Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad- Dāghistānī

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Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani, Sohbet of the 20th of May, 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-awwalīn 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.
Today is holy. May He جل جلاله make this holy month’s blessings constant upon us. We have reached the fifth day of Ramaḍān. In this month of Ramaḍān Grandshaykh Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistānī [passed to the other side] in ’73. It was the third of Ramaḍān. But of course that time Ramaḍān was in October. In October Grand Shaykh Efendi went to ākhirah. His ‘urs, meaning his commemoration is also in the beginning of Ramaḍān. Grandshaykh Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistānī.
Most people here [have not seen him]. I think among those who are here, one or two people might have seen him. The rest have known Grandshaykh very well. How did they know about Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistānī? From our Shaykh, Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim. He would always speak about his – what he did, his sayings, and his states. That is why most people feel as if they have seen Grandshaykh [‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistānī]. Because the spirituality of great people is strong. They come to help. They certainly also come near to the ones who love them. Their himmah comes to our gatherings when their names are mentioned.
Grandshaykh – grand meaning one of the great Awliyā’. He is the Sulṭānu l-Awliyā’. Sulṭān Grandshaykh. His state, his manifestation was different than Shaykh Mawlānā [Nāẓim]. He would always be in seclusion, in ‘uzlah longer. He had done a five-year khalwah, a one-year khalwah, and a six-month khalwah. And the khalwahs that he entered were not easy, khalwahs like this. He was also in his dergah during the end of his time. Seldom would he leave to go outside. He would always be in the dergah. This holy one would come out in the morning and in the afternoon and give ṣuḥbah. His ṣuḥbas would last long. He would either speak Turkish or Dāghistānī. He would speak in the Avar language of Dāghistān. They would translate it to Arabic. Sometimes a ṣuḥbah would last for two hours, and sometimes he would have ṣuḥbahs that lasted for three hours. Then he would have dinner, most of the time with guests, but he would have dinner after ‘Aṣr, after offering the prayers.
Afterwards, after Maghrib he would not accept anybody. He would say he had duties. He would pray Maghrib and ‘Ishā’ by himself. Because his age had also grown much. On Fridays, he would lead the prayer, after the ṣuḥbah, after the khatm. Then he would go down. Normally Shaykh Nāẓim Efendi would lead as imām both in the mosque and in the dergah. As we said, his state was different. He would not accept anybody after Maghrib prayers. He would rest after ‘Ishā’. Then he would wake up at night and perform his service by himself. He would make tea. He would do Tahajjud, his worship, morning prayer, sunrise [prayer], and sit until ḍuḥá. And in the morning he would be busy with family. In this way, [he would meet] at noon, in the afternoon, or a little before noon was possible, but he would not accept anybody after evening.
Of course, that time, due to his power of sainthood, his service was to raise awliyā’. He was busy raising Shaykh Mawlānā. He would not deal much with people. He would not open his jadhbah. Sometimes he would open it and people would be filled. With them, as we said, because his state was different, more secretive, neighbours would not know him as Shaykh Efendi. They would call him Ḥājjī. They would say Ḥājjī ‘Abdu Llāh Efendi. Whereas he was the Great Sultanu l-Awliyā’ Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh. Even the neighbours next to him would not know his value. And he, of course because he was always with our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, in the presence of Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla, in the presence of the Beloved صلى الله عليه وسلم because he was in the presence of Allāh جل جلاله he would never be concerned much with who came and who left.
As we said, each of the Awliyā’ has a different state. They are not all in the same form. Allāh  جل جلاله gave each one of them a specialty. Their qualifications are different. However, of course what they manifest is the same. Meaning even if their external appearance, state and actions are different, what they manifest is the same. Their dergahs are identical too. Wherever you go, it is the same method back to our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Because that place has an owner. Its owner is making people continue with the same method. Allāh جل جلاله
May his himmah be present for us. [We saw] his karāmāt (miracles). We were children then. He would say, “Nothing would happen to Sham as long as I am alive.” So many wars happened and nothing had happened to Sham. In ’73, there, a week after his passing away, a big war erupted. Sham, meaning all around, was damaged and wasted afterwards. But now the karāmāt continue still. Now, within all this, because of the war there, the whole place is broken, there is not a place that is not destroyed. Only that dergah is standing. There are people coming and going. Services are provided. The poor and needy come, and the rich come. With his himmah, with his barakah, Allāh جل جلاله willing, safety will be reached in the end, in shā’a Llāh. As we said, karāmāt appeared while he was alive and they appear now. When trouble occurs and we ask for his himmah, he becomes present Allāh جل جلاله willing.
Do not forget him. Ask for himmah from all the awliyā’, especially our shaykhs. They pay more attention to us Allāh جل جلاله willing. May their himmah be upon us, in shā’a Llāh.
Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla send His beloved people around us and this is month of, beloved month also, Ramaḍān. In this month many thing happen. One of them for Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistāni, his ‘urs it was in beginning of Ramaḍān, third of Ramaḍān. And it is blessed to remember him because we are, many of us maybe in this place, maybe one or two people they meet him with body – not in dream or other. But we are very familiar for him. We are as we are with him whole time. How it was this? With Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim he all time, every time saying about Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistāni – “He was doing this. He say that. He do this.” So we are as we are with him. With Mawlānā Shaykh all time he was with him and we are happy to be such, we have such great Sulṭān of Awliyā’u Llāh, .Sulṭānu l-Awliyā’ Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistāni. So he is real beloved one for Allāh  جل جلاله.This very rare people. One of them Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistāni. We are trying to follow him.
And he is, because we are very familiar, also because he is with his spiritual coming for where he is they we calling him or we ask him, blessed from him – he help. He has many karāmāt, many miracle in his life. After his life also many miracle of him. He was every time saying, “When I’m in life, nothing happen to Damascus.” And really, after his passing away from one week, it was Ramaḍān that time and it was October, beginning very big fighting between Arab and Israel and many bombs coming to Damascus after him. Now also, al-ḥamdu liLlāh, whole Damascus it is there is fighting very near maqām for he is buried but in maqām even no one thing happen. And it is continue to serve ṭarīqah and poor people and every people. It is a blessing for Damascus. In shā’a Llāh, with his barakah, it will be saved from this bad condition also, in shā’a Llāh.
Mawlānā Shaykh he was has different type of life from Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim. Each one they have special life but main line it is same. Mawlānā Shaykh he was morning making breakfast with family or some guest. After going after ẓuhr. Praying ẓuhr in his place with some guest and going to up big room for dargāh afternoon. If it is normal day, there was big pot of tea and he gave ṣuḥbah and people drinking tea and listening to ṣuḥbah. Because ṣuḥbah lecture is was so long, sometimes two hours many times also three hours. Because he is speaking in his language, Dāghistān language or Turkish and somebody translate to him. And the best one it was when Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim translater for him. It is very, very nice. Sometimes others also translate but it is the best it was with Mawlānā Shaykh [Nāẓim].
After he was, after ‘Aṣr he was eating dinner and after Maghrib he not accept anybody. Pray in because there was like here – this side different, other side also. There is door between. For ‘Ishā’ and he sleep early. Awake nearly midnight and for making tahajjud or worshipping for his waẓīfah duty until sunrise he not sleeping. After this. After Maghrib he wasn’t accept anybody, not like Mawlānā Shaykh [Nāẓim]. He is, every awliyā’u Llāh they have a special type of living. They are not like in one school – everybody must be same. No. This some of them like this, some of them they have different, different life but the main thing – their dargāh, their main line not changing. Exactly – where you go in, everywhere in world you see same. No different for this.
Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh he was not like Mawlānā Shaykh; not travelling. Even the last years of his life not going from his house. Very rare he was going out. He was all time in his house and he is meeting people. Sometimes he slaughter. He was slaughtering by his hand. His hand really was very strong. Even more than eighty years was carrying one sheep by his hand and real Awliyā’u Llāh – they are special people. The main thing for us, when we love them they love us and they are happy with us. He is, they are never be angry when you are follow them. They are, you can get bless from them. And we are asking bless from them and to protection for whole our believer, for ṭarīqah people, for other people also to make hidāyah for them.
All this people who coming to Islām, coming to ṭarīqah through his teaching, through Mawlānā Shaykh because he is – main thing for him to teach and to make good Awliyā’u Llāh, good people to be Awliyā’u Llāh. This is what he was doing and he was not looking for how many people coming, how many not coming. Because he has jadhbah, meaning jadhbah who attract people and to bring them. He can do this. Maybe whole Damascus can come for him but he wasn’t doing this. Only looking for special people. Even the neighbor they are not knowing his value. He not knowing anything from him. Some, many of them they not calling him even Shaykh. They calling Ḥājjī – Ḥājjī ‘Abdu Llāh. And he was not care about this. Al- ḥamdu liLlāh we are, we nearly know him very good with Mawlānā Shaykh. Whole life he was, every day, telling about him, his greatness and his high degrees and he is highest and he is whole time with Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, with Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla in Divinely Presence. He is not caring about dunyā or about people who are, if they are make him – accepting him or not accepting him.
Many people they are knowing him very wrong, very they make bad, bad thinking about him. That is, he is not caring about them. Even he said, “I will make this to change for them, to forgive them, to change this bad thing for good thing for them.” He was like this. Not saying, “I will take revenge from this people. I will ask them in Judgement Day what they…” No. He was this is many time we hear from him: “What they saying, what they are doing for us, in shā’a Llāh, we forgive them and we ask Allāh جل جلاله to change this bad deed to reward them for this.” This is greatness of him. One this millions of thing but very small thing we try to say here. Allāh جل جلاله make his maqām more and more higher, in shā’a Llāh, and to be with them in Jannah, in shā’a Llāh, forever.
Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.
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