Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani, Sohbet of the 12th of June, 2016.
As-salāmu alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāhi wa barakātuh.
A‘ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni rrajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alá Rasūlina Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūl Allāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistāni, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Haqqāni madad. Ṭarīqatunā ṣṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.
The essence of our ṭarīqah, the essence of religion is to follow the Prophet (sas). To respect him, to praise him (sas) is the essence of religion. Can’t be anything else. So Islām is all about the praising of our Prophet (sas). Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. “qul in kuntum tuḥibbūna Llāha fa-ttabi‘ūnī yuḥbibkumu Llāh.” (3:31) If you want Allāh, if you love Allāh follow me” says the Prophet (sas). Allāh will love you, raise you.
There are so many people, so many shayṭāns confusing people, there are people worse than the shayṭān. They misguide people from the right way they harm people, but first they harm themselves. Because when you try to do good deeds shayṭān restrains you. The ego also restrains, but when there is badness they attack all together. That’s why you see they multiply suddenly. Following them is dangerous. Your efforts, everything you do will be wasted. Not only will it be wasted, you also commit sin. You carry that burden too.
Praising the Prophet (sas) is Allāh’s order. Many people go to extremes. We are in this assembly only to praise our Prophet (sas). No need to say what they tell. This is one of the 73 sects. They all have different names. What, how, what do they believe in, what do they do? These 72 parts they have one thing in common – it is to not respect the Prophet (sas), to not honor the Prophet (sas). This is their speciality. Now there is right and left in this world. Extreme right, extreme left. There is also middle. But like we said this is the same. 72 of the 73 sects they look like opposites but in the end they are all the same. They are all sects made up by shayṭān. Ṭarīqah’s first order is to love the Prophet (sas) to respect him (sas) because ṭarīqah starts from our prophet (sas), starts with sharī‘ah. It goes on the same way until the Judgment Day. The others are parts, not ṭarīqah – sects. You can’t call them ṭarīqah. Ṭarīqah shows the way of Allāh. A sect is to divide. A sect has its name on it. It means being divided. Now when people study, they want to be something. Different, they become different. When they try to be different than other people they go astray. Don’t go astray. Ṭarīqah is the way. Follow that.
For the honor of this Ramaḍān, this is the month, when Qur’ān descended. It is the month that the Prophet (sas) loves. When it was Ramaḍān, he (sas) got excited. He waited for Ramaḍān to come. He greeted this beautiful month. He worshiped more. He would definitely go into i‘tikāf in the last 10 days. He didn’t talk to people much. He spent all his time worshiping in these last 10 days. That’s why to keep honoring him (sas) is a farḍ for all of us.
Sunnah isn’t wajib (necessary) but farḍ (obligatory) because without the Prophet (sas), nothing would exist. We ask his intercession. What would we do – even if you pray non-stop your whole life, without his (sas) intercession, without his (sas) pleasure, it is useless. We say this here. People shouldn’t think they are something because they do a lot of worshiping. You should have the love of the Prophet (sas) so that it is useful, beneficial.
Today we are saying for people who are thinking about Islām or they think they are knowledgeable people – The first thing in Islām, the most important thing – to praise Prophet (sas), to love him. And he said, you can’t be believer if you don’t love me more than yourself, more [than] your mother and father, you cannot be believer. So, it is obligatory for us to love Prophet (sas) to praise him, to respect him, to pray every time for him, to make ṣalawāt for him. It is obligatory for us, the most important thing for people, who claiming they are believers, they are Muslim and nothing [is] more important than this.
Because these days, nowadays, from old [times] also same, many people they are, who are following shayṭān, they try to make Prophet (sas) like ordinary people – not important one. They said no need for him. No, and it is written by Qur’ān, by ḥadīth everything [is] clear. Then still, shayṭān and his followers they can make people to doubt and to cheat them, to take them out from the right way. And this is what the Prophet (sas) saying “It will be 73 parts in my ummah 72 will go to hell”. Why they are going to hell? Because main, they are parts, 72 parties every one different from [the] other but they have, all these 72 parts, one speciality all of them [are] united on this. What is this? It is to not be [have] respect for Prophet (sas). This is a main, and you will see them very different from each other, they are enemy for each other, they are not like each other. But, at the end shayṭān he make them, because they are followers of shayṭān, and shayṭān hates Prophet (sas). This is their speciality for them – to not respect Prophet (sas). Every time they have different names, different things. The 72 parts, they have a special idea a special thing they do. They say… But we cannot say what they are saying no need for this.
But, the main important thing; they do not respect the Prophet (sas). And only ṭarīqah and Ahlu s-Sunnah they are respecting Prophet (sas) because it [they are] is coming from Prophet (sas). Ṭarīqah, “way” meaning, collecting people. These 72 parts, they are parts. They are dividing ummah. For this, they are in wrong way. Because without love of Prophet (sas) we are nothing. Some of these parts they are praying, they are fasting, they are doing worshiping, but they are saying: “no need for shafā‘ah. This enough. We don’t want Prophet(sas).” They aren’t saying – (sas). “We don’t want Prophet’s shafā‘ah.” Only they are proud: “We are doing this and nobody can do what we are praying, what we are fasting. We are worshipping hard.” But it is not… useless. Even, our ‘ibādah it is not important. And is not proper.
But we are loving Prophet (sas) and it is, this is enough to save us from hell, to be in, to put us in paradise. We are not claiming, we are not saying we are doing good thing we praying, our worship is perfect. No. It is not perfect. And even if it is perfect from you, worship till end of your life perfectly, without love of Prophet (sas) it is nothing. The main thing here [is] to respect Prophet (sas) and to be with him
If you are loving him you will be with him, in shā’ Allāh.
Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq. Al-Fātiḥah
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