Translation of Mawlana Shaykh Adnan Kabbani’s Jummah Khutbah on 1st April 2016 / 25th Jumada’tul Thani 1436AH

O Believers who are present here! Fear Allah and obey Him! Allah is with those who fear Him and with those who perform good deeds.

Allah Almighty have chosen and blessed Prophet (s) from the all previous prophets and their nations as Prophet (s) said, “I am the leader of all Children of Adam and I am not proud. Adam and all his descendants are under my Liwaa al-Hamd (Flag of Prophet (s) on the Day of Judgement. ”

Allah Almighty is ever honouring and is ever kind to those who are close to Allah Almighty. As Sayyidina Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (RA) was in the cave of Ath-Thawr with Prophet ﷺ and with the presence of Allah Almighty.

Allah Almighty has chosen certain months and holy days and the hypocrites and innovators will do their best to ignore these special days. For they will always be under the feet of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jammah until the Day of Judgement.

When Allah has gifted us these special days for the Ummah to come closer to Allah Almighty, as these months are light upon light. Forgiveness is granted and intercession for the Ummah of Prophet ﷺ .

Prophet (s) said, “Indeed Rajab is the Month of Allah, Sha’ban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my nation.”

Their likeness is like the other sacred months of the year, Dhil Qi’dah, Dhi’l Hijjah and Muharram al-Haraam and Rabi Al-Awwal. Every month has special virtues associated with the miracles of Prophet (s) which are honoured in the Divine Presence.

These months are chosen for seclusions (Khalawat) and training of the soul (Riyaadat) for the Prophets first as Musa spent 40 days in the service of his Lord. Prophet ﷺ spent 20 years in seclusions away from people in the cave of Hira every Ramadan. Showing honour for the command of Allah Almighty until his physical body had become annihilated into his Spiritual body declaring His Prophethood.

Sayyidina Anas (RA) narrates that Prophet ﷺ said.

Whoever fasts a day from the Month of Rajab with Imaan and hoping for Allah’s reward, they will be bestowed with RidwanAllah Al-Akbar (The greatest pleasure of Allah Almighty) and be placed in Firdaws al Alaa. ”

This is just granted for fasting one day in Rajab.

Prophet  said, “Respect the month of Rajab! Allah will respect you with a thousand miracles on Yaum’ul Qiyamah.” As this is the month of Allah, you if respect it. It is as if you have respected and honoured Allah Almighty.

Prophet ﷺ said. “Whoever fasts the first (1st), middle (15th) and the last day (29th/30th) of Rajab, all their sins are taken away as if they are new-born from their mother.”

Prophet ﷺ said, “Rajab’s superiority over all the months is like The Qur’an’s superiority over all other speech.” For all other speech is from creation whereas the Speech of the Qur’an is from Allah Almighty.

Prophet ﷺ said, “Rajab is specially associated with forgiveness from Allah Almighty, Sha’ban is specially associated with the Shafa’ah of RasoolAllah ﷺ and Ramadan is specially associated with the endless grants and gifts from the Divinely presence of Allah Almighty where its beginning is mercy, it’s middle is forgiveness and its end is Freedom from Hellfire.”  And all the gifts of Rajab and Sha’ban is given in Ramadan.

The Month of Sha’ban is a month of love and respecting Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. The Greatness of Sha’ban is like the Greatness of Prophet ﷺ over all creation in the sight of Allah Almighty.

Prophet ﷺ said, “Increase in abundance your Istighfar for indeed Allah Almighty in every hour from the hours of the month of Rajab is freeing people from Hellfire and there are heavenly cities that cannot be entered except by fasting the days of Rajab.”

The Prophet ﷺ said, “These heavenly cities are above the Arsh.” They are not from the 8 paradises rather they are from Al-Firdaws al-Alaa Fee maq’adi sidqin ‘inda Maleekim Muqtadir.

Indeed with Allah Almighty are heavenly cities that no one can enter except through fasting the days of Rajab. Prophet ﷺ said. “Know that Rajab is one  of the sacred months.” and Allah forgives the sinners from the Ummah of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.  Any good deeds done in this months is taken directly by the Divinely Hand of Power of Allah Almighty and no interference from the Malaikah during this month.

Prophet ﷺ said, “Whoever fasts the 15th of Rajab, it will be as if they fasted and prayed 30 years with perfection. So it’s recommended to fast the 1st, 15th and 30th Rajab as well as every Monday and Thursday in the months of Rajab and Sha’ban. It will be rewarded as if you fasted the whole month.

 

Prophet ﷺ said. “That none of you should neglect the first Friday night in Rajab, for it is the night that all the angels call the Night of Desires (Laylat’ul Raghaib). Because is because, by the time the first third of the night ( after Ishaa for 3 hours) has elapsed, there will not be a single angel still at large in the heavens, nor in any region of the earth except they will be gathered together at the Ka’ba and the area surrounding it. Allah Almighty will condescend to notice that they have assembled there and He will say: “My angels, ask Me for whatever you wish!” Their response to this will be:  “Our Lord the request we wish to make is that You grant forgiveness to those who faithfully keep the fast in Rajab,” whereupon Allah Almighty will them: “That I have already done!”

 

Anas (RA) narrates from Mu’adh (RA) who were with RasoolAllah ﷺ and said, ” whoever fasts a day from the month of Rajab, He will see the divinely face of Allah Almighty and enter into Paradise without any accounting.”

 

In this great month, we have Laylat’ul Isra wa’l Miraj where Prophet ﷺ said. “If someone keeps the fast on the 27th of Rajab, he will be credited with the same reward s that which is earned by fasting and praying for 60 months.”

 

Sayyidina Salman al-Farsi (RA) narrates from Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (RA) that Prophet ﷺ said,” Indeed in Rajab contains a very special day and a very special night. If someone fasts during that day and keeps worship throughout that night, he will be entitled to a reward like the one that would earned by a person who fasted for a hundred years and who kept worship throughout all the nights in that period.”

 

The adab of Rajab is as follows. May Allah make us from the repenters, from the happy ones, from the Siddiqeen and make us under the Banner of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ on Yaum’ul Qiyamah and forgive us for our respecting his month of Rajab and practice these adab daily in the month of Rajab.

 

On the first night of Rajab, they make Ghusl after Asr and pray 2 ra’kats Sunnat’ul Wudhu wa’l Ghusl and recites this dua:

Oh Allah, to you the applicants apply this night, to You the aspirants aspire, and for Your gracious bounty and beneficence the seekers look in hope. You have special favors (nafahat) to bestow this night, and prizes and gifts and presents. You will bestow them upon whomever You choose from among Your servants, and You will withhold them from those who are not ready to receive your providential care (inaya).

Well, here am I, Your servant who is sorely in need of You, hoping for gracious bounty and beneficence! If it please You, O my master (Yaa Mawlaya), to bestow Your grace this night upon one of Your creatures, and if You will be so generous as to grant him a favor out of Your kindness, then bless Muhammad and his family, and let me enjoy Your superabundance and beneficence, O Lord of All the Worlds ( Yaa Rabba’l – Alamin).” – Listen to the du’a in Arabic at 17:18 on YouTube.

Whoever reads this du’a, it is Wajib for Shafa’ah of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ to be bestowed on the reader and all their sins to be forgiven like a newborn baby and RidwanAllah Al-Akbar to be dressed upon the reader.

From the 1st Rajab til 10th Rajab – Read :

SubhaanAllah al-Hayy al-Qayyum 100x

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka inni kuntu min azzalimin 100x

Suboohun qudoos rabbuna wa rabbu malaikatuhu wa’l ruh 100x

From the 10th Rajab til 20th Rajab – Read:

SubhaanAllah Al-Ahad As-Samad 100x

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka inni kuntu min azzalimin 100x

Astaghfirullah al-Azeem wa atubu ilayh 100x

From the 20th Rajab til 30th Rajab – Read:

SubhaanAllahi’l Ar Rauf x 100

La ilaha illa Anta Subhanaka inni kuntu min azzalimin 100x

Astaghfirullah al Azeem wa atubu ilayh 100x

 

Prophet ﷺ said to his Companion, who is also the 3rd GrandShaykh of the Naqshbandi order, Sayyidina Salman al-Farisi:

O Salman, Allah will surely erase all the sins from the record of any believing man, or any believing woman, who performs 30 raka’at of sunnat prayer, in the course of this month, reciting in each raka’at, Surah al-Fatihah, followed by Surah al-Ikhlaas 5 times, followed by Surah al-Kafiroon 5 times. That man or woman will be granted the same reward as a person who has fasted throughout the entire month. He or she will be treated as one of those who continue to perform the ritual prayer right through to the following year, and will be credited every day with a deed as noble as that of one of the martyrs of the battle of Badr.

For every day of fasting in Rajab, the worship of an entire year will be recorded in favor of the believer concerned, whose credit will be enhanced by a thousand degrees. If the believer keeps the fast during the whole month, as well as performing this particular 30 raka’at salah, Allah will deliver him from the Fire of Hell and declare that he or she is entitled to enter the garden of Paradise, therein to dwell in the vicinity of Allah Almighty.”

Sayyidina Jibreel (as) then added, “Oh Muhammad, this is a clear sign to mark the distinction between true believers and the Mushrikeen (unbelievers) and Munafiqeen (hypocrites), because the hypocrites do not perform this prayer.”

This special prayer is done in this manner:

10 rakaats (5 sets of 2 rakaats) are done on the first day of Rajab.

10 rakaats (5 sets of 2 rakaats) are done in the middle of Rajab (15th Rajab).

10 rakaat (5 sets of 2 rakaats) are done at the end of the month (30th Rajab)

Once the first ten rakaats are done, raise your hands and recite:

La ilaha illallahu Wahdahu la sharikalah, lahul mulku, walahul hamdu, yuhyi wa yumitu, wa Huwa hayyun la yamoot, bi ya dihil khairu, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shain’in Qadeeer.

Allahumma laa maani’a lima a’taita, wa laa mu’tiya lima mana’ta, wa laa, yanfa’u zhaljaddi, minkali jadd.

There is no God except Allah, Alone. No partner has He. To Him belongs the kingdom and to Him belongs the praise, He brings to life and causes death, while He is Ever-Living and never dies. All goodness is in His Hand, and He is Powerful over all things.

O Allah, no one can withhold what You have given, and no one can give what You have withheld, nor will the worldly fortune of the possessor of such fortune benefit him, if he does not attain the fortune that comes from You (in the hereafter).

Then you must rub your face with your hands, and at this point, you have completed the first ten raka’ats.”

On the 15th day of Rajab. Do perform the 10 raka’at prayer as explained above. Once the ten rakaats are done, raise your hands, and recite (note that it is different from that of the first ten days):
La ilaha illallahu Wahdahu la sharikalah, lahul mulku, walahul hamdu, yuhyi wa yumitu, wa Huwa hayyun la yamoot, bi ya dihil khairu, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shain’in Qadeeer.
Ilahan, Waahidan, Ahadan, Samadan, Fardan, Witraa. Laa yattakhidhu sohibatan wa laa waladaa.

There is no God except Allah, Alone. No partner has He. To Him belongs the kingdom and to Him belongs the praise, He brings to life and causes death, while He is Ever-Living and never dies. All goodness is in His Hand, and He is Powerful over all things.

(I worship Him) as God, Single, One, Everlasting, Alone, Unique. He takes unto Himself, neither female consort nor son.}

Then you must rub your face with your hands, and at this point, you have completed the second ten raka’ats.”

Once the last ten raka’ats are done, raise your hands, and recite:

لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ،لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ،يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ،

وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لا يَمُوتُ،بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ،وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ.

وَصَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ،

وَلا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إلاّ بِاللّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ

La ilaha illallahu Wahdahu la sharikalah, lahul mulku, walahul hamdu, yuhyi wa yumitu, wa Huwa hayyun la yamoot, bi ya dihil khairu, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shain’in Qadeeer.

Sallahu ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Tahireen, laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil adzheem.

There is no God except Allah, Alone. No partner has He. To him belongs the kingdom and to Him belongs the praise, He brings to life and causes death, while He is Ever-Living and never dies. All goodness is in His Hand, and He is Powerful over all things.

May Allah bless our master Muhammad (saw) and the pure members of his family. There is neither any power nor any strength except with Allah, the Most High, the Almighty.
You should then ask for whatever you need, whereupon He will surely give you a positive response to your prayer of supplication (du’a). Allah will place 70 ditches between you and Hell, and each of these ditches will be as wide as the distance between the earth and heavens above. For every raka’at of prayer you have performed, He will reward you as if you performed one million raka’ats. Allah will also inscribe on your record, an exemption from the Fire of Hell and a permit to cross the narrow bridge (Sirat).”

 

On 27th Rajab, After Salat’ul Isha , Pray 4 Ra’kats Salat’ul Tasbih and 2 Rakats Salat’ul Shukr imitating Prophet  (s) with all 124,000 Prophets at Bayt’ul Maqdis. In every rakah, recite Surah al-Ikhlaas 20 times.

After Taslim, recite ” Bismillāhi ’r-Raħmāni ’r-Raħīm. Allāhumma innī as’aluka bi mushāhadati asrāri ’l-muħibbīn wa bi ’l-khalwati ’llatī khašašta bihā sayyid al-mursalīn ħīna asrayta bihi laylat assāb¿i wa ’l-ishrīn an tarħam qalbī al- ħazīn wa tujīb dawatī yā Akram alAkramīn yā Arħamar-Rāħimīn. Wa šalla-Allāhu alā sayyidinā Muħammadin wa alā ālihi wa šāħbihi wa sallim ajmāīn.

Every day, Read the Adab of tariqah with invoking the masters of Naqshbandi tariqah. Then connecting yourself with Allah Almighty, with Sayyidina Muhammad, With Mawlana Shaykh Nazim by saying

 Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq x3

Read:

1500 Allah (by Tongue)

1500 Allah (by Heart)

300 – 500 Salawat

100 Surah al Ikhlaas ( or 1 juz of Qur’an)

100 Salawat ( or 1 juz of Dala’il al-Khayrat)

Whomsoever does this dhikr or more will achieve the greatest happiness of this Dunya and of Akhirah and will receive from Allah Almighty what no eye has ever seen, what no ear has ever heard and what no mind has ever imagined.

 

 

 

 

 

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