Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
If my Grandsheikh’s power would fully appear, no one could be sitting here; but that tremendous guiding and directing power (Irshad) is being stored up for the time of Sayyidina Al-Mahdi. At that time, all other Tariqats will be engulfed by the huge irshad power carried through the Naqshbandiyya Tariqat they will be engulfed like inland seas being absorbed into a great ocean. Other Tariqats are already all slowly grinding to a halt, not moving forward. Since no Grandsheikhs are appearing among them, all that is left of them is their saying, ‘Follow this Tariqat or that one.’ Since no Grandsheikhs are now appearing among them, they are only imitating what they found their predecessors practicing, without being able to improve like soldiers marching in place (not moving forward).
(A person in attendance commented) : Some of the Sheikhs of the other Tariqats are angry at you for your making such statements; they think that you are making Naqshbandi politics, trying to take away their disciples.
(Sheikh Nazim replied) : Don’t speak foolish words. They may scream, ‘Politics!’ and they may be angry, but they must know that what we are saying is reality, not politics; for we hate politics. If they have real spiritual knowledge (Maanawi Ulum), then they may see the reality of what we are saying; if not, they may be angry but their anger is useless. Now, the Last Prophet, Muhammad (sal), is present in the spiritual realm and for the Awliya there is an assembly with the Prophet’s Presence every night. If they are there, they may realize and know; if not, then they are only with us not seeing what will happen and not seeing the reality of what happens now. If the latter is the case, then they are only looking at books and talking, and you can’t know these things like that no, that knowledge is distinct, it comes by way of the hearts.
When you are mentioning the names of persons, we may know whether they are inside or outside.
…And so, you may find so many Tariqat Sheikhs, but their levels are different. So why are they angry? Do they claim to know everything? What we have stated we know from the Heavenly Assembly, and that knowledge is coming to us from the central power station, so that if they bring forward a statement, claim or knowledge, we know from where they are bringing it. If anyone is angry because of these things, he is providing proof that he is not from the Assembly of Awliya; but he who says, “I believe in this and more,” you must know that he is from within.”
Source: Mercy Oceans Book Two: Teachings of Mevlana Shaykh Abdullah Ed Daghestani En-Naqshband by Shaykh Nazim Al Qibrisi