Suhbat – Harm No One |
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Allahum salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammad hatta yarda Sayyidina Muhammad.
Allah has not created anything that has harm to human beings. Harming others Allah does not like.
What opens to awliyaullah it is oceans from one word or one sentence of the Burdah you open lights. It stuns the mind.
Spirituality is by taste. The love to the Prophet is through taste. Like electricity in the lights it is going through and you can see it, but when you touch it you can feel really how much energy there is as it will shock you. It might throw you into coma for some time or it might kill you.
Awliyaullah when they are through their sincerity and piety, we speak about sincerity and piety a lot but are we sincere or pious? No. Sincerity and piety Shaykh Yasser is not by tongue, it is by emotion that your whole body will be shaking asking for the love to the one that has to be loved.
So the Prophet is always in the Mi’raj, ascension, to the lover. To Allah swt. His love never stops. Now for example human beings when they love someone and they cannot reach that person they have that emotion, love, and think always, always, always but when they are together it becomes less.
But in spirituality it increases. When come together, when they approach, as much as awliyaullah approach the presence of the Prophet their love is increasing. When the Prophet went in Mi’raj as he came closer and closer his love was in ascension, ever going less. People speak of love so easily, of spirituality so easily. [As if it was] Like eating sweets something simple.
When you eat honey you eat one spoon what happens. You love it. You take another, and it is good, then another and then another. What happens? At end you are full - fed up.
So the love to the Prophet this kind of spirituality that is always increasing in ascension, it is like electricity - you feel it. It is not you are looking, you are seeing the light but it is not only you are tasting their sweetness but you are going to feel that love and that energy that is coming from Sayyidina Muhammad . As you go up in levels in the taste and sweetness you are going to feel that increase in love that you are feeling, love of Prophet . The awliyaullah are in that ascension that they are feeling that. They cannot control themselves. That is why they don’t sit with people because they can't take it. they cannot sit with people because their heart is with allah, their heart is with the Prophet ; because they will be diverted from where they are. Then they will be missing what they are in, in that state.
Only mukamaleen or mukamaloon, al-Kummal, only those are reached the perfection; they inherit from the Prophet [in that hadith] lee sa`atun ma al-khaliq was lee sa`atun ma al-khalq - I have one image, one side [or one hour] with my Lord and one side[or one hour] with the people.
Therefore people, … before this kind of teaching. How do they teach today children to memorize Qur'an since childhood? is it not? And still today in America, they say to you “bring the children and we teach the children to memorize Qur'an.” Before [in the past], before memorizing Quran, they used to memorize all kinds of poetry on love of the Prophet. Then when they become 12 year of age they begin to teach them spirituality, tasawwuf. Now we don't see that.
The awliya are there, but you are so blind you cannot see.
For whoever is blind [of heart] in this [world] will be blind in the life to come [as well], and still farther astray from the path [of truth]. You are not studying that. [17:72]
Awliyaullah of past and awliya of today have different style. Awliyaullah know that Allah didn’t create anything that harms his servants. By avoiding harming servant Allah will raise you.
And Grandshaykh said that Allah said, “I will declare war on anyone who declares war on My servants.” Inn Allah la yarda li `ibadihi adh-dhulm - Allah does not accept to his servants any oppression. Today we are oppressing our selves. When Allah says not to oppress, how do we oppress ourselves? By not praying. By not using what Allah has given us. People find it very difficult to pray. They miss reading the Qur'an. Read at least one page of Qur'an or one juz. They forget to recite this surah, or that surah. What is this? Your life is like an animal. Today people think only of material life, animal life. Is there anything else. Nothing else.
Look what he was explaining in his poetry, Muhammad al-Busayri in his poetry, who put the... al-Burda.
That means when he promises it is ‘yes’, and when he says ‘no’ it is ‘no’.
And he said, نبينا الامر الناهي فلا احد ابر في قول "ل" ولا"نعم"
Just now they were arguing, before you came. “La, la, no, no,” they were arguing, as an example.
When he said, نبينا الامر الناهي nabiyuna al-aamirun-naahiyu. That means he is the one who can say to someone not to do something. Basheerun wa nadheerun. He is the only one, he gives good tidings and warning. He is the only one who gives orders. So what do we have to do then? We have to listen to his orders then.
In Grandshaykh’s time, may Allah bless his soul, we go back to Grandshaykh’s time, we were young. And he used to say many things. He said “I have two students only.” Two students? Grandshaykh has hundreds and thousands of students. From all that [he said:] “I have two: Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and Mawlana Shaykh Husayn.”
[He said:] “Why do I have two? Because If is say anything to them they will accept without any doubt and without any hesitation, bidun taraddud. I ask them anything, they will do it [accept it] without hesitation.”
Grandshaykh when he speaks when he opens his mouth to talk, every wali has to listen. Allah… They have these headsets spiritual, heavenly headsets , that Allah gave his awliya. He said “ I am the only one allowed by the Prophet to speak in this time and wherever they are awliya are obliged to listen. Not only awliya but ta’ifatul-jinn with their king must listen. Because I am inhering that secret from the Prophet .”
If we go through what he is saying, I brought one notebook from that, if we go through every n ight there are tings we cannot understand it it is beyond the mind. You will understand it but you will be surprised does such thing exist. He is getting from the Prophet , min al-amr wan-nahiyy from what is ordered and what is prevented.
Then interviewer said, “We have another question.” Then Mawlana said, “Questions, give them to Shaykh Hisham.”
The Shaykh al-Azhar of Egypt, when they speak no one is allowed to ask a question. You remember when we had Shaykh Buhairi and we went to Dr. Zaki’s along with Shaykh Ahmad Aamir? What did Shaykh Buhairi say? He said, “When shaykhs from al-Azhar are here no one asks a question!”
Adab [good manners], is not to ask a question. The Prophet never asked a question in the Holy Qur'an. He never said “no” except in shahada.
So it means “Don’t harm My servants. Don’t backbite them. Don’t make conspiracy against anyone. Show nice behavior to everyone.” You want Allah to be happy, Allah is happy when you make His servants happy. May Allah be happy with us and make us happy with His servants, make the Prophet happy with us and make our shuyukh happy with us.