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When a Sheikh orders you to do something you must obey him. When a
Sheikh orders you, do you say, yes, to him or no, to him. Do you
question him, Why did you order me so? Does a soldier ask the reason
for an order coming to him from his officer. Does he tell his officer
that he will not obey him, or ask the reason for this order. The
attitude that a soldier has towards his officer should be the
attitude that a Mureed must have towards a Murshid. This is the
lowest level of Tariqa. The Mureed must not question his Sheikh. It
should not be like Sayyidina Moosa (alai) questioning the wisdom of
Sayyidina Khidr (alai). These are the orders that a Sheikh gives his
Mureed so that he would become a good servant to Sayyidina Muhammed
(on whom be peace), and to Allah Almighty.
If a Mureed does not have Adab with his Sheikh, he will not learn to
have Adab with the Prophet (on whom be peace). This means that he
will also not learn to have Adab with Allah Almighty. The foolish
Wahabis are denying this Tharbiya. When a person does not accept to
be the servant of Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace), they are
also not accepted to be the servants of Allah Almighty because Allah
Almighty shall not accept their servant hood. Allah Almighty
says, "Go to my Praised servant Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be
peace), first, be his servant and then come to me, give your respect
to him and then come to me. If you do not respect him I shall not
accept your respect to me. I Allah Almighty am giving Divine Respect
to my beloved servant Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace), then how
is it that you deny giving respect to my beloved One".
This is the real Adab that Tariqats give, and for which we are in
need today. Yes, it is easy to understand this, but these square
headed people do not understand. They say that respect to Sayyidina
Muhammed (on whom be peace), is Shirk (associating partners with
Allah). They say that we are associating partners with Allah
How can they say this when Allah Almighty himself gives His Divine
Respect to Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace). How can you say
that you cannot give respect to Prophet (on whom be peace). They say
that he is dead and therefore there is no need to give respect. What
is this foolishness. Allah Almighty gives everlasting respect to
Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace), and they say to Allah
Almighty, why is it that Allah Almighty is giving respect to
Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace), who has now died? Those who
say this are kafirs, no worse than the kafirs. Yes, you must first
try to be a servant of Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace), if not
Allah Almighty will not accept your servant hood.
Allah Almighty threw away the worship of Iblis because he did not
accept to be the servant of Adam (alai). He was ordered to respect
Adam (alai) as the Noor Muhammedi was carried by Adam (alai). Allah
Almighty ordered all the Angels to give their highest respect by
prostrating, making Sajda to Adam (alai), as Adam (alai) was carrying
the Noor of Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace). Iblis did not
accept to do Sajda to Adam (alai) and due to this he was chased away.
We know that no one of mankind would be able to reach to the level of
Iblis's worship to Allah Almighty. He worshipped Allah Almighty for
thousands and thousands of years. But when he refused to be the
servant of beloved Muhammed (on whom be peace), when he refused to
bow down before Adam (alai) he did not reap any benefit from all his
worship. This is because Adam (alai) was carrying the light of
Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace), the Noor Muhammedi.
Why are some people refusing to give respect to Sayyidina Muhammed
(on whom be peace). Everyone is refusing to do Sajda to Sayyidina
Muhammed (on whom be peace), today. Take the example of Yakoob
(alai). He was a Prophet, and his sons were also Prophets. They made
Sajda to Yousuf (alai). Did they commit the sin of Shirk.
The Wahabis are angry when people kiss my hand or kiss the hand of
some other respectable person. What about the eleven brothers of
Sayyidina Yousuf (alai) who prostrated before Yousuf (alai). All
eleven of them were Prophets and Sayyidina Yakoob (alai) being the
father and also a Prophet bowed to Sayyidina Yousuf (alai) and made
Sajda to him. Is anyone denying this? Then what about doing Sajda to
Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace). Animals they did Sajda to
Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom be peace). We are more than animals we
may also do Sajda. At the beginning however it may not be clear for
people, as they have been prevented from doing Sajda to Sayyidina
Muhammed (on whom be peace).
When you say Iyyaka Na'budu Wa Iyyaka Nasthaeen, to whom do you
address it. Allah Almighty is Ghaib. If he is Ghaib, not present, to
whom do you say Iyyaka. Who is that Iyyaka. Allah Almighty knows that
you do not know to whom you are doing Sajda when you do Sajda to
Allah Almighty because you are told that He is Ghaib - Invisible.
This is Secret Sirr, and there are Oceans of Knowledge and Oceans of
Secrets in the Holy Quran and this is from its Secret Wisdom. Yes,
when you are saying Iyyaka Na'budu Wa Iyyaka Nasthaeen, Allah
Almighty knows that common servants are not looking at Him. But as a
training you must look at the one to whom you make Sajda to. You must
know that one when you are looking towards that one .
When some people say Allahu Akbar, they look towards the Kibla but
who are they looking at through this Kibla. They are looking at that
One to whom they are saying, "Iyyaka N'abudu wa iyyaka nasthaeen",
and not to the empty walls or to the empty house which is the Kibla.
The empty Baithullah does not give any benefit to the Umma.
Baithullah means the House of Allah Almighty. I am saying that it is
the Baith or the house of Sheik ul Burra. If he is not in that house
how could I say that it is the house of Sheik Ul Burra. Iza Ma
Yakhthanee Sheik Ul Burra Ma Yakoon Haqiqathan Baithul Sheik Ul
Burra. If there was not the Lord in His House we cannot call it the
House of Allah Almighty (Baithullah). Why are we saying Baithullah to
the House of the Lord if He is not in it. We know that Allah Almighty
is everywhere. Yes, we know that, but He is also specially in that
Baithullah to be seen. If anyone, who looks for Him, looks for Him
there, they may see Him. The Umma are making Sajda, looking to the
Kibla, to the Baithullah. Yes, they must look as to whom they are
making Sajda. Surely they are not making Sajda to the walls of the
Kaaba. That is Shirk.
How can you say that you can make Sajda to walls. How can it be so.
Who do they see when they look towards the walls of the Kaaba. They
are looking at the Lord of the Kaaba, who has been dressed by Divine
Dressings, and to him who is the Khalifathullah, the representative
of Allah Almighty. When you say Iyyaka you look at him and when you
look at him you are looking at Allah Almighty.
Therefore this is the way of training so that people would be able to
reach the Divine Presence of Allah Almighty. How can one be a servant
of Allah Almighty if he is not ready to be the servant of Rasulullah
(on whom be peace), before that.
The training of a soldier first takes place at the hands of a
Sergeant, and then thereafter at the hands of a Colonel. When he is a
Colonel he goes up to be a General after receiving training at the
hands of a General. How is it possible for a soldier to go up to the
highest position of being a Commander when he does not know the lower
position of being a soldier. This is the Adab.
Likewise it is important for a Muslim to be trained at the hands of a
Murshid Ul Kamil, a perfect inheritor of Sayyidina Muhammed (on whom
be peace), who knows to train Mureeds. May Allah Almighty help us.
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