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Annihilate in Allah Before Shaytan Traps You in False Pride

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

8 October 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

Suhbah After Jumu`ah Salaat

Dastoor yaa Sayyidee. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillaahi ‘l-hamd! Alfu salaat, alfu salaam `ala Sayyidi ’l-awaleena wa ‘l-akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma’een. Dastoor yaa Rijaalullah, madad.

As-salaamu `alaykum, our salute, to everyone who believes; it gives them honor. That salute is only for believers as unbelievers are not understanding and their level is under that of animals. Therefore, we are saying, “As-salaamu `alaykum;” a salute for those who believe!

This is a short association. Associations are necessary and obligatory. We are weak servants, weak in our physical being, but with our spiritual being we are the most important creatures in Creation. That is something granted to Mankind!

I am saying, A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani ‘r-rajeem. O my Lord! I am running to you from the traps of the first enemy of Creation, Shaytan, the most dangerous and terrible enemy! We may say its nature is dressed in hasad, envy, making it the most envious one among all Creation that you can’t find anyone else comparable in badness: it is the worst! Shaytan was so envious when Allah Almighty created Man and dressed him in such high honor that was never granted to any other creature. He was so angry, thinking that honor granted to Adam (a) would be for him, but Allah Almighty created Adam (a) with His Heavenly Hands and gave him such beauty and high understanding.

Shaytan was so angry, he said to his Lord Almighty, Allah, ...(Mawlana Shaykh stands) SultaanAllah! SubhaanAllah! (Mawlana Shaykh sits), (he said,) “Why are You doing that? I am the most perfect one among all Creation and suitable for that rank. I anticipated that honor would be granted to one creature, me, although it was a hidden secret. So I tried my best to be better than every other creature, to do more than what is expected of everyone, and I was in front of all of them. So I anticipated receiving the honor You mentioned in the Divine Presence; it should be for me!”

Shaytan had performed so much worship to reach to that honor, but he was only one creature created by his Lord Almighty, Allah, and was so ignorant that he did not understand that no one’s order is higher than the order of his Creator! That can’t be, as He is the Lord and the Creator, and no one may understand Who He is; it is impossible!! He must say only (Mawlana Shaykh stands), Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillaahi ‘l-hamd! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Shaytan said to himself that he was something precious and valuable, what no one can say! Allah Almighty is the Lord! Shaytan’s ego became so gigantic among the Creation, when actually in one second or less he can be reduced to the size of an unseen virus; the Lord, Almighty Allah, can easily do that! Shaytan thought he was great, so big, as he saw himself in a mirror (like a magnifying glass) that makes things appear as bigger than they are. The Lord of Creatures allowed him to think, “I am so big!” but if that lens is taken away, he will not even exist!

No one knows the size, weight, or value of the honor granted to Mankind. People look at themselves, but when a person reaches the level of fanaa fillah, annihilation in Allah’s Oneness, they are lost in Oceans of Unity and no longer see themselves. Shaytan looks in another mirror and sees himself as big. What a great difference between Sayyidina Adam (a) and Shaytan, and yet he had the audacity to address his Creator, “How are You granting this honor for a new one? I expected I will be that one!”

O People! O Holy Ones! What we are saying now was mentioned in all holy books from the time of Adam (a) up to the end with the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Why are you not studying the beginning of Creation with Sayyidina Adam, when the Lord of Heavens ordered all angels to fall down in sajda? That account is written in all holy books.

O Holy Ones in Christianity and Judaism! This is written in the Old and New Testaments; why are you not saying to people how Shaytan fell, and came to be thrown away? What is the reason? Although it is mentioned in their holy books they are not teaching it, which is why people now have such heavy responsibility, because they are not able to take the reins of their egos! How do they say, “We are good and true ones, but they are bad and worse ones!”

Shaytan gave an oath, “O Lord of Creation! I am going to make Your servants the opposite of what You like, even worse than me, so that no one obeys Your heavenly orders! I will open academies, universities, high schools and colleges to give them degrees and certificates in my teachings. They will all become my followers and will keep what I teach them in their hearts, minds and areas of carnal desire. I will not leave them to follow the honor You granted them, and will lead them on different ways so they will reject it! I will grant them certificates, scholarships and other honors so they will follow me!”

Now throughout the world, people are running after the worst targets, leaving the holy commands of Heavens to acquire scholarships and certificates from Shaytan! They are looking in holy books, but are only following Shaytan. Now all nations are in a worse situation from which it is impossible to find a way out, and Shaytan is saying, “Oh! I reached my final goal.” People are killing each other, and dunya has fallen in the worst situation from which they cannot save themselves until they say (Mawlana Shaykh stands), “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillaahi ‘l-hamd,” and call on His Last Prophet, His Deputy, the Crown Prince on Earth, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) That will save them; if they are asking to save themselves that is the way, otherwise they will only eat each other!

Glory is for believers! Finally there is glory and heavenly honor for true ones. The Lord of Heavens is saying, “O My servants, follow true ones!”

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَكُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

yaa ayyuhalladheena aamanoo ittaqoollah wa koonoo ma` as-saadiqeen.

O you who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are pious (in word and deed). (Surat at-Tawbah, 9:119)

Now no one is true, everywhere there are liars certificated by Shaytan and no one is on the right way. They will never reach anything good; some kill others and nations will be bankrupt until they come to their Creator, Allah Almighty (and repent)! May Allah forgive us and send us some ones to call us to right way, to save us. Anyone who is not following true ones will be taken away.

O religious people! Some of you have been honored by people but you are not dressed from Heavens, as divine honor is granted to very few. Follow those dressed in heavenly honor and you will reach endless blessings here and Hereafter, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits).