Can you say something regarding the post by Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin
“Obey Allah, Obey Prophet and those in authority among you.”
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Allah bless his soul) has said time and again that Grandshaykh has two other khalifas besides him. These two khalifas are Mawlana Shaykh Adnan Kabbani (quddisa sirruh) and Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani (quddisa sirruh). It is everyone’s duty to emphasize this at this time.
That means that after Mawlana Shaykh Nazim these two khalifas are next in line in our silsila. The Knowledge that Saves and the Secret of this Path comes through them. Anyone who tries to tamper with that sequence — which is Grandshaykh’s Wasiyya and Mawlana’s Order — is making up his own tariqa and therefore cut off: They follow no one but their nafs. If any of this is wrong let me be corrected by Mawlana Shaykh Adnan or by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham.
If these two khalifas will not say it and proclaim it out of humbleness, then we lovers and murids should say and proclaim the Haqq that is right under our nose as spoken by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim so many times! “Be defenders of Haqq.” Our masters also said: “Whoever witnesses falsehood and remains silent instead of speaking the truth is a mute devil.”
In addition to this still-standing stipulation of Grandshaykh and of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Allah bless their souls), the latter has contributed one principal khalifa of his own, namely his son Shaykh Mehmet whom we all love and respect, saying: “He is now part of our Silsila also.” By the term “also” Mawlana Shaykh Nazim means “together with those already appointed to that Silsila by Mawlana Shaykh Abd Allah al-Daghistani generations ago.” If anyone denies this let them step forward and say it; if any of this is wrong let me be corrected by Mawlana Shaykh Adnan or by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham or by Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet (may Allah bless them all).
So then, there are three appointed main khalifas whose authority supersedes everyone else’s and whom we all recognize exclusively of anyone else near or far. Even so the rule remains — and this is the final point — that in this Tariqa, as it has been from the beginning, and as it was also in all Tariqas, it is the ox that pulls the cart, not the other way around. So draw your own conclusions in light of the hadith “Whoever does not know the rights of our elders over us is not one of us.”
We should be lucky to at least make niyya to know and defend the rights of our Elders as ordered by Allah and Prophet, and by Grandshaykh and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim!
As for the hundreds of other khalifas all over the world — those who passed away and those still with us — they are all rays of the megasupernova that is Mawlana but none of them can carry the Inheritorship of the Prophet (s) and anyone of them who claims that ability is, in reality, a counterfeit. They want others’ bay`a but cannot even correct themselves, not to mention incapacity to bring themselves or others to the Prophet (s). So they will all have success only if each knows his/her place and keeps to it. Meaning, if you cannot follow, at least cooperate; if you cannot, at least do not obstruct! Otherwise prepare for disappointment; and Allah is our refuge.