13 December 2013, Singapore
Simply Islam Center
Can you go without certain, what you call it, certain credentials, so they know you are classified material? They say, “Come in,” because they trust you. Allah (swt) is dressing you with medallions. Allah said:
فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُواْ لِي وَلاَ تَكْفُرُونِ
F ’adhkuroonee adhkurkum, w ’ashkuroo lee wa laa takfuroon.
Remember Me, I will remember you. Give thanks to Me and do not be ungrateful towards Me.
(Surat al-Baqarah, 2:152)
“Thank Me and don't do the opposite.” Here 'takfuroon' does not mean kufr, it means, "Don't come against Me, don't disobey Me, and thank Me that I am accepting it."
The time is changing. The window that has been given to us is closing now. Awliyaullah now are very stressed, not as before; they were waiting with patience. Now they are stressed out. If you look a little bit on Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, may Allah grant him long life, his suhbat it is mainly stopped. Now all the suhbat is not suhbat anymore, it is becoming munajaat, du`as, du`a that I heard some of that, but many of new ones I never heard before; they are new ones. When you make du`a you memorize it, but many of the du`as he is making he did not memorize; it is coming spontaneously, depending on the time that we are in.
The window is closing. Like you go to the airport, you have these trains, what do you call them? Skytrain. It takes you from one terminal to another. The announcement comes, "Doors are closing! Don't enter, the doors are closing!" Doors are closing against Shaytan and opening for Rahman. The awliyaullah are stressed out because they are closing in the face of Shaytan everything, not letting him to have any power. Grandshaykh, may Allah bless his soul, said, and I heard it many times before, forty years ago, and for them time does not mean anything, time is imaginary. Alaysa as-suhbat bi qareeb. Yaa Sayyidina Musa (a). Sayyidina Musa (a) said to Allah "Destroy Fira`awn," and Allah replied, "Fajr is so near.” So he went to sleep and woke up [expecting Fira`wn to be gone] and it took another forty years. Alaysa as-suhbat bi qareeb, is not Fajr near? Yes, Yaa Rabb, forty years.
Awliyaullah, Grandshaykh, may Allah bless his soul, awliyaullah said, forty years ago is like now, it is a moment. When these forty years passed and the events that passed passed, it is a moment. When it is not happening you count the years, but when it happens then it becomes one moment. Sayyidina Musa (a) waited forty years, but when it happened it became one moment.
That is why:
وَإِنَّ يَوْمًا عِندَ رَبِّكَ كَأَلْفِ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ
Wa inna yawmin `inda rabbika ka alfi sannatin mimma ta`udoon.
One of Allah's years is like a thousand of our years. (Surat al-Hajj, 22:47)
تَعْرُجُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ خَمْسِينَ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ
Ta`ruju ‘lmalaaikatu wa ’r-roohu ilayhi fee yawmin kaana miqdaaruhu khamseena alfa sannatin.
The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years (Surat al-Ma`arij, 70:4)
For Allah, time does not mean anything. He created time, He created everything! So Grandshaykh, may Allah bless his soul, said there is taa’ifa of jinna, maraadata ’l-jinn, `afaareet, the strongest devils. Some are mu'min jinn, but these are devils: they don't reproduce, they don’t marry and have children. (They are) those who used to attack the Prophet (s) and go into the statues to make them speak, so the Prophet (s) blew on them and imprisoned them in this universe. They cannot go up to Paradise to steal the hearing, nor come down. They are in a certain area,and Grandshaykh said, and this is forty years ago, that there are two black holes, one north and one south. You know black holes? Anything goes into it cannot come out. He said there are not only two black holes, there are so many. Now science, in Physics they found that there are not only two black holes, but there are so many. So at that time he said through these black holes, Allah opened a gate through which these `afaareet come down to Earth. That is why you see all this killing and all these problems. Now people don’t know why they are killing and why they have been killed. Bloodshed is everywhere and that is what we are seeing.
This is...change is going to take over...to be with Mahdi (a), to be peaceful. We say to be with Mahdi (a) because it is an order that the Prophet (s) said, and there are many hadith mentioned about Mahdi. If he comes in our time, alhamdulillah we get the barakah and if not and he comes later, we still get that goodness of the people who live to reach his time, because we are waiting for goodness, we are not waiting for evilness. So you will be credited with rewards and Allah will give it to you as if you saw Mahdi (a)!
If someone is in love with the Prophet (s), always praising him, praising, praising, he will be credited with love of the Prophet (s) and the barakah is that he will be credited with the Light of Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! He will be in dunya and Akhirah with it, given the price of it! But if we are not doing anything, not making qaseedahs, not making salawat, not reading Holy Qur'an, not doing anything, then we have nothing in the balance. But with these qaseedahs, you don’t know how much your balance goes up. If you do ten salawat, your balance might be 100, but 100 what? It is 100 because it is multiplied by ten, but what kind of rewards? How big are they?
May Allah forgive us and bless us in this night and inshaa-Allah make this month the month of barakah, khayr. Always in this month (Safar) it is a bit difficult, tight, so may Allah give us a Heavenly month to come. And tonight our son Firdaws, he brought the Holy Hair of the Prophet (s) and every time he comes with another hair, and he came with the hair of Sayyidina `Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (q). So we will put it and move, that is adab. Adab is not kissing (the Holy Hair), but only through your heart and then move. If `Abdul-Shakur and his group will make qaseedah, that will be great.
[Ziyara to the Holy Hair of the Prophet (s) and to the Holy Hair of Sayyidina `Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (q).]
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