8 August 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor, yaa Sayyidee. (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah
O our Lord! Zid habeebika `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridwaana, Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen, habeebi rabbu 'l-alameen Sayyidina Muhammad! Shafqat, shafa`atak yaa Rasoolullah. Thumma as-salaat wa 's-salaam `ala jamee`i 'l-anbiyaa wa 'l-awliyaa wa `ala man tabi`ahum bi ihsaan ila yawmi 'd-deen. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O our Lord! Afaana w `afuw `ana w 'aghfir lanaa w 'arhamnaa. For the honor of this Holy Ramadan, we are asking forgiveness because we are such careless people, not giving enough care and respect for this holy month. I am sorry for myself and for everyone who is reaching such an honored month and taking nothing from its barakah, from its blessings. Those who are taking are also taking less, a little bit, and the grants of our Lord are endless. He is looking if His servants are running to Him. We said, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, yes.
O our Attenders! Who are believing or not believing, those who believe are reaching unexpected blessings, and those who do not believe are losing from blessings and they are losing.
O People! Our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. We lost so many heavenly pleasures, heavenly grants, heavenly treasures, and heavenly blessings, for what? For nothing! We are running after something that has no value and it is nothing! And it is an imitated pleasure, imitated grant, but we are losing real pleasure, real treasures, real divinely grants, for what? For nothing!
O our Salafi `ulamas! The holy order of Allah Almighty is, wa dhakkir, "Remind them!" (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
فَذَكِّرْ إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مُذَكِّرٌ لَّسْتَ عَلَيْهِم بِمُصَيْطِرٍ
Fadhakkir inamaa anta mudhdhakkir lasta `alayhim bi-musaytir.
And so (O Prophet), remind them; your task is only to remind. You are not one to manage (men's) affairs. (88:21-22)
Allah Almighty is saying about His most beloved servant, "We are sending you for all people to remind them." For what? Reminding them what is good for them and what is bad for them, and which thing will benefit them. People are running after benefits also, but those benefits in this life are nothing! But we have just also been given glad tidings through all prophets, particularly the Last Prophet, the most honored one. People are running after such benefits that are never giving any taste for them and they are leaving heavenly benefits that every moment and every second are giving to them pleasure, pleasement, beauty, and glorifying. They are leaving that and running after the benefit of this life that has no value.
If the Lord of Heavens is granting them something, it is like a person granted from one generous person gold, but he is giving to that person a paper, saying, "Take this paper and take what is written on it." And everything now that is paper has no value. Value is when he is taking that paper to the sultan and the sultan is saying to him, "Give to him one loaded camel of gold," or it is written, "Give who is coming to you ten camels loaded with diamonds." But you are taking this paper and just on it there is a stamp of the sultan and you go only with that.
Now, here we have been granted the authority that they have been granted from the Lord of Heavens such treasures, and there is a stamp on it. Therefore, here now, we are taking so many papers written on it that, "This servant did his best according to My holy command and when he is coming to you, give to him his treasures." And when we are going to the Judgment Day, it is written, "That person just put in his life such things for Allah, and Allah Almighty is promising to him to be granted one or two-hundred, or a thousand treasures to be for him forever!"
O our Attenders! What are you doing?! You are saving papers in banks, putting it there, but nothing else. If you are using that for the honor of your Lord, Almighty Allah, He is promising, "Who is bringing that, give to him a real treasure." Where? In Paradise. Fadkhuloohaa khalideen. "O My servants! You gave everything for My honor and I grant to you now in this Paradise for everyone, treasures forever up to Eternity! Eternity!" Such a beautiful word! Azali, abadi, Eternal. Allah Allah, Eternal, never-ending! But peoples' mentalities are rotten! What Prophet (s) was saying, they are never accepting, but what Shaytan is saying to them, they accept! Therefore, their mentalities are going to be rotten. Thousands of people, millions, today just passed away from dunya to an unknown dunya. They left everything here and what they left, no one is taking anything to Eternity!
Wa dhakkir! Therefore, we have been ordered to remind people, to show them something that they are not seeing, looking but not seeing, knowing but not understanding, and doing but not for Eternity. And we have been ordered to work for Eternity, for our Eternal Life. Everything is bayna yadayy servants, everything is in front of servants, every honor is granted from the Lord of Heavens.
O People! This holy month was coming loaded with treasures for people to take, but people are not taking any care, saying, "I don't care, I am happy with my lifestyle, I am in pleasure, happy and in pleasure, I don't like such things," and he is losing! The holy command from Allah Almighty for those people that are saying for themselves, "We are `ulamas," or "We are Salafi `ulamas," they are not understanding. What are you giving from your knowledge to people? What we are saying now is knowledge, but it is valuable knowledge to wake people up, to save every moment of this life for Eternal Life. That is `ilm! That is what we have been ordered to teach people because they are heedless, mostly drunk, and mostly followers of Shaytan, thinking who follows Shaytan will be happy. And Shaytan is saying to them, "Don't believe in anything after your death; finished, everything is here in this life!"
That is the mentality of Mankind living now on this planet. Therefore, they are becoming dirty; their mentalities and their bodies are dirty. If they are going and cleaning themselves with the water of an ocean, they are not going to be clean ones!
Yes, it was a holy month once again reaching to us, bringing honor from the Heavens and saying, "O People! Come and dress with heavenly dressings, heavenly beauty, and heavenly pleasures, come and take every year for one month what the Lord of Heavens is sending us." People are saying, "No, we can't stop our lifestyle, we are going to eat and drink and do what our egos are going to be in pleasure and pleased with. We are running after it and we are not following that way."
Therefore, we are asking from the Lord of Heavens forgiveness, and also humbly I am asking for Allah Almighty to send us such people who may bring us good understanding. Our qualities are not so good because we are running after physical pleasures and never interested in real pleasures. Therefore, I am asking, "O our Lord! Send us those heavenly ones who are supported! O our Lord,them to send us." Because now everywhere is shaytanic sultanate cheating people. Some ones may correct our ways, as Holy Qur'an is saying, "Give us, O our Lord, qadama sidqin."
O our Salafi `ulamas! What does it mean, qadama sidq? Everyone has feet, but they don't have qadama sidq, a true step. Everyone has steps, but very few people are stepping on the right way; everyone is using their steps after Shaytan and its followers! And all Mankind now are in need to use what they have been granted of true steps; all of us have true steps but we are not using it, not stepping. The majority of people are stepping on wrong steps. Why are you not making it clear, Salafi `ulamas, when you are seeing a person stepping on wrong steps? Why are you not saying, "Those are wrong steps, come to true steps, qadama sidq." That is giving honor to people, here and Hereafter.
Allah Almighty likes that His servant may use qadama sidq, true steps that are leading him to the Lord of Heavens! But people are leaving that and using wrong steps, not using true steps and then people are crying. For what? For crises, for hurricanes, for fires, and for floods, so many. All of them are like a whip for making people to look at which steps they are using. Qadama sidq, true steps are for Allah, and wrong steps are for Shaytan. And look now, east and west, which feet are they using? They are using wrong steps. If they may use good steps, true steps, it will rain from Heavens blessings. Allah, Allah.
O People! We must look after ourselves, on which way we are going, on the heavenly way or shaytanic ways? Which feet are we using, true steps or wrong steps? Look and come and accept! So many people that are leaders, such as a captain of a ship knows where a ship is going, but ordinary laborers on a ship don't know about the wheel; not just anyone may know, but some ones may know. And those who are claiming they are `ulamas must look at which steps people are using, qadama sidqin or untrue steps?
It is the last day of Ramadan. May Allah forgive us for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
Marhaban, our attenders, good for you to follow Prophet's way but bad for you to follow Shaytan and its agents' way. Amaan yaa Rabbee, O our Lord, protect us! Yaa Rasoolullah, protect us. For your honor we are living, O Rasoolullah. Shafa`at yaa Rasoolullah, we are asking your intercession here and Hereafter.
(Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi and Hajjah Naziha on the phone.)
(1008 viewers) Going up, mashaa-Allah, yaa Rabbee. Mashaa-Allah, subhaan Allah, shukr yaa Allah.
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salat ash-Shukr)
Amaan, yaa Rabbee. Amaan, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee.