28 June 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor yaa Sayyidee (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah `alayhi salaatullah, alfu salaat alfu salaam `alayka wa `ala aalik wa as-haabika wa `ala ummatika yaa Sayyidi ‘l-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen . Ishfa` lana yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
Thumma as-salaamu `alayk, O our imaam, Qutb az-Zamaan, Saahib az-Zamaan. We are asking from our Grandshaykh, who is responsible for this planet. We are asking for heavenly support and we are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani r-rajeem. That is like when a person shoots a bullet to the target (bullseye). There is a qaa’ida, “commander;” a bullet goes on it and falls down. When we say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani r-rajeem we are shooting Shaytan, because he is attacking us! When he attacks, Allah Almighty orders, “Shoot him!” So say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani r-rajeem, and then Shaytan is shot down, until he stands up and makes another attack after some time passes.
O Attenders! At any time you feel Shaytan is attacking you, just say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani r-rajeem. Arab Muslims are saying, a`oodhu billah, not completing the saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani r-rajeem. From whom we are seeking protection? From Shaytan and min `amili sh-Shaytan (the works of Shaytan)! And we are saying, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) to come a power. We are weak ones and when we say, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, we can shake from east to west, west to east! You must know it is not easy to say, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
Dastoor, yaa Sayyidee. O our holy teacher, we are asking for a support from you and saying, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! May our Lord, Allah Almighty, forgive us and bless us. We are here, a handful of people, a handful of servants, but we are not knowing servanthood. As-salaamu `alaykum, our attenders. Perhaps you know everything, therefore you are saying, "We know it."
O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum once again to Salafi `ulamas, Salafiyoon, and they are followers of Wahaabiyoon. You are saying, "We know everything." You know perhaps so many things, but you do not know you are servants; instead you think you are something! All Salafi `ulamas think, "We are VIP level `ulamas!” You may claim that, but I am a weak one. I must ask you, “Are you also servants, Wahabi people? Or is Allah Almighty appointing you on a level that you are mustassa, exceptional servants? Yes, I am asking. About myself I say I am a weak servant, but I am not knowing really what is servanthood. And I am asking Salafi `ulamas, because you are claiming you are going to make an islaahaat, a correction or reforming, or a new arrangement for Muslims.
What is your program? From which point are you asking to teach people, for which direction? You claim, "We are coming to correct people because they are on the wrong way." They may be on the wrong way, and you are not, so tell us what is the true way? Say! What is the true way for Mankind? Give that name. What is the true way for humanity? Say it, so Muslims will listen in the east and the west, throughout the Muslim world, and others who are also interested in Islam. For the whole world, it is time that all people must be interested in the reality of Islam! The whole world has now reached that point because they are feeling themselves as something in space, with no base to sit on or no space to stand upon. Now all people do not know what they should do, sit down or stand up? If they are asking to sit down, there must be a base on which to sit. And if they are asking to stand up, also there must be something to stand on! What is that base? What is that, Shaykh Hisham Effendi? What is that base for 21st century people?
Those who are living in the 21st century are asking that important question. Very, very important. "Are we sitting or are we standing?” We are feeling we’re not sitting and not standing, because without a base we can't sit down or stand up. And now all people from the east and the west, from the north to the south, feel we are without a base. How can it be? Without a base, what can we do? Now there is a beginning, and people's inspirations are beginning to work and they are beginning to come from their outside to their inside. That is very important.
Now people are beginning to ask themselves, "Who are we? Where are we? To where are we directed?" They are asking for their identity's beginning, because the Lord of Heavens just granted to them such a technology that Man is going to be hayaar ta`ajab, (stunned, bewildered, amazed) on the last point they will reach. Everything from technology is making them fall in Bahr al-Hayrah, Bahr al-Qudrah, Astonishing Power Ocean. Our Creation is such that we are asking, "What is after this? What is after that? What is this? What is that?" They’re asking to know, and this ability is a grant from Allah Almighty to Mankind!
Mankind, through their material being, has reached to a point that beyond that limit they are astonished. Now they are beginning because they reached the last limit on the last horizon of their material being’s understanding, and their ability and capacity up to that point has just finished. But they are asking for more, "Why are we here? In which direction now must we move? We are in existence? We are on a planet? But according to our knowledge, anything in existence must have a base to stand on. On what are we sitting or standing?" They are looking and thinking. We are asking, “What is the base of this bid globe, Earth? Is it sitting or standing on it? According to our knowledge, the solar system is something from material being, so it must sit or stand on something.” Now they are beginning to ask.
Therefore, we are asking to our Salafi `ulamas, what do you think about this? Are we sitting or standing, and on what? Are we sitting on a kursiyy, chair? If so, then everyone must be a chairman! For whom are we going to be chairman? (Nabeel says, “Each other.”) (Mawlana Shaykh laughs) Ehhh. Yes, “For each other,” he says. That means Shaykh Nabeel must be a chairman, man must be a chairman for his wife and his wife must be a chairman for Nabeel. (Mawlana Shaykh laughs) For what? Yes? If sitting, we need a chair to sit on. That means the whole world’s people are becoming chairmen. (Mawlana Shaykh Hisham says, “Not chairwomen, Sayyidee?”) No one is without ‘chairmanhood.’ Honor them with being a chairman. But to whom?
To be chairman for Salafi `ulamas because they are always standing up? Stand up, our chairmen and say! What is the problem? We are standing or sitting? Say! Say we are standing for Allah Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) We are sitting for His most honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Now we are on an important point. What was our purpose to be in existence? Yes? What did he (s) say? Say! What is our aim of being existence? To stand up or to sit down? Without an aim, are we going to be in existence? Can't be. Therefore, I am asking our Salafi `ulamas, what is the real purpose, maqsadun asliyy, the main target of why we are in existence? Who is bringing us in existence? For what is He is bringing Man into existence? What is the main target? Yes, that is important.
And now, the whole world is beginning to come and ask that question, believers or non-believers, wrong believers or true believers. They are asking, Yaa Hu:
"O, my friend, for what are we in existence? What do you think about it?”
And the second one is saying, "O my brother, I learned of such a daleel proof , such mushkil, problem. It is not such an easy problem. We must ask one who knows what is our real aim to be in existence."
"Yes, yes. From whom you may ask?”
“You may ask from His Holiness, the Pope, whose nation is the Christian world..”
“But we must ask one person from our learned people. Who are they?"
"Those who claim that they know everything, saying, ‘Everyone beyond our group are all on the wrong way, not knowing anything!’"
If they are not knowing, then say so! They are Salafi `ulamas with Wahabi people at their tails! Ask them what is, maqsadun asliyy, the main target. I don’t know. I am asking you, what is the main target for Mankind to be in existence? Say what is it; to reach imitated titles, is that your main target? To be said you are “learned ones, Doctors of Shari`ah, Salafi `ulamas”? Is that your main purpose? What do you think? Say! I am asking, I don’t know. You say! Why are you not saying, “We have been created for servanthood." Is there anything else? Say! Why are you not doing, why are you not teaching people? You only accuse people, “You’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong.You are making haraam, kufr, shirk, bida`!” Say truly, for what we have been created? You know and therefore you must say, we have been created for servanthood!
Are we servants or judges? Everyone is a servant. And you must say daily to people that our main purpose for being in existence is servanthood! Say to kings and sultans, “You are also servants and must perform your servanthood perfectly, because your title is an imitation; the real title is servanthood!” When you know this, you can find a base on which to sit or stand. Without this you are on air, finished. Yes, we must declare this daily; five times the muezzin is calling people to do their servanthood for their Lord, Creator of all Creation. What are people doing now, when the adhaan, is calling people to their servanthood? What are they doing? Where are your orders, warners, that must say, when the muezzin is saying "Allahu Akbar!" You must call people, “come to your servanthood. If you are not coming , you are such a thing, on air, with no base for sitting and no base to stand up. All your efforts are going to be wasted, wasted, wasted.”
That is our main purpose that Allah Almighty is saying for His most beloved Prophet (s):
وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَى تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
Wa dhakkir fa inna ‘dh-dhikra tanfa` ’l-mu’mineen.
Remind, for verily the reminder benefits the believers. (Suratu ‘dh-Dhariyat, 51:55)
(Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) O our Attenders! We are calling you and all people for your servanthood! There is a good word, al-insaan murakabu min an-nisyaan, “Man is composed of forgetfulness.” Is there a reason that Man is always forgetting? Wa dhakkir. Don't be tired. For 23 years, the Seal of Prophets (s) reminded all nations, "You are servants. Come and give your servanthood in the Divine Presence.” If you are not doing this, your lives here and Hereafter are going to be poison. May Allah (swt) forgive us. As-salaamu `alaykum.
(Sultan prays two raka`at salaat ash-shukr)
(42 minutes) Mashaa-Allah.