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Be Brothers & Sisters, Not Adversaries!

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

6 December 2009 Lefke, Cyprus

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem. Dastoor yaa Sayyidi.

Ant Allah, anta Rabbuna, anta hasbuna, anta waliyuna, la ilaaha illa anta Subhaanak, Subhaanak, Subhaanak, subhaanAllahi ‘l-`azheem wa bi hamdihi ‘l-kareem, ighfir lana. Allahu akbar Allahu akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah Allahu akbar, Allau akbar wa lillaahi ‘l-hamd! Allahu akbar kabeera wa ‘l-hamdulillahi katheera wa subhanAllahi ‘l-`azheem wa bihamdihi ‘l-kareem bukratan wa aseela Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillaahi ‘l-hamd!

We must be so happy, so proud, that our Creator granting us such an honor. No one knows it’s beginning and ending. And all for the honor of the most praised and most glorified one in His Divine Presence, Sayyidina Muhammad (s.) Give more respect , take more blessings. Alhamdulillah, that our Lord granting us to be from His most beloved one’s nation. Alhamdulillah! Whole thanks and glory for our Lord, that He granted us such an honor.

O People, as-salaamu ` alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh!

O the Seal of Prophets, alfu, alfu salaat, alfu, alfu salaam alaika wa `ala aalika wa sahabatika, Ya khayra ‘l-khalqi ajma`een. Ya Rabbi zidhu, `izzan wa sharafan, nooran wa masrooran, ridwaanan wa sultaana. He is Sultan and whole creation just is a grant to him. SubhaanAllah!

And we are saying, `aoodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem.

O our Lord, we are so weak. So weak creatures! Even five minutes we are going to be tired for standing up. And it is not a maadhirah, excuse. We must stand up from beginning up to end, for His honor. O ma`ashara ‘n-naas! O whole Mankind! We are saluting you and saying: as-salaamu `alaykum, so beautiful words from heavens to Mankind, to be said: as-salaamu `alaykum. That salaam from your Lord, from your Creator, Allah, Jalla Jalaluh, as-saalamu ` alaykum. Rahmatullah also, Allah Almighty’s mercy on you. It is such a big grant and honor that the Lord of Heavens is ordering, to be said among his deputies, as-salaamu `alaykum. Say always for reaching such high levels. Going to be salaam and rahmatullah, taking you up and up and up. Every time you are saying you are getting higher, higher, higher stations in heavenly levels and heavenly stations. Therefore, the Seal of Prophets was urging his nation to say to each other: as-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah. Also another ocean of blessings and wa barakaatuh, that is another ocean. That is a heavenly grant that we are using when we are giving salute to each other, as-salaam `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh!

O People come and listen! We are using this as a beginning according to holy command of holy ones. When I am asking from our planets’ master, that he is responsible for everything on this planet and he is that one who is bringing heavenly mercy and blessings on people, on living creatures. As well that bringing to botanic level; trees and plants, because plants also just created to give people, to make them happy. To make them pleased, to give them pleasure, to give them enjoyment, to give them heavenly wisdoms. Everything through existence is created for Mankind. The Lord of Heavens just decorating this huge planet with countless plants.

Once I was in Lebanon, and people taking me for a touring to the big mountains, Urzu Lebnaan, and we went to a heap. It was like a hill and it was protected by our Druze brothers. I am saying “brothers,” some people may object on it. No, you can’t do! Allah Almighty created all Mankind to be brothers and sisters.

وقال ايضا صلى الله علية وسلم (لاتباغضوا ولاتحاسدوا ولاتدابرو وكونوا عباد الله إخوانا ولايحل لمسلم أن يهجرأخاه فوق ثلاث

Laa tabaaghadoo, wa laa tadaabaroo, wa laa tahaasadoo wa laa tadaabaroo wa koonu `ibaadullahi ikhwaanan...

The Prophet (s) said, "Do not create hatred and do not envy and do not differ and be altogether servants of Allah, brothers."

Wa koonu ikhwaanan. Koonu ihwaanan. This is for whole nations. Allah Almighty’s command: O People, you must try to be brothers and sisters, because all of you just created. The Lord of Heavens created you and he is that One Who giving everyone a speciality. Mankind they are not like a copy machine. Allah Almighty creating whole Mankind and granting to them a speciality.

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُو

Wa ja`alnaakum shu`ooban wa qabaa’ila li ta`arafoo

and We made you nations and tribes that Ye may know each other, (49:13.)

Allah Almighty created Man and granted to him specialities so that you are going to be some ones, Druze, some ones, Arabs, some ones, Jewish, some ones, Turk, some ones, Persian, some ones, Bangladesh, some ones, Russian, some ones, Pakistan, some ones, Hindustan. Everyone just granted a speciality as a group of Mankind. Their out-looking coming different and also their languages getting different. Also, their manifestations getting different and their inner capacity or abilities different. You can’t find two ones the same, because Allah Almighty not making photocopy. No. When I am saying our ‘Druze brothers,’ yes, they are our bothers. Arabs, our brothers; Russians, our brothers; Chinese, our brothers; Americans, our brothers and Hungarians. We are saying that it is mentioned, 72 different groups of Mankind, and everyone just granted such a speciality. SubhaanAllah! As our out-looking different, also our inner being, inner situation, manifestation, just different.

Yes, li ta` arafoo. The Lord of Heavens saying: O People, I am granting to every nation, every group of people, a speciality. That speciality only for those ones, not for all. Arabs they have another speciality and Turks another speciality. As our languages different, our inner manifestations, our beings, just different. Allah Almighty saying: li ta`arafoo, I created so different tribes and nations, ummah to know each other with their special beings. What granted to English people not granted to French people. What Germans granted from their Lords blessings, different; they are not same as Russians. Russians have some speciality that Chinese people can’t reach and Japanese they have such a speciality that Chinese people never reaching.

It is Holy Qur’an saying: li ta` arafoo. You must look and you must take a wisdom from everyone. Wisdoms, for what? Wisdoms open an understanding to your Creator. If no wisdoms, you are closed. Wisdoms opening to your Creator, for an understanding. Also saying, li ta` arafoo, you must know each other. That is Egyptian, that is Lebanese, that is Iraqi, that is Turkish, that is Kurdish. Don’t make yourself over others to say, “We are Turks, no one reaching to our level,” no! Kurdish people have been granted some specialities that Turkish people never reaching. Like a crown on the head of a king or sultan. On that crown you can find countless jewels; each one is only one, never using another. Only everyone... one, one, one. That is the perfection for that king. Allah Almighty creating Mankind and giving to everyone a special being. All of them going to be as a crown on the head of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s.)

Don’t make people down. You are saying, “We are highest nation,” no! You have some speciality, Turks another speciality, Chinese another speciality and Kurdish another speciality. Don’t make people muhaqqar (appear wretched.) Don’t make people down. All of them on same level, on same crown, but they have special places, special positions on that crown. You can’t say diamond is the most valuable on crown and other jewels are no good. “I am the first, you are not good like me.” Can’t be. Allah Almighty, He is Creator and He created every nation and giving to them a speciality that second one can’t carry. Ruby is something else, pearl is something else, emerald is something else, diamond is something else, sapphire is something else. Jewels on a crown are not fighting each other, because they are looking; ruby looking at emerald and saying, “so beautiful.” It is not saying, “I am much more beautiful than emerald.” It has such a speciality that other not carrying. There are some pearls, white ones, some pearls pink. Pink not saying, “I am better than this.” White, carrying another speciality, beauty and benefit. Giving to people, to everyone, something else. It is for the benefit of Mankind.

Therefore whole nations, li ta` arafoo, that means I created different nations and tribes and giving a speciality for everyone. To look, to know and to take benefit from that ones’ special wisdom or special being. To take from that, something for you. But people not understanding now. Particularly Arabs, they are knowing Arabic but instead of reciting li ta` arafoo, they are understanding, li tahaaraboo. Not to be together to give a beauty for Creation instead they are fighting each other. This asking to destroy pearl; or diamond quarreling to destroy emerald and emerald running to destroy ruby. No! You must have a harmony. So beautiful - harmony. That no one can think on it. Allah subhaana wa Ta`ala.

O our listeners, ism`a! Listen and try to understand what Holy Qur’an saying. Any book can say through one holy verse such an end? Showing people their life styles? Can’t be. Can’t be. And people following Shaytan, not following Holy Qur’an therefore, I am what I am. Saying, our Druze brothers, yes, Druze brothers or Turkish brothers or Arab brothers or Jewish. They are brothers. Russian brothers, Chinese brothers and sisters, Japanese people. There is a harmony that you can’t imagine. You can’t imagine!

Therefore I was ashaming to use some word against creation and against their foundations. Druze people, I am ashaming, because the Lord of Heavens just granted me such a speciality. Keep that speciality and give your ihtiraam, respect to them. That is teachings of the Seal of Prophets. Don’t touch anyone through your hands or through your tongue to give harming; by tongues, by mouth. Harming people also with your power, by speaking or by acting. Who giving these two things, is not honour of Mankind. Perhaps, it is the speciality of animals. If you are going in front of animals, they may bite your hand. Anyone biting second one, that one and that animal on same level. Or if you are going to back of an animal and it may be angry with you, these two legs kicking.

Who harming people through their tongues, he is not a real human being. Those giving trouble and harming people through their physical power; those ones and animals on same level. They are making me to speak this. I am not thinking something to say but they are opening for the lowest level; for teaching our people, because now through 21st Century whole nations, whole Mankind, lost their levels. They lost their level for being deputies of the Lord of Heavens; falling under that level. That is the level of animals. Now people in such a way. Therefore, they are giving such teachings. Some teachings to our people to understand, whom they are so proud saying we are PhD, we are academics, we are doctors, we are professors. Giving respect to everyone? No. We are not belonging to real human nature. We are falling down. We may stop here.

Once, as I said, we went on “Jabal Shaykh,” (Mawlana says jokingly) Lebanon mountains and ante-Lebanon mountains. There was a hill, protected by our Druze brothers, because some mudeer, harmful people, harming the beauty on that hill therefore, taken under protection. I was entering and they were taking some money for visitors, but when they looked to me, they were not taking anything from me and saying, “Welcome, O Shaykh.” They have such adab, respect. Then the guide saying to me, “O Shaykh, there are one thousand kinds of plants on this mountain.”

What about through whole east and west, north and south? How many thousands? Who creating? And each one having a speciality. Nothing created suda, waste. If we are accepting and saying that each plant has a kind of speciality, what do you think about Mankind? Is our level under level of plants? If Allah Almighty granting to every plant a special wisdom, what about for man? They were asking, saying, “Don’t touch please; don’t cut anything; don’t step on it.”

O Mankind, O our listeners! What do you think? If Majestic command from heavens ordering: “O people, keep what I created; not to step on it and crush it.” You must look. You must give your respect for it’s Creator. So Creator of Man, giving to everyone a speciality. We said for nations, if you are taking wider, we may say that everyone has a speciality. Therefore O People, stop killing, stop harming, stop giving trouble. Take away those terrible nuclear ones. O Persians, O Russians, O Americans, O East and West people, leave that one. You are not giving life to people and you can’t take their souls. Grant them for the honor of their Creator and the creator grants to you. May Allah forgive us.

(Mawlana Shaykh sings.)

Dome, dome, dome, dome

Dome, dome, dome, dome

Dome, dome, dome, dome

Dome, dome, dome, dome

Dome, dome, dome, dome

Dome, dome, dome, dome

Dome, dome, dome, dome

Dome, dome, dome, dome

cifci dayi, cifci dayi, sen ekersen, su bugdayi (Turkish.)

Tawbah yaa Rabbee, astaghfirullah!


(47 minutes) Allah, Allah. Are you understanding my English? (Mawlana Shaykh laughs.)