12 October 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Fatihah. Allah Allah! Dastoor yaa Sayyidee (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah Subhaan Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah Sultaan Allah.
Narju rahmatak wa nakhsha `adhabak yaa Rabbil `alameen. Bi jaahi nabiyyika 'l Mustafa Sayyidina 'l-Awwaleen wa 'l-Akhireen. Irham d`aafana irham dhulluna yaa Rabbana yaa Rabb ighfir warham wa Anta khayru 'r-Raahimeen (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Thumma as-salaatu wa 's-salaam `alaa jamee`i 'l-anbiyaa wa 'l-mursaleen wa `ibaadillah as-saaliheen.
O our Lord! O People! Say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. O our Lord! For the honor of Your most honored one, give Your heavenly protection for Your weak servants. Thumma 's-salaamu`alayk yaa Saahib az-Zamaan, yaa Qutb az-Zamaan, yaa Akhtaab, yaa Awtaad , yaa Akhyaar! Laa hizoona. Don't leave us alone, O holy onesm in our weakness or in the darkness of ignorance. We are asking to cut the curtains of darkness and ignorance and to reach heavenly lights.
O our Attenders! We are saying Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Huuuuu. As-salaamu `alaykum our attenders, here and through east and west, from north to south! May heavenly peace be on you. We are asking for heavenly peace; that is important. Heavenly peace is joined with heavenly lights, everywhere. And we are humbly asking to reach even one ray from that heavenly lightening to our Earth. Yes.
O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban! It may be that this is an addressing to you and beyond your horizons. You reached some horizons and you are thinking, "That is the last horizon," but when you reach one horizon, there will appear countless other levels of horizons for heavenly knowledge. Ask from those Knowledge Oceans. Allah Almighty, subhaanahu wa ta`ala (Mawlana Shaykh stands), is not in need of those Oceans. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Everything on Earth and in Heavens are for His servants, for His creatures. And among all creatures, the most honored ones are the Children of Adam, peace be upon him. Yes, we have been honored. Your mission, Salafi `ulamas, is to teach people or to inform them of the highest honor; what it is and to whom that honor was granted from Heavens. What is that honor? You must speak about it because the Lord of Heavens is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُم مِّنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَفَضَّلْنَاهُمْ عَلَى كَثِيرٍ مِّمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا تَفْضِيلاً
Wa laqad karamna bani adam wa hamalnaahum fi 'l-barri wa 'l-bahri wa faddalnaahum `ala katheerin mimman khalaqnaa tafdeelan.
Verily We have honored the Children of Adam and borne them over land and sea, and provided for them sustenance out of the good things of life, . and conferred on them special favors, above a great part of Our Creation. (17:70)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) O Salafi `ulamas! That is a holy verse. Do you ever think about it, or not? It is important. What is the Lord of Heavens is saying? Why aren't you making it clear for Mankind about their honors, that no one, not even the Seal of Prophets (s) and heavenly angels, can reach muntaha, the extreme limit for karamna? Oceans, oceans, oceans! I never heard any of you say anything about that holy verse, "karamna." Do you think that it is closed down, that no one is going to know? Then why is Allah Almighty sending it? Say! But you are thinking, "We are not in need of someone to teach us." That is from your ego, that you never accept anyone to be over your understanding or over your level of knowledge! Why are you not saying Knowledge Oceans are granted to prophets? Each one was granted a new understanding with a new book, with a new message; is it not so? Some of them were specialized in knowledges that others never knew.
O Salafi `ulamas! You are always running to fight against tariqats, but you are wrong ones! There must be some secret lines that through them, some are taken to a new Knowledge Ocean. You are thinking that the meanings of Holy Qur'an are only what you know, and if anyone beyond your understanding brings a new understanding, you are surprised, saying, "How can that be?" Well, you know that `uloom malakoot, la hadda lahum, "Heavenly knowledge has no limits." Each knowledge coming from Heavens is an endless ocean! Why do you deny everything coming through holy ones? How can you say that, as you are less than an atom! What can an atom know; what is its capacity? You, me and everyone else are like atoms. What is our capacity or ability to understand?
Perhaps millions of books, or hundreds of thousands of books are written on the meanings of Holy Qur'an. What about you? You can sit down and say what is in your heart from heavenly knowledge, or from holy knowledge from our human spirituality. You can write one book of ten, one hundred, five hundred, or one thousand pages. You will never finish! As much as you can carry from the ocean, do you think that ocean diminishes? Our capacity to carry from Knowledge Oceans of the Lord of Heavens is only like an atom, and we must understand it is impossible to reach any of the Knowledge Oceans from the heavenly dominions. You will never carry more than an atom, and an atom can't carry two atoms' power.
O Mankind! Don't think that each individual can carry something from the Knowledge Oceans of Allah Almighty. Beyond Knowledge Oceans comes Wisdom Oceans, then Mighty Oceans come through the Mighty Dominions of the Lord of Heavens. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar! You must say this, `ulamas! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) You must say this and you must look at your smallness. We are less than an atom beside one ocean, and we will disappear. You must say something of what Allah Almighty is saying, wa laqad karamnaa. He is making yameen, swearing an oath, that we have been granted such a high honor to be the Children of Adam! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar al-Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Khulaasa, the summary of Shari`ah, heavenly orders, is to make our egos come down, come down until it disappears. Say, "I am surrendering, O my Lord!"
O Salafi `ulamas! You must come out; don't keep yourselves inside your holes or nests. Come out and speak up, if you are hearing anything wrong from this weak servant. You must say, "O People! That person is speaking the truth, so follow him!" Why aren't you saying this? Or amongst yourselves say, "O People! Follow this one from among the Salafi `ulamas." Allah Almighty is ordering you to help one another. What is Allah Almighty saying? (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
وَتَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى الْبرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى
Fa ta-awanoo `ala al-birri wa 't-taqwaa
Help each other do goodness and in fearing Allah. (5:2)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) Fa ta-awanoo, that is His Holy command! You must help me; you must say, "O servant of our Lord! That point is something we are not understanding," or, "Make it more clear so we may hear from them what we are missing." You must help me, not come against me! Who is coming against his brother or sister, or man to man, or woman to woman, are shaytans. We must help each other. Say, "This is an honor." Yes, unlimited honors are granted to Mankind. Why are you only giving honor to your mulook, kings, and different levels of people in life, like rich people, and putting others under their feet? What is that? Who gave you such authority to put a man under another man's feet? Is that a heavenly order? How is it that you observe the people but do not prevent them from dealing badly with common people? That brings aqsa 'l-a`maal, an opposite power, nufoor, hatred. Hatred grows in the hearts of people who are put under the feet of those at the top!
Is this written? I may ask my Christian brothers and my Jewish brothers if their books say, "Teach Mankind that one group puts another under its feet." Is this written? Say! His Holiness, the Pope, and His Holiness, the Chief Rabbi, is it written in the Old Testament and the New Testament that you may put some people under your feet? How can it be? How can you do this? Allah Almighty is giving such an honor to the Children of Adam, so with what authority are you putting some people under your feet?
O Chiefs of Nations! Who puts in authority jabaabirrah, tyrants, makes the biggest fasaad, corruption on Earth! Everywhere, people who are under the feet of tyrants are coming against them, protesting in the streets, "We are unhappy with our leaders! They must go away and new ones must replace them!" They are asking this because all people in the highest positions are tyrants, in the Islamic world and in the non-Muslim world. Through the Christian world, through the Jewish world and everywhere, rulers put weak servants under their feet, which compels them to protest. Daily they rebel and make demonstrations everywhere! Why? Because people in high positions are putting common one's under their feet. Haklari yok! They have no authority to make the servants of our Lord under their feet! Therefore, heavenly cursing and heavenly ghadhab, anger is approaching, approaching, approaching.
O Salafi `ulamas! I am not an `alim, scholar, but you claim you are. Therefore, you carry a heavy responsibility on that point, as one day the people under the feet of tyrants may stand up and hang those tyrants on wooden triangles. Beware! Beware! Today is not like yesterday, and don't think tomorrow is going to be like today. Try to understand, O Azhari `ulamas, and make your declaration, because you are carrying a big responsibility on your shoulders. If you are not honoring the heavenly order (for scholars) to make it clear for people with your declaration, you will be punished with the worst punishment! May Allah (swt) forgive us. We are so sorry and unhappy, because the Seal of Prophets (s) was ordered to bring peace to people, as he said, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) aslim taslim, “Surrender and be safe.” (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O People! Come and surrender to your Lord's commands, then you will be under safety and protection here and Hereafter. May Allah protect us, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
(35 minutes) Mashaa-Allah, Alhamdulillah. May Allah forgive us. Shukran lillah.
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)