Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani, Sohbet of the 17th 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.
Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. “Shahru Ramaḍāna lladhī unzila fīhi l-Qur’ān” (2:185). The Holy Qur’ān, the Glorious Qur’ān, the ancient word of Allāh جل جلاله was sent down to our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in the month of Ramaḍān. It was sent down in Ramaḍān. Then it was conveyed gradually over a period of 23 years. The Glorious Qur’ān was revealed to our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم during his time of prophecy piece by piece over 23 years. And he صلى الله عليه وسلم recited it to his Nation, his companions. They preserved it. It was preserved till our time and is preserved until the Day of Judgment. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm, “Innā naḥnu nazzalnā dh- dhikra wa-innā lahu laḥāfiẓūn” (15:9). “We جل جلاله sent down the Qur’ān and We جل جلاله are its Preserver.” Meaning it has not been altered like the heavenly books that came before it. The Gospel and the Torah: they changed them a lot. However, this Glorious Qur’ān is not so. It is protected.
Allāh Azza wa Jalla sent it down to our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم as a miracle. It says it is a healing for those who read it. It is a means to guidance. It becomes a means for their station to rise. Our prayers are offered with the Qur’ān. Our ṣalāh would not be accepted without the Qur’ān, if you did not recite the Fātiḥah and the following sūrah. The farḍ, sunnah, and nāfilah – none of them would be accepted. Therefore, the Glorious Qur’ān is a great gift from Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla to our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. And our Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم tells his Nation to recite it. Recite it so we may memorize as much as possible. And preserve what you have memorized. Do not forget it. Now people are sending their children. Their children become ḥāfiẓ and they get happy. What follows is more important. It is to work so he does not forget it. Just as you are trying and toiling to teach him, you should help him to preserve it, so that it stays in his memory and advise him so he does not forget – if he is going to forget, then as much as he will not forget. He should not forget what he knows again. Some people forget what they know. Repetition is required.
Because it came down in Ramaḍān, we need to read it more in Ramaḍān. Therefore, those who listen to it also, Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm, “Wa-idhā quri’a l-Qur’ānu fa-stami‘ū lahu wa-anṣitū” (7:204). The Qur’ān. Thank Allāh جل جلاله the Qur’ān is recited every day in Ramaḍān, in mosques, homes, and dargāhs. A person recites and the others follow along with him. Those who know still follow silently. Or those who do not know can open the Qur’ān and follow them while listening. They also gain that benefit. This, what Allāh Azza wa Jalla gives us, and we do not appreciate it. It is a great gift, a great bounty. May Allāh جل جلاله make us know its value and worth. There is everything in the Qur’ān. There is healing. There is physical and spiritual strength. Let us know its value, in shā’a Llāh.
Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla saying, “Shahru Ramaḍāna alladhī unzila fīhi l-Qur’ān” (2:185). Holy Qur’ān sent for Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in Ramaḍān. Once whole the… Allāh جل جلاله send this for him صلى الله عليه وسلم. After, in twenty three years, He جل جلاله, Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla, little by little, little by little, sending Qur’ān for verses, chapter, and juz’ for Prophet Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم teaching his companions, ṣaḥābah. They were remembering and they keep it in their memory and some of them they was writing all in leather. Even they write in bone of camel to keep it. And it was keep it – not like holy books, heavenly books, who coming for Mūsá ‘alayhi s-salām, ‘Īsá ‘alayhi s-salām, Tawrāt and Injīl. This they change. Many they write as they like – like Injīl Gospel. There is now four. Before there was maybe four thousand. Each one, everybody he write as he like. Real one they have one from Barnabas but also they have many they not accept this. Only they accept four. How can be four Injīl and each one different? It was one only but they change it and they make it like this.
But Qur’ān forever it will not change. It is same. This is big miracle for Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and big gift from Allāh جل جلاله for him صلى الله عليه وسلم and from him صلى الله عليه وسلم for his Ummah. Qur’ān it is incredible thing. Fīhi ‘ulūmi l-awwalīni wa l-akharīn – knowledge for everything for in this universe in this book, holy book. Qur’ān ‘Aẓīmu sh-sha’n – for this nobody can change it. Nobody can make it different. Now there is people they not happy with this, they try to put something, to take something from this but it is they doing for tiring themself without any benefit for them. It will be same like this, Qur’ān it will be same like this until before Qiyāmah, to blessed it will be go from this world. This also miracle. The Qur’ān it will be taken out by Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla. If you open Qur’ān you will be not find any word. Ḥāfiẓ – no you cannot find any ḥāfiẓ who remembering this. It’s end of time but forever it will be still with saved and kept for Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla even in Jannah. They can read Qur’ān also and Qur’ān it is very important.
You cannot pray without Qur’ān. You must learn first. If you are beginning for Islām, you can make it without but when you are many days you must learn. Fātiḥah you must learn, sūrah – to be your praying complete. And it is also many people they can if they can memorize, they can keep many sūrah, important sūrah to read every time like: Yāsīn, Tabārak, ‘Amma, Sajdah, Kahf. These sūrah most of people who are following, if they can memorise, they must try to memorise this and not forget. To forget Qur’ān it is also not good. You will be ashamed in front of Divinely Presence of Allāh جل جلاله when you are forget – you are learning and forget. And nowadays people, many people, every people, they coming saying, “Make du‘ā’ for our children, they make ḥifẓ – memorise Qur’ān.” Okay we can make this and you, they are very hardly happy to make their children to memorise. After this they are not important. It is more important, after when they memorise Qur’ān, to look after them and to let them continue, not to forget. They memorise – everyday You must read, make one hour to not forget. This is more important from make your children to memorise Qur’ān.
And after – “Okay my children finish Qur’ān.” After you say him: “Read Tabārak.” They cannot read. “Read Sajdah.” They cannot read. What is this? If they it will be like this, better to teach them some sūrah not forget, to not forget. It is very important to continue.
And for, al-ḥamdu liLlāh, who are listening to Qur’ān, he is also rewarded as who is reading. In Ramaḍān because month of Qur’ān, also many place they are reading Qur’ān with jamā‘ah (in congregation) – in mosque, in house, in dergah, in zāwiyah. They are making this who can. Some people reading from loud and other listening. Who can read, he can read by himself, also following with this who are reading. He don’t know also, only open Qur’ān and they follow. It is also reward as he is reading. It is real big gift from Allāh جل جلاله for us Qur’ān but we are not knowing value of this. Allāh جل جلاله make us to know value of Qur’ān, to be from Ahlu l-Qur’ān, in shā’a Llāh.
Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.