14 August 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor yaa Sayyidee. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allahu Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahi 'l-hamd. Subhaan sen yaa Rabb, Sultaan sen yaa Rabb. Irham da`fana, irham zuldana bi jahi sayyidi 'l-awaleen wa 'l-akhireen, bi jaahi habeebika al-Mustafa zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafa nooran wa masroora wa ridwaanan wa sultaana fee mithliha hadha shahr as-shareef Ramadan Mubarak. Yaa Rabb.
And we are saying, `Aoodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem,! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem,! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! Bismillahir 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! Bismillahi r'-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! wa bihi nasta`een. As-saalatu wa salaam `ala sayyidi 'l-awaleen wa 'l-akhireen wa `ala sayyida 'l-anbiya wa 'l-mursaleen wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaanin ila yawmi 'd-deen wa `ala rijaalallah ashaabu tawbati min ahli 'l-ardeen (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Yaa Rabbee, yaa Rabbee.
O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. Today is going to be fifth of shahr mubarak, Ramadan Kareem. We are asking for more blessings. First of all, we are asking for forgiveness. O Seal of Prophets, Sayyidi 'l-Awaleen wa 'l-Akhireen! We are asking your intercession in the Divine Presence that we should be forgiven, as we need forgiveness.
When heavenly forgiveness is coming, heaviness on our physical being is just taken away, and also when forgiveness is coming our spiritual being is getting in pleasure. People are asking for both of them, people are asking for a healthy body and also asking for inner pleasure in themselves.That is a real desire that a person may ask, to be healthy with their physical being and to be in pleasure in their minds, in their hearts, in their physical beings. For the honor of the holy month, we hope that who is asking for most aims, as much as we may give much more attention for heavenly pleasure, we may be granted in this holy month, and daily you can find in yourself an opening.
O our Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban, marhaban, marhaban!
O our Attenders! Don't be heedless ones; leave being heedless, enough! Don't be drunk with this dirty life!
O Salafi `ulamas! Say, if it is not dirty. It is dirty! This holy month is carrying you from dirtiness. If you are not fasting, you are going to the WC (bathroom) perhaps ten times or more, but when you are fasting, you may visit a very important center of Mankind, without which they can't live. If kings are living in big, very magnificent palaces, there is still for everyone a line to use the WC. If living in most beautiful castle, and they are sitting, from the WC coming brrrng, "We are sitting here on the sultan's throne, I am sitting and it is not time to leave so many people, all important ones, those who have imitated uniforms, sitting here, it is not time, but that brrng, brrng, “Come to me, leave the throne and come to sit on a very, very dirty place! Come, because even if you are king, there is dirtiness in you. Throw it away to be restful."
O our Attenders! They are making me to speak on the lowest standard for the understanding of no-mind people, because you are not taking any care to run to be like angels, but you are running to be like animal world's members! You may be kings, queens, presidents, first ladies, but all of you are trying to be on such ranks and when your stomach is calling, grr, grr, you must answer that call!
One says, "I must be excused some minutes, I am just going and coming."
Says the other, "What happened for our president?"
He said that an important person is asking for a very special meeting. Therefore, we must postpone this meeting for five minutes."
O our Attenders! You are on that level! It is written on so many factories, "Produced Here." What is our physical being’s production? Say, Salafi `ulamas! Why are you not saying what is produced by our physical being? This is a humble meeting, but the Lord of Heavens is asking to listen from east to west to real things! We are not covering, but we are opening that cover for Mankind to know about themselves, man `arifa nafsaha, “Who knows himself.”
Our Salafi `ulamas! Why are you not saying where the production of Mankind is? It is in the WC. Write on it, "Produced by Salafi `ulamas." You are thinking that it is easy? For what are we saying this; that our physical being is producing daily for the WC? Shameful, very shameful! You, our attenders from every level, can anyone object on it, saying it is not true? You must know that our physical beings' production is in the WC. It is a blame for all of Mankind that is running after that production, never thinking anything about heavenly objects. Mankind is to blame! Therefore, this is coming to make it
clear, clarifying for Mankind that they should understand.
O Mankind on every level! You must try to visit the WC center less. It is a blame for Mankind not to try to go to the Divinely Presence, to visit mosques, churches, synagogues or temples. They are not thinking about that point or going to those places that belong to Allah (swt), but you are going to that very small, short place, the WC, perhaps ten times daily.
"Where are you going?"
"I am going to meet a very important one."
"Where, O my darling?"
"You know, I must visit the WC. Something is happening today because we just drank too much whiskey, or we took a little bit more spirits. Therefore, O my darling, it is making me visit this important center for Mankind."
"O my darling! You are never going to church?"
"If the WC center calls me, I can't go!"
O Shaykh Hisham! Also you must remind people a little bit for understanding about what are their missions, from the highest level of this dirty life down to its lowest level, eating and drinking, then a very important meeting in the WC center!
O our Salafi `ulamas! How are you? You must say such things because Man has two kinds of understandings: one kind belongs to heavenly subjects, and the second understanding is for their animal's positions, yes. You must make it clear. Don't blame, laa tastahee, "Don't be ashamed," if you are saying such things.
It is Holy Ramadan. Holy, trying to make people holy. Why has it been said "Holy Ramadan?" Because making people to approach holy levels of Heavens! When you make eating and drinking the lowest level, your spirituality gets up, higher, higher, higher. If someone may reach on that level, he may hear glorifying of angels for the Lord of Heavens! Such things are not written in your books, but the Lord of Heavens is asking to make it clear for understanding, and you must understand! Eat as it is necessary, and don't drink more than you are in need. Therefore, Holy Ramadan is granting to servants a "holiness." People are going to be in the Ramadan more holy ones. Try to be that! In daytime you are so light, so in pleasure, that your physical being is going to be in rest. And your understanding, your mentality is coming to be much more mukammal, perfect. We are saying a holy word of the Seal of Prophets (s).
O our Attenders! Particularly our Salafi `ulamas! The hadith, Prophet's holy words, what is he saying? People now are 99% sick ones. Everyone has such a different illness or sickness, that countless hospitals are not enough for curing them. Doctors are not enough to reach people and give them health. Health is a heavenly grant given from heavenly ones! Don't ask healthiness from Earth! That is the biggest mistake for Mankind, and why they are unhealthy ones, because they are asking to be healthy through material aspects. They are thinking that if they are going to America or London they will find health. And their houses, their appearance are not so beautiful, no, so simple. People, particularly Arabian people, are running and you will find entrances of Harley Street with countless doctors. They are asking health from that place. It is a pity for Muslims to run and ask for health from unbelievers or non-Muslim places; it is the biggest shame!
O our Salafiyoon! Why are you not saying? Wahaabiyoon are of no mind, so leave them. It is suitable for them to be in mental houses. But are you saying you are "Salafi `ulamas," so why are you not reminding people about this? And Allah Almighty is saying wa dhakkir, remind them! To whom? "Remind My servants." (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) What is "to remind"? Say, about fasting in this month, a very famous hadeeth ash-shareef! Why are you not reminding them? The Seal of Prophets (Mawlana Shaykh stands) is saying, soomoo tasahoo, “Fast and be healthy.” Is anything wrong? Say! Why are you not saying to mulook, ummarra, shaykhs and rich ones? Why are they running to non-Muslim territories to ask for healthiness? What is that foolishness? That is your imaan? (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Enough. Soomoo tasahoo, if you are asking healthiness, "Fast," soomoo, and be healthy!
O our Attenders! Where are you? Working to fill the WC center? If you work and don't come to listen to follow holy commands of Heavens, still you must follow, or you will be between hospitals and WC centers. May Allah forgive us. I think it is enough. I am shouting to my ego and asking with tablets and medicines comes "healthiness?" And so many people coming and saying, "O Shaykh! Don't fast, you are taking medicine. Don’t fast!" Is medicine giving me health or is it a heavenly grant for following the Seal of Prophet's brilliant way? It is the safe way and taking from me sickness, and giving to me healthiness.
"Oh Shaykh, it is Ramadan, stop it!" So many Shaytan’s agents coming to me and saying, "O Shaykh, you are not healthy, your health is not suitable.” They say doctors say, “Eat.” For what? For visiting the WC too much?
Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah. Shari`ah is saying pencils that are writing against myself (90 years), but I have reached a level that they are not writing. And therefore, I am fasting. Alhamdulillah, going to be better than if I am not fasting, yes! Fasting and anything wrong? No. And you are thinking I am down, no. Sadaqa Rasoolullah, his declaration is from heavens, it is 100% true. I am feeling much more active in my physical being. Mashaa-Allah. May Allah forgive us.
O our Attenders! If you are not fasting, tomorrow the doctor may say to you, "You can't eat anything except boiled rice,” or, “You must not drink too much,” or, “You must not eat meat and delicious food." Keep this heavenly order and be in pleasure here and Hereafter! Fasting is giving pleasure to our physical being because it is a heavenly grant coming on us and our physical being becomes happy from that! May Allah forgive us.
Yaa Rabbee, yaa Rabbee. Grant us someone to guide people for their happiness here and Hereafter! Yaa Rabb, send us a sultan. We are fed up with democracy and their governments. Send us a sultan who is in the shadow of heavenly ones, so we may follow them and be happy. If not, we are never going to be happy here or in pleasure in the Next Life.
Tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah, astaghfirullah.
(45 minutes) Mashaa-Allah.
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks to Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)