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No Pious Ones Left in Any City

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

3 February 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

(Translated from Turkish)

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajim. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.

May Allah protect us against the evil of Shaytan, the evil of the enemy, and from government evil. Amin.

You came with khayr, goodness, may you return with goodness. Today is the beginning of the holy month, Rabi` al-Awwal; the month of mawlid has entered. Many thanks! We’ve left the month of Safar in safety. In Safar, many people faced disasters; and because of afflictions descending on them in Safar, they departed from this world. Thanks to Allah that the month is over.

Now this month is the month of our Master (s). When the name of our Master (s) is mentioned, it is appropriate and necessary that we stand up, even if it’s a hundred times.

Visitor: This boy came with us.

Mashaa-Allah. To visit the saalih, righteous people, for a mu’min to visit another mu’min, makes Allah Almighty pleased. In the past, there were shaykh efendis, pirs, awliyas and `ulamas whom you could kiss the hands and ask for du`as, prayers. Now that is finished.

There was a man who came from Eskisehir (a Turkish village) to visit me. They said, "This person came to visit you, Shaykh Efendi." I said to him, "I'll ask you one thing." I’ve passed through Eskisehir so many times. From one end to another, it used to take half-an-hour by car. Now, perhaps you cannot pass through it in one hour; the region has grown. He was an old man.

I said to him, "Yahu, look, you are a person who has seen many things in life. I'd like to ask you something: is there anyone in this village, Eskisehir, whom you could kiss the hands, the garment and ask for prayers? Someone whom you could visit? A person whose door is wide open, whose table is open, who cares for the poor people--is there such a one?"

He answered, "Shaykh Efendi, there is none left. Apart from that, even in Istanbul there’s none, whose table is open for others and who is to be visited. In some places, there are some (poor) people who wait for charitable guests who can come and give them five or ten kurush (pennies). However, their doors aren’t knocked, their dinner tables aren’t set. Their doors are shut and their tables are covered (empty). Now we are in such a situation."

What shall we do? You were not able to find anyone, so you left and came to visit me in this desolate place. In comparison to these types of people, we are zero. But you got up from Istanbul and came here. May Allah be pleased with you. May Allah Almighty confirm your good thoughts about us.

Yahu! Go, if you are searching for them, those whom you are looking for are all lying in graves, in tombs. Go to them. Why would you come here to me? I have nothing. I am a zero person. But Almighty Mawlaa sends, through our Master (s). The ahbaab, friends of our Master (s), arrange it for you, saying, “Go to that place; there is a person working for us. He gives those who come and get what they deserve.” Okay, when they come here, I shout to some and I curse at some others (laughter). As I had said before, the pen is lifted from me. The angel on the left side doesn't write anymore [due to being above 90 years]. This one (the angel on the right) records the good deeds, but this one doesn’t write, no matter how much I swear!

Welcome! Welcome! You have come with khayr. Everyone receives according to his intention. We go and visit someone; we go to visit Shaykh Efendi, we go in order to kiss the garment of awliya. It comes with that intention, according to the intention, and Allah writes thawaabs, rewards for them.

Welcome girls, ladies! How are you? I hope you are well, inshaa-Allah. Shukr yaa Rabbee! Shukr! Let us be thankful of our present situation. Because we are now in the last days. That which emerged, is a sign. Everything appearing is a sign for Doomsday. Doomsday is not far away. Saahib uz-Zamaan, Mahdi (a) will come, and after him, nabi `Isa (a) will follow. Then a huge war will break out and Mahdi (a) will stop it. Nabi `Isa (a) will descend and govern for forty years. Then he also will be taken by the Angel of Death also, and Doomsday will fall upon the heads of unbelievers. Amaan yaa Rabbee! Don't make us to be amongst them. We say, "We are Your weak servants!"

Therefore, you must read your daily awrad continously. Don't let a day pass without namaz, prayer, otherwise something will befall you. We won’t interfere. If something happens to a person with no prayers, even an awliya with seven heads cannot help. Namaz. Allah Almighty says, "A person who doesn't even pray at least two raka`ats is not My servant!"

Aman yaa Rabbee! Aman yaa Rabbee! Concerning women, Prophet (s) said, "Those who walk around exposing themselves (dressed immodestly), are not from my ummah!” Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. What to do? What can we do? In order to save ourselves, we say, "Rabbuna ’Llah Hasbun ’Llah!" People must continue saying this. It will be enough for them along with their sajda, prostrations! "The one who doesn't pray at least two rak`ats is not My servant!" says Allah. "He doesn't belong to my ummah" says the Prophet (s).

To women who don’t cover themselves, he says, "They don’t belong to my ummah."

"To whom do they belong, yaa Rasoolullah?"

"To Shaytan! They belong to Shaytan’s crew. They left their names to be written in the book of Shaytan. Their heads are uncovered, they’re exposing their bodies and they’re selling themselves!”

“These women do not belong to me and I do not belong to them,” our mother, Fatima az-Zahra says.

If something happens to them, even if the whole world of doctors gathered, they will say, "We can't do anything, we can’t help. There is no cure for this."

"What is its remedy?"

"The remedy is to take them home and prepare their grave in the graveyard," says the doctor.

This immodesty and obscenity is bringing huge punishments upon people. Don't leave your houses if it is not necessary!

Women of Islam! Muslim women! Don’t go out to the marketplaces! Gather in the secret places of your homes and recite the Holy Qur'an, listen to the words of the Prophet (s). Take care of your children and family, and Allah will take care of you. If you don't do that, there is an upcoming war which will sweep away millions and billions of people.

Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq!

Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq!

Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq!