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Divine Service Is Higher than Earthly Royalty

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

14 October 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Yaa Rabbee shukr, Yaa Rabbee shukr, Yaa Rabbee shukr! Madad yaa Sayyidee (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadur Rasoolullah `alayhi salaatullah. As-salaamu mina 'l-azaal ila 'l-abad. Thumma salaamu 'alaykum yaa anbiyaaullah yaa `ibaadAllahi 's-saaliheen, yaa ashaabu 'n-nawba, yaa Saahib az-Zamaan, yaa Awtaad, yaa Aqtaab, yaa Budalaa, yaa Nujabaa, yaa Nuqabaa, yaa Akhyaar! Amidoonee bi madadikum, until we may reach blessings in this holy night!

We are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-shaytani 'r-rajeem. Say! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! Don't worry! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Don't think that the one who is saying Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem is going to be khaa'ib khaseer, losing. O People, our attenders, say Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! And be hopeful, be in contentment in your heart; the one who says Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem (Mawlana Shaykh stands) is never going to the Fire! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) It is the biggest grant for the nation of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands). Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

What is Allah saying? (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

إِنَّهُ مِن سُلَيْمَانَ وَإِنَّهُ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

innahu min sulaymaan wa innahu Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.

Verily it is from Sulayman and verily it begins with the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. (27:30)

O People! Say Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, and don't worry! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah. Yaa Rabbee, yaa Allah! Yaa Rabbee, yaa Allah! Qawwiyy d`afana li-ridaaka, bi barakati Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana is absorbed in brief dhikr.)

O our Attenders! O Salafi `ulamas! Say that the biggest grant from the Lord of Heavens is Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) One thousand times, stand up and sit down! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) O, weak servants, ask to be powerful by saying that holy Name of Allah Almighty. We are weak ones, but if we are asking to be honored and powerful, and to be forgiven and to be the best ones, say daily at least 100 times, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sings) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) We are asking protection here and Hereafter and shelter, also. We are asking shelter here and Hereafter. For everything that weak servants think might touch them with trouble here or Hereafter, they must try to say Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! Don't worry.

O Salafi `ulamas! If you are speaking on the secret knowledges, secret powers, secret grants from the Heavens that are coming from Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, you can't finish. O Salafi `ulamas, marhaban! Sit down and say Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Up to the end, say Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Yaa Rabbee, shukr! Whoever is eating or drinking, begin with Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. By saying Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, whatever that one is drinking or eating is going to be noor, light, and is quickly transforming, changing, changing. First blessings are coming on him. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, from the beginning of this world up to the end, you never finish. Allahu Akbar! It is a grant for Mankind, but people are heedless and they are forgetting. And what is the reason for forgetting? Because when say, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, that is putting you in a safe position, and safety and pleasure are granted to you.

O Salafi `ulamas! Shaytan is never happy for Mankind to be in pleasure and happiness. Therefore, leave everything and only speak about the power of Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Then call me and say, "O Shaykh! We hope we finished what you are giving to 'abeedullah, the servants of Allah (swt). We are finished." That is the biggest ignorance. If we start at the beginning of Creation up to the end, we are never finishing those special grants coming to the nation of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)

Do you know hudhud, the hoopoe bird? Holy Qur'an is teaching everything; every holy verse, word and letter in it give Mankind countless lessons that grant them countless honors of Heavens. Subhaan Allah! Allah Almighty is sending Holy Qur'an to Mankind to teach them such things according to their capacity or ability. Why is Allah Almighty speaking on the sultanate of King Solomon, peace be upon him? There are so many wisdoms in every word. He sat on his holy throne, but don't think that every throne is holy, no.

O Salafi `ulamas! Look and try to understand! Don't think that every throne is holy and honored and blessed. No. Each throne is going to be according to the person who is sitting on it and how he is taking care for his servanthood. For that throne to be the best throne, to be an enlightened throne, to be a glorified throne, or to be a majestic throne, it is according to that one who is sitting on it. Allah Almighty is teaching all mulook and sultans. He is teaching everyone from east to west, from north to south. The Lord of Heavens is asking to teach people something. Subhaan Allah! And people think that Allah Almighty has only one throne for Sulayman (a). If Sulayman (a) is sitting on a throne, what about the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)? (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Say, Salafi `ulamas! What is his throne? Say! Allah Almighty is saying:

عَسَى أَن يَبْعَثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَامًا مَّحْمُودًا

`asaa an yab`athaka rabbuka maqaaman mahmoodah.

(O Muhammad!) It maybe that your Lord will raise you to the Praised Station. (17:79)

It is only for the Seal of Prophets (s) and people are hasood, jealous of him because we are giving him so much honor! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Yaa humaqa! "O idiots!" Allah Almighty is giving honor to His most glorified, honored, majestic servant. I am ashamed to say "servant," but he is Allah Almighty's deputy from pre-Eternal up to Eternal. And those no-mind Wahhabi people are getting so jealous and angry! Who are you to say this? If Allah Almighty is honoring him, why do you object to people honoring him? You say, "They are giving salaatu w 'as-salaam, standing up, giving `alaamat at-ta`zheem, a sign of glorification.” They are such jealous people, and jealousy is a sign of no faith!

O Salafi `ulamas! Teach your mulook, on what basis are they sitting on their thrones? Do they have rights to sit on it or not? If it is coming from the Heavens you have a right. Otherwise, you may put an ordinary chair next to it and say, "This throne is only for the Seal of Prophets (s)." That is adab for the most glorified and honored servant! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)

There are so many things that if anyone could understand and apply, this world would be such a paradise, but they are not thinking about it. King Solomon (a) sat on his throne, a holy throne, not a throne from Mankind, which gives nothing to people but a big responsibility. King Solomon's throne was heavenly and, therefore, he was ordered to sit on it. His throne was such that a person looking at it would be mundhish `alayh, astonished and fall down when that heavenly appearance came on it. It was made of gold, but not earthly gold. `alayhi ar-ridwaan, jinns made it and brought it to him, and it was such a magnificent throne that no one could raise his head to look at it. That is how Allah Almighty (swt) dressed him, with such a heavenly glory. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Some may ask, "Why wasn't the Seal of Prophets (s) granted with such a throne?" Because he was the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), (Mawlana Shaykh stands) who preferred simpleness, saying:

اجلس كما يجلس العبد و اكل كما ياكل العبد

ajlis kamaa yajlis al-`abd wa aakul kama yaakul al-`abd.

I sit as a servant sits and I eat as a servant eats.

(Mawlana Shaykh sits) That heavenly appearance that was coming on Sayyidina Sulayman (a) was something else, showing the heavenly glory and might on him. What he was granted was meant for ins wa 'l-jinn, Mankind and jinn, to bring just one small spot from the greatness, might, and glory of the Lord of Heavens, Who did not accept this for Sayyidina Muhammad (s). He was saying, "Alright, teach people, because in your time people will try to climb up and show themselves as glorified, majestic, or mighty ones." Therefore, he taught his nation, "O People! Don't ask for glory and majesty and mightiness through your furniture, your thrones. That is something granted to some servants of the Lord through heavenly wisdoms."

Sayyidina Muhammad (s) taught the highest level for servanthood is to say, "I am only a servant." If people open beyond that horizon, they are going to be much more dirty, and they will never let anyone live; they will do their worst for Mankind, making its condition come down. The Seal of Prophets (s) said, "O my nation! I am teaching you that the last nation is my nation and the Last Day is coming on them. Therefore, I must teach you how to be acceptable in the Divine Presence." But Shaytan is now teaching everyone kibr, to be proud. Everyone is saying, "I am someone, now if I can just find a throne to sit on!" That can't be. That is their highest, egoistic, last demand and the main spring coming to people from east to west, from north to south, because everyone is asking to be a Nimrod, or a Pharaoh, or a tyrant.

The Seal of Prophets (s) said: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

دبني ربي فأحسن تأديبي

adabanee Rabbee fa ahasana taadeebee.

My Lord has taught me excellent manners and perfected my manners.

(Mawlana Shaykh sits) O People! Don't make any level higher than the level of servanthood, as the Lord of Heavens is never happy with that, saying, "I am not granting that to you here, but for Eternal Life. I am not granting that you should be a king or tyrant for three days, no. I am offering that you should be humble servants, and then when you come to Me, I will grant you real, never-ending honor."

O People! May Allah (swt) forgive us. They are making me begin with something that is most necessary for Mankind to reach: a peaceful, happy, sweet life here. But people of all nations, beginning with Arabs, Turks, Persians, Iranians, Pakistanis, Malaysians, and Afghanis, everywhere people are trying to reach the honor of being kings or queens, not the honor of being servants! The Seal of Prophets (s) was sent to teach Mankind how to be servants of the Lord of Heavens.

O Salafi `ulamas! Try it, and if anything is wrong tell me, "That one is speaking non-truth." Astaghfirullah, if I am speaking wrongly, I am asking forgiveness from our Lord, Allah Almighty. He is teaching us how to be in this life, in the positions for which we have been created. He wants to teach us and send us to Paradise, not to Hells.

O People! You may understand more than Salafi `ulamas, and Wahhabi people are never understanding! Therefore, they are making me to say, come back, and leave the western countries. We don't like anyone from Muslim countries to be there, because you are going to be the worst example for Islam. The fundamentalists do not belong to Islam, they have cut their lines from Islam! Therefore, we are not happy with them that they should be in western countries. They must come back to their homelands to learn Islam and keep it so people can look at their examples and say, “Okay, that is Islam.”

May Allah forgive us, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)


(41 minutes) Mashaa-Allah. (1,241 viewers) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar! Mashaa-Allah, Allahu Akbar.

(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)

(To Shaykh Hisham) May Allah bless you and open to you for your service, yaa Shaykh.

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)