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Allah Does Not Look at Your Appearance

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

30 March 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Dastoor. Allah, Allah. Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)

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, Sultaan Allah

Yaa Rabbana, zid habeebika nooran wa surooran wa ridwaanan wa sultaana, zidhu yaa Rabb, zidhu yaa Rabb, zidhu yaa Rabb! Ultuf bina bi hurmati habeebika, al-Mustafa! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

Thumma 's-salaamu `alayk, yaa Saahibu 'l-Waqt! Thumma 's-salaamu `alayk, yaa Qutbu 'l-Mutasarrif! Thumma as-salaatu w 'as-salaamu `alaykum, yaa `ibaadullahi 's-saaliheen fee mashaariqi 'l-ardi wa maghaaribiha wa muwakiloon`ala duwaalee wa muheetaat, `ala 'l-bahari wa okyanos. As-salamu `alaykum.

(Mawlana Shaykh sings.)

RijaalAllah, rijaalAllah `ayeenoonaa bi `awnillah!

RijaalAllah, rijaalAllah, wa koonoo `awnan lana bi fadhlillah!

RijaalAllah, rijaalAllah, rijaalAllah, rijaalAllah!

Madad, yaa Sultaan al-Awliya, yaa Sayyidina. Thumma 's-salaamu `alaykum!

O Our Attenders! Give a time daily for listening, even some minutes. I know when TV's saying that tonight will be addressing from president of U.S., perhaps millions of people are taking care to hear what he is going to say; how he is going to address Eastern countries or Western countries, or what he is going to say to United European countries, what he is going to say about Libya, how he is going to address the Russians, Iraq, China. Because that person is VIP (Very Important Person), or jalaalatu 'l-malik al-malik Saud, wafaqahullah...

(Someone walks behind Mawlana Shaykh.) tawbah, astaghfirullah! Shaytan coming to make something, a distraction. When my heart is just relating heavenly moments, I do not like anyone to make a movement, astaghfirullah!! Yes, what is he going to say, His Majesty, king of Saudi Arabia? What is he going to say, to inform people or warning people; they are taking a care. But for a person that has no value, I know lowest person, and you must think, "Who is making that weak, old one to address to all nations?"

They must not be millions, but billions of people! They must try to hear something of heavenly news. But, I am sorry to say, majority of people are followers Shaytan! Therefore, they are never going to be successful through anything. I am that one who is making governments like X. I am that one who is going to close them down, never going to be open. They are thinking they have been created for dunya or that they are going to follow Shaytan and therefore they are never having time to listen!!! That is a heavy bombardment, but not heavy if they may be bottom blocks, falling down. Warning now coming! Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah. Tubtu wa rajaatu ila-Allah.

We are knowing nothing! O our Lord, send us one to correct our steps, to correct our intentions. O our Lord, we need that. Send us! And we are saying our attenders, as-salaamu `alaykum. That is holy blessings through this salaam, comes on those people whom they are taking care for hearing something about heavenly news, will be granted to them through their hearts, peace and satisfaction.

And we are saying now, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, as always Shaytan is urging people to do the opposite of heavenly orders! Shaytan's mission is to make them (to think), "You are doing nothing now, but don't listen to what is coming from some broadcasting that is urging you to keep heavenly orders, no need. You enjoy yourself, or you may occupy yourselves with so many important subjects. You must prepare this for tomorrow!" (Mawlana Shaykh laughs.) Subhaan Allah. Heedless people are taking care for tomorrow and preparing themselves for tomorrow. Today is Tuesday, tomorrow is Wednesday. So many people are thinking about Wednesday, “What is going to happen? How can I make more profit? How I can we stop the economical crisis, not to damage my capital?" They are thinking about Wednesday now, on Tuesday!

This is a very strange thing because Man, every one--small ones, young ones, elder ones, old ones--are thinking for tomorrow, but you can't even find one person who is going to think, "Perhaps tonight I am sleeping in my bed, and tomorrow perhaps I may be sleeping in my graveyard." They are not thinking! They may say, "We are kings, we are ministers, we are majors, we are generals." You may be. Those people with their uniforms, looking in mirrors, making like this, like that. (Mawlana Shaykh preens.)

"How do I look? O my darling, how am I going to be seen?"

(Looks through magnifiying glass) "O my darling, I see your nose like a hill. Your eyes are like the eyes of a giant. I see you are like a wild beast! Everything like such a wild beast, but where is your tail?"

"Don't say that, my darling!"

“No, I must speak. You are very proud!! Every day looking like a woman, to be handsome as a pharaoh preparing to be on parade, and you are not that one. Why are you trying to take a copy from pharaohs or Indian kings or Chinese kings? Why you are asking to be like such people? Oh my darling, I like such a humble appearance for you, I like it. I don't like that you are changing yourself with clothes and trying to be seen as a pharaoh or a Nimrod. I don't like it!"

"Men may be seen as number one of our tribes and we will try to be seen as `azheem, to be dressed for glory or to try to be seen as mighty ones who can do anything!"

And his wife says, "O my darling, you are going to be seen as a Nimrod or as a pharaoh, so please take off those clothes and look at your real being!"

Women are trying to say to those who make with honor or glory with their clothes. Allah Almighty is making that woman to wake up that person! And she is saying, "O my husband, my precious friend through this life, try to look at your real being. But you can't look with those decorated clothes, so take them away and look at yourself."

I am saying, do you think you can take those clothes and make people to look at you? Why are you not looking to your real being without clothes, look at yourself. And without clothes you will be ashamed at yourself, saying, "I am a great one." You are a liar!! Now Shaytan is making people to do this.

O Salafi `ulamas, you know much more hadith ash-shareef, and I think that just passed hadith. Prophet (s) saying:

إن الله لا ينظر إلى صوركم وأموالكم ، وإنما ينظر إلى قلوبكم وأعمالكم

in allaha la yunzhuru ila suwarikum innama yanzhur ila quloobikum wa a`maalikum.

Verily Allah does not look at your appearances but He looks at your hearts and your deeds.

That Allah Almighty is not looking at peoples out-looking (appearance). This is not important, out-looking, but looking at your real being in you. These clothes changing your real out-looking appearance, you may say, but (it is not changing) your real being, no!

O People! As if they will cry if that king is coming only with his belt, and people around him start saying, "You are dressing a magic dressing! If no-mind people can see you, dressing a beauty!" Ministers, advisors, if you have enough mind for a king, some of them you may throw away. Some people now are thinking with their clothes they may be a king, a minister, a president, to be a VIP one. Shaytan is trying to show people that they are important ones, but they are riding on a horse naked, with nothing on! And the king is very angry with you. This small one (child) is saying, "But he has nothing on!" I am keeping this story from 75 years ago, what my English teacher told us. "People are gathering, going like this (applauding) and a small one says, 'Father, he has nothing on!'" Shaytan is making people so ugly in appearance, saying, "How we can say he has nothing on?" But a small one says, "He has nothing on." My English teacher told this story and I am remembering it.

O Salafi `ulamas! I am keeping so many things, I have seen so many things, I have read so many things, and I understand so many things! Please give respect to everyone, don't swear to everyone. What Allah Almighty is dressing us with is a real dress. Therefore, the Seal of Prophets (s) gave a heavenly warning, "You must not look at a person's out-looking (appearance)." Allah Almighty never looks at what you are dressing in, it is not important. The Companions (a) of the Seal of Prophets (s) had only one piece of cloth, to cover their shoulders or their heads, and they never dressed the dress of kings. But Allah Almighty said, radi`Allahu `anhum wa radu `anh' , "They love Allah, and Allah is pleased with them."

O Salafi `ulamas! Why are you not saying this to kings, to ministers, and to businessmen? Why are you not warning them,“Today I am dressing like this, perhaps tomorrow they will put me in white clothes and take me to the graveyard?” Why are you not warning people that the Seal of Prophets (s) was warning Sayyidina `Umar, saying: كفى بالموت واعظا يا عمر kafaa bi 'l-mawti wa`izhan, yaa `Umar. O `Umar! Why are you quickly taking your dead bodies and secretly, silently burying them? This is not good. Let people see who that person was; yesterday he was an amir, malik, and today let people come and pray for that one. And they are asking, “Who is that one?” They will say, “That is the amir of Yemen, or prince of Najd, or king of Adan, or imam of Yemen. This is his janaazah for his dead body.”

One boy may ask like I am asking, "O my father, that is amir?” like you are saying, "Amir Hassan, Amir Shareef, or Amir Malik, this is his body?" "O my father, that is his body, but its owner, maalik, where is he? I understand this is his dead body, but where is he?" That is why Prophet (s) was saying:

كفى بالموت واعظا يا عمر

Kafaa bi 'l-mawti wa`izhan, yaa `Umar

O `Umar, you must warn your people morning and evening.

Don't occupy yourselves with Wahabiyya, Salafiyya, Doctoriyya, Saudiyya, Iraqiyya; no, it is not for you. (There is) no ikhtilaaf, opposition in Islam. Islam is all rabbee Allah wa 'n-nabi Muhammadan. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) Kitaabee al-Qur'an `azheemu shaan, madhabee Ahlu ’s-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama`ah. Anything wrong? Why are you not attacking those people who are attacking Ahlu’l-Sunnah? That is important because Allah will ask you! Think on it from tonight up to next night. Any attack on ummat Habeebullah, you will be responsible. I am a warner! I am not claiming anything. I am saying I am `AbdAllah from ummat Habeebullah!!

May Allah (swt) forgive us. O people, as-salaamu `alaykum.

Ad-deenu naseeha, "Religion is advice." (Hadith of Prophet [s]). I am advising to my ego, and you advise to your egos. You must fear from Judgment Day, al-Qaadi Huwa Allah, Who giving His judgment, Allah Almighty. But not to give judgment on each other, but you must know what you are doing, what you are following, if not the real way (genuine).

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

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Raheem Allah

La hawla wa la quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Adheem. Yaa Rabb, yaa Rabb!

(Mawlana Shaykh speaks to Shaykh Hisham and Hajjah Naziha on the phone.)

(Shaykh Hisham: Today the UN called and asked if Shaykh Nazim can give khutbah to the gathered UN leaders, kings, and presidents! It seems that the king of Jordan had been following Mawlana Shaykh's suhbahs and proposed this to the UN.)