Salaam Alaykum !
I made dhikr to dream about Sheikh Nazim : he gave sohbat. A woman shouted “Subhan Allah!”, then another said “stay quiet” and told me ” Sheikh speaks about Tasbih we tie around the belly, and we make dhikr with”… My friend and I said happily “Yes ! We translated it”. Then, women began to speak loud, and we tried to stop them. Then some women shouted “Yu! Yu!” and went to Sheikh. He stopped sohbat, and showed them a place to sit without speaking. Most of the women moved. Then my friend opened a “book” and questioned me about the sohbat, but I stayed silent and put finger on mouth. Then I saw lots of bottles alcohol, I pushed a big bottle at the back not to fall on the floor. And the women were still speaking, but in my dream Sheikh never spoke again.
audhu billah mina ‘sh-shaytani ‘r-rajeem,
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem,
Alhamdulillah, this dream shows the way and importance of adab in the suhba. Tying the tasbih (masbaha) around the belly shows the tying of the ego with dhikr and also recalls how the Holy Prophet (s) would tie stones to his stomach from the pangs of hunger. Try to keep suhba with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim as much as you can on sufilive.com and fill the pages of your book with goodness.
Dr. Karim Tourk