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The Royal Garments for Sultan Selim IV

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

2 June 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

(Translated from Turkish)

(A mureed brings two handmade garments and a tarboosh [man’s headcap], examined by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. Translated from Turkish.)

(Mawlana Shaykh Nazim stands.) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Yaa Rabbee! With Your mighty power and greatness, the zeal that You have granted Islam in this holy night, may the Sultan of Islam be dressed in this royal garment so that Your Shari`ah will transpire! O our Lord! You are Qaadiru ‘l-Muqtadir! We are weak. We made preparations and now we are asking for a sultan from Your divine generosity for the sake of Your Beloved, the Sahaabah ‘l-Kiraam, and the Ottomans, yaa Rabb!


(Mawlana Shaykh Nazim sits.)

Guest: This is Sultan Reshad Khan’s original sword belt; the sword goes here. With your barakah, we found a sword that was used in battles by a soldier in the time of Sultan`Abdul Hamid Khan. We couldn’t bring it with us since it is a historical and invaluable Ottoman relic, but with your barakah we will be able to ship it to Germany. Here is a picture of it. It is the same exact sword carried in ceremonies by Sultan Reshad Khan and Sultan `Abdul Hamid Khan.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Mashaa-Allah, very nice!

Guest: Here are the pants that go with it. With Allah’s permission, it exhibits a majestic appearance. We used the highest quality products and it is completely hand-crafted.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: How old is the head craftsman?

Guest: The tailor is forty years old. The lady head tailor is also forty, the same lady who repaired the holy mantle of the Prophet (s), Hirka-i Shareef. At the same time, when she was 13 years old, she embroidered the cloth covering the Holy Ka`bah. Nine ladies worked on this day and night, and with your barakah it was completed in 45 days! Some said it is absolutely impossible for something like this to be finished in less than nine months; they thought we were lying. Mawlana, we brought these here as a trust and have transferred them to you. Inshaa-Allah, you like them.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Allahu Akbar! Whole nations are going to stand up! This belongs to the Sultan of the End of Times. Let us make takbeer! (Mawlana Shaykh Nazim stands.) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Yaa Rabbee, You have presented this royal garment on this sacred night; also send us that one who will be dressed in it! For the sake of our Beloved One, send us Sultan Selim who will profess and revive Your Shari`ah, yaa Rabbee! (Mawlana Shaykh Nazim sits.)


Aferin, well done! Now this is what people want, what they are asking for. This clothing has been sanctified on this holy night (Laylat al-Raghaib) and inshaa-Allah our sultan, Sultan Selim Khan, will wear it. Fatihah. He is a very tall person.

Guest: (Holds up the two garments.) Is the red one just the way you want it?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: The red one is for when he sits on the throne and the black one is when he will wear his coat of arms. We will have him wear this one first, before the other. He will wear the black clothing at the Kilic Merasimi, the ritual of donning the sword, after which he will wear the red one when he ascends to his throne. Inshaa-Allah, the power to gather the ummah is granted to him and that is our hope, as these items were brought to us on such a holy night!


Preserve these royal garments well, as they will be transferred to the veliaht, heir to the throne, Sultan Selim. May it appear on him! After being dressed, he will appear to the Europeans. He will be dressed there and it will be announced, “Restore our rights!” This is what came to our hearts. May Allah and His Beloved One be well pleased with you. Yaa Rabbee, this is all that we were able to do; we have no power beyond this point as all might and power is Yours. Yaa Rabbee! For the sake of Your Beloved, dress Sultan Selim and bring him out so he may revive Your Shari`ah. Allah, Allah!


Have the ladies seen this? It is handmade.(Mawlana Shaykh Nazim calls his daughter, Hajjah Rukiyyah.)

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Hajjah Rukiyyah, look at these! Inshaa-Allah for the sake of this blessed night, may the Sultan of End of Times be dressed in it. It came right on time. The tajjalli has changed tonight. Now the whole Muslim world is obligated to plead. to him. (...) Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh addresses someone in the room.) You must ask on behalf of the German Empire, as their turn has also come. To all of them will be the establishment of kingdoms and dirty ones will be taken away. (...)

For now you may preserve these here, but when you are heading back take them with you. Perhaps on 27 Rajab, the Night of Mir`aaj, he will be dressed in it and it will be made known; otherwise, the ceremony will be left for 15 Shaaban, the Night of Bara`ah, which is more excellent as it is the beginning of the new spiritual year, indicating a new beginning. Therefore, we are going to guard him well, so he may announce the right of khilafah which belongs in the hands of the Ottomans; it is not given to Arabs or non-Arabs. No one will be able to take away khilafah from him!

The Arabs will also stand up. The Amir of Hijaz, Shareef Hussayn, also wanted it, but Sultan Vahyettin did not give it to him. So when it is not given, no one can appoint himself as the khalifah. It is in his hands and he is Sultan Selim! Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Thanks to Allah that it came at the right time (in holy Rajab, when amazing things happen).

May Allah be well pleased with those whose hearts He has turned, to have them prepare this for the sultan. Now there is no one left from the Ottomans except Sultan Ibnu Sultan Ibnu Sultan, Sultan Selim! Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! It is from the order of our Prophet (s) as mentioned in his Hadeeth Shareef, “Sultan Selim will take from you and give it to another Sultan Selim who will hand it over to its real owner.”

So now there is nothing left for us to do; all of it will be carried out directly from above and this is all we can do. Anything beyond this point, we have transferred it onwards. The Ottomans will now unite and in Turkey there will be a big commotion. Not a single man will remain who will not want this to occur. It is full of zeal, full of zeal! Allahu Akbar!

Guest: Should we hold a big meeting and inform everyone?

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Of course, let everyone know. Inform those in Europe; they should all come and see the sultan with his uniform. Dress him and show him to them. He will be shown on the Night of Bara`ah, as that is the night for which we will prepare him, inshaa-Allah. Let him be seen in public! What Allah has vindicated no one can decline, not armies, nor nations or empires! Allah has appointed everything in their right times. Islam will come to light, whether you like it or not. Those who don’t like may go to Hell!

Guest: Sayyidee, Sultan Selim had told us that he would make his appearance in Ramadan sometime during `Eid ul-Fitr. But we will send him your message regarding the Night of Bara`ah.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Now we will go with the instructions coming from above. The Night of Bara`ah is the beginning of it and he will enter Ramadan with it.

(Mawlana Shaykh Hisham enters the room.) Hisham Effendi! (Mawlana Shaykh Nazim stands.)

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: As-salaamu `alaykum, Sayyidee.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Wa `alaykum as-salaam. Bring the (royal garments) back so Hisham Effendi can take a look at them.

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: O mashaa-Allah, Sayyidee, it’s beautiful, almost like original. Where did they make it? (In Marash, Turkey; it’s handmade.)

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Look at its heybet, zeal!

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: It’s beautiful, Sayyidee; the fabric is very nice.

Guest: In reality, this embroidery is nine months of work, but with your barakah, nine ladies completed it within 45 days.

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: Well, it’s a dress for the sultan.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: For sure! It’s not fake; look at the fabric. Hisham Effendi can immediately understand (the authenticity of fabric).

Guest: The tailor said it has 500,000 stitches.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: How do you like the red one?

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: It’s beautiful, Sayyidee.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Red signifies the Divine Attribute Jalaal, Majesty.

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: Your Honor must wear one of them; this is not something that is easy.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: This will ignite whole nations. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Laylat ul-Raghaib, O Hisham Effendi!

Guest: It is made from Egyptian linen, which is known to be the best.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Hisham Efendi is the first one who deserves to wear the taaj (crown) the most.

Guest: Alhamdulillah, it befits him.

(Mawlana Shaykh Nazim shows a picture of Sultan Selim to Mawlana Shaykh Hisham.)

Laylat al-Raghaib. This is the Holy Night of Desires, the first of Rajab, and in Rajab you see amazing things. Really that is so. May this become a firm reality in this month!