Secret of the 10th Month – Shawwal and the Power of 90
This Article Has Been Translated
From the Realities of Mawlana (Q) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi
A’uzu 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
Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘aalameen, was salaatu was salaamu ‘alaa Ashraful Mursaleen, Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammadul Mustafa ﷺ. Madad ya Sayyidi ya Rasulul Kareem, Ya Habibul ‘Azeem, unzur halana wa ishfa’lana, ‘abidona bi madadikum wa nazarekum.
Spend Your Life in the Love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
To be nothing, to be nothing that Allah’s (AJ) rahmah and mercy to be dressing upon us, and if not by the grace of Allah (AJ) and Allah’s (AJ) rahmah, we cease to exit. And our lives, inshaAllah, to be in the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ in the way of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ and to busy ourselves with the world of light. And the understanding from the world of light, and alhamdulillah, in the 10th lunar month the reality of the 90 opens.
Every Month Has a Veil in the Way of Shamsul ‘Arifeen
That, in the way of Shamsul ‘Arifeen (Sun of Knowers), from all the different knowledges of Mawlana Shaykh’s (Q) barakah (blessing), that every month has a hijab (veil), every month has a dress, every month has a reality. And for those who are trying their best to follow the ‘arifeen (gnostics) they are reminding for us that there is a ship in which that ship is moving in the ma’rifah (Gnosticism) of Prophet ﷺ. And that its baab and its gate enters through the power of 9. And this is from the sultanate (kingdom) of the heavens.
The Power of 9 is Stamped on Every Servant of the Kingdom
And every servant of the heavens is stamped by the 9. It means on your hand you have 81 and 18 and the 8 and the 1 becomes 9 and the hand being one of the most important features of the human. That Allah (AJ), ‘Everything you want, you have to reach out for; every type of greeting is through the hand.’ It means that Allah (AJ) stamps that hand to remind that, ‘You are servants of the kingdom and its sultanate is in the power of 9 and the ‘Azimah (Might) of 9. And in the knowledge of numbers 1 through 9, “huwal Awwal” is 1 and 9 is “wal Aakhir” and it is the building block of all numbers. It means that every other two-digit number can be reduced to 1 through 9. Nine being the sultanate and the power.
Allah (AJ) Annihilates the Ego in Ramadan Through Fasting
And alhamdulillah, we just left the Sultan (King) of months which was the 9th month, it was Ramadan. And that in the way of ma’rifah these ships are moving in the oceans of the reality of Prophet ﷺ. And why they want us to understand these ma’rifahs and these understandings and these knowledges. That, by understanding them we are understanding where these ships are traversing. By doing their zikrs (Divine remembrance) and understanding their knowledges, you begin to be dressed by those realities.
And when they are teaching that in the 9th month, the Sultan of months is Ramadan, in which Allah (AJ) annihilates the ego. The power of Ramadan is so powerful and such a merciful dress that Allah (AJ) completely, with Divinely qudra (power), annihilates everything in which He is not pleased with. That is the barakah of siyam and fasting. That, as soon as the servant is entering into that ninth hijab and the fast of Ramadan, means the only way to pass through that veil and that power and the qudra is in a state of fasting. So everybody’s been ordered on the ship, ‘Begin to fast.’ As that ship is moving in that ocean then these qadirs, and these oceans of power, begin to dress the soul. By dressing the soul and annihilating the nafs (ego), it’s taking it to be a nuqt (dot). So 9 being the highest power and being the doorway to complete submission. Because after you reach the apex of power, all that is left is a dust, a nuqt.
The Reality of Shawwal Opens the Power of 90
This means then the reality of the 10th month begins to open, and the reality of Shawwal in which an ‘azimah, and each month has a hijab, has a dress, and has a blessing within it. The 10th month opens the secret of 90 and from that 90 of Shawwal is the entry way. And the 90th name of Prophet ﷺ is Sayyidina Ni’matullah ﷺ (The Blessings of Allah (AJ)). That, by understanding that month and the names and the surah (chapter), means that Sayyidina Ni’matullah ﷺ, the 90th name of Prophet ﷺ, is dressing that month. So whatever you are asking from Allah (AJ), you ask it in Allah’s (AJ) Ismullah (Name of Allah (AJ)), and asking in the greatness and in the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
The 90th name of Allah (AJ), al-Mani – the Preventer of Harm. You say, ‘Ya Rabbi, bi haqqi al-Mani’ bi haqqi Ni’matullah ﷺ, Ya Sayyidi Ya Rasulul Kareem (The Most Generous Prophet) Ya Habibul ‘Azim (The Magnificent Beloved), that to grant me from my request, grant me from my prayers, let me to be dressed by Your oceans, dressed by Your blessings.’ It means the understanding on how to use those keys that, that hijab and that blessing is coming under sifat Al Mani’, in what is going to be dressing that hijab. These are twelve ancient hijabs in which Allah (AJ) is dressing eternally the reality of Prophet ﷺ. That the soul of Prophet ﷺ is continuously under the dress and the zikr of Allah (AJ). The dress of that month in which Allah (AJ) is dressing the soul of Prophet ﷺ, “Subhaana dhul `arshi `amma yasifun.”
سُبْحَانَ ذُوالْعَرْشِ عَمَا يَصِفُونْ
“Subhana dhul ’arshi ‘amma yasifun.”
“Glory be to the Owner of the Throne, above all else attributed to Him.”
Allah (AJ) magnifying and glorifying the Divinely Throne, and the importance of that is that the 1 and the 0 shows that reality. That Ni’matullah ﷺ, that they are taking us now into the presence of the King, by being annihilated in the oceans of 9, in the oceans of Ramadan and the oceans of siyam. What’s opening for us? It is the 10.
Reality of 10 – Only the Nuqt Can Enter into the Divinely Presence
The 10 shows itself that the 1 is the upright, is the reality of the Divinely Presence and everything that enters into that Divinely Presence has to be a nuqt. That’s why many people get depressed in Shawwal. So much light, so much power, so much energy was coming in Ramadan. It means Allah (AJ) dressing the servant from paradise realities. Those are lights and energies that are not available upon Earth. As soon as the servant enters into a state of fasting Allah (AJ) is dressing, dressing, dressing to such a high level of energy that when the next hijab of the month opens you find yourself not even at normal but below normal.
So they become very sad, they become very depressed, they become very sort of lethargic, they don’t want to do anything. Why? Because of the high state of energy that was being dressed in Ramadan. Even the point of coming to normal, you don’t feel it normal, you feel it to be negative, below the line, ‘Ah, I don’t feel like doing anything.’ No, no! This is a normal frequency in which you are vibrating at. But because of the extreme energy of Ramadan, then it makes the false illusion that something has gone wrong, maybe Allah (AJ) forgot me, astaghfirullah, maybe something’s happened. No, no! This is the reality of that hijab. So by understanding its reality we begin to understand ourselves. From that annihilation, Allah (AJ) making us like a nuqt, like a piece of powder, just to be dust. That, only that dust can enter into the Divinely Presence and that signifies the 10.
Anything We Didn’t Achieve in Ramadan Will Be Achieved in Shawwal
That, if they want to bring the reality of insan (human being) into the Divinely Presence, because now this is the hijrah (migration) and the Hajj (pilgrimage) of realities. Every year starts from Muharram all the way to the 12th month, the month of Hajj. There is a physical Hajj in which you buy a ticket and you go to Makkah and Madina, inshaAllah. Or spiritual in which every year, ‘Ya Rabbi, we started Muharram with the right foot stepping Ya Rabbi, that we are making a hijrah towards Your Divinely Presence and never stopping.’ This journey is an eternal journey so by the 10th month, “Subhaana dhul ‘arshi ‘amma yasifun.” It means they are taking the souls and the reality into the Divinely Presence, when nobody can be ON in the presence of the One.
That is why everybody feels khashiya (dust), everybody feels down, everybody feels they have achieved nothing. Of course, there is no way to feel that you have achieved anything in the presence of the One. You only feel that you have achieved when you’re by yourself in your own ocean, then you feel that you are the greatest one. But when Allah (AJ) wants to bring the servant into the Divinely Presence means, ‘I am going to make you to be khashiya, to be nothing, to be crushed,’ and anything you didn’t achieve in Ramadan has to be achieved in the tenth month.
Seek the Du’a of Awliyaullah to Be Spared From Physical Difficulties
It means they crush everything, they destroy everything, bring everything down to be like dust. Better to come onto property instead of your physicality! Even when difficulty comes onto property, it is considered a crushing, and by the du’a (supplication) of awliyaullah (saints) they spare people from being crushed physically. What they didn’t achieve and what Allah (AJ) wanted them to achieve, it must be achieved. So that when a difficulty going to come, by the du’a of pious people, ‘Ya Rabbi, spare them not to be in physical difficulty, let it to come to their property,’ which alhamdulillah is a big ni’mat (blessing). It’s a big blessing, instead of coming to the physicality. That, whatever Allah (AJ) wants is going to be happened. It means that that has to be crushed.
The Reality of Crushing Opens the Reality of Binary Code
So 10 becomes the reality of the crushing. That, to be nothing in the presence of the One. That opens that way of ma’rifah; that opens the reality of binary code. Everything in this dunya (material world) that you are benefiting from – we said many times before – is based on the binary code. That, the understanding of ON and OFF, ON and OFF – all of our training will be based on ON and OFF. All of egoism is based on ON. So this dunya teaches everybody be ON all the time, be ON – ‘ananiya (I-ness), ‘I am, I am, I am.’ When you hear when they speak they speak in the I-ness, ‘I am this, I am that great one, I am descendant of this, I walk on water, I am, I am,’ until they become Pharaoh, fir’aun, and he said, ‘I am the lord most high.’
Our way and the way of ma’rifah is that, ‘No! You are nothing, you are absolutely nothing. I am nothing, I am nothing, I am nothing. Oh, I wish I was something completely unknown.’ To be unknown means why? Then you can become a dust, and dust they can ‘phooo’ (Shaykh blows on fingers), blow it into the Divinely Presence. That is why then the awliya when they pray they say, ‘Ya Rabbi, let me to be dust under the feet of the Prophet ﷺ, not to raise my head, not to be anything.’
All Awliyaullah are Granted Sainthood as Family of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
Anytime I think I am going to be something, even you think you are descendant and you talk to Prophet ﷺ as if he is your brother and you talk in a disrespectful way, you’re still showing that you are something and its not our way! Even you are family, you are not family, you are a brother, you are a sister, he alayhis salato wa salam is the Sultan. You don’t even raise your head into the presence of the Sultan. All awliyaullah are family of the Prophet ﷺ. There is nobody who came to fountain of wilayat (sainthood) without being from Ahlul Bayt (Holy Family of Prophet ﷺ), whether they are Ahlul Bayt of physicality or Ahlul Bayt in which Prophet ﷺ granted to Sayyidina Sulaiman al-Farsi (as). There is no way, there is no way to enter into that threshold; when Prophet ﷺ grants wilayat he has to drink from the fountain of Imam Ali’s (as) hands.
And all sainthood, Imam Rabbani (ra) said all sainthood and all awliyaullah know that their sainthood is signed by Imam Ali (as) – Asadullah al-Ghalib (Victorious Lion of Allah (AJ). Finished! That is the way! They are all Ahlul Bayt but they don’t ever talk with Prophet ﷺ or talk about Prophet ﷺ in a disrespectful manner. It means their family relationship is hidden in the family time with Prophet ﷺ. Other than that it is all based on the sultanate of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ that you are nothing; you look to the feet asking, ‘Ya Rabbi, let me just to be dust in the presence of Prophet ﷺ, to be dust in the presence of Prophet ﷺ and open for us the reality of binary code.’
Awliya Train Us to Turn OFF So We May Be Dressed by Izzatullah
As much as the person believes they are the one, the binary code can’t open. Because the binary code is based on an energy. If you are OFF, Izzatullah (Allah’s (AJ) Might and Magnificence) is ON. If they teach you and train you on how to be OFF, how to be OFF, how to be OFF and they move you into that Presence, then what happens? Izzatullah can hit what’s OFF. But if you are ON and trying to move into the Divinely Presence, it’s impossible! Allah (AJ), ‘If you are ON, stay ON and be with yourself. All that I want in My Divinely Presence is that which is OFF.’
That is why the gate of Ramadan. It means Ramadan is the complete annihilation. Be nothing, be nothing, ‘Even I don’t want your worshipness,’ because fasting is the greatest reward for us to be nothing. Not even eat, nothing, ‘Just don’t do, nothing, I am going to be dressing you.’ If it was based on doing something, why the greatest reward would come from fasting? So even Allah (AJ) wants everything OFF, be nothing, be nothing. Awliyaullah will bring that nothingness and then Izzatullah will dress it.
Izzatullah, if it hits that servant, what happens the next month? That nothing becomes 1 – 11. Because the next month coming is one of the holy months, Dhul Qi’dah, right before the Hajj. Why that month is holy? Because by taking that reality, “Subhana man dhul arshi amma yasifoon,” moving it into the Divinely Presence, moving it into the Divinely Presence, and under the tarbiyah (discipline) of awliya stay nothing, be nothing, be nothing, be nothing. Keep crying, keep admitting to yourself that you are nothing. Hence difficulty in that month comes so that they cry, they cry, they are nothing, they are nothing, until they can take the dress of that month, be dressed and blessed by that month.
Reality of 11 – Ahad of Allah (AJ) Dresses the Wahid of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
And then the 11th month and the secret of 11 opens, where Allah (AJ) dresses that from an ayna, from a mirror of realities. That if that nothingness and Allah’s (AJ) Izzah (Might) begins to dress that soul, immediately it comes up into its oneness. Then the secret of the 11th month, and 9 x 11 is 99. So the 11th month when it begins to open, means that that 1 and the understanding of ma’rifah, that 1 of Allah (AJ) it dresses the oneness of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. We can never reach into that.
Ahad (The One & Only) is Oneness, is dressing the reality of Wahid (The Unique One). Wahid is again uniquely, nothing like onto Prophet ﷺ. As there is nothing like Allah (AJ), which is Ahad, there is nothing like Wahid because it is a waw with an ahad, because He created this creation with the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. It means that waw, and the waw represents Prophet’s ﷺ soul. That, that 1 reflects to the 1 of Prophet ﷺ. The 1 of Prophet ﷺ then begins to reflect out to all awliyaullah.
It means they carry the dress and the reflection of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, and then beginning the 12th month which is the hijrah into the Divinely Presence and that is the reality of Hajj. That they are not only asking from their physicality but at every moment, ‘Ya Rabbi, let our souls to go for real hijrah into that Divinely Presence.’ And that real hijrah is by entering the baab (gate) of 9, the Baab at Tawbah (Door of Repentance) in which the servant wants to be nothing, to lose all of their identity and enter in towards that Divinely Presence.
Nothing is Random in the Understanding of Numbers
Nothing is random. Anybody who analyzes codes, there is nothing random. It’s all very laid out and very specific. So the deeper they are going into numbers, the deeper the understanding that this is all a code. So then understanding of the numbers, and understanding of that reality, then is important for our lives.
And that every hijab, every month that you enter into that hijab; you look at the diagram, you understand that this is the reality of this month is opening up. That, ‘Ya Rabbi, let me to be under sifat al-Mani’, that Your Name that’s dressing.’ Because this is the dress of Prophet ﷺ. When they discuss the haqqaiq (realities) of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, that Prophet ﷺ was dressed for 12,000 years, 12 hijabs and each hijab a certain amount of years Allah (AJ) was dressing. As this dress was coming then Prophet’s ﷺ light was sweating. That never stops because Allah (AJ) has no time. So it means Allah (AJ) is eternally dressing the soul of Prophet ﷺ. It is continuously under a nazar (gaze).
Awliyaullah are the Keys to Unlock Immense Divinely Knowledges
So these hijabs, for us to understand, they are like an ocean. We are going through them; as soon as you enter into that month, then these awliyaullah are speaking based on those realities because their ship is in that reality. So it means that Surat al Balad is the 90th surah. So then the realities of Surat al Balad will be dressing that month. That when you are asking for a du’a, ‘Ya Rabbi, bi sifat al Mani’ grant me my request…Ya Rabbi bi sifat, by the name of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, Ya Ni’matullah alayhis salato wa salam, dress me from that.’ These are all the keys on how to use that understanding and that knowledge, and to understand their ma’rifah because you are a passenger on their ships. If you don’t know, then you begin to study left and right in the wrong direction. As much as you can study that understanding in their ship, then you begin to understand what they are beginning to convey of realities.
Reflective Reality of the 11th Month Will Manifest What’s Hidden Inside
Next month is the month of zalzalah (earthquake). Don’t be surprised if there is a zalzalah because Allah (AJ) is bringing the power of that surah on the 11th month. So the month in which is the 11th, and the reality of the mirror, why Allah (AJ) made it to be Surat Az-Zalzalah? Because when you read Surat Az-Zalzalah, Allah (AJ) describing, ‘The concept of zalzalah is that it has to shake and break what is hidden inside.’
﴾إِذَا زُلْزِلَتِ الْأَرْضُ زِلْزَالَهَا ﴿١﴾ وَأَخْرَجَتِ الْأَرْضُ أَثْقَالَهَا ﴿٢
99:1-2 – “Izaa zul zilatil ardu zil zaalaha (1) Wa akh rajatil ardu athqaalaha (2)” (Surat Az-Zalzalah)
“When the earth is shaken with her (final) earthquake. (1) And the earth discharges its burdens (from within) (2)” (The Earthquake, 99:1-2)
Contractions of the Womb and the Earth are Symbolic of Our Reality
When Allah (AJ) wants something that is hidden inside to come out, how are you going to get it out? It is not going to come out willfully like, ‘Come,’ and its coming. You have to get that and crack it. When they crack it open then that which is hidden, Allah (AJ) describes, ‘Will be coming out.’ And every moment there is a zalzalah of this Earth. They say this Earth is in continuous contraction exactly the same as the womb of a woman. From the beginning of her pregnancy towards the end, the stomach is in contractions. She doesn’t feel it until the later stage when what is in has to come out.
Same with the Earth; it is in continuous contraction because it is a symbol of our reality. So then by understanding you see the 11th month is an ayna (mirror), is opening; the reality of this reflection is opening and what Allah (AJ) wants inside to begin to manifest. So its a very beatific month, lots of tajallis (manifestation), lots of blessings. At the same time, lots of hardship upon dunya (material world).
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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