6 June 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mureeds show Mawlana Shaykh where Taiwan is located on a map.)
Mureed: Two years ago my husband had a dream where Mawlana said, “Visit this place,” and then he started to search for this place on the map.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Is the Silk Way (Road) coming from here? Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Are you coming from Taiwan? Like a dervish (Mawlana Shaykh removes his turban); like a shaykh (Mawlana Shaykh replaces his turban); like a grandshaykh (Mawlana Shaykh tips turban forward); like a tired shaykh (Mawlana Shaykh tips his turban backwards)! (Laughter)
Inshaa-Allah, we hope that all Chinese people will come into Islam, as He, the Lord of Heavens, likes. Yes. May Allah forgive us and bless you to have a happy life here and have an enjoyful life after this life, for the Eternal life. This life is going to finish, but that life is never going to finish; it is endless, eternal! Eternity, Eternity!
Do you know Confucius? He said, “The power of Heavens is too heavy and your power on Earth is nothing.” He spoke true words from old prophecy, because the Lord of Heavens sent for every country, for every people and nation, one, three, seven, forty, seventy, one-hundred, or such a large of number of prophets who spoke to people from reality, that the Lord of Heavens, our Creator, sent His orders and blessings. He likes His servants to be happy and forever enjoyful here and Hereafter, in the Eternal life. May Allah forgive us.
I am accepting all of you as my grand-daughters. I am so old and you are such young ones. (May you have) happiness and a sweet life, here and Hereafter. Pray for me as I am a weak one now.
(Mawlana Shaykh distributes pictures of himself to the mureeds.) Happy days! This is my grandfather (pointing to a picture of himself). (Laughter)
You go and make your food now.
Mureed: Our pleasure.
How do you say “Thank you”? (Shay shay.) (Laughter)