9 June 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands.)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah!
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah!
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah!
Laa ilaha ill'Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullahi salla Allahu `alayhi wa sallam. Allahuma salli `ala habeebika wa rasoolika. Zidhu yaa Rabbee habeebika `izzan wa sharafan wa nooran wa suroora wa ridwaana wa sultaanan, yaa Allah, yaa Allah! As-salaamu `alayka, yaa `ibaadillahi 's-saaliheen ...
Yaa Dhu 'l-Jalaali wa 'l-Ikraam. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) As salaamu 'alaykum, O servants of the Lord of Heavens, wa `alayna.
As salaamu 'alaykum, our attenders! Who is an attender? The one who is asking for more lights and glory from heavens! May Allah forgive us. Ask forgiveness from Allah Almighty. Whoever is going to be forgiven has reached aqsa 'l-muraam, the last point. Yes, we may ask, but whoever asks from Allah Almighty's favors, if asking for only one, our Lord grants us at least ten times of what we are asking. If we are asking from our Lord, from our Creator, His grants will be more and more! Therefore, there is a holy word that our `ulamas must know, man zaada lillah zaadahullah. Yes? It is so clear. Allah, Allah. "O People! Ask for more and take more! If you are asking for one, at least you will be granted ten times more. When you are asking for ten, at least a hundred times more may come to you. That is our understanding of that holy word, man zaada lillah zaadahullah. Ila ayn? Up to where? Never ending!
A servant asks, "O my Lord, more!"
The Lord of heavens replies, "Take more!"
The servant asks, Hal min mazeed, "O our Lord, is there more?"
"O My servant, it is endless in My Divine Presence. You can ask endlessly and I am going to grant endlessly as long as you are asking, which means I am making you to ask, because My Divine Attribute is that I like to grant. Ana 'l-Kareem! I am the Absolute Generous, that it is impossible for any creation to understand My Generosity."
Allah Allah! Allah Almighty, subhaanahu wa ta`ala. Yes, we must be thankful for His Endless Generosity, karam. We are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. O our Lord, we are asking for Your Divine Protection against Shaytan. Shaytan always comes, asking to create doubts in our beliefs or to make us on wrong steps, for us not to be in pleasure. Shaytan is never going to be happy to see servants of Allah Almighty in pleasure. Therefore, every time it brings some problems to make Mankind not to be enjoyed, not to be in pleasure. If Shaytan looks and sees Man in pleasure, it is going to be such a person thrown through fire.
O People from east to west, from north to south! I know it is not necessary to be of high level people. I know that I am the lowest level one. That now all people living on Earth, they are not in pleasure. They are not pleased and they are not in pleasure and they are not in satisfaction, but they are always throwing themselves in an ocean of darkness, because there are oceans of darkness as well as oceans of light. There are Darkness Oceans. Almighty Allah is saying, "O People, look to Me! Ask from Me endlessly, as I am granting. Don't be hopeless, no! I am your Lord and I have endless, endless territories. I am not in need of all these territories, but I am bringing in existence endless territories to make you to be in contentment, that this world and everything on it is not equal to an atom of these territories. Why are you getting hopeless? Why? SubhaanAllah, Sultaan Allah.
Therefore it is a heavenly order to say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem for every effort, for every wrong mentality, for every wrong understanding, for every hopelessness maintained in yourself, and to say, astaghfirullah. Therefore, in all prophets' teachings, the Lord of heavens have ordered, "Say to My servants, as much as they are doing wrong things, countless sins and keeping wrong ideas, they must know that I am that One Who never gets tired by saving My servants and granting them in every second or less such grants from My Beauty Oceans, from My Power Oceans, from My Wisdom Oceans, from My Beauty Oceans! I am granting. They must know, this is the meaning of
لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ اللَّهِ
laa taqnatoo min rahmatillah,
You must not be hopeless (of Allah's Mercy). (39:53)
"Be with Me and don't worry!" But if you are running after your worst enemy, every time you should find another dark world carrying you in it. And that is the position of Mankind now, because they are following Shaytan and shaytanic ideas. These shaytanic ideas are in their imagination and they are fearing. Almighty Allah is saying,"O My servants, fear only from Me. Don't worry about anyone else. I am granting to you."
Now the whole world is falling in a hopeless black ocean. They are looking and saying that there are black holes, but they are not looking at how Shaytan is carrying themselves in a dark oceans. Almighty Allah is saying, "If I am your Lord, why are you getting hopeless? Why you are throwing yourself in dark oceans? What is your ma’azoor, excuse for falling into that darkness ocean? If darkness oceans covers this world 10,000 times, I will carry you out instantly, so quickly, even before the letter 'kaf' reaches to 'nun' (in the word kun, "be"). It means, I may say 'Be!' and that comes into existence. I may say 'Go,'
and making that one to go away without any chance to come back again."
Holy Qur'an says for people:
فَقَدْ ظَلَمَ نَفْسَهُ
faqad zhalama nafsah,
He indeed is unjust to his own soul. (2:231)
Now this is a commentary that is coming about that, "when they themselves start giving trouble to themselves." Without anything coming from others, Man is first throwing himself through Oppression Oceans. Faqad zhalama nafsah, anyone who does not follow or believe in the holy commands of heavens, they are making trouble for themselves. They are making that oppression on themselves, by themselves, not from other people.
O our Salafi `ulamas, you are sleeping? Open your eyes. You are always opening your mouth, getting something to eat and to drink; leave that. Open your eyes, open your ears, open your locked hearts!
What is your mission? What is your mission, O Salafi `ulamas? Say! But you are not knowing. We may say that they have support from heavens, such people that they may say to you what your mission is.
Such a people may say to you to open your eyes, but not like when you see a beautiful one, "O that beautiful one! O! If I was a young one, to be with such a beautiful one..." and you open your eyes. No, that this is not your mission! Or to open your mouths when a roasted lamb comes to you, and at that time you are forgetting everything and opening your eyes, because a roasted lamb makes you to forget everything. Is this not true? Yes, my ego is also like yours.
وَمَا أُبَرِّىءُ نَفْسِي
Famaa ubarri'u nafsee.
I am not making an excuse for our egos. (12:53)
It is true, but it is wrong is to follow our egoistic desires.
O People! Stop it! All nations are in need of peace and peace will never exist until people start making peace within themselves! And how are you going to make peace within yourself? O `ulamas, say! What makes peace in ourselves? What is the way? In Holy Qur'an, Allah Almighty says, (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)
and slay yourselves (the wrong-doers); (2:54),
“Kill your egos.” (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Yes, you are not understanding, `ulamas, or doctors of shariah? Doctors of Azhar ash-Shareef, you are not understanding that to kill our nafs, ego, then we will be free, in contentment and endless pleasures and satisfaction.
O `ulamas! Make people know, how we can save ourselves, here and Hereafter? Open your eyes, that is the way! Therefore, the holy command of Allah Almighty:
Faqtuloo anfusakum, is an order thsat never ends. Everyone from Mankind who is asking to save themselves from evil and devils must kill their egos. When they are killing, there will be no more ego-maker or devil-followers, nothing. Yes.
Marhaban `ulamas! We are all, I am not saying I am an `alim, but for all of you I am saying `ulamas. If you are asking to save people from shaytanic ways, you must know the holy command. If you are asking to save yourselves from falling in traps of Shaytan, faqtuloo anfusakum, because egos make you fall into traps, because we are not understanding. We are opening our eyes but it is not necessary to open our eyes more than usual; the eyes in our hearts. Use those eyes to look and see and save yourself!
O Salafi `ulamas! Why you are not saying to people, "Open your eyes!" When you are surprised for something you may say iftah `aynayk, open your eyes to look. And one group of people is looking and seeing, but another group of people is looking and they don't see. People are in need for such a people who can do an operation for their eyes, so they can look and see only Haqq!
O People! La taqnatu bi rahmatillah, you must not be hopeless from Allah Almighty's endless favors! But He, Almighty is asking from His servants to ask for more, so they will be happy here and Hereafter. Allah wants ease (یسر) for you rather than hardship (عسر). Allah (swt)will grant them good, hopeful things that will make them happy. He is not happy when His servants are in darkness or hopeless, and He (swt) is asking an easy way for His servants to save themselves from Shaytan's darkness worlds. Don't enter into it; if you enter, you will be suffering. If you are listening to Allah Almighty you will be in enjoyful and happiness. May Allah forgive us.
O People! Ask for Allah's (swt) pleasure, that you will not be in a hopeless position. Hopelessness is the most difficult burden for Mankind. While they are carrying this on their shoulders, they can’t taste any enjoyment here and Hereafter. Tawbah yaa Rabbee! And we are asking You, O our Lord, to send someone to teach us, to reach Your endless satisfaction for the honor of the Seal of Prophets (s)!
Fatihah. Allah, Allah.
(Mawlana Shaykh sings.)
Dome dome, dome dome,
Dome dome, dome dome,
Dome dome, dome dome,
Dome dome, dome dome.
Be enjoyful, don't be hopeless! Keep your good belief with your Lord, Almighty Allah, and with His beloved one, Sayddina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`ats shukr.)
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.