To know Allah, you have to know who you are then to know your Lord. If you know yourself, you will know your Lord. If you are sincere with yourself, you are going to find out your Lord. Finding out your Lord is coming step by step now.
You are never going to reach, to understand, to complete the secrets of Allah swt. Every time that you are reaching to that station that you build a Lord to yourself, then you are going to find that your Lord is beyond that. Then you are going to see somebody is leading, pulling. Then you say, ‘Oh, this is given to me to run after.’ That’s the best protection there, for you and for everyone.
Those Awliyas, they have the power to past any cities and town and to just blow like that, and by the next morning the whole cities will get up as believers.The Prophet (asws) had that power. He didn’t change Abu Jahil and the other ones.
He just prayed saying, ‘Ya Rabbi, grant me a power with one of the Umars. Support me with one of the Umars.’ At that time they were also calling Abu Jahil an Umar. And Umar r.a was also an Umar and the Prophet sws is asking for one of this two. He didn’t ask for the two of them. He asked for one of them saying, ‘support me with one of them.’ Then Umar (ra) came to the support. Allah swt sent that one.
So, the Prophet had the ways to do, he didn’t because Allah gave secrets to everyone and everyone has to live their secrets. And Umar r.a has to be remembered with this way. Abu Bakar has to be remembered in different ways. Ali r.a has to be remembered in different ways. Everyone is very high. No one can put this one higher, this one lower. We cannot. We cannot put arrangement. Allah did.
Being Naksibendi now, Naksibendi way is the Sidiqqi, Abu Bakar way. All other sahabis, they are taking initiation also from Abu Bakar Siddiq r.a. They are all accepting him, that tarikat. Ali r.a was taking secrets, giving beyat to Abu Bakar Siddiq r.a because Prophet came with different secrets to open different Tarikats. Not those people that they can carry Naksibendi order. Different levels that they can carry first. And all tarikats has to bring them to that order, if they reach to this station. Otherwise, they are staying one level other side of the Naksibendi way.
So the Naksibendi order, we were talking earlier, for the people, who is the murid? who is the Sheykh? who is the deputy? who is the Khalifah? and what is your position?
When Holy Prophet sws was emigrating from Mecca to Medina, he sent all sahabis before him, he left only Ali r.a in his bed. Sacrifice. Because Abu Jahil and his friends were preparing to come and destroy Prophet. And Allah swt is saying, ‘Now, move out from this city. Cos these ‘animals,’ they are preparing to come to do that and I don’t want anything to happen yet. So move out from this city.’
And he’s taking Abu Bakar Siddiq, the last one. He has sent everyone ahead of him. Otherwise, they will all stay but he sent everyone. He then said to Abu bakar Siddiq, ‘stay with me.’
He said to Ali (ra), ‘you sleep in my bed. When they come, you will be in the bed. When they are coming to kill me, you will be in the bed.’
Some people are saying that Ali (ra) got some station. How did he get the station? Just like that? He proved himself in so many ways. He sacrificed himself into the bed. Certain secrets Allah is always keeping also for the Awliyas too. They are not knowing certain things what’s going to happen to them.
They may know to the world, they may not know nothing for themselves. And Ali r.a. said that Holy Prophet (asws) was saying, ‘sleep in my bed cos these ones, they are going to come and kill me. We are emigrating with Abu Bakar.’
Do you think Ali said to Abu Bakar r.a, ‘why are you not sitting in the bed?’ and ‘I’m going too. I have to go with the Prophet.’ He didn’t .
To Prophet he said, ‘I am sacrifice to you Ya Rasulullah.’
And Prophet (asws) left, emigrate with Abu Bakar Siddiq. They were going to Medina, from Mecca. If anybody knows the mountain and the cave that the Prophet (asws) came and entered with Abu Bakar Siddiq, it is not on the road to Medina. It is out of the road. Different direction.
They were going to Medina. They had to go fast. They had to move fast because enemy, in the morning they were going to get up and came running after them. So much as time they can earn, it’s good for them. They were not going direct road like this. They were going that side which was easy for them to be found.
Abu Jahil hired the best tracker and he said to all his friends, ‘follow them next morning.’
The story, you know…
Those people who were tracking the footsteps of the Holy Prophet (asws) said that they were not heading towards Medina, instead, they went to the other side and the guide brought them to the cave. There the footsteps disappear.
Abu Jahil and his friends said, ‘You fooled us!’
The tracker said, ‘I swear to you, there is not a man on the dessert who knows better than me. You all know, that’s why you hired me. I swear to you, all people that passed before me and all these idols that we are worshipping, either from here he went up to the sky, or he entered into this cave.’
They said, “Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? I thought you are a guide. Running in the desert so much, the sun hit your head, now you’re not talking the right way!”
“How foolish are you? If they entered to this cave…,” this is for the people who only think in logic, “if they entered into this cave, you see this spider web? You see the pigeons? Definitely the pigeons would have flown away and the spiderweb would be open. This whole door is closed with the spider web. And how are they going to go up to the sky?’
And they said, “How can a man move from here to Paradise? Foolish one! Don’t you know that when Muhammad came back from the Miraj and he said, ‘I went to Paradise, I went to the sky,’ and we all rose against him. That’s why we’re running to kill him. We’ll never believe that he went to the sky!” Because that is the nation that did not accept when Holy Prophet went to Miraj. They said, “We never accepted that. And now you’re telling us He went to the sky. You foolish one!”
Allah blindfolded them for their own safety. Because some of those later, they came to the wars but they also came to Islam. That spiderweb there, in reality, it wasn’t just a spiderweb. It has tons of electricity there, that if they were to move their hand close to that spiderweb, it would pull them right inside and turn them into a black coal. Instantly. It was not an ordinary spider there or an ordinary bird there. But Allah blindfolded them that they couldn’t even just bend down to look through the spiderweb inside. It’s just a small cave there. They didn’t. None of them said, ‘let me just look inside the cave.’
If they were to look inside, they were going to see through the spider web, somebody sitting inside. They didn’t. Allah blindfold them.
All these people, they said, ‘either he went inside or he went up,’ but none of them said, ‘let me just look down, inside.’
Spider web, huh! you think Niagara Falls is producing electricity?
There’s electricity being produced from the fall, definitely and the whole of New York, this state, Canada and everything is getting that electricity.
If Abu Jahil and his friends were to come near to that spiderweb, touching it, there’s more heavier electricity there than anywhere in the world. They will all instantly turn into dust!
That’s not an ordinary spider, spider that you see there. Spider web. But Allah is hiding things there. Abu Bakar Siddiq was worried, he was very sad. He could not do anything. And he started crying, and the tears coming down, and the Prophet saying, “What happened, Ya Abu Bakr?”
Abu Bakar replied, “Ya Rasulallah, it is known to you. If these animals enter through here now, so many of them, I cannot protect you. Definitely, they will kill me, but they will reach to you too. For that, my heart is crying that I cannot do anything.”
Prophet (asws) said to him, “Ya Abu Bakr, why are you worrying yourself with this?” Abu Bakr was the friend of the Holy Prophet (asws) before he became a prophet. He had seen so many things from him. And he thought that way again, because that is logic coming out first. And the blindfold came there. So the Holy Prophet (asws) is saying to him, “Ya Abu Bakr. If they enter from here, we go out from there.” And there was a wall. And everything opened up and there was an endless ocean. And the ship is waiting there. He said, “Ya Abu Bakr, we entered here knowing that there are different secrets here. If they touch there, that is not an ordinary web there. So don’t worry. Don’t make yourself worried Ya Abu Bakr.”
And there, in that cave, the secret of the Naksibendi order was given. That’s where Holy Prophet (asws) passed all the secrets of the Naksibendi Order, the Naksibendi Sheykhs, to Hz Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA). 7,007 sheykhs have to come from that time until Judgment Day. 7,007. If you were there…It doesn’t matter how many millions are saying you are sheykh. When he said to him, “Ya Abu Bakr, now get up and call all those who are going to come until Judgment Day, those sheykhs of this way that I am going to pass the secret to them. Just call them to come here in their spirit world into this cave.’
And they all appear right away. Sheykh Maulana was there, the fortieth golden chain. And Prophet sws said, ‘Now give order to them.’ Abu Bakar Siddiq gave order to every golden chain saying, ‘You call to your khalifas to appear.’ And all their khalifas appear into that cave.
So Abu Bakar Siddiq, how many khalifas he had, they appeared. Salman al-Farisi, how many khalifas he had, they appeared there. All Khalifas, forty golden chain, all Grandsheykh calling, Sheykh Maulana calling, all his Khalifas appeared there.
Those whose Khalifa is Sheykh Maulana, now they know also. They know each other. Those ones they don’t have no fight also cos they know where they were standing next to Sheykh Maulana in that cave.
Then he’s saying, ‘Call those ones,’ those Khalifas, those Sheykhs said to their khalifas, ‘now call on your deputies.’
All their deputies appeared there. Then the Khalifas saying to the deputies, protocol, Prophet is no longer saying to them. Prophet is saying to Abu Bakar Siddiq only. Abu Bakar siddiq gave order to forty. Forty is giving order to their Khalifa. Their Khalifa is giving order to their deputies.
Their deputies is saying, ‘call all the murids that is going to come from this day until judgement day, of the Nakshibendi way. That they are going to come to take one initiation or sitting on that association one time. They all have to appear in that cave.’
They called and everyone was in that cave. And that’s when Holy Prophet passed the secret to Abu Bakr Siddiq, from the Naksibendi secret and it is passing from him to those sheykhs. Shah Bahauddin Naksibendi was there. Everyone was there. Sheykh Mawlana was there. All those 40 golden ones, and all the other ones who are coming in that 7,000, they were there.
So, they know each other. They don’t fight with each other. They don’t argue with each other. They don’t find opposition to each other. Sometimes they may just play a little game, but the rest is not.
For you and for me, when you remember that day, that zikir that happened in that cave, then now you are in the road, your heart is going to start open. Now you are going to know who is your deputy, who is the khalifa, who is the grandsheykh. and how you are going to reach to the Holy Prophet sws.
So inshAllah Rahman this is also good for us to understand. You were there. Not only the day of promises, the spirit world, you were there also. You must remember that day. How it happened there. If you remember that, then, I’ll listen to you. If you don’t remember that, listen to me.
You can take this sohbet, and go bring it to Sheykh Maulana, and say this is what Abdul Kerim is saying. Is he sincere or not? Ask him, he will put falaka to you, fifty times.
Selam Aleykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu.
Sohbet by Sahibul Saif Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani Hz.
February 2, 2012