Salam alaykum Sayyidi,
In Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s recent short Sohba (21st April 2011) He strongly stated his displeasure at unmarried male Mureeds who visit Lefke Dergah & enter his Presence.
He, Allah preserve Him, warned that if he previously advised such a mureed to get married and they failed to do so, then on their next visit he would do something spiritually so that they can NEVER, ever marry anyone. He specifically said he also had such a power.
Insh Allah Please can You elaborate more in depth on this issue eg.
Would such an individual be subsequently cursed or deprived of His Blessed bayah, or would they be left in that way to be spiritually protected, or for other wisdoms.
Please Forgive & help us Sayyidi in all which we are unable to mention from our guilt, impurities & flaws.
wa ‘alaykum salam,
Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani has explained that Mawlana Shaykh’s cursing, in general, is not to harm someone, but to carry the expiation of the sin they are doing. Thus in this instance, insha-Allah, it doesn’t mean they will be cursed, but it means he is seeking forgiveness for them in the Presence of the Prophet (s) for them not following the order to marry:
وَأَنكِحُوا الْأَيَامَى مِنكُمْ وَالصَّالِحِينَ مِنْ عِبَادِكُمْ وَإِمَائِكُمْ إِن يَكُونُوا فُقَرَاء يُغْنِهِمُ اللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
w ‘ankihoo ‘l-ayyama minkum wa ‘s-salihoon min `ibadikum wa ima’ikum. In yakoonu fuqara yughnihimullahu min fadlihi w ‘Allahu wasi`un `aleem
Marry those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among yourselves, male or female: if they are in poverty, Allah will give them means out of His grace: for Allah encompasseth all, and he knoweth all things. (Surat an-Nur, 24:32)
And mainly it is strong encouragement to marry before becoming overwhelmed by the “blind strife” that is taking this world now in which no one’s belief is safe and the best protection is in keeping that one sunnah.
And Allah knows best.