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"Give for Me, Not to Me"

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim

12 June 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Dastoor yaa Sayyiddee, madad. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammadun Rasoolullah, Habeebullah. Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridwaana. Give Your blessings, O our Lord, to his nation, to his ummah. Yaa Arham ar-Rahimeen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

Thumma as-salaamu `alaykum, holy ones who are looking perfectly for your Lord's servanthood. Tooba lakum, good tidings for you and particularly for who is responsible for the nation of Sayyidina Muhammad (s), Qutb az-Zaman, representative for the last, most honored, glorified, and majestic one in the Divinely Presence, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)

O People! As-salaamu `alaykum! Say, wa `alaykum as-salaam, so that the honor and blessings granted by the Lord of Heavens are coming on you, covering you, and giving new life to you! Say, wa `alaykum as-salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Say, whole Mankind, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. O our Lord, protect Your weak servants from Shaytan's tricks and traps, and not to fall in it. If anyone is falling in it, it is so difficult to save himself.

Say, bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! That gives you honor, to speak His holy name, the holy names of your Lord, Allah Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Grant us what is necessary for Your servanthood, O our Lord. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

O People! Try to be humble! Don't be proud. Shaytan is making people to be proud. No, servants must be humble! As much as you are going to be humble on Earth, our levels are getting up in heavens. But people prefer to be proud ones here and they are forgetting that to be humble here is giving them honor and glory in the Divinely Presence. Humbleness is dressing you with glorious dressings. What are you going to reach in this life by being proud? Nothing!

O People! As-salaamu `alaykum, O servants! Be happy that your Lord created you from human nature, and not from animals' nature, enough. You must try to give rights to your Lord, as His humble servants. Humbleness is a grant from Mankind to their Creator. What can we grant? Everything is for Him, Almighty Allah! What are we going to grant to our Lord? Yes, we have humbleness. You must not say, "I am here," and you are forgetting Who is bringing you from unknown worlds into existence. Say, "I am nothing and You are only in existence, O our Lord. And I like to make a grant to you, O my Lord, O the Lord of Creation. What can I give to You?" A heavenly announcement is coming to people, "O our Lord's servants! You can give to Him your humbleness." And humbleness makes people to not make a proof that He is in existence by Himself.

Therefore, humbleness is a sign that a servant is accepting he is nothing! But from nothing, you may give for your Creator your humbleness. Every Creation in front of their Creator is making sajdah. (Mawlana Shaykh bows in ruku.) O our Lord, O our Lord, You created us! We are nothing. Whole greatness, whole glory, whole praisings, whole mightiness, and whole majesty is only for You! We are nothing! And the Lord of Heavens is saying, "You are declaring real Truth, O My servants. I am the only One Who has full rights to be proud. You are saying this in front of Me and putting your heads on Earth, bowing for me and saying, 'We are nothing, only You are in existence, O our Lord. Grant us more glory that You are granting to Your Creation.'"

Everything in existence has a grant from their Lord, from their Creator. The Lord of Heavens, the Creator is not leaving anything in existence without granting to them something, can't be! Therefore, O Salafi `ulamas, what is your opinion when Allah Almighty is saying, (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)

وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدَهِ

wa in min shayin illa yusabbihu bi-hamdih.

There is not a thing but celebrates His praise. (17:44)

That is ayat ul-kareemah. SubhaanAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Because a heavenly grant is reaching to everything, every smallest part of Creation, yusabbihu bi-hamdih, that the Lord of Heavens is giving them to be in existence and they are saying, subhaanAllah, subhaanAllah, subhaanAllah, sultan Allah! Allah Almighty is never leaving anything in existence without granting to them according to their beings. Wa in min shayin illa yusabbihu bi-hamdih. There can't be anything coming in existence that does not say, SubhaanAllah. SubhaanAllah. SubhaanAllah.

وَلَـكِن لاَّ تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ

Wa laakin la tafqahoona tasbeehahum.

But you [O men] fail to grasp the manner of their glorifying Him! (17:44)

But you are not understanding, because your ears are locked, your hearts are locked, your understanding is locked and your mentalilty is locked down! You are with your egos and its area claiming that, "I am only one." Only your egos are not going to say "SubhaanAllah." Na`oodhu billah, na`oodhu billah!

Allah Almighty is creating and giving, granting to what He created some divinely grant. Is it not so, O our Salafi `ulamas? What do you think about that holy verse, wa in min shayin illa yusabbihu bi-hamdih? Why are they giving their glorifying to their Lord? Don't say, "That is a small one." The whole Creation is an unknown and small area, all of them! You may collect everything about which you are saying, "That is a big one, that is a small one," and bring them to the Lord's Divinely Presence, but what are they going to be? No one will say, "I am here." Only Allah Almighty, the Creator is saying, "I am here." (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)

O People! Come and listen. Today you are here and tomorrow in His Divine Presence. What can they give, O Salafi `ulamas? What are you giving to your Creator? Say `ulamas, doctors of Shar`iah, Azhari `ulamas, and other `ulamas in Christianity and Judaism. What are you giving? Say! Are we giving treasures or gold? Say, kings and sultans, what are you giving to your Lord, to your Creator? Say, and you are so proud! What are you giving? Say! He is not in need of anything!!! He is the Lord of Heavens, the Creator. Allahu akbar al-akbar. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)

You must learn something that you are not thinking on it. Your Creator, Allah Almighty, what is He asking from you? Say! Are you going to give to your Lord gold, diamonds or treasures? Say! You are learned people in Christianity or in Judaism, what can you give to your Lord? Is He asking some material, what do you think? Nothing! But He Almighty is saying, "Give for Me, not to Me. Give for Me to those who are in need." He is not saying to you, "Fill your treasure cases." He is saying, "Give to those people! Give! I am not asking you to give to Me, no." Astaghfirullah. "Give not to Me, but for Me."

O mulook al-Arab, O sultans, hear and obey! Your Lord is saying, "Give for Me," not saying, "Give to Me," no. He is not asking for Himself, but He is ordering His servants, "Give!" What is your Lord saying, O Salafi `ulamas? (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)

خُذْ مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ صَدَقَةً تُطَهِّرُهُمْ وَتُزَكِّيهِم بِهَا وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمْ إِنَّ صَلاَتَكَ سَكَنٌ لَّهُمْ وَاللّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ

Khudh min 'amwalihim sadaqatan tutahhiruhum. Wa tuzakkihim biha wa salli `alayhim. Inna salataka sakanun lahum wa Allahu Sami`un `Alim.

Of their goods take alms that so you may purify and sanctify them, and pray on their behalf. Verily your prayers are a source of security for them, and Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (9:103)

(Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Allah Almighty is saying, "O My most beloved one! Ask from them to give to those servants in need--not to give to Me, but to give them! Don't keep your treasures, and don't make treasures, no; I am ordering you to give, not to keep it! I am giving and I am asking from you, give for Me, not to Me, for Me!"

O People! You are asking about Islam--that is Islam! There is only One Lord with His commands and rules, saying, "Don't make treasures, don't keep your richness in cases, but give for Me, not to Me. I am your Lord, I am not in need! I am giving to you, for what? To give for Me. If you are not giving, your Last Day will be like the last moment of Qaroon." Allah Almighty never likes His servants to be like Qaroon. He and his treasures were going down, going down, going down, never giving any benefits to Qaroon or those around him. Yes, you must understand that who is not giving will regret when they are passing away from this life to the real life.

Therefore, your Lord's heavenly command is, "Give for me, not to Me." And He is saying, "O My servants, because you are looking to your treasures and getting proud, I don't like it. Be humble ones in front of Me! You may give to Me only your humbleness, nothing else! I am accepting your humbleness. I am not asking anything else from you, only humbleness!" Allahu akbar! And that is the teaching of the Seal of Prophets (s):

اجلس كما يجلس العبد وآكل كما ياكل العبيد

Ajlisu kamaa yajlisu'l-`abd wa aakul kamaa yaakul al-`abd.

"I sit like the servant sits, and I eat like the servant eats."

That is the level of humbleness that no one can reach to, that point that the Seal of Prophets (s) was saying and teaching his nation and the nations of all prophets. Where is our understanding? Where are the doctors of Shari`ah? Where are the Salafi `ulamas? Where are our mulook? Are they not understanding? One day you may understand, but it is going to be too late! Too late!

O People! Now people are in the most need. Give to them and take from your Lord's never-ending treasures up to Eternity, Eternal! Allah, Allah. May Allah forgive us and grant us some understanding; we are needy for that. What can we do? Yes, even an atom is giving all its respect to its Creator, saying, "SubhaanAllah, glory to my Creator Who is bringing me into existence! Glory for Him! SubhaanAllah. SubhaanAllah. SubhaanAllah." How many times are you saying this daily? So many no-mind ones are saying, "Tasabeeh, glorification is only sunnah (not fard); it doesn't matter." They are so lazy to say 33 times subhaanAllah, 33 times alhamdulillah, and 33 times Allahu Akbar.

O our Lord! You know our positions. Grant us from Your Divine Presence for the honor of the most honored one in Your Divine Presence, someone to teach us how we can be Your servants and what is real servanthood. May Allah forgive us. As-salaamu `alaykum.


Don't be angry with me because that anger, if it is coming from your egos, is burning your face. Only anger that is for the sake of Allah (swt) gives you honor! But if you are getting angry for your ego, it is making you down, down, down into Darkness Worlds. Astaghfirullah.


(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`ats Salaat ash-Shukr. Mawlana Shaykh asks for Shaykh Hisham Effendi, who is en route to Cyprus.)