Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil – Ramadan, November-December 2001

Thursday, November 22nd

audhu billahin min ash-shaytan rajeem bismillah ir-rahman ir-raheem Without “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” no action is good, and Shaitan is attempting to interfere 70 times in its recitation to spoil it. To forget “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” means to forget Allah, and without Allah there is no foundation and no support for anything.

“Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” has been granted to the Prophet’s Ummah of the Last Days, and it is the biggest mercy. When Allah created the Tablet and the Pen and ordered the Pen to write “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” it needed 700 years for this magnificient writing. Who can say “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” with ta’zeem – with magnification of Allah’s Glory – gets the reward of 700 years.

Now all ways are closed except the way of “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” no matter what is to be done. If you use “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” all doors open, if not, they are closed and of no use. When they took away the Basmala everything went down. So now they are asking: “What is going to become of us?” Their way is towards Allah’s Divine Punishment, hell. For them it is finished in Dunya and in Akhirat.

Write “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” everywhere – on your house, over the door, as people go in under the Basmala; in the car – write it and don’t be afraid, for with “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” nothing bad can happen. They are asking you to have strong faith.

Allah was saying that the Holy Quran is the reason for some to rise and for others to fall, fall down to asfala safilien – the lowest of the low. Yesterday the Quran was our crown. Adherence to its holy teachings and Divine Principles was the cause for the Ottomans to reign for 700 years. Now they are gone and their memory is no longer respected. Because they are not respecting Allah’s Word, that means they don’t respect Him. And so Allah has made them to be dishonoured among people. Our grandfathers were honoured, their grandchildren became dishonoured.

Sultan Mahmoud (jannat makan) passed a place where two blind men were sitting reciting: One was saying “Ya Ma’bud, ya Ma’bud…” (calling on Allah), the other one: “Ya Mahmoud, ya Mahmoud…” (repeating the name of the Sultan). The Sultan was pleased with the one who called his name and so he ordered him to be rewarded. He sent him a gift of a chicken and had it stuffed with gold. As the blind man was not hungry he didn’t discover the gold. Instead he asked the other one: “If you like to take this chicken, I am selling for two coins.” The other one agreed. When he discovered the gold inside, he quickly excused himself, went home, ate the chicken and hid the gold. Then he returned to his spot and with full power continued his Dhikr: “Ya Ma’bud, ya Ma’bud.” The other one also continued his chanting the name of the Sultan.

When the Sultan passed again to see how the man he wanted to reward was, he was surprised to find the other one calling on Allah with full power and his ‘favourite’ the same as before. He asked his soldiers if they had not given the gold to him. As they said they did, he ordered them to give another chicken stuffed with gold to that man. The same thing happened. As he was not particularly interested in the chicken, he sold it to his neighbour again who took it home and hid the gold. Coming back his Dhikr was more powerful than ever.

The Sultan was very surprised. As he didn’t understand what was happening he ordered his ‘favourite’ to be brought into the palace, so he could reward him there directly. They brought him in and told him to take hold of the ends of his shavvl and put in it as much gold as he could. The blind man held the shavvl the wrong way so no gold would stay in it – everything fell down and he was left with nothing…

So finally the Sultan understood, that whoever is not calling Allah, will never be successful…

So Allah is not giving to those who have left the way of Allah. They are fighting Him and He is not pleased with them. Now all the world is their enemy, because they became an enemy to Allah. There is an unseen writing on them: “Enemy of Allah”, that the whole of creation may know. Inna li-llahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun – may Allah keep us far from those people… Awliya have the power to save people, who say: “Madad, ya Rasulullah” or who call those awliya’s name. That is true, regardless of what those who deny intercession say, claiming this is “shirk”.

[Note: This is the `aqida of Ahl as-Sunnati wal-Jama`at. This is according to the holy command of Allah, in the verse, "O ye who believe, fear Allah and seek ye the means (al-wasila) to Him." [5:35] And the Prophet (s) taught a blind man the following invocation, “O Allah! I am asking you and I am turning to You through your Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of Mercy. O Muhammad! I am turning by means of you to my Lord regading my present need. I am asking my Lord with your intercession concerning the return of my sight…” And Allah fulfilled his invocation and restored his sight. (Tirmidhi, al-Nasa’i, al-Bayhaqi|). As for calling to unseen servants of Allah for help, this is verified in many ahadith, among which are from `Utba ibn Ghazwan, that the Prophet (s) said, “If one of you loses his way with respect to anything whatsoever or wishes help when he is in a land in which he has no friend, let him say, ‘O servants of Allah help me! for Allah has servants who he does not see.” (Al-Tabarani). For further information http://www.naqshbandi.org