11 June 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
As-salaamu `alaykum. Allahumma zidna wa laa tanqusna. Allahumma zidna wa laa tanqusna, Allahumma a`atina wa laa tahrimna, Allahumma akrimna wa laa tuhilna (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Allahumma salli wa sallim wa baarik `ala Sayyidi 'l-aawwaleen wa 'l-akhireen habeebika Sayyidina Muhammadin wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaan ila yawmi 'd-deen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Allahumma baarik anfusina wa a`idhna min shuroori anfusina. Tariqatuna as-suhbah wa' l-khayru fi 'l-jami`yyah, “Our way is fellowship, and the goodness is in the gathering.”
O People! O attenders from east to west, from north to south, from all continents, from Man and from jinns! They are listening from the authorized one who is speaking on behalf of the Seal of Prophets (s). He is our Grandshaykh (q) who is the authorized one, and sending something for nations according to their understanding levels.
O People! Beware of Shaytan! Say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. If you are not taking care, you may fall into its traps and who is falling into the traps of Shaytan, it is not easy to save himself. Beware. People are writing on doors, "Beware of Dog," but never taking care to say to people, "Beware of Shaytan," the most terrible and poisonous dragon or something bigger than a dragon! People are making its appearance as a dragon with wings and they are fearful from that one, while the most terrible one is Shaytan, but no one is taking care. They are saying somewhere that St. George killed that dragon. Shaytan is so many times more dangerous than one dragon. All dragons that are harming people are coming from Shaytan's dragon! May Allah protect us.
The most terrible dragon for everyone is his ego. Beware of your ego! The ego is taking people in this life to bad-luck valleys, and who is falling in those valleys is never going to be happy or saved on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, beware of your ego! The Lord of Heavens is saying, “Your ego is always ordering you to what is going to harm you here and Hereafter.” Therefore, Allah Almighty is ordering, “Be careful from your egos; it is the most terrible one that is going to harm you. If all Mankind is coming to harm you, it can't (harm you as much as your own ego).” Therefore, you must take care against your ego, which is always against heavenly orders, saying, "I am not going to obey heavenly orders! O my slave, you must follow me, you must obey me, you must try to make me happy and in pleasure. I am not leaving you if you are not doing that. I am not leaving you to taste any taste here in this life. Don't believe in the next life!" Yes, mostly people are falling into endless troubles and miseries because they are following Shaytan and their egos, which are saying, "Don't believe in anything after your death." The terrible enemy, our ego, is saying to us, "Don't believe that there will be another life after death."
Once upon a time, some young fellows or "guys," I think they were Americans (laughter), and following Americans are Russians, following Russians are Japanese, following Japanese are Turks, and Egyptian people are sometimes saying yes, sometimes saying no. Pakistani people are not saying anything, only knowing to fight people and then say, "We are first-class Muslims." You are following Shaytan!
The Seal of Prophets (s), (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) was warning and informing his nation, saying, "When the Last Day is approaching, on the Day of Judgment nations are not going to fight other nations, but they are going to fight within themselves." Just what he said is happening everywhere. Why are Pakistani people fighting? For nothing; not for nothing, but for Shaytan! Is Shari`ah saying to kill, burn, destroy? Hear the Prophet's holy words, that when the Last Day is coming, nations are going to fight within themselves (civil war), not with other nations. The same is happening to Turks, Palestinians, Pakistanis, in Hindustan, everywhere. Because people are following Shaytan and saying, "Don't believe in prophets, no! Don't believe that there is a Judgment Day. Don't believe there is Fire or Firdaus, Paradise!" and making them to fight each other for Shaytan.
Once upon a time, some people who are denying prophecy and holy books were coming. They are not accepting that beyond this life is going to be Paradise or Hell. About ten from them, or less or more, were coming to a wise man, a believer who was a follower of heavenly orders. Those who are not following heavenly orders are shaytans, no doubt. Those who are not taking their orders from Heavens are either from Shaytan or they are Shaytan! They were coming and sitting in front of that wise man, saying, "O Shaykh! You are saying that there is Paradise, Hell, and Eternal Life after this life, but what you are saying, we are not believing."
The wise one answered, “I am asking you one question, O youngsters. If you are going to be in a place of hospitality or by invitation, they are putting on the table a big pot full with milk. Just you are beginning to eat and someone is calling you outside, 'Come, come,' and you are going. After a short time you are coming and taking your spoons for drinking, but a person is coming and saying to you, 'O young guys, beware! I saw a poisonous snake just appeared and drinking, then putting its poison in that milk, and running away. Beware and don't drink it!' O guys, which of you are going to have courage, to be brave to drink from that?"
They said, "No one has such courage to drink that!"
"Why? You never saw that, you were only informed it happened. Why are you not drinking? Why are you not saying, 'Perhaps that person is a liar.’”
"O Shaykh! We are living only once, so we are living to drink and dying."
“You are such wise people, such clever ones. O guys, just had been sent through history of religions, just informed through 124,000 prophets that were saying, ‘O People! After death there is life. Some of you are going to Paradise, some to Hell.’ Why are you not considering a possibility that it may be one of them is going to be true in informing us? Why are you not giving that chance to yourself or others to say that perhaps, it may be true, and to take the side of salamaat, the safe way? Why? Why you are believing an ordinary person if he says, ‘Don't drink because a snake put its poison in that milk,’ and you are not drinking?”
Why are you not saying that after this life there is another life? What is your proof? What is your evidence? Who is saying to you to deny? You are not using your mentality. And now who is not using their mentality is like animals. There is no mentality for animals. But you have that mentality and you may say, “Perhaps we must follow.” And secondly, why are you not making research about prophets and about their lives? What was their mission? You may see that from beginning up to end who said they were prophets were sent from heavenly stations. Why are you not making research on it? You are running to find even a virus of pig flu. All nations and their health ministers are standing up, giving billions of dollars or euros to find out what is that virus. How is it coming? What can it do? That is such a small creature that you can't see under the strongest microscope. Why are you running after that and making the whole world stand up in fear of that? What is that? Why are you not asking about 124,000 prophets and making research on them? Because your master, your teacher, Shaytan, is never leaving you to make research on it and they are falling in its traps until you can't save yourselves, here or Hereafter!
O People! The source of all troubles is only unbelievers. Unbelievers are making that trouble among people and people are following them. That is Shaytan's biggest trap. And now, as long as Mankind is following Shaytan and its mentality, they will destroy Mankind on this world and everything they built from the beginning up to today. And Shaytan is going to stand up and say, "O! I reached my target here and my second target that I am waiting for on the Day of Resurrection, I am making them not to believe in that day when unbelievers are taken to Hell after me. I will be so happy!"
O People! O Mankind living on this planet now, use your mentality a little bit. Don't say, “Nothing is true.” Something may be true and may save you here and Hereafter. May Allah forgive us for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
Who is going to be here, tonight is the 1st of Rajab Shareef. I like whom they are going to be here to fast Thursday and Monday and keep yourself a little bit more saying, laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah, and Darood Shareef. And try to make a khatm (one full reading of Holy Qur'an) while you are here; it is good for you. May Allah give you from His endless blessings!