Generous Man Leave This World With Faith

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

Waliyullahi Hz Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)

Waliyullahi Hz Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)

One day, sheytan came to Isa (a.s) and he asked him, ‘who do you hate and who do you love amongst the children of Adam?’

Sheytan answered, ‘ I hate those who have no faith, but they are generous.’

Isa (a.s) said, ‘they have no faith and yet you hate them?’

Sheytan said, ‘Yes. And I love those who have faith but they are stingy.’

Isa (a.s) asked, ‘Why is that?’

Sheytan said, ‘the stingy person, I’m going to pull him. He cannot escape from my hand. I’m waiting and guarding. Before Azrail comes, I will pull him and I will take the faith away. But the generous one, Allah is watching that one and He opens and creates reasons for that one to have faith and to go out from this world with a faith.’

The generous people Allah loves, all Prophets love and all Awliya love. Generosity makes man not to go out from this world without faith. Some way somehow it’s going to reach to man. Allah swt is favoring that one because he’s generous.

And generosity, even if he’s an unbeliever, it’s going to reach to them, some help is going to reach to them to say the Shahadat in the last minute and go out from this world. Impossible for him to go out from this world without faith.

If you are a stingy one, you may pray a lot, you may do so many worshipping, but there’s a big danger waiting for you. You may go out from this world without faith if you are a stingy person. It’s because you are being stingy in the Mulk of Allah swt which is not yours. Allah doesn’t like that. He doesn’t want that from His servants.

The stingy ones, even if they do something, because of their stinginess, even though they did it but their heart is hurting, even if they did something great, instead of getting lots of reward they may get a lot of punishment for it.

- SahibulSaif Sheykh AbdulKerim Effendi Hz

Sohbat 29th of September,2013-Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani

Sultanul-Awliya Maulana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi,

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (Q.S)-Sulthan of Saints

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (Q.S)-Sulthan of Saints

Sohbat of the 29th of September, 2013.
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
O Lovers!

Go ahead, O Shah Mardan.
Poor servants are waiting at your door.
They want to be dressed in the honor of the honored day.
They want to find its goodness.
Today Hujjaj-i Kiram (honoredHajjis) turned their faces towards the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama supplicating Labbayk (Here I am).
They are going.
May we be with them inshaAllah.
May we get relief.
Noble pilgrims are turning towards Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama.
MashaAllahu kana wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun.
May Allah include us together with them.
Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
Bismillah Sharif, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
It opens the doors to all goodness – Bismillah Sharif.
May wehave a share of it, too.
Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. Welcome to these beautiful days.
May we reach them, too.
May our fellows, our children reach them.
It’s a great honor.
Go ahead, O lovers of Shah Mardan.
Let us drink from the favours of these holy days. Every day
has its own favour.
Twelve months. Each has its own favour.
This is Dhul-Qa’da.
Dhul-Hijja is coming.
May we reach it with goodness.
May we reach it with health.
May we reach it with the Hujjaj-i Kiram.
Welcome, O lovers.

O Shah Mardan, may our burdens be gone, may relief
come upon us.
May our day be blessed.

Go ahead, O Shah Mardan.

May we be clean inside and outside.
Angels descend from heavens, angels ascend from earth.
The Hujjaj-i Kiram turned towards the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama, supplicating Labbayk.
Let it be.
May we be dressed in the adornment of honor.
Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim – This is the dress of honor.
The dress of honor for the sons of Adam is, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
O our Lord, Our Subhan, our Sultan.
While the Hujjaj-i Kiram are turning towards the Ka’abai
Mu’azzama, may we turn as well, may we get relief, may we open, may our souls be filled with relief.
Allah Dhul-Jalal wa-l Jamal wa-l Kamal, may He include us as well.
May He include us among those turning towards the Ka’aba.
May descending mercy come upon us, too.
May our way be the way of Truth.
May it be the relieving way.
Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
O our Lord, may we remember Your Glorious Names.
May we find strength, may we be dressed in majesty.
What shall we do? Who is destined will go.
Innama l-’a’malu bi n-niyat. (Whatever you do is based on your intention.) Everyone’s deeds are according to their intentions.
Make good intentions.
What is our intention? Servanthood to Janab-ul Mawla.
What are we created for?
For servanthood to our Lord.
For revering our Lord.

Go ahead, O Shah Mardan.
May our day be happy, happy. May it be beautiful.
Janab-ul Mawla says:

“Ask from Me. Ask from Me. All your wishes will be accepted.
We don’t turn away the wishes of our servant. We are giving.”

Go ahead, O Shah Mardan.

How many people from the nation of Muhammad ran towards the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama!
They said “Labbayk. Labbayk ya Rabbi.”
O our Lord, we are running for Your command. Give us strength.
On the way of worshipping You, give us strength.
What shall we ask from our Lord?
What shall we ask from our Lord?
We ask for strength to worship Him. To run for worshipping Him, we’re asking for strength from Janab-ul Mawla.
We’re asking for health.

Go ahead, O Shah Mardan.

Your lovers adore you.
Who reveres the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama will be revered.
Who respects the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama will find respect.
He’ll find glory, honor, strength.
O our Lord, we are Your weak servants. May our Mawla who strengthens weak servants, who gives strength to weak servants on the way of worshipping Him, give us strength, too.
May He give honor.
Ask for honor.
We ask for honor from our Lord. O our Lord, our Subhan, our
Sultan.
O our Lord, dress us in the beautiful adornments You dress the Hujjaj-i Kiram at theKa’aba-i Mu’azzama.
Dress us in the adornment of honor in which You dress the Hujjaj-i
Kiram, ya Rabb! May the one saying Allah today drink the wine of love, O my Lord!

Go ahead, O Shah Mardan.

May we be among those saying Allah.
How beautiful those saying Allah are!
Go ahead, O Shah Mardan.
The field is yours. Welcome. Let us drink the wine of love.
May our souls revive.
May our love increase.
All the prophets walked around the Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama built, made by the Prophet Ibrahim.
They said “O our Lord, We came to circumambulate this House of Yours!” And we ask to be filled with Your love.
Grant us good servanthood, O my Lord! O our Lord! O our Lord!
Innama l-’a’malu bi n-niyat.
The deeds of a man are according to his intentions.
Keep your intention right, don’t fear.
Don’t be afraid.
Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi Ma li siwahu.
Allahu Allah. Allah.
MashaAllahu kana wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun.
The Ka’aba-i Mu’azzama is 5,000 years old, isn’t it?
It’s open for 5,000 years.
It’s open for the servants of the nation of Muhammad not only
for the Prophet Ibrahim.
It’s open for all of the nation of Muhammad.
Ask – Dress us in the adornment of mercy, ya Rabbi.
All prophets were calling.
They wanted: “Let us go, too. Let us visit!”

O Shah Mardan, your lovers adore you.

How beautiful! How beautiful it is to walk around the Ka’aba.
How nice it is to run towards our Lord.
How beautiful it is to run towards the command of our Lord.
It removes all worries.
The world – If it were without the Ka’aba, what would be its value, O our son? What value would it have?
What is the value of the world, if there is no Ka’aba?
Allah says it’s the Baytullah (the House of Allah).
Allahu Allah. Labbayk Allahumma labbayk, labbayka la sharika laka labbayk. (Here I am O Lord, You have no partner. Here I am)
Inna l-hamd wal-ni’mata laka wal-mulk, la sharika lak. (for You the praise, the favour, the dominion, You have no partner.)
So much has come and gone from this world.
So many lovers have come and left this world.
They cried and asked: “We want to see it, too.” May those saying ‘Allah’ today drink the wine of love.
Say Allah! All prophets, from the beginning, all of them said Allah; they called for Allah.
O our Lord, may the supplication of Your Glorious Names continue in our hearts, ya Rabbi.
Allahu Allah. Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu.
Wake up. Let us wake up. Let us wake up, O Shah Mardan.
Let us wake up let us wake up.
Let us say Allah.
Allah Jalla Jalaluhu, Jallat
Azamatuhu wa la Illaha ghairuhu.
Let us say My Lord. Our Lord is Allah.
Our glory is with saying Allah.
Let us ask for it.
O lovers, O those surrendering their souls to their Lord, what do you live for? what is the value, if you don’t say Allah?
What’s the value of life, if you don’t say Allah?
What else does it have, Haji Mehmet?
If they don’t say Allah, they are worthless rubbish.
Let us say Allah, ya Hu.
What sufferings lovers have gone through.
What sufferings lovers have gone through.
What they asked for from their Lord, what they asked for.
Ilahi Anta Rabbi.(You are our Lord) Ilahi Anta Matlubi.(You are our desire) Ilahi Anta Maqsudi. (You are our goal).
O our Lord, may our souls expand, may we be glad.
May we be loaded with the relief of the bliss of Your love, ya Rabbi.
May we get relief, may we find relief, when we say Allah.
May Allah who raises the sun, give us the light of faith and love.
Let’s say Allah Allah Allah who doesn’t say Allah is dead.
Who says Allah is alive let us be alive.
Let us be clean, O lovers of Shah Mardan.
MashaAllahu kana wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun. Allah.
What Allah wants, happens, what He doesn’t want won’t happen.
Let us ask from our Mawla.
Let us ask from our Mawla so that He gives from His love.
May our Mawla revive us with love.
All prophets, all prophets said Allah and got full.
They got loaded with divine love and became full of it. If they don’t say Allah, what’s their benefit? Rubbish.
O Allah raising the sun every day, how beautiful, how beautiful! Let us say Allah, let us run towards Allah. How beautiful!
Don’t run towards dunya. Run towards Allah.
Our souls are under Your command, ya Rabbi.
They are sacrificed on Your way, ya Rabbi. May we live for Your love, ya Rabbi. Allahu Allah Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu Hu.
This is the task of the day. Hu. Saying Hu. Allah Hu.

O lovers of Shah Mardan.

May we open, may we open,
may we be loaded with relief.
May Janab Allah fill us with relief.
May He fill those walking around the Ka’aba with relief.
Ask for relief, Sheikh Mehmet Efendi. Ask for relief, don’t ask for sadness. Don’t ask for sadness, ask for relief.
Ask for relief from Janab-ul Haqq.
He created us, He created us beautiful.
He made us busy with supplication and reason.
What should our task be? Let it be – saying Allah. O our Lord.

Go ahead, O Shah Mardan.

May our hearts be glad together with you.
May our hearts be relieved. O our Lord. Let us say: Ya Hu.

Fatiha.

Shukr to Allah for letting us reach this day.
Our Mawla can make us reach even better than this.
He removes all sadness from our hearts. He gives relief.
May those saying Allah enter the rose garden of paradise.
May those saying Allah today enter it.
May those saying Allah today enter.
Don’t fear! Say Allah and don’t fear. What shall we do? Slowly, slowly, slowly. It’s not easy.
It’snot easy to be filled with the Divine Love. It’s not easy to walk around the Ka’aba with that love.
It’s not easy to say Allah with that love.
May our hearts be filled with Divine Love.
Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu.
Illa Hu. Fatiha. Allah Allah. Hu, our Lord.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
What shall we do?
They made us tell a few words on these holy days.
May our hearts open and be glad.
May they be filled with relief.
May our day be good.
May our deeds be good.
May our way be honored.

Fatiha.

Strive to become better one

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So people in today’s world has become very cruel to each other and we should turn around. Because if there are cruelty around us then we cannot find peace in our own selves. We have to find that peace. If we cannot find that peace in our own selves then we cannot understand where we came from and where we are going to go. This is the game Shaytan is playing on us making us nervous all the time fighting and arguing always. This way we will continuously be busy with the wrong things and we would not have the time to think to become better individuals.

Leave everybody. You have to become a better individual first to yourself. You have to have a clear mind and you have to have peace in your heart. This is not something they sell in McDonalds, Burger King, Macy’s or here and there. You cannot buy it but you have to have it. It has to be found. Otherwise, this world becomes hell. We have already turned this world into hell because we do not know what is going to happen five minutes later, in the streets of New York City also.

We must make intention to become better humans, first to understand our own selves and to understand our Lord. When we understand that then we will understand what is the reason of our creation. We have not been created to eat like animals, to sleep, to have sex and to have children and to multiply.

That is not the only reason. That is one part of our lives. But it is not the only reason of our creation. The One that has created us has the right to question us one day. You have the right to question your own children. The boss has the right to question his workers. The President has the right to question his deputies, the police has the right to question you in the streets if he sees something wrong. So Allah has the right to question us, and when He does what are we going to say?

How did we live? Did we try to make any effort to become better ones?

-Shaykh Syed Abdul Kerim Effendi “Sahibul Saif”1273794_539308682806963_581954138_o

Seek Waseela of Shah-E-Mardan (Imam Ali Alaihissalam)

Bismillahi RahmanI Raheem

What does man want? He wants honour. Allahu Akbar. Dastur, ey Shah-i Mardan. That’s how it is. What do we want in this world? A house, some land, gardens. vineyards, gold and money. What good comes to man from these things? Why does he desire them? He wants these things as means for him to gain honour. That’s it. wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla (5:35), seek the means to draw close to Him. The holy verse: wa-btaghū – ibtighā; ibtighā does not signify an ordinary request or desire. There is this, and then Allah Almighty also says: as’alu-llāha min fadlihi, ask of Allah from His Bounty. Shaykh Mehmet Efendi. as’alu-llāha min fadlihi, Ask Allah Almighty for His Bounty. as’alu-llāha min fadlihi. Ask of the gracious Bounty of Allah in whom you have placed your faith. wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla (5:35), seek the means to draw close to Him. There should be in you an endless desire. Do not say, ‘Up to here!’ Wasīla.

Come, O Shah-i Mardan. Allahu Akbar. As Allah is Akbar, the Greatest, His grant also possesses the greatest strength. Ask nothing of anybody else. wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla (5:35) Look to find wasīla. What for? In order to gain even greater closeness to Allah Almighty. When wasīla is mentioned, look for the means to draw near, Allah, Allah, Subhan Allah. If a person plans to pay a visit to the Sultan, he seeks the means to do so. He seeks one who will introduce him into the presence of the Sultan. O heedless person, why don’t you seek the means of gaining access to the Presence of your Creator? wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla. (5:35) O our Lord, grant us strength! For the sake of His Beloved (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam). This is an important point. Seek the means to draw near to Him, the Lord of Might and Glory. Come, O Shah-i Mardan, come and be our means of drawing near. All you who are in attendance, marhaba. And all of you listening, marhaba.

Let there be comfort and ease. inna ardī wāsi‘atun, fa iyyāya fa‘budūn. (29:56) There is no limit to My Dominion. However, inna ardī wāsi‘atun, fa iyyāya fa‘budūn. (29:56) He says: Do not look at My Dominion, look instead at My Kingdom. wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla. (5:35) In order to reach to My Kingdom, you must look for the means to approach. Ya. Seek such means. For us it is Shah-i Mardan, he is our means for drawing close to Him. Because of him (S.Mardan) we have light, and joy, and cheer. He who forgets about Allah, he has neither gladness, nor ease, nor happiness. It is a shame for him. You must seek to draw near to the Lord of Glory. You must seek Nearness to Allahu Dhu l-Jalāl, the Sultan. O our Lord, let us be among those who understand this.

 Shaykh al-Akbar, Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Qs) 

 

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Divine Message of the Sufi

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

Waliyullahi Sahibu Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)

Waliyullahi Sahibu Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)

“Divine Message of the Sufi”

Islam is two principles, sitting on two principles, one is to learn how to worship your Lord. Second, learn to help and to reach his creations. If the person does these two things, then he will reach to the highest stations. Without separating, saying “this is Jew, this is Christian, this is black, this is white, this is green, this is yellow.” In originally, we are all created from the same thing, we have the same material, same creation material.

So Allah saying to us in the Holy Quran, “we have separate you in different nations, in different tribes, to go find one and each other, to learn from each other, to exchange, to learn, to improve yourself, to become better ones. To become better ones to the Divine service.”

In reality, we are all for Divine service. We are not for our own service, our own ego’s service, but for the greater service. We have to be in His service, when we are in His service, that time, we will be able to look at His creatures, saying “this is His creature, my duty is to serve that creature. If I’m serving my Lord, my duty is to serve that creature.”

So this is the name, the faith I believe every one of us here we are sharing. I don’t think anyone here finding the separation here. Our duty is to love each other as a man, and to respect each other, respect each other’s rights. And learn how to know, how to communicate, how to love each other.

When we learn how to love each other, then we will be able to reach to our Creator. One of the Hadith, the relating Hadith meaning the words of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Alayhi salam wa tu Salaam saying to us, “ The one who doesn’t says la ilaha illallah, Meaning la ilaha illallah, there is no God but only one who created all. Because the people they have invented Gods to themselves. They built idols and they did so many things. They started worship to those things, and they said, ‘this is our God.’”

So the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAWS is saying, “la ilaha illallah, there is no Gods man can created, but illallah, that One who have created everyone.” Anyone who says these words and they believe, they are entering into paradise. That means that one has a faith.

He says, “but if you don’t love each other, if you don’t learn how to love each other, even if you are saying that word, you are not really reaching to the main roots of the faith .”

~Sahibul Saif Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi~

Islamic Morals and Manners Give you Success in the Tarikat

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Saint of Islam Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al–Kibrisi (Q.S) Wali of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

To be a murid, you need to have Adab, you need to have manners. Everything starts opening to a man who has manners. The more opens to him the more obedient he becomes to his Sheykh then. He can see the Paradises, he can enter and come back, but he will never leave his Sheykh then because what he is looking for is not even in Paradise. It is in his Sheykh’s hand and nobody else carries that.

Today Sufism, tariqat becomes people’s running to have some entertainment. Some are running to have some comfort. Some are already fed up with the outside world and they are getting old. They are tired of sitting home and so they are running to tariqat. This is the mentality of today’s tariqat. But did tariqats change and did Sheykhs lose that power?

No. They still have it. They are circling around this world and they are checking people. You may be sitting next to him for twenty years and you may get nothing. He is circling in the world, he is looking and he says, “This one has good behavior.” He gives it to that one and walks away. He never finishes. The more he gives the more comes. But can you give diamond to the hand of an ignorant person? Can you take a diamond and throw it in front of a pig? What is he going to do with it?

So first you have to know what the treasure is. You have to know what you are looking for. And to get that you have to know what you have to sacrifice. You have to sacrifice something. Everyone has to sacrifice something. If you are not sacrificing it means that you are not really ready and prepared to get what is there. You just want it for your own ego.

So yes, in tariqat sometimes Sheykhs show the people the most luxurious life and sometimes they show them the worst lifestyle that people are going through. You have to go through it to understand. You may be with the Sheykh one week and you will be living like a king and the next week you will be living like a beggar in the street. Sheykh
has the right to tell you, “Let’s go, we are going outside now to start begging from people.”

Huh, what will you do then? If you have no submission, what are you going to do? You are going to say, “He is a thief. Is he trying to teach me how to steal or to ask from people?”

So submission comes with everything you have. You no longer have your own ideas of thinking and understanding. If you cannot think the way that the Sheykh is directing you then it is forbidden for you to think and to try to analyze things by your own self because you are going to come to the wrong understanding. Sheytan is going to be there. So your Sheykh is not there. Sheytan is going to be your Sheykh. And you are still going to say, “He is my Sheykh.” But no. Sheytan is your Sheykh. Sheytan is giving you directions then.

- SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi Hz

Foot Note:
Good morals and manners alone does not make anyone Sufi or inheritor of the spiritual lineage of the Sufi Path. One must have a true Sufi Shaykh and should be sincere to his/her Shaykh.
May Allah help us in this strive ..ameen

sheik Nazim is Awliyaullah,why doesnt he curse them and say to AllahSWT to punish them?

Question and Answer:sufi
bro,sheik Nazim is Awliyaullah,why doesnt he curse them and say to AllahSWT to punish them (Wahhabis/abusers of Shaykh) ?

Answer:

Bismillhi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

Prophet alaihiswalathu wasalam was asked by companions to curse the disbelievers. Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam replied: “I have been sent as a Mercy to the world, not as a curse!

You see those who attack ahlul bayt and awliya Allah, they are cursing people of other faiths, in streets and demonstrations!
and you must know that they nether love Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, nor give any respect for Prophet’s words.

Islam does not teach to curse individuals, but the curse have been said as:
Curse of Allah up on liars ,Hypocrites, disbelievers etc, which God has cursed them in Quran. Not everyone authorized to cruse.

In some verses it has been said: the curse of all mankind on them

That is a natural and divine decree, curse are not fabricated but are originated from the soul!

the greatest punishment is not a sickness or wound or some worldly disasters!, losing Iman (faith) and die in the state of disbelief is the greatest punishment from Allah. And it has been narrated that, those who have malice against ahlul bayt (the progeny of beloved Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam) will reach hell fire, regardless of his prayers,fasting and zakat, even if he did all that in his entire life between Stone and Station of Ibraheem (Maqam Ibraheem alaihissalam)

Imam Ahmad; Tirmidhi who denoted it sahih; Nisa’i and Haakim narrated it from Muttalib bin Rabee’a that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said to Sayyiduna Abbas Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu
والله لا يدخل قلب امرئ مسلم إيمان، حتى يحبكم لله ولقرابتي
‘By Allah, Imaan (faith) will not enter the heart of a Muslim until he loves you for Allah and for my relationship.’ [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 1, Page 342, Hadith 1780 | Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 610, Hadith 3758 | Sunan Nisa'i, Vol. 5, Page 51, Hadith 8175 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 4, Page 85, Hadith 6960]

Tirmidhi, denoting it Hasan, and Tabarani narrated from Ibn Abbas the the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
أحبوا الله لم يغذوكم به من نعمه وأحبوني لحب الله وأحبوا أهل بيتي لحبي
‘Love Allah because of what He gave you from His blessings; Love me because of the Love of Allah and Love my Ahl al-Bait because of my Love.’ [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 622, Hadith 3789 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 162, Hadith 4716 | Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 3, Page 46, Hadith 2638 | Bayhaqi in Shau'ab al-Iman, Vol. 2, Page 13, Hadith 1378]

Tabarani and Haakim narrated from Ibn Abbaas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
يا ابن عبد المطلب: اني سالت الله لكم تلاثاً ان يثبت قلوبكم وان يعلم جاهلكم ويهدي ضالكم وسالته ان يجعلكم جودآء نجدآء رحمآء فلو ان رجلاً صفن بين الركن والمقام فصلى وصام ثم مات وهو مبغض لاهل بيت محمد دخل النار
‘O Children of Abdul Muttalib, I asked Allah three things for you; that He keeps your hearts steadfast (upon Islam); that He teaches the Deen to your ignorant and illiterate and guides your astray, and that He make you kind, generous and affectionate to one another. So if a man prays, standing between the Rukn and Maqaam, and fasts but dies with malice for the Household of Muhammad he has entered Hell.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 142, Hadith 11412 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 162, Hadith 4712]

This hadith are copied from another article for your proofs

Explaining the Quran Verse: 1:7 The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem   tree_ahlulbayt

Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

POINT-1 Quran 1:7 The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.

QUESTION: WHO ARE THOSE WHOM ALLAH BESTOWED HIS FAVOR?

عَنْ أَبِي مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْعَاصِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم “لَا يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى يَكُونَ هَوَاهُ تَبَعًا لِمَا جِئْتُ بِهِ”.
حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ، رَوَيْنَاهُ فِي كِتَابِ “الْحُجَّةِ” بِإِسْنَادٍ صَحِيحٍ.
POINT-2  On the authority of Abu Muhammad Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-Aas, who said : The messenger of Allah, said:
 “None of you [truely] believes until his inclination is accordance with what I have brought.” 
a fine and true hadith which we have transmitted from the book of Hujjah with a sound chain of authorities.
 (Hadith 41, Imam Nawawi’s 40 Hadith Book)
Allah says: 49:14 The desert Arabs say, “We believe.” Say, “Ye have no faith; but ye (only)say, ‘We have submitted our wills to Allah,’ For not yet has Faith entered your hearts. But if ye obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not belittle aught of your deeds: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
So one to attain Iman (faith) and to become faithful believer (Mumin) his/her inclinations must be according to Quran and Sunnah.
 “None of you [truely] believes until his inclination is accordance with what I have brought.”  Which are: Quran (book of Allah) and Sunnah (Traditions)
Traditions of Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be up on him) include: his deeds ,his words,his commands, his advises and  total life of Prophet which include everything that related to his holy body,infallible mind mind,and noble soul (holy spirit)
Therefore for a person to become True believer (Mumin) his inclination must be according to what Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) has brought! (i.e Quran,Sunnah (Hadith and traditions)
Which are:
  • To follow those (imams) who are in authority among you
Quran 4:59  O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. 
Obey those who are in authority among you, that is to sincerely (not like wahhabis say: blindly!) follow the leaders of the greater majority Muslims.

On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (may Allah be pleased with him):

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The deen (religion) is naseehah (advice, sincerity).” We said “To whom?” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” Related by Muslim.
عَنْ أَبِي رُقَيَّةَ تَمِيمِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ الدَّارِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه و سلم قَالَ: “الدِّينُ النَّصِيحَةُ. قُلْنَا: لِمَنْ؟ قَالَ لِلَّهِ، وَلِكِتَابِهِ، وَلِرَسُولِهِ، وَلِأَئِمَّةِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَعَامَّتِهِمْ” .
رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ [رقم: 55].
(40 Hadith Nawawi, Hadith-7)
  • That is to follow the way of Ahlul Bayt
    THEY ARE THOSE WHOM ALLAH BESTOWED HIS FAVOR: The Book of Allah and my family the Ahl al-Bait. These two will not be separated until they meet me at the Fountain (of Kawthar). That is the favor, the certainity (Yaqeen)

    QURAN AL BAKARA: 2:4, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.

    THE ASSURANCE IS:  The Book of Allah and my family the Ahl al-Bait. These two will not be separated until they meet me at the Fountain (of Kawthar)

    THAT IS THE FAVOR: SURA FATIHA: 

    1:7 The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.

    THAT IS THE TRUE PATH: 1:6  which Muslim asking ALLAH to grant him, atleast 17 times a day in his prayer !

    1:6 Show us the straight way,
    The Path of Ahlul Bayt, the Path of Imams and Shaykhs of Ahlul bayt, of the greater majority of Muslims, of Awliya Allah, of the Path of Sufism!.
Tirmidhi, denoting it Hassan, and Haakim narrated from Zaid bin Arqam that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

إني تارك فيكم ما إن تمسكتم به لن تضلو بعدي: كتاب الله وعترتي أهل بيتي ولن يفترقا حتى يردا علي الحوض، فأنظروا كيف تخلفوني فيهما
‘Verily I am leaving in you that to which if you firmly hold onto you will not go astray after me; The Book of Allah and my family the Ahl al-Bait. These two will not be separated until they meet me at the Fountain (of Kawthar), so look (take care) at how you deal with them after me.’ [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 626, Hadith 3788 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 160, Hadith 4711]

Tabarani narrates from Abu Dhar, who said: I heard the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam say:

مثل أهل بيتي فيكم كمثل سفينة نوح في قوم نوح من ركبها نجا ومن تخلف عنها هلك ومثل باب حطة في بني اسرائيل safinah
‘The example of my Ahl al-Bait within you is the example of the Ark of Nuh within the nation of Nuh; whoever boarded it was saved and whoever stayed behind was destroyed. It is also the example of the ‘Hitha’ of the Bani Isra’eel.’ [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 4, Page 283, Hadith 3506 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 2, Page 427, Hadith 3312]

Ibn Shayba and Musadad in their respective Musnads; Hakeem Tirmidhi in ‘Nawaadir Al Usool’, Abu Ya’laa and Tabarani narrated from Salama bin Aku’ that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

الندم أمان لأهل السماء وأهل بيتي أمان لأمتي
‘The stars are the refuge for the people of the Heavans and my Ahl al-Bait is the refuge for my Ummah.’ [Ibn Hajar in Matalib al-Aaliya, Vol. 4, Page 262, Hadith 3972 | Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 7, Page 22, Hadith 6260 | Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 12, Page 101]

  • It is to follow the main body of Muslims and their Imams

MAIN BODY OF MUSLIM IS: QURAN,AHLUL BAYT,IMAMS,LEADERS OF THE MUSLIMS, SUNNAH AND HADITH
Sahih Muslim Book 020, Hadith Number 4553.

Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman said, “People used to ask the Prophet, peace be upon him, about good things, but I used to ask him about bad things because I was afraid that they might overtake me. I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, we were lost in ignorance (jahiliyyah) and evil, then Allah brought this good (i.e. Islam). Will some evil come after this good thing?’ He said, ‘Yes’ I asked, ‘And will some good come after that evil?’ He said, ‘Yes, but it will be tainted with some evil’ I asked, ‘How will it be tainted?’ He said, ‘There will be some people who will lead others on a path different from mine. You will see good and bad in them.’ I asked, ‘Will some evil come after that good?’ He said, ‘Some people will be standing and calling at the gates of Hell; whoever responds to their call, they will throw him into the Fire.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, describe them for us.’ He said, ‘They will be from our own people, and will speak our language.

I asked, ‘What do you advise me to do if I should live to see that?’ He said, ‘Stick to the main body (jama’ah) of the Muslims and their leader (imam).’ I asked, What if there is no main body and no leader?’ He said, ‘Isolate yourself from all of these sects, even if you have to eat the roots of trees until death overcomes you while you are in that state.’

Quran 1:7 The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “There was disagreement amongst Jews and they split into 72 groups. In exactly the same way, there will be disagreement and divisions in my Ummah. It will split into 73 groups. Except for one of these groups, all the remaining will be thrown into Hell.”
When asked about which group will be on the right path, the Messenger of Allah replied, “The group on the right path, which will enter Paradise, will be the group which follows my Sunnah and this will be the largest group of Muslims.”
[Tirmidhi; Imam Ahmad; Abu Dawud; Mishkat]

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “Without doubt, my Ummah will never be gathered in misguidance. Whenever you see disagreement, hold fast to the greater majority.”
[Ibn Majah]
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “”Follow the way of the largest group of Muslims! For he who deviates from this group will be thrown into Hell!”
[Ibne Majah]

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be   upon him, said, “Allah will never allow my Ummah to unite upon misguidance and incorrect beliefs. Allah’s mercy, blessings and protection are with the largest group of Muslims. And he who deviates from the largest group of Muslims will be thrown into Hell.”
[Tirmidhi]
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “He who deviates himself from the largest group of Muslims, even as much as a hand span, has himself cut off his connection with Islam.”
[Abu Dawud; Imam Ahmed]
Quran 1:7 Sura Fatiha The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.
Who are on path of Astray?
Tabarani in Awsat narrates from Hassan bin Ali that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
الزموا مودتنا أهل البيت فانه من لقي الله وهو يودنا دخل الجنة بشفاعتنا والذي نفسى بيده لا ينفع عبداً عمل عمله الا بمعرفة حقنا
‘Make the love of our Ahl al-Bait compulsory for whoever meets Allah having love for us shall enter paradise with our intercession and By He in whose Hand is my life no deed will benefit a servant except by recognizing our right.’ [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 3, Page 122, Hadith 2251 | Al-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 48]
Not in the Path of those servants (Muslims) , who abuse and oppress ahlul bayt , destroy their houses and tombs!, Not in the Path of those who call them Mushrik and Kafir! Not in in the Path of those who demolish the tombs and graves of ahlul bayt!
NOT ON THE PATH OF HYPOCRITES:

Ibn Adee in Al-Kaleel narrates from Abu Sa’eed Khudri Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
من ابغضنا اهل البيت فهو منافق
‘He is a hypocrite who has malice for our Ahl al-Bait.’ [Jawahir al-Aqdain, Vol. 2, Page 25]

NOT IN THE PATH OF THE PEOPLE OF HELL FIRE:

Tabarani narrates from Imam Hasan bin Ali that he said to Muaawiyya bin Khudayj:

يا معاوية بن خديج اياك وبغضنا فان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لا يبغضنا احد ولا يحسدنا احد الا زيل يوم القيامة عن الحوض بسياط من نار
‘O Muaawiya Ibn Khudayj guard yourself from having malice for us because undoubtedly the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said ‘No one has malice for us and no one is envious of us except on the day of Qiyaamah he will be kept away from the fountain by whips of fire.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 3, Page 81, Hadith 2726 and Al-Awsat, Vol 3. Page 203, Hadith 4426]

NOT IN THE PATH OF ILLEGITIMATE, IMPURE AND INDECENT:
Ibn Adee and Bayhaqi, in Shau’ab ul Imaan, narrated from Sayyiduna Ali the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

من لم يعرف حق عترتي والانصار فهو لاحدى ثلاث اما منافق واما لدينه واما لغير طهرو يعني حملته امه على غير طهر
‘Whosoever did not recognise the right of my family and Ansaar is one of three; either a hypocrite, born illegitimate or conceived by his mother whilst she was impure.’ [Ibn Adee in Al-Kaamil, Vol. 3, Page 106 | Shau'ab al-Iman, Vol. 2, Page 232, Hadith 1614, Daylami in Al-Firdaws, Vol. 3, Page 662, Hadith 5955]

From the above Hadith we can see that Love and Obedience to the Imams and Shaykhs of Ahlul Bayt and their successors (Awliya Allah, the Saints of tasawwuf/Sufism) is the basis of our religion and success.
Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, loved his family and descendants,  so to love them is also a Sunnah and to follow them and give their rights is what Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam said to this nation.
Ibn Najjaar in his ‘Taarikh’ narrates from Hasan bin Ali that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

لكل شيء أساس وأساس الإسلام حب أصحاب رسول الله وحب أهل بيته
‘Everything has a base and the base of Islam is the love of the Prophet’s companions and love of his Ahl al-Bait.’ [Jami' al-Ahadith, Vol. 3, Page 457, Hadith 9778 | Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 11, Page 2319, Hadith 32523 | Al-Musannaf]

So Wake up, don’t fool yourself by going behind so many misguided sects and groups, organizations and parties!
Wake up, it is time to come to the straight path, Insha Allah, May Allah help me ,help you and help everyone to follow the footstep of the Beloved Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, and the Imams of his ahlul bayt and those who followed them in Ihsan (Imams of ahlul sunnah wal jamah, awliya Allah and Shaykhs of Tasawwuf)
The Awliya Allah (Sufi Saints) are those who inherited the Quran,Sunnah and spirituality of Prophet and Imams Ahlul Bayt .
This is why, we seldom find any religious scholar, who were not a Sufi!
All the Imams of ahlu sunna were Madhab following Sufis.
Greater Majority of Muslims and their Imams loved and followed Imams of ahlul bayt and way of Sufis.
Shia who claim, they follow Imams of ahlul bayt, did not inherit the legacy of ahlul bayt, i.e Wilayath and the Islamic Caliphate,never in the history of Islam!.

قَالَتِ الْأَعْرَابُ آمَنَّا قُل لَّمْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَلَٰكِن قُولُوا أَسْلَمْنَا وَلَمَّا يَدْخُلِ الْإِيمَانُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ وَإِن تُطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ لَا يَلِتْكُم مِّنْ أَعْمَالِكُمْ شَيْئًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

The desert Arabs say, “We believe.” Say, “Ye have no faith; but ye (only) say, ‘We have submitted our wills to Allah,’ For not yet has Faith entered your hearts. But if ye obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not belittle aught of your deeds: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [49:14]

You can either follow Quran and traditions with whole heart or follow some and reject other , that fit your ego!

So ALLAH Says:

Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?

Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?

Enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not satan’s footsteps ……

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱدۡخُلُواْ فِى ٱلسِّلۡمِ ڪَآفَّةً۬ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَٲتِ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ لَڪُمۡ عَدُوٌّ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ فَإِن زَلَلۡتُم مِّنۢ بَعۡدِ مَا جَآءَتۡڪُمُ ٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتُ فَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَڪِيمٌ هَلۡ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَّآ أَن يَأۡتِيَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ فِى ظُلَلٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡغَمَامِ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةُ وَقُضِىَ ٱلۡأَمۡرُ‌ۚ وَإِلَى ٱللَّهِ تُرۡجَعُ ٱلۡأُمُورُ سَلۡ بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ كَمۡ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُم مِّنۡ ءَايَةِۭ بَيِّنَةٍ۬‌ۗ وَمَن يُبَدِّلۡ نِعۡمَةَ ٱللَّهِ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مَا جَآءَتۡهُ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ زُيِّنَ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةُ ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَيَسۡخَرُونَ مِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ‌ۘ وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّقَوۡاْ فَوۡقَهُمۡ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَرۡزُقُ مَن يَشَآءُ بِغَيۡرِ حِسَابٍ۬

“O ye who believe! enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the Evil One; for he is to you an avowed enemy. If ye backslide after the clear (signs) have come to you, then know that Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. Will they wait until Allah comes to them in canopies of clouds, with angels (in His train) and the question is (thus) settled? But to Allah do all questions go back (for decision). Ask the Children of Israel how many Clear (Signs) We have sent to them. But if anyone after Allah’s favour has come to him, substitutes (something else), Allah is strict in punishment. The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measures on whom He will.”

(Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 208-212)

What I have written here, first of all, I am taking it and applying it to my own life first. may Allah forgive me for any disrespect or disobedience to Imams and Shaykhs of ahlul bayt , that if I had ever in my life…ameen

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To Strive in the Path-Be Humble and Patient

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

Waliyullahi Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S) Sahibu Saif

Waliyullahi Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)
Sahibu Saif

We have counted days on this world. If a man calls himself, ‘I’m smart,’ he must know how he is using these days and how he is spending his daily activities.

Don’t think that 21st century people, they have invented the technology, the computer, the planes, they are dancing and modernising, that they have reached somewhere. No. they become more animals, worse than animals. Because in the old days, people at least they were running to keep some orders. Now, the one who is in the order, they are not keeping orders. The ones that who’s saying, ‘I am Muslim, I am believer,’ is not keeping what Allah is ordering.

The knowledge and the stations that the people they are reaching in this world, it is to make the man to become humble. Not to be proud with himself with the knowledge and with everything that he is doing. No. the knowledge, it is to teach you who you are and who your Lord is. Knowledge, it is to teach us that He (swt) is forever; Abadi and Samavi Lord. And you are Abadi and Samavi servant.

Those people in jahiliyyah time also they have houses. According to their time, they have nice clothes that they were wearing. They had their own laws. They think that they were on the right ways, so many of them. When Holy Prophet came and say to them, ‘this is the wrong road. You are going towards the direction of sheytan, to Jahannam. Turn your face to Jannat,’ they uprise to the Prophet (asws).

Some children, they went with the Prophet. Parents they know and they said, ‘he’s putting wrong manners to our children.’ Some, their parents went with the Prophet, their children started rising against to the Prophet. Some wives went to the Prophet, the husbands were rising against to the Prophet. Some husbands went to the Prophet, wives rising against to the Prophet.

Same thing is happening now. Don’t think that you are just, ‘ohh.. so hard for me. Ohh..this is too hard.’ What is hard for you?

You are not putting one step forward. Not ten. You are not giving up from anything. Nothing. You are just leaving the Kufr lifestyle. That’s all. Later claiming, ‘I am Muslims. We are the best of the Muslims.’

No you are not. Allah is saying to us, ‘if you want to change, be with Saliheen.’ Be with those ones. Listen to them. Take it from them and learn and apply to your life.

If you are taking this sohbet seriously, you have to show serious activities. If you don’t take it, it’s still okay with me. I will speak. But we must wake up to our own selves. The Tornado is about to happen. We must wake up before it’s too late.

- SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi Hz

Knowledge of the self requires the guidance of a knower

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

You need someone to show you yourself. Because you cannot see yourself. Man can see everything in creation, Allah has created these eyes. Man can see everything with these eyes. But he cannot see himself. He can see everyone, but if he doesn’t see a reflection, a mirror, he doesn’t know what he looks like.

Something for a man to think about.

And if your spirit is very important to you. You must see your spirit. But how are you going to see your spirit? You cannot even see your physical form. So you need a reflection. You need a mirror. You need someone who is going to hold you your pure reflection. Not a broken mirror. Not something that is twisted.

That is the role of the Prophets. That is the role of the waris, the inheritors, the Awliyah Allah. They are going to show you. Maybe you are going to see something there that you don’t like, definitely, because majority now entering to tarikats, thinking that they are already saints. Thinking that they are very special people. Or that they are entering to tarikat thinking that they are royalty. Or thinking that they have some special connection to the spiritual world.

But it’s nothing but ego. You enter to a tarikat to put your ego down to say, I am nothing. If you still claim to be something, you haven’t reach anywhere yet. If you do not know what nothing is, you will never have taqwa. You will not. That ego is still going to say, ‘ You are You. and I am me.”

So now the Sheykh and the murshid comes, and he will show you something that you will not like. You say, ‘this is me? It’s not me.’

‘Yes. Yes. Yes. It is.’ The Sheykh is like a doctor. You look nice and healthy but Doctor says, ‘you have a cancer.’

‘What me?’ I’ve never heard anyone fighting with their doctor. You hear? Especially in these days, the doctors says,

‘Huh, really?’ Immediately they believe. ‘What can I do? What should I do now?’ They are running.

But for the cancer of the spirit, so many are denying, ‘What? me? I have this? No, I don’t.’ They are fighting with the Sheykhs. Huh. Now we are getting into really big problems.

- Hoja Lokman Effendi Hz

COMMENTS:  JOUHAR ALI NAQSHBANDI AL-HASSANI

Our beloved Hoja Effendi has spoken the truth. There is no doubt in it. How can you follow religion without a true guide?

If you do not know your own self, your soul your spirit (rooh), that is your real existence . then how can you claim that you can know Quran and knowledge of others?

Your own self (Nafs and Rooh) body and spirit is with you 24 hours, Soul except when you sleep!. And you do not even know yourself!.

Do you know how many spots in your back head without the help of someone?

So if you do not know yourself(your soul), then you are not fit to be followed, you cannot follow your own self in your deen matters (religion). And no part of your life is excluded from your religion!.

Because Allah says:

17.36. Do not follow that of which you have no knowledge (whether it is good or bad), and refrain from groundless assertions and conjectures. Surely the hearing, the sight, and the heart – each of these is subject to questioning about it (you are answerable, and will be called to account, for each of these on the Day of Judgment).

 

Because if you follow yourself in deen, or follow someone else who do not know himself, then you are following misguided ones and read below verses from Quran 25:43 and 45:23

You cannot even follow yourself , because you still do not know yourself!!!

Therefore Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala says in Quran:

Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?

Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?

This is why you cannot depend on yourself in the Path of Haqq. You need a Shaykh, even if you learnt all sciences and religious books by heart, you are still corrupt!.

You need a qualified trainer (Murshid Kaamil) to train you and prepare you for the journey to Allah and Rasool alaihiswalathu wa salam.
Does not Hadith say, when you travel appoint a leader on you?

So who is your leader in the journey (migration to Allah and Rasool alaihiswalathu wa salam)?

On the authority of Omar bin Al-Khattab, who said : I heared the messenger of Allah salla Allah u alihi wa sallamsay :

“Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated.” related by Bukhari and Muslim

That is the leader (Imam, spiritual guide) Allah asking you to seek in Sura Isra verse 80.

Say: “O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me).”

They are the Muttaqeen and they are the guided ones and they are guided by those who are in the grace of Allah.

Quran 2:2This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah;

Quran 1:7 The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.

 They are those who are the Imams and  Shyakhs of ahlul bayt up on the greater majority of Muslims and the Imams they followed them.

Tirmidhi, denoting it Hassan, and Haakim narrated from Zaid bin Arqam that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

إني تارك فيكم ما إن تمسكتم به لن تضلو بعدي: كتاب الله وعترتي أهل بيتي ولن يفترقا حتى يردا علي الحوض، فأنظروا كيف تخلفوني فيهما
‘Verily I am leaving in you that to which if you firmly hold onto you will not go astray after me; The Book of Allah and my family the Ahl al-Bait. These two will not be separated until they meet me at the Fountain (of Kawthar), so look (take care) at how you deal with them after me.’ [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 626, Hadith 3788 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 160, Hadith 4711]

Ibn Shayba and Musadad in their respective Musnads; Hakeem Tirmidhi in ‘Nawaadir Al Usool’, Abu Ya’laa and Tabarani narrated from Salama bin Aku’ that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

الندم أمان لأهل السماء وأهل بيتي أمان لأمتي
The stars are the refuge for the people of the Heavans and my Ahl al-Bait is the refuge for my Ummah.’ [Ibn Hajar in Matalib al-Aaliya, Vol. 4, Page 262, Hadith 3972 | Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 7, Page 22, Hadith 6260 | Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 12, Page 101]

Importance of a Spiritual Guide:

Hazret Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (Radiyallahu Anhu) saying :

أذا المرء ربّي نفسه بمراده        لقد شاد بنيانا علي غير أسّه “

ومن لم تربّيه الرجال وتسقه      لبانا لهم قد درّ من ثدى قدسه 

فذاك لقيط ماله نسبة الولا        ولن يتعدّى غير ابناء جنسه

(30 قلا دة الجواهر )

“When someone make tarbiyyath himself without a Shaykh, it is like he constructing a building without the foundation!,Those who do not have tarbiyath of shyakhs will not get the spiritual wisdom coming from Allah like a fountain of wisdom coming through the Shaykhs ,thus he will not reach in lofty stations  of faith. He will be like illegitimate children who got someone to be called as a father!”

(Qalaidul Jawahir 30)

And by Allah We know that the guided sect is those who followed the major body of Muslims (Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah) and it’s authentic path of Tasawwuf (Tarika)

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