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Don't Be Like Animals

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

27 November 2009 10 Dhul Hijjah 1430

`Eid al-Adha Suhbah Lefke, Cyprus

As-salaamu `alaykum. Ash-hadu an la ilaaha ilallah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa habeebuhu wa rasooluh.

O People! Dastoor ya Sayyidee ya Sultaan al-Awliyaa. Welcome our brothers and sisters coming from long distances, from Far East, from Far west, from North, from South. All of us are coming here today for celebration one of most important holy days through the year. And its name is `Eid ul Adha, sacrificing `Eid today. Understanding? We are thanking our Lord that He created us and also giving His hidayat, guidance for us to know Him and to follow His holy commands.

We are living in a time that perhaps one percent, one through one-hundred, you can find perhaps one believing person in one-hundred. People running away to believe something. And people are occupied only for their stomachs and under their stomachs and nothing else; and that is animal’s sifat, nature. Animals are living for two subjects, but we are over animals' level. We are animals from animals' world, but we have been honored to be deputies of Allah Almighty. Everything on this Earth, Allah Almighty is making under our command. Everything is just created to help or to serve Mankind.

But now, we are not thinking about that honor which the Lord of Heavens granted to Mankind. He never giving to any other creature (the station) deputies of Allah Almighty. Everything for Mankind, to help them and created for their service. Now people are saying, "We are living in 21st century." Yes, you may live in the 31st century, but if your whole characteristic is not changing, you are going to be an animal, animal, animal! When your character is going to be changed, there is a difference between you and animals. But if you are not making that difference between the animal world and human nature, you and animal's level are going to be similar. You are up and animals level is down. If you’re not asking to reach your human level over, up towards Heavens and remaining as animals, you and the level of animals are going to be the same.

And that makes the Lord of Heavens, our Creator, to be angry with us. For example, if a king makes his son crown prince and that one is leaving his palace, leaving his honor and running on the level of common people, that king going to be happy with that one? Never. Allah Almighty created you and granting you a level that you can’t find over it another level to be deputies! And now people are saying, “We are learned people.” Spit on your reading and teachings of Shaytan. Shaytanic practices making people to come down to the level of animals. Why you are not knowing who created them? Who are you? If you ask a donkey, “Who are you, O my darling?” he will answer, “I am donkey.” Ask, “For what have you been created?” and he will answer, “I was created for the service of Mankind.”

Okay. Call one person now, from perhaps seven billions of people, and ask, “Who are you?” They will answer, “I am a man.” Ask, “That is your knowledge about your identity?” He answers, “Yes. I am one member, my membership to be from human nature.” Say, “Well done! What is your mission? For what you have been created? Say to me.” He answers, “I don’t know?” You say, "If I am asking a donkey, it is saying it is created to help Mankind, and you are not knowing for which purpose you are created? You are not knowing your identity? What is this foolishness? What you are learning from east to west, and north to south, at high schools and universities and academies? What are they teaching?”

That is their civilization. They are going to be so proud, thinking we reached top point of civilization! Animals are better than them. Allah Almighty is preparing a punishment for them. This century never going to be ended till such an unbeliever (is reckoned with)! Yes! Therefore, if you are beginning to sit until next Friday, my swearing never ending for those Shaytanic people.

Today it is `Eidu 'l-Adha. What we shall do? Sometimes I am making people to laugh! (Mawlana is very happy.) As-salaamu `alaykum. May Allah (swt) bless you and forgive us. Time is over and we must pray `Eid prayer. And some people among ourselves going to make slaughtering, qurbaan, sacrificing today. Alhamdulillah, today our imam is Shaykh Muhammad, and he is an honored shaykh, most quick for making people to listen and so you may move quickly.

May Allah (swt) forgive us and send us someone who can collect our hearts on real belief to Allah Almighty, and to be under his command and this world not too much time under it. O People, keep yourselves. Give your most high respect for our Lord Almighty Allah, so that He forgives us and blesses us!


We are praying two raka’at, you must follow imam, then listen to the khutbah. Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, la ilaha illa-Llah! Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillahi’l-hamd!