Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
6 January 2012 Lefke, Cyprus
Suhbah After Jumu`ah Prayers
(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Allahuma salli wa sallim wa baarik `alaa habeebika al-Mustafa, Sayyidina wa nabiyyina Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ‘l-Akhireen. Yaa Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ‘l-Akhireen! ishfa` lanaa yaa Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ‘l-Akhireen! Nahnu khata`oon narju shafa`atak yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah. Thumma as-salaatu wa ’s-salaam `alaa ashrafi ‘l-anbiyaa wa ‘l-mursaleen wa khudama’i shara`ihim. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Thumma as-salaamu `alaykum yaa ashaabu ’n-nawba, Thumma qutb al-mutasarrif. Nahnu asbahna taagheen, `aseen, wa laahiq Bani Adam, laahiqeen bi shaytaan, laysa lahiqeen bi `ibaadati Rabbi l-`alameen.
O People! O Mankind! As-salaamu `alaykum! From east to west, from north to south, that is enough of drunkeness; leave that and turn back to your Creator, Allah Almighty (swt), (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) and try to remember that we gave our oath to Him that we are His servants. We gave that oath, but now we all look like people who are intoxicated from shaytanic drinks. I am saying, “Astaghfirullah,” as the Seal of Prophets (s) said, “Seventy times I am asking forgiveness from my Lord.” Now, who is remembering to ask forgiveness from their Creator? All Mankind is speedily running on the wrong way!
O People! O Mankind! Those who are attending and looking at our humble assembly here must hear, listen and obey our Creator, Who created us and sent orders for our benefit, not for people in the skies or devils, no. Those orders are for us to arrange an honorable, happy and sweet life here, and Allah Almighty will reward them after their death with a real life that will increase more and more.
O People! They are mostly making me address Muslim Arabs, who understand a little bit from Holy Qur'an because their language is Arabic. I am calling to them, "O Muslim Arabs! Come and keep Holy Qur'an! Come together and look at what Allah Almighty is saying! You must look once and then again and again, and don’t follow Shaytan and its representatives.”
The Seal of Prophets (s) said, "My nation will be divided into 73 sects” and everyone will give a meaning and interpretation. One group says, “That is our understanding,” while the others say, "No," and then the next group says something else. If the Muslim Arabs are leaving Holy Qur’an, what can we do? Qur’an al-Kareem is enough for all what Mankind needs, hundreds or millions of times over, but the Seal of Prophets (s) said that those who followed it correctly in the Last Days were going to be considered strangers.
They are making me speak on a point that is important for the Muslim world. First of all,
they left Allah Almighty’s holy command that the Muslim world must have an Ameer al-Mu’mineen, Leader of the Believers. They must have one, and if there are two, the Lord of Heavens says, “Kill one, leave one.” Now everyone in the Islamic world says, "I am suitable to be the king of the Arabs or the ameer of the Muslims." Do you understand?
First of all, the Egyptian people are such proud ones. Once I visited Egypt, before most of you were born. I was waiting for a train when a young shaykh came next to me and I asked, "From where are you coming?"
I said, "I am coming from the heavens.”
“Why are you coming?"
“To make a cinema for people.”
“Are you coming to make advice for people? O Shaykh, [don’t] you know there are 150,000 `ulama here?!”
He knew I was an Ottoman shaykh, not a Turkish shaykh. I became so angry and said, “You say there are 150,000 `ulama? What about this fasaad, corruption, against Islam?”
Therefore, I am angry with the `ulama in al-Azhar in Egypt. I am now shouting at the Egyptian people because they read ahadeeth ash-shareef and aayat kareema, kalaam ar-Rasool and kalaam Allah. Therefore, I am addressing the Egyptian `ulama and the Egyptian people who have had so many troubles for the past year. These are not ending, because if you use the wrong medicine for an illness you can't be cured, it is impossible! They have troubles now and there are so many things happening in Egypt.
The last commander, the president, is almost 90 years old, and I see that he has been carried to court in a bed. I am now telling the Egyptian judges and `ulama, the scholars, that Allah Almighty says in Holy Qur'an that after you are 80 years old the angels do not write your actions. Why do you keep an 80-year-old person in court or as president? For what? Now they say he is 90 years or older, and at that age Allah Almighty brings back the angels that write our sins so that nothing is written down by them. I am reminding them that Allah (swt) forgives that person; perhaps he is not in his right mind and Allah Almighty says in Holy Qur`an that they have no responsibility. (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
وَجَزَاء سَيِّئَةٍ سَيِّئَةٌ مِّثْلُهَا فَمَنْ عَفَا وَأَصْلَحَ فَأَجْرُهُ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ
Wajazaau sayyiaatin sayyiaatun mithluhaa faman `afa wa aslaha fa-ajruhu `alaa ’Llaahi innahu laa yuhibbu azh-zhaalimeen.
The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto, but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah, for (Allah) loves not those who do wrong. (Ash-Shura, 42:40)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) Allah Almighty says that if anyone forgives his brother who does bad things toward him and resolves the issue between them, Allah Almighty will reward him. Therefore, shame on the `ulama! It is not right to load responsibility on him (Hosni Mubarak) for that, to look if he is doing right or wrong. Now they bring shame on themselves by bringing that person to court in a bed, accusing him and putting all the troubles on his shoulders. Hosni Mubarak doesn’t know his right side from his left side, and in court they are giving him the death sentence. Shame on the Egyptian people! After age 90 years, Allah (swt) is saying to the angels, "Go away, don’t write," and they are not writing. Why aren’t the Egyptian people asking for mercy for him? Where were you before, when he was 50 or 60 years old, and you could make that judgment? Why then are you doing it now?
That is a shame for the Egyptian people! I am now speaking heavenly language, saying to leave that curse that came before you on Pharoah! If they do not forgive that person and let him go, there will come on you seven times more hardship and divine punishment from Heaven. For the last 24 hours my heart has been constantly occupied with this and I am angry now, and I am asking from the Awtaad of the saints, the Pillars of Egypt, who are the only ones keeping Egypt, why they are not intervening? If they punish him (Hosni Mubarak), the punishment of Pharaoh will come with a flood and it is written in our holy books that Egypt will be under water. If they do not forgive him and send him off, the flood will come; and Imam Sha`rani Hazratleri made a sign on the minaret to indicate how high that flood will rise!
This is a warning to all the people of Egypt, because one person may take all of them down! Everywhere there is oppression and people have no mercy in their hearts. May Allah (swt) forgive us.
O People! Ask forgiveness and leave such a thing behind. Leave it! Perhaps when you kill that person, floods will rise and take you and since last night my heart has feared this!
O People! We are on an island and I am addressing the Muslims on the Turkish side, who are forgetting obedience to their Lord. A flood might come on them and they will drown. My only hope is for the honor of a great Sahaabah (r) of Rasoolullah (s), Umm Hiraam binti Milhan, Allah (swt) will delay it. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) If she were not here, they would drown.
O Cypriots! They are saying “the Turks” and “the Greeks,” but the Turks must say, "We are Muslims," and the Greeks must also say, "We are Christian believers." Judgment for this island is as the Lord and Creator of all Creation likes; He knows what He is going to do.
O People! Fear Allah Almighty, come and listen to His orders, and be obedient servants; if not, a punishment will come before the Day of Resurrection. May Allah (swt) forgive us. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah. Those who prevent people from reading their holy book, Qur’an al-Kareem, may be taken away.
O People! Listen and obey, and ask forgiveness from Allah Almighty for the honor of His Most Beloved One who represents Him, from pre-Eternal to Eternal, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
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