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Let's Celebrate Layla-tul Qadr
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8th May, 2021

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Let’s Celebrat Laylat-ul-Qadr

Today is the 26th fast Alhamdulillah, so after a while, the 27th night will start. The pious predecessors have mentioned that we should search on every odd night to find and attain the Night of Power. The pious elders have stated to do this, and whether it's the 21st, or the 23rd, or the 25th, or the 27th, or the 29th, these five nights are all Laylat-ul-Qadr, the Night of Power. But generally, we see that the opinion of the pious predecessors tends more towards the fact that the 27th night is the Night of Power. Anyway, Allah subhana wa ta'ala says ‘I go according to your desire and your intention.’ So the 21st has passed, the 23rd has passed, the 25th has passed and the 27th is today.

So this night is highly regarded due to the likelihood that it is Laylat-ul-Qadr, but this night also has another Barakah because the Qur’an is usually completed in the Masajid on this night. For this reason, this night becomes even more illuminated and enlightened – more Barakah and Rahmah from Allah comes into this night. So it is Laylat-ul-Qadr, the Night of Power, and speaking for myself, not about you, I have wasted all the previous nights. I wasted the 21st, I wasted the 23rd, I wasted the 25th - so now let's ensure that we do not waste tonight. In this regard, we have full hope in Allah ta’ala. If we have wasted the previous nights and didn’t do them justice, tonight we will try our best, with Allah's mercy.

So what is the Night of Power in reality? We need to understand this night so that we can attain something - if you don't know about something, then how will you attain it? If we don't know, then we might just say ‘I’m going to celebrate the Night of Power - he’s doing this, so I will do it as well; and he does that, so we’ll follow him as well; oh, they're praying Salat-ul-Tasbeeh so I will pray it as well; and they're reciting Qur’an, so okay, I'll follow suit and recite Qur’an as well; and he's doing Dhikr, so I’ll do Dhikr as well.’ This is not the way to approach this night. You need to think a little bit, to contemplate and reflect on what the Night of Power is. What is it?

This night is so great that Allah ta’ala Himself has introduced it to us, SubhanAllah. Allah ta’ala Himself has introduced this night – {إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ}. Allah has told us about it in advance so that we can first understand its value, and then Allah gives further information after that. Allah is saying ‘Why do you take steps and move and take action? First, understand what I have given you.’ The reward is hinted at in {إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ} – SubhanAllah. So the first thing that Allah mentions in this regard refers to the Qur’an. What does Allah ta’ala say about the Qur’an? Allah has revealed it on this night. Why? Because this is the greatest reward that Allah ta’ala has given to the whole of humanity, to the whole universe. Via His Habeeb sallallahu alayhi wasallam, Allah ta’ala has bestowed the Qur’an on this Ummah. No other Ummah received such a gift, and no angel received this gift. This treasure was given to Ummat-e-Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, so how great must this Kitab be? Tell me. Imagine its power and imagine its greatness, Alhamdulillah. Allah ta’ala is showing the value of this Kitab on this night. Allah says ‘If you want to understand the value of this night, then understand that the Qur’an was revealed in this month.’ So if you're doing such a great action on a given night, then imagine the power and value of that night. Allah ta’ala has explained its power and greatness here through this verse of the Qur’an. So the first thing to understand is that we need to be alert because this is not some minor, insignificant night. Allah ta’ala has demonstrated the greatest action on this night, so we need to understand the greatness, glory and status that is conveyed via this Kitab. Allah is defining this night by means of the Qur’an.

And then, beyond that {إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (١) وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ} – Allah is saying ‘You can’t understand the Barakah and the Fadhaa’il and the virtues, its reality, its light, its Noor, what is in it and what is not in it - leave all that. Your Aql cannot understand this.’ Allah is saying ‘You cannot understand this, so forget all these other extra points.’ {إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (١) وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (٢)} If a person doesn't understand what something is, then he can’t recognise what its value is. Once he knows the value, however, then he runs after it - is this not the case? Then he makes an effort to attain it. So on the 21st and the 23rd and the 25th we didn't analyse this, but we aren't going to waste this night now, are we? If we do, then we'll lose out. Ramadhan will soon be gone and we don't know when death awaits - and Corona is knocking at the door everywhere. So who knows?

{وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (٢) لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬ (٣)} SubhanAllah - Allah ta’ala is defining the Night of Power through the Qur’an. Allah is saying ‘If I'm introducing something, then imagine how powerful it is! At least understand a little bit - I'll explain to you.’ Allah says {خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬} - This Night of Power is greater than one thousand months; Khair – better, SubhanAllah. In other words, the situation is that any action you do in this night is multiplied by more than one thousand months - the Sajdah you do will be better, the Ruku you do will be better, your recitation will be one thousand months better. {خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬} Good deeds will all be better. If you make friendship with somebody, it will be better, if you forgive somebody, better, if you embrace somebody, better, and if you make Dua for someone it will be better. If you fulfil someone’s needs, that will be better – the same is true for any good deed you do in this night. If tonight you give somebody food or give somebody water to drink, or if you ask ‘How are you?’, or if you ask someone in hospital how they are, all these deeds will be better.

In other words, Allah has laid out the rewards for any good deed you do. It can be anything – there is not a specific duty or requirement. Have you read the example? It will be better than one thousand months. Allah says it will be better than one thousand months of equivalent worship. People calculate that number of months and find that Allah ta’ala has made this night better than seventy-seven years - a full seventy-seven years’ reward, without any restriction, for your Ibadah. Yes? Not intermittent worship, no – it is as if you did Ibadah for seventy-seven years continuously. A non-stop seventy-seven-year Sajdah, or a non-stop seventy-seven-year Ruku, or fasting non-stop for seventy-seven years, or giving Sadaqa non-stop for seventy-seven years. It is as if you did every good deed continuously, without any break, every second of seventy-seven years without any break. If you do this in this night, it is better than that.

So what is the status of this night? How did Allah give this night to us? How did we get this? Ah, I'll explain - he didn't give this just to you people of Bolton. Listen, there is a story behind this night, SubhanAllah - there is a story behind this. Why would Allah give to you? SubhanAllah – it is due to their Sadaqah that we attained this, Allahu Akbar. SubhanAllah, those who were in the desert, who ate dates, who only had one item of clothing, whose sandals were broken, who shoes were broken and who didn't even have a mud hut to live in. From morning to night, they would wait for one thing, which was to see what Hukm Allah’s Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam was going to give so that they could obey it. Those people who lived in the desert were once sat down in a group, and they were thinking - look at their thinking! Yes? If two of us get together, what do we do? We ask ‘What have you got? How many houses do you have? How much money does he have? What business has he got? How's your business going?’ Now look at their style - and we are ordered to follow their footsteps and their style if we want success. Let's see how they used to speak and think – Allah tells us to live our lives according to their way, and then we will be successful.

So these desert Faqirs were sat, and what were they thinking while they were sitting assembled there? What a beautiful thought - and that thought gave us this Laylat-ul-Qadr, MashaAllah. Look at their thinking – it was Pak, pure and great. May I be given assigned to every action of the Ashab-e-Kiram. Imagine them, those people whose very thoughts were accepted - they they didn't even do Dua, they were just thinking. The Sahaba-e-Kiram were so blessed and holy that due to their very thinking Allah gave us Laylat-ul-Qadr. So what were they thinking about? What were they thinking? They said ‘We heard in the Qur’an, and Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam also states, that the previous nations had very long lives. Their lives were lengthy – Hadhrat Nuh alayhi salam lived for 950 years. They had very long lives and were not people who wasted their lives.’ Now the Sahaba-e-Kiram were themselves Faqirs who did not waste their lives - this was their style; they didn't want to waste their time. So they said ‘Those people must have done lengthy Ibadaat and worship all throughout their lives, whereas we, by comparison, only have eighty, ninety or a hundred years of life. So they've won, however hard we try, yet we are the people who believe in Imam-ul-Ambiya, the head of the Prophets sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So where will those people be and where will we be? We've got less. This is disrespect, for they had lengthy lives and did long Ibadaat, while we have seventy or eighty years of life and no more than that. Nothing beyond that.’

When they thought this, Gibreel alayhi salam immediately descended, SubhanAllah, and he went to Allah’s Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam and said {إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ} SubhanAllah! ‘Oh My Mehboob, your Faqirs, your lovers the Sahaba are sitting down and are little upset. Why should they be upset or worried? All of the Ibadah of previous nations was accumulated over years, but in just one of their nights, I will satisfy their desire’ - say SubhanAllah. ‘And this is not just for your day and age, but due to your Sadqah, until Qiyamah, every year I will give this night to whoever is an Ummati of yours.’ Why would a person need to worry about death if a person gets more than seventy years’ worth of Ibadah today? One Sajdah is worth seventy years of Sajdah that Allah ta’ala accepts, and a Dua is worth seventy years of accepted Duas – that is what will be attained. Allah ta’ala will accept the effort of Deen done on this night - accepted beyond accepted! That's what can be attained on this night, SubhanAllah. Imagine - just imagine Allah subhana wa ta'ala’s Karam and blessings.

If you're at the back, come to the front - give some room to the person at the back. Come here - come to the front; there’s space here. Have regard to people's troubles, for you will get the Thawab inshallah. Yes? You should be grateful to him for the opportunity to make way for someone - say JazakAllah Khair for such opportunities. Sit like this in these gatherings - there should be no gaps and there should be no pain for anyone, nor any trouble or obstacle. Sit with ease. You should be in front of me, for when you can see, then the heart and the sight can meet, Alhamdulillah. Why do you hide in the corner? He's hiding in that corner - come forward in front of the Sheikh. Do Ziyarah and let me see you as well, Mashallah. Yes? You should look at me and I should look at you. In Punjabi, they say ‘If I can see you, then you can see me.’ This is a blessed and beautiful gathering, so sit in a nice way. It shouldn’t be that when we go to Dhikr, someone sits on the side or at the back - what is in this gathering? Tell me. This gathering should be a beautiful circle, and the crown that's in your heart should visibly glow and sparkle when you're sitting in front of each other. So sit and join together – make just one group, MashaAllah, white upon white, light upon light. Yes?

Look after this Masjid and have regard for the Adab of the gathering, and don’t sit at the back or against the wall. MashaAllah, sit in one way in a round Halaqah – form a circle and unless you're sitting listening to the translation at the back, you should start at the front, MashaAllah, in one line, in one group, in one semi-circle. Keep to the distancing requirements between you, but if they say one metre, don’t sit three metres apart as you listen to the Bayan in the Majlis. It shouldn’t be like that, should it? Have Adaab in the gathering, especially today in those places where people are coming. If someone wants to come in, see where he's coming in and let him sit with ease, with no obstacle, with nothing to fear and nothing to worry about. Otherwise, this is shaytan, who doesn’t want us to get the Thawab of the gathering. If someone behaves inappropriately and my heart feels pain from that, then due to that pain, you will get less Thawab. Is this not the case? So especially in a gathering like this, in a Halaqah which is the gathering of a pious person who is explaining the teaching of a Burzurgh from before, then try your best not to create any obstacle in that gathering. There should be no ill feeling in the heart, and no one should think ‘Why is he doing that?’ Especially these days, don’t recite ‘HasbunAllahu wa Ni’mal Wakeel’ too loudly. No, have Adab, and when each Kalimah of Dhikr is recited, just repeat that Dhikr quietly and don't try to say it loudly so that others are affected. The Noor and the light of the gathering should increase, so sit in the correct arrangement - I enjoy it when you are sat in the right way, in order. I enjoy that because the effect of the gathering is improved. So after today be careful, whether on a Thursday night in a big Masjid or elsewhere in a small Masjid, to sit in an organized manner in the right way, in order, in accordance with the Adab of the gathering - and sit in front. Okay - anyway, what was I saying?

We were speaking about Laylat-ul-Qadr - say SubhanAllah. How many rewards? One thousand months - and who gave this to us? Abu Bakr gave this to us! Yes? The followers of Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam - Abu Hurayrah radhiAllahu anh gave us this, Talha gave us this. No king or minister or MP gave us this - who gave us this? SubhanAllah - the desert Faqirs gave us this Night of Power. So Gibreel alayhi salam descended from the heavens and said ‘Ya Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam {إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ} Good news to your Faqirs, to your followers, and not just for them but for every Ummati until Qiyamah - for everyone there is good news! We don't know if the Ibadah of the other nations that were spoken about was accepted, but for you, seventy-seven-years of worship are accepted, with no great difficulty and no extra pain.’ No need for ten nights or fifteen nights, no - just one night. How many nights? Just one night – Allah has not given us any pain or difficulty beyond that. Look at this point! What a great statement. Allah ta’ala says that you cannot understand the effects of this night.

{إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (١) وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (٢) لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬ (٣) تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ} SubhanAllah – Allah is introducing this night to us. If you lie down enjoying your sleep on this night, you don't realise that there are two parts to this Dunya: one is common that we can see, and one is the spiritual part where angels are coming and going recording deeds and giving out the Barakah of Allah in certain houses, apportioning Rizq, accepting Duas, and whoever is doing Dhikr, Allah is filling their treasure chest - a spiritual storm is brewing around the Earth. Say SubhanAllah. So open the spiritual eye in your heart. When you get up for work in the morning and start thinking about having to start the car and drive to work, and thinking about your house and about this and that, then immediately think that at this very moment in time, there's a spiritual reality taking place in the world as well. This angel is coming, another is coming down for something else, another is giving to this person, another is giving out treasures, and there are millions and millions of angels busy at this time. On one side, there are so many angels sitting, and if we go to this gathering, we’ll see many more there as well - you should always be aware of angels while walking and travelling. If I am sat on my own, I should think ‘Maybe my own Duas haven’t been accepted, so let’s go to that Majlis because many angels have come there – there are always angels in that gathering every evening.’

Angels come to these gatherings, so always think about this. Just as we see the traffic of cars driving, there is also the traffic of the angels - you should be running after that. Say SubhanAllah. What a life we can live if we think like this - your life will transform. If we look and find that our eyes are less than perfect, we put glasses on. If we still can't see, then we put on glasses with more powerful lenses – we do this, don’t we? So if you can't see anything in your heart, go to a Wali of Allah and clean the dirt in your heart and then you'll see everything clearly, in its reality. SubhanAllah. If the sight of your heart is weak, then you can't see anything – is this not the case? So if the sight of your heart is weak, then go to an optician, to the optician of the heart. Make an appointment and ask him to prescribe glasses for your heart. ‘What level of glasses do you need?’ they say. SubhanAllah. ‘What number on the scale of short-sight do you have?’ These are opticians of the hearts’ eyes. If the opticians in the world prescribe number one, two, three or four glasses, MashaAllah, the Sheikh, the Wali of Allah, will put prescribe the correct number for your heart so that everything will be visible.

{إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (١) وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (٢) لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬ (٣) تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيہَا بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّہِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمۡرٍ۬ (٤)} SubhanAllah. This refers to Hadhrat Gibreel, who came down on this Night of Power! The angels come down all the time, but today SubhanAllah, it is not a normal angel but the head of the angels who will descend - and he will come today. Be alert - be alert and awake! Of all the angels, this is just like the king of his time. When the king comes, people say ‘Oh give him room and clean the path - lay the red carpet and do this and that.’ In the same way, the whole universe is rejoicing - open your eyes and look, SubhanAllah. When this night comes close, when Maghrib time is close, a storm is brewing in the world, a tornado! {إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ} Why? {تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ} Allah is saying ‘Open your eyes! Open your eyes and be alert. I'm telling you to open your eyes - I'm telling you what's happening on this night.’ Allahu Akbar. Who is explaining this? Who is defining this? Allah azza wa jal! Who is He telling? His Habeeb sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

‘Open your eyes and be alert! Whenever this night comes, open your eyes and be alert. Look - angels are descending. Who is coming? The head of the angels is coming - the head! He is coming to the world!’ This world is round, but how is he coming? Is he come to a certain Masjid? Is he going to go to somebody’s house? No, no, no. When a special plane arrives in the world and people ask ‘Who is coming?’ and the reply comes ‘Oh, the Prime Minister is coming back from another country,’ where will he be taken? He will be taken to his palace, to his home, to his mansion. Will he be taken to any other place? Will he be taken to his office? No, he will be taken to his special residence. So when Gibreel alayhi salam comes, where will he be arriving? At his special place, which is Baitu-llah - he descends there. Allah says for him to go to His House and nowhere else. Allah says ‘He will descend to My Home!’ {تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ} Don't look left or right – where is he coming to? He will descend to nowhere but the Baitu-llah - to Allah’s Home, to headquarters. Yes? Allah's transport will take him straight there.

He will come in a little while, in just a few minutes, in a few moments. There will be a date in your mouth and the transport will descend. You'll be drinking Zamzam Water and breaking the fast - you'll be sat here drinking Zamzam water, SubhanAllah – and where is the well? In Makkah. And where is Allah ta’ala allowing the water to come to? To Bolton, SubhanAllah. Say SubhanAllah. And the dates - where are they from? From Medina - and where are you eating them? In Bolton, SubhanAllah. Where did these Ajwa dates come from? Our Master sallallahu alayhi wasallam sent this - they come with the permission of Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, because you are his Ummah, SubhanAllah. We broken-down, bone idle, useless people, are being sent Zamzam water and dates by Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in Ramadhan. {إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ} The Night of Power, dates from Medina and water of Zamzam, Allahu Akbar - what a combination!

{إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (١) وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (٢) لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬ (٣) تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيہَا بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّہِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمۡرٍ۬ (٤)} Allah says ‘They are not coming themselves.’ Allah has given the power here. There is no leaf in the universe that can move without { بِإِذۡنِ} - without Allah's permission; the angels are coming with Allah's permission. Shall I explain a point to you that is coming to my heart? Let me share it with you. Shall I share it with you? This has come just now- a fresh, new point has come into my heart. Allah is saying ‘They are coming with My permission,’ so this points to those who requested it and those who thought about it, those desert Faqirs, the Ghulams of Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What we realise is that Allah is saying ‘My desire is according to their desire’ – Allahu Akbar. The point came to me and I shared it with you. Allah says, ‘My desire is their desire!’ What a beloved people were the noble Companions - so beloved that Allah ta’ala says ‘My desire became their desire, and their desire became My desire.’ Allahu Akbar. So Allah ta’ala says ‘Everything is happening according to My desire. With My permission, the angels are coming down.’ Gibreel alayhi salam couldn't dare otherwise. Allah says ‘Okay Gibreel, go - go to them! I promise My Habeeb’s Ummah that I will give them this night every year, and they will get the equivalent of seventy-seven years of worship on this night - every year.’ Say SubhanAllah. Today that night has come my friends, so be ready! Be ready, be prepared, MashaAllah. Look, so much praise is in the introduction Allah is making to this night. Allah is introducing this night Himself, so will we waste this night? Allah says that if a person prostrates once, it is like seventy-seven years of prostration!

But be careful of the second point. My brothers, be careful of the second point in this night – whoever sins on this night has done seventy-seven years of sin. Whoever spends time listening to music and singing will have done seventy-seven years of sin, and whoever watches TV and music and singing, that is seventy-seven years of sin. There is the other side of the coin for somebody who commits a sin. Whoever does good, he will go towards the good, Allahu Akbar. May Allah forgive, may Allah forgive if any sin should be committed on this night. Can anyone commit a sin on this night? Can anyone waste time sitting in front of the TV or playing with his phone and doing immodest actions? Yes, this is happening in this era - this Dhulm is happening in the homes of Muslims; look at this Dhulm. On such a holy night, people are sat drinking alcohol and doing Haram actions, doing Zina and not observing Pardah, and disobeying the mother and father and committing sins. If this happens in this night, wherever someone commits even a little amount of sin, whether a minor sin or a big sin, then just like the good deeds, it will be recorded as seventy-seven years’ worth of that action – one thousand months! Those sins will be recorded in the same way as well - remember this point. SubhanAllah - fortunate are those people who will decorate this night with seventy-seven years of Ibadah, but also, how wretched are those people who earn seventy-seven years of sin in this night. Say SubhanAllah.

Give Shukr to Allah and be grateful that, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Allah ta’ala is explaining these points to us before the night comes. Otherwise, are we angels from the heavens? Are we angels that have descended from the heavens? Are we big-shot, pious individuals who will be saved by angels? No - I swear by Allah, if anyone can save us, it is Hadhrat Ali Murtaza’s gathering that will save us. I am telling you the truth, so be appreciative, my friends - be appreciative. Otherwise, shaytan and Nafs are also with us, and if we were not listening to these words, we might think this Night of Power is temporary and a waste, but if we understand it, then Allah will recharge our batteries, Alhamdulillah. Has your battery not been recharged? We have attained appreciation of what this night is and that we need to be careful and cautious. So my brothers, don't raise your voice tonight, don't speak proudly or be angry with anybody, for that will waste our time tonight.

So you have to be saved from both sides. The good person should run after good deeds, and the person who is doing sin must run away from sin. All men, women and children, listen - stay alert! Will you go to the right or the left? {خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬ } – it is possible to go to the other side as well. You can also earn punishment. Allah is our Rabb, and He has given us Karam and grace and mercy in this one night. SubhanAllah. Allah ta’ala gives so much in a few moments and in a few hours - so much. And Gibreel alayhi salam comes, he descends, and when the king moves, when the Prime Minister moves, then he has cavalry with him - he has an entourage. He takes selected individuals, not normal people. He picks, saying ‘You, you, you, and you will come with me on that day’ – SubhanAllah. This is a worldly example - an important person in the world, before he starts his journey, he makes a list – ‘This cabinet minister, that minister, this MP will be in my entourage.’ And then the news gets out that this MP is coming and this minister and that this, that and the other person is also going on that journey. SubhanAllah - so Gibreel alayhi salam also makes a selection of angels at this time. He selects angels and those selected angels will be with him. Imagine the Hal of the world at that time - put the glasses on your eyes!

Selected angels are descending at this very moment in time, and Gibreel alayhi salam comes straight to his headquarters, to his office, to the rest house. Gibreel alayhi salam descends to his rest house, and what is that place? Baitu-llah, the Ka’abah, SubhanAllah. He will descend right now in his transport. What transport will he come in? Which vehicle will bring him? He will arrive immediately, and he won’t be empty-handed, but rather with a standard, with a flag. This is Hadith – he will have a flag in his hand and the colour of the flag will be green. And that green flag, that standard, will be erected on the roof of the Ka’abah, on the Baitu-llah - say SubhanAllah. What is this connection to a green flag? Why is it not any other colour - not black or white or any other different colour? Why? Allah says ‘Because My Habeeb's colour is green – this is his standard. This is the flag that will be erected when the great Shifa will be given at the Maqam Mahmoudah, at that time on the right and the left of the Arsh, and he will stand on the platform of Noor which will be established. He will be given that honour and will be dressed in green attire - and the green flag will be flying at that time, SubhanAllah. Say SubhanAllah.

Are you enjoying Laylat-ul-Qadr now? It hasn't even started yet and we are enjoying it beforehand, SubhanAllah. Don't worry, take your enjoyment - Allah has promised. Allah says ‘You take the enjoyment, and I promise.’ Listen to this point. Another point is coming to my heart – shall I share it with you? Allah says ‘Don't worry, don't worry, you take the enjoyment, and it's My promise that you will also shake his hands with this Gibreel about whom I am speaking.’ SubhanAllah - say SubhanAllah. Allahu Akbar. Allah says ‘I will even allow you and enable you to shake hands with him.’ We should enjoy this, shouldn’t we? Yes. Don't hide away - come to the front; sit at the front. So you will shake his hand and Allah says that he will come with his standard, and he'll have his special companions with them. He will say to them ‘This is the Dunya here that I have brought you to today.’ They will say ‘So this is the Dunya?’ and he will reply ‘Yes - this is where people live.’ The angels will say ‘We heard about these people in the heavens – is that who we are coming to, to the Ummah of that Nabi? Do those people live here?’ Gibreel alayhi salam will say ‘Yes, they live here. You are here with me tonight, and we will be doing their Ziyarah tonight – Zaid, Bakr, this man, that man, every rascal and wretch.’ Say SubhanAllah.

Those wretches will come back tired from their shops, but Allah says ‘Understand your value! Oh you who live in a mud hut - understand your value! Oh you who pull people around in carts, understand your value!’ Their is value so high because they are the Ghulams of Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wasallam! We haven't even recognised what we are. People say ‘Oh, look at him – the one who ran off to England has come. Oh, he's come back now – that warty faced man is here. Come - look at this person who has come from that country, that person who’s come from that lowly place or locality.’ We say such words of nonsense! Oh foolish man, don’t you know who you are? You have rubbed yourself in the dust. The angels are desperate to do Ziyarah of you! They say to Gibreel alayhi salam ‘Is this the place where they live? Is this the Dunya? Is this the Ka’abah?’ They'll kiss the Ka’abah, SubhanAllah. He will say ‘This is that place that was made for them, for the Imam of the Ambiya, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.’ They will say ‘Is this really that place?’ and Gibreel alahy salam will say ‘Yes - this is the very place!’ They will say, ‘Is this the place to which Adam alayhi salam, the one we prostrated to, came?’ Gibreel will say ‘Yes, he lived here.’ Allahu Akbar – say SubhanAllah.

My brothers, I'm very simple - such are the words which come to my mind; these are simple words. I don't give lengthy speeches with analysis and this or that point of grammar – no. I am Jahil, I am illiterate, so if you like my words, then sit - otherwise leave if you don't understand. Say SubhanAllah. I don’t have any order as to who comes to the front and who sits behind, and I don’t mind who is or is not here. Whatever comes into my mind and my mouth, I explain to you and share with you. Forgive me if I make a mistake - forgive me there and then. Forgive me as well at the same time.

So anyway, Gibreel alayhi salam says ‘Come, come my colleagues,’ and they are ready to start looking here and there. These are those beings who live in Jannah, in Paradise – and where is Dunya when compared to Jannah? But they say ‘Right now, this is more beloved - this is Jannah that we're in now!’ Nisbat is a great thing, my friends – Nisbat, connection. Connection is such a great thing. A person comes and he sits down; then another person comes, then a third person, then a fourth person comes. Someone says ‘Who is this?’ and the reply comes ‘He is the friend of Allah, and he is his Khalifah, and he is his Mureed and he is his friend.’ Then the person says ‘Oh please, please – do come. Please - you can come in.’ This is due to connection - to connection. This respect will even be acitve on the Day of Qiyamah, my friends. Someone will say ‘This woman is an Ummati of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam,’ and straightaway, it will be said ‘Oh please, please - come forward. Come, come here - come to this side.’ Allahu Akbar. Me and you say that we are Muslims, that we are Muslims and we have got the Kalimah - if you have recited this Kalimah, does this give us a link to other religions? Will we get their respect? Okay fine, have respect for them, for they are there and there are honest Christians who honestly believe in Isa alayhi salam, and there are honest Jews who believe in Musa alayhi salam – they are in their Ummah, so they will go to their side. But at that time, the Door will be opened first to the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, because this Nisbat is the greatest.

In addition, you are attached to the greatest Silsila – if not, join yourself to this order. I need not say more than ask whose Nisbat is the greatest? That of Abu Bakr as-Siddique radhiAllahu anh - greatest human being after the Prophets is who? Abu Bakr as-Siddique! So don’t you desire in your heart to be connected back to him, to his Order? Who has introduced you to that Nisbat? Hadhrat Ali Murtaza has introduced you to that Silsila. How has this increased your Akhirah, and why is your status higher? All are welcome - the Qadiri comes, the Suhrawardi comes, he comes, the other one comes; but when the Naqshbandi comes, they are called first. It will be said ‘Call them first of all.’ SubhanAllah. So whoever wants to become a Naqshbandi, become a Naqshbandi today through me. Say SubhanAllah. Do you have value and appreciation for this gathering now, or not? Will you run away or will you come? If you say ‘Oh we don't need to come - we are this and we are that, so we don't need to’ – okay, go. Run away, then – run. Run away. What difference does it make to me? Attach yourself, give your life, and when you breath your last breath, die as a Naqshbandi. Don't leave this Order - say inshaAllah. Yes? Don't leave this court - shaytan and Nafs are very filthy and wretched. They'll play tricks and games to make you run away. They’ll say ‘What's all this? Look at that. He said this bad thing about my wife - is he a Sheikh? He said something bad about my uncle. He says this - he says wrong. He says we're bad.’ Whatever he says, be a Naqshbandi – that’s the end of the story. End of story. Make a pact and say ‘I'm not going to leave him!’

Back to Laylat-ul-Qadr: so Gibreel alayhi salam says ‘Come, come angels! Come - don't worry. Don't worry. I will send you as a guest to everyone's home. We will do Ziyarah – yes, we will see them when we go into everyone's home. But beware - don't go into that house where disobedience of Allah’s Habeeb sallallahu alayhi wasallam is taking place. Do not visit the homes where Allah ta’ala is disobeyed, where there is no Pardah practiced in that home, where sins are taking place, where TV is present, where there's gambling, where there is obscene language, where something else holds sway in place of the Qur’an, where there is hypocrisy.’ Angels know everything - they are not like us; they know - they know, and from miles away, they are aware of the stench of such sinners. They won't go there - they smell the stench of the sinner in whose home this and that and the other is happening. They will say ‘We won’t go near them - how could we? Oh our master, we won't go there - we won't even glance at them. Rather what will we do?’ Listen to what they will do – ‘We will put a red cross on the front of that home of such unfortunate and wretched people who are not even forgiven today. We’ll put a red cross, a sealed, permanent red cross’ - and until Qiyamah, that cross will not be wiped away if you don't do Tawbah. May Allah forgive, may Allah forgive – don’t be of those who get a red cross on their front door; on no door should there be any wretched cross. May Allah forgive, may Allah forgive – Tawbah, Tawbah.

So the Hukm will be given and the angels will rejoice. They will go to homes and to other places. They will go into every home, and there they'll do Ziyarah, and also, SubhanAllah, they will bring Salam. {سَلَـٰمٌ هِىَ حَتَّىٰ مَطۡلَعِ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ} Allah says ‘This scene is not unlimited - it won't go on for that long. It is a very limited amount of time, so quickly do a little bit of everything.’ Do Sujood quickly, read a bit of Qur’an quickly - do everything as quick as you can. Don’t be reciting the Qur’an for too long. Allah says ‘Do a little bit of everything; take a little taste - two minutes of this, two minutes of that, two minutes of something else.’ SubhanAllah - say SubhanAllah. This way, every type of good deed can be recorded for you. Have a little bit of a taster of everything. Take a bit of money that you have put aside and give it as Sadqah, do this and that action, afterwards recite this, and then do a little bit of Dua. Gather every good deed that comes to mind for this short period of time and do a bit of each quickly. I'm giving to you some little pointers that come to mind along the way. Yes? If you just do one action, like Salat-ul-Tasbeeh, then the whole night will go. Fajr will come in and all you will have done is Salat-ul Tasbeeh. The time will also go if you sit down chatting and gossiping or listening to Taqrirs and speeches. No, don't do this - seal yourself away. Don't go anywhere else, just seal yourself off and restrict yourself. Say SubhanAllah.

Angels are waiting for you to see what you will do at that time. The angels are shocked at time-wasting and say ‘He is a good-deed generator - within minutes he should be doing all the good deeds.’ Within a few minutes, we should do all these good deeds. We will tell them to record one thousand months of Sajdah, and one thousand months of Ruku, and one thousand years of Salah. When we do this action - one thousand months; and then that action - one thousand months. All the actions you do will be multiplied by one thousand months - everything will be recorded. Don’t leave any good deed on this night; do deeds upon deeds, one after the other after the other. Say SubhanAllah. Okay? Do you understand? This is a good discussion we are having tonight, otherwise we wouldn’t have the chance to discuss this and share these points.

So now let's go beyond that. Next point- {حَتَّىٰ مَطۡلَعِ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ} There will be Salamun, Rahmah, Barakah, Shafqat, as well as love, rewards and treasures - all within Salam. Allah says ‘I'm explaining to you that there will be peace.’ {حَتَّىٰ مَطۡلَعِ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ} Peace until dawn and after that, Hadhrat Gibreel alayhi salam will say to the angels, ‘Pick up your bedding – time to go back. Come, come.’ And then the angels will converse with Gibreel alayhi salam and ask ‘What happened to these people? What happened with these people? What's happened? What's the decision about these people in respect of what we have collated tonight?’ Gibreel alayhi salam will say ‘Have patience - I'll explain to you what's about to happen.’ Allahu Akbar ‘He who did good Ibadah tonight’ - listen to this statement – ‘He who upheld the justice of this night, who did Ibadah correctly in this night according to the objective for which this night was given, he will be forgiven beyond forgiven.’ SubhanAllah. It will be written that this person has been forgiven on their record, in their book of deeds.

Shall I tell you the Ibadah that will earn this so that you don't run around all night looking left and right? At least we should know what we have to do tonight to earn that, and know the actions that will bring the reward of one thousand months. You will get this reward when you attain the Ruh, the soul, of this night - say SubhanAllah. You'll only get it then. You'll only get the rewards when you do the right action; only if you do the right Ibadah in this night will you get the reward equivalent to one thousand months. What is that Ibadah that we need to do so that we can get all these rewards? Say SubhanAllah. What is that Ruh? Shall I tell you? Are you making a promise to do it? Okay, understand now: if we don't do that Ibadah, everything goes to waste. Remember this. Everything will be crossed. Everything will be removed, eliminated you'll get nothing - zero beyond zero. Yes? All the Ibadah you do tonight will be wasted if you don't do this one key action. What is that? If do this Ibadah then we'll get complete success. What is that? To please Allah! SubhanAllah - we have to please Allah. Allah is unhappy with us, and that's why He has sent this to us. Allah says ‘I'm not happy with the actions you have done for the whole year. You've done a lot of sins and evil, so I'm unhappy with you.’ The reward of tonight will be given to the person who pleases Allah. Say SubhanAllah. So we have to please Allah. Yes?

Remember this point - whoever doesn't please Allah in this night will get what? Whatever we get will come from Allah, won’t it? Allah is the One who gives - who else is going to give? So Allah has given a chance to us tonight. Either you please Allah and take all these rewards that we've discussed, or stick with your traditions and cultures, speeches, other actions, making pots of food, and Nasheed gatherings. Allah says ‘Keep on doing those things if you want to.’ Those people who do this and then say ‘We have celebrated nights the Night of Power’ are totally wrong. I’m telling you the path by which you will get the Night of Power - I'm telling you. I'm telling you clearly. Where will you get it from? By pleasing Allah - by pleasing Allah. Allah is unhappy. How does Allah ta’ala become happy? Now we need to think about this point - say SubhanAllah. How do we please Allah? This is a very difficult achievement. We can't even please our father; we can’t please our relatives; we can't even please our son; we can't even please our neighbours, so how can we please Allah, brothers? SubhanAllah. Allah says ‘Oh My servant, Me and you, our friendship is different. As for Me and you, our friendship is different. Even if we're unhappy, we become happy quickly’ – SubhanAllah.

Allah says ‘Me and you, we're very different. Make Me happy - see how I become happy!’ SubhanAllah. ‘Oh Allah, please tell me - what will make You become happy?’ Allah says ‘I'll tell you - read the Qur’an!’ SubhanAllah - read the Qur’an. We have read the Qur’an at so many times and places in Ramadhan – so do so at the end of Ramadhan. Allah says ‘What is the most important thing I have given you in Ramadhan? That you ask Allah for forgiveness!’ Allahu Akbar. Your Rabb says that He will never, ever be unhappy and that He will make friendship with you – but this friendship cannot happen unless you ask Him for forgiveness. Have you become so Mutakabbir that you can't even ask your Rabb for forgiveness tonight? Raise your hands or go into Sajdah just once and say ‘Oh Allah, forgive me! Allah forgive me - I'm useless, I have wasted my life. Oh Allah, what a collection of sins I have made!’ Allah says ‘Why run to listen to speeches and attend functions, you foolish person? Leave this - do Sajdah, put all of your sins together, gather them together and consider yourself disobedient. Accept that you are a sinner and that you have committed so many wrong actions and just say at least this much to your Rabb - at least make a true promise to Allah. Make a true promise from your heart and say ‘Oh Allah, I ask You for forgiveness! I won’t do this sin again and I leave this sin right now!’ You have to say these three things and when you say ‘Oh Allah forgive me,’ then straightaway, immediately, Allah will say ‘I haven’t just forgiven you - I've given you the Night of Power as well on top of that! SubhanAllah. And I'll multiply all the Ibadah that you've done by one thousand months and record that reward for you.’ SubhanAllah.

Is this Ibadah not very easy? Tell me. It is so easy to make Allah happy. Do you understand the words in this discussion? Yes. So Allah says ‘If you have come to please Me, then be very careful about four factors.’ Be very careful about four points, four factors, because we're going to ask Allah for forgiveness. Allah says ‘Definitely bring these four things with you. When you come to seek forgiveness, these four points should be in your heart, in your book of forgiveness.’ These are four special factors, these four actions of yours that Allah ta’ala was not happy with in your life. Allah ta’ala says, ‘You are asking for forgiveness, but I am very unhappy about four actions that you did in your life, and you need to verbally promise to correct this – make this a commitment you make with your mouth.’ Look how Allah ta’ala is explaining Laylat-ul-Qadr to us. How many factors? Four factors, just four things. That’s not hard, is it? That’s not difficult? Oh monkeys, it's not hard is it? Is it difficult? Allah is saying definitely bring these four actions with you.

Number one - Allah says that if you consume intoxicants or drink alcohol, or if you smoke drugs, or cannabis, Allah says ‘Put this on your list, and promise that after today, you’re not going to do this.’ Number two: if you disobey your mother and father, and if you break their heart and make them breathe a deep sigh of despair, and hence you don't earn their Duas and instead they despair of you and worry and aren't happy with you, then Allah will be displeased with you. By contrast, even if you were on the moon and your father on the earth, if he's happy with you, there’s no problem. It doesn't matter where you are, but your mother and father should be happy with you. Don't worry about the distance – whether they are close to you or far doesn't matter. Say SubhnaAllah. That's okay. Maybe due to time and life circumstances, you are living far from each other. You can be living a long way from each other, but if your mum still does Dua for you continuously, then you are not in loss - say SubhanAllah. It may be that life’s circumstances have made you distant from each other – okay, it happens in the Dunya; you go here and there - you're busy. Don't worry about being distant or far, but your heart and their hearts should be close so that your father does Dua and says ‘My son is good. He sends me money and he phones me and he speaks with me.’ We use these devices both to speak with and look at each other nowadays, don’t we? So if the father says ‘He looks at me and he spends money on me, and if I have a problem, he immediately responds to me,’ then that person has maintained his connection with his mother and father even if he lives far away from them. In other words, his mother and father are happy with him. Yes?

So stay close to them morning and evening and massage their legs and plead for forgiveness if you have disrespected them. Regarding parents, Allah has said in the Qur’an that we must not even say ‘Uff’ to them. And if they have reached old age, then don't be harsh with them and don't trick them, and keep on asking ‘How can I serve you, my dear father? Oh respected father, how can I serve you? How can I assist you?’ A person can do this whether he lives far away or nearby, SubhanAllah. Colleagues have asked about this, saying ‘What can I do? My mother and father are far away, so how can we earn the Thawab? We're in danger.’ These thoughts come, don't they? Yes. So I have given you a piece of good news, MashaAllah. MashaAllah - so has your sadness gone away now? Look, living far away is no problem, but the main thing is that they shouldn't be upset with you. Your father shouldn’t be upset and neither should your mother be upset with you.

So four points have been mentioned. Allah says ‘Bring Me the four factors necessary for acceptance.’ The first promise is ‘Oh Allah, I won’t consume intoxicants.’ Allah ta’ala is not happy with any such substances, whether alcohol or drugs, so break all the bottles of alcohol and take them out of the home, as well as cigarettes and drugs and cannabis. Take them out. Factor number two - take hold your mother and father’s legs, or phone them and ask ‘Mother, are you unhappy with me?’ Phone them every day if you are far away. Yes? Say ‘Father, you're not unhappy with me, are you? Do you need anything? I'll give you whatever you need.’ He’ll reply ‘Oh, may Allah give good to you, my son,’ and your mother will make Dua for you as well. Who else are you going to give money to anyway? Yes? Say SubhanAllah. Yes – this is a good methodology that I am telling you, isn’t it? So do Dua for me as well then. Yes? Don't forget me on the Night of Power. What is the third factor? So number one, don't drink alcohol and don't consume intoxicants. Number two, don't disobey your mother and father.

The third factor? Allah says ‘Why do you fight and quarrel with your relatives?’ Why do you fight with your uncle? What has your auntie done to you? Why do you argue with your Mami-Ji? Why do you argue with your cousins or turn away from them? Why do you quarrel with your sister? Why do you say bad things to your sister, you foolish man? Both of you came from the womb of the same mother. It is shaytan who makes you fight amongst each other.’ Allah is asking ‘What has happened to you? Are you mad, you people? You are the followers and Ummatis is of that Nabi, My beloved, who used to embrace strangers, and you are fighting with your own brother! You are quarrelling with your sister, and saying bad to your maternal Auntie – what has happened to you? I've given you this night for this reason, that you stand up and embrace everybody. Make up, make amends, and ask forgiveness from each other.’

Ask each other for forgiveness - you won't be dishonoured or disrespected or be beneath somebody else's foot; rather, you will attain Laylat-ul-Qadr, oh madman! If you just sit there doing Ibadah and worshipping and doing Salat-ul-Tasbeeh and going to speeches and doing this and that, telling yourself that you are celebrating the Night of Power, you will get nothing - zero beyond zero. Unless you do this action, you will attain nothing. SubhanAllah. So ask forgiveness from everybody and make an effort to mend broken hearts, whether they accept or not. Phone them and try to create this forgiveness. Seek forgiveness from whoever your heart is against.

The fourth point? The fourth thing that Allah says we must definitely to bring to Him is what? That there should be no hatred in your heart – Allah, Allah, Allah. So what is malice?? You should not have malice or hatred against somebody else in your heart. This is known as Bughz. Listen to this. What is Bughz? It is a very big sin to dislike someone or to hate someone. People say things like ‘Don't talk about him in front of me; leave him - forget him. Don't mention him and be gone with him. Get rid of him.’ What is this called? ‘Don't say his name in front of me. I don't like him, so don’t speak about him in front of me.’ What is this called? This is called enmity, hatred, malice. What is this? It is Bughz. There's an additional element on top of this which can also pull on another element. What is that? It is when you start thinking ‘I want to give him loss. Don't tell him anything but watch me - I'm going to sort him out. When he comes to me. I'm going to sort him out - I'm going to level him out. He thinks he's this and that and that he’s a Choudhry and he’s rich and wealthy. Okay, when he comes to me, I'll sort him out. I'll sort him out.’ When these two elements combine, this is called having Qina in the heart. You have hatred, and you also have that fire of revenge on top of that. Say SubhanAllah - this is when you have a combination of malice.

Can such a person attain the Night of Power? Can you benefit if you have that fire of revenge inside and are thinking ‘I will leave him - I'm going to sort him out. I'm going to destroy him and level him out. Why did he do this to me? How did he dare to do this to me?’ So hatred and enmity lead a person towards taking revenge, and this combination leads a person to say ‘Watch me - I'm going to do twice as bad to him. I'm going to take revenge and give him double what he gave to me. He did this against me so, watch me - three times over, I will do the same to him. I’ll sort him; I’ll level him out. I won’t even let him sleep - I'm going to take revenge on him.’ Are you a Muslim? A Muslim cannot remain a Muslim if he's like that. Where are all the promises? You've got titles and you make claims that you're this and that and have lengthy titles.

The Night of Power draws out so many words, but there isn't much more time. What time is Iftar? Oh fasting people, have you all forgotten? MashaAllah, SubhanAllah. Look, look how a person gets consumed and overwhelmed in the gathering of a Wali of Allah!

So now, Allah says ‘Bring these four things to Me. Come to Me with these four things.’ SubhanAllah. Allah says ‘Even if you have spent seventy years in the wilderness, your Rabb will become pleased with you. You disobeyed Allah for seventy years, committing sins and doing evil, and now your eyes have opened up after such a long time. That's fine.’ Allah says ‘Just bring these four actions to Me on the Night of Power. Come straight to Me - don't do any other Ibadah - no prostrations or anything. Don't go to any speeches or gatherings, just bring these four things, these four promises to Me, namely that you leave intoxication and Zina and you put your head at the feet of your parents and say ‘I won’t pester you from today,’ SubhanAllah. And make friendship with your relatives and take hatred and malice out of your heart. Come, come!’ How long will this last? {حَتَّىٰ مَطۡلَعِ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ} Allah says ‘Keep coming to Me – keep running to Me and before you even arrive, I will announce that this person is forgiven!’ SubhanAllah.

My brothers, this what I understand Laylat-ul-Qadr to be. May Allah ta’ala give us all the Tawfeeq. So time how much time is left? Can anyone tell me? Six minutes left? SubhanAllah – come, let's take hold of Dhikr then. Let's do Dhikr. Two minutes of Muraqabah, of silent Dhikr in the heart can take you to the heavens - and we’ve got six minutes, MashaAllah. The Naqshbandis, MashaAllah - they float in the air!

25th May, 2021
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