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"My Lord Taught Me Excellent Manners"

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim

12 February 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Suhbah after Jumu`ah

(Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Dastoor, yaa RijaalAllah. Dastoor, yaa Sultan al-Anbiyaa, as-salaatu wa 's-salaamu `alaa Sayyidina Muhammad, wa `alaa aalihi wa saahbihi ajma`een. Madad yaa RijaalAllah. As-salaamu `alaykum! A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

O People! Welcome, our listeners. I hope that it is a grant to a weak servant that I am claiming myself as nothing, nothing. They are making me to address to people; whole people living on this world, they are Bani Adam, or Children of Adam. Huuuuuu. Don't say, "I am Arab. I am Turkish. I am Kurdish. I am English. I am Italian. I am Spanish, Turkish, Kurdish." Don't be Shaytan-ish!

Marhaban, marhaban, marhaban! Tawbah, astaghfirullah. For every beginning must be an ending, yes. And just our Grandmaster and his 40 awliyas, saints, looking and seeing most closer one to Earth, to people, one of these people wa maa ubarriu nafsee. You know Arabic, O Salafi `ulama? What is Allah Almighty saying through Holy Qur'an, and on behalf of Sayyidina Yusuf (a)? And most high peace and glory for the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)

I was a small one and such a silent child, now I’m changing into another personality. I was such a zealous student, now I'm getting up to 100 and... They are saying, "We are dressing you what we dressed to people, because if you are not dressing their dress, they will escape from you. If you are a donkeys, you are a donkey also, never escaping!" Okay? SubhaanAllah 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem al-jins ma` al-jins. Tawbah astaghfirullah 'l-`Azheem. Not to escape mu`anasah, familiarity, to find familiarity! Salafi `ulama are looking for themselves that their levels are up, even though they are not happy to be at other `ulama' levels. They are saying, "We are Salafi `ulama," and they are saying, "Bring your proofs that you belong to Salafu 's-Saalih." Give three names; I am not asking for forty! It is my right, and right of whole people, to ask at least from those `ulama to name forty from Salafu 's-Saaliheen. Ha! Bring! There are billions of people in this ummah, and you are only finding three from Salafu 's-Saalih, what do you mean?

( ... ) I am nothing, but when I have been ordered to do something, I am a terrible one! "They" are saying this, I am not saying this. My speech is on their tongues. Keep adab! That is a big buhtaan (slander) to blame the Seal of Prophets (s), that he only prepared three from Salafu 's-Saaliheen, hah? Only Sahaabat al-kiraam, 124,000 all of them, رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ radi`Allahu `anhum wa radoo `anh, "well-pleased is God with them, and well-pleased are they with Him" (98:8). I am shouting to other nations who are also swearing to the Companions of Sayyidina Rasoolullah (s), you should be punished! Also asking, "Ehhh, O Shaykh, are you shaykh?" I am one person, but they are bringing a material machine here (Internet) that is listening to me. "How are you?" Yes, you are also hearing me and looking to me and taking my words to east and to west! SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem.

Wrong understandings for people, wrong! We must come to what the Seal of Prophets (s) just brought for us. He is saying:

أدبني ربي فأحسن تأديبي

adabanee Rabbee fa ahasana taadeebee.

My Lord has taught me excellent manners and perfected my manners.

Is Rasoolullah (s) swearing to anyone? No. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Huuu. He was keeping adab with his Creator. We must learn adab, highest adab. From the beginning of this Creation up to end, you can't find anyone whose good manners are going to be the best or more than the Seal of Prophet's adab. Why? Because he was saying, adabanee Rabbee fa ahasana taadeebee. No one can be over that adab, to be learned you must have understanding; if not, coming someone to make you understand! Astaghfirullah.

Yes, I am not saying such things and making my ego or myself on top point, no. Deepest level, من توضع لله رفعه man tawada` lillah rafa`ah. Who is going to be humble, Allah Almighty is making his station or his level higher, higher, "Who humbled himself before Allah, Allah raised up," higher, endlessly higher! What saying through Holy Qur'an that teaching from pre-Eternal up to Eternal? Billions and billions of universes like this, billions of times, countless, countless creations... no one can count Allah Almighty’s creatures and universes! Allah, Allah.

I am not saying my ego is just 100 percent as my Lord is asking; no, my ego is like other peoples’. Everyone has an ego, but if you are leaving it (without discipline), it is doing its worst. If you are looking and taking care on it, and training and teaching it, it is going to be a good ride.

وَمَا أُبَرِّىءُ نَفْسِي إِنَّ النَّفْسَ لأَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ إِلاَّ مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّيَ إِنَّ رَبِّي غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Wa maa ubarriyu nafsee. Inna an-nafsa la-amaaratan bi 's-soow illa maa rahima rabbee. Inna rabbee ghafooran raheem.

"Nor do I absolve my own self (of blame): the (human) soul is certainly prone to evil, unless my Lord do bestow His Mercy: but surely my Lord is Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful." (12:53)

Which Salafi `alim or`ulama may say, "My ego amaaratan bi 's-soow?" They are claiming, "We are`ulama salih." Mashaa-Allah. Why are you not saying, maa ubariyyu nafsee? They think they have a heavenly guarantee by saying, "We are Salafi us-Salih `ulama," a guarantee that everything they are saying, doing, or acting is best, and that is wrong! Rasoolullah (s) accepting to be his Lord, his mu`allim, his teacher for best characteristic and good manners. He is saying, adabanee Rabbee. I am asking those people who are claiming, "We are Salafu 's-Saalih," who is your trainer? Don’t say, "We are reading through books," no, no, we are asking who is teaching you now? Because they are mostly, all of them, refusing to have a person, a murabbi, trainer, and teaching good manners.

That is a very important point they are not accepting, and all of them are getting against tariqahs. Tariqahs are not claiming for themselves anything but they are taking their best murabbi, trainer, as the Prophet (s) was training his Sahaaba (r). Tariqahs are asking to imitate the ways of Sahaaba (r) who were happy to follow the good manners of Rasoolullah (s)! There are good manners with him and with his Lord Almighty, Allah (swt), then taking good manners on how the servants and ummah should be protected, and how they will reach good manners. No one learned through reading books, no one can take good manners (by studying books alone). For example, can a person make a sword without a master? No. He may claim, "I may do," but it is only a piece of iron, not a sword.

Every profession needs teacher and the Seal of Prophets (s) is the teacher for whole Creation, from pre-Eternal up to Eternal! How are they denying and they are getting up against tariqahs? And Holy Qur'an is saying, wa istiqama `ala tariqah, "Tariqah is steadfastness in excellence." They are saying, "No tariqah in Qur'an." You heard about that before? Allah jala jalaaluhu saying:

وَأَلَّوِ اسْتَقَامُوا عَلَى الطَّرِيقَةِ لَأَسْقَيْنَاهُم مَّاء غَدَقًا

wa alaw istiqaamoo `ala at-tareeqati la-asqaynaahum maa'an ghadaqa.

Then that if they [who have heard Our call] keep firmly to the [right] path, We shall certainly shower them with blessings abundant (72:16)

alif, lam... li ahid. lil jins, ... lil ahid alif, lam. Tawbah, astaghfirullah.

I am speaking for those people to understand that they are claiming they are `ulama. They must understand. They are saying, "No tariqah in Islam, in Holy Qur’an." How! Suratu Jinn? Ayatun kareemah. They are reciting but never understanding. What does it mean? Allah Almighty saying wa alaw istaqaamoo`ala at-tareeqah - istiqamah. Highest level for a servant is to be mustaqeem. You can't be rajul, a person on just istiqamah (steadfastness).

عن أبي عمرو سفيان بن عبدالله الثقفي ، رضي الله عنه قال : قلت : " يا رسول الله ، قل لي في الإسلام قولا ، لا أسأل عنه أحدا غيرك " . قال : ( قل آمنت بالله ، ثم استقم ) رواه مسلم في صحيحه

Rasoolullah (s) said by one Sahaabi (r) asking, "Yaa Rasoolullah, sif lee al-Islam." Rasoolullah (s) said, qul aamantu billah thumm' astaqim, "Say, Believe in Allah and keep to His Straight Way." Coming Holy Qur'an, bringing answer. Wa law istiqamu `ala at-tareeqah. He didn’t say, `ala ash-shari`ah. Tariqah making its meaning as much as wider, wider, wider, to reach to everyone’s understanding and everyone’s quwwati itida, capacity.

They are Arabs, they must look at that ayatun kareemah (noble verse). Perhaps they are never taking care when they are reciting this holy verse: `ala at-tareeqah. How you are saying, "No tareeqah in Islam?" Allah Almighty is saying, "My servants must go on tareeqah straightly, la-asqaynaahum." Who is saying, who is giving to them something for drinking? Those `ulama, Salafu 's-Saalih `ulama, that they are very angry with me, and they have no authority to be against me! If they are getting against me, they are getting against Holy Qur'an and Holy Rasool (s)! That is price from Allah Almighty--water? Allah granting who is keeping tariqah, Straight Way and his reward is going to be water? This is the aim? They know nothing, but some one's know something! They must keep their adab. If not there is muaddib, good-manners teacher to teach them!

May Allah forgive us.


Enough! This is an ocean, no time and no capacity for everyone for understanding what I am saying, up to end is never-ending. Tell them!

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

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, SubhaanAllah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah

Yaa Rabbee zid habeebika `izzan wa sharafan wa nooran wa surooran wa ridwaanan wa sultaanan.

Bi hurmati habeebika al-Fatihah.