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Graves are a Reminder of the Lord of Heavens (swt) and of Death

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

24 April 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Madad. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Dastoor yaa Sayyidee. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Yaa RijaalAllah.

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

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah.

Anta Sultaanunaa yaa Rabbanaa, ighfir lana wa 'rhamna wa tub `alayna wa zid habeebika Sayyidu 'l-Awwaleen wal-Akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad! Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridwaana. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Raghman `ala anfi 'sh-Shaytan wa man tabi`ahu.

Madad yaa Sahibu 'z-Zamaan. Madad yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif, Madad, yaa Sultan al-Awliya. We are weak servants and asking for heavenly support for our weakness. Give to us, O our shaykh, and support us. Look after us and look after attenders, here and everywhere!

As-salaamu `alaykum! We are attenders for this humble association, and we are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Holy power that Allah Almighty is granting to everything on this planet is coming through bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Therefore, `ulamas first of all, must try to teach the honor of bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, that no one can limit, for the honor of bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. And also, who is asking for heavenly support, that power is just put in bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! Every kind of works that you are asking to do are going to be complete with bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. If not, something is nuqsaan, missing. That is a tree that has no roots; only for some time it is going to be seen, then you must throw it away. But if you are saying bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, that `amal, action, as well as that good thing that you are asking to appear and we are asking to reach, that heavenly honor, heavenly support, heavenly power you may take from bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.

Therefore, the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) said said, "If anyone is not saying bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem for any action or effort, that act will be like a tree you try to plant but its roots are cut off." You can't reach anything. Therefore, that is the power station for everyone who is asking to reach something. They must come to that station, power station. As a car, if you are asking to go, to make it to move, to run, you must go to petrol station. If not taking from petrol station one cup, one liter, two liters, you must call people, "O people! Come and help me to push it."

"What is our aim? To where are we pushing?"

A bus stopping on the way, not any petrol station and the driver is saying, "O people our power is just finished and we must use something else."

People are asking, "how it was running before and now stopping?"

"Before we were using a liquid, putting it in it's tank."

"Now what happened?"

"Just finished, what we shall do?"

Yaa mawla yaa `izzisa, "Come down, everyone must push!"

When (an incline) uphill came, they said, "We can't do it, this is a big bus! How we are going to move it up this hill?"

An Arab (Bedouin) was traveling with his camel. They came to a place for resting till dawn. The Bedouin was sleeping, he was so tired. When dawn became clear, he was standing up to travel, looking, and his camel was putting himself down and his legs stretching. The Bedouin called, but that camel was never standing up. No answer.

That Arabi said, "O my camel! What happened to you? You were so like the wind, you were running! What happened to you now that you are lying down and can't move, can't see, can't hear?"

Subhaanallahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Fihi amthaal, feehi ibrah, (an illustration of) something, teaching people. Another Bedouin was reaching there, and looking at that Bedouin, shouting and speaking to the camel lying down, saying, “What happened? Why you are crying?"

"It happened like this and I am looking, what happened? He was just perfect, nothing from his body left it, but what happened?"

"O my brother, this camel just passed away," saying that one, like philosophers.

"To where? I may run after it to catch it!"

"O Akhee al-`arab, my Arab brother, what is leaving it is not such a thing that you can touch or see or hear. That is a secret power granted to everything living, not from Earth but from heavens."

And I am saying to all people from east to west, from north to south: you are running, running, running and you are collecting, collecting, making heaps from gold and jewels. Then one day you will fall down, you are finishing. That is something from heavens granted to every living creature, to make it move up to their last moment. But now people are never thinking on it, saying, "We are eating and drinking. If we are feeling no good we take medicines, and then after a while we are going to be as we were as before." Never can you be as before! Yaa Shaafee, yaa Kaafee!

Therefore, there are two kinds of power: heavenly power and earthly power. Earthly power is going to be useless, if heavenly power is cut off. And now, people are never thinking on such things, particularly, that we are in need of heavenly support in every moment and every second. If it is not reaching, you are doing nothing, you are finishing and going away. Till our life reaching to its limits through that line, you are in need of heavenly support, to do as much as possible; you may do. But when you are reaching the limit of our life-limit, no way. Finish. No way. Till (the limit of) our last moment is reaching, don't ask support from material aspects, no. Ask spiritual support. And spiritual power is just filled from heavens. Every holy word that you are using, giving to you a heavenly power; to move, to do, to act, to reach to your efforts. And if they are not doing that, they are going be kharf, bad people. The body's power can't be able to carry over its capacity. But if you are using and therefore, Allah Almighty is sending, 'Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.' Say! Don't worry, from pre-Eternal up to Eternal, endless Power Oceans are in it.

O our Salafi `ulamas! We are leaving you tonight also. We are turning our batteries of bombing cannons on the Wahabi teachers' baatil, false claims that they are calling people to follow. How many people are following them? Is anyone through their conscience accepting their ways? Never! Why they are insisting? What they are asking to do? Say clearly! You are bringing another Shari`ah or you are claiming that you are new prophets? Why you are insisting on wrong ways? Come to true ways! Yes, you may ask for true ways. We are following true ways.

Allah Almighty said in Holy Qur'an: (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَكُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, yaa ayyuha 'l-adheena aamanoo 'ttaqullaha wa koonoo ma` as-saadiqeen.

O you who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed) (9:119)

(Mawlana Shaykh sits)

If you are claiming you are trying to teach people what is true, you can do. But from where you are reaching to the truth? That is a question we are asking in front of all the ummah. From what teacher you are teaching the ways of Wahabi rules? Say! Who is that one? You are thinking that only Muhammad Abdul Wahab saadiq, true one? He was laa yazaal, still he is the only true one? How you are claiming that? What he brought for Mankind? What was wrong from the nation of the Seal of Prophets (s) that he was coming, saying, "I am correcting wrong beliefs." What he did? What he was saying? Wrong things! Destroying graves and never leaving anything. What is this? Is this new Shari`ah?

The Seal of Prophets (s) was saying, udhkuru 'l-mawt, udhkuru mawta, when you are remembering so many people passed (away), you will remember death and after death. What you did to Jannat al-Mu`alla, (cemetery of Ahlu 'l-Bayt [r] and Companions [r] in Mecca), not leaving anything, to make it as a field. You made same thing at Jannat al-Baq`ee (cemetery of Ahl ul-Bayt [r] and Companions [r] in Madina). What honor is coming to the ummah; what benefit reached the ummah when made a graveyard as a simple field? What we gained?!! To where we reached?!!

O Wahabi teachers! And you are knowing what the Seal of Prophets (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) was saying when he was asked from his Companions (r) about awliya, saints, what his answer was? The sign of a real saint, he said:

الذين إذا رؤوا ذكر الله

alladheena idhaa ru’oo dhukirallah

Those whom when they are seen, Allah is rememberd.

Awliya, "with specific signs, always in Allah’s dhikr." The beloved one through Divinely Presence, the Prophet (s,) was saying there are `alaamah, signs, and when you are looking to them, “their hair is standing up (Mawlana Shaykh shows backs of his hands,) and khashiyah, trembling coming and quickly you are remembering the Lord of Heavens.” That is the sign of a wali. Yes, that is true; you can't say no! Then he shall come, Prophet (s) was saying:

زوروا مقابر المسلمين

zooroo maqaabiri 'l-muslimeen (aw kamaa qaal)

Visit the graves of Muslims.

If you are going to your graveyard, it is only a sandy desert or sandy place. What you are going to think? If anyone going to field, he is remembering death? No. And their graveyards, Jannat al-Mu`alla and Jannat al-Baqee`, the sacred cemetery of Ahlu 'l-Bayt (r) and Companions (r), they made both of them as a field. People thinking that they are ploughing and planting on it. What is that? This is your Shari`ah? If anyone coming for ziyaarat before, coming and visiting and saying, “That is place of Sayyidatina Khadijah al-Kubra, coming a trembling on you from her spirituality, and you are remembering the time of Prophet (s) and death, thinking, "Once upon a time those people were like us, going around, and now they are under ground. One day we will also be under earth." That reminds them that the Lord of Heavens created everything.Why they destroyed it? They say it is munkir! Up to the time of Muhammad Abdul Wahab, was it munkir? No! And then it became munkir? What is that foolishness? Who can give such a fatwa?

O Wahabi teachers! If you are not changing wrong ways to true ways, something will come on your head!

O People! We must try to give to people a true `aqeedah, belief, not a wrong one. May Allah forgive us and make our way a true way. And people cheated by Wahabi teachers, may Allah Almighty give His guide to them to make them on the right way.

May Allah forgive us for the honor of most honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (Mawlana stands and sits.) here and Hereafter.


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Heavenly singing, we hope to hear when we are passing and after passing from this life to Eternal Life!


OK? Shaykh Hisham is on the phone? Alhamdulillah.

(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)