31 August 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah
RabbunAllah, HasbunAllah! RabbunAllah, HasbunAllah!
Subhaan Allah, Sultaan Allah! Subhaan Allah, Sultan Allah!
O our Lord! Give your most high praises and glory to your most glorified one in Your Divine Presence, who is only one. You are only One and Your representative is only one! O our Lord! For his honor, forgive us and grant us from Your endless blessings! Allahu Akbaru wa lillaahi 'l-hamd! Alfu alfu salaat, wa alfu alfu salaam `ala Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-`Akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad wa `alaa aalihi wa saahbihi wa man tabi`ahum bi-ihsaan ila yawm ad-deen. As-salaatu wa 's-salaam `ala jami` al-anbiyaa wa 'l-mursaleen, salawaatullaahi wa salaamullaahi `alayhim ajma`een, wa man tabi`ahum bi-ihsaan ila yawm ad-deen.
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Thumma as-saalatu wa 's-salaam `alaa Saahib az-Zamaan wa `alaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif, the most authorized one to look at everything on this planet! They help us through his heavenly powers. We are saying, Bismillaahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! (Mawlana Shaykh sits). We are taking power, every weak one. Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah! Every one who feels that he is weak and unable to carry his functions may say, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, O my Lord! (Mawlana Shaykh sits).
O Salafi `ulamas! Then, even an ant can help him. Sometimes a very small ant comes on me, visiting me. Sometimes even ants are not visiting you because you are so proud ones, Salafi `ulamas! If I could come, I would come to you, but I am unable to visit your holy ones. But you are so proud to come and visit such an old person, saying you are not in need for his declarations! You must not look at the one who is speaking, but you must take care for the one who is making that old person address all nations and religions daily. Some say the highest level person is His Holiness, the Pope, and His Holiness, the Chief Rabbi. Salafi `ulamas are not referred to as "holiness;" you can't call them that or they will get very angry if you say, "O Your Holiness!"
You are understanding English? What is the meaning of "holiness"? It means pure, awsaafu 'l-bashariyyah, human attributes. When a person becomes clean, he becomes a holy one. Yes, do you think that you are holy? Salafi `ulamas must be holy! If you are holy ones, you may look to such an old person, and ask yourselves, who is making him address you? If you are "holy ones", it means who has heavenly lights. An example it, at night you can't see but in the daytime you can see, and if you are getting in trouble or misunderstanding or if you are unable to look and see, you must use your heavenly lights. When you are using heavenly lights you may understand whether it is okay or not. Also, holy ones are not quarrelling. No, they are looking and seeing who is making that one to address all the nations, and he may address seven billion people, or more, that holy one may address 70 billion! Understanding?
O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum! You are very busy. Some are thinking, "O Shaykh! We are not busy, but we are businessmen. Correct your address to us! You must say 'businessmen,' not 'busy men.'" They complain and do not accept that our attenders are busy ones, saying, "No, it is not true that we are 'busy ones;' our servants and those who work for us are busy ones! For us that has no honor."
O Business People! Mashaa-Allah! Therefore, your form is different from forms of your 'busy people'? They answer, "Yes, we are businessmen and also chairmen. Correct your speech, O Shaykh, correct your addressing. We are not on your or others levels; our level is up, to the businessmen level." Applaud them! (Mawlana Shaykh applauds) What we shall do? And our Salafi `ulamas are also saying, "O Shaykh! We are more important; we are not on your level. We are Salafiyoon `ala ay wazin!" But I am saying you are Salafiyoon `ala wazin sufliyoon, "On the lowest level, without meaning! Millions of people are Salafi, which means they have passed away. They also claim like you, "I am Salafi," and they have reached the passed-away people. The Salafiyoon have really become Salafu, passed away!
O People! Our common people, whom we call, "Our Attenders," welcome to you, whoever comes here to enjoy himself with a joking one's address. They may smile, and smiling gives them pleasure. At least take this. Come and attend daily so that you are smiling a little bit, because the heavy burden of dunya makes you `aboos al-wajh kareeh al-manzhar (frowing-faced, hateful to view), with ugly faces. Always your faces display your anger, that you are not in pleasure. But who is smiling, his face shows his happiness. Beyond smiling, laughter gives much more pleasure, and the Lord of Heavens likes His servant to be happy and in pleasure. He likes this! For example, when your children are laughing and smiling, as parents it makes you happy. And when the Lord of Heavens (swt) sees His servants are happy, He Grants them much more reasons of happiness.
O Salafi `ulamas! You are `ulamas; therefore, you know a man is under two manifestations. One, they are under manifestation of pleasure, halaat al-bast. Do you understand? Sometimes what they are giving me is difficult for me to understand because it is for you. O `ulamas! You say you understand, but I am sometimes understanding and sometimes not. But you must understand that halaat al-bast is the manifestation of spiritual expansiveness. Masriyoon, Egyptians, always thing they have first-class understanding, but their understanding is less than mine! Bast means "manifestation of expansion." Mashaa-Allah lughah Arabia, your Arabic language is of high-class people. Halaat al-bast means when servants are in pleasure, and the Lord of Heavens likes to see His servants in pleasure and He is going to be happy with them. But contrary to halaat al-bast is haalat al-qabd, those who never smile, laugh, or joke because they think they are so important. These are two tajalliyat, manifestations, which are always on Earth.
The Lord of Heavens is manifesting with His pleasure. If one drop from the Lord's Pleasure Oceans comes on a person, that makes the Lord of Heavens happy, and He says, "My servant is happy!" You must know such things if you are `ulamas, and you must try to make people happy, because the Lord of Heavens is happy when He sees His servants are in pleasure.
Where is real pleasure going to appear? Pleasure does not come from outside ones' self. But now no-mind people are running after imitated pleasures, which is around them. However, real, true pleasure comes from our inner being. That is mazhar, appearance of pleasure in your real being, and now people are neglecting that. Pleasure reflected on our real being makes us happy and in pleasure, which makes the Lord of Heavens happy with His servant, who is taking from His Pleasure Oceans. Allah Almighty loves that! And He shows His pleasure on those circling around Him, and on those who make others happy! That makes the Lord of Heavens happy with us and He grants us more happiness.
What is Allah Almighty saying? You are `ulamas, so you must know. Allah Almighty saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
هَلْ جَزَاءُ الْإِحْسَانِ إِلَّا الْإِحْسَانُ
Hal jazaa'ul ihsaan illa 'l-ihsaan.
Is there any reward for good other than good? (Ar-Rahman 55:60)
O our Salafi `ulamas! Is anything wrong with what I am speaking? Where are you, what is your position? Am I speaking to you in Arabic or in Turkish? Hal jazaa'ul ihsaan illa 'l-ihsaan.Why are you not taking care to reach a good understanding from Holy Qur'an? Why are we always going to be jahil, ignorant? Give and take. Whatever you are giving, the Lord of Heavens will praise you, yukaafaat, rewarding, or in English it means "prize." If a person is successful, he has been awarded a prize, yes? One masri, Egyptian, and one American (mureeds present) and neither of them understand! My English is high English. If Shakespeare hears me he would be surprised and say, "From where did you learn such English that I never thought of?" (laughter) Heavenly grants are never-ending, and therefore, they are making me speak.
What is "ihsaan"? Ihsaan is a heavenly grant. When you give an earthly grant to people, Allah Almighty rewards you with a heavenly grant. This is so easy to understand! O our mulook! O our `ulamas! Try to understand Holy Qur'an! Hal jazaa'ul ihsaan illa 'l-ihsaan,Who is saying this? Is the one who is nothing speaking this, or is this the holy verse from Holy Qur'an? When you grant from material things, heavenly grants come on you! So there is a grant that you give to people's physical being, and there is another grant that you give from your real being, which is from Heavens. If you give to others from that ihsaan, it is virtue granted from heavenly grants not to your physical being, but to your real being. Your real being is not your physical body. No, you have a real being and if you are prepared, heavenly grants will come to your real being from Heavens.
O Salafi `ulamas! I am trying to be a student, but I am so old, and sometimes I understand and sometimes not. But you are young, prepared ones, so you should give your advice to people, and also you should d say to your mulook, "Give from your material grants to people and take nafsahum!" If you give from your spiritual grant to people's spirituality, you will take much more heavenly grants for your spirituality. May Allah forgive us and grant us to understanding! People are either going to be in pleasure or in sadness. This is how to show people to be in happiness and pleasure, here and Hereafter.
May Allah forgive me, forgive you, and forgive His servants, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), in this holy month, sayyid as-shuhoor, master of all the months, Holy Ramadan!
This is something from the barakah, blessings, for this holy month. What I am hearing and what they are making me address to people is heavenly pleasure for the honor of this most honored month, shahr Ramadan Mubarak, the blessed month of Ramadan!
O People! Take care to do more of ihsaan in this month. May Allah forgive us.
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka'at Salaat ash-Shukr.)