Have you eyes, Murabitun Brethren?

Response to Murabitun's Umar Vadillo's defense
and explanations of his deplorable book [<link>]

by Gibril F Haddad

“My point is that you cannot use these issues to denounce Shaykh Nazim.”

They have no choice because they only have access to Shaykh Nazim - and terminally selective access to boot. They don't know Arabic, so they don't know that others also do train the sights of Mu'mins on the impendency of the Last Great Signs, the Mahdi signaling their start. By "others" are meant of course the true Awliya - not the shams and pundits which the misguided mistake and shamelessly, ignorantly misname as Awliya.

The Wali whom Shaykh Abu al-Huda al-Yaʿqubi meant - as he stated to me in his house in Damascus - was the Muhaddith al-Akbar of Morocco then Syria: Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Hasani in some verses of poetry which I reproduced in my booklet _The Joy of Cyprus in the Association of Rajab_ available from the Murids of Shaykh Nazim.

The year 2006 for al-Mahdi is also a common knowledge in the Ba Alawi Tariqa, so go ahead and write another Trojan Horse of a supposed attack of Riba and al-Afghani in which you can plant a worm against the Yemeni Awliya.

What more excellent work does shaytan want from his re-formers then to turn truth upside down? However, if you are ready to leave behind the big lie that to believe firmly in the Mahdi is to sit on one's hands or Shiʿify, then read the talk given by al-Habib Ali al-Jafri in which he said that the respective armies of Mahdi and Dajjal are already in place and *your* turn to pick a side has long come up. It is webbed in full - in English for your convenience - at:

Jesus the Messiah, Son of Mary

Or the epistle of Imam a-Suyuti in his Hawi lil-Fatawa in which he demonstrates that the Umma will not see the 16th Hijri century in his view. Another Shiʿified Mahdist no doubt!

And when one of the Salihin asked the Qutb of Sham and nonagenarian descendent of the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, and son and grandson of the Awliya and Ulema, Shaykh Ahmad Habbal, about the coming of the Mahdi, he held up three fingers of his hand. Go fight him also, call him - if you dare - a quietist or some other nonsense the smiling whisperer inspires to you. This when the Prophet himself, blessings and peace be upon him, said the Hour is as close to appearing as two adjacent fingers of his noble hand, never mind Ahl al-Hadith and Shaykh Ahmad and Shaykh Nazim!

Vadillo smiled; he was happy, he says, when what he said he "ha[s] no problem with" - the Mahdi's appearance announced by Shaykh Nazim - did not materialize. Ah. Abu Jahl also smiled and rubbed his hands when he heard the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, mention the Isra'. Vadillo thought: everyone will now know that those Naqshbandis are "Millenarianists" and other of the mean-minded coinages he lavishes on the Muslims. And Abu Jahl - he thought everyone will finally see that this man is mad, a liar. But he, Abu Jahl was the liar. What followed did not go according to his smiling, name-calling calculations. Rather, those that believed in the Prophet ﷺ were recorded as Siddiqs in the heaven and on earth, while those that disbelieved in him became zindiqs. Do you think Abu Jahl is smiling now?

What do you, Murabitun Muslim brethren, want to be recorded as when you pass on the Sirat and your stand vis-a-vis the public revilement of Shaykh Nazim is recalled before all creation? Others may provide you with the ignoramus's excuses par excellence: that "only Allah knows His Awliya" and that "Awliya are thick-skinned" so it's OK to let them be slandered and play deaf and dumb. It is high Muslim adab indeed to bury your head in the sand when your friends commit an enormity before your eyes and when Haqq rubs their nose in it your only reaction is: "Is it over yet? Can we ban them and go back to the Fiqh of Sadl, news, a Poem maybe?"

It is exactly like their Salafite counterparts, they don't want you to think of Akhira. They believe in their rhetoric the way the sons of dunya believe in fundraising and political activism - slaves of the Dinar and Dirham predicted by the Holy Prophet ﷺ. With a rabid, merciless philosophy of the Self that flies in the face of Prophetic and Sufi ethics and which Ibn Ata' Allah denounces in the very first of his Hikam.

Mind you, they admit that their leader dripped with veneration of a Dajjal like Hitler and others of its [Hitler's] ilk. They do not deny that. Nor do they deny the other points I made against Vadillo and his cold hatred manifesto - they will only harp on the Mahdi issue. Probably even the morning after the Mahdi has already appeared they will say: it is not him.

A quote from Vadillo: "The prediction of the coming of the Mahdi has been in every century in our Muslim history. Needless to say, He has not come yet." Why does this bright individual not say the same of the coming of the Final Hour which was predicted as "most near" and "like these two fingers of mine" with relation to the present 15 centuries ago in the Qur'an and hadith?? In effect he does say of the Hour also, "Needless to say, it has not come yet." {And you will find them greediest of mankind for life and greedier than the idolaters. Each one of them would like to be allowed to live a thousand years.} (2:96)

In the mid-nineties there was a Salafi attack on the Naqshbandiyya containing the very same stuff of ignorance to which we replied with a booklet - in English for your convenience - webbed at

sunnah.org → salafi_unveiled - expired link (before 2023-02-02)

In section 8, titled: THEY DENY THE IMPENDENCY OF THE LAST DAY, our reply said this:

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The "Salafis" quote on page 7 of their leaflet:

In the beginning of page 19 of the book Mercy Oceans - part one it reads: "These signs that have been given us indicate that the Last day is coming [and it] is nearly exactly now........ we shall witness that great event within two years." The above book (Mercy Oceans) was published in 1987 and it is almost nine years since its publication, but the last day is still not witnessed...


These words from the very mouth of the "Salafi" attackers show their intense dislike for the reminder of the impendency of the Last Hour and their love of the world which the Prophet ﷺ characterized as Prolonged Hope (tul al-amal).

Allah said: "Are they waiting for anything except the Hour, that it should come upon them unawares? Its warning signs have already come." (47:18)

Abu Hurayra narrates in Sahih Bukhari (book of Riqaq) that the Prophet ﷺ said:

The heart of an old man does not cease to remain young in two things: love of the world and prolonged hope.

It is established in the Qur'an and in sound hadith that knowledge of the Hour belongs to Allah alone, however, "knowledge of the Hour" refers to the exact time of its occurrence, not to the fact that it is impending, which has been declared openly, nor to the portents that point to it, which have been described in detail! The teaching of the Prophet ﷺ in the matter -- of which the attackers are clearly ignorant -- is twofold:

1) to know and believe that the Hour is imminent and the Last Day is indeed coming, as Allah said: "It may be that the Hour is nigh" (42:17) and the Prophet ﷺ has informed us explicitly:

• Bukhari and Muslim narrate that the Prophet ﷺ said: "I was sent at a time when the Hour is as close as these two" and he joined his two fingers together. Do you dare, O "Salafis," say: "It is fifteen hundred years since this was said, but the last day is still not witnessed"?

• Tabari and Ibn Mardawayh in their Tafsirs and al-Bayhaqi narrate from Anas through ʿAbd al-Rahman ibn Hashim ibn ʿUtba that during the Night of Isra' and Miʿraj the Prophet ﷺ saw an old woman concerning which Jibril told him: "As for the old woman whom you saw on the side of the road, this world shall not remain any longer than there is time left for this old woman to live." Do you dare, O "Salafis," say: "It is fifteen hundred years since this was said, but this world still remains"? As Allah said to the naysayers in the Prophet's time: "What is wrong with you? How do you judge?" (10:35)

• Muslim narrated from al-Nawwas ibn Samʿan, and also Ibn Majah and Ahmad: "One morning the Prophet ﷺ mentioned the Anti-Christ (Dajjal), and after he described him as an insignificant matter, he described him as such a significant matter that we felt he (Dajjal) was in the cluster of the date-palm trees." Do you dare, O "Salafis," say: "Fifteen hundred years have passed since this was said, yet the Dajjal has still not come"? No, you do not dare say it, but if you do not understand the words of an ordinary person reminding you, how then will you understand Qur'an and hadith!

2) to look for the portents of the Hour and know that when they occur the Hour may follow directly thereafter, on the basis of which conjecture is permitted for the sake of fear of Allah and awareness of the times:

• Bukhari narrated from Abu Musa in his Sahih, book of eclipses: The sun eclipsed and the Prophet ﷺ got up in fear that the Hour had come. He went to the Mosque and offered the prayer with the longest qiyam, bowing, and prostration that I had ever seen him doing. Then he said, "These signs which Allah sends do not occur because of the life or death of somebody, but Allah makes His worshippers afraid by them. So when you see anything thereof, remember Allah out of fear, invoke Him and ask for His forgiveness." In our time the signs have multiplied, and the warning signals ring out from right and from left, yet the naysayers complain and attack Muslim shaykhs instead of invoking Allah and asking forgiveness!

• Muslim narrated from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet ﷺ said: "Time will shrink, knowledge will be taken away, dissensions will appear, avarice will take place, and bloodshed will abound." Note that all of these portents have appeared.

• Bukhari and Muslim narrate the well-known hadith whereby Jibril came to the Prophet ﷺ in the form of a man dressed in white and asked him questions relating to the Religion, after which he said: "When is the Hour?" to which the Prophet ﷺ responded: "The one asked does not in any way know more about it than the questioner, but I shall tell you of its conditions: (it will occur) when the slave-girl gives birth to her lord, and the dumbest camel-herds build tall structures (in which they pride themselves). The Hour is among five matters which Allah alone knows." Then the Prophet ﷺ recited the verse: Allah! With Him is knowledge of the Hour. He sends down the rain, He knows what is in the wombs, no soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware." (31:34)

The following is an excerpt from Ibn Hajar al-ʿAsqalani's commentary on the hadith of Jibril from Fath al-bari:

[Jibril's] saying: "When is the Hour?" means: "At what time will the Hour begin?" as was explicitly stated in ʿAmmara ibn al-Qaʿqaʿ's narration. The definite article makes the Hour unique. What is meant here is the Day of Resurrection. (...)

About the Prophet's saying: "I shall inform you about its conditions." Bukhari's version in the book of Tafsir has: "but I shall tell you." Abu Farwa's narration has: "But it has signs by which it will be known." Kahmas's has: He said: "Then tell me about its characteristics," and he told him. (...)

The detailing of these conditions continues from the other narration (in Bukhari). The conditions (ashrat) are the signs (ʿalamat). From the discrepancies in the narrations it is understood that telling (tahdith), informing (ikhbar), and appraising (inba') all have the same meaning, although the scholars of hadith have differentiated between them (in their science) for technical reasons.

Qurtubi said: "The signs of the Hour are of two kinds: first what is normal and the like: this is what is mentioned here. As for the abnormal, such as the rising of the sun in the West, then such signs are following the first type of signs closely or accompanying them." (...)

The phrasing of "when the slave-girl gives birth to her lord" informs us of the certainty of the event. The placing of this clause here clarifies the conditions of the Hour in view of the meaning which is the slave-girls' giving birth and (...) the usurpation of leadership by the rabble. (...)

The wording requires that what is being alluded to has never happened before but will happen shortly before the Hour. (...)

It means that there will be abundant disobedience of children towards their parents, and a son will treat his mother the way a master treats his slaves, demeaning her through insults, blows, and servitude. Therefore he is called "her lord" metaphorically or, if rabb means here "governor," then literally. This is by far the soundest explanation in my opinion because it encompasses the most meanings, and because the passage indicates that this will be a strange state of affairs, yet symptomatic of general depravity.

To sum up, the passage indicates that the rising of the Hour will become imminent when matters are reversed, such that the one who was raised from nothing will become (his parents') governor and the lowly will become exalted. This is in agreement with the mention of the next sign whereby "the rabble will become the kings of the earth." (...)

The version in Bukhari's book of Tafsir has: "When the barefoot and naked build..." to which al-Ismaʿili's narration adds: "the deaf and dumb." It was said that these attributes were theirs as hyperbolic figures showing how coarse they are. That is: they did not use their hearing or sight in anything that concerned their Religion, even though they are of perfectly sound senses.

The words "heads of the people" (ru'us al-nas) in Ismaʿili's narration (in Sahih Muslim), "when the naked and barefoot become the heads of the people," indicate the kings of the earth. Abu Farwa's narration (also in Sahih Muslim) names the kings explicitly. What is meant by them is the people of the desert, as was made explicit in Sulayman al-Taymi's and other narrations with the exchange:

- "Who are the barefoot and naked?"
He replied: "The beduin Arabs."

Tabarani relates through Abu Hamza, on the authority of Ibn ʿAbbas, that the Prophet ﷺ said: "One of the signs of the change of the Religion is the affectation of eloquence by the rabble and their betaking to palaces in big cities." Qurtubi said: "What is meant here is the prediction of a reversal in society whereby the people of the desert country will take over the conduct of affairs and rule every region by force. They will become extremely rich, and their primary concerns will be to erect tall buildings and take pride in them. We have witnessed this in our time." [And we have witnessed this in ours!]

Of the same import is the hadith: "The Hour will not rise until the happiest man in the world will be the depraved son of a depraved father" (lukaʿ ibn lukaʿ), and also: "If leadership is entrusted to those who are unfit for it, then expect the Hour." Both are authentic narrations.

• Ahmad in his Musnad with a good chain, Ibn Majah, Saʿid ibn Mansur, and al-Hakim in his Mustadrak (and he declared it sound) narrate from Ibn Masʿud that the Prophet ﷺ said:

The night that I was enraptured I met Ibrahim, Musa, and ʿIsa. They brought up the matter of the Hour and referred it to Ibrahim, but he said: "I have no knowledge of it.” They turned to Musa but he said: "I have no knowledge of it.” They turned to ʿIsa and he said:

As for the time when it shall befall, no one knows it except Allah. As for what my Lord has assured me (concerning what precedes it), then: the Dajjal or Antichrist will come forth and I will face him with two rods. At my sight he shall melt like lead: Allah shall cause his destruction as soon as he sees me. It will be so that the very stones will say: O Muslim, behind me hides a disbeliever, therefore come and kill him! And Allah shall cause them all to die.

People will then return to their countries and nations. At that time Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog) shall come out. They will come from every direction. They will trample all nations underfoot. Whatever they come upon they will destroy. They will drink up every body of water.

At last the people will come to me complaining about them. At that time I will invoke Allah against them so that He will destroy them and cause their death until the whole earth will reek of their stench. Allah will send down rain which shall carry their bodies away and hurl them into the sea.

I have been assured by my Lord that once all this takes place then the Hour will be as the pregnant mother at the last stages of her pregnancy. Her family does not know when she shall suddenly give birth by night or by day.


The wake-up call of the Awliya concerning the pinpointing of the appearance of the Mahdi is based on a reading of the above Propehtic revelations which are, whether the modern Murabitun sect know it or not, Qur'anic. Note I do not say: whether they admit it or not, because I do not except them to admit something which they do not know in the first place, since their glaring lack of Usul has Vadillo say openly: If it 's not in the Qur'an then we don't have to believe it!

Another quote from Vadillo:

"Once we have discovered and established what is halal, then capitalism will be dismantled like you get dust off your coat.
Can it be done? This is a spiritual question, which is not about
capitalism, but about ourselves. This is where you need Sufism, to find who you are and to eliminate all the fears, except one: fear of Allah."

And where did you - most-loving, most-merciful, most-sufi Umar BEY! (Bey el-zebub?) - read or hear - even only in English! - that fear of Allah, instead of being a goal, is merely an instrument needed for the elimination of capitalism?? Are you preparing us globally ignorant post-reformist backward Easterners for another nincompoop outburst such as "Karl Marx was the greatest Sufi"?? Later, you can always have someone pontificate on your behalf: The Under-Shaykh Has Long Explained He Meant This In A Non-Jahiliyya, Retractable Sense.

Mind you also, they made squiggles about the Hitler-adoration but no attempt to deny the rest in the Abdalqadir "Hitler was the only Mujahid" transcript I posted.

And how apt was the Concubine term! It is precisely what Hamlet accused his mother of being when she blinded herself to the sin of replacing her rightful husband with his murderous brother and lying in bed with the latter. He shows her their two portraits one after another: Have you eyes? and is so revulsed that he calls his own mother a whore. A rude fellow, but something was rotten in the Kingdom of Denmark.

And now we have a cutpurse lecturer of the flies lecturing us on what is Islam after he puts down his havana, WHAT IS TASAWWUF no less, and his creature, his counterfeit is going to correct a Shaykh of the Prophet's House, his Movement replace Tariqa - with a new materialistic philosophy every decade - and people clapping and calling this an exchange of views, a study, a post-reform empowerment scheme, what not! And booksellers happy, smiling! And for fitna-rousing Haddad to diagnose the canker is "a little too severe." And camel-dung is rubies. Insanity indeed, O arch-reader! Subhan Allah ʿamma yasifun. Salam.

And, Omar "BEY": Do not write me! This is strictly impersonal.

What have I done, that thou dar'st wag thy tongue
In noise so rude against me?

Such an act
That blurs the grace and blush of modesty;
Calls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose
From the fair forehead of an innocent love,
And sets a blister there; makes marriage-vows
As false as dicers' oaths: O, such a deed
As from the body of contraction plucks
The very soul, and sweet religion makes
A rhapsody of words: heaven's face doth glow;
Yea, this solidity and compound mass,
With tristful visage, as against the doom,
Is thought-sick at the act.

Ah me, what act,
That roars so loud, and thunders in the index?

Look here upon this picture, and on this,--
The counterfeit presentment of two brothers.
See what a grace was seated on this brow;
Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself;
An eye like Mars, to threaten and command;
A station like the herald Mercury
New lighted on a heaven-kissing hill:
A combination and a form, indeed,
Where every god did seem to set his seal,
To give the world assurance of a man;
This was your husband.--Look you now what follows:
Here is your husband, like a milldew'd ear
Blasting his wholesome brother. Have you eyes?
Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed,
And batten on this moor? Ha! have you eyes?
You cannot call it love; for at your age
The hey-day in the blood is tame, it's humble,
And waits upon the judgment: and what judgment
Would step from this to this? Sense, sure, you have,
Else could you not have motion: but sure that sense
Is apoplex'd; for madness would not err;
Nor sense to ecstacy was ne'er so thrall'd
But it reserv'd some quantity of choice
To serve in such a difference. What devil was't
That thus hath cozen'd you at hoodman-blind?
Eyes without feeling, feeling without sight,
Ears without hands or eyes, smelling sans all,
Or but a sickly part of one true sense
Could not so mope.
O SHAME! where is thy blush? ....

O Hamlet, speak no more:
Thou turn'st mine eyes into my very soul;
And there I see such black and grained spots
As will not leave their tinct.

Nay, but to live
In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed,
Stew'd in corruption, honeying and making love
Over the nasty sty,--

O, speak to me no more;
These words like daggers enter in mine ears;
No more, sweet Hamlet.

A murderer and a villain;
A slave that is not twentieth part the tithe
Of your precedent lord; a vice of kings;
A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,
That from a shelf the precious diadem stole
And put it in his pocket!

No more.

A king of shreds and patches!--

Hajj Gibril ©
[October 13, 2004]


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