19 August 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor yaa Sayyiddi, madad. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah `alayhi salaatullahi wa salaamuh thumma 's-salaam `ala jami`ee'l-anbiya wa 'l-awliya wa `ala Saahib az-Zamaan wa `ala Qutb al-Mutassarif fi 'd-dunya maa bayna al-mashaariq wa 'l-maghaarib. Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafa zidna bihim yaa Rabbana hulman wa ta`atan wa `izzan wa sharafan wa nooran. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.
O People! As-salaamu `alaykum. This heavenly salute is for believers. Unbelievers, they are not asking. If they are not asking, they will be in bad conditions and also in unrest; they will be unhappy and in a position of dishonor. There will be no honor for those who are not interested in a heavenly salute, here and Hereafter! And we are asking forgiveness for ourselves and for everyone from Mankind who is living on this planet.
O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. Don't be always `aboos al-wajhi, "frowning faced." Don't be like those who are always showing through their faces that they are in unrest, unhappy, and aren't successful ones. Allah Almighty is not loading on His servants a heavy burden. Allah Almighty is never saying to His servants, "Run after dunya and collect so many things." Never is Allah Almighty urging His servants to be rich ones for dunya. Never is He (swt) saying, "O Mankind! Run after dunya and collect so many things." He is never offering this.
O our common Attenders! What is your opinion? What have you learned from the messengers' messages and from holy books? Say, if you are believers! Say, "We learned that our Creator is not urging Mankind to run after dunya to collect it."
O Salafi `ulamas? Where are you? Why are you not saying this and teaching people? You are only running to be `ulamas, such learned ones, doctors, that one and that one. No, you are just kulif, granted knowledge for what you learned. Did you learn for your knowledge to be for you only, and not to give to people? Because common people can't learn everything. But you are saying, "We learned from childhood, we are trying to learn more and more and more." I understand that you learned, but for what? To say, "That is Shaykh Kirmani, a famous learned person, Shaykh Dumani is a big `alim or a big learned person, Shaykh Tijani is known as a big `alim." To be said that you are such a big `alim and you are asking to be respected? So many names we may say of those of you who have learned that heavenly knowledge. For what, to keep it to yourself?
What is the benefit to keep that knowledge to yourself? It is a heavenly grant to `ulamas, particularly those who claim, "We are Wahabi `ulamas or Salafi `ulamas," or, "We are Salaafiyoon." Why are you not teaching people what was the heavenly order to Mankind? Say! What was their mission and heavenly offer? Which thing? Say! Did the Lord of Heavens offer His servants to collect dunya? Say! To build high buildings, or save trillions or billions worth of gold and jewels? And the heavenly ones are particularly addressing people in holy places, kings and princes and shaykhs and rich ones, because Salafiyoon are living under their wings, showing off, that they are something when really they are nothing!
Why are you not saying this to mulook and umaraa and shaykhs, who are saving billions and trillions? Is it for this purpose that Allah Almighty is sending prophets to teach people, that they should collect dunya? For what? And if they are doing wrong, what can we do? People from holy lands are collecting billions, trillions, coins, petroleum, and this and that. What should we say? They are our leaders, who are saying, "We are taking people to the right way."
If the right way is to collect gold and to build high buildings or to marry beautiful ladies and to enjoy themselves, if it is a heavenly order for Mankind, what are we going to do? There is no possibility for us because all of us can't be kings or umaraas or shaykhs. No. And Allah Almighty, with His Divine Justice, is giving the same level for all of Mankind. And Allah Almighty is always, through His holy book, al- Qur'an al-Kareem, saying, Ayyuha 'n-naas, "O Mankind, O Human nature!" Yes, He is making a distinction between Mankind, saying, إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَى inna khalaqnaakum min dhakarin wa unthaa. "Verily we created you (Mankind) from male and female." (49:13) (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Why are you not saying this? That is a holy command to all prophets.
The Seal of Prophets (s) was never leaving one coin, never leaving anything from dunya. Which way are you following? O our oolu 'l-amr, "those in authority," our kings and mulook who are claiming they are holy ones, saying, "We are special, chosen ones." Who is choosing you, that you are chosen, that you are an exception, that you can save gold and build high buildings? Is there such a command in holy books or in our Prophet's declaration? Show us that Allah Almighty is giving a chance to you and with that chance you are accumulating billions of coins, hundreds of high buildings, hundreds of cars, hundreds of ladies. Who is giving that authority, that chance to you?
On the Day of Resurrection, the mulook will come and catch the Salafi `ulamas first, saying, "Why were you saying to us that the Lord of Heavens offered us to save many more coins and to have so many high buildings in east and west, in holy places?" SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem!
O Salafi `ulamas! You are saying, "We are mu'mins," and you are building towers of Nimrod in holy places! And we are saying it is not a good thing to make so many high buildings here. What must we do? Their ladies are saying, "O my darling! We may go to London or New York or Paris, or to Monte Carlo, western countries. Why are we sitting here?"
"O my darling! We built such a high building to be happy, but you are saying that we may go to Monte Carlo?"
"Where, O my darling?"
"We must keep the order of Holy Prophet."
"What did he say?"
"But I did not forget. The Holy Prophet was saying, سافروا تصحوا و ترزقوا'Saafiroo tasahuru wa turzaqu, "travel about, you will awaken and you will be provided sustenance."
"I never heard this fatwah. I must ask our Salafiyoon if they gave a fatwah, that we may save ourselves in the Divine Presence!"
(Mawlana stands and sits) Mashaa-Allah, mashaa-Allah. What is Allah Almighty saying? O Salafi `ulamas, why are you not reminding mulook and other ones what Allah Almighty is saying? (Mawlana Shaykh stands) asta`eedhu billah. الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء ar-rijaalu qawaamoon `ala an-nisaa, "Men are maintainers and leaders of women." (4:34) So many times we are reciting Holy Qur'an, but we are not paying attention, we are not understanding which surah was this?
"We are saying, O our Salafi `ulama, you are knowing which surah is this?"
"Yes, our Majesty, Allah Almighty is saying, ar-rijaalu qawaamoon `ala an-nisaa but we are fearing to say this to our mulook because they will blame us. Therefore, we are not saying anything." (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
Yes, sir. Yes, sir. We are saying, "We are fed up here with sand and deserts. No, we like to be like east and west, to have beautiful places. We like to enjoy ourselves. We have the possibility, why are we sitting here?"
"Be patient, O my beautiful one. Don't be angry, my princess one. I may kiss you. Don't be angry. We may prepare for a short trip to other countries to be happy, so don't be angry with us."
O Salafi `ulamas! Where are you? I am not making a scenario here, or theater or cinema. But this is my lowest level with people and they are making me speak to you because you are on the lowest level. Who is on the lowest level? Oh, our Wahabi `ulamas; you are saying, "We are very, very happy to go to western countries for the sake of making tabligh, to call people to Islam. Therefore, we must go there."
That is the Wahabis' understanding, because they are saying, "We must go everywhere in western countries, we can enjoy ourselves first and we are saying to mulook we are calling people to Islam." No, you are not calling people to Islam and you are not calling people (Mawlana Shaykh stands) to Allah Jalla Jalaaluh and His Prophet (s), most beloved one, most honored one. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) But that is your mentality, to go to western countries. And you are saying to His Majesty, the King, "We are doing our best to go to western countries and call people to Islam. Therefore, we must build or buy high buildings, we must dress as Europeans or western countries' dressing, and we must put ornaments."
They are all liars! Come take care of people in Muslim countries first, then go to western countries! Don't be heedless!
O Wahhabiyoon! Don't think that no one knows what you are doing. Without speaking there are some ones who know your intentions! Therefore, you are always unsuccessful and your faces are always in darkness. Yes, their mentalities must be taken away. First we should arrange everything in Islamic countries so that western countries are running to you to see the life of Muslims, and they will find realities of Islam, Deen Allah, Deen al-Haqq! May Allah (swt) forgive us.
O our Attenders! Don't be heedless and ignorant. My English is so bad, but if you are hearing and thinking about it, you can understand. Fear from Allah Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
O our Lord! We are so weak ones, we can't do anything on our egos, we are weak servants. Forgive us, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
(34 minutes) Good, that is enough. It was a heavy bombardment.
(852 viewers today) Alhamdulillah, it is going up. Allah makes them understand. Tawbah yaa Rabb! Tawbah yaa Rabb! Tawbah, astaghfirullah.
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)