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
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)
Ana abdukal ‘ajeez, wa dayeef, wa miskin, wa zhalim, wa jahl, and but for the Grace of Allah (AJ) that He keeps us alive and functioning.
The Holy Qur’an is in Charge of This Creation
That in this eleventh month, the power of Suratul Zalzalah, and then all those earthquakes that were occurring was not a sign to show that the shaykhs know what’s happening, but isharat (sign) that Qur’an is in charge of this creation. That Allah’s (AJ) Divinely Speech, that not created holy speech of Holy Qur’an rules this creation. Not it just coming something by a coincidence, but Holy Qur’an is ruling everything. Every healing within Holy Qur’an, every power within Holy Qur’an. And this way of ma’rifah (gnosticism) and the way of awliyaullah (saints) in which to take us to a higher level of reality.
You Are Rewarded Based on Your Intentions, Not the Outcome
That when you follow their guidance and don’t use your head. That what calamities and what difficulties are coming onto earth, then they begin to teach that we’re promoting now the Mawlid an Nabi ﷺ (celebration of Prophet’s ﷺ birth). Don’t use your head thinking, ‘Oh, maybe it’s not going to be. Maybe there’s going to be pandemic maybe.’ That’s not your concern. Your concern was to support the Mawlid and die supporting it. If you should die from this time to the time of the Mawlid an Nabi ﷺ, you’ll be granted that intention and that niyat that you were supporting Mawlid an Nabi ﷺ. One, that’s a very sad to look at it – sorry you had to go. Two, maybe by means of that support, Allah (AJ) keep you around. If there are two or three that are going to go, ‘This one not believing in Mawlid, this one not doing anything for Mawlid, and this one ‘ashiqeen and lover of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ,’ what you think Allah’s (AJ) going to choose? ‘I choose the guy behind door number three.’
Your Difficulties Are Signs of Allah’s (AJ) Love For You
So, it means their hikmah and their wisdom, the isharat (sign) that coming to them is not for the mind of people trying to balance and judge. These days of difficulty require us to be very charitable, very giving, very pious. Increase the actions of zikr (remembrance), increase the actions of tafakkur (contemplation) and meditation. Attend the zikrs and the majlis (association) of zikrs. And give, and give and give to reach towards Allah’s (AJ) satisfaction, and Allah (AJ) dress the servant.
When they teach and they teach, and they keep reminding to us that if Allah (AJ) love you, He put you through an ocean of difficulties; of difficulties and shakings and shaking, and shaking until every year beginning of Muharram you step with your right foot on a path towards reality. And that whole year of testing and crushing and everyone has a different example, ‘This year my parents really crushed me. This year my work really crushed me. This year everyone crushed me. This year something.’ Because Allah (AJ) is taking each of His servants which is so magnificent and munificent that even Allah (AJ) knows who we are.
You Cannot Hide From Allah’s (AJ) Will
In this epsilon of an earth, and this vastness of these universes, how Allah (AJ) knows where we are? I’m astonished. That’s why you say “Allahu Akbar.“ That, ‘Ya Rabbi how you, you really hear me? You really understood me?’ Said, ‘Not only do I hear you, I love you but everything is planned perfectly for you.’ And that’s Allah (AJ) showing His Divinely Love. Everything has been planned for you. There’s not a breath that you take that I’m not in it. There’s not a rizq (sustenance) and a dollar that comes to you and goes from you, not a sickness that can come to you that Allah (AJ) is the writer of it.
So in days of testing and days of faith, this continuous reminder that who’s going to make you to be sick? And who are you going to run from that sickness? If Allah (AJ) write for me my death, there’s not a thing on this earth can stop it. And if I think I’m going to hide and think I’m going to shelter myself from this sickness, then you walk out and ‘boom,’ a car hit you. When Allah (AJ) wants the servant to go, there’s no hiding from the going. And when Allah (AJ) want that servant to stay, there’s no fear and grief for that servant.
Through Difficulty, Iman is Made to be Real
This means these are the days in which Allah (AJ) is making iman (faith) to be real. When people didn’t have iman before or thought they had iman and say, ‘Oh YouTube video, iman is just we make salah (prayer) we all go for Jummah, of course we have iman.’ Uh no, you merely accepted Islam. Iman is now what’s coming. When every type of difficulty and calamity begins to enter towards the door, every shaking and crushing is coming, rizq (sustenance) falling. Sicknesses and people going left and right. And iman (faith) is that, ‘No, Allah (AJ) with me and I’m with Allah (AJ) and I have a love for Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ and I want to live and die showing that love.’
The Month of Earthquakes Teaches You Patience Through Testing
And with all of that Allah (AJ) says then, ‘By this eleventh month, have you been shaken? Because Zalzalah, the Qur’an is dressing you.’ The Qur’an, Holy Qur’an is actually bringing you on this path of ma’rifah (gnosticism). By this eleventh month you have been shaken. Have relatives crushed you in this life, banged you all up? Then we understand in this testing of the eleventh month, why sifat as-Sabr?
Because He says, ‘If you learn from these shaykhs – that every time I crush you, every time a difficulty comes and you stay consistent in your practices – because the forty rules of love from Sayyidina Jalaluddin ar-Rumi (Q) describes that, ‘Some tests can be so strong in peoples’ lives that they lose faith. It comes and hits them so hard that they lose faith and walk away from everything.’ And those are the tests that are so strong and so powerful that if they did their practices and they kept praying that Allah (AJ) keep them on iman, keep them on iman, they should have a very big opening within their hearts. Because that is a zalzalah (earthquake) in someone’s life.
Don’t Seek Immediate Satisfaction – Become Ahbab of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
That if you’ve been on this path and you’re taking it through difficulty you learned through them patience, tolerance, keeping consistent, keep doing your zikr. Don’t look for immediate satisfaction. Don’t go to these jinn (unseen beings) hunter people. That everyone emailing I have sihr; I have black magic, I have this.’ Don’t worry about any magic on you. ‘I can’t do business,’ you’re not a good businessman. It’s not black magic on you for everything. You blamed magic on your relationship, black magic on your business, magic on your food – you don’t eat right. You made magic so powerful, for what? So tariqah (spiritual path) comes and says, ‘Don’t focus on any of these.’ You know, become ahbab (lovers) and lovers of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Love for Allah (AJ), strength from Allah (AJ). Allah (AJ) will destroy anyone trying to destroy you.
Be Consistent in Your Practices to be Dressed by Sifat as-Sabr
So they build that relationship, build all those testings. By this eleventh month, why sabr (patience)? Because Allah (AJ) says, ‘If you’re consistent in your practices, patient with what I’ve been putting you through, didn’t complain too much, tried your best to keep your love, didn’t lose your faith – then by the eleventh month I’m going to begin to dress you with sabr.’
And if Allah (AJ) dresses the servant with sifat as-Sabr, all the attributes will begin to dress that servant. Allah’s (AJ) infinite in names, but there are a secret in these 99. And in this month, when Allah (AJ) is granting sabr, this is a door and a key for us. ‘Ya Rabbi, grant me. Not the complete sabr if I’m not at that level but at least from this ocean of sabr that give me in this year more patience from your ocean of sabr.’
Nabi al-Mustafa ﷺ Dresses the 11th Month
When that beatific attribute dresses the soul, it’s a light, it’s an angel. Allah (AJ) makes an angel with sifat as-Sabr that comes and flies into your soul. And as soon as he enters into the soul, the whole soul becomes dressed from that light. As a result of sifat as-Sabr, then you be sweetened and beautified by sifat (attribute) of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ ‘Nabi al-Mustafa.’ Nabi al Mustafa is in this month.
The 99th name of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, al Mustafa – The fragrant and beatific one. The one who make us to be by that reality of sabr that Allah (AJ) is so happy with the servant. When He want to dress them with sabr, He grants them from the secret of Nabi Mustafa ﷺ. And Prophet’s ﷺ light is now moving towards that servant. When that light begin to enter in, they be dressed by the beatific lights of, ‘Ya Mustafa, Ya Mustafa ﷺ.’ Because they become fragrant and beatific in their character.
Sabr Will Dress Those Who Are Patient and Consistent
That’s why all these practices, all these knowledges, and all these realities. When they say ‘Give,’ you give. Don’t think through your mind but operate from your heart. When they’re teaching and saying, ‘Reach out to understand the teachings,’ because Allah’s (AJ) testing and Allah’s giving us a gate on this month, ‘I’m going to dress you from sabr. If you be patient and consistent with the teaching, that sabr begins to dress the servant. And Nabi Muhammad al-Mustafa ﷺ beautifies the servant. They become fragrant and beatific in Allah’s (AJ) eyes.
And that’s all that matters. When Allah (AJ) is satisfied and looks to the soul of that servant, sees these beatific lights, it means now they’re being dressed with, “Salamun qawlam mir Rabbir Raheem.”
﴾سَلَامٌ قَوْلًا مِّن رَّبٍّ رَّحِيمٍ ﴿٥٨
36:58 – “Salamun qawlam mir Rabbir Raheem.” (Surat YaSeen)
“Peace,” a word from a Merciful Lord. (YaSeen, 36:58)
Allah (AJ) Brings Out Your Reality in Each Month
Allah’s (AJ) salaam (peace) is continuously flowing upon their souls, making them to be beatific. Why? Because in the next week Dhul Hajj is opening. This is not anything random. Allah (AJ) want to shake, said, ‘I don’t want to dress your body with these realities. These eleven months I’m shaking you, I’m crushing you. Ramadan before was cleansing you. The ten was raising you. By the eleventh, I’ve crushed and opened you with your sadness and your testing.’
You were patient and consistent, Allah (AJ) broke down the shell like a walnut ‘Ksh,’ cracked the nut and comes the fruit. That fruit is entering into Dhul Hajj, not the body. We’re not a people that only want to take our body for like sightseeing and fancy hotels. But we’re making intention, ‘Ya Rabbi, that our soul be on Hajj.’ And every year we’re making a pilgrimage towards that reality.
Mecca and Madina Will Be Empty This Year For Hajj
And the real hajj is the one in which the souls enter, so much so that Allah (AJ) made Mecca and Madina to be empty this year as a sign. That all the wild haywans that were coming, they don’t even want those wild people. And brought all just the jinn and ins are going to be making Hajj (pilgrimage) this year. The jinn mainly, and only ones who are khadim and serving and helping there, they’re allowed in. Why? One is that it empties the wallets of those people who make money on that and they’re so sad and they’re crying that they don’t have those foreign currency coming in.
The Real Tawaf is for Our Soul Around the Heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
So Allah (AJ) bringing everything down. But the reality for us is that, ‘Ya Rabbi, with all that testing and all that crushing, then these next couple weeks when everything going to be opening for Dhul Hajj, we’re making intention, ‘Ya Rabbi, grant us the reality of pilgrimage. That let our soul to make real tawaf (circumbulation) seven times, making tawaf for our seven names. Grant us an entry into the presence of the Kab’ah which is the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. And dress our arwah (soul) from “Nabiyeen, Siddiqeena, Shuhadai was Saliheen” And all those whom are with Allah (AJ). And Allah (AJ) said, ‘They are the best of company to keep.’
﴾وَمَن يُطِعِ اللّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاء وَالصَّالِحِينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولَـئِكَ رَفِيقًا ﴿٦٩
4:69 – “Wa man yuti’ Allaha war Rasola faolayeka ma’al ladheena an’ama Allahu ‘alayhim minan Nabiyeena, was Siddiqeena, wash Shuhadai, was Saliheena wa hasuna olayeka rafeeqan.” (Surat An-Nisa)
“And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger (pbuh) are in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His Favours/Blessings – of the prophets, the sincere Truthful, the witnesses to the truth (who testify), and the Righteous, and excellent are those as companions.” (The Women, 4:69)
We pray that Allah (AJ) give us an understanding and make that understanding to be real. The more you contribute, the more your participate, the shaykh is locking your foot to him. You’re less likely to keep bouncing around in the wind when you’re tied to the shaykh by contributing, by emailing, by being involved in all of these activities, you’re locked. You’re not just drifting from channel to channel, that you’re locked onto that way so that they can make the path to be real for you as it is real for them, inshaAllah.
Answers to Your Questions Are What You Need to Hear
Do we have any questions from tonight leftover or you finished them all? Lots of people emailing. They’re wonderful, keep emailing. We have to also teach the way. If you ask and you don’t get the answer you want, it’s not about the answer you want, it’s the answer that you’re supposed to hear. So, remember the tariqah is different than trying to email an imam at the mosque. you may ask something, but you’re going to get something back that may be different and that’s what you needed to hear, not what you wanted to hear.
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: July 9, 2020
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