Spritual Power & Politic Power
Mawlana Syaikh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani qs
Bismillahir Rohmaanir Rohim
As Muslims we have spiritual obligations as well as duties in this life. We
must try to make a balance between the two. The spiritual exercises which you
do for your Lord will give you energy for your practical life, that is if you
can keep the power within you. It so easily escapes through your eyes, ears,
speech and actions. It even runs away through our thoughts and through our
hearts. We have so many holes which leak our spiritual power. The important
part is not so much how we pray or meditate, it is essential to know how to
keep the achieved spiritual power within you.
Everyone wants to get power. Politicians usually run after power most of all.
They want to reach the climax of power. They all run on their own to get it.
Once they have it they use it quickly and are drained just as fast. Whoever is
supported spiritually will not waste power in such a way. Which is why all the
sultans had spiritual leaders as supporters. They were in contact with them,
they were listening to them and it made them successful. Nowadays politicians
never listen to mystical advice, so they have no spiritual support and end up
eating each other. It has no value. They call it democracy. It means that they
take their power from the public, but that is not a firm base. The public is
like an ocean, you cannot step on it, you will sink.
All of them who want to be supported by the public are mistaken, because the
public will never support a person forever. The public can be cheated or it can
cheat. It can be cheated by politicians and in the same way be cheated by them.
If someone relies on the public, he will lose everything. Clemenceau had the
complete support of the French people. They were ready to die for him, that is
the kind of hero he was. Then they stopped voting for him and he died out of
sadness. He trusted the public! Take Churchill, he did his best during both
wars for the English people and then finally they decided to take Chamberlain
instead, so Churchill also died disappointed and sad.
Whenever a politician relies on the public, and does not catch a support from a
spiritual person, he can be considered to be very stupid. He will not stay in
power. ( Shaykh Maulana Nazim Al-Hakkani )
Wa min Allah at Tawfiq
wasalam, arief hamdani