Advice from Sultan ul-Awliya Qutb al-Ghawth Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, an-Naqshbandi
April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
“I will open. I will gain strength. I will destroy the dominion of shaytan and knock down the paths of his followers. This is the least order to me. O glorious Prophet! Bestow compassion and intercession upon us and upon my offspring. Grant us to walk upon your path easily. Fatiha.”-Qutb ul-Ghawth al-Sayyid Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, March 16th, 2014
“Who loves Shah-e Mardan is from him. Ya Rabbi, may we live with the love of Shah-e Mardan. We can’t go further than this.”-al-Sayyid Qutb ul-Ghawth Shaykh al-Ishraq Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, Qutb Tariqat i-Naqshbandiyya-March 2014
“Being lazy is for the unbelievers. Fear is for the unbelievers. Marhaban O Shah-e Mardan. He is the Shah of the brave ones…We will destroy unbelief.”-al-Sayyid Qutb ul-Ghawth Shaykh al-Ishraq Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, Qutb Tariqat i-Naqshbandiyya-March 10th, 2013
“O beloved friends. Seek the assembly of the lion, seek the assembly of Shah-e Mardan. Find it, go to it so that you may be written with them. We are their people. Whose people, citizens are they? “Well, some are the citizens of UK, citizens of the US, citizens of Turkish Republic, citizens of Iran”. These are of no value. Are you from the people of Shah-e Mardan; Hadrat ‘Ali, karram Allahu wajha…hu? Do you have an identity card from him? If you have, say! If not, you are also among the jackals. You are of no use. You only fill the streets. You shout and scream, because you do not know what you want.”-al-Sayyid Qutb ul-Ghawth Shaykh al-Ishraq Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, Qutb Tariqat i-Naqshbandiyya-March 11th, 2013
“They do not care about the wisdom sent by Shah Mardan, the Door of the City of Knowledge. Hazahumullah! May Allah make their faces dark. That’s why people of this age have no light in their faces. Is there light on the faces of those who forget Shah Mardan? Is there light in their hearts? Do they have wisdom? No, never.” -al-Sayyid Qutb ul-Ghawth Shaykh al-Ishraq Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, Qutb Tariqat i-Naqshbandiyya-March 11th, 2013
“All Awliya know Egypt will be flooded and left under water…fortunately Sayyidina Husayn alaihi salam, who is the son of Shah-e Mardan, is there and he is preventing it. He is preventing it. But there are evil ones who even try to ban his maqam. Crocodiles will eat them…they will tear the ones who are enemies of Awliya, enemies of Ahl al-Bayt, into pieces…”-al-Sayyid Qutb ul-Ghawth Shaykh al-Ishraq Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, Qutb Tariqat i-Naqshbandiyya-March 11th, 2013
“The whole body of an unbeliever also glorifies Allah. But because of negligence, he is not aware of it. Every cell of ours glorifies Allah, Subhan Allah, Subhan Allah…” -al-Sayyid Qutb ul-Ghawth Shaykh al-Ishraq Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, Qutb Tariqat i-Naqshbandiyya-March 13th, 2013
April 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
Latest Update from Sh. Bahauddin, son of Shaykh Nazim: “Mawlana slowly improving, mashAllah lahawla wala qwuta illa billahil alyil Adheem. Madad Shah Mardan, bi haqqi Bismillahir Rahmani Rahim.
Saturday 19th April: The son of Shaykh Hisham, and maternal grandson of Mawlana, said Mawlana was suffering from a severe lung infection, which was causing his internal organs to suffer. However, the doctors began treating the infection, and Mawlana is responding well to the antibiotics. He ‘entered the hospital in a coma’, but is responding well to the treatment, and has since regained his consciousness. Ya Mustafa, ya Murtaza Irhamlana.
April 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
*Update Friday Evening*
Update from Cyprus-Mawlana’s eldest son, and grandson, as-Sayyid, Shaykh el-Islam Shaykh Mehmet and Mehmet Nazim came home for a change of clothes. They will return to Mawlana’s bedside soon. By the intercession of the Prophet (S), Mawlana’s health has and is improving drastically now. Doctors are focusing on treating the lung infection, and he is responding well to the treatment. His family is preparing to keep him in the hospital for a few more days under observation, and rest. Every hour, doctors allow one of the grandchildren to go inside to be with Mawlana, their beloved grandfather. This is having a good effect on his health, and more of the grandchildren are arriving from around the world to see him. There is no permission for non family members to be at hospital. People are arriving in Lefke from all over the world, and Lefke is full of love of Shaykh Nazim.
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life Study Reveals Over 670 Million Muslims Expect Mahdi to Appear Before 2050
April 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
9/11, America and the Resurgence of Sufi Monarchism By E.F. Quadri Honours Religious Studies III, President, McMaster Association of Religious Studies 2013-2014
April 10, 2014 § Leave a comment
The events of September 11, 2001, shocked not only the Americans but also the rest of the world. Horrified, millions around the world watched the massive tragedy unfold before them on television screens. Almost thirteen years after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, American Muslims have undergone institutionalized profiling, discrimination, high profile trials, raids on Muslim charities and defaming of mainstream Muslim organizations. Innocent Muslim Americans have experienced a large volume of negative retaliations from different sectors of the American public in the form of violent hate crimes, defamatory speech, attacks on hijab-wearing Muslim women and discrimination and harassment at work place. “Islamophobia”, intensified through out North America.
While one of the most negative impacts of 9/11 was “Islamophobia”, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks also brought about a resurgence of Sufism in North America. This resurgence eventually spread abroad to the Middle East as well (Ambah). During the first eight years following the attacks, American policy makers relied heavily on the Sufis to counter the spread of Al Qaeda inspired violent Jihadism. However, with the election of Obama, U.S. foreign policy once again began backing the Saudi-Wahhabist lobby, thereby estranging their new allies among the Sufis. The immediate impact of this was the withdrawal of global Sufi support for America and democracy, and a new resurgence of Sufi support for monarchism (The Importance of Kingship in Islam By Mawlana Shaykh Nazim.) The first ten years of the post 9/11 era demonstrated what America was able to achieve with Sufi support. The next ten years will perhaps demonstrate what impact this loss of support from Sufis will have on US foreign policy.
Prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Wahhabi and Salafi interpretation of Sunni Islam was well camouflaged within mainstream North American Islam, partially due to the United States’ support for the Afghan Mujahedeen and Usama bin Laden, during the Soviet/Afghan war. After September 11, 2001, there was a resurgence of Sufism in North America, as the Unites States and Canadian governments began inviting and accepting the advice of Sufi leaders, such as Shaykh Hisham Kabbani and Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin. Shaykh Hisham Kabbani is a senior leading deputy of the world’s most renowned Grandshaykh of Sufism Shaykh Nazim Al-Qubrusi of the Naqshabandi Sufi Order. Shaykh Hisham Kabbani was recognized as one of the few Muslim scholars, to have warned of the threat of violent extremism in 2000 (Goodstein).
Shaykh Kabbani has over two million followers, making him an influential figure (About Shaykh Hisham Kabbani.) He has also written a fatwa on the principles of jihad, which was translated into Arabic and distributed in Iraq (Our WORDE Issue Number 7).
Shaykh Kabbani testified before the United States Senate about “Islamic Extremism: A Viable Threat to U.S. National Security”. His testimony took place prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks, thus, demonstrating a significant impact of his findings on the post September 11, 2001 ’9/11 Commission Report’ as well (Baran.) U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world, which historically sided with the Salafists, Wahhabis, and Deobandis, from whom came the Taliban during the Soviet/Afghan war, drastically changed post September 11, 2001. A new pro-Sufi foreign policy was adopted in America. According to the Understanding Sufism and its Potential Role in U.S. Policy conference,
“Shaykh Kabbani…was the first Muslim leader to warn the United States about the imminent threat posed by Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda terrorist network; he also led the Muslim world in immediately condemning the attacks of September 11th” (Baran.)
In Canada, Shaykh Hisham Kabbani’s student Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin, a Canada based deputy of Sheikh Nazim, the creator of the “12 Step De-radicalization Program” began advising Canadian authorities from as early as 2005 (Haddad) and subsequently, a report was published by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) about the potential threat Wahhabi ideology could pose in a post September 11, 2001 Canada, where Canadian soldiers were stationed in Afghanistan, at war with the Taliban (Radio One CBC). Amiruddin’s warnings, like those of Shaykh Kabbani’s prior to September 11, 2001, proved true, and the Toronto 18 plot was foiled. This Toronto terror plot was directly related to the events following September 11, 2001 and the North American response in Afghanistan.
In Canada now, the Sufi community immediately rose to prominence (Muslim Leaders Want ‘Radical Elements’ Removed.) The Sufi community gained a voice, and Canadians began supporting Sufism and giving Sufi Muslim leaders prominence and a voice in the media. Between 2006-2013 Amiruddin was interviewed over one hundred times by the national, and international media, and was asked to testify before the Senate of Canada’s Special Committee on Anti-terrorism (Media Coverage.) Amiruddin joined the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada as the national Senior Executive VP (About Sayyid Ahmed), and the first Canadian fatwa against terrorism was issued in January 2010 (Islamic Supreme Council of Canada Issues a Fatwa Against Terrorism.) Following this, Dr. Tahir ul-Quadri settled in Canada and issued the historic 600-page fatwa against terrorism in March of 2010. This fatwa, issued while he was a resident in Canada, received international support, and heavily impacted the foreign policies of multiple countries (Casciani.) Amiruddin was credited by the Wilfred Laurier M.A. Journal on Religion and Culture as the inspiration behind Qadri’s fatwa (Haddad.)
After Obama’s election, the U.S. foreign policy changed in support of Wahhabism (Chossudovsky.) The Obama administration once again began backing Sunni extremists and al Qaeda in the post Arab Spring Middle East (Chossudovsky.) Based on the changes in policy between the two administrations, the Sufi support for America was withdrawn as stated by Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin, once a supporter of certain aspects of U.S. foreign policy (Amiruddin).
After the withdraw of Sufi support of America was declared, Shaykh Nazim began openly criticizing democracy, and calling for monarchism (The Importance of Kingship in Islam By Mawlana Shaykh Nazim.) Shaykh Nazim was voted the second most influential Muslim in the world by Reuters (Heneghan.) The tremendous global impact of ending the War on Terrorism caused a new beginning of ideological struggle in the post September 11, 2001 era within the Muslim community. This struggle can be defined as the struggle for monarchism, including constitutional monarchy as in Canada, the United Kingdom, and even increasingly Morocco and Jordan, against the Obama administration’s pro-democracy movements, which inspired the Arab Spring. All of this was a direct impact of the horrific events of September 11, 2001.
Consequently, the inconsistent post 9/11 U.S. foreign policies on Sunni Islamists have also impacted its neighbors to the north. Under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canadian foreign policy has turned away from the Obama administration’s democracy bandwagon, towards open support for monarchies round the world, and in the Middle East (Engler.) The Canadian government under Harper began investing in the War of 1812 commemorations, wherein York, now Toronto, was captured and looted by the Americans, and Canadian and British forces attacked Washington, and burned down the White House (Harper Government Invests in War of 1812.) Based on these developments it becomes evident that the future of Islam in America could be very different, to that in Canada. Given the Harper administration’s obsession with the monarchy (Embassies Ordered to Display Queen’s Portrait) and the rise in support of monarchism among prominent Muslims and the consistently pro-Islamic statements made by His Royal Highness Prince Charles (Follow the Islamic Way to save the World,’ Prince Charles Urges), Canada’s future constitutional king, Canada will be a better place for its Muslim Community then America.
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Names of the Immaculate Twelve Imams as they Appear at the Prophet Muhammad’s (S) Mosque, al-Madinah al-Munawara, KSA
March 20, 2014 § 3 Comments
The names of the Twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt at Masjid An-Nabawi sallallahu alaihi wa aalhi wa sallam. Included here are the names; ‘Ali al-Murtaza, Hasan as-Sibt, Husayn as-Sibt, Abul Fadhl ‘Abbas, Salman al-Farsi, Bilal al-Habashi, Muhammad al-Baqir, Musa al-Kadhim, Muhammad al-Taqi, ‘Ali an-Naqi, Hasan al-’Askari, and Muhammad al-Mahdi. Two of the three remaining names (written as) Zayn al-’Abidin, and Ja’far al-Sadiq, are in the first Sahn, opposite the names Hamzah, and Sa’ad ibn Abi Waqqas, while the names ‘Ali al-Ridha, and Muhammad al-Mahdi are in the second Sahn, between the names of ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud and Anas ibn Malik.
January 28, 2014 § Leave a comment