Grandshaykh was saying that if you like to take benefit from listening
or attending a meeting you must be present in body and heart, but so
many people are just like empty jars, sitting. Divine Knowledges pour
out when the heart is present. It means when listening with the ears of
your heart it gives you Divine Powers.
PART 2 Our
Grandshaykh (qs) said that if one person in a meeting is scratching his
head, the suhbah must come down seven degrees and the scratching one
may lose that Divine outpouring. But worse, some careless people are
speaking with each other, some watching the door to see who is coming
and going, some looking at the clock, and the power is going down.
was always annoyed about this. If you are giving care, reminding
yourself, "My heart is in the shaykh's hands and he is in relationship
with the Prophet ﷺ and the Prophet is in the Divine Presence", you will
not be distracted.
Grandshaykh (q) told of two mureeds in his homeland: one was in
seclusion for spiritual practice; the second came one day by order of
their shaykh to take the brother for a walk outside of the village. They
were going on the road in conversation about important spiritual
instructions when they reached the fields of the one in seclusion.
they approached, his eyes wandered to those fields. The other said, "Oh
my brother, turn back to your seclusion, you are leaving pearls and
turning to fields."
attention span is very short. Psychologists say in the first fifteen
minutes we have keen attention, afterwards decreasing. Our Grandshaykh
(qs) says not to make any meeting more than three hours, even though
people may be strongly interested. As much as you can make it shorter
more benefit comes, especially in our time. . Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil an-Naqshbandi, 1979 💞 . @hishamkabbani@drnourkabbani@naqshbandistaff Facebook.com/MawlanaShaykh Facebook.com/HishamKabbani Facebook.com/DrNourKabbani Facebook.com/Sufilive
Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil an-Naqshbandi 💞
Grandshaykh (qs) is saying his every advice is like ammo for guns,
given to you to use against the enemy (your ego), but you are only
taking them and making a stash. We are giving them to you for shooting;
that is our intention. We are giving you shells for every range, some
for nearby and some for the other side of the mountain. Yet our
Grandshaykh is saying, "I can't find anyone to keep my advices." . O People! I hope you may keep his advice. [To be continued.]
AbdAllah (q) is asking, what is that which Allah Almighty and his
Prophet ﷺ don't like? You must know, and when knowing, keep far away
from it. He answers that it is to look after a person's faults. Allah
has prohibited this as it is a big sin and the worst action a person can
make. You also have faults, everyone has so many, and you have a
responsibility for those faults in the Divine Presence, so why are you
looking at the faults of others? You must eliminate your own.
one is looking to the faults of another, the respect we have for him or
her in our heart disappears, the love toward that person is
extinguished and, therefore, it is prohibited. Everyone has so many
faults that if we were looking at them all would become enemies to one
another! It causes separation of the community and then comes Shaytan to
capture us. . Tasawwuf
calls for such actions that bring love and build strong relations
between people, to protect us from badness and give power to our faith.
Therefore, we are ordered to worship together so our faith will grow
Grandshaykh (qs)says we must be careful that Shaytan does not make our
worship unacceptable. It is unacceptable when we are asking for any
rewards. We must ask for our Lord's pleasure only. When all the ego's
desires are finished, then one is a servant of the Lord. To look for
some reward for worshipping is like idol worship, it is a secret form of
is to ask only for your Lord's service. So many people are worshipping
and then doing what their ego demands. This means they are servants of
Allah and of Shaytan, which is a dangerous way.
we become clean of bad character we can't be free of Satan, this world,
our egos, and vain desires. Until you become fully aware for each step
you make with your foot, whether that step is on the right way or the
wrong way, you remain in need of alignment in your heart.
must know and be awake to where you are putting your foot. One second's
heedlessness may cause a dangerous accident. Therefore, we are always
in need to repeat the word of Testification, to put us on the right way.
Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa-Llaah illa-Llaah illa-Llaah wa ash-hadu
anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasooluh.
we become free of bad character we cannot attain to real faith and
without real faith there is no real life, the life that is forever.
Whoever realizes real faith in this world will live on in the grave, his
body not turning to dust. That is a sign from Allah Almighty that one
has reached true life.
PART 7 (Final)
is it possible to save ourselves from bad character? A bad
charecteristic is pride; Shaytan was thrown out of the Divine Presence
for his pride. If a person is not humble enough to accept another to
teach him lessons, he is proud. You must have a Sufi teacher to show you
how to apply the Divine ordinances to yourself,as he learned from his
shaykh how to use Shari'ah on himself. There can be no surgeon who
hasn't witnessed a surgery performed, but learned only from books.
Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil an-Naqshbandi, 1979 💞 ______