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Our Lord is Sufficient for Us

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

12 May 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

(Translated from Arabic)

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Alfu salaat, alfu salaam `alayk, yaa Sayyidina, yaa Rasoolullah wa `ala aalik wa ashaabik ajma`een wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaanin ila Yawmi 'd-Deen. Madad, yaa rijaalAllah! A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.

O Listeners! From east to west, from Mankind and jinn, listen and obey, as when you obey you benefit. The Prophet of the Last Days, the Prophet of Firsts and Lasts (s) said in his holy words, ad-deenu naseeha, "Religion is advice." Religion is advice, religion is advice!

O Nation of the Beloved (s)! Listen and obey! How many words are thrown on the heart of this weak servant, ordering me to convey them to you! That is the first matter, to listen.

الَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُ أُوْلَئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَاهُمُ اللَّهُ وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ

Alladheena yastami`oona al-qawla fayattabi`oona ahsanahu oolaa’ika ’Lladheena hadaahumullahu wa oolaa’ika hum uloo ’l-albaab.

Those who listen (closely) to all that is said and follow the best of it, it is they whom God has graced with His guidance, and it is they who are (truly) endowed with insight! (Az-Zumar, 39:18)

O Nation! Listen to the words of the Prophet of the Last Days, the Master of Firsts and Lasts (s), who said, "Religion is advice."

O Believers! O Muslims, from Arabs and non-Arabs! Listen and obey. Listen to the words of truth and obey Him, the Almighty, Who has sent you His beloved (s) as the bringer of good tidings and as a warner! The Prophet of the Last Days made everything completely clear, as he is the Master of Firsts and Lasts, and his message to the last moment of this dunya before passing to the Lord Most High, the Lord of Honor, is to "listen and obey"!

أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ

Ati`ullaha wa ati`u 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.

Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (An-Nisa, 4:59)

O Mankind! We are ordered to know to where we have reached in the affairs of this life, where our place is in this dunya, and our center and shelter. For that, it is necessary to know our enemies, the enemies of religion, so we can protect ourselves from their evil. Their president is Shaytan and he deserves it. They oppose everything from which Mankind will benefit.

إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّا إِنَّمَا يَدْعُو حِزْبَهُ لِيَكُونُوا مِنْ أَصْحَابِ السَّعِيرِ

Inna ash-Shaytaana lakum `adoowwun fat-takhidhoohu `adoowwan innamaa yad`oo hizbahu li-yakoonoo min as-haabi ’s-sa`eer.

Behold, Satan is a foe unto you, so treat him as a foe. He but calls on his followers to the end, that they might find themselves among such as are des­tined for the blazing flame. (Surat al-Fatir, 35:6)

In His first order, Allah Almighty prohibited following Shaytan, and commanded us to stay far from him, as Shaytan is our open enemy. Every prophet brought goodness, but Shaytan is the source of evil in oceans and lands in every place and time!

O Arab Believers! This is a message of the Last Prophet (s), who was sent with the highest stations, miracles and honors. He is the Prophet of the Last Days; listen to his words! Inna sharra maa qubid hawaa an-nafs, "The worst thing is the desire of the ego." (hadith) You must not follow the nafs (lower desires). The ego humiliates the servant and the ruh (soul) supports the servant.

O Believers! Be from the side of the prophets (a), upon whom Allah Almighty made special with the perfection of honor, knowledge, shyness and every good character that is desired from us by Allah (swt).

But, O Arabs, the first order in this address is to you. I see that you are the first to leave the fundamental principles of Islam and followed your desires. And who are those people who called themselves "Salafiyeen," or "Wahhabi"? They made their names under the title "Salafi." Don't you have any shame? For what reason did you choose to call yourselves "Salafi"? Why didn't you say that, "The best of people and times are the Sahaabah (r), and then their Successors(Tabi`een), and then the Successors of the Successors (Tabi` at-Tabi`een)?" Those three generations are known as, "The best of centuries and generations." Why did you name yourselves to claim, "We are the followers of those who came after the Tabi`een." Why did you call yourselves by that name? What is the meaning of "Salafiyeen"? Millions of people, what are their characteristics? Salafi or Ahl as-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah who are saying, "We follow the Tabi`een and the Tabi` Tabi`een," the first sign of your ignorance is to leave the best title and choose a title that has no value, as if you left gold and took tin! Why did you call yourselves "Salafi", why didn't you say, "We are followers of the Tabi`een?" That is the worst title you made for yourselves!

O Princes and Kings of the Arabs! Do not sleep! Allah (swt) will ask you. What is the honor of saying, "We are Wahhabis?" Do you mean you are the people of Islam and the rest are Muslims, or are you intending to say that only you are Muslims and believers and the rest are not, that they have no faith and no Islam? Is that your claim? That is falsehood! Where are the scholars of Ahl as-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama'ah, are they afraid? They are afraid (to stand up for Truth). Fear Allah (swt)! He who does not speak the truth is a silent devil; this is a hadeeth shareef of the Prophet (s). Why don't you tell them that they are wrong and they should go back to as-sawaad al-a`azham? What is the meaning of as-sawaad al-a`azham? We acknowledge the Sahaabah (r), Tabi`een (r), and Tabi Tabieen (r), then Ahl as-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah, "The vast majority." From where did you bring this "Salafi", what is "Salafi"? What is the privilege? Why do you create enmity with Ahl as-Sunnah wa'l-Jama`ah? What is wrong from our side? What is your proof? How many are you? One million, ten million? Is there one-hundred million Salafi or Sunni?

The same matter applies to the Shi`a also; they have created a separate group. Allah warned against this in the holy verse:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُواْ دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُواْ شِيَعًا لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللّهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا كَانُواْ يَفْعَلُونَ

Inna alladheena farraqoo deenahum wa kanoo shiya`an lasta minhum fee shayyin innamaa amruhum ila Allahi thumma yunabbiuhum bimaa kanoo yafa`loon.

Verily, as for those who have broken the unity of their faith and have become sects, you havenothing to do with them. Behold, their case rests with God and in time He will make them understand what they were doing. (Surat al-An`am, 6:159)

As per the holy hadith of Prophet (s):

فمن شذ شذ في النارأبدا

Fa mann shazzah shuzzah fee an-Naar abaddann.

Those who deviate on their own are deviating into Hell forever.

The Shi`a have deviated from the majority; as-sawaad al-a`azham. They don't have the right!

O Muslim Scholars of Ahl as-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah! Why don't you give an answer? I am a weak servant and dervish. My Arabic is relatively weak, but their tongues mashaa-Allah are like parrots! Where are the kings who should establish circles to support and protect Ahl as-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah from those who come as a small group, to ride on the backs of Muslims? Fear Allah, O kings of Arabs and non-Arabs! Allah will judge. Allah (swt) will ask you, "Why did you put this fitna between my Muslim servants, corrupting them and making them into groups? Why did you make yourselves Shi`a? Did Allah call them "Shi`a"? Then who gave this title? They called themselves "Shi`a", then they divided (split into groups). The Prophet (s) came to all Mankind. Where did you get the authority and permission to decide to split into groups?

Allah (swt) said:

وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ

W`ataasimoo bi hablillahi jamee`ian wa la taffaraqoo.

And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves. (Surat Aali `Imran, 3:103)

That is clear! Where are the scholars who recite that holy verse every Jumu`ah? What did they do? And the kings, why didn't they implement what those people deserve (punishment)? Those who have split the ummah and attacked the vast majority, as-sawaad al-a`azham. And then when their situation became like this, Allah put over them people who have no mercy over them, who gave them no honor, humiliated them, and finished them.

O Kings of the Arabs! This weak servant is conveying a message to you.

قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لَا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ

Qaalat namlatun yaa ayyuha 'n-namlu 'dkhuloo masaakinakum laa yahtimannakum Sulaymaanu wa junooduhoo wa hum la yash`uroon.

One of the ants said, "O Ants! Enter your homes unless Sulayman and his armies unknowingly trample you. (an-Naml, 27:18)

O you demonstrators in the Islamic world! Allah has put an ant to advise you. An ant said, "O Ants! Enter your homes!" Or did it say, "Come out and make demonstration"? Is there demonstration in Islam? This advice is in your language, the language of Holy Qur'an. Don't you understand? The ant said, "O Ants! Enter your homes or Sulayman and his army may crush you without being aware." That is a good enough advice to people. Don't go out and demonstrate. What can we do? If Allah has chosen for you the best of you as rulers, then thank Him. If Allah has chosen for you as rulers your worst of people then at that time you must enter your homes and not demonstrate. That is the time, O Arabs, O believers, O Muslims! Why are you demonstrating in the streets with your women? Having men and women together in the streets is haraam. Don't you know Shari`ah? What right do you have to take your ladies in the streets for your demonstrations? Allah (swt) said in respect of ladies, "Stay in your homes."

وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَى

Wa laa tabarrajna tabarajj al-jahiliyyati 'l-oola.

Stay in your homes and do not decorate yourselves like the decoration of the first Era of Ignorance. (Surat al-Ahzaab, 33:33)

O Ladies! You are bringing calamities to the ummah. How do those men allow their women to show themselves in front of all people and in front of the enemy? Why are you taking your children on these streets and putting on their heads covers and then wandering around? Why are you wandering around? Don't you not know, O women, that your voices are haraam for men to hear? That is the Shari`ah. Why are you going out when Allah (swt) said that women should stay at home and not decorate themselves like in the first jahiliyya?

At the time of jahiliyya women used to demonstrate with their men. Where is Islam? Where are your scholars? Where are the kings? The Lord of Heavens wants to discipline you so you don't forget. Demonstration is forbidden according to the people of Truth. Do not demonstrate. Either stay in your home or go to the Houses of Allah. You are demonstrating and saying, "Leave! Leave! Leave!" What is this? Don't you have a mind? Why not enter your mosques and call upon Allah, saying, "RabbunAllah, hasbunallah. RabbunAllah, hasbunalla. RabbunAllah, hasbunallah," in the houses of Allah. The market is for the congregations of shaytans! Why go out in the streets? Instead, enter your mosques and recite, "Yaa Ghaliban ghayra maghloob! Yaa Ghaliban ghayra maghloob! Yaa Ghaliban ghayra maghloob! Yaa Ghaliban ghayra maghloob!" Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, astaghfirullah. Tawbah, yaa Rabbe. Tawbah, astaghfirullah. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, Astaghfirullah. Didn't you hear Allah's words?

إنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ

Inna Allaha laa yughayyiru ma bi qawmin hatta yughayyiroo maa bi anfusihim.

Verily, God does not change men's condition unless they change their inner selves. (Surat ar-Ra`ad, 13:11)

Have you not heard the words of our Prophet?

كما كنتم يولي عليكم

Kamaa kuntum yuwalla `alaykum

Your rulers will be of the same nature and character as you are.

Both sides (rulers and nations) have the same character and therefore Allah (swt) has put you against each other. If you have kept Allah then you will enter the mosuqes, pray two raka`at and then say, "Rabbunallah, hasbunallah. Rrabbunallah, hasbunallah. Rabbunallah, hasbunallah," then say, "O our Lord! We are Your weak servants, remove our oppressors.You are our Protector and our Supporter. O Victorious One, (Who is) never defeated!" Why don't you go to mosques? Why go out in demonstrations after Jumu`ah prayer? Why? For fitnah. Prophet (s) said that both the killer and the killed will be in the Fire forever, so why go out? The mosque is the place to call your Lord!

قَالاَ رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

Qaalaa Rabbana zhalamna anfusana wa in lam taghfir lana wa tarhamna lanakoonanna min al-khasireen.

The two of them [Adam and Eve] said, ‘O our Sustainer! We have sinned against ourselves, and unless You grant us forgiveness and bestow Your mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost!’ (Surat al-A`raf, 7:23)

Within one hour all armies will leave you alone and go to their homes, but you are not following the basics of Islam. The streets and the markets are the centers of shayateen. The mosques are where believers should gather and pray, "You are our Lord! You are our Lord! You suffice us. You are sufficient for us!" Our Lord is sufficient for us. Why not do that? Who will save you? You began on the false and wrong step and you left the basics of Islam, until Allah will send down on you the worst kinds of rulers. Everything must be based on principles. Allah (swt) said:

وَأْتُواْ الْبُيُوتَ مِنْ أَبْوَابِهَا

Adkhul al-buyoota min abwaabiha.

Enter the house from the doors. (Surat al-Baqarah, 2:189)

وَأَنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لِلَّهِ

Wa inna al-masaajida lillah.

The mosques are for Allah. (Surat al-Jinn, 72:18)

The mosques are the houses of Allah so "enter them in safety." Come to the house from the doors, not from windows or from roofs or from behind. No! Everything has its principles. Until the nation learns, the leaders are saying, "We will not leave, because you are mistaken. If you want to change us to someone else, you must follow the principle that you ask Allah. If Allah orders me or puts inspiration in my heart, I will leave, and not by public demonstrations!"

Subhaanallahi 'l-Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. In Islam, haraam is clear and halaal is clear: mistakes are clear and the correct way is clear. Why is this happening? Today is a time of fitna. People are following shaytans that are bringing them to a place of slaughter. Tawbah, yaa Allah! be in the mosques and recite:

يا غالب غير مغلوب، يا شاهدا غير مغيب يا قريبا غير بعيد

Yaa Ghaaliban ghayra maghloob! Yaa Shahiddan ghayra magheeb!, Yaa Qareeban ghayra ba`eed!

O Victorious One, never defeated! O Witness of All, never absent! O the Close One, never far away!

If you do this, within 24 hours everything will be corrected, and this is how to do it. We have no power, but The One with power has Lordly power; He leaves you until you call on Him.

O Servants of Allah, the Righteous Ones! O rijaalAllah, men of Allah! Help us by the help of Allah, despite the noses of Wahhabi and Salafi. Help us, O men of Allah, with the Help of Allah!

That is our address, after which there are no other words. For who accept these words, forty days is enough (to change your situation). Don't leave one Salafi or Wahhabi! Who reject these words will not be left up to holy Ramadan! Allah is the One to assert Truth. You are Sultan and You are Glorious! Show Your power, yaa Rabb, from the weakest of Your servants.