seen it obliterated to dust (from its power) And these examples We present to the people that perhaps they will Contemplate…” (The Exile, 59:21)
Allah (AJ) Only Speaks to the Heart of Prophet ﷺ
And we know that the mountains are the pegs of the earth, they keep the earth from violently shaking and rolling. So we call those the awtad (pegs). They are the pegs that hold firm the earth.
﴾وَالْجِبَالَ أَوْتَادًا ﴿٧
78:7 – “Wal jibala awtadan.” (Surat An-Naba)
“And Mountains like Pegs.” (The Tidings, 78:7)
Those mountains from Holy Qur’an are also awliya (saints). When Allah (AJ) giving reference to these mountains, it’s to confirm that, ‘I don’t speak to any of you, except that I speak to the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.’
We Don’t Have the Ability to Contain Allah’s (AJ) Might and Majesty
So anyone, they say in spirituality that you can talk to God all you want, but when God talks to you, you’re crazy. Right? You can talk to Allah (AJ) all you want, but if you start telling me Allah (AJ) is talking to you, you’re crazy. You don’t have the ability to contain that Might and that Majesty. There may be inspirations coming to you, but many degrees of separation are coming to you and what you may be perceiving as God talking to you. Because everything from Allah (AJ) Almighty, this is the reality of tawheed (oneness) when we say la ilaha illallah Muhammadun RasulAllah ﷺ is the first usool (teaching).
لَا إِلَهَ إلاَّ اللهُ مُحَمَّدٌا رَسُولْ الله
“La ilaha illallahu Muhammadun Rasulallah”
“There is no deity but Allah, Prophet Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
All Power in This Universe Moves From La Ilaha Illallah to Muhammadan RasulAllah ﷺ
But usool that they only understand from the maqam (station) of shari’ah (Divine Law). But la ilaha illallah, what is it from tariqah (spiritual path), from ma’rifah (gnosticism), from haqiqah (reality), from azimah (determination). Each level of that usool has infinite levels of understanding. They call and say, ‘Oh these things, are these shirk (polytheism)?’ Again, crazy mentality. You didn’t even understand this Kalima Tawheed (testimony of oneness) from the usool of shari’ah, and they are teaching you from ma’rifah and haqiqah. That the same la ilaha illallah Muhammadun RasulAllah ﷺ is an understanding of energy.
That never la ilaha illallah, we’ll sum it as ‘Allah’ (AJ), never Allah’s (AJ) Energy can come to you, if you are ahlul tawheed (people of oneness). That’s the first level of usool at the level of ma’rifah (gnosticism). When someone says, ‘Is this shirk?’ You people are crazy! You don’t even understand what’s being taught to you. This kalima, at the level of ma’rifah and haqiqah, is teaching you that no power can reach to anywhere in this universe except that it moves from la ilaha illallah – hu, waw, to meem of Muhammadun RasulAllah ﷺ.
There is No Help and No Support Without Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
That is also for you to understand, “Laa hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil ‘Aliyyil ‘Azheem” (and there is no strength, nor power except by God, The High, The Mighty).
وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ اِلاَّ بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ
“Wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil ‘Aliyyil ‘Azheem.”
“And there is no Support/strength, nor power except by Allah, The Sublimely Exalted, The Magnificent.”
There is no help and no quwwa (power). If the quwwa can’t reach you except through Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, how’s the hawla (strength) going to reach you? Allah (AJ) is saying, ‘There is no help and no power.’ So many of these people, they translate it, ‘There is no help and no power except from Allah (AJ), so you call upon Allah (AJ).’ Yes, that’s definite. But Allah (AJ), when He wants you to pass kindergarten, you start to go towards maqamul iman (station of faith). And maqamul iman, Allah (AJ) will show you what He (AJ) loves.
When Allah (AJ) Loves You, He Teaches You About Muhammadun RasulAllah ﷺ
Someone posted something very nice, that if you love somebody, you don’t take them to your business and show them, ‘Here, look my business. These are all the businesses that I own.’ When you love somebody, you take them to what you love because that’s what you cherish and you share that which you cherish with people. Allah (AJ), when He loves you, He doesn’t teach you about the plants and the trees and says, ‘Look at all these universes I own and look at all of these.’ When He (AJ) truly loves you and the station of ma’rifah (gnosticism) begins to open, He (AJ) teaches you about Muhammadun RasulAllah ﷺ. ‘Look, look at this treasure. I made this treasure and look at all that is hidden within it of its realities.’
And that’s how then awliyaullah (saints) are being taught, “La Hawla wala Quwwata.” There is no help. And they understood quwwa is a power. “Qaf wal Qur’an al Majeed”. Quran al Majeed is flowing through manzil al-Qur’an, the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. It is the center of power. The heart of Prophet ﷺ is the wire for the universe.
﴾ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ ﴿١
50:1 – “Qaf, wal Quranil Majeed.” (Surat Qaf)
“Qaf. By the honored Qur’an.” (The Letter Qaf, 50:1)
Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ Completed the Faith of All Prophets
And the hawla (strength) and the help can never reach you if the hand of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is not upon you, reaching to you. It means not even the other prophets of Allah (AJ) will extend their hand if not for the order of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, ‘Go to your nation. Reach to them’, all by the permission of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Because they know the adab (manners). They know the adab that what’s flowing to them, they are holding to the hand of Prophet ﷺ.
When did they do that? In Isra wal Miraj (Night of Ascension). When did they take their bayat (allegiance) to complete their deen and their faith to Allah (AJ)? Why Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ had to go to Jerusalem? Because he had to complete their faith. They had to take their bayat and their initiation. That all their deen and all the religions they established was in the agency and prophecy of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. To complete their faith, they had to take their bayat initiation. So that real hawla (strength) and quwwa (power) would be reaching to them and from them to their nations.
Plug Yourself In To Connect To Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
So, they teach these usool at levels far higher than the kindergarten understanding so that people can reach to their understanding, reach to the power and reach to their reality. If we don’t understand where this power is emanating from, we don’t know where to plug in. Imagine you have a mystical house and you have to plug in to get some power and you don’t understand where the circuit is. And you search all day long thinking you just plugged in, say ‘No, no, there is a circuit. Plug into it.’
So, ma’rifah (gnosticism) is to come and teach people: rise above kindergarten. Now enter into the way of rijal, the mature men and women in the way of Allah (AJ), in which they understood that they want to reach to Allah’s (AJ) Power. So, then they must have a connection with Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Hadith is Alive For Those Who Take Isharat From Prophet’s ﷺ Heart
And by means of that connection, hadith (traditions of Prophet ﷺ) become live and living for them. They use the hadith as a daleel (proof) for other people. But their isharat (sign) is not coming from that, from that which is on paper. Their isharat is coming from the live and living heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
They merely use what was on paper for a proof and evidence for you to believe. They say, ‘Oh, where is that in the hadith?’ Here it is in the hadith (traditions of Prophet ﷺ). But they are not reading the hadith to find out what’s happening tomorrow. Otherwise, why would they have the living personality of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ? That their heart is, all their life they’re connecting to, but they are picking up something written. So, we’ll ignore the one whom is alive and in their presence, and we are going to read from something? This is not the adab (manner) and the understanding.
So, what is written, they give as a daleel (proof) for people, ‘See, this is what Prophet ﷺ was saying.’ But the isharats (signs) and the commands and orders are coming again to their own degrees – some very high, some just entering.
Tafakkur Opens Your Channel to the Heavenly Broadcasting Network
So, then this tafakkur (contemplation) is what Allah (AJ) is releasing to understand the House of Allah (AJ). These lataif (subtle energy points) on how to understand, how to reach to the House of Allah (AJ).
Tafakkur is how to open your communication channels with a heavenly broadcasting network. What is being sent out from the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ to every angel, to every jinn (unseen being), to every budala, nujaba, nuqaba, awtad wal akhyar. All of these categories of rijal (mature men), all their signals coming from this radio station. Tafakkur is now how to connect, how to negate myself, how to negate my thinking, how to empty my cup of my thoughts.
Ask In Order To Understand, Not To Find Fault
As soon as you start to dialogue with us, you’ll begin to understand our personality. When you begin to email with us, you’ll begin to understand our personality. Don’t confuse yourself thinking that you are emailing an imam (religious leader) at a masjid (mosque). No offence to imams at masjids. But you can say all the things you want with those imams and I don’t know if you get replies or not. Once you start to interact with us, you see the flavour on how we communicate. We don’t deal with people who want to teach us anything. That you ask a question, according to Imam Ali (as), you ask a question to understand a knowledge, not to challenge.
قَالَ أَمِيرُ اَلمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلِيْ عَلَيِهِ اَلسَلاَمْ: “إِذَا سَأَلْتَ فَاسْأَلْ تَفَقُّهاً وَ لَا تَسْأَلْ تَعَنُّتاً
Imam Ali (as) said, ‘Ask in order to understand, and do not ask in order to find fault.’
Do Not Challenge the Shaykh
So, it’s never I’m going to ask you a question to challenge you, ‘Is this? This? Is this?’ Because you already show the offensive nature of your character. You ask a shaykh that, ‘Is this a shirk?’ You’re asking him is he like a buffoon – he doesn’t know anything? And he would be teaching you that which is haram (forbidden)? So, you already established the relationship or lost the relationship.
Yeah, I go to a cardiologist’s office and the person is from Harvard and he graduated from the top of his school. And say, ‘I want to know – did you study in Mexico and are you a real doctor?’ You see all the degrees on the wall. You already established a problem with that. That interview is not going to go very well. That is not the way and the adab (manner), but you didn’t know, it doesn’t matter.
Tariqah Teaches Us to Empty Our Head
That’s why then the tariqah (spiritual path) comes to teach you. You may not get a very easy reply from Yahya ([email protected]), so he may postpone the reply or give you something a little bit short to train you from a distance that when coming to this door, empty your head. If your head has been working and everything is great, please leave this broadcast and don’t email us. It’s working for you. Why do you got to change it? But when you agree to yourself, “La ilaha illa anta Subhanaka inni kuntu min az-zalimeen.” ‘That I am verily an oppressor to my lord’. We want those.
﴾لَّا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ ﴿٨٧…
21:87 – “… la ilaha illa anta Subhanaka, innee kuntu minazh zhalimeen.” (Surat Al-Anbiya)
“…There is no god/diety except You; Glory to you: Indeed I have been of the wrongdoers/Oppressor to Myself!” (The Prophets, 21:87)
Come Hungry To Feed From the Treasures in Awliya’s Hearts
We want those, the way that we came. That, ‘I’m verily, ya Rabbi, I’m an oppressor to myself and I’ve done everything wrong. And if you leave everything to me, I will destroy everything and myself most definitely.’ Those are the door. They come with, ‘I’m nothing. Teach me.’ They come hungry because they feed you from the best of what they have. They don’t give you the scraps.
They give you the best of what they have which means from what Allah (AJ) gave them of treasures in their hearts, they’re feeding you. All they ask is, ‘Come as a yateem to the table. Come as an orphan. Come as somebody who’s hungry that I haven’t eaten for years.’ ‘I’ve been sitting with these people who teach me about wudu (ablution). I haven’t eaten for years spiritually. Teach me something. Teach me something good.’
﴾وَيُطْعِمُونَ الطَّعَامَ عَلَى حُبِّهِ مِسْكِينًا وَيَتِيمًا وَأَسِيرًا ﴿٨
76:8 – “Wa yu ta’imo nat Ta’ama ‘ala hubbihi miskeenan wa yateeman wa aseera.” (Surah Al-Insaan)
“And they feed, in spite of love for it, to the needy/indigent, the orphan, and the captive.” (The Human, 76:8)
Deprogram Your Bad Characteristics
There is a whole adab (manner) of how to approach this reality is that I’m coming hungry; I want to learn. And in this process of learning, we will deprogram you from bad characteristics and bad understanding. That to have doubt and to have whisperings and conspiracies of this being shirk (polytheism), this being innovation, these are all a madhab that will be disappearing very soon and its people will be disappearing soon.
This way of Sayyidina Mahdi (as), this way of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ first, that now coming through the gate is Sayyidina Mahdi (as), is a way of muhabbat (love), is a way of realities, a way of connection, a way of tazkiya and purification. To have good character, have good understanding, to understand this magnificent status of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Prophet ﷺ Feared Hidden Shirk For His Nation
And that He didn’t have fear of shirk (polytheism) for his nation. He had fear of hidden shirk. Hidden shirk and the most powerful hidden shirk is placing judgement and making yourself a partner with Allah (AJ). It’s not worshipping something. Prophet ﷺ, if you read your hadith, Prophet ﷺ said, ‘No, I don’t fear for my nation the outward shirk, that they are going to make statues and worship men and worship people.’
We are bowing down to a house of stones. If Prophet ﷺ feared that, he would have demolished the Ka’bah, hello? We are in the middle of Mecca. There is a house of stones that men built and we are bowing down. If Prophet ﷺ feared shirk, he would have said, ‘Don’t bow down lest you begin to worship these stones.’ But he said, ‘I don’t fear that for my nation because they’re not foolish. They know that Allah (AJ) is not there. They are bowing down to the respect and azimah of Allah (AJ). That their prayer, their salat (prayer) is in their heart. It’s just a unified direction. But what I ﷺ do fear is the hidden shirk’.
The Biggest Shirk is to Judge Allah’s (AJ) Creation
Hidden shirk is the one who makes himself with a small chair like Allah (AJ) and comes and begins to judge like Allah (AJ). The characteristic most guarded and most feared is judgement. Allah’s (AJ) Might and Majesty that you have to fear is judgement. Judgement day, why do we fear judgement day? Because Allah (AJ) is going to place an authority and say, ‘Who did right and who did wrong?’ That’s the most feared characteristic of Allah (AJ), that how is Allah (AJ) going to judge me? So, imagine then the biggest shirk (polytheism) is to make a chair, a small throne for yourself, and say, ‘I’m going to also now be co-partner and judge people.’ That is hidden shirk. Shirk khafi (hidden shirk) is to judge Allah’s (AJ) Creation.
When Allah (AJ) looks at you and say, ‘What are you doing, how are you possibly judging My Creation? You don’t know yourself and what’s in front of your nose. How do you know the intention of that servant? How do you know the destiny of that servant? How do you know what’s written for that servant? At what point they are to believe or at what point their belief is going to turn to disbelief?’
This is a Path of Muhabbat and Love, Not Judgment
So, we don’t enter into the world of judgement. We leave Allah (AJ) to judge His Creation and we teach a path of muhabbat and love. Who comes, we love them. Who goes, “As salamu alaikum warahmatulllahi wa barakatuh,” may Allah’s (AJ) peace be upon you. It is not for us to judge who came and who went. So, all of our life is this teaching.
We pray that Allah (AJ) give us more and more understanding and the immense responsibility for tafakkur and contemplation. That we want a live connection, we want to understand what’s happening. The world is becoming ever more darker. A lot more darkness is closing in and draping this earth. We want an inner signal and an inner light within our hearts, inshaAllah.
Subhana rabbika rabbal ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen. Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi siri Surat al-Fatiha.
Special thanks to our transcribers for their help with transcribing this suhbah.
Original Date of Suhbah: May 8, 2020
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