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The Heavenly Dress of Honor

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

18 November 2009 Lefke, Cyprus

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillahi ‘l-hamd. O our Lord! Forgive us and we are looking for blessings for your most honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Give to him most high respects and most high glory that can be given to anyone in Creation! Alfu salaat, alfu salaam. Zidhu ya Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan, nooran wa surooran, ridwaanan was sultaana.

O our most beloved and honored Prophet, Habeebullah (a)! Allah Almighty loves you and, therefore, everything in existence must love you, yaa Muhammad al-Mustafa (s)! When Allah Almighty honors you, everything in existence, everything in Creation must honor you with the most high respect. O most glorified Prophet (s)! You are in our hearts; may Allah honor you much, much more. We can only say this.

O our Master! Qutb, the highest rank that can be granted a servant from heavenly levels. We are happy for belonging to you, and asking from you, O our most high pole, that you are keeping heavenly power through your hand for keeping this planet on its right steps. (Mawlana sits.)

O People! If the Seal of Prophets is asking and ordering the pole who is the most holy one on this planet to make this planet step on true way, how can there be a way on this planet for Mankind to step on wrong steps? Wrong steps keep a person down and right steps take him up and up and up, with respects and honors. Any time that he is stepping on the right steps, he is just dressed in a dress of honor. It is not the same; that respect and the dress of honor is not only one. Everyday you like to dress in another dress to show people. When the Lord of Heavens is granting His most beloved one with His endless dressing of honor, He is also dressing his nation who may step on true steps, just dressing and dressing. Don’t think that that dressing is going to be a heavy burden on such a holy one. Everything is different through heavenly beings and earthly beings.

I was thinking why a rich one is not dressing, one dressing over another one, and another one, and another one to show, “Look! I am a rich one and I am dressing in ten coats.” He can be happy dressing in ten coats, each one in another fashion. Everything that people are dressing on their physical beings is finally going to be a heavy burden on them and something they can’t carry. If dressing in two coats, people will say, “Look there must be something wrong with him.” or, “Not enough, one coat?”

“No sir, I like to show you that I am a rich one. Put another coat on me, a third one, so that people know that I am rich one.”

“No, no, you are rich one, but you are poor through your mind and you are showing that your mind is smaller.”

You think you are an incompleted one because your thinking is not true thinking. That is for this material world’s appearance or for this physical being’s pleasure. You can’t carry more than one because material is so heavy, but anyone that is stepping on true steps is dressed from heavenly dressings. That person may be dressed with a hundred dressings; it will never be heavy on him. Also, a second dressing is never covering the other dressing he may be dressed in.

As-salaamu `alaykum! O our listeners, think about what they have been addressing to you. O Pope, chief of rabbis , O Dalai Lama, think about it: you have been dressed, but only with a blanket. You are not interested in such a thing. Your real being is asking for something heavenly. You are asking for heavenly dressings. Think about it! They are making me to speak tonight.

O People! They are asking you to step on true steps! If not, you are going to be a carcass, dressed in such beautiful or majestic dressings, but through those imperial and majestic dressings your being is going to appear as a carcass. When people look at your dressings they are very surprised, but when they look to your inside they are going to run away. O People! Think about it because we are going to be leaving this and we are going above. Some people are interested in this life only for material things. A very few people are interested in spirituality; therefore, they are going to be like a carcass. They are dressing a “dress of honor” for this life. If you are taking that dress of honor for the material life, inside it you should find a carcass. Above, everything is contrary to this material life; that is a spiritual life. Finally, material life is going to be dust and nothing else, but your spiritual being is never going to be dust and never going to be dressed in this carcass, but in a heavenly dress of honor.

O People. What happened before the economic crisis? What did you do? Why are you crying now and why so unhappy? This is nothing; look ahead. What is your final position going to be? That is important for Mankind and not the economic crisis; leave that and come to the truth! What is the truth? Are you sleeping when I am speaking here about the truth? So many nights they are making me to give you an understanding about heavenly Truth. Are you sleeping? Yes. Untruth, falsehood, is not stable—it is running away as it is not valuable. Truth is what is makes you to be honored here and Hereafter!

Prophets, therefore, never took any care for their appearance but kings and emperors are interested in it. They are trying to make people interested in their appearance with their dressing that none can match. They think that they may show they are something else from common people, that their levels are above others. Look at what you have been granted from a dressing; if anyone should look, they may take glory from you. It is written! Such a knowledge is reaching up to me also.

It was the time of the first period of Islam, after the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) was reaching to his Lord’s Divine Presence (Mawlana stands). Sayyidina Abu Bakr (q) was his deputy and the second khalifah, Sayyidina `Umar (r), and the glory and power of Islam was spreading through the east and west. The Byzantine emperor sent his representative to see what was happening through the deserts; what armies were coming up to the front of Constantinople and reaching the Iranian territories, reaching east and west and getting bigger and stronger daily. One person was sent on behalf of the Byzantine emperor to see what their situation was and that ambassador reached Madinat al-Munawwara, the most holy place on Earth after the House of the Lord. Allah, Allah.

That is the House of our Lord, and that is the most beloved one, His deputy through Creation. Now people are running for visiting the house of the Lord. All glory for the Lord of Heavens. He ordered Abraham and his son Isma`eel, glory on them, to build a building for Him Almighty. Allah Almighty ordered Abraham (pbuh) that people visit the house of the Lord. The order of the holy rules in Islam: first pilgrims must visit the house of the Lord and then visit His most beloved one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana stands.) SubhaanAllah, all glory for Allah Who ordered His servants to come and to visit His House, the Ka`aba. People came to visit the house of the Lord.

People, think about it that Allah Almighty is sending you to visit His House first and then sending you to His most beloved one there. What would you think if people were sent to your home and no one was there? Why would I go if no one was there? To look at that building? But the Salafi people don’t understand, I am sorry to say. Is no one in the house of the Lord? What do you think? Either He must be there or there must be someone there on His behalf. If not, no one can go there. Why visit the house of the Lord, Baytullah Shareef, if there is no one welcoming? Yes, have an answer, that Allah Almighty is not something that can be in a building. Astaghfirullah, we are asking forgiveness. If He is not there, there must be one representing the Lord of Heavens. If not, what is the meaning to come in front of the house of the Lord and say Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar? To whom? To a place? If you are saying something like this, the Wahabi people are saying it is shirk.

There must be one from Mankind and not from angels who is welcoming when people are saying, Bismillah, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar; someone must reply when you are saying that. It is important, that there be one representing the Lord of Heavens. Therefore, it must be Habeebullah (s) who is representing all of Creation, representing everything. And even through that, Habeebullah is given a high honor that no one else is granted. Allah Almighty is saying that after you visit your Lord’s house, visit the most beloved servant, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana stands.)

You must understand something, `ulama of Damascus and Egypt. You can’t say, “Shaykh is saying something wrong,” because then you are going to be the wrong ones. My tongue is always protected from wrong things! Then we shall come to the beginning—that Rome, Caesar, or the Byzantine empire sent one person, to see what was happening through the desert. And then came thousands and thousands with their swords to enter this place, saying, “What are their secrets?” They reached Madinat al-Munawwara, saying, “Where is `Umar? Where is his palace?”

The Sahaba (r) said, “He hasn’t any palace."

"How that can be? He is reaching the walls of Constantinople, reaching distances to the eastern and western countries. How you can say ‘he has no palace’?”

“Yes, he has no palace. You can find him, as it is midday and he is resting.”

“Where he is resting?”

“You can go this way by the palm trees.”

“His home is there?”

“No, no, he is taking his rest under one palm tree.”

“One person, he is alone? No one looking after him?”

“No, find him there and speak to him.”

And he was going there and reaching Sayyidina `Umar, may Allah bless him, in the wood among trees, sleeping at midday, taking a rest because he stood all night in prayer. When the ambassador came, he saw Sayyidina `Umar sleeping. The ambassador was trembling, as a person when he is meeting a lion. He was getting up. “It is enough for repeating to my Caesar that the Muslims are reaching from east to west. No need to speak—I fear to disturb him when he is sleeping!”

O People of Islam, you just lost the heavenly glory-dressing. Then, people were trembling. So many people, kings, queens and emperors dressing, but no glory for them. O Muslims! Don’t run after western people as their way is the wrong way. The true way is the way of Islam. You must understand this, or many curses coming on you. Look at the Islamic world. Everywhere they are under such a pressure. There is no taste for their lives. May Allah forgive us!

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I am not looking in notebooks. My singing is light singing, not like the singing of Mozart or of western people, but it is simple singing, touching hearts of people. Therefore,

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It is slowly going to reach the western countries also, because they are giving such an authority and power for that singing growing up. That western people going to be more and more tired of their playing and singing also.

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Huuu... Huuu... Huuu...Huuu... Allah!


(50 minutes) Yet we are not finding time to say a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. They are taking me like this, like that. We are asking forgiveness from our Lord. We are asking to take away bad things from evils and devils. We are standing for the honor of Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana stands.)

Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.