Friday, 1 June 2012
The Ayat to Begin All Swuhbah
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following swuhbah is adapted from the teachings of Shaykh Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.).
In every swuhbah we have to ask the one who has support, as without support, the naswiha is not real advice; it will still be an advice, but with no light in it. When we ask for support, we show we are in need for them, and they come to us with power, sending to our hearts what to say.
… Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger and those charged with authority among you ... (Surah an-Nisa’:59)
As soon as we say, “athi’ullah,” “obey Allah”, from the power of that ayah, Allah (s.w.t.) immediately Dresses us as if we have obeyed Him in everything. In the Holy Qur’an, every letter has oceans of knowledge. With every letter of the Holy Qur’an, even if it is repeated hundreds or thousands of times, Allah (s.w.t.) Opens 24,000 oceans of knowledge to His awliya’ullah, which they keep hidden. They give to their followers little by little, like from a dropper. They give a little bit to the hearts of their listeners and continue to upload that until one day, Allah (s.w.t.) Gives Permission to fully open it to the hearts of their murid, perhaps when they leave dunya.
“Athi`ullah” has a power and a secret. There are 500 ma’murah, obligations, that Allah (s.w.t.) Ordered us to fulfill; and 800 manhiyyat, forbidden things. that we must leave. How is it possible to fulfill 500 obligations and leave 800 forbidden actions? By repeating that word alone, “athi`ullah”, reminding ourselves with it, then Allah (s.w.t.) will Dress us as if we have fulfilled all those 500 obligations and left those 800 forbidden actions.
When we continue with “athi’ ar-rasul,” “obey the Prophet,” with Allah’s (s.w.t.) Order, our Prophet (s.a.w.) will dress us with all his sunnah, and in the meaning of Khatm ar-Rasul, the “Seal of Prophets”, as if we obeyed him from the beginning to the end.
When we recite, “wa uwli al-amri minkum,” “and those who are with authority,” Allah (s.w.t.) Gives us Safety from the ‘ulama of Islam and normal authorities, so that we will never experience any problems with them, either political or religious. This is why we began each swuhbah with this ayat. If we recite this 100 times a day, we will gain safety from Hellfire and safety in dunya, from any problems. Allah (s.w.t.) will be Pleased with us and Dress us as if we have done the 500 obligations and left all 800 forbidden actions; and our Prophet (s.a.w.) will dress us with his sunnah.