AN OPEN LETTER TO THOSE ATTACKING SHAYKH HISHAM
This message is sent with utmost respect from the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi Order, mureeds of Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani who love Shaykh Hisham, his son-in-law, to all representatives of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, around the world.
Allah said in Holy Quran:
وَلِكُلٍّ وِجْهَةٌ هُوَ مُوَلِّيهَا فَاسْتَبِقُواْ الْخَيْرَاتِ أَيْنَ مَا تَكُونُواْ يَأْتِ بِكُمُ اللّهُ جَمِيعًا إِنَّ اللّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
To each is a goal to which Allah turns him; then strive together (as in a race) Towards all that is good. Wheresoever ye are, Allah will bring you Together. For Allah Hath power over all things. (2:148)
Here Allah expressed that each person has a way and direction, to which he is guided by the Lord.
And Allah swt said:
قُلْ كُلٌّ يَعْمَلُ عَلَى شَاكِلَتِهِ
Say: “Everyone acts according to his own disposition. (17:84)
We wish to remind our readers that we are all working for Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. He is our master, our Sultan, our life and our breath and our Qiblah.
Shaykh Hisham has his ways and methods, and has ijazah, permission to use what he has learned at the hands of Grandshaykh and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, in guiding mureeds (irshad), in leading dhikr, hadrah, in giving suhbat, in ma`rifat, azeemah and haqiqat. He takes his orders directly from Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. Shaykh Hisham is fully acquainted with both Shari`ah and with the inner and outer aspects of the tariqah, sulook and the conduct of the path, adab.
We believe, as should you, that Mawlana Shaykh knows everything that is going between his mureeds. Mawlana Shaykh doesn’t need anyone to interfere with his relationship to Shaykh Hisham. Comments or criticisms of mureeds, are irrelevant for they are not his teachers. His teachers are Grandshaykh Abdullah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani. As such, if any misunderstandings occur, they must be referred directly to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim.
An employee in a company reports directly to the boss. I cannot tell the other employee how to work. If I have an issue with another employee, I go directly to the boss and discuss it, and the boss will take care of that issue. This is way intelligent, academic, sensible people work.
Imam Shafi`i said, “I can defeat 100 `alims. But if one ignorant comes he will defeat me because whatever logical argument one presents he will rejects it out of stubbornness and arrogance.”
If you wish to provide constructive criticism, the way is open, but to simply attack like a barking dog, is not of benefit; it is a sign of ignorance. As the proverb goes, “The dogs bark and the caravan moves on.”
Shaykh Hisham is very determined and firm on the way of tariqah and the way of Ahl as-Sunnah. By Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s order he has visited leaders of many nations. He is meeting constantly with the highest scholars of many nations and addressing their concerns. He has spoken to mass gatherings of over 200,000 on several occasions. He did his best for Mawlana Shaykh, and his achievements are there open, for all to see and know. You may refer to the following link for Mawlana Shaykh’s many statements describing the station of Shaykh Hisham, his good pleasure with him and his anger with those who harm him.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim have given many titles to Mawlana Shaykh Hisham as many people know, and this is enough for us. As Mawlana Shaykh said, “Shaykh Hisham has his channel to Prophet (s).” And Mawlana Shaykh Nazim has described Shaykh Hisham as the “Speaker of the Awliya” and he has addressed him by the title of Qutb al Mutassarrif. And he said, “Anyone who comes against Shaykh Hisham comes against me. Prophet is sufficient for me and I am sufficient for Shaykh Hisham.”
We see Mawlana Shaykh Hisham speaking almost daily with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim never said anything about the teachings on our website or any other place.
In reality, Mawlana Shaykh Hisham is one of the rare few that strives to make our Sultan happy and avoids making Mawlana upset and sad by criticism and complaints. Instead he tries to lighten his burdens by words of love and reverence.
May we all learn to follow from his exemplary character and good manners, for he is as described in the Quran:
وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَنِ الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ هَوْنًا وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَامًا
And the servants of ((Allah)) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility,
and when the ignorant address them, they say, “Peace!”; (25:63)
from Defending Shaykh Hisham