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"As My Companions Are Like Stars, I Am Like the Sun"

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

1 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Fatihah (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

Suhbhaanahu wa ta`ala. Nahnu `abeeduk al-fuqara wa 'd-du`fa, biz bi ayydina yaa Mawlana. alfu salaat, alfu salaam `ala Sayyid al-Awwaleen wal-Akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) anfadu min an-noor as-saat`i min al-azali ila 'l-abad. yaa Rabbi 'la-`alameen. Zidhu yaa Rabb, Zidhu yaa Rabb wa barik lahu wa li ummatihi. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Alhamdulillah wa kafaa. Understanding Arabic, yaa Salaaf as-Salih? Law kuntum dharra min Salaaf as-Salih kunna natakhidh bikum, lakin. You are only claiming; you are not really followers of Salaaf as-Salih. Salaaf as-Salih are Sahaabah 'l-Kiraam `alayhimu 'r-Ridwaan, but you are taqsud. You are thinking of some people who came after the Sahaabah (r), the Salaaf as-Salih.Why are you not saying, "We are followers of the stars of samaa ad-dunya." Why are you not saying this? Madad yaa Rijaalullah, madad yaa Sultan al-Awliya. Why are you not saying, “We are followers of Sahaabah ‘l-Kiraam." And your maqsad, purpose, is to make a separation between the Sahaabah (r) and some people who came centuries after. What are you saying, Salaaf as-Salih? The Seal of Prophets (s), (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Sayyid al-Awwaleen wal-`Akhireen was saying:

أصحابي كالنجوم بأيهم اقتديتم اهتديتم

As-haabee ka 'n-nujoom bi ayyihim aqtadaytum ahtadaytum.

My companions are like the stars; whichever of them you follow, you will be guided.

(`Abd ibn Humayd, ad-Daraqutnee, ibn `Adiyy, ibn `Abd al-Barr, with unsound chains but the meaning is sound)

Why are you not saying from where you brought that title, Salaaf as-Salih? (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Tawbah, astaghfirullah. That is the wrong way! They are so mutakkabir people, proud, arrogant ones. They are not tenezzül etmiyor, yaani, maa yatanazzal, they are not interested in Sahaabah (r), they are interested in Salaaf as-Salih. Who are the Salaaf as-Salih? Write their names; we may look and we may follow them also. What is that? Was-salaamu `ala man ittaba` al-huda, “May peace be upon the guided ones.” Salaam is only going to be for those who are following the right way of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Allahu Akbar! Thumma ‘s-salaamu `alayk yaa Sayyidee, yaa Saahib az-Zamaan, yaa Qutb az-Zamaan, yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif, who makes tasarruf (management) for everything on this dunya, under it and over it.

As-salaamu `alaykum. As-salaamu `alaykum, our attenders. Sometimes they are making a weak servant shout at wrong people who are bringing some terms that were never used in the time of the Seal of Prophets (s). Yes, from where are they bringing that term, “Salaaf as-Salih." They are saying only a handful of people, and ghayrahum aakhareen, other people are not belonging to the Seal of Prophets (s), that they are going to be out. And they are saying, “Only we are Salaaf as-Salih.” That is a wrong way and a wrong understanding; something is going to be wrong in the hearts of those people.

Shaytan is asking to make a shubhah, doubt in their hearts, to make others think they are far from the ways of the Seal of Prophets, peace be upon him. They are saying, “We are on the right way and other people are on the wrong way." Qul haatoo burhaanakum, “Say, 'Bring your proof!” And they are a handful of people, saying, “We are Salaaf as-Salih; we are only for ourselves and are going to be shirzimatun qaleelun (a small handful of people).” Allah Allah. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem!

Therefore, you must always say A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, because in every second, Shaytan is trying to make believers come on the wrong way from the right way. He is asking to take them away from the right way to the wrong way. Therefore, we must say A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, dastoor yaa Sayyidi , yaa Sultanu 'l-Awliyaa. This is a humble association. We are not claiming we are that one or this one. No, all are on the same level.

`Ajaa'ib. It is very astonishing to say, “Salaaf as-Salih.” Change your name! Say, “We are the followers of the Seal of Prophets.” The Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands) is so humble, saying: ashaabee ka 'n-nujoom bi ayyihim aqtadaytum ahtadaytum.

And he is never saying for himself. If the Sahaabah are najma, star, why did he not say for himself, “I am the sun.” But his endless humbleness prevents him from saying, "I am the sun, follow me." He is saying, ashaabee ka 'n-nujoom bi ayyihim aqtadaytum ahtadaytum, ahtadaw bihim. Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

`Ajaa'ib, astonishing, manika ‘l-nafs. Why? As-haabee. He is saying, "My followers are like shining stars,” not black stars, but "shining" stars. He was not saying that every Sahaabi (r) was in darkness before the Lord of Heavens sent noor al-Islam, the light of Islam, and when that light enters their hearts, their hearts shine and they are going to be shining stars. "O my nation! Follow them because they are shining stars." As sailors on the oceans look for the Pole Star and find their ways, if you are following one of them, you can find your way to enlightened worlds. Adab (good manners). The Seal of Prophets (s) said, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) أدبني ربي فأحسن تأديبي adabanee Rabbee fa ahasana taadeebee, "My Lord has taught me excellent manners and perfected my manners."

(Mawlana Shaykh sits) That may reach only one. “Rabbee, my Lord, taught me and is granting me the best adab, characteristics and good manners. This can be for no one except me, for the one He taught is giving that best adab.”

And he said, "O my nation, Ummat al-Habeeb! I am explaining my followers' real beings.” Don't look at their clothes, don’t look at their homes, don’t look at what they are eating and drinking. You must look at what they are carrying from heavenly jewels and heavenly lights. Look at that one, and each one has it. Only I am saying, but he is not saying, “They are taking from heavenly lights.” Why are you not saying this? And a group of people are using some scales, saying, “This is good, that is bad.” They are even saying about Sahaabah (r), “This one is good, that one is bad.” And Allah Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands):

أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِأَحْكَمِ الْحَاكِمِينَ

alays Allahu bi-ahkami 'l-haakimeen.

Is Allah not the Most Just of judges! (95:8)

Allah (swt) is saying, “Don't be a partner for Me. I am the only One that may give rights to everyone and their honors. You can't say, 'This is good, that is bad.'" (Mawlana Shaykh sits) SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem! Why are they saying, “We are Wahhabi." Why are they saying, “We are Salafi." That is baatil, falsehood, thrown away! You must say, “We are on the way of the Prophet's companions (r)." You may say, “I am following Amr Ibn al-`As (r),” or, “I am following Sayyyidina ‘Ali (r),” or, “ I am following Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (r),” or, “I am following `Umar ibn al-Khattab (r)” and the 124,000 Sahaabah (r). Every one of them is full with knowledge!

Therefore, even if for one minute they are looking at the Seal of Prophets' (s) much brightened and white face, what they are taking through their hearts from him is enough for their whole lives! If they are trying to reach to that light, it comes directly into their hearts, making them move from Earth up to Heavens if they are looking only once at the Seal of Prophets (s)! And he (s) was never saying about any of his companions, “That one is good, that one is bad." No! Who is coming and washing himself through the Oceans of Oneness, finished! SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem! People must come to see reality, or to know reality, or to follow reality. Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah.

Now is coming the time of Second Ignorance, Jaahiliyyati 'l-oola. The first period of ignorance has already passed, and that is showing Jaahiliyyati 'l-oola, “My Mother jaahiliyyah.” Why is Allah Almighty saying this? You are Arabs, Salafi `ulamas, so are you never thinking about why Allah Almighty is saying, Jaahilayyati 'l-oola? (Mawlana Shaykh stands) SubhaanAllah, SultaanAllah. Allah Almighty is addressing to all Muslim ladies:

وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَى

wa laa tabarrajna tabarraja al-jaahiliyyatil-oola

and do not flaunt your charms as they used to flaunt them in the old days of pagan ignorance (33:33)

(Mawlana Shaykh sits) Are you learning tableegh, bayyaan, balaaghata 'l-`arabiyya? Your understanding must be much better than al-aakhireen. Nahnu al-a`ajim. But you are Arabs, your language is Arabic, so you are understanding what we are not understanding. Why is Allah Almighty saying al-Jaahiliyyatil-oola? You can't find anything in Holy Qur'an without countless wisdoms.Why is this aayatul-kareema coming? Wa laa tabarrajna tabarraja al-jaahiliyyati 'l-oola. Why is it coming in the Holy Qur'an?

O People! Keep your honor and don’t return to the Period of Ignorance! That is giving a sign that the second jaahiliyyah, Period of Ignorance, will come. Now we are falling in it. So saraaha, it is such a clear, holy order of Allah Almighty for ladies. Tabarrajna this means "show themselves." Ornaments are for showing themselves to men. They are not interested (to show) women with their dressing, but they are asking to show their beauties to men, not to women. The Second Period will come. Yada`fa Islam; it is becoming weaker, weaker, weaker and there should be a period, a Second Period of Ignorance. At that time, which now we are in it, women and men will both ask to follow in the steps of the time of jaahiliyyah, ignorance, before the Seal of Prophets (s) had come to them. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah (s) Tawbah astaghfirullah. Now we are in it, and tabarruj is not only for women, but there are so many meanings coming.

O Mankind! This is showing that you will reach a time like the First Ignorance. People are trying to reach it and bring it to life. That is why heavenly ones are very angry with Arabs who are changing and not understanding the real meaning of the Holy Qur’an. They were never following anyone in the Time of Ignorance. The Arabs were so proud, never asking to follow another person, saying, "Only I am here, no one else!" Now, they are feeding the same bad characteristic, or it is better to say that Shaytan is feeding the seeds of that bad characteristic for the Arab ego. They don’t like to say, “We are following the stars of the Seal of Prophets.” Rather they like to say, "We are following Salaaf as-Salih.” Haadha tafreeq, that is making a separation for the Muslim world. The Muslim world never accepts to say, “We are all Salaaf as-Salih,” or, “We are followers of Salaaf as-Salih.” They must stop it! They must take away that name! They must say, “We are followers of the stars of the Sun of Creation (s).” Those "stars," the companions, are taking noor from that sun, which is from pre-Eternal up to Eternal, and never does the sun mayoor, become extinguished!

Therefore, they are making such an ignorant one to shout at them because they are on the wrong way. Wrong way! You are not "Salafi"! In Islam we can't say, “We are Salafiyyun." We can say, “We are tabi`een or tabi` at-tabi`een,” but we can say that we are followers after such. Therefore, they are every time saying, “bida`, bida`!” and, “saahib bida` fi 'n-naar.” If they are saying, “A separation is considered to be a bida`,” then they will be the first ones thrown into the Fire! The Lord of Heavens is saying, if they are understanding: (Mawlana Shaykh stands):

وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ

wa`tasimoo bi hablillahi jami`an wa laa tafaraqoo.

Hold fast altogether to the rope of Allah and do not separate. (3:103)

(Mawlana Shaykh sits) They are making that separation! They are all carrying a heavy responsibility for putting in Islam something to make it explode and to make Ummat al-Habeeb in countless divisions as separated ones. Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem! Is it true or wrong? Say, “What that weak servant is saying is true.” Say, don't fear! Change your way to the right way and you should be happy here and Hereafter. May Allah (swt) forgive us.

That is an endless, deep ocean and it must be well understood! That is the point that makes Ummat al-Habeeb into 73 different groups. Shaytan is working. Shaytan is never getting tired, always running after people to bring such ideas that never passed before. It is so clear what the Seal of Prophets (s) is saying, ashaabee ka 'n-nujoom.Why are they saying, “Salaaf as-Salih.” Do they have the right to make such a separation? We are living after the period of Nabi (s) and the period of Ashaabu ‘l-Kiraam. They are making different groups and they have such different imaginations for themselves and nonsense understandings of the Holy Qur’an and Holy Hadeeth ash-shareef.

O People! Beware of such who are saying, “We are Wahhabis.” They are on wrong ways, and if they do not come on the right way, waylun lakum, then we are waiting for a heavenly curse to come on you, or you should be taken away. That is an indhaar, heavenly warning! This old person is not claiming anything, but heavenly powers are making me to speak to all nations of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) to make their way from wrong directions or they will be taken away!

May Allah (swt) forgive us for the honor of the most glorified and honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), ashfa` lana yaa Sayyidina. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)


It is 100% true and no one can say it is not true; if so, they are wrong. Therefore, this heavenly warning is coming through a weak servant; they are not using big ones. Huuuuuu!

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah

(Mawlana Shaykh sings)

Dome dome, dome dome

Dome dome, dome dome

Dome dome, dome dome

Dome dome, dome dome

Huuuu. Heavenly music is halaal, shaytanic music is haraam. Yaa Huuu.


(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)

Shukrulillah, shukr yaa Rabbee, shukr (du`a)

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