Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
10-18-2008 | New Jersey
[Home of Raza Chaudury]
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, subhanAllah.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Kareem Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Sultan Allah.
Allah swt is the sultan, the king of kings. Is there any king except Allah swt? No.
King is the One that, …
Audhu billah min ash-Shaytan ir-rajeem
Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem
Ati` Allah wa ati` ar-rasula wa uli 'l-amri minkum
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet (s), and obey those who are on authority.
What is the meaning of a king? A king is that owns everything in his kingdom. King is the one that whatever he wants happens in his kingdom. And whenever he likes something, he will order and everyone must listen and accept. Everyone o f us feels he is a king for himself. No? King of himself. Whatever himself or herself, says, that person obeys. He doesn’t care for his wife, he doesn’t care for his children. The wife doesn’t care for her husband, the children don’t care for the parents. Every one thinks he is king for himself.
But a real king must have power forever. You cannot be king and someone will pull away your soul and you die. Then that one who pulled your soul is the king, not you.
Allah swt is the king and he is the only king and he is the One King and there is no any other king, is not considered a king but is considered a subject to Allah. Whatever level he reached in dunya, he is always a subject always a servant to Allah.
That is why the Prophet (s) said, "an-naasu sawaaasiyyatun ka asnaan al-musht - People are equal like teeth of a comb.” Allah the people here today and the people who are outside which we see on the streets, they are equal. Don’t say, “I am better than him or he is better than that one.” Judgment is not for us. Judgment is for the king.
In the jungle who is the king? Tarzan? There are too many Tarzans here.
He knows his name, we have one here.
He is super-Tarzan.
In the jungle, the lion can anyone stand in front of the lion? No. when he what you say in English, when he roars, every other creature in the jungle is shaking, even you, evn Tarzan.
Is it not? Tarzan will not shake? Even Tarzan who is able to work along with the king, he shakes. Why? Because lion is the king of the jungle.
Kings of today and kings of the past, they cannot be more than the lion. Whatever power they have they cannot be more than a lion.
You as a king to yourself cannot be more than a lion to yourself. But one day that lion is going, so how can you be king anymore. King on what? King on 3 feet by 6 feet. He will become a lion for the grave. He will be a king there, not more than that.
So we are here today, and Allah swt we have to know that Allah brought us together. It is not that we decided to come together and we came together. No.
Allah’s Will before He created us in earth, in His Will and in His knowledge He said, "This group of people are going to meet at this day at this time in this place in this city in this room. And that owner of that place is taking pictures.” Allah has written it before else this will never happen,
So we must not be proud. We must not be proud to ourselves and say, "O these people came to see this one or that one. We have to say because they are honorable people and we came to see them and to get blessings from them. Because if there was no one to whom are you going to talk? To the four walls. So who needs who? The speaker needs people to listen.
You can talk to the walls and then they say this one is crazy. Many people like to talk and sing in the bathroom. And more than that they like to go to the bathroom and smoke there.
Can you eat in the bathroom. What tawbah istaghfirullah. How you smoke in bathroom. That means that cigarette is as bad as that bathroom. Because al-jins ma` al-jins, the gender with the gender, that is a principle in Shariah. That smoke is similar to that, they are sucking your money only. You cannot eat there, but you can smoke there. So what does that mean? It means they are equal to each other.
Those who are smoking, I am not trying to criticize, but as much as possible we are trying to eliminate problems from our bodies that might harm it. Allah honored human beings so if he honored we must respect what he gave us.
Everyone knows that cigarette makes cancer, lung cancer. Still people are smoking. They know it is not accepted. You are harming your body and Allah said, "I gave you your body as a trust and you have to give it back to me as I gave it.” Are we clean now?
Don’t say we are clean Shaykh Mustafa. We changed. We didn’t change but we mixed what Allah honored us with something that is not honorable.
O people we are coming here to execute, to execute? To fulfill a requirement that Allah swt wrote it for us that this day we are going to meet altogether. So no one is better that any other. And the speaker is the lowest off everyone. Why? Because he is in need for everyone. Is it not? I will tell you why.
There was a very famous wali. He was considered and is still considered the Ghawth. Sayyidina Abdul Qadir Jilani قدس سرّه. Makan al-jannah. You heard about him. He has a calipha. He is in Baghdad. He has calipha that is very advanced and he is very old, near 80 years of age.
It is not by age. Sainthood is not by age. You might be a saint and seven years of age. If Allah wants it will happen. And you can be Shaykh of 7 years of age and you have mureeds of 60 years of age.
Do we have an example? `Isa . Musa . [Jesus and Moses].
“Ayna `Isa ayna Musa Ayna Nuh. Anta ya siddiq al-`asee. Tub ila al-mawla al-jaleel - Where is Musa (as), where is `Isa , where is Nuh? O Siddiq, you are for sure a disobedient servant. So repent to Allah the Almighty.”
Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq.
إِلاَّ تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لاَ تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَنَا فَأَنزَلَ اللّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَيَّدَهُ بِجُنُودٍ لَّمْ تَرَوْهَا وَجَعَلَ كَلِمَةَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ السُّفْلَى وَكَلِمَةُ اللّهِ هِيَ الْعُلْيَا وَاللّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ
Illa tansuroohu faqad nasarahu Allahu idh akhrajahu alladheena kafaroo thaniya ithnayni idh huma fi ’l-ghari idh yaqoolu li-sahibihi la tahzan inna Allaha ma`ana fa anzala Allahu sakeenatahu `alayhi wa ayyadahu bi-junoodin lam tarawha wa ja`ala kalimata alladh