5 March 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
(Translated from Turkish)
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Until Saahib uz-Zaman, Imam Mahdi (a) comes and takes ownership, we are keeping people busy. After his appearance, there will be a great opening, never seen before.
Guest: Are these days coming soon?
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Ooh, soon! There is only one war left, nothing else. They call it Malhamatu ‘l-Kubra, “the biggest Armageddon”. That has also been mentioned in all other holy books.
The Prophet (s) said:
La taqoomu as-sa`atu hatta taqtatila fi’ataani `azheemataani. Yakoonu baynahuma maqtalatun `azheematun da‘waahuma waahidah.
The Hour will not appear until there will be two enormous groups fighting each other in a colossal battle and their issue is one. (Bukhari)
The world will be divided into two: right and left, and between them will be a great war, maqtalatun `azheematun. Now the world is moving in that direction, preparing. We are now in the era of jabaabira, tyrants.
They asked our Prophet (s), “Yaa Rasoolullah! There is an ayaah in the Qur’an about you:
إِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ وَإِنَّهُم مَّيِّتُونَ
Innaka mayyitun wa innahum mayyitoon
You are going to taste death, and they are going to taste death. (39:30)”
It means all Mankind, those who have souls will taste death. “Yaa Rasoolullah,” said the Sahaabah (r),“Who will lead the ummah after you?” And he (s) replied, Sayaatee min ba`dee khulaafaun, “Caliphs will come after me.”
سيكون من بعدى خلفاء ثم من بعد الخلفاء امراء ثم من بعد الامراء ملوك ثم من بعد الملوك جبابرة ثم يخرج رجل من اهل بيتى يملأ الارض عدلا كما ملئت جورا
Sayakoonu min ba`dee khulafaun wa min ba`d al-khulafaun umarraun wa min b`ad al-umarau mulookan wa min ba`d al-mulook jabaabira thumma yakhruju rajulun min ahli baiti yamla'u al-ardh adlan kama muli'at jauran wa zhulma.
There will come after me caliphs, and after caliphs will come princes, and after princes, kings, and after kings will come tyrants. Then a man comes out of my family who will fill the Earth with justice, just as it was filled with oppression. (al-Jami` al-Saghir)
Sayakoono, sayakoonu, sayakoonu: one-by-one he is giving news from the Unseen through nubuwwah, prophecy. He said, “After me will come khulafaa, caliphs.” Who are the caliphs? The four caliphs are Sayyidina Abu Bakr, Sayyidina `Umar, Sayyidina Usmaan, Sayyidina `Ali, and it finished with Sayyidina Husayn (r).
“Will the Day of Judgment come after them?” asked the Sahaabah (r) “There will still be some time,” said the Prophet (s). “Who will lead your ummah?” Sayakoonu wa min ba`d al-khulaafaun `umarraun, “And after caliphs there will come princes.”
After khalifahs, princes will come. The `umaraahs are the Umayyads in Shaam and the prince of the Abbasids in Baghdad, `Amir ul-Mu’mineen Haroon ar-Rasheed, the Abbasids in Baghdad, and the Ummayyads in Shaam.
Then the Sahaabah (r) asked, “After that will the Day of Judgement come?” “There will still be some time,” said the Prophet (s).“Who will take leadership over the ummah?” Wa min b`ad al-`umarau mulookan, “And after princes will come kings.”
When he says “mulook,” it means Salataniyya Usmaaniyya; the Ottoman sultaans who have lead the ummah. “And who will come after them?” Wa min ba`d al-mulook jabaabira, “And after kings will come tyrants.” Those will come who reject Shari`ah, who reject Islam, and who will open a door for unbelief; they are the ‘tyrants’. Hence, the era of tyrants will come! When the Prophet (s) informed the Sahaabah (r) about what the Muslims will go through during those days, the Sahabaah (r) wept.
See what has befallen human beings in current events in Eygpt, Libya and other places! And we have opened a door for that as well. After Sultan `Abdul Hamid (was removed), cennet mekân, our people (Turks) have opened the door for tyrants!
There are two things in the Topkapi Palace; I don’t know if you have seen them. When you enter inside, there are two circles that look like the sun on the door. In one of them, the names of the Ottoman sultans were written, one after another. However, with Sultan `Abdul-Hamid’s name, the circle was full. So when it was Sultan Rashad’s turn to have his name written, they said there wasn’t any space left in the circle. He cried and said, “Put another circle,” and they did. He was the only sultan to rule under a constitutional monarchy system. After him, all doors were closed. Wa min ba`d al-mulook jabaabira, “And after kings will come tyrants.” The tyrants have certainly come! Now is the period of tyrants and dictators, because all of them are against religion and belief; they’re the enemies of Islam.
Our masters, the Sahaabah (r), cried for the Muslims of that period who will put up with so much cruelty and suffering, and asked, “Yaa Rasoolullah! Will the Hour fall upon them?” “No,” said the Prophet (s), thumma yakhruju rajulun min ahli baytee yamla'u al-ard `adlan kama muli'at jooran wa zhulma, “Then will come a man out of my family who will fill the Earth with justice just as it was filled with oppression.”
The Prophet (s) said, “No, the Hour will not come until a Man of great power, Saahib ul-Karamah, “the Owner of Miracles,” Saahib ul-Diyanah, “the Owner of Piety,” and Saahib ul-`Adaalah, “the Owner of Justice,” come from my pure lineage; he will be the Mahdi. He will come while the world is filled with zhulm, oppression, and he will destroy the oppressors and fill the world with justice.”
Now the way belongs to him!
وَخَابَ كُلُّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيدٍ
wa khaba kullin jabbara `aneed
...and disappointed, (therefore he), was a very obstinate tyrant. (Ibrahim, 14:15)
“Every stubborn oppressor will be defeated.” This is ayaatu ‘l-kareemah. They are both tyrants and stubborn dogs; their end will come. Saahib uz-Zaman, who will appear after, will destroy them and raise the banner of Islam; from east to west, the whole world will be for Islam! Now it has reached to that point; one-by-one all tyrants are being pulled out (of their territories), wherever they may be, and soon it will be our people’s turn too; it will come. Whatever rulers reject Shari`ah, they are tyrants and their works will not continue. Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq. We could speak up to morning. You were saying something before.
Guest: Effendim, is Mahdi (a) currently living?
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Of course he is living! He is only waiting for the order now.
Guest: Is he in Turkey?
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: (Mawlana Shaykh looks surprised.) There aren’t any awliya left in Turkey! Are there any awliya left in Turkey? You can’t even find them in the cemeteries; they’ve all been transferred to Shaam due to the heaviness caused from tyranny. However, there are awliya in charge of guarding the ummah, and there are seven awliya in Turkey; no one knows who they are. These seven are kept there because there are people to be guarded, and for their sake those awliya remain there.
Now we are near. There is movement, but as it intensifies the approach of Mahdi’s appearance comes closer. The whole world will be in chaos. They call it, “Armageddon,” the Malhamatu ‘l-Kubra. When that happens, as a result Mahdi (a) will takbeer, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar wa lillahi ‘l-hamd! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) When he says that, all weapons and technology will stop, finished! With only one takbeer he will end the technology they worship. That is what I am waiting for!
There is movement now. In the past, our mothers and grand-mothers used to pull out threads from old socks and recycle them for other things. Just like that, they will unravel like a ripped sock; they will finish and will not be given a second chance! Qaddafi keeps struggling; they call this, Hareket-i Mezbuhâne, like the kick of an animal upon being slaughtered. You would think that animal is alive, but no, his throat was slit. Now what Qaddafi is doing is an action of mezbuhâne, futile efforts. If he wants he may shoot half his people, but in the end he will get shot too, finished; he’s convicted!
According to our knowledge or what we were informed, Mahdi (a) will emerge in the year of Hajj al-Akbar in Ka`bah-e-Mu`azzam. This year is Hajj al-Akbar. That’s why they ask our permission to go for hajj, but we don’t have the authority to say anything until Ramadan. Don’t ask me until we reach Ramadan; I do not know. During Ramadan they will inform me whether to go or not. Therefore, now whoever asks, I haven’t yet been given permission. If you want to go from your own (will), then go, but I cannot say anything now. In Ramadan, the world’s situation and affairs will be clearer. Mahdi (a) will appear on `Arafat; as soon as he says takbeer, he will finish it!
So this is my hope. I’ve been waiting for Mahdi (a) since 1940, for 71 years. Thanks to Allah that He Almighty did not make me lose hope. I have hope to unite with him, for all of us to unite with him under his flag! What else is there to make du`a for? We couldn’t achieve servitude yet, so then what is there above servanthood to ask for? To be beys and pashas, important ones? No, we want servanthood. Hopefully, inshaa-Allah, our hope is to be under the intercession of Prophet (s); there is no other way for us to be saved.
Amaan yaa Rabbee! Forgive us, yaa Rabbee, for the right of your most beloved and honored one, send us a saahib!