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Nurture the Pearl in Your Shell

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

2 April 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Suhbah after Jumu`ah

Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Dastoor, yaa Rijaal Allah. Madad, yaa Saahib az-Zamaan!

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

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah.

Alfu salaat, alfu salaam `alayka wa `ala aalika yaa Sayyidi 'l-awwaleen wa 'l-aakhireen. Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan wa nooran wa surooran wa ridwaanan wa sultaana.(Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

Dastoor. As-salaamu ` alaykum ayyuha 'l-ghaafiloon. Heedless people are coming to me, because I am qutb of heedless people, chief! Maa yatoo naas ghayru ghaafileen, illa bi aghfal min al-ghaafileen. Allah, Allah.

O People! As-salaamu ` alaykum. As-salaamu ` alaykum. This salaam is going to be in east and west for all Mankind. We hope that safety and blessings are coming on our small group of attenders for this association. Welcome to you! Anyone of you dhu `aqlin rasheed huna, anyone claiming to be more clever and good? Smart. (Mawlana Shaykh addresses a guest.) Sayyid is coming and giving us honor. If he asks to address to people, for him, yes sir!

And we are saying, a` oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. We must run away from Shaytan. Allah, Allah. All tragedies from beginning up to end are for the reason of Shaytan, khaza`ahullah. May Allah Almighty make that one under Hell, a prison for that one, so we may be in safety! But we are now in this life, and Allah Almighty is asking to show value and honor of Mankind in His Divine Presence. And every time that Allah Almighty is sending to Mankind, humanity, human nature, from His endless Honor Oceans, Shaytan is exploding and `adhaab (punishment) is coming on him, punishment of fire!

O our Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban! What is your opinion, if fire is giving punishment to fire? Is that a question? Yes, Shaytan is created from fire. How fire is giving punishment to fire, `adhaab? I know punishment, but fire burns man, and he is getting in endless pain because that fire is from Earth, a fiery burning. But what about Shaytan? I am asking Salafi `ulamas, you are all heedless people and are not understanding! Only Salafi `ulamas are saying, "We are `ulamas." I am asking you, if fire is giving punishment to fire? What is your answer? No, it is not something you can answer by thinking, it is a grant from Allah Almighty. Where is my stick? I don't know, but they are giving an answer to me. May fire give a trouble to fire? A question we are asking: if Shaytan's punishment going to be in Hells, Hell is fire and Shaytan is fire, so do you think fire gives punishment to fire?

Suffering. Yes, that is a question so many people are not knowing an answer to. Once a philosopher who was proud with his philosophy was asking a wali or any ordinary believer from Muslimeen, all of whom are believing but levels of their beliefs are different. His beliefs are on a level that you are not on, and the level that you are on, he is never knowing about, and his level of faith you can never understand.

وَلِكُلٍّ دَرَجَاتٌ مِّمَّا عَمِلُواْ وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا يَعْمَلُونَ

Wa li-kullin daraajaat mimma `amiloo wa maa rabbuka bi-ghaafilin `amaa ya`maloon.

To all are degrees (or ranks) according to their deeds: for thy Lord is not unmindful of anything that they do. (6:132)

Are you understanding Arabic or not? What does it mean wa li-kullin daraajaat? Allah Almighty is saying, for everyone there will be a level. Wa li-kullin, it is an ocean! We may ask daraajaat that belongs to Believers. One level, another level, another level. Therefore, for the people of Paradise, their Paradise is granted from Allah Almighty to them and you can't find the same. No, just 100% different. There may be billions of people, trillions of people, quadrillion, pentillions; you can't find the Paradise of one to be the same for another. That is from the Greatness of the Lord of Heavens, Allah (swt)! Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) Because Allah Almighty is never using a photocopy machine. No, no, no. If you are looking in this world, so many homes, one never going to be similar from the inside to a second one. And Paradise is for Eternity. Darajaat. You can't find two people on the same level. Allahu akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) Daraajat, plural of darajah. Darajaat means "level," countless, countless, countless levels. Everything is kun fayakoon, "(Allah Almighty gives the holy command) 'Be!' and it is." Allah Almighty is only saying, kun fayakoon:

إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ شَيْئًا أَنْ يَقُولَ لَهُ كُنْ فَيَكُونُ

innamaa amruhoo idhaa araada shayan an yaqoola lahu kun fayakoon.

But His command, when He intendeth a thing, is only that he saith unto it: Be! and it is. (36:82)

O People! Try to learn about your Creator's Divine Attributes. Yes, darajaat. And the Holy Qur'an is an ocean, but not one ocean. Not only you, even prophets can't reach the limits, the fine points of the Holy Qur'an.

O People! Appreciate the Holy Qur'an! You can learn everything without using technology. Technology is the dirtiness of Shaytan, making you to first appreciate that technology (above other things), yes. For example, this instrument (Internet) from technology is sending our humble meeting through east and west. It is such a surprising thing, but Allah Almighty is granting to His deputies; they are like Light Oceans. That is nothing! That is only sukhkhir, what Allah (swt) is giving to believers and unbelievers, to use this instrument of no value. But what Allah Almighty is granting to His valuable, honored, honorable, and glorified servants is such a power; that he may be able to command "Be!" for something and it will come into existence!

O Salafi `ulamas! There is one hadith, you must know about that Hadith Qudsi. Don't say this is da`eef (weak) hadith. Allah `azza wa jall yaqool, yaa `abdee. (Allah, the Exalted and Magnificent says: "O My servant!") Rabbuna subhanahu wa t`aala, He is saying, "O all people! Yaa `abdee, a`atiyanee, O My servant! Obey me!" a`atiyanee ija`laka rabbaaniyyan. (Obey Me! I will make you "lordly").What is the meaning of rabbaaniyyan? Taqoolu li-shayin kun, fayakoon. (you say to a thing "Be!" and it will be) When Allah Almighty is giving such an honor and authority to that one, ij`aaluka rabbaniyyun taqoolu li-shay kun fayakoon! (I will make you "lordly", you say to a thing "Be!" and it will be). Sah (correct)? Wayhaq (Warning to you)! Wayhaq `ala kulli bashiriyyah (woe to all humanity). First of all, including the Muslim world, and I am saying I am nothing, but they are making me to say to Salafi `ulamas, what is your opinion about that hadeeth qudsi? If you say it is not true, you may get out from Islam (murtaad, apostate)!

I am nothing, but they are making me, such a useless one, to speak. Shoo `azhaamat, so glory on this hadith! "Yaa `abdee," are those who are not running after the pleasure of their physical beings! Himmatuhum, they are on highest level of effort, and thinking only to make their Lord happy with them. When are you going to be happy with your Lord? When you are going to be under His command? When your obediency's darajaat, so many levels, when you are reaching that level that you will be ahlan, suitable for that khitaab. Allah (swt) is saying to you, "Yaa `abdee!" Who is that one? Who is only for his Lord's `uboodiyyah, servanthood, only for his Lord, no obediency for their egos, Shaytan, dunya or hawa.

O Salafi `ulamas! You are understanding? Say! And you are making a declaration that, "Shaykh is kharfaan, what he is saying is not true!" Can anyone say this? If so, in the morning you may find his dead body. Keep your tongues from (targeting) someone whose anger is coming from heavenly anger! When you are reaching to that level you can say for everything without using technology. Shame on muslimeen, wa `ala `ulamai 'l-muslimeen, particularly Salafi `ulamas! Why you are not speaking on the power of Islam, the power of imaan? You only know, "This is bida`, that is shirk!" No! Leave this; come and learn something else. Enough for your tuhmat, accusing people of shirk, kufr, bida`, haraam! Take them up. Can you carry them up? If you are under the seven levels of Earth, how are you going to carry people up to Seven Heavens? This day the fight is beginning, because the time is up for the Last Day, Yawm al-Qiyaamah (is near).

O People! Think on it! Only pearls will be protected and their shells thrown away. Why you are not using your chance to be a pearl; (instead) you are being an empty shell. Ask yourselves, for what?

O People! Not every egg bring chicks. This is an egg and that is an egg, but this one brings a chick. By itself, it cannot. A person can't reach the levels of heavens by himself; there must be muraafaqah (accompaniment), as a hen making muraafaqah with a rooster and bringing chicks. Why did the Lord of Heavens send 124,000 prophets? To put that pearl in your shell! Therefore, if hearts are locked there can't be anything in them. If hearts are open, the Seal of Prophets (s) can put in them the atom of a pearl (a treasure)!

This is enough; it is an endless ocean! (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) May Allah (swt) forgive me and you, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)


(Guest speaker in Arabic.)

(51 minutes)