Sohbat – January 13, 2002
BismillahirRahmanirRahim. We must be grateful, we are not in a war, we are healthy, and we have so many things while so many people are suffering. They asked me how I can provide for so many people every day, and I am not working. I said ‘With BismillahirRahmanirRahim’; may Allah not take the basmala out of our hearts! Who doesn’t use the basmala can’t save himself from bela/troubles, and the biggest bela is to forget to say ‘Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’. May Allah not make us forget it.. Grandsheikh was saying ‘All ways are closed except one, and that is to say ‘BismillahirRahmanirRahim’ with every movement’.. i not, nothing works. BismillahirRahmanirRahim is the only key for all mankind, it has a special tajalli/Divine Vision. Don’t fear and keep saying it all the time; it is the most important thing to be able to say ‘BismillahirRahmanirRahim’. Every locked door opens with Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.. In the Night of Ascension, the Miraj, Gibrail alaihi salaam peace be upon him was accompanying the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. There was a place, a makam, where there was a gate, a door, so magnificient, that it cannot be measured. And the Prophet was overwhelmed. And even he saw with his spiritual vision, but he asked the Archangel: ‘To where does it open?’ From Allah’s wisdom the tajallis over that gate, its tajalli, colors and majesty change all the time.. it is another kind of door, a door belonging to the spiritual world. The tajalli over that door is not material, it changes constantly up to eternity. And its beauties add one over the other. May Allah open to us such a door! It is like entering a palace, there are private doors that belong to the Sultan; you have to wait in front of that door and maybe it never opens for you, only for the King. You can enter Windsor-Castle but there is a part which you are not allowed to enter. So the Prophet peace be upon him saw that door and on it a lock; it’s not a lock like we know, it is a magnificient lock also. Colors enter from it like flashes, like lightening. The Prophet asked in his heart to see what was behind that door and he asked Gibrail: ‘How can we pen that door?’ And it is a special door, not for everyone. Therefore the angel said ‘Yes, you can see what is behind because everything was created for you.’ ‘I like to’, said the Prophet, ‘but where is the key?’ ‘The key has already been given to you’, said the angel. The Prophet knew but from the adab/well-manner that a servant of Allah has with his Lord, he was waiting for the answer to come from the angel to him. A servant does not just enter the Presence of the Sultan, so even the Prophet knew how to enter but he was waiting for the Divine Permission. The angel said ‘The key is to say: BismillahirRahmanirRahim.’ When the Prophet said these words, the lock opened and the magnificient door, and he saw visions that are indescribable, not to be spoken of by any tongue. Countless visions of the Divine Sultanate full of heybet/majesty and beauty. Can one count the rays of the sun? And who could approach the sun itself..! Allah’s Greatness is such that no one can be able to approach His Sultanate..! What did the Prophet see behind the door? He saw four springs of endless beauty. From where they spring? He saw them spring from a writing: BismillahirRahmanirRahim, and no one can see to where they flow. The basmala contains three Holy Names of Allah and who says it, will drink from these four fountains. The people of Paradise drink from them; water, milk, honey and wine flow from them through each single Paradise. No one will suffer from thirst. Also who can read the Fatiha in one breath will drink from those fountains in that makam. We can only speak about some of the blessings that the basmala contains. Who respects the basmala, will get honor, and neither in dunya/world nor in barzah/hereafter or on the Day of Judgment will he have problems.. There was one woman who used to say BismillahirRahmanirRahim no matter what she did. Her husband was getting annoyed and he asked her why she was saying that all the time. She answered ‘When I am saying it, Allah is looking after me, providing for me, and everything is made easy for me.’ He wanted to test her and later on he gave her some money asking her to hide it and keep it for him. She took the money with BismillahirRahmanirRahim and put it, saying BismillahirRahmanirRahim in a box which she hid with BismillahirRahmanirRahim in a special place. The man who knew the place went later on, took the money out secretly and hid it in a well. After some time the man said to his wife ‘O my wife, I need the money that I gave you to keep. Please bring it to me.’ His wife went and opened the box, BismillahirRahmanirRahim. she put her hand inside, BismillahirRahmanirRahim, and took the money out which was dripping with water. She was surprised. She brought the money to him and he was ashamed. She asked him ‘What did you do with the money? Because I hid it in that box in that place and it could never get wet.’ He kissed her hand and said ‘O my wife, may Allah be pleased with you, you made me ashamed, you taught me the value of the basmala.’ He wanted to test her and because she said the basmala, the angel connected with the basmala took the money out of the well and brought it to her. This is Haqq! No matter where he would have hidden the money, the angels would have brought it back. O Allah, don’t take the basmala from our tongues and out of our hearts!