Sunnah P.2 – Protection Against Bad Energy (Siwak, Ring, Cane, Body Energy, Wudu)
This Article Has Been Translated
From the Realities of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani (Q) as taught by Mawlana 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
Alhamdulillah, in the teachings of the noble sunnah of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, that whatever Prophet ﷺ brought for us was for energy. That its real core and the reality is that we are an energy being. The soul is made from energy. It needs energy and it wants to be defended from negativity. There is positive flow of energy and the negative flow of energy. By understanding that reality, we reach a state of perfection, or move at least in that direction. Means that everything that Prophet ﷺ brought for us out of the noble sunnah, you follow it. Later they will begin to teach its reality and its importance.
The Perfect Symmetry of Humans, The Codes on the Hands
We left off last time at the importance of the hands, that the hands have tremendous secrets and encoding upon them, that your left hand has this upside down V, triangle shape and a line ٨١; right hand has the line and the triangle ١٨. It means this is 18 on the right hand and 81 on the left hand. Means the perfect symmetry of who we are. One side is reflecting the other side. As a matter of fact, your brain, on the left side, controls your right side; your brain on the right side controls your left side. That’s how nice Allah (AJ) designed the symmetry of insan.
Sunnah of Prophet ﷺ is a Complete Solution to All Problems
By understanding when we are going for wudu (ablution). We talked last time about the importance of keeping the hair to be short, the importance of keeping your head to be covered. Because all of this is based on people asking, ‘Shaykh I have negativity, shaykh I have problems, I have difficulty.’ Whether it is with sustenance, whether it’s with energy, whether it’s with sicknesses, all of these things that we incur upon this earth, Prophet ﷺ brought the complete solution, which was the sunnah.
That sunnah is a perfection of the energy. The practices built the energy; the sunnah safeguards and protects that energy. Means that by keeping the hair, you take away that negative energy, by keeping the head to be covered, you sanctify the energy like a capstone on top of the pyramid. Its full power is when that cap is upon the head because everything else is just being released from the head.
The shayateen (devils) and the negative energies, they understand where the energy points of insaan (human being) and they locate themselves upon those energy points and they basically withdraw everything. We talked before, that it’s symbolic from the movie, The Matrix. What Allah (AJ) wanted to show within that reality when they showed that all the human beings, all they really were, was a battery, that they were like in pods and all the shayateen were just pulling their energy. And that’s how they view us on this earth. They don’t have the heavenly energy: “Wa laqad karamna Bani Adam“.
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ…
17:70 – “Wa laqad karramna bani adama…” (Surat al Isra)
“And We have certainly honored the children of Adam…” (Holy Quran, The Night Journey 17:70)
We are a paradise being walking upon the earth. And the shayateen (demons) are seeing, saying, ‘Look at this energies.’ They don’t have access to that. So their whole interest is to ride upon insan like a big battery. They lock themselves from the back and begin to take all the energy from that insan, whether they’re pulling it from the head, pulling it from the heart, pulling it from feet.
So the noble sunnah comes to safeguard, that you are a paradise being and you are to be safeguarded while you are walking upon this earth. By following the way of Prophet ﷺ, then we are entitled to that protection and Malaika (angels) are then protecting those who are following the way of the prophets. All the prophets brought that reality.
Reality of the Fingers – The Holy Companions and Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
Then when we go to the secrets of the hands, we see that by washing the hands, we are releasing tremendous codes. And as soon as you are washing your hands and realize you have a ring on your right hand. We left off last time, that each finger is symbolic of a reality: that Sayyidina Uthman (as) for Jami al-Qur’an and the reality of knowledge is your pinky; your ring finger is the finger of loyalty and struggle, which is to Sayyidina Umar al-Farooq, “Qul jaa al haqq wa zahaqal baatil“.
وَ قُلْ جَآءَالْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَطِلُ، إِنَّ الْبَطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا
17:81 – “Wa qul jaa alhaqqu wa zahaqal baatil, innal batila kana zahooqa.” (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)
Means that you spend your life supporting truth and come against falsehood. Don’t live a life in which you support falsehood, but support the truth of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal, and the truth of our reality and our soul.
Then to the longest finger [the middle finger], is for Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (as); where Prophet ﷺ described that the greatness of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, from what Allah (AJ) had poured into the heart of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq: as-siddiq al-mutlaq.
مَا صَبَ اللهُ فِيْ صَدْرِيْ شَيْءً اِلَا وَ صَبَبْتُهُ فِيْ صَدْرِي اَبِيْ بَكْر اَلصِّدِيقْ
“Ma sabAllahu fi Sadri shay an illa wa sababtuhu fi sadri Abi Bakr as Siddiq.”
Prophet ﷺ said: “Whatever I received, I poured in the heart of Abu Bakr as Siddiq.”
Then the index finger has to deal with the family of Prophet ﷺ and Imam Ali (as) and that support. Then the noble finger upon these four fingers that are similar; the most different one is the thumb, which is the identity and this represents Prophet ﷺ. This gives insaan its majesty. Allah (AJ)says, ‘We call you back all the way to your thumbprint’.
أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنسَانُ أَلَّن نَّجْمَعَ عِظَامَهُ ﴿٣﴾ بَلَىٰ قَادِرِينَ عَلَىٰ أَن نُّسَوِّيَ بَنَانَهُ ﴿٤
75:3-4 – “Ayahsabul insaanu al lan najm’a ‘izaamah (3) Balaa qaadireena ‘alaaa an nusawwiya banaanah. (4)” (Surat al Qiyamah)
“Does man think that We will not assemble his bones?(3) Yes. We have the power to restore (even) his very fingertips.” (Holy Quran, The Resurrection, 75:3-4)
Means you have a unique identity that’s uniquely for yourself.
Later when you begin to train with your energy, understand that as soon as you, you are touching your hands, you are activating codes. When you are beginning to understand the energy of your reality, that you have a unique energy for yourself. As soon as that energy begins to touch the hand, you are calling from your reality in Bahr al-Qudra (Ocean of Power), to become present with you, more than what you have now. From whatever energy you have now, as soon as you make tafakkur and begin to understand the importance of the hands, you are able to call and summons that reality, that uniquely identified on that thumb.
So that shahadah finger that brings the oceans of Bahr al-Qudra, why Allah (AJ)want you to make your shahadah? Means that the power of the soul is moving through that finger. As soon as it scans your identity on the thumb, it calls for that energy to be present with the soul in excess of what’s necessary for your day to day functioning. When Allah (AJ) wants to open that reality for the believer to bring their energy, to bring their qudra (power), so that they can achieve higher levels of understanding.
Sunnah of the Ring on the Right Hand, Allegiance to Prophet ﷺ
So means then the ring and the sunnah of the ring on the right hand, and this is the allegiance to the Prophet ﷺ. That ring is from aqeeq (Carnelian), so that it opens the power of the heart, brings a softness to the heart, or from fairuz and turquoise. We said before that the turquoise is for taking away negative energy; that taking away hasad (jealousy). For the ladies, same thing, that the ring is still there as a sunnah and you can wear a necklace; you can wear different jewellery for women that have the turquoise. That turquoise is meant to deflect negative energy that people are looking through their eyes. When they look with their eyes, they are able to send a hasad, a jealousy to people. If that hits the turquoise, the turquoise takes it and many times, may crack.
We are an energy being but people don’t understand the extent of their energy. That’s why Prophet ﷺ described that, ‘Be humble and don’t do things that gain people’s hasad‘. Don’t go round with so much in front of people because their eyes are hungry. As soon as they look at what you have and they don’t have, immediately an energy is produced and sent out; and if you are the recipient of that, then this leads to sickness and difficulties and lots of mushkilat. So again, the sunnah is a shield of protection. So as soon as that one has a turquoise ring, it’s a deflection. If it’s a female and they have the turquoise necklace or turquoise bracelets, it’s a deflection from that energy.
Then you go to the body and the sunnah clothes. The importance of the sunnah clothes is that it is the dress of modesty [for men and women].
Safeguard What you Eat, Negative Energy Contaminates the Food
Then we go to the siwak, where the importance of the siwak is that as soon as you use the siwak, it’s a tremendous cleansing for the energy that’s entering into the mouth. Means from everything that you are eating, drinking and breathing, it has an energy in it. The food doesn’t have the energy, but the energy that’s attaching to that food is what’s important. If the person was not in a clean state, in junub or in a non-clean state and they are touching food, all of their badness is put upon that food. As soon as you eat it, you begin to take that energy within your being.
That’s why Prophet ﷺ described that, ‘Safeguard where you eat, how you eat, who you eat from’. If the person, when you are going out and going to restaurants and going to places, if the one serving you has no understanding of washing. And they are in completely dirty state, you don’t know what they have been doing. They put all of that state that they are in into the food, and serve you from that energy. As soon as you put it into your mouth, you have now gathered that energy. Many times, the Ahl ul-Bayt, (Family and descendant of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, their teeth all cracked from hasad, from the bad energy of people. Because as this energy is going in it is affecting the teeth. The teeth that Allah (AJ) are putting is the first line of defense that protects that body.
Sunnah of Using Siwak – To Clean Negative Energy of the Mouth
Exactly what goes in the mouth, has a direct correlation to the heart. So only now they found that plaque can cause heart disease; and this Prophet ﷺ was teaching, uh, 1500 years ago! Why the siwak/miswak [a stick used as a Toothbrush]? A siwak was not meant to be only toothbrush, when they say, ‘No I have now big Crest; I can use Crest toothpaste.’ No, no; the wood and the siwak and the reality of [the prayer said when you use the Siwak] ‘nifaaq min al qalbi wa shirk khafi’, was that: ‘take away the hypocrisy in my heart and the hidden shirk (polytheism)’. It had nothing to do with brightening your teeth; but it had to do with energy. As soon as you put the siwak into your mouth, you immediately grounded the mouth. Whatever energies are flowing into the mouth, as soon as you put the siwak– it is wood- that wood is pulling the negative energy out so that that energy doesn’t affect the heart.
Most important is to use it before you are going to do amal (good deed), you are going to recite Qur’an, you’re going to pray. That is what Prophet ﷺ described Allah (AJ) is giving the ajar and the reward of 27 times your salah (daily prayer), if you use siwak. That is how Allah (AJ) wanted to stress that reality. Twenty Seven, 27 because it’s the baab and the door to paradise: Isra wal Mi’raj is on the 27th; Laylat ul-Qadr is on the 27th. Allah (AJ) then describing: this is the secret to that paradise.
If there’s an ‘aalim (scholar) or someone who professes to know something and you see them talk and you see them pray and they don’t use siwak, immediately come to your understanding: that are not conscious of energy, they are not conscious of the realities of the soul. So they are not reaching states of perfection because this is an important sunnah that is the key to the heart. If the heart wants to open and they are not using siwak, how is it going to open?
It’s impossible because everything they are eating and drinking is going in, and mainly from the ghadab, anger and bad energy. All of those energies go through the mouth and begin to affect the heart. So means then the siwak and the importance of the siwak, we said it before: it’s not a fashion statement. Prophet ﷺ gave everything as a perfection of energy.
Sunnah of Asaa (Cane) – To Ground Your Energy
Go to the asaa (cane) they were all, the inheritors of the prophets; the asaa, that when they carry the asaa and the reality of that asaa is that it was the third prong. Women can also carry asa (cane); there are nice stores online, they have very elegant asaas that you order. That this cane is the third prong, means a grounding. Prophet ﷺ was teaching 1500 years ago electrical grounding, that your 2 feet are 2 currents that are touching this earth. When you begin to understand there is an electromagnetic field upon the earth, it moves on the earth; your 2 feet are plugged in. That ability [energy] is giving you the ability to stand straight. Your feet are plugged into that energy, pulling that energy up.
If you begin to understand the flow of energy, that earth energy is all negative and it’s coming up, up, up [from your feet upward to stomach]. Prophet ﷺ describes: your biggest battle is going to be the equator of your reality. Your equator, like the earth- because we are a symbol of the earth- your equator is the belly button. So your body is like the earth. Prophet ﷺ described: the entire battle of your being is your stomach. It’s going to be your equator.
Means all of your earth energy and negative energy, electromagnetic flow of energy is through the earth: all their desires, all their wants, all their bad character, is moving through the earth. They are moving up your body and clashing now into your belly. All your heavenly energy and heavenly dress upon the soul is your upper lata’if (energy points). That’s why the heart lata’if (chakra/energy points) and the heart is based on the upper portion of your body.
Allah (AJ) sends the tanzil ar-Rahmah (descending mercy) and sends the manifestations and the lights of paradise and the soul realities upon the soul. This is your yin and yang and this is the great conflict for insaan (mankind). That your energy, heavenly energy is coming and dressing your soul through the upper portion of your reality, and all the material desires are upon the earth, clashing.
So every clash now is happening within the belly. The asaa was the grounding. As soon as your hold the asaa, it’s a grounding for insaan to pull out the extra energy. Because as you are building your energy and you are building your positive charge and you are taking the negative charge of earth, it has to go somewhere. It’s clashing, so these 2 energies are clashing from the top to the bottom. As soon as they hold the asaa, they are able to purge the negative charge out of the body.
Means then understanding that flow of energy, we begin to understand many things upon ourselves. When you go home and your feet smell, it’s too much dunya energy upon you. That’s why pious people, their feet don’t smell. Their feet are from the feet of paradise. They are teaching that this dunya energy has a very dirtiness and when you understand the flow of it that coming up and trying to overtake you, every practice and everything that you are doing, from your siwak and controlling your head, covering the head, and washing with the understandings of wudu, is all a perfection of the energy.
Importance of Washing away Negative Energy
That’s why people who have difficulties, these energies are coming up the leg; and from the leg it’s moving towards the back. Then the clash going to be into the spine and into the stomach. Means then the importance of understanding that energy, that whatever you are doing in life, you have to wash often. As soon as you shower and visualize that water coming like a waterfall and your soul cleansing itself within the water, to relieve itself of these negative energies.
When the energy is too negative, then it’s recommended to make a bath and put salt within that bath, the Himalayan salt, Epson salt. Salt is a natural purifier; means salt takes away negativity. Even holding the salt stones takes away negativity. Even putting in your meat and rolling it in salt and then rinsing it off takes away all the negativity. Allah (AJ) gave us that Salt, as a natural way of purification. So many awliyaullah (saints), they sleep with salt right by their bed and they put that in their mouth as soon as they wake up to make sure that the negative energy is off of them, until they can reach to make wudu.
Sunnah of Wudu (Ablution) – To Burn away fires of Shayateen
Mean then understanding the flow of energy; then you begin to understand how to wash, how to control that. Then the importance that Prophet ﷺ gave us of wudu (ablution). That the water and the power of wudu burns away the fires of shayateen (devils).
Pray Salat al Wudu
So as soon as you go to make your wudu, you wash and don’t speak to anyone; come out and pray 2 rakaah (2 cycle prayer). That 2 rakaah, it becomes the seal of the wudu and the seal and the armour for the believer. Means as soon as they’re washing, they’re not speaking, they’re entering into a purified state. As soon as they pray 2 rakaah, Prophet ﷺ told that: pray salaat ul-wudu, your wudu become like an armour, that it seals your body from satanic and shaytaanic and evilness attacks.
So the importance of wudu: it’s not something [that they say], ‘Oh yeah, well they used to do that back home. We don’t have to do that now. I took a shower in the morning’. But if you relieved yourself and lost your state of wudu, you are now best under the attack of shaitan because the satanic attack is looking for deficiency in your energy field. So when you watch, like these sci-fi (science Fiction) movies, they see the shield around and the ifrit and the shayateen are everywhere. They are waiting for an energy field to be void upon the believer and immediately enter into the attack.
So what Prophet ﷺ brought in the wudu (ablution) is that to wash the 2 dirtiest parts of your body. The way that you relieve yourself from the front and from the back are the big entry points for shayateen because those are the dirty entry points of the body. If those parts remain to be dirty and not to be purified and to be clean, again, all the negative charge immediately runs from below the earth and shoots up through the believer and enters into the body. And again, becomes all the lower intestinal problems. So many people have a lot of difficulties in the lower body. And everything that Prophet ﷺ brought was for perfection. It wasn’t just something you did back home, you know, like old times.
Say, ‘No!’ These water and the use of water when you relieve yourself from front or from back was a way to sanctify and safeguard your body entrance points, so that shayateen won’t enter from those points. Then the reality of wudu, sealing the body with salaat ul-wudu and then all of the sunnah that was given to us as a safeguard and a protection.
Subhana rabbika rabbil ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen. Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi sirri Surat al-Fatiha
[Special thanks to sister Hafsa for their help with transcribing this suhbah.]
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