The Golden Chain

We have been given from the Heavens, a Soul

Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani ar-Rabbani (may God sanctify his innermost being), the fortieth Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain, said the following:-

“We have been given, from the heavens, a soul. Our bodies are from this world, it’s material. The honour that we have been given has not been given to the angels. They only have spiritual being from divine Light Oceans.

If we hadn’t been given a physical body, we would be like angels, also, always worshipping, nothing else to do. But our honour is our physical body. Souls come into bodies, and we have been ordered to take complete control of our physical bodies, to make them reach real deputies’ stations in the Divine Presence.

Now we are candidates to be deputies, but Allah is asking from His servants to reach real deputies’ stations. We have been given those real stations but they are still hidden from most people. Only a few exceptions have reached them and know their stations, but commonly, people have not reached them yet.

No one can know about that station completely till he reaches it. If a person has never tasted honey, as much as you try to give a description of the taste of honey, is it possible? A little child, as much as you try to describe the pleasure of marriage, can he understand? And those people who have reached real deputies’ stations – as long as you are far from those stations, you can never understand.

But Allah is asking His servants to know the way to make themselves reach those deputies’ stations. Therefore, He has sent prophets to mankind, perfect ones who have complete control of their physical bodies and egos. The one who can take control of his ego quickly gets in touch with heavenly positions; if not, he is always at the lowest-standard level.”