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Royal Garments Do Not Give Real Honor

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

18 October 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Dastoor yaa Sayyidi Madad. (Mawlana Shaykh stands). Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Sayyidina 'l-`Alameen Muhammadun Rasoolullah (s). Allah, Allah. Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharaafan noorun wa surooran, imaanan as-sultaan. Thumma as-salaatu wa 's-salaamu `alaa Sayyid al-anbiya wa 'l-mursaleen. Amaan tabi`ahum saahib yawmi 'd-deen wa 's-salaamu `alayk yaa Saahib az-Zamaan yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif `alaa hadhihi 'l-dunya `alaa aalih. And we are saying, A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits). Allah!

O our Attenders! As-salaamu 'alaykum. Follow everything carefully, so that you don't lose some of this precious speech that may give you a sweet life here, and in the Eternal Life, after this imitated life. Life is sweet; therefore, people are asking live forever, but it is impossible! Everything that we are looking at and learning about finally leads people to ask for an Eternal Life. But life on this planet is not for Eternity, no. Eternity is just a basheer, giver of good tidings, about Eternal Life.

This life is an example for living ones, that every person tastes how it is to live. Even if you look at an ant and you come to kill it, it escapes, because it is happy to be in existence. You must not kll it; it has a right for living up to a limit and it understands about its creation. Man does not understand, but even a small ant understands life's pleasure and about being in existence. It knows Who brought it into being, and it has a tasbeeh and glorifies its Lord because it is so happy the Lord of Heavens granted it to be in existence! Therefore, for its farhat and masroor, pleasure and pleasement, to be in existence is giving it such a pleasure that never-ending glorifying comes from it! Blame to Mankind, blame to everyone, that everything in existence is teaching Mankind but we are not learning! Why not? Because we are not following heavenly ones, but we are following Shaytan and its descendants. Blame to Mankind!

O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban. Why are you not saying such things, are you not knowing this? You claim, "We are knowing too much," but you are heedless about what is necessary to teach people. Yes, you must make it clear for people what is an honorable life because if they don't know they have been honored, there is no honorable life for them here and in the Hereafter. Teach people! Say, "O People! At least you must learn about your honorable existence. You have been honored among heavenly ones by being honorable ones on this planet." An ant knows; are you not knowing? But you are not teaching people?! How are you saying, "We are `ulamas." An ant knows its honor is glorifies its Creator:

وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدَهِ

wa min min shayin illa yusabihu bihamdih.

And there is not a thing but celebrates His praise! (17:44)

Why is the ant making that glorification? Glorifying is giving honor to that one. They have been honored by knowing they have been granted a heavenly grant on Earth. Therefore, they are running, racing up to the end to glorify their Creator!

O Man! Why are you not glorifying? Why are you not saying, Alhamdulillahi Rabbi 'l-`Alameen! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits). It is because your`ulamas are not teaching you! Until the end, Rasoolallah (s) taught his Companions (r) about their honor; they were honored ones or not? You are asking for honor through your clothes, but the Sahaabah, Companions of the Prophet (s), never asked honor through their clothes, but they were happy, even though their responsibility was for the whole ummah that was to come after them. They were honored and such happy, pleased ones! Such big pleasure blessed them, even when they did not find food to eat, or such an abundance of clothes as we wear now. Yet, they were so happy with endless pleasure. Sahaabah radhiallahu `anhum, may Allah be well pleased with them!

I heard news today that Persian `ulamas are saying, "O People! We must give everyone's rights." Sahaabah, the Companions of the Seal of Prophets (s), gave up everything for the Seal of Prophets (s), including their souls. They have been granted heavenly honors, about which the Lord of Heavens says, "I am happy with them, and they are happy with Me." Some people through centuries did not accept this and put a scale of their own and saying, "This one is good, this one is not good." And the current imaam, religious leader, in Iran is saying, "Stop swearing at the Seal of Prophet's (s) Companions because they have been honored! The Seal of Prophets (s) is saying for them "radhiAllahu `anhu, may Allah be well pleased with them," and the Seal of Prophets (s) is also pleased with them, so stop it, because the time of Mehdi (a) is just beginning and he is not going to be happy with you!"

رَّضِيَ اللّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُواْ عَنْهُ

RadiAllahu `anhum wa radoo `anhu

Allah well-pleased with them, and they with Allah (5:119)

The Sahaabah (r) did not seek honor with their ornaments or beautiful dressing or amazing clothes. Now people are asking for honor through their amazing clothes, even holy people are saying, "We are holy ones," and they are happy with their amazing clothes. Is it not true?

O Salafi `ulamas! Why are you not teaching your listeners and your followers that we have been honored, all of us, to be in existence? Even an ant knows this and glorifies its Lord. What about you? How many times are kings glorifying Allah Almighty, saying, "SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, Allah is the most glorious!" Even after prayers in the Haramayn Shareefayn, the holy prestincts of the Ka`aba, they are not sitting to make that praise, SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, but are leaving quickly. Sit in the mihraab, it is Maqaam ar-Rasool, the place of Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! Sit there with people as much as you can and say SubhaanAllah (repeats in singing voice). Why you are not saying SultaanAllah, SultaanAllah, SultaanAllah, "Allah is the King"? Why are you disappearing from the mihraab ar-Rasool (s) so quickly? Stay there and make thousands of people recite, SultaanAllah, SultaanAllah, SultaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SultaanAllah, SultaanAllah, SultaanAllah! Do you think Allah Almighty will be angry from this? If not, then why are you saying, 'Bid`a, bid`a?' Shaytan is tying those people outside the Holy Sanctuary, saying, "Enough, come out quickly! That is not sunnah, that is bid`a!" What is outside? Why are you going so quickly? Staying there is rahmah, blessings.

O Salafi `ulamas! Why are you not saying to your imams, “Don't be in a hurry to come out! As long as you can be inside Haramayn ash-Shareefayn is an honor for you. As long as you can do it, you should!” How is this bid'a ? Say, SubhaanAllah, SultaanAllah, then Allah Almighty will dress you from Heavens every time. Try to be the last one to go out of the Haramayn ash-Shareefayn, not to be the first one to run away. How are you (calling yourself) imaam? How are you Salafi `ulamas? That is the way of Wahhabi no-mind people! Allah sawfa yantaqim minkum, “Allah will destroy you!” Soon Allah Almighty will take power from you and bring ones who are weak in their body but strong in spirituality, to the Haramayn ash-Shareefayn, and you will be thrown away! May Allah forgive us. O our Lord! Tawbah, yaa Rabb!

O Salafi `ulamas! You are never saying, SubhaanAllah, SultaanAllah. Why? And from every direction now, from Heavens also, are coming aafaat, afflictions, from up and down, from everywhere. And now people fear from earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and unexpected poison rivers that are running. Allahu Akbar! Aman, yaa Rabbee!

O People! Whoever is full with pride, leave that pride and dress in old dressings and come to your Lord's Divine Presence. If a person comes to your home with a good dressing and asks for money, you will say, "You are not a poor person, so I am not giving." But if a person comes with old clothes and says, “Give something for the Sake of Allah,” you might give. You also are dressing with that model dressing and never coming to ask Allah Almighty!

O our Attenders! You must ask, and you must try to learn something about servanthood. They claim to be "Salafi `ulamas," but they are not making anything clear about servanthood. Even mulook must come and sit down with people, as the Seal of Prophets (s) was sat with his ummah, dressing as they were dressing. Why are our mulook not coming to be with all the people? What is the difference between common people and you? You are appointing yourself as princes and royalty. Leave that level and come to the level of servanthood, then you will be granted heavenly honors. If not, people will never give you any real honor. Tawbah yaa Rabbee!


(31 minutes) Alhamdulillah wa shukran lillah!

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka'at Salaatu ash-Shukr.)

(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Hajjah Naziha on the phone.)