20 September 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
La ilaaha illa-Llah, La ilaaha illa-Llah, La ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah, `alayhi salaatullah (s), wa salaamuh wa `ala saa'iri 'l-anbiya'i wa 'l-mursaleen, wa aalin kullin `ajma`een, atadeeana lahum bi ihsaanin ila yawmu 'd-deen, maashallaahu kaan, wa maa lam yashaa lam yakun. Allahuma 'ghfir lanaa w 'arhamnaa, wa tub `alynaa w 'ahdinaa w 'asqinaa w 'aslih shaananaa wa shaana 'l-muslimeen, w 'ansurnaa `ala 'l-qawmi 'l-mufsideen, w 'ansur sultaananaa, sultana 'l-muslimeen, sultanu 'l-insi wa 'l-jinn, Sayyidina Mahdi (a), azharahullah, ayyadahullah, amadahullah, zaadahullah,`izzan wa sharafan, ija`alnaa rabboohoo ma`ahoo, tahta liwaa'ihi, yaa Rabb, As-salaamu `alaykum, yaa `ibaadAllahi 's-saaliheen.
Heyy...heyyy..heyy! (Mawlana hums.) Thumma as-salamu `alayk yaa Saahib az-Zamaan, thumma as-salamu `alayk yaa Qutb az-Zamaan, thumma as-salamu `alaykum `ibaadillahi 's-saaliheen, thumma as-salaamu `alaykum li 'l-mo'mineen wa 'l-mu'minaat, wa 'l-muslimeen wa 'l-muslimaat. Zadahumullahu imaanan wa yaqeenan, wa tawfeeqan, wa nooran, wadiyaan, wa `izzan, wa karaman.
O our attenders, As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Qooloo a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. That is our sword, that has been granted from Heavens to mu'mins and Muslims for defending themselves against enemies, against Shaytan's assaults. And to be a defense against those who are against Islam. And against the real beings of this planet. And also particularly or especially salaam to `ulamas. Maybe there are some `ulamas from Ahlu ’s-Sunnah, maybe there are some `ulamas who are not saying they are Ahlu ’s-Sunnah, but are Salafi `ulamas.
Say! "We are `ulamas of Ahlu ’s-Sunnah!" Why are you making such a difference? Making another position for yourself. Why? Ahlu ’s-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama`ah has `ulamas, if you are Ahlu ’s-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama`ah, why are you making that difference to say, "We are Salafi `ulamas." How many people are claiming that they are Salafi `ulamas? Write their names that we may ask them, "Where are you? Come and listen, come and say something for the ummah, the Nation of Sayyidina Muhammad (s)."
Stand up! Stand up O Salafi `ulamas when his name is mentioned and declared! A change is coming now, a renewal for Islam. And now a new mawja, a wave or power of the renewal of Islam is coming to show people what real Islam is. Because people now are in doubt. No-mind people are getting surprised and saying, "What is Islam and what is it for?" Islam is really a heavenly declaration coming from Heavens. Its last message is through the Holy Qur'an, through Sayyidina Muhammad (s).
Stand up! Give your highest respect to Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and say allahuma salli wa sallim wa barik `alayh! Islam is built on real respect and honoring. Islam is coming to declare to people that it is bringing to them a heavenly respect. And all the prophets brought that declaration of "respect" to be given to people. Our religion is built on respect, honoring, and glorifying. We have been told to be respecful ones. We have been ordered to be the ones who give honor, and the ones who glorify the heavenly beings. To be respectful towards those who are coming from Heavens on Earth, honoring them, and glorifying them. That is the main teaching from Heavens to Mankind, to teach them to be a respectful, honoring and glorifying servant. Anything wrong, Salafi `ulamas? Say marhaban! You must accept, raghman ala anfikum, you must accept this. You can't say anything against this. And I am asking from Azhar `ulamas. Are they accepting what we are saying, or are they refusing? If you are refusing, then you are also someone who is never understanding real Islam and its real purpose. The real purpose of Islam is that the Lord of Heavens wants to honor His servant, and thirdly, Islam calls people to be glorified ones in the Divinely Presence. Because we have been called to the Heavens by the Lord of Heavens, and He Almighty is inviting us. What does it mean;
وَاللّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى دَارِ السَّلاَمِ
Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. W 'Allahu yada`u ila daari 's-salaam.
And Allah invites you into the Abode of Peace. (10:25)
They are not asking for your opinion, no! They are not speaking about opinions. There is one understanding. Say, what did the Lord of Heavens say, wallahu yada`u ila daari 's-salaam! He is asking His servants to come to the most honored Paradises in the Heavens. Therefore, we have been invited to be on the best position. To be the ones who look the best and do the best. Whatever is the best aim, we must try to reach it.We have been invited to Heavens. Our Lord Almighty Allah is inviting us.
Therefore, He offered to His servants through His respected ones, the prophets, to teach them what is necessary for them to know about how to be on that day. The Lord of Heavens invited us, and we must know how we must be. Look, Salafi `ulamas, people now in our days, are trying to give their respect to some aspects that belong to this life, and that is not Islam. That is not acceptable in Islam. Islam is something else. Islam is calling you to be a high level, respectful one for heavenly invitation. And the Lord of Heavens is sending His beloved, respected, honored, and glorified servants. All prophets have received heavenly respect and they have been honored and glorified by the heavens.
Therefore, the Lord of Heavens is asking from His servants to be in front of those people with best manners and good adab. You must know that they are coming through their Lord's Divinely Level, coming to us, and giving us so much honor. No one can understand or imagine that honor that the prophets have been dressed with, and are coming to people. Don’t look at their clothes, no! These clothes are nothing, but they have been dressed with heavenly honor dressings and heavenly glorified dressings. And first of all you must welcome them as they are representing their Lords invitation. Coming to people and saying, "O people, who created you from nothing? And gave you warriq, an existence? That is His Grant to you. Therefore you must try to be ready for being dressed in heavenly dressings of honor and glory, because your Lord Almighty is inviting you."
O People! First of all, come and clean yourselves. O people, come and make a cleaning for:
wa thiyaabaka fatahhir,
And your raiment purify, (al-Muzzamil, 74:4)
hat you must understand Salafi `ulamas, wa thiyaabaka fatahhir. Clean your body from every dirtiness. With that dirtiness it is impossible to reach the Divine Presence of the Lord of Heavens. Be clean. All prophets were coming and saying, "O people, your Lord wants to honor and glorify you. To come and clean you, and to grant to you from His endless karam, Generosity Oceans. Asking you to come to Him." Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Subhaan Sen yaa Rabb, Sultan Sen yaa Rabb. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) But Man is not understanding, or they are not trying to understand. They are thinking that we are like other animals. For a while we are living and then dying, and will be thrown away. No, no! You have been created to be representatives of heavenly ones. For everyone, there is one representative. If you are reaching to that point and you are going to be ready, that representative through heavenly beings will be dressed for you, and you should be taken up through this life. If not, then you are going to be like a carcass, thrown away.
O People! Listen and think on it. O `ulamas, you must know this and you must say to people. If not, your body is going to be giving a bad smell. It is going to be thrown away. And it is a pity for a person be a carcass and thrown away. Try to reach that honor that has been sent through prophets to you, and then prophets' representatives reaching to you in every time. Try to reach what is granted to you from heavenly honors. Take it and be an honored creature Here and Hereafter.
O Salafi `ulamas, why are you not saying to your mulook? Why are you not reminding them of such a realities? If your tama`a, greediness, is for dunya, then you are also going to be a carcass. But you must try to be a pretty one, that when you are leaving this life, then angels should come and welcome you to your heavenly positions, heavenly maqaam, stations. That is all. They are making me address people, and I am addressing to my ego. If you like to take, take; it is free! We are not asking for money or dunya’s treasures, no, no. If you are running after this life’s treasures, you are always going to lose. Come and ask for heavenly treasures, heavenly honors, and heavenly glorifying in the Divine Presence.
May Allah forgive us and grant to His Seal of Prophets (s) more and more honor and glorifying. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahuma salli wa sallim wa baarik `alaa habeebika Sayyidi 'l-awwaleen wa 'l-akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)!
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi and Hajjah Naziha.)
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)