The Night Journey and Ascension

• Mawlana’s Sohbah given at Faizan-e-Islam Mosque in Manchester, UK on the 22nd of January

Listen to Sultanق’s Sohbah here:(35.02)

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Ṭarīqatunā ṣṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah

It is the month of Rajab, may Allah ﷻ make it mubarak for all of you, for the Muslim world InshaAllah. We come to His door, the door of Allah ﷻ. Allah ﷻ is calling people to the the house of peace, to His paradise.

He is calling people for this but people, they do not want these good things, they are running after bad things.

Allah ﷻ, He is not in need to anybody, even if they all are coming, nothing will be more for Allah ﷻ. And if nobody comes, also it does not have any affect for Allah ﷻ, we are in need of Allah ﷻ, He is not in need, for His whole Mightiness, there is no limit for His Mightiness.

He is asking, and our grant, it is like dust in this universe. And we are inside, what? We are not dust, nothing at all. And Allah ﷻ, He gave us value and asked you to come to Him, and you are running, saying no, not believing. Believer, non-believer, we will see about that later what you will lose. There is no second chance for you. If you go from this dunya without belief, there is no second chance. Until the end of your life, you can come back and Allah ﷻ will accept you. He will not refuse you, He is very Merciful.

This month, Rajab, is month for Allah ﷻ and this month, there are many things. The first Thursday night, it is a holy and blessed night in which Allah ﷻ accepts the prayers and dua that you want. You must ask on this night, you must be at least be praying Isha and sleeping with wudu, and wake up for Fajr or before Fajr and make dua. Allah ﷻ, He said I am accepting this dua. This is the first night, all the nights are blessed in this month, whole month is blessed.

Second one, 27th Rajab is a very blessed night also in which Allah ﷻ invited Prophet‎ﷺ to his Divine Presence. First from Makkah to Quds, this is night journey, and after to heaven.

At Quds, he became Imam for all Prophets on this night, and they were praying behind him. He is the most beloved one for Allah ﷻ and all Prophets, they would like to be from his nation, so they are praying behind him. All of them.

After this Allah ﷻ ordered Jibra’il عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ to take him to heaven. This is a very long story, but from 1st heaven, 2nd heaven, 3rd heaven, 4th, 5th,6th,7th heaven. Each heaven, there is one Prophet عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ asking who is coming, and they are saying Prophet‎ﷺ and they are very happy. Welcoming him, and second heaven, they are coming, 4th, 5th,6th,7th heaven, until Sayyiduna Jibra’il عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ he said, “from here your maqam, only you can go behind this, I cannot go there. I can’t go from here because Allah ﷻ did not give me permission. If I go, I will burn.”

After this he was in Divine Presence of Allah ﷻ, which we don’t know how and what happened, how it is, what it is. Nobody knows, because this is only for Prophet‎ﷺ, because our imaginations, our mind cannot reach at all, this maqam, this place. Nobody has reached this place before. Allah ﷻ made this special for Prophet‎ﷺ.

Some crazy people with the mind, the brain like a chicken brain, they saying it was in a dream. Everybody dreams, many people dream many things. It is not impossible to dream, every kind of dreams, but these people, they have only a very small brain and they said this. And Allah ﷻ we don’t know happened. We know that it is forbidden for Jibra’il عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ, it is forbidden. And for us it is more forbidden to ask. We just accept and

Allah ﷻ made special for Prophet‎ﷺ , that which nobody can reach, such a high maqam.

After this, of course, there is the hadiya of praying from Allah ﷻ for the Ummah, it was 50 prayers, then became 5 time. Sayyiduna Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ because he had experience from his nation, every time coming, he said too much bargaining, 45.40,35,30,25,20,15,10,5 and Sayyiduna Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ, their nation is very famous for bargaining with tijarat, trading. He said 5 is too much. He was right because nobody prays 5 times. But our Prophet‎ﷺ said no I cannot say, 5 is ok. And last two ayahs from Surah Al-Baqarah, Amana Rasulu, this is also hadiya for the Ummmah. So this is direct, without Jibra’il عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.

The other thing, Prophet‎ﷺ he went and saw how people were in jahanum, suffering in jahanum. Jannah he was seeing also. He came back and some people asking how that time was like this. Because for Allah ﷻ time does not affect Him, time is a creation, not normal thing, He created this for people. Allah ﷻ can see before, and if He wants, make people to see before and see after also. This is also the meaning of prophecy, to see, to tell what will happen later, also from prophecy.

After he came back to Makkah, it was two hours but it is like thousand years, he was there, everywhere, he was not tired. Time comes in a small time but when Allah ﷻ wants, he expands that same time, thousand years to two hours.

And then when Prophet‎ﷺ coming to Makkah, he saying what he saw for people to come and believe in Allah ﷻ but the mushrik, they were happy with this. They said that this will finish Muhammad ‎ﷺ. They said nobody can do this, nobody will believe this. Laughing and calling other people, and telling other people.

At that time there were not many Sahaba, only 40,50 people. And then these people are coming to Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddiq, “do you hear what you’re friend is saying?” He asked what is it and they said he is saying he went to Quds and then he went to the heavens. Do you believe this? They said, he said this? They said yes he said it and he said “ok i believe if he said, then I believe him.” They only asking if he said or others saying. So from this, his name became Siddiq, strong believer.

So Siddiq, coming from Prophet‎ﷺ to Siddiq, Salaman, Jaf’ar, this all coming, for tariqah, until now, coming from this line of believers InshaAllah. Before the tariqa name was Siddiqiyah and this was from this holy night that we InshaAllah, we celebrate also. And Allah ﷻ give from his Mercy, barakah for everyone. We are believer and this is what Prophet‎ﷺ said, and he has seen jannah and jahanum, what people who are not believers.

If you are politician we do not believe you, if you are an artist we do not believe you, if you’re a trader maybe you cheat us, but Prophet‎ﷺ we believe you. Even the mushriq, they were believing him, even when time came and they not believing him but they are putting all their treasures, their possessions into his house, and when they come he gives to them. Even until they was enemy and not believing, they still trust him. But from their proudness they would not accept him.

Proudness is a very bad thing. People can die without iman with this proudness. This is what happened for mushriq, most of them. May Allah ﷻ help us and be humble people for Allah ﷻ, not useless people, to be humble for poor people and for believers. But if someone being proud and saying bad things, then don’t be humble for him, you must be more proud for him.

There was one in Ghazwa, there was fighting and war between munafiqs and Muslims. There was one big sword and Prophet‎ﷺ was saying who can give this sword value and price. Someone come and they said not for you, others come and they said no, and in the end there was one Sahabi, I have forgot his name, he is very big. They said take this, and you will give. He said yes and he wore his red turban and he was going, making such movements (side to side) that make him very proud. Prophet‎ﷺ saying, is this what you do? Allah ﷻ and Prophet‎ﷺ do not like this, but now I like this. He was going like cutting grass (with the sword in hand).

So some place, you must have wisdom, when you must speak gently, when you must speak some places little bit harsh, when you must be proud, and when you must be humble. This is also from adab of tariqah. Tariqah, Shariah, are the same but maybe for some people, they think different. This is what Muslim, he should know, tariqah people they should know, this is adab. Not to be afraid of people. Sometimes you must be afraid; sometime you must say what is needed.

May Allah ﷻ give us InshaAllah wisdom for the sake of Prophet‎ﷺ

The name of the Sahabi was Abu Dujana.

Wa min Allāhi tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.

Sohbah by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani (q.s)

22 January 2023/ 29 Jumada al-Akhir

Faizan-e-Islam Mosque – Manchester, UK

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