28 September by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani
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Going to visit Awliyā’ brings benefit to everyone. Their barakah comes over those who visit. First of all it is good to visit the maqām of our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Certainly, the greatest virtue is in visiting him صلى الله عليه وسلم. But of course, it is not easy for people to go there and visit him صلى الله عليه وسلم every day. Visiting Ṣaḥābah, Mashāyikh, and Awliyā’ wherever they live brings virtue and reward, great thawāb as well.
Their doors are the door of Allāh جل جلاله. Whoever comes for the pleasure of
Allāh جل جلاله, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla gives him whatever he needs. Whatever their
portion, certainly it is given to those who enter those doors. They come for the pleasure of Allāh جل جلاله. Whatever intention they have, Allāh جل جلاله gives their reward. It is always so. Awliyā’ were sometimes not known to the people but their maqām is famous. They become more known after they pass away. Some Awliyā’ are known while alive as well. Therefore, for every person, how much it is needed for them, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla certainly gives reward
to them based on their level.
There was Somunju Baba who lived in Bursa. He lived in the time of Ḥaḍrat Yıldırım Bayezit. He used to make bread and sell to people. But people didn’t see he was awliyā’. They knew him as derwīsh and a blessed man. They used to visit him and buy bread from him. They asked for a blessing and his du‘ā’. The son-in-law of Ḥaḍrat Sulṭān Bayezit was Emir Sulṭān then – the son of Amīr Kulāl who came from Bukhara. He was the Sulṭān’s son-in-law.
The Sulṭān built Ulu Camii (The Great Mosque) in Bursa. He decided to have the most knowledgeble man read the khuṭbah. So he opened it on Friday and asked that person to read khuṭbah. He told his son-in-law, Sayyid Amīr Sulṭān, “You can do this.” He said, “No. There is a greater, a superior person, there is a shaykh here. He will do it.” The Sulṭān did not object, of course. Obedient to the order, Somunju Baba went up to give the khuṭbah. He explained al-Fātiḥah Sharīf in his khuṭbah. And he explained it in seven different ways.
Firstly, he explained it in the way that the simplest people could understand. And then he explained it to people who have just started learning. And then in the way that hodjas could understand, and then in the way scholars could understand, and then in the way the Sulṭān could understand, and then in the way mashāyikh could understand. The seventh was the explanation no one could understand. It means whoever comes to this door, everyone takes his share… No one goes back empty-handed. Everyone benefits from that favour.
The explanation of it in the way people can understand is that when you make a visit to any awliyā’, you will certainly profit. It will be given based on your level. Everyone will be happy. No one will be upset and say, “I took a very little.” Because it is the gift of Allāh جل جلاله. They don’t realize what they got. But it is certainly written as the portion of people. And then this Somunju Baba went out of the mosque after shaking hands with everyone.. He greeted everyone and shook hands. The mosque had four doors. Everyone exited through one of those four doors. When they went out, everyone said, “I shook hands with him.” Everyone who exiting through the doors said that. The miracle is that the same person was seen at all four doors.
The miracles of awliyā’ are real. After showing that miracle and after becoming recognized, this holy being left Bursa and moved to Aksaray. People who come to holy ones leave with big gifts. They return with big favours. Therefore, visiting these holy ones is disliked by shayṭān and those together with shayṭān because they know and don’t wish any goodness to people and believers out of envy and jealousy. May Allāh جل جلاله protect us. May Allāh جل جلاله not separate us from these doors. May their help and barakah be upon us, in shā’a Llāh.
Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
28 September 2023/13 Rabih Al Awwal 1445
Shaykh Nazim Dergah, Cyprus
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