6 September 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah RabbunAllah, HasbunAllah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, SubhaanAllah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah,
Subhaan Sen! Sultaan Sen! You are Subhaan! You are Sultan!
Give much more honor for the most praised and glorified one in Your Divine Presence, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! And we are sending our salaams to everyone from awliyas and anbiyas, for holy ones, and asking from them heavenly support so that we will be victorious against Shaytan and its armies. May Allah send them away from His servants! We are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
Say, "We are nothing!" Don't give a value for yourself. No, leave it and be a simple one. And we are saying also, as-salaamu `ala Saahib az-Zamaan, and also we are sending our salaams to that one who is looking after everything on this planet and arranging everything according to the Heavenly Scales.
O People! Welcome to you! O our attenders, how are you today? Say, alhamdulillah. We are reaching the end of the holy month, and we should be happy by making `Eid Mubarak, we are looking for that day that we should say to each other `Eid Mubarak. For what? Today we are happy, there are not any prohibitions. That means now we are reaching to make `Eid happy, that we may be free for 24 hours and there are not any prohibitions for us. We can eat and drink for 24 hours! Ohhh! Such big, good news. Good news. Because we were in trouble because of fasting, we are not eating or drinking or something else, everything is going to be forbidden or prohibited for our egos. Now after two days it is going to be `Eid. `Eid Mubarak! For what are you happy? Because we are going to be free for eating and drinking and jumping? That is your lifestyle, because you are living only for eating and drinking and jumping, that is your life philosophy or your lifestyle.
As-salaamu `alaykum, O our Attenders! In this holy month we have been called to practice not eating and drinking, and not to give any enjoyment for our egoistic demands, it is prohibited. Everything that our ego is asking and enjoying, in this holy month it was forbidden. Now we are making `Eid, `Eid Mubarak. That means in one month we were tying our donkeys, our rides, and our donkeys were very sad for fasting because they always like to eat and drink and to make enjoyment freely, because the lifestyle for common people is to look after the pleasure of our physical being. And now people are living and they are trying to give pleasure to their rides, to their physical beings. That is the majority of people's enjoyment, to be joyful and to be in pleasure. And when they are fasting, it is going to be impossible to eat and to drink and to enjoy our physical being.
Therefore, Shaytan is making people, saying, "Don't fast, don't fast, continue to enjoy your ride (animal identity)! You must always look at what your animal identity is asking. Keep that way, that is good for you. Always be awakened, to make sure your demands are not prevented. What you are asking, you must always reach. You must try to make your animal identity happy. Don't look for your spiritual being, don't take care for it; take much more care to make your animal identity happy." Therefore, people are not fasting. Also, they are arguing or fighting with those people who are fasting, saying, "For what are you not eating and drinking? Why are you going to prevent your egoistic demands and pleasure? What does it mean, not to eat and not to drink?" That is Shaytan's way to make people not fast.
SubhaanAllah, all glory is for our Lord, Allah Almighty, (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Who created Man and He gave them a mind for understanding. Those who are not coming to understand prefer their levels to be the levels of animals. Animals are in the meadow, from early morning up to late sunset, eating, eating. They know they have been created for eating and drinking. But what about Man? For what are they created? If they think they have been created only for eating and drinking, their levels are going to be the same as animals, and there is no honor for animals. But people are saying, "We have reached the last or the highest level of life," not thinking that what they reached is the last level of animals! What is their understanding about themselves? What is between themselves and the animal's scale? What is the difference between humans' and animals' levels? And people are preparing now, because 21st-century people are never taking any care for heavenly orders; they are going to be 100% material beings, nothing else.
That mentality is making ignorant Msulims not fast in Holy Ramadan! They think like animals, concerned only with eating, drinking, and enjoyment. "Enjoy yourself now!" They are not thinking to change their levels from animal's levels to heavenly levels, saying, "no, we are also like other creatures, free to eat, drink, and enjoy ourselves." That point is from the beginning of Adam, up to today! Fasting is a heavenly order to prophets and all their nations. You must fast if you are asking to be holy ones, belonging to Heavens. If you are not doing this, you are coming down to the level of animals.
O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum.Think on it. Don't say, "I can't fast," because you can! If you are not fasting, a flood may take everything from you and leave you in hunger; that is isbaaree, fasting by holy order from the heavenly ones. Who asks to eat and drink during Ramadan (and not fast) may lose everything for drinking and eating. How are they fasting? If not fasting, another form of fasting is coming, ijbaaree, by force!
O People! You are not on the level of animals; you have been granted some heavenly specialties. You must try to make clear the difference between being human and being an animal! All prophets were coming to teach, "O People! You have not been created for dunya, only for eating and drinking and enjoying. You have been created for the servanthood of the Lord of Heavens, the Lord of all Creation, which is an honor, to make Mankind have full respect for their Creator!"
O Salafi 'ulamas! Marhaban. What is your opinion about the Lord of Heavens, Allah (swt)? What do you think? Is He eating or drinking? What is your opinion? He is not eating or drinking, nor in need of food and drink, no. He is the Lord! He is not in need of anything. "Lordship" is the highest position that we can understand about the Lord of Heavens. Allah Almighty's identity, no one knows; only He is knowing Himself. No one from any Creation may understand. But the Lord of Heavens is asking to prepare His deputies whom He created on Earth, because they have been invited on the Day that no one knows about. And the Lord of Heavens is sending His deputies an invitation, "Come to Me! I shall grant you something that no one knows." He is calling His servants, who are coming with their real beings that belong to Heavens; they are not coming for that divine invitation through this earthly being, no.
Man is invited, but how are they going there? That is an Ocean! If they are opening this Ocean up to the end of this world, it is never finishing! But don't think that Allah Almighty's grant, the Day of Invitation, has ever passed away before (it happened). Therefore, Man must be prepared for that invitation to the Divine Presence! But no one knows on which level will they be there and on which style and level will they be accepted in the Divine Presence. Here in this life, we are practicing for that, a very simple practicing for an order is coming, "O My servants! Fast for the Day I am inviting you to My Divine Presence. Prepare yourself for that Day as I am inviting you. I am not calling you with your identity on this planet, it is changed." This is a practice, to acknowledge that Man is not created for eating and drinking or its enjoyment. But after this level in the Divine Presence, they are going to be present. It is impossible to speak on it and, therefore, prophets never reveal that meaning.
That fasting is a preparation for Mankind for that Day, when they will be invited to the Divine Presence, for the Lord of Heavens to grant them so many things! maa laa aynun ra'at wa laa udhunun sami`at wa laa khatara `ala qalbi bashar (what no eye has seen, no ear has heard and has never come to the heart of a man). Every time in the Divine Presence, Allah Almighty is granting His servants so many heavenly pleasures that their eyes and ears are filled with endless pleasure, that so many things are a heavenly grant from Allah Almighty to His servants, and they remember nothing else! Such a heavenly grant is promised through heavenly ones to Mankind, particularly prophets, who informed their nations for coming days after this life.
O People! Before our time, believers were happy when Ramadan Mubarak arrived and they were so sad when it finished. Because our souls never tasted such sweetness and they were crying when this holy month was leaving us and we are reaching to another ocean. The Ocean of Holy Ramadan is something else. It is not like the honor of other months and the taste and pleasure of other months. Therefore, believers were looking for Holy Ramadan to come and they were so happy. And at the end of this holy month they were crying, because their souls can't reach more than this after the end of Holy Ramadan.
O our Salafi 'ulamas! Make it much more clear about the holy month of Ramadan, for people to take care and be happy and in pleasure to be in Holy Ramadan, fasting and praying and praising and granting to people! As much as they are granting to others, the Lord of Heavens is granting them much more.
O People! Say, "O our Lord, forgive us. O our Lord! Grant us to be Your sincere servants. Grant us from Your Hidden Treasures, to make our souls in endless happiness and to reach some new grants from our Creator, Allah Almighty!" For the honor of His most honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
Allah, Allah. (45 minutes) MashaAllah. (973 viewers) Alhamdulillah. Allahuma salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! May Allah forgive us and grant us from His endless pleasures.
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)
(Mawlana Shayhh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi and Hajjah Naziha on the phone.)