Shafa’at (intercession) ya Rasulul Kareem (The Most Generous Messenger).
00:13 - “Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Wa Atiullah wa atiur Rasul wa Ulil amre minkum. ” And reminder for myself ana abdukal ‘ajeezu, dayeefu, miskinu, zhalim, wa jahl, and but for the grace of Allah (AJ) that we are still in existence.
00:26 - In this holy month, like a formula we put the ‘92’ then equals ‘Muhammadan reality’.
00:38 - That the abjad and the secrets of huroof (Arabic letters) and numbers in relationship to the Divinely Presence that the ‘Meem, ha, meem, daal’ it adds to – ‘92’ in malakut (heavenly realm).
00:53 - In mulk (earthly realm) that 92 it reflects onto the earth through this world of a mirror – we are but a reflection of a reality.
01:03 - This is not real and this dunya (material world) Allah (AJ) describes: ‘Is but an illusion’.
01:10 - So, on this dunya the secret is 29 – the reflection of that 92.
01:17 - Then 29 in the huroof is – laam-alif. So, you put ‘29’ equals the ‘Muhammadan reality’ equals… like those… you know have you seen those crazy physicists when they write these formulas, this that version.
01:32 - So, you put ‘92’ equals ‘Muhammadan reality ﷺ. ’ Dunya – 29 is the gate to that reality to understand the reality of 29.
01:48 - Then you put equal again, 29th huroof is laam-alif what they call ‘Bi sirritul laam jalalah’ – by the secret of this laam and this alif, and that laam-alif is a zulfiqar (sword of Imam Ali (as), goes up and down [Shaykh traces laam-alif in the air].
02:11 - So, the laam and the alif is the stem of the sword, the handle of it is a ‘Hey’ which is a ‘Hu. ’ So, the ‘Hu’ holds the two stems.
02:29 - So that 29 is the secret of laam-alif. 2 and 9 equals 11.
02:37 - 2 plus 9 – 11. So, the next line you put 11, 11 because now the code is giving us its secrets.
02:50 - So, it came from 92 – it’s veiled in the understanding of 29.
02:57 - So, then the school of reality must be teaching you ‘What is 29?’ Why we went into the cave on Ankabot? ‘Bi sirritul laam jalalah’ is the secret of laam-alif which means: ‘la’ – ‘no,’ no head, no you to reach the reality.
03:18 - This not about me and myself. Everything the number is showing us in these haqqaiqs (realities) is to enter the state of laam-alif that – no, nothing.
03:30 - Like Surat Al-Ankabot – hide, be hidden into this cave of realities.
03:36 - Then the 2 plus the 9 equals 11. And that’s why Gharam sharif and those whom love Shaykh Abdul Qadir (Q), they celebrating 11 and many realities of 11 and this is the holy month, the 11th month – Dhul Qi’dah.
03:56 - So, this 11 is the secret of that 92, it’s opening its reality because the deeper you go into the reality the more it’s telling you about itself.
04:11 - The more Prophet ﷺ is revealing that at 92 you’re learning about Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ, meem-ha – Malik al Hayat (King of Oceans of Eternity), meem-daal – Malik al Dunya (King of Manifested World), these are of that haqqaiq and reality.
04:28 - When they open for us: ‘Go now into the 29, go into the cave – go into the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, he is the secret by which is known laam-alif.
04:43 - He ﷺ is the secret of this laam-alif. He’s the secret of all this manifestation because this laam to manifest this creation needs the power and Izzat (Might) of the Alif.
04:57 - And as a result, everything is coming into existence.
05:02 - Allah (AJ) bring into existence not so that you go back to Allah (AJ) but He brings it into existence by the power that He puts upon the laam and a creation is brought into existence from the ocean of Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ by the Power and Might of Allah (AJ).
05:24 - But not so that you could say, ‘I go back to Allah (AJ), that I’m a partner with Allah (AJ), I came from Allah (AJ). ’ No, la sharik (no partner), la shabi – there is nothing onto this reality, there’s nothing in its likeness of this reality.
05:36 - So, then the 11 begins to clarify the reality.
05:40 - The 11 is two 1’s, 1 of Allah (AJ) – La ilaha illallah, there is nothing like that.
05:52 - And the 1 of Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ, and there is nothing in creation like that reality.
06:00 - That 1 is of a ‘Ahadiyyah’ (Ocean of Oneness), the unique Oneness of Allah (AJ) the Creator that nothing is like onto it.
06:11 - And then Allah (AJ) created another 1 – a reflection of the ‘Ahad’ (The One & Only) which is called ‘Wahid’ (The Unique One).
06:19 - It is an Ahad because it’s Allah’s (AJ) reflection of Ahad but Allah (AJ) put a ‘Waw’ and made it ‘Wahid’.
06:27 - So, the two 1’s symbolise ‘Ahad’ and ‘Wahid’ and they both Ahad but Allah (AJ) put a waw.
06:35 - So, for anyone wondering, why all over the Turkish zawiyahs (spiritual schools of Sufism) you see ‘waw, waw, waw,’ wow because the secret is about waw.
06:47 - If you don’t know what wadood and you don’t know about what love is – the Islam that you’re practicing is very shallow and very hallow.
06:58 - You didn’t get it yet, because Allah (AJ) wanted to be known, Allah (AJ) is reflecting His unique Oneness that can’t even be understood and its only key is – waw.
07:16 - Our whole life is this… what is this waw? How are you going to reach to this unless you are from wadood (love) and loving? Well then that’s why it requires a school of character.
07:30 - ‘I don’t know if we’re going to follow the tariqah (spiritual path),’ you don’t have to follow anything but are you doing anything in your life that is building good character? This is a school of character, forget about the name and say: ‘Oh, my relatives are now telling us: don’t follow tariqah, don’t follow it…’ take out this word ‘Tariqah’ because you seem to have been lost in translation like you’re reciting something from Chinese, and put into it ‘Good character.
’ Say: ‘Oh, we don’t want to follow good character anymore. ’ Okay, that should make more sense to you.
08:02 - So, when somebody come say: ‘You shouldn’t follow tariqah. ’ Say: “Okay, forget about the word tariqah, tariqah is just about waw, just about love – just about wadood.
08:11 - So, we shouldn’t follow a path of good character?” ‘No, no absolutely not.
08:17 - Learn how to be obnoxious, angry and like animal-like characteristics. ’ Because that’s what you say by its opposite, the rule of opposite - We shouldn’t study good character and love and the good attributes that make Allah (AJ) to be happy with us? And this is the path of that reality.
08:39 - How to reach that reality. So this 11 is then its secret for us that Allah (AJ) wants His “La ilaha illallah” to be known and the only reflection that reflecting that is “Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ. ” So, with all its realities Allah (AJ) reflecting from that 1 of “La ilaha illallah” into the reality of “Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ. ” So, then our journey is into the ocean of “Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ. ” Then those hadith come to describe where Allah (AJ) Said: ‘If you entered into this journey of realities and into this journey of Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ…’ now Allah (AJ) defines in the hadith that: ‘I’m not in heaven, I’m not on earth, I’m in the heart of My believer.
’ He’s giving now the coordinates for us. If you’re putting your soul, your love, your wujud (existence) to the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ to find the reality of La ilaha illallah ﷺ, it’s… Allah (AJ) change out the words where Allah (AJ) Saying, ‘I’m a hidden treasure wanting to be known, and My La ilaha illallah is not in heaven, My La ilaha illallah is not on earth but it is in the heart of Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ.
10:12 - So, then to reach the reality and that’s why the teachings are all immense essences, the essence of Oneness.
10:24 - Because people say: ‘Oh, is this like… is this a shirk (polytheism)?’ No, this is actually so much the essence of Oneness, it’s blowing your head and you’re not understanding it because it’s so One that Allah’s (AJ) La ilaha illallah is reflecting to Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ which completely keeps into the Oneness.
10:50 - That: ‘You want to find Me then you should be moving with your soul into the heart of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ,’ and in that reality your soul is moving into that reality and only in that reality of that Qalb (heart) – that center of power which everything is emanating, it’s the house of the Holy Speech that emanates Qur’an - Qur’an al-Majeed from the heart of that reality.
11:19 - That’s why from that heart the power of La ilaha illallah is coming out which for us is a manifestation of the Qur’an which is not created, otherwise how it’s coming from this heart? From the soul of Prophet ﷺ how Qur’an is coming out? Because Allah (AJ) defined: ‘I’m in the heart.
11:41 - My La ilaha illallah is in the heart of that reality. ’ If you’re not in that reality you’re in the imitated which is not really Wahid and it’s not in an ocean of Oneness – it’s an imitated understanding outside of Muhammadun Rasulallah ﷺ.
12:00 - So, then this is the immensity of that love.
12:04 - This is the immensity of the purpose of these teachings of love, teachings of characteristics, how to make your salawats (praises upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ), how to make all of these durood (praising upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ), how to have these good characteristics so the soul can move into that presence, move into that reality.
12:21 - It doesn’t move with bad characteristics. It doesn’t move with aqel (intellect) and a brain.
12:28 - It moves by love and muhabbat because Prophet ﷺ said: ‘You’ll be with whom you love. ’ Because the soul and ishq (love) they have their own coordinates.
12:41 - You can’t put and force anybody to love you with your head and keep telling them: ‘Oh I’m wonderful, I’m wonderful, I’m wonderful,’ you know put yourself out there and hope people will love you.
12:53 - That’s why they taught differently in school when they say: big Allama, Allama Baba Ji, Baba Ji Haji Baji and he’s big Allama this, big… he has to make his own love for people to love them.
13:07 - They don’t understand the way of tariqah where - tell everybody you’re absolutely nothing, you’re a donkey, ana abdukal ‘ajeezu, dayeefu, miskinu, zhalim, wa jahl.
13:19 - You think any exterior scholar would ever deflate themself and efface themself, because they’re too busy trying to make people love them.
13:29 - But they’re teaching: ‘You don’t have to care who loves you, it’s not about anyone loving you, but that Allah (AJ) Love you and Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ to love you, and the rest of creation will love because of that love. ’ If Allah (AJ) Loves the soul of that servant and emanate the realities within the soul and the heart of that servant, no doubt the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is emanating from that reality and no doubt there is a juzbah and attraction, and that’s what attracts people to that reality.
14:05 - Not that they made themself to go and force people, but the heart and soul of people are attracted and that’s why Prophet ﷺ describe: ‘You’ll be with whom you love. ’ That these people of wadood the way they teach, the way the energy and light emanates from them, it attracts a like character – it attracts a character that is going to be based on love and muhabbat and good characteristics and like a magnet it draws it in.
14:40 - They don’t draw anybody from head [shaykh points to the head].
14:44 - Somebody come like: ‘I got fifty questions,’ you’re in the wrong door; go next door.
14:48 - They don’t sit there and debate you to get your head to understand this logic.
14:54 - If you come like that they say, ‘Oh, you know ahlan wa sahlan (welcome and be at ease), I don’t think this is going to work. ’ This what Qur’an said about Sayyidina Khidr (as) said: ‘I think this is where we part. ’ Because someone with little knowledge has no patience for what’s going to be revealed.
15:10 - So, this is a way of muhabbat. Allah (AJ) sends those whom their souls and their heart are seeking this Divine love, not romantic love, this not dunya.
15:23 - This is Divine love in which they been in so many difficulties, so many calamities, so many testing’s – they’ve given up on the world.
15:33 - They’ve been through difficulty, they know what sadness is, they have seen sadness and at that time they’re yearning: ‘Ya Rabbi, I’ve been with all these different groups and I don’t find You there, and I don’t find what I’m looking for. ’ Said before in our path, we go to a masjid after Jum’ah (Friday Prayer) come out, they were very mean to homeless people.
15:54 - So, I said, ‘What was all your Jum’ah for?’ You coming out to beat up the homeless? This was the effect and the blessings of your Jum’ah? They would shoo them away, “Get up, get up. ” Said ‘But these are like pigeons that Allah (AJ) send for you to get your Jum’ah to be accepted because you come out at Jum’ah, who you’re going to find to give two dollars to make your Jum’ah accepted, because you have to give something so that it seals your practice.
16:22 - Allah (AJ) sent them like pigeons that you’re giving crumbs to, you’re not emptying your back account to these people.
16:27 - Even that one you don’t want to give a crumb? This can’t be Islam and many have seen that and they walked away from it say, ‘What is this people crazy. ’ And then they cry out to their lord: ‘Ya Rabbi I need from what I heard, I read from the seerah, the companions were sitting around Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ with immense love, enjoying and loving and laughing, fighting and struggling. ’ So, they have a yearning for muhabbat, they’re not looking for aqel – they’re not looking for the way of the head and make something logical to me, that’s a different door, you go somewhere else for that.
17:03 - This is ishq and muhabbat and only through that they come and the speed of a magnet they’re able to be attracted.
17:13 - And that’s why families, friends they don’t understand, ‘Oh what happen? One day you were like this, now you’re wearing their green turban like them. ’ Yeah, the love hit me, hit me like a rocket ‘pow’ [everyone laughs].
17:27 - Yeah ‘Psh,’ who can stop that love? Because Allah (AJ) and Prophet ﷺ say what? “Qul in kuntum tuhibbon Allaha fattabi’oni, yuhbibkumullah” - ‘If you follow that way, I will Love you. ’ If Allah (AJ) start to dress your soul with love can anyone stop it? If Prophet ﷺ says that, ‘You’ll be with whom you love, means I’m accepting this love that you’re coming to me empty and heart broken, I love you. ’ And like a magnet you’re running, you’re growing your beard, you’re putting your turban, you’re dropping everything else that you look now you’re from the moon.
18:01 - Remember what you look like when we saw you in Surrey? [shaykh asks student].
18:08 - So, handsome debonair guy, now baba ji – official baba ji, big… [everyone laughs].
18:16 - Yeah, that means he’s caught the love – the love has got him, grabbed him, and they don’t care how much pounding you get from the outside world because the love… you know all these poetry you have to put it into affect.
18:31 - The moth to the flame is following the sunnah (traditions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ).
18:34 - What does it mean the moth to the flame? That you shave your beard? Is that what the moth meant? Or the moth is go to the flame means you start entering this fire, everybody going to attack you, ‘Why you look like this? Why you act like this? Why you sit like this? Why you have a tasbih (prayer beads) now?’ Because the love has caught you, and all you can think about is: ‘I have to burn, my destiny is this flame and this ishq.
19:04 - My destiny… I see the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ and I have to go, I have to move into that reality. ’ That’s the fire, not walking away from everything but to adorn everything.
19:21 - We said the green dome of Madina is you realize - that love I have to put it, I have to resemble it, it burns within me, I’m lost within that, now that poetry makes sense that the moth is just flying.
19:36 - That love that he sees is the presence of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ and the moth will go into it regardless if its wings and everything is burning from it.
19:47 - We pray that Allah (AJ) ignite our hearts in this holy month and grant us this ishq and muhabbat and that it burns strong within the heart this love for His Divinely Presence which manifests in the love for Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ in which the person to be caught.
20:08 - When their heart is ignited and caught, nothing inshaAllah extinguishes it.
20:12 - Subhana rabbika rabbal ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen.
20:19 - Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi siri Surat al-Fatiha. .