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Be the Water Drop with Discipline

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

6 May 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

Suhbah after Jumu’ah

(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd. As-salaatu wa ’s-salaam `ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma`een, ashfa` lanaa ya sayyid al-awaleen wa ’l-akhireen wa `ala saa’iral-anbiya wa ’l-mursaleen wa khudamaa’i shara`ihim ighfir lana bi-jaahi nabiyyika’l-kareem, an naqool audh Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Dastoor, yaa Sultan al-Awliya, madad. Madad yaa RijaalAllah, madad yaa saahib al-imdad, ya sayyid al-awwaleen wa ’l-akhireen.

As salaamu `alaykum! For all Mankind from east to west, from north to south! Who may accept that salaam, we hope they will be in peace here and Hereafter. Who does not accept, Hellfire awaits them!

O People! We are all weak servants. No one knows the number of people and creatures living on this planet. I may ask, does anyone know the number of spaces in outer space? Some people make drawings and I was looking at them, but they are not made by looking through powerful telescopes. They also brought me an atlas. I was wondering if, through a small one, Man is reaching such distances, and they may speak about it? And taking …

SubhaanAllah, endless glory is for our Lord! Through our physical beings we are so small. Even our planet is so small, our sun, solar system, and galaxy are so small, and they (scientists) are never reaching a number for it. The Milky Way has billions of stars, and not only stars, but each star may be in countless galaxies that collectively are like a spot, very little! They put in their atlas countless gigantic galaxies and they are reaching a point that they cannot go beyond; it is only seen as darkness. Allahu Akbar! What is that darkness?

The Creator, Allah Almighty (swt) (Mawlana Shaykh stands, sits) is continuously creating and His creation never stops, from pre-Eternal up to Eternity. SubhaanAllah, that wasilah is created for Him. Allah Almighty is not in need, but it is for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Habibullah (s). For his honor that Creation is running from pre-Eternal up to Eternal. But Allah `azza wa jall is giving to Mankind so they may know who is Prophet (s) and that he is enlightened. That light reaches Mankind endlessly through the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands, sits)

Our physical body is nothing, but our real personality is unknown. Our true identity is unknown; no one knows it, but He Who created it gives that identity to His deputy. The Lord of Heavens, the Creator, gives that honor that Prophet (s) may know something of the identity of everyone in Creation. It is only for one person, the most glorious and beloved one in His Divine Presence, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands, sits)

O People! Don't think that this world is something. He is such a small one and he is going to be al-fulk al-mashhoon, “the Loaded Ship.” Allah Almighty is making this planet and we have landed on it and are honored to be Allah Almighty's representatives on it. Who is more than the deputy of the Lord of Creation, reaching beyond that? The Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands, sits)

O People! Laa yudhkar. Our material being is nothing, but there is something else granted to Mankind. Everything is only one spot or less on this galaxy, but our understanding can be so much wider. A new understanding for the Lord of Heavens, for His Divine Being, is coming. We must be thankful that we have been created as humans and that no other creature is as honored as Mankind.

O People of east of west! Try to understand something of what Allah Almighty granted you, to Mankind, for understanding. You are not using that understanding for the private, intimate way given us, that we may continue and reach the Eternal, never-ending. This understanding is important. It is not our physical being, but rather our understanding that is granted to Mankind through the prophets. We have been called to try to reach some realities that bring much more honor and glory to us through endless Time Oceans.

O People! Come and use your mentalities for such an unchangeable reality, for which there are imitations. If you are trying to reach something with all your effort, there are stations, and each station will be more glorious and more enlightened for your enjoyment. If not, you are going to be, for example, like that water running to the ocean: some runs through tree trunks and gives life to fruits of so many kinds, and some runs to the ocean without going to any vegetation. Who nourishes fruits are reaching something. Now most people are like rivers that do not nourish a garden or its various trees, flowers, or fruits.

Those who come will be honored. That drop coming to the fruit through the tree gives it not only a beautiful appearance, but also something from the Oceans of Life.

وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ الْمَاء كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَيٍّ

wa ja`alna min al-maa'i kulla shayin hayy,

We made from water every living thing. (Al-Anbiya, 21:30)

That water reaches that position in which it gives everything life, and it is always different, with no limits. Therefore, the Lord of Heavens is calling, "O People! Come and and follow My ways, and I promise you such honor and glory!”

If you are coming, like water running through a tree, it needs authority and to follow limits assigned to it. Try to follow such a discipline, just as any drop that falls on a tree must keep the discipline that our Lord, the Heavenly Creator, made; then it takes honor.

Now so many rivers are only running to the ocean, but not keeping that discipline. The Lord of Heavens sent us prophets who brought discipline, the Shari`ah; if you are keeping that discipline you will take more and more honors. If not, you are not wasted, but only going to the ocean (without the benefit of producing fruit).

O People! They are making me speak to you so you may understand. So many people are not keeping the holy commands from Heaven, not keeping the discipline to make fruit, as all fruit needs discipline to thrive. Who is keeping discipline is honored and who are not are wasted, going to the ocean and not making anything, Therefore, try to make that fruit, so you will be honored with a specialty, that people will behold and say, "Mashaa-Allah." If not, finished; you are not coming back to (again another chance to) reach any honor.

Therefore, so many people now are not accepting any discipline to be something. (Turkish) Who is not interested, it doesn't matter; the ocean takes and is not coming once again. That honor is for who accepts discipline, and for them those fruits are forever, for Eternity! So many people are running to Eternity, but as ordinary water falls, not receiving the benefit of what the Lord of Heavens preserves as a secret in water. (...)

O People! Come to accept divine discipline, to be happy here and Hereafter. If you are not accepting discipline you will eat others and you will be dirty and with no value. They kill others, and the murdered one, saying his position is going away.??

فالقاتل والمقتول في النار

Fa 'l-qaatil wa 'l-maqtool fi 'n-naari abadan.

The killer and the killed are in the Fire, forever.

Try to be a valued ones here and for all Eternity. If you are not accepting it doesn't matter; (you will be) taken to the oceans, never to return. They say, "May we come back?" No, and if you are coming a hundred times it will still be the same as before!

O People! Come to follow heavenly rules and leave what you are following of shaytanic rules. If not, you are going to end in the worst position! You know what you have been addressed to people everywhere; if they follow heavenly rules, they will be happy here and Hereafter and if not it doesn’t matter as they are going to lose every heavenly grant bestowed on them! Leave shaytanic ways and follow heavenly ways that have been given to you from the time of Adam (a) to Prophet Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands, sits)