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al-Waseelah: Seek the Means of Approach

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

31 January 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Madad yaa RijaalAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)

La ilaaha illa-Llah. La ilaaha illa-Llah. La ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah `alayhi salaatullah wa 's-salaamu. Madad yaa Sultan al Awliyaa.

We are asking the Master of this world for support or something that will be useful for people and give them benefit. We are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

We are running away from Shaytan as he never likes to give Mankind any benefit. Shaytan's mission is only to try to make troubles, sufferings and miseries for people. He never likes Mankind to be happy. Therefore, we are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. O our Lord, please protect us. Allah Almighty is giving His protection for everything, but if He is asking to do something, He makes some means for it directly. No one can ever carry Allah Almighty's Appearance, from pre-Eternal up to Eternal and no one can reach His grants or protection directly. No one.

O Salafi `ulamas, you are reciting the Holy Qur'an. There is a verse in it. Are you knowing it? You don't know what you are speaking. You must understand and follow what is coming from the Heavens, quickly. Don't be heedless. You must understand and act on what the Lord of Heavens is asking from His servants. We are speaking on something very important. And we are saying, Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. We are first saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, and asking protection from Allah Almighty. No one can reach (Him) directly. Where is Allah (swt) Almighty? Where, we ask? It is a big blame for Mankind to ask directly from Allah Almighty! Therefore, Salafi 'ulamas, haadireen (attendees) are you ready for understanding? What is Allah Almighty saying? He is saying, asta`idhu billah, w 'abtaghoo ilayhi 'l-waseela.

O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah! Seek the means of approach to Him and strive with might and main in His cause so you may prosper. (5:35)

You are munkir, you are not accepting waseelah (means of approach to Allah). He who is refusing waseelah is going to lose his belief about the Holy Qur'an. Concerning about wabtaghu 'ilayhi waseelah. Who is that 'ilayhi? Who is dameer? Who is that? Dameer is a closed meaning. Ask for reaching to your ma`arif, targets, or anything that you are asking to reach and you can't reach. As a person asking to fly but by can't fly himself must use a plane: that is a waseelah to take you from the Earth to skies. That is a waseelah. You are asking to reach the skies, but you can't do it by yourself. This is an example to make our minds more clear for understanding something. What is the target that is your pleasure to reach? "Yes, I like to be in the skies. That is my wish or my hobby. I like to reach my hobby to be happy!" A hobby makes people happy. Shakespeare is not knowing such things. (Mawlana laughs) A hobby is the secret demand through the souls of people. It is a very good description. Only heavenly ones can grant you everything. (Allah [swt] is saying,) "You can find everything through My Holy Book that I sent to you as My Last Message, with My Last Messenger. You can find this."

مَّا فَرَّطْنَا فِي الكِتَابِ مِن شَيْءٍ

Ma farratna fi 'l-kitaab min shay.

Nothing have We omitted from the book. (6:38)

"I am that one who knows everything. You can ask me and I can answer," says a person sitting on a chair.

"O our master, I have a simple question," says a simple person, standing up.

"What is that?"

"The hairs, I am wondering if we are adding them, going to come odd or even?"

English is a very strange language! From one side I am learning, from the second side I am forgetting! I am not knowing if I am too old. I am looking in the mirror, and saying, "No not yet, too much old one," and amusing. Sometimes I'm losing and sometimes remembering.

"Your hairs, odd or even?"

"I don't know. I am not adding them to say odd or even. I don't know," says the Salafi `alim.

"But you said that you know everything, now you are saying you don't know!"

"Ask another question."

"O our teacher," says another person standing up," I am wondering about an ant; an ant's body has two parts, a head side and a back side. I am wondering for a long time what side are the intestines of ant, head side or back side?"

"Sit down! What is this question?"

"I am wondering, and you are saying you know everything!"

"Two sides. Finish! What is that? Sit down."

Now people are saying they know everything, but they know nothing! Allah Almighty is (swt) saying, "Everything you can find in My holy book," ma farratna fi 'l-kitaabi min shay. Everything that you are wondering to know about so that your heart is getting satisfaction. Look! "I am not seeing." A blind one can't see. If you say there is a sun and a moon, they say, "I don't believe there is a sun or moon," because he is not looking and seeing. So, I am asking Salafi `ulamas, what does wabtaghoo mean? Allah Almighty is saying, "Ask!" Ibtighaa is a word that means a person is asking or he likes to reach that point, but he can't and he needs some means to make him to reach his wish. What is your ibtaghaa? What is the most interesting thing, that if you knew about it would make you happy, if you knew about it. You must really ask through your heart about something that you are in need of? "I like to fly." Wabtaghoo ilayhi 'l-waseelah.

Man cannot reach anything by himself. You must use some means, zhaahiran wa baatinan, that you can see or can't see. When Allah Almighty is showing what is your most high or most beloved pleasure to reach, 'ilayhi, what is that? Who is dameer? What is that secret? Say! Who is that One? Can anything else be asked other than Allah, for reaching? Ilaahi anta maqsoodee, my God, You are my goal! No full-minded person is asking his Lord except for the muntahah, the last point beyond which is nothing! Beyond that nothing has any value!

Man's most high desire is to reach his Lord, his Creator, Who is bringing him from nothing into something! O Salafi `ulamas, are you coming by yourselves to dunya and coming for what? Do you know? Say to people! Wabtagha ilayhi. Who is dunya? Wa maa siwaa. Do you think that Allah Almighty ordering to you to run after this Creation or asking from you to reach to your Creator?

It is nothing. Ma siwa Allah. Everything except your Lord, they are like shadows. Shadow may be on earth. When the sun is shining you may see your shadow on earth, under your feet. There is another shadow for you that you may see yourself not like a shadow on earth. You may look to a mirror and through there you can see another being just looks like you but it is not you. So that you are saying, "I am asking to reach to that one's real being."

You understand? I am not asking to look through this mirror. I may see a beautiful lady on it, it is not enough for me when I am looking and asking to reach her. How you are going to reach?

O People! You must understand the Holy Qur'an! They are not understanding anything! W 'abtaghaw ilayhi, when you are looking in a mirror, ayna miratu 'l-haqiqah. Mirrors are of two kinds. One is showing through it not a real being. You are not asking that one, because when you are spreading your hands, you can't touch it. You are asking a mirror that when you are looking in it, you may reach to that one inside! And this is a mirror you are looking and seeing, yes. What do you think Salafi `ulama, any mirror for the Creator? No mirror? Must be mirror because without mirror you can't look to Him.

And you are asking to reach to Him. That is matlabul `alaa, the highest desire for Man, to reach what he is asking to reach. Because when he is reaching that One through the mirror, you are looking at yourself that you just disappeared and vanished, and there is that One only!

Holy Qur'an, some people may understand something from the past times from `ulamas, from awliyaas. Sometimes they are looking, sometimes they are reaching, sometimes someones they are being. When entering, finished, no more your personality, your personality just disappeared, you vanished. That is matlabu 'l-`ala, highest desire that there is no end for it, no ending for that manzhar, vision! We were saying that how? What is the meaning of w 'abtaghaw ilayhi al-waseela? If you are asking to reach yourself, first of all you must have one mirror. That mirror is a waseelah, that means for you to look to you. Then so many realities, so many stages, so many stations, so many levels going up to reach and what you are asking to reach? Getting to a point where you are going to vanish, to lose yourself and looking what you are asking just vanished also!

What are we saying now? They are making me to speak on some point that was important. We were saying about Shaytan. Allah (swt) takes that away from His servants. Yes, Shaytan is the biggest enemy and we are in need to save ourselves from Shaytan's tricks and traps.

How it can be? One ayatu 'l-kareemah, holy verse that is coming to my heart to speak on it was, wattabi` sabeela man anaaba ilayy. Khitaab addressing one, and at the same time addressing for everyone! The summary of our speech that is coming to me is fa ata`ba sababa.... Nabi Musa, Sayyidina Dhul Kifl. He was wondering, how we can do when he was walking, running to his target? He was stepping: فَأَتْبَعَ سَبَبًا fa atba` sababa, and so he chose the right means (18:85). SubhaanAllah is such an ocean. You can find for everything that Man is learning, that is the key. Through that key you can open everything, wa sakhara lakum maa fi 's-samawaati wa maa fi 'l-ard.

If not stepping, you can't reach. Step on which point? Fa atba` sababa. Therefore, this world, whole things just tied or linked to a reason. Without a reason, can't be anything and Nabi, Prophet Sayyidina Dhul Kifl was running to an aim. He was asking to reach to that point and stepping on steps of reasons. Therefore, this world is `alam ul-inkaan, possibility, everything can be if you are using sabab, reasons. Without reason, you can't reach any target here and Hereafter. 'Alam ul inkam, this world, or everything impossibility, but after this life, it is not possibility. Mumkin, and second is `alamu 'l-inkaan, mumkinaat, and `alamu 'l-inkaan. Possible and impossible.

Now dunya, everything on it linked for reasons. When Mahdi (a) coming, people using possibility. That is sunnatullah, everything on this sunnatullah means everything just linked for reasons. When Mahdi (a) coming, everything linked on qudratullah. Qudratullah, reason, know any reason for sunnatullah, no sunnatullah just on reasons. But Qudratullah no need for sabab and when Mahdi (a) is coming. (Mawlana stands.) Alfu salaat, alfu salam ala khalifatullah Sayyidina Mahdi (a). (Mawlana sits.) Qudratullah, without reasons, "Kun fa yakoon!" That is the highest rank that a person may reach but can't reach that point, also if he is not using waseelah. Who asking to reach qudratullah, that he may say for anything, "Be!" and coming. That you must not use sabab, that's something else. Waseelah is something else.

May Allah forgive us and give us good understanding. That is an important explanation, perhaps some awliyaas just said about it, but now some high level awliyaas know that secret. And from that secret a little bit of drops they are sending now for preparing people for the coming of Mahdi (a) and his personality. That he is going to use, "Kun fa yakoon, Be! and it will be." Therefore, when he is coming, and saying Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar (Mawlana stands) technology and science finished. (Mawlana sits.)

May Allah forgives us.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah `Azeez Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah Kareem Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah SubhaanAllah

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Bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.

(50 minutes)

Too much! SubhaanAllah. Shukr Allah, shukr, shukr.

(Mawlana Shaykh Nazim speaks with Hajjah Nazihah on the phone.)