Monday, January 05, 2009

Satan has a bridle for you

Satan has a bridle for you
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
Thursday, Feb 08, 2007 | Oakland, CA US

One saint, Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami, was visiting the grave of the Prophet (saws). He was in Madinat al-munawwara. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala gave him eyes: he can see. These awliyaullah can see; not like with our eyes but like those of bees - they can see at night. These awliya can see these electromagnetic waves; everyone is producing electromagnetic waves. That picture that you see of each other is what you are reflecting to each other: that produces your picture.

He was seeing that, oh, there is Satan walking there. And he had a lot of bridles in his hand. He had many of them...too many. He said, "O Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala, that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala cursed you, ya `aduwullah. What are you doing with these?" He said, "I am riding on people in Madina with these bridles, because all of them are angry with each other. Go there and see. Many people go there and fight for nothing. So when anyone has anger, it means that Satan is putting a bridle on them and riding on him or on her. Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami asked, "Who?" Shaytan answered, "Too many. I am putting on the bridle and riding them."

Sayyidina Bayazid asked, "Do you have one for me?" That is ego coming out. Bayazid is a big saint. Even if you are saint, you have to be humble. Iblees replied, "For you, I don´t need a bridle. I ride without one." He said, "Allah cursed you, I will show you."

So after some days it passed and it rained very hard. In those days, there was no sewer for the water. So there, subhanallah, the ground does not absorb the water; it stays on top. It was raining and raining and showering, until it was a flood, reaching the chests of people.

One time I was with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim in Mecca in Ka`bah and we were in umrah. We were wearing ihram and we were making tawaaf. We did one round, a second round, a third round, circumambulating the Ka`bah, and Mawlana Shaykh [may Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala give him long life] stopped, and he stopped just past the Hajar al-Aswad. He said, "Ya Rabbee, this is drought here, what is this? We need mercy. We need the manifestation of Allah´s Subhanahu wa Ta`ala Beautiful Names and Attributes from the rain."

As we said, the association is a manifestation of blessing. So similarly, rain is a blessing; a mercy. He said "Send us a sign - send rain on us." What? To send rain? The temperature is 140, not a cloud, nothing. I was young at that time. I was thinking, "How is it going to rain?" People were pushing us as he stopped in the middle. And why did he stop at that particular point? - It was strange. And then he made du`a: "O Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala, for the sake of Sayyidina Muhammad (saws), rain on us. Shower us." We began to continue the fourth round, and after about three or four minutes, from out of the blue, you could see all these clouds coming from every side over Mecca, pressing, and building up. Then by the fifth round it began to thunder. Then showers were coming. That was in 1979. There were showers and showers and no one was expecting it. We were in ihram. The water was coming: rising and rising and rising around the Ka`aba, in all the Haram. It came up to here [shows his hands up to the chest].

It was something surprising: the whole of Mecca stopped. No cars coming and going; people could not move. I am giving the example of what happened with Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami.

Now they are building the sewers but then they could not move. When awliya ask, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala gives. He was speaking in the beginning of the suhbat that the importance of association is the fusion that makes these manifestation to come.

So Abayazid al-Bistami asked, "Do I need one?" He replied, "No, you don´t need one, for I will ride you without one."

So it was raining, raining, and raining, and when it rains there they cannot move. This was 1000 years ago, so of course the water is going to be higher than today. Then no one could move in Madina. Sayyidina Bayazid was standing on a higher side and water was moving between the houses in the streets. There was one old man who wanted to cross from one side to another. He had a stick in his hand and he was humpbacked, kyphosis. Abayazid came to that old man and asked him, "Do you need help?" He answered, "Of course." "I can carry you." So he carried him to the other side. When he came to other side, he asked, "Can I get down?" He said, "Of course." Then he looked at Bayazid and asked him, "Didn´t I tell you I will ride you without bridle?"

So, when ego comes, anger comes, and everything is finished. You lose everything; you forget everythin



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