Spriritual Sohbets Shaykh Eşref Efendi
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The Verses of Qur‘an

Sheikh Eşref Efendi - Cuma Khutba in Sufiland  25.05.2017
  • Oh you Believers, Sayyidina Muhammad said: „Everything I am telling you and everything I say, every word leaving my mouth is from the Qur'an." This is a hadith sherif.

    That way, he is telling us that everything he said and passed on to us, and everything he suggested and told us in daily life, everything was from the Qur'an, meaning from Allah, Allah's words. And all were holy verses.

    If we go deeper into this, it means that his life was made of the Qur'an and his daily routine was Qur'an. And without any doubt he said, „My life is following the Qur'an, I am speaking from the Qur'an, I am the Qur'an."

    And he is our example, he sets THE example. He is Habib, the most beloved in the divine presence. Also: law laaka, law laaka, maa khalaqtal aflaak. „Oh Muhammad, oh my beloved, if it wasn't for you I would not have created anything."
    „And in the beginning", said Sayyidina Muhammed, „Allah created my soul." That is the main soul. Nafsun kullun, kullun nafsu. Meaning: the absolute, the complete soul.

    „From My soul I created your soul, oh Muhammed.", and that was the platform for all the other souls. „I am from Allah and you are from me.", he said.
    This is proof and an explanation of this secret. „I am from His soul and you are from my soul." And his soul is Qur'an, consisting of countless verses, holy Qur'an, 6,666 Ayats.

  • And that is the only thing we know, only what was sent to us. For our understanding. For us to know roughly for the here and hereafter, how we have to be, how we have to live our lives. What we have to expect in the here and hereafter, should we live our lives according to the Qur'an or following our egos.

    That is to help you understand. „Oh Muhammad", said the Lord while our prophet was on his Nocturnal Ascension, Laylatu l-Mi'raj, „I am entrusting to you three different kinds of secret knowledge. The first is open for the ordinary people, to Awwam un Nas.

    „The second is for the noble people, to Awwam ul Khass." They are one of the saints, the people of the saints, of the heavenly ambassadors. Everything Musa received, everything Jesus received, everything Abraham received, everything all the prophets from Adam until Sayyiduna Muhammed (Ala Nabina alaihi assalatu wa salam), everything 124,000 prophets received, every single one of them, according to their capacity, rank and position, received from this secret knowledge, the Awwam ul Khass, from Sayyiduna Muhammed.

    „And the third part of secret knowledge is between you and Me. It is only for you, oh Muhammed." Because it has such an electricity, such a secret, such a power and might, „Only you can carry it." Not even Moses, not even Jesus, not even Abraham, not even all 124,000 prophets combined in their power and capacity, could bear that knowledge, that was meant only for you.

  • And also from the Qur'an and all of this is Qur'an. That is 6,666 verses. What an honor for us since we are allowed to read it. Even though we do not understand. The saints are there. They are the interpreters. They can open it for us, depending on our level of understanding, what they have understood. But it goes deeper than this and there are more than 6,666 verses. It will only open in the hereafter, maybe in paradise, for the Qur'an is endless.

    We cannot say that the Qur'an ended after 6,666 verses. Whoever says something like that is utterly wrong. We wanted to talk about something else, but now they open this piece of information for us. This is a holy day, Friday, and even I am listening to what is revealing itself.

    Qur'an, you cannot put an end to what Allah has created. And what about all that He has not created, that only belongs to Him?

    And Qur'an is not part of Makhluuq, all that has been created.
    Qur'an is His word, it belongs to Him. How can there ever be an end?
    How could we possibly say: „Full Stop! Period!"
    We could say: „Comma!", but not
    „Period!".

    6,666 verses, period. Impossible! Impossible!

  • It is endless. If we say Qur'an is endless, without a full stop, then we put a full stop to this explanation: „Endless! Full stop!" Do you understand?

    And without a doubt Sayyiduna Muhammed is Qur'an, he is the book himself.
    We are looking for „Lauh ul Mahfuus" the Hidden Tablet. Where is it? It is him. The Hidden Tablet is him. And who else? His successor who represents him. The one who is number One, the Sultan ul Awliyya. He is the Hidden Tablet, and it contains everything. Everything.

    And the Hidden Tablet is also the Qur'an itself. If you understand, if you can dive into it and take everything you are so much in need of for the day and for the time. That is the Qur'an, that is Lauh ul Mahfuus, the Hidden Tablet. It contains everything.

    Some saints can see and dive into it. And then they can say things like: „In 1453 Istanbul, Constantinople, will be conquered.". „Where did you find that?" - „It's in here." - „Right, but I can't see that!" - „In this very Ayat it is written." - „But there are no numbers or anything about Constantinople in it." - „You can see the whole conquest and it is live. It is like a whole movie!" - „You can still see that?" - „Yes, If you can find the right Ayat and you know how to dive into it, you can see Sultan Fatih and him conquering the city."

    It is still happening. What happened happened and is still happening. For some people your yesterday is still today. And for some your tomorrow is also today. What is today?

  • For some blessed people who were given the secret knowledge directly into their hearts, yesterday is today, tomorrow is today, today is the present. For them that is no miracle, for they are always in the presence.

    Whoever reached the presence of Allah, whoever worked hard to stand in the divine presence with the highest sense of decency, as you cannot enter Allah's presence with no Adab, there is no yesterday nor tomorrow. There is not even a today. There is only the presence and everything is happening in the present.

    What happened in paradise with Adam and Eve, what happened after paradise and what will happen after this world, after Judgement Day, everything is written there. All of these things happen in the present.

    Why? Because the true human is the Book of Allah, is the Qur'an. Sayyiduna Muhammed is the Qur'an, the holy book. And whoever is with him and follows him truly and is blessed by him personally, is one of his saints, is Qur'an.

    What are we, the believers, who run after or follow this holy living Qur'an? We are the single verses of the Qur'an. A person, that is even in a community, him, her, depending on how many there are in the community, each one of them is a verse.

    And one by one, one by one, one by one, the more we grow in number, verses turn to pages of the Qur'an: first page, second page, third page, fourth page, fifth page.

  • How many pages are there in the Qur'an? 600. How many Juz are there in the Qur'an? 30. How many Surats? 114. Subhan Allah.

    One by one, one by one, one by one. If we can't manage to turn into the Qur'an as a single person, then we have to turn into the book of Allah as a group. Into one book. It is about unity. Or not?

    At first we have to come together verse by verse, page by page and eventually we are a collective of a book and can be recognized as such. So that everyone seeing us can say: „What a people full of light, a community of light. They are the book of God.

    May Allah grant us to to get there. Because our main part, our soul - not our body - our soul consists of the book of God, consists of a holy verse. And every single one of us represents a personal verse and we basically exist of Qur'an. And we all are made of verses, a secret. We have many secrets.

    And that is why Allah says about those who were not only searching for their secret but also found it: Qaddas Allahu sirruhu. That is what we say about the saints: May Allah bless his secret and protect it.

    But we are the same. We also have this secret. It is not open to us since we are not ready for it yet. But once it is opened to us, they will also say about us: Qaddas Allahu sirruhu.

  • That means you have already turned into a verse of the book of God, into the Qur'an, following the example set by Sayyidina Muhammed (sav). So that from here on everything you say is from the holy Qur'an. And if everything you say is from the Qur'an, you are the Qur'an itself.

    Hürmet il Habib

    May Allah give us good understanding.

    This was a very special khutba, a very special sohbat.

    May Allah open us our secrets and may we be able to bear them.

  • Oh you Believers, Sayyidina Muhammad said: „Everything I am telling you and everything I say, every word leaving my mouth is from the Qur'an." This is a hadith sherif.

    That way, he is telling us that everything he said and passed on to us, and everything he suggested and told us in daily life, everything was from the Qur'an, meaning from Allah, Allah's words. And all were holy verses.

    If we go deeper into this, it means that his life was made of the Qur'an and his daily routine was Qur'an. And without any doubt he said, „My life is following the Qur'an, I am speaking from the Qur'an, I am the Qur'an."

    And he is our example, he sets THE example. He is Habib, the most beloved in the divine presence. Also: law laaka, law laaka, maa khalaqtal aflaak. „Oh Muhammad, oh my beloved, if it wasn't for you I would not have created anything."
    „And in the beginning", said Sayyidina Muhammed, „Allah created my soul." That is the main soul. Nafsun kullun, kullun nafsu. Meaning: the absolute, the complete soul.

    „From My soul I created your soul, oh Muhammed.", and that was the platform for all the other souls. „I am from Allah and you are from me.", he said.
    This is proof and an explanation of this secret. „I am from His soul and you are from my soul." And his soul is Qur'an, consisting of countless verses, holy Qur'an, 6,666 Ayats.

  • And that is the only thing we know, only what was sent to us. For our understanding. For us to know roughly for the here and hereafter, how we have to be, how we have to live our lives. What we have to expect in the here and hereafter, should we live our lives according to the Qur'an or following our egos.

    That is to help you understand. „Oh Muhammad", said the Lord while our prophet was on his Nocturnal Ascension, Laylatu l-Mi'raj, „I am entrusting to you three different kinds of secret knowledge. The first is open for the ordinary people, to Awwam un Nas.

    „The second is for the noble people, to Awwam ul Khass." They are one of the saints, the people of the saints, of the heavenly ambassadors. Everything Musa received, everything Jesus received, everything Abraham received, everything all the prophets from Adam until Sayyiduna Muhammed (Ala Nabina alaihi assalatu wa salam), everything 124,000 prophets received, every single one of them, according to their capacity, rank and position, received from this secret knowledge, the Awwam ul Khass, from Sayyiduna Muhammed.

    „And the third part of secret knowledge is between you and Me. It is only for you, oh Muhammed." Because it has such an electricity, such a secret, such a power and might, „Only you can carry it." Not even Moses, not even Jesus, not even Abraham, not even all 124,000 prophets combined in their power and capacity, could bear that knowledge, that was meant only for you.

  • And also from the Qur'an and all of this is Qur'an. That is 6,666 verses. What an honor for us since we are allowed to read it. Even though we do not understand. The saints are there. They are the interpreters. They can open it for us, depending on our level of understanding, what they have understood. But it goes deeper than this and there are more than 6,666 verses. It will only open in the hereafter, maybe in paradise, for the Qur'an is endless.

    We cannot say that the Qur'an ended after 6,666 verses. Whoever says something like that is utterly wrong. We wanted to talk about something else, but now they open this piece of information for us. This is a holy day, Friday, and even I am listening to what is revealing itself.

    Qur'an, you cannot put an end to what Allah has created. And what about all that He has not created, that only belongs to Him?

    And Qur'an is not part of Makhluuq, all that has been created.
    Qur'an is His word, it belongs to Him. How can there ever be an end?
    How could we possibly say: „Full Stop! Period!"
    We could say: „Comma!", but not
    „Period!".

    6,666 verses, period. Impossible! Impossible!

  • It is endless. If we say Qur'an is endless, without a full stop, then we put a full stop to this explanation: „Endless! Full stop!" Do you understand?

    And without a doubt Sayyiduna Muhammed is Qur'an, he is the book himself.
    We are looking for „Lauh ul Mahfuus" the Hidden Tablet. Where is it? It is him. The Hidden Tablet is him. And who else? His successor who represents him. The one who is number One, the Sultan ul Awliyya. He is the Hidden Tablet, and it contains everything. Everything.

    And the Hidden Tablet is also the Qur'an itself. If you understand, if you can dive into it and take everything you are so much in need of for the day and for the time. That is the Qur'an, that is Lauh ul Mahfuus, the Hidden Tablet. It contains everything.

    Some saints can see and dive into it. And then they can say things like: „In 1453 Istanbul, Constantinople, will be conquered.". „Where did you find that?" - „It's in here." - „Right, but I can't see that!" - „In this very Ayat it is written." - „But there are no numbers or anything about Constantinople in it." - „You can see the whole conquest and it is live. It is like a whole movie!" - „You can still see that?" - „Yes, If you can find the right Ayat and you know how to dive into it, you can see Sultan Fatih and him conquering the city."

    It is still happening. What happened happened and is still happening. For some people your yesterday is still today. And for some your tomorrow is also today. What is today?

  • For some blessed people who were given the secret knowledge directly into their hearts, yesterday is today, tomorrow is today, today is the present. For them that is no miracle, for they are always in the presence.

    Whoever reached the presence of Allah, whoever worked hard to stand in the divine presence with the highest sense of decency, as you cannot enter Allah's presence with no Adab, there is no yesterday nor tomorrow. There is not even a today. There is only the presence and everything is happening in the present.

    What happened in paradise with Adam and Eve, what happened after paradise and what will happen after this world, after Judgement Day, everything is written there. All of these things happen in the present.

    Why? Because the true human is the Book of Allah, is the Qur'an. Sayyiduna Muhammed is the Qur'an, the holy book. And whoever is with him and follows him truly and is blessed by him personally, is one of his saints, is Qur'an.

    What are we, the believers, who run after or follow this holy living Qur'an? We are the single verses of the Qur'an. A person, that is even in a community, him, her, depending on how many there are in the community, each one of them is a verse.

    And one by one, one by one, one by one, the more we grow in number, verses turn to pages of the Qur'an: first page, second page, third page, fourth page, fifth page.

  • How many pages are there in the Qur'an? 600. How many Juz are there in the Qur'an? 30. How many Surats? 114. Subhan Allah.

    One by one, one by one, one by one. If we can't manage to turn into the Qur'an as a single person, then we have to turn into the book of Allah as a group. Into one book. It is about unity. Or not?

    At first we have to come together verse by verse, page by page and eventually we are a collective of a book and can be recognized as such. So that everyone seeing us can say: „What a people full of light, a community of light. They are the book of God.

    May Allah grant us to to get there. Because our main part, our soul - not our body - our soul consists of the book of God, consists of a holy verse. And every single one of us represents a personal verse and we basically exist of Qur'an. And we all are made of verses, a secret. We have many secrets.

    And that is why Allah says about those who were not only searching for their secret but also found it: Qaddas Allahu sirruhu. That is what we say about the saints: May Allah bless his secret and protect it.

    But we are the same. We also have this secret. It is not open to us since we are not ready for it yet. But once it is opened to us, they will also say about us: Qaddas Allahu sirruhu.

  • That means you have already turned into a verse of the book of God, into the Qur'an, following the example set by Sayyidina Muhammed (sav). So that from here on everything you say is from the holy Qur'an. And if everything you say is from the Qur'an, you are the Qur'an itself.

    Hürmet il Habib

    May Allah give us good understanding.

    This was a very special khutba, a very special sohbat.

    May Allah open us our secrets and may we be able to bear them.

  • Oh you Believers, Sayyidina Muhammad said: „Everything I am telling you and everything I say, every word leaving my mouth is from the Qur'an." This is a hadith sherif.

    That way, he is telling us that everything he said and passed on to us, and everything he suggested and told us in daily life, everything was from the Qur'an, meaning from Allah, Allah's words. And all were holy verses.

    If we go deeper into this, it means that his life was made of the Qur'an and his daily routine was Qur'an. And without any doubt he said, „My life is following the Qur'an, I am speaking from the Qur'an, I am the Qur'an."

    And he is our example, he sets THE example. He is Habib, the most beloved in the divine presence. Also: law laaka, law laaka, maa khalaqtal aflaak. „Oh Muhammad, oh my beloved, if it wasn't for you I would not have created anything."
    „And in the beginning", said Sayyidina Muhammed, „Allah created my soul." That is the main soul. Nafsun kullun, kullun nafsu. Meaning: the absolute, the complete soul.

    „From My soul I created your soul, oh Muhammed.", and that was the platform for all the other souls. „I am from Allah and you are from me.", he said.
    This is proof and an explanation of this secret. „I am from His soul and you are from my soul." And his soul is Qur'an, consisting of countless verses, holy Qur'an, 6,666 Ayats.

  • And that is the only thing we know, only what was sent to us. For our understanding. For us to know roughly for the here and hereafter, how we have to be, how we have to live our lives. What we have to expect in the here and hereafter, should we live our lives according to the Qur'an or following our egos.

    That is to help you understand. „Oh Muhammad", said the Lord while our prophet was on his Nocturnal Ascension, Laylatu l-Mi'raj, „I am entrusting to you three different kinds of secret knowledge. The first is open for the ordinary people, to Awwam un Nas.

    „The second is for the noble people, to Awwam ul Khass." They are one of the saints, the people of the saints, of the heavenly ambassadors. Everything Musa received, everything Jesus received, everything Abraham received, everything all the prophets from Adam until Sayyiduna Muhammed (Ala Nabina alaihi assalatu wa salam), everything 124,000 prophets received, every single one of them, according to their capacity, rank and position, received from this secret knowledge, the Awwam ul Khass, from Sayyiduna Muhammed.

    „And the third part of secret knowledge is between you and Me. It is only for you, oh Muhammed." Because it has such an electricity, such a secret, such a power and might, „Only you can carry it." Not even Moses, not even Jesus, not even Abraham, not even all 124,000 prophets combined in their power and capacity, could bear that knowledge, that was meant only for you.

  • And also from the Qur'an and all of this is Qur'an. That is 6,666 verses. What an honor for us since we are allowed to read it. Even though we do not understand. The saints are there. They are the interpreters. They can open it for us, depending on our level of understanding, what they have understood. But it goes deeper than this and there are more than 6,666 verses. It will only open in the hereafter, maybe in paradise, for the Qur'an is endless.

    We cannot say that the Qur'an ended after 6,666 verses. Whoever says something like that is utterly wrong. We wanted to talk about something else, but now they open this piece of information for us. This is a holy day, Friday, and even I am listening to what is revealing itself.

    Qur'an, you cannot put an end to what Allah has created. And what about all that He has not created, that only belongs to Him?

    And Qur'an is not part of Makhluuq, all that has been created.
    Qur'an is His word, it belongs to Him. How can there ever be an end?
    How could we possibly say: „Full Stop! Period!"
    We could say: „Comma!", but not
    „Period!".

    6,666 verses, period. Impossible! Impossible!

  • It is endless. If we say Qur'an is endless, without a full stop, then we put a full stop to this explanation: „Endless! Full stop!" Do you understand?

    And without a doubt Sayyiduna Muhammed is Qur'an, he is the book himself.
    We are looking for „Lauh ul Mahfuus" the Hidden Tablet. Where is it? It is him. The Hidden Tablet is him. And who else? His successor who represents him. The one who is number One, the Sultan ul Awliyya. He is the Hidden Tablet, and it contains everything. Everything.

    And the Hidden Tablet is also the Qur'an itself. If you understand, if you can dive into it and take everything you are so much in need of for the day and for the time. That is the Qur'an, that is Lauh ul Mahfuus, the Hidden Tablet. It contains everything.

    Some saints can see and dive into it. And then they can say things like: „In 1453 Istanbul, Constantinople, will be conquered.". „Where did you find that?" - „It's in here." - „Right, but I can't see that!" - „In this very Ayat it is written." - „But there are no numbers or anything about Constantinople in it." - „You can see the whole conquest and it is live. It is like a whole movie!" - „You can still see that?" - „Yes, If you can find the right Ayat and you know how to dive into it, you can see Sultan Fatih and him conquering the city."

    It is still happening. What happened happened and is still happening. For some people your yesterday is still today. And for some your tomorrow is also today. What is today?

  • For some blessed people who were given the secret knowledge directly into their hearts, yesterday is today, tomorrow is today, today is the present. For them that is no miracle, for they are always in the presence.

    Whoever reached the presence of Allah, whoever worked hard to stand in the divine presence with the highest sense of decency, as you cannot enter Allah's presence with no Adab, there is no yesterday nor tomorrow. There is not even a today. There is only the presence and everything is happening in the present.

    What happened in paradise with Adam and Eve, what happened after paradise and what will happen after this world, after Judgement Day, everything is written there. All of these things happen in the present.

    Why? Because the true human is the Book of Allah, is the Qur'an. Sayyiduna Muhammed is the Qur'an, the holy book. And whoever is with him and follows him truly and is blessed by him personally, is one of his saints, is Qur'an.

    What are we, the believers, who run after or follow this holy living Qur'an? We are the single verses of the Qur'an. A person, that is even in a community, him, her, depending on how many there are in the community, each one of them is a verse.

    And one by one, one by one, one by one, the more we grow in number, verses turn to pages of the Qur'an: first page, second page, third page, fourth page, fifth page.

  • How many pages are there in the Qur'an? 600. How many Juz are there in the Qur'an? 30. How many Surats? 114. Subhan Allah.

    One by one, one by one, one by one. If we can't manage to turn into the Qur'an as a single person, then we have to turn into the book of Allah as a group. Into one book. It is about unity. Or not?

    At first we have to come together verse by verse, page by page and eventually we are a collective of a book and can be recognized as such. So that everyone seeing us can say: „What a people full of light, a community of light. They are the book of God.

    May Allah grant us to to get there. Because our main part, our soul - not our body - our soul consists of the book of God, consists of a holy verse. And every single one of us represents a personal verse and we basically exist of Qur'an. And we all are made of verses, a secret. We have many secrets.

    And that is why Allah says about those who were not only searching for their secret but also found it: Qaddas Allahu sirruhu. That is what we say about the saints: May Allah bless his secret and protect it.

    But we are the same. We also have this secret. It is not open to us since we are not ready for it yet. But once it is opened to us, they will also say about us: Qaddas Allahu sirruhu.

  • That means you have already turned into a verse of the book of God, into the Qur'an, following the example set by Sayyidina Muhammed (sav). So that from here on everything you say is from the holy Qur'an. And if everything you say is from the Qur'an, you are the Qur'an itself.

    Hürmet il Habib

    May Allah give us good understanding.

    This was a very special khutba, a very special sohbat.

    May Allah open us our secrets and may we be able to bear them.