Maulana Sheikh Nazim Haqiqat and the World of Malakoot


Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: …for material Creation, Malakoot is over it, First is Mulk, Malakoot, then Jabaroot, (signing over that) Lahoot. We are living on the material world, Mulk, and we may understand this world because we belong in it, `Alam al-Mulk. Malakoot is different.

Guest: What is sakeenah?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: It comes from Malakoot to the hearts of people.

Guest: So sakeenah comes from Malakoot; that’s what I was thinking.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: You are a very clever one!

Guest: Not! You give me ishara, your guidance, and I follow it. I visited a Jewish mystic, Katherine Scheinberg. I got some signs from you so I visited her, is that correct?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Allahu `alim, Allah knows.

Guest: One more thing: in “Yaa Maalik al-Mulk,” what is Maalik? Is it the sultan mentioned in Surat ar-Rahman?

يَا مَعْشَرَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنسِ إِنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ أَن تَنفُذُوا مِنْ أَقْطَارِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ فَانفُذُوا لَا تَنفُذُونَ إِلَّا بِسُلْطَانٍ
Yaa ma`ashara al-jinni wa ’l-insi in istata`tum an tanfuzhoo min aqtaari ‘s-samawaati wa ’l-ardi fa-anfuthoo la tanfuthoona illa bi-sultaanin. O ye assembly of Jinns and men! If it be ye can pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, pass ye! not without authority shall ye be able to pass. (Surat ar-Rahman, 55:33)

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Sultan belongs for Mulk. yaa Malik al-Mulk, this meaning completes that.

Guest: What I understood from Jewish mystics is when the king marries the queen, when the sultan marries sakeenah, Heaven will be established on Earth. What is your understanding on that?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Ask them! We are not understanding their writings, no.

Guest: Because some of the things they are writing are very similar to Sufism; they also have Malakoot.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Bi-yadihi malakoot kulli shay’in wa huwa `alaa kulli shay’in qadeer.

Guest: How can I reach my haqiqah, reality?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: By himself! (Laughter) If you like to reach into a palm tree, you need steps.

Guest: Mawlana, you are my ladder.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: I am looking to you, trying to keep you from falling down; if falling down, you can’t stand up. If you put that small baby on a ladder to climb there, it may fall down and won’t be able to get up a second time. Therefore, we are in need of exercises in order to learn how we can climb to Malakoot, which belongs to our spiritual being and it is not for our physical being. The physical being belongs to `Alam al-Mulk and our spiritual being belongs to Heavens, Malakoot.

Guest: I understand. Mawlana, what is my spiritual name?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: “`AbdAllah.”

Guest: Finally, what is my role in service of Mahdi (a) and Sultan al-Awliya? “He says you’re going to carry the shoes of Mahdi (a) (much levity).”

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: To be with him when carrying his shoes, you should be very lucky.

Guest: I saw a dream of Mahdi (a) as a big eagle about to land any second.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: That is true, but he is not an eagle.

Guest: Mawlana, I saw another dream: I was given a blue Naqshbandi cane.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: You may use it to support yourself. Heavenly support is coming to you because blue belongs to Heavens; the color of skies is blue, but dark blue is over it.

Guest: Mawlana, I’m leaving tonight, I don’t know when I will see you next time…

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Allah knows, we don’t know anything.

Guest: So how do I get an opening? I’m really in search of my reality. How do I get to my haqiqah, my enlightenment?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Who is responsible for you may guide you. Don’t worry, we are like passengers on a plane, and that plane goes.

Guest: But you are my plane…

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: HasbunAllah, RabbunAllah.

(Guest kisses Mawlana’s hand.)

Lefke, 10.03.2011


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