12 August 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! As-salaatu wa-salaam `alaa Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammadin wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma’een wa `alaa sa’ir al-anbiyaa wa ’l-mursaleen wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaan ila Yawm ad-Deen. As-salaamu `alaykum yaa `ibaadAllahi ‘s-saliheen. As-salaamu `alaykum yaa mu’mineen. Yaa Rabbana! Yaa Rabb ighfir warham wa Anta 'l Khayru ‘r-Raahimeen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O Our Attenders, from the east and west, who are happy with the holy month of Ramadan Mubarak. Madad, yaa RijaalAllah. Madad, yaa Sultan al-Awliya. Madad, yaa Saahib al-Imdad. Madad, yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif. O our Lord! We are asking humbly, for we are weak servants and also disobedient ones. It is not true for Mankind to be disobedient to their Creator, the Lord of Heavens, the Lord of Everything in Existence. We are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Lakal hamd, yaa Rabbana! As-salaatu wa ’s-salaam `alaa habeebika ‘l-Mustafa. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O People! Listen, as believers must follow their prophet's teachings and instructions. We must follow the Seal of Prophets (s) as he was sent to all nations! Other prophets were sent for one nation, but the Seal of Prophets (s) was sent for all Mankind, from beginning up to the end. And all prophets that have passed away took their t`aleemaat, commands of Heavens, through the Seal of Prophets. But now, people are on the wrong way, with a wrong understanding and living a wrong life! The Seal of Prophets brought the way that reaches Paradise, which Mankind must follow. But now people are leaving heavenly commands and orders and are following the wrong way. What is the wrong way? The Lord of Heavens just created Adam and Eve (a) and they were in Paradise living the happiest and sweetest life!
The Lord of Heavens said, "O Adam, look! This is Paradise that I created and I am not putting anyone in it: you are the first one to enter and you will be happy here." They were happy, but Shaytan was so angry and never accepted that Adam could be a sultan over him or of the people. The Lord of Heavens is granting to you from His Divine Presence to be sultan! He created Man, as He said, asta`eedhu billah:
وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلاَئِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً
Wa idh qaala Rabbuka li ’l-malaa'ikati innee ja`ilun fi 'l-ardi khaleefat.
And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels, "Verily, I am going to place on Earth one who shall inherit it." (al-Baqara, 2:30)
Don't think of khalifah as a deputy, no, it is sultan! Really, Allah Almighty created Man to be sultan of his territory, of what He created, and He made Adam (a) a sultan. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. We now know that khalifah means “sultan,” the royal majestic one. Therefore, royalty and majesty are the highest levels for Mankind and Allah Almighty is making sultans from the Children of Adam. In our tradition, to be sultan is the highest level with which Allah Almighty dresses His servants. Allahu Akbar!
Therefore, the sultanate is the last and highest position for Mankind. There is a sultan for Mankind in this life granted to some chosen ones; they have the highest station among people and they arrange the lives of Mankind on Earth. There are some among Mankind who have been granted another sultanate or reality, and they are heavenly ones but they are physical beings on this planet. Under the flag of Sultan al-Anbiya, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) are 124,000 sultans who belong to Heavens. No one in Creation has been granted that honor and royal rank except the Children of Adam.
The one who objected, got angry, and wanted to discuss this matter and thus became disobedient to his Lord was Shaytan. He was looking for a chance to make Adam (a) to be thrown away from his royalty and his Paradise. SubhaanAllah! He tried and he found a way into Paradise in order to make Adam (a) fall down from his high station, to make him as a servant thrown away. He was so eager to be Number One in Creation and to reach the throne of sultanate on Earth and Heavens. He was an envious one and he tried, not thinking of Allah Almighty's pleasure, but only of his own.
He was unhappy when Allah Almighty put the crown of sultanate on Adam (a), and said, “I am not accepting!” Hasha! He said to his Lord, "This is not justice! You are wrong!” Astaghfirullah, tawbah yaa Rabbee! Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee A`oodhu billah! Astaghfirullah. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Then Allah Almighty ordered, "Kick that Shaytan out of Paradise! Kick him from My Divine Presence! Change his name and change his creation to the ugliest one!" He was Shaytan, who asks people to be like him. He was never happy with anything that the Lord of Heavens created and ordered.
From that day up to today he has been working and directing his extreme efforts to change that divine honor to him and to make Adam (a) to be thrown away! We are asking forgiveness for ourselves that we also, time by time, are following shaytanic ways and using shaytanic rules instead of heavenly orders. Shaytan is saying, "Don't listen to that (heavenly teaching)! I am teaching you the best laws and if you follow them you will be happy.” Foolish Mankind is running after Shaytan and he is bringing them to the edge of fire, up to today.
Everyone in the 21st century is under his control, and taking commands from Shaytan's representatives, all of them! Two nights ago the armies of Shaytan ran to burn and destroy London, the biggest city in England. Prophet (s) said such things are from shaytanic teachings and everywhere, in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Damascus, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Turkey, and in so many countries on Earth they are trying to destroy everything. That is the teaching of Shaytan.
Who on Earth is happy now? No one is happy! We are asking which country is following the holy orders of Heavens? As long as they are not following holy orders there will come a slap on them from Heavens and there will be a great war, Armageddon, taking four billion people away from five billion, from which only one billion to remain. Those who are hearing, following and obeying heavenly orders will be saved, but beyond this all of them are going to be destroyed! May Allah forgive us.
O People! This is a holy month. Follow holy ways and try to be in the line of Muslims. Follow the ways of Islam. Leave shaytanic rules and keep the rules of Heavens, and you will be happy here and Hereafter. Allahu ’l-Musta`an. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, astaghfirullah.
It is an ocean, but I think it is enough. I am a little bit tired and it is a heavy burden on me; therefore, I hope it is enough for you. May Allah forgive me and forgive you and send us a sultan who will be really powerful and prepared to take away Shaytan and his followers! Try to be from the Seal of Prophet’s (s) followers and you will be under divine shelter; if not, no one will be saved and they will go to the Fire! May Allah forgive me and forgive you, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)