Advice from Sultan ul-Awliya Qutb al-Ghawth Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, an-Naqshbandi

April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

Visiting the tomb of the Imam of the Tariqat, the Ghawth of Creation, the most venerable Khwaja Baha al-Din Shah Naqshband Bukhari.

Visiting the tomb of the Imam of the Tariqat, the Ghawth of Creation, the most venerable Khwaja Baha al-Din Shah Naqshband Bukhari.

 

“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

Advice:

“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 wajhahu? 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

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Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Responding Well to Treatment, Recovering Slowly, Inshallah

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.
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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. 

Shaykh Nazim Hospitalized in ICU early this Morning-”Health Stabalizing” Sh. Baha al-Din

April 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

New headline in the Rahnuma-e-Deccan Urdu daily, Hyderabad's oldest daily.  "Prayers sought for Shaykh Nazim's health"

April 19th, 2014-News headline in the Rahnuma-e-Deccan Urdu daily, Hyderabad’s oldest daily. “Prayers sought for Mawlana Sayyid Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani’s health”

*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.

*Update*Friday Early Afternoon:
Shaykh Bahauddin: “Alhamdulillah Mawlana Shaykh Nazim is doing better with the baraka of the dua of all mureeds. Please continue making dua and in-sha-Allah he will continue improving and be given long life to see Sayyidina al-Mahdi. Fatiha.” Then Sh. Mehmet said, “recite Surah Yaseen for Mawlana Shaykh’s health”.
Friday, Early Morning:
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim was rushed to the Cengiz Topel Hospital this morning and later transferred to Intesive Care Unit (ICU) of the Near-East University Hospital in Lefkosa (Nicosia) after suffering ill health. Chest X-rays indicated water in lungs, and Shaykh remained unconscious throughout. According to a press statement by Dr. Sevim Erkmen to the Turkish Agency Cyprus (TAK), Shaykh Nazim is receiving the necessary treatment but still remains in a serious condition. Shaykh Hisham and Hajjah Nazihah are leaving tonight arriving tomorrow night in Cyprus and Shaykh Hisham has given a general permission to all anyone who wants to visit Cyprus.

 

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

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Name of Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (rad) written in the first Sahn, Masjid an-Nabawi, KSA

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a study in 2012 on beliefs and attitudes in the Islamic world, entitled “The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity” surveying over 28,000 Muslims in 24 countries.  The study reveals in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, clear majorities of Muslims expect the Mahdi’s coming in the next few decades. Almost a third in Central Asia do so, as well. Only in Southern and Eastern Europe is the figure below 20 percent. Looking at specific countries, the highest percentage of the population expecting the Mahdi’s near-term appearance is found in Afghanistan (83 percent), followed by Iraq (72 percent), Turkey (68 percent) and Tunisia (67 percent). Sixty percent of Pakistanis, 51 percent of Moroccans, 46 percent of Palestinians and 40 percent of Egyptians are looking for the Mahdi in their lifetimes. The average for the 23 countries Pew surveyed on this issue of Mahdi comes out to 42 percent, and extrapolating from that to the entire Muslim world means there are over 670 million Muslims who believe the Mahdi will appear here in the first half of the twenty-first century.   Furthermore, according to Pew, an average of 35 percent of the Muslim population believes Jesus is coming back soon — with the strongest expectations in Tunisia (67 percent), Turkey (65 percent), Iraq (64 percent), Lebanon (52 percent) and among Thailand’s Muslims (51 percent). Pew included 16 sub-Saharan African countries in this survey question, as well as 23 in other parts of Eurasia.

 

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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

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin with Shaykh Hisham Kabbani-2013

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin with Shaykh Hisham Kabbani-2013

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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Amiruddin, Sayyid Ahmed. “Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s Letter to Honourable John Baird, P.C., MP, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs.” Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin. 16 June 2013. 09 Apr. 2014 .

Baran, Zeyno. “Understanding Sufism and its Potential Role in U.S. Policy.” WORDE. 09 Apr. 2014 .

Casciani, Dominic. “Islamic scholar Tahir ul-Qadri issues terrorism fatwa.” BBC News. 03 Feb. 2010. BBC. 09 Apr. 2014 .

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Engler, Yves. “Harper’s love affair with monarchy.” Yves Engler. 09 Apr. 2014 .

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Heneghan, Tom. “POLL: The world’s top 500 Muslims? Read and vote.” Reuters. 17 Nov. 2009. 09 Apr. 2014 .

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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.

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The posterior wall of the Mihrab has written the historic inscription of five lines written in the Mamluki Thuluth script:
1. ”In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, and Peace be upon our leader Muhammad.
2. This Noble Mihrab has been placed in the prayer place of the Prophet by order of the Humble Slave,
3. the Sovereign Ruler, Al-Ashraf,
4. Abu Al-Nasr Qaitibai. Allah is Eternal and Supreme.
5. In the month of Dhu Al-Hijjah, in the year 888 A.H.”
Appended to the aforementioned inscription, in the same script, is the following:
6. Its renovation was ordered by His Majesty,
7. King Fahd bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Al Sa’ud,
8. Who Glorifies Allah, in the year 1404 A.H. (Holy Hejaz)

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Right to left: ‘Ali al-Murtaza, Husayn as-Sibt, Abul Fadhl ‘Abbas.

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Right to left: ‘Ali al-Murtaza, Husayn as-Sibt, Abul Fadhl ‘Abbas.

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‘Ali al-Murtaza

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Husayn as-Sibt

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Abul Fadhl ‘Abbas

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Hasan as-Sibt

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Right to left: Muhammad al-Taqi, Musa al-Kadhim, Muhammad al-Baqir

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Muhammad al-Taqi

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Musa al-Kadhim

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Muhammad al-Baqir

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‘Ali an-Naqi

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‘Ali an-Naqi

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Right to left: Hasan al-’Askari, Muhammad al-Taqi, Musa al-Kadhim.

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Hasan al-’Askari

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Muhammad al-Mahdi

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Muhammad al-Mahdi

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Muhammad al-Mahdi

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Salman al-Farsi

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Salman al-Farsi

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Bilal al-Habashi

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Statement of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (alaihi salam) Regarding the Ark of the Covenant

January 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

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 “…With me is the Sword of the Messenger of Allah, prayers and salutations be upon him, with me is the Flag of the Messenger, his Coat of Arms, his Pennon, and his Helmet. If they are truthful, let them describe the Coat of Arms of the Messenger of Allah? With me is the Flag of the Messenger of Allah, the Victorious. With me is the Staff of Moses. With me is the Ring of Solomon, son of David. With me is Tray of Moses, used for offerings. With me is the Name of God Almighty the Messenger of Allah would place between the Muslims and pagans during war, so no arrow from the pagans would reach the Muslims. With me is the…object that the Angels carried, “As the evidence of his kingship, he will bring to you the Ark of the Covenant, which will be a security to you from your Lord, and relics of the House of Moses and the House Aaron. It will be carried by the Angels. This is the evidence for you if you have faith“(2:248).  The Ark with us is as the Ark among the Israelites. The family at whose front-door the Ark arrived would receive Prophethood. To whomever of us the Arms are transferred, he receives Imamate. My father wore the Coats of Arms of the Messenger of Allah. It would reach the earth, and leave marks. I wore it also, and it reached the earth and sometimes it would not. When the Qaim from us who will rise to establish heavenly authority on earth will come, it will fit him perfectly, if Allah would so will.”
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