LEARNING SECRETS(SIRR) CAN HARM THE PERSON WHO CAN NOT HANDLE THAT KNOWLEDGE by SULTAN VALAD(K.S):
Saying secrets(SIRR) to someone who is not qualified is no good, because it causes harm to the person. Every word has a secret and every secret has another secret. The one who knows the word but who does not know the secret, deviates from the right path. The secret is like a word towards the secret of the secret. It causes harm to the one, who does not know the secret of the secret.
That is Why, somebody in Moses(PBUH)’s time wanted Moses(PBUH) to teach him the languages of the unusual animals e.g. birds, and Moses banned this person from learning it. Moses(PBUH) said to this person that you need to be like Solomon (PBUH), so that knowing these languages would not harm you, otherwise learning that is like a deadly poision for you.
 Prophet Solomon(Sulaiman A.S) used to speak the languages of the animals.
However, this person was begging Moses but Moses was still not accepting his wish. When this wish and his answer exceeded the limits, the man asked him to at least teach him the languages of the rooster and the dog in his garden so that He can go back home in peace. Moses was foreseeing what was going to happen to him after learning the languages of these animals, and He was denying his wish but the man never accepted Moses’ advises no matter how much Moses rejected his wish. In the end He taught to this man the languages of these two animals and he said “You should know well that, this knowledge will put you in trouble”
That kind of deep and meaningfull stories are a lot, these are desired and demanded by the people who have knowledge but only the people who know the secret of the work can get a share from these stories;
These people are the source of benefit for everybody, and they teach the people what they wish. They give thousands of wings to the bird of heart and this bird flies to the places which are greater than the angels.
But the one who does not know the door, falls in to the well because of his blindness. In this case, do not open the secrets in your heart to the ones who are not qualified and tie your tongue. Do not tell the secrets of the heart to every lifeless person, because the lifeless gets in to pain and suffers because of it. It can not be explained how much harm it could do to listen and hear it. Not everybody has the ability to hear the secrets, the free ones hide the secrets from the illiterates. Somehow, that fool who can not hide that secret from anybody, can not benefit from that secret and puts himself in difficulty with numberless trouble.
There is a secret in secret as well that it is like a piece of gold but the primary secret is like a mine. The fool one who, does not know the secret of the secret, loses his way, can not know the meaning of the secret, because he can not understand the secret of the secret. He walks on the right road in wrong way. He goes against the meaning of the secret, loses it completely, cuts himself with his own sword, and prepares a hell for himself.
If such person did not learn the secret, he would get closer to Allah with his fasting and prayers(salah) and gain good deeds. So it is better for him to worship like this and reach peace. The one who acts according to his capacity gets closer to Allah. He opens his both hands for prayer and becomes slave(abd) to Allah with hundreds of pleads and does not get hurt in the end. Getting strong-powerfull is not the business of the person who has no knowledge. That is why Allah did not give it to everybody.
Because, the strength-power is a weapon in the hand. The one who does not have knowledge, kills himself with it. However, the one who has mind-intellect goes in to the war with it, and kills the one who is not supposed to live ( e.g killing illeteracy), finds solutions for the needy, puts everything in to it’s right place, leaves the enemies to their enemy thoughts, does whatever is necessary and fixes the world with his good intentions. All the good people get benefit out of him.
Allah gives strength-power to the believers and they do what they do by knowledge.
People find peace with their help, they spend their power for good. However, if the evil people get the same power-strength they increase the rebellion and evilness.
That person said to Moses “ there is no doubt in your truthness, filter my both ears from the doubts, the one who donates truth to the mind in both universes. Teach me by the benevolence of Allah, the languages like Solomon learned. Let me understand whatever the animals say, so that I can understand what raven, vultures say, so that I can learn all the languges of the birds and adopt what Solomon adopted. No secrets of them should be hidden from me. What is it to the man , the sayings of the satans and fairies? Let me learn what bambies, deers are saying, so that the bird of my heart will open it’s wings. In this way, I can understand that Allah has chosen me among all the believers who are wishing from Allah with their pure hearts.”
Moses said to him “Give up this idea; ask for the path of deen(religion) from Allah.
Oh Son, seek for what will give you benefit, the tree from which you will eat fruits and resurrect in that immortal world, get rid of this mortal and temporary world. Enlighten your darkness completely and live with cheers.
Let your blasphemy be pure faith;
Get rid of this ungratefulness and wrongdoing.
Ask(wish) for that kind of thing, if You have mind , and give up your other wish because your other wish is very bad. “
The man begged Moses and said “ for the sake of Allah, please! Pray to Allah for my wish.Your wish is good. “
Moses repeated again “ give up this idea, this wish is a dreadful wish.
You can not benefit from it, and it even puts you in trouble. Close your mouth!
This man resisted to Moses with his stubbornness and begged Moses by shedding tears.
He said “At least teach me the rooster’s langugage and dog’s language so that I can be happy. Show your face like a sun with no clouds. Didn’t Solomon know the language and secrets of all creatures? What happens if this wish is given to a low person like me as well? Let me learn some of these secrets which he had so that I can turn my face to Allah. What happens if you turn the wetness to the sea with your generosity? If I drink from His(Allah) sea a wink, I would thank to Him, be happy and drunk without the wineglass”.
Moses wished from Allah for this person and made this person happy. He got what he wanted from Moses easily. He bowed in front of him and stood up then went back home but he did not even know the secret of his wish. He went home but he fell upside down in to the well as well.
This has happened so that you can learn that the secret is the enemy to the one who, does not have the knowledge, and is not qualified to hold it.
How a low person can understand the secret? If a fool person knows the secret, his illiteracy increases , falls in to nothingness, and destroys him self with it. This secret becomes a deadly poison for him, kills him and drags him in to the wrong path.
When the man was going out of his house for buying a piece of bread in the morning, the dog wanted to bite the bread then the rooster came and grabbed that piece of bread.
The dog did not like this and said to the rooster“ Oh you tyrant,You are eating hundreds of fodders on each breath. You know that I don’t eat fodders. Why did you grab my bread? My daily food and nourishment is bread and you grabbed it, what am I going to do now?”
The rooster said to the dog” Ohh, poor, didn’t this look nice to you? Don’t get upset over this, the horse of the landlord will get injured tomorrow, you will eat some of this horse nicely and become fat. Listen to me and don’t be upset!”.
When the landlord heard this, sold the horse. His face has shined like a moon with the relaxation. He said “I have avoided this harm and trouble now ” and cheered. The day after dog started to talk when he saw the rooster. They talked a lot.
The dog said “don’t tell lie any more and speak the truth from now on. Didn’t you say that the horse would die? My heart got hurt badly because of your lie”.
The rooster said “ No-No! I only tell the truth. I do not deviate to any other path than the truth.”
The man sold the horse immediately and saved him self from the trouble,
He transferred his trouble to somebody else and pulled the fast one ,
He put somebody else in harm now.
However this situation has turned up side down (went wrong),
He openly put him self in trouble on the path of religion,
He will understand this in the end and bite his own hand .
 Biting someone’s own hand: to regret for something happened.
The rooster knew that and said to the dog “ be happy! Never mind the troubles, because tomorrow his mule will get injured, and it is even fatter than his horse. So you can eat it days and nights and turn in to a lion in the end.”
The land lord heard these words; he took the mule in the market to sell and sold the mule for 100 dinars. He got the silver coins and came home happily.
He said “ I got in to a game , I won the game and I will sit down and relax now “.
He said “ I made a profit, saved my self from harm, got rid of the trouble coming, and was not deceived”.
He underestimated the power-strength and thought the trouble is a harm but there was 100 harms in a profit and he could not see it and put himself in trouble now.
The day after, the dog said to the rooster
“What kind of set up is that? You keep deceiving me. How many more times will you deceive me? When will you end this? Be afraid of Allah, and do not get your punishment from him by deceiving me”
The rooster said “don’t think badly about me. I am the mine of the goodness, nothing bad comes from me. My heart is the muezzeen of Rahman . I tell the world only the truth. I crow to the world by saying the time of being slave to Allah has come now, the muezzeens learn lesson from me and go up to the minarets and announce to the public about what they learned from me.
 Muezzeen is a person who recites adhan(call for prayer) from the minarets of the mosques. Er-Rahman is one of 99 beatiful names of Allah meaning “The Compassionate”.
If I make a mistake in my announcement, They cut my throat by making me cry, because it is rare that the roosters make mistakes. I am the translator of the sun from the beginning. The sun is up and I am down but that is the way it is. I was given a path from my inside to the sun. I have a heart which understands everything by the will of Allah. Even if they put a stone on my head in a dark night, I could know what side the sun is going and where it is in the sky by means of my heart.
I am still with the sun even if it sinks and rises day and night. Wherever it goes I run in front of it.You should know this like that.
How come the one who finds a way to it, becomes far from it’s door?
There is neither curtain nor barrier on His road. Even a breath can not be separated from Allah who is the One. Even there is the wave of this sea, this water in your heart. His body is like a shore and His heart is like a sea. You are completely body , that is why you are so far from the sea, but if you arrive the universe of the heart, you become the light.
Go to the beloved by using the path of heart,
Walk by running until you reach to the stop,
Ohh seeker, the curtain is in image; when you reach the meaning you turn in to sea
Walk towards your inside, do not look outside because the heart is the sea and the body is the boat,
Leave the boat and dive in the sea; come to the door.
I see from my heart so I guide everyone correctly.
The slave of that fooled person, will have an accident tomorrow. He himself will feel sorry. Everywhere will be full of bread and bread pieces .Both, the one who is telling the good and the bad, will eat . The children, young, old people will eat from them and take the remaining food with themselves as well. Go and call the other dogs of your kind as well, so that they will come and eat from this feast tomorrow.”
When the master (landlord) heard that his slave would die, he saved himself from this situation as well by selling him and putting his customer in harm.
He was very happy and he said , “I was reliefed from a problem and reached happiness. I benefited by learning from these two languages and saved my self from three harms. From now on, I will be alright and my strength will get better and better.”
He said , “I saved my self from these kazaas  by trick “. He said “I tied the eyes of the kazaas and saved my self from the troubles.I benefited from the wish of Moses “.
 Kazaa: Explanation of this word is very deep so it was not explained in this document. Please obtain the meaning of “Kazaa” from a proper islamic book written by the scholars of ahl-i sunnat explaining Kazaa and Kadar(destiny).
Is there anybody else like me on the earth whose job brings such profits and never gets any harm?
On the fourth day, the dog saw that the rooster was coming towards it by flapping it’s wings. The dog said
“ Ohh the king of the liars, leader and sultan(king) of the deceivers, I have never seen any liar rooster like you in my life. I never got angry at anybody like you in mylife. You are the mine of cheat and deceit. Whatever you said it was a lie. Whatever you say , secretly and openly, they are all going to be a lie from now on. Nothing you said has come truth. Do I ever accept your cheating words?”
The rooster said to the dog :
“ Ohh friend, whatever I said to you was truth. Allah is my witness for that. May Allah save you from thinking like this so that you can understand that I am far from this kind of behaviour. Understand that I am innocent in the presence of Allah. You think that I am telling you lie and deceiving you. Because I lost my value in your eyes, and lost your heart, because What I said did not come truth. You hate me because of this. But you should know that I was right in these three prophecies because they all came truth because all three things have died in the hands of the customers who bought them from this illiterate man.
This man thought that he was making profit and saving himself. He is blind from birth. Howcome a fool person could be Ibni Sina ? Howcome a soldier could be the king? How come a Dajjal (Dajjal is known as Anthichrist in Christianity) be the Mesiah (Prophet Jesus PBUH)?Have you ever seen a drop becoming ocean?”
 Ibn-i Sina was a famous muslim physician. He was born in 980 CE in Bukhara . He had knowledge in various fields in maths, medicine, Qur’an and philosophy. His title for west is the doctor of doctors. He is known with the name “Avencia” in west.
The rooster said to dog that the landlord will die, his time came, and he will not save his life. He will migrate from earth and lose all his silvers, gold, and his properties. You will see what I am saying. This will appear to you like the Sun. There is nothing wrong in this promise. Put your sword in its sheath. You will see lots of food coming, lots of donations coming. Breads, cooked and uncooked meat, food remaining will be bountiful for you. The good, bad, low, high, strong, weak everybody will eat from it. The public will not be away from this feast for one week.
For his funeral, people will distribute every kind of food to every body. Go and break the news to all dogs. They will eat bread tomorrow. They should believe that this promise is true and they will all eat from this feast and they will all turn in to lions.
Their deaths (horse, mule and slave) were going to turn the” qazaa” and destiny(qadar) to the other way and save the landlord from the death, He put some other person in harm, dug his own well, then fell in to this well upside down, and died. He could not see any benefit from this but death. He was thinking that he was saving him self from losses but he did not know that these losses will cause his death.
There are some losses in life that they cut your breath, make you desperate for things, but there is good in the end. If you knew the secret of them, you would thank to Allah for these harms and troubles. However, this secret is not revealed to you, and this burns you and melts you sometimes, and makes you feel desperate.
Do not cry over the deficits you make in life. Walk(ignore)! There are secret profits in these deficits. One harm or deficit shields against hundred losses, and it causes healthiness and well-being.
If your horse dies, Don’t get upset. If a thief steals something from you, Don’t be upset, be patient and thank to this situation. There is no end to this story my friend, come back to the landlord and explain the rest of the story.
When the landlord heard the words of the rooster, he rushed out of his house with bare feet and run to Moses. His face had become pure yellow(pale). He was crying and He said “Oh great Moses, Oh the messenger of Allah, please hold my hand willingly. You gave me advise, with your kindness but I have never listened to it by being fool and fell in to the well. If the mind had been a friend to me, I would have listened to it.
I would have never got out of its orders. You protected me with your unlimited mercy, but I have never listened because I am a donkey and I will give my life now. “
He explained everything to Moses and asked him to put a cream (medicine) on his injured heart. He rolled on the floor in front of him by tearing his clothes and biting his hands(expressing big regret). He was crying and shedding tears in blood.
Moses said to him in the end “ The arrow has come off the bow; leave crying now. You can never save your self from the death due to your own ego. No matter what you do, you will give your life now. However, I will wish from Allah for you so as you will die with faith and reach Allah’s will.
Other life is better than the earth; Allah makes the paradise a perpetual land for you. Here is temporary but other life is immortal. If you die with no faith, then you cry out for a death like that. In spite of this, When you take your faith with you, give your life easily. This kind of death is a resurrection; give your life to this kind of death. What is one life? You need to dance in the path of beloved even if you had 1000 lives.
How happy to the one who throws him self to the other life by dancing with his head and heart on the path of beloved. Give a drop (his life) and get the sea.
How happy to the one that who gave up the mud and adopted the heart. “
The landlord gave his life there and died. He died by believing in what Moses said. He went to the place of no place. He found more there than what He was expecting. He thanked to Allah for his forgiveness as well.
Oh wise brother, in this way, you should know that not every heart is qualified for the secrets. Knowing the secrets have cut his head and cut him self with the sword.
Hidden secret is the treasure of Allah. They don’t give you this buried treasure, unless you become a friend of Allah, How can you be a doorkeeper for such a treasure? How can you wear a cloth from a king like him? The traitors cannot adopt this kingdom, not every body can eat that bread. Even if a secret reaches to a traitor suddenly, he perishes like this fool quickly as well. They gave him the key of the treasure, so that he will put him self in trouble, however the station of the trustworthy one is high, he gives to the mouths taste like sugar. If you drag your nafs  away from your self and , you are the one who reaches the highest place in the middle of this war square (life).
 Dragging your nafs away : Nafs is a necessity to be maintained and purified. Nafs is an essential thing for the continuation of one’s life on this earth. Every human being has Body-Nafs-Heart and Soul. What Sultan Valad(K.S) means by “dragging it away from your self” is to cut out the blemishes of nafs-i ammara(evil commanding spirit) from one’s self e.g gossiping, telling lie, backbiting, arrogancy, greediness, misery.
Euliyahs(Saints) know the secret of everything but they never say to anybody, and close their mouths tightly, They are like the blows of the last trumpet  , they give life to death, sight to the blind.
 Last trumpet(Sur): Sur (last trumpet) is as mentioned in Surah Al-Kahf 99. “And on that day We shall let some of them surge against others, and the Trumpet will be blown. Then We shall gather them together in one gathering.”
The spirit is that it comes from them; the spirit coming from the other people are like the air coming from the bag pipe. The spirit coming from the wind or air is the food of the animals. The real spirit is the one who can receive the divine messages.
Translated from the work ,”Ibtidatname, extracted between line 5800 and 6070 in original text” written by Sultan Veled , the son of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi who lived in13th century, Konya (middle anatolia). May Allah forgive my mistakes during the translations. Some of his words are extremely difficult to translate and I did my best to do it but this can not be equal to his work.
With Salaam and Muhammadi Love