Mystical Number 108 Kawthar, HAQ and Reality of Sacrifice
This Article Has Been Translated
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
Allah’s (AJ) Eternal Zikr and The 12 Eternal Hijabs
A reminder for myself this is the month of 108. This is the month of Kawthar (The Fountain of Abundance) and awliyaullah (saints) pull the beads together to make the beatific tasbih (prayer beads) of haqqaiqs (realities). That when they’re teaching this is the 12th pardeh. That there are 12 eternal hijabs, pardeh – curtains, veils that Allah (AJ) is dressing Nurul Muhammadi ﷺ (Light of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ) eternally. The 12th, we go to the App: Nurmuhammad.com. You can click at the bottom of the page for the App. And in the App, you go to the ‘Months’, you go to the 12th month – Dhul Hijjah. Then the general understanding of the hijab of this month that is eternally Allah’s (AJ) zikr, “InnAllaha wa malayikatahu yusalluna ‘alan Nabiyi ﷺ.”
﴾إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيماً ﴿٥٦
33:56 – “InnAllaha wa malayikatahu yusalluna ‘alan Nabiyi yaa ayyuhal ladhina aamanu sallu ‘alayhi wa sallimu taslima.” (Surat Al-Ahzab)
“Allah and His angels send blessings upon the Prophet [Muhammad (saws)]: O you that believe! Send your blessings upon him, and salute him with all respect.” (The Combined Forces, 33:56)
Secret of Mystical Number 108 on the 12th Month, Dhul Hijjah
From that haqqaiq Allah (AJ) for just us to understand there are 12 pardeh. That Allah (AJ) is continuously dressing the dress of Nurul Muhammadi ﷺ. This 12th month in our movement towards this ocean of ma’rifah (Gnosticism) with Dhul Hijjah, then you look down it says, ‘Entry way of 12 times 9 is 108.’ That’s where you get the number 108. When we read in our Naqshbandi awrad (daily practices) Dalail ul Khairat (book of praising on Prophet ﷺ), the 108th name out of the 210 names in Dalail ul Khairat is “Abu at Tayyeb” ‘The Good Father, the Fragrant one.’ It means the beatific fragrance of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is from this ocean of 108. So, these are all like beads of reality. So, in this ocean of 108 and the secret of 108 has a secret from the name of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ “Abu at Tayyeb.”
And out of 99 names of Allah (AJ) they reduce down to the 9th name because at 108 is above 99 so that 1-0-8 equals 9. 1 plus nuqt (dot) plus 8 is 9. So, the 9th name of Allah (AJ) that opens and Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is a key for that reality is “Al Jabbar.” Allah (AJ), ‘the one whom compels.’ So, “Abu atTayyeb,“ the father of all fragrance and goodness is a key that opens Sifat al-Jabbar (attribute of the Compeller) on this month. And what does it open? The 108th Surah.
Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is the Sun of Knowers
So, teaching us how to read this reality of Shams ul-‘Arifeen (the Sun of Knowers), one of the names of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. If the companions are stars Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is a star maker.
أَصْحَابِيْ كَالنُّجُـــومْ بِأَيْهِمْ اَقْتَدَيْتِمْ اَهْتَدَيْتِمْ
“Ashabi kan Nujoom, bi ayyihim aqta daytum ahta daytum.”
“My companions are like stars. Follow any one of them and you will be guided.” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
It means the shams and the reality of eternal light. Allah (AJ) in this creation gave us an example of eternity which are the stars. The star lacks a form and has an eternal light. Shams ul ‘Arifeen means that eternal light that is the source of all Gnosticism, all ways of the ‘arifeen and the knowers have to go through this sun and this reality to become a sun.
Awliya Are Traversing Around the Sun of Prophet ﷺ
And this is the 12th hijab that 1,000 years Allah (AJ) was praising “Subhana rabbil ’azheem” upon this light. That Allah’s (AJ) zikr upon that light for 1,000 years of Allah’s (AJ) years “Subhana rabbil ’azheem,” ‘Glory be to the Lord, the Most Sublime.’
سُبْحَانَ رَبِّي الْعَظِيمْ
“Subhana rabbil ’azheem.“
“Glory to my Lord, the Sublime“
When we understand these months, this is a voyage that Allah (AJ) open the lights upon Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. And we said before, it’s like a tram, that awliyaullah who are traversing in this reality of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ they’re moving through this. Every month they’re moving on this ship on an orbit. Anyone who comes with them learns from them, boards upon their ship; they are taking their soul into that journey.
Significance of Haq (Truth) and the Value of 108 in the Month of Kawthar
So, it means that on the month of Kawthar and the month of 108, then the significance of “haq” (truth) because these are the people of haq. ‘Ha’ is 8 in the value of abjad and “Qaf wal Quran al-Majeed” is value of 100. So, haq is a value of 108.
﴾ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ ﴿١
50:1 – “Qaf, wal Quranil Majeed.” (Surat Qaf)
“Qaf. By the honored Qur’an.” (The Letter Qaf, 50:1)
So, then the people who drink from the Kawthar, they are the people of Ahlul haq, the people of truth. What Allah (AJ) dress them and bless them in their Mi’raj (Ascension) and in their pilgrimage.
Pilgrimage of Dunya Vs. Malakut
There’s the pilgrimage of dunya (material world) where you’re making your tawaf (circumambulation) and there’s the pilgrimage of akhirah (hereafter) of the malakut (heavenly realm). When Allah (AJ) every year takes their soul for their real pilgrimage, where they’re making their tawaf around Baitul Ma’mur which is the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. And all their practices there are from reality. So, they drink from the Kawthar, as Allah (AJ) gives you to drink in Zamzam on this earth. That’s why you go there, you’re like bathing in Zamzam, it’s just flowing everywhere. You’re taking it, drinking it, wiping your face, wiping your children’s face, or whoever is with you. Allah’s (AJ) just letting the fountain of abundance flow. What do you imagine then the soul of ‘ashiqeen and ‘arifeen? That Allah (AJ) opened for them the ziyarat (pilgrimage), their soul begins to enter into Manzil ul Qur’an (where the Holy Qur’an emanates), into the Holy Heart. And the no haram (forbidden) precincts of the Holy Soul of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, the real haramain.
Pilgrimage of the Muttaqeen into the Heavenly Realm
That what Allah (AJ) describe, “Alif-Lam-Meem. Dhaalikal kitaabu laa rayba feeh.”
﴾الم ﴿١﴾ ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ ﴿٢
2:1-2 – “Alif, Lam, Meem. (1) Dhaalikal kitaabu laa rayba feeh, hudal lil muttaqeen. (2)” (Surat Al-Baqarah)
“Alif, Lam, Meem. This is the Book that there is no doubt/crookedness in it, it’s a guidance for pious people who are conscious of Allah.” (The Cow, 2:1-2)
Nothing of a falsehood is in this soul and in its reality. The pure of the pure, beyond belief! But it’s a “hudal lil muttaqeen.” It’s only a guidance for the mutaqeen (those with high level of consciousness) that understood that and their souls are making that Hajj (pilgrimage). They’re not asking to go on the physical Hajj. When they say make intention for their hijrah (migration) and their Hajj is to the haqqaiqs and to the ocean into the Heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. So, Allah (AJ) make their soul to make their tawaf and their 7 darajah (spiritual rank) and 7 paradises and their 7 names. The name on the outermost ring all the way to the name in the Divinely Presence in Baitul Ma’mur, in the center where the presence of the Heart and reality of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ like the core. From there that ocean flows of Manzil ul-Qur’an. The ocean of Holy Qur’an is flowing and they’re drinking from that Kawthar.
The Light of Knowledge Will Quench the Thirst of the Soul
What is a Kawthar? What is drinking? We said before when a table from heaven. If they send you a table from heavens it’s going to be kababs of light. How the physical mouth going to eat at a spiritual table? You have to understand its translation. Drinking is the knowledge that comes to you. Allah (AJ) sends these lights into your soul to quench the thirst and the desire of the soul. And they then equate that to a tongue knowledge that, ‘I drank from a fountain of reality.’ Cause how are you going to say, ‘I was given a dress of light’, nobody understand what you’re talking about. So, for those whom are thirsty in dunya after Ramadan, they understand what it means to quench your thirst. That you’re just waiting; that’s why Allah (AJ) says, ‘I give the reward for the one whom waiting for his fast to break, don’t delay it, break it quick.’ Cause you understood at 150-degree temperature your tongue and lips cracking in that weather. The immense thirst that you have. So, they drank from that water.
‘Arifeen Take Us to Divine Presence Like a Tram on a Cable
But for ‘arifeen and those whom are traveling with ‘arifeen, they take everybody on that journey like they’re in a tram moving on a cable. Why? “Bi hablillahi.”
﴾وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّـهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا ۚ ﴿١٠٣
3:103 – “Wa’tasimo bihab lillahi jamee’an wa la tafarraqo…” (Surat Ali-Imran)
“And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not separate…” (Family of Imran, 3:103)
They can’t get lost. They don’t get distracted by the wind. Allah (AJ) send a cable that connect them firmly to the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. That is the secret of their Irshad (guidance). When irshad means that you’ve been given to be a guide. We are dispensing a very firm cable that lock from your heart to the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. And it’s on its course. Many winds will come, distractions will come but this cable is locked to the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. So, stay on board. When you stay on board, they’re taking you. Their souls are making a tawaf around that reality, being dressed by that reality. That they are from Ahlul haq (people of truth) and the light of that reality is dressing them. Light upon light is flowing from that heart upon their souls and as if they’re drinking from that Kawthar.
People of Haq are Dressed with Hayyul Qayyum by the Power of Qur’an
And that Kawthar – its source, its power, its lights is Manzil ul Qur’an, (where the Holy Qur’an emanates). It means Allah (AJ) is dressing them and they’re drinking from the Qur’an. Allah (AJ) give the best of rewards, does not bring it down. He dresses them to drink from Qur’an and they become Hayyu al Qayyum by the power of Qur’an. When Allah (AJ) wants to dress them from these lights, Allah (AJ) grant them now you’re drinking, you are drinking from a reality that’s not created. Allah’s (AJ) Divinely Speech is not created. And you’re drinking from that reality, no doubt you become “Hay.” Beyond the understanding that you reached to Allah’s (AJ) eternity. Nothing shuts you off but Allah (AJ) directly.
So, Bahrul Hayat (the Ocean of Ever-Living), because they’re drinking from Qur’an, they’re drinking from the light and from the Heart of Sayyidina Muhammad’s ﷺ reality. So, when Allah (AJ) make them from oceans of hayat it means the lights of Qur’an are dressing them, dressing them, dressing them, they become “Hay.” They become from the ocean of eternity. As a result of these oceans, “Qaf wal Qur’an” is dressing them.
﴾ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ ﴿١
50:1 – “Qaf, wal Quranil Majeed.” (Surat Qaf)
“Qaf. By the honored Qur’an.” (The Letter Qaf, 50:1)
That same light when its coming, making them from hayat, it’s making them Qayyum. Because that which is eternal is now directly related to Allah (AJ). No longer related to anything from Earth that can feed it, sustain it, take care of it, make it sick, or make it well. It’s eternal. And the only source that can be power for eternity is Qayyum – the Self-Sustained one. Whose sustenance and power its like Allah’s (AJ) describing for dunya you’ve been given a battery pack that never shuts off now. But when you on earth you continuously needed sleep and wake, sleep and wake. You had a battery pack. You had to keep recharging your battery.
At this reality Allah’s (AJ) saying, ‘No, once you drank from this ocean of Al–hayat and you become Hay, Qayyum came with it to dress you. That when you’re Ahlul Hayat (People of Ever-Living) Allah (AJ) make you to be from this Qayyum that its sustenance and sustaining is only from Allah (AJ). And as a result, they become from the people of truth.
What Does ‘Created Everything in Haq (Truth)’ Mean?
When someone else trying to describe what truth is and their understanding is from dunya. ‘I’m true, you’re not true. I’m true because I know this one. You are not you true cause I don’t know who you are.’ This is something different. What does Allah (AJ) mean by truth? ‘When I created this creation in truth.’
﴾خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بِالْحَقِّ ۖ … ﴿٥
39:5 – “Khalaqas samawati wal arda bil Haqqi, …” (Surat Az-Zumur)
“He created the heavens and earth in Haq (truth)…” (The Companies, 39:5)
‘When I created its reality which is the soul of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, I dressed that soul from hayat.’ Cause its power source is Qur’an. The uncreated word of Allah (AJ). Its power source is Hay and that power from Hay is Qayyum. And said, ‘This creation, this light that creation is going to be coming from is in truth, is haq.’
Be Balanced in Your Life
Those whom excelled and gave up only the physical world as their only goal but Allah (AJ) inspired them, ‘You should also be looking to achieve in heavens.’ “Fid dunya hasanat wa akhirah hasanat.” Be balanced in your life that keep your head towards the heavens. It is the source of power, it is the source of blessings, it’s the source of every ni’mat (blessing).
﴾وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ ﴿٢٠١
2:201 – “Wa minhum mai yaqoolu rabbanaaa aatina fid dunyaa hasanatawn wa fil aakhirati hasanatanw wa qinaa azaaban Naar.” (Surat Al-Baqarah)
“Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” (The Cow, 2:201)
Ahbab Make Spiritual Hajj into the Heart of Prophet’s ﷺ Soul
So, then these souls they reach, they drink, their Hajj is in that ocean. Their Hajj is moving and making that tawaf in the real labbaik (Here I am, at Your service). They see their Lord with the eye of their soul. They circumambulate and muhibeen (lovers of the way), muqarrabin whom they see the throne and the one seated upon the throne and they’re moving around and making tawaf around that reality. So, everything you do of your physical Hajj, they’re doing in their spiritual Hajj. For them the Kawthar is everywhere. They’re putting upon their soul, they’re drinking in hands and in cups, swimming within the oceans of Kawthar. That reality is the reality that we are asking to achieve, to enter into these oceans of haqqaiq, to be dressed by these blessings.
That, that 108 has an immense secret that Allah (AJ) give for ‘arifeen that this is the month of Kawthar. This is the month in which the heart of Prophet ﷺ is open, the spiritual heart of that soul. That wherever your soul is in the vicinity of the reality of the lights of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, ahbab (lovers of Prophet ﷺ) are allowed the entry into the heart. And they’re moving within that reality, drinking from that reality, being dressed and blessed from that reality.
‘Arafah of ‘Arifeen Will Be Judged Based on the Yearlong Sacrifice
And their ‘Arafah is that they’re ‘arifeen. That the pinnacle of their understanding and their belief “Fasali li rabbika wanhar.” (So pray to your Lord and Sacrifice).
﴾فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ ﴿٢
108:2 – “Fasali li rabbika wanhar. ” (Surat Al-Kawthar)
“So pray to your Lord and Sacrifice.” (The Abundance, 108:2)
And every year when they reach to that – that’s why when we started the talk it’s about struggle. So, every year their ‘Arafah is being judged. How much did you struggle for the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ? Cause they are the qurban (sacrifice); there is no sheep up there to give in your place. You are the qurban in that presence.
Nabi Musa (as) Sacrificed His Risalah & Became the Qurban
Didn’t Nabi Musa (as) want that? He gave his title. He gave his risalah (prophecy). Said, ‘I don’t want to be the one giving this message to this people. I want where La ilaha illAllah Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ, I want where the two rivers meet.’
﴾وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِفَتَاهُ لَا أَبْرَحُ حَتَّىٰ أَبْلُغَ مَجْمَعَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ أَوْ أَمْضِيَ حُقُبًا ﴿٦٠
18:60 – “Wa idh qala Mosa lefatahu laa abrahu hatta ablugha majma’a albahrayni aw amdiya huquba.” (Surat Al-Kahf)
“Behold, Moses said to his attendant, I will not give up until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travel.” (The Cave, 18:60)
And he was the qurban. He was sent to the one who had the knife which was Sayyidina Khidr (as) and he’s going to zabiha you very slowly. That’s why we say Allah’s (AJ) sword is dull. Sayyidina Khidr (as) was insulting him until Sayyidina Khidr (as) threw him out. He’s Ulul ‘Azam, these are the great, big Prophets of Allah (AJ). But just to show that was his year to be from ‘arifeen of that reality. That he came to Prophet ﷺ, everyone’s a qurban, that, ‘I’m offering to you myself. Do you see how your loved servant what he did to me? And I said nothing and I zabiha for you, I sacrificed for you. Grant me this love, grant me this ishq (love), grant me all these realities.’
Holy Companions are Examples of Qurban for Prophet ﷺ
So, they’re teaching the qurban of dunya, you’re struggling to give a cow or sheep, a lamb maybe half a lamb, maybe a chicken. Now Muharram is teaching you from the family. There’s no chickens and lambs here, it’s just you. You’re the qurban and you’ll be zabiha’d. At some point you will be really zabiha’d cause now the world is entering into its last phase. Are you ready? You’re looking for something easy?
So, then they come to teach, ‘Oh no, no, we’ll show you how to reach there.’ And that’s the example of their lives and the Holy Companions. All the companions died. The four great companions poisoned, betrayed, and killed cause of course they’re the examples of being qurban. They were the qurban for Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. ‘We served your nation and all they did was kill us.’ Not outside people, Allah (AJ) didn’t permit anyone outside to do that. Only the nation had permission to do that. Why? So, that they would be granted to be a qurban for Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. And as a result of that sacrifice, they would intercede for those who harmed them. And that’s the immense beauty of Allah’s (AJ) justice.
Sword of Imam Mahdi (as) Permits Awliyaullah to Describe Realities
We pray that Allah (AJ) give us more and more understanding and the realities and the haqqaiqs of Hajj. And so many unimaginable events are taking place in the world of soul with awliyaullah that people can’t even imagine. And all you have to do is just come into their association and hold on. Whatever they’re talking from their heart, they’re dressing you from that reality and they’ve been given permission to even describe that reality. This permission doesn’t come without the sword of Sayyidina Mahdi (as) right next to them. Cause had in any other time in life they talked ten thousand people would have attacked them. And now let’s see if they dare one, cause that sword comes after their head. And only with that permission those realities and haqqaiqs are pushing through, pushing through, pushing through. Why? Because a deeper reality is coming.
How Can You Drink From Kawthar on this Earth?
So, when they reach to that reality, reach to that blessings. So, then how do you drink from the Kawthar on this Earth? Every word they speak and every knowledge you’re hearing from YouTube, from Facebook, from re-broadcast – it doesn’t matter. From their tongue is a fountain of Kawthar. As soon as you hear it you have drank from their Kawthar. And that Kawthar is the secret of Hayyul Qayyum. When you’re depressed, listen to the talks, when you’re anxious listen to the talks, when your energy is down listen to the talks; you are drinking from Kawthar realities. And you should be listening to them all the time, if it’s the Kawthar that you want.
Truth is More Powerful Than Falsehood
They will come into the being and the truth is more powerful than falsehood and falsehood by its nature is perishing. So, every time you hear the teaching it’s a truth that comes in and begin to shatter everything wrong inside the heart, begin to shatter everything in the head.
﴾وَ قُلْ جَآءَالْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَطِلُ، إِنَّ الْبَطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا ﴿٨١
17:81 – “Wa qul jaa alhaqqu wa zahaqal baatil, innal batila kana zahoqa.” (Surat Al-Isra)
“And say, Truth has come, and falsehood has perished. Indeed falsehood, [by its nature], is ever perishing/bound to perish.” (The Night Journey, 17:81)
If you can’t take it in your head what did Sayyidina Khidr (as) said to Nabi Musa (as), ‘Be patient and don’t ask a question regarding this reality, until I give you permission.’
﴾قَالَ فَإِنِ اتَّبَعْتَنِي فَلَا تَسْأَلْنِي عَن شَيْءٍ حَتَّىٰ أُحْدِثَ لَكَ مِنْهُ ذِكْرًا ﴿٧٠
18:70 – “Qala fa ini ittaba’tanee fala tasalnee ‘an shay-in hatta ohditha laka minhu dhikra.” (Surat Al-Kahf)
“[Khidr] He said, Then if you follow me, do not ask me questions about anything until I myself speak to you concerning it.” (The Cave, 18:70)
This is Qur’an. Why? Of course, when a truth comes into your head, your head is filled with every type of false understanding. It hits it and every false idol within your brain begin to use your tongue to speak. Your heart’s not speaking and asking something back. Your false idol took control of your tongue, ‘whoosh,’ and gave a sharp answer back. Somebody asked about the reality of something; as soon as they gave a reply that, ‘These are the haqqaiqs’, Oh! They started to curse cause the idol got angry inside that, ‘What’s he talking about?’
When Guides Hit You With Truth, Stay Quiet
So, why with Sayyidina Khidr (as), Allah (AJ) gave the adab (manner), ‘Don’t ask anything.’ Cause when they start hitting you with truth, stay quiet. Until this truth goes in there and start cutting everything up, cutting everything up. Let it to come in and begin to disconnect every wrong in your head. You’ve been raised with lies, from going to the moon, to Santa Clause, from Coca-Cola, from Easter bunnies laying eggs; everything has been a lie on this earth. And you want the truth to come, it has to come like a sword and ‘khoop, khoop, khoop, khoop.’ We pray that Allah (AJ) give us patience, 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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