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Is Your Chairman Your Ego or Your True Self?

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

14 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Dastoor, madad. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Muhammadur Rasoolullah `alayhi salaatullah wa salaamuh wa `ala jami` al-anbiya wa 'l- awliyaa wa rahmatullah `alayhim wa `alayna, yaa Rabbi 'l-`Alameen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

O People! It is a humble meeting, or association. We must try to give our most high glorifying to our Lord, Allah Almighty (Mawlana Shaykh stands), and to give our most high glorifying in this life and the next life to the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! We are trying to make the holy flag of the Holy Prophet (s) up and Shaytan’s flag to be under my feet! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

As-salaamu `alaykum to all holy ones who are fed with heavenly feedings. Look at such people who are mustathna, exceptional, that Allah Almighty granted them from heavenly glory, feeding them, because they are trying to give according to their capacities. All holy people are asking the Lord of the Heavens to grant more and more glory to the Seal of Prophets (s), as His most glorious one. May Allah forgive us.

O People! As-salaamu 'alaykum, our attenders from Muslims, from Salafi `ulamas, from Christians, from Majoos (Zoroastrian) people, from Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist people, and people from everywhere. This is a heavenly addressing to them. The one who is being addressed must feel something in his material being and he will also feel peace in his spiritual being. Yes, sometimes one word may change a person, perhaps one sentence may change a nation, or perhaps one holy verse may change the whole world, and it may be a holy book, Qur’an `azheem ash-shaan, the holiest one, is going to be enough for all the coming nations from pre-Eternal up to Eternal!

You must try to understand the power of the Holy Qur'an, and try to understand. Who is not trying to understand, theirs is the level of donkeys or under the level of animals, to the levels of shaytanic groups. Try to understand.

O People! We are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Run away from a bad situation to the best situation. Don't stay in a bad situation, but try to get up from adnaa ila al-`alaa, from the deepest level up to the highest level; that is our aim. We have not been created for only eating, drinking, and sexual pleasures; that is for animals. You are from human nature, so there must be a difference between you and animals. Yes, we are like other animals with our physical bodies, but something makes human nature to be different from the animal world. That is what all the prophets from beginning up to end were asking to teach people. But very few understand and the majority of people are running after animal pleasures and desires to reach pleasure. That is simply impossible, but no one is trying to understand. From beginning up to end, our egos are trying to make a holy center for Mankind in themselves, and to be in that holy center is a chair, and a chair must have someone sitting on it; it is such a high position, everyone is running to be a chairman. And for everyone there is a chair, a chair for their physical being, and there is another being in Mankind and we may say, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.

الرَّحْمَنُ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ اسْتَوَى

Ar-Rahman `ala al-`Arsh istawa.

The Most Merciful was established on the Throne. (20:5)

(Mawlana Shaykh sits) What is that ayatu 'l-kareema saying, ar-Rahman `ala al-`Arsh istawa? Yes, for Mankind's animal being there is a chairman, but for their heavenly being their can't be a chairman, there must be ‘arsh, throne. For everyone that throne is such a special grant from Allah Almighty to Mankind, making them on the highest level in the Divine Presence!

الرَّحْمَنُ عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ

Ar-Rahman. `Alam al-Qur'an.

(God) Most Gracious! It is He Who has taught the Qur'an. (55:1-2)

But generally, Mankind is only taking care for their chair, not asking for that holy throne. Their whole interest and highest desire is to reach their chair, to find a chairman. Chairs are for our physical being, but our real being has a throne that no one knows. As Allah Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

ما وسعني أرضي ولا سمائي ولكن وسعني قلب عبدي

Ma wasi`anee ardee wa laa samaa'ee wa laakin wasi`anee qalbee `abdee al-mu'min.

My Earth did not contain Me, nor My Heavens, but the heart of My believing servant contained Me.

(Mawlana Shaykh sits.) People mostly are running to have a chairman for their chairs; the physical being is Man's chair. And people, beginning from the day they are born, grow, grow, grow, always eager to reach that chair. What is that chair? It is a chair, everyone may understand, and there is always going to be a fight between the "chairman" and the heavenly throne that belongs to Heavens. And people are quickly or easily running to find a chairman for their chairs, their physical being. Shaytan is saying, "O Man! O Human Nature! I will teach you who is the best chairman for your chair, because your physical being is a chair and it needs a chairman, so I will show it to you. Listen to me. The best chairman for you is your ego, nafsak." That is in the hadeeth nabawi ash-shareef.

O Salafi `ulamas, where are you? Are you not hearing that hadeeth ash-shareef? You are claiming that you know too much; that is a question coming now. You never heared such a hadeeth ash-shareef? I never heard any of the Salafi `ulamas warning Mankind according to that hadeeth ash-shareef. No one can say it is not true or fabricated! They are always saying, "It is not a real hadeeth; it is fabricated!" Why? That hadeeth ash-shareef is famous! The Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), said: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :أعدى عدوك نفسك التي بين جنبيك - رواه البيهقي في الزهد

A`ad `adoowik nafsak allatee bayna jambayk.

The most terrible enemy to you is the ego between your two sides.

If you are asking who is your most dangerous and terrible enemy, I am saying it is nafsak. Is that hadeeth ash-shareef not written, or not reaching you? Say, Salafi `ulamas! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) I never heard any one of the Salafi `ulamas or from doctors of Shari`ah, or I never heard from Azhar ash-Shareef `ulamas, about that hadeeth ash-shareef. Why? Is it not true? How can you say that, "We never heard such a hadith? Leave hadith, look at what Allah Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

إِنَّ النَّفْسَ لأَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ إِلاَّ مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّيَ

Asta`eedhu billah. Inna an-nafsu la-amaaratan bis-soow illa man rahima Rabbee.

Verily the nafs (ego) is ordering to evil except for whom My Lord has granted His mercy. (12:53)

Is that ayatul-kareemah or I am saying from myself?! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Why are you not accepting? Asta`eedhu billah. nna an-nafsu la-amaaratan bis-soow illa man rahima Rabbee. Why are you not warning, and you are saying, "We are a group who prevents people from wrong ways," and it may true. You are claiming you are `amar bi 'l-ma`roof, wa 'n-nahi `ani 'l-munkar, (Call(ers) to do what is good and leave the forbidden.) So why are you not warning, "O People! The Seal of Prophets (s) is saying, A`ad `adoowik nafsak allatee bayna jambayk. O Man! Beware of your ego, nafs!" Why are you not saying? That is the most important point in Islam, to warn people who is with them and who is not with them! Allah Almighty created the nafs, saying, “Come,” and it was going back. He said, “Go back,” and it came forward. Nafs is doing everything the opposite of what its Creator orders! For what? Why are you not reminding people? Wa dhakkir (and remind them)! That is ayatu 'l-kareemah.

O Learned People! Doctors, or Salaaf as-Saalih, or Wahabis, why are you not warning, "O People! Don't run after your material aspects, because your ego is always calling you for material pleasures. Your chairman is your ego, your nafs!"

How can you say for your chairman, “We are not following you,” and you are ‘abid, slave for your egos. How can this ummah stand up? And all people don't know who is for them and who is not with them. How can they reach heavenly support, which only comes to those who take care and never let their egos to do as they like. mu'min kaamil, the perfect believer, is he who never gives a chance to his ego to do anything, and saying as Allah Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

ما وسعني أرضي ولا سمائي ولكن وسعني قلب عبدي

Ma wasi`anee ardee wa laa samaa'ee wa laakin wasi`anee qalbee `abdee al-mu'min.

My Earth did not contain Me, nor My Heavens, but the heart of My believing servant contained Me.

Qalb al-mu'min `Arshullah, “The heart of the believer is the Throne of Allah.” (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Qalb al-mu'min `arshullah. Arabee? Tarifoon, but you are not trying to understand. If you are understanding, you must believe. If you are not believing, you cannot understand! Therefore, holy ones are always attacking on those who say, “We are the best ones,” when really they are the worst ones! There are one-billion to two-billion Muslims, and Allah Almighty is ordering:

كُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

Koonu ma’as saadiqeen.

Be with those who are true (in word and deed). (9:119)

Where are those elected, special, chosen ones, who really keep Allah Almighty's Right Way? And the Right Way is not to obey your ego! If your ego is going to be a chairman, your ego is going to be with Shaytan and shaytanic groups. Those who are keeping their hearts as the throne of their Creator will be taken to the Divine Presence here and Hereafter! May Allah forgive us.

What shall we say? This is a difficult time and people are thinking they know something, but they know nothing! Man must know under Whose command he is acting, moving, doing and living. Salafi `ulamas, I am asking your opinion about the Islamic world: do they think their lives are suitable and under heavenly commands? Are they walking on it, or are they using their chairman's way? That chairman is their ego and if they are following their egos, that ego is the donkey of Shaytan. Whoever is following their egoistic desires is under the hegemony of Shaytan or shaytanic groups.

O People! Say, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Sayyidina Muhammadun Rasoolullah (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) That is the real way for you to be takhlees, saved, if you are saying and following this. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) But the whole Islamic world is changed; they are making their chairmen their egos, the donkey of Shaytan. Both are making are the Islamic world in such a way. Do you think the current status of the Islamic world is suitable according to the principles of Islam or the holy commands of Allah Almighty? Which country, which government, which `alim is following heavenly rules? But they are making their egos chairmen on themselves, never believing in the Holy Qur'an or holy books, and not following the Seal of Prophets (s)!

They are following their egos because their egos are their chairman! That is the main problem of the Muslim world. It is not a good vision for the Muslim world to follow the commands of their egos, no. They are saying, “I don't like to eat this, I like to drink that. I don't like to dress that way, I like to dress this way.” For what? Particularly, chairmen for men are their egos, and another one is making women as men's chairman now. How can this be? And Allah Almighty saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء

Ar-rijaal qawaamoon `ala an-nisaa.

Men are protectors and maintainers of women. (4:34)

Haqq! Why are they not doing this? (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Ar-rijaal qawaamoon `ala an-nisa`. Where are you, our Salafi `ulamas? What is your position on this issue? How many points are the heavenly ones making to remind you? Perhaps it is going to be one-thousand such special warnings coming, coming, coming, but I am not hearing you accept that truth and then going on true ways, as Prophet (s) is saying, “O my nation! The true way is only one way, but the way which goes on the left hand are wrong ways.” Prophet (s) is on the true way, and wa man tabi`nee, "And those who follow me." Those who run to follow Sahaabi 'l-kiram are on the true way and others are finished on the wrong way, and their ways must be changed! If Muslims are asking to be granted heavenly honor, they must come on the true way. If they are going left and right, finished, no more honor, no more goodness in their lives, no more pleasure and no more honor for them. May Allah forgive us.

O our Attenders! As-salaamu 'alaykum. You are running to make your egos, your chairman, happy. You are saying, "O Shaykh, how are you saying that? Our chairman is our ego? How are we fighting against our chairman?" Beware, I am putting your chairman under my feet to save you! An-nafsu 'l-ammaaratan bi 's-soow. We are beginning now some heavenly centers to save Ummat al-Habeeb from the hegemony of nafs, hawaa, Shaytan and dunya. May Allah forgive us!

O People! Don't be angry, for if you are going to be angry, don't send me money, food, rice, or sheep (for barakah) because it doesn't matter, Allah (swt) will send to me; I am not looking to you for anything. But I must say the holy command, wa dhakkir, “And remind!” I am reminding people, so who is accepting accepts this reminder. I am not asking any ajar, reward, payment or salary. Yes, I am a free one, trying to make my ego under my command, to make my real being to be on that chair as the real chairman, under the holy command of spiritual power! Spirituality is going to take people up, and egoistic desires are taking people down in dark levels and dark places of Earth.

May Allah forgive us for the honor of Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)


(Mawlana Shaykh prays two rakaat Salat ash-Shukr)


(45 minutes)

If they are not coming to listen, I am making their chairmen under my feet, with my ego also! (Mawlana Shaykh laughs) People are running to change chairmen in governments. Why are they not making that? Fighting in the east to west. Why are you not making that true one to be your chairman?