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If You Forgive Them You Are Exalted, Wise

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

30 September, 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah `AzeezAllah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah. Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridwaana wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaanin ila yawmu 'l-qiyamah.

As salaamu `alaykum amidoona bi madadikum yaa Saahib az Zamaan. as-salaamu `alaykum yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif. And we are taking out the heavenly sword and saying, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem `alaa man takabbar wa tajabbar min ash-shayaateeni wa 'l-jinn. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

O People! Leave everything and follow holy commands from the Heavens, or what you are going to be granted may be taken away from you, then you may be khasir ad-dunya wal-akhirah, "failed in this life and the Next." Who is not taking care for glorifying our Lord,Allah Almighty, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) they should be mahroom, "prevented from reaching", their chance will go away, no dunya and no akhirah. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Beware, that is a heavenly warning: don't play, take it seriously! We are not playing here and addressing to mountains, to animals or to trees. No, we are addressing to Mankind from east to west, from north to south. Beware of the Mightiness of our Lord, Allah Almighty!

O our Attenders! You also give a time to hear the heavenly declaration.. Don't think I know something and am giving to you, no. They are making the weakest servant address people on Earth - Turks, Pakistanis, Afghanis, ... US. First, I learned in school writing of the British colonists here in Cyprus. The teacher said, "Look, my students! Now we are going to make a beginning for a famous continental language, the language of Shakespeare. Look at the first page. What is this? That is the English letter 'i,' but it looks like the number '1'. And you must learn the second letter, to begin to know the English language. They are very proud with their Shakespeare. And this letter is saying 'i.' That means, 'I, myself.' And the second is 'a,' the first letter of the English alphabet also. To memorize this, it is written after 'a,' double 's,' spelling 'ass.' It means donkey." First we learned this, and I am making a joke, nashaat with you because people may be happy and amused, because they run away from heavy subjects. I am making theater here for you so very serious ones, businessmen, may be smiling and pleased. They are smiling, thinking, "That person is a very simple person, making people smile, sometimes making people laugh, but he has not been ordered to make people cry!"

O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban. You are very serious ones! Make people nashaat, happy. Happy people may accept, may take an interest. Always your face is not like the face of Paradise people, but you are showing such an ugly appearance that it is like Hell's people! No, be sahl, easy; don't make people escape from you. And I am saying to Wahhabis, no-mind people, who makes heavy declarations, it is useless, making the opposite affect. I am giving good advice to them.

O Salafi `ulamas! When you are sitting speaking to people, put in your left hands salty (snacks) sweets. Here, sweet leblebi, roasted chickpeas, here salty. A cat is coming to me also, so happy. (Cat passes by Mawlana Shaykh) Make people happy! What is that, Salafi `ulamas, always frowning? People must be between basheeran wa nadheeran, giving good tidings and warning, takoonu bayn al-khawfi wa 'r-rajau, between fear and hope. Basheeran wa nadheeran, you must sometimes address them to be in fear, and to mostly be in hope! Give hope to people because Allah Almighty says in Hadeeth al-Qudsi:

إن رحمتي سبقت غضبي

inna rahmatee sabaqat ghadabee!

"My mercy precedes (outweighs) My anger."

(Mawlana Shaykh stands) SubhaanAllah! Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Allahu Akbar. That is the biggest pleasure for us, good tidings. You don't know that hadith? If you do not know, you must look tonight at your books. Hadeeth al-Qudsi of Allah, Jalla Jalaaluh, Allah Almighty.

That is the biggest good tidings for all Creation! He may do everything and He is able to give a punishment, to put all of us in the Fire, but then His endless, endless Mercy Oceans are taking us out, because He Almighty is saying, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) inna rahmatee sabaqat ghadabee! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Allahu Akbar!

O Salafi `ulamas! Where are you in (your knowledge of) Islam? You are only knowing, "Shirk, kufr, bida`, haraam." We are organized creatures to do bayna'l-khair wa ash-sharr, "Between good and evil." The Seal of Prophets (s) was first to declare, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) la ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah. Then he declared (the six pillars of faith), Amantu billahi wa malaa`ikatihi, "I believe in Allah and His angels." (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Then what is coming, amantu billah, offering to non-Muslims, to book-given people (People of the Book, Christians and Jews), the understanding of belief that Islam is bringing to Mankind. Never those six pillars of belief changed from the time of Sayyidina Adam (a)! He declared for all Mankind, from Adam up to the end, to say amantu billahi, "I believe in my Lord!" (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Yaa Rabbanaa ighfir lanaa, O Allah forgive us! Amantu billah! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Amantu billahi wa malaa`ikatihi, "I believe in Allah Almighty, and that He created angels." No one knows the number of angels, only their Creator, Allah Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Christians are not believing in Allah, but they say, "Allah is the Heavenly Father, and He has a son." That is imagination, not reality, but they are saying it, perhaps to give the highest position for Jesus Christ. Allah knows, and Allah is going to give His judgment about Christians. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah Almighty will bring Jesus Christ and address him:

أَأَنتَ قُلْتَ لِلنَّاسِ اتَّخِذُونِي وَأُمِّيَ إِلَهَيْنِ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ

'a-anta qulta li 'n-naasi attakhidhoonee wa ummiya ilahayni min doonillah.

Did you say to people to take yourself and your mother as gods other than Allah? (Al-Ma'idah 5:116)

The whole world will tremble from the haybat, glory of Allah Almighty's addressing to Jesus Christ! "Did you tell them to take you and your mother as deities?" Anyone else would melt, but he is Jesus Christ! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar! Nahnu `abeeduk. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) `Allimhum, fa innahum `ibaaduk, "Teach them (O my Lord), for they are Your servants!" Jesus Christ replied, "O my Lord! You know my position. It is impossible to say anything, as You know everything. Forgive me! I was witnessing and keeping believers, as long as I was with them. But You know what happened after that. O my Lord! O my Lord! If You are asking to give punishment to them (Mawlana Shaykh weeps), You know they are weak servants! "Allahuma innaka`afoowwun kareemun tuhibbul `afwa fa `afuw annee, yaa Ghafoor!" That is his declaration in the Divine Presence on the Day of Resurrection.

O People!! Come and listen. Come and listen. May Allah forgive us. Amantu billah!! And everyone who was refusing the Lordship of Allah Almighty, all of them will be trembling in the Divine Presence, asking, "Forgive us! O that One, Whose Mercy Oceans are endless! Give us from Mercy Oceans! You are that One. Forgive us!" What is His answer coming that day? You know.

لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا

Laa taqnatoo min rahmatillah; innallah yaghfiru 'dh-dunooba jamee`an.

Do not despair of Allah's Mercy, Allah forgives all sins! (az-Zumar, 39:53)

inna rahmatee sabaqat ghadabee

My Mercy overcame My Anger!

Allah Almighty said, koon fayakoon, "'Be!' and it will be," (36:82) and coming in existence. If Allah Almighty says, "Don't be," then it disappears. Why aren't you saying such things to people? Wahhabis are no-mind people, but Salafi `ulamas claim that you know. What is your opinion? Allah Almighty is saying, "Do not despair of Allah's Mercy, Allah forgives all sins! Why are not trying to do that? No, you cannot say that. As much as we can be sinners, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) sabaqat rahmatee `ala ghadabee, and you can't do that, laa manee'aa! He is Lord, we are His Creation, His creatures! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Yaa Rabbee, Allah. Yaa Rabbee, Allah. Yaa Rabbana! (Mawlana shaykh sings Qasida Burdah) maa madaa yaa wasi`a 'l-karami maa madaa yaa wasi`a 'l-karami. We are happy with our Lord, if anyone is unhappy, he may go to Jahannum, raghman `alaa anf, inspite of their wills. Therefore, that is a warning! Yaa Rabbana ifghfir lanaa, yaa wasi`a 'l-karami, "O our Lord, You of the immense generosity!" To you and to me, also!

O Salafi `ulamas! We are not speaking beyond, amantu billahi wal malaa`ikatihi. There is no time, that is enough, but you must speak to people. What did the Lord of Heavens say to Sayyidina Musa? Do you know? (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Yaa Musa, habbib ilayya 'l-`ibaad, "O Moses! Make My servants love Me!" "Make them to love Me," Allah Almighty is saying, never ... maakum. Salafi `ulamas, are you never looking at such things? It is true or a lie? habbib ilayya 'l-`ibaad, "LET THEM LOVE ME!" Allah is saying! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)


(32 minutes)

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

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