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The Worst Characteristic Is to Say, "I Am Here"

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

3 June 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Allah, Allah. SubhaanAllah. Madad yaa RijaalAllah, dastoor. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Dastoor.

Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridwaana.

And we are saying, "As salaamu `alaykum, (Mawlana Shaykh sits) yaa Saahibu 'l-Waqt, who has been granted full control on this planet, dunya. We are asking also for his permission to address all nations, as a warning from heavens to all Mankind. And we say, "As salaamu `alaykum yaa `ibaadullahi 's-saaliheen." We are giving our salute to all who are following the holy orders of the Lord of Heavens, our Creator, Allah jallah jalaallahu. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)

O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum! You may attend or not. If you are coming to attend this humble declaration, you will be happy. Just going to be taken from you... (a child walks through the holy assembly.)

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

Inna lillaahi wa inna `ilayhi raji`oon,

verily to Him do we belong and unto Him shall we return. (2:156)

If someone in our meeting making useless things, it is cutting the heavenly connection. Don’t do things that are cutting down heavenly connections!

O People! We must keep a discipline that has just been sent down from Heavens to Mankind, and it is from heavenly discipline to say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem, and then to say, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. That is also a heavenly discipline that we have been ordered to keep, because Mankind has been created as proud ones, meaning, they are not easily leaving their pride and coming to follow someone. The most difficult thing is for Mankind to follow someone or to be on a second stage; that is the most difficult thing for our egos. And we are saying now, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajim. That is heavenly discipline for all Mankind beginning with the prophets, and it includes everyone in this Creation; they must keep that discipline and they must learn, because servants can't do everything they like. A servant is that one who follows his owner; servants are under the commands of their lords. The Lord of Creation is Allah Almighty (swt)! He has Absolute Lordship; it is only for Him Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits).

O People! The Lord of Heavens is the only One Who may grant some of those among His creatures something from His Lordship as He likes. No one can be lord or can have lordship from themselves. That is mentioned through all holy books and it is also mentioned in the Last Message from heavens to Mankind, through the Last Messenger, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) He was granted the Holy Qur'an, a last message to teach people about their positions, because through Man's creation a shaytanic touch is coming on them and Shaytan is trying to make everyone say, "'Ana, I am this one! This means you say I am the Lord!" Impossible! That is the worst characteristic from Mankind, to say, "I am here." But Shaytan is insisting to make people say, "I am this one, I am that one." That means, "I am also a lord!" They haven't the right to say, "I am this one," or, "I am that one," yet they are claiming this because shaytanic teachings are on that point, to say, "I am this one." Shaytanic teachings only make people claim, "I am that one." Why? “Because I am a king,” or, "Because I am president," or to say, "Because I am commander-in-chief," or, “Because I am chief of all armies, I am saying that I am a Lord!" You are not a lord! Every teaching now on Earth is to making that point, to make people say, “I too, am a lord!” Absolute Lordship is only for Allah (swt)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) We are only slaves. Until you say, "I am a slave," you are going to be with Shaytan and be his follower. You are going to be a supporter of Shaytan, and that is the most important point.

O `ulamas! Are you teaching your students or your followers that point or not? If you are not teaching them, you are going to be punished on the Day of Resurrection. Learned people, `ulamas, carry the first responsibility. That responsibility was given to them to teach, "O People! Your egos claim that you are a lord, you are claiming that you are lord, do you think that a lord needs a WC?" You are claiming to be a VIP? You must still ask, "Where is the WC?", so how can you claim to be a VIP? What is that? You are such an important person, that means you are a lord; if you are a lord then why are you going to the WC? Teach people! Salaf us-Saalih, teach them in such simple words to make them understand that they must stop being proud! Teach them that Allah Almighty is never happy for someone to be proud. If he is proud, he can't enter Paradise. Yes, you must say something that is important for people to learn and to know about themselves, and to know about their Creator, Allah Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) Every teaching now is only to make youngsters claim, "We have a certificate from Oxford... we graduated from Nelson... we are from Cambridge University." That means you are claiming, "We are VIPs." Because Shaytan is blowing through their bodies and with that shaytanic blowing, they are getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and then they think, "We are something!"

O Muslim `ulama! And those Salafi `ulama who claim, "We are Salafi `ulama," why are you not making Man's position clear? Do you think that holy books were sent to give Mankind artificial greatness? Why are you not making clear, “O People! When you are claiming greatness, it is artificial." Real ones belong to heavens and as long as you are on Earth, Shaytan is pumping through you that you are someone, that you are such big ones, such important ones, that you are lords on Earth. Yet the reality is to say, "The only Lord is Allah Almighty, no one else!" (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits). Shaytanic claims are artificial, they are not real. You must try to break that egoistic greatness; you must break it down and take it away from people. For that purpose, Allah Almighty is sending His holy ones from the heavens, to break down imitated greatness and imitated titles from Mankind, and to bring them to their true level, of saying, "O our Lord, we are Your servants!"

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an about the grandfather of prophets, Sayyidina Ibraheem, peace be upon him, and his work that he did, that `Ibraheem's nation, the nation of Nimrod, were keeping idols that represented their egoistic pride. And Sayyidina `Ibraheem (a), said, "O my nation! I am going to break down your idols!"

O Learned People! Doctors of Shari’ah, `ulama Azhari 'sh-Shareef! Do you think that Allah (swt) was telling fairy stories through His holy books? No. Through Sayyidina Ibraheem's (a) story, He was saying what really happened. Sayyidina Ibraheem (a) said, “I am going to break down all idols, because through those imitated idols you are claiming you are lords but there is only one Lord, Allah Almighty (swt)." (Mawlana Shaykh stands, Mawlana Shaykh sits). Allah Almighty was not sending holy books as fairy tales or storybooks, but for teaching.

O People! Because everyone has idols within themselves; they are keeping them and looking after them carefully, so that no one touches their idols. So that means until they are breaking your idols, they will fight and kill if anyone tries to break their idols. And the Lord of Heavens is teaching that you must break down your ego's idols. "If not, you are not My servants, you are slaves of Shaytan. Go away!"

O People! Mutlaq, Absolute Lordship, is only for Allah Almighty (swt), Who never created His servants for them to say, "I am also a lord." No, no, it can't be! Therefore, when Seal of Prophets (s) was returning from battle, he would say, "O my Companions! We have just finished wars with armies that are on the wrong way, and we have been granted victory from Allah Almighty (swt)! Now we are returning victorious, but we are beginning a new fight with an enemy that is the worst among enemies."

"O Rasoolullah! O our beloved Prophet! Whom are they?"

And the Seal of Prophets (s) said, "We are making that jihaad an-nafs."

O `ulamas! Did you ever try yourselves to fight against your egos? No, and that is making people here without respect from heavenly beings! And on the Day of Judgment you are going to be thrown in the Fire for your bad actions and your bad intentions!

O People! Leave claiming this or that for your ego! Don't think that the clothes you are wearing give you a right to say, "I am this one," or, "I am that one." No! Leave that and dress in the dress of servants. Then your Lord, Allah Almighty, jalla jalaallahu, will dress you in the dress of servanthood that He likes for us, and He doesn't like any other dress. May our Lord forgive us. As-salaamu `alaykum.


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(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`ats shukr.)

(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)