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Reality of "The Renaissance"

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

5 August 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina wa Mawlana Muhammadun Rasoolullah (s). Allahuma thabitna `ala al-Haqq. Yaa Rabb al-`izzati wa'l-`Azhamati wa'l-Jabaroot. Yaa Rabb! Aghithna bi-nasrin min `indik. Allahuma salli wa sallim wa baarik `ala habeebika wa nabeeyika, Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad Mustafa (s) wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaanin ila Yawm ad-Deen. Yaa Rabb! Aghithna bin-nasri min `indik. Yaa Rabbi 'l-`Alameen. Thumma as-salaatu wa 's-salaam `ala Khaatim al-anbiya wa 'l-mursaleen wa ashaabi 'n-nawbati fee hadhihi ad-dunya. Yaa Rabb! Aghithna bi-nasrin min `indak yaa Rabbi 'l-`Alameen. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

As-salaamu `alaykum, yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif. As-salaamu `alaykum, yaa `ibaadAllah as-saaliheen wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh `alayna wa `alayhum.

As-salaamu `alaykum, attenders of this humble meeting, those who are asking to know something, to learn and to act. As-salaamu `alaykum! O our Lord, give them such power that they will be happy by using that power for a heavenly sake, which is carrying them to Allah Almighty's pleasure, so they will reach it. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) It is a very, very small salute or respect for our Lord's orders. We are trying to give on the lowest level a t`azeem, glorification, for the smallest rule, the smallest order.

O our Salafi `ulamas! You are claiming you are `ulamas. What are you teaching people? Say! Wahabis are no-mind people, leave them, come to me. I am nothing, but Wahabi people are claiming that they are such important ones because they are putting `aja'iboo 'sh-shakil, an amazing beard and putting nothing on their heads. They are never putting anything because there is nothing inside their heads also. It is empty, empty. Therefore, they are saying, "For what should we put something on our heads? Leave our heads to be nothing on it." Because, I am saying, there is nothing inside as well, empty, empty. They are using new fashioned clothes also. Some of them are also using ties and golden rings on their hands. And they are keeping their forms just to be seen by western people, to show that they are following western fashions.

They say, "Come to us, because we are not such fanatics, but Shaykh Nazim and his followers are fanatics! We are fashionable people coming to America, to Europe, and to western countries, and we believe that we have reached the top level of civilization. We are not fanatics as Shaykh Nazim. He is making dhikr, saying, 'Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah.' We are so modern and polite. Shaykh Nazim and his followers are trying to bring old Islamic fashions but we are trying to renew Islam, just as Europe did in the Middle Ages, when people stood up and got involved in the Renaissance!"

A heavy bombarding on Shaytan and its followers! Europeans were following their old-fashioned religions, living a humble life, but Shaytan is always making its agents among nations. They said, "These popes and churches are keeping you to be as you were before 1,000 years ago. No, you must improve from one level to another level. Churches, popes, and bishops prevent you and we ask that you change your lifestyle with new lifestyles." And they told people, "You are sleeping, never asking to wake up and look around at what is in this world. This world is just a grant from the Lord of Heavens, and therefore, you must try to take as much as possible from this world’s pleasures! Churches are making you to always follow old-fashioned ways and making you sleep, not looking for pleasures for this life, always saying, 'There is Paradise, there is Hell,' and you are imprisoning yourselves at a very narrow level. Really there are endless distances for your lives the Lord of Heavens is opening to you. Get in! Take your pleasure! Don't follow churches, popes, patriarchs or rabbis, no! You must try to open. Wake up, O people! Renaissance means that quruunu l-wustah, Middle Ages-people are all sleeping, not looking at the pleasures of this life. Therefore, we must wake up. We must wake them up.”

The Renaissance was taking everything from the authorities of holy ones who were calling to the Kingdom of Heavens, saying, "Leave that Kingdom of Heavens! Come, that we may establish the Kingdom of Heavens on this planet." That is "the Renaissance". And who was their teacher? Shaytan! Its teachings are, "Leave Jesus' (a) teachings, leave Moses' (a) teachings, leave the Seal of Prophet's (s) teachings. Come and wake up, look at this life's pleasures, and don’t follow such an untrue calling from churches or holy ones. Wake up!" That is the meaning of Renaissance. And now that is finished. Every nation in Europe, in the Christian world, is standing up and rushing on churches and taking authority from holy ones, and it giving to tamtheel, representatives of Shaytan. That is the meaning of Renaissance! These words have never been written in any book. Now it is time to make clear for all nations the meaning of Renaissance, in which billions of people were killed, and by dying everything is finishing, so it doesn't matter. But after the killing and dying, mostly they were denying every holy order and heavenly command, and they were just thrown into Hell.

Now in the same way there is fitnah in Islam, changing goodness to badness. Fitnah, trouble, is bringing shuqook, doubts to the minds of people. That happened in the Renaissance, the days of devils. Devils asked to come in power and they did their worst, they never did their best. Now, Wahabis are running on the same steps, saying, "We are not accepting old-fashioned people, because they say they are tariqat people, following Sufism." Therefore, Wahabis say, "Sufism prevents you from improving and reaching much more pleasure in your life!" That fitnah, trouble, that began with Muhammad Abdul Wahab Najdi. He opened the door of fitna, and said to the Islamic world, “You are on the wrong way because you are following Sufi ways.” And for Sufi people, the most important aim is to reach heavenly stations! They are never asking for dunya, as it is the lowest level of life.

That person was saying, "No. I am teaching you some new teachings that you must leave old-fashioned ways. They are giving their most respect to someone, and making them to be respected." Yes. If no respect, no Islam!

من لم يوقر كبيرنا و لا يرحم صغيرنا فليس منا

Man lam yuwwaqqir kabeerina wa laa yarham sagheerana fa laysa minna.

Who doesn’t respect our elders and who doesn't give mercy to our young ones is not from us.


What does it mean? Say! Wahabi `ulamas! Wahabi `ulamas are no-mind people. But, Salafi `ulamas, is that a hadith or am I bringing it from my knowledge? What are you saying? Man lam yuwwaqqir kabeerina wa laa yarham sagheerana fa laysa minna. And you are trying to change everything in Islam, that the Seal of Prophets (s) was saying, "You must give your high respect for respected ones." And who is the most respected one in Islam? Say! Who is the most respected one in Islam? (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Say! Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-`Akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! Say, if there is anyone more respected than Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! You know that respect! You are mulook or you are imaams! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. How are you claiming you know hadith and Holy Qur'an? How are you claiming you are Muslims? That is hadith, "kabbir, kubbir!" “Give your high respect (to those who are in respected positions).” Man lam yuwwaqqir kabeerina. What does tawqeer mean? You are not understanding? Give your high respect to whom? To those who are the respected ones in Islam, because they are on the way of the Seal of Prophets (s)!

Therefore, how was Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab fighting the hadith of the Seal of Prophets (s), that he said, Tawqeer, tawqeer! “Give your high respects to those who are respected by heavenly ones." Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab said, "No! We are not accepting anyone to be respected! We are muwwahhid, we are saying, ‘Respect is only for Allah!’”

Allah Almighty is Glorious! His Majesty, His Glory, and His Might has no limits! We said it or not, "He is Allah Almighty"! Takbeer for Him! To say (Mawlana Shaykh stands ) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Takbeer is for Allah, tawqeer for His servants who are keeping the real way of the Seal of Prophets (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) SubhaanAllah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.

Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab began to kill muwwaqar ones who are respected among the ummah. He killed them, and then came to them and said, “In the cemeteries are respected ones? Take their tombs away! Don't leave anything for them, there is no tawqeer for them!" Prophet (s) is saying, man lam yuwwaqqir kabeerina. How are you doing this? If it was munkar, abhorred actions, why are you leaving the holy tomb of the Seal of Prophets (s) in Madinatu 'l-Munawwara, why aren't you destroying it? Come and destroy!! Your madhhab is wrong madhhab, not wrong only but a shaytanic madhhab! May Allah forgive us! That is balaa, the biggest cursing on the ummah, and those no-mind Wahabi people are following them, saying, ”No tawqeer, no respect to anyone else, only for Allah.” Yaa Allah. Allahu Akbar al-Akbar!

We are speaking about the level of Mankind. If you are saying, "All of us are on the same level," then what does (the hadith):

انَزِّلَ النَّاسَ مَنَازِلَهُم

anzila 'n-naasu manaazilahum (give people the respect they are due) mean? (Mawlana Shaykh stands) "Put people in their proper positions, give them their due,” wa li-kullin darajaat, "And to each a rank." We are not on the same level, wa li-kullin darajaat. How are you saying that all of Mankind and mu`mins are on the same level? No! It is wrong! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Allah Almighty is saying, Wa li-kullin darajaat. How are Wahabis saying, "no darajaat"? And Rasool (s) is saying! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) You are not knowing hadeeth un-nabi ash-shareef (s),

انَزِّلَ النَّاسَ مَنَازِلَهُمْ

anzila 'n-naasa manazilahum.

Give people the respect due their stations.

What is the meaning? (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Allahu Akbar `alaa man takabbara wa tajabbar. (Allah is greater than the proud ones and the tyrants).

Wa afsaadan nafs, afsaloo nafs! They are doing Renaissance in Islam also, with Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab al-Najdi. But now it is finished, nothing. Now they are struggling to bring their a`qaaida 'l-baatila, false beliefs, but no one is accepting. They are finished. It is as a field; when first growing it is green, but after a while it is going to turn yellow. As much as you are giving water or fertilizing it will never be green. Therefore, they are trying now to bring what they did before, but it is impossible. They are wasting billions, but they can’t do anything or change their colors, finished. Therefore, O Salafiyoon, beware from batsh Allah, “Allah’s fearsome revenge.”

إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ

Inna batsha rabbika la-shadeed

Truly strong is the Grip (and Power) of thy Lord. (85:12)

Aataakum fursa, (you were given a chance) but you use it in a wrong way and you must fear, inna batsha rabbika la-shadeed. Amaan yaa Rabb.

May Allah forgive us. Forgive us! Give us someone who will be sultan on the ummah. Bi jaahi man anzalta alayhi Surat al-Fatihah.

People must accept what is true and what is wrong. They must know, they must know. They may do everything; I am a weak servant here and I can do nothing, but they are claiming they have powers, armies, air forces and so many things, but they can't do anything. Haqq is up and baatil is down!