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Tafsir of the Divine Beautiful Attribute, “Al-Qahhar”

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

29 April 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

Suhbah before Jumu’ah

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Azaamatu lillah, allahu-Akbaru’l-Akbar! Sultan sen, Subhaan sen, Amaan Yaa Rabb! Allahu Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah!

Marhaban, Hisham Effendi! ... nahnu nusalli wa nusallim `ala Sayyidi ‘l-Awaleen wa ‘l-Akhireen Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Zidhu yaa Rabb `izzan wa sharafan wa nooran wa suroora. SubhaanAllah, alhamdulillah, wa laa ilaaha illa-Llah wa ‘l-Allahu Akbar,, wa la hawla wa la quwatta illa billahi ‘l-`Aliyyi ‘l`Azheem.

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem. Tariqatuna as-suhbah wa ‘l-khayru fi ‘l-jami`yya, “Our way is suhbah and the good is in the gathering.”

Suhbat is what raises up and disciplines the children of Sayyidina Adam (a), who are normally like wild animals; there are not found more wild animals than Bani Adam! The angels said, “Our Lord, Most Glorious and High, are You putting in the Earth someone who will sow corruption and shed blood?" Rabbana, our Lord Most Glorious and High, said, "I know what you know not."

Madad, yaa RijaalAllah. SubhaanAllah! In our outer form, Bani Adam are all wild beasts.

There is the earth, there is the stone, and our Lord Most High wanted to give the sultanate of His Kingdom to Bani Adam, and said:

إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً

innee ja`ilun fi 'l-`ardi khalifah.

Verily, I am making in the Earth a deputy. (Surat ‘l-Baqara: 2:30)

Angels looked at the outer shell of Bani Adam and saw that he will shed blood (in the outer form), however, Allah Almighty created Bani Adam as the His khalifah on Earth. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah! Huwa! In the World of Jabaroot, there appears in Bani Adam something special, “jabbareen.” Mankind are oppressors, tyrants, and that is one of the attributes of human beings. In the ancient past, far beyond time as we know it, Allah (swt) chose Sayyidina Adam (a) to be His khalifah on Earth. Allah (swt) is Ancient, Ever-Lasting, “Qidam.” Ancientness is the Divine Attribute of al-Haqq, Allah (swt), and in that pre-Eternity He wished for a khalifah to be on Earth, a Creation that had never before existed. He Almighty knows the character of human beings; we are His servants, ordered to know that our realities are something chosen in the World of Jabaroot. Therefore, Mankind must know his own reality that appears also in this life, dunya, and by the divine law Allah will erase that character present under stress in Bani Adam, and He will send prophets to make clear to them and train them that He, The Most High, wants to dress the reality of khulafah, deputyship, on Bani Adam!

Allah Almighty gives the power and ability for Mankind to sit in the station that our Lord, The Glorious and Most High, made: that Bani Adam is His khalifah on Earth. Which Earth and which khalifah? Know that time does not encompass the Lord. We were in that station between pre-Eternity and Eternity; it was granted to Bani Adam to be eternal, otherwise human beings would not be khalifah! And then bit by bit the reality appeared, revealing the wisdom of Allah, that He wished to bestow on His khalifah. SubhaanAllah. In that time, Hisham Effendi, there was perfect obedience to the Lord.

جاء في الحديث القدسي قول المولى سبحانه وتعالى : " مازال عبدي يتقرب إلىّ بالنوافل حتى أحبه ، فإذا أحببته كنت سمعه الذي يسمع به ، وبصره الذي يبصر به ، ويده التى يبطش بها ، ورجله التى يبطش بها ... رواه البخاري.

Ma zaala `abdee yataqaraba ilayya bi ’n-nawaafil hatta uhibah. Fa idha ahbabtahu kuntu sam`ahulladhee yasma`u bihi wa basarahulladhee yubsiru bihi, wa yadahulladhee yubtishu bihi wa rijlahulladhee yabtishu bih.

My servant does not cease to approach Me through voluntary worship until I will love him. When I love him, I will become the ears with which he hears, the eyes with which he sees, the hand with which he acts, and the leg with which he acts.

That is the honor granted to Bani Adam, to be khalifatullah! Finished, that is present in the Ocean of Oneness. “If my servant approaches Me through voluntary worship ...until he says to a thing, “Be!” and it will be.” He is rabbaani, lordly, at that time. So we say don’t say, “I am wahabi, salafi or sufi.” Don’t say this, but instead be rabbaaniyoon, those are lordly (who implement what the Lord asked). Be rabbaani, as in that state there is no “servant.” Then be baaqibillah, subsistent in Allah's Divine Presence!

Then we say, we in dunya are here for a short time and Allah does with us whatever He likes; every movement and stillness is by His Knowledge and Power. We have reached to be servants until the Judgment Day, and things will appear that never appeared before from stress and testing between human beings, as our Lord Most High likes and wishes. That is to build from fresh what will be strong, to carry from the Heavenly Kingdom, Malakoot, what Allah has dressed us in His address that He is creating a khalifah on Earth. (In this state one knows) everything is allowed and must be as He is The Most High, The Most Knowledgeable.

In our days, difficulties have begun to appear that prophets predicted and there is wisdom in them, for us to correct our manners when we see these events occur, which are terrible and difficult in the Last Days. How are we to behave? The Prophet (s) on the day of the conquest of Mecca, stood on the minbar and said, “This house and this house (family), whoever enters their home and closes the door is safe.”

We are ordered to remind Bani Adam:

ِ قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لَا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ

qaalat namlatun yaa ayyuha 'n-namlu 'dkhulu masaakinakum laa yahtimannakum sulaymaanu wa junooduhu wa hum laa yash`uroon.

An ant exclaimed, "O ants! Enter your dwellings unless Solomon and his armies crush you, unknowingly." (an-Naml, 27:18)

We are in days of fitan, confusion and tribulation, about which Shari`ah states, “do not to come out, stay in your homes,” which is safety and protection. Adkhuloo masaakinakum, “enter your homes.” There will appear or before, there appeared the government that is present, and enter your home. What will the government do in that time? It is necessary to appear, subhaanAllah. Hisham Effendi, Allahu Akbar.

وَمَن دَخَلَهُ كَانَ آمِنًا

waman dakhalahu kaanaa aaminan.

Whoever enters there will be in safety. (Aali-`Imraan, 3:97)

Now we are in a time in which Allah ordered, as the Prophet (s) addressed the people, as they say, “As the people are, so shall their ruler be.” It means correct yourselves, and your leaders will be correct. We use the methods of going out in the streets shouting and crying, “Remove yourself!” “Get out!” That is not right. Go to the mosque and ask Allah, “O the Changer of Conditions, change our condition! The hearts of the servants are between the two fingers of the Most Merciful.” Do that instead of going on the streets. The Prophet (s) informed us that people in the Last Days are behaving like wild animals!

There is another order from Allah Almighty:

وَأَعِدُّواْ لَهُم مَّا اسْتَطَعْتُم مِّن قُوَّةٍِ

wa a'idda lahum mastataa`tum min quwattin

Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power. (al-Anfaal, 8:60)

What power do they have? Instead say, “We repent and turn back! O our Lord, correct us and our leaders. We are Your servants in Your Hands! O Our Lord! Have mercy on us in our weakness!” (...audio cut...)

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: We never heard such an explanation as you just gave on the meaning of the verse, “I am putting a khalifah on Earth,” that the meaning of “Allah” is al-Qahhar, “the Destroyer” who destroys sins and wrong deeds!

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: I am a weak servant. He is Doer of what He likes, and He wished to bring out realities on the tongue of the one who is the weakest of servants, and whose Arabic is very slight. If that khutbah came from one of the `ulama, they would say, “He brought that information from the tafseer (commentary).”

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: That is a very high explanation!

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim : That is to who can understand.

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: Your address indicates the one speaking is the sultan, son of the sultan, son of the sultan, son of the sultan, up to the Prophet (s)! I read many books on this subject and this explanation you gave on the Divine Attributes Al-Jabbar” and “al-Qahhar” is very unusual, and I never heard it before.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: We speak as Allah makes us speak; the inspirations come and we speak.

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: These inspirations are from a very high station and my hair was standing on end from the depth of that explanation!

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: My Arabic is very slight. Allahu Akbar. Fatihah.