23 September 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillah ‘l-hamd! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillah ‘l-hamd! Allahuma salli ‘alaa Sayyidina Muhammad wa `ala Sayyidina Ibraheem wa `ala aaimatee daaiman `abada. As-salaamu `alaykum yaa `ibaadAllah as-saaliheen! Allahuma salli wa sallim wa baarik `alaa habeebika wa nabeeyika, Sayyidina Muhammad. As-salaamu `alaykum yaa mashaykhina Sayyidina `Isa, yaa saahibul imdaad, yaa Sultan al-Awliya, amidoona bi madadi kum. Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah. As-salaamu `alaykum, yaa `ibaadAllah as-saaliheen.
As-salaamu `alaykum. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajim. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.
O People! Every Friday we are coming closer to Yawm ’l-Qiyyamah, the Day of Resurrection, and also everyone is coming closer to their destiny. We are one week closer to leaving dunya and going to Akhirah. Madad yaa Sultan al-Awliya. Madad yaa Rijaalullah.
O People! The whole dunya are going to be like bad ones as everyone is looking to their lives on this planet and beyond this life people are not taking care. They are thinking they have been on this dunya, that suddenly they are here, because now Shaytan, may Allah curse him, did his worse for cheating people. Shaytan's teaching for people is, "Instantly you are on this planet and instantly you will disappear." He is never leaving them to think.
And the last decision or declaration of foolish Mankind is, "We are running to our deaths; we die and become dust, finished." La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah! That is a shaytanic teaching to Mankind, to not believe in anything, and perhaps 99% of people are saying, "When we die, everything is finished." That is ignorance, and they are saying, "This is the last horizon and when we will reach it, it means everything is finished."
That claim is bringing so much divine cursing on people that you can't find anyone happy; a happy, sweet life for common people is now finished! The general public and leaders are saying, "We reached the top point and there is no more; we are disappearing and finishing."
I am sorry to say that Arabs and people of the Muslim world who claim to believe in our Creator and that He sent thousands of prophets and the Last One, the Seal of Prophets (s), (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) declare their beliefs but they are never really taking care about what he said or what his mission was! They are not asking, "What was the mission of the prophets, the Distinguished Ones? Why did they come and why were they sent from the Heavens?" They are not asking!
Sayyidina Musa (a) said, "O Children of Israel! I have been sent to you by the Lord of Heavens to make you real and honored servants," but the Children of Israel did not understand his mission and now they are saying, "We are the best ones." Yes, it may be, but bring your proofs!
قُلْ هَاتُواْ بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
qul haatoo burhaanakum in kuntum saadiqeen.
Say, "Produce your proof, if you are truthful." (Surat al-Baqara, 2:111)
What is your proof that you are the best ones? Do you believe in Eternal Life? If you say yes, how are you preparing for it? You are fighting for dunya; is that your mission, to collect this world's treasures? And how. You know that Qaroon (Croesus) was from the Children of Israel, and he gave his best efforts for dunya and prepared countless treasures; that was his mission. What did your prophet, Sayyidina Musa (a), say about Qaroon? Do you think he knew his mission? Was it to collect treasures, or to try to be a good servant for the Lord of Heavens? Now in our days, the nation of the Children of Israel are running after dunya.
What was the mission of Prophet `Isa (a)? Christians claim that Jesus Christ’s mission was to save Mankind, which is also wrong, but we are mentioning their beliefs. One priest came to me in Germany and spoke about Jesus Christ, that he was the Savior of Mankind.
I asked one question, “How was he a savior?”
He said to me, "He sacrificed his body to save Mankind."
There are many books written about Jesus Christ crying on the cross and his last words were, "O my Lord! My nation did this to me!"
So I asked the priest, “If this is true, why was he crying? It means it wasn’t his mission to be on the cross. If he didn’t know it would happen, it doesn't matter, but you are saying he did know and that he gave his body, sacrificing himself. Why then was he crying? It means he didn't know sacrificing himself was his mission, which means your claims are false. Actually, he was calling you to be servants for Allah! He was not such a foolish one that we humans did every bad thing and followed Shaytan, and yet he came in front of the Lord of Heavens, saying, ‘O my Lord! Give them your mercy and forgiveness!’”
Was Sayyidina `Isa (a) going to ask for Allah’s forgiveness because people did their absolute worst? It means what Christians claim, that he came to sacrifice himself, is not true! He came to call you you to be servants of the Lord of Heavens and to get His blessings, but now they have changed it. I am sorry to say that now even Muslims don't know the mission of the Seal of Prophets (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
wa maa arsalnaaka ila rahmatan lil-`alameen.
(O Muhammad!) We have sent you not except as a Mercy for all the Worlds. (al-Anbiya, 21:107)
During al-Israa wa ‘l-Mi`raaj, Allah (swt) asked Sayyidina Muhammad (s), “Who am I and who are you?” The Prophet (s) said, “Yaa Rabbee! Anta al-Qahaar! You are The Subduer (The Destroyer who destroys everything), wa ana al-`abd, and I am the servant."
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) The Seal of Prophet’s mission wasn't to call people to make him the god of Heavens; rather, he said, “I am a weak servant." He called Muslims and non-Muslims to be servants of the Lord! And now (because they did not follow this command) heavenly cursing is coming on them everywhere! We are asking for forgiveness.
O People! Try to know the reality about yourselves, about your prophet, and about your Creator dealing with you and His blessings. If not, you will be punished and cursed, and finished! Only those who believe will be saved and all others will be taken away!
O People! Try to know about hidden knowledge; if you follow it you will be saved. May Allah forgive us and give us an understanding of how to be good servants, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Day by day we are approaching the Divine Presence.