• Mawlana’s Sohbah at Madni Jamia Masjid at Bradford, UK on the 21st of January
Read Sultanق’s Sohbah here:
Ṭarīqatunā aṣ-Suḥbah wa l-Khayru fi l-Jam‘iyyah.
AstaghfiruLlah. AstaghfiruLlah. AstaghfiruLlah l-Azim wa Atubu ilayh.
AlhamduliLlah wa sh-Shukru li-Llah for His جل جلاله favor. We meet with good people, with beloved people for Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla in this night. Tomorrow a holy night is coming: The First is ShahruLlah “Month of Allah جل جلاله”, Shahru (month of) Rajab.
Shahru Rajab, Shahru Sha’ban and Shahru Ramadan: three months that are a very important season for collecting rewards and collecting Allah’s جل جلاله favors. This is for Awliya, for Tariqah, for sincere Mu’mins. It is an occasion to remember Akhirah and to work for Akhirah. With everything you do, you remember Akhirah. You do it for the benefit of people. People who are in need of these blessed days, special days. The first one is Rajab ShahruLlah. The second is Sha’ban Shahr of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, month of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. The third is Ramadan: the the Shahr, month of the Ummah.
Each one has special days also. The first one (Rajab)has: the first Thursday which is a holy blessed night, and on the 27th (of Rajab) is also a blessed day which is Isra’ and Mi’raj. In Sha’ban also: the 15th of Sha’ban, Laylatu Ragha’ib in which is given what will happen next year. It will be written in heaven what we will have. Many people maybe their name is written to reach the second year, it will be there. The third is Shahru Ramadan.
The holy Ramadan is all blessed. Especially the last 10 days of Ramadan, in which Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa- sallam was doing Itikaf during all these days. And Laylatu l-Qadr which comes most of the time in the last 10 days of Ramadan, but it may also be in all of Ramadan. Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says it can be in the whole year even. It is hidden, but it mostly comes in Ramadan. For this, these three months are special for Tariqah people; very special and very respected.
Mawlana Sheikh was also, his whole life, going and traveling to people in these three months. Until 1974, he had been traveling to Cyprus from Damascus. From that time, he had been coming to London, England. You know. Many people know. When it was Ramadan, it was very special in his time. He was for 3 months here. But especially in Ramadan, all people were coming from all around the world; from Far East, Far West, North, South. All of them spent one month with him: praying, fasting, doing Tasbihat, Tahlilat, and Sohbah in his presence. It was like Paradise for people.
Now people say that we must do this, but this passed. Not every time (is the same).The Tajjali (manifestation) changes. Our Tajalli, Hal (state) is different from Mawlana. Mawlana Masha’Allah, Mawlana Sheikh Nazim is the Real Sultan. Everything with him and for him was easy. Even now, many times people ask us, “Come here. Go here.” Our time is strange, it is very tight. With Mawlana Sheikh – there are Awliya who have Karamah of Tayyu Makan. Tayyu Makan means when they want to go somewhere, in one step they can be in Makkah, in one step they can be in Madinah. Many times, they pray there then come (back)and pray again with Jama’ah also. This is famous for Awliyau’Llah.
But for another also: Tayyu Zaman. Zaman means time. The time can be wider. In one day they can do what we are maybe doing in one week. This was Mawlana’s real Karamah. In his last days, people were coming every day. He was meeting nearly, at least 100 people. How! And he was listening to people slowly slowly (taking their time). When we listen, “Quickly, quickly” they say. But he was listening to all of them, and finishing with all of them. It was a real – he has thousands of Karamah, but this is one that you can see, you cannot deny it.
AlhamduliLlah this is what his time was. That time when he was coming to London, to England, to this side also. He was very easily going, coming and meeting thousands of people. Now we are hearing – we know many Karamah of Mawlana but every time we hear a new one. What is this! Masha’Allah! We have never heard of it! What we know from his Karamah is maybe one percent. There is a thousand percent. Even some saw Mawlana once, with his Karamah he appeared for them. Yes.
AlhamduliLlah these are Awliyau’Llah. He is the greatest Awliya in this century; he is the greatest. What was said here or what others said, all are from his Karamah. He sent you to gather here. We are only like a mirror, a small mirror of him. Somebody must appear for people to collect around him. He said, “He (Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad) is Khalifah. I now have work on the other side.”
So he is still acting, sending all of you to gather to continue his way, way of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. Once before passing away, he said, “Insha’Allah I am leaving.” My brother said, “How will we live! What will we do!” He said, “This is Tariqah, way of Allah جل جلاله. One after one, it will continue. It is not cut when somebody changes his world. It will continue and we will have help insha’Allah.” AlhamduliLlah we are here with his Barakah. Even when we speak two words, this Barakah comes to all of you insha’Allah; Barakah of Mashayikh and Barakah of this gathering. One of – Masha’Allah there are many Awliyau’Llah here, one of them is enough Barakah for all of you insha’Allah.
Now, as we said, this month is Rajab. It is the month of Khalwah (seclusion). In Tariqah we have the Adab of Khalwah, which means for 40 days, to stay in such a place without meeting people and with little bit of eating. It is with order: to do this. Without order, you cannot do this. But Tariqah people must do it. Even if they don’t make it here, they will make it in the grave. But AlhamduliLlah Mawlana Sheikh said, in order to make it easy for people, from 1st of Rajab until the 10th of Sha’ban, you can make [Partial] Khalwah. You say the intention “Nawaytu l-Khalwah” and you can make it between Tahajjud and Ishraq, or between Asr and Isha, or from Asr to Maghrib, Maghrib to Isha. You can do it also. And then you can go, no need for you to stay in one place. Because nowadays there is no permission (for Khalwah). This permission, this order is coming from Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. And in this time, nobody has permission. So for all of us, who can do it, they must do it. As we said, between Tahajjud and Ishraq. You can make Tasbihat, Qur’an, Salawat, Durood, Dalail Al Khayrat; you can do anything. Or between Maghrib and Isha. This is a must. Who has never done it must do it at least once.
Other (worship) also. If anybody likes to fast all of Rajab and Sha’ban, they can also. Or Mondays and Thursdays, they can also. They have big reward. Sha’ban is also the same. Ramadan, of course, everybody (fasts).
And in Ramadan many people, or before Ramadan also, like to go to Umrah. They also have permission. But who haven’t done Hajj, it is better for them – Every time people ask to go for Umrah, (we ask)“Did you make Hajj?” “No.” Hajj is obligatory, Fard. So before Umrah, don’t put your money for Umrah. Collect them and go for Hajj. After Hajj, if you like you can go to Umrah. But who has not done Hajj yet, he must keep his money for Hajj. And insha’Allah its intention when you do this, if Allah جل جلاله gives you a long life, (you’ll go). But if somebody died before going to Hajj and his intention is to collect this [money], Allah جل جلاله rewards him as if he has done Hajj. Yes.
And of course Zakat. Masha’Allah people here are sensitive about Zakat. They give their Zakat for poor people. There are many poor people in your country Pakistan, Africa or the other side. All of them (do so)AlhamduliLlah. This is very important. Because if you keep your Zakat and not give it, you make your money dirty. When you give, your money becomes clean. Clean (money) makes your health, makes your life, your family’s life and your relatives’ life all good. But if you don’t give and you put this money, this becomes poison to everybody.
May Allah جل جلاله make us do what He جل جلاله orders us . Because everything He جل جلاله orders for us is hundred percent good, hundred percent Shifa’ (cure), hundred percent light and happiness. What He جل جلاله orders us is every good thing.
For this, Tariqah people like to make more and more of what Allah جل جلاله orders.
He جل جلاله says in Hadith Qudsi:
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
And My servant continues to draw near to me with Nafil (supererogatory deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks.” Allah جل جلاله is saying that “My جل جلاله servant” with Nafl, praying, or fasting, or doing Sadaqah or what they are doing, are coming more and more towards Allah جل جلاله. And when they do this Allah جل جلاله helps them. He جل جلاله says, “I will be their hand, I will be their foot which they walk.” In everything, Allah جل جلاله will be with you, helping you; not against you.
May Allah جل جلاله makes us on this way, way of Awliya’u s-Saliheen (The Righteous Awliya), way of all Tariqah people. As our sons were saying about Awliyau’Llah, Masha’Allah. With them Islam is coming until now strongly, and insha’Allah until Qiyamah it will be the same insha’Allah. Baaraka Llah Fikum.
Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.
Sohbah by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani (q.s)
21 January 2023/ 28 Jumada al-Akhir 1444
Madni Jamia Masjid – Bradford, UK
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