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How to Slay the Serpent of Desire

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

12 September 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah, Sayyidina wa Nabiyyuna Muhammadun Rasoolullah. Allahuma thabitna `ala Haqq. O our Lord! as-salaat wa 's-salaam `alaa Sayyid al-awaleen wa'l-akhireen Sayyidina Muhammad thumma as-salaat wa 's-salaam `alaa jamee`i al-anbiyaa wa 'l-awliyaa wa rijaalAllah wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaan ila yawm ad-deen. Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah. As-salaamu `alaykum yaa `ibaadAllah! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem.

O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum to our very busy attenders who are busy with dunya, for collecting from nonsense things to make cases of treasures. That is common peoples' importance; their interests are only in dunya. Dunya is just like a very huge serpent. We are feeding it, taking so much care of it, and it was a small, a mini serpent, like a mini car. And you are taking so much care for a small one and its eating, drinking, and looking after it until you have no other concern, only about that serpent. It is a serpent and you are a servant! That is the final life's program for Mankind. And we are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. O our Lord! Protect us from that serpent. Finally, we are reaching that point. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. And who knows about that serpent is running away from it, but those who do not know the real being of that serpent are coming and feeding it. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Say, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! That is a heavenly sword to kill that serpent. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem!

All prophets with heavenly messages were worried, and they warned, "O People! Now it is small and you do not know what is that serpent's real being, and you are trying to feed it to make it a big one, but you can't find an end for its becoming bigger, bigger, bigger and reaching a limit, when you will say, 'We must stop feeding this!' Every time you feed it you become more astonished, saying, 'I am feeding this one but it is growing so slowly. Therefore, I must try to feed this one much more carefully.' And then you run to feed that small serpent." And Allah (swt) sent this to many prophets, who saw servants are occupying themselves for feeding that small serpent.

Allah Almighty is saying, "O People! Don't be servants of that serpent, but leave its servanthood and come to the oath that you made with your Lord, the Creator, and give your service to your Creator! Don't give your servanthood for that serpent. O People! You were never created to be servants of serpents, but you have been created and gave your oath that, 'O our Lord! We are Your servants and we are giving our oath that everything in this life we are running to fulfill our servanthood in front of the Divinely Presence.'"

But, Shaytan is saying, "O People! You must take care of that small serpent until it becomes a big serpent, and big serpents know the treasures under Earth. When it is growing, growing, growing, it will take you to treasures of this world. Therefore, take care for it and give your whole effort. Don't do anything except to make that serpent grow, so that when it reaches the last point of its bigness, it will take you on its back and dig in the Earth and bringing you to countless treasures that it was guarding." Shaytan's slogan for Mankind is, "O Mankind! Be servants for serpents and you will reach your treasure through that serpent!" That is a shaytanic slogan for all of Mankind.

So prophets warned, "O People! You are on the wrong way! It is not your real mission on Earth to be servants of serpents. That is baatil, false. This is taking you to hells, here and Hereafter, and your life on this planet is going to be poisoned. You are not finding free time or a free life for yourself, but you are going to be donkeys for serpents, looking after its pleasure and what it is asking from you, that you must be its permanent servants, because finally it is taking you to its treasures."

That is the slogan of 21st century people, "Don't be servants for the Lord of Heavens, but try to be servants for serpents." Shaytan is blowing into peoples' minds and occupying their hearts with such foolish ideas and slogans, and people think it is true.

And Allah Almighty is saying, "O People! What are you doing?"

People are saying, "We are trying to be servants for our serpents because finally it is taking us to our hidden treasures."

And prophets said "O People! It is not your real position to be that small serpent's servant, no! We came to teach you and warn you, and remind you about your real mission! O People! We are calling you to be servants of your Lord, Allah Almighty."

All prophets came and spoke on behalf of the Lord of Heavens, the Creator, saying, "O People! What Shaytan is calling you to is dangerous, because when it is going to be bigger, it will swallow you! But Shaytan is making you to be servants for your serpents, your nafs." The serpent is our nafs, our egos. Prophets said, "O People! Don't believe in it; it is a small serpent and what you are serving it is going to be against you, until finally that small one is going to be a big serpent and swallow you. O People! Beware of Shaytan and your ego! Do not be servants of your serpents, your ego; that is not your true position from Heavens!"

All 124,000 prophets of Allah Almighty warned, "O People! Beware of serpents. Leave your serpent and try to be servants to The One Who created you and sent you here, Who fed and granted you everything, Who promised that if you are going to be real servants for your Lord, after death He will take you to Paradise, which is up to Eternity, never-ending!"

O Salafi `ulamas! What is your thinking on it, what has now been said for me to declare to people? Is anything wrong with it? Say! The Lord of Heavens is ordering, wa dhakkir, "Remind them!" Why are you not making it clear to people about their serpents? Why are you not warning sultans, umarra, mashayikh and rich ones, that they are very careful to feed their serpents? They are not sitting on a table, and asking from every kind of heavenly grant growing on this planet, but they are asking everything to make their serpents in pleasure. Everyone's mission is to look to what is best for feeding their serpent. Say! You are Salafi `ulamas, why are you not warning people about their serpents or are you not accepting that you have a serpent? You will be ignorant ones at that time! You are saying, "What we are asking in this life for ourselves is shahwat al-halaal. We are taking ourselves away from shahwat al-haraam but we are running to shahwat al-halaal, permitted desires, saying, 'We must eat from everything and take much more care for ourselves to be in pleasure in this life!'"

O Salafi `ulamas! Why are you not warning your mulook, kings, sultans, shaykhs, and umaraa, saying, "O People! You think you are something else from common people." Yes, we may say you are like the cream on milk, thinking, "We are the highest cream, above others who are under the cream. We must eat delicious cream, and that liquid with nothing in it is for them to drink!" Why are you not reminding them? Allah will ask you, O those who claim to be Salafi `ulamas, "Why were you not warning people not to be servants of their serpents? Why were you not calling people to be servants of their Creator, the Lord of Heavens, Allah (swt)?"

(Mawlana Shaykh stands) O Salafi `ulamas! Where are you? You disappeared? Wahhabi people are no-mind ones, so leave them. But you who claim you are "Salafi `ulamas", why are you not saying? (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Why are Wahhabi people running from east to west, to America, saying, "We are coming to bring Islam from east to west." What are you doing? They say, "We are doing our best for people," and their interests are not for Islam but their only interest is to make their egos much more happy through the freedom of western countries, because there no one asks what you are doing, but in Islamic countries they can't do what they are doing in western countries! What were they doing two or three days before? Some years ago Wahhabi people were making some negative creatures to make something that is making Islam through their eyes in a very bad position, they were going and assaulting on two towers, what is that? Is it Islam's order? Why? Is who does this from Ahlu ’l-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama`ah or from jama`at Wahhaabiyeen? Shame on them, making people against Islam! And the whole dunya is thinking that Islam is such wildness! And Islam means, "aslim, taslam, salamaat." Who is Muslim will be in safety from every bad thing and they are doing man sunna sunnatun sayiaatin falahu wizruha wa wizru man `amala bihi. hadeeth nabawi shareef.

O Salafi `ulamas! Who is feeding them money to be Wahhabi people? There are thousands and thousands in America, Europe, and other Christian countries. Is it true? Say! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allah (swt) is giving His judgment for you who did that terror!!! (Mawlana shaykh sits) Wildness, wildness, yes! We are not happy, but people are getting angry, getting repelled from Islam, and punishment is coming on those people who are supporting with dollars, euros, or pounds. Allah Almighty will ask you, O Salafi `ulamas, and will ask your mulook also, why you are supporting them with money, supporting corruption, fasaad, making people not run to Islam! Their highest priority is to attack someone who comes to Ka`aba Mu`adhamma, sits in a circle, and says, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah! Then they are quickly proclaiming that is bida`!

O Salafi `ulamas! Are you Muslim or non-Muslims? How are you giving a fatwa that if someone is saying, "Laa ilaaha illa-Llah" it is bida`? We are saying, O our Lord! You know what they are doing, so give Your punishment as You like, O our Lord, and keep us from their bad actions! We are running away from them and we are running to real Islam, that is bringing mercy, respect, and every good things to people so they may come to Islam!

Therefore, I am attacking on Wahhabi and Salafi `ulamas! Say, "O People! You are feeding your serpents, come and accept real Islam." Allah's order is to find someone who is saadiq. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Asta`eedhu billah.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَكُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِين

Yaa ayyuhal-ladheena aamanu ittaqullah wa koonu ma` as-saadiqeen.

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

Where may we find that saadiq? Show us and we may go to that one! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) May Allah forgive us.

O People! We are sad that even Muslims are not understanding real Islam, and they are not following the real principles of Islam. May Allah forgive us, for the honor of the most honored one here and Hereafter, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)


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

(44 minutes) (999 viewers) Mashaa-Allah today is `Eid. Send my salaams! Shukranlillah.

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salat ash-Shukr.)