Sheikh Nazim





    The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sal) said “Laisal kaburukal ma’imah” – : “Nothing is
    more valuable than direct experience”.

    A person having direct experience is convinced without doubt of the reality. His
    outlook is that of certainty. Many mureeds of Moulana Sheik Nazim (Qad) have
    attained this state of certainty and some of their experiences are given below.

    Many of Moulana Sheik Nazim’s mureeds have experienced the seeing of lights of
    different shapes and colours. It is quite common among these mureeds to see pin
    points of different coloured lights at various times of the day and night. These lights
    appear in flashes and disappear. Some also see waves of gold or silver light
    appearing in front of them. These lights can be compared to a heavy mist and they
    always move about in waves. Even in utter darkness these mureds are able to see all
    around them.

    Some have also experienced seeing a big golden or silvery light close to their
    foreheads or at the positions where their hearts are. Some mureeds also see big
    flashes of light appearing in blotches in front of them. Some also have experienced
    seeing lights in the form of streaks and lightning. Others have perceived lights in the
    shape of the moon and stars.

    Lights of various colours and hues particularly, red, purple, light blue, green, gold,
    silver and white have been seen by these mureeds. Light like that of the shining sun
    at noon with all its intensity and brightness have been witnessed. In short so many
    types of lights have been seen by these mureeds that it would be difficult to
    enumerate all of them here.

    A common experience of many mureeds is the sudden inhalation of a whiff of incense
    or attar (perfume). The type of perfume in almost all cases is one that is not being
    worn by the mureed and is easily recognized due to its unexpected presence.

    During the repetition of Dhikr some mureeds have experienced a sweet taste on their
    tongues which lingers sometimes from between a day to three or four days on end.
    Mureeds have been given various types of liquids such as water and milk etc to drink
    by Prophets, particularly Holy Prophet (Sal) and Seyyidina Khidr (Alai) during the
    recital of Salawath (Durood) and Dhikr. These liquids represent secret

     Some mureeds have also experienced the sense of touch when they have been
    totally devoid of other company. This experience is common to mureeds who are
    nodding off to sleep while reciting Quran or while praying or while in Dhikr. Such an
    experience usually has the effect of awakening the mureed and helping him to

    Many mureeds have had the experience of seeing Mowlana Sheikh Nazim and also
    other members of the Golden Chain of Spiritual Transmission of the Naqshabandi
    Tariqat appearing before them. Some have had the experience of seeing a host of the
    Saints (awliya) appearing before them.

    A selection of mureeds see Mowlana Sheikh Nazim in flashes at various times of the
    day or night. Some see the entire form of the Sheikh, while some see just the bust or
    only his face. Certain of these mureeds see Mowlana Sheikh Nazim in front of them all
    the time and Mowlana is always with them. Wherever they may be or wherever they
    may go Mowlana Sheikh Nazim is always present with them. Some of them have also
    been granted the gift of being able to communicate with Mowlana. Any question that
    they put to their Sheik is immediately answered by him. Whatever they want to know
    Sheik gives them the answer. Vast amounts of hidden knowledge have been
    communicated to his mureeds by Mowlana Sheikh Nazim in this manner.

    Questions by these mureeds regarding day to day life, or questions relating to religion
    and Marifatullah (hidden knowledge) and also many other subjects have been
    answered by Mowlana Sheikh Nazim. When this type of communication has been
    granted to a mureed, he no longer needs to resort to books in order to further his
    knowledge. Anything that he desires to know is told to him by his Sheik.

    There are some mureeds who have been given the gift by Mowlana Sheikh Nazim of
    being able to see the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sal) appearing before them. To some
    of them the Holy Prophet (Sal) appears to them in flashes. Some are in the presence
    of the Holy Prophet (Sal) at all times – 24 hours a day. They are able to communicate
    with the Holy Prophet (Sal). They are able to put questions to Holy Prophet
    Muhammad (Sal) and they are answered by him. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sal)
    teaches, instructs and guides them.

    Many mureeds have also the gift of being able to interpret dreams. This they do either
    by asking for the interpretation of these dreams from Mowlana Sheikh Nazim or from
    the Holy Prophet (Sal). Sometimes they do this by means of interpreting these dreams
    according to the knowledge that has been given to them. When a person relates a
    dream to these mureeds, they are even able to actually see the dream visually
    unfolding before the very eyes of their hearts. In some instances, these mureeds have
    been able to remind the one who related his dream of certain portions of his dream
    that had been forgotten by him and therefore omitted in the narration of it and
    subsequently the dreamer is able to recollect quite clearly what he had forgotten.

    The existence of Seyyidina Mahdi (Alai) in these times is doubly confirmed by some
    mureeds of Mowlana Sheik Nazim who have been given the gift of seeing Seyyidina
    Mahdi (Alai). He is so powerful that it is not possible for people to look at his eyes.
    Mowlana Sheikh Nazim has however, granted some of his mureeds the power to look
    directly into the eyes of Seyyidina Mahdi (Alai) and also to communicate with him.

    Certain of the mureeds of Mowlana Sheikh Nazim experience that Mowlana appears
    within them. When this happens, they are no longer conscious of themselves as
    themselves. They loose their identity and are conscious of themselves as their
    Sheikh. They see through Mowlana’s eyes when they look, they hear through
    Mowlana’s ears when they speak. They no longer see or feel themselves as they no
    longer exist, only Mowlana exists. When a mureed in this state makes any movement,
    this movement is seen by the mureed to be a reflection of Mowlana Sheikh Nazim.
    This state is temporary for some mureeds while for others it is established and
    permanent. In this state the mureed is known to be going through the process of
    “Fana fi Sheik”

    Some mureeds also experience the state of “Fana fi Rasool” which is the next stage
    towards the Divine Presence. In this stage the Holy Prophet (Sal) is experienced within
    the mureed. As in the earlier case the mureeds lose their identity and are conscious
    of themselves as Mowlana Sheikh Nazim who is lost in the Holy Prophet Muhammad
    (Sal). They can no longer identify themselves as themselves. They now identify
    themselves while in this state as being mirrored by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sal).
    They now see, hear and experience sensation through the Holy Prophet (Sal).

    The ability to look into and witness events that have occurred in the past has also
    been given by Mowlana Sheikh Nazim to some of his mureeds. All that these mureeds
    have to do is to think of this particular event and they are shown it as it actually
    happened. For example, if a mureed with this gift wished to see a certain incident
    related in the Quran, for instance the incident described in Sura Yoosuf where the
    ladies of the court of the King while paring fruits were so rapt in the beauty of Yoosuf
    (Alai) that they did not realize that they had cut their fingers, or the creation of Adam
    (Alai) or incidents in the life of any Prophet or Saint. These incidents are portrayed to
    them as they actually took place.

    For instance, if these mureeds were to read the life story of our Prophet (Sal) they
    would see the incidents unfold before them as if they were happening at that time.
    The same is true if they were to read the life story of a Saint. This is not only restricted
    to reading. The same would occur if another person is relating a story as well, where
    the story would unfold in front of the mureeds who actually witness the events talked
    about. In short, all that these mureeds wish to see of the past are depicted to them.
    This state is being experienced by some of Mowlana Sheikh Nazim’s mureeds and
    they are also given access to witness whatever is presently occurring anywhere in the
    world. They have been given the gift of all that they wish to see.

    A few mureeds have been given the gift of being able to look through the eyes of
    everyone. These mureeds, simply ask Mowlana Sheikh Nazim for this ability and are
    then able to look through another’s eyes and see whatever they are seeing. Sights
    which have arrested one in the past and is imprinted in his memory may be recalled
    by him at a particular instant which a mureed with this ability of looking through
    anyone’s eyes may see in all it’s glory. For instance, if a person has been to the
    Himalayas and seen a particular mountain range, all that the mureed with this ability
    has to do is to ask Mowlana Shaikh Nazim to let him look through this person’s eyes
    and he would see what that person had seen. This phenomenon is not only limited to
    this, but also to dreams and spiritual visions. If a mureed with this ability desires to
    look through the eyes of another mureed with spiritual vision, he is shown this spiritual
    vision – which may be the vision of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sal) or Mowlana
    Sheikh Nazim or some other Prophet or Saint.

    Sometimes, mureeds have been transported to other countries and places. For
    example they may be transported in a moment to London where Mowlana Sheikh
    Nazim would be delivering a lecture. Some are known to have visited Mecca, Medina,
    London and Baghdad in moments by the power and the grace of Mowlana Sheikh
    Nazim. Of course there are also certain mureeds who have had the opportunity of
    being transported beyond the limits of this world, beyond the limits of this Galaxy
    even, and to the very edges of the far Galaxies. They have been taken to the
    Paradises and have experienced the delights therein. They have even seen the hells
    too. They have also visited other worlds and met with their occupants.

    A common phenomenon at this point is the experience of ecstasy in love oceans for
    Mowlana Sheik Nazim, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sal) and ultimately towards
    the Divine Presence. This feeling of ecstasy can never be accurately expressed as
    there is no other sensation that can be compared to it. It can only be pointed out that
    it is even greater than the greatest feeling of love that two ardent lovers may have for
    each other. An example of this sensation may be realized from the story of Yoosuf
    (Alai) where Lady Zulaiha after pining away for the love of Yoosuf (Alai) finally has
    this, her greatest desire granted by Allah Almighty. Having wed Yoosuf (Alai) however,
    on the night of their marriage even this great love for him was forgotten in the ecstasy
    that she felt for Allah Almighty.

    There are also mureeds who have even developed to the state where they have been
    given the gift of being able to witness everything in creation performing Dhikr
    constantly. They witness everything that they look at shimmering in constant Dhikr.
    Some even hear this Dhikr.

    Some of the mureeds of Mowlana Sheikh Nazim have been given knowledge of the
    secrets of nature. For, instance the secrets of plants etc, have been granted to these

    A degree of Unity have been experienced by certain mureeds where they have
    expanded to the extent that they see the Universe at a glance. They are able to see
    right across the Universe and also able to focus on any place that they desire. They
    see the entire Universe as one in all its vastness. They have beheld that the entirety
    is made of one substance. At some point some mureeds reach the state where they
    no longer can differentiate between themselves and the Universe in its entirety. At this
    point they see themselves as the entire Universe with a single soul – their soul.

    Mowlana Sheikh Nazim says that the purpose of religion is to know Allah. He quotes
    the Hadith Qudsi “I was a Hidden Treasure and loved to be known”. Therefore the
    purpose of any religion is to find this Hidden Treasure and to discover its secrets. It is
    towards this end that Mowlana Sheikh Nazim is training his mureeds. He guides them
    to the Divine Presence and seats them on the Divine Throne of Allah Almighty to take
    command of the entire Universe.

    Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran “I give sovereignty to whom I want”. Mowlana
    Sheik Nazim is therefore guiding every seeker who comes to him to achieve this goal.
    All the phenomena experienced by mureeds discussed above only represent a tiny
    drop in the ocean of knowledge that Mowlana Sheikh Nazim intends to impart to his
    mureeds. Mowlana Sheikh Nazim puts it very simply when he says “Come to me and I
    shall give you everything”. Is there anything that falls short of everything?


“Oh you company of Jinn and Men,
if you have the power to penetrate (all)
the regions of the heavens and earth,
then penetrate (them)! You will never
penetrate them except with (Our)

Which then of the favours of your Lord
will you deny"

Sura Ar Rahman: 55:33-34


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