Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
Transcript of Sohbet
Ramadan 7th, 1431
Aug 17th, 2009
“We found felicity from the love of ‘Ali,
on every breath this fecility makes us
more concious of our good fortune”-Rumi
“The [original] human soul in origin is [a manifestation of] Haqq, meaning when someone dies..We say, “from Allah we come and to Him we return”, “Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajoon”. All the Prophets of the before would fast between, around this time (season), and the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam), this time, he used to fast. The soul of the human being is not from creation…what we know as Ruh…So, the [original] human soul, its origin is [from] Haqq. Meaning when somebody dies we say, “to Allah we belong and to Him is our return”, “Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajoon”… To Him we return…(but what returns to Him? The body? It is in the earth, the Ruh returns, because it is from Him) “minha khalaqnakum wa fiha nueedu kum wa…taaratan ukhraa”…(meaning), “from the earth you came, and to the earth you return, so too (from) it you will (be) returned (to life)”. Not your spirit, but the reality of your soul. That soul, the Holy Quran does not give a clear definition (for those without understanding). In the Holy Quran it says, “Wa yasalunaka aanil Ruh”, (meaning), “they ask thee concerning the Ruh, say that soul (Ruh) is from Allah”; its (Ruh) Haqiqah, Reality, is manifesting itself in these thirty days.
Allah made this month (season), the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam), said in a hadith, “a month of fasting during the day and worship at night”. This month we fast in the day, and worship at night…Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) in this month, for Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam), chose in this month to manifest His own self in the Haqiqa of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam). His mercy was so vast that, that mercy was shared with the rest of the community. Allah’s own trait “la ta’ quzu hu sina tun wa la nawm”..(neither slumber nor sleep over take Him) He does not sleep, and (does not) eat. AND SO THE human being, who in this month fasts all day (and worships all night) – (emulates) same (does not eat, nor does sleep over power him). So, IN THAT thirty day period, there is a night where Allah chooses to actually fully manifest…the Night of ‘Power’. Allah says, “inna anzalnahu fi laylatil qadar…tanazalul malaikatuhu wal Ruh fiha bi idhni rabbi him min kulli amr, salamun hiya hatta matlail fajr”. So, that manifestation, (with) the complete non-existence of the al-insan al-kamil (The Perfect Man) is displayed (manifest) in this month, on that night. So, when we pass our days without eat we become less human and more (of a reflection of) God; more God-ly (Rabbani: Divine)…get closer to Allah (but, where there is Allah, there cannot be anything else!)…when you are up at night worshiping, you become more God-ly (Rabbani: Divine)… So the more we become non-human, the closer we are to Allah (meaning more God-ly, less human). When you are up at night worshiping, you become more God-ly; Rabbani…(each time you say, “Allah“, you must imagine you are being erased from existence, your existence is being negated, and Allah’s eternal and absolute existence is as it is).
The message of this month, the human being (negates his existence in presence of Allah), and the manifestation of Allah’s Light though al-Insan al-Kamil is manifest. On the Night of Power, the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) completely disappeared. Non existent…(as Mawlana said), “Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) disappeared, and al-Mahmud (Allah) appeared through him”…the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) achieved this. This is the only month of the year where we have a chance to lose oureself, lose our existence…and become non-existent. The human is dependent on food and water. This month is known as the month of Allah, what does that mean? Where Allah is, others can’t be. Allah is in la-Makaan (His Absolute Existence, beyond creation). When Allah becomes madahar (manifest) (in this month for the Holy Prophet (S) on the Night of Power)…This is why we call it the month of Allah (like the changing of seasons, this season is the season when Allah’s Light manifests itself, manifested itself perfectly in the Muhammadan Reality, on the Night of Power, like you say theses are the hot months, these cold months, Ramadan is the Allah month, try to understand). The most maximum (manifestation took place) in this month, Allah’s Light is Manifest…In the most perfect way, it became manifest in this month. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) was granted; complete power was given to him, he (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) lost himself in this month, and Allah’s Light was madahar through (inside) him (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam). When he (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) was no more (the external) Muhammad, Mahmud appeared through him (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam). [Reading Quranic verses]:“Wa ma yantiqu anil hawa…Wa maa ra maita, iz ramayta…innamau bayi uunallah” (“Nor does he speak of his own desire, it is only a revelation that is revealed”, “It is not you who slew them, it was Allah”, “And you (Prophet) threw not when you threw a handful of dust, it was Allah who threw”, “Lo! those who swear allegiance unto thee (Prophet), swear allegiance unto Allah”)…it was a perfect Light in this month. ALLAH’S Qudra was most radiant in this month. When he (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) was speaking (revelation) it wasn’t him, it was Allah. ALLAH Manifested Himself, His Light, as He is not (like His) creation…
We fast during day and worship at night…we have to, we have to lose our “humanness” in this month, and become more God-ly (Divine). That means we have to become more spiritual (Ruh, Ruhani)…“what do we read in this month? (to become more God-ly)”. The Quranic recitation is best…that is Allah’s speech. If I am reading a script, I am playing the role of Romeo or Juliet, thus I am loosing myself in that role…when I read the script of Allah, I (am to) lose myself in Him…(that is why this month, the month of perfect manifestation, is the month of the Quran) when you read the Quran, you are only speaking Wahi (revelation)…the highest level is when one loses himself completely, and engages in conversation with Allah (hence, the Quran was revealed to the Perfect Man (S) in this month)…(but, when you get there, to be more God-ly, less human; Hu-man, what do you do?)… “inallaha wamalaaika tuhu yousalluna alan nabi”...(Verily! Allah and His Angels) send salutations upon the Prophet…(so you devote yourself to salawat on the Holy Prophet, as Allah and His Angels do)… (This is the month of non-existence, we are to lose our humanness in this month during the fast)… “lam yalid wa lam yulad..He does not beget…”…All those thing that are permissible to man’s (external) human existence, are impermissible in this month (during the sacred fast, to make us adapt spiritually to the Divine). (Why?) Because something is being pulled out of him (and is being brought forth)…through that blessing we will benefit. Wa minallahi tawfiq. Fatiha.”