14 April by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani(q)
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Listen to Sultanق’s Sohbah here:(7:58)
Read Sultanق’s Sohbah here:
Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm,
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ
(Qur’ān 97:01). ‘Wa ta‘āwanū ‘ala l-birri wa t-taqwā wa la ta‘āwanū ‘ala l-lithmī wa l-‘udwān’, ‘Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree.’
Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla sent down Sūrat Al-Qadr so that people know the value of Laylat ul-Qadr; how virtuous and how precious it is. On that night Qur’ān ‘Aẓīmu sh-Shān was sent down to our Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. When it was sent down, it was the 27th of Ramaḍān. But since that time, Laylat ul-Qadr changes every year.
Laylat ul-Qadr is better than a thousand months. A thousand months make nearly 80 years. And that is a lifetime for people. So the virtue of this night is equal to a lifetime. It is so virtuous. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla has hidden that night so that people always look for its virtue.
They say know every night of the year as Laylat ul-Qadr, and know every person as Khiḍr. When Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim went to his first Shaykh Suleyman Erzurumi and became affiliated with his dergah, dergahs were forbidden in that time. He went to Shaykh Efendi secretly. He was a student then. He went to his dergah while he was a student. The Shaykh didn’t leave that dergah as it was forbidden to wear turbans. In order not to interfere with the signs of kufr, in order not to see and interact with things of kufr, he never went out of the dergah. People used to go there. Dhikr and ṣuḥbah were made. The night when Mawlana came, he said this blessed word. He said, “Know every night as Qadr and everyone as Khiḍr.” The holy Shaykh signed at two things there. So the night when Mawlānā came there, it was Laylat ul-Qadr. The holy one saw the rank of Mawlānā and signed at the rank of Khiḍr in order to show his value.
That holy being had said these words there. But certainly it is a lesson for everyone. Our Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam said it is sometimes on the 27th, sometimes on the 23rd, sometimes on the 24th, sometimes today. Sometimes it’s on a rainy night, sometimes on a clear night. Certainly, what our Holy Prophet ﷺ says is true. To the ṣaḥābahs who had asked him ﷺ, he ﷺ showed how that year would be. He ﷺ showed when it would happen. It is not necessarily today. You must look for it. You should have such an intention all year round and every night when you pray. And Allāh ﷻ will certainly let you reach it.
It is a big gift from Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla for the ummah of our Holy Prophet ﷺ. It shows the barakah of the month of Ramaḍān when the Qur’ān was sent down. The Qur’ān was sent in 23 years. But actually, the Qur’ān ‘Aẓīmu sh-Shān was sent into the heart of our Holy Prophet ﷺ on Laylat ul-Qadr. It was given to him ﷺ and sent to this world. Afterwards, coming step by step, our Holy Prophet ﷺ had completed it all and changed worlds.
Therefore, this night: Laylat ul-Qadr must be revived. Our Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says reviving is – Some people stay awake the whole night, but that is difficult. Shukr to Allāh ﷻ, our Holy Prophet ﷺ showed us the easy way. When you pray two rakāt and go to bed with ablution and then get up for taḥajjud, that night is counted as revived in the presence of Allāh ﷻ. You revive that night based on the blessed word of our Holy Prophet ﷺ. And you attain its virtue.
On this night – Certainly, we must know every night as Laylat ul-Qadr in our du‘ā’. But who finds Laylat ul-Qadr in the way told by our Holy Prophet ﷺ attains great barakah. He will reach everything he wants inshā’a Llāh. Not to be confused, Our Holy Prophet ﷺ tells that du‘ā’: “اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي”, “Allāhumma innaka ʻafūwwun tuḥibbu l-ʻafwa fa-ʿfu ʻannī.” “O Allāh ﷻ, You love forgiving. You love granting.”
Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla loves forgiving people’s sins. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla says He ﷻ loves it so much. Just like a man with a camel who had fallen asleep in a desert. When he woke up, there were neither his camel nor a drop of water; nothing. Everything was gone with the camel. He was left in the desert naked. While searching, his camel appeared all of a sudden. As much as that man felt happy, even more does Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla get happy. “When My servants ask for forgiveness, I get so happy.”
Therefore, “اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي”, “Allāhumma innaka ʻafūwwun tuḥibbu l-ʻafwa fa-ʿfu ʻannī.” “You are forgiving. You forgive sins. You love forgiving. Forgive me.” You should make that du‘ā’. May Allāh ﷻ forgive us all. May Allāh ﷻ protect us. May Allāh ﷻ let us reach this night inshā’aLlāh.
Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.
Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
14th April 2023/ 24th Ramadhan 1444
Shaykh Nazim Dergah, Lefka, Cyprus
• Telegram Bahasa: @SufiHubBahasa
• Telegram English: @SufiHubEnglish
• Instagram: @NaqshbandiSingapore
• Facebook: @SufiHub @NashbandiSingapore
You must be logged in to post a comment.