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Teach Your Children to Recite "Bismillahi'r-Rahmani'r-Raheem"

Sultan ul-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

21 September 2009 Lefke, Cyprus

(Mawlana Shaykh stands)

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la ilaha ill-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa li'Llah il-hamd.

O our Lord! Grant us from Your holiest way, send us Your blessings so we become Your obedient servants. You like (us) only to be Your servants, to be obedient servants and we are asking to be your weakest, obedient servants. O our Lord! You are Sultan, You are Subhan!

Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah SubhanAllah, Allah Sultan Allah, forgive us and grant us from Your endless blessings to be humble servants, O our Lord!

And we are asking from Your most precious servant, Your representative through whole Creation, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), give him more and more! O our Lord! Let us to be his humble servants. O our most beloved Prophet (s), we are asking intercessions from you in the Divinely Presence. O my Lord! Give him more and more and more!

Alfu 's-salaat, alfu 's-salaam, endless salat, endless salaam on you, O our most precious Prophet!

Alfu 's-salaat wa 's-salaam `alayk wa `ala aalika wa ashaabika wa azwaajika wa ahli baytika. Forgive us!

(Mawlana sits)

O people! You are the Lord's servants. O people! Come and look (at the) endless greeting, endless honor you have been granted. O people! Come and listen. As-salaamu `alaykum, O whole human nature. Be happy, be thankful and be honored ones in heavenly levels of your most high prophet, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Ya Rasulullah! Send us your intercession. (Mawlana stands). We like to stand up for you, O our Lord's most precious creature, most precious created one! You only from pre-Eternal up to Eternal, O Muhammad! O Rasulullah! Give us from your countless intercessions! Send (it to) us, (as) you have been granted a full authority. O our most beloved and glorified and honored prophet, you are representing through whole Creation the Creator. You are looking after every creation and you are looking after whole creatures.

O our most beloved prophet! We are asking, we are humbly yabarmak, requesting, begging from you, that we should be good servants. O people! Try to be good servants through this short life, for it is so short. We are never understanding how our lives passing so quickly, so quickly. Sayyidina Nuh (pbuh), one of biggest and honored prophets, that his level over level of thousands of prophets, he was granted 1000 years from life, and he lived on this planet and calling people to Allah, to their Lord, but every time they are escaping. We are saying about Nuh (pbuh) that he lived about 1000 years and when Azra`eel (pbuh) coming to take his clean soul he was saying, “O, so quickly you are coming to take my soul?”

“O Nuh! Just you have been on earth 1000 years and surprising 1000 years so quickly passed away”?

If it is going to be 10,000 years, he is going to say, “O, so quickly coming to take my soul”?

“O Nuh, just passed from your life 10,000 years.” If he was granted 100,000 years, when Azra`eel (a) coming to take his pure soul to His Lord's Divine Presence, he was going to say the same words, “O, so quickly you are coming to take my soul?” And he says, “O Nuh, just passed away 100,000 years,” and he is going to be surprised.

So that means, O our listeners, listen, give a short time daily to what we are going to give to you. Listen, learn and obey. Obediency is what the Lord of Heavens is asking from whole Mankind, sending his prophets and calling them, “O My servants! You are servants, but you are not going to be My servant.” You are running to be servants, not servants, but slaves. Servanthood is a high honor. O people! All prophets (are) calling them, “O people! Come and give time through your daily time, 24 hours, give even a short time that you should be an obedient servant.”

But you are not giving for that servanthood. You are preparing (instead) to be slaves. Less than slaves, there is another word, (hostages, prisoners) that is slave; a slave that is just the last point of slavery. You prefer slavery to being an honored servant, because servanthood is giving to you an endless honor! Slavery is taking you, bringing you to worst level or last level or deepest level for you. O people! It is your honor to prefer servanthood over slavery, but you are running to slavery, not giving even a short time for servanthood!

O people! Through East and West now, at least I am making this addressing to my ego and you are free to think on it and to do. I am only a weak servant, reminding you that you are on wrong way, by preferring slavery, not preferring servanthood! Servanthood that on that level is only for His Lordship, Allah Almighty, Who is saying, “O My servants! I dressed you with so honored dressing that no one can think on its value. O people, living now on this Earth! If you are not preferring to be a servant of your Lord, “tuh!” (spit) on you; angels making spitting on you and shaytans are so happy because making Mankind to be asfala 's-saafileen, deepest level of dark territories. Therefore, every day we are a making a reminding to you, maybe 100 days now, or maybe 1000 days in association or advice.

Therefore, the Seal of Prophets is saying, as whole prophets said also, ad-deenu naseeha, real religion is an advice and reminding for Mankind. O Mankind! You are on wrong way. You are preferring to be Shaytan's slaves, preferring slavery, not preferring that endless honor you have been granted when you are accepting to be a servant. Where is servanthood, where is slavery? Servanthood is in Heavenly levels and servanthood on that high territories, high dominions, endless oceans of dominions. That is for those people whom they are preferring to be servants for their Creator, to take more and more and more honors. But who knows? They are living and running after Shaytan, preferring to be slaves and preferring slavery. When you are preferring slavery for Shaytan you are never going to be happy here and Hereafter. (There is) no honor for you, no pleasure for you, no enjoyment for you, no lights for you, no enlightening.

O people! I am a weak servant, I am addressing for whole Mankind that are now on this planet. Perhaps they maybe 6 billions or 7 billions, and I am saying, O people that may be living through this 21st century, you are preferring and you are not understanding to make qiyas (analogy, comparison), distinguishing between servanthood and slavery. Now all people preferring to be on the level of slavery, leaving most honored level, servanthood. Yes, look. Everything created around yourself and each one of them, they are doing for what they have been created; it knows what is its purpose, mission. Orange tree knowing its mission, cats knowing their mission, donkeys know their missions, ants knowing their missions. Don't think that anything just created without a mission, nonsensely something coming in creation. The Lord of Worlds, giving for every creature:

قَالَ رَبُّنَا الَّذِي أَعْطَى كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلْقَهُ ثُمَّ هَدَى

Qaala rabbunaa alladhee a`ta kulla shayin khalqahu thumma hadaa - He said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each (created) thing its form and nature, and further, gave (it) guidance." 20:50

Holy Qur`an is saying, Allah created and giving to everyone the reason or the maqsood, the mission for every creation, small ones or big ones.

Why you are not thinking, O Mankind, for what you have been created, and you are living in 21st century. Why you are not thinking on that, what is that ignorance? It is not good for a creature not to know for what it is created, or that is created. Ants knowing for what they have been created; donkeys, asses, knowing for what they are created. Only Man now on this world, they are not thinking on it. They are saying, “We have been created by nature.” What is that nature? Where is that nature that you are saying bringing you into existence?

No shame for those people! Blaming on them to say we have been created by nature and now we are in existence by nature. It is so dirty a statement by Mankind, to say nature bringing us in existence and nature taking us away. They are not ashaming to say this and not thinking it is not nature, but that there is someone bringing us in existence? Blame on them when they say this, but whole nations now not speaking name of Allah (swt) and they are not keeping the holy orders of the Creator. They are saying, “We are not accepting anyone looking after us and can order us some orders! No, we are not accepting!” That is deepest darkness for ignorance, for living people.

First of all, when they are beginning to teach their children they must say, “O my son, O my daughter, you must know that we have been created creatures, our Creator is the Lord of Heavens.” Try to know this and try to give most high respect to Him. Most high glory and praising for Him. You must say this before beginning (anything).

First small ones sitting for learning, and the teacher was saying, “O my son, say, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem.”

And he may ask, “What does it mean to say ‘Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem’?”

“That is, ‘In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent and the most Munificent!’ O my son or daughter you must say His name Who created us.”

Nothing can be in existence by itself; that is baatil, false. You must teach first of all, “We have been created by holy command of the Holy Creator, ALLAH! And say Bismillah-ir-Rahmanir-Rahim, with the name of Allah, most Beneficent and most Munificent, Almighty, all Merciful. Our old teaching system, was beginning by teaching small ones that they have been created by the Lord of Heavens. He created you and say His Holy Name to be honored, and then saying Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem.

You can't find through East and West, even including through Islamic world, to say and to begin, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim. How we are thinking a success or any honor or a peace or a happiness or a pleasure or an enjoyment or satisfaction may come to people? It is impossible, as long as they are not saying for Allah, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim. They should be taken up to hells, here and Hereafter!

We are looking for, every day, fa-dhakkir, whole prophets, and you are reminded of their missions. Allah Almighty is saying to Seal of Prophets, “You are reminding me for My creatures, that is Your mission”.

Where is that mission, (I am asking) whole Islamic world or whole people? They are saying, “We are following Old Testament and New Testament and Psalms and command of Sayyidina Ibrahim (a).” And where are our people (Muslims) who are saying, “We follow Holy Commands from Heavens!” Why they are not looking after these Holy Commands? Why they are running away, not speaking the holiest name you can speak? Why you are not teaching it? And how you are asking peace on earth and you are looking, seeing, every country in Islamic world coming into two parts, destroying, killing, burning!!! That is holy command of Allah?

O people! Is it written through your holy books and finally Holy Qur'an, “O believers, kill yourselves? Some of you (kill) others and destroy and burn everything!” Is that what is written? Or is it written, “Come and try to believe and try to be a good servant, who is keeping the rights of their Creator and keeping His holy orders from Heavens, to be good servants for Allah and to be good ones on earth to each other.” It is written in such a way or not?!!

Just today going to be new beginning; a holy month just passed away and we are making `Eid now. What is meaning of making `Eid? When you are getting to reach a perfection, then congratulations to you. Therefore, `Eid Mubarak! When you are making yourself in such a way, the Lord of Heavens getting to be happy with you. That is to be holy ones and to be honored ones.

O Muslims, O learned people! Where are you? Where are your teachings? O Christians, O Jewish people! You are fighting for dunya world, but you are not teaching who created you and your children, and for what you are living. You are not teaching and when you are not following, holy orders of heavens cursing, coming and people trembling now, saying that galaxy, galaxy, galaxy, saying “O Shaykh! You heard something?”

I am asking, “What is that?”

“You are not reading newspaper?”

“No, it is not necessary to read newspaper, I am reading Holy Qur`an, written in it is all that passed away and all that is going to come. For what to read newspaper? Only reading bad news.”

No newspaper writing good news and I am telling to young people to bring to me newspaper (that) only writing good things in it, that making me happy, and they are saying to me, “O shaykh, we are not finding that kind of newspaper, only newspaper has bad news, killing, burning, destroying, murdering. Only that is in it.”

For what you are reading such a newspaper? We are only reading for tassali, enjoyment of what happened. Whole news of what has passed away, you can find in Holy Qur'an. Any news that is coming, you can find in Qur`an Karim. Why taking such a care to run after bad news, injuring you always? And Mankind is not happy now, even they are saying we reached the top of civilization, but really they reached nothing! They reached only a sadness and darkness and hopelessness. Such news you are finding through newspapers, nothing else! And I am saying leave that and recite holy books, particularly last message coming from heavens, the Holy Qur'an, recite it and you should find… (audio cut)

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