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Limiting Hajj and Not Helping the Poor

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

24 August 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

(Mawlana Shaykh stands)

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah, Sultaan Allah

Alfu alfu salaat, alfu alfu salaam `ala Sayyid al-Awwaleen wa ‘l-Akhireen, Habeebullah Sayyidina Muhammad (s) wa `alaa man tabi`ahu bi ihsaan ila ‘l-yawmi 'd-deen.

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. O our Lord! Give Your protection for Your weak servants! And we are saying, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Laa hawla wa la quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Subhaana rabbika rabbi 'l-`izzati `amaa yasifoon wa salaamun `ala ‘l-mursaleen wa 'l-hamdulillahi Rabbi 'l-`alameen.

O Holy Ones! As-salaamu `alaykum. Was salaamu `alayk, yaa Saahib az-Zamaan! Thumma salaamu `alaykum, yaa`ibaadAllah as-saaliheen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. Such happiness is for our attenders here and Hereafter; ask pleasure for yourself here and Hereafter, because you are attending or listening to the heavenly orders of the Lord of Heavens. Tooba lakum, countless good tidings for you! You must be happy because you are attending or hearing the holy commands of your Lord, the Lord of Heavens.

O Salafi `ulamas! Is it not so? How are you, sir? As-salaamu `alaykum. Say, "Wa `alaykum as-salaam, our big brother."

Alhamdulillah, I am not trying to say that I am an important one, no. I am a weak servant and as long as a person is saying, "I am a weak one," there is coming heavenly support to make him continue. Even if he is a weak servant, if he is saying, "O my Lord! I am a weak one," listen to and keep that Divine Attribute.

O Salafi `ulamas! Listen and keep it. If a servant is saying, "O my Lord, I am weak servant," what do you think, is Allah Almighty is helping them or not? Which one asks heavenly help for his difficult conditions and the Lord of Heavens will prevent heavenly support to take away weakness from him? You must teach and you must learn! Where anyone is calling and asking a support to prevent him from entering bad conditions, which one is not going to be given this? If anyone is asking, the Lord of Heavens is ordering, “He is My servant! Reach him. If he falls down, pick him up."

O Salafi `ulamas! You are saying, "We are learned ones, we are `ulamas." Now there is coming a holy hadith from Prophet (s): (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

idha najid ahadan min `ibadallah yaqa`oona ardan khudh bi yaddihi wa arfa`ooh.

If we find any of Allah's servants falling on the ground, take him by his hand and lift him up.

O People! Take the hand of one of you who falls down. If you see Allah Almighty's servant falling down, take his hand and pick him up. That is the meaning of one hadith that you know, O Salafi `ulamas! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) You know it. Support who is asking support from you or who needs to be supported. Take his hand and take him up! That is a very important command from the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) That is a holy command from heavens to all of Mankind, that if anyone falls down by himself or Shaytan or its agents are kicking him and he is falling, quickly run to help him and pick him up!

وَتَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى الْبرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى

Fa ta`awanoo `ala al-birri wat-taqwa.

Help each other do goodness and in fearing Allah. (5:2)

What does this holy command mean? (Mawlana Shaykh sits) You know, `ulamas! If anyone is asking help for doing a goodness, to make something from charity and is asking help from you, Allah Almighty is saying Fa ta`awanoo, “Help him!” Help him and look after him; do not leave him alone! Observe what he is doing and help him until he completes his charity or good purpose. Allah Allah, Allah Allah.

Allah Almighty is saying, “Help him for Me, for My glory, do this for My weak servants who may be in need of help.” Where are such people?

O Salafi `ulamas! Why aren't you saying at every Friday khutbah, "O powerful ones! Take the hands of weak ones." If anyone is coming and asking for help, don't say you cannot, and don’t send him away without giving him even very small support. Support him as much as you can. That is real Islam, to take the hand of the weak one when he is falling down. Don't step on it, no. Take him up and give him that which he needs, support him, and try to complete his good actions; that is an order from Heavens! What can we say? When Allah Almighty is opened the House of our Lord, He ordered Sayyidina Ibraheem (a), "Build a house for Me that will be a House of the Lord. When you are finishing it, call My servants to visit." That is a holy order.

What are we doing? They are saying that this year, a quota for hujjaaj is full now, that they can't give more visas to people for Hajj. They are saying Egypt may send 70,000 only, no more, and Turks may send 100,000, Syria may send 25,000, Pakistan may send 200,000. That is munkar or not?

O Salafi `ulamas! Why aren’t you saying this to your kings? Why? Who is giving that authority to make a private number for visiting Holy Ka`aba? Such a foolishness, munkar, that Allah Almighty is never happy with, to put limits on His guests! Allah Almighty is saying, "Come and visit My House." Why are you putting so many barricades? For what? Who is giving that order? Do you have that authority? You are not saying the truth, Salafi `ulamas and Wahhabi people! Why you are not saying that is munkar? Allah Almighty is saying to go visit the House of the Lord, Baytullah Shareef, and you are writing that only one or two-million pilgrims may visit this year. What is that?

I was in Mecca over 70 years ago, after WW II. First they were opening ways for visiting the Holy Ka’aba and there were about a million or 1.5 million Hajj pilgrims, because no one was going to Hijaz because there were wars. The first year I was there and nearly two million hujjaaj were coming there, and it was as before, with no changes, the old buildings of Baytullah. I witnessed because I was with them and I was looking and all those people were just entering, praying, making tawaaf, drinking from ZamZam ash-Shareef, and making sa’ee. So many people were crowding there, but they performed all the rites of Hajj so easily, on Arafat, Mina, and in Meccatu 'l-Mukarrama, according to the holy command of Allah Almighty.

Then they said, tawsi`at al-haram ash-shareef, “We need to expand the Holy Mosque.” Mashaa-Allah. Who gave that permission to you, to make it wider? When people visit your home you know the capacity of your home and you invite 10, 20, 50, or 100 people. Beyond that number, you are not inviting. If Allah Almighty is calling His servants, does He not know the capacity of that small place ? Does He say, "Only 1.5 million may come, no more?" (Mawlana Shaykh stands) He is Allah Jalla Jalaaluh! But they are saying, “We must make it bigger for the pilgrims." What is that? He is Allah! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

O Salafi `ulamas! Why aren't you saying to mulook, "He is Allah! He is able to invite all of ummati Muhammad (s)" (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Ten-by-ten dhira, “arms length,” is better, for example. And He may call the whole Nation of the Seal the Prophets (s) and He may put all of them in that ten by ten. How are we believing that He is Qul huwa `alaa kulli shayin qadeer? Why did we do that? You are destroying everything that for hundreds of years, to Hijaz they were coming and it was enough for them! And you are saying, "We must make it wider.” That means, “Allah Almighty can’t carry all the people, so we must helping Him." Help now! Help now! Go and look and see. There are coming perhaps three million or five million and ummata Muhammad is perhaps five billion. Alhamdulillah,if 3 billion are coming, uqsam billah, I am swearing my oath, that if He likes, the Lord of Heavens can put the whole ummah in a ten-by-ten area! Jadidoo imaanikum billah, “Renew your faith in Allah.”

O mulook and `ulamas! You must, jadidoo imaanikum billah. You must believe: Qul huwa `alaa kulli shayin qadeer, He has qudrah, Absolute Ability. Why are you making these things? And now you are making more and more houses and yet it is not enough for Hajj. What can we say? Allah Almighty is calling His servants to visit the House of the Lord, so many millions are asking to make Hajj, and yet you are saying, "No, (this number) is the limit." And you are not giving your hand to poor ones, to say, "You also come." Allah Almighty is saying, Fa ta`awanoo `ala al-birri wat-taqwaa. This is a holy command, "Give your help to those who are in need."

Even if come 50 million, it may be 50 billion and the same place, it is enough because the Lord of Heavens can do anything. What did He say?

إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ شَيْئًا أَنْ يَقُولَ لَهُ كُنْ فَيَكُونُ

innamaa amruhu idha araada shay'an an yaqoolu lahoo koon fayakoon.

Verily, His Order is if He wants a thing, to only say "Be!" and it is. (YaSeen, 36:82)

O People! Listen to something that they are making me speak: you must help each other. What is coming to you, don't store it in bank cases or in secret treasures, but give it to those who are needy. O people, o people.

O `ulamas! Those who say you are `ulamas, perhaps you are getting angry with someone who is nothing. Who knows that you will reach the days of Hajj, the mulook, the `ulamas? Who knows? About those huge Nimrod buildings, who knows that anyone will be able to enter them, or live in them, or enjoy themselves in them? In one second, Allah Almighty is making all these buildings disappear, taken away! Have fear of Allah Almighty and use what you have been granted from Him to help people. Help ummat al-Habeeb! You have been granted billions! They are needy and you are saving treasures, is this not true? Therefore, they are making me shout every day at Salafi and Wahhabi `ulamas. Why are they not supporting poor people? Why are they not supporting weak people? Give to charities. As long as your hands are on charities, heavenly blessings are covering you three times more, here and Hereafter!

May Allah forgive us for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) `Aqeedah is to correct our beliefs (when we are wrong), and they are making me speak on it. I don’t know, but they know.


(37 minutes) (883 viewers) Alhamdulillah, mashaa-Allah, alhamdulillah.

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

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