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The Duty of Muslim Scholars Is to Guide Muslims to the Sunnah

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim

21 June 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

As-salaamu `alaykum, yaa Asyaaduna. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Dastoor, madad. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah. Muhammadun Habeebullah, Muhammad Noor `Arsh-illah. Endless praisings and glorifying that You created everything for his honor, your deputy, Sayyidina Muhamad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

Madad ya RijaalAllah, madad, holy support, not material support. We are not asking for material support, no. We are asking for holy support; that gives us honor here and Hereafter. As-salaamu `alaykum, O representative of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits), who is controlling this world from six directions!

And, if it is an order from Allah Almighty, one atom also may control. An atom is like a stone in a building; it is not the directly-asked one. Understand? But human nature, Man, each one is prepared and preached and honored by their Lord, the Creator of all Creation. From the beginning of Creation to its end, can't be known. Allah Almighty has mulkun laa yablaa, His Kingdom is never-ending. No one knows from where it began or when it will end, because it is Eternal. That is something only the Lord of Heavens knows. Azaliyun, abadiyun, pre-Eternal and Eternal. We know only those word, but it is impossible for creatures to understand. Even other creatures may reach an atom's existence, but from where it is beginning and to where going up, to where ending?

What about a Man, always an unknown one. And what the Creator gives to selected or chosen ones is never the same, but always something different. Not whole, but you may say something knowing. Everyone may know something that is a special expression just granted to people. People can't reach the Creator's Divinely Knowledge Oceans, to take from there. Man can reach to an atom, and from that atom may take what he can take. An atom gives to Man knowledge of his identity, hawiyyah. A second atom does not know the first atom's identity; it is different. If not, a single atom would cover from east to west, from north to south, and you would take from it what you are asking. But the Creator, through His mighty and majestic kingdom, and through His Most Majestic Being, grants something for creatures. Every creature gives something, and makes tasbeeh, glorifying their Creator, the Lord of Creation with another soorah, form. Yes. Mulkun laa yablaa, kingdom that never decays!

O Salafi `ulamas! As-salaamu alaykum. Kayf haalikum al-yawm? How are you today? Don’t say, “We are Salafi `ulama!” `Ulama is plural of `alim. You are `alim? If you can say, "I am `alim," that means you know everything!

Once upon a time, Shaykh Hisham Effendi, a Salafi `alim sat on a kursiyy, chair, teaching people, saying, "O my listeners! You can ask everything and I can answer to you. What you are asking, ask! I may give through my answer a light that you can understand.”

One person stood up and said, "O Salafi `alim! You claim that you know through east and west. Can you say to me, between east and west how many meters, for example?”

He said, “You are asking such a very important question, and I never tried to find out how long is the distance between east and west, such a big question you are asking! Ask another one!”

Another stood up saying, “O Salafi `alim! You say, ‘We know everything, we may teach everything, ask and I shall answer.’ Please Salafi `alim, can you tell me how many hairs are on in your beard?”

“Why you are asking such a question?”

“You said, ‘we know everything,’ so we are asking you.”

“Sit down and don’t ask such a question!”

“O! You said, ‘Ask everything and I shall answer!’”

“Leave these two foolish ones! Is there anyone else?”

Another Bedouin stood up and asked, “O Salafi `alim! You said you are knowing everything and giving a permission to ask; therefore, I am surprising.”

“For what you are surprising?”

“I am surprising every time I look at so many ants. I take one, it is big ant.”

And the Salafi `alim listened very carefully, and he is not knowing where the Bedouin is carrying himself, to fall down.

Allah Almighty never likes to be his servants proud on anything; He likes that everyone should be humble, obedient servants. He created Man not to claim that he is something. “I never created Mankind to be proud with anything. Just I created Mankind for My obediency. Therefore, everything that has yusheer, a sign of pride, I don't like.”

That Bedouin was saying, “O my master, every time ants running down, I am taking one of them and looking if it is big a ant and is the same manifestation for all ants?”

“What is that?”

“Their bodies are ibaraa, consist of two parts; head-side and back-side.”

“What is that, such a question?”

“What is coming to me I am asking you, an `alim. I am surprising this ant from head-side eating and coming in a point that is so weak, and second is its back-side; where do you think its intestine is, in the head-side or back-side?”

“Sit down!”

“If you know everything you must satisfy me, because this point is so fine.”

“What? Sit down. I will not answer such a question!”

Now, hal `alim yakun taalib? Scholar became student? That heavenly knowledge comes from your humbleness, to make you satisfied. Therefore, everyone must have a teacher, teaching what is necessary. Such a question may be not necessary, but there are some questions that are necessary and you must learn (their answers). You are coming in this life for learning, not for dancing, not for playing!

O Salafi `ulamas! Why you are not teaching people they have been created for an important mission? Why you are not saying? Look around yourself! People think they have been created for dunya, to make themselves with ni`am ad-dunya, favors of this life. People are running after that, looking to Western countries that have so many waseelah, means, for tasting and enjoying themselves, and that is forbidden. Allah Almighty is not creating Man for enjoying themselves or for pleasure in this life! The Lord of Heavens created kings, sultans, shaykhs, rich ones, because they have the ability to help people live! But they are making pleasure for themselves, running after egoistic pleasures and enjoyment!

O Salafi `ulamas! Why you are not stopping them? Look at their dressings, at their eating and drinking. Look at their houses and homes. Look at their cars and their offices. Look at their ornaments they are using! They are making night time to be in pleasure and to enjoy themselves. And Allah Almighty is saying, “We made the day for your living program to look after rizq, provisions.” You may work in the daytime, and rest at night.”

Look in your countries, particularly at the lives of rich people; how are their lives? They are sleeping all day because they found so many sources of richness, they are not in need to work. When night comes, they wake up for enjoying. Prophet (s) said, ihbisoo awlaadakum, “O my ummah! Do not let your youngsters go out after maghrib (sunset).” Don't leave them because that is the time intishaar ash-shayaateen, devils spread, and Shaytan and its followers will be after that one who is outside. Why you are not making such a rule in kingdoms, preventing people in your kingdoms about daytime and nighttime? You are laving people to do everything against heavenly orders. How you are looking and waiting for a heavenly support here and Hereafter?

O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. These are such fine and difficult points that doctors of Shari`ah or Salafi `ulamas are never speaking. Step by step, Prophet (s) was bringing heavenly rules for 23 years. Why you are not keeping this? Why you are leaving your youngsters outside at night? Why you are not taking care for youngsters not to be outside after Maghrib? Is it not Shari`ah? Shaykhs of Azhar Shareef and others, Allah (swt) will ask you, “Balaghtum, you declared?”

I am asking all `ulamas, including Salafi `ulamas, what heavenly powers are making me address to you. Is it wrong or right? If you say it is wrong, heavenly cursing will come on your head! If it is true, please come with me to prevent people from following Western lifestyles. Now that is important! Or your final situation will be like Iraqians or Iranians or Turkians or Yemenians or Egyptians. That must be. Amar bi ’l-ma`roof (calling to goodness), begins from this point.

May Allah forgive us. I am not claiming I know something, but something just coming to my heart to caution the Muslim world, or death may fly on their heads anytime and they will be shot down.

O People! Come and accept that, then Allah (swt) will be with you, or Shaytan will be with you! Shaytan takes people to the Fire and the Seal of Prophets (s) takes his people to Jannatu ’l-Firdaus in Paradise. May Allah forgive us for everything that we are not keeping well. `Afwuu Yaa Rabb, Forgiveness, O my Lord, for the honor of Your most beloved one.