THE FLOWING FLOOD IN THE MEANING OF ISLAM AND THE PATH OF TIJJANIYAH (AN EXTRACT FROM BAYE BOOKS)
Category : SHEIKH IBRAHIM'S BOOKS
SHEHU BARHAMA NIASS IN ZARIA,
SHEHU BARHAMA NIASS in Zaria, northern Nigeria in the sixties. It is entitled:
“الفيضة الجارية في معاني الإسلام والطريقة التجانية”
“THE FLOWING FLOOD IN THE MEANING OF ISLAM AND THE PATH OF TIJJANIYAH”
It includes two amazing stories about perfect and imperfect people. Please read and share: “And beware that this world will come to an end, soon this world will come to a halt. And all of us will assemble in front of Allah Almighty. When we gather in front of Allah Almighty, the nearest among the servants to Allah is the messenger of Allah(s.a.w), and the nearest people to the Prophet(s.a.w) are his companions and the disciples of Sheikh Tijjani that the Prophet(s.a.w) promised them among his companions. And i(Sheikh Ibrahim Niass) will never allow any waliyi(friend of Allah) to be between me and the messenger of Allah(s.a.w) on the Last Day except Sheikh Tijjani only. And i will not allow anyone to be closer to the companions of the messenger of Allah (s.a.w) among my disciples. And as if i look at that time(now). And beware that will come by the will of Allah. And when the time comes and what i said is false you will see it. I hope Allah will benefit all of you. As long as you visited us from these far places today. I visited you (also).
Sustenance(rizk) is in two forms. A sustenance that you go for it yourself, that is what you gain by your visit (ziyarah), and a sustenance that Allah Almighty grants you from his honor. He destined to come to you with his bestowal, while you are(laying) on your pillow. And this is what happened to you today. All praise be to Allah, ziyarah (a visit) for the sake of Allah is a great thing. It benefits the visitor, eaither a perfect or imperfect. Or(benefit) the visited(host), eaither perfect or imperfect. And i will give you two examples in it; There was something that happened about rubbers and thieves who knew that one fulani Sheikh used to receive a large number of people on visit. Then the rubbers and thieves gathered and said let`s go to his visit and steal the shoes and monies of his visitors. You know that these visitors were not good people at that time. They came with only an intention, just to steal. But Allah destined them to precede the visitors and came before them. The Sheikh asked them what brought you here? They said, we came to visit you for the sake of Allah Almighty. He said praise be to Allah my child has been sick for quite a long time. And doctors were incapable of curing him. So he prepared food for them and they ate. He said, wash your hands here(a bowl). They washed their hands. Then the Sheikh took the water they just washed their hands with to his sick child. He gave him to drink and wiped his bodybwith it, and(the sick child miraculously) got cured. The Sheikh came to them and said, listen to the glad tidings with blessing of your visit for the sake of Allah. My child that his sickness was incapable to be cured by doctors, but Allah cured him only with the water you washed your hands with. And they begin to look at each other in amazement, after which they all confessed about their intention and repented. They said O Sheikh we have repented to Allah Almighty. By Allah we have(purposely) came for only rubbery and thievery, but we have repented to Allah. This is a proof that, a visitor even if he has imperfection he has some virtues from Allah Almighty, where Allah cured the sick with their hand washing water. And if the visited(host) is imperfect, so this is the story of Abdul `Ula.
Abdul `Ula during his time he was a renowned waliyi for grooming people. So a murid who loves Allah Almighty heard about him and left his land with all his wealth to Abdul `Ula. When he entered the town, he asked(people) if they know Abdul `Ula. They led him to a man called Abdul `Ula, who was immoral and unchaste, he wouldn`t engage in anything but taboos, alcohol and forbidden acts. But a man came with much yearning until he would not see the immoral acts that Abdul `Ula was indulging in. When he reached him he asked, are you Abdul `Ula, he said yes. Then this man said, I have given myself and wealth all to you. So command me with want you want. So he showed him and trained him for a work as part of his works. This man became busy working day and night, and the waliyi (Abdul `Ula) died. And before the advent of Sheikh Tijjani whenever a waliyi would die, it was incumbent to choose a khalifah(successor) for him. So the awliyah(friends of Allah) gathered to choose a khalifah for this waliyi. So they agreed that this man that was serving this lewd man, loving him for the sake of Allah is the one who supposed to be his khalifah. And Allah pulled him to his presence and he inherited the waliyi as his khalifah who died. So after(the house of the waliyi) was opened for him, it became clear to him that this man that used to serve the lewd man was an enemy of Allah Almighty. But he benefitted from his(good) intention. So had one of you believed in a stone (through which he seeks to know Allah), it would have benefitted him. We hope Allah Almighty will fulfill your lovely expectations through a despicable servant and may Allah make all of us lovers in his course. And make us exclusive companions of Sheikh Tijjani.”
Translated By: Husseini Yushau BabalWaiz, New York