1 September 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Muhammadan Rasoolullah, `alayhi salaatullah was salaamuh. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Thumma as-salaat wa 's-salaam `ala jami` al-anbiya wa 'l-mursaleen w 'alhamdulillah Rabbi 'l-`Alameen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
Thumma as-salaam `ala Saahib az-Zamaan, Sayyidina Mahdi (a). Thumma as-salaam `ala Qutb al-Mutasarrif; our heavenly salute on our protector on this planet, Qutb al-Mutasarrif, and for all awliya, saints, who act.
It is a humble meeting, but we are addressing all people, through east and west from north to south, on this planet.
O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Among our attenders, there is a group of people saying, We are Salafi `ulamas," and you know who you are. They claim this for themselves, a title they give to themselves; a group of people from some countries are saying that. And now (the awliya) are making me address people, and I am knowing nothing. If they are not supporting something, it is difficult to address even to a billion people, it doesn't matter. If heavenly support reaches, even an ant may address not billions but a trillion people! Yes, not billions but trillions, it is easy to address them; (if Allah likes) even an ant may address all people! Asta`eedhu billah. قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ Qaalat namlatun, "One ant spoke." (27:18) The meaning? This is mukhaatab, ayyuha 'l-naml. That means, if Allah Almighty asks any creature to address them, it is enough to make an ant call them and make them hear (that message).
Wali, a saint; who is a saint? A saint may hear. He may take an ant in his hand, making like this, (Mawlana Shaykh puts his hand to his ear) and that waliyullah can hear the ant's speech as thunder! Therefore, the holy ones are looking after shu'oon ad-dunya, everything that is happening, as nothing happens by itself. There is a heavenly will, iraadah. There is no partner for the Lord's Will and no one knows His Will. If the Lord of Heavens yureed, asks to make His servants to hear from east to west and from north to south, I am too weak, but if He orders even an ant, that ant can la yuhazz ad-dunya, shake the world! Everything would be shaking and trembling, if an ant may say only, "O my Lord!" Yuhazz ad-dunya iradah, leave (discussion of) that Divine Will; if you are coming on the lowest level, that power is granted to Allah Almighty's chosen ones! If He is saying, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar! Everything must stand up, like the Night of Power, Laylat al-Qadr. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Yes, now we are talking about this planet, that scientists say is a globe and that the sun and the moon are something else. People are saying that our world is moving, and that the sun is stable, not moving, and what we are looking at is the sun moving, and our Earth is thaabit, fixed (stationary).
There is one ayatul-kareemah; Allah Almighty is saying, one, two or three verses full of haqaa`iq, realities. Asta`eedhu billah: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَـكِن شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ اخْتَلَفُواْ فِيهِ لَفِي شَكٍّ مِّنْهُ مَا لَهُم بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلاَّ اتِّبَاعَ الظَّنِّ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ يَقِينًا
wa maa qataloohu wa maa salaboohu wa laakin shubbiha lahum wa inna 'Lladheena 'khtalafoo feehi lafee shakkin minhu maa lahum bihi min `ilmin 'illaa attibaa`a azh-zhanni wa maa qataloohu yaqeena.
But they killed him (Jesus) not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of `Isa (Jesus) was put over another man (whom they killed), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no certain knowledge; they follow nothing but conjecture, for surely they killed him not. (An-Nisa, 4:157)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits). There are so many things `ulamas may take from that ayatul-kareemah! Jesus Christ is living that tashbeeh, similar appearance. Those holy verses contain Secret Meaning Oceans, secrets of wisdoms, and secrets of unlimited Unseen worlds. For people it is tashbeeh, the appearance of the sun rising, the sun setting, and dunya is stable. But scientists say, "No, the sun is rising and walking and setting." That is tashbeeh, "to be seen." As they are looking in such a way at everything in this Creation, from this side you may see a new appearance and from that side another appearance. If I am looking at you, your appearance will be in such a way, and if I am looking from the side or from the back, it is going to be different.
Awliyaullah, saints who have secret knowledge, are saying there are 24,000 new Divine Appearances coming daily! Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar al-Akbar! Allahu Akbar al-Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh sits). You think that there are fixed forms? Never! Even when we are standing, our fixed appearance is something else and when we are sitting our appearance is another. Even if we are standing a hundred times, we are changing (in appearance). (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Allahu Akbar al-Akbar! Allahu Akbar al-Akbar! Subhaan Sen! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
We are sitting here, and the Lord of Heavens is asking to open new horizons for believers and for ahlu 'l-fahem, "scientists." Allah, Allah. Those clouds in every second are in another appearance. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Therefore, ma`rifatullah, heavenly knowledge, is something else, and Divinely Appearance is another thing. The last limit of all Creation is up to the divinely level, not beyond! Therefore, it is mentioned the Seal of Prophets, sayyidi 'r-rusulu 'l-kiraam (s) was invited on the Night Journey? I am asking our Salafi `ulamas, kam Isra'a, how many Night Journeys happened? Only once? What happened? Was Allah Almighty inviting only once? Do you think that a King invites the honorable members of His Kingdom only once, no second time? Even if a sultan is weak, he will not invite only once, but several times, or you may say countless times! Then how can it happen that the Lord of Heavens invites His Most Beloved One only once and not more? Allah Almighty is "Maalik al-Mulk"!
I am always asking the Salafi `ulamas what do you think about the Mir`aaj, "Night Journey"? Who invited the Seal of Prophets (s)? His Lord invited him. Did His Lord invite him or was anyone else sending the invitation min qabal aw min ba`d? Did such an invitation happen before, or will it happen after that? They know nothing, as their level of understanding is so low! They are not saying that Allah Almighty's invitation, Qur'an al-Kareem kalaamullahi 'l-azali. Azali is from pre-Eternal to Eternal. How many times (did He invite), and for whom did that invitation happen? That invitation came only for Prophet (s)! What do you think about that invitation? Do you think it expired? Laa shareeka lahu wa laa shabeehan lah Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (He has no partner and He has none to be compared with Allah the Glorified and Exalted)! If Allah (swt) invited His Most Beloved One and is showing what is able to be seen by him, do you think that He sent him back down (to Earth)? What is your opinion? Is the Lord of Heavens calling and giving such an invitation and afterwards saying, "Go away."
Yes, He sent one with his name as a representative for His servants. But the real being (essence) of Rasoolullah (s) had never been sent to people, no. That invitation was to take him to Allah Almighty's Divine Presence and keep him there with Allah, Who sent one representative on behalf of His Most Beloved One; what we were seeing and hearing was only one representative. How many representatives are there? Countless! The real being is with Allah Almighty and there are countless representatives of that real being!
O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban! How are you? Are you not accepting this? He is Allah! He is Able to do anything! He never takes back what He grants! He invited mataa (when)? Fee yawm al-azal, the Day of Azal, "Eternity" for the Lord of Heavens. He called him from azal, His Most Beloved One was invited from Eternity, and laa yazaal, he is with his Lord, Allah Almighty. May Allah give us some understanding. Wa laakin shubiha lahum, there is tashbeeh here; He sent one surah, appearance, because this world cannot carry more than that or it would melt and nothing would remain. Subhaanahu wa ta`ala! Where is Masjid al-Aqsa?
سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلاً مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الأَقْصَى
Subhaana 'Lladhee asrá bi `abdihi laylan mina 'l-Masjidi 'l-Haraami ila 'l-Masjidi al-Aqsá.
Exalted be He Who took His servant for a journey by night from al-Masjid al-Haraam (at Mecca) to the Farthest Mosque (in Jerusalem). (al-'Israa, 17:1)
The meanings are like oceans, impossible to understand! Every time a new opening comes, giving refreshment and pleasure and enlightenment to the real beings of Mankind. Our real being is not on this planet; it is where we were, in the Divine Presence on the Day of Promises. Did that event close down, or is it continued? Continued, yes.
They have not made me speak of such a thing before, but his (a guest's) understanding is making me speak about such things. Some ones may ask, "Why the shaykh is speaking this way?"
Hasan al-Basri, Allah bless him, was advising people time by time, and Sayyida Rabi`a al-`Adawiyya was living then, may Allah bless them both. One day he was speaking, addressing and making some openings for haadiri, "presence people," and people said, "O Imam! Today there are so many simple things you are saying, and we are accustomed to hearing something new." And what was the answer from Hasan al-Basri? "Do you think I prepare to give to ants what I prepared to be given to elephants? Today, elephants are not here; therefore, I am giving this, saying it is enough and good for you!" What was his aim? It was that Rabi`a al-`Adawiyya was not there, so Heavens reserved a big heavenly grant. "Saahibatah is not here; therefore, I cannot give you more (knowledge) as you are such small ones that can be crushed. So I am giving you a small one." Therefore, today heavenly ones sent something on the lowest, for Sumoo al-Ameer's (His Majesty Prince's) honor and Sayyid's (Habeeb `Ali al-Jafri) honor.
May Allah forgive us in this holy month! May Allah grant us a good understanding, according to our levels, not more. And we are asking for the honor of this holy month to give us divine blessings, to make us always asking for divinely grants, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets (s), and his followers, and for the honor of all prophets, peace be upon them. May Allah forgive us.
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(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar!
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)