Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil 19 February 2016/10 Jumadal Awwal 1437 Post-Hadra Sohba, Akbaba Dargah
Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh
Auzu Billahi Minashaytanir Rajeem. Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, Wassalatu Wassalamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidul Awwalin wal Akhirin, Madad Ya Rasulallah, Madad Ya As’habi RasuLillah, Madad Ya Mashayikhina, Sheykh Abdullah Daghestani, Sheykh Nazim al-Haqqani. Dastur. Tariqatunas sohba, wal khayru fil jamiyya.
The way of Allah is open and clear. There can be no lies and no imposture on the way of Allah. People tell all kinds of lies, do all kinds of tricks and evils for the world, and still try to come out as right. This is Shaitan’s way. Allah’s way is clean, it does not trick anybody. Shaitan shows bad ways saying, “This is the right way.” Whereas people who go on that way know it is a bad way and go knowing they are doing wrong. In the end they reach hell. Allah Azza wa Jalla is showing the way. He says, “Believe in Allah, trust in Allah.”
“Wa ‘alallahi falyatawakkal-il muminoon.”
“Only upon Allah let the believers rely.” (Sura Ma’ida:11) The end of those who rely on Allah is good. A Muslim does not lie, a Muslim does not cheat anybody.
“Man ghash-shana falaysa minna.”
“Whoever cheats us is not from us,” says our Holy Propher (SAW). He [a Muslim] shows it to people as is, he shows the good way. It is not alright to lie to people to bring them to guidance. Those who try to bring people to the right way by cheating have themselves been cheated. Shaitan has fooled them. The way is clear: say the truth that you know. Do not use the religion to benefit yourselves. Becasue then, as we said earlier, you will have gone on the way of Shaitan.
Our Holy Prophet (SAW) has shown us the way. He has not said any of the things that these people say. However, these people are a little sick, crippled in the head. Because it is not easy to meet and talk with our Holy Prophet (SAW) and the awliya. The person who sees our Holy Prophet (SAW) even in a dream once has reached felicity.
Like I said, people sometimes go too far. But if there is something wrong in the head, they are excused. Allah judges everybody according to their mind. He says,
“Itha akhatha ma awhab, asqata ma awjab.”
Meaning, “If Allah takes the mind of a person, He does not question that person.” He does not question, yet that person is ghayri-mukallaf, not responsible. It is not alright to go after those kinds of people, because as we said they are people of states1. What we mean by people of states are the majzubs.
“Do not stay with majzubs for too long,” says Shaykh Mawlana (QS). Because they are out of their wits2 and are Allah’s majzubs. You cannot tell what they will do: they make a good dua or they make a bad dua. They do whichever one they stumble upon. That time you would be harmed. Therefore, the mashayikh3 say, “Stay away.” Stay away from such people. Of course, it is the wisdom of Allah that they roam amongst people. Some people do not follow the mashayikh, go after them, become their murid, and then cannot be patient. It is not easy. They say, “Sahib ahwal, la tatahammal lahul jibal.” Meaning, “Even mountains cannot bear those of states.”
We are saying this since there are two types: one are those of states and the other are the impostors. Impostors make up plenty of things to make people follow them. People are naive, they do not go next to people who show the way of Allah, but they go to these people. Plus they believe in them. That time, not the person who goes but that person will be questioned. Of course the others also get harmed because they are going after a useless person and do not listen to advice. As they like. There are millions of people in the world. You cannot hold everybody and tell them and forbid them. Even if you tell them, the person would say, “I am free,” and can go wherever they want.
May Allah keep us safe from these type of people, because as we said there are those who show the right way and those who show Shaitan’s way. It becomes useless when lie enters something. So even if the intention is good, things that are contrary to sharia4, Allah’s commands, and the Prophet’s (SAW) commands can come up further in the future.
Our tariqa is a tariqa that conforms to sharia, follows sharia, and is the essence of sharia. The Naqshbandi tariqa accepts the four mazhabs5. Now there is a new trend: they do not want the mazhabs either. They attempt unnecessary works saying, “We understand and we do.” There is an expression, what do they say? “There is no need to invent the gunpowder. It has been invented already.” The guys made it explode, [some] died, they got up, and in the end found something. Regardless, ten years would not be enough if you attempt to study the way of the mazhabs. If you study sharia you need 50 years. If you go ahead now and try to make what is prepared already, you would not be able to do anything. You can only make fitna6. And fitna has been cursed, because you would be boggling other people’s minds. There is no need at all for that.
These imams that Allah has shown us as a blessing have served for us, have served for Allah, and have served for the Ummat. They had no benefits to gain, and they had no material gain either because the imams had their own jobs. From their earnings they would reserve for their own livelihood, they would give to the poor and needy, and they would educate students. They would not take a piastre from the students who came, from the books they wrote, or from the lectures they gave. They would not look out for material advantages. There were even times they ended contrary to the sultans, they went to jail, they sufferred torture, but they did not turn.
People of today, may Allah give them mind, make all kinds of decrees7. Are we to follow these ones? Just show them the money and they will give you a fatwa the way you want it. There, we see people who go on TV, say unacceptable things, and loudly scream that it is from the Koran. Why are these men going on TV? First and foremost, they go on for money. What we call popularity means money anyway. They sell their religion, they sell everything to turn popularity into money.
As we said, our tariqa is connected to sharia and the mazhabs. There were lots of true mazhabs in the past, but it was confusing when there were so many. Then everybody agreed on the four mazhabs. Muslims need to follow one of these four mazhabs. There is a mazhab that fits each country.
The Hanafi mazhab is more amongst Turks, the Shafii amongst Arabs, the Hanbali and Maliki amongst Africans. People who want can follow a mazhab. A person can mimic another mazhab when in a tough bind but if in a tough bind. So a person cannot say according to one’s sweet will, “Now let me do the four mazhabs from morning to evening.” You need to follow one of them.
This is what our tariqa says. These are the things it teaches. Outside of this, there are no such things as, “I flew, I landed, I got up, I went, and I came.” This is tariqa. Do not pay attention to those who say otherwise. As we said, one of either is a person of states and you should not follow that person. The other one could be an impostor and you should not follow that person either. Nothing else.
May Allah keep us all safe and not allow us to follow our ego for a twopenny world. Let not the world swallow you. Be careful! You cannot own the world. The world would swallow you, your ego would swallow you, and Shaitan would swallow you. May Allah keep us safe from such people. Be vigilant. Let Muslims be vigilant.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.
1. Haal 2. Divaneh 3. Shaykhs 4. Divine Law 5. Schools of thought 6. Dissension 7. Fatwas