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The Master Carpenter

A recent sohbet of Sheikh Nazim likened the work of the Sheikh to that of a Master carpenter…

“Sheikh Abdullah Al Daghestani, our Sheikh, our Master, He is the last link of the Golden Chain of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. He is the seal of the chain. Who does not get his seal can never be a Sheikh and cannot be even a mureed, and will not understand anything to speak. Becoming logs of wood. If the wood does not go through the hands of the carpenter it remains a log. The only benefit is in the fireplace. But if it goes through the hands of the carpenter then it is dressed with character. The wood first is taken from the tree and cut into timber. The timber according to the imagination and drawings of the carpenter becomes various forms. They call him a carpenter. There are two kinds of carpenter – the first makes furniture and the other one prepares timber, maybe windows and doors. That one cannot do the work of the carpenter for furniture. And the other one does not interfere in the work of the one who prepares timber.

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Hadith

Ibn Umar reported, The Messenger of Allah (saws) said:

‘A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim; he does him no injustice, nor does he leave him alone (to be the victim of another’s injustice);

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