18 October 2009 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands)
As-salaamu `alaykum, O my Lord’s servants. Say with me Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammad wa `ala aali Sayyidina Muhammad wa `ala Sahabati Nabiyyina sallAllahu `alayhi was-sallam, wa `ala Ummatihi `alayhi 's-salaatu wa 's-salaam. Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. SubhaanAllah, Sultaan Allah.
O people! I lost my eyeglasses, but I can look at you well. Even if you are a long distance away, it doesn’t matter. I may look like this but I can see from east to west. It is possible; why not? This `alam, creation has two different beings, or we may say, world of possibilities. Everything may be possible or may be impossible.
Help us, O our master, to understand this world we are in. Everything that you are thinking, seeing, or looking should be either possible or impossible. SubhaanAllah, subhaanAllah, subhaanAllah.
As-salaamu `alaykum, our listeners, who are accepting to be servants. But, our egos never like to be named as servant; it's the heaviest thing. Our egos are always refusing, saying, "I am not servant." Mashaa-Allah. If you are not servant, who are you? You think that you are the Lord of the Worlds? Your mentality is accepting this? Never accepting! Why are you claiming, and insisting, and refusing to be a servant? No. You are a servant! You may be a majestic person, a majestic king or emperor but that is the last point a man can reach in this level, and after that, what is happening? We shall say as they are giving something to my heart; I am trying to speak on it as much as possible.
O our listeners, as-salaamu `alaykum. Someone may say, "Salaam `alayna; salaam is not on you." Why are you saying this? I am not from the human family? Why are you refusing? And you are accepting salaam on yourself, and not on a weak servant who is speaking something according to his inspirations? You are not happy to listen to truth! If you are not accepting to listen to the truth, there is a heavenly hammer that may come on your head! The Lord of Heavens is not playing. No, He is not in need to play or tassalli (amusement). No. O people, I am speaking through their heavenly channel that is reaching to my weak heart, and I am trying to translate to you something through my speech.
Once again to you, who are accepting truth, as-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh! And those who are not accepting truth, no salaam, no rahmah, no barakah on them. Beware! Don’t try to go beyond your limit. That is a writing, no way! You must know your capacity or your ability, and you must stop there. Therefore, subhaanAllah, Allah Almighty (swt) said to His Prophet (s)," Rahimahullahu imra'in `arifa haddahu wa waqafa `indahu - May Allah have mercy on a man who knows his limits and stops at them." So many people are knowing Arabic, but they are not using these holy words from the Seal of Prophets (s), most beloved and most honored (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Stand up! Allah (swt) saluting him on the Night of Power, Night of Journey! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O people, hear and listen and try to give your most high respect for that one who had been granted the last point of highness in the Divinely Presence. Don’t say that we are speaking wrongly! Some people are speaking and changing the meanings that for 14 centuries, the nation of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) has been using. (Mawlana Shaykh stands for respect to Prophet [s] and sits.) They are wrong ones! Look at this hadith only, "Rahimahullahu imra'in `arifa haddahu wa waqafa `indahu - May Allah have mercy on a man who knows his limits and stops at them." O people, don’t think that I am addressing those proud Salafi and Wahabi people, and other people with wrong understanding. Beware, stop at your limit! Don’t pass that limit! If you are passing your limit, some heavenly arrows may touch you before the Day of Resurrection.
O people, laugh a little bit. I am nothing. You may laugh, you may smile, you may do like this (Mawlana Shaykh makes a crooked face), you may think, "That person just passed over 90 years and he lost what he had through his mind. Now we may listen to him and we may laugh." Yes, you may laugh, doesn’t matter. I am laughing at you, because I am accepting to be a servant, but you are not accepting to be a servant! You must accept to be servants or a heavenly whip is coming on you.
O my Lord's servants, welcome to you. It is an introduction; for the last four days or one week, I did not meet with you, because my worker, who takes my humble speech to people, was absent. He was happy with marriage and therefore, was forgetting this important meeting, saying, “It doesn’t matter, one week I may be with my darling and they may wait." Today, he is coming to me and saying, “Now I am ready. I am fed up being with my darling. Enough, let me be hungry again. Until I am going to be hungry, I am going and coming.” I am saying, "It doesn’t matter, that time you may be servant of your darling." That was the reason! O people, now I am a very serious one. (Mawlana Shaykh laughs.) I was trying to be serious (smiling), but the Creator created me not to be so serious!
Now I am over 90 years old, and sometimes when asked, "How old are you?" I am saying, "90", then I am thinking up to 90 there is such a long distance. But then they are saying, "You are 19?" I am saying, "No, nine and zero, 90." "Oh mashaa-Allah, you are on such a perfection, O Shaykh."
No, I am not shaykh. I am trying to be accepted as a servant and five times daily I am coming to our Lord's Divinely Presence and saying, "O my Lord, please accept me to be Your servant. If You are not accepting me as a servant, I am finished, I am nothing, I am falling into fire, O my Lord!" That is the real meaning of praising five times a day, to make your ego accept His servanthood. Believers come five times a day saying, "O our Lord, please accept this weak one as a servant to Your Most High Presence, for your Heavenly Presence."
Don't quarrel, or discuss with people that as-salaat was salaam is bid`ah, or that this or that is bid`ah. There is no meaning to those things, but you must teach people, "O my brother, don't forget that you are a servant." Even for your jalaalat ul-maalik (majesty the king) it must be shouted, "O jalaalat ul-maalik, don't forget that you are a servant of your Lord!" Don't discuss with people that saying as-salaat wa 's-salaam are mushrikeen (idol worshippers). Whoever is doing this is under the feet of angels! If I am saying wrong, anyone may answer to me.
For one thousand years the Ottomans, their emperors and sultans were khalifahs of Rasulullah (s). Every Friday they came from their palaces to the mosque to pray Salat ul-Jumu`ah (Friday prayer) and armies were shouting to them, "O our king, don't be proud." To be proud is only for Him Almighty! Don't make yourself to be proud. You must remember that Allah is jala jalalahu, the only One that should be proud! They were riding on horses, ihyaaun li 's-sunnah (reviving the sunnah), not in Cadillacs or Rolls Royces. They had no bullet-proof glass, no; they were on their horses and dressing in the full sunnah dress of the Prophet (pbuh) and saying, "O our sultan, don't be proud and don't claim that you are a big one, no. The Lord of Heavens Who created you is the Great One." And the sultan would bow his head down.
Where is such a sultan now? If we have such sultans with this adab, what can our enemies do to us? And we are running after new weapons and to make wars against our enemies and never saying, "O our Lord, help us." You are never going to be winners until you come in such a way to Jumu'ah prayers. The first command of Shari'ah is that the nation of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (Mawlana stands for Prophet [s] and sits) should only be under one flag, and under one command of the one who is khalifatullah and khalifatu Rasulullah (s).
O people, we are like drunk ones. We lost everything that our Salafu 's-saalih and Sahaabatihi 'l-kiraam carried to us, and we are bringing new meanings and saying, "Who is that prophet? He was a prophet only and bringing only the Holy Qur'an, nothing else." That is your mind's smallest point! Come and accept truth! If you are not accepting truth, meaning all that was brought to us and that we must say we are servants of the Lord of Heavens, but you are never saying! You are looking at your dollars, or your pounds or your gold, and you are saying, "We are such a people! We are not servants, we are kings, we are queens, we are medics." I am speaking the truth. If anyone is objecting to it, until morning, something may touch him and he may never be happy! O my listeners, we are humble ones. You are running to find something; some business in the US, UK, France, Germany, through east and west. "Oh, we are trying to reach some richness through those countries."
The angels are asking, "O Mankind, those who are claiming to be Muslims, do you think you have been created to collect dunya? You are not reciting the Holy Qur`an and what is mentioned about Qaaroon!?" This is a big strong arrow to all believers. What happened to them? They collected as no one collected from treasures, and what happened? O People! Come and accept servanthood and teach people that you are servants. If you are a servant, your boss will never leave you hungry or thirsty or without something to dress. We must change our understanding now. If not, a heavenly whip is coming first on those people who are saying, la ilaaha illa-Llah but not saying, "We are servants to the Lord of Heavens." O People!
(Mawlana Shaykh sings)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah,
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Adheem Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultan Allah
If a group of people are coming into the mosque and saying this, so many Salafi people are running to them, saying, "Bid`ah, bid`ah, bid`ah! What are you doing?" If we are saying Allah's Holy Name (swt), that is bid`ah? Which books are writing this? Shaytan’s books are writing this foolishness, not the Holy Qur'an. O Salafi people, what are you saying? (Arabic) That you may understand. I am not from the Arabs, for Arabic to be my language to understand as you are understanding. How are you running with sticks and with so many things, and saying that if a group of people are sitting in a mosque and saying (Mawlana singing), "SubhaanAllah, Sultaan Allah, SubhaanAllah, Sultaan Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah", you say it is bid`ah!? Go to Jahannam (Hell) for saying dhikr is bid`ah! May Allah (swt) take them away! Whole cursing coming after those no-mind people. They are not the real nation of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Only their language is Arabic, but they are not Arabs. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
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Beware! Heavenly revenge is approaching, approaching, approaching, approaching to cover those people who are saying, "We are believers," and they are not believers. They are saying, "We are Muslims," but they are not Muslims. O People! May Allah (swt) forgive me and you for the honor of the most honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands for honor of Prophet, then sits.)
Fatihah. (39 minutes)
Enough for today, it is enough. May Allah (swt) forgive us. Fatihah.