Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
“Among the Sahaba, the most active soul was the soul of Abu Bakr (r) because he never put his desires in the first place; after him came Sayyidina Ali (r) who, in like manner, attained strong soul-activity. It is incumbent upon us (Fard) to do as much as we possibly can of our Lord’s desires, and it is a meritorious action (Sunna) to do as much as we can of the Prophet’s desires; those who have done their utmost to fulfill this Fard and Sunna have attained the light of sainthood. Of all the souls, the brightest is that of Sayyidina Muhammad (s), after his the souls of the other Prophets, and after them, the soul of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (r).” (Mercy Oceans’ Hidden Treasures, by Moulana Sheikh Nazim al-Qubrusi)
“This lecture about Satan and Adam, and about the Sahaba was given by Grandsheikh after the morning prayer, and in the afternoon on the same day Grandsheikh told me: ‘Oh Nazim Efendi, this morning’s lecture has been heard by the companions of the Prophet in their graves, and they were very pleased with it, as we have been given a miraculous favour from the Lord that if we notice an incompleteness on the part of anyone, and point it out, it will become complete. When i was pointing out that some of the Sahaba were sometimes using their own wills and not putting their desires in line with the Prophet’s thus causing their incompleteness, at that moment Allah Almighty completed for them their development there in the grave, and so, they are very happy indeed.” (Mercy Oceans’ Hidden Treasures, by Moulana Sheikh Nazim al-Qubrusi, pp.66-67)
“Grandsheikh told me that one day Sayyidina Ali said to Sayyidina Omar, regarding the secret knowledge that had been opened up to him: “Oh Omar, if I would speak to you from the secret knowledges which have been opened up to us, you would instantly cut my head off with your sword; you wouldn’t be able to let me get up from my seat if I told you from the secrets of the Way, the creation, the religion, prophet hood and the secrets of Allah Almighty—you can’t even listen…Yet, despite these most admirable characteristics of Sayyidina Omar, he did at times set his will against the will of the Prophet. Often Omar would be quick to unsheathe his sword and ask permission to decapitate hypocrites, but the Prophet would say: ‘No. Omar, put away your sword.’ This sort of thing may happen a few times, but the effect is that the soul is kept from awakening, it remains passive.” (Mercy Oceans’ Hidden Treasures, by Moulana Sheikh Nazim al-Qubrusi, p.36)
“Grandsheikh was saying about the third Caliph Othman (r), that he was of a very high degree among the Sahaba and was the most modest of the Prophet’s companions. He performed so many services for the Prophet, and after the Prophet’s lifetime he gathered all the verses and Surahs of the Holy Qur’an into book form. In spite of this, Othman (r) didn’t attain the spiritual ranks attained by Abu Bakr (r) and Ali (r) because he sometimes held firmly to his own desires instead of putting them completely in line with the Prophet’s. This was also one reason for his martyrdom: misfortunes befell him as a result of his not being able to totally leave his own desires behind.” (Mercy Oceans’ Hidden Treasures, Moulana Sheikh Nazim al-Qubrusi, pp.38-39)