Follow the Perfected Muhammadan Guides; Rashidin (Guided), Mahdiyeen (Muhammadan Guide) and Kamilin (Perfected Guides) P2
This Article Has Been Translated
From the Realities of Mawlana (ق) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi.
Audhu Billahi min ash Shaitanir Rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
I seek refuge in Allah (AJ) from Satan, the rejected one
In the name of Allah (AJ), the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
“Ateeullah atee ar rasul wa ulil amrin 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)
Our Way is to Be Nothing
And alhamdulillah always a reminder for myself and for those trying to study from our way is to try to bring ourselves down before Allah (AJ) brings it down! So we took a way in which to efface ourselves, to be nothing. Ana abduka ajiz wa miskeen wa zalim wa jahl and by the grace of Allah (AJ) that I’m still in existence. That inshaAllah Allah (AJ) forgive our shortcomings and wrongdoings and grant us good amal (actions), the best of amal that wash away every difficulty and every badness.
Nobody Understand Allah’s (AJ) Signs Except Those Who Tafakkur (Contemplate)
From the knowledge of Allah (AJ) to the heart of Prophet ﷺ, from Prophet ﷺ to those whom are the lovers of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ – awliyaullah (saints). That from their teachings and inspirations they ask us that when Allah (AJ) said, ‘I’m going to show my signs upon the horizon and I’m going to show from what’s within yourself.’
﴾سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ … ﴿٥٣
41:53 – “Sanureehim ayatina fil afaqi wa fee anfusihim hatta yatabayyana lahum annahu alhaqqu…” (Surat Al-Isra)
“We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth…” (The Night Journey, 41:53)
And no one will understand except those who are in tafakkur those who, they contemplate everything. They look and they want to know the majesty of Allah (AJ). And they sit and they contemplate, take a seat on a mountain, in a park and watch the moon, the stars, the sun.
﴾وَسَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعاً مِّنْهُ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لَّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ ﴿١٣
45:13 – “Wa sakhkhara lakum ma fis Samawati wa ma fil Ardi jamee’an minhu, inna fee dhalika la ayatin liqawmin yatafakkaron.” (Surat Al-Jathiya)
“And He has subjected/gave the authority to you [Sayyidina Mahmood (pbuh)], as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: Behold, in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect/Contemplate [Meditate].” (The Crouching, 45:13)
Who is More Honoured, The Sun or Insan (Humankind)?
And they come into our lives and remind us that who’s higher in majesty and ihtiram (respect) for Allah (AJ) – the moon? The sun? Or insan (humankind)? Not the station that it represents, but that physical moon has more honour with Allah (AJ) or insan (humankind)? The sun, the physical sun, it has more honour with Allah (AJ) or insan? They come into our lives and teach, no! Walaqad karamna bani Adam.
﴾وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُم مِّنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَفَضَّلْنَاهُمْ عَلَىٰ كَثِيرٍ مِّمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا تَفْضِيلًا ﴿٧٠
17:70 – “Wa laqad karramna banee adama, wa hamalna hum filbarri wal bahri wa razaqnahum minat tayyibati wa faddalnahum ‘ala katheerin mimman khalaqna tafdeela. (Surat Al-Isra)
“And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided good and pure sustenance and bestow upon them favours, and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.” (The Night Journey, 17:70)
Allah (AJ) says, ‘I have honoured your creation and I blew from my realities and spirit into your being. Wa Allamal Qur’an, but then, Khalaqal Insan. And I’ve taught you all, and dressed you from Holy Qur’an, then I made your insan, your form.
﴾عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ ﴿٢﴾ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ ﴿٣
55:2-3 – “Allamal Qur’an (2). Khalaqal Insaan (3).” (Surat Ar Rahman)
”It is He Who has taught the Qur’an. (2) He has created Man. (3)” (The Beneficent, 55: 2-3)
Insan (Humankind) is a Noble Creation, Angels Bow Down to Them
You’re a very noble creation, where angels bow down to you. If you reach what Allah (AJ) want of realities the angels will bow in ihtiram (respect). Ibadah and worship is only for Allah (AJ) but the angels will show their respect.
﴾فَإِذَا سَوَّيْتُهُ وَنَفَخْتُ فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِي فَقَعُوا لَهُ سَاجِدِينَ ﴿٧٢
38:72 – “Fa idha sawwaytuhu wa nafakhtu feehi min Rohee faqa’o lahu sajideen.” (Surat Sad)
“So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul/spirit, then fall down to him in prostration.” (Saad, 38:72)
If you are noble creation and you reached your nobility, you reached what Allah (AJ) wanted for you reach. So it means that insan and people – human beings are more blessed than the moon and the sun. And that’s why they [guides] come and begin to teach.
Then if you understood that and you understood how Allah (AJ), God almighty runs His kingdom, because we’re asking to inherit form that kingdom, ‘Thy kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread;and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…” — The Lord’s Prayer
This is the way of all realities and every Prophet brought the same reality; bring God’s kingdom into your heart. Qalbil mumin baitullah.
قَلْبَ الْمُؤْمِنْ بَيْتُ الرَّبْ
“Qalb al mu’min baytur rabb.”
“The heart of the believer is the House of the Lord.” Hadith Qudsi
Bring Allah’s (AJ) immense love into your heart and you’ll inherit on this earth His heavenly kingdom and you’ll be from the inheritors of the heavenly kingdom in malakut (heavenly realm).
We Are Created to Be in Need to Seek a Means to Approach Divine
And they looked to the moon and they see that we have no life on this earth without that moon. So our simple existence, because we want to understand the role that Allah (AJ) shows us around us. If they take the moon, you have no life on this earth.
So people say, ‘Oh oh, it’s just Allah (AJ). All I need is Allah (AJ). Don’t talk to me about shaykhs. Don’t talk to me about the prophets. Don’t talk to me about anything – all I need is God directly!’ And Allah (AJ) clarifies for us, ‘Don’t have that arrogance. Everything is a tawassul and a means. Look your little pity self on that earth; you’re in need and I created you in need!’ Allah (AJ) is the Might and Majesty of all creation but without that moon you’re not in existence.
﴾وَخُلِقَ الْإِنسَانُ ضَعِيفًا ﴿٢٨…
4:28 – “…Wa Khuliqa Al-‘Insanu Da’ifaan.” (Surat An-Nisa)
“…and mankind was created weak.” (The Women, 4:28)
Allah (AJ) Placed Us On Earth to Exist, In Perfect Distance From the Sun
Without the sun you’re non-existent. No life on this earth. No sunshine, there’s no breath there’s no air – the photosynthesis. There’s no vision. There’s no warmth. If you’re too close to the sun, you’ll burn. If you’re too far from the sun, you freeze to death. The moon is 2500, 250 degrees in sunlight and negative 250 degrees when the sun is away – you freeze to death. You’re exactly placed on an Earth in which Allah (AJ) wants you to survive. You could have been put anywhere else and immediately a burn on Venus and Mars. So Allah (AJ) saying there is a tawassul (conveying), there’s a way and a means to everything. Take its understanding! Be the one who contemplates and looks, ‘Ya Rabbi, that without this sunshine twelve hours a day dressing upon me. I’m not going to grow. I’m not going to have any existence.’ Actually if the sun blocked itself, all of your bones will shatter. They become vitamin-D deficient, like Vancouver.
Growth Comes From Precise Amounts of Sunlight and Moonlight
The sunshine; what light it sends upon you your actual growth is from what? The moonlight. So all the plants, all the farming, all the things that we’re eating it grows from moonlight. So Allah (AJ) begin to show: You’re a creature that’s in need. What light is coming from this sun, you need twelve hours of that to continuously dress your creation it’s photons to dress upon you to bless you and you’re almost in more need of the moon. Because when the sun is reflecting and shining upon the moon, that moonlight is now in charge of this earth.
The Prophets Are the Suns and Their Companions Are the Moons
Because Allah (AJ) want us to know the Prophets are the suns and the moons are those whom follow them and I am Lord of all of them; “Rabbal Mashariq wa rabbal magharib.”
﴾رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقَيْنِ وَرَبُّ الْمَغْرِبَيْنِ ﴿١٧
55:17 – “Rabbul mashriqayni wa Rabbul maghribayn.” (Surat Ar-Rahman)
“[He is] Lord of the two sunrises and Lord of the two sunsets.” (The Beneficient, 55:17)
‘I am the Lord of the suns the rising suns, the sun and the plural of suns, I am the Lord of all the Prophets and I’m the Lord of all the moons. I’m the Lord of all the companions of the prophets and those whom follow the prophets. I am the Lord over all of them.’ But they have an immense reality that they dress and bless you. And the light that’s sending from the prophets, human can only take so much. And then it has to be reflected to the moonlight and the moonlight will then begin to reflect that same light from the prophets back.
The Moon is in Perfect Itibah (Obedience) to the Sun and Doesn’t Go Off Course
But the moon is a perfected creation. It doesn’t inject its own thought it doesn’t inject its own egoism and think that it has a light. It has been thoroughly crushed, crushed to where it believes it has no light it is merely the reflection and in perfect itibah, in perfect obedience. It follows perfectly the sun and it doesn’t wander to different sun to the left sun. It doesn’t go off-course and go towards Venus go towards Mars, everyday making a different choice, a different direction. I’ll listen to this one. I’ll follow that one.
﴾وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا ﴿١﴾ وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا تَلَاهَا ﴿٢
91:1-2 – “Wash Shamsi wa duhaha. (1) Wal Qamari idha talaha. (2) Wan nahari idha jallaha.” (Surat Ash-Shams)
“By the Sun and his (glorious) Brightness. (1) By the Moon as she follows him. (2)” (The Sun, 91:1-2)
Your faith become like smorgasbord or like a buffet – you take it from everywhere. The moon teaches us: No no! Perfect itibah (obedience)! That this sun, I completely follow that reality and I want to be dressed by that reality.
So, they establish that we’re in need. Now if you’re in need of that sun and that moon, imagine then the immensity of souls, where Prophet’s ﷺ soul is more powerful that this sun. So, you’re in need of the light of Prophet’s ﷺ dress upon your insan. That’s why they established this.
Do Not Ask the Shaykh to Listen to You!
So, don’t come back and say, ‘No, it’s only Allah (AJ).’ Don’t come back and say only Allah (AJ) and don’t be arrogant in your approach to Me! You need the sun and the moon. More powerful than My suns and My moons is the light of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, the light of all the prophets, they are suns. You need them for your perfection you need them to reach your reality you need their nazar and their gaze.
That’s why Allah (AJ) clarified in Qur’an, Don’t ask Prophet ﷺ to listen to you! Don’t ask the Shaykhs to listen to you; their ears are locked upon their Lord but the nazar and the gaze. Why Allah (AJ) said in Quran when Allah (AJ) has no time? So, don’t ask Prophet ﷺ to listen to you but ask that unzur, that His ﷺ gaze be upon you. It means eternally. Allah (AJ) has no time in Holy Qur’an, eternally! Allah (AJ) is teaching us, when you address Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, ask for His ﷺ holy gaze to be upon you. He ﷺ is going to now reflect His lights.
﴾يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَقُولُوا رَاعِنَا وَقُولُوا انظُرْنَا وَاسْمَعُوا …﴿١٠٤
2:104 – “Yaa ayyuhal ladheena aamano, laa taqolo ra’yina wa qolu unzurna wasma’o…” (Surat Al-Baqarah)
“O you who believe! Do not say (to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)) Raina, listen to us, and say Unzurna (gaze upon us) and you listen (to him (pbuh)…” (The Cow, 2:104)
Ulul Amr Are the Moons, Reflecting Lights of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
And the companions, ahlul bayt (Family of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ) and awliya (saints) are from Atiullah ati ar Rasul wa ulil amre minkum. The Ulul Amr, they’re inheriting from these moons. And they become moons because they are completely reflecting the lights of Prophet ﷺ.
﴾ياأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ… ﴿٥٩
4:59 – “Ya ayyu hal latheena amanoo Atiullaha wa atiur Rasola wa Ulil amre minkum…” (Surat An-Nisa)
“O You who have believed, Obey Allah, Obey the Messenger, and those in authority among you…” (The Women, 4:59)
Everything is Raised by the Nazar (Gaze) of Ulul Amr (Saints)
Then Allah (AJ) is teaching, ‘You’re also more in need in this dunya (material world) for that gaze, for the gaze of these ulil amr (saints) because you may not be able to reach the sun directly.’ And if you gaze in the sun too much, it’ll take away your eyesight. So the sun, even in growth and vegetation, it merely comes for a short period to sweeten. If everything was raised in the sun, it would look like the desert. It would burn it. So everything grows, everything is rushd and raised by the moonlight, by ulil amr (saints). Because Prophet ﷺ is not visible for everyone, their level of faith is not that, that they can connect directly with Prophet ﷺ; it’s their whimsical imagination. But they need, on this earth, always moons that are moving. Those moons, they reflect the reality of Prophet ﷺ. As a result people, they grow in faith.
Real Ulul Amr (Saints) are Qamarun (Moons)!
It’s all from Qur’an and hadith, but they’ve to be clever to understand when Allah (AJ), “Ittaqullah wo kunu ma as sadiqeen.”
﴾يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللّهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ ﴿١١٩
9:119 – “Ya ayyuhal ladheena amanoo ittaqollaha wa kono ma’as sadiqeen.” (Surat At-Tawba)
“O you who have believed, have consciousness of Allah and be with those who are truthful/ Pious /sincere (in words and deed).” (The Repentance, 9:119)
Allah (AJ) is telling us have a consciousness and keep the company of the sadiqeen (truthful/pious ones). Later you’ll understand they’re like moons – they’re qamarun! And as a result they’re reflecting the lights of Prophet ﷺ but you haven’t eyes to see. You say he looks like a person, “basharun mithluna” (Holy Qur’an, 36:15), he’s looked like a human like me, because your nafs and ego begin to enter. And they say throughout Holy Qur’an, they spoke the same way about Prophet ﷺ, companions of Prophet ﷺ.
﴾قَالُوا مَا أَنتُمْ إِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُنَا وَمَا أَنزَلَ الرَّحْمَـٰنُ مِن شَيْءٍ إِنْ أَنتُمْ إِلَّا تَكْذِبُونَ ﴿١٥
36:15 – “Qaaloo maa antum illaa basharum mislunaa wa maa anzalar Rahmaanu min shay’in, in antum illaa takziboon.” (Surat YaSeen)
“They said, You are not but human beings like us, and the Most Merciful sends not sort of revelation. You are only telling lies.” (YaSeen, 36:15)
This is not about the physical eyes but what Allah (AJ) describing, ‘You’re in need. You’re in need of the light and the gaze of Prophet ﷺ.’ And that we’re in need of the light and the gaze of these ulil amr who are Qamarun. They are moons and they begin to reflect.
Khutbatul Jumah – Awliya Dress Our Soul With Their Haqaiqs (Realities)
And alhamdulillah, Allah (AJ) gave us to be from the flag of Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Abdullah Faiz Dagestani (Q) and Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Haqqani (q).
And every Jummah they’re teaching us with their words all of these haqaiqs (realities). If only we repeat what they teach us, we would be completely dressing our souls. So, “Salla Allahu ta`ala ‘alayhi wa ‘ala Alihi, wa awlaadihee…” in the words of the Jummah when they’re going over the Jummah: “…wa ‘ala Alihi, wa awlaadihee wa azwaajihee, wa Ashabihee, wa atbayihee, wa khulafaeh rashidin al Mahdiyeen mim ba’dihee, wa wuzarai kaamileen” so Rashidin, Mahdiyeen, wa Kaamileen. “fi `ahde, Khususon minhum `ala immati khulafai Rasulallahi `ala atahqeq umara e mu’mineen, hadarati Abi bakrin, wa `Umarin, wa `Uthmanin, wa `Ali, Imam Hassan, wa Imam Hussain, dhul Qadril Jaleel. Wa ‘ala baqiati asSahabati wattabi’yeen, ridwanullaahi ta’ala ‘alayhim ajma’yeen.”
They gave the formula of the qamar (moon). Because people come back and say, “Say peace and blessings of Almighty Allah (AJ) be upon Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, His Holy family, His children, His wives, His Holy companions, His true followers who followed him in righteousness, kept the way of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.” It’s the English of those words. “…upon the rightly guided and most perfected Muhammadan guides…” Mahdiyeen means Muhammadan guides. “who came after, and the perfected ministers, wuzaraa, and who reached immense states of moral excellence and completed their covenant with their Lord.
Special peace and blessings of Allah (AJ) be upon the Imams of this nation; the khulafa, the representatives of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, the messenger of Allah (AJ) and who achieved the immense stations of proximity to Allah (AJ), the leader of believers Sayyidina AbuBakr as-Siddiq-al-Mutlaq (as) – perfected and being truthful, Sayidina Umar Farooq (as) – distinguished truth from falsehood, Sayyidina Uthman Ghani (as) –Jami al-Quran al-Majeed, the compiler, the honored compiler of the Holy Qur’an, the rich and prosperous, Sayyidina Imam Ali (as) – Assad Allah al-Ghalib – the victorious lion of Allah (AJ), Imam al-Hassan (as) – al-Mujtaba wal Imam al-Hussein (as) – Sayed al-Shuhada, peace and blessings be upon all their souls. And their souls have immense proximity to Allah’s (AJ) divinely presence, and dress from Allah’s (AJ) Divinely Oceans of Majestic Might and Majestic Beauty.”
The Formula to Become a Qamar (Moon)
It means they gave us the instructions of Qamarun. Because people come back and say, ‘Oh, I don’t need to follow anyone. I can follow Prophet ﷺ directly.’ You’re incorrect! Because the awliya (saints) are teaching us, ‘No! The Rashidin, al-Mahdiyeen wa Kamileen – the Kamileen is going to describe that they’re kamil (perfected) and they inherit from Qaf wal Quran al-Majeed (Holy Qur’an, 50:1). Because we said in beginning, they’re the people whom Allah (AJ) Allamal Qur’an, Allamal Qur’an, they reached to their realities.
﴾عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ ﴿٢
55:2 – “Allamal Qur’an ” (Surat Ar-Rahman)
“It is He Who has taught the Qur’an. ” (The Beneficent, 55:2)
Letters of Qamar (Moon) Describe the Formula – Qaf, Meem, Ra
Qamar – Qaf Meem Raa; you can’t get to the Qaf without going through the Raa. The bull’s-eye, the goal is to reach to that Qaf wal Quranil Majeed (Holy Qur’an, 50:1).
﴾ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ ﴿١
50:1 – “Qaf, wal Quranil Majeed.” (Surat Qaf)
“Qaf. By the honored Qur’an.” (The Letter Qaf, 50:1)
So our life is about understanding. When we’re saying qamarun qamarun qamarun, they come back with the huroof (Arabic letters) and begin to teach there’s a formula in which Allah (AJ) wanted for us that follow the Rashidin and Mahdiyeen. They’re kamileen, they’re kamil (perfected). This is going to be a description of them.
You Can’t Achieve Any Stations Without a Guide
So it means Rashidin, they are Abdul-Rasheed (Servant of the Guide) and they are guided souls whom Allah (AJ) inspired them to follow a Shaykh, follow a moon. What I want to dress you with, you will never achieve if you don’t take that path! You’ll not achieve it by yourself. You will not make a connection to Prophet ﷺ by yourself. You’ll not achieve any of those ranks that Allah (AJ) wants. But you cannot do it too! It doesn’t matter, doesn’t mean, not everybody graduates with a PhD and becomes a doctor. Some don’t do anything. They don’t go to any school. That’s free for you, too. They’re talking about a very high level of perfection. When you say, ‘Shaykh, I don’t have to do it.’ Absolutely correct! You don’t have to do any of it!
Do Not Let Your Nafs (Ego) Represent You!
But if you’re claiming that you’re going to reach to be kamil (perfected); and whom not represented by a guide and whom not represented by a lawyer, a fool is his lawyer. It means his shaytan (satan) is his wakeel (advocate). Even in the court system, they tell you only a fool represents himself. You have no understanding of any law, of any understanding of any type of defense and you want to defend yourself against Allah (AJ), enter into His divinely court? And you want to follow your nafs (ego) and your own desires. This is impossible to reach these realities.
Rashidin (Rightly Guided) Have License and Written Permission to Guide
So these realities in the Arabic letters will begin to define exactly. So you must find those servants who are Rashidin. As a result of being Abdul-Rasheed, Allah (AJ) inspired them that, ‘Follow the people of guidance! And those whom we granted guidance, they have an authorization of irshad. Because they’re Abdul-Rasheed.’
Irshad means permission, written authorization to guide people; they’re like licensed doctors. There are many clinics, no offense to Mexico and Tijuana – you can go across the border and you’ll find many clinics. I heard there are even people doing plastic surgery and nobody even knows if he was a plumber or electrician. And he injects you with motor oil and makes all your body. There’s somebody who injects his arm with motor oil and makes it to be big. This doesn’t mean that that person is licensed. Anyone can claim anything they want.
But those whom Allah (AJ) made them to be Rashidin that they were guided, they followed a guide, they went through all what we’re going to explain of that guidance. As a result that guide signs: You’re Rashidin. We’re going to grant you irshad. That order is coming from Allah (AJ), from atiullah given to the heart of Prophet’s ﷺ soul atiurRasul and then order comes to ulil amr (saints). Grant that one the permission for irshad! And they sign the permission and they’re Rashidin.
﴾ياأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ…﴿٥٩
4:59 – “Ya ayyu hal latheena amanoo Atiullaha wa atiur Rasola wa Ulil amre minkum…” (Surat An-Nisa)
“O You who have believed, Obey Allah, Obey the Messenger, and those in authority among you…” (The Women, 4:59)
Character of Rashidin Always Remains Sweet
And you see their character outside and their character inside matching; that their character is correct. Their character is filled with love. Their character is filled with compassion. Their character is the way of love. They don’t scream, they don’t shout, they don’t attack. They are attacked and they remain sweet. They’re insulted and they remain sweet. They’re never salty but always sweet. Majority, they claim themselves to be nice, you squeeze them, you come out with words you could never have imagined from that servant. Because they claim to be sweet. Nobody is sweet until Allah (AJ) squeeze you, squeeze you, squeeze you and say how much sour is coming, how much sour is coming.
This means they’ve been tested. We talk from Ashab al-Kahf (People of the Cave) – they’ve had rocks, they’ve had difficulty thrown upon them. If they tell you clean the bathroom, you’re on your knees and scrubbing. Otherwise you show, ‘Oh my God, I have such a sickness. How dare you talk to me like that! It means then you have years of cleaning ahead of you.
Mahdiyeen are Muhammadan Guides Dressed From Sayyidina Mahdi (as)
So Rashidin, they have been brought down. They accompanied. As a result, Allah (AJ) grant them irshad (permission). When granting of irshad (permission), it means then the Shaykh at that level is also teaching: I’m going to make you Mahdiyoon. That you’re going to come and you’re going to be a hadi (guide) of Allah (AJ) because you have a siffat (attribute). You have irshad (permission). It means now you have to be hadi and a guide; but you have to be a Muhammadan guide! And Allah (AJ) would begin to open the realities that your ears – nobody can call themselves a murshid (authorized spiritual guide). It’s just the title in the subcontinent. Everybody is a mawlana (master), everybody is a murshid (authorized spiritual guide). Everybody is everything. But what they’re talking of these realities, these are very difficult to achieve.
The Mahdiyeen means they’re the Muhammadan hadis (guides), that they’re dressed from the realities of Sayyidina Mahdi (as). And we said before that Sayyidina Mahdi (as) is not only a timed event. We say, ‘Okay, when is there the end of world coming and Sayyidina Mahdi (as) is coming!
عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بن مسعود عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : ” لا تَذْهَبُ أَوْ لا تَنْقَضِي الدُّنْيَا حَتَّى يَمْلِكَ الْعَرَبَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي يُوَاطِئُ اسْمُهُ اسْمِي ” مسند أحمد 5/199 ح 3573
‘An Abdillah bin Mas’ud, ‘Anan Nabi (saws) qala:
“La tazhabu aw la tanqadid dunya hatta ymlikal ‘Araba rajulun min ahlil bayti yuwatiyu ismuhu ismi.” (Musanad Ahmad)
AbdulAllah Ibn Masoud (ra) narrated that the messenger of Allah Prophet Muhamamd (pbuh) said: “The dunya (the material world) won’t come to an end, until it’s ruled by one of my grandchildren whose name is similar mine).” [Imam Ahmad’s Recording]
Mahdiyeen is the Highest Level of Guidance
Mahdiyeen – it means there’s no time. It’s the highest level of guidance. The highest levels of perfection that Allah (AJ) taking that servant, doesn’t mean that they’re perfected, but continuously raising them, raising them, raising them under the nazar (gaze) of the soul of Sayyidina Mahdi (as), and it doesn’t need physical appearance. But this is an eternal dress that Allah (AJ) gave to that reality that’s going to make you a Muhammadan guide, a hadi. And Allah (AJ) is going to train you.
That’s the hadith that they came through voluntary worship and they approached through their nawafil, they approached through voluntary, they did all the fard (obligatory worship) they came with voluntary. I became their ears in which they hear I became the eyes in which they see. Everyone knows that hadith here.
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَة رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُول اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم إنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى قَالَ: “مَنْ عَادَى لِي وَلِيًّا فَقْد آذَنْتهُ بِالْحَرْبِ، وَمَا تَقَرَّبَ إلَيَّ عَبْدِي بِشَيْءٍ أَحَبَّ إلَيَّ مِمَّا افْتَرَضْتُ عَلَيْهِ، وَلَا يَزَالُ عَبْدِي يَتَقَرَّبُ إلَيَّ بِالنَّوَافِلِ حَتَّى أُحِبَّهُ، فَإِذَا أَحْبَبْتُهُ كُنْت سَمْعَهُ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ بِهِ، وَبَصَرَهُ الَّذِي يُبْصِرُ بِهِ، وَيَدَهُ الَّتِي يَبْطِشُ بِهَا، وَرِجْلَهُ الَّتِي يَمْشِي بِهَا، وَلَئِنْ سَأَلَنِي لَأُعْطِيَنَّهُ،…” [ رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ
“Man ‘ada li waliyan faqda adhantahu bilharbe, wa ma taqarraba ilayya ‘Abdi bi shayin ahabba ilayya mimma aftaradtu ‘alayhi,, wa la yazaalu ‘Abdi yataqarrabu ilayya bin nawafile hatta ahebahu, fa idha ahbabtuhu kunta Sam’ahul ladhi yasma’u behi, wa Basarahul ladhi yubsiru behi, wa Yadahul lati yabTeshu beha, wa Rejlahul lati yamshi beha, wa la in sa alani la a’Teyannahu, …”
Hadith qudsi narrated by Abu Hurayra, that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said that “Allah (AJ) said, ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a waliy (saint) of Mine. My servant continues to draw near to Me with voluntary acts of worship so that I shall love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him…” (Hadith Qudsi, Sahih al-Bukhari, 81:38:2)
Rashidin Granted the ‘Ra’ and Are Rabaniyoon (Lordly Souls)
That’s the hadith that Allah (AJ) is describing, when I’m going to open for this hadith that Prophet ﷺ describe. So much so that you become rabbaniyoon (lordly soul); because you’re all from the people of irshad (guidance), you were granted the Ra. You’re not a normal soul, you’re a lofty soul. You’re rabbaniyoon and so much so that you have power of “kun faya kun” (be and it is).
﴾إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ شَيْئًا أَن يَقُولَ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ ﴿٨٢
36:82 – “Innama AmruHu idha Arada shay an, an yaqola lahu kun faya koon.” (Surat YaSeen)
“His Command is when He Wills/Intends a thing, He says to it, “Be,” and it is!” (YaSeen, 36:82)
That merely your heart begins to pray and Allah (AJ) begin to grant. Why? Because you’ve been smashed and pounded that your will is matching Prophet’s ﷺ will. Prophet’s ﷺ will matching Allah’s (AJ) Will. It’s actually Allah’s (AJ) Will that is pushing your heart to make that dua and Allah (AJ) grant what Allah (AJ) wanted in the beginning.
Muhammadan Guides Don’t Try to Change Allah’s (AJ) Will
They never can pray against what Allah (AJ) wants. They don’t change what Allah (AJ) brought. If somebody is sick, they don’t make them to be good. Allah (AJ) wanted that person sick. They just advise, ‘Maybe you should do some good things so that your Lord be happy with you.’ They’re not opening a competing store with the Divinely Presence. Allah (AJ) take away something and they put it back?
These guides; they know exactly Allah (AJ) wants something from that servant. Their responsibility is: Your Lord wants something from you, perfect yourself perfect your character!
Mahdiyeen Inherit from the Tongue of Truth (Lisanul Haq wa Lisanul Siddiq al-Aliya)
Their ears will be perfected their eyes will be perfected. Their breath will be full of qudra (power). As a result, they speak through that Holy Tongue, lisan al-Haq wa lisan al-Saiddiq al-Aliya. That they inherit from a tongue of truth and from the tongue of the holy companions and they speak from that reality.
وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُم مِّن رَّحْمَتِنَا وَجَعَلْنَا لَهُمْ لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ عَلِيًّا (٥٠)
19:50 – “Wa wahabna lahum min rahmatina wa ja’alna lahum lisana Sidqin ‘Aliya.” (Surat Maryam)
“And We bestowed of Our Mercy on them, and We granted them lofty honour from/on the tongue of truth.” (Mary, 19:50)
It means they’re being dressed by the Divinely Face – their ears are dressed, their eyes are dressed, their breath is dressed. As a result, they can speak the truth and these are Mahdiyeen. At that time, Allah (AJ) bring their soul and say, ‘You are now Qamarun that look to where you’re supposed to look! This sun will continuously be shining upon your face and your face be dressed by those realities.’
Be Loyal to One Guide, Don’t Go to Ten People For Guidance
We pray that Allah (AJ) guide us and give us understanding. People whom come out and keep saying that I don’t need to follow a guide. No, you don’t need to do anything! You can sit in Taco Bell all day long but you’re not going to reach Allah’s (AJ) Divinely Realities that he wanted to bestow upon. You have to be tested. You have to be tried. You have to be taught that, ‘Don’t look left and don’t look right, don’t go to ten different people.’ This is about loyalty! You keep one focus and that’s your focus until you’re in the grave. You don’t choose left and right. And they begin to teach that loyalty that understanding; you’re locked on! As soon you’re locked on, their nazar (gaze) be upon you and dress you.
We pray that Allah (AJ) dress us from these lights of these holy months. This is the month of al-Qamar (moon), opening for the holy months of Rajab, Sahaban and Ramadan, 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.
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