Secrets to the Keys of Paradise


Holy Quran 27:30 Inna hu min Suleiman

wa inna hu Bismi Allah al Rahman ar-Raheem




From The Teaching of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham al Qabbani art from Doy Art


74-30 Over it is 19. And We have set none but angels as Guardians of the Fire; and We have fixed their number only as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the People of the Book  may arrive at certainty { Yaqeen}, and the Believers may increase in Faith,-

 19 Letters


 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


19 Letters that hold all realities:

م ح م د


ح سي ن

ح س ن

ف ا ط م ة

ع ل ي

Everything has a secret, and every secret has a key, and the key to A'udhu bi'llahi min ash-shaytani'r-rajim
is Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem. It means that I am asking the Divine to protect me from evilness and everything that is preventing me from entering that Divine Presence. When we say, “A'udhu bi'lla...” we are asking to seek refuge in Allah, our Creator. But the Creator is not the police. If your car breaks down on the side of the road you may pray to God for help, and God is the one inspiring the police to come rescue you, but you wouldn’t say that God Himself is going to come down on His throne and appear before you. That is a superficial, material understanding of the Creator, and that is why Sufism comes to raise our spiritual understanding and to introduce Heavenly secrets onto our soul, like throwing seeds upon fertile soil. We may not understand their purpose or their meaning, but in time these seeds will blossom and we will eat from those fruits.




O you who believe, Believe


It is a tremendous blessing, and we pray to one day be granted a full comprehension of just what these masters have given to us as their students. We are students in a very prestigious spiritual university known as Naqshbandia til’aliyya, the Most Exalted Naqshbandi Order, and if we are finding ourselves to be present it is because our Creator wants us to learn from His arifeen, from His Gnostics. Through their spiritual connections, the arifeen have been granted Heavenly knowledge that people have not heard or read before, because it is not knowledge from books; it is the way of the heart, and if the heart is open its capacity for such knowledge is infinite. From their spiritual connection with the Divine Presence, these saints understood that the only way to enter into that Heavenly Kingdom is through the love of Sayedina Muhammad (s).


Today, many people are asking, “Who is Sayedina Muhammad (s)?” And the reply comes that the reality of Sayedina Muhammad (s), and the honour and majesty which has been dressed upon Sayidina Muhammad (s), is something indescribable. He is the one who was granted to intercede for all creation, the one who traveled beyond the seven Heavens, beyond where any angel has ever traveled, to a station of two bow-lengths or nearer to the Divine Presence. He is the one who was created for the purpose of revealing the Holy Qur’an - God’s ancient, uncreated speech which contains every knowledge of every creation from the beginning of time until the end of time, and which emanates from God’s Ocean of Power, known as Bahr ul Qudra بحيرة. It means that the Holy Qur’an is the source of power for all of creation, a power which nothing could contain except the heart of Sayedina Muhammad (s).


“Had We sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, verily, thou wouldst have seen it humble itself and cleave asunder.” (Al-Hashr: 59:21).


Divine is saying, “if We had revealed this to the mountain it would be Qashia, it would be dust!” To give a greater understanding, Mt. Everest has an approximate mass of 3.041409x105kg, something very difficult for the mind to comprehend. If Mt. Everest would be rendered dust from that power, what do you think of the one who is carrying that power? It means that we are not really understanding who is Sayedina Muhammad (s). He is a human being, but he is nothing like you or me. We cannot even compare a prophet with that reality. Sayedina Muhammad (s) was able to receive the power behind all creation through his physical being! That is why God says,


“Truly, thou (O Muhammad!) are of a sublime nature” (Al-Qalam, 68:4).


Prophet (s) never said anything from his own will. It means that he has no will of his own, no ego. He is the example of perfect submission to Divine Will, and it was something so special that Sayedina Isa (as), Jesus Christ, said to his disciples, “there is someone coming after me who will not speak from his own desires, but will only speak what his Lord commands him to speak.” Therefore, when you are seeking to approach the Creator, there is a protocol involved that saints want us to understand. Everyone is seeking to approach God, but who can approach that power? We cannot approach; we would be fried. The only one who was granted that ability was Prophet (s). Therefore, you can only approach that Divine Presence through light of Prophetic Reality. If you are dressed from the Muhammadan Reality, you will be granted access, but if not there is no access.


That is why we say La illaha ill Allah Muhammadun RasulAllah. We say it, but do we know what it means? Divine is saying, “you can only approach Me, you can only approach the ocean of La illaha ill Allah through Muhammadun RasulAllah.” He even honoured Prophet (s) by connecting His Divine name Allah with Rasul, Prophet’s (s) name- RasulAllah. It means that the only way to Allah is through the Rasul of Allah.


When we understand that reality of Prophet (s), it begins to open many secrets. When we ask for protection for evilness, Mawlana Shaykh is now teaching us to clarify our intention. Who are you asking to provide that protection? When you are asking for Allah’s protection from evilness you say, A'udhu bi'llahi min ash-shaytani'r-rajim, Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem.


But if you look you will notice that a'udhu bi'lla is  Alif is attached to the BA Bi means in. It is a clue that Allah is saying, “Don’t think you can come directly to me! La illaha ill Allah means there is no one in that ocean except Allah Almighty, and he has put someone in front of Him as His representative: Muhammadun RasulAllah. Therefore, the ocean you are going to is not Allah, la sharik Allah – there is no partner with Allah. The owner of the ocean you are going to is Sayedina Muhammad (s). Then, the people of realities begin to teach us that there are certain keys that will open our hearts to a greater understanding of the Heavenly Kingdom. When you say A'udhu bi'llahi min ash-shaytani'r-rajim, in whose name are you seeking refuge? And the reply comes: Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem. Who is a description of Rahman and Raheem? Sayedina Muhammad (s). Those attributes are manifesting and flowing through the heart of Prophet (s).



“And We have not sent you but as a mercy (Rahmah) to All the worlds”
(Al-Anbiyaa’ 21:107).
It means we must move through the three levels of obedience outlined in
Holy Qur’an:
Atii-Allah, atia Rasul wa ulu amri minkum.
“Obey God, obey the Prophet and obey those in authority” (Women, 4:59).

Don't think Allah’s hand is coming like a security guard to protect you. Who is His lawmaker and lawgiver? Who is his khalifa? Sayedina Muhammad al-Mustafa (s), the conveyer of Holy Qur’an. When the Divine speaks, He does not speak to creation or the angels, He says to Sayedina Muhammad (s) “qul, Ya Muhammad!”, and Sayedina Muhammad (s) speaks on behalf of the Divine to all of creation. No prophet and no angel has even seen God. There is no one who has ever seen God except Sayedina Muhammad (s). Therefore, the reality of Prophet (s) is beyond our understanding. He is God’s Beloved. He is God’s representative to creation, and because of that honour the saints focus their love on Prophet (s) and constantly send blessings and salutations on him.


"Undoubtedly, Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe ! Send upon him blessings and salute him fully well in abundance" (Al-Ahzab, 33:56).


And if the power of Holy Qur’an was carried by the physicality of Prophet (s), what do you think about his family? They are inheriting from that light and that honour. Prophet (s) said

"hold fast to the book of Allah and my family" and in another narration, " Hold fast to the book of Allah and my Sunnah."


The Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Sufi way is built upon these two wings, and with two wings you may fly. All of the Naqshbandi Grandshaykhs perfectly followed the Sunnah of Prophet (s), and all of them are from his Ahlul Bayt, either by blood and Light or, in the case of Hadrat Salman al-Farsi [q], by Amal/ actions . From their lineage, these Masters are inheriting secrets that were given as an inheritance to the family of Prophet (s), because there is a Siddiquiya / saintly  secret and there is a nubuwiya/ Prophetic  secret. A person may achieve the station of siddiq, or “truthful servant”, through pious actions and good character, but to be given from the nubuwiya is up to Prophet (s) personal inheritance for His family. That is his inheritance, and he may give it to whomever he chooses. That inheritance was given to Sayedina Ali (as), as Prophet (s) said, “I am the city of knowledge and Ali is the gate.” It means that the secrets of Holy Qur’an from the nubuwiya secret, are following through the heart of Sayedina Ali (as) – he is the door, and as God says in Holy Qur’an:


“Enter houses through the proper doors” (Al-Baqara, 2:189). 
"And it is He who ordained the stars for you that you may be guided thereby in the darkness of the land and the sea."


My Companion are like Stars Prophet [s] describing The Enlighten One as Stars of the Heavens.


From that inheritance, and from Mawlana’s teachings, is the reality of the 12 months, which are 12 veils or spiritual emanations that are dressing creation throughout the year, and which are being dressed by the 12 Imams. Also from that inheritance, the secrets of Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem are flowing through Prophet's (s) Ahlul Bayt. All of the power of Holy Qur’an is contained in 30 juz, and those 30 juz are condensed like a laser into the 7 verses of Surah Fatiha, and the power of Surah Fatiha is condensed into the 19 letters of Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. The number 19 is a Secret number, composed of the numbers 1, representing the beginning, and 9, representing completion. Put together they represent the reality that all knowledge from the beginning until the end is contained within Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. 


 Secrets of 786

“Wa `uloomul Qur’an bil Fatiha.

Wa `uloom ul-Fatiha bil-basmala. Qad `awda Allah jam`iyyal ‘uloomi fil Ba bi Bismillah ir-rahmaan  ir-raheem.” – “and the complete knowledge of the Holy Qur’an is contained in the Fatiha.

And all the knowledge in Fatiha is contained within the Basmala (Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Raheem). And all the knowledge in the Basmala is contained in the letter ‘ba’  (harful ba).



Meem and The Water of Life
BA and Sayedina Ali (as)
YA=10 ي Yaqeen
LAAM=30 ل Lahut
AYN=70 ع  Al Aleem


Prophet (s) said, “I am the city of knowledge and Ali is the door.” BAB

Then Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem can be broken down even further into the Arabic letter “Ba”. Then below the Ba is the nuqt, or the dot of the “Ba”, which is a Secret from the reality of Sayedina Ali (as). Ali is composed of Ayn, Lam, and Ya.

The Ayn/ Eye  is for al-Aleem, Allah’s ancient knowledge which is dressing Sayedina Ali (as).
Lam- is for the inheritance of the Lisan al Haqq, Alamal Lahut Mulk/dominion of Knowledge.
Ya is Yaqeen and Certainty of that Knowledge and Vision Ayn of certainty.

 He is the Door to this Heavenly City of Sayedena Muhammad [s] means that all of the knowledge's of Holy Qur'an are flowing through Sayedina Ali (as), through the “Ba”. The Ba is also for Bahr ul Qudra (the Ocean of Power). It means that all the power of Holy Qur’an can be found in the Ba of Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. That is why Sayedina Mahdi (as) is from the lineage of Sayedina Ali (as). Sayedina Mahdi (as) is only as powerful as his grandfather and his grandfather is taking from Bahr ul Qudra, the Ocean of Power.


Ahl al-Kisā' (Arabic: أهل الكساء‎ People of the Cloak)

That power is flowing to the Ahlul Bayt, the family of Sayedina Muhammad (s), as an inheritance, and that is why the 19 letters contained in Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem also correspond with the 19 letters contained in the names of the Ahlul Bayt:

Muhammad (s), Ali (as), Fatimah az-Zahra (as), Hassan (as) and Hussein (as). In other words, the Ahlul Bayt are existing within the ocean of Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem.


Therefore, the 19 letters of Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem contain tremendous secrets. When Prophet (s) traveled with the angel Gabriel to the furthest boundary of Paradise, he saw the “Tree of Life”, sometimes referred to as the Bohdi Tree in other spiritual traditions, and from the trunk of that tree flowed four springs whose source was


Bismi Allah‘ Al-Rahman Al-Raheem.

From the Meem of Bismi came the first spring of a pure, transparent crystal water. From the Ha of Allah came the second spring, which was a river of milk. From the Meem of Rahman came the third spring, which was a river of untarnished wine, which elevates without abasing, and from the Meem of Raheem came the fourth spring which was a river of pure honey. Put together, it reads Meem, Ha, Meem, Meem which is “Muhamma”. There is no “dal” because the dal is for dunya (the material world). Therefore in the world of light he is known as “Muhamma”, but in the material world, Prophet (s) is known as “Muhammad” with a dal because he is the Dalail (the guide), the one who can take you back to the Divine oceans of power. Then Prophet (s) described that these four rivers are flowing into the Kawthar, which the Divine gave as a gift to Prophet (s): 


To thee (O Muhammad!) have We have granted the Kawthar (Fountain of Abundance). (Al-Kawthar, 108:1)

“The fountain of abundance” means it is the source of all realities, known and unknown. It is the spring of Heavenly knowledge, so for anyone to reach their reality, they must be drinking from the Kawthar, which is owned by Sayedina Muhammad (s) and is flowing through his Ahlul Bayt.


"O Brother! Indeed Imam ‘Ali is the holder of the keys of the Sainthood, Wilayah, of the Prophet Muhammad [s] and the training regime for the status of Aqtab, Awtad and Abdaal, who are from amongst the reserved Awliya, is done under the shelter of his Sainthood. The rank of Qutb al-Aqtab, who is the greatest Qutb and the guide and mentor of others, lays under his (‘Ali’s) feet. His orders are issued under the supervision and support of ‘Ali and he performs his duties under the supervision and support of ‘Ali and fulfills his tasks. Sayyida Fatima and both of her sons, the Imams (Hasan and Husain) share this rank with ‘Ali.” (Maktubat Imam Rabbani, Volume 1:438#251)


The reality of Sayedina Ali also corresponds with the 12 lunar months that are dressing our Gnosticism, because there are 12 months and there are 12 Imams.

As each month passes, the Imams are dressing us from their realities and moving us along in our spiritual growth. Then each month is also dressed by a Surah of the Holy Qur’an.

In the first month, we are dressed by the first Surah of Holy Qur‘an. In the second month, we are dressed by the second Surah, and so forth. But Saints are moving with the power of 9 because it is the sultan of numbers, and they have reached that sultanate. 

God says, We have honoured the children of Adam” (Bani Israel, 17:70). Saints have received that honour and they are moving with the power of 9, the highest single-digit number. So as we are moving through the 12 months, we are moving from 1 through 12, but they are moving from 9 to 108 (9x12=108).

“69:17 Waalmalaku ala arjaiha wayahmilu AAarsha rabbika fawqahum yawmaithin thamaniyatun”
69:17 And the angels are at its edges. And thery will bear the Throne of your Lord above them, that Day, eight [of them].
Eight holding One King.

The Sultans of  "9"

So in the 1st lunar month, the month of Muharram under the spiritual gaze of Imam Ali (as), we are being dressed by the 9th Surah, Surah at-Tawbah (Repentance), and these saints are teaching us that if we are seeking to approach the Heavenly Kingdom then approach with the best of manners, and the best and most sincere way of approaching is through repentance, because a sincere heart is constantly asking forgiveness. We are coming with so many sins and so many bad characteristics, and the saints are saying “It’s ok, but then you must be constantly asking for forgiveness. You must enter through the door of repentance.”

So Surah Tawbah is dressing the month of Muharram, and on the 10th of Muharram is the Day of Ashura and the sacrifice that Imam Hussein (as) made on behalf of the nation of Sayedina Muhammad (s).
Then when we read Surah Tawbah it has no Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem, and Mawlana Shaykh wants us to understand that the reason for this has to do with the sacrifices made by the family of Sayedina Muhammad (s), because when you sacrifice something, you don’t say Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem.
You can’t say God is Most Merciful, and then slaughter something. So instead, you say “Bismillah, Allahu Akbar!” So as Surah Tawbah is dressing the month of Muharram and Ashura, then Sayedina Ali and Sayedina Hussein (as) are teaching us the reality of sacrifice.

At the most basic level, sacrificing means to give from what you have for the benefit of others, and for most people that equates to time and/or money. But to achieve what Mawlana Shaykh wants us to achieve for our soul, we must be willing to sacrifice ourselves. It means that we must be willing to turn the knife inward, and start the difficult process of cutting away all of the evilness and bad character that lies hidden within. Grandshaykh Abdullah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani said that to just come against one bad characteristic is like a battle of 700,000 to 1. Sayedina Ali (as) is teaching us in the 1st month, under the 9th Surah, that “you must come through my door, the door of repentance.”It means enter with repentance and then start to understand the importance and the reality of sacrifice.


The Name Allah


From Ha and Fountains of Milk and Knowledge

Ism Allah al Khaliq- In the secret of creation ALLAH is the Creator and all creation is given its secret to exist to every womb, a creation is coming with Allahs secret dressing it . That owner of all Secrets is Sayedena Muhammad [s] this is the Inheritance of His Daughter Sitna Fatima Zahra [as].

With the Ba of Sayedena Ali [as] and Secret of Al -Khaliq Dressing Sitna Fatima Zahra [as] coming BISIM- ALLAH. The birth of all the custodians of the Secret of Sayedena Muhammad [s] First Born of Imam Hasan [as] and then the birth of Imam Hussein [as].


Opening Hasanat and
Blessings From Allah
2:201 But among them is he who says, "Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and
protect us from the punishment of the Fire."

2:201 Waminhum man yaqoolu rabbana atina fee alddunya
wafee alakhirati hasanatan waqina AAathaba alnnari



From the Meem the Fountain of Wine the Nectar of Our Sustenance
Sayedina Hassan
NOON=50 ن
SEEN=60 س
HA=8 ح

Then as we continue to break down the meanings of Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem, from the Rahman is coming Imam Hassan (as) and from the Raheem is coming Imam Hussein (as), and their secret is being born through the womb of all creation, Sayyida Fatima az-Zahra (as), who is dressed by the Divine attribute of al-Khaliq, the One who Creates.

Rahman is composed of Ra, Ha and Meem, which creates the word “rahim”¸ which means womb. The womb is a symbol of God's mercy because it is the source of life, and the womb of Fatima az-Zahra (as) is carrying the secrets of Rahman and Raheem, which are manifesting through her children, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein (as).


Sayedina Hassan (as) is from the reality of Rahman,
Ra- Lordship Rububia,
Ha is Secrets the oceans of Hayat the Ever living  real existence, found in
Meem of Muhammad [s]  He [s] is the
Nun or Nur Light of all creation.

We now know that the Quantum reality is that all form breaks down to molecules and atoms and sub particles which are all Light and Light is Energy.

Everything that is coming into existence in our material world is coming through the attribute of Rahman.

When we pray for hassanat (good deeds) in this life and hassanat in the next life, what are we really asking for? Hassanat means to be with Sayedina Hassan (as)! If you are with Sayedina Hassan (as) you will have achieved Divine satisfaction, and that mercy will dress your soul here and hereafter.


Hasan is

Ha -secret of Al Hayat oceans of the Ever living,
Seen -is for the Secrets of Creation the seen his inheritance from the Master of all Creation Sayedena Muhammad [as] Ya Seen The Heart of Creation and the Certainty of the Secret. And
Noon -for the Nur or Light of Realities.


Imam Hassan (as) is from the reality of Rahman, which is the attribute of mercy that is dressing the material world, and Imam Hussein is from the reality of Raheem, which is dressing the world of light. Everything that is coming into existence in our material world is coming through the attribute of Rahman, through the pure light and pure goodness of Imam Hassan.

When we say “Rabbana atina fi-dunya hasanat wa fil akhirati hasanat,"

what are we asking for? Hassanat means to be with Sayedina Hassan (as)! If you are with Sayidina Hassan (as) you will have achieved Divine satisfaction. So if you want hassanat in this world, and you want to be with Imam Hassan (as) in the world of light, then keep the company of Ahlul Bayt because they are a source of tremendous blessings and protection. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, Mawlana Shaykh Hisham and Shaykh Adnan are all big Ahlul Bayt and they are sitting at Prophet‘s table in the world of light. Therefore, if you find yourself accompanying them in the material world, eating with them, praying with them, fasting with them and doing your best to make them happy, then Mawlana Shaykh is teaching us that you will be them in Paradise. Prophet [s] teaching you will be with whom you LOVE.

Sayedina Hassan (as) is also dressing the 2nd lunar month, the month of Safar, which is opening the secrets of the 18th Surah, Surah al-Kahf (The Cave).

In the 9th Surah, verse 40, the cave is first mentioned, but it doesn‘t open its full reality until the 18th Surah. Al-Kahf tells the story of the Ashabul Kahf, the “People of the Cave”, also known as the seven sleepers. They were seven young men whose people had left belief and were following evilness. They advised their people to come back to the way of spirituality, but they refused to listen. Rather than being overcome by that evilness, the seven sleepers sought refuge in the cave.


When ye turn away from them and the things they worship other than God betake yourselves to the Cave: your Lord will shower His mercies on you and dispose of your affair towards comfort and ease. (Al-Kahf, 18:16)
( yanshur lakum rabbukum min Rahmatihi
[ Sayedena Muhammad [s] is the Mercy of Allah] )

The cave is symbolic of the heart of Prophet (s)[ Qalb al Muhammadi [s], and the story of the Asab ul Kahf is teaching us that if we are seeking to move towards goodness then we must be with the people of the cave. According to the details contained within the Holy Qur’an, the seven sleepers were protected in their cave by a guarding Lion, which for us is symbolic of the reality that once you enter that cave you are under the protection of Sayedina Mahdi (as) A LION OF GOD ASAD ALLAH.


Raheem and Sayedina Hussein (as)

Raheem and the Fountains of Honey and
Intercession and Shifa / healing for the soul.


NOON=50 ن

YA=10 ي

SEEN=60 س

HA=8 ح

2:154 And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah, "They are dead." Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not.
2:154 Wala taqooloo liman yuqtalu fee sabeeli Allahi amwatun bal ahyaon walakin la tashAAuroona

Sayedina Hussein (as) is from the reality of Raheem,

Ha -secret of Al Hayat oceans of the Ever living,
Seen -is for the Secrets of Creation the seen his inheritance from the Master of all Creation Sayedena Muhammad [as] Ya Seen, The Heart of Creation the Certainty of the Secret. And
YA- Yaqeen Master of Certainty by way of Sacrifice the Master of Shuhada / Witnessing.
Noon -for the Nur or Light of Realities.

Imam Hussein he is the Imam at 27, corresponding with the 27th Surah and 3rd lunar month, Rabi al-Awwal.


The 27th Surah Naml : is the Hidden 

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem appears since the 9th Surah:

Innahu Suleyman wa innahu Bismillah ar-rahman ar-raheem. (an-Naml, 27:30)
“It is from Solomon, and it reads: ‘In the name of Allah, Most Gracious and Most Merciful.”

Sayedina Hussein (as) is under the manifestation of Raheem, and in Surah Ya Seen, the heart of Holy Qur’an, we find the verse: 

“A word of peace from a Lord of Rahim (Most Merciful)”

(Ya Seen, 36:58).


Divine is showing you that if want real peace, the peace of spirituality that is an eternal gift on the soul, then you must follow the way of Sayedina Hussein (as). It means you must sacrifice. These are the Owners of Kawthar

Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], al-Kawthar

108:1 Inna Ataynaka al kawthar

108:2 So pray to your Lord and sacrifice

108:2 Fasalli lirabbika wainhar


As we move from 9 to 18 to 27 in the Gnosticism of saints, they’re teaching us first the reality of sacrifice, and that if we really want to reach perfection we must seek to enter the cave. Once you are in the cave then we move into the ocean of 27, and the Imam at 27 is saying, “Now you’re in the cave and you’re in the process of dying. All of the materialistic desires, all of the schemes and ambitions you had for your material life are dying, and your heart is opening to the Divine Presence. You came to die to your desires, and I am the Sayed as-Shuhada, the master of sacrifice.”


Mifta a Rahma Then when we go deeper we realize how precise the Divine is with these numbers, because 27 is a reflection of 72. It means that the 3rd Imam is dressing the 3rd month and the 27th Surah, but that 27 is a reflection of 72, because everything in this world is a reflection. The reflection of 27 is 72, and the importance of

72 has to do with the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (as).


The story of Imam Hussein (as) is one of unimaginable sacrifice, and it shows the greatness of Sayedina Muhammad (s). Where Prophet Abraham (as) was asked to sacrifice one boy and he struggled, Prophet (s) was asked to sacrifice 73 of his grandchildren and companions and he never said anything. He knew who was going to kill them and he didn’t make a single prayer asking for that destiny to be changed. There are many historical narrations that Prophet (s) kissed Sayedina Hassan (as) on his lips and Sayedina Hussein (as) on his neck, showing his companions that he knew that one would be poisoned and the other would be killed.

Yet, out of the thousands of these narrations, there is not one in which Prophet (s) ever cursed the individuals he knew were going to slaughter his family. Instead, he ate with them, he prayed with them, he prayed for them, he fasted with them and he lived his life with the knowledge that one day they would kill his grandchildren. Imagine if anyone of us knew that someone close to us would one day kill our children or our grandchildren - we would immediately do something to stop it. But it is a testament to the greatness of Sayedina Muhammad (s) that his level of submission is beyond imagination, and that is why God is saying, “this Messenger I have sent to you is of a tremendous nature. He is unlike anything in creation.”


Imam Hussein (as) also had foreknowledge of future events because he is inheriting from the heart of Sayedina Muhammad (s). He knew what was going to happen at Karbala. If you think he didn’t know, then you have already diminished his station. Therefore, there is no need for division over those events – he knew what was going to take place and he wanted that station to intercede for creation on the Day of Judgement. The people of Kufa came to Sayedina Hussein (as) and asked for his help. They were a people who had been deceptive in the past and those close to Imam Hussein (as) warned him not to go, but Imam Hussein (as) stood for truth and justice. If someone asked for his help he never turned them away. So against all advice, he took his family and several companions and proceeded to Kufa, but his companions were right.


At Karbala he was surrounded by 10,000 people, the same people who had asked for his help, and on Ashura, the 10th of Muharram,

they slaughtered 72 members of the family of Imam Hussein (as), 73 including himself.

Young boys who could barely lift a sword jumped to defend him and were immediately killed. With no access to water in the blistering heat of the desert, Imam Hussein (as) desperately appealed for water to quench the thirst of his infant son, but instead they shot an arrow into the baby’s neck, killing him and soaking Imam Hussein in the blood of his own child. When you sacrifice an animal, it is a matter of Divine law that you provide it with water because as the blood drains the sensation of thirst is overwhelming. But their hearts were so hard that they didn’t even grant the family of Imam Hussein (as) this small mercy. He pleaded with them to return to their senses, asking them how they could recite la illaha ill Allah Muhammadun RasulAllah, how they could accept the Messenger and then turn around and slaughter Messenger‘s family?


But from the knowledge of saints, they are teaching us don‘t under estimate the station of Imam Hussein. Prophet (s) said that his nation would be split into 73 groups.

72 groups would be on the wrong way, and

1 group would be the correct way.


Sayedina Hussein (as) knew this reality, and his desire was to intercede for those 72 on the Day of Judgement.

He’s saying, “the key that unlocks the door of intercession for these 72 groups was forged with my life.

These 72 came to Karbala and sacrificed themselves to be 72 notches on that key. Every death was a notch and I am the key that will open intercession on the Day of Judgement. That key is the reality of Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem.


From this reality, saints are teaching us “don’t curse anyone!” You must love Prophet (s), you must love his government, you must love his family and all of creation. Imam Hussein (as) is saying, “Don’t say death took me by surprise! Don’t curse the people who did it! Why are you cursing them? So that I couldn’t be Shuhada?? So we wouldn’t have that key? I sacrificed myself for you!” These were huge saints with incredible power.

They didn‘t grant water to Imam Hussein, thinking that they could somehow deny a saint and an inheritor of the blood and light of Sayedina Muhammad (s). Impossible! How Imam Hussein (as) is inheriting from the Kawthar in Paradise, but he can‘t make a prayer to God for water? He didn’t because he is showing his station.

That is why, as a parting miracle before he faced his death, Imam Hussein (as) kicked the ground and from his feet gushed a spring of fresh water. He was saying, “You killed our family and you didn’t give us water. Now you think you can deny me? We own the zam zam! But I am not like you! On the Day of Judgement I will let you drink from my hands the Holy Oceans of Khawthar.”


That level of character is unimaginable, and that is why it is important to remember the life of Imam Hussein (as) and follow his example. He is carrying the greatest of sacrifices not because he wants us to copy him, but because he can‘t tell someone to do something that he didn‘t do. They are able to teach us about sacrifice because they sacrificed more than anyone in creation.  When we struggle against a bad desire we can look to their story and realize that our struggles and difficulties in life are so small in comparison that it brings about a feeling of shyness and a motivation to succeed. We can never achieve what he achieved, but we can sacrifice one bad desire or one bad characteristic. We can learn to place less importance on physical enjoyments and more importance on serving others. When we study the life of Prophet (s) and the lives of his family, it makes us realize how small we are in comparison and how far we are coming short.


Every night in our meditation we should be crying and apologizing to Imam Hussein (as) that, “Ya Imam Hussein! You gave your life for the love of Sayedina Muhammad (s) like all Ahlul Bayt and the Beloved Calipha Rashideen wa Mahdeen, Sayedena Abu Bakr as Saddiq, Hadrat Omar ar Faruk, Hadrat Uthman ibn Affan, Hadrat Imam Ali, Imam Hasan wa Imam Husein [as]. You sacrificed your entire being to stand up for the way of Prophet (s), and I am struggling just to leave one bad characteristic. How can I ask to sit at your table in Paradise when I have accomplished nothing good with this life. I am asking to dedicate my life to Sayedina Muhammad (s), but I am struggling. Ya Imam Hussein! From what the Divine has given to you, support me! Give me the strength to overcome my bad desires. Grant me the energy to work for Prophet (s) and for Mawlana Shaykh, to spread his message of peace and spirituality. They are waiting to be of service, but first you must ask.


The Fall of Man and The First Repentance is the Key to Uplifting:
Lore of Light Hajjah Amina Adil wife of
Sultan al Awliya Muhammad Nazim al Haqqani


When Adam was in paradise, the Lord ordered Gabriel to take Adam on a tour through the whole of paradise's gardens. They toured the Jannah and Adam espied a great castle of Light whose walls were made of gold and silver, of topaz and ruby and most precious materials. Inside the castle was a throne of light underneath a dome of light. Upon the throne sat a person of amazingly beautiful aspect who made Adam forget all the beauty of Eve in an instant.

There was a crown of light set upon her head, she was adorned with pearls and a girdle of light. Adam gazed at her intensely and he asked: "Oh Lord, who is this person ?" The Lord answered him:

"This is the shape of Fatima az Zahra [as], and the crown upon her head is Muhammad [s];
the jewels in her hand are Hasan [as] and Hussein [as];
the girdle of light around her waist, that is Ali [as]."

There were also five gates to the palace of light and an inscription above each of these.

Above the first was written:

"I am the praiseworthy, and this is Muhammad.
"Above the second : "I am the highest of the high and this is Ali.
"Above the third: "I am the Creator, and this is Fatima.
" On the fourth: "I am the beneficent, and this is Hasan.
" And above the fifth gate: "I am the bestower of charity, and this is Hussein.
" Gabriel said to Adam: "Mark well these names, oh Adam, there will come a day when you will have need of them." Now, when Adam descended
Upon the earth he wept for three–hundred years. Then he heard a voice, calling to him: "Adam, look upon the Baitul-Mamur" (up in the heavens.) Adam directed his gaze upwards, then he prostrated himself and said: "Oh Praiseworthy One, for the sake of Muhammad, oh Highest of the High, for the sake of Ali, oh Creator, for the sake of Fatima Zahra, oh Beneficent One, for the sake of Hasan, oh Bestower of Charity, for the sake of Hussein, forgive me, oh my Lord, and accept my repentance.


Bismi Allah Al Rahman Al Raheem Ya Al-Hamid bi Haqq Muhammad [s], Ya Al-Ala bi Haqq Ali [s], Ya Al Khaliq bi Haqq Fatima Zahra [as], Ya Al Rahman bi Haqq Imam Hasan, Ya al Raheem bi Haqq Imam Hussein [as].

The Lord then spoke: "Oh Adam (A.S.), had you asked forgiveness by these names for every single one of your descendants from now until the Day of Judgement, I would have forgiven them all and placed not one of them in hell."

Then Adam (A.S.) was driven out from paradise, he
cried: "Oh Lord, You have created me from Your Almighty Power, You had given me dwelling in paradise and made the angels to bow low before me, and I have disobeyed You by following the command of my lower soul — I beseech Thee for forgiveness and return unto Thee, wilt Thou accept my repentance?" The Lord of the worlds spoke and said: "Oh Adam, before I created the Heavens and the Earth, I had written.: "Lord of the heavens and earth, and of what between them is, the All-Mighty, the All forgiving. (Sad, 66).

21:107 And We have not sent you,
[O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.


That One Group That is Safe Must be Muhammadiun, For Love of Sayedena Muhammad [s] sacrifice everything and Love everyone, never cursing creation. Sayedena Muhammad [s]
was sent as a Mercy to all Creation.