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Honor Is a Heavenly Dress

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

19 February 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Suhbah after Jumu`ah Salat

(Mawlana Shaykh stands.) A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. Madad al-Haqq, yaa Rabb. Dastoor, yaa RijaalAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

As-salaamu `alaykum. Mubarak, blessings upon you on this holy day through this holy month. Perhaps it is the holiest month Rabi` ul-Awwal that the Seal of Prophets (s) came from heavens to this world to give blessings from Allah Almighty to his nation. We must be thankful to Allah Almighty that He created us and chose us to be part of the nation of Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) That is the biggest chance for us. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

As-salaamu `alaykum! We are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. That is a title of Muslims through their speech and through their writing. It is the sign of Islam. If you are seeing that a person is saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem, for him there will be a shahid (witness) that he is a mu’min. And for writing also, if you see in his writing he is beginning with Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem, you must say that this is a Muslim and a believer, and he is a follower of the Seal of Prophets (s), and he has been protected from Shaytan’s tricks, and you may practice what he is going to teach you.

Yes, and we are saying that people must know that they are Muslims. I’m saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. When you are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem, my belief is, if anyone is saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem and asking to work or to speak, I don’t believe that person will not be protected. He is protected from the tricks of Shaytan. Shaytan is coming from everywhere to make fasad (corruption), and main reason for corruptions on Earth now is that people are not believing that there is a Shaytan. They ask, “What is Shaytan?” and I am saying, we want to see who is Shaytan! Yes, and (for it to be) impossible (for Shaytan) to come closer to you or to put a trick for you to make you in its trap. When you are feeling yourself in a difficult position, say a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. (You must think,) “Something wrong came here, because I am not running to my Lord from the tricks of the most dangerous enemy of Mankind:

إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّا

Inna ash-Shaytana lakum `adoowan fattakhidh-hu `adoowa.

Verily Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy. (35:6)

O Salafi `ulama! What do you say? You are understanding the Holy Qur’an and Allah Almighty is warning in the Holy Qur’an, inna ash-Shaytana lakum `adoowun mubeen, it means that Shaytan is the biggest enemy, and most dangerous one for Mankind. All troubles are from Shaytan. He opened the door of troubles on the day that Allah Almighty ordered him to bow to Adam (a).

O Salafi `ulamas! What are you saying? You are denying that sajdah. It is forbidden, we know it. But what you say is that, Allah (swt) is saying that sajdah is only for Allah (swt). And if a person is making sajdah to someone, you say that that person is a kafir (unbeliever), and you can’t say this. (You must judge) according to conditions, because there is sajdah for obedience in servanthood of our Lord, Allah Almighty, but there is also sajdah for tazeem, for honor or high respect. Therefore, if a son does sajdah to his mother or father, it is okay.

إنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ،

Innamal `amaalu bin-niyaat

Actions are according to intentions.

If you are making that, it is for takreem (human dignity), and high respect from children to their parents is okay. Before the time of Sayyidu ‘l-Haqq (s), children were giving their high respect for their parents. But now that respect is just taken away; they are never giving their respect to their parents.

It is an order from the Lord of Heavens (swt) that you must respect your parents. Even if you do sajdah for them, that sajdah is for taqdeer (appreciation), and it is okay. Allah Almighty is not going to ask, “Why did you make sajdah to your parents?” No. He may ask, “O My servant! Why did you make that bowing to your parents?” And we may say, “O our Lord! You ordered that we must give our high respect to our parents.” And we did not make that sajdah for `uboodiyyah (true worship of Allah [swt]). No, ta`zheem (respect) is one thing, and worship is something else.

Now people have lost respect. Democracy, peace and this dirty system is making people to think, (Turkish) sen sen, ben ben, “You you, me me.” SubhaanAllah. Allah Almighty created the ego and said to the ego, “Come,” and (the ego) was going back and when He said, “Go back,” (the ego) was coming forward. Every order that Allah Almighty was giving, the ego did the opposite. Therefore people are now sen sen, ben ben, “I am belonging to me and you are belonging to you, no difference.” And Allah Almighty is ordering to keep respect for ahlu ‘l-qabr (people of the grave), that is in an ayatu ‘l-kareemah (noble verse of Holy Qur’an). You must give honor to honored people, these honored people are honoring their Lord. Those are honored ones, not like those honored ones with imitated titles who cannot give you any honor from Allah Almighty. Who is honored, you must give honor to them. If they are not taking honor from the Lord of Heavens, they are not honored people.

Honor is a heavenly dressing. And Allah Almighty is dressing his servants as He likes, with the dress of honor. That is real honor. What people give to you, such and such medals and rewards, don’t think it is honor. No! Their honor reaches up to the gravestone placed over their dead body, over the coffin, and finishes after that. We are asking for a dress of honor forever for us, but Shaytan is cheating people and especially the system people are using through east and west. They are running after imitated titles and they are never asking for the dress of honor from heavens. That is their ignorance. Try to have heavenly honor, and when that dresses you, it will never be taken away; it is honor for you. But people, from the morning they are running like other creatures, running after their provisions, they are thinking of nothing else except this. The common people are running to find their daily provisions, nothing else.

And the second level of people who are saying, “We are your bosses,” are running quickly to open their computers, saying, “How much have we reached today? Yesterday it was $300 billion, but today we must reach at least $500 billion to be number one in this world. Then we can be honored by governments, particularly His Excellency, President Obama, who may call me for a meeting with him, asking my support, because the US is in an economic crisis, and how to save the US from this dangerous position. Yes, I must be from this type!”

From early morning until late night there is nothing else on their minds. They are making so many instruments and those instruments bringing to people countless news to make them happy. But those people only care about which number they reached today. Yes, write “1” and put after it a zero. Second day, we must add another zero so it can become 100. Third day, we can add two zeros so it can become 10,000. Right in front of you, they say, “In the Bank of England, I have cases filled with gold and all of them belong to me, but I can’t carry them. Therefore, I am putting them under the protection of the Bank of England or the National German’s Bank.” (All those people) are bankrupt, they are finished! Arabs never take any care, there are countless riyals with us and we are giving them to people. Before they were giving silver coins.

O Salafi `ulamas! You are so young that you don’t know that fifty or sixty years ago, silver and gold was used in Saudi Arabia and now they changed it, and now they use paper money. They write on it, ‘This is five riyals’ or ‘fifty riyals’ or ‘five-hundred riyals’. Make a new one and write on it ‘one-thousand riyals’ (looks at paper).

O Salafi `ulamas! What is your opinion? Why are you not saying that it is haraam and of no value? You are saying, “We are so careful not to take any interest.” If you are, then how you are printing money on paper and saying, “This is one-thousand riyals”? Why are you cheating people? Are you not fearing from Allah Almighty, Who granted to you such a richness? You are keeping gold in your cases and giving to people a paper written on it ‘one-thousand riyals’. That is haraam! All you know is only to attack on tariqah, to say this is haraam, that is haraam, that is bidaa`. That is not bidaa`, but what they are saying is haraam! Why are you saying this?!

Heavy bombarding is coming on them! I am nothing, but their names have been written up, and the sahmun intikaam (arrows of revenge), are turned towards them. That is what we are saying. They only give importance to not saying, as-salaatu was-salamu `alayk, not to stand in front of Muwaajahaa-i'sh-Shareefah. Such things are not munkar (denounced) and you can’t say that sending salawaat on Prophet (s) is munkar! Allah Almighty is saying:

وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ فِيكُمْ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ

W `alamoo anna feekum Rasoolullah.

Know that Prophet is within you. (49:7)

You must know that Allah is saying, “My most glorified one, whom I am glorifying from pre-Eternal up to Eternal.”

I am asking the Salafi `ulama, what was written on `Arshullah, the Holy Throne. They may say to me, “There is only written on the Holy Throne ‘la ilaaha illa-Llah, not Muhammadun Rasoolullah’.” (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Allah (swt) will give them punishment! They are leaving the most important thing, which is so clear. It is haraam; there is no paper money in Islam! Where is your amr bi 'l-ma`roof wa an-nahiyy `ani 'l-munkar (enjoining good and forbidding evil)? Why no one is speaking on this point? Astaghfirullah!

May Allah (swt) forgive us. You must understand that whoever is appointed to be our kings or presidents on power, they will be punished. They will be ibrah (an example) for everyone. You must know this!

O Muslims! This machine (Internet) is carrying this speech through East and West. So many Wahabi people are fighting against us tariqah people. Why are they not objecting on paper money, as it is not in Islam; it is haraam, bida`, shirk! Why aren’t the Wahabi people saying this? Say it or Allah’s curse will come on you! Therefore, I am not carrying paper money. (Mawlana takes coins from his pocket.) If we put this in water it doesn’t disappear and if we put it in fire it doesn’t burn. You can’t even cut it!

O Wahabi People! Who are against tariqah people, especially Naqshbandis, I AM NAQSHBANDI! MY TEACHINGS WILL REACH THROUGH EAST AND WEST, AND WE ARE GOING TO BE VICTORIOUS!!!

(Mawlana Shaykh stands, recites salawaat and sits.)


What am I looking at? I am looking at a safeer (ambassador) of heavens, saying, “Come with me.” I must say what is true and may Allah (swt) forgive me if I am wrong one. If I am true one, following true ones, may my Lord reward me, for the honor of the most honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)