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

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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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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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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.”

Interview with Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin on Leadership in Islam 

January 24, 2014 § 1 Comment

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“We believe that royal families are selected people. Prophets are selected, and royal families have also been selected by the Lord to be the heads of nations. We respect all royal families. We cannot accept that royal families, who have been selected by the Lord, should be the same as people who have been elected by other people.”-Shaykh al-Akbar Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani

Q. I have read and heard your statements regarding it being illegal according to classical Islamic textual rulings to declare autonomous “jihad” against non-Muslims in the West, as Al Qaeda and other groups have called for over the past decade, in the absence of an Imam, a Caliph. However, I noticed, you also reject Hizb at-Tahrir’s call for a new orthodox Khalifa. You additionally reject both Democracy, Republic states, as well as Communism, Zionism,”Islamicism” and even the doctrine of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, Wiliyat i-Faqih. Are you an anarchist? What then is your political philosophy?

A. We, the Muhammadan Sufi Muslim community are, like the Ikhwan al-Safa of Abbasid Iraq, staunch monarchists. We believe the state to rest upon two pillars, monarchy, and religion. The Quran is clear that mankind has been divided into various tribes, or ethnicities, so we can recognize one another. Monarchy is the most ancient form of government. Every nation is honored, and mankind is one family. After the flood, the sons of Noah spread. Monarchy keeps us connected as a human family, and allows all nations, tribes to feel honored, and dignified. The immediate royal family for us, the Arabs, is the Ahl al-Bayt, the House of Muhammad (S). The Ahl al-Bayt are from the illustrious bloodline of the leader of the Arabs, the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace. Is there any other Arab in our history who has been as influential as the Prophet? Hadith literature from both schools are clear, in the end, the House of Muhammad (S) will lead the Arabs under the Mahdi, and it will be the golden age, full of blessings and abundance. Mahdi will eradicate poverty. As per Naqshbandi literature, for example, Jami’s ‘Shawahid an-Nabuwat‘, Khwaja Parsa’s ‘Fasl al-Khitab‘, Kashifi’s ‘Futwat Namah yi-Sultani‘ and ‘Rawdhat ul-Shuhada‘, the dynasty of the family of the Prophet with Right Divine is the Twelve Imam dynasty. The model of governance that is recognized in the Quran and demonstrated by the Prophets of Israel, is monarchy.

Q. So you do not agree with expanding the borders of the Caliphate State, to eventually ‘take over’ world governance?

A. No. This was an Ummayyad idea. For example, the oldest monarchy in the world was the Ethiopian monarchy. The Emperor of Ethiopia was not ordered by the Prophet (S) to be replaced eventually by Arab rulers. Fear is from Satan. We live fear free. However, as he converted according to Muslim traditions, his descendants married into the family of the Seal of Prophets (S). Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie, its last Emperor, was a descendant of Manelek I, the son of King Solomon and Queen Sheeba. He traced his paternal lineage to Solomon, and maternal lineage back to the fifth Imam, Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Husayn ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, titled al-Baqir. Similarly, the icon of Western civilization, the British royal family, have an Arab Muslim connection as well. According to Burke’s Peerage, the genealogical guide to royalty by Harold B. Brooks-Baker, the British royal family is descended from the House of the Prophet through the Arab kings of Seville, who once ruled Spain. By marriage, their blood passed to the European kings of Portugal and Castille, and through them to England’s 15th century King Edward IV. Hence, in our world view, it is not correct that one nation impose it’s rule upon another. As such, monarchism is antithetical to Zionism as well.

Q. The Umayyads were monarchs, by this logic then, one should recognize their governance as well then. Is this what you mean?

A. No, actually they were imposters. The historic accounts of the battle of Karbala make it clear, the family of the Prophet rejected Yazid’s claim to the throne, among other things, on account him being illegitimately conceived. This means they did not consider him a descendant of Muawiya I. This was also a problem by some accounts, with Muawiya I, however, due to a conditional peace treaty between al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali and him, there is not enough clarity on the issue of his lineage. The Umayyad rulers ascended, as Imposters, Dajjal, Dajl, in Arabic, after Yazid I, the Bastard, to the throne, and forced the Arabs by the sword to accept their rule. They attacked the Ka’aba in Makkah and pillaged Madina. This demonstrates they were indeed of evil birth, and perhaps not even Arab in reality from their paternal lineage, since even the worst enemies of the Prophet from the disbelievers, still revered the Ka’aba in Makkah. The Imperial House of Osman’s Suhbat al-Akhbar: The Rosary of World History, is a work in Ottoman Turkish delineating the genealogy of the Ottoman Sultans, from Adam, the first human being and prophet, to Sultan Mehmed IV. This manuscript depicts the first four caliphs, the Twelve Imams of the biological progeny of the Prophet, and rulers from Abbasid, Mongol, and various Turkic dynasties. The absence of the Umayyads demonstrates in our view, the Ottoman monarchs did not consider them a legitimate monarchy either.

Q. Monarchism has been replaced in the Arab and non-Arab Muslim world by republics and nation states. With the backing of the Americans and French, and maybe even the Jewish State of Israel, democracy is being introduced to the Arabs. What are your thoughts regarding this?

A. If we look at the Arab and Islamic world, including Afghanistan, Africa, Persia, Turkey, and Hindustan, we see the greatest achievements, both religious, and secular, in social sciences, science, mysticism, military and even culture were achieved under monarchies, even if absolute and despotic. Look at where we are today, there is no creativity and culture, imagination, love and peace is officially dead in these countries. Fear is rampant, greed is rampant. These Arab countries who are considering a transition towards democracy should look today at the plight of Hindustan’s Muslims, who represent the world’s second largest population of Muslims, more even than the Middle East. For centuries, while there were monarchies, Hindu and Muslim, in Hindustan, both communities, including Muslims enjoyed cultural eminence, dignity, and were important. Today, after Hindustan became the Indian republic, and ended its Hindu and Muslim monarchies, Muslims especially have been reduced to the title “minorities”, ironically in the very country their kings protected for centuries, and developed. They have been reduced to a insignificant minority class, stripped of all social, political and cultural relevance in the new system. Today, where the Americans are propping up democracy in the Arab world, Islamist governments are being elected. This started in Palestine, then in other parts. It is being done on purpose, to keep them fighting among each other, since the demands of Islamists are impractical in a modern society, while the views of secularists are completely failing to connect people to their cultural past. The issue of cultural past is not related to any other factors other than the State resting on the foundation of religion and kingship. Also, I would like to point out that the idea of a democratic society, based on the election of any able bodied person, as long as they were of a particular racial background, did not come to the Muslim world with the French, or the American revolution for that matter, who ascribed to the doctrine of Franco-Israelism, and Ango-Israelism, also known as British-Israelism. Rather it started in the Arab Muslim community with the passing of the Prophet Muhammad, and the events of the Saqifah. The Ahl al-Bayt, or House of Muhammad, are the royal family of the Quraysh, and Arabs. Those who ascribed to the doctrine of the monarchy’s rule, by Right Divine, were one group, while those who opposed the monarchy’s rule were the other group. The events which took place after the passing of the daughter, and legal heir of the Prophet Muhammad, who compared herself to Solomon son of David, a king by hereditary succession, who inherited both Prophethood, and the kingdom after the death of his father King David, in addition to the Ark of the Covenant, indicate it can be argued the negotiations between the Bani Hashim and the first of the Rashidun Caliphs, which carried on for many months, resulted in the symbolic reinstatement of the monarchy, as more of a ceremonial head, similar to a constitutional monarchy. However, when the rebels from the battles of Jaml and Siffin refused to pay regard to even the symbolic office of the constitutional monarchy, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib declared war on them. This was also the case with the end of the Umayyad dynasty, war against whom was directly endorsed by the Imams of the biological progeny of the Prophet.

Getting back to the question regarding my view on the call for democratization of the Arab Muslim world, we are seeing it almost always results in the election of Islamists. The reality is, the honor the Arab Muslim world seeks to see restored can only return when they begin to re-associate it to the form of government, monarchy, it was a consequence of in the first place. This must be brought into in their minds and thoughts. Again, look to the Taj Mahal, the Charminar in Hyderabad, the Qutb Minar, the Red Fort in Delhi, the Peacock Throne, and then look at the current plight of Hindustani Muslims today. Look at how they have been reduced to poverty, ignorance, cultural insignificance, kept out of important posts in both the government and in the military, how an alien, riba based, culturally limiting banking system was imposed on them to destroy their chance for healthy competition in the market place. After seeing this, know that what you see today, of the Muslim former subjects of the Great Mughal Emperors who sat on the Peacock Throne in Delhi, happened after the era of monarchy, both Hindu and Muslim, in Hindustan, ended, and Muslims of Hindustan were tricked into accepting democracy. What did democracy bring the Hindustani Muslims? Poverty, weakness, backwardness, and humiliation.

Q. What do you propose as a solution to the current situation, if you think it needs fixing?

A. At a grassroots level, people need to become connected to the spiritual monarchy, the Imamate of the House of the Prophet, which is under the direct Divine Covenant for prosperity, and success as mentioned in the story of the sacrifice of Ishmael by Abraham in the Quran. Muhammadan Sufism is the only link for this, which allows us to, in the absence of good leadership, pledge allegiance to the House of the Prophet (S), the House of the Covenant of Abraham, from whom appears the Master of Time. Arabs should restore their monarchies, even if constitutional. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Sharifs were proclaimed, with consent of the last Ottoman Caliph, as heirs to the earliest generations of Muslim monarchy. They descend from two of the Imams of the Twelve Imam dynasty, making them legal heirs to their office (‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, and al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali). Their ancestors were Imams by Right Divine, and hence, they too then enjoy a special status as monarchs, in our view. Historically, the House of the Prophet sat on the throne, as a monarchy in many parts of the Arab and non-Arab Muslim world, hence our view in not alien to the Arab world. We want to see this reinstated where possible, by referendum, throughout the Arab Muslim world. These monarchies of past included,

1.The Zaydid Dynasty of Tabaristan
2.The Ukhaydhirite Dynasty of Najd, Arabia
3.The Sulaymanid Dynasty of Yemen
4.The Alid Dynasty of Yemen
5.The Alid Dynasty of the Isaaq clan of Somalia
6.The Alid Dynasty of Sharifs of Sousse (Tunisia)
7.The Alid Dynasty of Sharifs of Morocco
8.The Idrisid Dynasty of Morocco
9.The Hammudid Dynasty of Algeciras, Málaga, Sevilla and Grenada
10.The Banu Katuda of La Mecca
11.The Banu Fulayta
12.The Alid Dynasty of the Muse clan of Somalia
13.The Banu Salih of the old state of Ghana
14.The Sulaymanid Dynasty of Sharifs of La Mecca
15.The Fatimid Caliphs
16.The Safavid Dynasty.

Other monarchies which traced their descent back to the House of Prophet (S) and members of the Twelve Imam dynasty, which had Right Divine, include the Rassids (Zaydi Imams), the Caliphs of Morocco, the Hashemite Dynasty, the Hashemite Kings of Iraq, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Senussi Dynasty of Libya, the Sayyid Dynasty of Delhi, and the Sayyid Dynasty of Kashmir.

We Sufis are are not revolutionaries, but because our tradition is based on ancient Prophetic wisdom, Ilm al-Hikmah, we hold all the appearances of conditions in the material world to be the consequence of their appearance in the metaphysical world first. Everything can be brought to its exact opposite manifestation, or appearance in the material world, if efforts are made to alter it on the metaphysical plane. Remember, heaven is literal, but not material. Hence, if we begin to think collectively in the correct manner, our thoughts, intentions, will eventually materialize into conditions for people to utilize, in order to bring into the Arab Muslim world the restoration people wish to see. The key is understanding the importance of the system of monarchy, and the social-political consequences of abandoning it.

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We Will Defeat Them By Shaykh al-Akbar Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh al-Sayyid Mehmet Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from Shaykh Ahmad Dede, Mevlevi-Haqqani

October 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Sohbat of the 23rd of October, 2013
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
Ay Yaran/lovers of Shah Mardan.
O lion of lions, the most beautiful of beautiful ones,
O Shah Mardan.
Your Yaran admire you greatly.
Let’s cheer up.
We are our Mawla’s servants.
Let’s say – Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
The first duty of mankind is to mention the Glorious Name of their Creator with glory and praise.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your Yaran admire you greatly.
To mention the Glorious Name of our Lord is our first duty.
It gives us honor, it gives us strength, it dresses us with magnificence.
It brings us closer to our Lord.
These are just a few words, a few sayings to receive some blessings. Everything that is said in our assembly,
O lovers, gives us honor and strength.
It gives us honor and love and longing.
Let’s say

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.

It’s just a few words, but it is from Shah Mardan.
Let’s run with Shah Mardan.
Who should we run to?
Let’s run with praise and glory to our Creator, our Lord.

O Shah Mardan, your Yaran admire you greatly.
How nice.
Say,

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and don’t be afraid.
Don’t be afraid.
The number of people in this world, if there were that many
satans, the mightiness and beauty of mankind would not be lost because mankind is created beautiful.
Mankind is beautiful.
The One giving mankind beauty is their Creator.
O our Lord, our Subhan, our Sultan.
You created us the way You wanted.
Ay Yaran Shah Mardan.
Listen to the holy words of Shah Mardan and you will become beautiful.
You will become more beautiful and mighty.
You will be dressed with more beauty from your Creator.
O people, search for beauty.
Don’t run after ugliness.
These are a few words from Shah Mardan.
Don’t run after ugliness.
Run after beauty, because your Creator created you beautiful.
In order to see that beauty, in order to dress you with that beauty, in order to make you carry the honor of that beauty, your Creator granted you this (beauty).

He said – I want them to be My deputies.
If there were millions of satans, they could not take away the beauty given to mankind.
But the people of this time want to take away that beauty from each other. The One who gave (beauty) is the Creator.
He gave that beauty to mankind. Try to protect that beauty.

Ay Yaran Shah Mardan.
Run after beauty.
Your Lord is the Most Beautiful of beautiful ones, our Lord. You dressed us with beauty.
There is no power that can take that beauty away from us.
Say “Subhan Allah” and be dressed with beauty.
Say “wal hamdu lillah” and be dressed with beauty.
Say “wa la ilaha illa Allahu wAllahu akbar” so you can be dressed with the dress of majesty and beauty.
Be human, O mankind.
Yaran, the lovers of Shah Mardan.
Let’s cheer up and glorify our Lord. Let’s praise our Lord.
He created us. He dressed us with such a dress of beauty that millions of satans can’t take that beauty away from us.
Then let’s say -
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.

The people of this time want to keep people away from humanity.
The Lord of Glory, Owner of heavens and earth, Allah -
They want to take away the dress of majesty and honor that He gave
us. They cannot.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan.
Tell us so we can listen.
The dress of beauty dressed by the Lord of Glory is a dress of honor.
Man cannot be an enemy of man.
They will not be (enemies).

Ay Yaran Shah Mardan.
Man will not be an enemy to man.
Those who are not human will be enemies of man.
But their enmity will not have any value because honor has been
dressed by the Lord of Glory.
You are Subhan, You are Sultan Ya Rabb.
La ilaha illa Anta ya Rabbi.
There are many satans that want to keep man away from humanity, but they have no value.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan, strike them on their heads.
Strike the heads of those who want to keep mankind from humanity.
Strike the satans that want to finish off humanity today.
Mankind’s beauty is from their Creator.
Try to protect that beauty.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan.
Strive to protect that beauty.
All Prophets came to inform us about that beauty.
The Sultan of all Prophets, our Master,
came to inform people about that beauty.
How nice, how nice, how nice.
Subhan Allah wa al-hamdu lillah.
We will defeat satan.
Those trying to finish off humanity, those satans trying to finish off humanity, satan’s helpers and those with satan, we will defeat them all.

Satan and its helpers who are trying to remove humanity from the earth, we will defeat their soldiers.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan.
Send us help. Help is – La ilaha illa Allah, MuhammadunRasulullah.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan.
Go ahead, we will defeat the satans who want to finish off mankind.
Go ahead Ay Yaran Shah Mardan.
Be patient, your Lord will help you.
Mankind will shine.
Satan and those with it will rot, will become rubbish, will become filthy. Don’t be from them.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan, give us strength.

Fatiha.
Satan and those with it don’t have power the size of a small fly.
Power is with us,

Shah Mardan is saying.

Masha Allahu kan wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun.
O people, come to humanity.
Leavesatanic actions, come to humanity.

Fatiha.
We will destroy satan and those with it.
Shah Mardan is with us.

Fatiha.

O Holy Sultan

Ummuhan Sultan (Hala Sultan) is supporting us.
They are making me speak and I am speaking with her support.

O holy Sultan.
O holy Sultan, if only we could place our face in your footsteps.
O holy Sultan, our Ummuhan Sultan, give us support.
Support us.
For 1500 years our Sultan has been there, our Sultan, Ummuhan Sultan. May she dress us with strength and mightiness.
May she dress us with honor and mightiness. 
Don’t think it is a simple matter. 
The presence of our Sultan here, may it take our weakness away.
O Allah.
May all these young youth say “Allah” and run.
We will destroy satan.

Fatiha

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