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Don't Leave the Dhikr (Remembrance)

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

23 January 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

(Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, madad. Madad ya RijaalAllah. La ilaaha illa-Llah. La ilaaha illa-Llah. La ilaaha illa-Llah, Sayyidina Muhammadun Rasoolullah. Alfu, alfu salaam. Alfu, alfu salaat `alayka, yaa Sayyidi ‘l-awwaleen wa’l-aakhireen. Ishfa` lana yaa Sayyidi ‘l-awwaleen wa’l-aakhireen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

Dastoor. Thumma salaamu `alayka yaa Qutb az-Zamaan, yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif. We are giving our salaams on the Qutb az-Zamaan, Qutb al-Mutasarrif because he was looking for everything on this world and he must reach from everything to everything on this world, he must reach. How can he reach? Who is making or granting him to be the pole of this world, He is granting to him a power that he should be able to reach everything on this planet, and we are asking from him, humbly, for a heavenly support because we are in need. We are so needy for heavenly support now. We are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, that is destroying, kulla Shaytan!

When you are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem that is a heavy bombarding on Shaytan’s forts, making them down. Therefore, O people, if you are feeling some fear through yourself, say a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, because the main purpose of Shaytan is to make everyone to have a bad way of thinking or bad feelings. Shaytan is reaching people to make them unhappy, to make people always have sorrow and grief. Tawba, astaghfirullah. He is trying to make people fall into fear and bad thinking, bad conditions for people. Oh! Now we are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem: that is our sword. We are taking it up! When you are one true one, when you are saying bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem, you can kill Shaytan and its followers and supporters. Therefore, say bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem!

There is a heavy knowledge that makes our hearts to come in a comfortable level. When we are saying bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem, it is taking and quickly putting us on a good level. Angels taking that person and putting on a plane, on a level, and when coming on it he is going to be in safety, and his feelings just changing. That is important for saving people. That is the Prophet’s (s) knowledge that he had been granted and he is the only one who can give some chosen ones or selected ones that knowledge, the Seal of Prophets (pbuh).

Oh! As-salaamu ` alaykum our listeners from whole nations! You may listen, and you can reach a safety here and Hereafter. If you are keeping what you are hearing, you may reach to a level and then another level, that from level to level you are going to find yourself in such a pleasure, through enlightenment. Yes, we are saying now.

O People! Listen, open not these ears, but open your heart’s ears. Let your hearts listen to some holy knowledge from holy people. Who are holy people? They are who have a relationship with heavenly people. O People! Then ismaa’, hear and listen and do what the holy command is ordering you to do. There is news from the Seal of Prophets that for everyone there is one Shaytan, waswaasi 'l-khan-naas, it is mentioned through the Holy Qur’an al-Kareem:

مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ

Min sharri 'l-waswaasi 'l-khan-naas

From the mischief of the whisperer (of evil), who withdraws (after his whisper). (114:4)

When a person is sitting and doing nothing, Shaytan is coming closer to that person and as there is the trunk that an elephant has, Shaytan’s trunk is coming like this when he is looking and seeing a person sitting like this. Shaytan is saying, “It is a very suitable time to carry that person to run after me.” He is coming and looking, “Oh, he is doing nothing and he is thinking, saying to others that he is in a good condition, thinking to do something that gives honor to him here and Hereafter. But look! Now he is heedless. It is time. Come, my helpers, quickly each one of you put your trunk in that one’s heart.” And everyone begin to give that person different sounds and singing, and he is prepared to follow Shaytan because he is a heedless one. Shaytan is making his children and followers to speak or to throw through that one’s heart such a thing that never happened. He is running in it and enjoying.

If a person has a relationship to one holy one, he may say, “O my master, please reach to me. Now I am in a difficult position. My heart is just upset.” When a person who is an awakened one is feeling this and calling on some holy ones, “O my master, reach me quickly and save me from Shaytan’s attack. He is just putting his trunk through my heart. I don’t know what I am doing, or what I am thinking, making me forget Allah, making me forget His most glorified and honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) I am in such a bad condition. O chosen ones, O awakened ones! Reach me with your spirituality, with your spiritual power and save me from Shaytan’s attacks!” Then they may come.

That is the Prophet’s (pbuh) meaning of his holy hadith, that if a person is going to be with his Lord, he is going to be with Allah, saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Shaytan comes back, comes back, comes back, asking to escape. When saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Shaytan can’t be able to come to that one’s heart and to make that one to be heedless and not knowing his Creator and giving the highest respects to his Creator. When saying, Allah, taking his trunk back and running away! When looking at a person who is not with his Lord, his Creator, Shaytan is coming again and making its trunk through the heart of people and they will forget everything and lose their feelings and good understanding; they are finishing from him.

But when that servant is saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah `Azeez Allah, by tongue or through his heart, Shaytan is quickly taking its trunk and running away and looking, looking like this. If forgetting, not making dhikr for his Lord and his Lord’s much more respected and honored one, they are putting his trunk through that servant’s heart and throwing in it every dirtiness as garbage! With Shaytan, ohhh, countless garbage is being put in that heedless servant’s heart and he is getting to be in unrest saying, “What am I doing? Where am I now? What is this heaviness on my head and my shoulders?” But he is never thinking that Shaytan is putting that dirtiness or garbage on his heart. He is running from the east to the west to find something to save himself from such dirty thoughts, and asking to be a rested one, but he can’t do this.

He is going and running to a psychiatrist! They are giving him one handful of tablets to make it a much more difficult position. People who are going to psychiatrists, his or her situation getting worse, worse, worse. It is not something from material disturbing, no, it belongs to our hearts, it belongs to our souls. If you are asking to be treated with material things, this can’t be, can’t be! Therefore, there are some people who may reach you and give you something, saying, “Close your eyes and don’t move for five minutes. Look to your heart and through your heart say, Allah, Allah, Allah. Try it. There is no other recipe. No, there can’t be. Those who are taking a handful of tablets and such things, they are giving some benefit, but they are giving more trouble to that person.

Therefore, O Salafi `ulamas, why are you not saying to people, to say through their hearts to make dhikr and to say this, “My heart is working now, not my tongue. My heart is saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.” If your heart is not saying Allah, it can’t be tuk ,tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk (beating); no, that person will die. If it is not doing that dhikr through his heart, that person will die; finished. Therefore, Shari`ah is to say fadhkuroonee. (Allah is saying), “O People! Do the remembrance of My Holy Names. I am your guarantee. There will be no problem for your physical being or around yourself there should be no trouble.” Kun ma` Allah wa tooboo ‘ilayh, “Be with Allah and repent to Him.”

What are you saying, O Salafi `ulama? We are saying to people, “Do dhikr,” and you are saying, “Dhikr is bid’ah, you can’t do it.” How we can’t do it? What is the reason, if there are coming together 10 or 100 or 1000 people, and we are saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah? What is wrong if we are saying this alone or in jama’ah? What is the reason you are preventing it?

How many kinds of bid’ah are there, do you know? In Shari`ah there are two kinds of bid’ah. There is one bid’ah sayi’aat and one bid’aatu hasanaat. Why are you preventing dhikr? If people are sitting around Ka`aba Mu`azamah or Rawdah Shareef and saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Huuuuuu, what is wrong? What is wrong? Look at your people through parliaments; beginning from morning up to evening they are speaking countless speeches! Why are you not preventing them and why are you not saying, “This is bid`ah wa haraam?” If a person is saying as-salaatu wa salaam `alayka, yaa Rasoolullah, you are saying it is bid’ah, haraam. Or if a group of people are sitting around Ka`aba Mu`azamah, why are you preventing that? From what book are you getting this? From where are you learning this? It is not true knowledge.

In a Hadith Nabawi ash-Shareef, the Prophet (pbuh) is saying that if a person is saying through his heart, Allah, Allah, Allah, Shaytan is running away from his heart. If a person leaves saying, Allah, Allah Allah,” Shaytan is coming and putting its trunk in his heart and he is beginning to call, “Shaytan, Shaytan, Shaytan, my Shaytan, my friend, O Shaytan best friend for me.” They are accepting this and they are saying anything? But those who are saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah SubhaanAllah, Huuuuu,” why are they preventing this? The Prophet (s) is saying that if a person is going to be heedless, Shaytan is putting its trunk through that one’s heart and making tawshish, cheating and putting another dirty thoughts through that one’s heart, and that one is going to sink under the Oceans of Heedlessness.

O People! Hear, listen and obey! Try to give much more time for dhikr. Dhikr is one of 54 fard, obligations. When you are taking this away, there are only 53 remaining. When you are getting it to be down, getting it to be less, then your imaan, faith, is like a hole protecting who is in it, then you may fall under ruins when you leave saying, Allah, Allah. Whoever is saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, is going to be in safety here and Hereafter. Fire is never going to burn who is saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah Aziz Allah. Fire is never approaching them. Nothing is disturbing that person. It can’t disturb.

O People! O Listeners! Give time for dhikr of Allah, Allah, Allah. If you would like to live a happy and an honored life, through this life and the Next Life, do much more dhikr! Say:

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah

Make dhikr. Every heaviness that is just put on your shoulders through shaytanic thoughts and thinking, they are going to melt and give you your original creation. Our original creation that belongs, one of it is here for this life and another one, our real being, it will be dressed on those who were with their Lord the whole of this life, and they are coming to the Day of Resurrection with a dress that is honored; a dressing in which they will reach a high, respectful position here and Hereafter. If you are not doing, you know, you know!

This is only a short and humble association. You may reach up to morning or you may reach up to evening, or next week. This gives to you which thing that you are needy through this life and how you may reach a heavenly honor through this association.

May Allah forgives us.

O people, as-salaamu ` alaykum! O listeners, don’t be heedless. Be awakened. That is your honor. As long as you are awakened, you are going to be dressed in the dress of honor, and as much as you are doing dhikr, also you are going to be dressed in honor in the Divine Presence. May Allah forgive us.

O People! Try to clean you hearts from this dunya’s dirty aspects. What have you been granted from your Lord and have been given for your Lord’s honor, for that you are going to be made happy here and Hereafter.

Dome Dome, Dome Dome, Dome Dome, Dome Dome

Dome Dome, Dome Dome, Dome Dome, Dome Dome

Dome Dome, Dome Dome, Dome Dome, Dome Dome

Dome Dome, Dome Dome, Dome Dome, Dome Dome

O Allah! Forgive us for the honor of most distinguished one through the whole of Creation, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)!

Fatihah. (Mawlana Shaykh makes du`a.)

(45 minutes)

(Speaks with Mawlana Shaykh Hisham on phone.)