14 November 2009 Lefke, Cyprus
Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu akbar wa lillahi 'l-hamd!
SubhaanAllah wa l-hamdulillah wa la illaha illa-Llah wa Allahu akbar,wa la hawla wa la quwwatta illa billahi 'l-'Aleeyyi 'l-'Azheem.
O our Lord you created us, forgive us for the honour of the most honoured one in your Divine Presence and bless ourselves for the honour of the most glorified one through your Divine Presence. He is the First and he is the Last. And we are saying the First of creation, and the Last for creation also. We are not speaking of Allah Almighty's attribute. There is no beginning and no ending for Allah. Subhaanahu wa ta `Aala, Allahu akbar al akbar. We are speaking for creation. He is Maalik al-mulk, Maalik al-mulook, kullu shayinhaaliqun illa wajhahu.
O Learned People, try to take some wisdom from everything. Therefore, teachings came through the Prophet because he came as a teacher. He was saying, mu'imns-looking can't be useless. Innama yanzur yaltaqit hikma. When a believer, a mu'min is looking somewhere, he must take some wisdom, because everything they have so many wisdoms. Not one wisdom, so many wisdoms. Therefore, at least when he is looking his looking can't be without getting a wisdom, idha nazaru mu'min nazaru hikmah. We are giving our countless salutes to the most beloved and honoured and even majestic and glorified servant Sayyidina Muhammad (s), asking his intercession for understanding and for saying "O Yaa Sayyidee, Yaa RasulAllah."
The real being of the Seal of Prophets is always in Divine Presence. And one power that representing from his real being, had been sent as a guide for this planet. And don't think that it is only one planet. And we are giving countless salutes and glory and majesty to that one. Then we are reaching our master, he is our teacher, the master of this planet, the most honoured one on this planet. Prophets are not occupied for dunya. No! No one looked to dunya as we are looking. A holy verse, "We are looking to you O My beloved one, your eyes are always looking up."
قَدْ نَرَى تَقَلُّبَ وَجْهِكَ فِي السَّمَاء فَلَنُوَلِّيَنَّكَ قِبْلَةً تَرْضَاهَا فَوَلِّ وَجْهَكَ شَطْرَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَا
qad nara taqallaba wajhaka fi 's-samaai falanuwalliyannak qiblatan tardaaha fawalli wajhaka shataral masjidi 'l-haraam.
We see the turning of thy face towards the Heavens: now shall We turn thee to a qiblah that shall please thee. Turn then thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque. (2:144)
His entire being was asking to be in his Lord's Divine Presence all the time and not occupied for even one second with anything else. His heart was with his Lord's Divine Presence. Therefore, he was never looking to anything. For example, if there is a queen of beauty, will people look to her or look to an ugly one? How can a prophet look at something dirty. A carcass; ad-dunya jeefatun (hadith from Saheeh Muslim: ad dunya jeefah wa tallaabuha kelabuha, dunya is like a carcass that dogs desire). O Salafi people, is dunya a carcass or something else? You are claiming that you are knowing everything. You never give a chance to others to say anything. You quickly say, bud`aa, haraam, shirk, kufr! I am asking you, is it true or not? ad-dunya jeefatun, is this word true or not? If it is true, why you are not saying to your Kings, Muluk, Emperors or Sultans? Why are you not teaching them? You only know to attack on ourselves. Don't give salaat wa salaam. O Ignorant ones Allah is saying! You are Arabs and you are not understanding Arabic? What is Allah saying: إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ - Innallaha wa malaaikatuhu yusalloona `ala an-nabiyy - Verily Allah and His angels bless the Prophet, (33:56) yusalloon seeghata 'l- mudar`ee yufeed wa yusayyar `ala ad-dawaam bilaa anqita`a - the manner of the blessing is continuous, eternal and without stopping. How you are saying don't say? How you are `alim (scholar)? What is that foolishness? Because you are fighting Allah. Astaghfirullah! Huuu. Dunya is a carcass! It is not good for a prophet to look at dunya. Once you knew so many things also, but you are not saying to people.
One day the Prophet (s) bringing his companions to a hole in the ground, and saying; "Look I am calling you to show you dunya, after which you are running. First you are running after tasteful and delicious food. You like it; look what is its last place? It is showing dirt." O People, that is the result of running after dunya. The final position: "You are running to eat the most delicious food, that is your dunya. Come and see." He was also showing some clothes just cut saying, "What you are running after to dress in; silk clothes in such beautiful colours, to dress your ugly bodies." And thirdly, showing them some bones. "Look, what dunya making for you finally, your bones here." Therefore, no prophet looked at dunya. They were knowing that it was like a carcass - ad-dunya jeefatun. There is another word but it would be too heavy for some people. Those who are not running to reach Allah Almighty's pleasure but running after a carcass look like dogs running after a carcass.
That is `ilm, that is knowledge also. The Pope in Rome knows, the chief rabbi knows, the chief of Azhar Shareef knows. Every high ranking religious person is knowing this. Why are they not saying to people: "Don't run after a carcass but run after the pleasure of your Lord. Run to make your Lord pleased with you." True O Salafi `ulama and Wahabis? Is what I am saying wrong? If you are saying it is wrong, by morning you must die. If I am wrong I may die tonight also. Come! That is mubahala (challenge). I am here and if anyone is saying I am wrong and you are true, up to morning no one lives from among you. If I am wrong, I am dying. I don't ask for a carcass O People. I am a weak servant reaching 90 years, but they are making me speak on something that is important for humanity. If Allah Almighty giving you (wealth), He is giving it to you to make charity not to save millions and billions. It is all going to be a punishment on the Day of Resurrection.May Allah forgive us!
Iman is to believe in truth and truth you can find only through the true ones. Ask where are the true ones? Don't say that our Muluk, our Presidents, our Sultans or our powerful people are true ones. No! That is something else. O People, today dunya , tomorrow akhirah and the last day is approaching, approaching! Wa 'l-qaadi al-haqq yawmu 'l-hashr, Allah Almighty is going to be the judge on the Day of Ressurection. Keep yourself. Come and listen. No one knows how long they are going to live. One night, one day, one week, one month, one year, ten years, more, more, more? But you must be called.
As-salaamu ` alaykum O Listeners! Listen to this tale I am telling you. Laugh and think about it. Once upon a time, there was a man. I don't think that he was a full-mind person, because he was asking to find a place, a city, village or town, where there was no death. Everywhere he went he was asking, "Anyone dying here?"
"Yes dying, you are not looking at cemetery around here?"
He was leaving and going to another place, then another and finally he reached a small town.
In earlier times people were burying their dead in cemeteries as much as possible near their places. I even heard that people were burying their fathers and mothers in front of their houses. For what? To remind them that yesterday these people were like them but now they were through their graves. You also, take your lesson. Don't be like other people. Always try to remind others that there is a last day. One day people are going to die, and then they should rise on the Day of Resurrection. They were making cemeteries as much as possible near their villages.
He was looking around, like this, like that looking, never seeing any cemetery there. He said, "Aha, just reached what I was asking! This town as I am seeing, means that no one dying here because if they are dying, there must be a cemetery. I looked around and no cemetery! I may be here," and he entered, coming and sitting with people, and saying, "As-salaamu `alaykum."
"Wa `alaykum salaam From where you are coming?"
"I am coming from the east and west, maghrib and mashriq."
"You are coming from west also?"
"You know western people?"
"What they are working? What is their hobby?"
"They are asking to eat much more tasteful foods,"
"They like also to change their cars every year, because old fashion just passed away, now coming new fashion. 2010 coming, therefore it must be new fashion because it is important like me, I must change my car to new model,"
"What other things?"
"Western people also day and night they like to be drunk.Yes, they can't walk if not drinking,"
"Don't ask! don't ask anymore, enough." He said,
"These people asking form where I'm coming. I'm coming from one village and I am going around looking a place that no one dying there, and I am coming looking that you have no cemetery, that meas no one dying here, yes?"
"True, you are saying true, really no one dying here."
"It is so suitable for me to live here but along what you are saying this city must be a gigantic city like London or Paris, or Rome, or New York, DC, CD Washington... CD?" Tawbah, astaghfirullah.
"Yes, as you looking it is okay, but sometimes, you looking at that huge hill?"
"Sometimes people hearing a calling, for example, 'Adil, come quickly' and that person leaving everything and running in the direction that his name is mentioned, or 'Fatima, come quickly' and she was making dough-bread, leaving and running and not coming back."
"Ha, doesn't matter. I am not obliged to run after that sound, I am not going."
"As you like! try yourself." How many years he was sitting and happy that no one dying there (saying to himself,) "I am also if my name is coming, I am not going."
And he was sitting one day for shaving and barber making half his beard and he said, "Stop! because they are calling me."
"You sit down, I am finishing second side,"
"No! No! No! I can't."
With one side shaved and another unshaven, he ran and never came back.
O People, O my Listeners, we are also going to be called one day. Don't think that dunya for you or for others. No! One day that sound from Heavenly announcement will come. You must run and you will not be coming back. Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah.
O learned people, O Ph.D. doctors, O Ulemas, O Pope and Cardinals. You are so happy to dress in such special clothes. Are you knowing that one day an order from heavens will come and call you? Why you are fighting each other and saying that after the Pope, I must be Pope? They are fighting each other. O ulema, O Doctors, try to understand my English. It is not so good but I think if you are hearing, you can understand and you can take a wisdom. O Dictators, O Presidents, O Sultans, O Director of Azhar Shareef and other Islamic centers , leave fighting. That is not for Allah. Try to be peaceful people so that living ones like you and heavenly beings love you.
I am making (this speech)? They are making! They are stopping my speech, master of this world, because so many of our listeners saying: "O Sheikh, really tonight, too much speaking. We must not sit for tonight, tomorrow doesn't matter! Tonight is night of Sunday, we must enjoy a little bit. We are listening, we know also." If you know also, why are you not doing what you are saying? You are as yet asking to go to bad places to make your egos happy and to enjoy. The angels are saying, "Yes, we are looking after you and we are coming to take your souls. At that time you should know what you were doing. You were running away from truth, and running away from those people who were speaking the truth. They were true ones! You should taste bitterness."
O People! Come and think what they are making me to speak.
People are in a hurry to leave and go to night clubs, casinos and other such Shaitan-centers. Don't go! It is not good for you. It is not good for believers to get out after maghrib. Allah (swt) is ordering: "O My servants, I am making night-time for you to rest, and daytime for you to work. Don't change lifestyle, but people are never listening and therefore, a cursing is coming on them. May Allah (swt) forgive us and send us someone to take ourselves towards Allah Almighty's enjoyment.
Fatihah. Shukrlillah, shukrlillah, shukrlillah.
I was so heavy tonight, but this is when I am feeling myself with myself. I am feeling weakness, but when they are giving order, I am like a roaring lion.
Wa lillahi' l-hamd, Allahu akbar!
(Mawlana makes sajdah)
Ya Kareem, Ya Kareem.