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Do You Ride Your Ego, or Does It Ride You?

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

10 June 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

(Mawlana Shaykh stands.) laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Muhammadun Rasoolullah, `alayhi salaatullah wa salaamuh. Thumma 's-salaamu `alaykum yaa `ibaadullahi 's-saaliheen, aamadana bi madadikum. As salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu.

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-Rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Say and don't fear, O our master who is controlling this planet. Please we are asking a heavenly support for understanding and then to follow what we are understanding. We have been created for understanding and who is understanding must follow what is understood.

O our attenders from human nature, Man on this planet are of two different kinds: one of human nature and the second of animal nature. He who belongs to human nature it means he is riding his donkey or his horse. And the second ones have animal nature: their animal is in front of them, controlling that person. As a mom with a small child, when they enter a supermarket they see so many things that occupy their minds. The mom is carrying and the children are crying, "Buy this for me! Buy that for me!" and the mom is running to buy it. The mom becomes under the command of very small ones. In such a way, so many people are not able to control their egos, which are like that small child, carrying them this way and that way. They are under the nature of animals, not following human nature. But when they are belonging to their heavenly identities and beings, they carry them to a good way, following the ways of holy ones, of blessed ones, on the ways of prophets, peace and blessings be upon them. When they are following that way, they are good ones. But according to their rides, people are following to a heavenly direction. But now people are not able to control their physical beings or control their rides, and they are following the demands of their rides.

Now through the east and west, billions of people are going to be in two parts: those following their animal nature and those following their human nature. Most of them are following their ride's demands and they are not living for anything else but to make their rides happy. They are never thinking for their spiritual being, their human appearance. All prophets appeared in this world with their human figure, no one appeared as an angel's appearance, no. Allah Almighty is sending His representatives for human nature with a human appearance. But those people who are following their rides are always objecting, saying, "If you are a real one sent as a different being and you are saying you are prophets coming from the heavens, we are not accepting you until your appearance is going to be the appearance of an angel." They are not accepting you as a man because we are never understanding a heavenly representative to be as ourselves; they must be as an angel. That is the first point of their objection. They are never accepting, saying, "You and me, we are the same. We are not accepting; but we are accepting someone whose levels are over our levels."

Therefore, the Last Prophet's nation, most of them were saying, "Why are you coming as an orphan?" Extra special being granted to him as an orphan. They are saying, "Why are you not coming in an appearance, why not granted to that big city's leader or as that country's king?" That was their objection. That means their levels and their looking is always going to be of a different status, to be a different being. They are never accepting an ordinary person, or they can't think that an ordinary person may be dressed with a heavenly dressing. Therefore, they are always objecting against prophets because prophets are attacking their bad characteristics, attacking their cruelty, attacking their bad attributes. Therefore, they are attacking prophets, saying, "You are not prophets sent from the heavens. If you are real ones, bring treasures, or you must come surrounded by angels." They are never understanding that a heavenly person may warn them to come on the Right Path, and they will continue (to object). Now in our days they are in the same position, Ūlā'ika ka 'l-an`ām. O Salafi 'ulamas, are you understanding the Holy Qur'an, `azheemu 'sh-shaan. O mulook, kings and sultaans. Are you understanding what it means when Allah Almighty says (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)

أُوْلَـئِكَ كَالأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ

Ūlā'ika ka 'l-an`āmi bal hum adall.

They are like cattle; nay, more misguided. (Al-A`rāf 7:179)

Subhaan Allah, Sultaan Allah, 'Ūlā'ika hādir, present ones, ka 'l-an`ām and they are like animals! And coming after that, their understanding is on the level of animals, bal hum adall.

O Salafi `ulamas! What is the different understanding that Allah Almighty is saying? Ūlā'ika are those people that, "O my most glorified and most beloved one in My Divine Presence! Those who object to your prophecy are like animals, because they are under the hegemony of animal nature." But what do you think, O Salafi `ulamas? I am addressing you... bal hum adall. Ūlā'ika yusheer `ala 'l-hādireen... Ūlā'ika, you know that in front of the Seal of Prophets (s) they were objecting to his prophecy! So Allah Almighty said, "O My chosen one, O My most glorified one! Don't worry, Ūlā'ika in front of you, they are like animals. Don't worry; leave them." Ūlā'ika ka 'l-an`āmi bal hum adall.

What He knows, but what we can understand, is something just granted. Bal hum, Allah Almighty is saying, "It is not the present ones, O my most beloved one! Ūlā'ika, those ones are like animals. They are never understanding that their animal nature is surpassing their human nature. Leave them." Bal hum adall, Allah Almighty is pointing that some people yet to come in the future will also be on the same level of foolishness and greater idiots than those present in the time of the Prophet (s) who were not reading or learning anything, but were saying this. But in the future, "Some other ones are coming, on the same route, but worse than those people who are with you. They are not knowing anything, but they are objecting to your prophecy. They are coming in the future, millions and billions of people who also will be objecting to your prophecy. The coming nations are going to claim, 'We know everything, we are on top of civilization with such technology, bal hum adall. Their levels are under the level of those who are with you, because they were not knowing anything and objecting."

O Salafi `ulamas! You must learn and understand from the Holy Qur'an. You must know, 'ulamas of Al-Azhar, it is your responsibility to make ayatun kareema more clear to all people, from the east to the west, from the north to the south. All nations are throwing away the understanding of prophecy, saying, "It is not true that something is coming from heavens to this world. We are understanding everything. We are knowing and reaching. Therefore, we are not in need of our holy books to be in our universities, our academies or our schools!" Bal hum adall is a sign that nowadays all doctors and so many professors, so many academics, are claiming, “We know everything! Therefore, we are not in need of something coming from the heavens that we are not asking to be on it.”

Their levels in the days coming are going to be under the levels of illiterate nations and illiterate tribes. We are in it; now everyone is claiming they are not in need of the holy books, saying, "In particular, we are never accepting the last book (Holy Qur'an). We will never accept that it is from heavens!” Astaghfirullah. Now Allah Almighty is never giving them their levels. Their understanding levels are under the level of animals. That is the source of everything wrong in this world, because their source is not a clean source; it is so dirty, like sewage channels. Now they are in it like rats, and they are not understanding.

I am sorry to say that to those who are claiming to be `ulamas, why are you not making it clear for all nations? And I am sorry to say that to hundreds, thousands of doctors of Shari'ah are they not making such subjects clear to make people wake up! We are asking all nations to wake up, and we hope from the Lord of Heavens to send us real ones, not imitated learned people who are `aalimu bi-lisaan jaahil bi 'l-qalb, only knowing to speak about what they learned in books, that they are writing! They do not speak from their hearts because hearts are the center of heavenly lights, and heavenly lights are showing to Mankind what is dark and what is light. Therefore, you should be asking (to be granted more knowledge).

O People! Don't claim, “We are Salafi `ulamas.” Don't claim to be doctors or say, “We are this one or that one.” No. Keep for your understanding the Holy Qur'an, which is saying, feehi maa feehi. One of the great ones of the Prophet's inheritors wrote book and in it saying feehi maa feehi. "What you are asking is in it and endless oceans are in it. Nothing can be closed or out of that holy book." Feehi maa feehi, everything you can find in it and that is a heavenly grant. Try to reach that heavenly grant.

O `ulamas! No one, particularly doctors, are learning without a teacher. The Seal of Prophets (s) was a teacher for everyone in existence, including heavenly beings here and Hereafter. He is the only one that may take realities from the Heavenly Presence! That is suitable for Mankind, so that they may reach an honor. No one else can reach such an honor. Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! We are saying that, mankind are going to be, some of them of human nature, some of them, they are of animal’s nature.

O People! Enough of following animals ways! Come and listen, come and obey, come and act on what the Lord of the Heavens has granted to the real ones of Mankind so their levels are of humanity, of human nature. Come and hear. Come and learn, and leave animals' levels for the honor of the most beloved one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)

O our Lord! Send us someone to teach us so that we may have the understanding from the Muslim world and from the non-Muslim world also. It is a benefit; if not, then there is no good or brightened future. The troubles that are now, those ones that are the sources, who insist to live on the levels of animals are quarreling and destroying everything. Those who are destroying human nature, they may be taken away and no more for them! May Allah forgive us and shelter us.


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


(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi and Hajjah Naziha on the phone)