24 February 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
Welcome. Tariqatuna as-suhbah wa 'l-khayru fi 'l- jam`iyyah, “Our way is fellowship, and the goodness is in the gathering.”
Only with the blessings of the association with Prophet (s) and his honorable companions were we able to reach stations that most people could not reach. Our way is fellowship. There is no invention there or bid`a, no! Prophet (s) used to sit in any association he saw on the road, desert, oasis, or in any place where people were sitting. He used to sit without asking for a chair. Prophet (s) did not expect people to stand up for him or receive him, because at that time they were in Jahiliyya, the Age of Ignorance.
Prophet (s) came to teach people, al-naas. The Arabic definite article “al,” alif, lam denotes all humanity or the people. The article “al” is used for kind, duration, and promise. All humanity are under the flag of Prophet (s), from the first man until the last man. Prophet is not tied or limited with time, no! Ever since humanity existed on Earth, Prophet was their teacher. Who was the teacher of Sayyidina Adam (a)? Prophet was his teacher.
وَعَلَّمَ آدَمَ الأَسْمَاء كُلَّهَا ثُمَّ عَرَضَهُمْ عَلَى الْمَلاَئِكَةِ فَقَالَ أَنبِئُونِي بِأَسْمَاء هَـؤُلاء إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ سورة البقرة
Wa `allama Adama ‘al-asmaa kullahaa thumma `aradahum `ala al-malaika’ati fa qaala ‘anbi’oonee bi asmaa’i ha’oolaa’i in kuntum saadiqeen.
And He imparted unto Adam the names of all things, then He brought them within the ken of the angels and said, "Declare unto Me the names of these [things], if what you say is true.” (al-Baqarah, 2:31)
Who was the teacher of people? Allah knows it was Prophet (s). It is in the world of divinity. Prophet (s) was there before Sayyidina Adam (a). Prophet has no beginning or end in both the physical as well as divine worlds. No one can enter the divine world or know its truth; there is no permission. It is an absolute and hidden reality, which cannot be described, “The World of Divinity,” Lahoot.
Kuntu, “I was,” is a sign of oldness, pre-Eternity, “Then I became (apparent) for all Creation.”
We do not know anything, but sometimes we get inspired, when there is an order or permission. You are Subhaan! You are Sultan, yaa Rabbee! Kuntu kanzan makhfiyyan, “I was a Hidden Treasure; I wanted to be known so I created Creation,” Allah says in a divine speech. It is more than one can carry, but whenever we sit, they open for us. The word “treasure” was not defined. Do you know what a treasure is? A metal box inside of which precious items are placed. Allah did not say “kanzun” but said “kanzan,” which implies greatness. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem.
Allah is still is a Hidden Treasure. “I wanted to be known,” shows Allah’s will and is a sign of His pre-Eternal Absolute Reality. We are trying to understand about Allah’s Absolute Eternity. Allah’s will to be known continues from pre-Eternity to post-Eternity. Allah is the Great Creator and He is Eternal. Without Creation how can Allah be a Great Creator? What is the reason Allah is creating Creation? For every creature there is a reason for existence. Glory be to Allah!
Allah says in a divine speech, “I created Creation so that they may know Me.” Allahu Akbar. The human being appreciates things according to his knowledge station. For example, you are a Sayyid. Who knows your reality and the origin of your ancestors? Allah says, “I have created Creation,” using the Arabic article “al” for Creation. Al-khalq which means all Creation from pre-Eternity to post-Eternity. Who was there before all Creation was created? Who created it? Allah is denoting His Eternal reality and power. Allahu Akbar!
O worshippers of Allah! How is it easy for ignorant people to accuse others of association with Allah, shirk, what association? For who? Allah the pre-Eternal and post-Eternal has a partner? Who are we to exaggerate things and accuse each other of kufr and shirk? It is strange. Allah has no partners. All Creation is the creation of Allah. Allah says, “All Creation is Mine. I have created them and I have no partners.” O Sayyid! There are things that if you were to use pens (…) Allah's words are inexhaustible as per the Qur’anic verse in Surat al-Kahf:
قُل لَّوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَادًا لِّكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَن تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَدًا
Qul law kaana al-bahru midaadan li-kalimaati Rabbee la-nafida al-bahru qabla an tanfada kalimaatu Rabbee wa law ji’naa bi-mithlihi madadan.
Say, "If all the sea were ink for my Sustainer's Words, the sea would indeed be exhausted before my Sustainer's Words are exhausted! And [thus it would be] if we were to add to it sea upon sea." (al-Kahf, 18:109)
Even if we brought seven more seas, no matter how, the Creation of Allah is great, great, great, but with the greatness of Allah it can disappear from existence with no trace! We are at the lowest stations if we were to use the pen to write the words of Allah. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar, yaa Sayyid! He has no end and no beginning and the human being is the wonder of Creation. Allah Almighty has put into the human being the most amazing of wonders, so that he can understand something. What do we understand? If we were to write what we understood, if we were to use seven seas for the words of Allah it would be as if nothing, not enough. Even if we were to bring seventy, seven hundred, seventy thousand, seventy million, or seventy billion seas, it would not be enough to use as ink to write Allah’s words. Allahu Akbar wa Jalla `Azaamatihi, He is most Great. La hawla wa la quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Adheem.
Where are these words and these instructions coming from? Everything that comes as divine inspiration does not end. Divine inspirations that come to the heart of believers do not end or finish and you will not be able to differentiate between the beginning and end. Allah’s gifts are never-ending. Allahu Akbar! If people were to hear one Divine Word, they would get drunk and drown in Unity Oceans. They would say, “O Shaykh! Do not open Unity Oceans.” Allahu Akbar.
O People! We have come to the second jahiliyya. People do not have understanding. Understanding is Allah’s gift to people. If Allah does not give understanding to humans, they would understand nothing. Nowadays, people need an opening, fath.
إِنَّا فَتَحْنَا لَكَ فَتْحًا مُّبِينًا
Inna fatahnaa laka fathan mubeena
Verily We have given you (O Prophet) a manifest opening! (al-Fath, 48:1)
Who is the speaker and to whom is the speech addressed? Who is Allah speaking to? When Allah is saying “We,” plural, it is a sign of His greatness and when He is saying “you,” to whom does He refer? Allah means Prophet (s). Who is Prophet (s) so that Allah (swt) should speak to him in Eternal words? “We have given you an opening, O Muhammad!” A true opening! A true opening! Do you think it has ended? What ended? It is continuous. Its nature is continuous, non-stop, from pre-Eternity to post-Eternity!
What is pre-Eternity and what is post-Eternity? Are they one or two? There is no duality. What is this opening? O Shaykh! What is this opening? Do you understand? Allah (swt) is talking to His beloved in His Eternity. This verse was revealed to Prophet (s) in dunya. Do you think Allah was talking in Eternity or in this world of dunya? The glorious Qur’an is Eternal. Since Allah is talking in Eternity, then His beloved Prophet (s) must also be in Eternity.
When Sayyidina Ali (r) was asked, “How is your Lord?” by the Jewish scholars, he replied that, “Allah Who has created ‘how,’ how cannot be asked about Him.” The Jewish scholars were silenced! What a question had they asked? Allah has His manifestations, and everyday there is a a new manifestation.
يَسْأَلُهُ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ هُوَ فِي شَأْنٍ
Yas’aluhu man fee as-samawati wa al-`ardi kulla yawmin huwa fee sha’nin
On Him depends all creatures in the Heavens and on Earth; [and] everyday He manifests Himself in yet another [wondrous] way. (Ar-Rahman, 55:29)
(Mawlana Shaykh commented that his guests’ hearts were like a water pump pulling divine openings out of him.) They have their states. Allah has a multitude of manifestations from pre-Eternity to post-Eternity.
O Servants of Allah! We are asking for dunya things for ourselves, but Allah (swt) and His beloved Prophet (s) have more mercy on us than ourselves. Since we are from holy lands and from his grandchildren and nation, he has opened to us this door. Do not ask about those things. Let Allah creation His reasons when He wants to.
O Sayyid! We have made you tired with this news. You cannot find this news, but there are only a few between the east and west who can speak or understand. SubhaanAllah! May Allah give you openings. Dunya is not for us. It is a wasteland for us. We have left dunya and they have directed our hearts to Eternity. May Allah give each one openings according to each one’s ability. We are not kings or ministers, or princes or this or that. We only want to be Allah’s servants. SubhaanAllah, Who says, “I was a Hidden Treasure and wished to be known, so I created Creation so that they may know Me. Work hard, O My servants to know Me.”
The more divine knowledge you achieve, the more your stations will become higher. Allahu Akbar wa lillahi 'l-hamd.
We are nothing. May Allah (swt) forgive us and increase your knowledge and tolerance. People are in a place with four walls, but they are so small like microbes. They think that this four wall place has no limit. Allah (swt) has no limit. We are ready to listen and I like you to keep and record these words and do not let them evaporate.
What are the oceans of knowledge? May Allah forgive us as He likes and pleases. We have been thinking about dunya matters but they have directed our wills to knowledge of Allah. It may be found in books and may not be. Maybe nobody in dunya has never spoken or understood those matters. The end of time is near, O Sayyid! Work hard to reach heavenly stations. If we opened those stations of nearness there is not limit. as Allah (swt) mentioned that for each one there is a station.
وَلِكُلٍّ دَرَجَاتٌ مِّمَّا عَمِلُوا وَلِيُوَفِّيَهُمْ أَعْمَالَهُمْ وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ
Wa li-kullin darajaatun mimma `amiloo wa li yuwaffiyahum `aamalahum wa hum laa yuzhlamoona
For, [in the life to come,] all shall have their degrees in accordance with whatever [good or evil] they did, and so He will repay them in full for their doings and none shall be wronged. (al-Ahqaf, 46:19)
Allah has expressed the verse in a linguistic way without alif, lam, which means “Eternity.” He did not limit those stations. For each one there are Eternal stations. There is no limit to Eternal Divine Oceans. We must work hard to be close to Allah (swt). Every human being likes to be close to the king or sultan and to be one of his special association, why not ask for more nearness to Allah? The fundamental of Truth is to ask for nearness. Allah has no limit. No matter how much we want to be near Allah, stations of nearness have no end.
Wa min Allahi’t-tawfeeq.
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.
Sultan of pre-Eternity and post-Eternity; Azal and Abad.
We will lose our minds with those divine inspirations. It is not book knowledge but divine knowledge. May Allah give you more. It is good tidings to listen and accept from sincere servants and you will reach high stations, inshaa-Allah. May Allah give you openings. Astaghfirullah.