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Are You on True Steps?

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

24 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Yaa Mawlay. Dastoor yaa Sayyiddee. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah, `alayhi salaatullah wa salaamu `ala jami` al... As-salamu `alaykum, yaa Qutb az-Zamaan. As-salaamu `alayka, yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif. As-salaamu `alayka, yaa `ibaadAllah as-saaliheen. We are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.

O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum! Fahimna yaa RijaalAllah. Fahimna warzuqna yaa Rabbana husnu 'l-adab, good manners.

O Salafi `ulamas! For what anbiya were sent? What was the real aim of prophets to be sent to people, to Mankind? So many people instead of asking for fahim, "understanding", people are asking for faham, "coal". We are trying, and our holy ones who are looking after us are trying to make Mankind understand.

O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban! Today you are dressing in another coat and you are changing your eyeglasses today also, saying, "We must always follow new fashions. Old fashions just passed away, now we must follow new fashions." Congratulations to you that you are only understanding to look or to be seen as elegant. For what? For your ladies, but more important than your ladies, ladies that are `aaridoon wa `aaridaat, showing their beauties to Mankind, to Man and you are following them to show yourself as so elegant. Even if you are dressing in an aabaa, cloak, you like that your very fashionable ladies look at you and see you in an appearance that you are followers of western society's high-life. You are not people living in deserts, because people in deserts, in the eyes of western people, are always downstairs, their levels are the lowest levels. Therefore, you are trying to change that understanding from western people that Arabs are also followers of every new fashion, daily.

Is it not true? Are you not looking to your people? Everyone is trying to be much more fashionable than others where you are living. Because the Lord, Allah Almighty, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) is opening to you khazaa'inu 'l-ard, treasurestores of the earth. What is khazaa'inu 'l-ard? Oil! Not olive oil, no, dirty oil! Opening dirty oil to you. Why opening dirty oil to some people? I am asking, that is a question. Because people like money, gold, and diamonds. Everywhere they are trying to put diamonds, rubies and every ornament to make their lives like the lives of Paradise people. Leave that bad understanding! The Lord of Heavens is not looking to your dressings or to your homes, or not looking at your tents that belong to mulook. They are trying to make everything a new fashion, because Allah Almighty granted to them that dirty oil. You are selling it and taking money and making high life with western fashions that they are saying, "High life," or they are saying, "Most fashionable life," and you are trying to follow daily fashions of western people whose aims are only to reach to material aspects. They are never interested in spirituality!

You are followers also, because Allah Almighty is giving to you that dirty water, dirty oil. And as long as that dirty oil is increasing, as much as it coming more and more, they are going to be more and more happy with that dirty oil. The punishment for those whose only interest is for oil, as holy ones are saying, when sakaraat ul-mawt, death throes are coming and they are looking and seeing themselves drawn towards an ocean that is only from that dirty oil. They are crying and shouting, and when their last breath is finishing, they are just falling in that dirty Oil Ocean. Amaan yaa Rabbee! That belongs to our spirituality and such people are blamed because they are Sufi people. Some of them, their veils are just opened and they are looking and seeing some of their last hoursor last minutes when they are leaving this life, seeing that they are trying to save themselves from that dirty Oil Ocean.

O Salafi `ulamas! Beware, hadhir, warn mulook and shaykhs who have so many wells of that dirty oil! In the last moment they are going to be drowned in those dirty Oil Oceans up to the Day of Resurrection. O men and women who have so much richness from Earth, dirty oil wells, you are only thinking what is the latest, new fashion to dress, new fashion cars, new fashion buildings, new fashion planes, new fashion eating, and new fashion lives. Beware! Allah Almighty is not giving you that for your egos' pleasure, no, as it is not a real pleasure. Real pleasure is when you are taking that dirty oil and not wasting it for shaytanic purposes!

O Salafi `ulamas! Why are you not warning people? I am never hearing such things that you are warning your people. You are living in a desert but under that Allah Almighty is making dirty oil oceans. Therefore, I am speaking to shaykhs who are asking to wear the best dressings, most fashionable dressings that people may look at them. One pair of clothes for one poor one may be enough for one year's living. Allah Almighty is saying every time, la`allahum yatafakkaroon, "That perchance they may reflect." (Al-A`araaf 7:176) You must think on what they are making me to speak. That means the Lord of Heavens is giving you a chance for understanding and that chance you can only reach with your thinking.

O rich ones, shaykhs, mulook, and other ones who have billions or trillions! You must know that today you are approaching your lives' end by one more day, and death is not looking if you are malik, or if you are minister, or if you are shaykh, or if you are wives of mulook, or you are the richest ones' wife, no! Today is coming to be one day less. You approached now, and your life is going to end and it is just an appointed number that you will be in this life, only one year, ten years, twenty years, eighty or ninety years, then finishing. Therefore, everything that a person is going to eat, drink, breathe, and the time that they will be living ones on this planet is just prepared. So why are you not saying such things to people, O Salafi `ulamas, and warning them that when a person's last moment is reaching, according to heavenly knowledge from holy ones, there are four angels coming before that one is prepared to leave this imitated or temporary life, and that one's last moment is like a drunk one for preparing for death, to leave this life, because it is going to be finished and to be taken for aakhirah, the Next Life.

First of all, such knowledge is reaching me that this veil is going to open and that one's eyes are going to be fixed to one point, not looking at his wife, at his children, his gold, or his business, no! Never looking to his dunya, only looking upwards, and one angel is appearing to him saying, "O `AbdAllah! I am one angel ordered to bring everything that you ate in your whole life and I am looking now in the east and west, and nothing is remaining for your sustenance; finishing, no more sustenance remains for you," then passing. Then a second one is coming, "As-salaamu `alayka yaa `AbdAllah! I am the angel appointed for drinking, but no drop remains for you to drink. Try to be ready to leave this life." He leaves and another one comes, saying, "As-salamu `alayka, yaa `AbdAllah! I am appointed for your breathing, but no more breath remains for you." Doctors may put medical instruments inside you to make you breathe, but that is false! That angel leaves and a fourth angel comes, saying, "As-salaamu `alayka yaa `AbdAllah! I am that one looking after your ajal, life span, and your life is just finishing; there is no more time for you to be alive on this planet." Then they are leaving, and the Angel of Death, Azra`eel (a) comes and takes you away!

O rich ones, majestic ones, ministers, and shaykhs! Beware! That moment is approaching to everyone. Therefore, you must try to do something good to make your Lord pleased with you. Don't try to make your egos to be pleased with you but try to make your Lord pleased with you. If you are making your Lord pleased with you, you are going to be welcome on the last moment, "Welcome!" If not, you are never going to be welcome. What are you going to do? Salafi `ulamas, why are you not saying in Jumu`ah khutbah to Mankind? You are only saying, kullu muhdathatin bida` wa kullu bida` tun dalaala wa kullu dalaalatan fi 'n-naar, "every newly-invented thing is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance and every misguidance is in the fire."

Why are you not saying this, for people to take their care, for their Lord be happy with them and pleased with them? Leave that and say this! Who is understanding this is never running to do something against heavenly orders! Why are you not saying, "Peoples' buildings, peoples' titles, airplanes, eating, dressing, understanding, lives, and all of them are against Shari`atullah," why are you not saying? You are only saying, "It is bida` to say laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah in dhikr." Wahhabi people are never understanding anything, and light is also taken from their faces!

May Allah forgive us and send us someone to make clear our ways to Allah and to make us to be prepared for our Eternal lives! Try to reach Eternity! Eternity, Eternity! Such a beautiful word, Eternity, Eternity! If you are losing that, you are never going to be granted another chance for Eternity, you are going to be thrown away! May Allah forgive us. May Allah correct our steps.

O People! O Salafi `ulamas! Why are you not saying that Allah Almighty is saying, "O My servants, use qadama sidqin, true steps." Which one of you claims to use true steps?

O Salafi `ulamas! khif Allah! O gigantic appearance ones, Wahhabi people! Are you claiming your steps are true? Say, and I may follow you! Astaghfirullah. yuassir ahwaalanaa, May Allah make our affairs easy.


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(40 minutes) Because today they are playing, no-mind people! From our attenders there are so many no-mind people who prefer to go and enjoy themselves for weekend pleasures and a few ones are leaving, but we hope that they are looking when they are coming back from shaytanic pleasures. They may look and they will be repented. Astaghfirullah. Allah, Allah. Tubtu wa raja'tu ila Allah, "I repented and turned again to Allah."

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two rakaats Salat ash-Shukr)

(Mawlana Shaykh speaks to Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)