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Visit with the Prophet ﷺ
We are servants of Allah ﷻ. We are all Ummah of Habibullah, Muhammad Mustafa ﷺ. Janab al-Haqq appointed our Prophet ﷺ as the leader over His Ummah. Our Master is responsible for all of the Ummah! .
On the Day of Resurrection each Prophet, 'ala Nabina alayhi' s-salaatu wa 's-salaam, will accompany their Ummah. On the Day of Resurrection (Yawm al Mahshar), the people will gather in 120 rows, eighty rows belonging to our Prophet ﷺ, forty to the other Prophets.
That Day, each prophet will carry his banner. Janab al-Haqq ﷻ has given our Prophet ﷺ for his Ummah's protection from the evils of Satan in every century, the Awliya (Saints) appointed as the Prophet's Inheritors. Every century has Awliya. They are the ones who observe our Prophet's way and keep his Sunnah, no doubt, those Awliya who live now, who are among us and also the ones who passed away. Divine blessings are descending on all of them and those who follow them receive their blessings.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
O People! If Awliya are close by, attend their assemblies. If one listens to them and is obedient, he finds happiness. The people who live far from the Wali can have a heart connection--love him in their hearts, love his way and keep his way--and just like the Sun in the sky that is beyond reach but its light/noor and rays give life to Earth, the Wali also reaches us!
The Awliya are like this, it doesn't matter if they are far away. From his heart to the hearts of people who follow him, who love him, who obey him and who listen to him and keep his teachings, the noor of the Wali shines in their hearts, just like the Sun!
His light reaches those who follow him. When the nur of the Awliya reaches them, their hearts revive like the Sun giving life to the Earth. Nothing can survive without sunlight, there would be no flowers, trees or fruits. If the light in the hearts of the Awliya reaches the hearts of people, they are revived.
The Earth turns green when it is revived; all the plants on it grow and give fruits, and any plant can grow. When the light of Awliya reaches Muslims, their hearts freshen and revive and then they become good ones.
Who are the good ones? They are the ones with good deeds, the well-mannered ones with morals, with proper worship and divine service. These are good ones, good people. However, now they write on gravestones as they couldn't find anything better, "He was a good person". There is no benefit writing 'a good person' on the gravestone, the benefit is in living as a good one.
There is no benefit writing 'a good person' on the gravestone, the benefit is in living as a good one.
When one is put in their grave, an angel named Naumann will come and make the dead one sit up and command him, "Write this down!" "How do I write? Where do I write? What do I write?" the dead one will ask.
The angel will say, "Use your finger as a
pencil, let your saliva be your ink, and your palm be your paper!"
The angel will tell him to write all the deeds he performed in his life and all that was good or bad will be recorded on his palm!
Nowadays, people are recording thousands of pieces of knowledge within a small space, using a computer. If mankind is capable of doing this, Janab al-Haqq with all His Mightiness very well can have people's life stories written on the palms of their hands: it is complete.
Nowadays, exam papers are checked on a computer that gives the results: True or false. What is that? [Hajjah Anne: Passed or failed.] Now, the result
sheet is marked.
The Mizan (Divine Balance) is like that: a register of all of the person's deeds is given to the Mizan and its opposite side shows the result, "A good servant with good deeds." Good servant = Pass. Sins? His sins are forgiven.
The treatment in the graves determines was one a good servant or a bad one? What is in their hearts? That is why in every century Janab al-Haqq ﷻ sent prophets, alaihimu s-salam, until the coming of our Prophet ﷺ, then Awliya were sent.
Since our Master is the Last of the Prophets ﷺ, no more prophets would appear, and instead there are Awliya now, but the Awliya are hidden in this time. Actually, they don't reveal, "I am from Awliya", because if people deny them it ends in tragedy.
Janab al-Haqq is sending them in every century. The one who meets them, who attains their company finds his heart enlightened. If your heart is illuminated, its Light/Nur is like blood circulating in your body transmitted to all your organs and darkness is lifted. One with radiant organs doesn't commit dark business and he is illuminated inside.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Once the inner self of a person is enlightened it is not possible he will commit sins. So, where does enlightenment come from? Like the Sun in the sky with the light coming down to Earth, with Allah's order and consent, the Light of the Awliya reaches His servants. Since you came here to visit us, may Allah grant you to visit Habibullah, a visit with our Prophet alayhi 's-salatu wa 's-salam.
May you be granted the visit! When you stand with respect in front of our Prophet, your heart receives the Light coming from his maqam and his presence. Between the holy tomb and his minbar is the Rawdah, a Garden of Paradise. May Allah grant you to pray there, then you will enter Paradise. The one present in that Paradise garden will not enter Hell!
One present in that Paradise garden will not enter Hell. In every moment blessings descend there with 70,000 angels on those who are praying there. Whoever receives these blessings comes to be of the People of Paradise.
Hell is forbidden for those who have prayed in the Rawdah. May Allah Almighty grant this honor to you and grant us AGAIN, also.
Visiting Awliya is like visiting our Prophet's maqam, it is acceptable as they are Inheritors of Prophet. Although we are not able to find them easily because they are hidden, we visit them through our hearts.
O People! In the morning when you awake you must say:
"O Lord! From East to West, all Your Prophets who lived and passed away, and all Awliya who lived and passed away, I greet their maqams, peace be upon them, and I visit them. I present Fatihah ash-Sharif and Ikhlas ash-Sharif, which I read, Yasin ash-Sharif or Tabaraka Sharif to them. I stand with respect in their presence, asking himmat/support from them. May You give my heart nur from their nur, O Lord. You revived them with Your Divine Lights, so too may You revive me with Your Divine Lights."
Say this, remember it and you will neither have grief or illness, nor will you worry or be distressed. You will freshen up. Offer salams in the same manner every morning.
That is for when we awake. Before sleeping, recite three times Surat al-Ikhlas, Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad, then say:
"O Lord! I give salams and present this to all awliya and prophets who rest in Your Dominions from East to West, all of them! I greet and present them these three Ikhlas. May You illuminate my heart with their lights, let me be radiant with their light, O Lord! May You send me from their himmat/support, may You enliven me, O Lord!"
If you keep this for forty nights, you will be called to the Prophet's assemblies; at least you may be granted to visit the assemblies of awliya in your dreams. Blessings descend in mentioning their names.
You put effort to come here, may Janab al-Haqq accept your visit. Now go and visit the good servants, be with good ones as our egos are bad. Actually Mankind is good natured, but what makes him bad is the ego. Satan misleads and ruins the ego, otherwise it would remain as it is, but Satan is cheating the ego, making it wild.
That is why we pray the #dua of the Prophet , "O Lord, don't leave us to our egos for the blink of an eye."
Yes, it is essential for people to wear a spiritual armor because Satan is shooting its arrows. People used to wear armor for protection from arrows, spears, swords and stones of enemies in battle, up to a point. Now we are in need of spiritual armor because Satan continually attacks us with its arrows, spears and bullets.
Part 13 (last installment)
What is the armour? It is reciting salawat on our Prophet ﷺ, 'Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammadin wa 'ala ali Muhammadin wa sallim.' What is the armour? It is the dhikr of Allah ﷻ, 'La ilaha illa-Llah'.
Salawat Sharif is the armour! Basmala Sharif is the armour! 'Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad' is the armour! 'Astaghfirullah' is the armour. 'SubhanAllah' is the armour. 'Alhamdulillah' is the armour! 'Allahu Akbar' is the armour! They are shields to protect you!
Zid Habibaka izzan wa sharafa, nuran wa surura wa ridwanan wa sultana. Bi hurmati l-Habib, bi hurmati l-Fatihah.... .
Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil an-Naqshbandi
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