tariqat

The eye is a window through which the spirit looks at this world. If you use it on behalf of your carnal soul, without selling it to God Almighty, by gazing at transient, impermanent beauties and spectacles, it panders to lust and other carnal desires. But if you sell it to its All-Seeing Maker and use it on His behalf  and withing His limits, it rises to the rank of a reader of the Great Book of the Universe, a witness of the miracles of His creation, a blessed bee sucking on the blossoms of Mercy in the garden of this world.
—  Said Nursi, The Words, pg 37
Mengenal Allah

“Wahai mereka yang baru belajar, hendaklah kamu menuntut ilmu. Sesungguhnya ilmu-ilmu yang lain adalah hamba kepada ilmu tauhid. Kamu belajar ilmu fiqh untuk mengesahkan hukum. Akan tetapi, engkau lalai daripada mengenal tuhan yang menurunkan hukum.”

“Tidak ada satu musibah yang lebih dahsyat daripada putusnya hubungan seseorang hamba itu dengan Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Orang yg merasakan dirinya bertauhid dialah sebenarnya kurang bertauhid. Orang yg merasakan dirinya kurang bertauhid dialah sebenarnya sedang mencapai peringkat tauhid. Seseorang yg beramal tanpa tauhid yang kukuh di dalam hatinya, maka amalnya akan goyah.”

“Sebelum mati kita yang sebenar tiba, matikan diri kita dulu. Matikan yang macam mana? Yakni, matikan nafsu kamu. Dengar lihat pandang perkara yang Allah سبحانه وتعالى redha sahaja. Leburkan sifat keakuan diri. Saat kita mengingati Allah سبحانه وتعالى, bukan kita yang ingat Allah, tapi Allah سبحانه وتعالى jua lah yang meletakkan hamba-Nya untuk mengingati Allah سبحانه وتعالى.”

“Setiap yang Allah cipta walaupon tsunami banjir yang besar sekalipon, jangan lihat pada musibah yang menimpa tapi lihat pada siapa yang menciptakannya. Begitu juga bila barang naik jangan dilihat pada siapa yang memimpin. Lihatlah Pencipta itu sendiri. Tiada siapa dapat mengerakkan satu zarah pun melainkan hanya Dia Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Siapa tahu hujung usianya husnul khotimah.”

“Lihat air di dalam gelas. Tak dilihat kaca gelas tapi dilihat terus pada air di dalam gelas. Tauhid hakiki bila dapat dicapai maka fanalah dunia ni daripada dirinya. Yang nampak hanya lah Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Laillahaillallah wahdahu la syarikallah lahulmulku walahul hamdu yuhyi wayumitu wahuwa ala kulli syai in qadir.”

“Sunah dibaca sepuluh kali selepas subuh dan maghrib. Maka amalkan. Kesan zikir ini apabila dihayati walau dipuji melambung tidak ada kesan pada dirinya sebab nampak semuanya datang daripada Allah سبحانه وتعالى.”

“Contoh kita bawak balik kereta bos kita, bermacam jenama bersilih ganti. Kawan kita puji hebatnya kau ada kereta macam-macam. Kita tak rasa bangga sebab kereta itu bukan kita punya. Bukan hak kita. Tak rasa apa-apa pon. Bangga ataupun rasa terangkat. Segala-galanya jangan lihat pada asbab. Lihatlah pada Allah سبحانه وتعالى.”

“Hari ini ramai orang yang belajar ilmu untuk menyampaikan ilmu, akan tetapi tidak ramai yang belajar ilmu untuk mendekatkan diri kepada Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Seseorang yang mencapai hakikat tauhid, dia dapat meleburkan sifat keakuan dirinya.”

“Kita sudah terlalu lama berada di dalam ilmu dan amal, akan tetapi kebersamaan dengan Allah سبحانه وتعالى tidak ada. Sebab itulah semakin kita memperbanyakkan amal ibadah, semakin sombong, semakin suka mengumpat dan segala macam sifat mazmumah. Dia tidak kenal Allah سبحانه وتعالى.”

“Orang dizaman kita sekarang sibuk dengan perhiasan luaran jasad, akan tetapi tak sibuk dengan perhiasan dalaman ruh. Kerna Iman itu apa yang ada di dalam hati. Dakwah itu mengajak manusia kepada Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Bukan mengajak kepada persatuan tertentu, parti, tariqat tertentu, guru tertentu dan sebagainya. Akan tetapi dakwah itu mengajak manusia kepada Allah سبحانه وتعالى.”

“Firman Allah سبحانه وتعالى; "Dan kami ciptakan kamu berpasang-pasangan. Malam pasangannya siang. Matahari pasangannya bulan.” Yang dinamakan makhluk itu semuanya berpasangan dan yang tunggal itulah Allah سبحانه وتعالى yang suci daripada berpasangan. Hikmah wujudnya alam ini adalah untuk Allah menceritakan bahawa Allah سبحانه وتعالى itu tunggal.“

"Dan panas pasangannya sejuk. lelaki itu pasangannya perempuan. Baru sempurna. Jika lelaki sama lelaki atau perempuan sama perempuan maka tidak sempurna. Begitu juga dengan syariat. Pasangannya adalah hakikat. Barulah sempurna. Selama ni hanya kenal syariat, tanpa kenal hakikat. Akhirnya penat dengan beribadah tanpa kenal siapa yang diibadahkan. Sibuk dengan amal, akan tetapi hati tak sibuk dengan Allah سبحانه وتعالى.”

“Hari ini senang-senang orang menghukum kafir sesama orang islam yang lain. Menghukum orang yang nazak meninggal tak ucap syahadah kafir, atau tak masuk syurga. Hakikat iman itu didalam hati. Seorang yang nazak dan menghampiri kematian, walaupon tidak terucap kalimah Laillaha illallah Muhammadurrasulullah dgn sempurna.”

“Akan tetapi terungkap kalimah Laillahaillallah atau Allah atau Hu. Itu adalah sudah memadai. Kerana orang yang sentiasa mengingati Allah سبحانه وتعالى, itu sudah memadai. Dia ingat Allah. Dalam hatinya ada Laillahaillallah. Kita tak tahu, Kebersamaannya dengan Allah سبحانه وتعالى itu. Semoga akhir kalam didalam hidup kita, diatas dunia ini ditutup dengan syahadah.”

Daripada Ustaz Johari Al-Muari.

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We Finish The Year With Sacrifice And We Begin The Year With Sacrifice

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

There is a Hadiths. Holy Prophet (AS) said, ‘I fear for my nation. One day is going to come, one day is going to come where the enemies are going to come to their Sofra and the enemies are going to come like wild animals to tear at their Sofra,’ Sofra meaning the empire, the people, the Ummat, our resources. ‘Everything that the Muslims have, unbelievers are going to come to tear that to pieces.’ And the Sahabi e- Kiram are saying, ‘ya Rasulullah, is it because we are going to be so less?’ he says, ‘no. In fact, you are going to be more.’ ‘Is it because we don’t have people to support us?’ ‘You have people.’ ‘Is it because we don’t have resources?’ I’m paraphrasing to say they are asking him, what is the reason? He says, ‘no. We are going to be a people that is going to be so vast in numbers, so deep in our pockets, we have so much wealth, so much resources, technology, everything. Name it. But still the enemy is going to attack us and finish us off.’ And they asked him, ‘what is the reason for that?’ and he said, ‘because they hate death and they love this world. The fear of death, the hatred of death, and the Hubbub Dunya.’

If you look at the examples of the Prophets and the Ahlul Bayt, we are going to shift our lives. And the Ashura is entering ten days after the new year. We finish the year with sacrifice and we begin the year with sacrifice. The person who is understanding just this alone, his life is going to turn around and he’s going to look at his problems, he’s going to look at his desires, he’s going to look at his aim and he’s going to reorient that. That is a compass now. When we stop using the Prophets as compasses, then that time, the dunya iis going to guide us. Our desire is going to guide us, sheytan will guide us, our ego will guide us and they will guide us to Jahannam. Here and hereafter. May Allah make us to wake up and to understand, may Allah forgive me and bless you Insha’Allah.

-Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz.

JUMMAH MUBAREK

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

Whatever that we are doing we are looking, does this make Allah happy or not? It doesn’t make Allah happy. We are going to stop. This makes Allah happy. We are going to run to do. So it is not about how you are going to feel so much. It is what Allah is going to feel. You are taking care of that One’s feelings. Then that time when you are in that situation, you are tested by that, then you, slowly you start to understand why Majnun became Majnun. Slowly you start to understand why the moth will run to the flames to burn himself. Then you understand how with just one glance, you are asking, just give me one look. With that one look, that is already paradise enough. Then that’s a different kind of passion. Different passion, different stepping on the ego, do you understand? Then when that is cleared, he puts another one there, another feeling there that is going to be different from the first.

Then you understand, ‘the first feeling I had it was just childish. This one, am I still going to run to serve him and to please him even when my hands are going to be burnt, even when my heart is burning?’ It is faith these days, isn’t it? Faith these days, it burns from one hand, Prophet (asws) says faith is going to burn in the Ahir Zaman. It’s going to be like live coal. It’s going to burn. The Sunnats of the Prophet (asws), you take it from one hand, you are going to, the believer is going to pass it to the other hand. Pass it to the other hand, pass it to the other hand, it is not going to drop, but it is going to burn. Otherwise, like so many, they are going to jump from one to another to another to another and to another just looking for that high again. They are not committing and they are not making something. May Allah not test us. May it be easy for us, insha’Allah.

-Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz.

أولياء الله تحت قبابي لا يعلمهم غيري
My saints are under My domes; no one knows them except Me.
-Hadith Qudsi


أصحابي كالنجوم بأيهم اقتديتم اهتديتم
My Companions are like stars (on a dark night); whichever of them you follow, you will be guided.
-Abd ibn Humayd, ad-Daraqutnee

يد الله مع الجماعه
The Hand of Allah is with the congregation.
-Tirmidhi


لا يقعد قوم يذكرون الله عز وجل إلا حفتهم الملائكة، وغشيتهم الرحمة ونزلت عليهم السكينة، وذكرهم الله فيمن عنده‏"‏
No people sit in a gathering remembering Allah, but the angels surround them, mercy covers them, tranquility descends upon them and Allah remembers them before those who are with Him. -Muslim

Allah is tells us through the Prophet (s) that there are guides for people. Not everyone is a wali(saint), not everyone is someone that Allah will take forward; it depends on what we are doing and what our amal(good deeds) are.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim
Do not become the candle that gives light to others but itself remains in darkness.
— 

- Shaykh Abd Al Qadir Al Jilani (RA)

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BismillahirRahmanirRaheem
People are looking to what others have but they are not looking to what they have. And what they have is what Allah swt has given only for them and not to others. And if you take that, you will discover your own secret.
—  Hoja Lokman Effendi (Hz)
Speak The Truth

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

O Believers, speak the truth. Always speak the truth. Do not be from those who deceive others with their tongues. Do not be from those who break promises. Do not be from those who have two faces. Because Holy Prophet (asws) has said in a hadiths, warning us, ‘whoever is double face in this life, he will have two tongues of fire in the HereAfter.’ May Allah swt protect us from being in this group of people.

- Hoja Lokman Effendi Hz

Five Prophetic obligations upon the Messenger of Allah [may Allah bless and greet him]:

1. Reciting the verses from Allah [exalted is He!]
2. Teaching the Book of Allah [glorified is He!]
3. Teaching wisdom (Hikmah)
4. Purifying the believers (spiritually)
5. Teaching esoteric knowledge.
—  Allamah Sayyid Shah Turab al-Haqq Qadiri in Tasawwuf wa Tariqat
"If You Are Happy With Me, I Am Happy With You"

BismillahirRahmanirRaheem.

Allah says ‘If you are happy with me, Im happy with you.’ Find reasons to be happy with Allah, not to be sad. 21st century people complaining 24 hours, especially in this country but they have everything, they are not happy with their Lord and Allah is not happy with them, slight discomfort slight annoyance, slight disturbance and they turn the whole world up-side down.

This is not the characteristic of a believer. A believer is like the Cyprus tree, like when its winter or summer, it still stand tall and green and it is not like squash plant, like when the sun hits, in the summer time, it over takes everything and when the winter comes, it dies. And to reach that point of course you have to have a guide. Of course you have to have a Jammat, a Sohbet. You cannot do that alone. Try it, no Sahabi did that alone, and even if they were physically away from Prophet (saw), they have the complete submission and connection to the Prophet(Saw), so they are not alone that time.

Be with the Jamaat, be with ones who love Allah and His Prophet(saw).

- Hoja Lokman Effendi.

Ibn `Abbas ® mentioned when the Jews came to him - the story from the seerah is that a group of unbelievers came to the Prophet (s) and said, “Yaa Muhammad, when we pray to our Lord we focus, there is no gossip in our heart, no bad thinking in our hearts. All of our people are focusing on God, but you Muslims who believe in you, as soon as they go in the prayer we know they go everywhere, they don’t know how much they prayed already, three, or five or seven”. The Prophet (s) didn’t answer, he asked Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq ® to answer. The Prophet (s) is delicate and this needs someone strong to give a strong answer.

Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq ® said to them, “Does a thief come to steal from a palace or to steal from a shack?”
They said, “Why do you ask, that is not relevant to our question.”
He said, “No, it is relevant, you will get the answer. Where will he steal?”
They said, “Of course the thief comes to the palace to steal.”


Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq ® said, “Yes, that is true, our hearts are like palaces and your hearts are like the shack. Our hearts are like palaces, they are full of the Light of God; Allah sends His Light there, because the Light prohibits the darkness. When there is no light it is dark, when there is no Sun it becomes night. So when the Sun disappears from your heart, it is a dead heart. When the Sun comes everything is alive. When Noorullah 9Light of God) comes everything is alive, when Noorullah disappears everything is dead. So your hearts are dead. So why does Shaytan have to run after them and waste his time? He says, ‘Okay, leave these people; I can get them at anytime,’ but for mu’mins(true pious believers), he tries to run after them.”

—  Shaykh Hisham Al-Kabbani