Shaykh Mehemt Adil Al-Haqqani, sohbet of the 28th of February, 2018.
As-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa Raḥmatu Llāhi wa Barakātuh.
A‘ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s- Salāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistānī, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad.
Ṭarīqatunā ṣ- ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.
May Allāh جل جلاله give guidance to all of us. Some people and their families are guided and on the right way. They bring up their children like this. Children are raised as Muslims and believers. Most of those who have it in their families are this way. And there are also those who join later. There are two types. There are those who weren’t Muslim and received guidance afterwards, they reached the kindness of Allāh جل جلاله. And there are people who live in a Muslim community but have no idea about Islām and religion. Sometimes they also look for truth. Sometimes something happens to bring them to the good way.
Our ṭarīqah, Naqshbandī ṭarīqah, ṭarīqah of Mawlānā, is the way of our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. It is to accept everyone. If someone comes to you and you accept him in order to show the right way, if he learns even a single word, what has benefit for him has benefit for you as well. As we said, most people now have no idea about religion and faith. But some people have this faith within them and Allāh جل جلاله gives it. When someone joins ṭarīqah, it’s not right to say, “You have to pray five times. You have to cover yourself. And if you don’t, we won’t take you in from this door.” Because even ṣaḥābah learned everything slowly and then left the other. They became ṣaḥābah and quit all forbidden things. They accepted the ordered things and followed them.
All kinds of people would come to Mawlānā: sometimes uncovered women or people without religion or those who drink. Many types came and most received guidance. And people who were uncovered slowly, slowly covered up. They started to pray five times a day. They became more devoted than those who criticized them. They joined the better path. Nowadays, to criticize – as soon as people see something, they say “don’t do that.” That can be. Why can’t it be? Even though uncovered and inappropriately dressed, this person has entered this assembly. This is an assembly for the sake of Allāh جل جلاله. They were seeking and came here. Of course, they don’t know how to dress and act properly. They have come here. Must we send them away? Must we get angry at them? No. We have to be especially careful with them because if they leave…
Allāh جل جلاله brought them to this assembly in order for you to become the means. If you become means for their guidance, it is better than everything in this world. And if you try to escape it, this person can complain about you on Qiyāmah. These are the things we learned from Mawlānā. There is a way for everyone. Our way, the way of Mawlānā, is tolerance. It is gentleness and love. If you get angry at someone from the first moment… As most people become frightened, you will finish them the first time. Who is happy then? Shayṭān is happy – “This is what I told you.” And people remember it that way. Most of the old, middle-aged or young people say, “I was going to the mosque, and their old people sent me away. I never went to the mosque again.” We have heard it from many people. It is an important issue.
These people who come to the assembly of Allāh جل جلاله can dress as they like. After they reach guidance, they will learn how to dress right. But don’t make them run away. Don’t criticize anyone. You will be responsible for it. Of course, they dress how they like but we shouldn’t dress like them. Our duty is to remind them of Allāh جل جلاله,to remind them of Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم . And the dress being worn is sunnah, the sunnah of our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. And we have crown on our heads, the turban. When a person wears turban and jubbah, what does it remind us of? Does it remind us of movies or plays? It reminds of Allāh جل جلاله of course. But Muslims have no understanding, they want to criticize immediately.
May Allāh جل جلاله protect us. May we not be the cause of anyone running from this way. May we become the means for their joining this way, in shā’a Llāh.
Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla He جل جلاله gives some people hidāyah (guidance) from childhood because their family they are believers, Muslim. They are practising and they teaching their family, children. And when they are growing up they are continue like this. This is good. These people no problem with them but there is people… Two kinds of people – they was nonbeliever and Allāh جل جلاله give them hidāyah and they come to way of belief Islām, and there is another also kind – they are normally Muslim but they are not knowing anything about Islām. So Mawlānā Shaykh he was very sensitive for this people. He like to bring them through this way with very soft, very tolerance. He has big tolerance for this people. Slowly, slowly he was teaching them: not make them – “You must do this, you must do that.” No. Just what he is doing, he was doing people following him. And giving ṣuḥbah, giving dhikr.
People happy with this and slowly, slowly becoming better and better and they are looking what it is important – what we must do, what we mustn’t do. Because there is people they are criticising people, who are being with this people, because they are normally they don’t have any knowledge from religion – no maybe their clothes not so closed, it is open or their hair open their… When you see this people they are making saying, “What is this? Look Shaykh is with this people not covering hair, not…” They saying of course this people they are not born from like Muslim or their family wasn’t knowing anything from Islām, from who Muslim but this people slowly, slowly when with tolerance, many of them, thousands of them they covering, they following, they making practising better than what who are not happy with this.
Not everything, you cannot put – We say, there is saying: in paint, you can put paint until you bring up it is finish? No. Slowly, slowly. But people, especially Muslim people, they don’t have any wisdom, they don’t have any patience also. Quickly they must speak. They must say something. This people, who this kind of people, you must be thankful because we are not going for them. They are coming, they are hearing some gathering for spiritual gathering. They are coming to see what it is, what is here. They are looking, searching to find good thing and they are not knowing anything from Islām, from what we will obligatory to do or not. Slowly, slowly they will be better than you and better than your master also.
We know some people – I was four times on Ḥajj, the fourth time there was people they wasn’t know anything from Islām. With Mawlānā Shaykh they are practising and they, I was with them in Ḥajj, and they was real Ḥajjī. Other Ḥajjī they have beard like this and clothes and… and they were fighting people, swearing of people and doing this. These people like angel they was. This is what Mawlānā teaching and his good teaching for this people. For … But people they are quickly saying this people – they are not happy with this, not happy. They can do, if they can do better, they can do. But we are not interesting for them because Allāh جل جلاله – “If you bring one for right way,” he said Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم “it is better than this world. And if you make somebody run away from this way, also you will be asked why you do this this man or this woman, she come for sake of Allāh جل جلاله to know something and you kick them out, you make them…”
They are coming, when this people coming some place they are coming it is one step front, one step behind. if we are anything saying, quickly they run away. So we are obligatory to be very soft with people who are asking for Allāh جل جلاله. Many times also I hear from people, young people or older people, they said, “We was going to mosque some place and there is old people they shout on us and they kick us out of this mosque. After I never been in mosque.” This what it was happen many times I hear this. So it is not good to look for people for appearance. You must be patient to make them used and to have idea. After they can be better than you and me, in shā’a Llāh.
Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.