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Dhikr Is a Heavenly Order

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

13 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Yaa Rabbee! Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, madad yaa RijaalAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah.

Sultaan sensin! Anta Sultaan! O our Lord! Give Your most high honor and glory for Your most honored one in Your Divinely Presence, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafa nooran wa surooran, ridwaanan wa sultaana. And also for all prophets, for all anbiya and awliya that belong to the Heavens, those heavenly holy ones. And we are Your weak servants, O our Lord, asking for forgiveness and blessings. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Salutes on you, O our protector on this planet, Qutb al-Mutasarrif and Saahib az-Zamaan, salaamullahi `alaykum!

We are saying as-salaamu `alaykum for all attenders who are asking for heavenly protection and heavenly blessings. May Allah (swt) grant it to us for the honor of His most honored one, from pre-Eternal up to Eternal.

O People! Say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem, to run away from the accursed ones. Who are accursed ones? They are followers of the first cursed one, Shaytan! O our Lord, protect us. We ask for Your protection here and Hereafter, and we say, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. By the Name of Allah Almighty, All Merciful, Most Beneficent, Most Munificent, Almighty!! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Accept that salute from here. That address is for all Mankind from east to west, from north to south. The Lord of Heavens is asking those heavenly blessings to be addressed to all Mankind. He Almighty granted us such an honor never granted to any other Creation, not even heavenly angels, whose main mission is to give their most high glorification for their Creator, tasbeeh. They are asking for such honor that the Lord of Heavens granted it for human nature!

Say, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, and give your attention for understanding. We are living on this planet, dunya, for what?

O Salafi `ulamas! As-salaamu `alaykum. If anyone also from Salaaf as-Salih is attending, those heavenly blessings are coming on them also. Everyone knows the Heavens are showing their pleasure. All of Creation are standing up, saying, "O our Lord! Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah.” No one is remaining in the Heavens, but all of them are making that glorification, which makes our Lord happy with us.

O Salaaf as-Salih! Say to us, what makes our Lord happy with us? You are reciting Holy Qur'an, and which verse shows you, yadul? Which holy verse makes people the happiest? Say, because you are `ulamas. I am asking to mulook ul-`ard and all `ulamas, which good deed that Mankind is keeping is quickly so acceptable? What is that? Ayatu 'l-kareema, yaduluna, or, taduluna `ala `amalin, (directing us to a good action). Which one is Allah Almighty quickly accepting? Heavenly people know it and are continual on that, asking for Mankind to also know it and keep it. What is that? We are saying maa ja'a bihi 'n-nabiy, what does Prophet (s) bring that must be acceptable without any discussion? He (s) knows and also he is teaching it to his nation, from the beginning up to the end. What is that maa ja'a bihi 'n-nabiy, holy order of Allah Almighty that is so quickly going to be accepted and will become a mukafa'a, quick reward? What is that? Say, `ulamas!

We must try to understand, not like a parrot or like a cassette tape, reciting but not understanding. You are not understanding. SubhaanAllah! The Lord of Heavens is asking that His servants understand from the Holy Qur'an as much as they can. Salafi `ulamas, which ayatul-kareemah, holy verse, is going to be shaahid, witness for you? That is a very important point that perhaps very few people are going to understand, especially `ulamas. Which `amal, deed, is so quickly taking a reward from the Lord of Heavens? You are `ulamas, and doctors of Shari`ah, and Azhar ash-Shareef `ulamas! Ayya `amalin y`amal wa y`amaal filhaal, “Rewarding from the Lord of Heavens.” I am not knowing, but a reminder is coming to my heart to say to you, and perhaps you will be astonished. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) The Lord of Heavens is saying:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ

fadhkuroonee adhkurkum.

Remember Me, I will remember you. (Surat al-Baqarah, 2:152)

(Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Allahu Akbar! From the east to the west, who is remembering this? From `ulamas who claim, “We are high level `ulamas,” who knows this? I am sifr, nothing, but it is coming suddenly to my heart to address you, O `ulamas. Which obediency is making Allah Almighty happy and is quickly rewarded? "Fadhkuroonee! O My servants! Fadhkuroonee!” Taaqibiyya. He is saying, "Don't waste your time with nonsense purposes. Don't waste your precious life.Fadhkuroonee! O My servants, make My remembrance, dhikr.”

When you look at people gathered in Haramayn Shareefayn (the two Noble Sanctuaries, Mecca and Madinah) and they are saying, "Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah," no-mind Wahabi people are saying that is bida`! How are they saying this? And the Holy Qur'an is a heavenly book with a message from the Heavens. Allah Almighty is ordering, fadhkuroonee! Fadhkuroonee! How are you coming to Haramayn Shareefayn, saying, “We are jama`at amar bi 'l-ma`roof, wa 'n-nahi `ani 'l-munkar (groups who call for the good and forbid what is wrong). That (dhikr) is munkar!” And you say to people, “Don’t sit here! Don’t say, laa ilaaha illa-Llah!” What is that, and Allah Almighty is ordering, fadhkuroonee?! Yusheer `ala 'd-dawaam (signing that is it continuous and unending). Where are they? Saying, “That is bida`.” And Allah Almighty is ordering, "Do dhikr. Don't forget Me. You must say My Holy Name.” It is a heavenly order!

Allah Almighty is ordering, fadhkuroonee, `ala ad-dawaam, continuously. If a person is leaving everything and making only, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, that is OK. It makes His Creator, Allah Almighty, happy with him and reduces the distance between the dhikr and an answer from Allah Almighty. He (swt) is ordering, fadhkuroonee adhkur kum, such an endless honor for us to be remembered in the Divinely Presence! Which of you, Salafi `ulamas and others, do not like to be mentioned in a king or sultan's presence? You like to be addressed and for your name to be in the diwaan, royal court. "Jalaalatu 'l-malik just mentioned my name!" Are you going to be like a bird?? You are asking to fly! Allah Almighty is saying, "If anyone is saying My Holy Name," adhkurkum fadhkuroonee adhkurkum, in His Divinely Presence. How is your Islamic understanding?

Oh new jaahil, ignorant ones! I am coming to say, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, and leaving everything. I am so weak, but He may make the weakest a more powerful one! Behind me are coming not thousands or hundreds of thousands, but perhaps millions to make people say, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah raghman li 'sh-Shaytan ridan li 'r-rahmaan! Why are you going to the Hijaaz and throwing that stone on Shaytan (during Hajj)? Because Shaytan is saying, "Don't make dhikr." The Seal of Prophets (s) is saying by the holy command of His Lord, "Say ridan li 'r-rahmaan, raghman li 'sh-Shaytaan, For the pleasure of Allah and rejecting Shaytan."

Throw on Shaytan and shaytanic ideas that are trying to make mu'mins not make dhikr, not to remember their Lord, Almighty Allah. Allahu Akbar! Fadhkuroonee adhkurkum, (Remember Me and I remember you) and then say, washkuroo lee (and thank Me). If I am giving to you tawfeeq, If I am giving you a chance to make dhikr on My Holy Name. That is included in that they are making shukr thanking to the Lord, Almighty Allah that granted us such an endless,endless, endless grant from the divinely Presence and they are falling into sajdah. Say, Shukran lillah, shukran lillah, shukran lillah. Washkuroo lee.This is also threatening and warning foolish, ignorant ones who are trying to prevent dhikr, remembrance of the Holy Name of our Lord! Wa laa takfuroon. That khitaab is addressing those who prevent people from making dhikr:

وَاشْكُرُواْ لِي وَلاَ تَكْفُرُونِ

washkuroo lee wa laa takfuroon.

Thank Me and do not be ungrateful. (Surat al-Baqara, 2:152)

"O My servants, that I granted you to remember Me, to make dhikr, My remembrance. Those who prevent you from saying My Holy Name everywhere are going to be kaafir, wa la takfuroon." That is Arabic, I am not speaking Turkish.I am reciting the Holy Qur'an in Arabic, so you are understanding.

O People! Don't claim to know something. Don't say, "We are doctors, `ulamas, mulook." Everything you are sitting on may change; in one second it may be on your heads, because Allah Almighty's Divine Attributes that Allahu `azeezun dhuntiqaam, "for Allah is Exalted, and Lord of Retribution." (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Fear from Allah Almighty, Who can make your heads down and your feet up! This is the barakah of the holy month, Shabaan Mu`azzam. If anyone is taking a share from holy ones who speak from holy speeches or holy books, follow them! Don't try to divide the Right Path into so many wrong ways. The Right Way is only one, but wrong ways are countless. Wa yuhadhirumkumullah. Allah Almighty is warning, "O My servants! I am warning you not to fall into Shaytan's tricks or that of his representatives!" May Allah forgive us.

O People! We must give time for thinking, because thinking opens locked treasures. Think on it and you will blame your egos and shaytanic groups that are asking to change the true way into wrong ways.

وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللّهُ نَفْسَهُ

Wa yuhadhirumkumullah,

Allah is warning you! (3:23)

Allah Almighty is always warning you not to fall into Shaytan's traps. Alhamdulillah wa kafaa, "All praise be to Allah, and it is sufficient."

This is a long address today, but it is so important for all people who are authorized in governments, and such people are never authorized from Heavens. Heavenly authorized ones must say the truth and must be true ones. If not, they have never belonged to the heavenly true ones and their situation is going to be dangerous. The Angel of Death may reach them at any time and take them away. Be a true one and accept truth, don't make like this and like that. Go on the true way, the correct way, on which Prophet (s) was leading his nation. Don't make separation!

من شَذّ شُذّ في النار أبداً

Man shadhdha shudhdha fi 'n-naari abada.

Those who are leaving the majority are going to fall into Fire here and Hereafter!

I am asking forgiveness from Allah Almighty, and from His most beloved and glorified servant, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)

Fatihah.

(40 minutes) Mashaa-Allah. Shukr Allah, shukr Allah, shukr Allah, yaa Sultan!

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two rakaat Salaat ash-Shukr.)