How is honour given to mankind. Yes! mankind has been given honour. Even the Angels were
    asking for the honour that Allah Almighty gave to Adam (alai).

    There are certain things in creation that is impossible to be seen with the naked eye. They are
    atoms, Zarra, We cannot see them even through an electronic microscope. The light (Noor) in
    our eyes cannot see them. There are large objects like the sun, moon and the stars which in
    their entirety cannot also be seen through the light of the naked eye. This is because of their
    immense largeness.

    Yes! there are also very small atoms which cannot even be cut into two pieces. If the cutting
    takes place and the parts are separated they shall cease to be. Who brings these into existence,
    the small and the large? It is Allah Almighty who brings them into existence. Yes! the thing that
    was brought into existence must know who brought it into existence. Everything from the
    tiniest particle to the largest should have a knowledge of itself and a recognition of its Creator.
    They are not dead they are living.

    Everything in existence is living and each of them has a different kind of light. The highest level
    of light through the entirety of creation is for mankind, thereafter the animals, then the plants
    and then what we call inanimate things, such as rocks, earth etc.

    Those who do not know say that inanimate things do not have life. I ask them, if the earth has
    no life, how do plants receive life from them. The earth feeds the plants with life, because
    without the earth there can be no life for plants. The earth looks to the commands of its
    Creator, when its Creator sends rain on it. Allah Almighty sends the Secret of Life through
    water to the earth and the combination of the earth and water give life to the plants.

    Even the smallest particle belonging to the earth must know its Creator and must glorify Him.
    This means everything in existence has knowledge. The Knowledge that Allah Almighty gave
    the earth is not the same as that which He gave to the plants. The Knowledge given to the
    plants is inferior to the knowledge that is given to the animals. Animals have not been given the
    knowledge that has been given to mankind. Even the Angels have not been given the type of
    knowledge that has been given to mankind.

    The Angels have been given a lot of knowledge, but Adam (alai) was given much more
    knowledge and is honoured thereby. This is why Allah Almighty has appointed Seyyadina Adam
    (alai) and his children to be His deputies. The word Deputy means to be able to control the
    whole World. Without knowledge however the World cannot be controlled. Therefore it
    follows that if they are to control they must be given knowledge.

    Through knowledge comes authority, if there is no knowledge there can be no authority. The
    knowledge that was needed to control the World was first granted to Seyyadina Adam (alai),
    for Allah Almighty says that He taught Adam (alai) everything. When Allah Almighty used the
    word everything it meant that Adam (alai) was to know everything throughout creation. With
    this knowledge also was given the Secret Power to be able to control everything in the

    Allah Almighty has endless Universes. When the potential Deputy or the candidate becomes a
    real Deputy, Allah Almighty shall give him a Universe to control. When such  knowledge and
    control is given to a Deputy of Allah Almighty, he has only to say “BE” and the Universe is
    ready and comes into existence. He shall be like the sun to the earth. If there is no sun there
    shall be no life on earth. These deputies give life to the Universe like the sun gives light to the
    earth. This is done through their Secret Spiritual Power. They are given the capacity to control
    the Universe when they are able to control their egos.

    If a person is able to control himself he is granted by Allah Almighty to be a real Deputy of
    Allah Almighty, and he shall be invited to the Divine Holy Presence of Holy Prophet Muhammad
    Rasoolullah, on whom be peace. Then the Prophet shall dress him with the Crown of the real
    Deputy. He shall then be like the sun to the Universe. He shall give from the Divine Lights that
    has been granted to him to the Universe.

    Even the sun shines through the Divine Lights of the one who is His Deputy. This Secret
    Power  goes from his heart to the sun and the sun is made to shine. If this Deputy is not in
    control, then this sun shall not shine. This is because of the fact that the value and importance
    of His Deputy is more valuable in the Divine Presence than the Universe.

    Who is he who can control himself? No one is able to control himself without being given
    authority. He must for this purpose join up with an authority. It is only then that he will be able
    to control himself. If a person wants to become a doctor, lawyer or an architect he must be
    under and learn from a doctor, lawyer or an architect. In similar fashion the one who is seeking
    to become a Deputy of Allah Almighty should be trained at the hands of an Authority or Deputy
    of Allah Almighty. This is how he would be able to control himself and thereafter to be able to
    control the Universe.

    Shah Bahuddeen Naqshaband (ral),the Imam of the Naqshabandi Tariqa  gives authority and
    prepares his followers through his associations to reach to their real Deputy stations. This is
    why Tariqas are necessary as they are the chain of authority. Tariqas therefore take people to
    their real Deputy positions. The ignorant ones do not however understand this. They teach that
    Tariqas are for the collecting of Dunya.

    If a real Authority from a Tariqa looks at this dunya he would be thrown away and this Secret
    would be taken away from him. Therefore their looking is not like our looking. Their Secret
    Power shall with their looking give to the earth, to the flowers, to the plants, to the animals or
    to man according to their needs. This is given through their Secret Light.

    This is why the Prophet, on whom be peace, said that the looking of a Moomin must be for
    wisdom. This is why the whole World is under the control of them and they are also able to be
    in so many places at the same time, They also have many eyes among people and also among
    nature. They do this with authority, and this authority is from Tariqa. Bringing people to their
    real Deputy positions is the way of real Tariqas.

    We do not come here to eat, drink and enjoy ourselves. Even animals do that. We come here as
    the Prophets came. Every Prophet was asked to show their nations, Alamul Kubra, the Oceans
    of Power, the Oceans of Worlds. To show them these Oceans and to carry them to these
    Oceans. They showed to the people extraordinary miracles through their Power Oceans. The
    people wondered and marvelled at these miracles. The Saints too show people miracles
    (Karamath) through their extraordinary Power Oceans. What is the reason for them to show
    people miracles. This is to make people realise the power that has been given to the real
    deputies of Allah Almighty, and to make them become interested in the real Deputy positions
    that have been given to them.

    The people are at wonderment at the miraculous feats of these real deputies of Allah Almighty.
    They should not think that the deputies of Allah Almighty are controlling the Universes with
    their physical powers. Physical powers are nothing and it is weaker than the ants when
    compared to the “Deputy Power” which is huge and gigantic. Therefore the Saints are huge
    and gigantic with the Secret Knowledge given to them by the Prophet, on whom be peace.

    It is said that when a weak servant is adorned by the crown of the Deputy of Allah Almighty
    the light that comes from him shall make the light of the sun and stars be like candles in
    comparison to the sun when the sun is shining. Even if one were to put a million candles in the
    sunlight the light of the sun shall make these candles disappear. Such is the light of the sun and
    the stars compared to the light of the Deputy of Allah Almighty. Yes! it is a huge power that is
    to be granted to us through our hearts. We are in need for an opening of our hearts.

    It is not possible for us to reach to that opening if we are not going in the way of Tariqas. If
    we do not follow this private way and the private training of the Holy Quran, we shall never
    reach to that opening. We should then be of the common people and not of them. For example,
    it is like the sky with the sun and the stars which are the deputies and the millions and billions
    of lightless things going around space who are the common people

    The common people are the unenlightened ones, They have no Noor and no opening. We are
    Tariqa people and we are trying for an opening. Allah Almighty will ask us “Why are you
    coming to me without an opening, what did you do for so many years, and I gave you
    everything for your opening, why didn’t you open up your hearts and. why is it that you did
    not reach to the level of real beings”.

    May Allah Almighty give us good understanding so as to make us follow a person who will take
    us towards this direction, where there are the treasures of our Lord. When you follow such a
    person you may move towards it. Yes! if you are know and believe you must go in this
    direction but if you do not know and if you do not believe even if the whole World calls you,
    you will not go in this direction.

    Therefore we are asking for good understanding from Allah Almighty. We are asking Him to let
    us know about ourselves and as to what we should do and as to how we should do it. We ask
    Allah Almighty to grant to our hearts a desire for such treasures. This association is only to
    make your hearts to desire these treasures and openings. If that desire comes into existence it is
    going to be so easy for you. Therefore you must ask to follow and you must reach. May Allah
    Almighty grant you success.

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Sheikh Nazim