Pictures of Maulana Sheikh NazimInterview with Chilean Miners

(Spanish translation to English is by Shaykh Abdul Metin of Argentina, who is accompanying the miners. He was ordered to deliver Mawlana Shaykh's package to them when they were trapped in the mine.)

Buon bonito (good, nice ones), sit down buon bonito! SubhanAllah alhamdulillah wa la ilaaha illa-Llah w'Allahu Akbar wa la hawla wa la quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Omar and Dario (two Chilean miners), I hope those people who were imprisoned 700 feet underground--and it is a miraculous happening to make people think about spirituality and miracles--as an ordinary position, if all technology came together, it could never save them!

One night I was informed about their terrible situation, and that night I prayed for those people to be saved. Throughout the east and west there are 313 miraculous people. I called on one of them to look after them, and he ordered me to send items to them. (Mawlana Shaykh turns to the translator.) Perhaps you took my message, for them to recite, "laa ilaaha illa-Llah," and also if it was possible, to take to them our "triangle" (taweez.), and all blessings are from our Lord, Almighty Allah. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) All glory and majesty is for Allah Almighty, and also for His most honored and glorified deputy, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Help came from an unknown direction and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven people just entered that place, and they did not see them, but they saw the trapped miners, who were taken up on the date that was written on the Preserved Tablets, and it all transpired in such a way. Those miners observed a very, very weak miracle, an ordinary miracle, that the mountain was taken away in a moment but others could not carry it, even the whole world's people could not carry it! Therefore, slowly, slowly, they were given what they were in need of until that period was complete.

SubhanAllah, two miners have come here and we are looking at them, and those people I was following here also got out. If it was not a holy one who used that (drilling.) machine, it would have come on their heads! It is so difficult, but one holy one was in that area and took it up, or else the rescue would have been impossible! The Lord of Heavens makes the impossible become possible through the weakest holy one. Now I am happy to see them here, that it is their good chance to come here, also to look at them and to see them. Behind our guests there is coming an opening for spirituality in that area. As much as North America becomes materialistic, those people are going to be more spiritual and power will be given to them. Yes, it is now good. I hope that they will reach to Mahdi (a) and also Jesus Christ (a), and mostly those people are coming to Islam!

(Mawlana Shaykh gives money to the miners.) It is a little amount but I hope to reach to them every month. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Inshaa-Allah, you may reach me through my son, and you may ask him and what is coming to me of more charity, I am sending; I am not leaving them. I don't like you to work once again on that (in the mine), no. He may stand in a fleamarket by himself and it is enough, but monthly inshaa-Allah what is coming to me, I am sending inshaa-Allah.

Translator: (Translator gives Mawlana Shaykh a Chilean flag signed by the 33 miners.) They signed it inside the mine and it is a gift from all of them to you. (The miners gave coal and mineral as a gift as well as an embroidered cloth and a rosary from one of the miner's family.) They are saying this is nothing, in return for all the prayers and all you did for them.

Mawlana Shaykh: Our reward is coming from Heavens. We are weak workers, weak servants. (Mawlana Shaykh gives several tasbihs for the children of the miners.)

(The daughter of one miner sits at Mawlana Shaykh's feet, weeping. Last summer she took shahadah with Naqshbandi mureeds in Santiago, Chile, and she was able to get Mawlana Shaykh's package to the miners.)

Translator: In May, she lost her son in the sea.

Mawlana Shaykh: Inshaa-Allah, he will come when Jesus comes down. Don't worry, we may bring inshaa-Allah. Fatihah.

(Chileans take baya`.)

Mawlana Shaykh: Happy days to you, here and Hereafter. Pray, pray, pray for me. Shukr, yaa Rabbee.

Translator: May Allah bless you.

(Mawlana Shaykh hugs the miners.) Mashaa-Allah. Mashaa-Allah. (They are) lions! Send my salaams! Inshaa-Allah thousands and thousands, ten thousand, one-hundred thousand will be coming to Damascus on the sea!

Translator: He is saying they are very grateful for this invitation. They are honored and they will tell all the other miners about their experience here.

Mawlana Shaykh: Send my regards and salaams to all the other miners, and (tell them) if possible, I don't like them to work under the Earth. A small amount of work is better on the Earth. Yes, and they are like my children. Inshaa-Allah, I hope that I can reach them monthly. Don't go down (in the mines), there is no need.

Translator: They are honored for what you are saying.

Mawlana Shaykh: Allah is enough for us. Work outside, don't go down. The second time, we are not carrying the responsibility! (laughter) As-salaamu `alaykum. I shall send to them money to make a dergah and they may have goats. Goats and planting crops is enough for them. I shall send to you money to buy one-thousand goats, and in the second year there will be ten thousand!

Translator: He was a shepherd of seven hundred goats when he was a child.

Mawlana Shaykh: Ah! Therefore, I am saying this. He was looking after seven hundred?

Translator: With his grandfather.

Mawlana Shaykh: I shall send you money for five hundred goats! Mashaa-Allah, mashaa-Allah you are happy, happy, happy! In Argentina there is too much wood they are selling. They may make a company. Shaykh Abdul Metin, may Allah Almighty help you. Allah bless you, Allah bless you!

Lefke, 20.12.2010

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