Thursday, 23 September 2010
Swords of the Prophets
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 11th March 2010.
Shaykh Nazhim (q.s.) said that the Holy Qur'an contained all the Holy Books that had been Sent since the time of Adam (a.s.). It contains all knowledge that we need to know, including news about Qiyamat and the Day of Reckoning. We are tantalizingly close to the end. Each new appointment of awliya’ gives more Divine Power to the saints for they acquire the secrets and knowledge of their predecessors and this is added to the secrets and knowledge that they have learnt themselves.
All that Allah (s.w.t.) has Granted all of his creatures, including from other universes, is but a mere drop from what He Possesses. He Creates all the time, from pre-eternity until eternity. None can fathom His Greatness or His Ability. It is impossible to understand that He has no limits. We must give Him His due respect and worship. We must be in awe of Him always. He is the Most Glorified, Most Majestic. None can approach His Majesty or His Glory. He is the only One.
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) spent his life battling bathil, falsehood. Shaythan calls us to falsehood. Allah (s.w.t.) Calls us to Haqq, the Truth, the Reality. Every prophet, except for Jesus (a.s.), donned their armour and unsheathed their swords, when they went to war against bathil. Jesus (a.s.), one of the five ulul azhmi, greatest prophets, was the only one who had never wielded a sword. Noah (a.s.), Abraham (a.s.), Moses (a.s.) and Muhammad (s.a.w.) were the others. A sword is a symbol of strength, authority and honour. He, who owns it, is the authority, and he who wields it, is one of honour. Muhammad (s.a.w.) wielded his sword majestically in his battle against bathil.
This swuhbah is to strengthen the hearts of believers and to remove the fear from their hearts. We do not fear the nuclear weapons of the unbelievers. The sword that was carried by the Seal of Prophets (s.a.w.) is enough. If we are faithful, Allah (s.w.t.) Dresses us with Glory and Greatness. When the enemy reaches us on the battlefield, they will begin to shake and tremble in fear, and they shall fall down dead in terror. We must give countless thanks that the Lord Made us from the ummah of Muhammad (s.a.w.). These are good tidings for those whose hearts, upon hearing these inspirational words, accept them and are filled with pleasure and joy.