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Ask for Knowledge and You Will Learn

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

27 March 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, madad. (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, SubhaanAllah.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultan Allah.

Yaa Rabbee zid habeebaka `izzan wa sharafan wa nooran wa surooran wa ridwaanan wa sultaana. Anta Sultaan li' l-khalaaiqu jamiyy`an yaa Rabbana, yaa Rabbi 'ghfir wa 'rham wa anta khayru 'r-Rahimeen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Madad, madad yaa RijaalAllah. Madad, madad yaa Saahibu 'z-Zamaan. Madad yaa Sultaanu 'l-Awliyaa.

The Prophet (s), Habeebullah, what was he saying? Allahumma laa takilnee ila nafsee tarfata `aynin (O Allah don't leave me to my ego for the blink of an eye). Therefore, we are asking for a heavenly support against our egos. Our ego is attacking us and asking to take the reins to make us its donkey, to do as it likes. Sometimes I am using for that "it" because to say "that" gives honor. "It" is for animals and the all the world you may use "it" for that which doesn't have any soul or living things on it. Therefore, I like to make, not I like, but they like, to always make Shaytan down. Make it down; don't give to Shaytan any honor. Don't use any honorable word for Shaytan. That is important!

I am saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. O our Lord! We are asking humbly a protection against Shaytan and its followers. That is important. Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, yaa Sultaanu 'l-Awliyaa. We are saying, O our Master, O Qutbu 'z-Zamaan, O Qutb al-Mutasarrif who has been granted from heavenly stations to look after this world and everything that is happening on it. Don't think that this world is just left as it likes to be through space. Everything is under control very carefully, daqeeq, control must be on everything. Nothing can be in existence without its Creator knowing about it. How can it be? He is creating and He knows that a dharrah, an atom can't know about itself.

As you, Mankind, do you know about yourself? Can you be able to know about you? Who is knowing? People are trying to know something around themselves, but not for themselves! Our eyes may look around us only, but cannot look into our inner beings. If I am asking you, “Where is your liver?” So many people don’t know. If we are asking, "Where is your heart? "I am not knowing." Man is ignorant, fully ignorant about himself. What we are saying is only for Man's out-looking position. We are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, because Shaytan is always asking to confuse people, not leaving you to know. It has been said that a person through his physical being has 360 organs, small or big, and you do not know about yourself! How are you are asking to know around yourself? Don't say that it is knowledge to look in space, saying, "That is polestar, that is sun, that is moon, that is seven sisters, that is alpha systems." It is nothing, it is giving to you nothing.

It is not a real knowledge around you that you are looking at. How may you understand about yourself? How are your organs working? You are eating and enjoying. You are drinking and enjoying, but where is it going inside? What is their importance? You don't know. You are only drinking and eating. And you, as Man, have been granted such an honor, and your honor is to know! No other creature on this planet knows about themselves because they don't have a mind or they can't think. And their levels are animals' levels, but your level is over the level of angels!

Is it so, Salafi `ulamas? Marhaban! What are you saying for the levels of Mankind, where are their levels on Earth or Heavens? Say! Don't worry. We are saying, bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem to open something that is making our understanding for creatures and Creation! Whole Holy Qur'an, Qur'an al-Kareem is teaching people everything. Yes, teaching or not? Salafi `ulamas, marhaban! Where are you? You must teach us. It is not enough to say, “We are Salafi `ulamas,” keeping under your belt two or three books, no. SubhaanAllah.

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. There was a Sultan... Allah Almighty is saying:

نَحْنُ نَقُصُّ عَلَيْكَ أَحْسَنَ الْقَصَصِ

Nahnu naqussu `alayka ahsana 'l-qasas.

We do relate unto thee the most beautiful of stories. (12:3)

We relate the story. You never say qasas, if anyone is asking to say a qissah, you are saying, "Isra'iliyaat." Why are you not saying stories? There are so many stories, from beginning up to end perhaps a billion volumes can't carry them because it is not enough. A person can't be able to keep them through their mind. But yes, some ones may reach to that point that they may keep through their hearts stories beginning from Sayyidina Adam (a) up to today. Ok, Salafi `ulamas? What is your vision about that? Now we are coming (to you). Don't say, "We are `ulamas," but you must be, taalibi `ilmin, kun taaliban:

كن عالماً أو متعلماً أو مستمعاً ولا تكن الرابع فتهلك‏

kun `aliman aw muta`aliman aw mustami`an wa la takun ar-rabi`a fatuhlak.

"Be a scholar or a teacher or a student, but don't be the fourth, for then you will perish."

It is hadith! Yes, sometimes I also know hadith! Marhaban! Don't be angry. If you are getting angry, my anger is giving trouble to you. Don't be angry, but you must be taaliban, ask to know more, don't stop on a level and say, "That is enough for us,” no, you must ask for a second step, second level.

Are you understanding Arabic? Allah (swt) said, huwa yaqool jalla min qa`il:

لَتَرْكَبُنَّ طَبَقًا عَن طَبَقٍ

la- tarkabanna tabaqan `an tabaq,

Certainly you shall travel from stage to stage. (84:10).

Fee qara`a la-tarkabunna tabaqan `an tabaq.

That is Holy Qur'an or not? Why are you stopping on one level and not asking to go up? You may say, "To get up we must have some instruments or wings." Yes, you know too much, that if a person is asking to go up, must have some machines to take them up. Like mighty engines of jet planes (...) no-mind people all of you. (Mawlana saying to those around him) Say, jet planes! Jet planes may get up much more higher than others because they have jet engines that are mighty, taking up!

If you are not reaching that, why are you denying one who is reaching up and saying something, and you are saying, “It is not true, we are not (finding this) through our books." You can't say this! Your Salafi us-Saalihen `ulamas never reached that mighty place with jet planes. Why are you staying there? Take it now because Allah Almighty is granting, `utlubu al-`ilm, ask more and more knowledge. That is the holy Prophet's (s) holy order, `utlubu al-`ilma, ask for knowledge. That is a heavenly order to the Seal of Prophets (s) to say, "O People, you must ask more and more." Our physical being's limits are very short, but beyond our minds, there is another level that belongs to our souls!

You may learn alif, baa through jet planes, but what does it mean? Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. Alif, Laam, Meem. Your level can't reach the meanings included in those three words and Allah Almighty is making it after Suratu 'l-Fatihah. Ta`jeezan bil-khalaa'iq. Say! What does it mean, Alif, Laam, Meem? You know? You don't know? How you are saying, “We are `ulamas." What did Salafi `ulamas say about Alif, Laam, Meem? You know? Alif is an Ocean, Laam is another Ocean, Meem is another Ocean. I can't open those Oceans' looking points to you, because you can't carry! Your ancestors were riding on donkeys, jahash. Kaan yuqaal al-li yarkab jahash, kaan biquloo abu jahshin ma tadarakna hatta l-jahsh, (they used to say that the one that rides the donkey was called Father of the donkey, and we have not even achieved to own a donkey.) Yet we are not reaching to have a donkey and to make that donkey under our commands. "O Shaykh, what are you saying about jahash and donkey? We now have a most important Mercedes cars, and we have Princess cars, we have BMW." BMW may fall on their heads! "They are new ones and famous ones. We are not using jahash, donkeys, we are now using BMW." WC? Ah, BMW, not WC, that is better for using. "Yes, then our masters (...) because you are saying you are the first from Salafi `ulamas (...) Salafi `ulamas were riding on donkeys, but we are not using donkeys now, we are using Mercedes, or BMW and such things."

O People! Use your minds when someone is speaking and addressing to people! Yes, everyone is abu jahshin, (father of donkey). Ayna jahshin, you may ask, “Where is my donkey?” Look in the mirror and see where it is. Yes, that is your donkey! Donkey, that they are saying, kulluna abu jahshin, (all of us are the father of donkey), our donkey is our ego!

Do you know Arabic or you are not knowing? What was the Seal of Prophets, (Mawlana stands and sits.) Sayyidina Muhammad (s) saying? He said, man yasal an ashiya' matiyyah, someone was asking about his "ride." What was the answer of the Seal of Prophets (s)? Nafsuka mateeyatuka, your self is your ride. Say what you understand through the two words the Seal of Prophets (s) is saying to you, to me, to that one, to that one. What is our ride? Nafsuka mateeyatuka! And nafs is jabbaara, powerful! If you are able to keep the reins of your ego, it can carry you as Buraq did! It may do this for everyone if they are able to ride on their egos. It can take you, mashaa-Allah, Rabbuna j`alaa wa ala yureed, up to that point that our Lord asking to reach there. You can't reach that heavenly station that Holy Qur’an saying, latarkabunna tabaqan `an tabaq. How are they riding, tarkabunna, with their bodies, or they have a ride to take them up? Nafsuka mateeyatuka. Whoever is asking to reach heavenly stations, must use some other creature and holy command comes to that one, "Obey your Owner's command!" Why are you not speaking about such things for people to take themselves from Earth up to `Arsh? Why are you not saying? What are you giving your lessons about, for what? Is anyone understanding what you are saying? Even you do not understand!

O People! O People! `Utlubu al-`ilm, ask for real knowledge from those who have been granted qudsi, heavenly knowledge; ask them. They are coming, فَاسْأَلْ بِهِ خَبِيرًا fas`al bihi khabeera, Ask, then, about Him, [the] One who is [truly] aware. (25:59) there must be those that know that way. You are saying, "Salafu 's-Saalih," are they living with us? Only Salafu 's-Saalih are knowing and no one else knows anything? Why? That is the reason that not everyone can stand up on the minbar or on the kursi and speak to people, no! No! They are carrying heavy responsibility because they do not understand the real meaning that belongs to our levels, no more for up.

Marhaban! (Mawlana Shaykh sings.) Marhaban yaa Marhaban. Marhaban, yaa Marhaban.

They know from beginning up to end what happened and what will happen. Because those people are looking in the mirror of the Seal of Prophets (s) and looking there, but `aama (the blind) can't look at anything here. Open your eyes. Go to some doctors. Who are they? Allah Almighty is saying:

كُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

koonoo ma`a s-saadiqeen

And be with trustworthy people. (9:119)

They are opening your blindness. "Ohh, it is another looking, another level, we have never been here, what is that?" You must try to know; it is not enough what you are saying. Islam is for whole nations, for whole of Mankind! And you may be able to give for everyone what they may be able to digest. When hearing or eating, to make digesting. We have so many millions of kutub, books. But you may go into an operation and there are 100-200 instruments, but he is not using all on an ill person, no, only what is necessary.

The Holy Qur'an is an endless ocean! Not the whole, but even one holy letter from the Holy Qur'an is an endless ocean! Who are you, saying, “We are `ulamas,” what do you know? You must come to the level of kun taaliban, ask and learn! Don’t say, “We are followers of Salafu 's-Saalih.” Ask your Salafu 's-Saalih what that nothing servant is saying every night, so many things, if you have a spiritual connection to those `ulamas, ask if it is true or not true. Why are you not asking? Are you asking to Jalalatu `l-Malik? Why are you asking? No, his position is something else. Allah Almighty just put everyone on their real positions, awda`u 'l-ashyaa fee mawaadi`ihi, (place things in their proper places). Arabic! Malik huwa malik, (the king is the king) you are `ulamas, they are `ulamas! That one is a doctor, that one is a lawyer, yes. Put everything in its real position then you can see a good vision for secret world through Creation. May Allah (swt) forgive me.

As-salaamu `alaykum. That is an ocean, up to the end of the world never finishing! We are cutting something, something, something to reach to that point of this association that is granted to us from heavenly ones, every one is an ocean. I don't know, they know. They know what they will say, what they will do. Come and kun taaliban.

وَفَوْقَ كُلِّ ذِي عِلْمٍ عَلِيمٌ

Wa fawqa kulli dhi `ilmin `aleem.

Above every knower, there is another knower. (12:76).

May Allah (swt) forgive me, forgive you, forgive all of us for the honor of (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s).

(Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

Yaa Muhammad canım arzular seni,

bütün hayatınızı o en sevgili en şanlı olana verin.

Rabbinin ilahi huzurunda şereflene verin.

Yaa Muhammad canım arzular seni.

Dost Muhammad canım pek sever seni.

O Muhammad, my soul desires you.

Give all of your life to this One Who is the glorious.

In the presence of your God, give it with honor.

O Muhammad, my soul loves you.

O Friend Muhammad, my soul desires you so much!

O Rasoolullah, O Rasoolullah (s),ishfa` lana yaa Sayyidi 'l-awwaleen wa’l-akhireen.


(43 minutes)

How many people? (523.) Good one. Today is Saturday they are playing, people.

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

Yaa Rabbee, yaa Rabbee. Ant Allah. Ant Allah. Shaykh Hisham is in New York. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Adheem.

(Qaseedahs) (Du`a.) Fatihah.