Sufi Wisdom

There is only One Sultan

“Humbleness is the most lovely characteristic for weak servants – say, “O our Lord, we are weak ones. You are Most High, Most Powerful, our Lord”. But people with their diplomas and certificates think that they have become ‘something’. They are only learning ignorance, nothing else.

Our egos never want to be humble ones, always asking to be ‘sultan’. It is so remote for our egos to be ‘sultan’ – impossible.

There is only one ‘Sultan’, and He has absolute sultanate, authority, from pre-eternity to post eternity, and there is no one else in existence to claim that he or she is ‘sultan’. Divine sultanate, eternal sultanate, is only for the Lord of the Heavens, the Lord of mankind, our God. And we are His servants.”

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, the 40th Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain of Shaykhs.

You people, here is an illustration, so listen carefully: those you call on beside God could not, even if they combined all their forces, create a fly, and if a fly took something away from them, they would not be able to retrieve it. How feeble are the petitioners and how feeble are those they petition!

They have no grasp of God’s true measure: God is truly most strong and mighty.

Qur’an 22:73-74.