Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
4 January 2012 Lefke, Cyprus
(Translated from Turkish)
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem. The Indian Ocean is the most astonishing ocean, because Dajjal (the Anti-Christ) is tied up on an island there. It is a very majestic sea because of it's anger against him. In its calmest or quietest time it has waves three meters high, so powerful and astonishing that they can knock down a ship with one hit! Therefore, no one can swim in it because of it's anger against Dajjal, because it will claim to be God, so that sea wants to swallow him and can't control its anger.
No other ocean has the variety of creatures found in the Indian Ocean. It is astonishing. Allahu Akbar! In South Africa they took us to the Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian Ocean on the east side of the continent meets the Atlantic Ocean on the west side of the continent. The Indian Ocean’s waves crash up the rocks, all white, constantly hitting in anger! Astonishing! And this strange creature also was discovered now. It confirms us, too. It is astonishing knowledge. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! One ocean sleeps and the other is awake and angry, constantly hitting against the shore. It’s waves may be as high as a minaret, while on the other side, the other ocean sleeps. We seek refuge in Allah.
Shukr yaa Rabbee, shukr alhamdulillah. Subhaan al-Maalik al-Mulk, Subhaan al-Maalik al-Mulk! Allahu Akbaru ‘l-Akbar, al-`Azhamatu lillah! Al-`Azhamatu lillah!
It is said, when the soldiers of Islam were moving, they would say, "al-`Azhaamatu lillah." Al-`Azhaamatu lillah, yaa Allah! Allah! What we are saying is not even a drop in His Oceans or His Dominions. No one knows about Allah’s Dominions. Allahu Akbaru ‘l-Akbar! Allah! Amaan yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee. I seek refuge in You from Your Wrath, astaghfirullah.
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem. Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq. May Allah (swt) increase our knowledge. Ma`rifatullah is to have knowledge of Allah, and the matters which we are speaking of are not even a speck in ma`rifatullah. Allahu Akbaru ‘l-Akbar!
An Italian physics professor of my age who researched space was once asked, “Is there a limit or and end to this universe?”
He said, “No, there isn’t.”
Astonishing! Another professor from the same field once came to see me and brought me a book and a picture. (To an attendant) Show it to the doctor so that it may surprise him. Allahu Akbar! As I said, we are not even a speck in this universe, yet look at what Allah (swt) has granted us:
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ
wa laqad karamnaa Bani Adam.
We have honored the Children of Adam. (al-'Israa, 17:70)
It is Divine honor! We are at level zero and we cannot go above that, but Allah Almighty has granted understanding to Mankind through takreem, honoring, not according to our apparent body size, but there is a reality granted to us because of this takreem and Mankind looks with that understanding, which can't be achieved by reading! Allahu Akbaru ‘l-Akbar. You are Subhaan! You are Sultaan, O our Lord! May Allah forgive us. Tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee.
Allah, Allah! SubhaanAllah, SultaanAllah. Allah Almighty has no beginning and no end. Azaliyyun, Abadiyyun!
قَالَ كَذَلِكِ اللّهُ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاء إِذَا قَضَى أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ
Qaala kadhalika-Llahu yakhluqu maa yashaa’oo idha qadaa amran fa innamaa yaqoolu lahu kun fayakoon.
He replied, "Such is Allah; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is. (Aali-`Imraan, 3:47)
He is creating incessantly and repeatedly, from pre-Eternal up to Eternal and His process of creation never ends. Allah Almighty is al-Khaaliq al-`Azheem, the Great Creator. No one knows the number or kind. Like the tip of a finger, Mankind is so tiny in this universe, but Allah (swt) granted them understanding and has sent to them the Holy Qur’an.
وَمَا قَدَرُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدْرِهِ وَالْأَرْضُ جَمِيعًا قَبْضَتُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَالسَّماوَاتُ مَطْوِيَّاتٌ بِيَمِينِهِ سُبْحَانَهُ
وَتَعَالَى عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
Wa maa qadaru-Llaha haqqa qadrihi wa ’l-ardu jamee`an qabdatuhu yawma ‘l-qiyaamati wa ‘s-samaawaatu matwiyyatun bi-yameenihi. Suhbaanahu wa ta`ala `amaa yushrikoon.
They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on the Day of Resurrection the whole of the Earth will be grasped by His Hand and the Heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glory be to Him above what they associate with Him. (az-Zumar, 39:67)
Allah, Allah. Allahu Akbar! Thanks to Allah that He granted us understanding. Our volume is at zero point, but look at the understanding He has granted! What understanding does an ant have for the world? An ant is also granted an understanding to know about itself and to do what it must. Every creature has an understanding and there is no creature that doesn’t have an understanding, but each one’s understanding is within its limits and they cannot go over that limit, for if they do, they will disappear. Astonishing! An ant also has an understanding. O our Lord! Tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah astaghfirullah.
How foolish are we and how foolish is our situation! (Distances) are in trillions of (light) years in their (literature). Where can you find them? If the speed of light was 300 million km/s instead of 300,000 km/s then these (distances) would be in trillions to the power of trillions, quadrillion to the power of quadrillion, sextillion to the power of sextillion. Man is in zero point in front of His Majesty. You are Great, O our Lord! Yaa Rabbee Shukr. Yaa `Azheemu ’sh-Shaan, O Magnificient Lord!
Because Allah Almighty has honored man who is so small, in this (big picture) he has the ability to understand within limits. One can't enter Allah's Limits! O our Lord, You know. You can't find a limit to the Paradises (Jannaat). “Paradise is granted to you now, today, but does not last that long, only until tomorrow,” which means the paradise granted to Mankind doesn't resemble the dominions of dunya. What are the limits of Paradise? The paradise granted to you has expanded, while the paradise of the next day exceeds it in size millions of times! That previous one remains like a spot compared to it. That is the power granted to Mankind! Allahu Akbaru ‘l-Akbar.
And these little men are fighting for dunya, saying, "This is yours, this is mine!" Leave that! Don't fight for it. Why do you struggle for it, what will you get? What is the chair you are sitting on? A seat, a chair or a throne, what will it bring to you? A person can die where he sits within a moment. Look to the Hereafter, to the Dominions of Allah, to His promise (wa`d as-Subhaani). So many promises for us; why don't you look to these? Why do you fight, trying to crush and kill each other, oppress one another? Allah Almighty does not accept oppression!
Shame on you, O our leaders! You are granted the highest position so that you may be thankful to Allah and protect His servants and make them happy, but you crush them. Shame on you! May you vanish! You are man and the one you oppress is a man, too! When you become a president, will you eat the whole pot of food? Here, this man has saved 20 tons of gold and hid it. What benefit does it have? It can be 20,000 tons, instead of 20. It can be 20 million, 20 billions tons of gold. 20 trillion tons of gold. There it is. The mountains may turn to gold. "This is mine", what will you do with it? What a greed is this? Why are you so greedy? Here all you can eat is one plate. Allah Almighty makes you full (with one plate).
What is Qaroon, even lower than zero! Therefore, we are explaining with examples. Even if you had a trillion times a trillion tons of gold, what is it? What benefit can it give you? What is this shamelessness of Mankind now? They are foolish and sneaky at the same time. For what? They will save dunya. What benefit does it have for you? What good can saving dunya do for you? Why don't you look ahead, to what Allah Almighty will grant you? Allah Almighty did not create what He created because He was in need; He does not need. Allah (swt) is the Absolute Self Sufficient, al-Ghaniyy al-Mutlaq!
Why do you struggle then? He has saved twenty tons of gold, the one whom they call Qaddafi, but he is a servant of Allah. He left him to people, for it to be a lesson for men. They broke him, killed him and threw him away! If they didn't break him in dunya, then when he went to his grave (angels) would break him in every moment. SubhaanAllah, SultaanAllah. Forgive us. May You send us from Your beloved servants who will advise us that we may change and become disciplined and our hearts may be filled with Your Noor!
Sometimes they make me speak. If I said anything wrong your scholars from east to west may correct me, if they say I am wrong. One of them may come out and say, "What this shaykh says is not right.” His life may be taken that morning (for lying about me).
(Mawlana sings) If angels heard me during their Heavenly duty, their glorification (tasbeeh) does not resemble any other! They are not like us. Their glorification is different every moment. You are the Lord! You are the Subhaan, O our Lord! What can we do? We are left like a donkey here; we got tired. May Allah forgive us.
Amaan yaa Rabbee, what an ocean is this! Pre-eternal up to Eternal, it is not an easy matter.
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