By Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil
Our Holy Prophet ﷺ states:
“A man will be with whom he loves.” It’s a good tiding to the Saḥābah (companions). A companion was crying to the Prophet ﷺ, he said: “We are together in this world but how are we going to be in the next world?” The Prophet ﷺ said: “A man will be with whom he loves”, even if one person is at a higher station in the hereafter, a person will be close to them; therefore, this is a good tiding for people, for Muslims. May people love good people then.
Thank Allah ﷻ that the people we love are the good Awliya (saints), the Prophet ﷺ, the Ahl al-Bayt (his family), the Saḥābah (his companions), and the Mashaikh. Our Shaykh, Shaykh Nazim taught us this love. His whole life was full of the love of Allah ﷻ. He gave Sohbahs and taught people to love Allah ﷻ and love each other, not to be enemies against each other. He taught goodness not animosity. Love teaches goodness. The others that teach animosity are charlatans; that’s not love, that’s hypocrisy. True love is the love that the Awliya teach and show. Their love exists while they’re alive in this life and when they’re not here, when they’ve departed and have gone to the world of Barzakh. They have Tasarruf, manifestation there too and they have the ability to give love to people’s hearts, Allah ﷻ willing. So those who have seen him or haven’t seen him and those who came later but loved him, Allah ﷻ willing they’ll be with him.
Therefore, nowadays there are plenty of people who do not appreciate or value this, they say: “What use or need is there for Awliya and Mashaikh? Are there such things even?” They are poor and wretched people, they are ones who are deprived from this and their end in the hereafter is difficult. So this Mahaba (affection) is a great blessing and Lutf (grace) for us, it’s a great gift for us from Allah ﷻ and it’s not meant for everybody. So we say thank Allah ﷻ for it and that he made us with the Mashaikh and with the Sultan-ul Awliya Shaykh Nazim.